But, while nowhere near my original fitness, I was desperate for something exciting, anything, to break me out of the boredom of convalescence.
John Sweeney, the BBC reporter, who knows me of old, had visited me at the hospital and knew that I had done covert camera work before. This job, he explained, concerned a curious religious outfit called the Kabbalah Centre, which claimed, among other things, that its Kabbalah water was blessed with "miraculous powers of restoration and healing" and that its Zohar books, the core texts of Kabbalah which they marketed, did you good, too.
While the traditional majority view in religious Judaism has been that the teachings of Kabbalah (lit.
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After picking up my secret camera, I headed off to the London Kabbalah Centre. He told me he lived there and explained that his possessions would fit into one suitcase.
On hearing of my cancer and that money was no problem, Miriam at reception filled me in: "We have the Kabbalah water, that has very strong healing powers." Would it help my cells? "We have one girl, who works here, her mother used to have cancer and she doesn't have it any more… He didn't have money to buy clothes, but received gifts.
I’m going to write about my experience with them, some of what happened afterwards, and my view on their teachings.
I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, just never felt ‘safe’ enough.