spiritual guardian

Some Sweet and Spiritual Asks

For anyone, since we all have a soulful and spiritual center~

Grow: If you were incarnated into a plant, what would you be?

Natural: What element do you feel you best represent? 

Opposites: Do you feel creative or destructive with your energy? Chaotic or orderly? 

Origin: What type of spirit or being do you identify as? 

Afterthought: What is your favorite past life memory?

Design: If you could design a dimension just for yourself, what would it be like and who would you let in? 

Heart: As far as spiritual lovers go, in this life or the past, who are you close to? 

Change: If you could magically alter one part of your body, like a limb or part of your appearance, would you? And what would you change if you said yes? 

Song: Is there a certain musical sound to your spirit? 

Friends: What animal, if any, accompanies your spirit? 

Illuminate: What lesson has helped you evolve the most on your journey? 

Triumph: What was the greatest thing you overcame, in this life or in your past? 

Travel: Which place on earth do you feel best represents the energy of your spirit? 

Title: What do you wish your physical name was, as it best represents your spiritual or personal identity? 

Essence: What smell or essential oil resonates best with you? 

Glide: How do you feel your spirit moves, independent of your body? 

Home: Where, or with whom, do you feel the most at home? 

Universe: What are your thoughts about your connection to the Source?

Guide: If you were a spiritual guide or guardian, who or which type of person would you want to mentor? 

Taste: What herb or spice best represents you? 

Caress: What texture, feeling, or touch best resonates with your spirit?

Spiritual/Yokai anime you may never have known about

I totally did not keep up with my plans to do a series of movie/anime recommendations. So sorry. Medical issues distracted me. But I have a lull day today, so here is a list of little known anime dealing with the spiritual or ‘demonic’ that you may not have heard about.

Rules of selection:

- An animation style that is compatible with the sometimes disturbing or spooky narrative.

- I’m sticking with the creep factor for the most part, so there wont be much comic relief. And if the show isn’t out-and-out ‘creepy’, it will at least be contemplative and serious about it’s own story.

- ‘Spiritual’ is a deliberate and broad genre title, because even though I aimed for stories that dealt with yokai and traditional Shinto lore, there isn’t much of a selection. So I did my best with some good ol’ mysteries that have the air of the supernatural. 

Alright, here we go.

Red Data Girl

Red Data Girl is a beautifully animated show that follows the troubles of Izumiko Suzuhara, a girl fated to be the final, heavily protected vessel of the entity known as the Himegami. The show mostly follows the burgeoning friendship (and maybe romance) between Izumiko and her reluctant bodyguard Miyuki, along with the shadowed idea of a hierarchy of exorcists that go to this one upscale school and vie for political power. The supernatural themes showcased in this anime are relatively unique, to the point of being a little hard to follow if you look away for a moment, so don’t do that. But all of the characters are relatable, and the annoying ones get a back bone pretty quick.

Red Data Girl is an adaptation of a novel series by Noriko Ogiwara. It has been adapted into a manga as well. If you like this, I would urge you to seek out the English translation of Noriko’s other novel Dragon Sword and Wind Child (and it’s sequel). It is exquisite. Red Data Girl is comparably low-key, as Red Data Girl focuses on what happens to a 21st century school girl, and DSandWC is a high fantasy based on Japanese mythology.

Total of 12 episodes

Based on a light novel (series)

Overall rating: A

English Dub: excellent

Manga adaptation: yes

Psychic Detective Yakumo

It seems to me that despite being an excellent supernatural show with enjoyable characters and fascinating plot-twists, Psychic Detective Yakumo was somehow eclipsed in the west where shows like Ghost Hunt and Ergo Proxy and what not managed to get more publicity (those are good shows too, if you are interested). 

Reserved college student Yakumo Saitou was born with a red left eye that allows him to see ghosts and spirits. He uses it with the belief that if he can communicate with them and resolve any issue they may have, then the ghost or spirit can move on to the afterlife. A fellow college student named Haruka Ozawa appears one day, asking him for help to save her friend, who she believes is being possessed by a spirit. He reluctantly accepts and afterwards gets involved in other supernatural related mysteries with her helping him.

A

Based on a novel (series)

13 episodes

No Dub

Manga adaptation: yes

Mōryō no Hako

If you start this show and are put off by the bizarre story telling that surrounds the two high school girls at the center of this murder mystery, try not to be. After the first two episodes, once the story really picks up steam, it isn’t quite such an uncomfortable or bizarre watch. 

The story brings together a war traumatized cop, a strange novelist, an eccentric detective and a brilliant bookstore owner/Onmyōji (esoteric priest) who are involved to various degrees with a prolific and incomprehensible dismemberment case. 

