*PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES ON VAMPIRISM*



Minerva Ravenwing


Section 1 : Beliefs and Definitions

Define vampire and vampirism.
Humans that need blood and or energy feedings.

Would you define vampires as human or non-human?
Far as I know, human. But I don't know everything ,so I non human is *entirely possible. Additionally, I think we are or can be more than just *human.

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 used to think that blood and energy vampires were different, but have *seen too many instances of being both, or going from one to another. I *also don't think it really matters if we, or more specifically I, don't know *that answer.

Section 2 : Traits

Do you believe vampires are born, made, or some of each?
Both

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

If you think non-vampires can be turned into vampires how might that be accomplished?
By being awakened to the energies and appetites of other vampires. Likely by proximity to vampires, but also just by opening yourself to new *ideas and experiences

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?
The hunger for blood/energy. The ability to receive or give those foods. *And being able to direct those energies for healing or pleasure. I would *not classify them at all. That is their business. However, if they *persisted, I would be suspicious and would likely shield around them. I *would want to attack, but wouldn't unless first attacked, under most *circumstances.

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.
Hunger for non traditional foods, being able to see the energies/ foods I *need.

If your definitions include "energy," define "energy." If not, what do you believe the vampire draws sustenance from?
Energies are as real as air, invisible in most cases. I think of it as a *substance that can be used for healing, for creating well being and as a *type of food. I do think everyone needs it, but most don't ever learn how *to utilize it.

Have you ever consumed blood? If so, how does doing so effect you?
Yes. It felt electric and made me dizzy at first, then I felt stronger, more *awake

Do you believe in "psychic/psionic" abilities? If so, do you think vampires have enhanced abilities in this area?
Absolutely though of course, each of us would have different abilities *depending on how much they have learned.

Do you believe that all vampires need to consume blood or that some can feed by tapping energy directly(psionically)?
Either or both

Section 4 : Spiritual and Social

Do you follow a particular spiritual path and if so what is it?
I am a witch, dedicated to Odin. This is a spiritual path, but not exactly a *religion. I use what works in everyday life, being a very practical person.

Does your spiritualiy or religion have any relationship to vampirism? Not really, or more specifically, not most of the time.
Do you believe that vampirism has a religious context or is a religion?

Certainly for some. There is a religious aspect for me which is more of a *feeling that I still cannot really explain. Which is a bit unusual for me.

Do you believe in physical immortality, and if so can vampires be immortal? What about spiritual immortality?
Don't know if I believe it, but it could certainly be true. I do believe we *create what we believe. That sounds simplistic, and can be, but really *requires more work and study to get good results.

What do you think would be the ideal relationships between vampires and society?
For vampires to be accepted and to show the rest of society how to *access energies
What do you see the real relationship between vampires and society as being?

I think there is alot of suspicion towards us and I think many of us are *responsible for that. Vampirism also has a mysterous aspect, an *indescribable "thing" that is very hard to communicate to others. That *also complicates it.

Do you think there should be an overall community or organisation for all vampires?
I don't know that it would work. I think smaller groups might be better. *So much huffing and puffing and trying to take control. I think that is also *part of being a vampire and we each need to be responsible in that kind *of "energy play".
If so how should it be structured? If not, why not?

As I said, I think small groups would be better, so we can get to know *each other better and perhaps have less need of posturing.


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