The tantric/hermetic, Royal Rite of the Vampire can never be
predatory or sexual. It does not indicate any form of Freudian
psychosis and although it is an expression of True Love, this does
not correspond to any mundane romantic expectations. Human Love
seems mostly needy, arising in response to a variety of chemical and
emotional deficits and rather than transforming the couple involved,
it simply seems to reinforce old complexes and prejudices, being
entered into in the hope of fulfilling preconceived expectations.
Starfire cannot be achieved by partial individuals seeking some form
of socially conditioned notional completeness through the other
person. Both individuals must have personal integrity in order to
transcend the possibility of simply becoming each other’s other
half. The whole realm of Starfire in its varying manifestations
should be entered into without preconceptions and without emotional
If there isn’t a degree of prior individuation, then it does become
just another variation on the theme of Freudian domination and the
desire for personal power through the sexual victimization of
another person. In itself Starfire is Death, the journey’s end. Its
symbolic expression is best appreciated in Waite’s Two of Cups. It
is a "Love which is not in Nature, but by which Nature is
Sanctified". As the Rite of Quickening, it often happens at its
greatest intensity when it is least expected to happen and the
individual/s involved hate no foreknowledge of it.
The Endocrinal glands tend to be multi-functional, with more than
just one gland being responsible for the production of a single
hormone or neurotransmitter. The Endocrinal System is fantastically
complex and operates on a feedback loop of constantly changing
levels of hormones, interacting and affecting each other in order to
maintain a delicate balance.
To attempt to give a full explanation of the Starfire Ritual in
Anatomical and Physiological terms would require a book to be
written, so I will restrict the discussion to those glands and
organs directly associated with the psychosomatic Sephira system
which stimulates the production of the hormones most closely
identified with Starfire, the Holy Grail and
Vampire Lore. Firstly
however it is worth actually defining the objectives of undertaking
the Rite of the Vampire.
1) To enhance intelligence
2) To promote longevity
Intelligence in cybernetic terms is defined as "The ability of an
organism to exist and develop in symbiosis with its environment".
The Rite of the Vampire was, in classical terms, a Royal prerogative
which was undertaken on a regular basis with selected partners in
order to promote within the reigning Queen or King a sequence of
events leading to transcendent intelligence.
Originating in Scythian Royal Families the Rite of the Vampire
enabled the Queen to maintain, and the King to obtain sovereignty,
firstly over themselves, and secondly over the destiny which
affected the people whom they served and guided. Whilst the Queen
could reign independently, it was thought by the ancients that a
King could not be a King without a Queen. In modern everyday terms
this idea has a sound basis in the difference between male and
female physiology, which difference in part is reflected in, and was
balanced out by, the Rite of the Vampire.
In the ancient world the caste system defined the tasks of every
individual within society. The Royal family was the nation’s spirit,
soul and mind, the warriors were its arms, the yeomen and artisans
were its torso and its legs. Each caste performed its specific tasks
and each caste relied upon the other for direction, sustenance and
defense. Each caste was considered as vital as the other, in the
task of maintaining the nation as a whole. Today the nations are
being run by the toe fat.
The task of the Royal Family was to guide and direct the efforts of
the other castes and it could only do this efficiently if it was
psychologically healthy and possessed of a considerable degree of
wisdom and farsightedness. Its specific task was to foresee future
problems and benefits and direct the nation accordingly.
To be able to exercise this amount of sovereign control over
destiny, they first had to ensure sovereignty within themselves and
this entailed adopting a practical, consistent method of integrating
all the aspects of the psyche, by uniting and enhancing
communication between the various areas of the brain contained
within the general divisions of the left and right cerebral lobes.
This task was not achieved by lengthy self analysis or psychotherapy
but simply by ingesting chemicals which would encourage a greater
sense of union within self and thus a transcendent appreciation of
the self’s union with the Mind of Godhead or the Universe.
true sovereignty, the will of the One, could be integrated into the
mind of the royal seer and followed.
