Basil is excellent herb used in love spells. It also good on the digestion system and used in cooking.
My new year's resolution, is to find a love. Someone who experienced an awakening like me. I don't want to be alone in this life.
Nyx goddess of the night, stars and moonlight...
May you please give me insight...
Of such beauty and delight......
Make things Allright.....
Please come tonight....
Now at midnight light a candle and mediate on the night. Then imagine Nyx visting you in your dreams.
Now offer dark chocolate to her..
Now go to sleep.
Hopefully she will visit you in your dreams.
A letter spell to the Goddess Aphrodite....
take two candle a piece of paper and a pen.
Light the two candle, now focus on what you want to write to Aphrodite. For example;
Aphrodite I need a love so true
Just like you. A soul who will love me for me.
Beautiful and artistic like the sea.
Now offer chocolates and strawberries with honey for a thank you offering to
Now have faith.
I spent Christmas at my sister in laws house. It was nice. My niece played with her Nintendo switch. We had ham, ribs and mash pototaos.
I know I will find my soulmate in time. Hopefully a otherkin or someone who respects otherkin. Someone who kind, funny and creative..
I feel sad my ex moved on. Part of me feels down. I guess i'm not over her. I know I need to move on for my sanity. There are times where I miss her then there are times I'm glad I'm not living with her.
My ex moved on. So I need to move on and start dating.
Hot cocoa is good for your brain. In magick it helps with joy, purification, kindness, love, abundance, luck and success. On Christmas eve or Christmas day enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or make it for a spell for happiness this year. You can offer it for a thank you gift to the Goddess or Gods. Merry Xmas.
In magick, milk chocolate represents self love, friendship and Fun. It's also great for the holidays too.
Four signs that proof you had a past life.
1. You often have déjà vu.
2. Your dreams seem real
3. Your good in history.
4. You have soulmates or soulmate.
Everything You Need to Know About Telekinesis..Can people move things with their minds?
By Stephen Wagner...
Psychokinesis (PK)—sometimes referred to as telekinesis or mind over matter—is the ability to move things or otherwise affect the property of things with the power of the mind. Of psychic abilities, true psychokinesis is one of the rarest. Few have been able to demonstrate this ability, and even those demonstrations are highly contested by the skeptics. Do people have psychokinetic powers? Do you? Is there a way you can test and develop your PK abilities?
Psychokinetic Case Studies
Several people have demonstrated remarkable PK abilities:
Nina Kulagina: One of the most celebrated and scrutinized psychics to claim psychokinetic powers, Nina Kulagina was a Russian woman who discovered her abilities while attempting to develop other psychic powers. She reportedly demonstrated her powers by mentally moving a wide range of nonmagnetic objects, including matches, bread, large crystal bowls, clock pendulums, a cigar tube, and a salt shaker, among other things. Some of these demonstrations have been captured on film. Skeptics contend that her abilities would not have stood up to scientific testing and that Kulagina was nothing more than a clever magician.
Stanislawa Tomczyk: Born in Poland, Tomczyk came to the attention of investigators when it was reported that startling poltergeist-like activity occurred spontaneously around her. She could control some telekinetic feats, but only under hypnosis. In this hypnotic state, Tomczyk took on a personality that called itself "Little Stasia," and Tomczyk could levitate small objects when she placed her hands on either side of them.
In the early 1900s, one investigator, Julien Ochorowicz, watched these levitations at a very close range and observed something like fine threads emanating from her palms and fingers, although they were examined carefully before the experiment. It didn't seem to be a trick. "When the medium separates her hands," Ochorowicz observed, "the thread gets thinner and disappears; it gives the same sensation as a spider's web. If it is cut with scissors, its continuity is immediately restored." In 1910, Tomczyk was tested by a group of scientists at the Physical Laboratory in Warsaw, where she produced remarkable physical phenomena under strict testing conditions.
Uri Geller: Geller is one of the most well-known "psychics" who has publicly demonstrated feats of psychokinesis: spoon and key bending have become almost synonymous with Geller's name. Although many skeptics and magicians consider his metal-bending performances nothing more than adroit sleight-of-hand, Geller has allegedly shown that he can manifest the effects over great distances and in multiple locations. On a British radio show in 1973, after demonstrating key bending to the astonishment of the host, Geller invited the listening audience to participate. Just minutes later, phone calls began pouring into the radio station from listeners all over the U.K. reporting that knives, forks, spoons, keys, and nails began to bend and twist spontaneously. Watches and clocks that had not run in years began to work. It was an event whose success surprised even Geller and thrust him into the spotlight.
