10 Years – Stand up, Stand out, BE COUNTED…

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Presented by

Tim

People say to me, “You’re not from around here, are you?”, usually followed by something along the lines of, “can tell by your clothes and your hair…”

I’ve always been… somewhat different, different in dress, different in style, different in outlook and perception – it came to me at a very early age that it was the ONLY way to be. Because of that certain things were, and probably are, bound to happen – and certain things will get to me.

A Definition of Alternative Subculture…

“Alternative Subculture means a discernible group that is characterized by a strong sense of collective identity and a set of group-specific values and tastes that typically centre on distinctive style/clothing, make- up, body art and music preferences.

Those involved usually stand out in the sense their distinctiveness is discernible both to fellow participants and to those outside the group. Groups that typically place themselves under the umbrella of “alternative” include Goths, emos, punks, metalllers and some variants of hippie and dance culture (although this list is not exhaustive).”

Sylvia Lancaster OBE, Professor Jon Garland & Dr Paul Hodkinson. March 2013

In 2007 Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, were attacked by a group of young men while walking through Stubbylee Park in Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire in England. As a result of head injuries Sophie sustained in the attack, she lapsed into a coma from which she never awoke. She died of her injuries thirteen days later. Rob, also severely beaten, lapsed into a coma but he was fortunate in that he regained consciousness. The attackers set upon Robe initially but then turned their attention on Sophie when she tried to intervene and help her boyfriend.[1]

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I am quite sure that many of us, moving in the circles we have, and do, can recount tales of innocents being brutalised for simply ‘being different’ – I can.

It is this sort of heinous and barbaric behaviour that we must ALWAYS seek to thwart, to fight and to eliminate.

Sunday the 18th (U.K. Time) was the 10th anniversary of this tragedy, we should all take pause and reaffirm our resolve to stand up, stand out and be counted in memory of Sophie, Rob and all the others who have been victimised for being different.

Sylvia Lancaster O.B.E at ‘Download 2012’ with Jake and Jinxx from Black Veil Brides

BBC U.K. – “Murdered for being different”

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Like I said, some things REALLY get me…!

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Red Flags

Good morning,
Rounding out our series of three presentations of the week surrounding the 10th anniversary of the tragic death of Sophie Lancaster in 2007 there is one more important message that needs be reiterated, it’s a message that everyone has heard before, it’s a message that many are probably tired of hearing but it IS a message that, judging by some of the messages we still receive at our Facebook page, needs to be repeated.

It is with an extra measure of pride that this presentation is published today since it marks the editorial debut of one of our newest staff members. This “Crossroads” article was written by Lady Ronin Costa, RVL’s Foreign Correspondent in Italy.

~ T ~

 

Lady Ronin Costa, House of the Griffin,

Italian correspondent for Real Vampire Life E-Zine

*How to protect our mundane family from predators and useful info’s on real life vampires to raise awareness against predators that use the fascination of the vampire to lure ingenuous victims for their personal gain.

Hi everyone, I’m writing to you today because I am really worried for the ingenuous people that, maybe in desperate moments or just to follow the romanticized character of the vampire, get fooled by some individuals for personal gain or worse.

Thanks to Hollywood and books, the character of the vampire has been romanticized to a level that many, young and old, now wish to become a vampire. But the reality of things is that there are no such vampires in this world, and even if there were, none of them would connect on internet in search for a prey or to ask money for turning you into one of them.

As part of the real vampire community I want to raise awareness for our mundane family to protect themselves, by being well informed on what a real vampire is and what is not.

All of us in the community, at least once, have been asked from a mundane to be turned into a vampire. And I think I speak in the name of us all, we are worried that one day, you or your friends, will find someone that will abuse this innocence and hurt you. Or I don’t even know what could happen.

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We, real life vampires, are just human beings like you and anybody else on this planet. The sun doesn’t turn us to ashes even tho it hurts us more than it might hurt you, we don’t sleep in coffins, we do not live forever even tho sometimes we look much younger than our actual age, we do not promise eternal life, garlic doesn’t hurt or kill us, our senses are heightened but we are not super humans going around looking for people to bite on the neck and sweep you away from reality and take you on a vampire adventure. We are also not immune to diseases so we cannot cure you through a magical bite on the neck or how many call it, a vampire embrace.

That is Hollywood brainwashing.

 

We are real people with a normal life, we just need a way different from the normal human being to sustain our income of energy for our physical, emotional, and mental health. We are not ageless and we too die.

