The Essence of the Modern Day Vampyre

Oh–lord.  I am so sorry it has been so long.  The semester is getting into full swing and the workload is just killing me.  I haven’t even touched a computer for a reason other than homework in about a week and a half now.  So, sorry for the mini hiatus, but I’m back and fully intend to update regularly once again.

I’ve got to thank my dear Daley for this next post.  She was frustrated with my lack of updates so she helped me out a bit.  This is a collection of quotes from and about modern day vampyres that I think are all really beautiful.  I don’t often talk about vampyres in such an endearing way since I’m surrounded by the culture daily, but it is nice to see that there are those out there who see the beauty in the being, the culture, and the lifestyle.

These are all collected from various and unknown sources from books, to blogs, to forums.  So, enjoy!  And, I will be back soon with some full length posts for you.

“Vampirism is something which infiltrates the heart and consumes the soul until nothing else matters but what you are. There is no mercy.”

“We feel things differently, see things differently, experience life differently.”

“I think vampyres are a lot like people, except they should/or do live in a world of: mystery and fabrications…one of no boundaries but the ones they place on themselves.”

“Just like real people, only they can see things and do things that others can’t. They have the same choices others do, but are more deep in the choices made.”

“Vampires are people who understand things and feel things the way the rest of the world doesn’t. Vampires savor the essence of life, be it blood or pranic energy. Vampires feel emotions differently and more potently, whether they understand what they feel or not. They are strong, emotional, understanding beings…”

“Powerful. Other than that, I don’t know. All I have to go on is what I feel and I can’t seem to put that into words.”

“Vampires are able to live with greater intensity and depth of experience than the typical human.”

“I think they are seductive, passionate people, who find beauty in the dark side of life.”

“Deep, in touch with ourselves, beyond most narrow-minded people’s way of thinking.”

“We have the most sensual, beautiful, and passionate souls out of the many different people that walk this backward earth.”

“They feel pain, love, passion, angst, any emotion, deeper than any other. They know what it is to feel true loneliness, yet at the same time they yearn for it.”

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Oh god, poor Rosemary!

I…can’t believe this.  I’m offended, angry, and–I’ll be honest, a little amused–at the fact that this stuff is even in EXISTENCE on the internet, in the news, or what-have-you.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review published a lovely article on Sunday entitled “Don’t let your kids grow up to be…” And although they did it in an obnoxious, flowery, almost story-weaving way, they finished the sentence.  Don’t let your kids grow up to be…  …vampyres.

Oh yes, that’s right.  The Pittsburgh masses have a new problem on their hands with all the “fresh blood” coming into their “five major universities:” Vampyres.

Now, excuse the sarcasm, but this is just ridiculous.  I’m not going to quote the whole article, but please join me in reading this wonderful work of fiction woven by a nameless “journalist.”  Basically, he pulls at our heartstrings with the story of Rosemary, a small-town girl, wishing to feel beautiful and important in the midst of all the fast paced city-folk in Pittsburgh.  Well, luckily, she’s found by a debonair cult leader who “told her what she wanted to hear” and lured her into a “very militant, anti-social environmental group” called agitprop (a combinationf of “agitation” and “propaganda.”  Inevitabley, this lead to her breaking the law, and somehow getting pregnant.

But oh!  Thank god for Rosemary!  She ONLY broke the law and got pregnant!  At least she wasn’t recruited into a “vampyre family!”

Yes, that’s right my friends, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review would like to do its part by warning the worried parents of soon-to-be college students by letting them know of the dangered of “vampyre families” invading it’s schools.  They conveniently blame it on “raging hormones” and as an excuse to be “sexually active with one another but with no one outside the group — thus they believe there can be as much sexual activity as they can handle without fear of AIDS/HIV.”  There are rituals including the drinking of blood (OR cranberry juice, according to the article,) and better yet “photographs can make these sordid rituals and couplings look and feel excitingly exclusive.” And to top it all off, vampyres manipulate the “Rosemarys of the world” so that they “won’t return very quickly to a more normal society.”

What horror!   Vampyre families?!

…now excuse the sarcasm, but wow.  With all of the information available out there on modern day vampyres attempting to speak the truth, THIS is what newspapers are coming up with?  …If you read the article, it doesn’t even sound like a serious a serious piece of journalism.  There are no facts, quotes, statistics, anything, just a cleverly woven hypothetical and fictional heartstring tugger to instill fear into the hearts of worried parents whose worst fear is that their little Rosemary will be tainted.

I’m sorry, anonymous journalist, no offense–really.  If you were writing a short story, this would be fantastic…but–as a factual and informative piece of journalism, it’s lacking.  …Please stop writing about things you know nothing about.

