Vampire Court of Houston Charter

Houston’s Vampire Court

Operational Charter

 

Revisions

March 12, 2016 
April 28, 2016 – Revision 1.5
May 12, 2016 – Revision 1.75
May 19, 2016 – Revision 2.0
March 22, 2018 – Revision 3.0

 

Section One 
 The key responsibilities of the Vampire Court of Houston 

The goals of the VCH are to provide leadership to the vampire community, promote the arts, to provide education and support to the subcultures and the community, and to provide quality products and services to the community.

 

Section Two
Community Awareness

The VCH  shall seek to expand its influence in the Vampire Community and Online Vampire Community through outreach, blog and video blogging.   

The VCH shall maintain a social media presence on popular outlets as determined by counsel and Imperator / Imperatrix

The VCH shall issue press releases for all major activities in line with standard business practices.   

 

Section Three
Financial Responsibilities

VCH shall maintain funds and revenues to promote, advance, and deliver the educational services, products, and services need to meet the operational costs of the Court.

 

Section Four 
Membership

All members of the VCH must be 18 years of age

All members must have a valid state issued ID

No member can have a felony conviction for sexual assault or rape.

ALL LOCAL INNER MEMBERS MUST attend at least 6 of the 12 yearly court functions.

Members may be members of other courts upon counsel, Imperator and Imperatrix approval.

 ALL MEMBERS MUST have a social media profile, a working phone

ALL LOCAL MEMBERS MUST have a means of transportation, public or private

 

Section Five
Court Duties

 

Imperator and Imperatrix


The current Imperator / Imperatrix  of VCH is Michael Vachmiel and Sonia Spaw

… shall work with the Consorts to assist with the protection and education of the Black Swans of our community

They shall work with the Seneschal to maintain records vital to the court, guide the Seneschal in making decision on behalf of the court in cases in which the Imperator or Imperatrix  is not available.  

The They shall work with the Sheriffs to maintain court security and ensure the safety of the courts members to the best of their civilian capabilities.

They Shall work with the Court Wizards / Priests to further the educational and spiritual aspects of the court.

They shall work with the media to ensure the court is presented in the most professional and positive manner possible.

 

Royal Consorts

close and vetted acquaintances who are the Black Swans of the Imperator and Imperatrix  

The Royal Consort shall promote the public awareness of the court

The Royal Consort shall provide training, advice, guidance and structure of the Swans of the Court

The Royal Consort shall provide advice to the Imperator / Imperatrix  in matters of the care, treatment, training, maintenance, collaring and marking of swans in the courts domain.

The Royal Consort shall work with the Imperator and Imperatrix  in their relations with the media to ensure the court is presented in the best manner possible.

 

Seneschal

the Seneschal shall act as the “Hand of the King”, making decisions in the Imperator/Imperatrix name when they are not able to be present.

 the Seneschal shall maintain the records with the assistance of the Imperator/Imperatrix 

 the Seneschal shall work with the Sheriffs to ensure the safety of the court and its members

 The Seneschal shall work with all of the inner court in maintaining the ban list of individuals who are a threat to the function of the court.

 

Sheriffs

the Sheriffs are to maintain order, safety, and work with the inner court to report any safety problems they encounter.

 

Court Wizards / Priests

 duties of the Court Wizard or Priest  is to provide education, training, and the expansion of skills to members of the court.

Court Wizards or Priest  are to assist the inner court and all members with spiritual issues if trained to do such

 

Ambassadors

Ambassadors shall work to help with communications between the Vampire Court of Houston and other vampire organizations.

 

Heralds

Heralds shall help to promote the court through assisting with social media.

 

Section Six
Titles

Imperator and Imperatrix – Leaders of the VCH – Permanent titles


Count and Countess – Those that told working titles in the VCH


Baron and Baroness –  Those that don’t hold working titles but are recognized for their great works.   Friends of the court. Allies to the Court.


Lords and Ladies – the rank and file members of the VCH

 

Citizens – all members of the inner and outer court

 

Some information about the Vampire Court of Houston

Some information about the Vampire Court of Houston 

 

Good day.    Now that the Vampire Court of Houston is reforming it’s Inner Court we feel it is time to discuss some of the hard data about us.   

What is the actual physical area of your organization? 

 

What major cities do you cover?   How much psychical territory do you represent?   Can you provide more data? 

