Kabbalah school launches classes April 1

Kabbalah school launches classes April 1

There are 26 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Mar 17, 2007, titled Kabbalah school launches classes April 1. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Writer and author of "The Kabbalah Handbook," Gabriella Samuel, announces the opening of Asheville School of Kabbalah, and a new six-week course, "Exploring the Worlds," which will delve into the creation ...

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Gabriella Samuel

Spartanburg, SC

#1 Mar 17, 2007
There is a change in date of the six week class, "Exploring the Worlds." It will begin April 15th.
Also, there is no affiliation between Asheville School of Kabbalah and the Kabbalah Center ( kabbalah.com ). For more information on authentic Kabbalah, readers are encouraged to look at truekabbalah.com or KabbalahSparks.com

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#2 Mar 17, 2007
Will Madonna or Britney Spears be attending?
Gabriella Samuel

Spartanburg, SC

#3 Mar 18, 2007
Transplanted wrote:
Will Madonna or Britney Spears be attending?
The "McMysticism" that attracts Hollywood attention is offered by entrepreneurs who sell everything from string to "holy" water. This type of exploitation should not be confused with the authentic spiritual tradition that evolved from the heart of traditional Judaism. Asheville School of Kabbalah classes derive from and are informed by the precepts of the Torah.

“resident Librul wingnut”

Since: Feb 07

Greenville, SC

#4 Mar 18, 2007
I was under the impression that Madonna was pretty serious about the mysticism of the Kabbalah, Gabriella. Is that not the case?

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#5 Mar 18, 2007
So in plain english.....do you believe that Christ has come already?
Gabriella Samuel

Spartanburg, SC

#6 Mar 18, 2007
I don't know Madonna, so I canot attest to her seriousness. The Kabbalah Center in LA (and NY) has been at the center of controversy for quite some time, for separating Kabbalah from its source in Judaism, for peddling frivolous accessories and books for exorbitant prices. Some see it as a purely entrepreneurial endeavor rather than truly spiritual and this is not any celebrity's fault because they are seeking what they believe to be the "real deal" and don't necessarilly have the experience to make a distinction between what may be a spiritual truth vs. something fashioned for a windfall profit.

One thing I can point out is that true Jewish mysticism emphasizes observing the 613 Mitzvot (Biblical commandments); in fact living according to them as best one can is central to the true Kabbalist. The practice of tatooing a Sacred Name of G-d is in violation of several precepts of the Torah and, by being donned on the body (which should not be purposely scarred according to Torah) this causes one of the Holy Names of G-d to enter into unclean places (a restroom, for example) which is a violation of spiritual precepts. Things like this example are some of the reasons that the orthodox find the commercialization of Kabbalah as something that detracts from Jewish mystical spirituality and misinforms the innocent, who depend upon spiritual leaders for guidance. There is a very important distinction to be made between authentic Kabbalah and some recent commerical exploits that operate under the guise of Jewish mysticism, but are really far from its true practices. An internet search on the topic will be very informative to those who wish to follow up on the credibility of the Bergs and their Kabbalah center. Here is one link:
http://www.nuts4chic.com/2006/nuts4culture/Cu...

“resident Librul wingnut”

Since: Feb 07

Greenville, SC

#7 Mar 19, 2007
Thanks for your clarification and for the link you provided, Gabriella. The linked article ends with the following:
Yet if you are truly committed to following Madonna’s lead feel free to dial ...
I think it's entirely possible for a celebrity to be serious about their religious faith. Many people believe that to be the case with Mel Gibson for example. It's also possible for celebrities to transform a legitimate spiritual pursuit into a cult. I don't like making judgments about other people's spirituality.

Best wishes for your endeavor.
Gabriella Samuel

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Mar 19, 2007
Stereoman, I agree with you about not liking to judge other people's spirituality. Spiritual organizations, on the other hand, as well as spiritual leaders have, in my view, an extra responsibility to make certain their aims are truly spiritual and their teachings accurate and not simply designed for taking financial and emotional advantage of true seekers.

Thank you so much for your good wishes. Best wishes to you, as well.

