ETIDORHPA BY JOHN URI LLOYD PDF

Start your review of Etidorhpa Write a review Shelves: science-fiction-fantasy-horror , american-literature One of the most strange books ever. One of the first fantasy books, by a farmacist and botanologist, written in , very infuencial, and very infuenced by so many Poe, Lytton, Vern , which for a modern reader seems extraordinary. I must confess that reading this book, I was feeling very strange, in a sense of a mixture of curiosity and repulsion. Curiosity because of the so many interesting theories, connected with alchemy, apocrypha, secret societies etc. Yes, indeed, it is a terra nova. Not again the Underworld of mythology.

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Start your review of Etidorhpa Write a review Shelves: science-fiction-fantasy-horror , american-literature One of the most strange books ever. One of the first fantasy books, by a farmacist and botanologist, written in , very infuencial, and very infuenced by so many Poe, Lytton, Vern , which for a modern reader seems extraordinary. I must confess that reading this book, I was feeling very strange, in a sense of a mixture of curiosity and repulsion. Curiosity because of the so many interesting theories, connected with alchemy, apocrypha, secret societies etc.

Yes, indeed, it is a terra nova. Not again the Underworld of mythology. It is like to be in another planet, totally different, alien, without any obvious relation with the known Earth. With regard to the supposed spiritualization of scientific information this is really what should matter.

Nature even if it is supposed that have been changed to something better, new, rather seems to be neutral, without soul. A scientific vision, infuenced by apocryphal knowledge, deprived from every human trace, cold, remote.

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John Uri Lloyd

Ideas presented in Etidorhpa include practical alchemy , secret Masonic orders, the Hollow Earth theory, and the concept of transcending the physical realm. Hollow Earth[ edit ] Etidorhpa belongs to a subgenre of fiction that shares elements of science fiction, fantasy , utopian fiction , and scientific or pseudoscientific speculation. It imagined another world in the center of a hollow earth. Drugs[ edit ] Since Lloyd was a pharmacologist, his novel has provoked speculation that drug use contributed to its fantastic and visionary nature.

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His family relocated to Florence and Petersburg in northern Kentucky , near Cincinnati, Ohio in Lloyd took an apprenticeship with the chemist William J. Gordon when he was 14 years old and later apprenticed with George Eger. During Lloyd and his two brothers established trusts to fund the Lloyd Library and Museum. Today it is considered by many to house the finest collections in the world devoted to eclectic medicine , medical botany and pharmacy. It founded associated medical schools, including the Eclectic Medical Institute , first located in Worthington in , which moved to Cincinnati, where it had students from to

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