Kabbalah, a spiritual movement born out of Jewish mysticism, has undergone a revival in recent years, particularly in the United States. At its core, it is a set of esoteric teachings designed to understand the relationship between the endless and eternal Ein Sof, the infinite creator, and God’s creation of the finite physical universe.
In the traditional method of Kabbalah, students had to undergo a deep study of Hebrew and Jewish texts and were not able to study until a later age, usually after they were already in their 40s. Today, with the resurgence of Kabbalah, its universal wisdom is no longer limited in this way, opening the door for women and men of all ages to study Kabbalistic doctrines.
Centers for study like the Kabbalah Centre, an international organization with locations around the world, help students to grow spiritually through the study of the Zohar and the wisdom found in the writings of 16th-century Kabbalist Rav Isaac Luria and other prominent writers.
The Zohar, or Book of Splendor, is the central sacred text of Kabbalistic wisdom. The book described cutting-edge scientific ideas and concepts that were considered heretical at the time. Kabbalists believe that the Zohar contains more than just spiritual wisdom and will ignite change and expand the consciousness of human beings around the world.
Through the reading of these texts, students of Kabbalah seek to understand the connection between the eternal creator and humanity, our purpose, and how to bring fulfillment into our lives. Educators like the Kabbalah Centre help seekers to understand the spiritual laws of the universe without dogma or the conventional structures of religion.
The Kabbalah Centre operates under the idea that every human is born with a potential for greatness. Rather than a scholarly study of ancient texts, the Centre focuses on practical use of the teachings in our everyday lives through five core principles: sharing, awareness and balance of the ego, spiritual laws, our connection to everything and everyone, and creating miracles by pushing past our comfort zone.
Through classes at its centers, weekly and monthly events, spiritual pilgrimages, online lectures, books and audio products, the Kabbalah Centre allows spiritual seekers from around the world access to this ancient wisdom while providing a safe space to build relationships and share experiences with others.