Elements Of Vampyre Magick

FatherSebastiaan_PC_LukasZpiraIs it not more sensible to worship a god that [man], himself, has created, in accordance with his own emotional needs—one that best represents the very carnal and physical being that has the idea-power to invent a god in the first place?

If man insists on externalizing his own true self in the form of “God,” then why fear his true self, in fearing “God,”—why praise his true self in praising “God,”—why remain externalized from “God” IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN RITUAL AND RELIGIOUS CEREMONY IN HIS NAME?

Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Bible

Vampyre Magick has many elements, ranging from small rituals and ceremonies, which are conducted every day, to the secretive rituals of the Synod. Within Strigoi Vii Magick we know belief is a tool, so we always focus on the positive and remain aware of the negatives. This attitude truly brings an empowering spirit to workings. We see magick as “psychological technology” from the Dayside, and from the Nightside, a spiritual and abstract concept. Learning how to differentiate reality from fantasy is one of the most difficult hurdles for the neophyte Vampyre to overcome. Only wisdom and reason can be employed in the Dayside of Vampyre Magick, which almost always has a psychological or scientific rationalization. The Nightside relies on results and flexibility of beliefs; even more complex is the Twilight, which accepts and lies between both perspectives. Here, once Twilight is experienced, is the Immortal Mindset truly realized.

Agreement

One of the Inner Mysteries, the Principles of Vibrational Vampyric Sorcery and mastery of the three layers of reality, delves into the Principle of Agreement. Without agreement magick is lost and lacks any power. All of reality, be it the marketing propaganda of corporations, the confusion of politics, or the stage performances of a magician, require agreement for success. Group ritual is a point of agreement. If individuals are not in sync, they will only fall out of the experience and potentially ruin the ritual for all others. This is why true initiation at the basic level is a statement of agreement; many systems of spirituality and even culture have such rites of passage. Democracy is agreement of the majority, and the rest must follow, but agreement can be manipulated and changed. This is why the Strigoi Vii validate reality and experiences as individuals, and when they join together for workings, the magick is most powerful.

Astral Travel

Mastery of out-of-body experiences (OBE) and astral travel, known to the Strigoi Vii simply as “Flight,” are at the core of raising Zhep’r and achieving Nightside Immortality. The MoRoii level of ascension and higher begins to focus heavily on these workings and techniques. Astral travel is simply projecting the consciousness away from the body into the vast astral layer of reality. This is more deeply handled in the Vampyre  Sanguinomicon Book IV, “Coming Forth by Twilight.” However, we will touch on this within this book to supplement those mysteries. So please refer to Liber MoRoii for more information on the core of these techniques.

Astral travel is heavily important for higher levels of Vampyrism and deeper face-to-face meetings in the realms where the Strigoi Vii exist in their natural habitat. The astral is an abstract reality, the place of dreams, visions, and knowledge. Here lies the Akashic Records, the astral layer of the Self, and the place of emotions and thoughts. Being in the astral is akin to being in space or under the sea, which is an alien environment. Lucid dreaming, or being aware within a dream, is a technique that is required to be mastered to fully benefit from the experiences in the astral, because only through lucid dreaming can a Vampyre truly differentiate between reality and imagination and validate if they are truly projecting.

Strigoi Morte have mastered Flight and learned to maintain an etheric body of Prana, which allows them to interact with the corporeal world. Effectively, they are disembodied consciousnesses who learn to tap and manage pranic energies in their human lives, and once the first death comes, they can maintain their conscious existence and reside between the first and second deaths.

Belief

Since the Vampyre is a chaos magickian, belief is a tool. The flexibility of belief is essential for a Vampyre to achieve Zhep’r. In ritual the Vampyre finds most results when belief and disbelief are both suspended; this is the true nature of the Twilight experience. This state of consciousness is the major benchmark of Zhep’r and is the state in which communion is best experienced. The more the Vampyre experiences results, the more they begin to focus on such over the common systems of beliefs. This is where reason comes forth.

Neophyte Vampyres, those of Prospectii and Jahira levels of initiation, will have the most difficulty achieving this state of disbelieving and believing. Most Jahira, when first performing the ritual of communion, will find that they will not receive “results,” and this is due to the reality that they cannot experience, even for a short while, true Twilight.

However, as Zhep’r builds through stronger consensus, through experience, and through results, validation will gather within the mind of the Vampyre.

