Question: Why does merely mentioning terms of the science of Kabbalah arouse a negative reaction among people who do not study it?
Answer: The fact is that throughout the years of the existence of Kabbalah there have been so many fabrications around it that it is natural that no one is indifferent to it.
Only specific people understand Kabbalah and they are its followers. Everyone else is very cautiously and warily interested in it. They consider it something dark, bad, and dangerous.
Most importantly, religion, being based on blind faith, is also against Kabbalah. They tell me how to behave, and like a wind-up-toy, I mechanically perform the prescribed actions.
Kabbalists say: “No, you must explore this world, explore the Creator, and wish to understand and attain Him with your mind.” Attain the Creator in order to be like Him, to serve Him exactly by becoming equal to Him. This is the state we must reach.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/18/18