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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – Marvel Comic?s Next Superhero

A few days back while I was watching the celebrity gossip channel TMZ on my TV connected to Dish Network, the promos of the yet to be released Ghost Rider sequel was shown. The sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance follows the life of Johnny Blaze, which is reprised by Nicolas Cage.

The less-than-three-minute trailer was impressive and appealing. Most of the action sequences were worth watchable and awesome. Surprisingly the Marvel Comics and the producers have taken a lot of time for releasing the second installment of this popular franchise. The first installment was released in 2007 and it was a blockbuster hit. After the blockbuster hit and worldwide audience acceptance, the producers planned to release a sequel of the movie in 2009. But due to some reason, it was delayed as Nicolas Cage was not ready to continue the role as Johnny Blaze, the bike stunt daredevil again.

During a press conference, he said that the audience would get bored and will not feel the same excitement in watching the second part when compared to the first one. But he said if the script was interesting and the story was entertaining, he would be happy in reprising his role of Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider. Owing to the lack of interesting scripts or Nicolas Cage being busy with his other films, the film’s shoot was delayed and hence the movie will hit the theaters in February 2012. But it does not have Eva Mendes reprising her role as Roxanne, Johnny’s girlfriend.

The films Ghost Rider and Spirit of Vengeance are the comic book adaptations of the Marvel Comic character under the same name. The first edition of the book was initially published in 1972 and was active till 1980s. In late 1990s, the publisher of the Marvel Comics brought back the character and the character of Ghost Rider occasionally appears in other Marvel Comics of Spiderman, Iron Man and other notable characters.

The original story as per the comic book is a lot different from the movie but the characters and the plot are the same. In the movie Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze strikes a deal with the devil to cure his father’s cancer in exchange for his soul. The devil agrees and cures his father’s cancer, but Johnny‘s father dies while displaying a stunt. The devil approaches Johnny and tells him to keep the part of his deal and gave him his soul, which Johnny does not agree to. The devil gets furious and puts a curse on Johnny turning him to a Ghost Rider.

For many years Johnny tries to escape from the hands of the devil, but ultimately the devil catches him and Johnny starts working for the devil. At night, he would turn into the Ghost Rider and travel through the entire city, collecting all evil and devilish souls and helping innocent people side by side. Besides collecting corrupt souls, the devil assigns Johnny the task to retrieve a contract which has the corrupt souls of a thousand people. The contract was taken away from the devil by the previous Ghost Rider and hidden somewhere in the city.

In the final scene of the movie, when the devil offers to relieve Johnny from his burden and gives his soul back, Johnny declines and says that he would use the power given to him against the devil and save the lives of innocent people and avenge his father’s death. The devil gets angry and says that Johnny will pay for his imprudent mistake.

The second installment Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance starts from where it was left. The story shows Johnny living somewhere in a remote place in Eastern Europe. Everyday Johnny tries to fight his curse and struggles to repress it. One day an alcoholic warrior monk comes to meet Johnny and informs him that a religious sect had sent him to find Johnny. Johnny goes and meets the sect and the sect informs him that the devil wants to take over the soul of his mortal son and make him as an apprentice of the devil. In order to stop the devil, the sect needs the help of Johnny. The rest of the story is about how Johnny with the help of the alcoholic monk fights the devil and his evil assistant, a criminal who later on turns into a demonic creature later on in the movie.

Watching the promo was thrilling and the film appears to be impressive. The graphics and the stunt sequences are eye-catching and cool. The film will be releasing worldwide on February 12, 2012.

Mark is a freelance writer and enjoys watching all kinds of comedy, action, emotional movies and documentaries on his TV connected to Dish Network.

Psychics Explain Ghosts, Mediumship, and Spirit Guides

How can I communicate with loved ones who have crossed over, you ask?

The loss of a loved one is always difficult. It’s only natural to want to contact them and continue communication.

We believe loved ones who cross over do check in with those they left behind from time to time, and they are often there for you when you need them, even if you can’t sense their presence.

The trouble is, however, that most of us are not conditioned at an early age to be open to communication from those who have crossed over, and to identify it. Even though many may be beamed messages from the other side frequently, most people don’t acknowledge the signs.

In our experience, only those who are open-minded and, or spiritually sensitive can perceive this type of communication. Regular meditation can help those who are less sensitive, who are open to the possibility, to receive some insight.

If you want to receive communication from your loved ones who have crossed over, start by meditating daily. Getting into the practice of being centered and in touch with your higher-self will allow you to eventually be more aware of the spirit world. If you are disciplined enough to meditate regularly, you’ll also find you’ll be reaping the many benefits of this practice, such as being more relaxed and intuitive.

We believe that many of the rewards found through spiritual disciplines such as meditation demand at least some sacrifice, such as reducing your TV time. But the sacrifice seems like nothing once you begin to gain the benefits of your discipline.

