The ancient religious teaching of the Kabbalah are said to date back to ancient times when some of the best known biblical figures began passing these mystical teachings down through the ages; the tradition of the Kabbalah is said to date back to Adam who passed the teachings on to Abraham, who passed on the words to Moses. Kabbalah has a history that is often difficult to trace as it was left hidden from the public throughout the majority of human history.
Even in the 21st century this form of mysticism still retains an air of mystery based upon the fact many of those who learned the teachings during the Middle Ages are said to have been driven mad by their discoveries. Kabbalah is a form of teaching that requires the individual to open up their hearts and minds to receive the ideas being passed onto them; Kabbalah itself translates as “that which is received” and can be seen as being a way of receiving a new way of viewing the world we live in and everything we do. The teaching of Kabbalah was limited by Jewish teachers to men over the age of 40 who were often actively discouraged from the study as many of the teachings still have never been published.
The Kabbalah Centre has been one of the main proponents of bringing the teachings into the modern world where people of all genders and ages are given the opportunity to explore this form of mystic teaching. The director and founder of the Kabbalah Centre, Rav Philip Berg and his wife Karen have pushed forward the Kabbalah Centre after its first location in Queens, New York became a major success; the Kabbalah Centre was given religious charity status in Canada in 1988 and used this as the springboard for bringing this religious teaching to the people of the world.
In a bid to bring this traditionally Jewish form of teaching to the world the Kabbalah Centre has evolved to allow students from any faith to explore the works. many refer to the Kabbalah Centre teachings as providing a universal wisdom that can be used to expand the understanding of Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and many forms of new age beliefs.