Hollywood Stars’ Obsession with Kabbalah

There was a time when Madonna confided that she had an interest in the teachings of Kabbalah and almost immediately, everyone in Hollywood wanted to get an experience of the same. Others such as Elizabeth Taylor, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears have all expressed some level of interest in the teachings of Kabbalah. The teachings have been followed so keenly by some of the stars that they even converted into Judaism to understand it well. The trend has made a lot of people wonder what it is about the teachings of Kabbalah that makes people get hooked to the teachings.

Sandra Bernhard followed the teachings at some point and said that it as the best experience of her life. She stated that learning the ways of kabbalah helped her deal with the chaos that had been part of her life before she knew about the teachings. She was happy about the sense of peace and calm that she had gotten after she started listening to and following the teachings. Another star that talked about her experience with the teachings is Paris Hilton. She stated that the teachings are what helped her deal with the nasty time that she went through after split from now ex, Nick Carter. She confessed that for a long time after the split, the only place she could go to for some real comfort was the kabbalah center. When she went for the first meeting, she was given a bracelet and then she felt the freedom to open up about the breakup. She made it a habit to visit the center as often as possible and it helped her get her life back together and read full article.

At the core of the teachings of Kabbalah is the need to help people understand how to live a joyful and fulfilling life. The teachings have been proven to completely change the manner that people view the world. To most of the devout followers, kabbalah is the soul of the Torah, which is the religious teachings of the Jewish people; it is seen as a way of God making an interaction with the world. There are other Hollywood stars that have joined the kabbalah teachings, not to resolve any crisis but to be part of the thousand years of history that are part of these teachings and learn more about Kabbalah.

There are kabbalah centers that have been established in various cities around the world. They will serve as hubs where learning about the ideals will take place. The Kabbalah centers are in Los Angeles, Europe and other locations around the world.

More visit: http://teamkabbalah.com/

Oldest Complete Copy Of Ten Commandments Goes On Display

The world’s oldest complete copy of the “Ten Commandments”, the documents containing the picturesque revelation of the Jewish deity to his chosen prophet Moses, is going on display in an Israeli museum. The 2,000 year old document will soon be on view to visitors in a museum exhibit that highlights the history of the Israeli nation and its most significant moments.

The manuscript, a lasting moment of Iron Age priest craft, is alleged to have been part of the Dead Sea Scrolls find, has never before been shown in its native land of Israel. In fact, the ancient shibboleth has only seen public display in other parts of the world on a very limited basis. As a result, the document remains in excellent shape, considering its age and quality.

As noted above, the manuscript is, indeed, in rather precarious quality. Although this should come as no surprise, considering its age, it should also be no great revelation to learn that the scroll will only be displayed at the museum to the public for a period of 14 days. On their linkedin profile Anastasia Date expressed their desire to go view the manuscript. Afterward, the manuscript will make its exodus to the pitch black, climate controlled, chamber in a back room of the museum, where it belongs for its own safety.

The ancient manuscript was discovered, along with many others of its ilk, near the coast of the famous Dead Sea of Israel, and remains one of that nation’s lesser known finds.

Likely GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Says Allowing Gay Marriages Could Lead To The Criminalization Of Christianity

The Republican evangelical right wing of the party is on a mission. Their mission is to deny gays and lesbians their inalienable rights. They say their mission is rooted in Christianity, but they have distorted the message and the word Christianity so much it doesn’t even resemble anything associated with the teachings of Christ. The truth is, Christianity has been ripped apart and methodically put back together to suit the beliefs of bigoted groups that have their own agenda. That agenda is so far removed from what Christ stood for it should be called Christ-insanity, not Christianity.

Mike Huckabee is one of those righteous souls that would rather hate than understand. The real issue is not same-sex marriage, but the fact that there are three genders not two. Homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality. Both words denote an association with our belief about sex. In the time of Christ there were many gays and lesbians. He didn’t call them sinners. He called them brothers and sisters.

