The Siblys of London

A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England
Author: Susan Sommers,Susan Mitchell Sommers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190687320
Category: History
Page: 360
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Ebenezer Sibly M.D. was the inventor of Dr. Sibly's Reanimating Solar Tincture- - a panacea advertised for its many applications, including restoring the newly dead to life if applied promptly and according to the doctor's specifications. It was therefore difficult to explain why the doctorhimself died before he turned fifty, surrounded by dozens of bottles of the stuff. Ebenezer's brother Manoah was asked to execute his will, which urged the executors to find the funds to continue manufacture of Solar Tincture, and left legacies for multiple and concurrent wives as well as anillegitimate son whose name Ebenezer could not recall. Manoah Sibly, a minister responsible for shepherding the recently established New Church into solid bourgeois respectability, found his brother's record of financial and moral indiscretions so upsetting that he immediately resigned hisexecutorship. Ebenezer's death in 1799 brought a premature conclusion to a colorfully chaotic life; one lived on the fringes of various fascinating and interconnected esoteric subcultures meandering through late-eighteenth century London. The Siblys were neither rich nor famous, nor were they desperate criminals,and thus it is their ordinariness that makes them such valuable filters through which to view the era in which they lived. Drawing on such sources as ratebooks and pollbooks, personal letters and published sermons, burial registers and horoscopes, Susan Sommers has woven together an engagingmicrohistory that offers useful revisions to existing scholarly accounts of brothers Ebenezer and Manoah, while placing the entire Sibly family firmly in the esoteric byways of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Their myriad personal connections and professional activities provide asingular insight into how various esoteric trends in late-eighteenth century fascination and belief affected the lives of people who lived just outside our usual historical range of vision.

Sibley's Harvard Graduates

Biographical Sketches of Those who Attended Harvard College ... with Bibliographical and Other Notes
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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A Book of Sibyls

Author: Anne Thackeray Ritchie
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732681092
Category: Fiction
Page: 132
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Reproduction of the original: A Book of Sibyls by Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Solomon's Secret Arts

The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment
Author: Paul Kleber Monod
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300123582
Category: History
Page: 430
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DIVDIVThis illuminating book reveals the surprising extent to which great and lesser knownthinkers of the Age of Enlightenment embraced the spiritual, the magical, and the occult./div/div

Anthony Collins The Man and His Works

Author: James O'Higgins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401032173
Category: History
Page: 267
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This book is the study of a man who caught my interest both because of his own character and of the variety of his activities. It is an attempt to see him in his relationship, intellectual and literary, with the Europe of his day, to gauge his position in the development of Seventeenth and Eighteenth century thought, to examine the origins of his ideas and their effect and to place him in the social context of the England of the early Eighteenth century. The period in which he lived, coming at the beginning of the Enlightenment, was seminal for our own world and the man himself is of contemporary significance because of the similarity of his outlook, ifnot of his beliefs, to that of many today. He was at the centre of the major theological controversy of the Seventeen twenties and was one of the most contentious figures of his time. I would like to acknowledge my obligation to the scholars and librarians who have assisted me in producing this work: to Dr. E. A. O. Whiteman of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and to Mrs. M. Kneale, late of the same College; to Bodley's librarian Dr. R. Shackleton; to Dr. D. Rogers, Mr. D. G. Neill and to the staff of the Bodleian, especially those who work in Duke Humphrey; to the librarians of Christ Church, All Souls, St. John's, Wadham, Exeter and Corpus Christi Colleges, Oxford; to Mr. F. G. Emmison, Miss H. E. T.

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin,Gill Valentine
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949633
Category: Science
Page: 356
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A comprehensive guide to the latest work on space. Each entry is a short interpretative essay, outlining the contributions made by the key theorists.

Seers, Sibyls, and Sages in Hellenistic-Roman Judaism

Author: John Joseph Collins
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9780391041103
Category: Religion
Page: 438
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John J. Collins offers readers a model for the scholarly study of all aspects of Judaism, from the Persian period through Late Antiqity, including its influence on early Christianity. The essays are thematically grouped to cover the problem of the Canon in Second Temple Judaism and deal with apocalypticism, the Book of Daniel, the Sibylline Oracles, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Also analyzed is the relationship between Wisdom and the Apocalypticism. This volume brings together over two decades of research by a leading authority in the field of Judaism. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.

Giordano Bruno & Hermetic Trad

Author: Frances A. Yates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131797378X
Category: History
Page: 504
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.