Love always,

Abigail

P.S:  Readers, I hope I do not have to walk you through WHY this article is ridiculous…(for more information on why, please see–the rest of my blog.  <3)

You Are What You Eat

I’d never thought of it before I read an article by Stellacat at Aquilus, but she’s absolutely right.  Feeding is vital in the life of any psychic vampyre, it’s true.  But–so is eating.

I know it sounds like a no brainer, but with our generation’s growing adoration for fast food–we aren’t really “nourishing” our bodies anymore, let alone our energy and chakras.  Again, I hadn’t thought about it before, but everything we consume holds energy, and has an “energy imprint.”  Basically, it holds energy in the form of nutrients, it holds the energy of the animal it came from (if it’s meat), the energy of the people who handled it before it got to you.

So–think about it.  Where did your food come from before it got to you?  Pardon me for being extreme, but the reality is, a lot of animals that are slaughtered for food are treated terribley inhumanely and all of the emotions, fear, pain, etc. that they felt before they were killed remains in the meat.  (Wow, morbid, sorry, but you get the idea.)  Think about all the hands of all the people that handled that apple, or all the processing those canned vegetables went through. 

The purer, the cleaner the food, the better and more positive the energy, and the better the energy for you.  According to Stellacat, “…when you eat a poor diet, you have excess fat which leads to higher cholesterol, which leads to higher blood pressure, which causes poor circulation, and if your blood isn’t flowing properly this affects your over all energy levels. How open can your chakras be if your blood isn’t flowing properly? All your body’s systems work together including your energy centers. It is vital that we keep our chakras healthy and are open to accepting energy from other sources than food.”

Basically–if your energy circulation if hindered by a terrible diet, it closes down your chakras which also prevents you from being able to take in and process energy to its fullest extent while you’re feeding–this leads to you being hungry more often, feeding more often, and just not feeling your best.

So–you want to nourish your body, energy, and soul?  Me too!  So, I took the liberty of finding some good foods specifically to help open up your chakras and help your energy circulate better.  A fellow blogger divided them up into the best foods for each individual chakra. (Thank you fellow blogger.)

Root Chakra: tofu, carrots, beans, potatoes, meats, parsnips, eggs, radishes, garlic and beets

Sacral Chakra: mangos, almonds, melons, cinnamon and honey

Solar Plexus: cereals, cheese, flax seed, ginger, milk, and mints

Heart Chakra: thyme, sage, spinach, basil, broccoli and green teas

Throat Chakra: apples, kiwi, lemons, lemon grass, limes, plums, pears and salt

Third Eye Chakra: blueberries, red grapes, black berries, lavender, and poppy seed

Crown Chakra: sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper

Not to mention, eating these foods, drinking these drinks, and using these spices will not only help open up and ground your chakras, but will help with other things while you’re at it.  For example, feeding your solar plexus will help raise your self-esteem, feeding your heart chakra helps heal emotional upsets, your throat chakra allows you to speak your truth, and your crown chakra helps open and clear spiritual communication.

And don’t forget to always be conscious of where the food is coming from.  Food from the local or farmer’s market is of course handled by less people, processed far less, and generally more organic and better for you.

If you still want to know more foods to help nourish your body and help circulate your energy, there are a few sites that have great lists and advice on using food to do just that:

The Blog I Got The List Above From

A Great Blog on Chakra Healing and the Importance of Chakras in General

An article on just plain nourishing your body

An article on improving blood circulation

And of course the original article by Stellacat

The Face of the Modern Day Vampyre

A lot of people seem to have this bizarre notion that modern day vampyres somehow resemble those you find in the movies–translucent skin, (edit: with the exception of the second picture from the left on the second row, because my dear Daley likes to photoshop ALL of her myspace photos…) bizarrely colored eyes, fangs, etc.  But this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Modern day vampyres are young, old, men, women, “goth kids,” “jocks,” business men, mothers; the list goes on.  And, thanks to a few of my wonderful friends, and those so willing to put themselves “out there” as modern day vampyres, I can show you.

Although I did promise to withhold names for privacy purposes, the people you are seeing are real people, ordinary people, and amazing people, who are modern day vampyres.

Thanks everyone who let me use their pictures!

Also, if you’re a modern day vampyre who currently reads my blog–or is now, feel free to shoot me a comment or an e-mail with you’re picture and I’ll be sure to include you in round two.  I’d love to be able to accurately portray the great diversity in the vampyre population, and the more people to do that with, the better!

The Black Veil – Control

And, now for part four of the black veil series–Control.

Note: For those who don’t know, parts 1-3 can be found under “The Black Veil” in the categories section, if you want to get the info on what the black veil is and why it exists.

Anyway, part four is “Control”:

We cannot and should not deny the darkness within. Yet we should not allow it to control us. If our beast or shadow or darkside is given too much sway, it clouds our judgment, making us a danger even to those we love. Never indulge in pointless violence. Never bring willful harm to those who sustain you. Never feed only for the sake of feeding, and never give over to mindless bloodlust.

