reply to post by Rishiana
First.. I'd like to clarify something to you, since you come out of curiosity. A Psi-Vampire is a bit of a misnomer in my opinion. To be a Psi
responsibly you must maintain discipline. Be aware of your surroundings, the energy around you, within you and connected to you.
Calling yourself a Psi-Vampire either insinuates that you have no respect, moral compass or discipline.. maybe all three. Energy is easy enough to
manipulate whether it's life energy, electrical energy, kinetic energy or such. You manipulate sound energy all the time. It's called speech,
singing, clapping. You manipulate life energy all the time. It takes a sizable amount of control over your life energy to remain steady if you take a
serious wound. Those with presence of mind can easily keep it from spinning out of control when they've recieved a concussion, have the awareness to
call 911, stay calm and not allow themselves to fall asleep. That's nothing supernatural.
What this is falling into the realm of is manipulation of ANOTHER person's life energy. There's times this can be beneificial. With practice you can
drain enough to slow down the heartrate of someone who's already in a panic and losing some blood. You can give a helpful boost to someone you love
that's fighting off a nasty bug and would really be helped if it could end just a few days sooner.
A Psi Vampire by definition takes, not gives.. and they aren't picky about who they take from usually. For the fledgelings they aren't even aware
they're taking it. Sue me. I don't like seeing undisciplined people that have been given a wonderful gift by sheer accident using it harm those that
choose to stay around them because they love them. It's not right. Most people in my circles would consider it only responsible to contaminate, put
roadblocks or outright neuter their biological circuits so they'd have to work.. work really, really hard to get back the power they took for
granted. Maybe along the way they'll learn a measure of vulnerability, discipline, respect for their gift and respect for others.
That doesn't mean they're special. They're not even a vampire in the typical sense. Psis.. it's like a more practical and scientific form of
magic. You control energy, you're aware of it, but you don't use ritual, word or invocation. Simply thought and energy. Your life force, your will,
your mind. No other tools are required. It helps to be in shape.. not required. It helps to be well read and a keen observer. Not required. Some
people pick it up by sheer accident and don't know where they belong until they stumble on things like this.
Some of them get tangled up in the wrong groups who exploit their natural talents and uninformed viewpoints to use them as batteries, tools, all
manner of nasty stuff. You know you've stumbled into one of those when they do silly things like asking you to swear allegiance to them or that
they'll train you as a master.
Don't get tangled up in those. The kinds of people you want to learn from are those with a love for knowledge and the viewpoint that knowledge is
free to those who truly seek it. There's all kinds of bad stuff out there for you if you accept bargains and prices for knowledge.