Many people do not realize this, especially young people, and this has become a way to target our mundane family for predators, that will promise you the moon and sun only for personal gain.

So here I am, writing to you, trying to make you understand that like for any other thing (in and outside internet), you should be smart and informed, for this topic informed by us, so you do not fall for the lure of a predator that will come to you saying that he will turn you into a vampire, either for money or sexual favors. There are here on the website many useful information free to read to know more about us, the vampire community, our theories, our way of living and so on and I encourage you to read the other articles written on this website and to do a nice research on us and our family of Otherkin, Therians, etc.…

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First thing first. Let’s begin. There is no turning.

We are born this way, and even ourselves do not know how we are what we are, we only went through a process that we call “AWAKENING” that made us realise what we are and that we are able to take energies, energies that the human body usually replenishes by itself when instead for us we have to kinda force this process by taking energies from other sources, either by blood or directly from prana, and we realized that we have always been this way.

I am here to be a sort of mentor at the moment, and I’m sorry that this article might pop your bubble on the existence of vampires like the ones you see on screen, it is not my intention to ruin people’s dreams, but only to show the reality of the vampire community, cause I’m really worried for everyone’s wellbeing, and I’m aware that in our community under false pretenses sometimes lurks a predator ready to hurt the uninformed that have the dream of becoming a vampire as portrayed by Hollywood. Beautiful, Immortal, Rich, Mysterious.

So here we come to the red flags. Luckily most of the people that claim to be like the fictional vampire, do so as a roleplay, we even have vampire lifestylers that will have their own background story to represent their fictional character, but they will straight out tell you that it’s all because of the love they have in the regards of the vampire figure. And you will find them in roleplaying based groups of forums. Unluckily there is also the chance to find a real predator.

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How to protect yourselves from those predators.

 AGE: First of all as I mentioned above we are not immortal and ageless.

So if someone is telling you that he is 500 years old and that for some reason he wants to turn you into a vampire to give you eternal youth. !!!RED FLAG!!! Ask if he is roleplaying of if he is serious, in the first case you might have found someone to play in chat, in the second case where he tries to make you believe he really is a vampire, first thing to do is BLOCK OR IGNORE, second step is up to you, to alert someone in the vampire community about it, maybe through this website or its Facebook page.

IMMUNE TO ALL DISEASES: If this individual promises you, by turning you into a vampire, to get rid of a disease you might have, maybe in exchange of money or sexual favors. !!!RED FLAG!!! As I said above and I will repeat it many times, we real vampires are just different human beings, we are subjected to illnesses, and we do not have the capacity to make any disease disappear. So BLOCK OR IGNORE this kind of individuals and still up to you, report the fact to the real vampire community so we have a chance to protect other people by reporting this person and make it known all around the world if necessary that this individual could be dangerous.

MYSTERIOUS ORIGINS OR LONG VAMPIRE LINEAGE: We real vampires still have very little evidence on our condition, most of us think it’s a genetic thing or even a spiritual thing, people who talk of being a vampire born in a vampire family and to possess pure vampire blood lineage, or to come from a hidden vampire den situated nowhere on the maps, do not engage with them. It’s a !!!RED FLAG!!!

 TURNING THROUGH A BITE ON THE NECK OR BY DRINKING THEIR BLOOD OR SOME OTHER VAMPIRE RITUAL: We, real life vampires, are born this way, there is no way of turning cause we are humans too. Just different from many others with characteristic similar to the fictional vampire. And when we feed from our donors we do not do it through biting. There are safe procedures to protect both the donor and the real vampire from infections or worse illnesses that can be passed through blood. So this too it’s a !!!RED FLAG!!!

BLOCK OR IGNORE this individual and up to you report it to the vampire community for the safety of many others that could fall into the hands of this potential predator.

MAGICAL OR SUPERHERO POWERS: Most of us in the vampire community present a various series of characteristics, from heightened senses (one or more senses), to empathy, clairvoyance, scrying, energy related abilities, light forms of telepathy, etc… We are more sensitive to energies than others, and therefore we do have some sort of gift, or even if we have nothing of the things I mentioned above. We surely cannot fly or have superhero powers, but being in close contact with the energies that envelope all of us and the world we can become energy workers like anyone else that for example see auras and so forth. They are all abilities that can also be learned through practice and meditation, taking reiki classes or similar things. So, if anyone promises you that they will give you insane powers if you decide to meet them. !!!RED FLAG!!! Do not let them fool you. BLOCK OR IGNORE and up to you, report to us in the vampire community.

