Dr. Steven Strange is the name of a fictional comic book and movie character. He is a physician who quit medicine to pursue magic and the mystical arts. There are two main story arcs that surround this character. In one arc, he is a psychiatrist who is recruited to fight dark forces by an ancient spiritual teacher who passes his power on to Strange via a paradosis. This version of the story was presented to the world via a movie starring Peter Hooten in 1978. The second version is was recently presented to the world in a movie starring Bernard Cumberbatch.
The movie is wildly popular and made over $325 million dollars worldwide on its first weekend. Surprisingly, people all over the world identify with this superhero who is at heart, a man looking for answers about life just like the rest of us. In this story arc, Dr. Strange is a neurosurgeon at the top of his field who suffers an accident and is forced to seek a cure for his injuries. During his search, he finds a ancient magician who teaches him to cure himself with magic. Dr. Strange ultimately steps away from medicine in order to pursue a career in the mystical arts. Dr. Strange is for practical purposes a normal albeit talented guy who pursues the extraordinary in a way that seems impossible.
The movie and the character bring up some thought provoking questions. Would a doctor at the top of his career give up his practice to pursue the mystical arts? Do magicians and sorcerers really exist?..not the Las Vegas pulling a rabbit out of a hat kind…but the real thing?.. Can an ordinary person develop extraordinary magical powers just by studying the mystical arts.
One of the most famous physicians of antiquity was Nostradamus. Nostradamus was born Michel de Nostradame in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France in 1503. He studied medicine and became a physician, treating plague victims throughout France and Italy. It’s believed he had a psychic awakening. He began to practice the occult and make predictions of the future, which he published in The Prophecies. He left the practice of medicine and studied the mystical arts full time.
Paracelsus ( born late 1493 – September 24, 1541), was the real name of Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, was a Swiss German philosopher, physician, botanist, astrologer, and general occultist. He is credited as the founder of toxicology.
Paracelsus left the practice of medicine in order to study alchemy and the occult full time. He is credited with curing many cases of the plague and other diseases. He is also credited with being an early pioneer in the study of homeopathy.
In modern times however, it is rare to find a physician who is willing to give up a lucrative medical career in order to study the mystical arts. Strangely enough, one doctor did exactly this.
Dr. Mitchell Gibson graduated at the top of his premedical science class in college. He received a full scholarship to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and received his medical degree in 1985. He completed his psychiatry residency at The Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1989 and served as Chief Resident in his final year. He was elected Chief of Staff at the East Valley Camelback Hospital in 1990 in Mesa Arizona. He served as a medical consultant and advisor to television networks, newspapers, magazines, fortune five hundred companies, celebrities, and athletes for more than 16 years. He was named one of the Top Doctors in America twice by WoodWard and White. He was also listed as a Top Doctor in Psychiatry by The Consumer Research Council of America on two occasions. Suddenly at the height of his career in 2005, he left the practice of medicine, closed his practice, and began to study the mystical arts full time.
Dr. Gibson explains his departure from medicine as an attempt to explore the numerous miraculous and supernatural events that began to happen in his life.
When the movie Dr. Strange hit the theaters, Dr. Gibson was contacted by a number of his friends and colleagues and asked, is this movie about you? There are a large number of coincidences that the two of these physicians share.
One. Dr. Strange gave up the practice of medicine to study the mystical arts at the height of his medical career. He traveled to the Orient in search of guidance and power. Dr. Gibson gave up his medical career and traveled to India to study with a spiritual Master, Sri. Matajhi Indira Devi.
Two. Dr. Strange and Dr. Gibson were both psychiatrists. Dr. Gibson initially pursued a career in neurosurgery while in medical school only to switch to psychiatry.
Three. Dr. Strange invokes ancient Gods and spiritual forces in his work. Dr. Gibson works extensively with the ancient God Djanthi-Thoth and a number of other spiritual powers in his studies.
Four: Dr. Strange uses astral projection in order to explore the world. Dr. Gibson developed the ability to travel outside his body when he was a young boy. He used it to play tricks on his brothers and scare them at night.
Four. During his studies, Dr. Strange developed a number of spiritual powers including, telepathy, levitation, clairvoyance, and healing, to name but a few. Dr. Gibson has demonstrated the development of clairvoyance, telepathy, healing, and extensive knowledge of the occult and mysticism.
Dr. Strange is a fictional character. Dr. Gibson is a real person who has pursued a path that few men follow. They are now linked by an uncanny series of parallels that defy rational explanation. Dr. Gibson was not consulted during the production or creation or the movie, but the movie uncannily parallels the story of his life.
Dr. Gibson believes that magic is real and the the forces that shape and define our reality are not as they seem. He believes that through diligent study and focus, anyone can develop even a modicum of spiritual power. He guides people all over the world in the development of their own spiritual abilities and power on Facebook, Youtube, and through his website http://www.tybro.com. He has written over 35 books on the mystical arts and has created a software program called “Signs” that allows him to identify anyone’s spiritual potential by using only their birth information.
Is Dr. Gibson the real Dr. Strange? That is for each of us to decide but one thing is clear, if Dr. Strange really existed, he would function a lot like a person who we call Dr. Mitchell Gibson.