Within the mind are a host of barriers, many of which are caused by
the brain’s chemical and physical inability to efficiently
communicate with itself. This causes a sense of confusion and
isolation which encourages various forms of attachment to comforting
delusions. Sovereignty over self is attained by accepting the self
for what it is. In so doing the individual, dispensing with the
energy consuming need to erect and maintain defensive mental
routines, allows the truth to prevail instead, without regret and
without judgment. In this manner the mind becomes detached and
The energy formally used to sustain defensive mechanisms and
constellations of delusionary complexes is freed from its shackles
and can he used to enhance alertness and perception. In focused
attention there is discovered Truth and this is the greatest
manifestation of intelligence. Symbiosis is - above all else -
Harmony and Harmony is transcendence. As a result of the
Rite of the
Vampire, Scythian culture itself was rooted in the love of
Truth and Honor. The Harmony they experienced within themselves as a result
of their personal honesty affected their relationship with the
natural world which they adored and correspondingly lived in harmony
and symbiosis with. For the Scythian, who had an almost childlike
love of life, dishonesty was the enemy of joy and the death of
In consequence it was said of the Scythian Royal caste that they
hated usurers, merchants and tradesmen and abhorred the deceit of
the marketplace. Above all, to a Royal Scythian, who knew
transcendent reality, and in being able to read his or her own heart
and mind, could read the hearts and minds of other men; anyone
attempting to lie to them or deceive them was proffering the
greatest of insults and appeared to be tuning the universe upside
down and perverting the Harmony of the Natural Order of life itself.
In Gothic Romance we have a particularly apposite example of the
Scythian hatred of liars and cheats. The Scythian "vampire" is
portrayed therein as living in terror of the christian cross and
holy water and so we are fooled into believing that the vampire was
an evil denizen of Hell who cannot bear to look upon or come into
contact with the greatest of all the symbols of virtue and
righteousness. However the reverse is actually the case. Because of
the intent of those who have stolen it, the christian cross to a
"vampire" was the epitome of everything that is evil, malicious,
self serving, deceitful, dishonest and corrupt. To the "vampire" the
church were no better that spies, holy protection racketeers and
murderers, they were tradesmen and usurpers.
The vampire’s reaction to the cross was not holy terror but disgust
and contempt, which was compounded by insult if the cross were
wielded by a cleric, because to the vampire the cross was also
associated with the martyrdom of one of the Family. To use a Vampire
Family symbol to ward off a Vampire was the ultimate insult to the
vampire’s intelligence. Likewise with holy water. In the medieval
romances dire warnings are issued to those who would pour water upon
the cubic stone of the Holy Grail.
Such an act would bring down thunder and lightning on the head of
the transgressor. This symbolism indicates that the stone that pours
forth the waters of life, namely the Grail Maiden should not be
baptized because such a christian act is an act of territorializing
usurpation, which is viewed by the Dragon Bloodlines in much the
same way as anyone else would view the dog that urinates up a tree.
Christian clerics are usurpers and the act of aspersing with holy
water is taken as their arrogance and audacity in attempting to
make their own, something they can never possess or use to further
their own selfish materialistic desires. The Vampire Race didn’t
live in fear of idolatrous trinkets, it viewed them with anger and
contempt as a form of utter stupidity that insults the intellect.
To return to the central theme of the narrative, the achieving of
internal union was a fairly straightforward and predictable event.
This is because the Royal Scythians, the Vampire or
Elven Kings and
Queens originated from a bloodline that had specific physiological
differences in comparison to to other human species. Principally, as
stated, they were in possession of a greater number of Melatonin
sensitive synaptic receptors on both sides of the brain than
ordinary human beings.
Secondly they possessed also a greater number of axons
right and left lobes of the brain via the corpus callosum. This
allowed for an enhanced trans-lobal communication potential. Thirdly
both male and female "vampires" had larger Pineal glands than other
people. In Vampire culture these assertions are reflected in the
symbolism they used.
The synaptic and axonal connections via the corpus callosum were
represented by the image of the dove of the Holy
holding within its beak a paten which it intends inserting into a
Grail Cup. This was a medieval Templar symbol. The
wings of the dove
represent the axon branches of the limbic system of the left and
right cerebrum whilst the body of the dove represents the
corpus callosum which joins the two halves together.
Similarly the Aryan symbol of the swan displayed also takes the
trouble to emphasize the same assertion but rather uses the swan’s
head to distinguish the position of the Pineal gland. Both birds are
used to convey a sense of grace and serenity and the observer is
encouraged to associate such states with the psychic condition of
the Dragon Grail Bloodline, arising specifically from
neurophysiologic differences between that bloodline and the rest
Differences in sensitivity to psychic or physical stimulus between
the ancient Scythian Royal caste and other castes is
the west by the Tale of the Princess and the Pea. This story has a
variant in Hinduism which itself shares a common Aryan cultural root
with the Scythians. Here the difference between a
Brahmin and a Ksatriya attracts comment and it becomes clear that a tendency
toward heightened physical sensitivity distinguishes the Royal
Priest from the Noble Warrior. One is quite clearly encouraged to
associate caste difference with physical difference and conclude
that caste was not a matter of social status but of physical and
psychological function. The Priest was bred to be physically
different to the Warrior.