Some magicians have been able to duplicate some of these effects, but there may be legitimacy to this telekinetic phenomenon. In April 2001, University of Arizona parapsychology professor Gary Schwartz conducted a "spoon-bending party" at which about 60 students were able to bend spoons and forks, with varying degrees of success, seemingly with the power of their minds.
Some researchers contend that the most common form of psychokinesis is one that is not consciously intended. Poltergeist activity, they suggest, might be caused subconsciously by stress, emotional turmoil, or even hormonal peaks. Without conscious effort, people can cause china dishes to fly off shelves, objects to break, and loud noises to emanate from their houses' walls, among other effects.
In the same way, PK might also be responsible for phenomena experienced at séances. Table tilting, knockings, and levitation might not be caused by contact with spirits, but by the minds of the participants. And, yes, many séances have been proven to be hoaxes, although the paranormal phenomena documented at some remains unexplained.
How Does Psychokinesis Work?
How psychokinesis works is unknown for certain, but many parapsychologists think that it is a demonstration of the influence of a person's brain on the physical world.
Robert L. Shacklett, at the Speculations about PK blog, writes that laboratory tests demonstrate that "the release of relatively large amounts of physical energy can be triggered by thought power." And this power can move or influence things, essentially, because cosmologically we are all connected to everything else. "'Thought' takes place at a different level than the physical (call it 'mind') but interacts with the physical through a weak coupling between physical energy and a more subtle energy form," he writes. "The physical level operates in accordance with natural law except at the times when thought interacts with it."
How remains the puzzle. But there are theories:
Some researchers suspect there might be a quantum connection. Unpredictable, often bizarre effects have been documented in the world of subatomic particles, which is ruled by the perplexing laws of quantum mechanics. Are our minds capable of directing subatomic particles and energies in a way that results in PK phenomena?Another theory is that psychokinesis is the manipulation of a sort of human "magnetic field" around the body, which can be concentrated in a specific area. For this to work, you must be able to relax completely and focus your attention without distraction.Another speculation is that mediums or participants in séances are able to coalesce sound or heat waves within a room to form coherent energy which can then be directed at an object, such as a table, causing it to move.
Although the "how" of PK remains unknown, research and experimentation on this fascinating phenomenon continue in respected labs around the world.
Developing and Testing Psychokinetic Powers
How many people have powers of telekinesis?
"Everyone has the potential to be able to be telekinetic," says Deja Allison at Telekinesis on Crystalinks. "Telekinesis is created by higher levels of consciousness. It cannot be created by 'wishing it' to happen on the physical level. The energy to move or bend an object is created by a person's thoughts created by their subconscious mind."
Mario Varvoglis, the author of "PSI Explorer," suggests that the best way to begin testing psychokinetic powers is not by trying to move a table or even a matchbook. Varvoglis says it's much better to see if you can influence movement on a microscopic level—micro-PK. Micro-PK has been tested for years with such devices as random number generators, in which the subject tries to influence the random outcome of the machine in a way that is much greater than chance. Some of the most interesting tests of this kind were conducted at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Laboratory (PEAR) laboratory at Princeton University—and the results show that some people really can influence the computerized random number generators with the power of their minds.
Spirit Online offers several methods for improving your PK:
Meditate daily for half an hour (or as long as you are able).Attempt PK at least once a day. Give yourself a good 30-60 minutes to try it.Focus on one method for at least a week; if it shows no results, switch methods.Be at ease; instead of taking it too seriously, think of it as an experiment, a game. If you try too hard, you'll end up frustrating yourself and you'll get nowhere.Don't give up.
HaPpy YuLe EvErYone
She dances in the darkness and let's all her fears and anxiety out. She embraces the moon and the stars. A creature of the night she becomes.
If I could choose immortality on earth, I wouldn't do it. Out living everyone you love, dealing with heartbreak each century. Who knows how long earth will last. If I choose immorality it would be on different planet with someone who can live forever.
The hardest thing for me, is seeing my ex. I really don't want to see her or have anything to do with her. but my stuff is at her house. I just want to buy new stuff and avoid seeing her. Maybe I'll do that.
You can connect with spirit guide through Automatic writing. Automatic writing is when you focus on what you want the spirit to tell you through writing. You close your eyes and focus on your spirit guide, get a pen or pencil and paper and write out what words come in mind.
