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Whatever hidden cities, lost continents or subterranean kingdoms are promised, too many of them reveal a race of pompous individuals, usually clad in Greek, Roman or Egyptian johnn with little variety to their civilisations unless their world is also populated by the odd monster or two.

Uir Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Top it off with a wild magic mushroom trip. Indeed, after Curtis died inhis collection of mushrooms was bequeathed to the Smithsonian.

It first came out inand it clearly falls within the “Hollow Earth” sub genre of fantastic fiction.

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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.

Robert Weintraub – December 20, 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 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.


Read reviews that mention john uri uri lloyd end of earth etidorhpa science reality scientific coming fantasy fiction imagination rare. Jumping from a cliff yet falling slowly to the ground; a forest of colossal fungi; a great variety of stony figures; monstrous cubical crystals; beings with distorted body parts.

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I finally finished “Etidorpha” after having had the book off and on for forty years, give or take a year! The book explores the biggest ideas possible: It has a enigmatic traveler guiding us into hidden secrets and a secret realm, departing from a backwoods cave in Kentucky. The Eclectics drew on folk remedies, Native American practices, and the deepening knowledge of plant biology, finding medical treatments in herbal remedies and other botanicals.

He claimed to have photographed the Kentucky cave that serves as the entrance to the hollow earth in Etidorhpa. Write a customer review.

Since Lloyd was a pharmacologist, his novel has provoked speculation that drug use contributed to its fantastic and visionary nature. It has been a sort of mystery since it first appeared at the end of the 19th century. There were line drawings in the edition I read and they were very helpful to the reader. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Danielle Rider rated it really liked it Jul 29, Alleg I recently acquired a rare first edition of b book, published by the author, complete with John Uri Lloyd’s signature and side notes.

Etidorhpa or The End of the Earth. Aug 04, Micah Dunlap rated it liked it. Languages Italiano Edit links. Etidorhpa is a work of pharmacological and geological fantasy which progresses through a series of Masonic-style initiations into the mysteries of the earth, the mind and the inner soul of humanity. Etidorhpa, or, the end of the earth: As that quote suggests, Lloyd may have loved science a little too much.


I would recommend this to anyone who loves the wild-eyed gentleman’s adventure. Its description of scientific theory and observation is extremely detailed and includes experiments apparently repeatable by the reader that are provided to convince John Uri Lloyd that the scientific consensus of the day etldorhpa indeed wrong.

The story that follows is the Drury manuscript that Lloyd keeps on a shelf.

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

Oct 20, John Willemse rated it it was amazing Shelves: Knapp and Hall also designed a set of Tarot cards; The Philosophical Research Society has recently reprinted the deck. I bought a used ur version of this book at the Printer’s Row Book Fair, held in Chicago, one summer.

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There is an aesthetic satisfaction at the end of the book where the plot is wrapped up in an emotionally and intellectually convincing manner. Learn more about Amazon Prime. About John Uri Lloyd. Set up a giveaway.