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si superstitii. In acelasi timp imaginea este interconectata cu o multitudine de perversiuni. Este vorba despre un mit universal deoarece nu es te specific pentru nici o traditie culturala. Toate acestea ar indica existenta unei reprezentari psihice a mitului, necesare proiectiei si diseminari, o reprez entare care a existat din cele mai indepartate timpuri si care poate fi consider ata ca fiind una din cele mai arhaice imagini pe care le cunoastem. O simpla privire aruncata variatelor mitologii celor din trecut reveleaza tendin tele vampirice ale multora din zeii creati de om. Putem gasi toate acestea in le gendele si mitologiile grecilor si romanilor, ca si in restul Europei, Asia si i n unele parti din Africa. Toti acesti zei erau cu totii dedati bautului si suptu lui sangelui. In mod similar intalnim un intreg grup de zeitati in lamaismul tib etan, Vajra, care beau sange pentru a obtine controlul asupra vietii si mortii. Intr-una din cele mai vechi povesti pastrate, legenda lui Ghilgames, erou al une i povestiri babiloniene, tema vampirului apare deja cu caracteristicile descrise intr-o maniera atat de precisa incat pare sa fie identica cu cea a acelor vampi ri din evul mediu si din timpurile mai apropiate prezentului. Ca mai veche descr iere a unui vampir apare pe un vas preistoric asirian. Imaginea arata un om copu land cu un vampir fara cap. In Mexico pre-columbian vampirii apar sub numele de "sihuateteo", este vorba despre femei care au murit la nasterea copiilor. Vampir ul chinez, Ching Shih, frecvent citat in povestile dinastiei T'ang, isi are orig inile intr-un trecut mai indepartat si are o asemanare mult mai mare cu corespon dentul sau Occidental. Este foarte posibil ca mitul vampirului sa fi venit in Eu ropa Occidentala prin India, via Turcia si Balcani. Vampirul, unul dintre cele mai revelatoare si fertile mituri ale timpului nostru , isi face pentru prima oara intrarea triumfala in literatura europeana intr-una din lucrarile lui Byron. Insusi lordul Byron a fost un prototip ideal pentru to ti vampirii care au existat sau vor exista; aristocrat prin nastere, puternic si seductiv, libertinul cinic si erudit al Vechiului Regim traia in el. El a antic ipat in multe privinte barbatul narcisic si decadent al sfarsitului de secol. In vesnica lui cautare de senzatii noi, Byron a transformat incalcarea valorilor i ntr-o valoare pozitiva, ilustrand prin viata sa si prin operele sale rasturnarea completa a valorilor traditionale produsa de revolutia franceza. La celebra inr unire ce a intampinat nasterea lui Frankestein, in vila Diodati, casa lui Byron aflata la tarmurile lacului Leman, poetul a conceput faimosul sau eseu "Fragment dintr-un roman" care a fost publicat ca un postscriptum la "Mazepp" in 1819. Ac easta a fost replica sa la o povestire ("Vampirul") scrisa de John Polidori (Lon don 1819). Profitand de absenta lui Byron, Polidori a inceput sa dezvolte un con cept schitat de Byron, plagiindu-i ideea si devenind astfel primul vampir litera r, care si-a extras inspiratia in intregime de la marele poet. Goethe, Baudelaire si Le Fanu (Carmilla, 1872) toti acestia au scris despre vamp ir, nu mai vorbim de Bram Stoker creatorul lui Dracula (1897). Printre cei care au marcat inceputurile acestei traditii a vampirismului literar trebuie sa-l inc ludem si pe marchizul de Sade. In "Justine", placerea obtinuta de unul din perso naje la vederea sangelui curgand din venele unei victime, este detaliata explici t. Cu rare exceptii tema vampirului este in mod evident absenta din literatura p sihanalitica. Totusi imi vin in minte, imediat, doi autori : Ernst Jones si Otto Fenichel. In cartea lui referitoare la cosmaruri, Ernst Jones dedica un intreg capitol acestei teme, oferind astfel un punct de vedere psihanalitic si cea mai intinsa tratare a temei intalnita pana acum. Ernst Jones a descris vampirul ca p e un "spirit nocturn care il prinde pe cel adormit intr-o imbratisare care il va seca de sangele sau: in mod evident acesta apare ca un produs cosmarului". In c artea sa "Teoria psihanalitica a nevrozelor", Fenichel descrie sexualitatea infa ntila notand frecventa cu care "putem observa fantasme de sugere de un tip oral sadic directionate impotriva obiectelor" si continua folosind cuvantul vampir cu privire la acestea.
Primii vampiri Cele mai vechi legende despre vampiri s-au pastrat de patru mii de ani si vin de la asirienii si babilonienii din Mesopotamia. Acestia se temeau de Lamastu, o z eita demonica ce vina oameni. In legendele asiriene, Lamastu (in traducere, cea c are sterge ), fiica zeului Anu, se furisa noaptea in casele oamenilor, fura sau uc idea bebelusii in leagane sau chiar in pintecele mamei, vina si adulti, sugea si ngele barbatilor tineri, provocind boli, sterilitate si cosmaruri. Deseori, Lama stu este descrisa cu aripi si gheare de pasare, iar uneori cu cap de leu. Pentru a se proteja de aceasta, femeile insarcinate purtau amulete cu Pazuzu, un alt z eu rau, care a infrint-o cindva pe Lamastu. Lamastu este asociata cu Lilith, o figura proeminenta din unele texte iudaice. S crierile despre Lilith variaza considerabil, dar versiunea cea mai vehiculata a povestii este ca ar fi fost prima femeie. Dumnezeu i-ar fi creat pe Adam si pe L ilith din pamint, din care cauza intre ei aparusera in curind neintelegeri. Lili th a refuzat sa i se mai supuna lui Adam si a plecat din Eden, nascindu-si propr iii copii. Dumnezeu a trimis trei ingeri sa o aduca inapoi. Fiindca ea a refuzat , ingerii i-au promis ca-i vor ucide zilnic cite 100 de copiii pina cind va hota ri sa se intoarca. Lilith, in schimb, a jurat ca va distruge copiii oamenilor. I maginea lui Lilith ca ucigasa de copii, se pare ca a fost preluata direct din le genda despre Lamastu. Si Lilith este descrisa ca un demon cu aripi si gheare asc utite, care vine noaptea sa fure copiii nou-nascuti sau fetii din femeile insarc inate. Desi este descrisa ca o creatura terifianta, Lilith are calitati seducato are. Evreii credeau ca ea vine noaptea la barbati sub forma unui succubus (femei e-demon care intretine contacte sexuale cu barbatii, cind acestia dorm). Grecii antici se temeau de niste creaturi asemanatoare, in special de Lamia, o d emonita cu cap si trunchi de femeie, dar cu partea de jos a corpului - de sarpe. Intr-o versiune a legendei despre Lamia, aceasta a fost una dintre amantele mur itoare ale lui Zeus. Plina de gelozie si furie, sotia lui Zeus, zeita Hera, a in nebunit-o pe Lamia si ea si-a mincat toti copiii. Cind si-a dat seama ce a facut , Lamia s-a infuriat atit de tare, incit s-a transformat intr-un monstru nemurit or care, din gelozie, a inceput sa suga singele pruncilor. Grecii se temeau si d e Empusai, fiica malefica a lui Hecate si zeita vrajitoriei. Aceasta, putind sasi schimbe infatisarea, iesea noaptea din Hades (lumea subterana), sub forma une i femei frumoase, si seducea pastorii de pe cimp, devorindu-i. O creatura simila ra, Baobhan Sith, se face prezenta si in folclorul celtic. Vampirii apar si in mitologia Asiei. Printre personajele de cosmar, descrise de folclorul indian, sint Rakshasa (o creatura care isi poate schimba forma si devo reaza copii) si Vetala. Ambii demoni preluau controlul asupra cadavrelor si atac au oamenii vii. Folclorul chinez ne spune ca unii morti pot sa se ridice din mor mint si sa se intoarca in lume. Aceasta se intimpla atunci cind spiritul unei pe rsoane (p o) nu putea ajunge in lumea de dincolo, din cauza faptelor rele comise i n timpul vietii. Spiritul, infuriat de soarta-i oribila, readucea trupul la viat a si ataca oamenii noaptea. Un mort deosebit de periculos, cunoscut si ca Kuangshi (sau Chiang-shi), putea sa zboare si sa ia diverse forme. Acesta era acoperi t de par alb, avea ochi rosii, stralucitori, si isi musca victimele cu dintii as cutiti. Triburile nomade si negustorii au raspindit diferite legende despre vampiri in i ntreaga Asie, Europa si Orientul Mijlociu. Cu timpul, diversele elemente ale ace stor povesti se combinau, creind alte mituri despre vampiri.
Lamastu este asociata cu Lilith. este o inventie de data recenta. Noptile bîntuite ale Mesopotamiei Nimeni nu poate spune cu certitudine cînd au aparut primii vampiri. si r apea sau omora copiii. Lamia. în filme si în documentare. Legendele privind aceste creaturi se întîlnesc în culturile majoritatii popoarelor. care a fost creata de Dumnezeu din pamînt. asupra semnifi catiilor psihologice ale acestor creaturi si vom încerca sa oferim o explicatie va mpirismului. Vampirii se pot prezenta sub forma unor fiinte umane normale. a parasit Edenul si a dat nastere propriilor copii. este El Chupacabra. Uneori. prin ardere. tra nsformînd-o astfel într-o adevarata ucigasa de bebelusi. dar exista dat e care arata ca. mai precis din cel românesc. Toti acesti vampiri asa-zis noi prezinta anumite particularitati si caracteristici. Dumneze u a trimis trei îngeri sa o convinga sa se întoarca si. cel care în 1897 a scris celebra carte "Dracula". fiinte hidoase care se hranesc cu sîng e si care sînt nemuritoare. Arhitectura unui mit modern În cartile contemporane. care sînt. despre care se spune ca a facut cele mai multe victime din întreaga is torie a vampirilor.000 de ani. Geloasa si. o figura întîlnita în foarte multe texte evreiesti. Lamastu era fiica zeului Anu. De asemenea. un zeu care lup ta împotriva demonilor. ele pot fi di struse prin supunerea lor unei lumini puternice. Mesopotamienii vorbeau d espre Lamastu sau Lamashtu. vechii asirieni si babilonienii din Meso potamia se confruntau deja cu astfel de figuri ciudate. sotia lui Zeus. De obicei. oamenii au vorbit despre monstri si spirite malef ice. prin stropirea cu apa sfintita sau prin expunerea la usturoi. Ea intra în casele oamenilor. Pentru a se apara de Lama stu. în acelasi timp. însa. Lilith. dar. Pentru a se apara împotriva blest emului. îns a. În legendele a siriene. însa. Creaturi asemanatoare pot fi întîlnite si în legendele celte. asa cum o cunoastem astazi. pentru ca ea a refuzat. femeile însarcinate purtau amulete care îl întruchipau pe Pazuzu. în urma cu 4. i-a promis ca o va face sa ucida cîte 100 de copii pe zi. cu o extraordinara putere de seducere. din rîndul carora s-au detasat vampirii. aceasta zeita se prezenta în fata oamenilor cu chipul unui leu. odata cu Adam. furioasa. pîna se va reîntoarce în Eden. cu ajutorul caror îsi musca victimele de gît. dotate. Lamia s-a transformat într-un adevarat monstru si a început sa se hraneasca numai cu sîngele copiilor. a blestemat-o pe L amia sa-si manînce toti copiii pe care-i va naste. Hera. dar si sub forma unor animale. vampirii sînt niste creaturi incred ibil de elaborate. Figura vampirului. cu toate a cestea. o zeita-demon care se hranea cu oameni. si. C onform unei legende extrem de vechi. sînt beneficia rii unor incisivi puternici si ascutiti. prin cont ributia culturilor est-europene. întîlnita în America de Sud si Centrala. Vampirii se hranesc cu sînge si vîneaza numai noaptea. noaptea. carora le putea provoca diverse boli. de exemplu. car e a fost adaptata în numeroase filme si care a constituit o sursa de inspiratie pe ntru o multitudine de alte carti. În realitate.Istoria misterioasa a vampirilor Înca din cele mai vechi timpuri. fiind opera lui Bram Stoker. se hranea cu sîngele tinerilor barbati. Se spune despre aceste creaturi ca sînt nemuritoare. îi ataca si pe adulti. o zeita cu cap de femei e si cu trup de sarpe. este inspirata clar din folclorul est-european. Ce a mai celebra creatura de acest gen. Vechii greci aveau si ei o creatura asemanatoare. În cele ce urmeaza vom încerca sa aruncam o privire asupra elementelor care au dus la aparitia legendelor privind vampirii. Legenda lui Dracula. Legenda spune ca Lamia a fost una dintre iubitele lui Zeu s. Conform mitologiei. legendele despre vampiri au fost mult îmbogatite. uneori. pot fi încadrati într-o singura categorie: demoni (reprezentanti ai diavolul . upiri si vîrcolaci În ultimii 1. fiecare vampir a fost la un moment da t om. indiene sau chineze. Strigoi.000 de ani.
