Ignorance is bliss?

I had a very interesting experience the other day…one that I haven’t encountered in a while, but I’m sure happens every single day. I’ve been lucky up until this point, I suppose, to only encounter people who are accepting of my beliefs and the information I present, and if they aren’t, they kindly keep it to themselves.

Like everyday I check my “incoming links” to see who’s linking to me or talking about my blog so that I can thank them for helping me out. Well–I followed one of the links to a forum the other day, which was a “vampire lifestyle support” forum. I was pretty impressed, and there were some great people in there answering questions for the people that came in and said “OMGZ vampires exist?!” or “I think I’m a vampire, help!” It was great…

…until I started getting a little further in, where some guy came in and started tearing these people apart. He claimed he was “debating” but in all honesty he was just being condescending, unreasonable and rude. He claimed he’s been researching vampires for five years and he had a speech prepared on the proof that they don’t exist (which he copied and pasted into the forum).

That’s fine…state your opinion. But when the vampyres in the forum proceeded to kindly disagree he would pound them with remarks such as (and these are taken completely out of context, it’s just the condescending tone I’m talking about):

” Yeah it’s a little thing call eating food. You should try it sometime.”

“Would like to try the “vampires have already back their claims bullshit again?””

“If you do a little RESEARCH which you vamps are avoiding it like it was the plague, you would know that the type of anemia that is not treatable, is the one that people who are HIV positive! Once again you guys don’t like looking for answers so you stick a monster sticker on yourself and be done with it. Wow what kind of lable would I would choose if I never look up infomation about my dyslexia? One eye one horned flying purple people eater?”

He got every assumption he made about them wrong, and continued to demand “tangible” proof that vampyres existed. Everyone, to my surprise, stayed very calm and tried to explain things to him and correct his misconceptions, but he continued to come back with claims that our explanations were vague, inaccurate, or had an alternate explanation that could be explained by any array of medical conditions that he’d “researched.”

I honestly wanted to participate in this thread, but his ignorance is leading me to act like I normally would not…and I don’t even want to go there.

The thing is–there is not “tangible” proof of everything that exists.  No matter how hard you try, there are not yet scientific instruments that can record energetic or spiritual experiences.  (With the exception being the camera that photographs the aura, but this does not show how the person is actually altering the aura as this man demanded.)  Some vampyres display certain visual effects of vampyrism, such as fatigue if they have not fed for a long time, and evidently there are a good many that exist for sanguinarian vampyres that do not even touch what psychic vampires experience.  (Photosensitivity, anemia, etc.)  But these are not symptoms of some vampyre condition, they are simply effects that vary from person to person, or do not exist at all in some, and can not always be associated with vampyres.  Not all vampyres have anemia, not all anemics are vampyres.  You see?

Vampyrism, when it boils down to it, is an energetic thing a spiritual thing (even the blood-letting kind) and neither can be perceived with the eyes or measured tangibly.

One of the girls in the forum made a very good point, and I’m going to have to paraphrase because it’s now 240+ pages long and I can’t find it, but she said something to the effect of:  “There are no concrete facts, because we don’t know all of the answers ourselves.”

Wisest words I’ve heard all day.  Vampyres are human beings too, and in being, are all different.  Things that affect one vampyre, may never affect another.  Some feeding techniques will work for some and not others.  But most of all, there is no concrete proof, no checklist, to lable someone a vampyre.  And from what it sounded like, if he didn’t have this, he refused to believe there was a possibility that there were modern day vampyres speaking to him on that thread.

It’s sad, really.  If you go through life demanding proof for everything you wish to believe in.  There is so much that can not be seen or touched that you miss out on if you live this way.

But in the end…he’ll leave feeling triumphant, and the vampyres will continue being vampyres.  Proof, or no proof.

So, the moral of the story is:
1. Not everything needs proof to exist.
2. There is no need to “flame” the people who believe something different than you.
3. Ignorance…is not bliss.

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Psychic Vampyre Feeding Method #2

Contact feeding.

This is a very common and simple way of feeding, but more importantly it is very very easy for most people.  This can be done by holding hands, hugging, kissing, or even through sex or sexual activities. This is very similar to biting, except it involves you taking rather than your donor giving.

