From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The word hermetic is commonly applied to literary or graphical symbolism that is exceedingly obscure, convoluted, or esoteric. In that context, and not in any other context, hermeticism is the deliberate use of hermetic imagery.
- Hermeticism, a magical and religious movement stemming from the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus
- Hermeticism (poetry), a literary movement in poetry started in Italy
- Hermetics, the deliberate use of esoteric imagery
- Hermeticism (history of science), also refers to reconstructing the mode of thought held by 17th century scientists
- Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, an initiatic occult organisation that first became public in late 1884
- Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a 19th century occult society
- Hermetica, also known as the Corpus Hermeticum or Hermetic Corpus, a corpus of Egyptian or Greek literature
- Hermeneutics, the study of the methods (the "art" or the "science") of interpreting texts
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