Heck, since there seems to be on going conversation about the vampires on here in ATS, I'll contribute as well as I've given some thought on the
matter. This 'thought' has been there for years already, but I never really bothered to type it down, so I'll might aswell do it right now!
Feel free to laugh at my face if you believe that vampires do not exists or they are something else that I think
them to be. I won't get
offended. This is an opinion after all...
So, I hope this preceeding lenghty text will help out some of ye sincere vampire hunters out there
Something that can be considered as introduction
By the view of science and common people, there are not such creatures as vampires; blood sucking, charming and un-dead - creatures of great evilness,
yet they look exactly like us, but they suffer greatly in sun light. No, of course there are no such creatures of literal interpretation. However, we
must be looking on allegorical and metaphorical meanings of those ‘properties’, that are connected to the mythological vampire. Here in this short
treatise, I will unveil these metaphorical ‘properties’ of these metaphysical creatures, and in doing so, I must conclude that in a certain sense,
vampires do exist, in my opinion
First we must acknowledge that the stories and teachings do change due the time. Take that classical rumour as example: You tell some specific message
to someone, and he tells it forth to someone as he recalls the story, and so on and so on; eventually the o®iginal message has twisted into something
barely recognizable and unfamiliar, even into something incomprehensible. In same manner the truth about vampires has changed due the time: The
meaning of this highly symbolical description of state of soul has been twisted into some fantasy creature, and then used merely to tickle
imagination. Well be afraid, vampires exists! They are not fantasy creatures of imagination, but real monsters that can overcome and infect anybody
but the most strong in faith.
I start explaining this conception by listing the properties of mythological vampire and then explaining how these properties are meant to be
interpret to be comprehensible for common sense.
We all know what the physical blood is; it is of course the red liquid substance that circulates in our system transporting necessary elements of life
around our body. Without the blood circulation, we couldn’t live, therefore ‘blood’ is often referred as ‘life-force’. Now this is
interesting because blood can be as well understood metaphorically as life-force in the certain way, that the life-force doesn’t mean same as
physical blood. Life-force is the energy or the ‘will’ that binds material together as to living organism. Vampires in literature and media are of
course blood suckers. They suck blood with the help of their pointy teeth that penetrate the skin inflicting a visible wound where the blood can be
However, our metaphysical and very real vampires do not suck your blood, but your life-force. They metaphorically ‘penetrate your skin’, which
means that they overcome your mental protections and your will ‘by their pointy teeth’, which refers to any method to get one hooked into
something sinister. Then they literally suck your life-force away through that wound: They do it by making you act on their will - they are the puppet
masters to whom rhythms you sway. And how do they control you? This will be explained on following paragraphs.
(ii) Vampiric Charm
Vampires in literature are known to possess evil forces of magick that can charm ordinary people and make them act according the Vampire’s will.
They charm you by staring fixed in your eyes and you staring fixed back to them, until you are possessed by their evil will. This basically means same
as you would be interested in something, you’d ‘stare’ at it, meaning that you’d be focused in it. Hence, focusing into something that has
been laid there by ‘Vampire’, you’d quite likely fall into their charm and you would therefore be ready to be sucked.
Vampires very well know what intrigues people (their prey). It is wealth, glamour, popularity, good food, fast cars, lethal weapons, all the new toys
etc. In other words, all that is mundane and has value in the eyes of shallow people. So the Vampires give you a glimpse of these nice stuffs that you
want and you’ll do almost anything to get your hands on them; you’ll sacrifice your life, your family and your health to work in some horrible
conditions around the clock to get your hands on these Vampiric Charms. Or then they just give you a loan and bang, you’re in their charms again!
It is due this slavery that you will give your life-force to them, making them grow and more powerful. They are those secular and shallow little
things that lure you away from real values which lasts test of time, and it is them that bring you under the spell of the Vampires. This is why I
earlier said, that only those strong in faith cannot be affected by Vampires. Because those that are strong in faith (not necessarily of some certain
religion, but strong spirited) are not easily strayed by mundane profanities.
[edit on 26-9-2008 by v01i0]