Huckabee is right about one thing. Ricardo Guimarães BMG said that his belief and the others that believe in Christ-insanity have distorted the message of Christ using the word Christianity. They should be called criminals by the religions that accept all people regardless of their sexual preferences.

High School Students Practice What Is Preached To Them

A high school age Sunday School class from the First Presbyterian Church of Richland decided that they had heard enough about what Jesus would do. They wanted to do something positive themselves, something Jesus would do. Students conducted a clothing drive at their church and collected over 100 items. Things like jackets, scarves, packages of socks, and mittens were collected. The students tagged the donated items with the words “I am not lost. If you are stuck out in the cold, please take this to keep warm. Your friends at First Presbyterian Church of Richland.” They then hung the clothing on trees throughout Bronson Park in Kalamazoo,MI. Read More About This Heartwarming Story Here

Kids can get bored going to church. They often tune out and don’t listen to what is being preached. They may wonder what the point of it all is, and start having questions about their own spirituality. According to Daniel Amen, a great way to keep kids involved and active in their church is to give them purpose. The story above is a wonderful way to show Jesus’ love at work, while keeping kids focused on serving others. Actively serving others will teach kids large life lessons regarding Jesus and what Jesus would do, lessons they might not learn as easily while sitting in a pew.

 

 

Is Idaho Rejecting the First Amendment?

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee is about to throw the First Amendment out the window. They wish to declare Idaho a Christian state.

As any 12th grade social studies student could tell you, the First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Which part of “an establishment of religion” do the members of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee not understand?

On Flag Day, June 14, 1943, Digital Journal reports Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson announced, “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. Do the citizens of Idaho, or any state, have fewer rights in the matter of freedom of conscience than they did during WWII?

Committee Member Jeff Tyler said “It’s important that Christians stand up and be unashamed to say they’re Christians.” The First Amendment gives Mr. Tyler the right to believe in Christianity. It does not give him the right to ignore or oppress people in his state who choose to follow a different faith.

India: Historic Meeting Between Kerry And Prime Minister Of Bhutan

John Kerry became the first US secretary of state to have met Prime Minister of Bhutan, a small Himalayan state. On the sidelines of a summit of international investors, on Sunday, in the Indian state of Gujarat (west), Kerry met with Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, a Bhutanese graduate of the American University of Pittsburgh.

Asked what motivated this unprecedented meeting, Mr. Kerry highlighted the fact that Bhutan had “made a transition to democracy,” explaining want to “work with them on their economies.”

He referred to a government ‘very progressive, very, very interesting in the region “and stressed that the United States wanted to encourage the country” to continue on this path.” John Kerry became the first US secretary of state to have met Prime Minister of Bhutan, a small Himalayan state. From what Igor Cornelsen has read.

Nestled between China and India, Bhutan has largely built its reputation on the “Gross National Happiness” promoted as an alternative development. It is interesting to note that Washington has no embassy in this country, but its ambassador in India is accredited for the Buddhist kingdom of some 750,000 souls.

Bhutan had started process of democratization and modernization under the leadership of former King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who had passed a constitution and held elections. He abdicated in December 2006 in favor of his son crowned in November 2008, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, now aged 34, the fifth “Dragon King”, nicknamed the “Prince Charming.”

Freedom of Religion (But Only When We Feel Like It)

As someone who grew up with multiple religious backgrounds and ultimately settled on believing very little, I’ve always been open to learning about different religions without bias. Jared Hatfel and I talked about religion throughout the years. I’ve dabbled in Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, spiritualism, and others to some degree. Though I’ve never practiced myself, one of the most interesting encounters I’ve had with religion was when I was invited on a date to attend a satanist convention. I went to a presentation on Satanist beliefs (delivered by my date) and left surprised about how little I actually knew about Satanism.  None of them pressured me to convert nor did they scoff at my Jewish/Lutheran upbringing. It was refreshing to talk to a religious group that did not shame others for their own choices and I ended up having a great weekend (though there was not a second date.)