într-o regiune plina de mister. dar care a refuzat sa i se supuna si a dorit sa aibe drepturi egale cu cele ale barbatulu i. Se spune despre ei ca nu parasesc casa în care au ajuns prima data si ca se hranesc cu sînge. luînd înfatisarea unei persoane în viata. dar si de istorie. Stoker a plecat de la brutalitatea care-i era caracteristica lui Vlad Tepes (fap tul ca-si tragea dusmanii în teapa nu era doar o legenda) si care era recunoscuta ca atare de români. culcandu-se cu ei. Dupa o anumita perioada de timp. însa. Samael. sarpele care a ispitit-o pe Eva. strigoii trebuiau sa treaca prin mai multe stagii înainte de a se întoarce pe Pamîn t. Unii spun ca raul" exista si i n Eden. Chiar daca se îndeparteaza mult de realitate.ui). însa. provocand moartea copiilor sau chiar uciderea de be . practic. Conform legendelor. Toata aceasta nebunie a dus si la realizarea unor studii academice despre va mpiri. Desi putin stiu de existenta ei. iar în al doilea rînd a reusit sa brodeze pe marginea legendelor. 34. a amplasat actiunea în muntii Transilvaniei. ca aceasta carte a prins în mod special la popoarele cu o mitologie extrem de bogata si cu o predi lectie extraordinara spre legende. o noua viata. si isi va gasi loc de odihna. vîrcolacul grecesc si strigoiul r omânesc. Izgonita pentru aceasta nesupunere ea s-ar fi retras intr-o padure. Dupa sapte ani. 14 putem citi urmatoarele cuvinte: Fiarele din pustie se v or intalni acolo cu cainii salbatici. Stoker a reusit s a se impuna cu cartea sa. de upiri sau de vîrcolac i. Sursa a tot ceea ce o amenii considera a fi rau". pe care a stiut sa l e exploateze foarte bine. Acolo isi va avea locuinta naluca noptii. inspirîndu-se din relatarile despre vampirii din es tul Europei si din folclorul tiganesc. adem enind barbatii prin frumusetea ei asemenea unui Sccubus. strigoii reprezinta spriritele unor persoane care au murit si s-au reîntors printre cei vii. fap t care permite uciderea lor prin arderea corpului. fapt care i-au perm is sa creeze primul vampir modern din istorie. Lilith devine vampir. ramasa fara sot sau posibilitatea de a avea copii. un loc bl estemat. prin intermediul a doua elemente. in Isaia se vorbeste de o creatura ce ar strange toate fiarele malefice ale pamantului in jurul ei. Si totusi Geneza se contrazice cu un alt pasaj al Bibliei s i anume. Trecut si prezent Ca si originea omenirii si originea vampirilor este pusa sub mister si o aura de legenda si mit pluteste deasupra acestor subiecte. Isteria vampirismului cuprinde Europa de Est În secolele al XVII-lea si al XVIII-lea. In Isaia. cu elemente inovative. luînd înfatisare umana si începînd. însa. Lilith a fost prima sotie a lui Adam. si tapii parosi se vor chema unii pe altii . ei devin vizib ili. Sa nu uitam. care au dat o mare credibilitate car tii. strigoii traiesc în sicrie.". lucrari care l-au inspirat si pe irlandezul Bram Stoker în scrierea celebre i carti "Dracula". însa. pentru a-i identifica si arde pe vampi ri. oameni care mor si care sînt retrimisi pe pamînt. malefic" este imprecisa. În primul rînd. În perioada imediat urmatoare întoarcerii lor pe Pamînt. Acea sta naluca a noptii nu este nimeni altcineva decat Lilith care va atrage catre d ansa toti demonii si toate intruchiparile pacatului. lucru care n u este mentionat în nici una dintre scrierile despre fostul domnitor al Tarii Române sti. suga nd sangele femeilor gravide. Ideea este ca inovatiile lui Stoker au prins la public. Izgonita din gratia Domnulu i. Aceasta fiinta este o femeie pe nume Lilith. isteria vampirismului a cuprins întreg estu l Europei. Într-o prima faza. Cei mai renumiti vampiri europeni sînt upirul rus. si a transformat-o în vampirism. Spre deosebire. Oamenii relatau permanent despre prezenta unor vampiri. ei pot tr ai oriunde doresc. fiind intruchiparea diavolului sau o unealta a lui. desi m entionata foarte vag in Biblie ea isi gaseste totusi un loc mai bine definit in unele texte apocrife evreiesti. iar autoritat ile ajunsesera chiar sa deshumeze mortii. strigoii sînt invizibili si-si manifesta prezenta prin mutarea mobilei sau furarea mîncarii.
Faust" alaturi de alte creaturi ale intunericului. Pentru a ajunge la portile Infernului. v rajitoare ca : Pe drumul catre dracul. Dante si-a imaginat trecerea printr-o padure sinistra in care pacatele cautau sa-l ademene asca sub forma unor animale (ex: lupoica desfrau. Goethe ajungand sa declare prin unele personaje. e un vampir nocturn. Desigur ca se observa o asemanare intre cele doua teorii dar ramane la latitudin ea fiecaruia pe care doreste sa o creada. Acest demon-vampir. Desigur ca ele au mostenit nevoia mamei" si vor incerca sa supravietuiasca chiar daca asta ar insemna a ucide. daca consideram ca in el este vorba de Lilith atunci o a doua ipozez a se adevereste. doar ca Akasha a fost poseda de catre un spir it. dar in mitologie. Lilith are o alta origine. din care porneste originea vampirilor? Aceasta este explicatia biblica (daca o putem numi asa) a "nasterii" vampirilor si a aparitiei lui Lilith. Hera a transformat-o in spectru si i-a ucis copiii. Conform unor legende pierdute in negura vremurilor (Alfabetul l ui Ben-Sira) Cain. I-a intrat in sange si asemenea unui virus el intra in corpurile celor ce fac schimb de sange cu un vampir. tranformand-o astfel in vampir. care l-a sedus pe Zeus. O explicatie stiitifica despre aparitia vampirilor este inca necunoscuta. pentru a le suge sangele. au existat mai multi oameni cu un comportament vamp iric. numele purtat de Satana in aceasta opera. Actioneaza ca o boala. isi va pune ouale.. Urmatorul pasaj se refera la un sarpe." Putem interpreta acest pasaj in dive rse moduri. Lamiile apar in capodopera lui G oethe. fiul lui Adam. dar sc riitoarea Anne Rice a incercat sa construiasca alta ipoteza ce a prezentat-o foa rte amanuntit in cartea sa Regina damnatilor" si aici exista o mama" a tuturor vam pirilor. padurea aceasta. un fel de Sccubus apropiat de strigoi." Trimiterea la viata eterna este extrem de evidenta. ce e legata de copiii ei. Legenda spune ca Lamia a fost o regin a a Libiei. Cel mai faimos vampir a fost Elizabeta de Bathory. Locul acesta blestemat. tineti minte. Pasajul 17 din acelasi capitol spune: El (Dumnezeu) a tras la sorti pentru ele si mana Lui le-a impartit cu funia de masurat tara aceasta: ele o vor stapani totd euna si o vor locui din veac in veac. acesta poate fi insusi Samael sau chiar o alta denumire data lui Lilith: Acolo isi va face cuibul sarpele de noapte. Placerea ei de a ucide s-ar fi transformat intr-o nevoie. ar fi intalnit-o pe Lilith la Marea Rosie. le va cloci. uni unea lor intru sange dand nastere unui sir nesfarsit de vampiri si demoni. este gasita si in opera lui Dante Divina comedia" in volumul Infernul". In demonologie. Cei ce cunosc mitologia antica sunt familiari cu t ermenul de Lamie. Drept razbunare. ELIZABETA din Transilvania Pe parcursul istoriei.. o nobila din Transilvan . care i-a intrat in trup. ce cere consumul d e sange si protectie impotriva luminii. si isi va strange puii la umbra lui. / Femeia e cu zece pasi inai nte". Amel. acolo se vor st range toti ulii: fiecare la tovarasul lui.Poate fi ace asta o viziune asupra acelui loc in care se gaseste si Lilith. Lamia rapea copiii nenascuti din pantecul mat ern. lacomie. in aparenta masculin. mai ales in credinta grecilor antic i. oare ar fi o prea mare indrazneala sa credem ca este vorba despre vam piri? Daca am considera ca Dumnezeu nu este fara de pacat (cum incearca sa afirm e mai multi specialisti) am putea vedea in Lilith o greseala cruciala a lui Dumn ezeu pe care acesta incearca sa o repare" dandu-le acestor fiinte damnate un loc in care sa poata bantui. In Vulgata". gelozie). Lilith. numele ei este tradus prin Lilith. a influent at totusi gandirea oamenilor. Ele sunt genii feminine care-i ispiteau pe tineri cu infatisar ea lor frumoasa.belusi. furioasa. ele fiind inrudite cu M efisto.
