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Vampirism: Is it all in your head?

Posted: Saturday, 18 July, 2015 by deacongray in Ask the Vampires, Vampire Community

*Is it dangerous to think so?*

17 July 2015 08:15 // by Deacon Gray

(c) 2015 by the graveyardpress

All in your head


It’s not a new phenomenon rising in prominence in the public discussion boards of the vampire community, or (VC). Our small but overly exposed population evades an easy diagnosis. Despite an increase in credentialed scholars taking note and conducting “Studies” about the community at large, we still see the predominant conclusion about the vampiric condition as being physiological in nature.

Most point to issues that are “All In your head” The medical field has improved in leaps and bounds since the time of Hippocrates, but there is still a lot about the human body that is not completely understood, and when a condition isn’t easily tracked down, or a symptom sounds incredible, the resulting diagnosis tends to learn toward the mental health of the individual.

The presumed culprits are

  1. Depression: one of the popular scapegoats for Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms or (MUPS) is depression. Depression is well known to cause many various signs and symptoms of illness.  There are connections between depression and fatigue, stress, pain, and innumerable other complaints. When no easy solutions present themselves, depression is usually blamed for a patient’s aches and low energy.  But when depression is also a symptom, treating it alone can be ineffective and further confuse patients and medical professionals.
  2. Hypochondria: Real Hypochondriacs are people who claim illness though there are no consistent signs or symptoms of an illness. These guys aren’t really connected to the VC unless the issue becomes disruptive to their daily lives of the person making the claim. Studies by the Atlanta Vampire Alliance have indicated that most members of the VC actually claim to live normal lives, some with degrees in the medical, or mental health fields.
  3. Conversion Disorders: These are a collection of several disorders that are psychological in nature but that manifest in a physical way. For example, depression leading to sexual dysfunction, or stress leading to decreased immune response

If your doctor suggests any of these illnesses as a possible diagnosis for your condition, you should request a referral to a psychiatrist for additional assessment and a second opinion.  If you are diagnosed with a somatoform disorder by a reputable psychiatrist, you should not feel that you are being dismissed. These disorders are just as real and life altering as other diseases, and this diagnosis does not mean that you are “creating” your symptoms.  Your focus should be on improving your health and quality of life, not what label your symptoms are given.

The important thing here is that if treatment doesn’t address your health issues after a reasonable period, than perhaps talk to your doctor about further explorations.

The method of identification of MUPS is basically; medically explore the issue until you hit a dead end in known medical treatment and diagnosis, psychological treatment until treatment doesn’t improve your situation, than exploration of new medical possibilities.

While in the VC many have spoken to their doctors initially, the feeling of having your symptoms dismissed as a mental health leads a lot of people away from this process of discovery. The isolation of having the symptoms and no known cause, can push people into believing they have a vampiric disposition, more so if those alternative methods of easing the symptoms are effective.

The problems over all is that many conditions are passed over for years before they are realistically considered by medical research. Fibromyalgia is a great example of this.

For years medical doctors and physiological providers looked at people with fibromyalgia has having something akin to a conversion disorder. With the only real symptoms being pain, and no real signs to indicate a known problem, it was easy to dismiss the symptoms. However, after years of study, due to aggressive demands for research, medical researchers have isolated the condition, and they have found real treatment options.

Fibromyalgia is just one example, but it is not the only one by far. People used to get told their ulcers were a result of stress, as were migraine headaches. Anxiety used to be considered merely female hysterics, mostly due to their uterus and the phases of the moon.

VC Members are easier to dismiss because of their claims of being vampires. Once you put that tag on the ailments source, you have encouraged the providers to dismiss your claims as psychological in nature. Getting them to act objectively after that is pointless as the treatment bias is already there.

Donna Michele Fernstrom and VC Message board participant put it this way while in discussion with critic “   The dangers of defaulting to psychology as an explanation are very, very clear in medical history. It has always resulted in poor funding for experiments into the medical side of things, and it’s always resulted in social stigma. It’s resulted in a lengthening of the time it should have taken to find the real causes”…”Psychology should only be explored as a possible explanation after everything else has been ruled out. There are people involved in this, and their lives may be affected by it.”

She went on to say “The problem with a psychology-based explanation is that it essentially requires no proof at all. Do you see how this works? There is no positive, objective test for psychological conditions.

