Britney Spears credits her newfound affiliation to the Kabbalah with motivating her to record an album.

The sexy singer was struggling to put her ideas for latest LP IN THE ZONE into practice, and claims it wasn't until she discovered the mystical philosophy - introduced to her by her mentor MADONNA - that she gained the right focus to lay down tracks for the album.

She says, "I was going through a bad time making this album and couldn't do what I wanted.

"Then I started studying the Kabbalah and suddenly everything started working out and falling into place."

11/12/2003 02:30