Vampirism is a real, but often misunderstood, layer of the Asetian nature. The Asetians were described by the ancient mystics as the primordial vampires, the first-born of the timeless immortal kin. Tracing their roots back to Ancient Egypt, a time of mysteries and magick, they were given Life out of the essence of Aset through an inscrutable act of creation known as the Dark Kiss - the Asetian initiation.
A real vampire is not defined by the elements found in fiction, myth and lore. Being a vampire is a definitive condition of the soul. It is marked by a non-human spirit within a human body. An immortal soul in a mortal shell. Vampirism is often linked with the draining of vital force, known as Ka in Ancient Egyptian, but the need for energy alone is not enough to describe a living vampire. The metaphysical practices and techniques behind vampirism are not exclusive to vampires, given that other beings can also summon the elements, interact with energy and may learn the ability to drain and manipulate life force. This does not qualify them as vampires, when they are only humans practicing the arts of vampirism.
There are many situations that may lead someone into acts of vampirism, from circumstances as simple and mundane as stress and depression to subtler and esoteric conditions like what is described as sympathetic vampirism. In this case, a human may start to metaphysically impersonate a vampire after being drained for an extended period of time or by the means of deep feeding. Naturally this does not turn the individual into an actual vampire but simply reflects a human being conditioned to act vampirically.
Another common mistake, and often passed along as truth by the less knowledgeable of the mysteries within the vampire gnosis, is that the nature of the vampire can be explained by damaged chakras - known as Shen in the Asetian culture -, where this inner defect was caused to their subtle system long ago. Those situations of wounded souls and metaphysical handicaps do exist but they do not describe real vampires. They represent mere humans with a damaged soul.
Vampires are beings of oneness and completeness. Beings of purity and evolution. They should not be misunderstood as humans with a damaged Self or a poorly working chakra.
"Should we believe that all of these myths, theories and fears are wrong? No. But we can surely say that a better understanding of the vampire is crucial and probably even better than all the defense techniques that students from the new-age traditions acclaim to possess. While vampires are indeed predatory beings that can respond with damage and even lethal power if provoked, it is not entirely true that the majority of the community does attack and harm people for no well-founded reason."
Bible. (Public Version, Aset Ka, 2007)
In any serious study of vampirism the theme of feeding is always a relevant subject, being also a prevalent misunderstanding in the nature of the vampire. There is a tendency among the less aware to describe the existence of several types of vampires according to their feeding techniques. Labeled under a myriad of names, the most widespread concepts are the psychic vampire, that feeds on vital force or prana; the sanguinarian, that feeds on fresh blood; and more recently the hybrid, a new age concept to describe vampires that feed on energy and blood. Reality is, when it comes to actual vampires, there is no such thing as described by those three types.
A real vampire is both, a powerful psychic and a potential blood drinker; being able to drain vital energy by diverse means, like physical contact, the blood of humans, sexual interaction or simply by stealth metaphysical abilities, among many others. The preferred methods of feeding are connected with the energy metabolism of the vampire and also rely in matters of personal taste and choice. What a real vampire truly craves at his core is Ka, the Essence of Life, whether released by an intense sexual orgasm, from the blood dripping off a donor's vein or simply by the touch of the flesh.
"Vampires and similar creatures can be found in nearly every culture
around the world. The tales of the Vetalas from India are found in the
Sanskrit folklore, vampire-alike demons called Lilu are known from the
mysteries of Babylonia, and even before, the bloodsucking Akhkharu were
seen in the Sumerian mythology. In fact one of these female demons, named
Lilitu, was later adopted by the Jewish demonology as Lilith, being an
archetype still currently used in some ritualistic traditions of the Left Hand
Path. But most of the well-known lore of the vampire comes from the
Romanian and Slavic tales, the so-called Strigoi, Nosferatu and Varcolaci,
However, the true vampire, as a real being and not the concept found
around the world and in history as pure myth created by man, has its roots
on Ancient Egypt. These dark beings have been known under many
different names over the centuries, being the name vampire a more recent
word, used to define these creatures of the night."
Bible. (Public Edition, Aset Ka, 2007)
The term vampire was created by mortals to describe an ancient being that they could not comprehend. For ages long past humans have defined the Asetians simply as vampires, the predators of mankind... However their true nature lies hidden far deeper than what the word can express. The Asetians are immortal beings, owners of a strong mysterious allure, powerful metaphysical abilities, and an impressive intellect. They are beings of silent spirituality, a noble sense of loyalty and a paramount understanding of the foundations of the Universe.