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 . Etidorhpa, by John Uri Lloyd, [], full text etext at : Etidorhpa (): John Uri Lloyd: Books. Etidorhpa and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more.

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He raised his head, and I shuddered in affright as I beheld that his face was not that of a human. Return to Etudorhpa Page.

This may be the very source of lloyf ‘adepts living in hollow earth who abduct humans’ meme, later developed by Ray Palmerand many others. But Nicholas Money, a world-famous mycologist at Miami University, is someone who has thought about such issues far more than most, and he disagrees. I-Am-The-Man is taken to a cave in Kentucky; there he is led by a cavern dweller on a long subterranean journey.

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

This a quite a unique novel. Preview — Etidorhpa by John Uri Lloyd. But it isn’t as one would expect.

His mood is melancholy. 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. Down there, I-Am finds a guide—a curious being whose appearance resembles that of an Olympic luger—and engages him in extended philosophical, scientific, and religious debates.


A builder in the great work and a devoted servant of the great brotherhood. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One man’s journey deep underground, and the unusual life forms he finds there.

In other projects Wikisource. The book’s Chapter I begins the story of how Drury met the joohn “I-Am-The-Man”, who reads his own manuscript account of his adventures to Drury over many sessions. The mysterious stranger, also known as The-Man-Who-Did-It, relates egidorhpa that supposedly occurred thirty years earlier, during the early part of the nineteenth century.

He was simultaneously testing the waters and creating buzz. When I-Am-The-Man ingests them, he launches on an extended hallucination that may be the most vivid part of the story. But never will you see the end. This was a trippy, trippy book! Except that a hundred years on, people remain befuddled by Etidorhpa. A world hidden 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.

Lloyd died injust days before his 87th birthday, and by then he was remembered fondly as both scientist and seer.

Etidorhpa by John Uri Lloyd

The utopia inside Earth, isn’t ideal, but really unknown. No trivia or quizzes yet.


He was a driven authority on exotic plants and their chemistry; in his lifetime he wrote eight science books and published thousands of articles. This is an acquired taste. Subscribe Stay updated via RSS. In the end what makes it worth picking up is its extremity, and how much of himself Lloyd puts in. The complex structure of the books begins with a Preface signed by Lloyd, which presents the frame concept, that Lloyd has discovered a thirty-year-old manuscript by Llewellyn Drury in a library.

What sets it apart is a degree of imagination that generated enough interest for it to be lloys many times. Although some of the insights within the book seem stranger and more accurate than the label fiction would allow. A little like the man himself.

Augustus Knapp are eerily superb, well fe checking out. Paperbackpages. With regard to the supposed spiritualization of scientific information this is really what should matter. With science and pseudoscience in abundance Ethidorpha was a wonderously enchanting tale with an all together disappointing ending.