An author of occult works.  A great title is "The essential States of Animals may be so prepared and preserved, that an ingenious Man may have the whole Ark of Noah in his owne Studie, and raise the fine Shape of an Animal out of its Ashes at his Pleasure, and by the lyke Method from the essential Saltes of humane Dust, a Philiosopher may, without any criminal Necromancy, call up the Shape of any dead Ancestour from the Dust whereinto his Bodie had been incinerated."

[The Evil Clergyman - H.P.L.]
[The Case of Charles Dexter Ward - H.P.L.]