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Synonyms for kabbalah

an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret

an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries

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Mention has already been made of the passage in Greene's Friar Bacon in which Pythagoras is identified as a "cabalist." The pre-Socratic philosopher, it turns outs, looms large in many Renaissance texts on Kabbalah.
Pius X classifies Modernists as open rebels, hidden cabalists, or well-intending but confused Catholics.
Kafka's true ancestors, the substance of his flesh and spirit, were an unruly crowd of Talmudists, Cabalists, medieval mystics resting uneasy beneath the jumble of heaving, weather-beaten tombstones in Prague's Old Cemetery, seekers in search of reason for their faith.
Surely something would have come when I meditated under the direction of the Cabalists." Despite his training in the magical manipulation of symbols, his readers simply were not getting it.
To keep David's heroic image polished like a shield, supple like a sling, the cabalists worked overtime on the alibis he needed for the things he did to luckless types like Bathsheba's hubby.
There are Alchemists and Cabalists. Great countries are ruled by kings who ride into battle wearing armor.
Basola was also in close contact with Christian cabalists such as the Hebraist Guillaume Postel, who spoke of Basola as one "who by his outstanding erudition was renowned as pope and chief of all the Jews of this century" (!)
(18.) The philosophical system of Theosophy has long roots, going back perhaps to the Gnostics and the Cabalists. Renaissance thinker Paracelsus is sometimes regarded as an early exponent.
(Rather confusingly, Dooley would have Urban VIII mad at Galileo both for being an astrologer and for his disdain of astrology in the 1632 Dialogue on the Two World Systems.) And he wants the trial to have been the moment when "business as usual" Renaissance politics died, when it was no longer possible to "keep up appearances" by day, all the while consulting astrologers, cabalists, and magicians by night.
Nowadays it seems so natural and so usual that we manipulate it with ease and we discover its ancestors among medieval cabalists or among other commentators of sacred texts.
In the mysticism of the medieval cabalists, "each letter of the Hebrew alphabet was considered to be connected to an angel.
In the five-act drama Der Golem in Bayreuth, studded with parodies of Wagner's Parsifal, choruses of young boys, seven cabalists, and the Festspiel society, Berkewicz uses popular and traditional music combined with familiar alienation techniques to explore questions of identity and transcendence in the Judeo-Christian setting.
For Chapter 3, for example, I noted: architecture, humours, melancholia, the esoteric, masculinity/femininity, science/nature, the domination of science, cabalists, and The Tempest.
However, the Cabalists, a theosophical and mystical Jewish movement, gained popularity in medieval Spain It retained the Apocalyptic imagery in speculation about such issues as the anticipated return to Jerusalem, the arrival of the Messiah, and the end of history.
And so they have, like medieval cabalists. But if Plato was just allegorizing promiscuously, why should we care if later generations of Froot Loops like Edgar Cayce and Immanuel Velikovsky played fast and loose with the details of a Critias that's fictitious anyway?