Pop Kabbalah

This popular revision of ancient and medieval Kabbalah is aimed at converting the masses to a universal spirituality based on positive thinking and good works.

See also A New Mask for an Ancient Secret, Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism

How mysticism & the occult are changing the Church





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The Kabbalah Centre (Notice its lofty claims and deceptive promises. This new version of ancient occultism was featured at Gorbachev's 1997 State of the World Forum):

The Kabbalah Centre--Who we are: "...a spiritual and educational organization dedicated to bringing the wisdom of Kabbalah to the world. The Centre itself has existed for more than 80 years, but its spiritual lineage extends even further — to Rav Isaac Luria, in the 16th century, and through Rav Luria to Rav Shimon Bar Yochai, who revealed the principal text of Kabbalah, the Zohar, more than 2000 years ago.... The Centre understands this wisdom not as an academic discipline but as a way of creating a better life.

     "...the practical tools and spiritual teachings of Kabbalah are accessible to everyone for personal change and transformation."


What is Kabbalah? "Kabbalah — the world’s oldest body of spiritual wisdom — contains the long-hidden keys to the secrets of the universe as well as the keys to the mysteries of the human heart and soul. Kabbalistic teachings explain the complexities of the material and the nonmaterial universe, as well as the physical and metaphysical nature of all humanity. Kabbalah shows in detail, how to navigate that vast terrain in order to remove every form of chaos, pain, and suffering."


Frequently asked questions: "...many scholars of Kabbalah have been Jewish. But there have also been many non-Jewish scholars of this wisdom, such as Christian Knorr-von-Rosenroth, Pico Della and Sir Isaac Newton.... Kabbalah was never meant for a specific sect. Rather, it was intended to be used by all humanity to unify the world.

     "...it is a way of life that can enhance any religious practice. Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and Jews use Kabbalah to improve their spiritual experience. ...

     "...in order for us to claim the gifts we were created to receive, we must first earn those gifts. We earn them by undertaking our spiritual work — the process of fundamentally transforming ourselves. By helping us recognize the sources of negativity in our own minds and hearts, Kabbalah gives us the tools for positive change....

     "Any pain, disappointment, or chaos that exists in our lives is ... because we have not yet finished the work that brought us here. That work, quite simply, is the process of freeing ourselves from the domination of the human ego and creating an affinity with the sharing essence of God. In everyday life, this transformation means letting go of anger, jealousy, and other reactive behaviors in favor of patience, empathy, and compassion. ...

     "... there is no coercion in spirituality....

     "Historically, Kabbalah has been a secret teaching studied by only a select few in each generation. ... Over the past few thousand years, kabbalists have been persecuted for daring to teach these secrets to the masses."