An offering to the Gods and Goddess is important to do. It shows gratitude and love to the deities. You can give them homemade meals ,drinks, homemade arts and crafts or herbs.
A nice homemade meal with wine would be an excellent idea to give to the Ancestor Spirits. For example; You can try fish and rice with red wine. It's a great way to express gratitude for the protection and guidance that our annestor spirit given us.
Cheesecake is an excellent food offering for Hecate. It's delicious and sweet and I'm sure she will love it. Especially if it is homemade.
Blueberries is good for mental health, skin care and for weight loss. It makes an excellent offering to Nyx. You can also make her a delious fruit salad or smoothie.
Honey is great for anxiety, colds and skin care. It can be an offering to the Goddess of love Aphrodite.
"A 51-year-old man known only as Ernest had a strange and frightening encounter in August of that year. The witness claims that he had been out searching the neighborhood for a missing kitten from a litter he had been raising with his wife, when he had stumbled across a tunnel entrance and decided to get a flashlight and investigate where it led, perhaps to even find his missing cat in the process. He claims that he penetrated around 10 feet into the murk and suddenly came across a creature that looked somewhat like a long and thin monkey around 3-feet in height, with large teeth and covered in grey fur. The unsettling eyes which peered out of the darkness from deep sockets were described as being bright orange and slanted, and to make the whole ordeal even more horrific, Ernest reported that the creature actually spoke to him. He would say of the odd events:
I saw a living nightmare that I’ll never forget. It said, ‘Go away, go away,’ in a hissing voice. Then it took off down a long tunnel off to the side. I got out of there as fast as I could. I was shaking with fear.
Ernest would later grudgingly tell the Toronto Sun newspaper of his frightening experience after being encouraged by a friend to do so, and he refrained from giving his last name out of fear that he would be ridiculed. Staff from the Sun even went as far as to accompany Ernest to the location of his strange sighting in March of 1979, and they found that indeed there was the entrance to a cave at the end of a passageway between houses, which led into a narrow tunnel that dropped off into the gloom sharply and was surmised to lead to the unseen sewer system down below. When they investigated the tunnel they did not see any strange creature, but they did find the maimed carcass of a cat half-buried in the ground. When sewer officials were questioned about what Ernest had perhaps seen, an employee gave the rather ominous statement:
People who work on the surface just don’t know what it’s like down there. It’s a whole different world. Who would have thought a few years ago that people would live in sewers, and yet that’s what they found in New York a few years back. I don’t know what he (Ernest) saw down there. I’ll tell you one thing. If we could get in there, I sure as hell wouldn’t want to go down alone"
I'm watching The blacklist on Netflix. I love this show.
"According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), which calls itself "the only scientific research organization exploring the Bigfoot/Sasquatch mystery," Bigfoot is "a large, hairy, bipedal non-human primate." Hmm, that sounds a lot like Gigantopithecus, which was an enormous ape, standing more than 10 feet tall and weighing 1,200 pounds, reports Smithsonian.
Gigantopithecus was first discovered in 1935, it appears to have lived in South Asia, eating a diet of fruits, seeds and grasses like bamboo, reports Smithsonian. Like its modern cousin, the orangutan, Gigantopithecus probably walked on all fours, using its feet and fists.
It's not clear exactly why Gigantopithecus went extinct: it may have been hunted to death by other primates or had lethally low reproductive rates, reports Smithsonian. But some believers claim that Gigantopithecus and Bigfoot are one and the same, and that the giant ape never went extinct after all, it's just hiding in forests and popping out periodically to surprise hikers."
By Anna Swartz
Not only do walnuts fight depression but they can be used in magick for luck and prosperity.
Try smudging with sage clockwise throughout all the rooms and corners of your house.
it will cleanse out all the negative energy. Next try palo santo or sweetgrass to bring in positive energy.
Cinnamon is used for visions and psychic abilities . Ancient Hebrews have used this herb and cinnamon is used in magick too.
I have questions for the human race. Why is war necessary? Why is pollution of the earth ok? Why is corruption allowed? Why is the poor arrested, awhile the wealthy get a slap on the wrist? Why is their murder?
Being Alienkin, I'm more sensitive to human behavior. Like war and pollution.
Some may laugh at the idea of big foot and Nessie. I believe anything possible, for one we haven't explored the whole earth. So it's possible they could exist. There a lot of reports from people claiming to see them.