The psychiatric conditions which DO have positive, objective tests for them have recently shown evidence of being medically-based after all – inflammation and autoimmune processes, or brains structure abnormalities, seem to be the cause.

Frankly, psychology is barely more science-based than metaphysics, when you look very, very closely.”

While there are medical and mental health professionals in the VC, the ability to conduct large scale testing and research is still very limited. The term “Vampire” and many of the spiritual or metaphysical aspects brought forward by the community has increased the limited interest in the conditions people case medically because once more it is too easy to dismiss the whole as ‘delusional claptrap”


More and more there is a push is to allow the psychological and social sciences to label the VC members as having a default disposition as a psychological construct, a plea for attention, or a desire to be a part of a unique identity group. We are even seeing a renewed call for a clinical diagnosis like the not debunked Clinical Vampirism and Readfield’s syndrome. With one academic suggesting, perhaps partially in jest “Vampire Identify Disorder” Resisting the recognition of having a diagnosis can be hard considering how long it has taken just to get some level of acceptance. Many people believe it is better to be diagnosed and accepted, as opposed to undiagnosed and unrecognized, but I am not sure they consider the ramifications of that act.

History has demonstrated that with every diagnosis of a mental, or behavioral disorder, comes some level of stigma. Is some cases that stigma can result in child custody issues, career suicide, relationship struggles and the contempt and condensation of our peers. We have seen just such things when dealing with other issues that eventually were established as ligament, though the stigma isn’t likely to leave.

What Can You Live With?

In the end it comes down to this simple question. What can you live with?  If you have symptoms that you can’t live with, seek medical treatment for the symptoms, not for your own diagnosis. Having a Diagnosis of MUPS is far better than one of Vampire Identity Disorder. You might still face stigmas and doubts, but at least they are doubts about things that don’t involve things that are seen as mythical creatures.

For many in the Vampire Community, the uncertainty of life without a known cause of their issues can make it difficult to deal with all the doubts and critics. Worrying that “it’s all in your head” is a normal reaction, but if you believe that something is really wrong with your body, don’t give up on finding an answer. The VC is a support system, it always has been. For those who can live with their issues and identity but need support, the VC isn’t hard to find. So take an active role in discovery and don’t get mired down in the questions, doubts and critics that add nothing to the dynamic of your life.

Vampires: Discloser and the public

Posted: Thursday, 16 July, 2015 by deacongray in Vampire Community

July 16, 2015 10:40 AM MST// By Deacon Gray


At this point the internet is flooded with articles about the study conducted by Dr. D.J. Williams, about people who call themselves a ‘Real Vampires’.  These are people who Identify themselves as needing blood, or some kind of energy taken from others in order to live a happy and healthy life.

He was concerned with the idea that people with this Identity feared disclosure to medical or mental/behavioral health providers, and thus were not seeking treatment when needed. On social media the various community groups and organizations have been flooded with articles related to the study, but is it a reasonable fear? Should the diverse VC population have concerns about what such professionals know about them?

Is it a matter of asking ourselves about the simple pros and cons? If that is the case, as a community there are very few benefits for stepping out as a group. As an individual there are benefits if you desire some kind of treatment for your version of vampirism, but otherwise, what benefit is there to exposure?

What we have seen from the latest round of academic inquiry is pretty much what we have come to expect and these headlines are good examples

“Is Vampire Discrimination a Thing?”
“Real Vampires Exist and they need counseling too”
“Vampires are real: New Research Exposes Them!”
“Why real life Vampires are afraid to go to the doctor”
“Human ‘Vampires’ keep doctors in the dark: Study”
“What it’s like to be a Real-Life Vampire”

For me these articles are a prime example of the issue at hand. When you speak to a provider you are immediately placing yourself up for consideration as mentally ill. This is the default position taken by both the medical and mental health fields when they hear such a claim, and it is no different in the media.  Even in the above articles the primary entry point for the writers are that; Yes there are some pretty weird people in the world but we should consider their feelings and needs regardless of what identity they claim, because they obviously need mental health treatment sometimes.

My issue is that nearly all these articles by-pass the possibility that there could be more to being a vampire, than simply being a behavioral health aberration.  In t heir view you self-identify as a ‘Vampire’ or, they link it to “clinical vampirism”  which is a bogus mental health term, or the community all out “butterfly nets and men in white coats,” ill in many of their eyes.

