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The Vampyre: History, Magick & The Occult
The Vampyre is a figure that has captured the imaginations of people for centuries, and has become an enduring symbol in popular culture. The history of the Vampyre can be traced back to ancient folklore and mythology, with stories of blood-drinking creatures appearing in cultures around the world.
In the Western world, the modern image of the Vampyre was popularized in the 19th century with the publication of Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula.” The book spawned a new genre of horror fiction, and the figure of the Vampyre became a staple of popular culture in the decades that followed.
In magick and the occult, the Vampyre is often used as a symbol of transformation, power, and mysticism. The Vampyre is seen as a figure that has transcended the boundaries of mortality, and has gained access to hidden knowledge and secrets of the universe.
In some occult traditions, the Vampyre is seen as a teacher or guide, leading initiates on a journey of spiritual discovery and growth. The Vampyre is often associated with the concept of “the shadow self,” representing the darker aspects of the psyche that must be confronted and integrated in order to achieve wholeness.
Some magickal practitioners also work with the Vampyre as a deity or spirit, invoking its power to assist in rituals and spells. The Vampyre is seen as a force of primal energy and raw power, which can be harnessed for purposes such as protection, healing, and spiritual growth.
In summary, the history of the Vampyre is a rich and varied one, spanning many different cultures and time periods. In magick and the occult, the figure of the Vampyre is often used as a symbol of power, transformation, and the hidden mysteries of the universe. Whether seen as a guide, a deity, or a force to be invoked, the Vampyre continues to be a powerful and enduring symbol in the world of esoteric spirituality.
Check out this video where I go over this information and share a Evocation of the Vampyre!
I call to the vampyre hunter of prey
I call to the vampyre energy on this day
Come help me compel those to my arms
Imbue me with the power to charm
Come to me on the endless night
Grant me the power as I read this rite
I invoke your primal force into me
The magick is cast so mote it be
Here is a list a references for the Vampyre Lore and Mythology
Some of the first historical vampyres
- Caine became first vampire: He was cursed with vampirism by God as punishment for murdering Abel.
- According to biblical scholars, alukah can mean “blood-lusting monster” or vampire. Alukah is first referred to in Proverbs 30 of the Bible (Prov. 30:15).
The 17th Century
- In History the lore of vampires spread throughout many cultures, some believed the undead was buried and then arose. They believed it was imperative to cut off the heads
- The remains of a female “vampire” with a sickle across her throat are seen on Aug. 30 after they were unearthed at an archaeological site in a 17th-century cemetery in Bydgoszcz, Poland
- The term “psychic vampire” was popularized in the 1960s by Anton LaVey and his Church of Satan. LaVey wrote on the topic in his book, The Satanic Bible, and claimed to have coined the term. LaVey used psychic vampire to mean a spiritually or emotionally weak person who drains vital energy from other people. Adam Parfrey likewise attributed the term to LaVey in an introduction to The Devil’s Notebook.
- Terms used to describe the substance or essence that psychic vampires take or receive from others include: energy, qi (or ch’i), life force, prana, and vitality. There is no scientific or medical evidence supporting the existence of the bodily or psychic energy they allegedly drain
- Arnold Paole (Arnont Paule in the original documents; an early German rendition of a Serbian name or nickname, perhaps Арнаут Павле, Arnaut Pavle; died c. 1726) was a Serbian hajduk who was believed to have become a vampire after his death, initiating an epidemic of supposed vampirism that killed at least 16 people in his native village of Meduegna (also rendered as Metwett; likely a German rendition of Serbian “Medveđa)”, located at the West Morava river in Trstenik, Serbia.
Medical source of the myth
Ambrogio and the First Clan of Vampyres
Vampire the Masquerade
- You can find some of this information for the modern day vampyre from authors like Michelle Belanger and Father Sebastian
Vampire Movies and Traits