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hermeticism

(hɜːˈmɛtɪˌsɪzəm)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a cult based on religious and philosophical beliefs attributed to Hermes and popular around the time of the Renaissance

her•met•i•cism

(hɜrˈmɛt əˌsɪz əm)

also her•me•tism

(ˈhɜr mɪˌtɪz-)

n. (sometimes cap.)
1. the body of ideas set forth in hermetic writings.
2. adherence to the ideas expressed in hermetic writings.
3. the occult sciences, esp. alchemy.
[1890–95]
her•met′i•cist, adj., n.

Hermeticism2, hermeticism

1. the ideas or beliefs set forth in the writings of Hermes Trismegistus.
2. adherence to these ideas and beliefs.
See also: Alchemy, Philosophy
1. the occult concepts, ideas, or philosophy set forth in the writings of the hermeticists of the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance.
2. adherence to, belief in, or propagation of these concepts and ideas.
3. Literature. a symbolic and arcane style similar to that of the hermeticists, especially in the poetry of certain French symbolist poets. — hermeticist, hermetist, n. — hermetic, hermetical, adj.
See also: Mysticism
1. the occult concepts, ideas, or philosophy set forth in the writings of the hermeticists of the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance.
2. adherence to, belief in, or propagation of these concepts and ideas.
3. a symbolic and arcane style similar to that of the hermeticists, especially in the poetry of certain French symbolist poets. — hermeticist, hermetist, n. — hermetic, hermetical, adj.
See also: Literary Style
Translations

hermeticism

[hɜːˈmetɪsɪzəm] Nhermetismo m
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which had given him a violent passion for architecture, an inclination which had replaced in his heart his passion for hermeticism, of which it was, moreover, only a natural corollary, since there is an intimate relation between hermeticism and masonry.
Its hermeticism mixes high modernism's elliptical difficulty and cultish formalism with late nineteenth-century Symbolism (think Arthur Symons translating the evocative knots of Stephane Mallarme).
An especially interesting contribution in this chapter is the reading of Marlowe's play through the lens of Hermeticism and its attempts to reconcile religion with the pursuit of knowledge to "potentially provide a solution to the religio-political schism of the time" (87).
Every forking branch of his hermeticism, every nuance of his private aesthetic sensibility, in fact explicitly promises legibility--and in so doing, speaks clearly and emphatically about the precarious and social nature of the act of understanding.
In some way, combining Abrahamic faith with Kabbalah, Hermeticism and Trinitarian creeds, results in overcoming the conflicts of dogmas in order to converge towards a unified plurality of traditions.
Synopsis: In "Gnostic Mysteries of Sex: Sophia the Wild One and Erotic Christianity", author Tobias Churton (Britain's leading scholar of Western Esotericism, a world authority on Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and Rosicrucianism) takes the reader on an exploration of the sexual practices and doctrinal secrets of Gnosticism.
Without other historical benchmarks, moreover, the films double as their own insular history, leading to a false impression of hermeticism.
Looking in turn at aurea catena, diamonic encounter, and magnum opus, he covers hermeticism, alchemy, John Dee, Carl Jung, chthonic spirit, a fish-snake synchronicity, an alchemical transformation mystery, Merlin, synchronicity, Aion, Mysterium Coniunctionis, and the grail legend.
Rather than providing Christian interpretations of classical myth, both authors relate classical myth to the fashionable philosophies of their era, Neoplatonism, Pythagorism, and Hermeticism.
My cofounder and husband, Paul Bartscher, comes from a background of hermeticism, kabbalah, and the Western mystery tradition.
Far from being a form of mystical escapism, the hermeticism Ramey finds in these figures treats thought "as a regenerative principle of natural and social development" (5), whose project is "the proliferation, differentiation, and nonidentical repetition of cosmic processes of regeneration" (8).
By mounting a case against hermeticism this work has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that medium impurity was a central feature of twentieth-century art.