*PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES ON VAMPIRISM*



Eris


Section 1 : Beliefs and Definitions

Define vampire and vampirism.
The draining of life energy (of fluids as the case may be) from another individual or being. This is not necessarily from a human or animal, but energy can be drained from nature or anything that contains energy. The person that does the draining is the vampire.

Would you define vampires as human or non-human?
Vampires are definitely human. I don't buy into the movie stuff.

Do you believe that there's more than one kind vampire? If so, what do you think those kinds are and what defines them?
Yes. There are blood drinkers, and energy consumers. These are pretty self explanatory I think. I have not found any further distinctions that I can credit.

Section 2 : Traits

Do you believe vampires are born, made, or some of each?
I believe vampires are born vampires, but there are a lot of wannabes, and it can be hard to tell the difference sometimes.

Do you believe non-vampires can be turned into vampires?
No. The difference is that a true vampire really needs the substance they feed from. It can be a matter of survival. A non-vamp can have withdrawels from them, but it's not really a need as much as a strong desire.

If you think non-vampires can be turned into vampires how might that be accomplished?
I think it's possible in theory. If a person believes in anything strongly enough, they can make it true in their world, but that's mainly philosophy. Do I believe it in practice…no.

Do you think there are certain traits that all vampires share? What are they?
If a self-proclaimed vampire doesn't exhibit these traits how would you classify them?

Only the vampire truly knows if they really are a vampire or not. I think in general vampires tend to be nocturnal in nature, possibly a tendacy to the darker side of life, and may have light sensitivity. It must be noted, however that everyone is an individual, and each individual will have their own traits. The one thing that all vampires share is the need to feed. It's what makes them a vampire.

Section 3 : Sang~Psi~Self-Perception

How do you know you're a vampire, or if you're not, what would make you think someone else was one?
A STRONG NEED for something…energy or blood usually…not just a desire, fascination, ect, but a need. You could tell a vampire by their need.

If your definitions include "energy," define "energy."
If not, what do you believe the vampire draws sustenance from?
Tough one…energy can be called by many different names. I've heard Karma, Chai, ect.. I believe energy is the life force that binds the world together in both people and things..it is the thing that makes things…alive…

Have you ever consumed blood? If so, how does doing so effect you?
No but if it's anything like consuming energy, it gives a kinda hyper estatic euphoric feeling…It's like a super adrenaline rush…kinda…

Do you believe in "psychic/psionic" abilities?
If so, do you think vampires have enhanced abilities in this area?
Yes, I believe in them, but I'm undecided about whether vampires have them or not..I don't.

Do you believe that all vampires need to consume blood or that some can feed by tapping energy directly(psionically)?
Some vampires..myself included consume only energy.

Section 4 : Spiritual and Social

Do you follow a particular spiritual path and if so what is it?
THAT's a work in progress…

Does your spirituality or religion have any relationship to vampirism?
Do you believe that vampirism has a religious context or is a religion?
Do you believe in physical immortality, and if so can vampires be immortal?
What about spiritual immortality?
No, I don't belive in physical immortality, but yes, I do believe in spiritual immortality. We are all spiritually immortal, humans and vampires and whateverelse you are..we're ALL spiritually immortal..we just don't know it in this form. as a whole.

What do you think would be the ideal relationships between vampires and society? What do you see the real relationship between vampires and society as being?
Don't have much opinion on this one…To each their own..

Do you think there should be an overall community or organisation for all vampires?
If so how should it be structured?
If not, why not?
I think at the minimum communication and education is a good idea for safety sake among other reasons..


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