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kab·ba·lis·tic

or ca·ba·lis·tic or qa·ba·lis·tic  (kăb′ə-lĭs′tĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the Kabbalah.

kab′ba·lis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.kabbalistic - having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther
esoteric - confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"
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The playful and colorful paintings are reminiscent of Shalom of Safed, incorporating Kabbalistic and esoteric images.
Moshe Idel provides a careful analysis of Ficino's dependence on the ancient theology and compares his interpretation with several Jewish thinkers, particularly those associated with the flourishing kabbalistic movement in Italy at the time.
Indeed, I get the distinct impression that, but for the messianic and divinity claims of the Lubavitch movement, Berger was -- and remains -- a great admirer of Lubavitch without reservation or qualification as to its kabbalistic content.
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Tsimtsum is a Kabbalistic concept which portrays God as inhaling at the moment of creation, diminishing himself to make room for the universe.
She describes how the three apparently discrete ideas are associated in the context of Nahman's kabbalistic sources, tracing its development from his earliest torot to his last.
If one were in search of evidence to support the Kabbalistic belief in the transmigration of souls of the dead into the bodies of the living, it would be a big help to read this fine, full account of Halevi's life.
Clair in the 1450s as a moment when kabbalistic and hermetic ideas, the craft of Masonry, and the influence of the returned crusaders coalesced to produce a Gothic church incorporating masonic symbolism derived from the legends of the building of Solomon's Temple.
The other and more original of the two books consisted of 345 pages of aphorisms, 32 on a page, written in rhyme, and often based on Kabbalistic notions of numerology where each letter in the Hebrew alphabet stands for a number.
What Susan Handelman has argued in her Slayers of Moses, however, is precisely that such apparent fads may themselves be ultimately indebted to certain characteristically Jewish modes of interpretation, rabbinic as well as Kabbalistic.
A further goal is to demonstrate that the mythical account of God, the elements of creation, humanity, and the purpose of existence found in Kabbalistic theosophy anticipates and is highly compatible with the relativistic, perspectivist, and anti-foundational sensibilities of postmodernism.
And most relevant perhaps, it is a key concept in Kabbalistic literature.