Hermeticism

Hermeticism

[hur-met-uh-siz-uhm]
noun (sometimes lowercase).
1.
the body of ideas set forth in Hermetic writings.
2.
adherence to the ideas expressed in Hermetic writings.
3.
the occult sciences, especially alchemy.
Also, Hermetism [hur-mi-tiz-uhm] .


Origin:
1890–95; hermetic + -ism

Hermeticist, adjective, noun
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