Scythians and Druids

The Tocharians depicted in the cave shrines of Takla Makan are red haired and wear the same conical hat, sometimes called a Phrygian cap. A variant of this was worn by Mithras, the intermediary god adopted by the Persians and featured in the Indian pantheon of the Asuras.

In monarchical dualism he is depicted as balancing the forces of increase and decrease, represented by the gods Ahura Mazda and Ahriman and some classical authors identified him with Jesus Christ. His headgear is also depicted as the hat worn by gnomes and dwarves.

Accompanying the depictions of the Tocharian Lords in these cave temples are examples of the language attributed to them - Tocharian A script - which looks remarkably like one of the scripts that Tolkien attributes to his Elven peoples. That the Tocharians are Scythian-Aryans themselves means that the devotional language used by their High-Kings and Queens might justifiably be called an Elven language, the tongue of Tolkien’s Sundered Elves of the East.

The second Gaelic word for ’vampire’ is Sumaire, which is pronounced shimarie, with the accent on the middle syllable - shim AR ri. Sumaire is translated as ’vortex’, meaning a whirlpool or spiral, a labyrinth: a sucker, a reptile (serpent or Dragon).

There is a clear link here with Sumeria and Anu’s mother Tiamat, the Dragoness of the deeps, and with Anu’s children Samael and Lilith, the forebears of the fairies. Various pictures of the latter two depict them as entwined around a tree, often the tree is Lilith herself, with Samael as the serpent or dragon resting in her branches as in Hebraic Iconography where Lilith is the Tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden.

The Sumerians appeared first in Mesopotamia in 3500 BC. Prior to their emergence they were preceded by the Ubaid migrants from what is now southern Romania, from Carpathia and Scythia, who had fled south to escape the Black Sea flood of 4000 BC. Dated to about 5000 BC, archaeologists working in Tartaria in the Ubaid territory of Transylvania, discovered a ’tepes’ or Rath under which they found a fire-pit.

Buried amongst the ashes were the human remains of a cannibalistic sacrificial victim and two clay tablets. On these were inscribed the name of Enki (Samael), the number of Anu - 60 - and the image of a goat, Enki again, and a Tree - Lilith. In Hinduism Siva is the Goatherd of the Mountains.

The pictographic nature of the inscriptions convinced the archaeologists that the language was the forerunner of Sumerian and so they called it proto-Sumerian. Making it fairly obvious that the Sumerians were originally Ubaid Overlords from Central Eurasia.

Sadly however, because a bunch of right-wing Hungarian nationalists then claimed Sumerian roots by virtue of a discovery made in a backyard they had only recently overrun, subsequent to the discovery in the 1960’s and the attendant madcap claim, no academic would give the proto-Sumerian theory house room, not wishing to accommodate the views of a collection of neo-nazi cranks and quite rightly so.

What a group of Mongoloids thought they had in common with the Aryan race the author doesn’t know. Having invaded the region as the Magyar at so late a period in history the author fails to see how any claim to Sumerian or proto-Sumerian origins, that an isolated group of Hungarian lunatics might make, could possibly hold up under even the most cursory scrutiny.

Nevertheless the author also finds the attitude of those academics who opposed the definition to be obstructive and misleading, especially as it is now conclusively proved that the culture responsible for the production of the Tartarian clay tablets and the Rath structure was Ubaid - the founders of civilized Mesopotamia and, as it turns out, the Overlords of the Indus valley civilization of Mohenjo Daro and Harrapa where Ishtar reigned as Queen.

Further east of Transylvania similar discoveries were made in the Ukraine or greater Scythia and the peoples who had settled the area were named after their dwellings, which in Russian were called Kurgans. They were mound houses exactly the same as the tepes of Tartaria and the Tells that the Ubaid built all the way down through Anatolia to Al’Ubaid and Sumeria.

To the Kurgan peoples, obviously the red-haired Aryan or proto-Aryan (if you must) horse lords, was attributed the invention of the chariot whose axle dimensions were copied on all horse drawn vehicles right up until the Victorian period, when they were incorporated into the axle width (4ft 8½ ins) of the standard gauge railways still in use today.