 

These predators, will pretty much say anything to get into your graces, so that one day you will be convinced to meet them. Some will even try to make you romantically involved with them, or to “help” you by turning you for whatever reason. BE SMART.

SHIFTING INTO ANIMALS: More often than we know there are people that in exchange for money or sexual favors will try to lure you into believing that they are a vampire and that they can do everything a fictional vampire can do, even shifting into a bat or another animal. Be smart and understand that a physical shift of this proportions it’s IMPOSSIBLE.

Sometimes, we, real life vampires, talk about spiritual shifts, BUT REMEMBER; IT’S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT THING. We, just as much as you, have many different bodies, if you study about chakras and auras you can learn about them too, and when we usually talk about shifting it’s a topic only on our astral bodies that have a much higher frequency of our material body. So if you find someone that tells you that he/she transformed into an actual bat or wolf etc., do not believe them, because it’s another !!!RED FLAG!!!

TURNING TO ASHES UNDER THE SUN OR GOING OUT ONLY AT NIGHT, KILLING OF ANIMALS AND DRINKING BLOOD FROM THEM TO NOT JUMP ON PEOPLE NECKS, SUPER FAST RUNNING IN THE WOODS, BEING AFRAID OF HUNTERS STACKING THEM INTO THE HEART THEREFORE ASKING YOU TO INVITE THEM INTO YOUR HOME, TRYING TO TALK LIKE A GENTLEMAN FROM THE PAST AND MANY MORE…

 

We, real life vampires, are more sensitive to the sun light, it can cause discomfort to the eyes migraines, and burns more on our skin than a normal human being but this doesn’t kill us, turning us to ashes. We, do not kill animals to sustain our need for blood and surely we do not drink blood from a dead animal because we fear to jump on the first person that passes and bite their neck. It goes against our morals cause we love animals and it’s also both illegal and unsanitary. We don’t have the Flash’s power to run at light speed for the same reason nobody can. We might be afraid of gullible people that think we are vampires like the ones you see in movies, but certainly we will not ask a random stranger to invite us into their home to escape such hunters. Some of us likes to talk like a gentleman yes but when it’s very extreme it’s surely not a real life vampire you are talking with. So here we go again !!!RED FLAGS!!!! BLOCK IGNORE AND REPORT!!!

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Understanding this issue is very important. There are predators in any kind of community. These are only a few of the many RED FLAGS that you have to be aware of. Do not believe in those people, and especially do not meet those people in person. It’s potentially dangerous and the vampire community truly cares about you and your safety. No real life vampire will try to do harm to you with the promise of turning you, on the contrary, a real life vampire will always tell you how things really are and will give you advice on how to avoid predators.

 

SO THE FEW RULES ARE_

1- BE SMART AND INFORMED ABOUT US IN THE REAL VAMPIRE COMMUNITY

2- BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE PREDATORS ABUSING THE NAME “VAMPIRE” FOR PERSONAL GAIN AND THAT IT COULD BE FOLLOWED BY CRIMINAL BEHAVIOURS

3- IF YOU THINK YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH A POSSIBLE PREDATOR AND NOT A ROLEPLAYER THAT JUST WANTS TO ROLEPLAY LIKE VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE, BLOCK OR IGNORE AND *OPTIONAL- REPORT FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHER PEOPLE THAT COULD FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THIS POTENTIAL PREDATOR

4- NEVER EVER MEET IN PERSON WITH THE POTENTIAL PREDATOR. LIKE FOR EVERYTHING ONLINE, EVEN IF YOU THINK THERE’S A GOOD PERSON ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COMPUTER.

5- “IF” YOU EVER DECIDE TO MEET PEOPLE THAT YOU MET ON THE INTERNET, MAKE THE MEETING IN A PUBLIC PLACE, BRING A FRIEND OR TWO WITH YOU AND TELL YOUR FAMILY OR SOME TRUSTED FRIENDS WHERE YOU ARE, KEEP YOUR PHONE ON YOU AND IF YOU CHANGE LOCATION GIVE THE NEW LOCATION TO YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY.

 

I really hope I covered everything that needed to be covered with this article. Stay Safe and Be Smart.

 Yours,

Lady Griffin.

Foreign correspondent, Italy, for RVL E-Zine.

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House of the Griffin, Italy

 

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Chatting with Vampires – Beyond Borders

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Presented by

Tim

Good evening,
Along with the realisation that our corner of the global village is but one part of the world as far as the modern Vampyre culture is concerned comes the realisation, when treated to being in touch with international guests, that in other countries the scope and the freedom that is celebrated by modern living vampires is much more open and visibly accepted than we might experience at home.

