by Bruce A. Walton
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(This work was originally published in 1983,
and was 'revived' and transferred to e-text in 2005)
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The author gives special thanks to
Dr. Tillman L. Martin
Frank D. Brownley
For their contributions and assistance in compiling this volume
And to the many dedicated researchers
who helped make this book possible.
Grey Barker offered editorial assistance and
recognized the value of the work in its early stages.
Illustrator Hal Crawford provided the Shaver
Amazing Stories bibliography and lettered it (in the original non-etext version) in his own hand.
Inspired by the ideas from 'The Hollow Hassle' and 'Shavertron' newsletters ( http://www.shavertron.com ),
Jerry Grimes designed the borders and page decorations (in the original non-etext version), utilizing
elements from the Format library of Graphics Products Corporation.
Some of the illustrations are from: "Etidorhpa, of the End of the Earth".
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Copyright (1983) by Bruce Walton
All Rights Reserved
Published by (Grey Barker Books), Box D, Jane Lew, WV  28378-0066
Manufactured in the United States of America
ISBN: 0-911306-33-1
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 82-090948
Cover design by Bruce Walton
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Dedicated to the Visionary
and to all those who
dared to dream of the impossible
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Bernard, Raymond - THE HOLLOW EARTH.  1969.
Culmer, Frederick - THE INNER WORLD, A NEW THEORY, 1886.
Emerson, Willis George - THE SMOKY GOD, 1908
Euler, Leonard (1707-1783) - Writings on the Hollow Earth.
Halley, Edmund - Articles on the Hollow Earth in the PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE
Ives, Franklin Titus, - THE HOLLOW EARTH, 1904
Leslie, John (1766-1812) - THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.
Mather, Cotton (1663-1728) - Articles in the CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHER.
Palmer, Raymond A. (1910-1977) - An editor of AMAZING STORIES, SEARCH and FLYING SAUCERS magazines,
he both wrote and published a great body of material about the "Shaver Mystery" and the "Hollow Earth".
Reed, William - PHANTOM OF THE POLES, 1906
Symmes, John Cleves - Writings on the Hollow Earth, or the Symmes Theory of
Concentric Spheres, by the author, his son, Maricus V. Symmes; and James McSride,
between 1826-1878.
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(CIRCA 1985 - many of these may no longer be active)
Box 152., Don Mills, Ontario., M3C 2S2, Canada.
Ivan Boyes, Director, and Editor of New Worlds Magazine (out of print).
GRUPO AGARTHA DE PESQUISAS., Caixa Postal No. 8414.,
Curitiba Parana, C.E.P. 80,000, Brazil.
Thome Sabbag & Cesar Casagrande, Directors and Publishers of
a monthly bulletin about their findings.
Box 15198., Colorado Springs, CO  80935.  Mary 'Martin' Davis,
Director and Editor of THE HOLLOW HASSLE Newsletter.
GPO Box 563, Sydney 2001, Australia.  Kenneth Snell, Director and
Feeback., 791 Ridgeview Drive., Frankfort, KY  40601. 
Directed by Dennis Feeback, editor of THE HOLLOW EARTH NEWS.   
Society of Missouri)., c/o Tawani W. Shoush., RR #1, Box 63.,
Houston, MO  65483.  Captain Tawani (William Bernard)
Shoush (of German ancestry), Director.
Apt. #4., Salt Lake City, UT  84117.  L. Christine Hayes,
Director, and Editor and 'Translator' for 'THE SOURCE", a
newsletter 'allegedly' received from the inhabitants of Central Earth via
(alleged) mind projection.
SHAVERTRON., P.O. Box 1708., San Anselmo, CA  94590
Richard Toronto, Director and Editor of SHAVERTRON, a
newsletter about the Hollow Earth and Shaver Mysteries. 
Also see:  http://www.shavertron.com
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This list is provided for the reader who wishes to contact the following for further
information or availability of publications (Remember that this was first written in 1985,
so some of the addresses may now be current).  The author cannot guarantee the addresses
to be current, but lists the latest information (circa 1983) on file.
