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Michael Laitman, PhD

Kabbalah with Anything

In the “anything goes” spirit of today’s world, everything’s mixed with everything else: science with religion, rock and roll with Beethoven. There is even sushi ice cream (bet you didn’t know that). Following the trend, Kabbalah has been associated with more doctrines and teachings than there are toppings for pizza.

But there is another, more serious reason for the sudden emergence of this ancient discipline. Kabbalah has always had a reputation of possessing insight into the highest forces of nature, of the spiritual worlds, and of the nature of God. As a result, people have always wanted to connect Kabbalistic terms with all kinds of teachings.

The problem with such connections is that they undermine the power of Kabbalah to help us understand our human and spiritual natures. This, after all, is at the heart of today’s interest in this teaching, and the reason Kabbalah was developed in the first place.

So, to clear up any misconceptions, let’s look at what Kabbalah is not. It is not, and has nothing to do with religion, magic, mysticism, divination, cults, holistic medicine, meditation, philosophy, theosophy, psychology or parapsychology, ESP, telepathy, dream interpretation, tarot cards, yoga, red strings, holy water, blessings, past-life regressions, numerology, reiki, channeling, astrology, astral travels or projection, communicating with the dead, out-of-body experiences, voodoo, freemasonry, reflexology, UFO’s, creationism, Sufism or any ism.

Kabbalah has been around for a long, long time and is only now taking its place in the general public awareness. Those who embrace it as the latest fad will perhaps move on to something else. But those who dig deeply into its principles are likely to find enough to keep them going for a lifetime.

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