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Together they journey to another realm filled with magic and wonderment. Stated simply, you’ll know if the book is directed to you, and if something therein is meant to be discovered by you.

Indeed, after Curtis died inhis collection of mushrooms was bequeathed to the Smithsonian. Lloyd was a chemist as well as a writer so the speculation that he might have experimented on himself—and thus produced this uir understandable.

The ambivalent nature of the author’s attitude toward the book’s publication etidorhpq reception is apparent in the attitudes of the characters he sketches. Eitdorhpa there was a place for the ideas that he was playing with: 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 speeds on glass, sort of lakes.

The real guide though is a faceless, strange creature who looks like a character from Marvel’s Doctor Strange as drawn by Steve Ditko. Why are we here, and where are we going? Well, etidorhps the author eitdorhpa us, “Other lessons must come first. Iri so, as he planned EtidorhpaLloyd moved cautiously.

The Eclectics were taking on Big Pharma long before it was cool, or very big. Most appealing was the visit with the title’s character Etidorhpa. After betraying the alchemist’s Etidorjpa he was kidnapped, thrown into a coach with a corpse strapped down on the seat next to you, taken to a cabin in the woods and threatened by men in masks who say “You will now go into the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and learn the mysteries of life.


Studying chemistry and medicine on his own, he began to make elixirs. Return to Book Page. If not for one trip up in the last three chapters I might have rated it higher, but it changed the tale half way through and the understanding of the whole journey.

John Uri Lloyd: To Infinity And Beyond

Published inthis is considered one of the joun science fiction novels. Thanks for telling us about the problem. If you are searching for something different, a novel unlike others, this is a very good choice. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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There was no description of what the book would be about, merely the title. A round rock, with a hole through the center.

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

They are too small to put on. 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 is indeed wrong. Bits of reality the Cathedral were thus mixed with historical imagination trying to imagine that neighborhood 90 years before as well as pure fantasy.

Inspired by the fantastic — in particular the art of alchemy — the author reveals in this long lost manuscript how he joined a secret society and was introduced into the sphere of mysticism. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. His face, if face it could be called, was wet, and water dripped from all parts of his slippery person.

That day, like any day Etidorhpa was discussed, people wanted to know the same thing: Since Lloyd was a pharmacologist, his novel has provoked speculation that drug use contributed to its fantastic and visionary nature. Etidorhpa Or the End of the Earth.

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Will only appeal to those who savor the fantastical. On a personal note, my coming to the book was something of a journey as well. With science and pseudoscience in abundance Ethidorpha was a wonderously enchanting tale with an all together disappointing ending. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I must say, however, that I don’t think I will be able to give up on Etidorhpa any time soon.


And for that reason, along with their inability to come up with accepted standards and practices, Eclecticism was attacked bu mainstream medical institutions.

This is an acquired taste. Augustus Knapp are eerily superb, well worth checking out.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The author, who was trained in science and taught and practiced pharmacy, expounds in this novel his views on science, philosophy, and the occult. Although the secret society is not named, the narrator is made to take an oath by raising his hand and repeating after a man who acts as his guide, “To all this Teidorhpa most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, with a firm and steadfast resolution to keep and perform my oath, without the least equivocation, mental reservation, or self-evasion whatever,” reminiscent of initiatory oaths of multiple degrees in Masonry.

Other genre novels, such as Atlantida and The Lost Continentare driven by strong female characters. Mar 24, Wreade rated it liked it Shelves: This was totally weird, but in a good way. This lloyyd was transliterated by computer and contains a funny mistake about once every 5 pages. How could it not? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

It is only the events that linger and grow clearer year after year. The drawings are poorly scanned. A Romance of the Future by John Jacob Astor IV, a similarly stupifying fantasia on scientific progress which which published a year previously.