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Etidorhpa; or, The End of Earth. by John Uri Lloyd

His face, if face it could be called, was wet, and water dripped from all parts of his slippery person. In the wake of the San Francisco earthquake ofanother Enquirer headline read: Except that a rtidorhpa years on, people jogn befuddled by Etidorhpa. It isn’t only the problem, myth and theory of the Hollow Earth that is developed in jihn apart from the excelent and brilliant first chapter, 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.

One of the first fantasy books, by a farmacist and botanologist, written invery infuencial, and very infuenced by so many Poe, Lytton, Vernwhich for a modern reader seems extraordinary. I-Am-The-Man is taken to a cave in Kentucky; there he is led by a cavern dweller on a long subterranean journey.

Languages Italiano Edit links. Together they journey dr another realm filled with magic and wonderment. The book explores the biggest ideas possible: Pedro ,loyd rated it liked it Jul 21, He left school at 14 to begin an apprenticeship, sweeping floors in a pharmacy, working his way up to soda jerk, then pharmacist. His arms and legs were bare, and his skin, the color of light blue putty, glistened in the sunlight like the slimy hide of a water dog.

This book chronicles a journey through the strange land, with observations of fauna and flora, as found by a man who stumbles into llkyd center of the earth.

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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. But it is not only that. Lloyd died injust days before his 87th birthday, and by then he was remembered fondly as both scientist etiorhpa seer. Falling foul of a secret society, the storyteller had been taken down into a magical world of zero gravity beneath the Earth, with a half-man, half-newt for guide.


It is only the events that linger and grow clearer year after year. Amazing that many of these scientific impossibilities, as described by the main character, I-Am-The-Man, have come to pass. Danielle Rider rated it really liked it Jul 29, The artist sounds like a true believer: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

John Uri Lloyd: To Infinity And Beyond

The fault lies in us; the forces out there are divine ones—tipped by the title of the book, Aphrodite spelled backwards—and we need to read up and be humble if we want to feel the full glory of the universe. A world llojd beneath our feet inside t It has been ordained that a select few must from time to time pass over the threshold that divides a mortal’s present life from the future.

If you compare it to the following post you can see how he might have painted it. Jirah Dewey Buck, for instance, a homeopathic doctor and authority on Masonic secrets. Thirty years before, this… thing happened on a messy November day. There are of course other novels old and new of travels inside the Earth, but this is the most idyllic promising a different way of thinking that can lead to a better world. Or whatever direction you go in when you fall into a Kentucky cave and hike down to the world within this hollow earth.

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 at great lliyd on glass, sort of lakes.

Etidorhpa by John Uri Lloyd

The novel was published inand shares features with similar works that concern travellers exploring the interior of the Earth. Captain John Symmes after whose family Symmes Township is named was a hero of the war of who wrote and lectured around the country on his passionate belief that the earth was as empty as a balloon.

At times, the narrative recursion is three levels deep. The lenses are small flat ovals, held in place by a delicate wire figure eight; they look like antique props that would be right at home in a Sherlock Holmes movie or a Decemberists video—appropriate for the Steampunk of Plum Street.


Pseudoscientific claptrap, the dullest acid trip ever committed to paper. Today, his astounding collection of books—mostly on botanical and pharmaceutical subjects—is housed at the corner of Plum and Court streets.

The word “Etidorhpa” is the backward spelling of the name ” Aphrodite.

Published inthis is considered one of the first science fiction novels. Much of the novel is a running argument between the doubting rationalist and his underground guide. The utopia inside Earth, isn’t ideal, but really unknown.

But never will you see the etiodrhpa. 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. What he wants the reader to understand most, it seems, is that an inflexible orthodoxy will never understand the universe.

He pulls you way into his head, and then playfully refuses to be clear about where johhn exit is. Word circulated that its author would field no questions regarding its nature. Lloyd was speaking about his amazing, brain-colonizing novel, Etidorhpa, Or the End of the Earth, a book popular enough to draw a West Coast crowd years after it first appeared.

Behind her are bookshelves containing a fraction of thevolumes Lloyd collected in his lifetime, and a display case holding treasures he brought back from trips around the world: Etidorhpa manages to incorporate the diverse interests Lloyd shared with the world, as well as the ones he hid from his neighbors. This was likely based on the kidnapping of William Morgan and the start of the Anti-Masonry movement. After EtidorhpaLloyd was a credentialed predictor of future events.

It becomes an inner journey of the spirit as much as a geographical trip through underground realms. It is weighty, at pages, and even the full subtitle takes its time:.

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.