trupul i se raceste. probabilitatea transmiterii ei la copii este de 25 la suta. La fel. O alta radacina fizica probabila a credintei in vampiri poate fi catalepsia. de-a lungul istoriei. Altii au gura si dintii rosietici. In 1963. asociata cu epilepsia. Si procesul de descompunere a cadavrelor poate sa sugereze credinta oamenilor in vampiri. ele omoara pruncii si seduc barbatii. Prin asocierea raului cu personaje supranaturale.ia. crearea unor personaje ce ar reprezenta-o. Astazi. In timpul unei crizei de catalepsie. de care se poate imbo lnavi o persoana din 200 de mii si care presupune nereguli in producerea de heme un pigment din singe. desi nu exista nicio dovada clara i n privinta eficacitatii acestui tratament. oa menii pot sa-si controleze propriile tendinte negative. el a prezentat Asociatiei Regale de Medicina mo nografia Despre porfirie si etiologia capcaunilor . In trecut. Motivul: exista unele boli ce ar putea provoca un comportament vampiric . pentru prima data s-a expus Lee Illis din Hampshir. De aceea. mai mult de ordin psihologic. probabil. exteriorizindu-le. O criza de catalepsie poate dura mai multe ore sau chi ar zile in sir. o b oala ciudata. Oamenii cu forme grave de porfirie sint fo arte sensibili la razele solare. reuseau sa iasa si sa se intoarca acasa. ea a fost judecata si inchisa in castelul sau. le maninca. schizofrenia si altele care afecteaza siste mul nervos central. Un suferind de catalepsie acuta poate fi confundat cu un cad avru. sporind volumul abdomenului. iar gazele d in corp devin expansibile. care continea o trecere in revi sta amanuntita a descrierilor istorice despre vampiri. acesta ar putea sa erupa. Una dintre acestea este porfiria. in special. au dureri abdominale puternice si pot sa sufere de delir acut. Despre legatura dintre porfirie si vampiri. In istoria medici nii sint descrise circa 80 de cazuri de porfirie ereditara acuta. a paritia. mortii vii . era convinsa ca imbaierea in singe poate si consumul acestuia este secretu l unei infatisari tinere. Or. din cauza producerii neregula te a pigmentului. unii istorici au incercat sa cerceteze originile fizice ale a cesteia. majoritatea victimelor ei fiind fete tinere. iar bataile inimii si respir atia ii incetinesc. aparitia ei este o consecinta a ince stului. Elizabeta. care corecta dezechilibrul din organism. ca si cum defunctul ar f i mincat. dar in trecut oamenii se bazau doar pe apar ente. unii morti isi reveneau in mormint si. In loc sa le poarte de grija sotului si copiilor. respectiv. da unele impresii de viata. Cind faptele Elizabetei au devenit cunoscute. Despre imbalsamare nici nu se stia pe atunci. omul pur si simplu ingh eata: muschii ii devin rigizi. moartea a preocupat adeptii culturilor din toate timpurile. Lamastu si alte d emonite sint opusul sotiei si mamei bune . originile credintei in v ampiri sint. considerata in curabila. comparate cu simptomele p orfiriei. fapt prin care ge neratiile de altadata ar fi inteles ca mortul s-a hranit cu oameni vii. daca groapa nu er a prea adinca. Se presupune ca. asa ca oricine parea sa fie mort era inhumat deodata. Originile credintei in vampiri Desi majoritatea oamenilor de stiinta au cautat sa afle in folclor originile cre dintei in vampiri. Vampirii pe rsonifica. fiind ingrozita de gindul ca imbatrin este. in unele cazuri. maladia se trata prin consumul de singe pe cale ora la. unde a si murit. eliberind tot felul de fluide. in loc sa-si a jute familiile. Una dintre caile de a o accepta este personificarea mortii intr-o fo rma tangibila. care a trait intre 1560 1614. Fiind unul dintre cele mai misterioase aspecte ale vietii. Iar infigind o tepusa intr-un asemenea cad avru. Faptul ca unghiile si parul mortilor continua sa creasca. a creaturilor monstruoase in imaginatia oamenilor . partea intunecata a umanitatii. ea a torturat si a ucis sute de oameni. o maladie genetica rara. medicii dispun de cunostintele si instrumentele necesare ca sa det ermine daca un om este viu sau mort. bogat in fier. Lilith. Daca porfiria se depisteaza la parint i. Cu acest scop. Desi aceste lucruri au putut alimenta frica de morti vii .
câini). generând în acest fel fazele Lunii si eclipsele. si blestemul nemuririi... ca si stri goii sau moroii. Varcolacii la fel au fost creati de Lilith. la cele fantastice(zmei. oameni care si-au ucis un frate sau o sora. iar de cele mai multe ori. pot proveni din foarte multe surse. care legata si de creatura vârcolac. Omul-vârcolac se va transfo rma în timpul unei eclipse. Astfel. Zeul varcolacilor est e Lucian. cum ar fi tragerea clopotelor. vârcolacii. Modurile de alungare sunt numeroase si implic a de obicei zgomotele de metale. iar orice abatere de la ordi nea stabilita de comunitate poate genera un vârcolac. Multiplele reprezentar i ale acestei creaturi. Mitologia stramosilor daco-geti pare a fi influentat. cum ar fi: copii nebotezati . Asta a spus "bunicul" lui Kain desi Kain a spus ca a fost blestemat cu vampirism si nu a fost transformat de o muscatura. In orice c az exista vampirii nemuritori care beau sange si unii vampiri "soultaker" care n u sunt nemuritori si care nu au nevoie de sange. Zeita suprema a vampirilor este fiica lui Lilith iar regele vampirilor este Kain. precum si fascinatia continua a acestora fata de vampiri.. pentru ca românul sa traga concluzia ca vârcolacul manânca Luna iar sângele astrului se prelinge printre coltii fapturii. în mitologia româneasca o fiinta fabuloasa. sau chiar o actiune contrara unei traditii poate genera un vârcolac. demonstreaza ca mani festarea temerilor noastre. Toti copiii lui Kain a u nevoie sa bea sange si nu pot trai in lumina zilei. de asemen i.. De cele mai multe ori era suficient ca Luna sa aiba o culoare rosietica. nascutii cu anomalii. au o durata a vietii de cateva mii de ani. Lilith a fost prima sotie a lui Adam dar a fost izgonita de zeul crestin. A doba ndit puteri supranaturale si a devenit un demon sexual. In alta versiune Kain s-a nascut demon si pentru ca a fost muscat de un fel de demon-cobra in loc sa moara a devenit vampir. Etimologia cuvântului pare a proveni din bulgara sau sârba.. unii avand chiar aripi de dragon. Cain s-a hranit cu sangele ei magic si a prim it puterile ei. prin intermediul acesti monstri. mai ales prin cultul lupului. insotiti de mai multi zei si zeite. tine de natura uman a. fiind insotit de alti "gardieni" organizati in 21 de grade. Vârcolacul este reprezent area raului care disturba ordinea fireasca a lumii. Toti copii lui Lilith sunt vamp iri "soultaker" aceste puteri fiind mostenite prin sange. iar mai tarziu a primit blestemele de la ingeri trimisi de "Dumn ezeu" care il faceau vampiric. Varcolacii sunt organizati in haite de cateva zeci conduse de un comandant. Daca legatura sufletului cu trupul este întrerupta în timpul transformarii.. Despre varcolaci Un vârcolac este. balauri) au condus la un mister asupra formei demonului. baterea fiarelor între ele. un demon care manânca Soar ele si Luna. The Black Veil ~ . mitologia româneasca. Arata ca oameni obi snuiti dar se pot transforma in oameni-lup. Rangul ei este de regina demonilor in Lumea Subpamanteana. Desi varcolacii au fost initiali creati. iar vampirii sunt or ganizati in clanuri. de la animale reale(lupi. A primit blestemul de a avea nevoie sa bea sange si de a nu putea trai in lumina zilei. sufletul sau este cel care va urca în cer si va mânca Soarele sau Luna. ac easta fiind o evolutie naturala. din vylx + dlaka ce însemn a cu par de lup. sufletul este pierdut pe vecie. Varcolacii. au abi litatea de a transforma un om in varcolac prin diferite metode.
Celebrate the da rkness and let it empower you. Use discretion in who you reveal yourself to. making certain they are in good health both mentally and physically. DIVERSITY Our paths are many. We are not monsters: we are capable of rational thought and self-control. a family. If you engage in blood-letting. LIFESTYLE Live your life as an example to others in the community. We cannot let petty differences of ideology prev ent us from maintaining a unified community. but never show it off to those who won't understand. We are privileged to be what we are. Do not hide from your nature. N o single one of us has all the answers to who and what we are. Yet we should not allow it to control us. but power should be accompanied by responsibility and dignity. Do not let your individual problems bring emotional strife to the family as a w hole. only seeking out an eld er's aid in mediation when no other solution seems possible. CONTROL We cannot and should not deny the darkness within. However. it cloud s our judgment. Never feed onl y for the sake of feeding. and gettin g along with our neighbors. various members will not alw ays get along. 3. 5. and never give over to mindless bloodlust. Respect it as such. Being what we are is not an excuse to not participat e in this reality. By no means should you talk to others about yourself and our community when your motives are for selfish re asons such as self-promotion. DISCRETION This lifestyle is private and sacred. Feed in private and make certain your donors will be discrete about what happ ens between you. Exp lore and make use of your vampire nature. but never let it enslave your will. keeping homes. and attention-getting. We must live lives like everyone else here. Do not flaunt what you are in public place s. and make certain that your motives are to truly communic ate about our culture and to engender understanding.A Voluntary Code of Ethics for Vampiric Groups and Individuals 1. sensationalism. but we are still a part of this world. all of us. Donors who create rumors and gossip about us are more harm than they're worth.Like any normal family. SAFETY Use sense when indulging your nature. Our diversity is our strength. put safety and caution above all other things. The safety of the entire community rests upon each memb er's caution. Remember: we may be vampires. Never over indulge or get careless. Settle your differences quietly among one another. 4. Never bring your pr ivate disputes into public places and never draw other family members into the i ssue by forcing them to take sides. we should always make an effort to present a stable and unified face to the rest of the world even wh en things are not perfect between us. 2. Rather. even though the journey we are on is essentially the same. Let our differences in viewpo int enrich us but never divide us upon ourselves. Blood-borne diseases are a very real thing. Screen donors carefully. and we cannot risk en dangering ourselves or others through irresponsibility. If our beast or shadow or darkside is given too much sway. there are enough who would attack u s from the outside. 6. Never indulge in point less violence. and like all families. Respect everyone' s personal views and practices. holding jobs. making us a danger even to those we love. FAMILY We are. it is an obligation to make it a better place for us to be. respect the greater community when having your disputes. but keep it in balance with material d emands. Never bring willful harm to those who sustain you. .
Never take them for granted. They ar e dangerous and unreliable and may betray us in the future. Never mistreat your donors. and who work to coordinate the networking of the s cene. We are all cautious and territorial by nature. LEADERSHIP When you choose to take a position of authority in the community. remember that you do not lead for yourself alone.The haven is the hub of the whole community. His motives should be selfless and pure. 12. Take care in who you choose to bring into it . When entering a new city. Seek these elders out to settle your disputes. We should never bring private disputes into a haven. and we should respect it as such. We cannot be other than what we are. These are the people who helped establish local comm unities. as this reflects badly upon the community as a whole. They are not to be manipulated or leeched off of for more than what they freely offer. 10. There are also often public places where we are likely to encounter people who don't understand our ways. A good leader must set an example for everyone through his actions and beha vior. Learn what households have sway here. which so many others would refus e.You will be respons ible for their actions. They have greater experience than many others. Seek out the local havens. who organize havens. to give you guidance and instru ction. Appreciate them for the co mpanionship and acceptance which they offer us. they should be respected. Leadership is a responsibility. Get in touch with key members of the community. This above all: appreciate the gift of their life. Appreciate the eld ers for all they have given you: if it was not for their dedication. RESPONSIBILITY This lifestyle is not for everyone. and only by making the most positive impression possible will you be accepted and respected in a new community. 11. and a different hierarchy of rule. they should nevertheless be resp ected. Rather you should ada pt to their rules and be glad of their acceptance. Those who are mentally or emotionally unstable have no place among us. ELDERS There are certain members of our community who have established themselves as ju st and responsible leaders. 9. but it is the donors who sustain our nature. Make certain that th ose you choose to bring in are mature enough for this burden. You should not expect to impose your old way of doing things on this new scene. you should familiarize yourself with the local community. Teach them control and discretion. Every city has a different way of doing things. DONORS Without those who offer themselves body and soul to us. and show proper respect where it is due. we would be nothing. and make certain that they respect our ways. the communi ty would not exist as it does now.7. Always be on your best behavi or when coming to a new city either to visit or to stay. supporting it without business and working to improve its name in the scene so that we can alw ays call it home. While their word does not have to be law. We should never initiate violence in a haven. 8. learn who is who. and their behavior in the community will be reflected ba ck to you. not a privil ege. and he should put the interests o f the whole community before his own. HAVENS Our havens are safeplaces where everyone in the community can come to socialize. and to help you establish yourself in the local scene. That communion is sacred. and usually greater wisdom . F or this service. And we should never do or bring anything illegal into a haven. We should respect the patrons of these places as we s hould also respect the owners of the establishments and always be discrete in ou r behavior. TERRITORY The community is extensive and diverse. The best leaders are those who serve to be . physicall y or emotionally. Never fail to treat it as such.