Based on a novel (series)

A- 

14 episodes

No Dub

Manga adaptation: yes

The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms is a great coming of age adventure story that takes place in a world of Asian myth and heroic empires. The lead female protagonist Yoko has probably the best character arc I’ve ever seen in an anime. This show also has some of the greatest quotes for anybody ever that’s looking for some inspiration. 

Give it a watch if you like swords and sorcery, because this is a beautified Japanese version of that classic trope. It’s more fantasy than it is supernatural since all the mythical creatures exist physically, but I’ll break some of my original parameters with this list just so I can spread the word about this under-loved anime.

A-

Based on a light novel (series)

45 episodes

Good dub, but original is better

Manga adaptation: no

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Moribito, like The Twelve Kingdoms, is a fantasy adventure, but unlike the aforementioned tale, the supernatural goings-on in this story are strictly limited to their own world and rules.

Balsa, spear wielder and bodyguard, is a wandering warrior who has vowed to atone for eight deaths in her past by saving an equivalent number of lives. On her journey, she saves Prince Chagum, and is tasked with becoming his bodyguard. His own father, the emperor, has ordered his assassination. The two begin a perilous journey to ensure the survival of the prince. Balsa’s complicated past begins to come to light and they uncover Chagum’s mysterious connection to a legendary water spirit with the power to destroy the kingdom. 

Great characters and a fascinating mythos. Also, it is one of those rare anime that showcase middle aged persons as the main characters.

A+

Based on novel (duology)

26 episodes 

Great dub

Manga adaptation: yes

Mokke

Mokke is a beautiful slice of life series in a similar vein as Natsume Yuujinchou and Mushishi. It follows the sisters Shizuru and Mizuki, the older of which possesses supernatural sight and the younger of which is easily possessed by all manner of strange and mysterious yokai. 

The sisters are very cute and enduring and their encounters are often very touching and deep. It is a manga original, and I would recommend the manga over the anime because I think it does a better job of showing the growth and seriousness of it’s characters.

A+ (for the manga)

No dub

24 episodes and 2 OVAs

Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon

I’m willing to bet most of you have never even heard of this one. It’s from the late 1990′s and centers on a sweet and usually quiet young man who solves murders with his trusty Bunraku puppet, Ukon. It’s actually very enthralling and unique. Though it is more horror than supernatural, the ambiguous nature of Ukon provides this anime with a safe position on the list.

Really it is very good. I’d recommend it to anyone who thought they’d exhausted all of the good mystery anime out there.

A

26 episodes

Manga original with a light novel adaptation. As per usual I prefer the manga.

No dub

Witch Hunter Robin

Witch Hunter Robin is a little remembered gem from the early 2000′s. It follows a young witch named Robin who is tasked with hunting down her fellow witches, being led to believe that many of them have gone mad due to their power. The relationships between characters are subtle, but meaningful. Most, if not all characters are likeable. It has a steampunk/gothic flavor to it, and the cases Robin and the gang solve are unique unto themselves and generally sorrowful. It is sort of episodic, but the individual cases eventually help to weave a clear picture of the linear plot line.

Unlike the aforementioned shows, Witch Hunter Robin is an anime exclusive series with no novelised origin or manga adaptation. It’s a great one for all of us that love a little paganism in our animation. It’s one of those Japanese originals that did it’s non-Japanese myth material justice.

A+

There is a total of 26 episodes.

English dub: Excellent

Dantalian no Shoka

Dantalian no Shoka is an episodic anime. There really isn’t an over arching plot, aside from the rules of the story which are as follows: At some point in the past (as in thousands of years ago) a few young girls were somehow turned into mystical vessels that, when ‘unlocked’ by their keykeeper, can be used to retrieve phantom tomes (huge ass alchemical texts) in order to counteract the supernatural crimes that seem to abound in this post-WWI English setting. So aside from the weird sprinkle of near loli-ness that is the ‘opening of the vessel’ (young girl) and retrieval of the books, this story is pretty enjoyable. Huey is Dalian’s Keykeeper. Dalian is the ‘Dark Reading Princess’/gateway to the mystic library of Dantalian. They have a pleasant relationship, the poetry that is read in nearly every episode is great, the animation is good and the crimes that we see them solve are very fairy tale-esque. That is important, guys. You might be put off by the non-sense that is half the show, unless you accept before hand that you are watching a straight up fairy tale. But for me, I love that shit. And the characters are all really sweet. The crimes we see can be a bit disturbing at times, but the soft animation sort of takes away the true brutality of it.

This too, is based on a light novel series, and there is a manga as well. So if you want more once you finish the anime, you might step on over to a scanlated version of the manga and check out what other troubles our lovely leads find themselves in.

Romance is questionable in this one, but there is genuine love of some sort and since you can find any anime that gives you lolicons, I’m glad this one leaves that alone in favor of the show’s more unique aspects.