The original article pleads for understanding and compassion from providers, but in the end it is a plea for these providers not to lock up the patient before figuring out what their real complaint is. “I know you came in for extreme anxiety after your home invasion, but you said you are a vampire, so let’s focus on that instead. Do you plan to harm yourself or others?”

One of the issues, as it was pointed out to me today, is that the community is so diverse that you can’t really make any statement that represents all of it. I agree, and that is as true today as it was 30 years ago. At the same time people from outside of the community, and tourists inside the community, try to do that exactly, pigeon-hole the community.

All of these article have in common the single aspect that there are some mental health issues at stake, and no one really looks to see if there is any other cause. It tells the world that; There is a lot of diversity so we can accept these poor deluded souls, as long as they aren’t causing harm.

That is great for legal issues. When a spouse goes to court for custody with emails and Facebook posts where you are claiming to be a vampire, it would be nice to have the judge be compassionate and considerate of your “Identity” or “Beliefs”

But, it is far more likely that a denial and a good excuse will get you further. “Your honor, I certainly have an interest in the vampire in myth and the subculture, but I am a long way from believing that I sparkle in the sunlight. With the way the health care system is today, Sir, I would be lucky to live till I’m sixty.”

You know, statements that aren’t just true, but reasonable. Saying “I’m a vampire, I drink blood to stay healthy and I want full custody of my kids” might not have the effect you’re looking for.

Talking to a mental/behavioral health provider about your vampirism isn’t needed, but if you do feel the urge, consider the abstract look a little more. “Doc, I need to get my energy right” doesn’t sound as attention grabbing as “I need to feed on blood!”

I am not saying you should make excuses for what you are, only that you need to understand that what you are, isn’t locked into a single term.  You don’t have to declare your disposition to get that treatment.  
 If Depression, Anxiety or any other issue comes up that you need help with, you should seek it. Just don’t muddy the waters by insisting on a term usage, or if you do expect some level of treatment bias. You might be lucky and find an open minded doc, and I hope you do, but don’t expect it to be the average.

For me, I don’t want to see people in the community categorized as having a mental or behavioral health issue simply because we can’t find anything else at present. The lack of evidence doesn’t positively indicate that the issue at hand is simply a “self-Identity” or a mental health issue. We might just need more evidence.

It is up to each VC member to decide how much they want to expose their Vampirism, but the price of not exposing it is nearly nothing.  The price of exposing your vampirism, in whatever form it might be, could be devastating.

I know I wouldn’t give up my child just to hold onto a term that kind of represent who I am. I don’t see any benefit for fighting for the term with people who are clueless and likely to remains so, no matter what you tell them.

Look obviously it’s your life, do with it what you consider wise. I only ask you consider this…not disclosing isn’t going to stop you from marriage, it won’t keep your love life hidden, you won’t be discriminated against for not talking about it, the only way you can be against for being a vampire, is if you disclosing it to others, who in reality have no reason to know. It is firmly in your control.



Natural Witchcraft

Posted: Monday, 15 June, 2015 by katescreation in Uncategorized


By Circe Arcanum

I like stripping away all the rubbish and masks of a subject and seeing straight to the truth of what it is. Witchcraft has always drawn me, I like the idea of a powerful wise witch that has the answers to everything. I like dancing outside without a care who is watching, clothed or unclothed. There is something wild and free about witchcraft that always has been attractive.

I ask too many questions for regular religions. Thou Shalt Not Question, is the unwritten eleventh commandment, and my next question was always, Why?

So my journey started when I could learn to read. A library was always a ‘safe space’ for me to hide in at school. I wasn’t actually bullied, much, but the other kids were very alien to me. I never felt we had much in common. If physical violence was necessary I was never afraid to hit hard. But it all seemed so pointless, I really lacked the competition needed to do well in school. But the library was a place of magic and clarity for me. Stories of myths and magic. Eddings, Feist, McCaffery, Norton, Tolkien, Clark, Herbert, and many more. Science fiction and fantasy became my religion and I worshiped my books. To me they were more real than invisible men in the sky. I would read books over and over again seeking out every nuance and inflection. rewriting them in my head with a slight change of plot or character. Yes…I was strange.

Books on the occult and magic soon followed. Witchcraft and lighting a candle to make a wish, gazing into a mirror to catch glimpses of past lives and feeling the heartbeat in a rock or crystal.

