THE LESSER BOOK
OF THE
VISHANTI


A Companion to
the Dr. Strange Comic Books


compiled by catherine yronwode
with nagasiva yronwode

CONTENTS | PROLEPSIS | INTROIT | VOLUME ONE | INTERMEZZO | VOLUME TWO | APPENDICES


CONTENTS

PROLEPSIS

The History and Format of This Manuscript

Credits

INTROIT
Prologue

Dedication

Contents

Abbreviations Used in This Book

VOLUME ONE: THE ART

The Ritual Artifacts and Power Objects of the Art

      Amulets
      Orb of Agamotto
      Other Orbs and Orb-like Artifacts
      Books
      Wands, Scepters, and Rods
      Enchanted Jewels
      Candles
      Dolls, Models, and Effigies
      Miscellaneous Weapons
      Magical Miscellany

Enchantments, Spells, and Incantations of the Vishanti

      A Frequency Graph of Rhymed and Unrhymed Spells

      Spells from:

      Strange Tales (vol.1) 110-111, 114-168 (1963-1968)
      Spider-Man Annual 2 (1965)
      Dr. Strange (vol.1) 169-183 (1968-1969)
      Avengers 61 (1969) (x-over between D.S. 178/179)
      Sub-Mariner 22 (1970) (x-over after D.S. 183)
      Incredible Hulk 126 (1970) (x-over after SUB. 22)
      Marvel Premiere 3-14 (1972-1974)
      Dr. Strange (vol.2 ) 1-81 (1974-1987)
      Tomb of Dracula 44 (1976) (x-over between D.S. 13/14
      Unpublished Spells
      Giant-Size Dr. Strange 1 (1975) (reprint; not re-indexed)
      Dr. Strange Annual 1 (1976)
      Nightmare: Marvel Novel Series 7 [XXX date?] (prose)
      Dr. Strange/Silver Dagger (1983) (reprint; not re-indexed)
      Dr. Strange Classics (1984) (reprint; not re-indexed)
      Marvel Graphic Novel 23 : Dr. Strange: Into Shambhala (1986)
      Strange Tales (vol.2 )1-19 (1987-1988)
      Dr. Strange Sorcerer Supreme 1-90 (1988-1996)
      Dr. Strange/Dr. Doom Triumph and Torment (1989) (GN)
      Ghost Rider vol.2 (1991) 12 (X-over between Dr.S.S.S. 27/28)
      Dr. Strange/Ghost Rider (1991) (reprint; not re-indexed)
      Dr. Strange Sorcerer Supreme Annual (1992-1994) 2-4
      Dr. Strange Sorcerer Supreme Special (1992)
      Marvel Select: Strange Tales (GN)
      Spider-Man/Dr. Strange The Way to Dusty Death (1992)
      Dr. Strange vs. Dracula (1994) 1 (reprint; not re-indexed)
      Dr. Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? (1997) (GN)
      Marvel Knights (2000-20001) 7-9
      Amalgam: Doctor Strangefate (1996)
      Untold Tales of Spider-Man Strange Encounter (1998)
      Dr. Strange vol.3 (1999)
      Essential Dr. Strange (2002) (reprint; not re-indexed)
      Dr. Strange: A Separate Reality (2002) (reprint; not re-indexed)

INTERMEZZO: THE RELIGION

Toward a Vishantist Cosmology

Spirits, Deities, Powers, Forces, and Sacred Spaces of the Art

VOLUME TWO: THE SCIENCE

Dimensional Theory: An Omniversal "Heresy"

A Prologue and a Possible Explanation,
            Published in Discrete Little Items for APA-I, 1983

The Wondrous Worlds of Dr. Strange,
            An unpublished article for Omniverse, 1978

A Proposed Revision of the Theory of Fractional Dimensions

      Vibrational Barrier Lands

      Objective Dimensions

      Subjective Dimensions

      Nether-Zones, Nether Dimensions, Nether Worlds, and Two Kinds of Limbo

      An Outline of Dimensional Types

      Footnotes

Interdimensional Travel: Walking Between the Worlds

A Catalogue of the Dimensions,
            including instructions on travel to these realms,
            with a short depiction of their landscapes,
            inhabitants, and modes of conduct found therein

The Alteration of Time by Means of the Art,
            including Time-Travel

APPENDICES

      Introductory Notes published in "Return from Reality"

      A Dr. Strange Chronology by Lou Mougin

      The Once and Future Dr. Strange by cat yronwode (from Instant Gratification #1)

      The Evolution of an Enchantress by cat yronwode (from Heroine Showcase #15)

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