sacred organics

Final thoughts on Gangsta and Studio Manglobe:

Despite starting off very promising, Gangsta’s finale has rung throughout the anime community as the final death knell of Studio Manglobe. As the series progressed, it became apparent Manglobe was unable to continue producing the high-octane action the first four episodes gave us. The animation quality continued to dip and the story became more erratic before inconclusively signing off in the middle of an arc. At the time of this posting, Manglobe employees have stated that the studio has gone bankrupt and are now seeking work.

Over the course of 11 years, Manglobe mantra has always been about experimentation and western appeal. Their first and most popular work among western audiences, Samurai Champloo, personifies this quality best. Other shows like Ergo Proxy and Michiko to Hatchin continued this trend over the years despite financial failure after failure. Out of 16 series, only one broke 4,000 units sold. Many of these shows remain as some of my most memorable anime experiences. And I hope that they will be remembered long after Manglobe closes its doors.

(2004) Samurai Champloo

(2006) Ergo Proxy

(2008) Michiko to Hatchin

(2009) Seiken no Blacksmith

(2010) Saraiya Goyou

(2010) The World God Only Knows

(2011) The World God Only KnowsII

(2011) DEADMAN WONDERLAND

(2011) Mashiro-iro Symphony

(2012) Hayate no Gotoku! 

(2013) Zettai Karen Children 

(2013) Karneval

(2013) Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties

(2013) The World God Only Knows: Goddesses

(2013) Samurai Flamenco

(2015) GANGSTA.

(2015) Genocidal Organ - Coming this November

For my other Summer 2015 anime posts, click here.

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Heyy i finally organizationed my sacred space and cleaned it up so I figured id share some pics! Its the cleanest section in my whole tiny apartment lol! Its been great having this space because it automatically puts me in the right headspace and mood when i step onto the rug. Even looking at it eases my mind! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Everything about you is ‘alive’ with a vibrational frequency. Every thought, every emotion, every cell, every organ… everything that makes up ‘you’ is basically different vibrations clustered together. The chakras are the energy centers through which energy moves. When the chakras are open, everything is in balance and harmony.

~Dealing with Stress~

Whether it be stress from the upcoming elections (the source of mine), school, work, family or just a feeling of unease here are a few things I do to calm myself down.

1.Hot drinks I love relaxing with tea before bed (non-caffeinated) or if you don’t like tea try some warm milk, add spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) and stir clockwise to add positive intent and create a spell.

2. Re-Organize your sacred space/altar. Which is what I did today (picture below) . This can be helpful especially if you set your space up to drain away negative energy or do a ritual to relieve your stress. 

3. Love yourself! Look in the mirror, admire your eyes, face, body appreciate the vessel you are in and remember how unique you are as a spiritual being. You got this so don’t worry!

Dears make sure to take the time to do some self care, especially during stressful times. You are a powerful, spiritual being be brave enough to love yourself. <3 

Blessings you beautiful creatures,

~Caffeinated Pagan

“The Sephirothic Tree is sometimes depicted as a human body, thus more definitely establishing the true identity of the first, or Heavenly, Man – Adam Kadmon – the Idea of the Universe. 

The ten divine globes (Sephiroth) are then considered as analogous to the ten sacred members and organs of the Protogonos, according to the following arrangement. 

• Kether is the crown of the Prototypic Head and perhaps refers to the pineal gland; 

• Chochmah and Binah are the right and left hemispheres respectively of the Great brain; 

• Chesed and Geburah are the right and left arms respectively, signifying the active creative members of the Grand man; tiphereth is the heart, or, according to some, the entire viscera; 

• Netsach and Hod are the right and left legs respectively, or the supports of the world; 

• Yesod is the generative system, or the foundation of form; 

• Malchuth represents the two feet, or the base of being. 

(Occasionally Yesod is considered as the male and Malchuth as the female generative power.)

The Grand man thus conceived is the gigantic image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, with head of gold, arms and chest of silver, body of brass, legs of iron, and feet of clay. 

- Manly P. Hall: The Secret Teachings of All Ages

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We had a sacred food day, making a dinner of food solely from our land. This morning I woke up and killed a rooster (had to be done, there are too many and they over sex the hens) and then this afternoon harvested corn, tomatoes, turnip, rutabaga, banana pepper, garlic, green beans, and basil.

We live in a world where the sacred has been vanquished. I spent the day thinking about what the word even means. To me, the sacred is that which I find to be divine, and which I would die for.

My land is sacred. This place is holy and I am humble as it keeps me despite my bungling and my ignorance. These woods turn and hum with life so magnificently complex I couldn’t hope to ever grasp it all in totality. Instead, I say thank you.