I think about that weekend often, especially when I see articles that highlight how afraid people are of religions they do not belong to. I’ve remained firmly agnostic even after being welcomed into groups of all different types, but oddly the one religion that has always been the least accepting of my background is Christianity.  But nowadays I look back on those times with disdain because it seems to me that modern satanists are doing a better job of “Loving Thy Neighbor” than their Christian counterparts.

Grounded People | Dr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen | A Visionary of the Brain

Dr. Daniel Amen is a pioneer in brain research, and is touted by Dr. Mehmet Oz as “one of the most gifted minds in medicine.” Because of Dr. Amen’s belief that health of both body and mind is dependent on health of the brain, his life has been dedicated to ensuring that people everywhere have better brains and better lives.

Dr. Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, a New York Times bestselling author, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and a television producer. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics, located in San Francisco and Newport Beach, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City.

Amen Clinics house the world’s largest database of brain scans, with almost 90,000 scans on patients worldwide. These scans show the effect on the brain of various illnesses of brain and body. With this knowledge it has been possible to prescribe more precise modalities of treatment.

Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, which is the highest honor given by his peers. He is the foremost researcher on the largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study for professional football players. He has devised treatment and recovery programs employing principles that he created for those suffering traumatic brain injury. He is also an expert on treating attention deficit disorder more commonly known as ADD.

In concert with Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amen formulated the “Daniel Plan”, which is a 52-week program designed to be used through religious organizations to improve the health of their members.

Dr. Amen’s nine shows about the brain have raised more than 52 million dollars for public television. He has co-authored and authored 60 professional articles, and over 30 books which include the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Daniel Plan”.

Dr. Amen’s published scientific articles include publication in almost every scientific and medical journal reporting on brain issues. 

Dr. Amen has appeared in several movies, as well as Emmy award winning TV programs, and has been a key speaker for the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), at Harvard’s “Learning and the Brain Conference” and many more venues that would fill pages to list. 

Dr. Amen is the father of four children, five grandchildren to date, and is married to Tana. He enjoys table tennis and is an avid player.

He is named by Sharecare as the web’s #1 most influential mental health expert and advocate.

Exodus Banned From Egypt

 

It seems as though we keep hearing about movies that are banned from countries due to the controversies they stir. Last week it was :The Interview” and this week it is Exodus. The movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings” was banned from Egypt due to the inaccuracies of the movie. If you would like to know more about the banning of the movie, here is a great article that talks about what led up to the movie being banned: embed link here 
It is understandable why Egypt is not happy with the movie’s finished results. They have a rich culture and history that is often misrepresented by media (specifically Western)because the media is more interested in exuding an exotic quality rather than getting the facts straight. This happens way too much with other cultures, especially Egyptian, but the banning of the movie is going to be ineffective. People will still be curious to see the movie and by banning it, Jared Haftel knows that all that did was heighten the interest to see what they are missing. As we saw with “The Interview”, the movie was nothing more than crude humor by trivializing a serious situation in North Korea. The Interview made huge headlines and there was so much controversy but the movie was nothing more than a middle-tier comedy. If people want to watch Exodus, there are many ways to watch it and by banning it, people are just more interested to see the movie than judge it for its factual past.

Slaughterhouse Indicted For Mislabeling Meat as Halal

I was waiting for my appointment at the Amen Clinic when I read this story. Midamar, a beef supplier, located in Minnesota, has come under fire for failing to meet the strict guidelines for The indictment suggest the plant failed to follow the necessary procedures for halal certification, and represented themselves as a certified plant, when they were not. 

The indictment, which named Yahya Aossey, Jalel Aossey and William Aossey, also alledges the plant failed to utilize trained slaughtermen, failed to properly slaughter cattle, and failed to recite the Tasmia prayer during the slaughter. These guidelines are necessary for all meat products being sold under the label of “halal”. 

The brothers also operate Islamic Services of America. That company has also been named in the indictment and an investigation is currently underway. The siblings, speaking through their attorney, allege that they will fight the indictment, and deny all allegations lodged against them. They have also stated that a “religious matter” is no place for the federal government. 

The USDA is currently involved because of the mislabeling of meats, and the export of meats that were not from an approved slaughterhouse.