Saturday , November 22nd at 7:00PM
EBENEZER SIBLY, BRITISH MAGIC, AND THE GRIMOIRE TRADITION
Public · Hosted by John Madziarczyk
Ebenezer Sibly was an astrologer, herbalist, physician, and magician who lived at the end of the 18th century. Although largely forgotten now, in his time he was noted for his prolific writings on astrology, “alternative medicine” , and his re-editing of Nicholas Culpeper’s work “The English Physician Enlarged”, the standard British herbal. A selection of his writings on the magical universe and on magic in general has recently been released in the book “The Station of Man in the Universe, Ebenezer Sibly on the spirit world and magic”. In his talk, John Madziarczyk will introduce Sibly, locating him within the occult context of his time as well as the greater world of British magic, both in the pre-Golden Dawn and Golden Dawn eras. The talk will point out how Sibly’s writings can be used to gain insight into the worldview of the grimoire magicians of the 17th century.
John Madziarczyk is the editor of “The Station of Man in the Universe, Ebenezer Sibly on the spirit world and magic”. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. He lives in Seattle.