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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 01/12/2005 :  09:09:27  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
http://www.nypost.com/gossip/38372.htm

Madonna uses kabbala chants and rituals to clense Chernobyl.

Man what a money saver, if only she would have done so from inside the facility.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini

Wendy
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Posted - 01/12/2005 :  09:21:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
I don't mind this so much:
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They thought they were curing Chernobyl of radiation, using the power of Kabbalah to drive away the evil.

That's just silly.
But this:
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Donnelly, a recovering cancer patient, says he was charged $1,500 for the dinner with Madonna and her husband, some "healing water" and several Aramaic texts — the Zohar — he was unable to read. He was told that just running his hands over the text and drinking the water could cure his cancer.

And this:
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He also had a session with Rabbi Eliyahu Yardeni, who told him, "Just to tell you another thing about the 6 million Jews that were killed in the Holocaust. The question was that the Light was blocked. They didn't use Kabbalah." Donnelly wrote in the London Telegraph, "It sounded as though he was blaming the Holocaust on its victims . . .

That's more than enough to really piss me off.

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Plyss
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Netherlands
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Posted - 01/12/2005 :  15:24:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Plyss a Private Message
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Originally posted by Wendy
But this:
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Donnelly, a recovering cancer patient, says he was charged $1,500 for the dinner with Madonna and her husband, some "healing water" and several Aramaic texts — the Zohar — he was unable to read. He was told that just running his hands over the text and drinking the water could cure his cancer.




Isn't this practicing medicine without a licence?
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Isaiah
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USA
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Posted - 01/12/2005 :  15:44:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Isaiah's Homepage Send Isaiah a Private Message
Much more complete article than the NY Post (surprise)... no less silly.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/01/10/ftkab10.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/01/10/ixartright.html

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R.Wreck
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Posted - 01/12/2005 :  18:06:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
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Kabbalah followers also include Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Demi Moore.


All the intellectual giants of our time seem to be on the Kabbalah bandwagon. There must be something in it.

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Donnelly, a recovering cancer patient, says he was charged $1,500 for the dinner with Madonna and her husband, some "healing water" and several Aramaic texts — the Zohar — he was unable to read.


Like 1500 clams for some gifelte fish and mumbo jumbo. I don't know what's more amazing, that someone has the balls to charge for this nonsense, or that someone else is stupid enough to pay for it.

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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 01/13/2005 :  05:30:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
I used to like Madonna... now I'm not so certain.

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geni
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Posted - 01/13/2005 :  11:57:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit geni's Homepage Send geni a Private Message
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Originally posted by Plyss
Isn't this practicing medicine without a licence?



No because they will have been careful not to make any theraputic claim (so they might say that it will make your body more effective at fighting cancer). One of the few things alt med is good at is finding loopholes in the law.
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