Cyrus Teed (Koresh)

From Kook Science

Cyrus Teed (Koresh)
Cyrus Reed Teed (Koresh) - portrait.jpg
As pictured in "The Cellular Cosmogony" (1905)
Born 18 October 1839(1839-10-18)
Tompkins, New York
Died 22 December 1908 (69) [1][2]
Estero, Florida
Burial Koreshan Cemetery #1, Estero, Florida — Koresh's "tomb was washed away in the hurricane of 1910 and no longer exists"[2]
Occupation(s) Physician, religious teacher
Known for Koreshan Universology, Concave Hollow Earth theory

Cyrus Reed Teed (October 18, 1839 - December 22, 1908) was an American physician and religious leader, commonly known by his adopted name Koresh (for which his teachings, Koreshanity, are named). Among other things, Koresh claimed to be the reincarnation of the prophet Elijah and taught that the Earth was a concave surface that spread out around the universe, encircling the cosmos within like a shell.

Selected Bibliography

Koresh also acted as an editor of The Flaming Sword, a newsletter for devotes of Koreshanity (Koreshan Universology).


  1. "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939," database, FamilySearch ( : 24 December 2014), Teed, 22 Dec 1908; citing Lee, Florida, reference cn229; FHL microfilm 2,116,943.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Cyrus Read Teed, 1908; Burial, , Lee, Florida, United States of America, Koreshan Cemetery #1; citing record ID 48112733, Find a Grave,