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cabala

cab·a·la [or] cab·ba·la

cabala [or] cabbala

pronunciation:
k ba l [or] kae b l
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mystical system of scriptural interpretation that originated in Judaism and was conveyed throughout medieval Europe.
definition 2: any secret or occult doctrine.
derivations: cabalistic (adj.), cabalism (n.), cabalist (n.)