We are not monsters: we are capable of rational thought and self-control. Celebrate the darkness and let it empower you, but never let it enslave your will.”

Although this makes us sound like crazy mythical creatures just the way I hate, it makes a very good point–unfortunately, or sometimes not, vampyrism is indeed a “dark” practice, and is seen as such by a good majority of people.  Some let this get the best of them.

Vampyrism can be harmful if used for the wrong reasons: feeding for the sake of feeding, feeding to cause harm, feeding beyond personal need (being gluttonous about it), etc.

And I’ll be honest, the power of being able to give and take energy, just by manipulating it with your mind–is intoxicating.  The temptation is always going to be there, to push the limits, or use it for things it should not be used for.  The quote says it best, “We are not monsters.”  Or shouldn’t be, it’s all up to the individual.

The only thing about this section that I have to disagree with is the emphasis it puts on darkness–as darkness is often, but not always a key component of vampyrism.  But even more commonly, darkness is part of a vampyres being, but not the whole.  Some find vampyrism to be deeply spiritual, and many vampyres also practice energy manipulation for energy healing, energy cleansing, some use their refined psychic abilities for angel and spirit communication, etc–things that are not ruled by darkness, but instead quite the opposite.

So, if you are or realize you are a vampyre, remember that although darkness is empowering and intoxicating, it should not be abused, and it should not be allowed to consume you, only strengthen you.  And always–always try to find that perfect balance between your darkness and your light.

Great Vampire Video Blogger

I don’t know this woman’s name, but I already greatly respect her.   She’s actually trying to much the same thing as me, but in video blog form. 🙂  She’s decided not to show her face since there will always unfortunately be people who know or may know you in the future who will base decisions like employment, friendship, etc. based on the fact that you’re a vampyre, whether it is negatively or positively.  (Which shouldn’t happen, in my opinion, but does.)

Anyway–I don’t have a lot of sanguinarian presence in this blog so I thought I’d give her a shout out.

So sorry I’ve been lagging lately–my friends and I are finally preparing to move into our first house! And there is so much work involved that I don’t even think I’ve touched my computer in days. I should be back and keeping up with my posts more often in just a few days when things calm down. 🙂

Until then, enjoy the video. I’m sure you’ll see much more of this girl around, she really knows what she’s talking about.

Rogues, Drama Queens, and Nymphos: Your Basic Survival Guide

I’d like to say a special thank you to Mirado Crow for getting in contact with me and giving me permission to use some of his information on rogue psychic vampyres.

Rogue psychic vampyres are the ones I keep warning you about–the ones who use psychic vampyrism in ways that cause harm to other people, or remove their energy against their will. These are those who take from strangers, take for vengeance, for fun. In general–they go against the “Psychic Vampire Codex.”

Mirado Crow actually runs a website mainly for and about Wiccans, but I love her approach to rogue psychic vampyres and how to protect yourself from them, which is important to both vampyres and non-vampyres alike.

Mirado offers a few different alternatives, but my favorite is the fact that she suggests using white/silver/gold energy as a defense. Since the energy of rogue psychic vampyres is “dark,” as they are using vampyrism for harm, light energy can jolt or overwhelm them, or in Mirado’s words they will “choke on the energy you just blasted them with.” This will not only send a signal to them that you are aware of what they are doing (which should stop any vampyre in their tracks), but it will cause them discomfort and hopefully make them a little less willing to target you as their “victim.”

There are also a some tell-tale signs that you are dealing with a rogue psychic vampyre. Some rogue psychic vampyres are often labeled “Drama Queens” because they feed off of the negative energy they generate with their actions or gossip. Some are mistaken for “nymphomaniacs” because they take their energy through a person during “intimate play.”

But–the most commonly noticeable thing is that around rogue psy-vamps you’ll often feel a cold, crawling, or invasive feeling, much like someone is watching you, or even like someone is touching you if their energy is strong enough. Stronger psychic vampyres can sometimes even feel when their are latched on to by the “tendril” of a rogue psy-vamp and can in turn combat them with their bright and positive energy.

But–you much keep in mind that all of these things can be attributed to other causes as simple as–“This person really is a nymphomaniac” to your spirit guide giving you that “cold” feeling as a warning against a just-plain-bad-person. When you get these feelings, or notice these people there is no reason to jump up and scream “ALL RIGHT, WHERE THE HECK IS THE ROGUE VAMPYRE?!”

…Just be wary and observant.

Here is the full article where you can read more about how to recognize and combat rogue psychic vampyres, and really–knowing how is a really good idea. I’m the last person you’ll find losing faith in the human race, and the last one to believe that there are people out there who would harm people through vampyrism–but there are. Some psychic vampyres don’t even realize what they are doing when they do it, so it’s great to know what to do just in case.

Kind of like “Stop, drop, and roll.” Just saying.

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