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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 has also been observed that the lettering contains seven droplet-like serifs on each side of the seal--a significant number in cabalistic numerology, and an important Bach number, in that the letters of his surname total to 14 (= the two sides of the seal, 7+7=14).
Swanton, "A Fifteenth-Century Cabalistic Memorandum Formerly in Morgan MS 775," Harvard Theological Review 16 (1983): 260.
She had on a necklace full of cabalistic signs and emblems hanging from it.
Especially the late nineteenth century, in several ways first unconsciously reinventing and later actually rediscovering long-existing Cabalistic concepts, was fascinated by possible counter-worlds populated by alter egos, doubles, doppelgaengers, and other mirroring figures, as science began to question and push beyond the limitations of a three-dimensional world-view, in search of worlds beyond or co-existing with the one that may be experienced by sensory perception.
Donnelly delivered a brief speech before the game and a group of appreciative and enthusiastic fans presented the team with a floral emblem containing what the local paper called the cabalistic number 26 in the center.
There may be an almost cabalistic form of solidarity within a neo-tribe that expresses a system of values or reflects a set of qualities possessed by members.
The golem first appears in late twelfth-century Jewish commentary on the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Life), a Cabalistic text, though the roots of the idea that a human could create living things by ritualistic magic may go back much further.
To the contrary: if we want to keep this great gig going, we need all the cabalistic overreadings and outlandish outcomes we can get.
Mixing Hegel's dialectics with cabalistic quests, Nickel presents her central piece of evidence: a 1835 letter to Laube, in which Heine exclaims, "Ich weiss wer ich bin.
The Hebrew Bible, Jewish Talmud and Jewish Cabalistic writings instruct Jews to murder Christians and to impose the "Noahide Laws" in the "End Times," which laws forbid Christianity on pain of death, because Jews consider Jesus to be an idol, and the Noahide Laws forbid idol worship.
Georges Perec's "History of the Lipogram" begins with references to the Zohar, to Rabbi Simeon, to the cabala, and to the three main directions of cabalistic exegesis: gematry, notarikon, and temurah.
On the contrary, the way in which he runs his own party suggests he is just as cabalistic in his approach to politics as Messrs Blair and Brown.