Mysterious Travelers

Mysterious Travelers

Author: Zack Kruse

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496830579

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Steve Ditko (1927–2018) is one of the most important contributors to American comic books. As the cocreator of Spider-Man and sole creator of Doctor Strange, Ditko made an indelible mark on American popular culture. Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity resets the conversation about his heady and powerful work. Always inward facing, Ditko’s narratives employed superhero and supernatural fantasy in the service of self-examination, and with characters like the Question, Mr. A, and Static, Ditko turned ordinary superhero comics into philosophic treatises. Many of Ditko’s philosophy-driven comics show a clear debt to ideas found in Ayn Rand’s Objectivism. Unfortunately, readers often reduce Ditko’s work to a mouthpiece for Rand’s vision. Mysterious Travelers unsettles this notion. In this book, Zack Kruse argues that Ditko’s philosophy draws on a complicated network of ideas that is best understood as mystic liberalism. Although Ditko is not the originator of mystic liberalism, his comics provide a unique window into how such an ideology operates in popular media. Examining selections of Ditko’s output from 1953 to 1986, Kruse demonstrates how Ditko’s comics provide insight into a unique strand of American thought that has had a lasting impact.

Mysterious Traveler

Mysterious Traveler

Author: Steve Ditko

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606994986

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 242

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Over 210 full-color pages of Ditko in his early prime that have never been properly reprinted until now - thrilling stories of suspense, mystery, haunted houses, and unsuspecting victims.

Mystical Traveler

Mystical Traveler

Author: Sylvia Browne

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458724304

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 340

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From MYSTICAL TRAVELER One of the boons to taking the [mystical traveler] oath is that advanced souls can overcome everyday problems more rapidly than others do. Let's use illness as an example. While it might take years to heal from an illness or disease, mystical travelers have the ability to shorten the process. Of course advanced souls still have their life charts, and illness may factor in to them, but many times they can tweak their charts to better slide through the adversities of life. They know that their learning process is higher, so they're able to function above these obstacles. Mystical travelers don't automatically receive the cures for life's maladies, but they are imbued with great endurance. (Look at Montel Williams: Yes, he suffers from MS, but it never keeps him from traveling and doing good works.) Indeed, many mystical travelers have very painful illnesses, but the one thing I've seen is that they handle them better and tend to get over them faster than other people do. These entities' suffering seems to be more of a mental one from continually trying to make the world better and relieve its injustices ... or at least alleviate the pain of family and friends. But they will find themselves having better health than most.... They'll also feel that they're living in a youthful timelessness, no matter what their chronological age may be. - Sylvia

Beat the High Cost of Travel

Beat the High Cost of Travel

Author: Tom Brosnaham

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0134021320

Category: Travel

Page: 435

View: 634

Offers inside information on budget travel, including names, addresses, phone numbers, and detailed professional strategies that allow travelers to rent cars, find lodgings, and dine for much less than the average expense