One 12 episode season + one OVA

A+

No Dub

Bonus: This one has my favourite opening song in any anime ever :)

Wolf’s Rain

It’s hard to say how Wolf’s Rain really fits into this list. There aren’t any yokai, unless you consider the wolves themselves to be that, and the setting is about as un-Japanese as one can take it. But Wolf’s Rain is a fantastic anime, rich in myth-like lore and vibrating with desolation and the strong bonds that can be forged in the hopelessness that accompanies it. 

Every character in Wolf’s Rain is likable and interesting and the story has a satisfactory conclusion despite the sadness in getting there. Watch it for the beauty, the intelligence and for the music. And skip episodes 15-18 as they are completely useless recaps. 

A+

30 episodes, the last 4 of which are considered to be OVAs

Terrific dub

Though this is an anime original it has a questionable manga adaptation which I do not like.

Mermaid forest

This little gem is a work of horror by the very same author as Inuyasha and Ranma ½. Though there isn’t much ‘spiritual’ about this show, the themes and atmosphere create the same appeal. 

Yuta and Mana are travelling companions, forever searching for a cure to their immortal condition which was brought on by the consumption of mermaid’s flesh. Along the way the two meet many tragic characters whose pursuit for or misuse of mermaid’s flesh has turned them into monsters. We also get several flashbacks to the time before Yuta met Mana and was travelling alone.

I prefer the manga original called Mermaid Saga, but the anime is good and the English dub is well done. There were a couple older OVAs before the creation of the 13 episode Mermaid Forest anime, but I think the latter is the most well done.  

A-

Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Okay, I know I said the shows would be creepy, and this totally is! It is hilarious but if you really think about all that goes on in this series it is black humor to the max.

Hoozuki no Reitetsu follows the daily exploits of Hoozuki, King Enma’s second in command, as he troubleshoots the many issues that occur in Japanese hell. (So, yeah, plenty of yokai and ogres and what-have-you)…

Oh, god, is it funny. The show is set up episodically with two distinct stories about ten minutes apiece in each 24 minute long episode. There are 13 episodes and four OVAs and no dub. (And a second season on the way! AH!)

You may need to have a greater understanding of Japanese custom and lore to totally appreciate and pick up on the hilarity that lurks in every second of this show, but even without that knowledge, i’m sure it is worth trying out.

The original manga and the anime adaptation are exactly the same, so I’d recommend the show since it’s fun to watch comedy in action.

A++

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Post-script:

Nearly all of these can be found at and watched in high definition on either kissanime.ru or watchcartoononline.io

To Help Summon Your Familiar/Spiritual Familiar

Incantation:

“ Guardians of the dream world,
I call you to my side.
Reveal my familiar, my protector and guide.
Show me the power, beauty, and grace
in the radiant eyes of my guardian’s face ”

Within a few days time, visions of your familiar/spirit familiar shall come to you in your dreams.

Note: Try and right down the description of your guide, this may help become more close and aid in locating your familiar

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anonymous asked:

I keep trying to Astral project but can't pull myself much out of my body. I am not good at visualization of any form and have a spirit guardian that may be keeping me from pulling myself out. Do you have any tips? I had a friend project to try to help me out but they couldn't either. They got me out about a foot and I was pulled back in. Is there any way else? I want to learn to access the records as well, is that through projection? I do have shields on me as well.

My best tip is to trust in your guardians if they’re trying to keep you in your body, actually! These spirits are there to protect you energetically, so if they’re preventing you from projecting, it’s probably for a good reason. Of course, if you’re confused on why, it might be helpful to talk with them specifically. If you can’t speak with them yet, I’d be happy to channel them through a reading here

Fortunately, there are ways to spiritually travel that don’t involve astral projection! You can still explore other places by essentially sharing consciousness with your spiritual body and physical body at the same time (it feels a little closer to vivid daydreaming?). I have a post on that here

When it comes to accessing the Records, you definitely don’t need to leave your body for that! They’re all around us, since they are the Source itself in memory/conscious form. Here’s a post I have on accessing the Akashic Records! 

★ YOUR GUIDE AND/OR GUARDIAN ANGEL

Who are Guides? People believe you can have many guides and others believe you may only have one  guide. From personal experience, I had many guides throughout different times. Some of these guides will be around you your entire life, others will come and go as they please. 

Some of these spirits actually had lived at one point. They know how to handle the struggles you are about to face. They aren’t here to give you the lottery numbers, they are here to guide you. Usually these spirits aren’t your relatives, this is rare, but it happens.

Your guides could be someone you had known or someone you’ve never even heard of. I consider Gabriel to be my guide and friend. I notice that he is teaching me and helping me through things. He also is a messenger, like I am with my blog. Athena comes and goes as she pleases, but tries to lead me in the right direction when it comes to my life. So yes, they can even be deities.

