This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 21st Jun 2019
The lecture is based on Professor Susan Sommers’ recently published research on Ebenezer Sibly (1751-99) and his brother Manoah (1757-1840).
Born into a family of Nonconformist shoemakers, Ebenezer Sibly became a leading Freemason, involved in the development of the Degrees of the Royal Ark Mariner and Knights Templar. Manoah was a politically radical shorthand taker for the Old Bailey. He eventually found his calling working for the Bank of England and pastoring London’s most theologically orthodox Swedenborgian congregation.
Both men make frequent appearances in recent histories of eighteenth-
century medicine, astrology, magic, Freemasonry, alleged Jacobinism and Swedenborgianism.
This lecture will focus on the period in the 1780s and 1790s when Ebenezer and Manoah worked together to produce a number of important astrological publications, including A New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology, one of the most celebrated and controversial astrological compendiums of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Cost: Free of Charge
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Reserve tickets by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 2019-06-21 Europe/London Astrological ‘Twins’: Dr Ebenezer Sibly and the Revd Manoah Sibly This lecture will focus on the period in the 1780s and 1790s when Ebenezer and Manoah worked together to produce a number of important astrological publications https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/06/21/astrological-twins-dr-ebenezer-sibly-and-the-revd-manoah-sibly-203604 Swedenborg Society,20 Bloomsbury Way,London,London