Not believing in something is the natural rationality of a mortalminded skeptic and essential for the Vampyre’s Dayside perspective. This is of no use to the Immortal Mind and is the first blockage that must be overcome.

Blood

Many claim that drinking corporeal blood is the only way a vampire can obtain the energies they need for their emotional, physical, and spiritual balance. Of course, the Strigoi Vii respects free will but sincerely disagrees with this perspective as an application of the act of Vampyrism. We have discovered and learned to be free of these perceptions and look toward more subtle forms of energy consumption. It will become clear which form of feeding is valid, safe, and efficient. Culturally, it is impossible to justify the need to drink blood, and there is no scientific evidence that consumption of corporeal blood provides genuine health benefits. Even though blood can in itself be a powerful and romantic ritual or sexual symbol, it simply does not provide energy that is of use for preservation of the Self beyond death. From the Strigoi Vii perspective, blood drinking is most emphatically not a sensible path to Immortality of the Self!

At its core, the vampire archetype in legend, myth, and most literature is about Immortality and surviving death as an undead. If one cannot preserve the Self beyond the first death, they are either mortal or have not succeeded with true Ascension. Attaining Immortality depends on the very basic principle of surviving while disengaged from the body. Once an individual defeats the First Death and has no corporeal body, of what use will be the consumption of blood? What skills will benefit them when they exist in a completely subtle state? Moreover, how does one attempt to drink blood when they have no physical mouth? Those individuals who espouse blood drinking must look for a more pragmatic and achievable route to Immortality.

Medical science has proven that diseases such as HIV can remain dormant in the blood for upwards of ten years. Draining one individual will provide two major impractical issues from the perspective of the Strigoi Vii’s interpretation of Vampyrism. First, one must have a screened and healthy donor from whom to feed. This requires extreme trust in a donor, who must wait ten years to prove their health in a quarantine of sorts. If this donor leaves or turns on their Vampyre, the only result is the Vampyre is out of a source until they can safely screen and build a relationship with another donor. Human relationships are quite complex and not all humans, as free-willed beings, are as obedient and loyal as man’s best friend. They change their minds. Feeding sessions must be frequent to satisfy a proper Thirst for blood and certainly blood drinking is not efficient for the Strigoi Vii. What of two Vampyres in a relationship? Do they feed from each other? It is against common sense for predators to consume each other, and it is considered spiritual cannibalism. Secondly, why would such an independent and individualist spirit be able to depend on anyone but themselves? Does this limit the Apotheosis of the individual? Absolutely!

The Strigoi Vii may wonder how Blood Magick relates to this discussion. Quite simply, Blood Magick is different from feeding on corporeal blood. Blood Magick includes body modification, sacrificial rites in Caribbean and African religions such as Yoruba and Santeria (in which animals are sacrificed in a fashion little different from your neighborhood butcher), and such forms of art as blood paintings. If done in a sterile and safe fashion, no different than the butcher shop, these rituals do not involve the risks that come with the consumption of blood.

Intent and Sincerity

Without intent and sincerity, all is lost in magick. As important as agreement, one must be honest and come with a sincere intent to be able to direct will and energy. The Strigoi Vii hold high standards in individual and community. When you go to perform a ritual, be it the most sacred communion or the simplest arts of Vampyrism, you must put aside the humor and fantasy and bring into full realization your own focus.

Invocation

Invocation is the internal summoning of energies, forces, or entities into the magickian, equivalent to a possession or self-identifying with certain spirits. This term hails from the Latin verb invocare, which translates as “to call on,” and Magus Crowley put it perfectly: Crowley states that Invocation is to “invoke,” to “call in,” just as to “evoke” is to “call forth.” This is very applicable within the Strigoi Vii system of magick in that we use it for the Arts of Vampyrism and in certain communion rituals where we invoke the Undead to “skinride,” or invoking and raising the Current of Elorath. The one exception, the Invokation of the Dragon Rite, is not as much invoking the Dragon Within as it is more or less recognizing its presence as the core of the Self and the throne of perception.

Invocation can also be employed to identify with complete, or aspects of, god forms, spirits, or entities, such as the Trinity Currents or the Duality of Kalistree and Mithu, where the initiate becomes an embodiment of that aspect of the Current. For example, if a Strigoi Vii initiate wants to invoke the strength of Mithu or the sexual energies of the Kitra, they would take aspects of those and invoke them.