Our guest this evening joins us from the South American country of Brazil, specifically, the city of São Paulo.

For those of you whom may not be familiar, São Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city—as listed by the GaWC—and is the most populous city in Brazil as well as in the Southern Hemisphere. The municipality is also the largest in the Americas and Earth’s 12th largest city proper by population. The city is the capital of the surrounding state of São Paulo, one of 26 constituent states of the republic. It is Brazil’s most populous and wealthiest state. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The name of the city honors the Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. The city’s metropolitan area of Greater São Paulo ranks as the most populous in Brazil, the 11th most populous on Earth, and largest Portuguese language-speaking city in the world.“[1]

São Paulo is also home to a part of one of the world’s longest standing and most respected modern culture institutions, it is the home of the Brazilian chapter of Temple House Sahjaza and presiding over that branch is Prince/Lord Axikerzus Sahjaza.

It gives us great pleasure and honour to present, in conjunction with Goddess Rosemary Sahjaza and her Staff, to bring you an interview with Prince/Lord Axikerzus.

 

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Temple House Sahjaza

RVL: Good evening Prince/ Lord Axikerzus it is a great honour and a pleasure, as always, to welcome a member of Temple House Sahjaza to RVL.

Lord A: My pleasure noble one. Let’s tell about our lands…

RVL: As Leader in the modern Vampire culture, would you mind sharing a little of your personal history with us?

Lord A: Vampires have been in my life ever since I remember, it all began by listening to legends and stories around fires near the great pine forest we have on my family’s estate on the top of a mountain that I inherited – and which we have called for more than a decade. Sacred Solo Strigoi. I live in Brazil, although vampires have been in our cultural production for well over 170 years (if we leave aside the gods and shamans with long prey and bat shapes from previous pre-Columbian civilizations) the story of people living a Vamp archetype Something less than two decades down here. Thus, my history as a leader began in mid-2003 with the foundation of REDE VAMPYRICA, a group of websites, blogs, articles and cultural production transmedia dedicated to inform and provide contents, events and meetings to all lovers and allies. About 10 years ago I present a radio program called Vox Vampyrica with more than 300 editions, I am the author of the book MYSTERIES VAMPYRICOS  by one of the biggest Brazilian publishers of spirituality and occultism with more than 10,000 copies sold (the work is in translation for the English with plans to be launched in England soon). I worked as a DJ and event producer for the Vamp context for 18 years and developed my spirituality and ties with the so-called Vampyrica Cosmovision through the legacy and learning with the Sahjaza dynasty where I occupy the highest male degree, his art and trades.

Brazil

RVL: In your own mind, what is a real modern vampire? And, what attributes do you see in modern vampirism?

Lord A: I find it strange to use the term modern or postmodern to refer to what I live at every moment of my life. Both the Vampire and the Witch belong to the premodern imaginary where their existence is possible to be measured, since there are resources where the same imaginary can be measured and used as an essential and practical part of life. In modern or even postmodern thinking we are only subcultures and social subgroups with strange and clandestinely acceptable beliefs. So I think we are more than all of this. We are something first, feral yet elegantly dressed walking along the main avenues and event houses of the world. We are something that periste and atavicamente resurge. We are inevitably linked to an invisible art and a nameless office, devoted, devoted and passionate with our power to crystallize dreams and transmute our lives into something more sublime. We use pagan and Christian symbols to create a new life and as long as your name is unknown we will call it vampirism.

RVL: …and may we ask, do you identify as a modern real vampire? And. If so, how would you define your vampirism?

Lord A: I’m a Vampyre. I am a Strigoi and I walk on the trail that I learn and develop with the Sahjaza dynasty side by side with the discrete society called Circulo Strigoi that I develop here in Brazil, South America and Portugal. Our “vampirism” or “Vampyric worldview” lurks, hunts and gathers the “Blood” of the Gods and Goddesses in majestic rites of great power and with deep shamanic involvement in every way. We seek presence of spirit, speak from the heart, transcend the solar flames of the ego, to embrace the fluidity of the waters of the dark cosmic ocean that surrounds us – where only what we carry with us. Covering what we are and sharing with love. Understanding that immortality lies instantly and in the shared legacy along the crossroads of life. Our Vampirism It has nothing to do with parasitism, emotional problems, thirst for attention or lack like those bullshit promoted in written publications without any foundation and integrity. Our Vampirism has deep connection with the pagan, the esoteric and the original sense of the term used to the north of Russia in century X.

