Tuesday, April 13, 2010
There have been a lot of misconception of what Kabbalah, really is. The authentic Kabbalah, is not the ones that Christians, or Madonna do, it is actually real. Kabbalah-Jewish Mysticism. Most of the Kabbalah is based on the Zohar HaKadosh. The Zohar HaKadosh was written by Rav Shimon Bar Yochai, though it was passed down to Moshe by Har Sinai. There are other books such as: Nefesh Chaim(Written by Chaim Vital, in the name of the AriZ'l), Etz Chaim(Written by Chaim Vital, in the name of the AriZ"l), Shaar Hakavanot(Written by Shimon Vital, in the name of the AriZ"l), and Matan Torah(Written by Rav Yehudah Ashlag) etc... There are requirements brought down in the Gemara. 1)One must be over the age of forty. 2) They must have Shalom Bayit-A completely peaceful home. 3) They must have mastered the Talmud, and Tanakh completely. There are more of the requirements. In other words don't learn Kabbalah, if you don't know what it means. The Kabbalah Centres, are a reliable source for Seforim, and Siddurim, but not to make your "Makom Kavuah".