Things Are Getting Mystical AF In These New DOCTOR STRANGE Images

In which Stephen Strange learns some new tricks.

Over the weekend, Entertainment Weekly revealed two new images from November's Doctor Strange. They are colorful, dynamic, and - for a Strange noob like myself - very intriguing, because I have no idea what I'm looking at. 

This might actually be a good opportunity for you guys to help teach me a bit about Doctor Strange, a character I know next to nothing about. Here's my question: if you're a Strange supernerd, can you look at the photo above and identify what spell he's using?

I'm thinking of Harry Potter, where a photo of Harry summoning a stag would be immediately identifiable as a Patronus charm. Can you similarly identify what Stephen Strange is doing in the photo above? I'm guessing not, but I am curious. 

And here's a photo of Strange learning another spell (?), under the tutelage of The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). I have no idea what's going on here, either.

But y'know what? Knowing next to nothing about the Doctor Strange world is really exciting to me. I was similarly unfamiliar with Guardians Of The Galaxy when it arrived, and that film remains my all-time favorite Marvel movie.

I love everything I've seen from Doctor Strange so far, and can't wait to see it when it opens on November 4th.