To successfully invoke, one must have their consciousness attuned and opened to welcoming that specific energy or entity. This is done with trance, sexual stimulation, fasting, deprivation of sleep, pain, SM, dance, and ritual, which clears the mind to a primal state where transmissions, visions, and voices can be brought through the initiate.

Evocation

The direct opposing action of an invocation is an evocation, which is to bring an entity or energies external to the summoner. This is often looked upon in mortal magics as calling a spirit into a container, circle, ritual chamber, etc. Then in a literally face-to-face situation, the summoner can interact with the entity in person and ask for favors, make pacts, or gain information. Historical examples of evocation are found in ancient grimoires such as The Lesser Keys of Solomon, The Greater Keys of Solomon, The Dragon Rouge, and The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. This involves heavy systems such as symbolism, fire, dance, offerings, tools, and environment.

Within Strigoi Vii and other communion rites we use evocation in the Sanguine Mass to invite the Ancestors to come feed from our offered sacrifice of Prana, which we have fed from. Evocations are best used for group rituals and will gain a common experience; on the other hand, an invocation is more about one central magickian performing the ritual and having the deepest experience.

Meditation

There are several forms of meditation, each containing specific benefits and focuses. The primary purpose of meditation is to achieve an altered state of consciousness. The two most commonly used within Strigoi Vii and Vampyre Ritual are active and passive. Passive meditation is what people most think of as meditation, which is a more relaxed trance state with eyes closed and with little or no movement. Active meditation is when the subject is moving, and can take place during dance, sex, running, physical exertion, sport, performance, painting, etc. Both have their specific benefits and applications.

Necromancy

The esoteric process of speaking with the spirits of the dead for divination is known as necromancy. The Living Vampire is a natural necromancer, and these practices, which are communion with the undead, are at the core of Strigoi Vii Mysteries on spiritual immortality. However, there are other uses; the Vampyre can tap into the Dream Matrix of dead souls and pull out information; some Strigoi Vii have mastered the practice of exorcising spirits of humans, animals, demons, elements, or even Renegade Strigoi Morte. We hear in human legends the tales of Haitian Voodoo priests making zombies, witches dealing with demons, and necromancers capturing and containing entities and spirits of the dead. Necromancy is often considered taboo and forbidden to the mortal-minded, yet since it is natural to the Strigoi Vii Vampyre, this becomes a powerful tool of self-deification. These transmissions and messages from “the other side” can come forth in ritual, spontaneously, elementary divinations, or visions. This is one of the main ways in which the Strigoi Morte communicate with us.

The Ritual Chamber

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The chamber for ritual can range from a private room, an isolated forest grove, or the stage of a performer to the mind of an individual. At first it is important for the Strigoi Vii to have tools and environment, but what is most important is mindset. Rituals require focus, and performing them requires a specific environment that is free of distraction and allows for focus. The Strigoi Morte will only respond in ritual when they are not distracted from their goals. The place of last resort for a Vampyre who has a mortal lover or family present is, miraculously, the bathroom. Here there is usually a mirror and privacy, where others will not interrupt and intrude. However, many of us maintain ritual chambers in our homes or have the privacy through a properly managed dayside to perform our sacred rites in solitude amongst other members of the Family.

Sex Magick

Sex in Vampyre Magick is a very powerful tool just as it is in many systems of magick and esotericism. The symbolism goes even deeper, as sensuality, BDSM, fetishism, romance, mystery, and seduction are all strong elements of the vampire archetype and ca n be used within this paradigm. Initiation offers a rebirth from mortal to Immortal Minded perspectives, and the ritual chamber is similar to a womb from which we Rise from death into Life.

“Sacred Marriages” take place when sexual congress occurs with the involvement of a Strigoi Morte, god form, entity, or one of the Currents of Elorath. This can be done in ritual or trance or it can, especially in the case of the Strigoi Morte, be similar to a possession experience. Legends of Incubus, Succubus, and demons mating with humans may be, in fact, sexual sacred marriages. It is common for a Strigoi Morte to possess a mortal and be a “second seed” in order to increase the chances of a child with Vampyric potential. Other times a Strigoi Morte will make love to a human woman or will skin ride during sex. These experiences are highly energetic and often extremely stimulating.

Such encounters are often used to create trance states for meditation or increasing Zhep’r. One example of a Sacred Marriage is the Temple of Kalistree ritual presented in this book.

