The dangers of vampire cults by a real life vampire.
By Michael Vachmiel
January 6, 2017
If you are reading more than likely you are a parent, teacher, social worker, youth pastor, school counselor, or some other way involved in youth culture. Thank you for a moment of your time as we explore my world and some of the dangers in it.
Like any subculture, the culture of real vampires, thoses that feel they must bring in additional life energy called QI into a themselves through an act we call feeding, can be inspiring. Art, fashion, literature, communication, movies, television and theater has greatly been influenced by the vampire, gothic influence.
Societies that have formed around that aesthetic have donated thousands to charities, have assisted in blood drives, and have been a boon to local businesses that help drive the local economy.
A few vampire definitions.
A healthy vampire House – a small local group of like minded vampires who form a strong friendship, can be a wonderful extended family. A vampire Coven, a group of like minded spiritual vampires, can enrich a person’s life. A healthy vampire court, the political arm of the vampire community, can help the greater community by acting as the bridge between the vampire subculture and every day world that we are all apart of.
That is what I am doing here today.
Michael Vachmiel, Imperator of the Vampire Court of Houston
I am Michael Vachmiel, Imperator of the Vampire Court of Houston. one of the largest real vampire organizations in the world with over 200 global members.
Today I want to speak to you, the concerned lay person who is looking at their teen starting to wear black, putting in fangs, listening to strange music, and changing before your eyes.
I want to talk about what is a healthy group vs what is a cult.
What is a cult?
According to Eliyahu Federman in his Huffington Post Article “When Organized Religion Becomes a Cult” on September 9, 2013 a cult can be loosely examined as follows
“Cults claim exclusivity, are highly secretive, and authoritarian. To many of my atheist friends, religion fits the bill. What distinguishes religion from cults is the ability to question without being shunned and ability to reject dogmatic tenets without being shunned.”
This is the very important distinction!
In a healthy group, debate, criticism, discussion, and the ability to examine leaders without fear of being socially or economically harmed.
Federman goes on in his article to describe that harm a cult can inflict.
“The harm stems from a system that shuns and ostracizes adherents that don’t accept their exclusive claims to truth. That is where conventional religion becomes a potentially harmful cult. Forcing people to conform by using the subtle threat of social alienation is a form of coercion.”
In the case of the vampire community, it is the concept that only a few self-appointed elites can bestow who is, or who is not, a vampire. In short, a very harmful type of bullying!
Because of this, many young people are forced into obedience fearing social retaliation and isolation. Forms of obedience may include demands for money and sexual favors to their vampire cult leaders.
Signs to look out for in cults.
Not everything on this list makes for a cult. As it has been state, it is when actions start to harm those around them.
Demands of isolation from friends and family.
Us vs Them mentality
The offering of “special” truths that is only for a select “elite”
Leaders can not be questioned
Leaders can not be wrong
Leaders can not give out their real names or details of their lives to anyone
Leaders claim to have special powers or divine guidence
Hate toward other religions, doctrines, or groups
Not being able to discuss group meetings or group details
Demands for money, sex, drugs, or other resources
Encouraging illegal behavior
Bullying others and harassing them into obeying the group leaders
When it doubt, confront the leaders of your children’s group!
If they are breaking the law, call the police!
The members of the Vampire Court of Houston takes being responsible and civic minded citizens very seriously. As such, we are an 18 and over group only!
We feel that our culture is a wonderful and beautiful thing, but one that should be reserved for consenting and rational adults who can make firm and informed decisions about their lives.