Long walks to a local forest became my temple and I connected up to the Nature God and the spirits of the forest. Not many words were needed, just a feeling of not being alone was enough. The books got darker and circles appeared on an old carpet that could be laid on my bedroom floor.

Astrological symbols were explored and runes cast. All was a natural progression for me. A move to another area by my parents and a different school meant a shift from outside to inside. I talked to a few others and we clicked, common interests were found. We asked questions and I voyaged out onto the astral planes and learnt out of body activities. College brought a new set of friends and new activities like sex and drugs. The Church of Adventists were of no interest to me when they handed out fliers at the College gates, but the Satanist were.

I learnt Wiccan and Satanism in equal doses. Committing to neither as both seemed to want control and power over me. I learnt to go still inside and find out where I wanted to go, not were others wanted to lead me.

I learnt my lessons very well, witchcraft lead to shamanism and energy magic and I was home, for a while.

I do not believe in hereditary witches, that is stupid and annoying new age bull shit. If you are drawn to chemistry or physics it does not make you a natural scientist. Witchcraft is not hereditary, though it you are lucky enough to be brought up with everyone around you doing magic it makes things a lot easier. I wasn’t, I just followed my Spirit or Nature and I found it flowed to me.

It doesn’t matter if you are 12 or 97 if you have an interest in anything go study it. Any one can call themselves a Witch, I am not going to tell you you are not. There is no exams to pass or certificates you need. Though there are many out there that will if you are foolish enough to believe them. I created my own brand of witchcraft and you can’t buy it, for it is not for sale. You have to create your own Path of being a Witch, with no rules or even a finish line.

If you wake up one morning and say, “Ok, I am a witch.” That is fine by me. How you define it is up to you, it is really none of any ones else’s business This is my definition.

I am not ever going to give you an insight into the traditional path of witchcraft. I am no scholar to give you the anthropological and psychological reasons on witchcraft and why it happen. I am gifting you with a glimpse of what I call Witchcraft and stripping it bare of all its bull shit.

Religions is worshiping someone else’ experience. Witchcraft, though mixed up Wicca, is not really a religion, any more than the daily practice of Buddhist is. It is an spiritual discipline that grows like you do.

I am part of nature, it is real and solid, no faith required.

So to be a witch is to be present and to see, be and feel what is solid and real. call it what you will, witch, shaman, warlock, pagan, heathen, even wizard, though the term maybe accurate, Harry Potter is not the kind of wizard I am thinking of here. I am looking at the Gandalf’s and those that look to the seasons and rhythms of the earth to find their way and be guided. No one really can teach you this but you can learn the ways of the land by studying the ancient peoples who didn’t have electric light at a switch of a button and were much more closely bond to the rising and setting of the sun and moon.

Nature is never the same, each snowflake is unique. Witchcraft taught me to dance with life and see the subtleties to the rhythm within and with out. I embrace change, it is the only way to survive the inconsistencies of this world. My nature, moods and cycles is part of this world, if I go still and listen, not easy in this over lit and very noisy world, I can hear the ebb and flow of my place and who I want to be.

Witchcraft teaches me to change myself and grow more fully into my nature, it doesn’t care about light, dark, good or bad, or social niceties. I do not know any other path that does the same

Friends or Consumer group?

Posted: Friday, 12 June, 2015 by deacongray in Uncategorized

(c) Gyp Friday June 12, 2015

By Deacon Gray

Black Flowers

“There they goes again! I swear it’s like in every thread they post a link or self-promotes.” I’m tagged with this message sometime in the middle of the night, but as to what the messenger means, I have no clue.

“What they hell was that all about? Who are you talking about?” I respond, but it’s been hours since his message so I am a little surprised when I get a rapid response.

“Oh damn, sorry. Once you addressed it in the VCN I can’t stop seeing it everywhere. I swear every time I see a post by those guys, they never miss a chance to pimp their site, or articles. I guess I shouldn’t let it get to me.”

He was pointing out something I had been discussing with people in the “Vampire Community News”, how this community as a whole has become more of a consumer group than a community of vampires. More precisely, how people come to the community with no other purpose than exploitation of the community.

In the end, my late night messenger was right, he shouldn’t let it get to him, and neither should we really. There are a lot of groups out there that do not allow in people who advertise, or they limit it strictly. These groups aren’t elitist, but they are exclusive in that vampires, and their friends are welcomed, but the now overwhelming tide of exploitative people don’t really have a lot of room to play their role.

