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And yet, as a spiritual allegory, the story has a certain resonance. I etidodhpa recommend this to anyone who loves the wild-eyed gentleman’s adventure. Indeed, after Curtis died inhis collection of mushrooms was bequeathed to the Smithsonian.

A world hidden beneath our feet inside the earth. Etidorhpa by John Uri Lloyd Oct 22, Sprague de Camp called Etidorpha ‘unreadable. One of the first fantasy books, by a farmacist and botanologist, written etieorhpavery infuencial, and very infuenced by so many Poe, Lytton, Vernwhich for a modern reader seems extraordinary. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This book took me well over a year to finish.

This structure makes it almost impossible to enter an alternate reality. This edition contains references to illustrations that aren’t included.

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The drawings are poorly scanned. One of the most strange books ever. Is this really possible? Instead his captor’s plan to “annihilate you as a mortal being, and yet you will exist, suspended between life and death. The real guide though is a faceless, strange creature who looks like a character from Marvel’s Doctor Strange as drawn by Steve Ditko.

Neal Wilgus, in his introduction to this edition, thinks that this novel was based on Lloyd’s own experience, for his life long pharmaceutical research must have brought him in contact with hallucinogenic substances. The book’s Chapter I begins the story of how Drury met the mysterious “I-Am-The-Man”, who reads his own manuscript account of his adventures to Drury over many sessions. Please try again later.


Then comes a Prologue in which Drury introduces himself. The novel was published egidorhpaand shares features with similar works that concern travellers exploring the interior of the Earth. Musings on Faith and Reason, the book was presented as a gift to Lloyd, and Buck took the time to sign it for his friend. The story hints at several deeper truths. Thirty years before, this… thing happened on a messy November day.

So, there seems to be a lot of effort put toward breaking down skepticism; this effort is unsuccessful in its aim; and the author is aware of this fact. One of the strangest books I have read.

John Uri Lloyd: To Infinity And Beyond – Cincinnati Magazine

A Romance of the Future by Etidorhpaa Jacob Astor IV, a similarly stupifying fantasia on scientific progress which which published a year previously. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. On that June day over a century ago, he coolly told them about the future and his place in it, and he did so by claiming he had no place at all. A part of this spiritual journey included the opportunity to establish contact with a super-human, eyeless being, inside a cave in Kentucky.

I feel that I will be thinking through this book for some time, though I’m skeptical of the dividends this effort will pay.

Bg a FedEx package sent by his great granddaughter in California, his eyeglasses tumble out. The story begins in the then-present, with Lloyd waxing portentous llkyd his private library, breathing deeply of the dust and lloyv around him.

Science fiction and fantasy evolved so rapidly in the early 20th century that the products of previous centuries often seem uninventive in comparison. Definitive reading This book is best read by more evolved people. Retrieved from ” https: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


Nature even if it is supposed that have been changed to something better, new, rather seems to be neutral, without soul. In the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY held an exhibit of the works of the late San Francisco-based painter and collage artist Jess, among whose works was a rendering of a passage from Etidorhpa. And yet this author skillfully uses layers of reporting the inner earth guide, The-Man-Who-Did-It, and John Uri Lloyd to entice the reader to buy into the objectivity of the reporting.

If you compare it to the following post you can see how he might have painted it. Written at the turn of the 19th to 20th century by a native Cincinnatian it explores science, religion, and the issues of the day particularly the Temperance Movement. And yet it deeply mattered to Lloyd.

Some 90 years after the tale here narrated, I walked these streets daily for three years on my way to work.

And John Uri Lloyd, like the reader, apparently remains unconvinced. Oddly enough I was looking up the Tricky Cad things recently to remind myself who did them.

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Jirah Dewey Buck, for instance, etidohrpa homeopathic doctor and authority on Masonic secrets. Lists with This Book. A third member of this world, and the most important one to the story of Etidorhpawas John Augustus Knapp.

But it is not only that. The science is laid on with a trowel; there are mechanical drawings and mini-lectures on hydraulics and how gravity works. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. More than 1, subscribers ordered the book, and they got a handsome package.