Here’s the gist of it:

While in contact with your donor, concentrate on his or her energy or aura.  Imagine that through touching them you are physically connected to this energy.  Then, with a deep breath in, imagine drawing that energy from them, through wherever you have contact and into your core (this differs for many people, some consider it to be their chest, heart, solar plexus (right below the rib cage), or throat, most often in line with one of the seven chakras).  Use whatever visualization works best and feels most right to you.

Some people do not use visualizations but merely breath alone to focus and feed on the energy of another as they can “feel” it and do not need to see it.  Like I said, the method differs slightly from person to person, experiment and see which works best for you.

IMPORTANT: BY NO MEANS should techniques like this be used for “fun,” out of vengeance, on someone you don’t know or has not given you permission, or if it is not soley out of need.  Psychic vampyrism can easily harm those who it is practiced on if it is abused.

Vampyre Myth #4

Vampyre Myth #4: All vampyres have supernatural powers.

Authors like Anne Rice and Stephenie Meyer have glorified vampires in their books, making them beautiful, glamorous, mysterious, and of course, magical.  The infamous vampires of fiction can fly, run really fast, read minds, see the future, and more.

As much as we wish it so, however, modern day vampyres do not possess such fantastic powers.

BUT!

Depending on the person, some modern day vampyres have a few interesting tricks up their sleeve.  While flying still remains against the laws of physics, some vampyres are indeed so in tune with their psychic abilities that seeing the future and reading minds are not so far fetched.

It is very typical that before awakening and even after, psychic vampyres experience premonitions, as well as experience clairaudience (hearing spirits) and clairvoyance (seeing spirits.)  Sometimes it is at will–sometimes not–sometimes just as a part of dreams (or nightmares for that matter.)

And, although reading minds is extremely difficult, and even more rare, empathy is a common gift/ailment (depending on how you look at it) that affects psychic vampyres, allowing them to feel the feelings and emotions of people nearby or people they are connected to, sometimes even over many miles.  Though it does not allow them to hear word for word what is on the person’s mind, the feelings can be so strong and specific that vampyres commonly mistake them for their own.

Both of these things can, with enough effort, be controlled and strengthened, and with enough practice, can even be like their own super powers.

….If only we could find a way to fly.

Am I A Vampyre?

…it’s a question addressed on every single vampyre forum, website, or article.  People who believe they may be “awakening” but do not know for sure and want a sort of “check-list” to define whether they are or are not a vampyre.

I used to think I could help people with this question, but I realize now, that this question is almost as difficult to answer as someone asking you “Am I happy?”  There are always tell-tale signs that you are, but the truth lies within the person in the end, you can only really answer that question on your own.  A person can always appear happy, but not be so on the inside.  The same goes for “am I a vampyre?”

Luckily, Michelle Belanger comes to the rescue again with some guidance on how to decide for yourself.  In an article on the House Kheperu site, she offers a sort of “test” to start things off.  Now, keep in mind, it’s important to be completely honest with yourself–truly look within yourself–and not focus on what you want to be true.  As I can not stress enough, practicing psychic vampyrism as a deliberate and malicious act is not good, fun, fair, ethical, or good for the karma.

That being said, the test is:

1.  Take some time out to really concentrate on the way you interact with the energy around you.  How you react or feel when you are talking with someone, while you are in a crowd, or during intimacies in your relationship.  But, concentrate especially if you are taking some of this energy into yourself.

2.  If the answer to this first test is yes, go for a short period of time, say, a week, while deliberately NOT taking in this energy from other people or energy sources.  If this feels deeply unnatural, or makes you uncomfortable, it is very possible that you may be a psychic vampyre.

Unfortunately, it is by no means as easy as 1, 2 ,3 to decide if you are a vampyre.  Like I said, the answer does not lie in some check-list.  But, this test is a good beginning point in some very intense soul searching.

I recommend doing some research on vampyres and vampyrism to gain a foundation of knowledge on different qualities, common feelings, and aspects of the modern day vampyre to help you.  While doing my own research I realized that some quirks I had that I thought were unique or strange are actually quite common in many psychic vampyres.  It definitely helps in the common feeling that you are alone in what you are and what you experience.

