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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.
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Noun1.cabalist - a member of a cabal
cabal, camarilla, faction, junto - a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
fellow member, member - one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family"
2.cabalist - an expert who is highly skilled in obscure or difficult or esoteric matters
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
3.Cabalist - a student of the Jewish Kabbalah
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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References in classic literature ?
He remembered, moreover, that he was in the house of a Jew, a people who, besides the other unamiable qualities which popular report ascribed to them, were supposed to be profound necromancers and cabalists. Nevertheless, after a moment's pause, he obeyed the beckoning summons of the apparition, and followed her into the apartment which she indicated, where he found to his joyful surprise that his fair guide was the beautiful Jewess whom he had seen at the tournament, and a short time in her father's apartment.
The first, as Brisbane writes, is the Cabalist passion, a passion "of rival and intrigue" (Brisbane 167).
Mention has already been made of the passage in Greene's Friar Bacon in which Pythagoras is identified as a "cabalist." The pre-Socratic philosopher, it turns outs, looms large in many Renaissance texts on Kabbalah.
(28) In his The Coming Community (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993) Agamben mentions a parable about the Kingdom of the Messiah as told by Walter Benjamin, who has heard it from Gershom Sholem: "A rabbi, a real cabalist, once said that in order to establish the reign of peace it is not necessary to destroy everything nor to begin a completely new world.
Anyway, the punch-line is that the listserv that has arisen in Journolist's wake is called Cabalist. That title could imply that these Jewish liberals were serious about this whole conspiracy thing.
Luria was a Cabalist who believed that life's secrets lay in numbers.
3.6 As a Good Cabalist Jew, David Hartley Conditions Christians to Welcome Martyrdom for the Sake of the Jews
The headline read: "Romanian Professor Founds Cult Across the Border at Tecate: Essene School of Life Springs from Brain of Visiting Cabalist." The Professor was Edward Szekely, a biochemist who came to Mexico with his wife, Deborah, in 1940 as part of a French commission to locate the most healthful climate on earth.
Alexander Hamilton the cabalist & duel-fighter looks sorrier than
Thomas fully emerged as a metaphysical poet with the publication of the enigmatically entitled H'm, he did so partly in the guise of a latter-day Gnostic or Rabbinical Cabalist, turning away from orthodoxy to engage with the riddle of a universe whose nature was, he realised, grotesquely incompatible with the neat platitudes of conventional religious belief.
Es mas, los simbolos cabalisticos en la obra de Fray Luis revelan cierto sincretismo doctrinal segun Catherine Swietlicki: "To see the friar as a syncretist--one using Cabala along with Christianity and pagan antiquity--is to reveal a devout Christian searching for more spiritual legitimacy" (129).6 Swietlicki afirma que el misticismo "is the ground on which the Christian and Cabalist can meet" (99), aunque no son las unicas creencias que comparten caracteristicas casi identicas de una tradicion mistica.
The great 17th Century cabalist Rav Chaim Vital once wrote: "Yishmael ...