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WHAT IS VAMPIRISM?
Vampirism is a life path characterized by unique abilities and needs for
psychic and pranic energy resources most others have. One is born into this
life path with their vampirism and will normally "awaken" or become
aware of it sometime early as an adult. No one can give you your vampirism
through one's blood or some other means, but you can be helped to understand
your own path. The need is real to fulfill a psionic energy void through the
ability to use the energy of pranic sources such as that in blood and sex,
psychic sources such as that in the emotions of others, and earth sources,
such as the energy found in weather events such as storms. Vampirism differs
in that the vampire seeks out these energy sources as needs to their own health.
As Vampires are familiar with these energies, we are also more skilled in
the use of the manipulation of these energies, or magick/ magic, as some choose
to call it.
WHAT ARE SOME MISCONCEPTIONS OF VAMPIRISM?
The film industry and the media have been largely responsible for these.
Many of us have seen how vampires are portrayed as "immortals" and
unable to be in sunlight or harmed by garlic and certain metals and even a
cross. All this is certainly untrue. One of the biggest misconceptions is
vampires "making", or "turning" or "embracing"
another into vampirism with a blood bite or the blood of another. Vampirism
is with a person at birth and so will manifest itself in that person's life.
Vampires are very much like humans in every aspect. We are more like a different
race of humans, like there are different races of birds, dogs, cats etc.
WHAT IS PSYCHIC VAMPIRISM?
Psychic vampirism refers to one of the energy source needs of the true vampire.
It is characterized by the ability to "absorb" energy for personal
benefit from the mental and emotional energies of others. It also includes
the ability to benefit from the energy of other sources in the environment
such as animals, (notably house pets such as cats), weather events such as
storms, and even the changes in the earth and moon. This is the most common
form of vampirism and exists in some form in most true vampires.
WHAT IS PRANIC VAMPIRISM?
Pranic vampirism also refers to another one of the energy source needs of
the true vampire. Here the sources primarily involve the dense energy sources
found in blood and the energy in sexual contact. These energy sources are
the most quickly satisfying and require less by amount than any psychic source.
That is, a vampire's energy needs are more quickly met because of the density
of the direct contact of this energy source. Many vampires combine an ability
for both pranic and psychic sources, and this enables most to assure an available
source if one is absent.
WHAT ARE SOME HEALTH PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH VAMPIRISM?
Because vampirism is based on needed energy sources, true vampires can suffer
without them. Symptoms and problems vary but there are some common problems
shared by many. Headaches (migraines) and general tiredness and irritability
are common. Other experiences can also include depression and inability to
sleep or irregular sleep patterns. Many also become more sensitive to sunlight
and temperature changes, and some may experience blood sugar fluctuations.
Many vampires are naturally ultra emotional, and so are naturally affected
when there is little of the emotional energy available and so emotional health
is sometimes affected. It is important to note, that vampirism is directly
tied with the health of a person and so makes up an important element of that
person's well being.
WHAT DO VAMPIRES FACE IN SOCIETY?
The most important problem vampires have is acceptance and understanding.
Remember, that misconceptions abound with the public's perception of vampires.
Vampires are ridiculed as not being believable and so many are denied the
recognition and understanding important for any person. Then many have to
deal with the misconceived notions and ideas of want vampirism is not. Combine
that with personal relationships and family rejection, and you have an uphill
fight for the vampire. Many stay in the "closet" for fear of these
and other problems. Of major concern is the hate and threats that come from
a too closed ultra right religious society. Vampires are too often attacked
in public and misunderstood in family and personal relationships. It has become
a life long pursuit of some to help dispel these public and personal attitudes.
VAMPIRISM VS. SATANISM?
It is an unfortunate misconception that all vampires are Satanists.
It is true that some, if not most vampires share the philosophical ideas and
principles of Satanism, due to their view on society, but this is not the
same as being a Satanist.
Some vampires are Satanists as well, but more often than not, this is not
the case. Vampirism is a state of being, opposed to Satanism being a life
philosophy. Some Vampires even have Christian beliefs and ideals or follow
any other religion.
Vampirism is not a religion in itself, and most vampires have their own ideas
about how we came to be, sometimes forming their own religion from that philosophy,
the same way as humans have shaped religions to explain their origin.
Some of the most common religions of vampires are Christianity and Satanism,
because Christianity and other religions of the same branch offer plausible
explanations of our origin, and Satanism offers a life philosophy that applies
to the nature of vampires.
I will not try to explain the ideas and philosophy of Satanism here, but
if you wish to know more, you can visit my Satanism section.
You will rarely find a true vampire that would call himself Satanist, simply
because the word Satanism has become a label for fanatic worshippers of darkness
that sacrifice children in sinister rituals, and this is simply not a label
vampires wish to carry, as do few Satanists.
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