(8) Soon tarot cards conveyed cabbalistic
, astrological, alchemical, and gnostic import (Decker and Dummett 2002).
Being receptive to many elements of these religions, the Bektashis also incorporated anthropomorphic and cabbalistic
doctrines of letter and number symbolism that can be traced to Hurufism, (5) combined with Jan extremist Shiite credo that linked devotion to the divinity of Ali with beliefs in anthropomorphism, the manifestation of God in human form, reincarnation, and metempsychosis.
'Jerusalem' is the recurrent imaginary location in works by Gershom Scholem, Stefan Zweig, and Jizchak Fritz Baer, while Paul Celan uses cabbalistic
modes in his treatment of exile.
The Lukumi Babalu Ave formulation is almost cabbalistic
in its complexity and is unlikely to prove workable over the long run.
(14) See the references within Le Spleen de Paris and its paratext to a "combinaison" (Oc 1: 275, 286), to "l'esprit de mystification" (Oc 1: 286), to "une intrigue" (Oc 1: 275), to hieroglyphics (Oc 1: 311), and cabbalistic
numbers (Oc 1: 365).
I become positively cabbalistic
. I pace all day asking myself was it three explosions and two birds, or two explosions and three birds.
One paper, by Giulio Busi, deals with bible-based Jewish cabbalistic
mysticism culled from the Hebrew alphabet and stands out particularly as an alien element in this already motley collection.
His introduction to cabbalistic
thought confronted him with the animosity of cabbalists towards his attempts at making sense of that divine science.
The "holy tree" with its "ignorant leafy" ways and the "fatal image" of a tree with broken branches, having Biblical and cabbalistic
parallels, symbolise the objective and the subjective aspects of Maud Gonne respectively.
And then that gave me the licence to imagine the larger things in the book, which is, that, for instance, the French Revolution was begun by a cabbalistic
group of former owners of the East India Company, who had made themselves immortal by robotic means and were living in a fossilised dinosaur under London.
For still others, it is cabbalistic