Qabalah is the spelling generally used to indicate the use of Kabbalah1 as an occult and practical magical system. In its modern form it is the creation (or adaptation) of Eliphas Levi, and even more so S. L. Mathers, the co-founder of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. This was a magickal organisation which incorporated Judaic Kabbalah, Egyptology, Rosicrucianism, ritual magic, astrology, tarot, and the Indian tattwa system (as interpreted through Theosophy). [1]

  1. Kabbalah is an aspect of Jewish mysticism. It consists of a large body of speculation on the nature of divinity, the creation, the origin and fate of the soul, and the role of human beings. It consists also of meditative, devotional, mystical and magical practices which were taught only to a select few and for this reason Kabbalah is regarded as an esoteric offshoot of Judaism. Some aspects of Kabbalah have been studied and used by non-Jews for several hundred years. [2]

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