from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variants of kabbalah. See Usage Note at kabbalah.
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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Kabballah.
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As you would expect, they are all good: the standouts for me are David Langford's "Different Kinds of Darkness", from his series of BLIT stories, this one set in a boarding school for specially talented children; Greg Egan's "Oracle", which has an alternate-universe take on the possible interactions between C.S. Lewis and Alan Turing; and Teg Chiang's "Seventy-Two Letters", which combines steampunk and qabalah.
As a holomorphic emitter, the Chakras project energy almost as per the model of the qabalah tree, if the Chakra is kether and the persons physical body is malkuth, with the D.N.A. matrix being yesod.