Kabbalah, relation to religion

Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom with its origin rooted in deep antiquity and reveals how the universe works. The wisdom of Kabbalah appeared more than four thousand years ago and until this day it has been practically hidden from the humanity. Kabbalah originated from Judaism, and its definition varies with accordance to culture and aims of the followers. It’s an integral part of Judaism which later changed to Christianity and new age error.

It is a set of teaching that explain the relationship between the mysterious, infinite, the unchanging and the universe. However, the common understanding of Kabbalah has been confused with misinterpretations and misconceptions since different cultures tend to relate Kabbalah with curses, spells and others miracles.
The simple translation of Kabbalah is “to receive’’. It’s crucial to note that Kabbalah is more about losing us than about finding ourselves. It is about becoming less self-centered and ego centered. As to become part of Kabbalah we must learn to lose ourselves, to be open minded and also create a vessel that enables us to grasp and acknowledge what we learn.
Basically, Kabbalah is categorized into three groups. The groups relate to each other and help open self to a higher reality and also view the spirit in every matter. Understanding the divine creation and raise our consciousness to the point of reality changes.
The theoretical category of Kabbalah concerns itself principally with the inward dimensions of reality.  The third group which is meditative is the objective to steer the person studying Kabbalah to a higher level of self-consciousness. The individual is expected to reach a higher level of meditations and to some extent to prophecy through spiritual matters.
Kabbalah Center International located in Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization that provides Kabbalistic teaching. The center was founded in 1965 by Philip Berg along with his wife, Karen Berg. The center, therefore, consists of multi-ethnic and international staff.
According to Kabbalah all aspects of other religion or beliefs systems are just branches of universal wisdom.