The "vampire" was born with a higher potential for perception,
transcendence and intelligence. Although operating on a higher base
line in these areas than other species, the vampire race in their
own perception of their everyday psychological and physiological
condition, occupied a functional norm and walked a thin tightrope
between their own mundanity, which for others would be perceived as
being transcendent, and an even higher state of being.
Because of the neurophysiologic variations, achieving such a state
would be quite a straightforward matter of ingesting certain
neurotransmitters and hormones within the correct environmental
conditions. Having so many more synapses and axons to
these chemicals than other human beings, just a slight push could
send them over the edge of their accepted reality and into another
level of the universe.
A homoeopathic dose would allow them to achieve critical mass,
whilst in others, much larger doses would have no affect at all
because there are not the number of axons connecting the two lobes
anyway. A simple example of this odd phenomena is that many devotees
of various faiths follow gurus, attend seminars and retreats or take
drugs and still, after years of struggle, yearning and discipline,
get nowhere near attaining any state of mind that might be termed
transcendent or intelligent according to the parameters defined
Society encourages us to believe that we are all a homogenous mean,
we are all built the same and we all share equal and similar
attributes and potentials. The Church in particular is still very
keen to push this particular piece of propaganda. This of course is
blatantly untrue but those who are unaware of the physiological
differences may strive for years in a state of utter perplexity,
attempting to fulfill the desire to become enlightened.
Such perplexity is compounded when they meet others who make no
attempt at all to achieve such a coveted state but simply live in it
daily, having been born to it. Transcendence isn’t a matter of
getting a load of exercises right, it’s a matter of being born with
the kind of brain, endocrinal system and genetic memory that allows
the mind to perceive such a state of being.
Being a witch, a magician, a vampire, a
fairy or a royal dragon is
not something that can be bestowed through rites of initiation or by
adopting the pose. Such beings are of a different race, a race into
which they are born. It is not a club that people can join and there
are no human equivalents or substitutes, even though the church has
attempted to usurp the status and power of these beings, the utter
mess they have made of life on Earth just goes to prove my point.
They have usurped the positions formerly occupied by the
transcendent and, lacking both the tools to perform the task and the
inate desire to accept the ’Oblige’ which goes with the ’Noblesse’,
they have stupidly and callously raped the planet and wiped out
thousands of its precious species, bringing the world itself to the
brink of disaster. The "vampire" was bred, with man’s collusion, to
be man’s natural overlord and was born with that transcendent
potential which was an essential part of the employment requirement
for Kings and Queens.
This aspect of the Rite of the Vampire has two subtexts, the
physical and the spiritual. The former in social terms was intended
to establish a sense of continuity and consistency to the reign of a
King or Queen. The latter is determined by the phenomena of
transcendent understanding. By performing the Rite of Starfire
regularly it was possible to extend the normal span of life up to
about one third and though the legend of the Vampire having eternal
life can be said to be true, it does not relate to physical life.
The Vampire is to all intents and purposes Dead in one sense but far
more alive than ordinary human beings in another.
There are two types of life, both depend upon ones state of
perception for their true appreciation. In Stoker’s ’Dracula’ we are
introduced to the idea that Dracula’s image is not reflected in any
mirror. Later on, towards the end of the Tale the Count says to Mina Harker "There is no Life in this body". The former incident explains
the latter statement.
It is expressed eloquently elsewhere - "Be dead to the old nature
and alive to the new". Jesus taught that there were two types of
life, one mundane and the other transcendent. the old nature, the
old life, is lived in relation to its environment and the opinion of
those around it. It is bound by taboo and morality and considers
itself the only reality.
This is the Ego, the individual, unregenerate Personality. Being a
component of the Brain’s function, it dies with the body. The Ego or
personality is a safety function, a minor form of self awareness
that is formed by memory. In a sense, like memory it is a quality of
the past and in its functioning it relates all new experience to
past memory in order to quantify the threat or potential of any
newly experienced phenomena.
