n. one who studies the Kabbalah
n. an expert who is highly skilled in obscure or difficult or esoteric matters [syn: cabalist]
a student of the Jewish Kabbalah [syn: Cabalist]
Usage examples of "kabbalist".
Solomon Alkabez, an outstanding mystical writer and, at that time, the leading Kabbalist of Safed.
To the Kabbalist, who actually linked his every waking thought and deed to this highest and subtlest form of it, humility therefore became a perfect instrument for the ego annihilation that preceded structured meditation.
God eventually led a man to direct knowledge of God, the Kabbalist exerted himself to perfect each quality on the tree.
Eventually, they became so integrated that the Kabbalist no longer differentiated at all between contemplation and ordinary daily activity.
Luria, the task of the Kabbalist in his private meditations now encompassed the universe.
Chayim Luzzatto, a brilliant young eighteenth-century Kabbalist, regarded himself as a spiritual son of the Ari.
Like an absent lover hearing about his mistress, the Kabbalist woud feel pleasure at the mere mention of God.
In this state of Holiness, the Kabbalist was ready to contemplate the Psalms of David in ecstatic meditation.
Similarly, the spheres, also emanations from the One, provide the Kabbalist with the opportunity to relive the Sinai mystery in his meditations.
Closing his eyes, the Kabbalist visualized them vibrating with color, blazing with the letters of the divine names, each one reflecting its corresponding metal, planet, angel, and human body part.
Abraham, says Rabbi Simeon, the Kabbalist must prepare to traverse the spheres by stabilizing the physical elements within himself.
In this suspended condition, the body and mind are so still that the Kabbalist has become a hollow channel vibrating with divine energy.
Having bound his soul to each attribute in turn and reached the highest point on the tree, the Kabbalist would experience a tremendous influx of light.
Here, instead of forcing away distracting thoughts and images, the Kabbalist followed them by constructing them into sentences, breaking down those sentences into words, the words into letters, and the letters into light.
Once he had surrendered the sense and punctuation of the phrases, the Kabbalist would find that the entire Torah literally merged into a combination of divine Names.