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having, brought about by, or relating to supernatural powers or magic

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Accordingly, the preceding Kabbalistic theosophies can be conceived as an elaborate interpretation of the esoteric significance of the Paradise-account and the theurgical role of human activity.
Theurgical Kabbalah is thus conceived as the real maintenance of the divine Garden, as Adam was commanded to do by God.
The theurgical Kabbalist does not imitate Adam, as he does not imitate God, by resorting to the commandments in a theurgical manner.
4) Thus Iamblichus argues that the Hellenes' desire to translate everything into their native tongue contributed to the "decline" of ancient theurgical language and the necessity of its "restoration" by theurgists (Myst.
Given the antiquity of such theurgical traditions, many of which predate Islam, (157) it is not surprising to find early inquiries into the charismatic relationship of scripture and the body.
These theurgical implications were already present, as we've seen, in the thought of Ficino, and would have gained more force in his view because Divine Love in itself possessed magical power through its network of universal sympathies binding the universe together.
In many respects Hutchings is revisiting, from the perspective of more recent literary-theoretical and theological discourse, the question to which the three 'younger Symbolists', Blok, Belyi, and Viacheslav Ivanov, devoted so much attention in the first decade of the century: the theurgical function of art and the dividing line between aesthetic and religious creation.
Given this perspective, which is itself utopian, perhaps even messianic, it is appropriate that Jewish mystical beliefs and theurgical practices (spells, amulets, gematria, et cetera) may be reinscribed as avantgarde textual "events.
Proclus says of theurgical power that it is "better than any human wisdom or knowledge.
Thus the depiction of supernatural figures or theurgical events becomes problematic.
Two features of this extraordinary theurgical program stand out with particular force and clarity.
8) to counter Porphyry's objection to theurgical doctrines as implying that the divine presumably must humble itself in the service of mankind if it were constrained by prayer.
As opposed to the Ecstatic Kabbalah, where "sonship" emerges as "detachment" from life and towards the "simplification" of the human nature to the intellect alone, the theurgical Kabbalah envisions a "humanized" sonship emerging from the "complexity" of the relations shaping the human and the divine life altogether, due to the fact that in this form of Kabbalah, the human nature is envisioned in all of its aspects: corporeal, emotional, spiritual and intellectual.
Narbonne reveals Iamblichus in his de Mysteriis to have utilized the Enneads (6 and 8) to counter Porphyry's objection to theurgical doctrines as implying that the divine must humble itself in the service of mankind if it is constrained by prayer.
30) Given the potentially heretical character of much of the mystical, theurgical, and hekhalot literature of the early Talmudic period, (31) this suggests that the purpose of the legend concerning the four who entered pardes is to attempt to gain some control over the proper exposition of the mystical texts, the account of creation in Genesis 1 (Ma 'aseh Bereshit) and the account of Ezekiel's vision of G-d in Ezekiel 1 (Ma 'aseh Merkavah).