In so doing it does not observe the new but makes of it the old, by
comparing it to the nearest similar previous experience. Therefore
as the ego is essentially memory and memory is the past and the past
is dead and gone, so too is the human personality. Human beings are
to all intents and purposes machines and they are truly the living
The ego or personality, all that a human being thinks of within
themselves as being alive, is founded upon fear. During the process
of quickening the transcending mind, fear begins to appreciate that
it is beginning to disintegrate. It is dying.
As it dies the fear that it is dies also and the memory which
formerly prevented the perception from seeing anything new, suddenly
sees all things anew. As memory is also the principal component of
time, then what the perception also observes for the first time is
the end of time: Eternity. What is left after the mind dies is the
Eternal, the greater being, the spirit of the Universe:
From that point onwards memory is founded not on fear but upon
understanding. What lives from then onwards is the eternal
perceiving itself through the senses of the vampire. The former
"personality" is dead and in terms that human beings would
understand "There is no life in this body", no fixed or immutable
point of reference. This was why Dracula cast no reflection in the
mirror. The face, the body, is what human beings think of when they
affirm to themselves their selfhood and, being shaped by the
personality, the body becomes the ego, the I.
The symbolic absence of a reflection is intended to assert that
Dracula, and "vampires" in general, are "dead to the old nature but
alive to the new". This is the foundation upon which Jesus’ entire
message was built. It is only the Vampire that can truly say, with
the voice of the eternal- "I AM THE TRUTH, THE WAY AND THE LIFE".
For it is only in the blood of the vampire that there can be found
the secret of Eternal Life.
Did vampires have eternal life? Well, yes they did. They were born
Eternal in the sense that they were born to be transcendent and
their Rites afforded them the ability to "yield" to the
dynamic and perceive eternity. From that point on time becomes less
relevant and they never departed from the eternal now that is
perceived whilst in this physical life.
Time is created by mind which is fear. Without fear there is no time
and whilst living in the physical body they perceive their mortal
lives as immortal. So in the time it takes for a mortal to live out
his natural life, the Vampire has already lived an eternity in the
same space of years. When a Vampire body dies, the Spirit lives on
because it is the spirit of the eternal.
The greatest heresy of all for the church is that they cannot ever
achieve for themselves or bestow upon others the ability to attain
life after death. The greatest heresy is that humans die, whilst the
vampire and the fairy live forever. The greatest lie that the Church
has ever uttered is in trying to convince people that faith or
transubstantiation in communion will grant eternal life.
Even if the blood in the Eucharist Chalice were the blood of Christ
or the Virgin, it would avail Man nothing because he is not
anatomically equipped to process the chemicals that allow the brain
to see the eternal. Mortal man is equipped to live his allotted span
and then die forever. Individual reincarnation of the personality is
equally as spurious a lie which, like the Church’s teachings
concerning life after death, is propagated to induce behavioral
conformity. However, there are still Grail Maidens on the Earth and
the spirit of Kali has not yet completely passed into oblivion,
despite the best efforts of the Church to breed her handmaidens out
The author discussed with Kenneth Grant the understanding that
there is still a genetic difference between the Dragon Blood and the
Blood of the Kasatriya and Sudra Castes. There is no elitism or
snobbery involved in such a view. In times past there was a social
niche for Dragons, Fairies, Vampires, Witches and Druidhes where,
along with their human cousins they fulfilled a responsible social
role in the affairs of Man.
However today they are just viewed as madmen or anomalies and
society has no time for people who believe they can see beyond the
endless desire to attain self worth or a sense of personal identity
through fruitless labour and pointless consumption. Often the
Quickening and Starfire does come unexpectedly and when it does,
nothing can prepare the individual for its consequences. We are all
taught that there is nothing beyond the reality defined within the
consensus of the prevailing mass psychosis, with its materialistic
fantasies and childish notions of Heaven and Hell.
We are all encouraged to conform and we have our expectations
regulated accordingly. In particular no one in the west is taught
that there is a dynamic potential within human relationships which
transcends the mundane desire to assuage loneliness or greed, to
propagate the genes, replicate the self or achieve self worth
through sexuality. In consequence, for those who have been taught
that there is no such things as Dragons, Vampires, Witches, Fairies
or Druidhes and furthermore that all are sons of Adam and thus born
equal in the sight of God, it can come as a bit of a surprise if
Starfire, as the Quickening, creeps up unawares and does something
to the soul that has remarkable similarities to it having been
hung, drawn and quartered.
