Kabbalah

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The Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה‎, "receiving") is an occult gnosis, esoteric method and form of magic associated with the Jews. It emerged during the late 12th century in Spain and France and its most important text the Zohar was authored by Moses de León in the following century. The Kabbalah underwent further developments under Isaac Luria during the 16th century, around the time of the Renaissance, influencing false messiahs such as Sabbatai Zevi and Jacob Frank. These curious movements were subversive in character and a prototype of Zionism. Since the 18th century in Judaism, Hasidism, founded by Baal Shem Tov in Eastern Europe was influenced by the Kabbalah.

Kabbalism also infiltrated European gentile culture through Renaissance humanism. It was introduced primarily by Pico della Mirandola, who had been taught it by Jews in Perugia. The origins of the ideas were largely concealed from the masses, but it has continued to inspire many occult movements since, such as the Paracelsians, Pietists, Rosicrucians, Freemasons, Swedenborgians, Martinists, Thelemites and New Agers. This current is sometimes called the Hermetic Qabalah. Along with Jews, these movements have played a significant role in shaping modernity and are known collectively as Judeo-Masonry.

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  1. Pike 2004, p. 741.
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