Vampire in the Viewfinder
Hail thyself! You are a god! It’s tempting to rest on our laurels with respect to this mindset. We like to imagine that since we simply are born the way that we are, that the natural attributes of a Satanist come along with it. The truth is, as a Satanist we must constantly strive to nourish our roots or our blossoms will wither, and exercising our perspective is no exception. It’s a critically important skill that helps us out yes, in general, but also specifically towards warding off psychic vampires. Only when you lose your perspective of the forest through the trees can you fail to see the circles that these types of individuals wind around you.
Many a time it is too late once you’ve smartened up to what is happening, but all could have been avoided with a little attention to the collective signs of a vampiric attack! Their strength lies in making you believe that this is a ‘one time deal.’ A one time deal just doesn’t seem so bad. It seems like a sacrifice that can be made in order to allow a healthy relationship to prosper, especially since we assume that we unwittingly have demanded a one-time sacrifice from the unrealized vampire in the past. The problem is that when they start, these ‘one-time deals’ are so small, so minute, that you don’t see them while they escalate. Future sacrifices are built upon those which were tribute before them, and those yet to come are only escalated from the sacrifices that are being made now. All in all, the conditioning is so constant, so sneaky and so cunning that the vampire is rarely caught in the moment—and only after they’ve fed upon your energy and offerings do you realize that something has been lost in the process. They’ve exhausted you by this point, and now you have even less energy and greater familiarity with the toxic patterns that only enable the entire process to continue. You must break this cycle.
Chances are that if you’re attuned to the feelings of your own inner beast, you already know something is wrong. You can feel it in the way your muscles tense when you think of that vampire, and your resistance to wanting to be around them is louder than dynamite—but it’s difficult to think with such a cunning and crafty creature dazzling you with shiny poisoned apples. How does the cycle stop? I lay a tripwire. The tripwire serves the purpose of giving me a period during which I can use my exercised Satanic perspective. Here’s how it works: select a date on the calendar in future. From here until that date you will watch your own actions and scrutinize your own emotions while you interact with the person who you believe to be a vampire. You’ll study their behaviors like a hunter stalking their prey, and the whole while you’ll play along as if you haven’t gotten a whiff of their true form so that you can be sure that your scientific research is sound. By the time your date comes around, check in with yourself. How have things gone during that period? Have they gotten better or worse from your situation at the time that you triggered your trap? If you’re unsure, it’s time to set another trap. If the answer is obvious, then you have them in your viewfinder.
If you’ve caught yourself a vampire, it’s time to do something about it, and this can be an intimidating step if your vampire happens to be someone who has either been feeding off of you for a long time or if they are someone who is in your family, your boss at work, or some other person close to you. The good news is that you don’t need to be so drastic as to cut them entirely out of your life. We Satanists are known to be intolerant of that which harms us, but that doesn’t mean that you need to let the whole city burn when only the local coffee shop has caught fire. The trick here is to be smart: healthy boundaries, respect your boundaries, and be consistent, firm, and confident in your ability to uphold them. Your vampire will resist losing their favorite snack and will unleash all of their tricks to try and entrance you under their spell…but it won’t work. You have perspective. They can delude your godly self no more.
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Once I called myself a Christian, then an atheist, and a Satanist. At the end of the day, I'm just a person who is living her truth one day at a time. I'm interested in religion, its effects on the mind, the occult, and more. Learn more about me on the about page.