Cabala Terms

The Cabala (Kabbalah) is a mystic strand of the Jewish tradition which uses as its starting point an abstract from of the tree of life called the Sephiroth to explain the descent into matter. The system links the letters of the alphabet with basic concepts of space, time, climate and gender to create a system that is relatively simple in its basic forms, relying on combinations of the numbers 3, 7, 12, 22 etc. but very complexin its advanced cosmological and esoteric formulations. There are links between the Cabala and the Tarot.