How do  Guides help? The questions you ask yourself, “Is this right for me?”, “Who will I meet?”, these kind of questions are the questions your guides will help you decide. I asked these questions so many times that I didn’t realize that these individuals were my guides helping me answer these questions.

They can even be demons if you wish. Good demons actually work on you as a person, where angels try to work on the good of people as a whole. 

Guides mostly work on you to help you, whether it’s decisions or healing purposes. You can even consider them to be guardian angels, but not all are angels. Supposedly they can save you from car accidents, they can help safe your life. They can redirect you from danger. These are your guides trying to help you.

They can actually send people to you to help you. I have seen this happen a few times and it has helped. They send you signs, they even give you those “gut feelings”.

What are Guardian Angels? Now, this is a fine line to touch because not everyone believes in Angels. I will tell you what happened to me previously before I started working with angels. 

I have never been in the line of danger and if I was, I would direct myself somewhere else. I always trusted my gut and if that was my Guardian Angel, so be it. Supposedly Guardian Angels redirect us if we are in the line of danger.

They are the most humanoid appearing angels. They do have a set of wings as well. These are the angels you can call on if you need any sort of comfort or protection.  

How do Guardian Angels help? Guardian Angels come while we are in a moment of crisis. They try to direct us away from it as much as possible. The purpose of these angels are to protect. Some of us that are in tune with angels can get clearer signs. Others may get gut feelings or thoughts in our minds that are warning us. Some of us just “know” that we are in danger. 

They can be called upon. I have read somewhere that we all have at least one Guardian Angel or protective being around us. I also believe that guardian angels do not get too close into your life, they are mostly there to protect you.

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This is what I believe is the difference between the two. So I hope this can clear a few things for everyone.  

Last edited on: July 9th, 2015

A while ago I asked for help choosing between two different Triforce design options. Here is the winner! This one received over 2/3 of the vote, but what actually solidified my decision was the comments some of you left explaining your choice.

People in both sides argued that their preferred design “fit” better, but this one was called more “elegant, sleek, and elven”. A few people made comparisons to visual similarities to the guardian spirits/spiritual stones. Several others pointed out that the arrows guide the eye toward the rest of the panel – I didn’t even realize at the time that there were other arrows nearby in the applique design.

I’m a pretty introverted person and I spend most of my time working alone in my workshop, which is how I like it. But sometimes I miss working alongside other artists and bouncing ideas off of each other. Thank you all for the thoughtful feedback – I’m positive we made the right choice!

  • The Last Guardian: Spiritual sequel to the acclaimed Shadow of the Colossus. Over 10 years of development time, eventually came out, and while it is not flawless, it's still an incredible experience.
  • Kingdom Hearts III: Awaited by many, completely hyped about the concept of it releasing at some point soon, delayed a bunch of times, but still holds an incredible amount of interest and love from the Fandom.
  • Half Life 3: Became a meme for Valve's hatred of the number 3, yet, with the following behind the Half Life series, people genuinely want them to work on it and announce something at some point. Always hopeful that it will happen at some point and conclude the game series.
  • Fans: We don't mind waiting for a good game!
  • Mass Effect Andromeda: Drops, unfinished, pushed to a certain specific date with half of the promised features missing and paths with incomplete animations.
  • Fans: Boo! EA ruined Mass Effect Andromeda by pushing for an asinine date instead of making a good game, waiting more for a good game rather than pushing out an incomplete piece of shit is better!
  • ...
  • Hiveswap: Went through issues with the first developers and had to have a new Game Dev Company MADE from the ground up to develop it. Switched gears from 3D to 2D at some point in the production. Still, overall, has taken a mere 5 years to get to the point we can say 'it may be dropping next week', even with all it has gone through, and is looking really sweet.
  • Fans?: LUL THEY PROMISED IT WOULD DROP ON JANUARY AND IT HAS NOT DROPPED YET, even though they publicly stated they were fixing things and wanted to put out as good of a game as they could rather than an incomplete mess, IT IS NEVER GOING TO RELEASE, WHAT PUMPKIN EMPLOYEES ARE HOLDING OUT ON US, ANY AMOUNT OF INFORMATION WE GET ON THE ISSUE GOES RIGHT OVER MY HEAD, ALL I WANT IS TO SAY HOW LAZY AND BAD THEY ARE, HOW THE GAME SHOULD HAVE RELEASED YEARS AGO, AND HOW HIVESWAP IS A CRYPTID AND A SCAM THAT WILL NEVER EVER RELEASE, ALSO HUSSIE SUCKS AND I AM GOING TO PIRATE THE GAME WHEN IT COMES OUT TO NOT PAY HIM A DIME.
  • Y'all stop this shit.