Seniority, as HC, Judge or Chief Justice, brilliance and potential, ideology, political trade- off, judicial cabalism
picture of corporate cabalism
. The Chamber of Commerce not only
Allusions to Paracelsus, Porphyrius, and Del Rio suggest the novel should be read "in the light of Occidental black magic, cabalism
, and alchemy" (Pasco 128).
Mitchell's use of the goddess, a controversial figure in both Christian and Jewish traditions (in particular the "occult" traditions of Gnostic Christianity and Jewish Cabalism
) is a clear sign to the reader to perceive a much deeper meaning to his "creative" theatre and a much more pernicious error that the commercial theatre manifests.
Pordage introduced her to the theosophy of Jacob Boehme (a mixture of mysticism, Gnosticism, cabalism
, and alchemy), which greatly influenced her spirituality and her writings.
Mordecai is, at best, a rather stiff character; at worst, he is a walking Romantic social theory attached to a cabalism
which Eliot carefully documented in her notebooks and attributed to him, as she attributed superstitions to other (usually more fully realized) characters--Adam Bede's premonitions about his father's death, or Dinah Morris's Methodist visions.