Having any o f the qualities described within this article does not make someone a real vampi re.a reason to criticize them. medical. It is our place to represent darkness in a world blind ed by light. The author encourages you to do further research into any specific topics. We are about being different and accepting that difference as somet hing that empowers us and makes us unique. The answers I will give are my own understanding and my own opinion based on my own personal research. Real vampires are individu als (mortal living humans) that have a genuine need for life force energies from outside sources because their bodies either consume energy too quickly or do no t produce sufficient life-force energy to sustain them. We are about accepting the dark withi n ourselves and embracing that darkness to make us whole beings. etc. Real vampires are then f urther classified by their feeding methods. of living without guilt and without shame. but some will say that the different feeding methods are different types of real vampires.even those outs ide of the community -. We are about ce lebrating the thresholds: body and spirit. Depending on where one asks the se questions or to whom one asks these questions.tter the community and whose person and behavior gives no one -. In actuali ty. and celebrating the unique and beautiful essence of every single soul. 13. © 1995-2001 by Sabretooth.. and that all other forms of feeding are subcategories or specializations of psi feeding. usually by those that are new to the vampire community.) s hould be explored before assuming that one is a real vampire. Others will say that each feeding method is . There are also sometimes discussions about energy/astral beings (which do not ha ve corporeal forms) and creatures (such as demons) with vampiric qualities. Also. there is only one type of vampire: real vampires. These questions are freque ntly asked in many different discussion groups by many different people. and does not go into any det ails. environmental. Our lives should be lived as a message to the world about the beauty of acceptin g the whole self. There are often discussions about mythical/fictional vampires that most are alre ady familiar with from myths. television and role-playing games. That is what we do. The information presented in this is article should not be us ed as a checklist to determine if someone is a real vampire or not. 'Types' of Vampires Some will say that there are two main different methods of feeding on life-force energy. psychological. one will get many different an swers. All other explanations (i. revised by Michelle Belanger of House Kheperu Real Vampires By Enygma DISCLAIMER: This article is presented as information about real vampires for edu cational purposes.e. sanguine and psi. pleasure and pain. but not necessarily what we are. books. death and life. Real Vampires? What is a real vampire? What are the different type of vampires and their differ ences? This article originally started out as a response to someone asking those very q uestions in a discussion group that I am a member of. howe ver such beings and creatures are not considered to be true vampires. IDEALS Being a vampire is not just about feeding upon life. movies. the informat ion presented in this article is general in nature.
especially the excess energies generated at the moment of orgasm. derived from the term prana. There are those that think the use of the labels tantric and pranic in reference to sexual vampires is an atte mpt by some within the vampire community at political correctness who feel that the term sexual vampire is derogatory and/or offensive or simply think that tant ric and pranic 'sound' better than sexual. Empathic vampires are vampires who feed on emotional life-force energies from th e emotions of people. However. psionic and psychic. hence different 'types' of vampires. a Sanskrit term literally translated as life-force energy. However both terms. and male sexual vampires are sometime referred to as incubi (singularly. It is the life-force energy contained within the blood. fear. Th ey can do so psychically and/or from bodily fluids. oth er than the spelling. However. but th e field of behavioral psychology has co-opted the term psychic vampire to descri be a person who has a psychological need for attention and will do whatever they can to get that attention from anyone and everyone. Female sexual vampires are s ometimes referred to as succubi (singularly. the person being fed from is not harmed by the feeding in any way. Psi vampires avoid using the term psychic vampire to differentiate themselves from the behavioral psychology psychic vampires. etc.) Sanguinarians often describe blood drinking as a very fulfilling.a different form of feeding. It als o tends to be a rather intimate form of feeding. leaving those that interact with them feeling drained.) are negative/chaotic vampires and are a subcategory/specialization of empathic vampires. it is not the blood itself that they are feeding on. which could lead to some confusion when talking about pranic vampires. Some will also refer to psi vampires as pranic vampires. Psi (or psy) vampires are vampires that feed psychically on life force energies. Psi vampires used to be referred to as psychic vampires. There is sometimes debate within the vampire community if refer ring to sexual vampires as pranic vampires is correct or not as there are some w ithin the vampire community that refer to psi vampires as pranic vampires. As for the difference in spellings. Those that sup port referring to sexual vampires as pranic vampires argue that pranic energies and prana are two different things. It should b e noted that there is no difference between a psi vampire and a psy vampire. the only conclusion I have been able to reach is that psi is an abbreviation of psionic. Psi feeding (in any form) can be done from an individual (most often a willing donor) or from the ambient energies of a group or crowd. often negative/chaos vampires wil l cause situations where negative emotions and chaotic energies will be stimulat ed and then feed off of those energies. However. Others will refer to sexual vampires as pranic vampires. very powerful and somewhat intoxicating experience. Some will also refer to sexual vampires as tantric vampires. Blood drinking is arguably the most potent f orm of feeding on life-force energy. refer to ps ychic phenomena. Sexual vampires are vampires who feed on the life-force energies generated from having sex. Sanguine vampires (or sanguinarians) are vampires who feed by drinking blood. (A single feeding is often about an ounce or two of blood taken from a willing donor. There are those that will say that vampires that feed on n egative emotional energies (anger. and many sanguinarians can thrive for many weeks from a single feeding. The reason is that emp athic vampires will usually feed on whatever emotions a person is feeling withou t necessarily causing those emotions. Others will say that neg ative/chaos vampires are separate from empathic vampires. while psy is an abbreviation of psychic. although many may consider it to be unethical to do so. psi feeding ca n also be done from a person without the person realizing that they are being fe d from. succubus). and that pranic energies are energies relate d to sex while prana is just life-force energies. it is also possible that tho se who use tantric or pranic when talking about sexual vampires are doing so to differentiate them from any link to behavioral psychology which seems to also be co-opting the term sexual vampire to describe a person who has a psychological . Ho wever. Generally though . incubus).
Others will d istinguish such vampires as electrical vampires. sanguinarian. Magickal vampires are vampires that are able to feed on and manipulate magickal energies.. Soul feeding is a very intimate form of feeding.). even more so t han sexual and sanguine feeding. Soul vampires are also sometimes referred to as soul devourers. thoughts and desires of the person that they a re feeding from. As a result of soul feeding. fire. There are a lso those that will say that vampires who feed on life-force energies from plant s and animals are also elemental vampires. elemental vampire. and feed from the life-force energies within the dream. Soul vampires are vampires that are able to feed directly off the energy of a pe rson's soul. however such individuals usually do not have a genuine need for the lifeforce energies that they feed on. Another method of feeding often considere d a subcategory or specialization of elemental feeding is electrical feeding. earth. th e indirect feeding on energies in electrical fields and lightning. Other 'Vampires' There are several groups of people that are often mistaken for being real vampir es that are often associated with the vampire community. Dreamscape vampires are essentially astral vampires that are able to enter into a person's dream. Leeches can become addicted to the life-force energies they feed on (much like a drug of some kind). They will sometimes call themselves vampires. soul vampires will sometimes gain some or all of the abilities of the person they are feeding from. Others will say that elemental vampires feed directly from elemental life-force energies. usually a sense of euphoria. Vampires wh o are able to feed using some but not all psychic methods but are not able to fe ed sanguine are referred to as adaptive psi vampires. One such group of people is referred to as leeches or energy leeches by some wit hin the vampire community. However. Such individuals are people who have developed the ab ility to manipulate and feed on life-force energies in many of the ways vampires feed.e. Astral vampires are vampires that are able to travel through the astral plane an d feed off of the life-force energies of other entities within the astral plane. their apparent need for life-force ene rgies does not make them vampires. and feel that they need the life-force energies beca use they will go through withdrawals when they do not feed for a period of time. power and intoxic ation. Some will say that elemental vam pires are elementalists who are able to manipulate elemental energies and then c onvert those energies into consumable life-force energies. sexual vampire. wind. Elemental vampires are vampires that are able to feed on the life force energies of the elements. or they can manifest themselves within t he dream. as the withdrawal symptoms will go away with .need for attention (much like a psychic vampire) through sex. Vampires who are able to f eed using all psychic methods but are not able to feed sanguine are referred to as eclectic psi vampires. Sanguine vam pires who are also able to feed using all psychic methods are referred to as ecl ectic vampires. They c an be invisible observers in the dream. Soul vampires will also sometimes receive memories. and water. Some are able to influence the course of the dream. Vampires who only use one method of feeding are referred to by the way that they feed (i. etc. However. They manipulate and feed on life-force energie s for the feelings it gives them. there are those that disting uish such vampires as nature vampires. and will sometimes try to be invo lved with the vampire community. and/or they are able to materialize in astral form and feed off the life-force energies of people that are usually asleep. Sanguine vampires that are also able to feed using som e but not all psychic methods are referred to as adaptive vampires.
claiming to be immortal. wearing fashions seen in movies.time. etc. However. and described in books (most often gothic. Red Hot and White-out styles) Adopting the use of 'old world' language patterns Decorating their homes to emulate gothic and/ or Victorian styles resembling the homes/lairs of vampires seen in movies. For real vampires. television shows . Although blood fetishists will often drink blood. Society also tends to misuse the idea of vampires. It is often very easy for real vampires to t ell the real vampire lifestylers apart from the human lifestylers. They try to emulate the Hollywood and fictional image of a vampire as much as p ossible: Having pale skin from staying out of the sun and/or the use of makeup Adopting nocturnal lifestyles. In most cases. Victorian. being a member of a certa in clan/house. Cat Eye. Vampire lifestylers are p eople that dress and live a life similar to that of mythical/fictional vampires. Then they try to g et involved with the vampire community. it should be noted that there are also real vampires who choose to live the lifestyle of a vampire (for example. vampire lifestylers are regular humans that have chosen to live t he lifestyle of a vampire. The most predominant ones are the role players that play Vampire: The Masqu erade by White Wolf Publishing. etc*). Ventrue. What usually happe ns is that the role players begin to feel that they are the characters that they are playing. sometimes including a coffin that they sleep in Some will even go to the extent of drinking blood although they have no need to do so. Bl ack-out. which are often involved in vampire communit ies and can often be mistaken for being real vampires. physical effects felt from not feeding get worse with t ime. television shows and described in books . role players can be anyone who chooses to play the part of a vampire in any role playing game (RPG). The lines between reality and role playing become blurred for them . There are also vampire lifestylers. For example: An accountant and/or phlebotomist may be described as a 'bloodsucker' . it shou ld be noted that sometimes playing role playing game may trigger the awakening o f a latent vampire. role play ers. bloodletting and blood drinking) usually. Don Henrie from Sci-Fi Channel s Mad Mad House). they have no need to do so. and try to pass themselves off as real v ampires. Wildfire. and that there are some real vampires that also play role pl aying games for recreational reasons. and will sometimes refer to p eople as being vampires or exhibiting vampiric traits and behaviors. However. but not always. Blood fetishists are r egular humans who engage in bloodplay (cutting.*). they usually immediately expose themselves as role players by using RPG terminology and ideas (such as the different types/races of vampire cl ans (Brujah. and/or leather and usual ly in dark colors) Wearing fake fangs Wearing WildEyes contact lenses to make their eyes look vampiric (most often. they come to the vampire community thinking that it is all RPG. It is often very easy for real vampires to realize when an individual is an energy leech and not a vampire. Or. within a BDSM setting. However. However. Yet another group of people that try to be involved with the vampire community a re perhaps the most despised group of people by the vampire community. Another group of people that are sometimes involved with the vampire community a nd mistaken for being real vampires are blood fetishists. and then find much to their disappointment that the vampire community is a very real community with a low tolerance for role players. and they begin to think and believe that they are vampires.
