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 (kăb′ə-lə, kə-bä′-)
Variant of kabbalah.. See Usage Note at kabbalah.

cab′a·lism n.
cab′a·list n.


(Judaism) a variant spelling of kabbalah
cabalism n
ˈcabalist n
ˌcabaˈlistic, ˌcabaˈlistical adj


or cab•ba•la or

(ˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ-)

n., pl. -las.
1. (often cap.) a system of esoteric philosophy developed by rabbis, reaching its peak in the Middle Ages and based on a mystical method of interpreting the Scriptures.
2. any occult doctrine or science.
[1515–25; < Medieval Latin cab(b)ala < Hebrew qabbālāh tradition]


Also known as the kabala, kabbalah and qabalah, this is an ancient Hebrew mystical doctrine, elements of which are sometimes used in witchcraft.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cabala - an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
arcanum, secret - information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking"
2.Cabala - 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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He holds many unrecognized degrees on subjects such as Spiritual Healing, Occult Psychology, Metaphysics, Sacred Science, Mystical Cabala, Color Therapy, Contemporary Spirituality, Trans-personal Religious experiences, Counseling, and, is an avid Swedenborg enthusiast.
In the first article, "La odisea espiritual de Alvaro de Campos: Cabala y alquimia en Oda Maritima," Marta del Pozo Ortea stresses the profound influence of esotericism, specifically alchemy and the Kabbalah on Fernando Pessoa's poetry.
Exactly the same thing happened in the 1960s when Sissons became the El Cabala Cafe; a woman made a scene because of an inordinate wait for French toast and the 13-year-old girl on a neighbouring table, who found the old lady funny, was also visited by her at her Old Swan home that night.
Meaning that create by hearing the word "ignorance" is the scene "without knowledge" and "lack of knowledge", but by referring to the word books, Quran paradigm, cabala and modern studies in the sense of word formation, it has characterized that "ignorance" concept has a meaning like "without knowledge" and "lack of knowledge".
Her work is so influential that six of her ten books were New York Times bestsellers and Time magazine included her with yoga and cabala as three things that "have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity.
15) This, together with his studies on the hermetic tradition, cabala and the Torah, (16) is all evident in Foucault's Pendulum.
On such small signs and symbols does the Southern cabala depend, and that is why I find the South so eerie and exhausting.
Our engineering team spans two buildings, and with our previous T1 connection, transferring and editing our maps could take hours," said Joe Cabala, IT manager for PBS Coals.
Their first books included Thornton Wilder's The Cabala and Will Durrant's The Story of Philosophy.
Ao mesmo tempo, nos aponta tambem a sua aproximacao com movimentos de renovacao religiosos e seitas recentemente surgidas, como a cientologia ou a moda da Cabala, sintomas provaveis dos mesmos males na vida contemporanea onde se incluem a influencia das celebridades, o exemplo da presenca da Madonna nas noticias sobre a Cabala sendo exemplares para nosso argumento.
With plenty of thought and offering new ideas to the 2012 debate, student of the Cabala Dovid Krafchow makes for quite the read for metaphysical readers, making "2010 and the Cabala" a solid addition to any 2012 studying collection.
This association is important not only because of the geographic and temporal proximity of all these men, but also because of connections dating from the Middle Ages between alchemy and the Jewish Cabala, a portion of which contains details about creating a golem.