Like today, I read that in Australia, a man saw a huge ape like creature called Yowie.
The Egyptians believed the Ankh is a symbol for life and immorality.
Let darkness lead you by the hand . Let it embrace your soul your inner being.
Loa are voodoo spirits.
I remember bloody Mary, when I was a child. You go to bathroom, turn off the light and say her name several time awhile looking at the mirror.
I remember at school a girl tried summoning bloody Mary and it worked. She claimed she came out of the mirror and scratched her.
I was to scared to try it.
Life is a story book. Each chapter represents a year a person lives. There is drama, adventure, humor and romance depending on how a person lives. There are road blocks a person must conquer. New paths needed to explore and memories to make.
Each minute and each hour pages are being written.
I woke up with a soar throat and itchy throat. I don't want to be sick.
Nature is great way to connect with animal spirits or animal spirit guides. Mediation outside in nature can help with that.
Dance with darkness and let night became your friend.
This darkness had a calming effect on me. The open country sank into a deep dark tinge of blue beneath the pearly heavens, and I could see the forests encroaching on the tilled land, creeping higher here and there, as the hills folded over one another or sank steeply into valleys of pure blackness.
Men and women are learning animals. If you do not see what they have learned, you're blind. They are creatures ever changing, ever improving, ever expanding their vision and the capacity of their hearts. You are not fair to them when you speak of this as the most bloody century; you are not seeing the light that shines ever more radiantly on account of the darkness; you are not. seeing the evolution of the human soul!… …True, what you say about war. Yes, and the cries of the dying, I too have heard them; we have all heard them, through all the decades; and even now, the world is shocked by daily reports of armed conflict. But it is the outcry against these horrors which is the light I speak of; it's the attitudes which were never possible in the past. It is the intolerance of thinking men and women in power who for the first time in the history of the human race truly want to put an end to injustice in all forms. -- Marius to Akasha (The Vampire Chronicles)
Psychic Detective is a psychic who helps with murder and missing cases, by helping police with their abilities.
In this life, we are judged by what we wear, how we work, think and how we belief. We are not free to express ourselves without judgement. One thing they will never judge us for is how we feel inside. We can love without judgement unless it's displayed publically.
That statement only apply if you really care about what others think about you. We are born alone and we will die alone, so, what ever those pesky humans thinks or do, who cares. Remember, humans use that "entertaining' because will keep their mind away from their final destination: death.
Movies do predict future technologies. Just like the movie Dick Tracy and his watch. In the movie Dick Tracy is a private detective who uses his watch to communicate. I think this movie was in the 80's, so watches that communicate was unheard of. Today they have watches that check emails, etc
Doing breathing exercise (mediation) and taking a cold shower brings me to life. Awakes my senses and my immune system. I learned the techniques from the ice man Wim Huff. He teaches us how to control our bodies, emotions and how we can help our immune system. Taking a cold shower or bath brings a jolt to our bodies. Like a awakening .
We should never quit or say I will try. We should just do. Are minds are limitless if we let it be. All things are possible.
I saw the movie Eternals. It was really good.
Papa legba is a Vodou god, that denies or accepts souls and selects where they will go or connects with the spirits(loa ).
Before Marie Laveau became a well known voodoo queen. She started off being a hairdresser. Being a hairdresser she would give council to her customers. This made her well loved.
Then her mother died, that begin her religious journey. She would council in a root worker named Dr. John Bayou. He would show her the art of voodoo. Once she became really good at voodoo she would heal the sick, give to the poor, and oversee spiritual rites. Laveau became a spiritual mother to many people. This started her path into being a voodoo queen..
Their are different types of magick that I researched , They are Voodoo, wicca, Hoodoo, santeria and vampyre magick. they have their differences and their similarity..what makes them similar is they use candles,sigils and herbs for their magick.
Life is a puzzle you must solve.
Why Aliens don't show themselves publically. For starters humans pollute , causes wars, litter mother earth with trash that goes to the ocean. Humans waste, destroy and cause chaos to the earth. I believe if we start taking care of our earth better and each other. Aliens will show themselves to everyone.
I been betrayed many times in my life, more then I can count. Been cheated on, told my secrets to everyone, pertain to be my friend but talk behind my back. There is a lot more on this list. My abilities to trust a human being is rather thin.
Dandelion Root is used to call spirits and divination. You can carry it around in a tea bag or bag to help you get prophetic dreams.