 

County           County Size in Sq Miles           Major City            Population
Brazoria            1358                                               Angleton                      338,124
Chambers           871                                               Anahuac                          38,145
Fort Bend            885                                               Richmond                    685,345
Galveston           874                                               Galveston                     314,198
Harris                 1777                                               Houston                    4,441,000
Jefferson            876                                                Beaumont                    252,235
Liberty             1,176                                               Liberty                              78,117
Montgomery   1,077                                          Conroe                            518,947
Orange                389                                              Orange                               83,433
Walker                 802                                              Huntsville                         69,789
Waller                  518                                               Hempstead                      83,433
Totals          10,603                                                                                          6,902,766

Vampire News for the Greater Houston Area March 2019

Things to sink your fangs into! 

Vampire News for March 2018! 

 

Alleged Vampire Becomes Mayor of Montrose! 

 

From Free Press Houston 

Mariana Lemesoff , the owner and mistress of Avant Garden,  formally the  Mausoleum, has taken the esteemed political position as Mayor of Montrose!    What the future holds for Montrose  as the “alleged” vampire ascendant political powers take hold remains to be seen! 

A New Horror Zine!  

 

 

Houston’s own Stitched Smile Publications, a local publishing house created by Houston’s own Lisa Vasquez, has launched their own magazine for your horror needs!  The magazine is full of art, articles, interviews and short stories!   Best of all it is FREE with Kindle Unlimited!   You can get this terrifying tomb here! 

 

 

Aurelio Voltaire graces Thorn and Moon Magickal Market with  Louisianna Purchase, The Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom

 

Aurelio Voltaire, the legendary Gothic singer and songwriter, graces Houston with his presence at the Thorn & Moon Magickal Market April 6, 2018. 

From the Facebook announcement

“VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that headlining our April 6th Magickal Market will be Aurelio Voltaire, gothic musical extraordinaire!

Also performing will be the amazing drag vixen, Louisianna Purchase!

Opening for them will be local talent, The Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom, with a very special offering of acoustic interludes.

TICKETS ARE $12 IN ADVANCE ON EVENTBRITE
AT THE DOOR $15

This is a night to be remembered…Get your tickets before they’re gone!

The downstairs market activities and vendor area is FREE!” 

 

Vampire Court of Houston Celebrates its 400th member to the Outer Court 

 

The Vampire Court of Houston’s Outer Court, its public town hall, has celebrated its 400th members!   The VCH wishes to thank the global community for its love and support! 

A Real Vampire’s Reading Guide

A Suggested Book List for Real Vampires, Swans, and Energy Workers. 

By Reverend Michael Vachmiel 
March 9th, 2018 

I am often asked by members of the Vampire Court of Houston  for places to start their journey into the world of real vampires.   This list of books are ones that I personally own and recommend to those just starting out in the interesting culture of the real vampire. 

I am posting without any commentary for a purpose.   I want you, the reader and seeker of knowledge, to come to your own conclusion about the value of these books in your journey.

   

 

Allure of the Vampire by Corvis Nocturnum

 

The Psychic Energy Codex by Michelle Belanger 

 

The Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Belanger 

 

The Vampire Ritual Book by Michelle Belanger 

 

Vampires, The Occult Truth by Konstantinos 

 

The Psychic Vampire’s Guide to subtle Body Language & Psionics by Lono Vespertillo 

 

And because you should understand every ones point of view even if you don’t agree. 

Vampyre Sanguinomicon  by Father Sebastiaan 

 

 

Why Discipline, Morality, and Vision in Leadership Counts At Every Level.

 

How Undisciplined Leadership is Hurting the Vampire Culture by Destroying Trust in the Brand.   A Lesson For Every Business. 

By Reverend Michael Vachmiel 

(Edit: The article has been update with corrections and expanded material  from the original) 

 

 

As any business person knows, people do not buy products, they buy brand.  People invest in a company, purchasing with their hard earned money, the products and services they need because they believe that the product and service adds value to their lives in align with their social and moral stances. When a consumer feels that their  morality is in line with the company they do business with a bond of trust is established.   This relationship of trust is the foundation for a successful relationship between consumer and business.   

The recent debate on guns is an important example of brand vs product.   Manufacturers are producing products of quality, yet they are loosing sales because the brand is associated with a  situation that is against the morals of the consumer. 

This is Business 101. 

This week in the Vampire Community News ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/vampirecommunitynews/) a discussion of the Unity Organization,  is it positive or negative for the real vampire subculture, occurred. 

Instead of a healthy discussion on customer service, improved messaging and PR, and how best to present a healthy presentation of culture, and other solid conversations, the direct opposite occurred.

The conversation became negative and toxic.   There was libel, slander, and other issues that, under normal circumstance, would have lead to a PR nightmare and termination of employees along with a heavy charm offensive to manage damage control. 

