Over the years there have been a number of celebrities drawn to Kabbalah for a variety of reasons. Madonna is commonly known as an adherent to Kabbalah and other celebrities expressed an interest in such as Britney Spears, Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis, and Marilyn Monroe. Sandra Bernhard studies Kabbalah and has said that it eliminated most of the chaos from her life.
Kabbalah is an ancient Jewish tradition which provides people who study it with a way to make improvements in their lives. It’s said that it is the “soul of the Torah” and offers a way to understand the essence of God and what our purpose is on Earth. As Madonna has said, Kabbalah made realize that we were all put on Earth in order to interact with others and help them. Elizabeth Taylor was greatly influenced by Kabbalah and always wanted to help others. At one point in 1976, 100 Israeli citizens were being held hostage at the Entebbe Airport. Taylor offered up herself in exchange for their release, although this exchange was never made.
Kabbalah Centre International is the nonprofit which teaches ancient wisdom to people around the world. It is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and offers courses on Kabbalah as well as on the Zohar which is a holy text. People do need to know how to read Hebrew in order to start studying Kabbalah. The courses are provided number of different ways. They offer courses in person at the Kabbalah Centre International as well as at other centers spread around the world internationally. They also offer online courses and sell books explaining Kabbalah.
The Kabbalah Centre International was first established in 1984. They have now Kabbalah Centre established more than 50 branches in cities like New York, Toronto, Sydney, and London. The Kabbalah Centre International says that Kabbalah itself is not a religion. It should be used as an auxiliary source of understanding with the participants existing religion whether that be Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, or any other. They also teach astrology as that has been a part of Judaism for a very long time.