APU Newsletter., Box 11027., s-60011 Norrkoping, 11, Sweden
Agni Yoga Society., 319 West 107th St., New York, NY  10025
Arcturus Book Service., 263 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia, NY  12302
Astara., Box 5003., Upland, CA  91786
Avon Books., 959 85th Ave., New York, NY  10019
Award Books., 235 E. 45th St., New York, NY  10017
Awareness Research Center., 1518 Lee St., Hollywood, FL
Bantam Books., 666 5th Ave., New York, NY  10019
Barker (Gray Barker Books)., Box D., Jane Lew, WV  26378
Bemis Distributing Co., Box 35., Versailles, ILL  62378
Beyond Reality Magazine (no longer published)
BSRF (Borderland Sciences Research Foundation)., Box 548., Vista, CA  92083
Boohi Tree Books., 8585 Melrose., West Hollywood, CA  90069
Brotherhood of the White Temple., Box 966., Castle Rock, CO  80105
Burnett, J.Z., Box 98330., Tacoma, WA  98499
Cadake Industries., Box 9478., Winter Haven, FL  33880
Celestial Arts., 231 Adrian Road., Millbrae, CA  94030
Christie Printing Service., Yellville, AR  72687
CI Books., P.O. Bag 4014, Station C., Calvary Alberta, Canada  T2T 5M9
Cluff, Rodney M., Rt. 1, Box 632., 4611 W. Carver Rd., Laveen, AZ   85339
Corgi Books., Century House, 61-62 Uxbridge Rd., Ealing, London, England
Cosmic Awareness Communications., P.O. Box 115., Olympia, WA  98507
Cosmic Science Research Center., 1646 S.E. Elliott St., Portland, OR  97214
Critique., 2364 Valley W., Santa Rosa, CA  94501
Crystal Ball Newsletter (later the "Larsen File")., c/o Harvey Larsen, Box 4080., Torrance, CA  90510
DAW Books, Inc., 1630 Broadway, New York, NY  10019
Dell Publishing Co. Inc., 750 3rd Ave., New York, NY  10017
Diamond Star., Rt. 2., Box 608., Necedah, WI  54646
Doer, Paul., 225 E. Utah., Fairfield, CA  94533
Dorrance & Co., Publishers., Cricket Terrace Center., Ardmore, PA  19003
D.S. Brewer, Ltd., 240 Hills Rd., Cambridge, P.O. Box 24., Ipswich, IP1 IJJ  England
E.P. Dutton & Co., 681 5th Ave., New York, NY  10022
Exposition Press., 325 Rabro Dr., Smithtown, NY  11787
Far Out Magazine., P.O. Box 114., Rouses Point, NY  12979
Fate Magazine., 500 Hyacinth Place., Highland Park, IL  60035
Fawcett Publications, Inc., Greenwich, CT  06830
Fitch, Theodore., Box 96., Council Bluffs, IA  51501
Flying Saucers International., c/o Gabriel Green, Box 39., Yucca Valley, CA  92284
GAP., Caixa Postal No. 8414., Curitiba Parana, C.E.P. 80,000., Brazil
Geocosmic Research Division., Box 1270., Nevada City, CA  95959
Ginner, Al., Box 471., Black Eagle, MT  59414
Global Communications (UFO REVIEW)., 316 Fifth Ave., New York, NY  10001
Goodwin, Virgil., 4104 46th Ave. N.E., Salem, OR  97305
Gray Barker Books (Newsletter & UFO REPORT)., Box D., Jane Lew, WV  26378
Hamilton, William F., 6221 W. Marlette Ave., Glendale, AZ  85301
Health Research., Box 70., Lafayette St., Mokelumne Hill, CA  95245
Hefley Report, The., Box 7242., Burbank, CA  91510
Hollow Earth Society., GPO Box 563., Sydney 2001,  Australia
Hollow Earth Society of Kentucky., c/o Joe Gatewood, 715 Timothy Dr., Frankfort, KY  40601
(or c/o Dennis Feeback., 791 Ridgeview Dr., Frankfort, KY  40601)
Hollow Hassle, The (edited by Mary Martin Davis., Box 747., Aurora, CO  80040
Horizon Publishers & Distributors., Box 40, 50 S. 500 W., Bountiful, UT  94010
House of Prayer for all People., Box 837., Denver, CO  80201
Howard, Joan., Box 134, Station S., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
