|Exploring The "Hidden World" Series Of Richard Shaver
Giving Evil A New Name
Reviewed by Sean Casteel
Posted: 16:35 February 27, 2010
Shaver relaxes iin his workshop in Alabama where he wrote about his underground encounters
with the Dero and their vast network of ancient mind reading equipment and devices such as flying
saucers built eons ago on some far distant planet and hidden beneath our feet.
The incredible story of Richard Shaver and his underground race of demonic fiends, creatures he claimed live deep below us and are said to have hijacked wonderful inventions like UFOs from alien visitors eons ago, has almost never been completely told. But thanks to researchers and publishers like Timothy Green Beckley, who believes that not every strange object seen in the sky has to be from outer space, an entire series of books has been saved from obscurity after a half century in oblivion and has once again been brought into the light of day.
"The Hidden World," volumes one through six, are part of a set of sixteen original books that were first published in the 1960s and have become rare collector’s items since that time, often selling for as much as $80 per volume through rare book dealers. The books – all around 200 pages long, with colorful covers and printed in large format editions – detail a vast underground world hidden from view and known only to a handful of surface dwellers, mortals who are thought to be utterly mad because they claim to hear voices being projected at them by the ancient "telog" machines operated by the "dero."
And who are the dero? To find that answer, one must go back nearly seventy years to a moment when, by some otherworldly form of literary grace, Richard Shaver’s sloppily typed manuscript was rescued from total oblivion by an editor with acute hearing who was somehow fated to bring to light a mystery that still thrives among some Inner Earth enthusiasts even now in the 21st century.
The story goes like this: It was December of 1943. A man named Ray Palmer was an editor for a magazine publishing house called Ziff-Davis and in charge of several pulp magazines. One day at work, he heard another editor drop a letter in his trashcan with the words, "The world is sure full of crackpots!" Palmer was to
write later that he could hear the other editor’s contemptuous remark through the wall between their offices and that he decided to look at the letter himself.
The letter contained a key to understanding an ancient language called Mantong, said to be the father tongue of all human languages on earth. After experimenting a little with some of the claims made about the alphabet of Mantong, and being surprised to see that the letter writer’s theories were indeed correct, even when working with languages other than English, Palmer decided to publish the letter.
"The results made publishing history," Palmer later wrote, "insofar as pulp magazines were concerned. Many hundreds of letters poured in, and the net result was a letter to Richard S. Shaver asking him where he got his alphabet. The answer was in the form of a 10,000 word manuscript, typed with what was certainly the ultimate non-ability at the typewriter, and entitled ‘A Warning To Future Man.’"
Palmer read Shaver’s manuscript and marveled that Shaver was making no attempt to "sell" his work but instead seemed to be operating out of a sincere desire to warn mankind about the underground race Shaver called "the dero." Dero was a combination of the words "degenerate" and "robot," and those wicked dwellers inside the earth were to be described in exacting detail by Shaver for many years to come.
Palmer took Shaver’s lengthy letter and used it as the basis for a 31,000 word article called "I Remember Lemuria!" and published it in the magazine "Amazing Stories." Palmer continued to publish Shaver’s work for many years, often to the dismay of his magazine’s loyal readership, who expected to read the latest pulp science fiction stories, not an allegedly nonfiction piece that seemed to be the ravings of a semi-literate lunatic.
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