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Etidorhpa, or, The end of earth by John Uri…

Etidorhpa, or, The end of earth (1895)

by John Uri Lloyd

Other authors: J. Augustus Knapp (Illustrator)

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I had to give it 3 stars because this particular edition was missing a chapter and had the same chapter twice. As for the story itself it was great. Some of the dialogue had a Socratic element to it, and it kind of had a reverse "Cave Allegory" twist to it, rather than finding further light outside of the depths of the cave, the sought further light starting from the surface and descending deeper. This book was littered with Masonic symbolism which I obviously love. Would definitely read it again just to pick up on some of the allegorical symbolism that I likely missed. ( )
  JCNeuman | Feb 8, 2018 |
Etidorhpa is the vishuddha chakra of the long nineteenth century: It is a maddeningly metatextual initiatory fantasy, Masonic-Rosicrucian psychopharmaceutical philosophy to make steampunks cry, a hollow earth odyssey with laboratory experiments you can try at home, a vision of the End from which all arises. And possibly a key to hidden treasure. Supplemented with the awesomeness of J. Augustus Knapp's illustrations.

"Science thought begins in the brain of man; science provings end all things with the end of the material brain of man. Beware of your own brain." --I Am the Man (191)
4 vote paradoxosalpha | Apr 8, 2012 |
This venerable hollow earth novel with five or so madding narrative threads (Masons, anyone?) is not only the most bizzare fantasy I've ever read, the phantasmagorical illustrations all by themselves offer up a truly unique outlier slice of sense of wonder. The eyeless humanoid who is all eye, for example, Virgil and psychopomp of the main narrative, is one of the most fantastic entities ever conceived.
4 vote kencf0618 | Sep 27, 2009 |
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The only authorized edition of this rare manuscript.John Uri Lloyd was a visionary who spoke of far distant worlds, dead civilizations, other dimensions, and a world inside the Earth. He reveals how he joined a secret society, was introduced into the sphere of mysticism, contacted a super-human, sightless being inside a cave in Kentucky. Together they were transported to another realm filled with magic and wonderment -- a place of peace and harmony.… (more)

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