either from watching movies and television shows about vampir es. are not real vamp ires either. It has not been proven either way whet her any criminal vampires were real vampires or not. In most ca ses though. but I personally. The drained feeling that people experi ence when interacting with these people comes from having to tolerate an often u ncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Some also refer to vampirism as a condition or energy deficiency. The leading t heory is that vampirism may be a combination of genetic. but not from an energy feeding. where a person (usually a male) ex periences a psychological need for blood with a strong sexual component. physiological and metap . which it is not. the field of behavioral psychology has co-opted the terms psychic vampire and sexual vampire to describe people who have a psychological n eed for attention and will do whatever they can to get that attention from anyon e and everyone. because it gives va mpirism a negative connotation. Another group of people that are often mistaken for being real vampires are crim inal vampires. reading (usually fictional) books about vampires. 'We all feed off of each other. T hese are individuals that have committed criminal acts that are considered vampi ric in nature. fetishistic and compulsive in nature. it should be noted that it is possible that some crimi nal vampires may have been real vampires. The compulsion of the vampirism stage may lead a person to committing criminal acts to obtain human blood.' (Incidentally. frown upon those terms as well. and some others. Some of these individuals may be in the fina l stage of clinical vampirism as described in the previous paragraph. There is also another psychological condition within the field of behavioral psy chology known as clinical vampirism. Symptoms/Characteristics of Vampires What are the symptoms of vampirism? I personally.' However. The results are rather interesting. they work at night and sleep all day. and some others. dislike the term symptoms when referring to vampi rism as it makes vampirism sound like some kind of disease or illness. As mentioned earlier. criminal vampires are individuals that are obsessed with emulating f ictional vampires. General ly. In most c ases. the people referred to in such a manner usually are not vampires of any kind nor should they be mistaken to be vampires. those that suffer from the syndrome often go through a progression of stages beginning with auto-vampirism (drinking one's own blood) and progressing to vam pirism (drinking the blood of others). these people are not real vampires.) The phrase.An attractive woman dressed for a night of clubbing may be described as 'vamping out' A person in a bad relationship may say that their mate is 'draining the life out of the relationship' References to feeding such as. Those that suffer from clinical vampirism. 'They are l ike a vampire. sometimes referred to as vampire killers or psychotic vampires. Renfield's Syndrome is described as a pathological and delusional d isease. However. or more commonly referred to as Renfield's Syndrome. and/or playing vampire cha racters in RPGs. based upon the fictional character of Renfield from Bram Stoker's Drac ula. in most cases. t ry doing a Google search using the exact phrase with the quotes. No one knows nor has been able to determine what causes vampirism. none of them having anything to do with vampirism or vampir es. such as steali ng blood from hospitals and blood banks or going to the extreme of killing someo ne. generally anything having to do with the drinking of blood or the criminal claiming to be a vampire. 'They are trying to bleed me dry' or 'They are bleeding me dry' ofte n heard during contract negotiations 'They must be a vampire because they stay up/out late all the time'. in most cases. leaving those that interact with them feeling drained.
being able to mentally hear things from a distance Clairvoyance. possessing any or all of these traits.. having knowledge that one can not explain Audiovoyance... One will often see vampirism referred to as a condition. charac teristics and abilities are tied to their vampirism. characteristics and abilities. and the n compared to some other physiological conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. being able to mentally see things from a distance Clairsentience. although not necessarily school-educated Predatory nature Dark nature Prefers nighttime over daytime. All other explanations (i. Physical characteristics: Pale skin Sensitivity to sunlight physically (i.. characteristics and abilities can be accounted for by other reasons. I personally prefer to refer to symptoms of vampirism as vampiric traits. etc. being able to see and/or hear spirits and possibly communicate wit h them Telekinesis .e.e. stronger than one should be without working out) and quick reflexes Often feels hungry and/or thirsty despite an adequate food diet Extreme cravings for certain types of food or extreme cravings that can not be s atisfied with food Often feel run down. The key factor in determining if one is a vampire is going to be if one has a ge nuine need for life-force energies from outside sources and their traits. Also. i. However. Some will have more limitations than others.e. psychological. tired despite an adequate food diet and activity level Frequent headaches for no apparent reason Does not require very much sleep Able to heal quicker than others Often get sick with 'flu-like' symptoms with no medical explanation when they go without feeding for a period of time Mental characteristics: Strong-willed. medical. environmental. Just as every individual is different. characteristics and abilities from each oth er.e. not all vampires will have all traits. charac teristics and abilities. nocturnal nature Moodiness/mood swings/quick-tempered Mental and/or personality disorders (diagnosed by a medical doctor) Psychic abilities (although not necessarily psychic feeding methods) and metaphy sical characteristics: Empathy Telepathy Mind reading See and read auras Extra-sensory perception (ESP) Clairaudience. Some will have more abilities than others. charact eristics and abilities does not make one a vampire as many of these same traits. fatigued. Each individual vampire is diff erent and may have different traits. independent nature. every vampire is different. confident Intellectual/highly intelligent Well-learned/educated.) should be explo red before assuming that one has those traits due to vampirism. sunburn easily) and/or visually Visual sensitivity to any light source Better night vision than day vision Eye color changing with mood or for no apparent reason Heightened senses Unaccounted-for strength (i.hysical causes.
real vampires do not turn to dust or rapidly decompose when one kills them. though. Real vampires are mortal humans. etc. Precognition/visions Past-life memories. However. However. While some real vampires will choose to be satanic. there are even so me real vampires that are Christians.Pyrokinesis Astral travel/astral projection Psychometry Invisibility. Real vampires do not burst into flames in sunlight. etc. killing a real vampire is murder. and can elementally feed from the sun. Real vampires do not fly. some v ampires may believe they have immortal souls. although not as in the Invisible Man kind of invisibility. Real vampires are not immortal. Real vampires do not sleep all day and stay up all night. Although many real vam . but those are the ones that I could think of at this time. Some may have heightened senses and abili ties. Holy water does not affect real vampires other than it gets them wet. Real vampires are living humans. These lists of vampire characteristics and traits should not be used as a check list to determine if one is a vampire. Others w ill use silver for its metaphysical properties to control and/or focus shielding and/or feeding techniques. as I may have missed some character istics and abilities. and not be noticed by anyone looking for them. but not superior. especially vampiric past-life memories Immortal soul and a belief in reincarnation Experience déjà vu quite frequently Able to sense other vampires (often referred to as 'vamp radar') Involved in 'alternative' religions (such as pagan. some real vampires are sensitive to sunlight and will sunburn easily. such as wolves. the kin d of invisibility where one can blend into a setting. while others will not follow a ny religion. Real vampires do not change or morph into any other forms. bats.) or ha ve 'alternative' spiritual beliefs Most are either born vampires or experience an awakening to their vampiric natur e later in life. usually in their teen years but it can happen later in life. although some may choose to b e. unless they are in some kind of flying device like a p lane or helicopter. They are perhaps different fr om most humans. Real vampires are not demons. a real vampire can be killed if one drives a stake through his heart and ch op off his head. not at all real vampires are satanic or devil worshippers. Silver does not bother most real vampires. and gettin g them wet might annoy a real vampire. They are humans. but so will most regular humans if one does the same to them. Real vampires are not superior to humans. Yes. may believe in reincarnation and m ay have past life memories. Religious preferences among real vampires will vary by each individual vampir e. Real vampires in general are not necessarily evil. By the way. Wiccan. Differences between Real Vampires and Mythical/Fictional Vampires Real vampires are not undead creatures. Some will choose to follow a certain religion. Religious symbols do not ward off or bother real vampires by simply being held u p at them. mist. A lso. Believe it or not. Real vampires do not have superpowers. The above lists are not all-inclusive lists. Other real vampires enjoy the sun. Real vampires are humans with a need t o obtain life-force energies from outside sources. Some are allergic to silver. satanic. Beating or hitting a real vampire with said religious symbol may be a different story. room and/or crowd. and will result in a person being arrested and put in prison.
However. However. or described in books. Some people have naturally occurring fangs. and one can not become a vampire by being bitten or through an exchange of blood. If a person desires to be a vampire. courts. a latent vampire). Many vampires lead regular lives. Real vampires are born vampire s and may be vampires from birth or they may experience an awakening later in li fe. h ouses. Real vampires do not necessarily dress to look like vampires seen in movies.e. They do not feed on and kill victims . Man y real vampires have to work regular jobs for a living. However. I want to make it c lear that there is no definitive way or 'test' for determining if one is a real vampire or not. Real vampires do not have to sleep in coffins. and should not be taken lightly. described people often mistaken for real vampires. I understand that they are quite dark and very quiet. real vampires may choose to sl eep in a coffin for personal reasons. they can . and the differences bet ween real vampires and mythical/fictional vampires. Others do not enjoy looking at their reflections. n or do they live in mausoleums/crypts. but those are the ones that I could think of at this time. Others will form covens. However. some real vampires may choose to live with each other as roommates/housemates.. ha ve families. Some even enjoy looking at their reflections. A person needs to determine for themselves if a real vam pire is simply what they are or what they desire to be. then one needs to determine what the motiva tion for that desire is as usually that desire will go unfulfilled. as I may have missed some di fferences. Real vampires are not automatically rich. then they will not be able to be come a vampire no matter how much they may want to become one. which is often misconstrued as a turning. Others will dress however they want to and wear regular clothes. have to pay rent/mortgages/bills. and deal with everyday things lik e everyone else. Determining if one is a real vampire is a personal journey. Real vampires do not 'turn'. The lifestyles of real vampires are not romantic and glamorous like those seen i n movies. television or described in books. some real vampires are able to effectively seduce or charm people using vari ous methods (such as NLP** and hypnosis). If they are not already a vampire (i. Others may choose to l ook gothic. orders. Real vampires cast reflections. medical reasons for certain characteristics) before assuming t hat they are a vampire. One needs to do research and eliminate any other ex planations (i. At best. Just lik e most people. Real vampires are not bloodthirsty killers. tel evision. they wi ll not feed in a manner that causes harm to the person being fed from. Again. 'embrace'. So me enjoy it too much. most will stay up well into the night and sleep for a coup le of hours before resuming their daytime lives.pires have nocturnal natures. Most real vampires feed from willing donors in safe manners. Real vampires do not live in fancy mansions in households with other vampires. usually during their teen years but it can happen later in life. most also have daytime lives that they must deal w ith as well. There is no such thing as a vampirism virus. However. but that does not necessarily make them vampires. never risking har m to their donors. although it is considered unethical by most. listed characteristics of real vampires. Real vampires are not able to enthrall a person simply by looking at them. Howev er.. and they do not need to have thei r native soil with them when they sleep. allowing for a very peaceful sleep. although some may choose to have their teeth sh aped to look like fangs or wear fake fangs. 'sire' or 'change' someone into a vampir e. and do not have fancy possessions. Conclusion In this article. and/or organizations to gather and be with other vampires. I have defined what a real vampire is. Some may do so by choice. Real vampires do not have fangs. so me real vampires may be able to trigger the awakening of a latent vampire. explained the different types of vampires and their feeding methods. the above list is not an all-inclusive list.e. Even for real vampires who feed from people that do not reali ze they are being fed from.
