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kabbalah

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A system of eclectic mysticism and healing based on ancient Jewish tradition involving angelology, demonology, meditation, prayers and ritual.
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Spector's well illustrated "Wonders Divine" presents the idea of Blake's use of kabbalism in the structure of his myth.
What Spector offers is the other source besides the exoteric myth--that of kabbalism.
Kabbalism is mystical in its "yearning for direct human contact with God through the annihilation of individuality" (Scholem, Kabbalah 3).
12 On Kabbalism generally, see Scholem, Sabbatai Sevi, 15-93; idem, "Kabbalah," Encyclopedia Judaica.
He does defend himself for using gnosticism as the point of reference rather than neo-Platonism, apocalypticism, and kabbalism and for not making the same analysis of Roman Catholic thought.
Take a look at The Beautiful Contradictions; at Lyrics for the Bride of God (1975), in which the voice of an American Rilke considers Kabbalism and the Shekinah; or best of all look at his wonderful Seeing America First (1989), made up of prose-poem observations highlighted by resounding, choral odes to American myth, landscape, and weather.
This swerve started me thinking if we could take a fresh look at Borges's Kabbalism, foregrounding areas that have not been examined at length.
His complex discursive identity both as a nostalgic, backward-looking collector and an avatar of shock open to the percussions of modernity may well owe something to Gershom Scholem's account of the two inaugural phases of Jewish mysticism: a creation-centered reconfiguration of biblical commentary in the Zohar and a post-exilic (post-1492) parcours, in Lurianic Kabbalism.
Vordermayer also provides a meticulous survey of conservative and anti-Semitic Brentano research, showing that anti-Semites gained little comfort from his work and indeed suspected him of Jewish ancestry, and a long account of Brentano's extensive contacts with Jews, converts from Judaism, and people interested in Judaism like Franz Joseph Molitor, who sought a synthesis between Catholicism and Kabbalism.
But the revelation is the product of a Kabbalism without belief: we don't see the Tree of Life or the face of God, but instead endless, remorseless permutation.
In this nearly Borges-like sermon from the Baroque period, Arbustante employs a form of ersatz Kabbalism to establish an etymological connection between the Hebrew words for Thomas and abyss.