Bishop T Allen Greenfield

Section 1 : Beliefs and Definitions

Define vampire and vampirism.

Would you define vampires as human or non-human?
Like humans, vampires - a humanoid variation existing largely latent in human DNA, can transform into "post-human" beings through a variety of physical, metaphysical, and occult processes. As most self-identified humans are just that, most self-identified vampires are humano-vampires. Human cum ubermenschen are sometimes called 'ascended masters' the 'inner order' et al, a vampire cu ubervampyr would be a more than human being in the same way. This has nothing to do with ethics--there are super humans who are super compassionate, or the opposite, likewise 'ascended vampires'. Both can appear human.

Do you believe that there's more than one kind vampire? If so, what do you think those kinds are and what defines them?
1 Posers and wannabes - not necessarily 'wrong' or 'phony'--some are, some are aspirants.
2 Vampires by choice - those not born to it, but by one process or another become vampires.
3 Born Vampires - the recessive gene comes into actualization; no different, really, from the "red headed" gene.
4 Humans acting as vampires -- the possessed, or the obsessed.

Section 2 : Traits

Do you believe vampires are born, made, or some of each?
Some of each, see above.

Do you believe non-vampires can be turned into vampires?
Yes, sometimes, under very outre circumstances. It isn't an infection, it is a process.

If you think non-vampires can be turned into vampires how might that be accomplished?
The post-human vampire manipulates the genetics and psyche of a willing subject; through occult processes and ritual, or through a mysterious force one might term "dark grace". It tends to need to be voluntary, and isn't sudden. Should be distinguished from involuntary possession.

Do you think there are certain traits that all vampires share?

What are they?
Often, a tasted for the gothic (in the old, non-cool sense of the term) and an erotic attraction-repulsion relationship with 'the house of death'. Almost universally, the ability to influence others by Will alone. Universally and definitively, the ability to draw energy from other living beings through media ranging from blood to prana.

If a self-proclaimed vampire doesn't exhibit these traits how would you classify them?
An aspirant, or a poser, or something I don't know about (I don't know everything, nor have I met anyone who does.)

Section 3 : Sang~Psi~Self-Perception

How do you know you're a vampire, or if you're not, what would make you think someone else was one.
Through interest, affinity, and the ability to draw energy from another being, whether sang or psi or something else. Since I work with prana-chi-od-orgone extensively, I can give or receive it under certain circumstances, but I can almost always see it coming or going and where from and to.

If your definitions include "energy," define "energy."
If I could answer that, they'd either beat a path to my door or stone me or stake me. In this case, I'd go with Wilhelm Reich's definition of 'life force' as in his works "THE FUNCTION OF THE ORGASM" and "THE CANCER BIOPATHY".
If not, what do you believe the vampire draws sustenance from?
see above.

Have you ever consumed blood? If so, how does doing so effect you?
Yes. In precisely the same way as the transfer of energy from others to me...a renewal of essence. It also has a fetishistic aspect for me, related directly to my erotic tastes.

Do you believe in "psychic/psionic" abilities?
I think they are inexact terms, but yes.

If so, do you think vampires have enhanced abilities in this area?
If you take or give "living energy" the potential is there and can be developed.

Do you believe that all vampires need to consume blood or that some can feed by tapping energy directly(psionically)?
the latter. As all living substance can be transformed into life-sustaining energy, this is not necessary to survival, but an enhancement potential. "Meat and drink are transmuted daily into spiritual substance..." (from Liber XV, a Gnostic Mass).

Section 4 : Spiritual and Social

Do you follow a particular spiritual path and if so what is it?

Does your spirituality or religion have any relationship to vampirism?
Yes. My spirituality is devoted to plumbing the depths and heights of experience to maximum potential.

Do you believe that vampirism has a religious context or is a religion?
It has such a context; it can be a religion for some...as can many things.

Do you believe in physical immortality, and if so can vampires be immortal?
Vampires can increase their lifespan with proper energy management (however taken in), or, misused, can shorten and damage their lives (refer to "orgone" and "dor" concepts).
What about spiritual immortality?
Absolutely. The evidence is not certain, but very, very strong, taken as a whole.

What do you think would be the ideal relationships between vampires and society? What do you see the real relationship between vampires and society as being?

Do you think there should be an overall community or organisation for all vampires?

If so how should it be structured?
Decentralized and linked by voluntary association.

If not, why not?
I've seen far too many centralized groups turn into authoritarian king or queen of the hill struggles and/or self-defeating cults.