Cyrus Teed and The Cult of the Inverted World

Doctor Cyrus Teed believed he could use electricity to achieve alchemy. Electromagnetism was a new and exciting technological frontier in the latter half of the 1800s, and Teed, a physician and an amateur scientist, was obsessed with the age-old quest for the Philosopher’s Stone.  His experiments involved applying high-voltage currents to lumps of lead. In…