Make no mistake, there is nothing wrong with marketing to the community, the issue is the disruptive nature of those who side line conversations, or bury good topics. Rather than howl at the wind, I suggest looking into other groups, forums, websites and organizations and keep your options open. After all, they might have a product you want, though I will take my business to more legitimate organizations.

I wouldn’t say that people marketing to the community can’t be trusted, the opposite is true in many cases, but if they are manipulative in their marketing, you might want to consider who you do business with. Joining a group under the false pretense of actually being a friend to the community, rather than simply someone advertising, speaks to ethics to me. 

Vampire on Feeding and Energy

Posted: Tuesday, 7 April, 2015 by deacongray in Uncategorized

by Kate Gallwey (c) April 7 2015

I have had to take the common philosophies found across the OVC and adapt them to what I know and can understand. So like everything else here it is highly subjectively to one’s own reality. Soo taking that into account we have three categories of psychic vampire, with the middle category sliding into both sides. An energy leech…no the name is not nice, we are all energy leeches, I watch my cat come to me for attention and energy, dogs and horses.. all higher vibrational creatures need energy and will manipulate the other beings around them to get it. Attention flows where energy goes.

The ebb and flow of the tides of energy is all around us. A child is a literal sponge being shaped and evolved by the currents around it. But we get blocked and warped for numinous reasons and in comes the element of competitive. Siblings compete for energy and the winner get it and is shaped by it. The losers have to go hungry for a bit. We learn to find what we need or the vibration starts to fade and fall. People growing up close to large sources of energy will always do better than those that do not. The ocean, forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and rolling hills are all abundant sources of energy.

Even cities have a beat to tap into if you know how. So we have, for whatever reason, an energy starved person. They may have got sick or burnt out over time but all want attention in their different ways. Some seek emotional attention, poor me, so much shit has gone wrong in my life. Some seek intellectual and egotistical attention, look at me, I am so clever. Some seek power and become bullies and trolls.

There are as many different combinations as you can think of. Just watch the VCN for validation of all these feeding types and you will find it in the Hypnosis, Pagan, Shamanism, Mothers, and Common Law groups and these are just my places of observation. Every one of us has needed attention and energy at some time in our lives. It is not a bad thing unless it became an addiction or there is an inbuilt trait of lack and need. This is where the lines get blurry.

My question was, ‘what is the difference between an energy leech and an awakened psychic vampire?’, and the answer is, not much. A desperate energy leech can get enough and move on, a psychic vampire has a larger problem, was the initial answer. An energy leech can stop leeching by going outside, getting major attention or regaining their health and energy balance. Whether a psychic vampire can do this is the dividing line. Not enough is know why…so I am going to leave the whys and go with what I know. Hunger is predominate, once you become aware that the need for energy does NOT go away over time no matter how much time spent in nature, good or bad attention is gained, or good health is achieved.

There seems to be a steady decline that I can find no other explanation for. So the awakening to the fact that the hunger is not going to go away and that if you develop a routine of visualization and ritual for drawing in energy the decline is eventually halted and then reversed. You become an awakened psychic vampire. Energy can be taken quite morally and ethically from many sources. It can also be taken from those that are engorged with energy, to the point of sickness. There are many such people.

People with a swelling in their energetic, mental and physical forms, that with a tendril, indrawn breath or touch can be relieved of this excess. I love such people. Many seem to have the condition temporarily and psychic vampires can really help relieve pain in such a glorious way that all are balanced. There are others that bubble up with a seemingly inexhaustible supply that I cannot take enough to help them.

It leaves me with performance anxieties. I am not a parasite. My physical, mental and emotional need for energy is not easily met. I see energy leeches getting what they need far easier than I do and going much further with it. I get hyper and hypo like a diabetic. I have looked very clearly that I may be an addict, and energy addict. It is quite possible that all this may be psychosomatic and all in my head. But with a variety of set methods to find balance I am growing stronger. If it is all a fantasy and coping method it is certainly working for me.

The interesting question is, how strong can I get? What are the limits here? I wish I had more physical connection to other living psychic vampires, I would like to compare energy signatures and methodologies. I also would like to explore the removal of deep emotional pain for people for I find that extremely frustrating to feel their pain but not able to remove it but I think that works best with touch.

