Pop superstar Madonna has been promoted to the highest level at the controversial Church of Kabbalah she can achieve without being ordained.

The singer, who has followed the mystical offshoot of judaism for some years, was anointed in secret to an upper category of Kabbalah followers in a ceremony conducted by Kabbalah Centre founder RABBI BERG.

A source reveals, "Her teachers think she has reached the pinnacle of spiritual understanding. To Madonna this is the best achievement of her life."

Since joining the Kabbalah Centre, Madonna has recruited her husband GUY RITCHIE as well as a number of new celebrity followers, including Demi Moore and Britney Spears.

21/02/2005 03:06