I think the article says it best though:

“Come to understand your vampirism from both inside and out. Make peace with it. Don’t fear or hate it, or else it is something that can easily control you. Balance your own well-being and needs against the well-being and needs of others. Seek answers from every source you deem reliable, and always weigh what you are told by teachers, books, or other authorities against your own personal experience.”

Good Resources for the Soul-Seeking Psychic Vampyre

Psychic Vampyres and Indigos

I always seem to find things to write about when I’m looking for something COMPLETELY opposite to tell you about, so I’ll just have to keep “controlling empathy” for another day. I found a fellow wordpress.com blog on “Indigos,” people described as having a deeper connection to the Universe than the average person. It’s eerie how many similarities there are between Modern Day Vampyres and Indigos.

Now, keep in mind this is only based on the the group I belong to, since I know them inside and out and can hardly say that about any other vampyres around me. But I also found a relatively accurate list of modern day vampire characteristics at VAU. Anyway, here’s a few highlights, the full list of Indigo characteristics can be found here.

Characteristics of a Vampyre
from personal experience and VAU

  • Interference with electronics (i.e. watches stopping, batteries dying, street lights going out)
  • The feeling of being different/separate from others on some intuitive level
  • You feel sometimes you belong in a different time period or even world.
  • High intuition or innate psychic abilities (premonitions, seeing ghosts, etc.)
  • Very intense empathy
  • Getting along with animals and/or nature with more ease than other human beings
  • People often feel uncomfortable with your intensity
  • Intense need for physical contact
  • Are happiest and healthiest when energy is “balanced”
Characteristics of an Indigo
quoted from Indigo Life Center

  • May be electrically sensitive such as watches not working and street lights going out as you move under them, electrical equipment malfunctioning and lights blowing out.
  • Feel like they could be one of the characters on the 1980’s television series “The Misfits of Science” or one of the young people in Xavier’s school for the gifted in the recent movies from the comic books “The X-Men.”
  • Know in their heart and core that they are here “on a mission” but many don’t remember what that is or how to go about it.
  • Have had psychic experiences, such as premonitions, seeing angels or ghosts, out of body experiences, hearing voices.
  • Have deep empathy for others, yet an intolerance of stupidity.
  • Many times get along better with animals and nature than people.
  • Shut down psychic abilities because it scares people.
  • Have what I endearingly term H.D.D. or “Hug Deficit Disorder” and need immense amounts of physical touching, hugs, and love to “cuddle.”
  • When they find balance they may become very strong, healthy, happy individuals.

Please check out the whole lists of vampyre characteristics at VAU and indigo characteristics and ILC. They’re SUPER interesting, I just don’t have enough room for them here.

Also, I realize that many Indigos have a strong disdain for “psychic vampyres” due to beliefs of the energetic damage they cause as well as their malicious intent. I would like to assure those people that one–that blanket does not lie over all psychic vampyres, and also that I mean no offense by any comparisons I make. Thank you!

Vampyrism in the Laboratory

For all the skeptics out there on whether psychic vampyrism is or is not a reality, I found a very interesting article today about scientific studies done on those who practice psychic vampyrism.  Subjects varied from college students to couples in long-term and on-going relationships.

The results were rather interesting, whether you’re a skeptic or not.

For those who don’t know, everyone has an energy field called an “aura” that changes based on mood, mental state, current feelings or emotions, among many other things, and the aura can actually be photographed by a special kind of camera that can capture an image of the energy field.

Well, subjects were photographed before, during and after this “psychic vampire interaction” and–well, take a look for yourself.

First, the psychic vampyre’s aura before, during and after feeding.  Before feeding it is weak and dim, during, small “tentacles” emerge from the aura to draw the energy from their donor’s aura, and after, the aura is energized, bright, and wide.

Now, the donor’s aura.  It begins bright, wide, and dense, and after being fed from it looks much like the vampyre’s initial aura, weak and dim.  Actually, if you look closely you can see what the article calls “puncture wounds” in the aura from where those tentacles from the vampyre aura reached in to draw energy.

