Kabbalah Centre: The Oasis for Happiness and Transcendence

The Kabbalah centre was founded by Philip Berg in 1984. Previously, the teachings offered under this category had only been available to people over the age of 40 in the Jewish tradition and faith. He opened it up to ordinary people, and several celebrities have joined this bandwagon ever since.

It can be described as a non-profit organization that has on occasion helped the needy in several ways including getting funding for charity work in places like Malawi. Nowadays, they are teaching the kabbalistic mysteries to everyone, and the staff is composed of multi-ethnic and international people.

History Of The Kabbalah Center

This institution was opened up as the National Research Institute of Kabbalah by Philip Berg and Rav Yehuda. This one was in Israel and later Philip Berg and his wife Karen Berg founded it in New York.

So far, it has spread and the second one was built in Los Angeles in 1984. Right now, It has over 50 branches in several cities in most of North America and Canada.

The Teachings

This type of teaching would only be given if you had been having Hebrew lessons in the Jewish texts and then you’d be able to understand. Apparently, you can now skip all those parts and go to the Kabbalah straight.

This one states that all the branches of religion are branches of universal wisdom and learning Kabbalah which advocate itself as not belonging to any religion but supplementing them all, is important.

The Concept of Klippot

This is the concept that teaches we all have a way of rising above to the state of being metaphysical and join the world of light, apparently, The only thing blocking us is some angry and violent behavior assigned the name klippot.

By unblocking this, we rise.

Hollywood and Kabbalah

Over the years several celebrities have turned up in this center and have received what they termed as a healing experience that helped them solve their problems. They include:

  • Madonna
  • Britney Spears
  • Mick Jagger
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Rosie O’Donell
  • Paris Hilton
  • Ariana Grande

These teachings clearly helped them solve many personal problems and deal with life as celebrities and its facets.


Socialism for the Betterment of the World: Thor Halvorssen

Socialism is the political and economic theory of social organization that believe that the means of production, distribution, and exchange of a product should be owned and regulated by the community as a whole and not by a minority few or one body or person. According to Halvorssen, a human rights activist and a believer in freedom and equal rights for all individuals, socialism has many sides by which it can be looked at such as historical, academic or policies from other countries which can be socialist. It all depends on and comes down to the government of the day and the leaders governing the given country.

Thor Halvorssen is an activist, of human rights and the president of Human Rights Foundation and also the patriarch of the Oslo Freedom Forum. His belief in everybody having fundamental rights and freedom is deeply rooted. Having experienced this first hand, from his father who was a political prisoner for his believe and fight for people to have freedom and not be oppressed, to his mother having been shot dead for the same belief and his first cousin is a prisoner at Venezuela, his stands on issues to deal with human rights become more clearer and stronger.

He believes that socialism is not evil, but if used by the wrong hands, masking under this policy, they may take advantage and use this to destroy the economy of a country and the nation itself, by looting and having resources misused. This can be done by the parties involved setting various prices for commodities only because they want and have the capability to set them as they want. As a result of this, there is massive shortage of the product at this moment bringing a humanitarian crisis.

A nation that redistributes wealth will not help much in eradicating poverty. Poverty can be dealt with by a government being able to provide more money for the citizens of the country and there being enough, hence dealing with debt. The human rights activist believes that Senator Bernie Sanders has a good view of socialism and would support him and his moves than others in the party.

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