The History of Kabbalah Centre and its secret wisdom

Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1992 by Rav Yehuda Ashlag. Rav was the first master dedicated and strived to make the guarded wisdom accessible. He published detailed information of Kabbalah wisdom to enlighten his student Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein who also handed it down the lineage to Rav Berg, and this is how Kabbalah Centre evolved.

The Kabbalah wisdom was revealed thousands of years ago. The concealed knowledge included the design of the whole universe both seen and unseen. Kabbalah is therefore popularly known as the Jewish Mysticism or secret wisdom. Back then, the knowledge was handed down the line through word of mouth and to only married men who were above 40 years. Generally the Jewish community did not approve of kabbalah’s widespread dissemination.

It was hard for the young generation to access the written materials since the books and the manuscripts were scarce and unaffordable at the time. Nevertheless, some of the Kabbalah believers felt that the secret wisdom should be widely spread and shared even by other believers outside Jewish religion. However, Kabbalah was never taught to women, children or illiterate men due to speculation that they were unfit or could not comprehend the manifold wisdom of Kabbalah.

In the 18th century, the Kabbalists and rabbis made it more complicated to access the information and prohibited unsupervised access to the manuscripts and books. Despite the efforts of print media publishing a lot of copies for distributions, a good number of rabbis and Kabbalists preferred to keep the secret wisdom in handwritten materials to avoid printing errors or misinterpretations. To an extent, some of the teachings were deliberately left in worded codes and cryptic allowing only the informed with the wisdom decipher the hidden contents.

Kabbalah Centre was primarily hidden from public since it contained knowledge about God and was only explicitly revealed in Torah. Kabbalistic is mostly the fundamental aspects of God rather than the outer perception. The book of Zohar is the core document that contains and provides all the details and information about secret wisdom of Kabbalah.