Even though the teachings of the Kabbalah have been around for many thousands of years, there is one thing that has persisted, the amount of ignorance and misunderstanding that surrounds the teachings. This is perhaps the reason behind the opening of Kabbalah centers by people that understand the teachings and want the younger generations to understand them too. The centers, which have already been established all over Europe, are now being introduced in America, and LA is hosting the very first of them. Below are some of the things you may not know about kabbalah.
Is kabbalah a religion?
The one thing that people do not get is the fact that even though these teachings were the blue screen that preceded most of the religions of the world, they are not a religion in themselves. The teachings were developed in order to assist rabbis and other Jewish religious leaders to make sense of the rabbinic religions. It is the selfish interests of the religions that have been developing over the years that have made the teachings seem like a belief system.
Is kabbalah Magic?
Another interesting thing that people seem to get so wrong about the Kabbalah is the fact that it is not magic. While there could be Hollywood mediums and other magicians that have been exploiting aspects of the Kabbalah to try and sell their crafts, the teachings are not about performing tricks. The stories contained within Kabbalah tend to point towards the direction that there are some things that exist in the universe and are a little bit mystical, but this does not mean that they are Voodoo.
Can anyone learn Kabbalah?
There was a time when these teachings were thought to be o difficult that they could only be taught to males over the age of 40. However, things have really changed and because the Jewish community wants their youth to understand their roots, younger people, especially young men with an interest in spirituality are being accepted at the centers.The initiative to make Kabbalah centers seems to have resonated well with the community because they have been attending the centers and making contributions towards their expansions. Perhaps it is a great way to preserve the history and part of the people’s identity.