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Noun1.Qabbalah - an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
theosophy - a system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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Meanwhile, like Eman, whose surname we jokingly assigned provenance to the Qabbalah, I learned to rely on Tarot divination, along with the I Ching with its hexagram coins, for counsel on whether it was a good day to go to a wet market or sign a contract that might bind me to political patronage.element-invisibleLifestyle Feature ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: Down the years, I acquired various other Tarot editions, with the half-a-dozen boxed decks lying on my bedside to assure personal affinity.
The word comes from old Hebrew 'qabbalah' - secret messages from God passed on by Moses to the chief rabbi and transmitted orally or in cipher down through the generations.
as well as some hints on how to realize the essential union of one with One; being with Being; part with the Whole; atman with Brahman; etc.--a realization known in Hinduism as Moksha (Liberation); in Buddhism as Nirvana or Satori (Enlightnement) or Sunyata (Emptiness); in Taoism&Ch'an as Wu Wei (Non-doing), Wu-Nien (no-thought) & Wu-hsin (No-mind), Hsu (Emptiness) or Tao (the Absolute); in Judaism and Qabbalah [24] as En Sof (Holy Nothing); in Islam as Shabd (enetring the Sound of God); in Christianity as Mystical Union with God; and in many other mystical traditions as Oneness, Cosmic/Krishna/God Consciousness, Self-Realization, etc.