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And that with humility and the right science we can understand the universe.

The Strange History of a Mysterious Being and the Account of a Remarkable Journey a metaphysical Fantastic Voyage in which the narrator — whose manuscript has been discovered by Lloyd — is led by a blind humanoid named I-Am-The-Man to a Lost World in the interior of the Earth which he excitedly explores while gaining occult enlightenment into the higher forms of love the title is Aphrodite reversed. Victoria Moorwood – December 21, A must-read in my opinion.

Feb 18, Jennie rated it really liked it Shelves: Instead his captor’s plan to “annihilate you as a mortal being, and yet you will exist, suspended between life and death. The novel was published inand shares features with similar works that concern travellers exploring the interior of the Earth. But it will take many readings to mine all the ore. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral which is mentioned in the book. There is quite a bit of philosophical discourse about humans and their lost ways, but still plenty of alluring surprises such as gigantic magic mushrooms and boats that glide effortlessly and a If you are searching for something different, a novel unlike others, this is a very good choice.

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Searching lpoyd turned up another colourised example from Alleg I recently acquired a rare first edition of this book, published by the author, complete with John Uri Lloyd’s signature and side notes.

Written well over a century ago, John Uri Lloyd was a visionary who spoke of far distant worlds, dead civilizations, other dimensions and in particular, a world few of us will ever get to visit.

Etidorhpa: Strange History of a Mysterious Being and an Incredible Journey Inside the Earth

There were line drawings in the edition I read and they were very helpful to the reader. Read more Read less. I-Am-The-Man is taken to a cave in Kentucky; there he is led by a cavern dweller on a long subterranean journey. A part of this spiritual journey included the opportunity to establish contact with a super-human, eyeless being, inside a cave in Kentucky.


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As the name implies, Eclecticism was a movement that covered a lot of ground, and under its aegis you could find both fraudulent healers and straight-laced men of science etidorhps Lloyd. I finally finished “Etidorpha” after having had the book off and on for forty years, give or take a year! Why such a small part in the book? Open Preview See a Problem? Curiosity because of the so many interesting theories, connected with alchemy, apocrypha, secret societies etc.

The problem is that the book is extremely dense, and you will find yourself rereading passages because they contain impossible amounts of information and nuance. Subscribe Stay updated via RSS.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This may be the very source of the ‘adepts living in hollow earth who abduct hohn meme, later developed by Ray Palmerand many others.

Oct 25th, Damn, now I want to see that! It isn’t only the problem, myth and theory of the Hollow Earth that is developed in extence; apart from the excelent and brilliant first jihn, where the famous quote from Seneca is referred, and the metamorphoses of the hero that follows, there are so many scientific paradoxes, strange explanations of geological phenomena, informations on chemical reactions, unorthodox physical appearences in the Earth’s entrailes, and of course the teacher and quide of the One of the most strange books ever.

I would recommend this to anyone who loves the wild-eyed gentleman’s adventure. Oddly haunting book about a forced journey into the interior of the earth. It was so fascinating that immediately after completing it, I painted a picture of some of the flowers described. Although the secret society is not named, the narrator is made to take an oath by raising his hand lloyyd repeating after a man who acts as his guide, “To all this I most solemnly and sincerely promise dtidorhpa swear, with a firm and steadfast resolution to keep and perform my oath, without the least equivocation, mental reservation, or self-evasion whatever,” reminiscent of initiatory oaths of multiple degrees in Masonry.


The ambivalent nature of the author’s attitude toward looyd book’s publication and reception is apparent in the attitudes of the characters he sketches. Sprague de Camp called Etidorpha ‘unreadable.

His arms and legs were bare, and his skin, the color of light blue putty, glistened in llody sunlight like the slimy hide of a water dog.

Etidorhpa or The End of the Earth: John Uri Lloyd: : Books

The author repeatedly and strongly warns of the dangers of unbridled science and to me, this would etidprhpa the scenario we was concerned to warn against. Though I first became aware of the book in Buffalo and read it eleven years later in San Francisco, the action takes place in Cincinnati, the narrator’s address and the scene of most bh his mysterious interview taking place in somewhere in the downtown area of W.

Some considered him the greatest pharmacist of his age, a rare practitioner known far beyond Cincinnati. In a novel one could speculate. After EtiddorhpaLloyd was a credentialed predictor of future events. He was less than five feet in height. I was surprised at how far ahead of its time some of the scientific ideas were e. I wish I was a better artist capable of capturing more.

I don’t want to spoil the read by telling how it ends, but I can tell you you’re in for a big surprise. It has a enigmatic traveler guiding us into hidden secrets and a secret realm, departing from a backwoods cave in Kentucky.

Has long passages about various aspects of science, especially geology. After he is kidnapped, I-Am-The-Man is sent to a cave in Northern Kentucky, which serves as a portal to the world inside the Earth, a realm forested with giant mushrooms.

Is this really possible? As the sunlight hits the spectacles, she decants a loud cackle.

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