Orgasm in sex magick has been a powerful tool throughout history for focusing and raising energies. Kundalini Yoga techniques are very similar to Riding the Dragon in Sexual Congress and can be used to come closer to the Dragon Within. Two Vampyre Sex rituals are presented in this book for you to experiment with.

Shape-shifting

Vampires in legend are known to shape-change into a bat, wolf, or mist, but in reality, this is virtually impossible to achieve within the corporeal layer of reality and can only be done in the ethereal and astral realms. Within the perspective of Strigoi Vii, shape-shifting can be done by many Awakened beings, but it is predominately on an astral plane since this is the most intangible energy frequency of all the realms. Once shape-shifting has been mastered there, it requires more energy to shift the etheric body and enormous amounts of energy to change shape to the hard and inflexible energies of the corporeal. Refer to chapter 6 on Lycanthropy for more information on how shape-shifting is achieved and handled within the Strigoi Vii paradigm.

Color

Black is said to be the primary color of the Vampyre and there is some truth in this cliché.

Symbolically, the color black represents authority, elegance, mystery, silence, death, chaos, strength, fear, secrecy, power, darkness, and seriousness. Black is worn by priests, judges, police, academic graduates, lawyers in many countries such as the United Kingdom and France, and black tuxedos are worn for formal black tie functions. This is also the color mortals associate with witches and sorcerers. “Black Magick” is symbolic of the unknown, which is now known as science.

Those who wear black are often said to be makers of their own destinies. Energetically, black is a very good conductor of energy because it absorbs all frequencies of light. Black is a near perfect absorber of energies even in the infrared spectrum. This absorption of energies can increase the power and focus of the wearer and the observer’s thought forms. Black also functions to neutralize negative energies and, thus, is good for banishing, purification, bindings, and defensive Magicks; it also acts as a protective shield.

Throughout mortal culture many groups considered black to be a strong symbol. The ancient Christian sect, the Cathars, considered black to be a color of purification; black mirrors in esotericism are used for scrying; many societies are considered black when they are highly secretive; the bandana code of the gay community in the midtwentieth century considered black to be the symbol of BDSM.

Within Japanese culture black is symbolic of experience, nobility, wisdom, and age. This is why Strigoi Vii Magisters wear black stones, and in rituals black robes are often used.

Red for the Vampyre is symbolic of life-force, sacrifice, and blood. The Strigoi Vii draws upon the powerful other symbolisms of this color, which represent fire, heroism, vitality, vigor, birth, beauty, sacrifice, passion, lust, physical energy, strength, courage,  enthusiasm, and sex. For the Vampyre, red is deeply symbolic and the use of this color increases and stimulates the mind, spirit, and sexuality.

Use caution, however, because if red is used to over stimulate the human psyche, it can lead to anger, fear, arguments, and hatred. Insurance companies charge more for bright red cars because police will pull a red sports car over more than any other color.

Purple represents royalty, magick, divinity, and aristocracy for the Vampyre. This color is traditionally connected to mysticism, spirituality, purification, and devotion. This is why the Vampyre Adept wears a purple stone in their sigilium, and it is the color of the Elder Twilight Mysteries.

Silver is an essential color for the Strigoi Vii because it is symbolic of lunar energies and purity for the Vampyre, and it contains the most alluring reflective and symbolic element for most Vampyres. Most Vampyres prefer silver over gold for personal purposes and for meditation. There are many Inner Mysteries, which cannot be explained here, that relate to the concept of silver and its importance to the Vampyre.

Sacrifice

The word sacrifice comes from the Latin sacrificium, or “sacred rites,” and the old French facere, “to do, perform.” In mortal-minded terms, it refers to offerings such as animals, plants, money, gifts, or even living humans to the divine in exchange for favors.

Living Vampires respect free will of sentient beings and never harm humans or animals (except when hunting or slaughtering for corporeal food). However, in the most sacred communion rite, the Sanguine Mass, Vampyres offer up their life energy plus that obtained from the practices of the Art of Vampyrism, in exchange for sorrra, which is energy of a spiritually immortal and divine frequency. This process of the free will releasing energies in ritual to the Strigoi Morte is known as the “Offering.” This circuit of Vampyrism and Communion with the Ancestors is the central act of energetic exchange within Vampyrism and perpetuates the consciousness after the first Death and strengthens the Etheric and astral bodies so that they are able to exist consciously in the undead state of existence (not dead or not alive but timeless and prevent the second Death.