I have learned many things about the dances of energy that flows around us. The word vampire is both a benefit and a handicap. There ARE likeness and similarities to a traditional undead monster, no matter how hard I try and deny it. There is a connect found within all that I feed from. I could find them anywhere and that means there is a tiny bit of me attached to them when I draw from them.

This is not an enjoyable thing when they are far away and in pain but the net that connects us all also ties us all together. I sincerely hate this, it nearly drives me out of my skull with the currents of madness about today. Another link to the word vampire is the permission thing, I CAN work without permission, do not get me wrong I am no saint or light worker, but if you give permission to feed the food is ‘richer’ and the flow is stronger. And the bond is stronger.

There is also the blood thing. The amount of concentrated energy in blood is the densest form on this world. I mean it is extreme rocket fuel to me. To feed off another’s energy is easy, everyone can and do, do it. Just focus your attention on them and inhale. There is a point when visualization and imagination becomes reality, just like in using magic.

Focus on the heatwave or fuzzy colours coming off someone and see it flowing towards you. Or see a tendril of your own energy brush gently across them and turn on the suction. There are many methods as there are practicing psychic vampires. To stop it happening to you is another story. In a conversation turn your body slightly to the left of the person trying to feed off you, moving your heart away from them and turn your head back to face them.

Eye contact is a major trap so do not do it unless you can hold steady. I find if I focus past their eyes and in the center of their head there is a misalignment so their hooks cannot find a way in. It all depends on who you are dealing with and what state you are in.

Rapport is encouraged in the hypnosis books but it is anti-rapport needed here. To dislodge an energy leech with hooks in your energetic field, feel the energy build up in your heart or solar plexus chakra and expand it really fast pushing back and out anything that is not yours or those that you love….saying that those that we love are sometimes the biggest energy leeches of the lot. In a conversation on social media the solution is easy don’t get emotionally involved.

You are not going to change anyone’s view point anyway and having a sense of humour is really the best medicine here. In an all-out psychic vampire attack there is only a few things that actually work here and if I am honest this is why we are seriously hated by most. I have been up against some serious witches, occult magicians and spell weavers and all of them manipulate energy in some way. Energy is my food. So the ones that throw curses at me are all throwing big bars of yummy chocolate at me.

Most shields are just energy, they show me what flavour you are and whether you are worth the effort of feeding off. But, however, there was a variation of a shield that I couldn’t get through, that I came across, it seemed to constantly change its frequency and buzzed in a really uncomfortable way. So I do not know everything here.

I have been overwhelmed by emotion and retreated from a magic practitioner. She used emotions like a weapon and hit me with an extreme variable of grief and loss. I decided I wasn’t that hungry. An occult circle is a fairly good defense, it would take some time to dismantle it and my attention span is not good when I am hungry. But when I am angry I have bulldozed a covens circle and taken no prisoners…. they did try and bind me for a hour or two and severely got my attention. A vampire trumps a witch every time. To feed off another awakened psychic vampire is just yucky.

There is a VERY personal feedback loop and we would be very intimately entwined energetically. I have mostly backed away from another psychic vampire, a brush up against their energy is enough to want to leave them alone. It is one way I always know a psychic vampire when I see/feel one. I seriously could not feed off one, the idea alone makes me shudder. If a witch or occult practitioner were to imitate the energy signature of a psychic vampire would be one way to avoid becoming prey.

I have seen otherkin do this to their energy fields but not sure how they do it. There is a chameleon effect going on here that I cannot do. I cannot seem to alter my energetic soul signature like they can. When it comes down to it, awakened psychic vampires are very rare, there are far more energy leeches that have a skill or two for causing and feeding off trouble. I do not think we are even vaguely responsible for ALL the drama in the OVC.. We just hang around to mop up afterwards.

SAVA Challenges Slanderers To Provide Proof

Posted: Sunday, 15 March, 2015 by deacongray in Uncategorized

Originally posted on SA Vampyre News:

Over the past few weeks, actions which appear to be a part of a co-ordinated and deliberate attack on the good relations between the SA Vampyre Community and SA Pagan Community, have come to SAVA’s attention. Several individuals presenting themselves to the Pagan community (and most likely to outsiders) as community leaders have been observed posting comments in various forums in which they claim that “vampires are poisoning paganism”.

