Once again, I find myself deconstructing Sibly. No, not “Sibley.” Well, yes, “Sibley,” but we all know where that misspelling started and we’ll never know all the folks who carried the mistake forward like a virus. Well, anyway. Here I am, again, with some news about Sibly.
Big news, too.
But to begin, we have to go to Engraving “#53” from Sibly’s “Celestial Science …” (across from page 1048 in my Kessinger reprint) with George Washington, Justice, a baby, a Native American, and the “hand of Fame” giving an astrology chart to the world.
It’s quite an amazing chart, right there for anyone to jot down and interpret. That is, if you can understand it, and to do that one must understand its purpose for being there in the first place, and then decipher the message.
What is the “Federal Union” in the eyes of a person like Ebenezer Sibly? Where does this new government come from, and who does it serve? As we’ll see, those are not easy things to lay out simply, but symbols can carry a thousand words.
Take, for instance, Mercury. Merc’s glyph is a complicated little devil for a planet so often overlooked in the litereature. Mercury is a trickly little planet, hiding often on its convoluted path that is never more than 27 degrees distant from the center of the Sun.
Mercury was obsessed over by the Chaldeans, to the point where a precise measure of its cycle – within minutes of modern accurate mesurement – was achieved. John Dee seemed fond of it. And Sibly knew something else about it of such importance that he left us a trail.
The trail begins with the graphical situation of Mercury in the aforesaid engraving. Looking closely, Mercury is not on the “scroll,” but dangling off the edge! The significance of this depends on whether it is a deliberate clue or simply a flawed engraving, but that becomes more clear when we realize that Mercury’s position listed in degrees is a full 3 degrees away from its actual positon, while every other planet is listed witin arc-minutes of the actual measure.
Could it be that Sibly wants us to notice? If so, what is he saying? Could it be that this Mercury on the chart for “America Indepdence” is the Mercury of a whole different chart? If so, how in the world would we find it?
The search for this answer led us here at Emersion down unexpected paths; some were fruitful, some were not, but the accumulation of knowledge may lead you to question how you feel about how the world operates and who might be in charge.