Kabbalah Beliefs & Kabbalah Celebrities
before talking about Kabbalah Beliefs and kabbalah celebrities We should know that Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה Qabālā, literally “reception, tradition” or “correspondence”) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mequbbāl (מְקוּבָּל). The definition of Kabbalah varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later adaptations in Western esotericism (Christian Kabbalah and Hermetic Qabalah). Jewish Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between the unchanging, eternal God—the mysterious Ein Sof (אֵין סוֹף, “The Infinite”) and the mortal, finite universe (God’s creation). It forms the foundation of mystical religious interpretations within Judaism.
Kabbalah – What Is It?
Is it a science, a religion, teaching? Is it secret or evident? Is it something we can sense and evaluate? Is it outdated, or is it relevant in our time?
Kabbalah is a wisdom about the universe. However, it studies much more than the part of the universe that we perceive through our inborn five senses. Kabbalah explains that the universe is, in fact, much wider than what we perceive through our five senses. It teaches about that part of the universe that we currently don’t perceive.
Kabbalah explains how the universe began, how it develops, and how it will end. It studies the universe’s general structure and all of its particular details. This wisdom consists of several sections, all of which talk about the general law of the universe and how we can attain it.
If we break it into sections, then Kabbalah covers:
- The creation of the entire universe and all of its levels: still, vegetative, animate, and human.
- The phases and the final goal of the entire evolutionary process, including man’s part in that process.
- The connection between our current state and the states we were in before we appeared on the Earth.
- The purpose of existing in a biological body for several decades and perceiving the surrounding world through the body and its five senses.
- Our state after we leave this world.
- Our reincarnations and the relationships between them.
- The way of evolving to a higher, spiritual form while living on earth.
Followers of Kabbalah believe the accessible side of God is tied with his self-revelation as expressed in the early texts of the Bible. Kabbalists look beyond a superficial reading of passages from Genesis and other Biblical chapters and look for deeper divine meanings. The term “emanation” is used instead of “creation” to describe the revelation of God’s being.
Kabbalists believe that before creating the universe was a chaotic place dominated by pleroma—omnipresent nothingness. Through the act of tsimtsum, self-limitation, God forced the universe to contract in such a way that Creation could take place. During this process, brilliant emanations of God (the sediroth described below) flowed outward. Kabbalists try to tap into these emanations.
Kabbalists believe that every human act has divine, mystical significance, that individual human actions can influence the divine order and bring about the Tikkum, or redemption, a concept that is a cornerstone of ultra-Orthodox Judaism and is essential for an understanding of Jewish culture. . Kabbalists regard prayer as intense mystical meditation and an act of serving God. They also believe that being redeemed and achieving perfect order within oneself can lead to the salvation of the world.
Kabbalism is full of angels, demons, and spirits that are not supposed to be worshiped or adored but addressed and exorcized with amulets and magic formulae. The concept of male and female union is important and often has erotic qualities to it. The 13th-century Spanish Jewish scholar Moses de Leon said, “Without arousal below, there is no arousal above.”
Kabbalists believe that during Creation the sefirot flowed into vessels of the material worlds but these vessels were to fragile to contain forces of such power. The vessels broke apart and the sefirot scattered and the ideal process of Creation was thwarted and the world has never been right since. Tikkum is regarded as an effort to right this wrong and restore order in confusion by returning the sefirot to its proper places.
The ten sefirot are listed as 1) Primeval Will, 2) Wisdom, 3) Intuition, 4) Grace, 5) Judgement, 6) Compassion 7) Eternity, 8) Splendor, 9) All Fractfying Forces, and 10) Shekhinah (“the hidden radiance of the totality of the hidden divine life which dwells in every created and existing being”) They are related to one other in numerical, alphabetical, metaphorical and cosmological terms with two of them—most importantly the tenth force- being female.
In many ways, the sixth and tenth sefirot are regarded as the most important. They serve as the crux for the whole system and provide channels for higher and lower potencies to pass back and forth, helping to harmonize them. A number of male symbols, such as the King and Sun, are tied to the six sefirot while a number of female symbols such as the Moon and Queen are tied to the tenth sefirot and the relationship between the two has a lot of erotic qualities. The central mystery of Kabbala is the “sacred marriage” between them and the greatest catastrophe would be a divorce between them.
The goal of the Kabbalah practitioner is to maintain the male and female union within him or her. Sin is viewed as the disruption of this unity. The male-female is regarded as mystical and internal and is not part of man’s relation with God. Instead of a union with God, Kabbalists seek communion with God through a union of mystical forces with the individual serving as an analogy for the divine.
Many celebrities have been seen wearing Kabbalah bracelets, for example:
- Demi Moore.
- Ashton Kutcher.
- Britney Spears.
- Lindsay Lohan.
- Paris Hilton.
- Gwyneth Paltrow.
- Lisa Rinna.
- Paulina Rubio.
- Lil Wayne.
- Ariana Grande.
- Angelina Jolie.
- Paris Jackson.