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Synonyms for cabala

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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In Pendulum the dialogues between Casaubon (expert on the history of the Templars and eager to be a sleuth), Diotallevi (a devotee of cabala, he knows the Torah and believes that he is Jewish) and Belbo (a witty aspiring novelist who uses a computer befittingly named Abulafia), about their fabrication of the Plan through ridiculous associations are for the most part hilarious.
Against such a cultural backdrop it makes sense that O'Connor would feel reluctant to meet James Baldwin in Georgia, as familiar as she was with the secret knowledge of the southern cabala and the consequences of transgressing it.
Besides their taste for names, there is their taste for numbers (shared by Raymond Queneau), and for playing with numbers, which obviously stands in the tradition of the cabala.
Cabala said Chavez was arrested in 1990 while allegedly receiving US$10,000 in extortion money from a Peruvian businessman for the Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA), and he is accused of receiving US$5,000 in another case.
Angelina Muniz-Huberman, Las raices y las ramas: fuentes y derivaciones de la Cabala hispanohebrea (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1993).
This hardly fits in with the bookish philosophical manner of the narrator, presented as a historian specializing in mysticism, the Cabala, alchemy, and Rosicrucianism.
Madonna has an interest in the Cabala, which is big on angels, and William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, said that after the death of his daughter, he felt her presence as an angel.
The essays, most by established authorities but several by rising young scholars, cover a variety of non-scholastic and non-mathematical approaches to the study of nature, including cabala, non-Aristotelian natural philosophy, pseudo-Aristotle, Galenic medicine, natural history, and alchemy.
9) The belief in dybbuks existed mainly in certain circles of Judaism from the seventeenth until the nineteenth century, (10) but there are still rare accounts of such beliefs and phenomena in strains of Judaism that tend toward mystical-magical thought such as the Cabala, though they are not characteristic of the mainstream.
14) in Higgins's introduction, one might have expected more focus on the cabala, numerology, and gematria, other than one short section in Long's fine essay "Arma virumque cano: Echoes of a Golden Age" (pp.
But Dee would also explore a new field of research - the cabala - a potent combination of language, mathematics and mysticism based around Hebrew, which was valued as a language at the time because of its ability to unlock knowledge contained in ancient texts.
A grand uncle, Mordche der Tzadick, who lived near by was a cabalist, but since study of cabala has never been encouraged even by the most devout Jews, the influence of the grand uncle on Weber might have been minimal, though Weber mentioned him in interviews during his adult life.
She said she wants to study Jewish mysticism, known as cabala, in Jerusalem and has brought all her books with her.
Moreover, in the context of Portugal, they implied the importance of particular attitudes and beliefs relating to the syncretic trend at issue here, such as astrology and the cabala.
Jubilate Agno is filled with his esoteric knowledge of mystical traditions (his primary sources are cabala, hermeticism, and freemasonry) as well as his current reading in eighteenth-century science.