Madonna: Kabbalah Hasn’t Hurt My Career
“Lotsa de Casha,” the fifth and final installment in a series of children’s books by Madonna, has been released. It tells the story of the richest man in the world, who loses everything but gains a friend. Written for readers ages 6 and up, “Lotsa de Casha” is described as “a whimsical updating of the age-old truth that money can’t buy happiness.” Nicholas Callaway, founder and chief executive officer of Callaway Arts & Entertainment, announced the book’s publication.
On the Wednesday morning Today Show, Madonna talked extensively about Kabbalah and her studies in it. Kabbalah consists of a large body of speculation on the nature of divinity, the creation, the origin and fate of the soul, and the role of human beings. It was taught to only a select few, and its sometimes mystical practices have rendered it, in most scholarly views, as an esoteric offshoot of Judaism. Many celebrities, including Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, have professed their interest in its practices.
Has the study of Kabbalah made Madonna happier?
Anything that makes you get outside yourself and see that the world doesn’t revolve around you, I think, is good and make you happier and makes you grow, Madonna said to Matt Lauer on Today.
Madonna was also asked if the study of the mystic Kabbalah had hurt her career.
No. Why would it hurt my career? she responded. Because people dont get it and may think its a little weird, she was told.
Yeah, but think about what I was doing ten years ago, 14 years ago, whatever there was A lot of people who didn’t like what I was doing then. So you can (ask), ‘Did that hurt my career?’
Basically, Madonna said, my entire career has been a lot of people second-guessing, saying, Oh, thats not good. Oh, shes really done it this time! Saying negative things. But I just keep going and doing my thing.”
From NBC News