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 normally will "awaken" or become aware of it sometime early as an adult. Noone cangive you your vampirism through one's blood or some other means, but you can be helped to undertand your own path. The need is real to fullfill a psionic energy void thru the ability to use the energy of pranic sources such as that in blood and sex, psychic sources shuch 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.
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.
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 safe blood feeding techniques?
I recommend the use of a sterile lancet device or some other stainless steel device with perhaps peroxide for sterialization and then make small incisions somewhere on the body. Good places I recommend include the thighs, arms and neck. This is one way to approach safe blood play. Amounts vary with each person. For most it does not take much, it just depends on how strong the bloodlust is running. Some need just a few drops every few days to a week while others need more of it and more often. Blood is a natural emetic and too much of it will cause one to be sick to vomit. It is important to remember here to be confident of your donor's health. With the threat of deadly blood deseases shuch as AIDS, this is crirtical. Also, be aware of any mouth infections in direct contact with the blood at the wound. Some take the blood in small cups and mix with a red wine. Health and safety are the important issues here.
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 (migranes) and general tiredness and irritability are common. Other experiences can also include depression and inability to sleep or irregular sleep patterins. 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 is sheilding?
Sheilding for the vampire refers to the blocking of unwanted energy for the vampire. This is an important element in a vampire's health. As energy feeders, vampires are greatly affected by other people's energy and some of this energy can be detrimental. This is especially true with psychic vampirism where many kinds of energy are "absorbed". There then is "bad" forms of energy such as what may be found in the emotions of others and the mental probes of other vampires. Learning sheilding techniques is then paramount to any psychic vampire's health. There have been many methods introduced to help with sheilding development. It is generally recognized that use of your imagination combined with focusing skills can help here. Some vampires have had success with using light sources such as candles or focusing on one specific object in the room with you and "blocking" out other distractions around you. These are just suggested behavorial learning techniques and what may work for one may not for another. Generally, these approaches are a foundation to developing your own sheilding abilities.
What do vampires face in society?
The most important problem vampires have is acceptance and undertsanding. Remember, that misconceptions abound with the public's perception of vampires. Vampires are rediculed as not being believeable 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.
Are there resources for the vampire?
With the computer now becoming more popular with many, there now are many online organizations on the internet that help by offering information and promoting social and emotional interraction with other vampires. Where one may be isolated in a small town, one can meet other vampires by way of this online conncetion. Such groups as the Vampire Church and the Vampyre Research Society have offered the real vampire online resources on information as well as a connection to other real vampires. However, there is also an abundance of misinformation about the vampire that can be seen in role play gaming sites and chats. While these are good recreational rsources for the true vampire, it must be understood that role play is generally make believe for the entertainment of many.