The influence that vampires have had on European culture should not be dismissed! They inspired modern wheeled transport, invented tourism in a big way and lent their images and their dress to the lids of every shortbread tin you’ve ever seen.

It seems fair to suggest, given the wealth of archaeological and anthropological evidence, that the Sumerians or Ubaid as we should call them, along with the pale-skinned and red-haired Lilith and her descendants, were the early Elven, Aryan-Scythian Dragon Overlords of what we know now as Transylvania and Greater Scythia.

This particularly in the light of the discoveries of bat winged, serpent-god statuary found in Dacia and Tibet (not too far from Takla Makan!) which is said to date back at least 5000 years, putting it into the period of the emergence of civilization in Sumeria.

Such figures we would readily identify as the Dragon or, in Gaelic - The Sumaire - whilst the Kurgans/Tells/Tepes that these early Transylvanian/Scythian Sidheans or Ubaid occupied were clearly duplicated in the Irish Raths of the Danaan, such as Newgrange with its spirally engraved stones, the Ziggurats of the Sumerians and the Pyramids of the Egyptians.

Whilst these ancient structures bore the marks of the sumaire, the spiral labyrinth or vortex design, thus emphasizing the creachaire - sumaire theme of the Dragon - witch - Vampire - Overlord theme, the Egyptians too adopted the labyrinth and used the spiral as a hieroglyph which they termed the ’Mer’, a symbol of irrigation associating it with water and, via weir spelt Vere and Mhaior, rendering Muir, returning once more to the Egyptian Mer - the fish trap or fish-woman trap, the enclosure of the mermaid, the maze or labyrinth and intimations of the wild hunt. (Muir and Mhaior name variants courtesy of Dr. Hugh Vere).

So at long last, having trudged through the backwaters of obscure knowledge we can now say that we know exactly who and what the Vampire was and is. A very rare individual, a God-King amongst the race of human kings, the Vampire descends from the supernatural Dragon Royalty of Sumeria back to the Ubaid Overlords of what was to become known as Transylvania and Greater Scythia.

The Vampire: the Dragon King or Queen was an Archdruid, a Witch Queen or King, a Fairy Princess or Prince amongst the race of Elphame. Consequently the Vampire, the Fairy, the Dragon and the Witch were all the same individual and far from being the characters of fable they were in fact very powerful, very real beings whose vampiric natures and rituals sustained their superconsciousness, transcendent vision which in its turn maintained their positions as the overlords of mankind.

These gods of flesh and blood were the only gods that ever actually existed: Myth, however, transformed them into the ethereal deities whom we are conditioned to think of as Gods now, and who came to be worshipped worldwide. Nevertheless flesh and blood they were and their bloodlines descend to the present day.

The Druids
The word Druid is said to be Greek in origin and, as ’drys’: means ’tree’. Some authorities like to think it means ’oak tree’ but no evidence exists to confirm this irrefutably. As we shall see later druid is also related to ’dru’ meaning ’run’ in Sanskrit and to Drys meaning a Wren - specifically the Goldcrest - one of the birds most sacred to the Druids. For the present however, we will concentrate on the Greek version of the word.

Though the Druids are associated with groves and, as some will insist, with oak trees, it is feasible to suggest that in the light of their Sumerian and Ubaid origins, the druids as priest kings of the Dragon, were connected specifically with the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, rather than with any mundane or temporal shrubbery.

Accepting this we may further suggest that, as priests of these pre-eminent Trees of Life and Knowledge, they may be further identified with those magicians and scholars whose Transylvanian descendants, the Scythian Aryans or Sumerian Anunnaki - the Dragon God-Kings - were instrumental in establishing the Chakric system of Hindu and Buddhist Tantra and Hebrew, Arabic and Greek Qabalah whose magical systems, as we all know, contain a glyph called the Tree of Life.

Generally speaking this Tree, a system of pathways both macrocosmic and microcosmic in nature, links the various subtle energy centers which are said to exist both in the universe, as levels of density and emanation relating to the manifestation of cosmic power and being, and in the human body - on the microcosmic level - as energy centers corresponding to the glands in the endocrinal system. In Qabalah the spheres which do not relate to the glands may be seen as points in the meridian system adopted by the Chinese. On another level, the Qabalistic Tree of Life is a genealogical chart of the Gods.

