The Kabala is a system of theosophy belonging to Hebrew and Jewish beliefs. The word originates from "doctrines received from tradition". The Kabala is something of a handbook of Hebrew occultism and The Book of Creation was one of its main sources. The Kabala explores the nature of God, the divine emanations (or the sephiroth) angels and man. God is referenced as En Soph throughout the book, and he fills and contains the universe.
Medieval magic was greatly influenced by Kabalistic variations of the divine names for the terms of its rituals, and a belief in a resident virtue in scared numbers and names derived from it. Jewish beliefs have often questioned and condemned The Kabala, and Jewish orthodoxy has long been suspicious of it.