It is inefficient and against Vampyre Principles for the Vampyre to destroy life, because the Vampyre seriously distinguishes between roasting kitties on the BBQ for fun and entertainment and humanely slaughtering cattle for sustenance. We are catalysts of the flow of life, and murder of an animal or human is the destruction of life and a source of life-force. When a living being is destroyed, their excess life-force is released into the subtle world where it dissipates and is recycled, often changing frequency. This is worthless to a Vampyre. The only exception is when killing animals to sustain the need for corporeal food.

For the True Vampyre offering this energy to the Ancestors is a natural process, which many Vampyres have been doing naturally since we were children with our Patron Spirits, Strigoi Morte mentors, and spirit guides who some Vampyres call Whisperers. What differentiates the initiate from this subconscious act is intent, which can increase the amount of energy provided in an Offering. The Strigoi Morte seek only the highest Quality of Prana and wish not to sit at a table of scraps. If deemed worthy, the  Whisperers will manifest within the sanctum in which the ritual is being performed, feasting upon the Offering and providing the energies of the Zhep’r in return. Since energy is the currency of the Vampyre, this is the most sacred form of sacrifice and the Strigoi Morte have no interest other than the Prana, which a Vampyre harvests and refines.

The more the communion is performed with honesty and intent, the more Zhep’r is evolved.

Servitors

As with many other powers, Vampires of legend are known to have many servants such as beasts of the night and supernatural creatures at their command. Reality is far from these legends. The Living Vampire seeks to master of Life and Belief; therefore, by combining both of these elements, they can servitors, which are beliefs, thought patterns, at higher frequencies or combining both, conscious entities, are programmed for a specific purpose. The human mind will often fuel these servitors through fear, faith, worship, or even by acknowledging that they exist simply by the will of the Vampyre. Marketing, advertising, and propaganda engineers put forth similar concepts into the human collective consciousness as magickians use to make egregores and servitors into human cultural programming. This is effectively creating a miniature elemental made of will and intent that is programmed for a specific purpose. Servitors can be used to protect, to harm, or to achieve a specific task. What makes Strigoi Vii servitors different from those of other magickal systems is that they are embued with life force directly from the Vampyre and at the same time the elements of the Current itself. This is the “Blood,” which is required to initiate their existence and attunement as being Vampyre Servitors.

vampire magickThe Shadow

According to Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology, the Shadow is the portion of ourselves that is the catalyst for all our negative emotions and self-destructive tendencies. The Shadow is comprised mostly of repressed emotions, uncontrolled ego, and primitive urges.

This Shadow is like a great beast within all sentient creatures— even more so for Us, because We reject the eternal optimism and placidity offered by mortal-minded belief. We must at all times keep the Shadow from becoming overwhelming and causing Our Selves and those around Us to be wrapped in negativity. Strigoi Vii are more susceptible to the Shadow than the mortal-minded because We are more in touch with what humans call our “dark side.” This is especially true for those who are still de-identifying from their mortal-minded roots. Controlling the Shadow can be a challenging process for many of Us, and it takes sheer Will. Do not become hardened and jaded in your rejection of belief and illusion and turn to despair and nihilism. Remember that there is still much life, love, creativity, and joy in this world. Your existence is what you make of it. Choose to be the catalyst of all good things in your life. Choose to be empowered. Choose enjoyment. Remember always – you are your own god and divinity!

Reprinted with permission from Red Wheel/Weiser LLC, Vampyre Magick: The Grimoire of the Living Vampyre, © 2012 by Father Sebastiaan is available wherever books and e-books are sold, or directly from the publisher at 1-800-423-7087 or www.redwheelweiser.com .

