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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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However, Leavitt presents a range of indications for that which in the course of her book gradually proliferate and become almost obsessive: "Another possibility that has never been considered is that the so-called Jewish cabalistic strains in Kafka's The Trial may have been mediated to him by way of Gentiles" (124).
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).
Nevertheless, Decker traces the ways in which cabalistic symbolism played a significant role in the development of Tarot.
As a kind of secret brotherhood, they essentially aimed at a mystical reconciliation of Lutheranism, Renaissance hermeticism, Egyptian mythology, Cabalistic teachings, magic, and alchemy (Yates 1971, especially 407-12, and 1975, especially 264-78).
Various cabalistic interpretations of the Old Testament and of the Synoptic Gospels have been used to support an accumulation of viewpoints and enthusiastic propaganda about sex and gender, for example, that Eve introduced sex into the world and was made responsible for man's morality and all of his sins (Topping-Bazin & Freeman, 1974).
"A Fifteenth-Century Cabalistic Memorandum Formerly in Morgan MS 775." Harvard Theological Review 76 (1983): 259-261.
"She had on a necklace full of cabalistic signs and emblems hanging from it.
Dickens blamed for "cabalistic writing" on a West Virginian stone
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.
The narrative eventually settles on the culprits whose views have informed the most recent blunders in Afghanistan: the American "defense intellectuals," whom the authors describe as "modern-day high priests" who have been "elevated to an almost mystical level" and who have prospered "in a morally and intellectually detached universe," one in which "cabalistic mathematical game theories" have been mixed with Marxist-Leninist propaganda" (88).
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.