With all my broken relationships, I decided to stay single. You put 100 percent into it and someone comes along and destroy it. It hurts when you love that person and their gone forever and nothing will bring them back. You tired to move on but it's piranhas in the dating pool.
Kava kava is an herb that helps with depression. And a magickal herb for astral projection.
"Love is the law, love under will."
My awakening happened in my teens. I could remember my extra-terrestrial past life, what my purpose on earth was and why I'm awkwardly social. I'm remember researching otherkin and the puzzle pieces came together. I knew I was an Alienkin. I never felt like a human fully. My soul never did. I knew I was different. I'm still learning who I am. Perhaps there's more to my story. I'm learning a lot about vampyres, otherkin, spell works, humanoids, the occult and lycans. Perhaps maybe I could be a hybrid.
Pleasure to me is wonder – the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.
I felt myself on the edge of the world; peering over the rim into a fathomless chaos of eternal night.
H. P. Lovecraft
Self esteem spell...
Now take a glass jar and add..
Pink Himalayan Salt..
When you add the items say out loud I'm loved and I love me.
Now with the sage leave Write down you are loved. I love me....
Now light the candle and let it melt. After it melts
put Rose Quartz on top of the melted wax.
Now place the jar at a place where you visit everyday.
Being otherkin, does have it's moments especially from the human society. Thinking it's just role playing or escaping from reality. It's neither. Otherkin are non human souls trying to survive in this judgmental world.
Hekate is the goddess of hellhounds, ghosts and necromancy.
Tiamat is the Dragon of Chaos, Hekate, dark mother, and The goddess of vampires.
Our universe is a huge and anything is possible, humanoids, ghosts and the paranormal. I believe in it all.
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do"
We're frightened of what makes us different.
The spirit animal of the dog or dog totem
means loyalty, unconditional love, protection and strong faith.
I'm reading a book called Energy Magick of the Vampyre: Secret Techniques for Personal Power and Manifestation by Don Webb
In this book it teaches how to heal with vampyre magick. Which I'm very much into.
The only power that exists is inside ourselves.
The most important concepts is are mind, body and soul. The greatest thing we can do for our brain is keeping a positive mindset. Negativity can cause problem mentally, emotionally, and physically, leading to all kinds of health problems.
We can meditate, eat healthy and exercise for our bodies. And for our soul we can meditate, reach out to the Gods and Goddess through magick or music. Burn incense or candles. Pray whatever works for you.
Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.“ — Aleister Crowley.
Being a otherkin, does have it's challenges, like the haters that leave nasty comments online. Saying it's an mental illness. Or laugh and make rude comments. Forgetting that we have feelings. We are a bit different from human population that are souls are not human. For example a wolf kin. Is a otherkin who's soul is of a wolf.
A couple a days ago I found a otherkin community on discord. I'm very happy about it and no longer alone. I have support and friends that are otherkin like me.
Life Among the Vampires
How the real-life people who feed on blood became an organized community, with its own rules and traditions.
By John Edgar Browning
It’s late at night. Late for me, anyway, but still early for the gentleman sitting beside me—he sleeps during the day, and has only just awakened a few hours earlier. We’re at his house, where I’ve interviewed him more than a few times before, but tonight’s a little different.
On this occasion he produces a small rectangular box. Opening it, he reveals a new ceremonial knife, one that will be used to make a small incision in my arm. At his own insistence, he won’t do the cutting himself, because of a physical disability that impedes his dexterity. So we’re waiting for his wife to get home from work and take care of it. Once the cut is made, she’ll step back, and he’ll come forward to feed on my blood.
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Today, there is a worldwide community of human vampires, or “real vampires,” as scholars typically call them. Real vampires are not undead, nor immortal, nor can they be weakened by garlic or vanquished by silver. In fact, they’re biologically typical in almost all ways, except in how they get part of their nourishment: from human and animal blood (vampires of this type call themselves “sanguinarians”), or by draining psychic energy (“psychic vampires” or “psi-vamps”), or both (hybrids).
For its participants, real vampirism isn’t a fad to be adopted one day and discarded the next (and those who treat it as such dismissed as mere “lifestylers” by the community). They feed out of what they are convinced is a biological need, one that generally appears during or just after puberty. Without their monthly, weekly, or sometimes daily feeding rituals, vampires claim, it becomes difficult for them to function—if they go too long without blood or “energy,” they can become weak, developing a host of physical and emotional symptoms that only a feeding can soothe.
