Definition of pythonism in English:

pythonism

Pronunciation /ˈpʌɪθ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/ /ˈpʌɪθənɪz(ə)m/ /ˈpɪθ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/

noun

rare
  • Communication with or possession by a spirit; occult power derived from this; divination.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nicols (fl. 1652), writer on gemstones. From Python + -ism.