10/30: NOSFERATU – WEAKENED BY THE LIGHT

NOSFERATU

WEAKENED BY THE LIGHT

MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS

Mythical vampires seem to capture attention and generate interest like few other topics can. Mythological vampiric figures have been present across diverse cultures for thousands of years. Particularly interesting, of course, is that the vampire seems to occupy a curious space between life and death. It has been widely believed on different continents and across various cultures that at death, souls hovered about their dead body for three days; in some places, that time span was considerably lengthened, and the vulnerable body needed to be watched to protect evil spirits from entering it, thus creating a vampire.

Of course, while part of the widespread curiosity in vampires can be explained by the mysterious place they occupy between life and death, as reflected by pre scientific beliefs written by the alchemists of the 17th century associated with the death process, the popularized figure of the vampire also reflects particular traits, both highly desirable and repulsive, of mere humans.

But make no mistake, vampire mythologies have been generated to water down the reality of the subculture that lurks in places of power, even though vampires are weakened by the light.

We are arriving in what is called the dark time of the year and vampires see this time as their time. We may all be concerned with the Halloween season but the times of transformation have a special name for vampires.

Im Kheperu denotes the holy day for vampires, concurrent with the Pagan festival Samhain, when the rite of Im Sekhemu is most often performed. As a festival, Im Kheperu ushers in the Dark Side of the Year, a time when the powers of the vampire wax greatly and their sense of who they are heightens significantly.

It can also be seen as the Day of Double Power. It is a day where the vampire is poised on the threshold of many things; the energies of these holidays thin the veil between the living and the dead.

In the ancient writings of the alchemists, there is a very important connection between the vampire and the Nephilim. If you believe the word of the bible and the history of Old testament the small mention in the 6th chapter of Genesis of these giant titans that have fallen from grace are the key to tracking the history of the rise of the vampires.

The tales of affairs between mortal and the fallen angels vary. Very few references have been made of “true love” affairs, most accounts indicate that the women were not willing partners.

Easy to believe as it was said that no mortal could survive bearing a Nephilim. Enoch relays the accounts in the book of Watchers, filling in many of the blanks left within the Old Testament as it was rewritten throughout the years. His account is as follows:

There is an indication that many women, raped by these beings, died while bearing the cannibal horde of giants.

From Enoch we read:

“And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood.”

There is also a “Noddist” view of a second genesis of the vampire that appears in the non canonized biblical book of Nod that speaks of vampiric offspring from Lilith a female demon associated with child killing and bloodletting for prolonging immortality.

In the Book of Nod it is insinuated that the first Vampire was born of Lilith and Cain. This is not a big jump from the information found in the book of Enoch. The Book of Nod tells that when Lilith refused Adam she was cast out of the Garden of Eden and made to live next to the Red Sea where it is believed the Watchers were residing as well. The book of Nod states the following:

“For beyond the land of Eden, lay the land of Nod where Cain ran to. He saw lands to be tilled and animals to be tamed; yet he would not do God’s work. Cain cursed his existence and refused to give glory to God. He wandered alone long into the night; then upon him came a woman. Garments dark as night, woven from shadows. Skin as pale as the moon with a chill as cold winters grasp. Eyes and lips glowing as embers in the night. Cain questioned who this woman was, she responded as” I am Lilith…second created from God. First banished.”Lilith of unnatural power; with the belief of a survival of the fittest. Lilith taunted Cain, showing him her dark power but not teaching it to him. So he took her blood, devoured her powers. Believing he became stronger, with the belief of survival of the fittest; he took it upon himself to taunt Lilith and the Children of Seth. The belief of conquering the brood of Seth and “if thee shall worship me, they are free to do so.”

And so came temptation.

Some of the earliest beliefs surrounding vampires came on the heels of the conversion of Slavic people to Christianity sometime between the 7th and 9th centuries.

Before Christianity, Slavs predominantly cremated their dead, in the belief that a person’s soul would only be released with the burning of their body. When missionaries converted them, the new practice of burying the dead would have horrified many people.

The archaeological record shows an explosion of burials in the 7th and 8th centuries in which a stone is placed on top of bodies to keep the dead down as well as other practices such as putting things in graves to appease their dead relatives.

Without the ritual of fire to release souls, some saw the practice as impure; thus, we get the Slavic play on the word Vampire derived from impurus—the Latin word for impure, or unclean.

Corpses in the 15th and 16th centuries were required to be nailed to their coffins to keep them from rising from the grave.

A key part of modern vampire lore usually involves a bite that kills someone and brings them back, as an undead creature thirsty for the blood of the living.

In Slavic cultures, almost all of the cases where vampirism was assumed to be at play became known in retrospect. People still alive were not usually identified as vampires. Usually it came across instead as a way to explain some of the bad things that happened to communities or people. When an area was afflicted by plague, failed crops, flooding or some other misfortune, villagers might look to put blame on the recently deceased.

If it was plague, the blame was usually put on the first person to die from the disease.

The same happens today and unfortunately the age of the plague has returned and we should be aware of what it represents and how the vampires feed in times of the plague.

Some 1,300 cases of the pneumonic plague, which is transmitted by air, have now been confirmed. An estimated 50 million lives were lost as a result of the Black Death epidemic of the 1300s.

And now the deadly disease has spread into more African countries after taking root in Madagascar. Countries affected include South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and it is spreading rapidly.

In East Africa a phenomenon known as “blood thievery” has been plaguing areas of Malawi. Vigilante mobs in Malawi have killed at least five people in connection with vampire attacks. Arrests have been made.

Curfews have been imposed. Yet, the current response by the government of Malawi is unlikely to find a lasting solution to the problem. Similar attacks and killings have happened before with the same measures utilized to contain it.

