Vampire subculture. Not a phrase I had ever heard – until this week. The most infamous “Vampire” is actually locked up in a State Correctional Facility, after taking the lives of two people. OK, I had absolutely no idea vampire cult clans where even out there and I was, probably naively, shocked!
But it seems you don’t need to be a bloodsucker to be Vampiristic. There are more subtle, perhaps far more sinister, Vampires in our midst. Psychic Vampires.
The first time I heard this term I was on a paranormal investigation in an ancient, highly revered, site in the South of England. Our paranormal group invited members of the public to come along for the experience and an old colleague brought her friends along for the ride. My colleagues new husband, who I had never met, was a practising Druid, and announced he was a self-confessed “Psychic Vampire“. The title intrigued me. I asked him what it meant to be a psychic vampire. He just grinned and said he sucks the life out of people. What could I say? Nothing, my raised eyebrows said it all.
So, with that simplistic explanation in mind, my first thought is why would anyone want to “suck the life out of people”? What is the point? What do they gain? It sounds to me like a case of self-gratification, a kind of sick enjoyment on making people feel drained. I suppose he acknowledges the affect of his motives, methods and warped personality but we all know people around us who make us feel utterly exhausted, once they have left our presence.
The originator of the term psychic vampire, also known as energy vampire, is still in debate, so too are the types of people who are psychic vampires. In my eyes there are two kinds of energy vampires. Conscious and subconscious. The conscious psychic vampire knows exactly what they are doing, they have a specific agenda and they may or may not hide their intentions. They psychologically intimidate and use emotional blackmail to drain and confuse, leaving their victims low – if not depressed.
But the subconscious psychic vampire is what I would describe as someone with little or no self esteem. The kind of person who belittles others, in order for themselves to look good. The old saying “Misery loves company” is very true here and the subconscious psychic vampire is the moaner and groaner.
So what can you do to save yourself from theses little pathological suckers? Well, positive attracts positive. So if you are a positive person you should try to surround yourself with positive people. If you do have a negative person in your circle of friends or family the best defense is humour and good old-fashioned distraction techniques. Talk about the weather, what you had for dinner, what you watched on TV and if all else fails walk away, stating you have a prior engagement. The message will soon hit home that you are not their meal and you will not tolerate your spirit being violated.
It really is that simple – no magic wands, no spells or rituals, no auric protection required. Just you, your emotional strength and your will to survive the lure of the vampire.