*PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES ON VAMPIRISM*



Maya


Section 1 : Beliefs and Definitions

Define vampire and vampirism.
A vampire is a person who burns through their life force energy faster than they can replenish it. Basically they have a high spiritual metabolism. The vampire must replace it from other lifeforms, preferrably human, but may replace it from the elements, plants, or animals. Vampirism is the practice of a person feeding off of another.

Would you define vampires as human or non-human?
Human. They are regular people who happen to vibrate at a higher frequency which in turns burns through their prana (life force) faster. Normal people who vibrate at a higher frequency usually can replace it as fast as it burns away. Vampires cannot and must suppliment.

Do you believe that there's more than one kind vampire? If so, what do you think those kinds are and what defines them?
I personally think there is only one type of vampire but with different feeding preferences. Some break it down to different feeding types but we're all vampires. Sanguine vampires get their energy from blood primarily, however I believe all sanguines can learn to feed by psionic/psychic means and vice versa.

Section 2 : Traits

Do you believe vampires are born, made, or some of each?
I believe they are born. A "made" vampire isn't a true vampire. For example, I believe someone or some thing can make a victim seem like a vampire. An entity may attach itself to a person and feed off of his/her energy. That person in turn must replace what is lost. However once the entity is detached, the person reverts back to normal and is therefore not a true vampire.

Do you believe non-vampires can be turned into vampires?
No, not permanently.

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?

There are certain symptoms I have that strongly points to me identifying with vampirism. Through years of trial and error and self observation, those symptoms seem to go away when I consciously feed. Perhaps it's psychosomatic, but I doubt it.

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?
If your definitions include "energy," define "energy."
If not, what do you believe the vampire draws sustenance from?
There are certain symptoms I have that strongly points to me identifying with vampirism. Through years of trial and error and self observation, those symptoms seem to go away when I consciously feed. Perhaps it's psychosomatic, but I doubt it.

Have you ever consumed blood? If so, how does doing so effect you?
Yes, and it leaves me feeling euphoric, slightly buzzing yet calm, satisfied.

Do you believe in "psychic/psionic" abilities?
If so, do you think vampires have enhanced abilities in this area?
Yes, and I do believe some have enhanced abilities, but not all.

Do you believe that all vampires need to consume blood or that some can feed by tapping energy directly(psionically)?
No, I believe each person can be made up differently and therefore require differnt pranic sources. Some psyvamps hardly get anything from blood and some sanguine vamps hardly get anything from psy-means. Once again, it's all individual.

Section 4 : Spiritual and Social

Do you follow a particular spiritual path and if so what is it?
I am Orthodox Christian with pagan leanings.

Does your spirituality or religion have any relationship to vampirism?
Not really, though drinking the blood of christ sort of solidifies my beliefs regarding vampirism.

Do you believe that vampirism has a religious context or is a religion?
No, I don't think it has anything really to do with religion, but there are some who put a religious spin on it.

Do you believe in physical immortality, and if so can vampires be immortal?
What about spiritual immortality?
Physical immortality - No, but spiritual immortality yes.

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?
On one hand it'd be nice to be accepted by society as a valid "disorder" like diabetes. Mostly for blood donations and such. As for the real relationship, it's looked down upon as being delusional by society. Many don't believe in metaphysical things and so it's hard for them to accept it as valid.

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'm actually ambivalent about the whole thing. A community would be nice in order to meet other vampires, however a community often has to have rules and regulations that not everyone agrees on. There are pros and cons about both sides of the picture.


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