Koreshan Unity


Utopia Inside The Hollow Earth

Describe a utopia. Most stories about the Koreshan Unity do not. They focus on the founder, Dr. Cyrus Teed, his “illumination” during a laboratory experiment in 1869, and his bizarre belief in cellular cosmogony: that we live on the inside of a hollow Earth. They portray Dr. Teed as a cult leader, who as Koresh (Hebrew for Cyrus and shepherd) lured hundreds of people from Chicago and elsewhere down to a commune in the Florida wilderness. Utopian portrayals, with characters searching not only for a happy ending, but to create an ideal world, aren’[...]