cabala

ca·​ba·​la
variants: or cabbala or cabbalah

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1 : a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy, mysticism, and thaumaturgy marked by belief in creation through emanation and a cipher method of interpreting Scripture

2a : a traditional, esoteric, occult, or secret matter

b : esoteric doctrine or mysterious art

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