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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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He blames the corruption of his order on its openness to the cultures of its enemies: "they are charged with studying the accursed cabalistical secrets of the Jews, and the magic of the Paynim Saracens" (306).
It is in this reading (referred to ten times in a notebook begun on 10 September 1900) (24) that Pessoa, aged twelve, might have encountered for the first time two words that would eventually become a topic of intense interest and remain a leitmotiv throughout his literary life: the word 'paynim' that he underlined or 'pagan' as he annotated in the margin, for the philosophy of some of his heteronyms; and the 'cabalistical (25) secrets of the Jews', for that (but not exclusively) of Pessoa himself.
It is done by one cabalistical word, like a metamorphosis in the fairy tales.