The magical Tree is a universal symbol. As in the early Sumerian depiction of the Tree of Life; the abode of Lilith, many of the subsequent Arabic, Indian and European Holy Trees share common attributes. All have residing in their topmost branches some form of bird.

In Tantra it is the swan, whose head rests within the Ajna Chakra which corresponds to the pineal and pituitary glands and the corpus callosum. In Welsh druidic lore the bird is represented as the eagle, a typically shamanic, totem bird which symbolizes the ascendent spirit. Here the eagle is the god Lleu (in Ireland he is the Danaan king Lugh), the father of the elven Llewelyn kings of Gwynnedd.

In Arabic Sufism the bird is a peacock whilst in Viking lore the Sacred Tree Yggdrasil has at its base a coiled serpent by a pool and in its highest boughs the bird of the released spirit accompanied by a white hart.

What a deer is doing up a tree is anyone’s guess, but have a stab at it and I’ll tell you later. Yggdrasil is called the Axis Mundi and is seen as the tree which contains within its branches and roots the nine worlds of the Viking philosophical system, including their version of the Hebrew Qlipphoth or underworld. Immediately the similarity between it and the Qabalistic and Tantric Trees becomes quite apparent and this is no fluke.

In actual fact the druid’s most sacred tree wasn’t the oak, it was the apple tree, linked to which is the blue boar, both of which came originally, it was said, from the Otherworld. For this reason the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden was always depicted as the apple, but could be interchanged with the pomegranate for reasons which eventually will become apparent to the hardiest and most persistent reader.

The Mistletoe Bard, whom we will encounter later, cut the golden bough from the Apple prior to descending into the underworld. Where it has been suggested that the berries of the mistletoe represent the sperm of the Great Oak God (Jupiter/Thor/Jehovah/Enlil) and thus his fertility and life-force, this isn’t in fact the case.

The Mistletoe grew mainly on Apple trees which, as we shall see, are exclusively female. Therefore the berries of the Mistletoe represent the female and consequently the Goddess’ fluid, not the seminal fluid of a male deity.

The boar is sacred to both Mars and to Arduina or Diana. This link between the apple and the boar, and the boar and Mars and Diana or the Moon is identical with the association between the Apple Tree of Eden as Lilith (of the Moon) and Samael the Serpent or Dragon who embraces her. Essentially the symbols of the Boar and the Dragon have become interchangeable.

The Blue Boar is a druidic symbol of office and the Dragon is a symbol of bloodline descent, a clan badge of the druidic race. In the Scythian Dragon Tribe the individual totem animal badges vary from region to region and reflect the local fauna and the status of the clan or sept. As an example a high or archdruidic family badge would be the boar, whilst a junior sept of that clannad would have as its totem the hedgehog, which is rather amusing.

The symbol of Samael the Serpent reclining in the Branches of Lilith’s Apple Tree in the Garden of Eden actually depicts the concept of the Dragon eating the fruit itself. This can also be found slightly more abstractly but conversely and paradoxically more graphically at the same time, in the Tantric equivalent of the serpent entwined around a female figure.

As the apple is also the favorite fruit of the boar in the wild, it is doubtless that the adoption of the Boar as a badge was because of this and further, that the identification of the boar with the dragon was through their mutual, actual and symbolic love of what the Irish druids called the apples of red-gold. The boar was also called Le Solitaire and for this reason has links with the Merlin which will be dealt with later.

The Apple Trees - either Lilith or her descendant scarlet priestesses - bore the fruit which symbolized the sephirah and the glands of the female body. These, the apples of red-gold, produce the enriched virginal womb blood that was consumed by both the male and female druids - the Boars in the Orchard and the Serpents or Dragons in the Trees. Red-Gold is also the Tantric Kaula term for womb blood: the Rtu or first flow of the womb.

In reinforcing the Uber-Oupire link - the identification between the witch (druidhe) and vampire - it is worth taking a look at the totem system of Mithraism, a close cousin of druidism. In the Mithraic initiatory grades there are 7 degrees.