In 2002, villagers abandoned their fields following rumors of vampire attacks. Fearful residents attacked and killed suspects. Three Roman Catholic priests who were strangers in an area were among those mistaken for vampires.

Vampire attack claims continue because of the pervasive notion that human blood has occult significance. Local narratives attest to the existence of blood sucking forces. Testimonies of alleged victims abound in local discourses.

In 2002, the vampire scare rumors were linked to claims the government was colluding with international aid agencies to supply human blood in exchange for food aid.

The blood supply would be shipped to elitists in the west that allegedly used it in transfusions to stay young.

Vanity Fair reported last summer that a company called Ambrosia buys blood from blood banks and that there are clients that pay big money to take infusions of blood taken from young people.

It was suggested in the report that aging elites are using the blood of young people as a type of youth serum. The transfusion procedure is called “parabiosis,” where the blood of young people is used to prevent aging.

While there is certainly nothing wrong with willing young adults selling their blood to the elite, the underlying theme of this practice has strong roots in the occult.

In most modern cultures, mass murder and human sacrifice still takes place out in the open under the cover of warfare, while many argue that cannibalism also still takes place but behind closed doors.

It is only in the past few hundred years that the practice of cannibalism among royals has not been publicized. In Europe, around the time of the American Revolution “corpse medicine” was very popular among the ruling class, Charles II even brewed his own Ambrosia.

One thing we are rarely taught at school is evidenced in literary and historic texts of the time is this: James I refused corpse medicine; Charles II made his own corpse medicine; and Charles I was made into corpse medicine. Along with Charles II, eminent users or prescribers included Francis I, Elizabeth I’s surgeon John Banister, Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent, Robert Boyle, Thomas Willis, William III, and Queen Mary.

Aside from the gruesome historical and occult background of such practices, there is a lack of data that suggests the process even works.

If this wasn’t strange enough, the current royal family of England has claimed to have both the blood lines of Kind David and the direct blood line to of Prince Vlad III of Wallachi, or Count Dracula.

Vlad Dracula of course was a 15th century Prince who ruled Wallachia ,a province of Romania . He was known as Vlad the Impaler because of his ruthless ways of killing his enemies.

Vlad was a member and was vested in the Order of the Dragon. The Dragon was a symbol of power. A serpentine symbol that many attributed to Satan.

His coinage bore the dragon symbol. The dragon was the symbol of the devil and consequently and alternate meaning of ‘drac’ was dragon. He was the son of the Devil the son of the dragon. He was a prince, which placed him in a place of great power.

Modern tales of Vampirism appear to be more than just groups of goth kids who appear to be fashion victims.

In 2004, it was reported that near Sicily there was an event that was so terrifying residents in the area had to call in Exorcists in Rome to rid the area of what they called “Vampires.”

In an area called Caronia, on the north coast electric wires inexplicably caught fire. Many homes caught fire in the area and people who lived in the area reported seeing Vampires roaming the streets looking for victims.

Fridges, cookers, televisions, washing machines, mobile telephones and furniture burst into flame for no apparent reason at a dozen houses in the Sicilian village of Canneto di Caronia near Messina.

Authorities initially suspected the fires were caused by overhead cables on a nearby railway line, but the outbreaks continued even after the village’s electricity supply was cut off, leading some locals to blame supernatural forces.

The villagers claimed that people that were dressed in black were going door to door knocking and asking to inspect the wiring; however, the Italian Centre for Electro-Technical Experimentation, said that these so called inspectors were not part of their group which sparked rumors of vampires.

Catholic exorcists were brought in to bless the small village and the people who were terrorized by the arrival of the strange inspectors.

In 2012, it was reported that in South Korea thousands of pills filled with powdered human flesh were discovered by customs officials. It was reported that the capsules are in demand because they are viewed as being a medicinal ‘cure-all’. They are marketed as stamina boosters and a product of China.

The pills are made from babies that either are aborted or delivered still-born.

The tiny corpses are then bought, stored in refrigerators before they are removed and taken to clinics where they are placed in medical drying microwaves.

Once the skin is tinder dry, it is pulverized and then processed into capsules along with herbs to disguise the true ingredients from health investigators and customs officers.

When you find yourself faced with the reality that fictional vampires have become a desensitizing force to the grim reality of demonic intrusion, one has to focus on the primary reason we fear monsters and that is the old “Good vs. Evil argument.” Throughout history evil has to be dressed up and made sexy in order for people to be tempted into participating in it.

Evil has often been posited in literature and even in the bible as an over determined force. Evil from time infinitum has been used as a mile marker to monitor the growth of the spiritual human. Each time we have faced it and conquered it we become steps closer to what can be called divinity.

The vampire as a metaphor is the creature of the night that takes shortcuts in order to obtain immortality. The vampire’s life has within in it a dark counterfeit spirituality that is offered by a lesser being that no more cares for its existence than it does its own ability to permeate the world with wickedness.

Today, the secular world does not really need a Satan to tempt it into becoming a doomed and blighted pariah. The public secular cult has already agreed upon the notion that psychopathic blood suckers can be voted for and put into power for the notion of protection.

Good and Evil, however, is in great demand for the coercion of good-natured Americans To act against a perceived evil that is often created by their vampiric overlords. The Persian dualistic demons are also being mentioned by satanic organizations like the Satanic Temple and the Dakhma of Ahriman Angra Manyu.

Baphomet is now the mascot that has been proposed to be planted in the parks near government institutions exposing their secret societies that breed magic behind the closed doors of government.

The ancient dualism that is making a comeback is most certainly showing mankind as a closeted vampire ready to pounce at any time.

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