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Hermeticism

[hur-met-uh-siz-uh m] /hɜrˈmɛt əˌsɪz əm/
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-uh m] /ˈhɜr mɪˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; hermetic + -ism
Related forms
Hermeticist, adjective, noun
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