International Search - Inner Earth - Psionics Organization., Box 152., Don Mills, Ontario, Canada  M3C 2S2
International Society for a Complete Earth (Hollow Earth Society)., c/o Tawani W. Shoush, RR No.1, Box 63., Houston, MO  65483
Johnson Reprint Corp., 111 Fifth Ave., New York, NY  10003
Kafton-Minkel, Walter., 4425 N.E. 18th Ave., Portland, OR  97211
Legion of Light Publications., Box 107., Lytle Creek, CA  92353
Lemurian Foundation - Mt. Shasta., 3025 West St., Redding, CA  96001
Life Understanding Foundation., 741 Rosarita Lane., Santa Barbara, CA  93105
Merlin Engine Works Publishers., Box 196., Millbrae, CA  94030
National Speleological Society, Inc., Cave Ave., Huntsville, AL  35810
Neville Spearman, Ltd., The Priory Gate, Friars St., Sudbury, Suffolk, England
New Age Science Association., Box 781., Manchester, NH  03105
New Atlantean Journal, The., 5963 32 Ave. No., St. Petersburg, FL  33710
Occidental Press., Box 1005., Washington, DC  20013
Palmer Publications., 318 No. Main St., Amherst, WI  54406 (published FLYING SAUCERS, SEARCH, & other magazines)
Paperback Library., 315 Park Avenue South., New York, NY  10010
Peace Publishers., 2 Pervy Rizhsky Pereulok, Moscow,  Russia/USSR
Pinnacle Books., 275 Madiaon Ave., New York, NY  10016
Pocket Books., 1230 Avenue of the Americas., New York, NY  10020
Popular Library., 355 Lexington Ave., New York, NY  10017
Psychic Australian., Box 19, Spit Junction, 2088 NSW., Australia
Psychic Observer., Box 8606., Washington, DC  20011
Rainbow Earth Dwelling Society, The., c/o Christine Hayes., 4843 Memory Lane, Apt. #4., Salt Lake City, UT  84117
Rebel Magazine., Consumertronics Co., John W. Williams, Press., 2011 Crescent Dr. - P.O. Drawer S37., Alamogordo, NM  88310
Roger C. Hight Productions., c/o Atlan Productions., 7745 E. Redfield, #100., Scottsdale, AZ  85260
Rosicrucian Digest., Rosicrucian Order., San Jose, CA  95191
Roth Agency Publishing Co., 8753 Windom Ave., St. Louis, MO  63114
Samisdat., Box 10., Brigham, Quebec, Canada  JOE IJO
Samisdat Publications, Ltd., 206 Carlton St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5A 2L1
Science Research Publishing House., Box 40068., St. Petersburg, FL  33743
Shavertron., P.O. Box 1708., San Anselmo, CA  94960 - http://www.shavertron.com
Sphere Books, Ltd., 30/20 Grays Inn Road., London  WC1X 8JL  England
Spirals., Box 29472., San Francisco, CA  94129
SS&S Publications., 17 Shetland St., Willowdale, Ontario, Canada  M2M 1X5
Steiner Books., 151 North Moison Rd., Blauvelt, NY  10913
Stranges, Dr. Frank E., 7970 Woodman Ave., Van Nuys, CA  91402
Theosophical Society of America., 1926 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL  60187
True Treasure Publications, Inc., 3201 N. Frazier, Box 548., Vista, CA  92083
Turnstone Press, Ltd., Wellingborough., Norchompton-shire, England
UFO Annual., 333 Johnson Ave., Brooklyn, NY  11206
Word Foundation Inc., The - Box 769., Forest Hills, NY  11275
Zebra Books., 475 Park Ave. South., New York, NY  10016
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From the day the earth first shook under the feet of early Man, he has maintained a tradition of an underworld.  Although the heavens with their fiery displays of Sun, meteors and fearsome comets have figured in the religions and traditions of mankind, it is somewhat surprising that a mysterious realm that cannot be ordinarily viewed should hold such a reign upon the imagination.
