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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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But the structure of the art was founded on images of planets corresponding to the Sephiroth of the Hebrew Cabbala (Ibid.
In a truly Blakean syncretism, Ammonites, Carthaginians, "the Straw Man of our Druides," the Syrian Beel-Zebub, the Assyrians, Jews, the "secret Cabbala," J oseph of Arimathea, the Cathedral of Bath and Temple of Moloch, Westminster, Anubis, and much else are merged.
The observant young boy who at the outset wished to be initiated into the mysteries of the cabbala feels the "void" of unbelief'; the void is the alternative to the plenitude of belief (66, 93).
The number 15 also symbolizes Man's route to heaven by means not only of the steps of a musical scale but also of Jacob's ladder (Genesis 28: 12), which in Jewish cabbala (though not in Genesis) had fifteen steps.
It is thus enjoyable to see Winterson using Cabbala here instead of the more commonly used (and equally inspiring) example of Buddhism.
But though the plots of this novel are byzantine, they do finally sort themselves out in the end; even the structure of this book upholds Enlightenment values of causality and logic, with Lempriere finally "solving the mystery" of the Cabbala and his father's will.
Neo-Platonism pervades the Jewish Cabbala, the musings of medieval Muslim clerics, the output of Renaissance thinkers like Pico della Mirandola and Renaissance painters like Botticelli (his Primavera is neo-Platonist allegory throughout).
It coincided with an interest in the cabbala which was not shared, certainly, by Erasmus or Colet, although it was by Fisher's instructor, Robert Wakefield.
He studied occult writings, Plato, the cabbala, and Buddhist scriptures in order to make himself a seer.