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kabbalah

Paranormal
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.
The reading is the crucial act and the Cabalist remains boundlessly acquiescent in silence.
For Demetz, Prague is not so much "magic Prague," the city of Cabalists, Lurianic mystics, and the ubiquitous Golem, but instead a city of rationalists.
A true total text would have to be the product of what to the modern mind is an almost unimaginable metaphysical situation: something akin to the Bible of the Cabalists, whose omniscient author has encrypted not only every word, but every letter of every word--and the order of every letter of every word, and so on--with a universe of meanings.
The multiplicity and diversity of post-Babelian languages is brought back to a point of unity in and through pure letters in what is itself a translation of a translation and a symbolon of a symbolon -- a version of those immemorial letters which, cabalists tell us, are themselves only a metaphor for the derivation of all the diversity of finite living entities from the same, unknowable infinite and infinitesimal point.
Rosicrucians regard themselves as direct descendants of Christian Cabalists infused with Pythagorean doctrine and directly influenced by Paracelsus.
The cabalists maintained that there are seven heavens, each rising in happiness above the other, the seventh being the abode of God and the highest class of angels.
In a brilliant, exhaustive, and groundbreaking study, Booth, who is publishing director at Century and has taught philosophy and theology at Oriel College, Oxford, gathers the insights of so-called secret societies such as the Freemansons, the Rosicrucians, the Knights Templars, the alchemists, and the Cabalists into the mysteries surrounding the creation of the world and humanity, the forces of good and evil, and the end of time.
2) its name, `Aleph', is the first Hebrew letter which, according to the cabalists, represents infinitude;
Cabalists, Jewish and Christian, have had the Book of Splendor to ponder since the 13th century, and the truly wise among them have said that it is a work of such wisdom that nothing can be understood of it at all.
20) The cabalists from whom Bruno learned, Pico, Reuchlin and Agrippa, did use Cabala mainly to support other, more fundamental beliefs, Christian or magical; Bruno, in contrast, tried to think cabalistically.