Prince-Lord Axikerzus Sahjaza & Lady Xendra Sahjaza

RVL: Turning now to your local area, if we may, what involvement does your House or Organisation have with local communities and with the modern Vampire culture there?

Lord A: The history of the Brazilian scene and our REDE VAMP blend and blend together because we ended up being the introversion and developers of the context Vamp in Brazil, South America and Portugal. They are at least 14 years of history and great achievements. There are well over 400 events already held between parties, serenades, fashion shows, social gatherings, public or closed rites. The first and most popular of these events was my THEATER OF VAMPIRES (reportedly included in the Vampyre Almanac publications and other books in Europe) deeply inspired by Anne Rice’s work and the underground group presentations created by Tony Sokol. We have been doing Fangxtasy (6 years ago), Carmilla (6 years ago, a luxury event), Bazar Rede Vamp (which encourages young artisans and micro entrepreneurs who explore the dark theme in their creations). For 14 years we have been the only traditional Vamp Mask Dance in our continent. We edited a printed periodical; a webradio program called Vox Vampyrica  on the air for more than 10 years. Also we developed here the World Dracula Day created by Dacre Stoker, with actions in bookstores, municipal schools and escapegames. Together with the Strigoi Circle we offer training and development in vampyric spirituality and worldview, as well as performing an annual open rite in the largest pagan and holistic event in South America. São Paulo is the only city in the world that has an official date and a law called DAY OF THE VAMPIRES that encourages the donation of blood in public hospitals and campaigns against prejudice and encourage the artistic diversity created by Liz Vamp cineaste for 15 years. I live in a country where social activists have started dressing up as vampires to collect and collect works and promises from politicians to poor and disadvantaged neighborhoods. There is a lot of special things in Brazil. This is not to mention the large team that works weekly in the creation of articles and content for our portal www.redevamp.com

RVL: Without wishing to play Devil’s Advocate here, you will undoubtedly be aware that there are critics of you and your work, how would you respond to that?

Lord A: We learned from the Masons that we did not respond to criticism. We show our work, our actions and our achievements, we focus attention and energy on its improvement, development and continuity. If we make mistakes we apologize and try to do better. If someone comes to us to talk or treat with civility something that bothers or disturbs us, we talk and try to reach a point of peace.

Unfortunately we live in a country where the religious fanaticism of so-called evangelicals has become worrying, as well as our bipartisan politics and we actually live in a country ruined by almost 15 years of political left in power. So we have a people more concerned with putting on their tinkering, repression, insufficiency and powerlessness as a flag and political dogma – more concerned with revenge and persecution who do not want to deal with all this political bullshit than to do something substantial. So we often deal with prejudice and even physical aggression. People have already been discriminated against, beaten and injured just by dressing differently when they went to a party or even donating blood to a hospital in the Vampire’s Day campaign. Brazil is not for amateurs, with civility and distinction we seek to ensure space and representativeness for the Vamps here and all who do not fit in the molds that necessarily the politicians and religious leaders of here try to impose us.

RVL: What led you to the decision to establish your house, or organisation and when did this come about?

Lord A: In 2003 I went through a near-death experience. He concludes that he no longer wanted to imagine or pretend that one day he would leave here to live in the United States or London a lovely cultural scene of events and with people who lived the archetype vamp in their daily lives. So I decided to share content and translate various materials on all this to inspire and find similar in my lands… today 14 years later I notice that the plan worked out. We’ve already taken events and ours into the City Hall of the largest city in South America claiming their rights as citizens and many other fantastic things..

São Paulo skyline
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RVL: …and in the long term, what are your ultimate goals for your house/organisation?

Lord A: There is still a lot to be done and I think expanding without losing the quality or identity of what we already have is our best strategy. We still do not have German festivals here like M’Era Luna or Wave Gotik Treffen that stop small towns for a few days and become a mecca of everything Vamps somehow cherish. So I think something like that still needs to be established and banked on our lands. It seems like a good dream, something inspirational and if it is done respecting the local identity – it will be fantastic!

RVL: Does your House/Organisation have an online website and, if so, where can our readers find it?

