elven glare

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Can anyone reccomend an active LJ community or other  serious online discussion forum about past lives which is actually active - researching, examining soul purpose, etc. Open to discussion about both human and non-human lives :D 

The LJ comms which I have found and online forums, all seem to be dead. :(
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AwokenDreamZzz

I watch a lot of horror/thriller movies so this may have sparked many of my dreams. I love lucid dreaming, a place where my imagination goes wild.

I'd like to share this....

This dream is titled: Awoken Thirst

I had a dream that I was a demi-god who woke up from his slumber (yes, I was a male). The smell of human scent woke me up. I was very tall and muscular with long flowing hair, my entire eye was black with no life to them. I had thick eyeliner on like one of those mythical Egyptian gods. I went to a huge shiney rock that showed my reflection. My skin was made of onyx nothing can cut through me, yet it was smooth to the touch and flexible. I looked closer and there were some diamond shards in my eyes, I carefully took them out one by one and tossed it away as if it were nothing. But I'm sure those diamond shards cost kazillions. To me, in the dream, money was nothing because I was immortal. I've experienced everything already and nothing was more meaningful to me than to drain blood from a human. Fresh blood was what I craved for...............

To continue go to:  
 http://community.livejournal.com/awokendreamzzz/ 

moi

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Yesterday and today for the first time I tried to astral project consciously.
Unfortunately both times I got too distracted by outside noises to continue but..

Yesterday I reached a stage where my body was paralyzed, but I could still hear. Should I have been in an even deeper trance state than this? I couldn't move my arms or legs willingly, but that eventually passed when someone came downstairs and I "woke" up.

Also both times I listened to binaural beats the whole time I was trying it, is this bad or not? :/

Thanks.
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Global Vampire Community Discussion Transcript - August 2, 2009 (VVC Hosted)

Voices of the Vampire Community
Global Vampire Community Discussion - August 2, 2009
171 Attendees - 80 Page Transcript


Discussion Topics:

a. Discrimination: Have you or your friends and family been discriminated against or threatened because of your vampirism? If so, how have you coped and what advice would you give to others in similar situations? If not, what precautions do you take in your community involvement to prevent facing legal, professional, financial, or personal repercussions in your life?

b. Open Vampire Community Discussion: Any topic you’d like to bring up for discussion is welcome.

- Donors
- Vampires In The Military
- Philosophical Discussion On Vampirism

The transcript is available from the following links:

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunity...
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunity...

Please help circulate throughout the vampire community.

Other Transcripts:

Global Vampire Community Discussion - July 10, 2009
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunity...

Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
Public Meeting Transcripts: 2008 - 2009


April 27, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.27.08.pdf
August 9, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting08.09.08.pdf
December 6, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting12.06.08.pdf
April 25, 2009 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.25.09.pdf

Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/vvc.html
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Global Vampire Community Discussion - VVC Hosted - July 10, 2009

Voices of the Vampire Community
Global Vampire Community Discussion - July 10, 2009
96 Attendees - 53 Page Transcript


The transcript is available from the following links:

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunityDiscussion07.10.09.pdf
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunityDiscussion07.10.09.doc

Please help circulate throughout the vampire community.

- Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/vvc.html
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Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism (Academic Book)

If you're interested in the Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS/AVEWRS), sanguinarian and/or psychic vampirism, or the vampire community in general you will want to purchase a copy of this book.  There hasn't been anything quite like this published before... a very different kind of text/approach than that of Ramsland, Guiley, Guinn, and others.

