Mary A. Atwood - Alchemist, philosopher. Condensed 2,500 alchemist texts into a single volume: Alchemy - Most Sacred Science. Mary Anne Atwood (nÃ©e South), (1817â€“1910), was an English writer on hermeticism and spiritual alchemy.
Born in Gosport, Hampshire, to Thomas South, a researcher into the history of spirituality, she assisted and collaborated with her father from her youth. Mary Anne married the Anglican Reverend Alban Thomas Atwood in 1859, and moved to his parish near Thirsk in North Yorkshire where she spent the rest of her life. She continued private correspondence with several influential Theosophists until her death in 1910. Her final words, "I cannot find my centre of gravity." Wikipedia, Mary Anne Atwood