kabbalah

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kabbalah

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A system of eclectic mysticism and healing based on ancient Jewish tradition involving angelology, demonology, meditation, prayers and ritual.
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It is the personal account and practical guidebook of Moses Basola (1480-1560), Italian rabbi, teacher, private tutor, distinguished head of the Ancona Yeshiva, cabalist, and sometime banker, who recorded his pilgrimage to Eretz Yisrael beginning in 1521.
Perhaps that is why the initiated cabalist, on encountering a work reputed to be of transcendent truth, may conclude that it passeth understanding.
Up until then she nestles her theology behind sharply pointed questions or submerges it in the ideas of Teilhard de Chardin, Simone Weil, or the cabalist Hassids.
There are many ways in which the Jewish and the German combine or collide, not least in the narrator's style, which brings the Germanist together with the Talmudist (he writes like a cabalist, as he says) with sentences running on, indeed veering about across vastnesses of time and space, as he intercalates commentaries on Benjamin's commentaries on Sholem's commentaries on Kafka's commentaries (et cetera).
the waste-paper on which it is laid is the manuscript of a cabalist (Scott 1897: 42).
whatever the Cabalists may say to the contrary, I will venture to affirm that the Great Society was understood neither by Peregrinus, nor Cornelius Agrippa, nor Celsus, nor Jamblicus, nor Porphyry, nor Don Calmet, nor Raymond Lully, nor even the divine Aureolus-Theophrastus-Bombastus-Paracelsus.
An imaginary being, supposed by the cabalists, to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardians of mines, quarries, &c.