A few years ago, the practice of Kabbalah was regarded as a complicated doctrine that could only be understood by men who were more than 40 years of age. These teachings, which focus on the interconnection between the metaphysical and supernatural world, have their origin in the Judaic religions. While it is true that kabbalah has many teachings that have been adopted by many religions, the belief system in itself is not a religion.
The origins and history of kabbalah
The traditions of the Jewish people are where Kabbalah originated from. The reality about the system of beliefs is that they are older than most of the modern day religions, thus, it is believed to be the blueprint from which most of the teachings of modern religion were developed from. The teachings are normally used by people trying to make sense of the Hebrew bible and other Rabbi based religions.
Very few people really understand and appreciate the essence of the spiritual teachings of kabbalah. At the beginning, these misunderstandings were not there. The confusion came in when the religions of the world started twisting the teachings to suit their own doctrines. Then, to make matters worse, the teachings are now being made part of celebrity stunts such as tarot reading and Hollywood medium reality shows. This really dilutes the values of kabbalah and degrades it to some mere magic show, which it isn’t.
The misconception that Kabbalists being magicians has spread further than it should have. While to some extent the religion does border on the inexplicable magic that is the universe, there is much more that is mystical about the universe and the religion attempts to unravel what it can. Teachings such as the idea of the Rabbi who created a man from mud and breathed life into him are seen as magic.
Kabbalah centre institutions have been set up around the globe. They are in locations in Europe and LA. It is where people who wish to learn about this religion convent and listen to the Rabbis. The aim of the Rabbis is to stop the misconceptions that are being attached to the teachings.