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

1890–95; hermetic + -ism

Hermeticist, adjective, noun
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