Saturday, October 18, 2008

Vampirism in Modern Life

By Jason Joseph

Vampires are not simply relegated to myth and legend. Vampires are not the simple minded killing machines displayed in movies and books. Vampires are not the kids wearing black on the street corner who look strange and act weird, their are probably pretending to be vampires. Drama queens do not count either. For basic information please read on.

Real vampires look like you and me. They seem to exude a greater presence or charisma. Their minds are often very acute and mercurial, though not always so.

Vampires typically have a high degree of psychic awareness and need to supplement their energy by acquiring available energy or blood. Vampires range the spectrum of religious beliefs and do not necessarily align themselves with any one form of religion. There are as many who believe in Jesus as there are those who believe in Buddha.

Some of the members of this group have been persecuted needlessly. A person suffering from the blood disease of porphyria is not likely a vampire. Many vampires do not know the origins of their condition and would be at a loss to explain why they crave energy and grow ill without it.

Many discovered their need for blood, which is not digestible, at a young age without knowledge of their nature. They simply found themselves strongly drawn to raw meat and consumed it. It was only later after exposure to myths and legends regarding their condition that they develop fear, possibly self-loathing, as society and general ignorance become an increasing factor to those who do not remain discreet.

Debate about the origin of this condition is far from settled among those who number among it ranks. Theories range wildly from Babylonian magic gone wrong to possible links to Lemuria or on the more pragmatic side a defect, or mutation, which may have been part of an evolutionary process within our ancestors that has been largely bred out. Some maintain it could be a virus, others an inherited or spiritual condition.

People with spiritual ability may be able to discern the differences in the aura of a person who is a vampire as a silver, or white, mist seems to exude above the ethereal layer. Other sensitives may be able to detect a general flow of energy toward this person. Because of the hidden nature of this condition the person may not be aware of their nature.

Those with spiritual healing experience have mentioned that a vampire may have significant healing ability if they are so inclined. Others, who follow a magic using path, may mimic many of the energy using behaviors similar to a vampire.

Those who are spiritually inclined have mentioned that a vampire is able to use their abilities to affect powerful positive change in the metaphysical groups they are involved in.

Defining characteristics are difficult to pin down as a group. Sensitivity to light, sound, and smell are widely reported. Few of those who possess this condition also report psychic disruptions that can seem mild to bizarre. Those who have this condition generally do not seem to be greatly "enhanced" by their state but often complain of limitations and drawbacks indicative to their circumstance.

Many are also uncomfortable with the term "vampire" as it has negative connotations.

Actual definitive characteristics can be vague and while the definition is largely subjective to those who choose to claim it, it is possible that there could be a true condition that exists which 20th century medicine and science is thus far not yet aware of, or chooses not to acknowledge, or could but by a different name.

Generally cautious and pragmatic, a true vampire should be respected if they are recognized and not exposed to scrutiny or fear-mongering. If the troubles of your life seem difficult to bear imagine having their troubles as well as your own.

Information regarding vampirism is difficult to locate, as its accuracy is doubtful, though there are certain message-boards that are serious minded about the condition.


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