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hermetic

, hermetical
sealed so as to be airtight
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Moreover, especially in the second half of the sixteenth century, it also became a popular venue for the study and practice of hermeticism and occultism, including alchemical activities.
Drawing upon a diversity of religious sources--Christianity, Egyptian, Greek and Roman cults, hermeticism, alchemy and astrology--H.
He offers readers some memorable ways to think about a modern poetic tradition that has been caught in the crosswinds of so many different movements--crepuscularism, futurism, hermeticism, and neorealism, to name a few.
In was in that century, incidentally, that theologians began to go beyond the Bible for their millennial groundings, finding a new interest in such sources as the Cabala, Hermeticism, and Nostradamus.
Against the totalizing of New Critical textual hermeticism or New Historicist synchronic contemporaneity (x), Arac insists on the diachronic interplay of forros and content.
Siguenza's explanatory paradigm for natural phenomena, however, remained deeply indebted to the Neoplatonic hermeticism of Athanasius Kircher, the Jesuit polymath of the Collegio Romano.
And yet where the narrative thrust of NeoExpressionism veered between the literariness of Anselm Kiefer and the hermeticism of Cucchi, Rothenberg pursued a personal obscurantism through a roughly wrought set of motifs drawn from the body, both human and animal, that overtly disclosed nothing but refrained from presuming a gnostic aura.
Among the topics are posthumous motion and the living dead, this factual scheme, Balzac's noble savage and Faulkner's Indian, hermeticism and the strong woman, the missing body, mountains and alpinists, Balzac's Scratch and Faulkner's Kilroy metaphors, and Carcassonne.
In a recent work published well after this collection (The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science, Oxford 2009), Kevin van Bladel argues against the use of Islamic Hermeticism as a category of historical analysis; one wonders if Cornell's detailed definition with specific application to Ibn Sab'in is sufficient to keep the category in play.
Wilson has contributed to a recent collection of essays entitled Green Hermeticism, published by the Lindis-farne Press, in which the relevance of the hermetic tradition for the green movement is discussed.
After a discussion of the problem of metaphor and its relationship to metaphysics, I consider specific poems that demonstrate an attitude toward figuration--in broad terms, an impulse to resist "metaphoric fullness" and a consistent skepticism with regard to the ability of figuration to provide transcendence--that, together with a number of other qualities, justifies our speaking of the category of Italian hermeticism.
Esotericism, as editor John Richards explains in the first of the book's two introductions, "embraces, among others, the following areas of investigation: alchemy, astrology, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, magic, mysticism, Neoplatonism, new religious movements related to these currents, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century, [sic] occult movements, Rosicrucianism, theosophy, and witchcraft" (viii).