Kabbalah is a religious belief system that has spent most of its history shrouded in mystery and hidden from view because of its complex nature; although a major part of the history of Judaism, Kabbalah has always been kept from the majority studying the faith as it was viewed as too difficult for many to understand. A belief in Kabbalah brings a new way of looking at both the world and the universe as a whole for those who look back at the series of texts that followed “The Book Of Formations” that established the belief system over 5,000 years ago.
In the 1920s, the Kabbalah was brought to the U.S. by Jewish teachers who felt the time had come to allow as many people as possible to learn what they can about this religion. Rabbi Philip Berg began to follow these teachers and would expand upon the work they had completed translating the Zohar, the popular text now sen as the main scripture Kabbalah is based upon; Berg would later establish The Kabbalah Centre, which after his death of Philip Berg was operated by his wife Karen and his son Michael.
Each member of The Kabbalah Centre is taught the ancient tradition of Klippot, an invisible blockage dedicated to keeping the thoughts and senses needed to see every aspect of the universe closed off from our minds. The traditional five senses are allowed to work when Klippot is in place, according to The Kabbalah Centre, but these allow the individual to see only one percent of the universe around us.
Although the Zohar is seen as a religious text it is also a guide to living life in a way that allows Kabbalah followers to see more of the universal wisdom found throughout the universe.