World Famous Comics: An Unlikely Prophet: Revelations on the Path Without Form |
| An Unlikely Prophet: Revelations on the Path Without Form |
|By: Alvin Schwartz|
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Number of Pages: 242
Publication Date: June 01, 1997
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In 1947, Alvin Schwartz wrote what the New York Times called perhaps the first existential novel in America. And as a friend to Saul Bellow, Jackson Pollock and some of the best minds in psychology and physics, he was part of a rich intellectual world. Now, toward the close of his life, the sum of his experiences has led Schwartz to a new place, and onto a new path. In his compelling and powerful spiritual memoir, Schwartz leads us from a heartfelt skepticism of things unseen to a bright new awareness of possibility. An Unlikely Prophet is a remarkable personal testament on the relationship between what we experience and what we believe.
For fans of Carlos Castaneda, Richard Bach, and Dan Millman.
If you like comic books, especially Superman, and have an interest in Eastern spirituality, An Unlikely Prophet is the perfect book for you. Alvin Schwartz wrote the Superman newspaper strips in the golden age of comics (the 1940s and '50s). He believes that writing the strips had tremendous long-term personal spiritual ramifications. In 1994, decades after he quit writing Superman because of a dispute with his editor, Schwartz was contacted by a seven-foot-tall Tibetan man who claimed to be a being "created by the imagination of another man." What follows is Schwartz's spiritual memoir, An Unlikely Prophet. Stunning at every turn, Schwartz shares stories ranging from a time-traveling Hawaiian kahuna (who met Superman on a beach) to the magic behind Jackson Pollock's drip paintings to the Superman villain, Mr. Mxyztplk, as a Tibetan demon.