Spend some quiet time alone with no distractions. Visualize yourself surrounded with a bright, white Light, or pretend the sun is shining brightly down upon you. Breath deeply, focus your attention on your heart or third eye area, and if you have trouble emptying your mind of thoughts, try imagining transferring all those preoccupations into an imaginary basket sitting next to you. Just say, “OK, I’ll get back to all of this after I meditate.” Then count from 1-100 until you begin to feel more relaxed. Perceive the numbers in your mind, or better yet, imagine them appearing on your chest plate or third eye area as you maintain your focus on that spot.

The more intently you focus, the easier you will get into a meditative state. You’ll get better with practice and eventually be able to gain insight about your questions.

You also may be able to communicate in your dreams with loved ones who have crossed over. Before bed, relax and think about the good times you and your loved one shared. Be grateful. Talk with him or her and share your questions or anything else that’s on your mind. Then ask for help in becoming aware of their presence in your dreams and recalling those dreams. Also ask for help from God or whomever you pray to and in time you may be able to be more perceptive of spirit communication. It’s also a good idea to immerse yourself in protective white Light, a cocoon of soothing, healing energy, before falling asleep to help you sleep better.

Is there a ghost in my home, you ask?

It’s much easier for us to offer a professional opinion on such matters by being physically in the location, but based on what someone tells us, sometimes it can be pretty obvious that a lost soul is hanging out in their home or workplace.

Sometimes it’s the result of someone dying in the home or area years ago and never going to “the Light.” Other times the resident unknowingly allows a lost soul into their home.

Fortunately, this problem is relatively easy to fix. One option is to send the spirit to the Light. Check out the book The Unquiet Dead by Edith Fiore. Aside from being an easy read that describes how and why lost souls can interfere with your life, there’s also an effective script in the back of the book you can read aloud which will help send lost souls on their way.

What is my spirit guide’s name and how can I communicate with them, you ask?

By design, you lack a continuous, direct line to your spirit guides, one that would always allow you to get the right answer instantaneously. Why, you ask? Because it would be too easy to skip the challenges in life, which amount to your earthly lessons.

But we believe many of you, especially if you have an active interest in metaphysics, are predetermined to be able to receive at least some other-dimensional guidance (such as through meditation), thereby gaining enough insight to help make wiser choices in life and shortening the learning curve a little bit.

Rather than attempting to link to a spirit guide, who might not be entirely helpful or even of the Light, go within to tap into your Higher-self, or God. We believe you can receive all the help you need (within reason) if you discipline yourself to tune into this stream of truth, the language of spirit. Don’t expect reams of information, like you’re listening to a speech, but do expect subtle hints, phrases, images, scents, symbols, and emotional impressions. If you pay attention and get into a meditative state of mind, with regular practice you’ll perceive what you need, when you need it.

Copyright © 2009 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Scott Petullo and Stephen Petullo are identical twins and have been exploring metaphysics since the early 1980s. They are experts in the fields of prediction, personal fate, love life, and past life regression, and are natural psychics and mediums. Get their free report: 13 Spiritual and New Age Myths and 11 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Psychic.

Spirit, Spook Or Ghost – Which is It?

There have always been ghosts among us. People have claimed to have seen ghosts since the earliest times. Ghost stories were told around campfires long before these stories were written down, which began happening around the first century CE.

Of course to understand these stories we all need to be using the same vocabulary. Most people use the word “ghost” when they’re referring to any unknown phantom object when they really mean the spirit of a dead human being.

Many of these phantom objects are not and never were human. People have reported seeing spectral animals and even phantom trains throughout the years. These obviously aren’t human and when speaking about trains, carriages or cars they certainly never had a soul that could return from the dead.

Researchers of the paranormal have used the term “apparition” in order to describe the visual appearance of a disembodied entity. Humans, trains, cars, animals of all kinds and anything else you can think of are covered by this term.

But remember that even an angel appearing by the side of your bed would be referred to as an apparition, even though you probably would never call it a ghost. So, all ghosts are apparitions, but not all apparitions are ghosts.

Now just to make things more confusing there are a wealth of synonyms for apparition or ghost that you may hear tossed around by the experts and others. The following is a short sampling of these names; essence, presence, spirit, phantom, spectre or spector, manifestation, shade, spook, phantasm, soul, wraith, nightshade, shadow and vision. And these are just a few, I’m sure if you tried you could find many other terms.

The paranormal researcher types also like to use the term “agent” for the entity being seen and the term “percipient” for the person doing the seeing. So you, as the percipient, would report seeing an agent to the investigator. Agent is a term most commonly used for an apparition that is trying to be seen, usually one with a message to deliver.

So remember when studying the paranormal that there are many different ways to say, “Holy cow! I think I just saw a ghost.”

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