"Alice's Adventures under Ground" Original Title

Alice's Adventures under Ground - Original Cover
[Notice: "under" starts with a small "u"]

Alice’s Adventures under Ground is the original title of Lewis Carroll’s first “Alice book,” whose title was to become Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Under Ground” is a better title. It is earthy, musty, dark, even dirty. In the underground, Alice encounters a cast of dysfunctional characters––an anxious White Rabbit, a disappearing Cheshire cat, a pipe-smoking caterpillar, and their friends––surviving in a dystopian world of contradictions, conundrums, and chaos. Hardly a “wonderland.” 

The word “wonderland” is defined in the dictionary as an imaginary place "of delicate beauty" or "magical charm," a place that excites "admiration or wonder," "a scenic place." Contrary to the flowery definition of the word "wonderland" in the dictionary, Alice’s dream is a nightmare, not a lullaby. Alice’s adventure is a trip into an asylum, not into a “place of delicate beauty.”

Lewis Carroll fills Alice's dream with a cast full of sick and wacky characters, each suffering from one or more mental disorders. The author drops Alice into his imaginary upside-down world, where time runs backward and insanity is accepted as normal.

"Lewis Carroll" is the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who, educated at Oxford, was a professor of mathematics and logic in mid-nineteenth century England. The famous author held a “fascination with mental derangement" and studied the "afflicted" with his uncle, who was secretary of the Lunacy Commission and was killed by an asylum patient.

Twenty-first-century psychologists diagnose Carroll's characters with a wide range of mental disorders. "We're all mad here" is the famous phrase of the disappearing Cheshire cat. The Mad Hatter suffers from a borderline personality disorder (BPD). Tweedledee and Tweedledum, from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and the Red Queen, from a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). The White Rabbit manifests a general anxiety disorder (GAD). The caterpillar’s obvious substance use disorder (SUD) devolves into delusions of grandeur (DOG). The Cheshire Cat tells Alice, "You are also mad." She is diagnosed as a schizophrenic for talking to a disappearing cat and a hookah-smoking caterpillar.

How did Lewis Carroll's macabre funny-farm evolve into a beloved cast of nursery rhyme characters? Walt Disney can be blamed or lauded for sugar-coating Carroll’s madhouse into his 1951 Disney film––Alice in Wonderland. The Technicolor film recasts Carroll’s dark, mentally ill characters into cute, adorable, and cuddly dolls and toys for children to take to bed to ward off the boogies.

Lewis Carroll’s first Alice book is more than a children’s story. Carroll explores mental illness, space, time, and logic. The conservative professor elevates mid-nineteenth century “children’s” literature into new realms. He satirizes English culture, twists the meaning of words, and sprinkles contradictions into a world of nonsense.

The themes of the story are identity and growth. Alice asks, "Who in the world am I?" Alice not only grows ten feet tall, she matures from her adventures and exits the rabbit hole more grown up than when she first tumbled into the rabbit hole. It was all a dream. Alice's dream. Lewis Carroll's dream.


Alice's Adventures under Ground [VIDEO]

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"Alice's Adventures under Ground" 
is Lewis Carroll's Original Title for Alice


Alice's Adventures under Ground [Dossier]

"Alice's Adventures under Ground" 
is Lewis Carroll's Original Title for Alice

"Alice's Adventures under Ground" is a secret dossier, recently discovered, written by a British ex-spy about collusion between Alice and White Rabbit to overturn the un-reality of the underworld. The title "Alice's Adventures under Ground" is historically documented to be the original title of Lewis Carroll's Alice opus. [see the reproduction of cover below]

Herein, the Alice story resurrects the original title, "under Ground" vs. "Wonderland." Alice goes deeper underground to confront the Deep State.

Original cover design for Alice's Adventures under Ground
[Notice: "under" is spelled with a small "u"]


Are you mad?

The pink and purple cat sees it all. Cheshire Cat observes it all from above. His eyes can remain at a site (sight) even after the rest of his body has moved on or morphed into his next manifestation.

Mad in DC

The story begins with the white-aproned, eighteen-year-old heroine captivated by a white rabbit hopping about in a white topcoat while swinging an oversized pocket watch. He is obviously in a hurry. He keeps announcing that he is "late." "Late for what? "A very important date."

He seems to be on a mission. Alice follows the curious creature, who hops into his hare hole. She stumbles into the hole after him and tumbles down into the underbelly of the underground Deep State, far beneath the monuments of Washington, D.C. 

Alice follows White Rabbit on a journey into a cavernous maze, filled with what looks like catacombs, miles beneath The Capitol and The White House. 

On her journey through the underground, Alice will be confronted by a confounding world of conundrums and contradictions. 

She will be heard to lament, "It would be so nice if something made sense for a change."

Are YOU a Russian Spy?

Made Sense for a Change

As she logs experience with the deep staters, who inhabit the under Ground, Alice learns what they are up to and what, in general, is the overall Deep State-of-affairs. 

How long is forever?

War on Reality

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Two of the first people Alice meets are Tweedledee and Tweedledum

One of Alice's early encounters in the underground is with an odd couple of brothers tied together somehow at the brain. They do everything together. They even finish each other's sentences. Something weird about these two deep staters! One has a satellite receiver installed on the back of his brain. The other dangles a little pink wire from one ear. It sends and receives bits of stuff through the satellite receiver mounted on the head of his sibling.

"Tweedle" is a code word in Deep State Speak. It is made up "Twee" and "dle." It is a type of last name. The first name of the two boys are "dee" and "dum."

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

The Tweedle Brothers inform Alice that they are in charge of intelligence. They claim to own all the intelligence in the world. They claim to be the leaders of an Intelligence Community. Alice informs the duo that in the real world people cherish their digital links to an Unintelligence Community.


Off With Her Head

Alice's adventures will shine a light on shadowy agents hiding in dark corners. Creatures in the underworld abhor light. They love the dark, the shadows, and the obscurity of lurking in caves with bats and rats. 

Mad Hatter and Alice

Alice rattles skeletons of not-just-a-few myths about reality. 

Hookah Smoking Caterpillar

And, she exposes the nonsensical blather that is passed off as intelligence in Federal under Ground––where nothing is as it seems; where what is, isn't; and, where fantasy trumps logic and proportion, which have fallen sloppy dead.