A new reality manifests itself, the brain becomes sensitized to the
chemical phenomena that accompanies the revolution in perception and
this new state becomes the norm, the base line. To maintain it
Starfire as a ritual must be continued. There is now a new
physiological requirement that must be met that is beyond human
understanding, because human beings are blessedly bereft of the
dormant brain tackle that has now fully kicked in and has become
addicted to La Fontaine de Soif.
It should be explained that Starfire does not necessarily have to be
the consumption of blood in the first instance. As the Quickening it
can sometimes occur in the Grail Bloodline spontaneously and
unexpectedly, and involve the subject in a situation where they
become aware of a tremendous level of energy in someone they meet
and become close to and this energy field, in close proximity, does
something to the subject’s perceptions. There can be a feeling of
tremendous stillness and peace and a cessation of desire. It is like
The only way to explain it is to say that it appears to rewire the
brain which then subconsciously expects a continuity of that self
same stimulus. Without a regular fix there can be problems. It all
sounds like the twaddle we read in Gothic Novels, like some form of
stereotypical motif that Vampire wannabees would use to justify the
idiocy of being seen in public with orthodontic augmentations.
However the Fontaine de Soif does exist and, as I have said before,
the best way of appreciating it is to think of the alcoholic who,
before the first drink doesn’t know that they even are alcoholics,
but afterwards need that chemical fix regularly or their life goes
to pieces. In alcoholism the chemical deficiency is, I believe, for
a neurotransmitter called Neuropeptide. In vampirism it is for
Melatonin but that in itself is only one component.
Oxytocin, Vassopresin and Dopamine could also be implicated in the
A happy Dragon can go through life without any of this and without
any of the Gothic overtones, just as long as they never meet another
one of their bloodline. If they do though, there is a chance that
they will discover a separate reality which they will find painful
to be bereft of.
When talking of royal vampirism one should be aiming to associate
the phrase with the evening scent of Nightstock, with moonlight and
star shine and the song of the Nightingale in the forest behind the
"In the centre of the chamomile lawn there stands a black marble
plinth from beneath which trickles the waters of life, whose
sparkling melody harmonizes with the plaintive haunting song of the
beautiful, elven girl, the beloved who, leaning against the
monolith, stares into the starlit western sky, as if surveying a
vast abyss, a realm of infinite depth that no man could ever hope to
see with human eyes".
She is the journey’s end and the
fulfillment of the dragon nature.
Royal vampirism is about devotion to the feminine and surrender to
the goddess, it is about a love that sacrifices self even unto
death. It cannot be presented without the kind of romantic imagery
whose symbolism transcends mortal love. Here we have a situation
where the sidhe, in order to consummate his or her nature, must
sacrifice that nature to the source of its consummation. The Dragon
Maiden is not the victim and the vampire is not the predator. Both
consume and transform each other and ultimately the sidhe must die
in the arms of the beloved.
The confusion between this imagery and that of the dentally gifted
fashion victim is the confusion between royal and martial vampirism.
This particular manifestation of the legend was real and there is no
getting away from that. Like royal vampirism it concerned itself
with the assimilation of identities but beyond that it was for
adrenaline junkies and thyroxine freaks. Originating in Scythian
battle custom, warriors would drink the blood of fallen friend or
foe alike in order to take upon themselves the valor and spirit of
the dying warrior.
The more adrenaline and endorphins the victim or donor had in their
bloodstream the better, because this provided fuel for the predators
to continue the fray. It did not concern itself with high
philosophy, transcendent love, intelligence or longevity and was
itself in effect a short cut to the grave. A case of live hard, die
young. Today athletes have been known to gradually extract their own
blood, up to about two pints, and store it prior to events. Several
hours before their performance they would reinject the blood back
into their systems, giving them a significant and very useful buzz.
In stories such as le Fanu’s ’Carmilla’, Stoker’s ’Dracula
lately the work of Warrington, the most significant component of the
vampire’s personality is not the callousness or predation, but their
adoration and love for the victim. The method of consummation
however, has been confused with that of the Scythian Warrior. Having
said that, the stories themselves echo significantly the sentiments
expressed in the world’s first story of royal vampirism, the Song of
Songs, to be given further consideration in relating and expanding
upon the underlying theme in historical examples of the Royal Rite.