Marvel movies never disappoint us. From Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame, every movie was a blockbuster hit. As the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) grows, so does the desire to collect the best Marvel figures. 2023 is going to be an exciting year for Marvel fans as they can look forward to adding new Marvel figures to their collection. In this blog post, we’ll explore the best Marvel figures that you can buy in 2023 and why they’re worth every penny.
Black Widow’s standalone movie will finally release in 2023. In celebration of the movie’s release, Hot Toys will release a new Black Widow figure. The figure is exquisitely detailed and comes with several accessories such as interchangeable arms and hands, a bracelet, a pair of pistols, and a stand. The figure is perfect for fans who want to commemorate this iconic character before she sacrifices herself in Avengers: Endgame.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The third Spider-Man movie in the MCU, Spider-Man: No Way Home, is expected to release in 2023. Sideshow Collectibles is going to release a new Spider-Man figure in the classic red and blue suit. The figure has a highly detailed outfit and a dynamic pose. The dynamic pose allows for multiple posing options making it perfect for displays. The figure also includes interchangeable hands and custom bases.
The Eternals, a new Marvel superhero team, will make their debut in the MCU in 2023. The team includes prominent actors such as Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington. S.H Figuarts will release new figures for all the characters in the film. The figures are 6 inches tall and are highly articulated. The figures come with an array of accessories making it perfect for fans to create exciting action scenes from the movie.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first Marvel movie to feature an Asian superhero. Marvel Legends is going to release a wave of figures in honor of the movie’s release. The wave includes Shang-Chi, Razor Fist, Xialing, Death Dealer, Wenwu, and Hui-ying. All the figures are highly detailed and come with plenty of accessories.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to release on March 25, 2023. In anticipation of the movie’s release, Hasbro is going to release Marvel Legends figures of Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Baron Mordo, and America Chavez. The figures have multiple points of articulation making them perfect for cosplay or displays.
2023 is looking like a fantastic year for Marvel fans. With new movies and TV shows set to release, there is plenty coming for fans to get excited about. The Marvel figures that are set to release are a fantastic way for fans to commemorate their favorite characters. Whether you’re a fan of Spider-Man or a fan of Black Widow, there is something for everyone. The 5 figures that we have discussed are just the tip of the iceberg, so stay tuned for more announcements as we get closer to 2023.
Looking At Spiritualism Through Time
The occult is widely known as an ancient and secret philosophy or belief in Western civilisation. This practice was birthed from a touch of Hellenistic magic and a touch of Jewish mysticism-using the Kabbala which is a mystical interpretation of the Torah. These have been familiar with European scholars since the Middle Ages and were also linked with the Hermetic texts during the Renaissance. Together, these two traditions formed Hermetism, which incorporated both theory and practical magic (this was seen as good magic). In the 17th century, alchemy was introduced as part of this practice. A secret brotherhood formed, specialising in alchemy and teaching the practice to its followers.
Fast forwarding into the 18th century, a Freemasons group began taking up Hermetism, as Freemasonry had no such practices within itself. This became increasingly popular within the 19th century when society began questioning orthodox religious beliefs, and as a result, bringing the occult into light. Within the 19th century, however, Hermetism changed into something we now know as Spiritualism, hence spiritual mediums.
The term ‘Spiritualism’ was coined in the 1850s and was inspired by two sisters in New York who claimed to hear rapping noises from within their walls, alluding to the fact that spirits were in their house.
Persecution Through Time
There has been a lot of negativity throughout time regarding Spiritualism, dating way back to c. 300.
During this time, magic was linked to paganism, the label Christian missionaries used to shed a negative light on the religious beliefs of Celtic, Germanic, and Scandinavian customs. Church leaders also appropriated and Christianised native practices and beliefs of their native tribes.
In Salem, Massachusetts during the 17th century many people were prosecuted for being thought of as Witches. The Christian community thought that witches would harm other people in an attempt to gain their loyalty.
In 1898, the Roman Catholic Church spoke against Spiritualism, expressing their thoughts of making Spiritualism a religion dangerous.
Famous People Who Dabbled In Spiritualism Throughout Time
Taking a journey through time to find out how society has reacted to Spiritualism has been nothing short of interesting. We can now see that many of our leaders have dabbled.
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