A kind of occult theosophy or traditional interpretation of the Scriptures among Jewish rabbis and certain mediæval Christians, which treats of the nature of god and the mystery of human existence. It assumes that every letter, word, number, and accent of Scripture contains a hidden sense; and it teaches the methods of interpretation for ascertaining these occult meanings. The cabalists pretend even to foretell events by this means.
Secret science in general; mystic art; mystery.
a system of occult theosophy or mystical interpretation of the Scriptures originally developed orally among Jewish rabbis.
Kabbalah (Standard Hebrew Qabbala, Tiberian Hebrew Qabbâlâh; also written variously as Cabala, Cabalah, Cabbala, Cabbalah, Kabala, Kabalah, Kabbala, Qabala, Qabalah) is an interpretation (exegesis, hermeneutic) key, "soul" of the Torah (Hebrew Bible), or the religious mystical system of Judaism claiming an insight into divine nature.
Esoteric Jewish traditions that attempt to "decode" the writings of the Old Testament.
The ancient Hebrew system of esoteric philosophy centering upon the Tree of Life. Also known as Qabala or Kabala.
an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
The ancient Hebrew system of esoteric philos ophy centering around the Tree of Life. Probably the biddest single influence on the Western Occult Traditions. (Also spelled Kabbala, Qabala, etc.)
Jewish mysticism in all forms. A Hebrew study of methods for controlling demons and spirits based on the Old Testament revelations.
Also spelled: Kabbalah, Qabalah, etc. Certain esoteric and mystical teachings of Judaism, especially forms assumed from the 12th century onward. Students of Cabala frequently seek an interpretation of Scripture that is beyond the literal, knowledge of God and creation that is beyond the intellectual, apprehension of the hidden life of God, and understanding of the relationship between God, human beings, and creation. Such teachings often relate selected spiritual or mystical ideas to the Hebrew alphabet. Christians and Occultists freely adapted the principles of Cabala, especially from the 15th century onward. Finally, individuals have related Cabala to Tarot, especially from the 19th century onward.
A system created by the Jewish Mystics that describes the evolution of thought and of inspiration. (See also: cabala)
(käb-ä'-lä), Hebr. A system of Hebrew mystic philosophy which flourished in the Middle Ages.
(cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah, kabbalism, Qabalah, Qabbalah) : An eclectic mystical system of ancient Jewish origin analogous to yoga. It encompasses angelology, demonology, meditation, and prayer.