The Highest is the Dragon and the penultimate is the wolf. Also included is the Raven and with variations across Europe these animals, along with Swans, Geese, Bears, Vipers, Hawks, eagles and so on, served as the tuadh or kingdom emblems for the various Scythian groups.

In Romania however, these grades with their animal totems or badges make up the degrees or conditions of vampirism. The most potent vampire is the Dracoi or female Dracoica, from whence the House of Drakul obtained its name, meaning ’Satan’ or ’Dragon’ whilst Drakulea or Dracula means ’son of Satan’ or ’son of the Dragon’. Lying at a close second place comes the Stregoi or female Stregoica, a being that manifests itself as either a wolf or a raven. We can see where this is leading, can’t we?

The Stregoi or Stregoica represents both the Morrighan or Morgana, the Valkyrie and the Werewolf or Verewolf, which is simply another manifestation of the vampire. Typically and especially where wolves were in short supply, the werewolf was represented variously by the Bear and the Fox; and elsewhere by the crocodile (the Sobekh of Egypt - patron and protector of Royalty - whose fat was used as the Messach or anointing oil of the pharoahs, the Messiahs or priest kings).

In this neck of the woods it was also common to replace the werewolf with the Panther who was sacred to the lunar goddess Diana and also to Bacchus. Panther was the clan name of Jesus, and much earlier, the Ubaid priests wore the skins of Panthers as their totem animal. The Panther’s feeding ritual involves it opening the jugular vein in its victims neck and drinking the blood prior to eating the carcass.

The association between werewolves and the moonlight which drove them loopy, according to fable, is repeated and reinforced by the traditional belief that witches (aka vampires) were sacred to Diana and worshipped her by the light of the full moon. The link between the full moon and the vampire of the Gothic Romance is also well represented in tradition.

The reason that moonlight drove werewolves round the twist and elicited devotion from witches was because the full moon was seen as the menstrual moon that signaled the impending flow and was worshipped particularly by the witches of Italy and the surrounding area.

These ladies were called Strega, that is the Italian name for a witch and rather than worshipping the full moon they were celebrating what the moon and Diana stood for - food for the soul - the blood of virgins! Give it a chance - it isn’t as gory or unsavory as it sounds.

This was the secret foundation for the High Romance and Courtly Love that initiated the exoteric Medieval Romantic Movement itself, so don’t get judgmental or picky. If you are health conscious and take supplements like HRT you might as well know that it comes in many cases either from the urine of Mares or French Nuns - yes the author did say: Nuns. It’s official. So don’t start turning your nose up at a bit of harmless but nevertheless profitable genital snogging. Its a lot more fun than taking the piss out of Catholics. Most of the time.

As Melatonin was the primary hormone extracted in the blood rites of Diana it’s your choice: would you have preferred the blood of beautiful virgins, romantically celebrating and giving joyously of their feminine power and status by moonlight then, or the urine of papists - in a pill - now? One type of melatonin is live whilst the other is stone dead and useless - guess which is which. And Melatonin is only the beginning of the story.

In addition to the Dragon Court’s research into DNA, over two years ago the author who, many years ago, was the first to pinpoint the potential chemicals indictated in the precise hormonal makeup of the Holy Grail and Grant’s Starfire phenomena (which information he subsequently passed, in part, on to Laurence Gardner), also commissioned the assay of various organic fluids in order to discover and prove the presence of a range of these vital psychotropic and restorative chemicals discharged by the human female system.

These included oxytocin, prolactin, melatonin, seratonin, adenosyne triphosphate, dopamine, telomerase and retinol. The results of these assays should be known soon. Richard Dufton had also been working independently on identifying the same chemical presences for some years and when he and the author met in 1995 they began to work closely on the Melatonin basis for the Holy Grail. Out of this joint research the author discovered the wider implications of the discovery and restructured the Kabalistic and Tantric systems with precise chemical indices for each sephiroth or chakra.

The association between Scythian Totem beasts, Romanian animal vampire types and Mithraic grades of Initiation indicates clearly that vampirism, far from being random or opportunist, was in fact part of an ancient system of elven rites manifest in Tantra, Mithraism and Druidism.

