When you look at Judaism from a Jewish perspective as well as many other religions you will find it grossly misunderstood. Non Jewish religions blatantly call it Judaism’s dark side, black magic or evil while others want to learn more about this misunderstood doctrine. The problem arises simply because kabbalah teachings have been distorted by occultists and mystics to something dark. During the enlightenment and Renaissance periods you found thousands of Christians using it through interpretation to suit their own Christianity.
In recent times and modern day you find even more disturbing factors emerging which people love to refer to as Jewish mysticism, which it certainly are not when they use Kabbalistic symbolism for card readings and magic etc. which are not part of Jewish teaching. Even well-known celebrities in modern day popularize kabbalah as pop-psychology however grossly distorted and continuously misunderstood.
The fact is that magic and kabbalah are part of each other and that is exactly where it is pulled out of perspective and context. Sources like the Talmud describe supernatural activities in detail with rabbis professing that they speak God’s name upon which they ascend to heaven to consult with the angels and God when serious matters need addressing.
When they right words are spoken a rabbi or believer could actually create another being albeit an artificial being when he recites God’s various names. These men are called a golem and could be created from something like clay too and brought to life when they place the name of God on its lips with a piece of paper for example.
That being said is kabbalah in this fashion not practiced by the average rabbi or Jew and it is often discouraged. You might find a book that profess to teach you how to practice kabbalah and you should be aware that it is not authentic as it is not practiced by the masses. Any of the Jewish mysticism could only be achieved through the power of God when He is called upon and you are chosen to deliver or speak to Him or his Angels.