In the two years I spent studying the vampires of New Orleans for my dissertation, I found that apart from their need for blood or its psychic equivalent, there were more genuine differences among them than commonalities. The people I met were equally men and women, ranging in age from 18 to 50. They were self-described atheists, monotheists, and polytheists; they were single, married, and divorced; and their sexual orientations were diverse. In fact, the only thing that truly united them all was the obvious exception to their otherwise “normal” existence: the impulse to take in blood or energy.
Some vampires, but not all, also choose to adopt the trappings of vampiric fashion, such as Gothic dress and prosthetic fangs (some buy them stock, and others have custom acrylic dental prosthetics made from molds). These things are common, but they’re not at the core of the vampire identity—rather, they serve as external markers of the vampires’ internal state. Just as same-sex desire is distinct from the sociocultural practices of the gay community, so being vampire is first a bodily need, then a set of personal and social practices for expressing it.
In general, vampires keep the trappings of their vampirism hidden during the day—it’s rare for one to show up to work in the morning wearing fangs, for example. But, when the lights go down, when the shops close up for the night and the moon rises overhead, the fangs go in and the vampires come out.
Feeding is governed by the Donor Bill of Rights, a pact between donor and vampire to promote safety and well-being, both physical and social. Real vampires perform the blood-letting ritual only with willing donors—friends, family members, significant others, or members of donor networks—and usually only after both the vampire and the donor have their blood tested. Some vampires use sterile single-use thermoplastic medical tubing to extrude blood into small receptacles for drinking on the spot, or for later storage; others may use sterile blades to make small incisions on the donor, and drink directly from the wound before cleaning and bandaging it. The Bill of Rights also applies to psychic vampires, who must refrain from “feeding” unethically—that is, taking energy from donors without their knowledge and consent.
Real vampires do not always feed. They socialize as well, especially with others of their own kind. Older, more experienced vampires (known as “elders”) will often form “houses” or “covens” to counsel younger, less experienced vampires on how to live with their condition. For psychic vampires, this guidance may also include instruction on the various methods of feeding—“contact feeding” through physically touching the donor; “ambient feeding” by taking excess energy that is naturally generated in high-traffic public places; or even “tantric feeding” through sexual encounters.
The use of terms and practices such as these across the vampire community has been crucial to unifying it, helping its members construct a narrative about themselves. In popular culture, vampirism is associated with psychopathology, excess, and a general sense of social disconnection. But in reality, vampires say, they’re just a community like any other, one made of like-minded people who share rules and traditions.
A true sense of community among vampires began to emerge in the 1970s, as people who consumed blood or drained energy for nourishment began attending themed social gatherings—Dark Shadows conventions, events for blood fetishists, and bondage and S&M conventions—that allowed them to network with potential donors, and often to find others who shared their condition in the process.
In the early 1970s, some of the first organizations dedicated to studying vampires were also taking shape. Jeanne Keyes Youngson founded the Count Dracula Fan Club (now The Vampire Empire) in 1965, originally as an organization dedicated to Dracula and vampire fiction and film. But between 1970 and 1972, Youngson began receiving letters from people who self-identified as vampires. By 1974, after meeting with some of her vampire fans, she extended the group’s purview to include real vampirism, demonstrating some of the first intellectual interest in the topic.
Around the same time, the paranormal investigator Stephen Kaplan formed the Vampire Research Center, the first organization dedicated entirely to the study of real vampirism. Through it, Kaplan supervised a “vampire hotline,” where anonymous callers could phone in to tell Kaplan and his staff about their vampiric behavior.
By the 1980s, ethnographers began to identify subsections of the vampire community, including people who experience sexual gratification through blood-letting rituals. The community grew in the 1990s, but real vampires still existed mostly in isolation or in small groups, relying on nearby fan conventions, low-circulation newsletters, and print correspondence.
Then, all at once, a confluence of cultural trends facilitated the rapid growth of the real-vampire community.
The first was the rise of Anne Rice conventions. Rice had begun writing her gothic fiction in the 1970s, but the 1994 film adaptation of her book Interview with the Vampire ushered in a new era of mainstream interest in vampires. The conventions quickly became meccas for vampires as well as vampire fans, doing for the community what Dark Shadows gatherings had done to a lesser degree a few decades earlier. Just as before, they provided closeted real vampires with opportunities to meet others like them, as well as people willing to satisfy their appetites.
