reply to post by emmy
Originally posted by emmy
Hey there! May I ask what you meant by that, if you don't mind?
Not at all. Altho I fear that my answer won't be one your liking. Nevertheless, allow me to continue:
If you forget all that how vampires should appear physically and only think about their 'properties' in metaphorical sense, you will find out that
they are real. How?
First, they do suck blood, and blood in mythology refers more generally to life force - not the physical blood that flows in our veins, but rather the
, or the energy that flows in all of us more or less. This is what varmpires devour upon. They suck your energy (well some claim that they
suck blood but I find it hard to believe). Then they have capability to add this life force to their own, for example, somebody might get kicks by
making people mad and to lose their temper - they get the feeling of control. All this of course is black magick and will eventually worsen the
quality of spirit.
And so, really big vampires are those that control your life force in grand quantities - like the banks which you owe, your gang leader, your boss
even your mother and father if they are exceeding their control over normal boundaries. If someone gets any satisfaction of controlling others and
does everything to attain such circumstances, there's a vampire.
What about immortality then? That's more complicated. To understand this you must understand that every creature in a sense is immortal. The Platonic
idea itself is immortal, the will that binds material in certain way is immortal. Of course species sometimes die in extinction, but it is not end of
their idea, it just changes form a bit. However, vampiric immortality is something else - their soul become bound in the material, so that their soul
will not ascent, but remains fixed to it's own lusts and desires - it is also why it is said that redemption for vampire is something he/she cannot
achieve before they 'stake their hearts' and stop being vampires. Staking is also metaphorical; you must understand that by staking heart of
vampire, actually means complete turn around and regression: To stop being vampire once and for all, sincerely regret the deeds of your past life -
only by such way you can redeem yourself.
Above I hinted to vampire's power to control - or charm - people. Many of them are very skillful in making people act to their will; Only spiritually
strong people are out of their reach, because spiritually strong is not moved by earthly matters, not even by the death. So you could say that people
strong in faith are immune to powers of vampires.
One have to remember that there are many vampires around that do not know they are such. But nevertheless they are, when they extent their desire to
control over their own lives and souls.
I hope you'll find something out of that mess above
[edit on 26-9-2008 by v01i0]