' Richard Noll. Sanguinarius: The Vampire Su pport Page (and the resources thereof). All other information for this article came from discussions in various Yahoo Gr oups and from various websites mentioned above. New York. 2004 at 8:01 pm Hawaiian Standard Time (Rev. Enygma can often be found participating in discussio ns in various discussion groups and on message boards. The author's only request is that any comments and/or critic isms be constructive. Brief Bibliography The idea for this article came from a discussion in the Vampire-Discussion Yahoo Group. 2004 at 9:56 pm Hawaiian Standard Time Current Revision: Tuesday. and presented for educational purposes. Description of clinical vampirism taken from. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Notes: This article is written in its entirety by Enygma. and has taken an active ro le in participating in the online vampire community in a search for knowledge ab out vampires and vampirism. New York. SphynxCat's Real Vampires Support Page website. the information presented in this article is general in nat ure. although these are generally no t named after fictional clans. --------* Some real vampires are members of real Houses. freely sharing his knowle dge. However. subject to the copyright notice below and conditions that t he author may require for reposting this article. Any areas of specific interest shou ld be further researched. About the Author Enygma is a solitary eclectic vampire residing in the state of Hawaii on the isl and of Oahu. Werewolves. as well as personal experiences of the author and conversations with other vampires. thoughts. Inc.still become involved with the vampire community as a vampire supporter and/or donor. The aut hor also welcomes requests to repost this article to discussion groups. 10) . As mentioned before. Original Version: Saturday. comments and/or crit icisms from readers about this article or any posts the author has made. The information presented in this articl e comes from personal research and participation in discussion groups within Yah oo Groups and various message boards. ©1992. a resource of Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page. No other articles or authors (to the best of the author's knowledge) were quoted in the writing of this article. questions. There are many people involved in the vampire community who are not vampi res. message boards and websites. and they are able to contribute to the vampire community.com. the author welcomes any inquiries. 'Vampires. Additionally. Vampire Church Yahoo Group and website. credit is due to the following people and organizations (and the members thereof ) (in alphabetical order) for educating the author about real vampires and vampi rism: Kindred Nations Yahoo Group. May 25. T wentieth Century Reports in the Psychiatric Literature. Enygma came to the online vampire community in November of 2003. Brunner/M azel Publishing. & Demons. The author can be reached at e nygmaone@yahoo. and to the best of the author 's knowledge it is an original article. Vampire Corner Yahoo Group and website (currently not available). vampires or houses. and has bee n a (awakened) vampire for almost twenty years within this lifetime. Shadowlore Yahoo Group. and opinions of vampires and vampirism. Enygma experienced his awakening during his teen years. and Vyrdolak's website . Ordo Strigoi Vii & Vampyre Almanac. Apr 24. Messages of an inflammatory or derogatory nature will be d eleted without a response. Michelle Belanger and House Kheperu Yahoo Gro up and website. ** Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Through out the Vampire Community. Other suggested roots have included the Turkish uber ('witch'). an eastern Slavic name that sp read westward into the Balkans. Upyr in the Russian. it is still exercised by many today. it has a more aristocratic flair with a dark . It s as simple as that. Upior in the Polish. I say tomah to. Used This ints atly t is with author's permission article is part of an effort to present things representative of various po of view held within the vampire community. Any copying. There isn t a right or wrong wit h the term or the use of it. or from the root pi ('to dr ink'). upyr. including Zopfus. 'Vampyre' is closely connected to the Latin Vampyrus. It s the same scenario as You say tomato. elder essence. but it is qui te trivial. and the Serbo-Croation pirati ('to blow'). as to its etymological sources. and or retran smissions without copyright statement and credit to original author attached wil l be considered a copyright infringement and punishable by law. and often do vary gre among individuals. As the word Vampire came into more common usage with the translation of such Eastern European names as up ior. it is more modern or because it differentiates vampyre (as used in immortal myths) from 'real vampires' (sanguines and psychic v ampires). All copyrights reserved to original author. and Upir in the Byelorussian. where it was adopted by the southern Slavs and r eceived vigorous circulation. changes. but researchers and scho lars for the most part agree that it can be traced to the Slavic Tongue. There h ave been continuous debates however. to John Polidori's title for his short story ' The Vampyre' (1819). and as you have witnesses through out the net. Vampire or Vampyre? What's the Difference? Written by Larae The word Vampire (Vampir. The reader must seek his or her own truth and decide wha applicable or useful to them. and Ranft. Rohl. Many debate the usage and the distinguished differences. Do not copy. It arrives at the conclusion of personal preference of the individua l. change or alter without written permission from the author. Many choose to use 'vampire' over 'v ampyre' because in their opinion. alterations. Views can. you will come across the two spelling variati ons of 'vampire'. Do not reprint and/ or retransmit unless in entirety with copyright statement and credit to the orig inal author attached.© 2004-Present by Enygma. Some scholars p refer the concept that upir is older than vampir. . The word vampire (or vampyre) arrived in the Engli sh language with two 1732 publications: the March translation of a report by the investigators looking into the case of Arnold Paole of Meduegna and the May rel ease of the article 'Political Vampires. vampyre became less common and died o ut. you either favor i or y. reprints. The word ma y have come from the Lithuanian wempti ('to drink'). vampir. Some feel that the spelling of 'vampyre' is more superior to ' vampire' because. and to the works of experts of previous centuries. Vampyre) has oblique origins. Sometimes the simplistic reason for use of 'vampyre' is the adm iration of how it appears and nothing more. in their opinion. and vapir into English. with the prefix va or av.' Vampyre is a variant spelling of vampire that endured into the nineteenth centur y. Associated forms developed from the Serbo-Croation term. such as Vampir.
And it depends upon the particular race t hat shared the essence. just as we would create children. though there are those that do walk the other ways as well. They found that they had the ability to take the life force of other beings within themselves. The Fire was dying ou t and wished to continue its essence and created beings to carry itself on. long before the existenc e of man. the body will die during the Ritual. And unlike modern legend . One of these Fires was of a dark deep red color. and this is why today there are those who among the ways of man within themsel ves consider themselves to be Vampire. That is one r eason this Race has grown to outnumber the other Vampire Races to such a great d egree. they drew their essence and energy from the fires. or Sang nature. and they are very old beings. When first created. and all the Races of Vampires in existence today are the descendants of these original beings created from the Red Fires. Unlike other beings they needed this energy and essence to continue their existence. That was long ago and I do not remember if there w ere seven or eight beings created from the fires. though some have sworn themselves to other pat hs. if during the Ritual those of the Synthal find the candidate accepta ble. Today there are still many of these descendant races in existence. As they had children of th eir own. Once the Red Fires died out they needed to find other methods to sus tain themselves. Some of these creatures are blessed with extreme intelligence. Over time members of the Vampire races have broken the veil between this world a nd the spiritual world and entered within the realm of mankind. One ability of the Synthal do have the ability to create others of their Race if they so choose during the process of taking the energy from them. The ones created from the Red Fires were the beginning of all that are the Vampi re races today. while others needed the actual blood of the victim and w ould draw the life force from the blood they took.Vampyre History ~ Just as there was the Dark Fire that spawned the Ways of Darkness. have sworn themselve s to the Dark Path. while others are just basic cre atures of destructive force. And some do have both tendencies within themselves and have the ability to draw energy from either the essence or the blood. oth erwise known as Syn. And over time there have also been many changes within the Races. Though for this to happen. Many of these races still stand by themselves. Some of those that have come through have shared their essence with those who walk as mankind . I do know that there are only three of the original beings created from the red fires still in existence today . and the one becoming such will become such in the spiritual realm. whether the Vampire of human Ways is of the Psi. The most numerous of the Races are the Synthal. so there were other great fires of power. This race is one that has sworn itself unto the Path Of Dar kness. That is why ever y known race of man has had legends of Vampires in their folklore. Over time their children bran ched out and through time changes caused the various and different Vampire Races . the original Vampires began to see changes in their children. Some had the ability to draw the required life force by drawing upon the energy of those who were their victims. These original creatures created from the Red Fires were the beginning of the Va mpire Race. and thus use this force to continue their existe nce. There is also an ancient Ritual of the Ways Of Darkness that would allow one to become Syn. These burned long before many worlds were formed. The majority of those who have sworn themselves though. fires that carried life and knowledge within themse lves.
They have that which they are and that is all they will e ver have or ever be. it is my personal view that vampirism is defined by function. They are in love with the the cultural an d entertainment ideals and image.' Going further. more often than not we are speakin g of the office and the duties bound to the office. Once one chooses to become Syn.e.' it is easy to see that they are approaching the idea .. Vampirism loosely being considered a process of taking so mething from outside the self to sustain/transcend the self. creating a so cial network in which contriving status becomes the next step once they've achie ved the first step of acknowledgement. the body will not rise from the grave. Such that I said earlier.' it is easy to see that they are approaching the idea of 'vampire' as a process of identity.' (form) And those who come sayin g. Syn have no love. When the President of the United States travels abroad. it is a title that conveys a function and holds substance. the knowledge and powers available t o this existence are worth the costs of being such. While we also use use it as a means of identifyin g the poor bastard in charge of that office. there is also the consideration of wh at is the nature of the titles in question. NOW IN REGARDS TO THE VAMPIRE COMMUNITY To continue with the current language. and wish to be indentified as them. Of persons who say 'I do. However there is an advantage to such and for some it is worth it.' (function) Of persons who say 'I am. And for some. that commands cooperation. 'I do. you would have little more t han a pompous declaration (i. When we speak of the Prime Minster of Canada. © 2007 Immortal Darkness Titles and Vampirism ~ REGARDING TITLES When it comes to titles. 'I am. it is his function. and perhaps more ri gidly being considered as much within the same type of selves (or species). And the first that they will feed upon and destroy upon the ir awakening will be those within their lives who they have truly loved. there are two types of persons who approach the idea a nd the community: Those who come saying. and when everyone is being subject to a pointless exerci se of 'form over function. It's no secret to us or anyone else tha t GW is a despised man. and they hold the knowledge and powers of any they have taken through out their existence as a Syn. this is only a secondary considerati on. a vampire is that which engages in vampirism. Based on this foundation. Were the title 'President' to come without al l the executive privilages of its current function. not form. They have no friends. see the current english system of knights who ar e merely given a peice of paper and the right to preppend 'Sir' onto their names ). They seek other persons to validate their claims and support their identity. that is all they will ever be. For the Syn can live forever. the factor that needs to be considered is knowing when titles are appropriate. in which then we are using it as a title of identity (albiet a temporary one). not his identity. who personal identity alone manages to taint the honorar y identity of the office he holds.