The second was the publication of the 1991 role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade. Essentially Dungeons & Dragons with vampires, the role-playing game introduced a social space within which real vampires could congregate and network openly. It also helped to provide a lexicon of terms, protocols, and identifiers that the real vampire community could adopt for its own needs. And finally, by the end of the decade, the internet had begun to dissolve geographic limitations, helping the niche community to grow through chat rooms and online forums.
But through its growth, at least one thing has stayed the same for the real-vampire community: the stigma. Even in an era that has embraced previously fringe identities at face value, a taste for human blood remains a difficult practice to accept, especially because almost no one has found any real basis for the condition. But in fact, vampires are a proud, living critique of normalcy—which is, perhaps, the thing about them that frightens people the most.
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I didn’t end up becoming a donor that night, for the most mundane of reasons: The vampire’s wife was running a little late coming home from work, so we decided to take a rain check.
After we called it quits, he boxed up the knife and put it aside. The night wasn’t wasted, though. It gave us time to talk—about his experiences growing up with his special need, and about the part I played (or almost played) in it that night. Many vampire-donor relationships can be, and are, just as personal.
“The blood is the life,” Dracula’s servant Renfield declared in Bram Stoker’s novel. I didn’t know it on the night I almost became a donor, but my own vampire study participants had just recently begun referring to me as “our Renfield.” In the novel, Renfield is cast as an antagonist—but to them, and to me, it was a sign of respect.
"Surveys conducted by the Atlanta Vampire Alliance have found that there are at least five thousand people in the U.S. who identify as real vampires. Browning said there are about 50 living in New Orleans alone — a figure that he guessed is common for most major cities and corroborated by sociologist DJ Williams to the BBC.
These communities have largely kept to themselves, knowing enough about public perception to not want to attract prying eyes. Browning, aware of the visceral disgust that his research is likely to provoke, seldom brings it up in everyday conversation. But his own initial belief that there was something wrong with these people faded after he started getting to know them.
“After a short period of time,” he said, “I realized that they weren’t crazy. At least, they weren’t any crazier than your Average Joe.”
According to Browning, symptoms of vampirism start to manifest around puberty, when those who later become reliant on ingesting blood find themselves physically “drained” for no discernible reason. They usually discover accidentally that blood offers a remedy: they might bite their lip, for instance, and realize that swallowing the metallic liquid between their teeth gives them an instant burst of energy.
Not every vampire must drink blood to survive (those who do are called “sanguinarians”). Some simply derive strength from taking the “psychic energy” of others. This can be accomplished through intimate human touch, like giving someone a massage.
The community has adopted terms to describe their unorthodox habits. To “feed” is to drink blood, while those who give their blood are called “donors.” Being “awakened” and “coming out of the coffin” are ways to talk about becoming aware of one’s vampiric identity. “Elder vampires,” then, are those who have been awakened for some time and can in turn advise others on how to cope.
One year into his study, Browning decided to try being a donor himself. During one of NOVA’s holiday charity events, where members of the vampire community come together to make food for the homeless, he met with one vampire who left the turkey he was cooking.
“Each of them have a particular method,” Browning said. This person used a disposable scalpel to make a tiny prick on Browning’s back, then used his fingers to squeeze the area until blood came out. He put his mouth directly over the warm liquid and lapped it up, repeating the process two or three times before cleaning Browning’s wound.
Browning said only the pricking hurt, but mostly because he’s a “needle-phobe.”
Someone might become a donor for a number of reasons, from being a close friend of the vampire’s to doing it for financial compensation and sometimes even sexual favors. Vampires approach these potential donors after having observed them for some time, and only if they’re fairly certain they’re the kind of people who won’t “freak out.”
The vampires that Browning spoke with claim they can’t control their urges, which amount to a need for around two or three feedings a week. If ample blood is on offer, they might refrigerate it and later combine it with other ingredients, like tea.
Kinesia, a woman who identifies as a blood drinker, told the BBC that she isn’t a vampire by choice. “Many of us would rather not go through the cyclic symptoms and just be happy to live life like a normal person,” she said.
A real vampire in the U.K., Alexia, echoed the sentiment: “If the cause could be identified, I would most certainly take a pharmaceutical pill.”
Most vampires have kept their condition from their doctors because they are wary of stigma. But those who are known to have disclosed their habits haven’t been given a medical explanation.
