her to make "a poetical or romancical Cabbala
" where she can
Among his heretical and blasphemous assertions: "Christ was the Serpent who deceiv'd Eve, and in the form of a Serpent entered the Virgin's womb"; "Sathan is the God of this World and fit to be worshipp'd." 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.
Elie Wiesel begins Night, his fictionalized autobiographical memoir of the Holocaust with a description of Moshe the Beadle, an insignificant figure in a small town in Transylvania who taught the narrator about the cabbala
: "They called him Moshe the Beadle, as though he had never had a surname in his life.
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.(4)
It is thus enjoyable to see Winterson using Cabbala
here instead of the more commonly used (and equally inspiring) example of Buddhism.
As Lempriere digs deeper into the mysteries of his father's papers, he uncovers a centuries-old "Cabbala
," comprising the nine original investors in the East India Company.
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.
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Both are quite small, the latter based only on 20,000 words from aaabbkl cabbala
to su us (no tutu or tux).
Focusing on the Empress's "Cabbala
," Boyle suggests that this text models a "methodology and history that defies the prevailing empiricism" (82).