cabalistic


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Synonyms for cabalistic

Synonyms for cabalistic

having a secret or hidden meaning

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The cabalistic charade is apparently accepted, because the budgets do materialize and the Japanese public just grins and bears the annual inconvenience.
The text, said to be a pillar of cabalistic thought, was smuggled into the US by a Judacia book dealer after he acquired it in Israel.
They could be seen fingering all sorts of tomes most people never so much as think of--spiritualistic, planchette-written Bibles with illustrations of antediluvian scenery as tangled and volcanic as the draughtsmanship of five-year-old children, or works on cabalistic lore and magic.
They were always decorated with hieroglyphics, cabalistic signs, geometric shapes and weird figures, which Max engraved in his own absurd fantastic style using a hatpin I had given him.
This is what I take Foucault's enigmatic phrase about literature "draw[ing] closer and closer to the very being of language" to suggest: not a mystical, cabalistic union with the Word or the Letter, but a precise record of the interruptions set off by the separating agents of poetic writing.
The program then steps back in time to visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Joe Kerrigan demonstrates magic inspired from the Civil War era, such as the cabalistic clock.
So beseeched Rabbi ben Ezra, the other old man, who was a finder of hidden meanings, a mathematician of the universe, and an initiate of the cabalistic Tree of Life.
Brian Copenhaver, in exploring Pico's cabalistic learning to explain the last of his often obscure 900 Theses, suggests that Pico advocated the use of non-signifying figures, which derive their power from shape rather than by summoning demons, in order to bring astrology, magic, and cabala into agreement, producing an approach to the reading of the book of nature bearing comparison to Galileo's universal language of geometrical figures.
Naming the Illuminati" examines growing belief in a cabalistic conspiracy a reflected in rap to be not paranoia but rather "a tactical naming of the unspeakable," warning that it could be a "harbinger of dire civic unrest in our nation's immediate future" (p.
Like my immigrant Jewish ancestors who swept all the mystical, cabalistic, and sometimes scary supernatural aspects of Judaism under the rug so as not to frighten the gentiles in this new land of religious freedom, I have subtly separated the stranger aspects of the transgender world from my own gay culture.
10) Various elements in The Dybbuk, mainly according to Cabalistic concepts (and also according to some other Jewish and Christian sources), are analyzed by Robert Lima, "Rite of Passage: Metempsychosis, Possession, and Exorcism in S.
Typical of his eclectic and curious age, Farra borrows aspects of Cabalistic philosophy to augment his Platonic bent, and the result produces a text which most later writers found overblown and irrelevant.
Although not made difficult by allusions, the book is peppered with heady references to the Western canon and features some fantastic, cabalistic, neo-Borgesian pieces such as "The Word," "Beneath the Ode," and "Rain," but this mandarin gives himself over to the experience of sensuous inspection and the trials of critical introspection.
That's why it hovers over the shoulder of a Mallarm[acute{e}] as much as it sweeps up through the legs of a Neruda, why it storms Thomas Hardy's elegies (Poems of 1912-1913) and slips almost indecipherably into Stevie Smith's comical, deathward-inclined lyrics (part Ogden Nash, part John Donne), why it empowers the lived unintelligibilities of Eliot's first version of The Waste Land ("I had no thought death had undone so many") as well as the irrational cabalistic splendors of Vallejo's Trilce ("Verily, I say unto you that life is in the mirror, and that you are the original, death").
Renaissance Neoplatonism has been defined as the 'receptive body' and the 'organic whole' which sustained ideas stemming from hermetic, orphic, neopythagorean, astrological, cabalistic and other influences of the period, (33) some of which were established trends in the Iberian peninsula long before the Quattrocento.