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What is Vampirism?
Jayden Night

The original site this came from is long gone, so this has been rescued from the Wayback Machine.
The views here are those of the author, and are presented for archival purposes.
I have made layout changes, but otherwise left the grammar alone. ~Sphynx



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

This article is presented as part of an ongoing effort to present other views outside of, as well as within, the online vampire community. As such, the views and attitudes contained in this article are entirely those of the author(s), and may not necessarily be shared by SphynxCatVP. The webmaster is not under obligation to update or otherwise keep current the contents of this article. Most importantly, only you can decide for yourself whether this article or any of the author(s) other views are useful or applicable to you - use your own reasoning and judgment.

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