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  • Fkrammer

    1) Is this an infomercial, or an adverisement for a book ? Maybe.
    2) I’m missing the part about “lineage”, here. Lineages are functionally absent ; replaced by stratafication. This ommission, or reinterpretation of a fundamental, is vexing.
    3) Absolutely no reference is made to the (arguably) common knowledge, that vampires can be broadly described as exhibiting some variations of Personality Disorders, OCD, Schizophrenia, and other conditions, in limitless combinations. That alone, makes the “vampyre”, unlikely to be very much like the characters, described, above.
       O.K. , check out the “OCD”, which I mentioned :
       The Count, on Sesame St. He counts everything; he just can’t, not do that.
       That could be why, there’s that old saying, “may you always have full pockets”. That is, there are many kinds of vampires. Stuff your pockets full of things. When you meet a vampire, you “empty your pockets”, literally or figuratively. The vampire wil have to stop, and sort it all out, and count it all out, before he can pursue you. The vampire is known to be prone to this personality flaw, OCD, maybe.
    4) Your problems aren’t over though. That sorting and counting, is just a delay. Vampires tend toward, unstoppable. Vampires, may or may not be undead, or immortal ; or they may be tremendously energetic, fit and determined. It really doesn’t matter, either way, they’re difficult to disengage from.
    4) Comorbid characteristics may also be demonstrated in their fixations. They focus on one person, exclusively, and intensely, but it could be anything, as much as anyone. 
    5) Clearly, on Sesame St., the Count’s a vampire. Accessible, common in the mix ; trying to fit in, doing what he does.
    I don’t read those qualities much at all, in the book’s versions of “vampyre”. I guess you can imagine, how I could just go on ; but what’s the point ?

    This whole majikl world, with its special layers of wizardry, shamanism, and other recombinant smatterings of diverse mysticism, can only be regarded as a huge step back toward to restoring normalized relations between vampires and regular people. 
    This is just a big let down 

    • http://profiles.google.com/bunkertor Timothy Spann

      check out the book and decide for yourself.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001904520436 Sebastiaan van Houten

       The point of this book is to use the Vampyre archetype as a point of empowerment as it is represented in modern culture, not focusing on the negative elmenents of this mythos. 

      • Devildogg082004

        Is there a site..etc.. where we could ask u questions directly Father Sebastiaan? I had a question about a comment you made in an interview you did sometime ago. I’d have to search youtube to refreash my memory a bit though and be able to word my qustion correctly.

        • Devildogg082004

          Will facebook do? that’s how i found the article….

  • http://profiles.google.com/bunkertor Timothy Spann

    Great article!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Brooks/1631748411 Joseph Brooks
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Threetwentytwo-Skull/100003284938024 Threetwentytwo Skull

    Most Amusing….

  • Devildogg082004

    I’ve previewed the book on a few sites I agree it’s a great book, hope to get a copy soon as well as a few others by Father Sebastiaan and Michelle Belanger.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696854497 Draken BlackKnight

      What’s the difference between Michelle Belanger and Sebastian Todd?

      Belanger is a credible resource.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001917120622 Alexandra Maelle Krupp

        Belanger is no more a LARPer than Father… Have you even read Sanguinomicon or Vampyre Magick?  

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696854497 Draken BlackKnight

          Have you never read the Psychic Vampire Codex?

          • Vena

             Yep, I’ve read the Codex – and a few other books she’s written. Have you seen her website – she announced that she’s disengaged from the community she built up with the Codex. And then contradicts the basic values she writes in the Codex with “Walking the Twilight Path”  Granted, I tend to read everything and fish out what I find useful, but the Codex was “Defy Death” and WTP was “Embrace Death” and Its just a huge shift for not much stated reason.

  • Kobolos

    For the love of pete, did no one think what a bad idea it is to call your book on vampyres “Coming Forth by Twilight”?

     

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001917120622 Alexandra Maelle Krupp

      You obviously didnt read the book yet, one thing which is really sad is that Twilight became popular long after this original book was written.  We hate the cliche as well but once you understand it you will see it has nothing to do with Stephanie Mayers books…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696854497 Draken BlackKnight

      Given what kind of plagiarist Sebastian Toad is, he should have called it “Shampire the Mass-Charade.”

      • adoralore

        It may be best for you to know your facts when opening your mouth in a public place. otherwise you appear to be an ill educated idiot, like you just did with this post.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696854497 Draken BlackKnight

          Oh? And in which parts am I apparently “uneducated?” The part where he’s a plagiarist (his original rules were a DIRECT rip-off of the “laws” in Vampire: The Masquerade, right down to the “law of destruction”)? The part where he ripped off his at-the-time recently-deceased friend (ask anyone how he tried to screw D’Drennan’s estate)? Or the part where he tried to disband the existing vampire courts through word-of-mouth only (I remember when he tried to do this with the Court of Lazarus, which made him a HUGE laughingstock in Gotham and was the reason why he so bravely ran away to Paris)?

          Or am I an “ill educated idiot” (there should be a hyphen between “ill” and “educated,” retard) because I don’t blindly worship Father Herpes?