Pretty interesting, huh?  Now, it’s not as parasitic as it looks, and there are many alternatives to outright draining your donor, including “energy exchange” which I may describe in detail later.  Basically, instead of plain taking energy from a donor like in these pictures, you exchange it, giving yours and taking theirs, and in effect “refreshing” your energy as well as theirs.

On a final note: I’m impressed that scientists are taking the time to actually research this.  Thanks scientists.

The Castes – Part 1/3 – The Counselor

So, I’ve continued reading The Psychic Vampire Codex and I began to read the section about “castes.”  Now, normal, simply due to its name, I would have dismissed this.  It sounds like something from a fantasy or sci-fi novel, but the castes are reference so many more times in this book that I had to read it.  And–of course–the information was pretty interesting.  Mostly because one of the castes, The Counselor, matched me to a T.  But even better, the other two castes, The Warrior and The Priest, match both Day and Matt, making us the perfect “Triumvirate” as Michelle Belanger writes it.

Tell me about it, it sounds hokey, but there’s no way I can deny the truth in it.  Like the other part I quoted from the book, it matches me so perfectly that there’s no way I can dismiss it.  So, I’m creating a sort of 3 part series here on castes, because if it applies to us AND it’s in a published book, I’m sure the information will be useful to other people.  But–putting all three in one post would be god awful, and long.

So, today, since I’m me and I was most excited about this one, here is Michelle Belanger’s take on the Couselor Caste:

“Counselors engage in a constant interaction with the energy in their environment.  They take energy in, alter it, then release it back into the flow.  They are an integral step in the balance between spirit and matter, and in many ways they embody the dynamism between these two states of being.  While Counselors need to take some energy for themselves, their greatest need is to perpetuate the flow and to keep things connected.  They can do this through surface feeding and through physical contact.  They tend to take and give energy without thinking about it, constantly seeking out situations where they can interact with others emotionally or physically in order to facilitate this flow.

Because Counselors naturally connect with the energies around them, they interact very readily with subtle entities and the disembodied.  Entities that are pure energy tend to be attracted to Counselors because they can communicate through them due to their constant connection to external energy flow.  The energies Counselors constantly put out are also easily assimilated by entities on the Otherside.  For these reasons, Counselors tend to make good channels and also excel at invocation.

Counselors can be very vulnerable to external energetic influences.  Their natural empathy can lead them to be subsumed by the emotions of others, to the point where they can actually lose their own identity in the person they have connected to.  Conflicting and chaotic energies can easily throw them out of balance, and when this happens, they often suffer a mental or emotional loss of control.  A Counselor who has been thrown out of equilibrium by outside energies will have difficulty focusing, may be hyperactive and disoriented, and can undergo radical alterations in personality and mood.  An unbalanced Counselor may be excessively emotional or may have a complete shutdown of emotional responses as their empathy overloads them to a point of being numb.

Counselors have feminine energy, and this is evident whether they are male or female in body.  Furthermore, Counselors tend to be attractive and charismatic, and while their physical appearance can vary widely, they always possess a natural sensuality and allure.

Unawakened Counselors are often drawn into repeated codependent relationships.  The energetic connection they make with others is easily mistaken for love.  So long as Counselors remain connected to a person, interest in that person will be retained, but the moment they synchronize with someone else’s energy, all of the Counselor’s attention will shift to that new individual.  However, the previous partner’s connection to the Counselor does not fade, and this often grows into obsession.

It is essential for a Counselor to achieve a balanced emotional state.  The constant flow of energy within them can make them chaotic and impulsive.  Furthermore, a Counselor needs to develop a strong sense of Self, so this may function as an anchor when they interact with others.  The Couselors are the heart and unity of the Family.  However, unless they surrender their need to control others through their desires, the love they can enrich us with could easily turn into hatred and confusion.”

Michelle Belanger, “The Psychic Vampire Codex”

I keep feeling like I should say “uncanny, right?” but I suppose it isn’t unless you know me.

Nevertheless, I’ll continue with The Priest tomorrow.

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