Lord A: Yes you can find us at www.redevamp.com

The Official site of Lord A. http://redevampyrica.com/lord-a-oficial/

Worksite, Parties, Transmidia e etcs…

http://redevampyrica.com/vox-vampyrica/

http://redevampyrica.com/agenda-vampyrica-oficial/

http://redevampyrica.com/primeira-visita/

And our webstore,

http://redevampyrica.com/emporium-vamp/

Contacts at:

https://www.facebook.com/Lord.A.oficial/

Jardim botanico, São Paulo
photo credit: Eliana Souza

RVL: In the “About” statements at many Vampire homepage sites it is commonly written,

Discussion and debate are absolutely welcome. Resorting, however, to blatant racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, or any other means of tapping into major structures of oppression to attack, demean, or even “joke” won’t be tolerated in this group.”

Do you feel this something that can be entirely avoided in the modern Vampire culture, either offline or online?

Lord A: The vampire Achilles’ heel still today lies in the shallowness and thirst for popularity and immediacy expressed in the actions of many in this context – unfortunately! If we think of the beginning of the 21st century we have had several cases of plagiarism, theft of intellectual property and use of content without any foundation or possession of uniqueness by many pilantras thanks to the internet. Out of nowhere anyone became the father or the father and owner of an order or house sometimes of one or two members, only reading booklets or fallacious sites. Most of the time inventing any nonsense. I come from a country where the term “house” recalls candomblé (Afro-Brazilian cult similar to Voodoo) and to establish a “home”, first the person goes through a learning and practice of many years and constant ordeals to ensure the transmission of a Spirituality and his role as a priest. It is not something simple or available to everyone. So as a researcher I think there is a lot to be transmuted out there in the United States, whether online or offline.

You see, Americans have access to wisdom, honor, and a solid spiritual foundation offered to the Sahjaza dynasty for more than forty years, thanks to the blessed work of matriarch Goddess Rosemary. Historically and in practical life the influence and inspiration of his spiritual work touched people even in other continents. It formed the basis that allowed the self-proclaimed top leaders of today’s context Vamp in the world to tread their ways. However, for the “modern” Vamps leaders it is more convenient to sublimate, to play the gaslighting and to pass through precursors or inventors than they were not. Those who sell what they do not have, dance with dry cloths at the side of the fire, show no respect.

Whoever omits his own history, cuts heads only to appear taller is unworthy in every way.In my view that is exactly what does not help and unfortunately glorifies the infamous popularity of some names whose generated and published content is risible for lack of foundation, experience and consistency – and mock fun at more traditional orders and spiritualities for obvious reasons. Many Vamps ignore, and others mask the very history of the road that trills only to gain popularity. That sucks and should be avoided.

We have history, we have content, a spiritual basis comparable and worthy of dialogue with other pagan expressions like Traditional Witchcraft, Wicca, Druidism, Shamanism and others. But most people just want irresponsible fun and make faces that dominates something they have no idea what it is. I understand that my words are hard, but they are punctual. More Camille Paglia! Less Father Todd!

RVL: If you had one piece of advice to offer newcomers to the culture, what would it be?

Lord A: Live, Love, Learn, Study, Study, Study, Training, Training and more training… party, party and party… know and love the story of who walk this way before you. Be kind and prosperous for those living this way with you. And develop, share, cultivate, spread, transmit what is good for those who will come and connect with you. This words was confessed to me at 90´s and remains true!

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RVL: Do you have any other comments or observations that you would like to share at this time?

Lord A: Come to Brazil! Especially for Halo Antares or the city of São Paulo. We will love to be able to welcome and show the beauties and the strength of this ancient land. The vampire is timeless and transregional I think the more the class from North America and South America (as well as Europe, Oceania, Asia and Africa) get involved the more useful and practical it will be for the whole context.

RVL: We would like to thank you deeply for granting us this interview, we are very appreciative of your time and we would be honoured to keep in touch with you regarding the ongoing growth and development of your House, or Organisation.

Lord A: Thank you for the opportunity and the space. It was great to revisit and review the steps of our trajectory during the time dedicated to your interview. Many thanks to all involved. Always visit www.redevamp.com and with a bit of google translator you will be able to know a little more everything that we do here.


Differences in cultural perspectives of the modern living Vampire culture can, and will, go a long way to securing a strong future for the culture. Perhaps they can even help engender a new sense of co-operation that can only strengthen our way of life.

In developing and conducting this interview, in communicating with the people of Temple House Sahjaza I am struck by a singular hope, it is very much embodied in these words;
Live, Love, Learn, Study, Study, Study, Training, Training and more training… party, party and party… know and love the story of who walk this way before you. Be kind and prosperous for those living this way with you. And develop, share, cultivate, spread, transmit what is good for those who will come and connect with you.”

That is the philosophy that will make our culture stronger, that is the philosophy that will endow our culture with dignity once again.

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