Kabbalah, Cabala, Qabalah

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Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה‎, literally "receiving/tradition"; also transliterated Cabala, QabbÄ�lâ etc.; different transliterations now tend to denote alternative traditions[1]) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought that originated in Judaism. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mekubal (Hebrew: מְקוּבָל‎).

Kabbalah's definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it,[2] from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, New Age, and Occultist syncretic adaptations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabbalah

Is New Age religion based on Cabalah?
 
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Cabalah means "to recieve." Cabala may be defined to be a system of philosophy which embraces certain mystical interpretations of Scripture, and metaphysical and spiritual beings.”
Cabala is a “a secret science, which treats in a mystical and enigmatical manner of things divine, angelical, theological, celestial, and metaphysical.
So the Cabala is a mix of science and religion, astronomy and astrology, mainstream Judaism with dualist ideas. It’s written in code – of course – and has a multi-layered meaning.
 
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