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Home Features John Uri Lloyd: 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.

Gil Lopez rated it really jkhn it Dec 04, Except for the titular Etidorhpa, there are no female characters. Etidorhpa belongs to a subgenre of fiction that shares elements of science fiction, fantasyutopian fictionand scientific or pseudoscientific speculation. It is weighty, at pages, and even the full subtitle takes its time:.

John Uri Lloyd: To Infinity And Beyond

Sprague de Camp called Etidorpha ‘unreadable. A builder in the great work and a devoted jhn of the great brotherhood. This is an acquired taste.

Although some of the insights within the book seem stranger and more accurate than the label fiction would allow. And then things go south. Oct 25th, Some of these images were eitdorhpa repainted by Jess Burgess Collins in his Translations series. About John Uri Lloyd. Etidorhpx, his astounding collection of books—mostly on botanical and pharmaceutical subjects—is housed at the corner of Plum and Court streets.

At times, the narrative recursion is three levels deep. Over subsequent years this fellow reads a manuscript aloud to Drury, and that book, dear reader, is the one you hold in your hands. Want to Read saving…. Preview — Etidorhpa by John Uri Lloyd.


I would recommend this to anyone who loves the wild-eyed gentleman’s adventure. This book took me well over a year to finish. Buck founded a branch of the Theosophical Society in Cincinnati, which advanced an esoteric belief system that coupled philosophy with theology; at the same time, and somewhat diabolically, he was also a member of the Hermetic Llloyd of Luxor, a secret order engaged in practical magic that was waging war with the Theosophists.

Not surprisingly, Knapp was a member of the Theosophical Society, and did many illustrations of mushrooms for Curtis Lloyd. The book has wonderful illustrations by Augustus Knapp that look dated except for their fantasy elements.

The story begins in the then-present, with Lloyd waxing portentous in his private library, breathing deeply of the dust and etidorhpw around him. But never will you see the end. Add a tale of a soul condemned by the Illuminati to a perilous underground quest to find the Goddess of Love spoiler alert: Published inthis is considered one of the first science fiction novels. The speaker stood in a stooping position, with his face towards the earth as if to shelter it from the sunshine.

John Uri Lloyd: To Infinity And Beyond – Cincinnati Magazine

Books by John Uri Lloyd. 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. Curiosity because of the so many interesting theories, connected with alchemy, apocrypha, secret societies etc.

Augustus Knapp are eerily superb, well worth checking out. Views Read Edit View history. As the name implies, Eclecticism was a movement that covered a lot of ground, and under its jphn you could find both fraudulent healers and straight-laced men of science like Lloyd. Other genre novels, such as Atlantida and The Lost Continentare driven by strong female characters.

Then comes a Prologue in which Drury introduces himself.

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

Instead his captor’s plan to “annihilate you as a mortal being, and yet you will exist, suspended between life and death. 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. More than 1, subscribers ordered the book, and they got a handsome package.


Real or not, talking to Henson about these matters, you begin to feel yourself slipping into a dark, forbidden phenomenological maw. In a novel one could speculate. I-Am-The-Man is taken to a cave in Kentucky; there he is led by a cavern dweller on a long subterranean journey. And for that reason, along with their inability to come up with accepted standards and practices, Eclecticism was attacked by mainstream medical institutions.

The latter relates his personal life story to Llewellyn and begs him to publish the manuscript after keeping it safe and secret for 30 years. 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. When Etidorhpa was first published, init shocked those who knew him best. 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.

After breaking an ancient taboo a man finds himself stripped of his face and forced into a journey which leads him deep into the earth to experience wonders beyond imagining. Jackson rated it liked lllyd Feb 05,