Having said that the symbol of the panther and the werewolf were apposite, as the Scythian warrior nobility were a tad bloody-minded at times and Roman reports from the early part of the first millennium state how the Pictish Danaan had been witnessed eating the flesh and drinking the blood of their defeated foes following victories in battle.

Undoubtedly this was a corruption of earlier ritual practice as we shall see later. Certainly going out and ’eating Italian’ had a unique and disturbing meaning for the Roman soldiery of the day, as the Ninth Legion in Albany discovered to their cost. Drinking the blood of friend or foe in battle was a common practice in Eire and Scotland, the former in remembrance of fallen comrades, the latter to obtain the strength of the enemy. Contrary to Royal Vampirism, the whole point of Martial Vampirism was to clog your arteries with someone else's adrenaline

Another ritual familiar to those who have read Stoker’s Dracula was the hauling of soil from the Scythian homelands in boxes. The Scythians initiated this practice with the idea that the earth was the source of sovereignty and power and that ones soul was linked to ones homeland.

This isn’t entirely daft because we are what we eat, and what we eat affects the ’soul’ (biochemically derived and mediated collection of responses and attachments called ’ME’, the ego, personality or whatever, dependant for its existence on the continuity of the mind-brain interface) through the body, both body and soul being inextricably linked as they are. What we eat comes from the land where we are born and so the soil of ones country and its inherent sovereignty and identity literally flow in the blood that courses through one’s veins.

Up until the last century, the displaced Scots who traveled to America would slip a little soil from their former Crofts into the soles of their boots in order that, wherever they went they would always be walking on the earth of their homeland.

The Scythian Overlords brought the dragon culture with them as they traversed the many regions of Europe and finally settled in the British Isles. All their kings, indeed all Scythians of the royal caste were dragons, particularly the druids and their high kings were called Pendragons or chief dragons and were picked by their druidic peers from druidic families.

Variant spellings for the name Druid include ’Draoi’ - thought to mean Dragon - which is close in spelling to the Romanian ’Dracoi’ and ’Dracoica’ which, if related to ’Drys’, associated with wood nymphs or tree spirits, suggests that the ’Drys’ or ’Dryads’ were the female druids who were symbolized by the apple tree of Lilith whilst the ’Draoi’ or ’Dracoi’ - the highest degree of the male druids - were represented by the serpent entwined in the branches of those apple trees.

The Priestess Queens and Priest Kings, as we have seen, dwelt in the holy places, the royal Raths that served as both temple and tomb. These subterranean palaces mimicked the the Bergs or mound houses of the Scythians’ ’proto’-Sumerian ancestors, who originated in Transylvania and Carpathia.

Similarly the Mithraic underground temples resembled places like Newgrange, in that they had an aperture above the doorway that allowed a shaft of sunlight into the building. This ray would hit the back wall of the temple where, in the case of Mithraic rituals, there were placed figurines, the sequential illumination of each in its turn, as the day progressed onwards, would tell an initiatory story, bathed in the dying light of the midwinter sun.

Beneath the doorways of various of these buildings have been discovered the remains of headless corpses whose skulls would have been secreted within these Sidhe Mounds. Their functions were to serve as Guardians of the Portals, spirit defenders of the power and sanctity of these shrines - the dwellings of the Dragons - the Goddess-Queens and God-Kings incarnate.

The cult of the severed head, as part of Celtic religious practice originated with the druids and therefore the Scythians. Examples of the head as the seat of the soul and the source of mystical wisdom, a bestower of gifts or cornucopia finds expression both in the legend of the head of Bran the Blessed or Bendigaid Fran, Archdruid of Britian, retold in the Mabinogion; and the Trial papers of the Templars, who owned a head which was said to speak words of transcendent wisdom. This head, along with that of Bran, have both been cited as being aspects of the Grail with whom both Bran and the Templars were connected.

The Knights Templars restructured by Baldwin of Bourcq in 1118 appended to their name "and of the Temple of Solomon" whilst the original Order of Templars, a Vere foundation which emerged in 1100 were called "Guardian Princes of the Royal Secret". However the original Temple Guard was founded 1500 years earlier in Jerusalem.

