Vampire stories are fashionable nowadays. Creatures of superhuman abilities feed on human blood in order to stay alive. What is the reason for that popularity?
From a psychological aspect, it is clear that people suffer from various anxieties and fears that cannot be connected to any specific object, so people are unable to deal with those fears.
Once the fear takes a specific form (e. g. that of a vampire), it is possible to fight and overcome it. In this way we project the heroism or defeat of the fight against our own anxieties into the fight against the vampires, depending on which side we identify with.
Another form of vampirism is that of the energy vampire, who draws energy from other creatures. It is not feeding on blood, but on the energy and cheerfulness of others.
Consciously, but even more often subconsciously, the energy vampire creates a situation in which it is able to draw on other creatures’ vitality. They need it beacuse their own vitality diminished considerably, they are full of negative emotions.
People who are in reality energy vampires struggle with a multitude of problems, but instead of looking into themselves, they tend to blame all their problems on the outside world.
They expect salvation from others who they either pamper or want to see suffering, because seeing others suffering temporarily recharge them with energy.
The Vampire Nature of Thoughts
In the following, the nature of vampirism shall be examined from an entirely different aspect, that of Consciousness. From this aspect, it is best to approach the phenomenon of vampirism through the vampire nature of thoughts.
“Thoughts and vampirism? How can these two things be mentioned on the same page?”–the Ego-dominated mind, relying on identification with thoughts, begins to protest immediately. For the mind it is really outrageous, as it suggests that the Ego-dominated mind itself is cursed with a vampiric nature.
Physics, especially quantum theory, revealed the fact that matery is nothing but energy vibrating between existence and non-existence. In this way, thoughts are also a form of energy. Thoughts are small energy creatures that we continually supply with energy by lastingly thinking of something.
As a result of analyzing the nature of these energy-creatures, our spiritual experience suggests that as there are negative and positive thoughts, there are energy thoughts with positive and negative charges. While positive thought energy is constructive, negative thought energy is destructive.
Regardless of their nature, every thought energy is an autonomous creature, the life of which depends on whether the ”host organism” feeds it or not.
When it is ”hungry,” that is, its energy level is low, it clings to its host organism in a vampire-like way, hipnotizing it to feed it with similar thoughts. That is how positive thoughts produce further positive, and negative ones further negative thoughts.
That is how we do our continual dance in the treadmill of our thoughts, rising on the wings of positive thoughts and falling back to the depths again on negative ones. This process is going on in the background of our Consciousness, we hardly notice that the purpose of the whole thing is to nourish our thought creatures.
All this suggests that our thoughts, regardless of their positive or negative nature, exploit us like vampires, draining away our energies, thus reducing the chances of the awakening of the Consciousness from the world of shapes and forms. How is it possible to terminate that thought-vampirism?
Most people are incapable of that, as they live their life under the hypnosis of the mind, identifying with their thoughts.
It goes on until they realize that they are more than simple conceptual definitions, more than their body and emotions, and realize that the essence of their existence is their Consciousness, their awareness in the Present moment.
Experiencing this (and it is insufficient to understand it on the levels of the thoughts, of the mind), then the light of Consciousness will bring about the downfall of the energy-vampires and terminates their independent existence.
The light of Consciousness will shine upon the vampire activities of the thought creatures that has been going on in the subconscious so far. Seeing this energy-draining activity, we will be no longer ready to nourish them (independently of their positive or negative nature).
They will be left without food, so they will gradually disperse, giving way to the more and more powerful light of Consciousness in us.
About the author: Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D is a professor of psychology, a consciousness researcher and writer. Frank is the author of the books:
With a lifelong interest in the mystery of human existence, Frank’s work is to help others wake up from identification with our personal history and the illusory world of the forms and shapes, and to find our identity in what he calls “the Miracle”, the mystery of the Consciousness.