*PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES ON VAMPIRISM*
Section 1 : Beliefs and Definitions
Define vampire and vampirism.
Vampire-one who NEEDS the energy of another to survive (does
not include lycanthropy or `believing' one needs blood).
Vampirism-The lifestyle and act of preying upon other
creatures for sustenance.
Would you define vampires as human or non-human?
INhuman. A non-human soul within a human body.
Do you believe that there's more than one kind vampire? If so, what do you think those kinds are and what defines them?
Sanguinarians- Blood drinkers.
Psi Vampires- Pranic energy feeders.
Bodiless Vampires- The astral based vampires of lore.
Leeches- those little squirmy things you find in lakes.
Section 2 : Traits
Do you believe vampires are born, made, or some of each?
Do you believe non-vampires can be turned into vampires?
If you think non-vampires can be turned into vampires how might that be accomplished?
Do you think there are certain traits that all vampires share? What are they?
If a self-proclaimed vampire doesn't exhibit these traits how would you classify them?
Yes, but it varies from individual to individual.
The most basic are light sensitivity in eyes, skin.
Slightly more pronounced eye teeth (though humans can have this too
without any vampire blood in them).
Fragile emotional state.
Different mentality altogether from the average person.
Very sensitive to certain astral calls that few humans can sense.
A great deal of self control, since the older the vampire-the more
pain they have endured and the stronger they've become mentally
because of it.
If these traits aren't exhibited, it doesn't mean they're not. It
could just mean the blood line is weaker or there's been an adaptation.
Even normal people can show some, if not all, of the
characteristics. Though they'd more or less be mentally insane, a
sociopath or have other numerous biological reasons for the physical
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?
Vampires have a very distinct energy signature or aura type that can
be sensed if you know how to look for it.
Otherwise you will just `know' if you are one or not. There will
come a point when it all adds up and you feel whole. Not proud and
giddy and conceited, but whole.
If your definitions include "energy," define "energy."
not, what do you believe the vampire draws sustenance from?
Energy as defined in the physics sense of the word: a force that can
be put towards something or someone.
Have you ever consumed blood? If so, how does doing so effect you?
Refrain from answering this question.
Do you believe in "psychic/psionic" abilities?
If so, do you think vampires have enhanced abilities in this area?
I believe in it. And it's kind of like humans, it's distributed
based on blood work, genetics, training and luck. All creatures have
it, not all creatures tap it.
Do you believe that all vampires need to consume blood or that some can feed by tapping energy directly(psionically)?
I believe there is a way for even sanguinarians to feed without
drawing blood, but it takes a lot of time and effort to put together.
It's not the blood vampires crave really, it's what's inside the blood.
Section 4 : Spiritual and Social
Do you follow a particular spiritual path and if so what is it?
I study all sorts of paths and pick and choose what fits and what
doesn't. Seeking the truth from all religions I suppose.
Does your spirituality or religion have any relationship to vampirism?
Do you believe that vampirism has a religious context or is a religion?
Vampirism is not a religion but there are cults of it. All major
religions are technically a cult. So in a backwards way I can be
My spirituality has the only relationship to vampirism a vampire can
Do you believe in physical immortality, and if so can vampires be immortal?
What about spiritual immortality?
Spiritual immortality, yes. Physical immortality is not achieved by
the typical vampire in any forum, chat room, or interview across the
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?
Ideal is understanding, communication and tolerance. 24-hour stores.
Unfortunately, most societies are run by fear and I can't think of
anything more fear-inducing than never knowing if the thing standing
next to you is or is not ready and willing to gouge you out a new
wound and lap up your blood like a dog.
Do you think there should be an overall community or organisation for all vampires?
If so how should it be structured?
If not, why not?
There are plenty. Just like humans, not all vampires
get along with every other vampire.