Mairi - Shadowlore

Section 1 : Beliefs and Definitions

Define vampire and vampirism.
A Vampire is someone who is unable to derive an ample amount of energy from the food they ingest and must find other sources from living things in order to live a quality life. Vampirism is the act of taking life force energy from other living beings.

Would you define vampires as human or non-human?
I believe that our bodies are human but that our subtle bodies or souls are not.

Do you believe that there's more than one kind vampire? If so, what do you think those kinds are and what defines them?

Section 2 : Traits

Do you believe vampires are born, made, or some of each?
YES I believe that we born as vampires.

Do you believe non-vampires can be turned into vampires?

If you think non-vampires can be turned into vampires how might that be accomplished?
You're either born a vampire or your not. There is no other way to become a vampire.

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?
We all share the absolute need to acquire life force energy from sources other than the food we eat. And some share feeding preferences The need to acquire life force energy from a source other than the food we ingest. I believe that the food we eat supports the human body we live in but it takes additional energy sources to fuel our subtle body or our soul and those additional energy sources need to be life force energy. pt2:I look beyond what they claim to be, and enjoy the person they are. More times than not, those trying to be someone or something they are not is because they are searching for acceptance. I believe that if we show them that they are accepted for who they are, they will eventually cease to try to be what they are not.

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.
Through meditation and a deep long look at your inner self, it's a personal journey and a judgment that only the individual can make. That aside you know by the way your physical and subtle bodies react when you need to take additional life force energy.

If your definitions include "energy," define "energy." If not, what do you believe the vampire draws sustenance from?
Life force energy generated by living beings and often referred to as Prana, Chi, and Ki.

Have you ever consumed blood? If so, how does doing so effect you?
Yes; I find it sustains me longer than any other source.

Do you believe in "psychic/psionic" abilities? If so, do you think vampires have enhanced abilities in this area?
Yes. I believe that other beings are capable of these abilities as well as vampires. This is not to say that all have the ability, but rather that a certain people possess this ability.

Do you believe that all vampires need to consume blood or that some can feed by tapping energy directly(psionically)?
Yes, I believe that the food we eat supports the human body we live in but it takes additional energy sources to fuel our subtle body or our soul and those additional energy sources need to be life force energy.

Section 4 : Spiritual and Social

Do you follow a particular spiritual path and if so what is it?
At present it's merely an earth based belief. I am in the process of redefining my religious path.

Does your spiritualiy 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?
Physical immortality; No. I believe that after the body dies, the soul in reincarnated into another body. There may be a waiting period before another body is available and during this time we wait on a plane parallel with this one but still separate. I have memories of past lives.

What do you think would be the ideal relationships between vampires and society? What do you see the real realationship between vampires and society as being?
Ideal: A co-existence between humans and vampires where both are tolerant and respectful of the other. The majority of humans still sees us as evil, immortal creatures from books, and movies. Or they feel that we are delusional people unable to distinguish reality from fantasy. Some religious fanatics feel we are evil devil worshippers need to be hunted down and exterminated.

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?
NO. Uniting is the wrong idea. To unite we would need to be all of the same beliefs and opinions and this will just never happen. We are just too diverse.