There may be no one knowing the source of Kabbalah. It is of the ancient times, and it got lost in time, mythology and space. It is just like other marvels that exist in the world today such as Tarot and chess. Those who are experienced Kabbalists have a belief that the basics of the spiritual system initially began on the banks of Nile River in Egypt and that happened in the past. It is said that Moses is the one who was responsible for the transformation of the wisdom and knowledge in Exodus. He did this so that he can build a society that was modern and enlightened.
Afterward, the Jewish throughout the centuries continued to practice Kabbalah. It was practiced as a branch of Judaism. The aim was to get the questions that were not addressed by Torah regulations and practices answered. At the time, there was orthodox that was deeply rooted in the society, and they would accuse the Kabbalists false thoroughly. That explains why the Kabbalist did their training in secret and later would present their teachings in the form of esoteric Bible interpretations. As you may know from history, there are spiritual and esoteric sects that have always been hunted by the mainstream religions. Such include Muslims and some Christians.
There is the traditional creation story of Kabbalah. The story relates to Adam and says that he received Kabbalah wisdom after he fell from Eden. He received the manual that explained to him how to be able to go back to heaven, and that is the Kabbalah. Afterward, Adam passed the knowledge and wisdom to his sons, and it continued to be passed from generation to generations. Finally, the understanding reached Adam and some Kabbalists have a belief that Abraham was the one responsible for writing the first Kabbalist book which is called Safer Yetzirah or the formation book.
It is believed that Moses later received the Kabbalah Centre on Mount Sinai. It is believed he received it directly from God. There was then oral transmission from one generation to other thanks to the brilliant leaders who could not be deterred by the community who had negative thoughts about them.
The Kabbalah Center is an American non-profit organization that offers Kabbalah teachings. These lessons are offered online through their website and through the various centers that they have. The curriculum that is in use at the center was developed by Philip Berg and his wife, Karen Berg. The Kabbalah Centre was started in the US in 1965. It was known as the National Research Institute of Kabbalah at the time. It was started by Philip Berg and Yehuda Brandwein. It was rebranded as the US Kabbalah center after Brandwein passed away.
The center is based in Los Angeles but has expanded operations to various cities around the world through study groups and centers. The Kabbalah Centre is recognized for its diverse team from different backgrounds that can enrich the Kabbalah experience. The center seeks to introduce the masses to Kabbalah. Their teachings do not require prior knowledge of Hebrew doctrine. Kabbalah is not a religion but a series of teachings on how to live life well and to find one’s purpose. The Kabbalah Center has published a few books that contain Kabbalah commentary for portions of the Torah. Many students have passed through the Kabbalah Centre including some celebrities such as Demi Moore, Madonna, Britney Spears, and Nicole Richie. Madonna has been heavily involved with the Center and has partnered with them on various projects. They collaborated on Raising Malawi in 2006, a project to support the less fortunate in Malawi.
The Kabbalah Centre hosts various events all year round where they connect with their students and the community. They also provide scholarships to need-based students who might be interested in the teachings but might not be able to pay the fees. The Kabbalah Centre is involved in charitable initiatives through its philanthropic arm known as the Kabbalah Centre Charitable Causes. They have been involved in relief efforts over the years to help victims of major disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, and the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004. Charitable organizations that they support are the Kids Creating Peace organization, Kabbalah Children’s Academy, and the Spirituality for Kids Foundation.
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