“hatred never ceases by hatred ”

Since: Feb 07

Sherrills Ford, NC

#9 Mar 19, 2007
Transplanted wrote:
So in plain english.....do you believe that Christ has come already?
Transplanted, we should be applauding this effort to communicate and educate, and not denigrate with childish digs. To you, Gabriella, kudos for your part in making the world a better place for everyone, the naysayers and detractors as well.

“hatred never ceases by hatred ”

Since: Feb 07

Sherrills Ford, NC

#10 Mar 19, 2007
Gabriella, Worry not about folks such as Transplanted. His narrow worldview is fortunately not shared by the majority of people. Kudos to you for the work you're doing to educate others.

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#11 Mar 19, 2007
paul h wrote:
<quoted text>
Transplanted, we should be applauding this effort to communicate and educate, and not denigrate with childish digs. To you, Gabriella, kudos for your part in making the world a better place for everyone, the naysayers and detractors as well.
Paul, please get a life. I was simply asking a question.

Scientology uses big movie stars to forward their agenda...I was just wondering if this was the same type of thing.

I am glad you know everything and trust everyones word...I on the other hand like to ask questions to seek knowledge.

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#12 Mar 19, 2007
Transplanted wrote:
Scientology uses big movie stars to forward their agenda...I was just wondering if this was the same type of thing.
I am glad you know everything and trust everyones word...I on the other hand like to ask questions to seek knowledge.
Well if is involving Scientogy, I may have to move.
We do not need any Brooke Shields or Tom Cruise
folks living in Asheville. Enough weirdos.

Glad to know someone else likes to asks questions and does not brag about KNOWING EVERYTHING.

BTW, I had to post the # 6660 here - scary.........

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#13 Mar 19, 2007
paul h wrote:
Gabriella, Worry not about folks such as Transplanted. His narrow worldview is fortunately not shared by the majority of people. Kudos to you for the work you're doing to educate others.
How can you possibly make a statement about me ....when you know NOTHING about me ....

Seems to me all that is going on here Paul is an old man trying to get into the pants of a girl with a lovely name by sucking up to her...

I on the other hand ask questions because we dont need Tom Cruise running around here jumping on couches or Madonna dropping by to adopt one of the Biltmore kids or the Migrant farm workers ...

When you knw about me then you can speak of me ......other than that ...keep your trap shut ......

“hatred never ceases by hatred ”

Since: Feb 07

Sherrills Ford, NC

#14 Mar 20, 2007
Dear Transplanted,

You are so correct. I didn't know you (nor you I, most obviously) when I wrote about you. I apologize. I shouldn't have done that. On the other hand, you shouldn't have continued writing about it, for you've since proven me correct.

It's one of those "we can agree to agree" things.

:-)

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#15 Mar 20, 2007
paul h wrote:
Dear Transplanted,
You are so correct. I didn't know you (nor you I, most obviously) when I wrote about you. I apologize. I shouldn't have done that. On the other hand, you shouldn't have continued writing about it, for you've since proven me correct.
It's one of those "we can agree to agree" things.
:-)
Thank you for you apology, it is accepted, and hopefully we can continue to post side by side and respect each others opinion without grief.

Enjoy your day
Gabriella Samuel

Spartanburg, SC

#16 Mar 23, 2007
Thanks, Paul for your kind words. In a few hours the Sabbath begins for me - a day of rest, spiritual focus, and of peace. Shalom to you ALL.

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#17 Mar 23, 2007
Gabriella Samuel wrote:
Thanks, Paul for your kind words. In a few hours the Sabbath begins for me - a day of rest, spiritual focus, and of peace. Shalom to you ALL.
Shalom to you also
Michael

Laguna Beach, CA

#18 Nov 23, 2009
Hello -- Did this jump to somewhere else, or does Ms. Samuel have a website or other forum? Thank you!
Susie Sparks

Asheville, NC

#19 Mar 19, 2010
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I want to take this course please write me back
sparks_s@bellsouth.net
Susie Sparks

Asheville, NC

#20 Mar 19, 2010
I am having a difficulty contacting
Please let me know where and when I can take Kabbalah courses
in Asheville, NC
sparks_s@bellsouth.net
Thank you

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