Forum => General LHP Discussion => Vampyrism => Topic started by: W_Adam_Smythe on September 10, 2018, 04:36:11 pm

Title: Brief Introduction To Vampyrism
Post by: W_Adam_Smythe on September 10, 2018, 04:36:11 pm
The archetype of the Vampyre has had a lure for many years. People have either been drawn to it to be terrified, romanced, empowered, mysterious, wise, and immortal. Maybe some from a little of each category. Also there are simply those who like to walk a bit on the wild side of things without looking any further than cosplay type situations.

Vampyrism as also enjoyed a rich mythology and history. Everything from Count Dracula to Lestat de Lioncourt in fiction to Vlad the Impaler and Countess Bathory in the real historical sense Vampyres have had firm footing in both worlds. (Commonly within those who are active within the Vampyre community this is referred to as the Day world and the Night world).

Many of those drawn to various religions (including but not limited to) those within the LHP have certainly felt a strong pull to the Vampyre. Others have not.

The unique thing about Vampyirism is that true to the mythological archetype Vampyres are shapeshifters. Vampyres are able to hone various skills to adapt to just about anything they wish. To give an example of this, the terminology listed above of Day/Night worlds could just as easily be described as the Objective Universe and the Subjective Universe within Setian terms. Also as within Setian terminology there is also the Twilight world (which has nothing to do with the sparkly movie :) ). In Setian terms this would be the Collective Universe Objective and Subjective combined.

Just as within other LHP religions, that of the Vampyre is very individualistic. It also offers a path to Self-Deification. 

Vampyres endorse all religions simply because we look at all Gods, Goddesses, Devils, etc. As being Vampyres who have created all of the human religions from the beginning of time. All of the deities and creators of the human religions are immortal just as the mythological Vampyre. Also, it is by feeding off of human beings that they continue to remain with vital existence. When you consider the Ancient ones and how many people have fed them by way of belief, prayer, offerings of one nature or the other and add to that the number of centuries that this has been done, you begin to see how that these sentient beings have not simply died away.

It is the intention of the Living Vampyre to use these Ancient Ones as role-models for lack of a better term. Before we can declare that we are God's ourselves it doesn't hurt to look to those who have a lot more experience at it. In the Day world, this is no different than one who plays music (or anything else that you can think of) looking to those in similar fields with the desire of emulating them.

There are many tools that can be learned and used to create the Vampiric condition. As you explore each of the tools it is important to understand that they can and do function in both the Day World and The Night World or, within day to day activities such as Lesser Magic or in the esoteric sense as in Greater Magic.

Some of these tools include:

Being able to identify the energies that you are working with and how to bring them about to suite your needs.

Understanding who and what you are and what you are not.

Communication skills. Being able to effectively communicate to whatever your situation is and in the best possible way that you may work things to your advantage.

Enchantment and Charm. Being able to draw people into you with the understanding that people are more inclined to do things for those that they like.

The development of the Will. Vampyres are in it to win it so to speak. Imagine if the Ancient One's would have simply given up and went quietly into the night when faced with adversity. Living Vampyres determine what it is out of life that they want, have a realistic understanding of what obstacles are standing in their way and then bring themselves to meet the challenge, overcome it and attain their goal.

Through all of these things, the Living Vampyre is fed by those they encounter.

Blood is vital. However, it is another way of saying Life force.  Just as human beings pray to Gods so to do they willingly offer up sacrifices to the Living Vampyre. This can be in the form of supportive energy (think in terms of a support group), it can be by way of adoration (consider how you feel when someone compliments or flatters you) it can be financial (it can be quite nice to be able to have people who are loyal enough to you that you can count on them to help you out of a bind), it can be sexual, (if there is any explanation needed here please let me know :P . However, on a more serious level,  generally speaking, do you not feel more revitalized after some type of sexual activity?), it can be sympathetic, (even though you may be devastated by a situation, has the energy of other people not made certain situations easier to deal with?) Some are also fed by anger or other highly charged situations (think in terms of those who engage in UFC or highly competitive sporting events).

All of the above examples are cases of human beings offering up energy that the Living Vampire feeds off of (gets a jolt, a burst of happiness, excitement etc). In most of these cases when people do not know that a Living Vampyre is in their midst they are not panicked and not doing anything that they typically would not do given the situation. That is if the Vampyre is covert there are plenty of ways of feeding off of human beings that does not hurt them in the least and they have no idea that they are being fed upon since they shed this energy naturally any way. You can also see where you do not need to go too far out of your way to find feeding opportunities.

For those who like to experiment with different types of energy, field trips can also be fun. Going to music concerts or sporting events with Vampyric awareness you are able to pick up on very heavy energy emitting from the crowd. The same is true on a smaller scale of a visit to a local ER waiting room on a weekend. Attending various public meetings, support groups, trials, or funerals can also give you a taste of highly charged situations where you don't even have to make the effort to feed.

In turn we offer this energy up to the Ancient One's via whatever paradigm that we choose and however it is that we communicate with them. It enhances a working to have a bit of extra oomph to put into a Ritual if that makes sense.

This is a brief outline.

If you have specific details in any of these categories to offer, please do so. Also if this inspires any questions to specific areas feel free to ask and we can start specific sections for them as they pertain.

Thank you to all who have taken the time to read this and I hope that the above information helps.