The kabbala is a grotesque distortion of Jewish and philosophical ideas.
The kabbala, too, had done its work, in dimming the eyes of men by its illusions.
Close thinking is no concern of the kabbala; it is satisfied with fantastic pictures and symbols, however unsubstantial.
The Christianlike kabbala was to be his intercessor at the Vatican.
After this time his mind was divided between dry rabbinical scholarship and the fantastic ideas of the kabbala.
The more was he attracted by the confused jumble of the kabbala.
A number of writers more or less dallied with the subject, and then the kabbala took a bolder flight.
His disciples in the kabbala were dazzled and delighted, and could not keep the secret.
Should this friend come to be of another mind, and require an attack upon the kabbala, he would not refuse him.
The principle, in short, of the kabbala, is the same as that of Brahmanism.