    • Nove

       Im sorry – are we supposed to let the word Twilight forever belong to the concept of whiny sparkly vampires? Really now, the word means the period between day and night – let’s keep it that way. Yes I understand the concept of slang and modern informal lexicon, but that’s a matter of choice, not a matter of force.

  • http://www.facebook.com/turia.madi Turia Madi

    this.  is.  so.  dumb. if i want to read crap like this i’ll go to the new age section in barnes and noble.

  • http://twitter.com/D351 D351

    Father Sebastian is notorious in the vampire community for pushing his own version and ignoring a huge community that largely disagrees (some would say to profit off of his book and church), among other things. If you want an idea of what the community is actually like, check out Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism by Joseph Laycock. It’s the best book on the subject I’ve read, and I’ve read quite a few.

    • http://twitter.com/D351 D351
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001917120622 Alexandra Maelle Krupp

      Joseph Laycock’s book is bais and completely inaccurate, just a fact; anyone who knows the insider story would be clear about this. Also what is wrong with presenting a tradition of Vampyrism which might be different from the common status quo?  They are acknowledged in the first pages of Sanguinomicon but are an entirely different subject than what is presented in the Vampyre series of books, which is Living Vampirism; not sanguine vampirism or psychic vampirism.  Three very different topics, are you saying that this is against those tribes?  

    • Adoralore

      Father Sebastian is notorious in the vampire community for publishing his own version – YES. Is that not what we are told to do as children, to be original? He has very strong ideas that he expresses to others – whether they agree or disagree. At least he has the balls to speak up. While you hide behind a screen name,

    • Vena

       Sorry – had to stop laughing for a minute – any book presenting itself as “The Truth” is immediately suspect. One can present facts, but the Truth – if any – is independently tested and determined. I guess “The Facts about Modern Vampirism ” isn’t such a catchy title – its got to get off the bookshelves some way. And that book is also on the New Age shelves in the bookstore. (BTW – I have read it – found some things useful, most things not – and folks can make up their own minds about it)

  • DeepCough

    Too pretentious; didn’t read.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696854497 Draken BlackKnight

    This is the same guy who was laughed out of the NYC goth and vampire communities for exploiting the works of his at-the-time recently-deceased friend as well as attempting to disband already-existing vampire courts through word-of-mouth only. The sooner people stop blindly worshiping this LARPer the better off the world would be.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001917120622 Alexandra Maelle Krupp

      Interesting how you forget to acknowledge that he basically founded both of those courts and the entire NYC Vampyre scene.  Oh and his last four recent Vampire Balls in NYC were sold out events with several hundred people.  These are facts and your statements are inaccurate.  

      • Calypso_1

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696854497 Draken BlackKnight

        They were already in existence. He simply brought his LARP into said community with mixed reactions.

        Try again.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696854497 Draken BlackKnight

          *checks profile*
          One of Toad’s lackeys. That explains all.

    • Adoralore

      …From what I know he was the start of most of the courts, the NYC scene and so many more documents that are used by many individuals in the community. Without Sebastiaan, there would not be such a public view on the community. Without his exposure, I would have not found the people I now call family. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696854497 Draken BlackKnight

        That was then, this is now. People change and not often for the better. Mr. Hoyt is one such example.

  • davakins

    disinfo getting woo woo

  • Evan Camomile

    I once used the internet handle Strigoi Vii due to that particular mythology embodying everything counter to the sexy notion of the modern vampire. It was a mythological silver bullet revealing how most actual historical myths portray vampires as ugly and weak demons, and now some dude is using it to be an empowered pseudo-metaphysicist? This shit is almost as bad as the crap the ToV spouts.

  • Eric_D_Read

    Some say a comet will fall from the sky
    Followed be meteor showers and tidal waves
    Followed by fault lines that cannot sit still
    Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits…
    Learn to swim
    Learn to swim 
    Learn to swim 
    Learn to swim 
    Learn to swim 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001917120622 Alexandra Maelle Krupp

    I am very pleased to see this wonderful book getting such positive exposure, when I read the original manuscripts it only letting this presentation be circulated to release a different perspective on the Vampyre culture.

  • hypnos

    TL;DR. And this quote fills me with so much not-regret: “The Living Vampire seeks to master of Life and Belief; therefore, by
    combining both of these elements, they can servitors, which are beliefs,
    thought patterns, at higher frequencies or combining both, conscious
    entities, are programmed for a specific purpose.” Helluva run-on-fragment-sentence.