What they have done preceeds them. overall becoming a malignant form of a con dition of identity. That so many desperately try to size themselves up with the cheap trappings of email signatures and self-assignment. Why make a shield? The best reason is for protection against psychic flak of all kinds. I respect several persons throughout the communitity for thei r accomplishments and/or their participations. These people don't need titles. All tol d. compiling information. 'Form over function. and builds a reliable concept of who they are. escape the pattern entirely. . Especially those in which only seek to create guilded atmospheres for role-playing aesthetetes (if you are dressing up for the part. but that the shield will probably change of its own accord to k eep up with your changing capabilities and needs. dissolve unfavorable sy mptoms. instructor or adept NOT do this work for you. I find zero use in organizations that contrive a gro up mentality. Shielding for Beginners ~ What is a shield? A psychic shield is a non material substance/force/ power with which you surroun d yourself for protection. It exercises the faculties of self-reliance and visualization. and something like wearing a Circle like a second skin. Many types of force can be called into play in its co nstruction.' It seems necessary to remind everyone that each individual's reputation is borne of their actions and accomplishments. It should be flexible and semi-permeable. Semantics will not earn you anything. It's important t hat a friend. Memory for creating one of the largest forum s for discussion on the topic. They seek to discover their own motives and understand their particular situati on for personal reasons: whether to improve the methods. You'll find that persons will more desperately defend their titles the more they believe it defines them. especially important when you are first starting down the Path. and is a bold woman who is dangerously prolific at the keyboard. The titles as a result of individuals seeking identity and status to me appears to be a dreadful blight of persons who fancy themselves big fish in small ponds. all at your discretion.of 'vampire' as a process of identification. and a good shield helps you to separate mundane flak from psyc hic flak. and you need to have the intimate connection that creating your own provides. but as a source of comparison to create a better understandi ng of the commonalities as a phenomenon. etc. Other person's play a role not as a so urce of validation. They are acknowledging alchemical s imilarities between their behaviour and the archetypical concept of the vampire. Sanguinarius for taking my original efforts and running farther than I had even conceived of. moving and growing with you. and reaching out to people who would otherwise had never seen it. Even the relative newb on the internet block . you are playing a role). it's one of the most essential tools of the working occultist. and the differences as a personal manif estation. creating thee portal for any and all information on every possible tangent of vampires and vampirism. Calling yourself one thing or another doe sn't hasten respect from those who can sincerely provide it. Michelle Belanger sticks her head out enough that I worry about her neck somet imes. It creates social dogma and crushes the individual process that I perceive as an essential aspect of the circumstances. your shield will be with you permanently. and many forms can be used. Because of my idea on this. and 'breathing' wi th your energy usage. Be aware that what you visualize when you start out is wha t will be there. who have been around a long time. It is a permanen t part of you. What do I need to know about shields? Your shield is your BASIC piece of protection/comfort/ defence. enabling a superior realm of community and feedba ck sans contrived social construct. they do exist). It's protection from mind-games and psychic vampires (yes . and aren't yet well-versed in defensive measures.
g ive you a stable outlet to channel out excess/unwanted energies and even bring y ou back to a more tolerable and comfortable level of energy to handle. as follows: Stand in a quiet place and centre your energies.Any colour of the rainbow. Textures .Round. it's basically self-sustaining and maintain ing. Then check your shield once a week for the next month. but not only does sh . pentagram. by al l means go ahead! Try to avoid black. Shapes . pentagon. Shielding can help protect a person from negative energies. and a few never seen on this plane are all acceptable. ovoid . Shielding is the best and only way I know of to protect yourself and others from unwanted energy draining. As you slash. that tie' . and allows the important vibrational interactions that lead to growth. White is one commonly-used colour. re-visualizing and strengthening as needed. so you can't damage the friendly ties -.The practice of grounding will help root your energy. to steel spheres and laser force fields. aren't -. the Kabalistic Cross. sit quietly and begin to visualize it around you in the form you've chose. Keep in mind that o nce your shield is well-established.although you may be su rprised that ties you thought were friendly. bu t for not giving the wrong signals to the folks you might want to be working wit h. It isn't necessary to do this every time you work on your shields. What shape will it take? What colour (if any)? What materials? What appearance? These are the basics. necessarily. not for its effect on you. from brick walls to energy cocoons. the Middle Pillar. re-vis ualize your shield and strengthen it. or when it's reacting t o a threat. a preliminary cl eansing. If you can form and hold a dodecahedron in your mind's eye. THE PROCESS Once you've decided what you shield will be. when you think of an improvement. Whatever your mind conceives of as protecting is what you u se.Leaving this construct semi-permeable is strongly advised.ALL u nfriendly ties are being cut!! Note that friendly and unfriendly ties exist on d ifferent planes. spherical.'this tie. although a once-a-year cleansing and general housecleaning couldn't hurt. Once a day for a week. over your head and under your feet. Use it joyously. and any other shape you like.Vary widely. visualize all unfriendly or negative ties being severed and the ends shrivelling away to nothing. Warning . check on yo ur shield as you feel it's needed. cylindrical. but at least once a year. Visualize a gleaming sharp sword in your hand. then quit for the day. This leaves you open to receiving positive energies while still giving you protection.Building the Shield Preliminary Cleansing When building your first shield. Eventually. After that. cube. go to it!! Colours . any other cleansing/grounding rituals you may be aware of. it seems rather ridiculous to lock in any negat ive energies you may be carrying with you currently. square. Take 10 or 15 minutes to get it solid an d clear to your inner eyes. Visualizations You have to decide every detail of the visualization of your shields. Do not be specific -. Other helpful rituals include: The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. Grounding and Shielding ~ Of the best advice I or anyone else can give another is the advice of practicing grounding and shielding. we'll touch on the embellishments later. but if you want chartreuse.and vice versa. vigorously slicing through the air close to your body on all sides. the only times you'll need to be aware of your shield is at its yearly housecleaning. Therefore.
waist. After a while you won't have to visualize the roots por tion and will be able to ground automatically. Shielding is easy to learn and can be practiced in a small amount of time. Visualize this violet fire first as a small flame about the size of a flame c oming off of a match. You can either start the 'fire' in your hands by cupping both hands close together as if you are trying to create an energy ball or protect a small flame from being blown out in your hand s. head. Remember your breathing as well. but for psychics as well. If you have trouble doing this. Just relax and try it again or wait until you ar e more calm.ielding keep energy out. arms. you shoul d feel more relaxed at this point. Now with your mind on your roots and your breathing. Again if you have trouble with this just visualize a ga rden hose being shut off. give yourself time to feel the affects and to master these two powerful tools. To h elp strengthen/solidify this action in your mind you can visualize unwanted/nega . your hands can be folded in your lap or down at your sides. If you start to feel lightheaded. STOP! You shouldn't fe el lightheaded. Now then. In ti me you'll be able to switch these techniques on and off without to much thought or effort. Just be sure you are doing this when you won't be disturbed . It may help you to close your eyes although it's not necessary. When you feel comfortable (not tired) and relaxed you will have successfully grounded your energy. lighter or candle stick. Close your eyes and visualize your feet becoming roots. visualize your energy aroun d you and push that energy into your hands and 'feed' that little flame to make it grow. I want you to push that ener gy down towards your roots. to rso.Now then take 4 -5 deep slow breathes paying attention do your breathing as you do. legs and feet becoming part of you. Don't push a ll of the energy out and away.This flame will be the barr ier that protects your energy from unwanted energy and at the same time keep you r energy to yourself and prevent others from tapping into it and taking it.Pay attention to how your body feels. This is good f or those that are not in control of their own energies that they may be leaking out. pushing down into the surface under them. but continue to pay attention to your breathing for the remainder of this exe rcise. Breathe in slowly to the count of 5 seconds. I don't recommend going to fast or tr ying to do to much at once if you are just learning how to do this. You don't have to continue breathing as deepl y. You will want to let the air completely out of your lungs. Keep pushing your 'roots' down as far as you can go unt il you can't go any further. your energy can flow as slowly or as strongly as you wish. it in turn can also help keep energy in. see this col ored energy flowing through you when you breathe in. Before trying either of grounding or shielding. hold it for 1 second and then exha le the count of 5 to 10 seconds. So you don't need to worry about trying this for half an hour. visualize your energy flowing through and aro und you. then imagine the way a garden hose has water flowing from it. but more relaxed. O ne method is the Violet Flame. See this energy flow outwards from your roots and de ep within the ground away from you. I don't just recommend this for us vampires. but enough to connect with the Earth and enough s o that will feel more relaxed. If you try to gr ound or shield and you are anxious or nervous you may not do it properly and/or may not feel the affects of it. you may of course ch oose the color you feel to be yours and use that instead. While this flame grows bigger 'see' it surrounding your hands. which ever you prefer. The color violet seems to work best in doing this. concentrate on your breathing and visualize your energy flow from your roots. You should have your 'roots' come back up from the gro und becoming feet again. There are various techniques to shield. Feel the air fill your lungs as you inhale and feel the air leave yo ur lungs as you inhale. Sit comfortably in a chair with both feet flat on the ground. but if yo u do you have become more aware of your own energy.For t hose that are just learning how to do these techniques or other techniques. I suggest you first find a time in the day or night that is most calm and without distractions. it expands with you when yo u exhale it contracts with you. Using the same technique to push your energy as you did when you were grounding. slowing down and eventually stopping. You may or may not feel any different. You can practice shielding either standing or sitting. To stop grounding.
11. Vampires have no soul. Tocmai din cauza absentei sufletului.As with any technique you use. However do take whateve r time you feel you need to do this.tive energy frying up like a piece of paper does when it touches a flame. To stop shielding. you can create your own barriers and shields and even have them act as a filter. 5. 10. make sure it appears solid in your minds eye. vampirii sunt oameni al caror trup continua sa traiasc a în absenta sufletului. Imagine yourself inside a ball of silver light that reflects away any energy. Inteligenta lor nu tine de calitatile duhului. You should rea lly only have to spend about a minute or so on doing so. Dar aceasta nemurire nu reprezinta. Just as the flame technique this one will b e there until you turn it off. It's really all up to you. if you know what a bug zapper does to a mosquito you can visualize that instead. p rin care si-au cedat sufletul în schimbul nemuririi trupului. Wh en you visualize this light around you. mântuirea în lumina. We turn into bats. 9. Vampires go 'poof' in sunlight. ci este damnare la întuneric. 3. 6. referitor la un print rus car . Vampires sleep in coffins. 8. You do not have to keep thinking of this flame to keep it there or to keep it wo rking. Vampires hate garlic 2. I've also used this technique for the whole house or even in the car. it jus t gives me a sense of added protection. Myth and Fact ~ 1. Vampires have no reflection. simply see the flame burn out or fade away. Vampires have sharp pointy teeth. Either way you are still protecting yourself. You don't have to do this if you don't want to. Concentrating on this silver ball of light. Conform legendelor lumii. see it transform into a mirror like aura. Make sure you concentrate enough energy into this or any technique you use to help make it more concrete. Holy water repels us. Conditia lor de morti vii este consecinta unui pact infernal. Mirror Technique This technique can be a more visually powerful tool for protecting oneself. Vampires can be made. mist and can hypnotize people and animals. vampirii nu au umbra si nu se vad în oglinda. If you like you can push this flame out and away from you a few feet if you like or keep it tight against your skin. Când a aparut legenda vampirilor? Prima aparitie a cuvântului upir ( în prima forma a cuvântului de mai târziu care a deven t vampir ) se regaseste într-un document din anul 1047. Personally I like to visualize spikes that can automatically destroy really negative energy befor e it has a chance to get too close. once you get the fe el of it. ci de spir itul diabolic. 4. It will reflect any unwanted energy back to it's origin. All vampires drink blood. 7. Or for laughs. You will want this light to surround you completely. All vampires belong to Clans.
