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.

The word hermetic or its derivatives may also refer to:

See also

  • Hermeneutics, the study of the methods (the "art" or the "science") of interpreting texts

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