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Fact: We can only teach or transmit something to those who are willing to learn and who knows how to respect what we are and accomplish – not what they expected or demanded. The following article comes to lighten the looks and clear some gaps and gaps purposely absent from those who do not have the discipline, time and interest to devote themselves to the history and identity of the Vampyre Community.
BASIC SAHJAZA HISTORY
Sahjaza was founded at June of 1976 at Washington State on USA, at 2018 are more than 40 years of history, already has been known as Z / N Society and Black Rose Coven. Since its foundation it is led by Goddess Rosemary and a small council of older members. About the meanings and fundaments of this dynasty I prefer to reserve the subject for future articles.
The history of Sahjaza and the fundamental role of our matriarch inspiring and influencing the first group of Sanguinarium, Sabretooth and Ordo Strigoi Vii is evident and very clear in the original writings (2004-2008) of the group. But it is worth noting that Sahjaza remained autonomous, independent and historically sovereign, and detached himself from the grouping of OSV, Sanguinarium and Sabretooth in 2005-2006 by disagreeing on their course and objectives.
The Goddess Rosemary´s dynasty already had more than 20 years of activity and hard work in witchcraft, witchcraft, vampyrism and also developing social actions and sheltering abandoned animals. In addition to a serious engagement in the art and avant-garde cultural movements of NY when joined to the recentrly founded Sanguinarium. 20 Long Years! When The Hunger and Interview with the Vampire had just been published as books for the first time in the 70s there was already the work of Goddess Rosemary, actually 42 years as regent, mother and muse from all!
Historically Sahjaza (Z / N, Black Coven) has a perennial identity that has been maturing and developing since 1976 and almost at the same time of other spiritualistic groupings or fashionistas that approached the archetype of the vampire. In my first book “Misterios Vampyricos: Arte do Vampyrismo Contemporâneo (Madras,2014) I discuss this subject in detail. But notice that Sahjaza prevailed, remained – as the Hermetic say: Success is your proof!
SANGUINARIUM, SABRETOOTH AND ORDO STRIGOI VII
Already Sanguinarium-Sabtetooth began in the late nineties as a store of fangs and supplements that organized LARPS of Vampire The Masquerade and gradually used as a second-hand influence all the media vampire fever of the films Dracula of Bram Stoker, Interview with Vampire, Underworld, Buffy and RPG to organize a community around you. Which is something very cool and respectable. With all the references and influences available they created something around them for everyone who shared affinity. I would never point my finger or say anything disrespectful about it.
When they realized that the Vampire is an immanent archetype and beyond the shallowness of pop culture and second-hand esoteric books, they sought an axis or someone who could offer them a base and a pillar to organize their spiritual path. So they found our Matriarch Goddess Rosemary and the Sahjaza and established a relationship to ground the spiritual side of what they hoped to build. The relationship did not work for Father Todd himself and his generally miserable conduct with most of his co-workers – including much of my articles and materials were officially used in their 2004-2008 books and by what I noticed many others were used without to credit my name and authorship until 2011. With the departure of the Sahjaza Dynasty (2005-2006) we watched a lost Todd without basis or foundation to erect his temple – just roleplaying not enough. First he appealed to generic content from Left Hand Path and Kaos Magick to cover up the obvious cracking with wax to disguise the situation. Around 2006-2007 Todd attempted to aggregate dissidents from the infamous Temple of Vampire using the name Project Fenix. Shortly before that he tried a partnership with occultist and popstar thelemite called Konstantinos and by 2011-2012 he even called to introduce himself as master of Voodoo and he invented that famous members of the Romanian nobility had been vampires and were their masters hidden. Apparently Todd ran all around but only stayed on the horizontal axis and was never able or able to face the Axis Mundi – as his own conduct and work show clearly.
But let’s talk historically New York has already Vamps events produced by other organizers since the late 80’s. I’m too lazy to go on the bookshelf and pick up names of events and organizers in the books I collect here or search the gigas that I keep in the my external HD. Tony Sokol’s own Theater of Vampires La Commedia del Sangre is an important inspiration and achievement in the history of the Vampyre Community. Imagine, if I am in Brazil, I know all this and I have this material in store … imagine you in the United States. Go search! Ask with you Elders! Dare to search by you own history…
ABOUT UNITY PROJECT AND OTHER INITIATIVES
So I think the most important thing in these times of organization and development of a project like UNITY is to remember that it is one more face of the Vampyric Comunity as well as many others that already existed like COVICA, BloodNations, Merticus, Sanguivore and etcs. It is bringing people together, promoting meetings, invigorating creativity, passing on information to a new generation and still gathering old and others out there. Of all the options available to me it seems the most reasonable is led by older people and with work and practical experience in the context that have already gone through a lot and watched and participated in most of this story that I told here. He is still in formative aspects and it is early to say anything. There are potential and good spirits there.
It stimulates the market of handicrafts, publications and jewelry and also the sector of events and dances. It is a channel for dancers and cultural producers of our sector to expand their networking and take their art and work even further. It helps to spread our role as free thinkers, aesthetes and some as artists or spiritualists. It eliminates any sense of cultural ghetto and shields us from prejudices or people who think that by detaching ourselves from the mass we must be targets of physical violence. It shows that we have occupations, families, we develop bonds and commercial links to take care of our homes and what is important on the daytime side. This is and always will be good for everyone.
There will always be people suspicious of those who perform similar actions. It is as if only a few could define who is who is not something, as if only people with the same mindsetting could enjoy and consume it. I find it immature to think that way. Criticism without foundation or realized by those who only made rumor and chat is nothing more than noise – it is like building castles of tarot cards any wind will fall; build sandcastle by the sea and swear it will remain when the waves arrive. The shallower waters of a creek are as noisy as the wheel of an empty wagon. There are a lot of people with their ego over there because now that Sabretooth, Sanguinarium and Ordo Strigoi Vii are gone (read dissipated and fragmented under dozen of groups), they have lost the validity of their title or possibility to take place in his own social context and hierarchy and need to socially re-negotiate all of this among their own, which will take time, space and a lot of headache. But if he had taken advantage of time and space he would not be in such a position to expose himself as a dramatic in public.
At the same time I am sure that those who take the time to build their work without drama and tangible achievements are firm, grounded and can or may not ally themselves with a new project according to their goals. But regardless of everything do not practice drama and do not live as sorry resentful pissing on the poles to mark a symbolic territory that they never had and I doubt they will conquer one day. About “firmeza” and and original meaning of tradition, i spoke here on this another article and think that you must read.
I am Lord A:. Prince of Sahjaza, Founder and Patriarch from Halo Antares since 2004 content public and official since that time but by convenience was deleted from the books after 2010. From Halo Amantkir (founded at 2012), Vampyre Court of Antares and Amantkir and Founder of Circulo Strigoi. Dear Son in Darkness from Goddess Rosemary and husband from Princess Xendra Sahjaza! Under Vampyre auspices We have already produced over 450 Meetings, Events, Festivals, Saraus, Rituals on our land dedicated to Vamps! I am the author of the best selling Brazilian book on the subject with more than 12,000 copies sold and published by one of the largest Brazilian publishers! I have maintained the portal and the pioneering and introductory community of VAMP in Brazil, South America and Portugal for 15 years! And there’s a lot more I’ll leave for the next night. So i speak: Hail Sahjaza! I tell all this History here!
Copyright Lord-Prince Andreas Axikerzus Sahjaza, 2018
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