A close examination of the ’Song of Songs’ attributed to Solomon will reveal to the reader certain esoteric references to the Grail. It has been further revealed that Solomon’s bloodline had Scythian Dragon origins and therefore connections with the Cult of the Head. That a head, said to be that of the Magdalene, successor to Sheba, to turn up in the inventory attached to the Templar trial papers should therefore come as no surprise.

The Scythians believed that the head contained the immortal soul. Descartes, writing in the 1600’s, was of the same opinion and elaborated by asserting that the seat of the soul was the pineal gland. Others, writing later, have suggested that this organ is the mediator of inspiration and the translator of intuitive or cosmic information.

In Indian Tantric Yoga the Pineal is the physical seat or anchor of the Ajna Chakra which also corresponds to the Pituitary as well. In this philosophy the Pineal is symbolized as being the head of the swan, whose body comprises the various areas of the rest of the brain. As we have seen, the dove and the Raven also fulfill this symbolic function.

The Pineal Gland is specifically associated with Grail Lore and closely aspected to manifestations of the Grail in the forms of a Cup, a Stone, a Cauldron, a Well, Mere or lake; a fountain, (such as that found in certain kabalistic rituals) and an underground stream.

Within the theme of the severed head we also find the dressed head of Llewelyn, King of Gwynedd, which was severed from his body and garlanded with Ivy (sacred to Bacchus) before being dispatched to Edward I following the victory of his armies over the Welsh in the 1200’s.

Some two hundred years later, on his death in 1477, Prince Vlad Draculea’s body was taken to an Abbey he had built on an Island in the middle of a lake in Smyrna. Such a sanctuary has distinct Arthurian overtones and associations with the Isle of Avallon, upon which there was also built an abbey of the quasi-druidic Celto-Scythian Church.

This replaced the early Rath temple, grove and sanctuary of the Morganas, the ladies of the lake who were the Swan Maiden-Valkyries of the Scythian world, vampires and head hunters. In such sanctuaries headless corpses, as we have seen, were placed as portal guardians and it is in just such a condition that we discover that, according to local tradition, Draculea’s head was removed from his body and his corpse was buried beneath the stone flags beneath the doorway of the Abbey’s chapel.

A similar incident is reported to have occurred with the establishment of the Celtic Christian Shrine on the Island of Iona. Here it is St Columba who is said to have severed the head of one of his disciples and buried the blood drained corpse beneath the doorway of the chapel.

The blood of the victim was then consumed as a eucharist in thanksgiving for the monks’ safe arrival to the island. Here we can see that early Christianity was indeed tied up with the cult of the head, as was the collateral Johannite Cult of the Baptist, who himself was a sacrificial king of Dragon descent.

Draculea’s name means son of the Dragon as we have seen, and his burial replicates the Scythian burials in the Holy-Royal Sidhe or power mounds found in Eire and Scotland. In Draculea’s case there are a number of symbols associated with him that connect him directly with the Scythian druidic tradition.

Furthermore these symbols, some of which we can also find, surprisingly enough, in Stoker’s novel, lead to the conclusion that Stoker knew a great deal about his subject. Much of the information in ’Dracula’ the novel, is of an esoteric and highly specialized psycho-biological nature, which does not detract from or conflict with, but rather elucidates upon, the character of the Draculea of history.

Bram Stoker was a close friend and associate of the Welsh magician and writer Arthur Machen who wrote numerous works, including a paper on the alchemical significance of the dragon and a novel on the Twllyth Teg - the fairies of Wales.

It is a common device to convey esoteric knowledge via the medium of supposed fiction and it appears that both Stoker and Machen involved themselves in such ventures. Stoker was also acquainted with Aleister Crowley and MacGregor Mathers, both of whom were leading lights in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Machen and Wilde were members of this organization which, it is said, had its roots in the ancient Rosicruciana Anglicae.

Oscar Wilde was one of only four people associated with The Golden Dawn and the later breakaway group: the Ordo Templi Orientis headed by Crowley, who himself undertook to perform the rituals leading to the accomplishment of a variant of the ancient "Mass of the Vampire".

The amazing Jack Parsons, OTO., attempted it in the 1940’s and joined Wilde in succumbing to the ruin and degradation that accompanies it. Jack died in an inexplicable explosion in the garage of his home in California.

