The Human Rights Foundation

Founded in 2004, the Human Rights Foundation stands as testimony to how important the basic rights many in the West take for granted really are. Thor Halvorssen, the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, had a specific goal of making the lives of people living under dictatorships better. He knew there was no better way to do this than to shine a spotlight on their oppression. The case she focuses on can be found around the world. He has dealt with everything from religious persecution in Vietnam to political prisoners held in his native country of Venezuela. Despite the dangers he faces for his actions he continues to do everything he can to stand up for the rights of others.

What He Wants To Do

The most common method of raising awareness for Halvorssen is bringing attention to the issues by producing documentaries and other assorted cinema related to these issues. When people in the developed world find out about the conditions that people in these countries must live in they naturally do everything they can to help them. His works aren’t actually documentaries either. Many of the films Thor Halvorssen has produced are actually fictional works designed to discuss the issues frequently found in oppressed countries and the ways that the people manage to deal with them.

The Reason He Does It

He is himself a victim of oppressors and understands what these people are going through. He has seen family members arrested and even killed because they stood up to dictators. He doesn’t want to see this happen to anybody else. This is his way of making sure that it doesn’t happen.

About Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen is one of the most well known political activists of the day. Focused primarily on human rights in countries living under oppressive regimes, he has made a priority of doing everything he can to help those living in these countries. Although this often comes with danger to his own life, he continues to do everything he can to help others.

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Learn About Kabbalah with the Help of the Kabbalah Centre

What Really Is Kabbalah?

There is a lot of misconceptions about Kabbalah out there. You may have heard that Kabbalah is a religion or way of life. The answer is that it is neither. Kabbalah is simply an interpretation of the Torah or Jewish holy books of Judaism through a spiritual lens. It also involves looking at the writings of the holy books of Judaism such as the Torah through a mystical point of view as well. It is not just a historic, personal or fundamentalist interpretation of the Torah but a spiritual and mystical interpretation that attempts to explain some of the wonders of the universe.

 

Some Basic Elements Of Kabbalah

Kabbalah teaches us that we are all interconnected. Our actions and our thoughts directly influence others whether we realize their impact or choose to acknowledge this or not. We are all bound by a divine light or energy that is found in all living beings.

Another point of Kabbalah is that what you put into the universe is what you will get back. There is a belief that is very similar to Karma in kabbalah. If you do good things to people, then good things will flow back to you.

One of the core beliefs of Kabbalah is that all humans have a soul. The Kabbalah view of a soul is different then image of the soul we are used to. There are several stages of soul according to Kabbalah such as the Nefesh Behamit which is the lower order soul which experiences physical pleasures. The other part of the soul is the Nefesh Elokit which is known as the higher order self. It involves the mind and emotions.

 

How Can You Better Understand And Apply Kabbalah To Your Life?

There are many books and manuscripts about Kabbalah out there. Where do you start off learning about this mystical wisdom? A good way to start off is by enrolling in a class at the Kabbalah Centre.

The Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1984 by Rabbi Philip Berg. Having studied Kabbalah for many years, Rabbi Berg wanted to make the knowledge of Kabbalah available to every single person and not just scholars studying Judaism. The Kabbalah Centre offers both online classes taught by staff who have studied the Kabbalah and are authorities on it.
You can check out the Kabbalah Centre website for more information and to find out if there is a Kabbalah Centre near you. Kabbalah Centre also published books on the subject of Kabbalah which can be used to help you understand Kabbalah and apply it to your daily life.