Kabbalah and Its Teachings

Kabbalah considers itself a supplement to all religions and not any form of competitor to existing religions. It is more interested in teaching about the essence of God rather than God himself as He is beyond comprehension. The belief system is based significantly on ancient teachings from Jadaism and also has strict rules about employing sexual energy to make oneself more centered, balanced, and in touch with the universe.

Kabbalah espouses the belief that all people have a direct energy link to the Light (their term for God) called Klippot. Only through meditation and teachings of ancient Jewish law can the Klippot be unblocked while violence and negativity only act to further block the Klippot.

Followers of Kabbalah also hold astrology in great regard. They believe that astrology has always been a part of Jewish teachings but was suppressed nearly 2000 years ago by skewed teachings of rabbis. They believe that cosmic forces affect everything in life and that understanding how these cosmic forces work can be a great key into better understanding oneself.

The Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit religious teachings organization that is based out of Los Angeles, California. They offer teachings of Kabbalah both online and via their numerous regional centers. The Kabbalah Centre also has study groups all around the world, such as in Europe. The Centre has also started an organization called Team Kabbalah that employs thousands of volunteers around the world to help spread the word about Kaballah and to aid in dispel many of the unfortunate myths that surround the belief system.

Founded in 1965 by Phillip and Karen Berg, the Kabbalah Centre boasts a large celebrity following, including Madonna, who has publicly espoused the religion for many years. The Centre has leveraged this close association with top celebrities into making the religion more palatable to the masses, which they have had great success with. They also attempted to build a foundation to bring the teachings to young children in Africa and to aid them in their quest to remove themselves from poverty. The project was eventually shuttered however due to numerous factors.

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