Whilst Crowley accomplished the rite and walked away virtually unscathed, eventually dying of old age in Hastings, Wilde’s fate is known to all. Having said that ’Death in Hastings’ has none of the romantic je ne sais quoi of say, ’Death in Venice’, or even Paris. Perhaps Wilde, vilified as he was, had the better of it after all, at least in terms of style!

It has been suggested that Stoker was either a member of the OTO or the Golden Dawn and it would appear that the cohesion and integrity of the symbolism in his ’Dracula’ must therefore point to Stoker having a source of esoteric information far more informed in historical and alchemical terms than any that he might have obtained, as it has been suggested, purely from the folklore of Romanian peasants or from contemporary literary sources.

Historical accounts of Prince Draculea’s life confirm that he was born in and became Prince of Wallachia, not Transylvania. In linking Draculea with Transylvania however, Stoker suggests to the reader that the origin of the vampire tradition was indeed linked to the Ubaid Homeland.

Recent research has uncovered the fact that Draculea did indeed, like his Scythian Warrior ancestors, drink the blood of his impaled and decapitated victims. Decapitation is distinctly a Scythian practice and although it has been suggested that Draculea learnt the custom of impaling from his Turkish captors, this practice had been used as a punishment by the Aryans of Persia as early as 500 BC.

Although Stoker has Dracula impaled and decapitated at his castle when in fact Draculea was beheaded at the Abbey where he was buried, Stoker is rightly attempting to associate Dracula, via these rituals, with an entire vampiric cultural tradition of which his character was destined to become the definitive archetype.

This is no bad thing because the picture of Dracula and his accoutrements and behavior is not far from the actual truth of the matter. The finer details of the novel confirm that Stoker was probably being prompted by others in the writing of this work, which contains secret information that is still generally unknown outside certain circles.

It was generally thought that the only way to kill a vampire was to impale the body through the heart, in order to pin the wandering body to the earth, remove the head and cremate the remains. At that time cremation was forbidden in Christian Europe because it was believed that the bodily remains should be left intact to rise again on the Day of Judgment.

Obviously the Church thought that reconstituting the fetid and rotting remains of sinners on the Last Day would be a doddle for God, whereas he would be powerless to reconstruct the former human being from a handful of dust. Typically stunning christian logic in action here.

Cremation was practiced by Hindus, a race of people originally extracted from the Aryan Horse Lords. Considering this as a funerary practice in relation to decapitation and impaling, which was reserved as a royal punishment in Persia, perhaps the peasant memory, prompted by the church, recalled the link between royalty and these rituals and thence assumed that the only way to kill a vampire who was, after all exclusively a member of the Fairy or Royal Race, was to put the body through a series of ritual processes, some of which had been variously, components of Scythian royal sacrificial or funerary practice.

Royal decapitation we can see in the stories of Bran and Llewelyn, and although Celts buried their common dead, we might suggest, given the earliest evidence from Tartaria and other later sites, that Royal Scythians, like their Viking and Hindu cousins, cremated the sometimes decapitated remains of their sacred dead, depending on the requirements of specific ritual necessity. Perhaps to the peasantry, impaling was seen as poetic justice in dispatching one assumed to be of a race for whom impaling was a common punishment.

We have seen that impaling was thought to nail the body of the vampire to the earth and perhaps where the body wasn’t burnt, impaling was considered sufficient to keep in its grave, the body of one belonging to a race that the crows in cassocks said was so terrifying and seemingly so indestructible.

It will be remembered though that many of the stories concerning vampires were contrived by the church to encourage the flock to remain in fear for its life and thus faithful to its only means of protection and salvation, the fat scheming pervert in the black frock.

It was immaterial to them that vampirism was rarely committed against outsiders except when they were opponents in war. Nevertheless the vampire scare went on longer than the witch craze and was just as effective in keeping the poor peasant in bondage to the evil doctrines of a lying church.

As a Scythian custom, impaling would have been as common in Galatia, later Turkey, where the Cult of the Head thrived in Roman times; as it was in Persia where it was reserved for one royal in particular - Bress - who betrayed his brother Darius following the successful invasion by Alexander.

