Hitchcock, Ethan Allen (1798-1870), American general and literary historian, who was among the first in modern times to perceive the spiritualistic aspect of alchemy as a process of spiritual development engaged in by the alchemist which synthesizes mysticism and esoteric alchemy. He wrote Remarks on Alchemy and Alchemists, and Swedenborg, a HermeticPhilosopher, both were significant works. A.G.H.
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