Kabbalah is a traditional, yet hidden area of Judaism that has received mainstream attention in recent years when interest has been brought to the mainstream by a number of modern teachers. The teachings of Kabbalah underwent a resurgence of interest in the Middle Ages when increasing numbers of people looked for a way of enlightening themselves through an interest in these secretive Jewish teachings; the continued interest in learning about Kabbalah has continued for those who are looking for a new way of looking at the world and the often unseen mysteries of the universe.
The teachings of Kabbalah explain to the student that the majority of the world around us remains unseen to us as our five traditional senses only allow us the opportunity to to view around one percent of the world around us. Kabbalahistic teachings are designed to allow students to expand their understanding of the mystical world around them, but have always come with a warning from teachers that these difficult teachings can have a profound effect on the individual student; in the 21st century the teaching of Kabbalah have become more mainstream and no longer limited to those who are looking for a deeper understanding of Judaism.
The Kabbalah Centre has developed a multi-faith approach to the teaching of this ancient Jewish scripture, which allows followers of any faith to bring their own belief system to their understanding of Kabbalah. The group has taken the approach that a universal wisdom is not limited to any faith, but can instead be related by the student to their own religious leaders and Holy text; the Kabbalah Centre has been at the fore in terms of bringing the teaching into the mainstream for around half a century.
Early incarnations of The Kabbalah Centre were opened in New York in the 1960s, but the earliest teachers whose work has been expanded on by The Kabbalah Centre can be dated back to the 1920s. The Kabbalah Centre has now evolved the teachings originally developed in ancient times to allow those with no understanding of Hebrew or Judaism to open their mind and body to the wonders of the universe.