Tag: magic

Vampire: My Demon Lover

The allure of darkness, especially vampires, has infiltrated nearly every genre of fiction. With the popularity of vampire fiction and dark fantasy, you may be wondering, why? What is so attractive about a creature that drinks blood, ages centuries if they don’t feed, can’t go out in the sunlight, is cold, and is constantly seducing other people? Not to mention the number of enemies, vampire and human, that inevitably try and kill them?

A study in evolution would perhaps tell us that a vampire is formidable and powerful, able to defend and protect. They are also old and probably wealthy, wise and worldly, but since they are supernatural, they are still physically attractive. For extra points, they also seem to possess unearthly levels of charisma and can charm the pants off of anybody they happen to come across.

Most vampires in movies, television shows, and books are at the very least mildly bad boy (or bad girl). There is something inherently sexy about someone who operates outside the norms of society and is brave enough to be an outright rebel, casting any cares about what everyone else thinks aside. A vampire’s supernatural qualities make for a formidably powerful lover, add to that more sexual experience than that of an average human’s lifespan, and you get an irresistibly rebellious combination.

With the publication of Carmilla, female vampires and their insatiable desire set the stage for a lesbian love affair way back in 1872. Carmilla introduced people to the fact that yes, women have desires, and it was a glorious, in your face wake-up call for the prudish Victorians.

Years ago, before everyone became sexually enlightened, vampire fiction was a way to disguise sexual themes within a story. In fact, the very feeding habits of the vampire are laden with sexual inuendo. The kissing of the neck and sinking in of the fangs (which are phallic symbols or a throwback to our more animalistic days, i.e. werewolf), the pumping of the blood and racing heart, the devouring taking place under cover of darkness. It all adds up to the promise of mind-blowing sex. (And/or death, depending which vampire fandom you hang with.)

Perhaps we are also drawn in by the vampire’s mysteriousness because we live in a world in which everything has an explanation and there is nothing that holds our imagination like paranormal experience. There is something to be said for mystery rather than in your face, straight up graphic sex. Maybe we desire to be wooed and have our minds turned on as well as our bodies, which makes everything a lot more interesting.

Whatever your reason for reading vampire fiction, these guys are the epitome of sensuality. They are evil creatures at their core, powerful enough to easily kill you, but they don’t want to. Instead, they want to unleash all of that pent-up frustration at having to try and be good all the time in the bedroom. And they want to unleash it on you.

Who doesn’t want that?

Vampires, Moon Magic and Mysticism

Most of us go about our daily lives never giving a thought to mysticism or moon phases or religious ecstasies. We never notice how the moon affects the earth and ourselves, let alone give a care to what else it may be affecting.

It is known in vampire lore that the moon has a significant effect on this mythical creature and on that of his fellow children of the night, including but not limited to werewolves. For vampires, the moon is the closest they will ever get to actual sunlight. It symbolizes the opposite of the sun and daylight that causes so much harm to them and explains why they would revel in its light.

In vampire fiction such as Vampyre by Polidori, as well as in the penny dreadful serials, Varney the Vampire, vampires could be healed or completely restored to health by the moonlight. Simply laying their body out in the rays of a full moon could return a nearly expired, for lack of a better word, vampire back to good health.

Other magical and mythological creatures are affected by the moon including witches and of course, werewolves. Werewolves being the most famous moon lover, these beasts go completely insane with the moon madness and become raging, uncontrollable creatures with a hunger of their own, though it isn’t always about food. Some myths imply that a werewolf is a more sexually potent being than a vampire due to his wild nature. Who knew?

Witches have long studied and worshipped the moon, using the power of the various phases to impart supernatural power to spells and incantations. The new moon is said to be an excellent time for setting intentions and laying out the groundwork for what you would like to accomplish in that particular cycle.

In fiction, the night of the full moon is when all the children of the night come out to play because its power fuels their magic and gives them the energy to emerge and carry out whatever wicked deeds they have planned. I think the moon has gotten an unfair reputation for being evil and has become associated with the creepy aspects of the night rather than the beautiful ones it deserves to be.

Our moon maybe unique in the universe. Without it, the earth’s angle toward the sun would swing wildly and we would experience climate change that would probably wipe us out. (space.com) Perhaps the mystics of old recognized how important to our existence the moon is and that is why they began to allot magic and power to it. Maybe they simply observed the pattern of mayhem and their own emotional disturbances that always surround the full moon.

Whether you believe in the moon’s power or not, one cannot deny that our very existence is linked to it. Don’t believe me? Try standing on a beach, a grain of sand compared to the mighty ocean, and contemplating how massive a thing an ocean is. You know how much a gallon of water weighs, right? 97% of the earth’s water is in the oceans. 97% of 326 million trillion gallons.

The entire thing will be moved by the moon’s orbit around our planet. The. Entire. Thing.

If that isn’t power, I don’t know what is.