în 1196. Alte legende spun ca trupul devine vampir atunci când o pisica sau un câine sare pe ste el. ce vin si sug sângele celor vii în timp ce acestia dorm. Porfiria a influentat c el mai mult legenda vampirilor. Mai demult. O perso ana care iese din asemenea stare apare ca o persoana ce învie din morti. Unele legende sustin ca vampirii pot sa se reîncarneze în liliec i sau lupi. * Vampirii au nevoie de obicei de sânge sau tânjesc dupa el. ca de exemplu lemn d e maces. Teapa trebuie sa fie facuta dintr-un anumit tip de lemn. în momentul când este înmormântat. sau vampir periculos. * Unele legende spun ca vampirii sunt alungati cu ajutorul crucifixului. la ora 12 fix. * Vampirii de obicei nu tolereaza lumina soarelui sau focul. Pentru c a nu se stie sigur niciodata despre niciun om. de obicei. în special a l celor din biserica. în urechi. catalepsia. în ochi si în gura. dar nu ucisi. Mai târziu. * Legenda spune ca. vampirii sunt identificati cu strigoii morti. Duce la o piele palida. anemia. o teapa de lemn înfipta în inima vampirului îl va ucide . ca sa nu mai poata rasufla . de obicei sânge uman. daca v a fi sau nu strigoi. apa sfi ntita. * Catalepsia poate cauza moartea clinica pentru o perioada de câteva zile. Cum se ajunge vampir si cum actioneaza vampirii? * Oamenii devin vampiri de obicei daca sunt muscati. Totodata. sensibil itate la lumina. În unel e legende vampirii practica. pentru o scurta perioada. de un vampir. vampir3Cum se îndeparteaza si se distrug vampirii? * Unele legende spun ca vampirii nu suporta sunetul clopotelor trase. Vam pirii obtin de obicei sângele prin muscarea gâtului victimei si sugându-i sângele. Simptome medicale de confundare cu vampirismul Exista trei simptome medicale datorita carora oamenii obisnuiti pot fi confundat i cu vampirii: porfiria. Vampirii în traditiile populare românesti De cele mai multe ori. * Anemia duce la o culoare a fetei foarte palida si poate da impresia de vampiri sm. * Vampirii nu pot traversa ape curgatoare si nu pot intra într-o casa sau camera f ara sa fie invitat. sau usturoi.e este numit upir sichy . daca descompunerea lor nu er . Ei dorm de obicei z iua si ies afara doar noaptea si actioneaza numai noaptea. Totodata. Wiliam de Newburgh în ale sale Cronici înregistreaza câteva povesti despre vampiri orig inari din Anglia. în traditiile populare românesti. în unele zone se pune mortului câte un bob de lamâie în fiecare nar a. * Porfiria este o boala rara genetica a sângelui. în 1190 Walter Map în De Nagi Curialium face referiri asupra unui vampir ca existent în Anglia. incizii lungi si adânci. unghiile de la degetele vampirilor sunt ca din sticla. Vampirii îsi petrec ziua de obicei într-un sicriu sau îngropati în p amânt. Tot alte legende spun ca vrajitoarele sau vrajitorii devin vampiri atunc i când mor. pentru a suge sângele. cadavrele erau exhumate la trei pâna la sapte ani dupa înmormântare si. si face ca incisivii sa arate mai mari.
el poate sa plece într-o alta tara sau într-un loc unde se vorbeste alta lim ba si sa devina iarasi fiinta omeneasca. Ca sa piara în sfârsit strigoiul. Daca strigoiul-vampir ramâne nedescoperit timp de sapte ani. Filmul merita revazut. Lugosi pare sa se fi nascut special pent ru rolul Contelui Dracula. sa se casatoreasca si sa faca copii car e.a completa. Murnau. aduna într-o scenografie de secol al XVIII-lea doi dintre cei mai aratosi actori ai Hollywoodului: Brad Pitt si Tom Cruise. Ce poate fi mai înfricosator decât atmosfer a alb-negru încarcata de umbre si de o tacere care-ti ridica parul în cap? Cu accent ul sau natural si caninii sai ascutiti. thrillerul gotic Nosferatu (1922). în ceea ce îi priveste pe strigoii vii. alb. sau care aversiune la usturoi. în care neovampirul Kiefer Sutherland terorizeaza un orasel din California. ca siguranta ca a murit. * The Lost Boys (1987). destul de ti neri încât sa fie înca virgini. care vrea sa-l initieze în t ainele vietii de noapte ale fapturilor însetate de sânge. poate fi numit filmul cu cei mai urâti actori. Daca refuza sa treaca peste o groa pa înseamna ca acolo se afla un strigoi. apoi alti oameni. Pe tot parcursul anului 1970. În fine. se apeleaza la un baiat sau la o fata. li se introducea o teapa în inima (teapa se confectiona din lemn de tr andafir salbatic sau din frasin.W. Primul e un proprietar de plantatie care se împrieteneste cu vampirul Lestat. paznicii Cimitirului Highgate (cimitir situat în nor dul Londrei) au descoperit zeci de cadavre de câini si pisici. spune povestea unor amatori de sânge care împaca cerintele vietii mo derne cu stilul de viata rock n'roll. În ace . despicând mortul înca viu sa îi scoata inima din piept ca sa fie rsa pe carbuni. Calul cu calaretul copil este dus la cimitir si pus sa treaca peste toate gropile. unul dintre cei mai buni actori ai genera tie sale. Camera bine mânuita si inter pretarea bine dirijata a actorilor au incintat-o pâna si pe Anne Rice. semnat de F. sau. * Interview with the Vampire (1994). în alte parti din fier rosu). pentru jocul lui Garry Oldman. se co nsidera ca orice persoana care nu manânca usturoi. vampir2* Dracula (1931) De la vampirii pop ai anilor 80 ne întoarcem la clasicul Drac la (1931) jucat admirabil de Bela Lugosi. * Nosferatu (1922). al lui Coppola s-au turnat o multime de productii cu vampiri. dupa moarte. Daca se banuieste prezenta malefica a un ui strigoi-vampir într-o zona. cei ce l-au dezgropat trebuie sa îi înfiga tepusa în ini ma (sau în buric). dar clasicele pot fi numarate pe degetele de la o mâna. Chiar daca nu se bucura de sprijin ul trucajelor digitale. realizat dupa romanul reginei literaturii hor ror. poate fi un strigoi. * Bram Stoker s Dracula (1992) a câstigat trei Oscaruri si a reusit sa treaca de clise ele acelui Dracula baroc si întunecat. Filme cu vampiri De la Nosferatu al lui Murnau pâna la Dracula . roib sau negru. golite de sânge. întrucât trebuie sa se înt oarca în ea înainte de rasaritul] soarelui. Cel ales trebuie sa încalece un cal de o singura culoare . dupa ce ucide în voie mai ales copiii neamului sau. devin strigoi-vampiri Strigoiul mort nu se poate îndeparta prea mult de groapa lui. de asemenea virgin. legendara ecranizare ramâne unul dintre cele mai ciudate s i mai sumbre filme cu vampiri. care a dedi cat filmului o recenzie laudativa de doua pagini în revista Variety . surprinzând câte ceva din stilul sofisticat si seducator al faimosului vampir din Transilvania. printre altele. Anne Rice.
hotarât sa puna capat odata pentru totdeauna aparitiilor vampirului. doua adolescente care se întorceau noaptea târziu prin zona au afirma t ca au vazut morti ridicându-se din morminte. a fost alimentata de doua poloneze. Veghe prelungita Cimitirul Highgate Cimitirul Highgate Dupa mai bine de patru ani de adunat dovezi. reverendul Se an Manchester. gasind într-un sfârsit un cosciug în care se afla un cadavru conservat perfect. În 1985. cu aju torul rugaciunilor si al unui crucifix. Arestat din cauza fantomei Presedintele Societatii Britanice de Ocultism. plasa t într-un cavou dintr-o capela a cimitirului. Dovada incriminatoare a fost furniza ta de propriile sale fotografii facute în timpul sedintelor de ocultism pe care Da vid Farrant le practica îndeosebi noaptea. Sean Manchester s-a multumit doar sa arunce usturoi în jurul sarcofagul ui si sa atârne crucifixul de el. reverendul a reluat investigatiile. fapt confirmat p rintr-o serie de fotografii facute chiar în momentul descompunerii. La sfârsit. în care a precizat si modul în care a salva t cartierul respectiv de sângeroasa fantoma. marturiile cu privire la aparitiil e nocturne ale unor fiinte ciudate pe timpul noptii în cimitir s-au înmultit ca numa r. printre cavouri. Urmatorul act ar fi constat în înfigerea une i tepuse în inima mortului. a ajuns doi ani du pa gratii din cauza vampirului din Highgate. Peste 850 de personalitati odihnesc aici. care i-au povestit lui Sean Manche ster ca se simt vizitate în vis de vampir. a zidit intrarea capelei. Înca de când a fost adus în Highgate. Primul era intrarea sa în capela. Cercetarile l-au dus într-un final tot în Highgate. Una dintre ele a suferit grave tulb urari psihice dupa ce i s-a întâmplat. Dar singura do vada a acestei actiuni este propria sa marturie. despre care se stia de mai mult timp ca este bântui ta. Sean Manchester a cautat atent prin toate colturile casei. care s-a descompus foarte rapid. este recunoscut ca unul dintre monumentele turisti ce cele mai faimoase ale Londrei. Sean Manchester a public at o carte despre vampirul din Highgate. ap arut înca din epoca victoriana. În ciuda masur ilor luate de reverend. ci la o casa veche si aband onata. construita în stil gotic. rascolindu-l în c autarea prazii si provocând nenumarate daune. psihoza creata de vampirul din Highgate nu s-a terminat. sute de vânatori de vampiri au luat cu asalt cimitirul. În urma mediatizarii excesive a apariti ei oculte.easi perioada. cea mai reprezentativa fiind Karl Marx. dar nu în cimitir. David Farrant. cea mai frecventa fiind o silueta înalta de doi metri care plutea printre cruci si cavouri. în secolul al XVIII-lea. Una dintre ele chiar avea pe gât urme de muscatura în stilul caracteristic al acestor fiinte. a luat decizia de a-i pune capat. De atunci. Ritualul gândit de reverend avea doua acte. Sarcofagul cel mai vizat ca ar adaposti un vampir era unul adus tocmai din Turcia. astfel ca un cleric. Politia britanica a considerat ca e l a declansat isteria colectiva de atunci. au e xistat zvonuri cu privire la continutul periculos al sarcofagului. Dar cum legea britanica se opune mutilarii persoanelor decedate. . reverendul a vârât o tepusa în inima cadavrului. Vampirul din Turcia Mediatizarea acestui fenomen a luat amploare. Fara sa ezite. Mai mult. Cimitirul Highgate.
Ramasitele femeii-vampir au fo st descoperite într-o groapa comuna în care au fost înhumate victimele unei epidemii d e ciuma izbucnite la Venetia în 1576. în gura. Potrivit antropologilor italieni. În Evul Mediu se credea ca femeile-vampir erau responsabile pentru raspândirea ciume i pe continent. . în secolul al XVI-lea. din apropiere de Veneti a. Co nvingerea ca victimele ciumei se transformau în vampiri era destul de raspândita în ac ele vremuri. pentru a le impiedica sa se ridice din mormânt si sa atace din nou. moartelor. li se fixau. Craniul femeii-vampir a fost descoperit în timpul unor sapaturi arheologice întreprin se într-un cimitir medieval de pe insula Lazzaretto Nuovo. suspectate de vampirism. a precizat antropologul Matteo Borrini de la Universitatea din F lorenta. Borrini mai spune ca vânatorii de vampiri au act ionat atât de brutal încât i-au rupt decedatei mai multi dinti în momentul în care i-au înf pt piatra în gura. ac easta descoperire demonstreaza cât de puternica era frica de vampiri în Evul Mediul.In Italia au fost descoperite ramasitele unei femei în al carei craniu fusese înfipt . mai ales ca muribunzii sângerau pe gura. un tarus din piatra. Astfel. pietre sau caramizi. Un pietroi lung si ascutit este înfipt în gura larg deschisa a raposatei.