To the Christian the Underworld is Hell.  To the Greek pantheonists it was a world of shadow accessed by the boat of Charon, and legion were the coins placed upon the eyes of the departed to pay that fearsome passage.
To many an untutored savage, the world of caverns are the abodes of their ancestors, a truism common, perhaps to all of us, if we believe our for-bearers were cave men and women.
To Richard S. Shaver the Hollow Earth was the abode of debauched Dero; to others it was the home of the Serpent Race or Agharti; still others saw it inhabited by a society with a Utopian model.
To some, the Inner Earth may represent only caverns, a few hundred feet, or a few miles down.  To other theorists it may represent a minature cosmos of its own, complete with a Central Sun.  But however we view it, the Inner Earth remains one of our strongest, if unproved, traditions.
And like Religion in general, it is highly adaptive.  The spiritualist can (supposedly) communicate with subterranean entities.  Occultists can associate it with astral beings who exist on a "lower" place.  Even the Flat Earthers can incorporate its concept into their own cosmogony.
And today the Flying Saucer affiliates can identify it as either the source of secret hiding places of the UFOs!
I first became aware of Inner Earth tradition as a UFO enthusiast and publisher of literature in the field.  After Dr. Raymond W. Bernard published "Flying Saucers from the Earth's Interior" to widespread readership in UFOlogy, I published his "The Hollow Earth", the all-time best seller in my publishing efforts.
I followed this with Timothy Green Beckley's "The Subterranean World" and "The Shaver Mystery and the Inner Earth" (both currently out of print) with good success.  So due to the commercial success alone of Inner Earth literature my ears always perk up when I hear about the subject.
But imagine my amazement when, a year ago, I received a bulky manuscript from Bruce Walton which not only contained references to hundreds of books and magazine articles on the subject, but lively synopses of most entries as well.  Putting aside my first impressions that this young man could have accomplished more material benefits from devoting his talents to something "practical" like a better mouse trap or organizing a rock band, I fired off a letter to him saying I believed we should re-edit, add to, and publish it!
Just why I can't be certain.  It probably will never be a "best seller".  It is not a work that Doubleday would be interested in.  Despite the view held by some that the denizens of the Hollow Earth may pop up to the surface any moment, it is probably not vital to our National Security or the lessening of Unemployment, High Interest Rates, or Inflation.  It could be that I relate to Walton's project as an admirer of the bizarre, but more likely because of my drive to be as impractical as possible while still eking out a living.  Somehow I was never mush interested in doing what most everybody else did - why duplicate their efforts?
Although author Walton to me has been an unseen, un-met personage, I am convinced that he is a remarkable young man.  Although I have assisted in the final organization of this work through the aid of data and word processing, the Herculean task of gathering these hundreds of references has been almost totally his.  Walton is no flashy fiction writer.  In fact he has foregone royalties to encourage the publication of this book which is certain to enjoy limited sales because ot its specialized subject.  The free copies he will receive in lieu of cash will be given away to other seekers.  Nor is Walton likely to become a "burned out" researcher after completing this great task.  In fact, I now have five additional Hollow Earth manuscripts from him awaiting publication, along with a massive regional guide to underworld entrances which he is now completing! (Note: This has evolved into my PROJECT REDBOOK database which can be accessed at ... https://www.angelfire.com/ut/branton/redbook1.html - "BRuce AlaN walTON" a.k.a. "BRANTON")  I hope that, as publisher, I can exhibit similar stamina in eventually bringing all of this into print!
And so here is Walton's project.  In titling it "A Guide to the Inner Earth", we tried to escape the intellectual onus of labeling it an "Annotated Bibliography," which, of course, it actually is.  It purports to be even more.  What other Bibliography could give you so many practical "tips" on how to do something, in this case, being to locate the ACTUAL ENTRANCES to the underworld!
Unfortunately, the average reader of this work cannot rush out to the Public Library and locate many of the books and publications cited herein.  But with Walton's lively annotations, the reader can explore this great body of literature in excerpted or synoptic form.
