Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One versed in or engaged in the study of the cabala or mystic philosophy of the Jews. The cardinal doctrines of the cabalists embrace the nature of the Supreme Being, the Divine emanations or Sephiroth, the cosmogony, the creation of man, psychology, the destiny of man and the universe, and the import of the revealed law. The cabalists seem to have endeavored to identify all such sciences as demonology, astrology, chiromancy, sympathetic medicine, etc. with their theosophic mysticism, weaving the whole into a secret universal wisdom or esoteric philosophy of the universe. They sympathized with many points of Christianity, so that in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the cabala was by many thought highly important as a proof of Christianity and as a means of converting the Jews.
- n. In general, an occultist; a mystic.
- n. A member of a cabal.
- n. A person skilled in esoteric matters.
- n. A student of the Jewish Kaballah.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One versed in the cabala, or the mysteries of Jewish traditions.
- n. a student of the Jewish Kabbalah
- n. an expert who is highly skilled in obscure or difficult or esoteric matters
- n. a member of a cabal
- cabal + -ist (Wiktionary)
“He simply asserts that the President is a "cabalist" and leaves it at that.”
“Basically he has bought in so completely to the denialist/cabalist camp, he will believe any of their lies.”
“During the Stuart Restoration period, the pro-satanic Rosicrucian and cabalist cultism around the Stuart court seized upon the case of Robert Bruce to reorganize the cult in a new form.”
“The modern spread of witchcraft in English-speaking nations, began during the sixteenth century, in the setting of imported cabalist and Rosicrucian cults built up around Oxford and Cambridge.”
“Mr. Keats establishes this idea with a mock-foreword by an academic mock-author (Jay Katz, Ph. D.), in a Princess Bride sort of vein, about finding, among buried papers excavated from the ruins of a lost German synagogue, the records of a rogue cabalist who blasphemously wrote down the true stories of some of these 36.”
“Michael Ben-Horin, an anti-disengagement protester, on organizing a cabalist ritual to put a curse on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for his plan to withdraw from Gaza.”
“Of course, with the protean Madonna, who has reinvented herself from Material Girl to erotic icon to domestic supermom, the new, more cerebral figure of cabalist is a daring twist, and there are those who admire her ingenuity as an aging artist though perhaps a T-shirt during a California performance on the tour that read “Kabbalists Do It Better” went a little far.”
“So the curious must be content to consult some other cabalist, --”
“They selected the head of their curate, who had recently died, -- on the ground that, as he had studied algebra, he was a great cabalist, and any numbers from his head would be sure to draw a prize.”
“HEINRICH CORNELIUS AGRIPPA VON NETTESHEIM, a German alchemist, philosopher, and cabalist, of noble ancestry, was born at Cologne, on the Rhine, September 14, 1486.”
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