The academic and sociological significance of this work can't be underscored enough.  Laycock offers a sweeping scholarly examination of the vampire community and the process of self-identification as a vampire.  He counters many of the negative stereotypes of the vampire community and posits thought-provoking arguments regarding ontological diversity.  I strongly encourage everyone to obtain a copy of this book and link to it as a resource for vampirism and the vampire community.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230149021&sr=1-1

Praeger Publishers:  http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/C36472.aspx

Religion Dispatches Article:  http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/rdbook/1438/modern_vampires%3A_your_neighbors_and_spouses/?page=1

Vampires Today:  The Truth About Modern Vampirism
Joseph Laycock


Chapter 1:  What Is a Vampire? or, The Varieties of Vampiric Experience
Chapter 2:  Why Vampires?
Chapter 3:  The Vampire Milieu
Chapter 4:  Initiatory Vampire Groups:  Vampirism as Apotheosis
Chapter 5:  The Vampire Community
Chapter 6:  Vampirism and Religion, a Dialogue
Chapter 7:  Out of the Shadows
Chapter 8:  Vampires and the Modern
Bibliography & Index

Names You May Recognize (Mentioned and/or Contributed Material):

Atlanta Vampire Alliance, Corvis Nocturnum, Daemonox, D'Drennan, Don Henrie, Dozens of Groups/Houses/etc. (House Dark Haven, House Eclipse, House Kheperu, House of the Dreaming, House Pantheon, House Quinotaur, House Sahjaza, Temple of the Vampire, Order of the Vampyre, Ordo Strigoi Vii, etc.), Eclecta, Father Sebastiaan, Father Vincent, Goddess Rosemary, J. Gordon Melton, Kiera, Lady CG, Lady Dark Rose, Lord Alistair, Madame X, Maloryn, Martin Riccardo, Merticus, Michelle Belanger, Nicholas, Sanguinarius, Sarah Dorrance, Shadowlore, SoulSplat, SphynxCatVP, Stephen O'Mallie, Vlad & Sky, Voices of the Vampire Community, Vyrdolak, & Zilchy

Inside Cover: 

Vampires are not just the stuff of folklore and fiction. This book explores the modern world of vampirism in all its variety.

Around the globe, untold numbers of people are identifying as "vampires" and following the ways of "vampirism."  But what does it mean to be a vampire?  Is vampirism a religion? Is it a fantasy? Is it a medical condition?  Based upon extensive interviews with members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance and others within vampire communities throughout the United States, Vampires Today looks at the many expressions of vampirism.

In the past two decades, modern vampirism has come under increased study, yet most scholarship has portrayed the vampire community as a cultural phenomenon or, at worst, as a religious cult. Having interviewed many vampires across the country, both "lifestylers" and "real," even those "reluctants" who try not to be vampires, Laycock argues that today's vampires are best understood as an identity group and that vampirism has caused a profound change in how individuals choose to define themselves. As vampires come "out of the closet," either as followers of a "religion" or "lifestyle" or as people biologically distinct from other humans, their confrontation with mainstream society will raise questions about the definition of "normal" and what it means to be human.

In this book, readers will meet "lifestyle vampires," who adopt a culture and a gothic ascetic associated with the vampires of art and legend.  They will be introduced to "real" vampires, who feel that they must actually consume blood and/or psychic energy for their well being.  They will hear from members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance, and they will learn about the Order of the Vampyre, the Ordo Strigoi Vii, and the Temple of the Vampire.

There is no doubt that anyone who reads this book will find the details of real vampire life--including vampire role-playing games, grimoires, "vampyre" balls, vampire houses like House Sahjaza and House Kheperu, the vampire "caste" system, and other details--utterly fascinating.

Additional Notes:  The author holds a Masters of Divinity from Harvard University, a recipient of a grant from the Pluralism Project, and currently enrolled in the Division of Religious and Theological Studies at Boston University where he's working on his PhD.  He has presented on the topic of vampirism at the American Academy of Religion Conference in San Diego where he argued that "vampirism" should not be classified as a new religious movement (NRM) and to faculty at the University of Michigan and other institutional bodies on the sociological and emergent scientific aspects of vampirism.  He will be delivering a paper on Otherkin in August (2009) at the Association for the Sociology of Religion's annual conference in San Francisco, CA.  Laycock is well versed in the structure of the vampire community, has interviewed many individuals from diverse paths, and attended multiple gatherings.
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