We have tried to keep the organization of material informal, and neither the author nor myself claim to be professional bibliographers.  Although we have tried to maintain a consistent style in all of the entries, the editing of such bizarre material while conforming to a style is often difficult, even with the assistance of computer word processing.
Throughout the editing and keying it to a computer, the manuscript has constantly undergone revisions, along with many additions.  This process will go on until the day when a final printout is run for paste-up.  Whether or not there are future editions, we can be certain that dozens, or even MANY prospective additions and corrections will present themselves.  Although the entire text has been run through a computer "dictionary" of 50,000 words plus several hundred specialized words we have added, I'm certain there will remain typographical and spelling errors.  No standard "dictionary" could include the exotic and obscure geographical locations involved in Hollow Earth entrances for checking spelling.  So we appeal to readers to correct us when errors are discovered.  Since the text is stored on computer discs, additions to and corrections of the data will be easy, and I suspect that Walton and I will keep adding to and correcting this material.  So if you, the reader, can send us additional references, or point up errors we have made, we'd like to hear from you.  Write to the author: ( Bruce Walton, at: alandewalton@hotmail.com )
In our efforts to"clean up" repetitions and make the text "read" more easily, we have dropped the addresses of many publishers and other sources in the body copy, electing to publish one master list of such information.  We cannot guarantee that these references and addresses are current, and many works referred to herein may be long out of print.
Do either Walton or I really BELIEVE that the Earth is hollow, or that exotic races live below in underground caverns?  I have never personally met the author, talked to him by telephone, or corresponded with him on this matter.  With his great zeal to research and publish such a large body of data on this subject, I rather suspect that he does.
As for myself, I am still skeptical about the physical, "3-D" reality of the Hollow or Inner Earth.  I suspect that if you drilled a physical hole down through the Earth and were able to accomplish the anti-gravitational feats of drilling "up" after you got to the center, you would eventually come out in China without hearing a single cry of rage from underground dwellers whose cavern households you breached!
To me the concept of an Inner Earth is largely "fourth dimensional" or "spiritual".  Many of us believe in alternate, yet physical existence.  The spiritualists have their "astral" world.  The fundamentalists have their "Hell".  Flying Saucers seem to originate from a source of "4-D" entities somewhat outside our physical plane and represent legions of interlopers not unlike "Dr. Who’s" -some of them exhibiting even British accents in need of subtitling!  And somehow the Inner Earth seems to fit into this unfathomable puzzle!
But despite my skepticism of 'physical' Hollow Earth realities, as publisher of this work I must register a Disclaimer, should you be tempted to put this work to a physical test:
Neither I, the publisher, nor Bruce Walton, the author, are responsible for any harm that might come to you by your seeking locations of cavern, Hollow Earth, or entrances to any kind of subterranean world.  ANY CAVERN, whether the entrance to a possible Shamballah or the portals of a Grizzly Bear's winter home is potentially hazardous.
DO NOT ENTER ANY CAVERN ALONE OR WITHOUT THE COMPANY OF AN EXPERIENCED SPELEOLOGIST!  Although it is remotely possible that a Dero could get you, chop you up to make a tasty stew, it is more likely that a rock slide might cover you up, the hole you slid through DOWNWARD could be impossible to renegotiate UPWARD, that your flashlight failed or that you simply got lost!  Confine your exotic explorations, Dear Reader, to your arm chair and your intellectuality, and with the latter, especially, you will see more unbelievable and rewarding sights than you could in a hundred actual expeditions!
Now shut your eyes, as your chair spins and we travel through time and space to "Cacibugiaua" and "Amaiura," in a certain mountain of Hispaniola!  Or scoot along vast "man"-made tunnels in fantastic scooters.  Or have a private audience with the King of the World!
Entertain "I am the Man" on a midnight visit; consort with Etidorhpa, the backward Venus (Aphrodite-etidorhpA); travel with Admiral Byrd to that magical land beyond the Sun, the main portal of the Hollow Earth!
Gray Barker - Publisher, 1983