“This could very well be in our heads,” a vampire who calls herself “CJ!” admitted to the BBC. Yet, those vampires who have tried to stop drinking blood have met scary consequences.
When Kinesia went four months without feeding, she found herself in the emergency room with a low heart rate that would shoot up to 160 when she stood up or walked around. This would be followed by a massive migraine, and sometimes a loss of consciousness.
Browning said he knows of a woman who found herself unable to go to work or even walk after a period of not ingesting blood. When her husband came to see her in the hospital, she fed from him in her room and immediately felt better.
Though the habits of modern vampires may seem frightening to most.
“After a while, I felt more comfortable being at a NOVA meeting than I would be sitting in a coffee shop,” he said. “That’s just how non-abnormal they came across. Being marginalized, they’re more in tune with their self-identity and much more aware of the world around them.”
A gay man, Browning said he’s been able to sympathize with and believe that the vampires’ condition is real even though there seems to be no scientific explanation.
“None of the people I interviewed gave me any reason not to believe what they’re saying,” Browning said. “Being a gay man myself, it’s not like people can take my blood and see that I’m gay, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real.”
He found the vampire community in the French Quarter to be predominantly Caucasian and to a lesser extent Latino. They ranged in age from 18 to 50, identified with a range of sexualities and religions and were split almost evenly between men and women.
Williams, a sociologist at Idaho State University, has conducted research on how vampire stigma has affected the quality of the individuals’ healthcare. In his studies, Williams has found no evidence of psychiatric issues in self-identified vampires.
For Browning’s part, he believes that making people more informed about the real vampires in their midst will encourage important conversations about how normalcy is defined by the mainstream.
“I think what the [vampires] are doing is good, because it helps put into perspective what our conception of ‘normal’ is,” Browning said. “Them doing what they’re doing isn’t a problem. . . .It’s our preconceived notion of what normal is that’s the problem.”
Over his five years of study, Browning found that most of the vampires were otherwise ‘normal’ in the eyes of society. They had spouses, friends and jobs; many of them had children from whom they hid their practice. While some have taken to wearing Gothic attire and prosthetic fangs, others have no physical markers to indicate their vampirism.
When Browning started his research, he was most surprised to discover that most of the community members didn’t have an extensive knowledge of how vampires are portrayed in popular culture. Once, when he mentioned an episode of “True Blood,” he said, “no one knew what I was talking about.”
This lack of awareness indicated to him that the vampires weren’t super-fans who had simply taken their obsession with fantasy narratives to an extreme. Rather, they were normal people with routines no different from everyone else.
No different, that is, with the exception of one grisly drinking habit."
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe
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In 2.5 million years ago in Ancient Egypt. I was there spying on the hunters and gathers. They had vampyres who ruled over them. Shaman and priest and priestess in their tribe to guide them with the Gods and Goddess. They had teepees and caves where they slept in. They didn't waste like human do now. Everything had a purpose and everyone contributed to the tribe. Almost a perfect society, hardly any fights or disagreements.
Later that evening my elite, wanted me to go home. My home is the second galaxy on a planet..I explained to my elite about the hunters and gathers. They were pleased but wanted the hunters and gathers to be more advanced. So they send a few new spies to teach the hunters and gathers about weapons, altars, homes and writing skills.
In the Sumerian scriptures a story about the brotherhood of the snake is told. In the story a alien named Enki created humans by dna manipulation. They were originally created to be slaves but Enki wanted the humans to have free will. Will the brotherhood of the snake didn't like that but Enki did it anyways. So they decided to help humans build empires etc.
Akhenaten is an Egyptian pharaoh and last to be given the ancient alien knowledge of free energy, and antigravity technologies too.
But the Shemsu Hor(The brotherhood of the snake) an reptilian Alien species tried to take everything Akhenaten kingdom was built on.
They eventually did expect for the prymaids and art work. Akhenaten passed away and a new pharoah took his place.
Marigold helps with Clairvoyance and psychic abilities. In medicine it can help with
headaches, swelling, toothache, wounds and many skin problems. In magick it brings luck in legal matters and court.
Since we have vampyres on earth, I believe there could be a vampiric alien species on the exoplanets in another galaxy.
The reptilians live on a planets called KEPLER-186F. They communicate through sound waves and a written language similar to the binary code for Example 0110101. They have very advanced technology compared to earth. Their afraid of humans due to wars and pollution. But at the same time they are curious about the human race. They often send spies on earth to record human behavior.
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