*PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES ON VAMPIRISM*
Shanchisatous - ShannMyspace
Section 1 : Beliefs and Definitions
Define vampire and vampirism.
A vampire is unable to produce his or her own energy and must draw the needed energy from outside sources. Vampirism is the condition of living as a vampire.
Would you define vampires as human or non-human?
We are vampiric souls trapped in human vessels.
Do you believe that there's more than one kind vampire? If so, what do you think those kinds are and what defines them?
The kinds of vampires really don't matter to me as the sources of energy aren't what defines a vampire. However,there are four major types of vampires:
psy-feeds from energy emitted by other things,
elemental-feeds from the elements,
tantric-feeds from sexual activity
Section 2 : Traits
Do you believe vampires are born, made, or some of each?
I believe a vampire must be born.
Do you believe non-vampires can be turned into vampires?
No I don't and I get so tired of people asking me to "turn" them into what they can never be.
If you think non-vampires can be turned into vampires how might that be accomplished?
I don't, regardless of what Hollywood says.
Do you think there are certain traits that all vampires share. What are they? If a self-proclaimed vampire doesn't exhibit these traits how would you classify them?
The basic trait of all vampires is our constant need for energy! Such things as moodiness due tend to go hand in hand with living as a vampire along with intensely feeling emotions. When someone asks if they could be vampiric,I start with addressing the need for energy and how it makes them feel.
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?
I know I was born a vampire as looking back at my life through vampiric eyes;it all makes so much sense to me when I realized how much energy controlled my behavior. When I get up in the afternoon,I hurt until I get some energy.
If your definitions include "energy," define "energy." If
not, what do you believe the vampire draws sustenance from?
Energy is what I need as a vampire to be able to function and remain healthy. Most can produce their own energy;but we vampires cannot. I use energy in many different ways as a vampire.
Have you ever consumed blood? If so, how does doing so effect you?
Yes I have and do drink blood. The effects of blood drinking are euphoric in nature for me. Blood is the only thing that will stop my pain cycles of fibromyalgia.
Do you believe in "psychic/psionic" abilities? If so, do you think vampires have enhanced abilities in this area?
Very much so. I have a lot of psychic abilities as a vampire and enjoy using them.
Do you beleive that all vampires need to consume blood or that some can feed by tapping energy directly(psionically)?
Blood drinking is something each vampire must decide for themselves. The notion that only real vampires drink blood is a bunch of balogney.
Section 4 : Spiritual and Social
Do you follow a particular spiritual path and if so what is it?
I believe in a creator of the universe and I have dragons and angels in my life as well.
Does your spiritualiy or religion have any relationship to vampirism? Do you believe that vampirism has a religious context or is a religion?
My dragons are my protectors along with my angels. I don't like the word religion,as it is too confining for me.
Do you believe in physical immortality, and if so can vampires be immortal? What about spiritual immortality?
Our vampiric souls go from life to life; not the human vessels we reside in. I have uncovered 3 past lives so far.
What do you think would be the ideal relationships between vampires and society? What do you see the real realationship between vampires and society as being?
How can we expect society to get along with us; when we can't even get along with each other in our communities? Knowledge is the best defense we have to combat the ignorance which stems fear in our society.
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?
We have houses which are open for those who want to be active within the community. A lot of cities have vampiric courts;so I really don't feel that an overall organization for vampires would be needed.