A lot of people find the term Kabbalah strange. They associate it with creepy rabbis waving magic wands at midnight to poison their enemies. Kabbalah is a branch of mystical Judaism that emphasizes using spiritual laws to make our natural life more peaceful and successful. One of the prominent ancient Kabbalist teachers was the Jewish King Solomon who once observed, “Don’t be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.”
Many people question the existence of a deeper spiritual reality. Kabbalah seeks to discover the ancient wisdom that designed our universe, and then apply it to help our life become more effective and productive. As the Kabbalah Centre notes, “Our physical universe operates under a clear set of spiritual laws.” Understanding the laws that govern our world can make life much easier.
One of the prominent spiritual laws found in the Hebrew Bible relates to philanthropy. “Bring one-tenth of your income into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. Test me in this way,” says Yahweh of Armies. “See if I won’t open the windows of heaven for you and flood you with blessings.” Malachi 3:10 Many highly successful individuals attribute their financial prosperity to following this practical spiritual law. John Rockefeller once noted, “I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.”
The Kabbalah Centre seeks to educate people in a non-sectarian way about spiritual wisdom. Kabbalah does not force itself on other people. Its goal is to educate and inform, leaving the seeker to practice what they think they should.
Rav Phillip Berg believed that Kabbalah should not be a hidden mystery that only elite Jewish scholars should be aware of. He and his wife wanted to bring the spiritual wisdom found in the writings of the ancients to common people. That is why they started the Kabbalah Centre. Today, the Kabbalah Centre has four million students with locations throughout the world.