Kabbalah: The Kabbalah Centre

Everyone know celebrities. Everyone knows of the rich and famous, the actors, singers, models and sports stars. But not everyone knows that many celebrities have something in common: Kabbalah. Yes, Demi Moore, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, David and Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashton Kutcher and Zac Efron are all involved with Kabbalah.

What is Kabbalah? We’re glad you asked. Kabbalah is an esoteric, spiritual discipline and school of thought that born out of Judaism. The word is a Hebrew word that literally means “receiving” or “tradition”. In Judaism a follower of this faith is known as a Mekubbal.

Kabbalist often employ standard Jewish sources to demonstrate and to explain its teachings. These teachings are believed by Jewish followers to reveal the underlying meaning of both traditional Rabbinic literature and the Hebrew Bible. They are also thought to define the importance and motivations behind various Jewish religious observances.

The Kabbalah Centre International’s headquarters can be found in Los Angeles, California. The Kabbalah Centre is a non profit organization. The KC offers classes in both the teachings of the Kabbalah and the Zohar at all of their numerous city and region-based centers around the world.

Kabbalah was repportedly developed by the leader of the organization, Philip Berg, and his his wife, Karen Berg. The Kabbalah Centre International is somewhat known for having a diverse, multi-ethnic, and even “international” roster of instructors. The Kabbalah Centre also offers both personal guidance and additional training to its worldwide community of pupils. Traditionally speaking, of course, Judaism has a long history of belief that the “teachings of Kabbalah” as some put it are generally so complicated and purportedly so easy to misunderstand that are so complex and so easily misunderstood that a mainly male student body has pretty much been always been discouraged from even attempting to deeply explore them without first gaining a significant education in Jewish law and even then not until reaching what the Mishnah refers to as “the age of wisdom” (40). Thus, a number of traditionalists have concerns about the Kabbalah Centre not open for discussion in this forum.

More information for The Kabbalah Centre: http://www.kabbalah.info/