The ancient teachings of Kabbalah have traditionally been divided into three basic areas, which are theoretical, meditative, and magical areas. Teachings that have been published by The kabbalah Centre are largely based upon the Zohar, a translation of the ancient scriptures that was created in the Middle Ages and brought the first version of these teachings to the attention of the public. Magical Kabbalah and meditative have not reached as high levels of popularity as those of theoretical teachings, but the chance to explore a new way of looking at the universe has drawn millions of students to the work of The Kabbalah Centre.
Based in the U.S. the current incarnation of The Kabbalah Centre was established in Queens, New York by Rabbi Philip Berg, who had studied with a number of Kabbalah experts who had tried to translate the teachings for a wider audience. In the open culture of the 1960s Rabbi Berg and his wife, Karen, began teaching these scriptures in earnest to a new York public who were eager to widen their abilities in spirituality; a spiritual nature allows students the chance to explore the universe and access the universal wisdom that is thought to be the root of the majority of modern religions.
The Kabbalah Centre allows each individual to explore their relationship with the essence of God, not necessarily with the God figure itself, but instead with what is known as “The Light”. In the works of The Kabbalah Centre the issue of klippot is one of the major obstacles that must be overcome if the student is to become open to receiving the light of the God they follow; klippot is a blockage that halts the passage of universal wisdom into the body and limits the ability to view the universal wisdom in its pure essence. The teachers of The Kabbalah Centre have developed the teachings to pass around the world and allow followers of all faiths the chance to become followers of this ancient form of wisdom.