A lot of mystery and even ignorance surrounds the teachings of the Kabbalah. The confusion is deepened by the fact that everyone from religious leaders to fame seeking mediums and psychics in Hollywood really like misusing the teachings to their own ends. However, in the pure and unaltered state, the teachings of Kabbalah are one of the most important assets to the Jewish Community and especially those that closely follow the teachings of Judaism. To try and bring back some sanity into the teachings and what they mean for the community, there have been attempts to establish Kabbalah centers in the US, Europe and even Israel.
Origins of the Kabbalah
These are some of the oldest teachings that have been recorded in the history of man especially on spirituality. They are said to be so old that they are the blueprint from which most of the modern day religious teachings were derived. There was a time that the teachings were believed to be so tough that only males who were more than 40 years in age would be allowed access to the teaching centers.
The main theme of the teachings is trying to explain the metaphysical world, and the connection that it has with the other realm. There are many people who take this to mean that Kabbalah is for the people that believe in things like magic. While it is true that a little bit of inexplicable events are part of the kabbalah narratives, the main theme is not to help people perform voodoo like some mediums want people to think. The main reason the centers are being set up is to demystify the teachings and make sure the Jewish community understands their importance.
The founders of the Kabbalah center, Philip, Karen, Michael and Yehuda Berg are just continuing the work that was started in 1922. Yehuda Ashlang was the first person to reveal the contents of the teachings and make them accessible to all people. The current founders and managers of the center come directly from his family line and believe that they are continuing with his inspirational work of enlightening the Jewish people and the world.
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