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The Power of Blood

The passage to reality is a tortuous path of insecurity, my refuge is the darkness. The heart doesn't die when it stops beating. The heart dies when heartbeats stop making sense.

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that blood is a powerful thing. This is something that is so embedded in us that we all understand it. Fear and awe of blood go way back to our earliest human ancestors. The sight of that bright red fluid -- whether it was coming from an enemy or friend, your prey or yourself – got immediate attention. Blood is associated with such powerful concepts.

Whatever little microscopic bits are floating around in there contain the very essence for all that you are. A scientist can (illegally) clone you if they had just a drop of your blood. Your blood contains your DNA—a blueprint not just for you, but your complete ancestral line.

Something that contains this much power is naturally powerful in magic. Perhaps some would say it’s too powerful.

Blood magic is the use of a few drops of blood during a spell or ritual—usually your own blood, but if you are casting for someone else you could use theirs (with caution and permission, of course). Those few drops can add power to a magical working in a number of ways.

There are suggestions that the vampire was born out of sorcery in ancient Egypt, a demon summoned into this world from some other. There are many variations of vampires from around the world. There are Asian vampires, such as the Chinese jiangshi (pronounced chong-shee), evil spirits that attack people and drain their life energy; the blood-drinking Wrathful Deities that appear in the "Tibetan Book of the Dead," and many others.

In my Occult journey, I have come across the weird, the amazing, and the wonderful. Vampiric magick was one such path I did travel down and found an affinity with, so much so that it still plays a major role in my Occult constitution to date, notwithstanding its close ties with another favorite path of mine, Necromancy. The fact of being born of darkness does not mean that one is evil.

As we do know a Vampire, by definition, feeds on blood. There are humans who also do so because they suffer from Renfield's syndrome ("clinical vampirism"). But I'm not going to talk about this as it's not my case. I drank blood not because I had a bizarre addiction (no offense) but because it helped in the path I was then and still am persevering. From time to time, if Vampires happen to not obey the mandates of their bodies, the requirement can become a liability. At an extreme point, a vampire must and will feed.

Human blood, the most precious, is achieved in various ways, by far the most popular being through black-market blood for transfusions. The Urban majority goes to the black market and prefers to pay for the comfort of not making any effort (I belong to totally another category). Animal blood gets cheaper in the same market.

So lest we forget, life has not been gifted solely for the purpose of being understood, but ultimately also to be lived. Hence lies the quest in blood for immortality or indeed resurrection.

ii-wy em Hotep - Patrick Gaffiero

1 Comment

Filipe Branth
Filipe Branth
Apr 16, 2021

This is precious knowledge, I've been longing for this for a loong time.

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