Additionally, they are also claiming that in several articles pertaining to the Vampyre Community and subculture in South Africa – ostensibly written by the Regent of the SAVA, Octarine Valur – which were also cross-posted on Penton Alternative Media between 2011 and the present, guidelines are provided to Vampyres on how to ‘bleed pet dogs and cats’ for feeding purposes.

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By Deacon Gray
(c) Graveyard Press 3/15/2015

There are many views on the subject matter known as Psychic Vampires.  Anton LeVay considered them people who drain people of their vital energy, but fill no useful purpose in our lives, not as lovers, or real friends.  In his view a psychic vampire manipulated you, makes you feel indebted, and plays on your emotional sense of moral obligation.

Modern Living Psychic Vampires, would say something else altogether. The basic belief is that there is energy, one that people produce naturally, that Psychic Vampires cannot produce sufficiently, but they can siphon off others.

Dr. Bruce Goldberg, a Dentist, with a Masters in Counseling, and BA in Biology and Chemistry on other hand referred to the Energy vampire as “an unhappy lot, and do their damage by a telepathic draining of their victim’s energy resources.

Michelle Belanger’s version is more likely to be accepted by the group we call the Vampire Community today. “Psychic vampires are people who prey on the vital, human life energies of others. They are not believed to be undead. They are mortal people whose need for energy metaphorically connects them to the life-stealing predators of vampire myth.”

But what are they?  I think one of the issues is in separating the so called Psychic Vampire that people like LaVey spoke of, and those who fancy themselves an actual vampire with some difference from a standard human.

Most of the so called Energy, or Psychic vampires out there aren’t vampires in the least, but merely people who have managed to get others to waste their own energy on drama, trolling, or confrontationist’s discussions.

LaVey was speaking about those psychic vampires, those who we waste valuable time and energy on, not those who have an actual energy drawing ability.

The expenditure of your own energy as a choice is not the same as having energy drawn from you. Nearly every time there is a debate and someone says…”You’re feeding!!” the case from my point of view is that no feeding is taking place, only expenditure.

Levay had one thing right; we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be sucked in by those who are draining to us. It really doesn’t accomplish anything other than to waste our time and energy on fruitless efforts. Most all of the bickering is wasted time, and leads ultimately to nothing but ill feelings.

What’s actually more dangerous,  the psychic vampire who might take a little energy and make you feel a little worn out, or a energy manipulator who is simply trying to engage you in a manner that makes you use energy in a such a pointless way, and leaves you dealing with unpleasant emotions like anger? How often do they use emotional blackmail, or attempt to drag you down for the sake of proving their own intelligence?

How many projects, written works, movement toward personal growth is wasted on such people?  What is ever really gained by it? How do energy manipulators serve anyone except themselves?

People could claim the same about psychic vampires, but and ethical psychic vampire leaves you with no ill effect, and often become great friends. They might even drain off your negative energy and leave you feeling more at peace. If they are really skilled, they might even help you find your own means of controlling those negative energies.

There are a lot of ways you can protect yourself from both of these types of people. The most powerful of which is simply not engaging with them once you figured out what they are.  Sadly figuring out who they are, isn’t always something you can do right away.  Once you have identified them, don’t waste further time on them.

Energy manipulators, whether conscious of it or not, want to get in close. They want to become someone you deal with regularly. They might realize they are interacting with you in a way that is manipulating your energy, but they do it more often than not. For this reason you have to leave them behind, because even if you know they are doing it, doesn’t mean you can stop them. Your defenses are not designed for every day, all day, usage, which in itself is a major manipulation.

Consider who you align yourself with, who you spend time around and how they make you feel. If you can honestly say that you feel frustrated, angry or exhausted by someone more often than inspired, moved, or kindly toward, than why  keep them around?

I understand that It’s not always that simple.  My own step mother is a major energy manipulator, despite that I like the lady, and it’s not like my father is going to kick her out of his house anytime soon.  You can adapt by limiting what you tell such a person about your life. Keeping and energy manipulator in the realm without allowing them to be active in your sphere of energy and daily activity is possible.

In the end I would just like to say this. Look at how a person makes you spend your energy, if it is for negative reasons, consider why you allow them to do so. Your energy is yours to control. It is up to you to decide how much you will allow an energy manipulator to taint your energy. It is up to you to decide if you want to engage in their pointlessness, or seek and grow on your own path, surrounded by pleasant, nurturing friends.



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