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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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Jaime Alazrald's suggestion that Borges's Cabbalistic play does without monotheism opens the infinite possibilities of meaning and being onto an abyss, severing them from the ground of a divine intention.
During the period of effusive imposition of occult significance, the tarot came to be associated with ancient Egyptian high priests, ancient cabbalistic Jews, Hermes Trismegistus, the divine Lux (light/spirit) behind reality, the Gypsies (who were said to be roaming Egyptians), the divine name of God (the Tetragrammaton), and the Sephiroth (divine emanations).
The Golden Dawn, which we might define as inhabiting a gray area between quasi-Masonic order, cabbalistic cult, and bachelor's fraternity, experienced a surge of popularity following its inception in 1888 through the end of the 1920s.
Apparently taking the idea from cabbalistic writings, (9) he conceived space itself as the extension of an infinite non-material substance, God.
He has thereby left himself in the position of using, for example, a great many Bergsonian concepts, with their heavy charge of antiintellectualism, without having sufficiently explained their relevance to his purposes, because the use to which Bergson put his theosophical and cabbalistic lore was antithetic to Maritain's intentions.
Ackroyd presents the Reading Room as a milieu disposing of some almost occult power, which, for example, manages to befriend such different persons as the materialist atheist Marx and the cabbalistic spiritualist Weil.
The Neapolitan monk, Giordano Bruno, burned at the stake in 1600 for promoting the notion of an infinite universe, was a dedicated reader of cabbalistic texts.
He calls this unseen world "the matrix," and he believes that in this spiritual applies core cabbalistic principles in Matrix Healing--for example, the power of meditation, and the vitality that comes from compassion and acts of kindness--and includes many stories of patients who have overcome serious disease by implementing these principles.
He points out that Dan Flavin can be seen in terms of Catholicism and spiritual light, Newman as connected with Cabbalistic Judaism.
For Heile, Borges's impact on Kagel can be seen in the latter's "preoccupations with labyrinths, encyclopedias, cabbalistic concepts and techniques, and the idea of parallel realities governed by strange rules" (p.
And not only mine - Christians, Hindus, Cabbalistic Jews, Sufis, Zoroastrians and Jains all have meditations within their respective traditions, and nearly all practice in ways that reduce sensory activity to create clarity of mind.
She then asks for a cheque for pounds 18 so she can "perform the great cabbalistic ritual of protection".
He wrote articles on Shakespeare's hidden history as a persecuted Marrano from Spain or on Cabbalistic secrets in Alice In Wonderland for monthlies or quarterlies that at best paid a mere five cents a word and brought him about $250 for a 5,000 word essay.
In the dramatisation of sacred and profane mysteries, sacramental rites, apocryphal traditions, the cabbalistic and the esoteric, Ackroyd subscribes to a numinous order of sacred space and time.