One critical observation I neglected to mention in my previous posts on Vampire Religion: the commercialization of Vampire Religion has arrived!
A self-help book by Michelle A. Belanger entiled “Psychic Vampire Codex: A Manual of Magick and Energy Work” has now hit the shelves of Borders in Sydney. I spotted it the other week when I picked up my copy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “The Cost of Discipleship.” With Vampire magic no longer relegated to the bowels of incense clouded esoteric bookstores, you’ll now be able to pick some helpful tips on energy draining with your next Dan Brown novel.
Another book worth checking out via Amazon is The Ethical Psychic Vampire. Why I say this is that both books seem to be concerned with legitimising Vampire spirituality for pop cultural consumption. Taking a peek at the Psychic Vampire Codex, I noted a heavily reliance on Taoist-style yin-yang cosmology. To summarise the arguement: Some people have energy deficiencies whilst other people have energy overloads. Both extremes can potentially be harmful. So the psychic draining of high energy people by low energy Vampires restores balance to the cosmos and harmony to society. Thus, Psychic Vampirism is ethical if practiced with energy balance in mind. Interesting, huh? I’m not sure if the same arguement would work for sanguinarian vampires but anyhoo …
… since I’m off to the gothic / dark alternative festival at Enmore tonight, and Vampires are expected to attend, I suspect I could stand out like a soft-skinned baby in a swarm of mozzies. So I’ll have to draw on the infinite energy of the Spirit. Which begs the question, why seek energy from fellow humans rather than the infinite Spirit of the creator? I mean, it worked for Jesus when he reached a far lower energy state! I’ll have to ask them that if I meet one.