Essentially Stoker’s Dracula is as much a part of the Grail Cycle as the Druidic stories of King Arthur and of Eschenbach’s ’Parzifal’. In these stories as in most Druidic teaching fables, the Bards delighted in presenting material that could be read on several different but related levels which often have hermetic, macro and microcosmic components.

In particular where Stoker is concerned, an extract from Solomon’s ’Song of Songs’ features in a couple of obscure lines in his Dracula and these directly refer to the central alchemical theme of the Grail Cycle and put the seal on the book as being an esoteric work, rather than just simply a Gothic novel.

Historically Draculea himself attended the ’Solomon School’ in Hermannstadt, an alchemical, hermetic college that taught magic to the sons of Royalty. Two other schools like this existed in Europe, one was in Toledo in Spain and the other was said to be in Transylvania. At the ’Solomon’ only one person per class ever graduated, or ’rode the Dragon’ as it was termed.

Fanciful christian theory says that the rest of the students ended up with Satan in Hell!  Reminiscent of a DruidicBangor’ or university, the ’Solomon School’ finished Vlad’s education and fitted him to become a Dacian counterpart of the British Pendragon, with all the brutal wisdom of his fairy ancestors and predecessors who, as God-Kings of the specifically intermediary, guardian-class of Anunnaki deities, were inhumed in the same manner that Dracula himself was laid to rest.

Draculea the prince of Wallachia was little different in actuality from the Dracula character of Stoker’s novel. This Sacred Prince, a Hermetic scholar and initiate, a student of magic, Magus, Witch Lord and Dragon Prince, counterbalanced the bloodlust of his forebears with a refined knowledge and advanced practice of Grail procedure which, shining forth radiantly from the pages of Stoker’s little masterpiece, echoed the teachings that the historical Draculea would have received at the ’Solomon School’: teachings and encountered in the Dragon Court of which he was a member, teachings which were held in common by Archdruids, Alchemists, Tantric Yogis, Hermeticists and Qabalists alike, each discipline originating from one ancient Fairy Tradition in Sumeria and Transylvania - the heartlands of the Dragon Kings and Queens of the Sacred Danaan Peoples.

In Draculea’s day christian kings sent their sons to christian universities but still, true kingship, the Sobekh or Messiah kingship, symbolized since antiquity by the Dragon or Sacred Crocodile, required that the true kings’ sons learnt priest-kingship and in Draculea’s case, this education was still clearly of a Druidic nature, even as late as the 15th century.

In the Celtic British Isles after the Romans decamped, Princes were required to become priests or druids and as late as 660 AD we can find references concerning the education of the Merovingian Prince Dagobert at Slane University in Ireland where, up until the year 664 AD, Celtic, Druidic Christianity still held sway.

In those days and as late as 751 A.D. Kings still came exclusively from the King Tribe who supplied much of the Celtic world, as well as Eurasia, with Draconian offspring to serve as Royal Priests. This King Tribe, the Arya or Sidhe - the Scythians - included the Merovingian dynasty who, although it was an amalgam of Jesus’ Egyptian and Aryan blood, it was also closely related to the Irish and Scots Royal Danaan and the Druidic castes integral to these Houses still educated this dynastic progeny up until the Carolingian usurpation and the ascendance of the Church of Rome in 664 AD.

Gradually at first the Roman church replaced the true royal, elven blood with its own bloodless puppets and made christian education the norm for the sons of the new christian kings and nobles whom the church had created. The Solomons of Hermannstadt, Toledo and Transylvania became the hidden leftovers of an ancient, originally druidic educational system which necessarily went underground and became the subject of myth and fairytale, along with the bloodlines it once educated openly.

The Dragon Colleges produced the ’Uber’, the Overlords who, in Britain were called the Pendragons and in Transylvania the ’Dracoi’ or ’Dracoica’ - the ’vampires’. Only the highest graduates of the Druidic bangors would be thought of as true men or women of power, true Sidhe or Fairy Royalty and thus it was only the prince who ’rode the Dragon’ who could be said to fit the same criteria for inclusion in the bloodline of the vampire, the witch and the fairy families - The Dragon Kings.