Energy Eaters: the Different Face of Vampirism

Posted on 07/22/2010
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The most common modern mental picture associated with vampires is a breathtakingly beautiful but innately scary man or woman with pale skin, pointy canine fangs, and hypnotic eyes. This physical form is then coupled with an insatiable desire to suck the blood of mortal humans in order to live on indefinitely in their perfect bodies. The recent surge in vampire popularity has led the rise in a small sect of people who wish to get their own energy boost from drinking the blood of a willing (and physically fit, clean, healthy) donor. A medical condition that reduces red cell production in the body or limits the amount of iron or hemoglobin in a person's system can actually be a logical, scientific reason behind this desire to absorb the blood of another. However, there are other types of modern vampires who do not uphold the tradition of drinking blood of a human. Most real vampires in their small, secret covens actually do not drink blood in order to get the required energy they need from others. Another way to look at it is that an actual vampire is not an undead blood sucker but simply a mortal human that has energy issues and needs to feed on the energy of others just to be normal.

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The Psychic Vampire

These special individuals can be called psychic vampires since they mentally achieve their goals of absorbing energy from other humans. Most regular people have probably had an experience with a psychic vampire even if they may not have known it at the time. You are just moving along with your life and run into people who simply exhaust you. You feel all your energy leave the room with them or even can be infused with a sense of depression when these people pop into the room with you and get physically near to you. While the majority of people who make you feel this way are probably just self centered attention addicts or tedious negative complainers, some of them might actually be a psychic vampire—zapping the energy or happiness from your body.

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Many of these types of vampires may not even realize what they are doing or what is going on with their interactions toward other people. However, some have investigated the oddities of their bodies and the way they draw on the energies of people near them to discover the truth of their vampiric qualities. Throughout mythology and history several cultures have promoted this concept over many centuries, meaning that there may be early links to modern psychic vampires even though the modern media has only promoted undead blood drinkers as the only type of vampiric parasite. Native American tribes are some of the most prominent believers of real life psychic vampires. The Hopi group of Native Americans located primarily in the northeastern region of what is now Arizona calls these unique people powaqa. A powaqa is technically a sorcerer who feeds on the life force of a human being. This life force also has a name since it is a vital aspect of the spiritual life of the Hopi—the hiksi.

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