Instead of honest evaluation of the situation there was just acceptance of toxicity and negativity as the status quo.  A  morose acceptance that the culture self destructs every five years and  that this behavior is normal.

 

The challenge is self inflected.

This display of unprofessional behavior demonstrates why it is difficult for any artistic or philosophical movement to re-brand itself into a positive and healthy consumer desired marketable product.   The same for any start up business with a unique concept. 

Failure of leadership to elevate the brand into a desired item in alignment with the morality of its consumer. 

In this case, of the vampire community the item or products, if you will,  is the creation of a stable and functional community that with stand public examination. 

  

Address the issue. 

 

Seeing that the community itself was not able change course, I adapted a business model.  Created a Social Business Plan for my organization along with a Social Vision Statement. 

When you no longer can afford to allow others to define you, you must turn to solid, reliable, and traditional methods to get your message to the public. 

 

Answer Chaos with Order.

 

You can not pretend that things will take care of themselves.  You must respond in a clear and decisive way to demonstrate to the general public that you are not like the rest of your competition.  

My response to libel, slander, insults, and a host of other attacks is as follows

 

“Do you think name calling, insults, and personal attacks further this discussion?

The 300 people who chosen to follow me are not a joke.

The 4000.00 we raised last years is not a joke.

The 300.00 we have raised so far this year is not a joke.

This is where failure in leadership lies.

The “Trumping” of the vampire community.

In normal society making accusations get you sued and fired. In normal society, when you make libel claims, accusations of criminality and mental defect, you get fired.

In vampire culture it is celebrated.

Which is why vampire culture reinvents itself every five years.

Because no one wants to learn the hard lessons of the past.

The vast majority of the people do not tolerate this behavior.

You can not go through the natural maturation process from fringe culture, to sub culture, to general pop culture without a sense of discipline and maturity.

Thus attempts of unification, at unity, at gathering, and all the other grand names and ideals last about 5 years, until they are only memories on video, footnotes on research papers,

Which is why I turned my court into a business.

Run it like a business.

Run it on mature and disciplined principles of “Best Practices”

Have a Business Plan for the court that is updated and reviewed regularly.

They only way to stop the cycle of self destruction is just to remove yourself from that cycle.

I did.

It is working.”

 

The result was an ROI of new members to my organization, The Vampire Court of Houston. 

Success is not passive! 

You must make the best happen for  yourself and your organization! 

Vampire Court of Houston 
https://www.facebook.com/the.vch.official/

Vampire Court of Houston Outer Court 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1971595853129038/

Houston’s Diagon Alley, Thorn & Moon Magickal Market

Houston Finally Has the Magickal Market it Deserves.  
By Reverend Michael Vachmiel, Imperator of the Vampire Court of Houston 

February 12, 2018

 

 

Thorn and Moon Magickal Market is a monthly gathering of magical spiritualists from the Greater Houston Area.   Avant Garden, a long running establishment for the arts crowd proudly hosts this event on their grounds. 

A cross between the Texas Renaissance Fair,  Diagon Alley from Harry Potter,  and the old Westheimer Street Fair this event brings some of the magic, pun intended, back to Montrose that has been lacking since the changes to the area.   For Pagans and Spiritualists it is a much needed stable and professionally ran get together in the heart of the city.     For those of us on the Left Handed Path, Vampire, Otherkin and “naughty” bents, it is a much welcome sight to see our beliefs treated with dignity and respect.  

The ring mistress of the organized Chaos is the talented and brilliant Dana Dark.   If you love antiques,  the obscure,  ephemera, Gothic art and culture, you will recognize Dana from her work in these fields. 

The Vampire Court of Houston had a wonderful time at the Market in February and we look forward to visiting and shopping the various obscurities, oddities, and curios at each unique  tent and table. 

Vampire Court of Houston made the radio!

Catch the Vampire Court of Houston on KPFT’s Wide Open Spaces. 

 

The Vampire Court of Houston was given props on Houston Pacifica station KPFT’s show “Wide Open Spaces. 

This is a archive of the events that lead up to the Vjanuary show, the fund raiser for Planned Parenthood! 

The talk about the event is on the Thursday, January 25th show and starts at the 1 hour and 7 minute mark. 

 

The end result was a hell of a great show and money being raised for a great cause!  

Until Next Year! 

The Vampire Court of Houston Kicks off its 2018 Charity Giving at “Vajanuary”

 

 

“Vajanuary” Burlesque performance by Dem Damn Dames to raise money for Planned Parenthood

 

Houston burlesque troupe Dem Damn Dames will be performing January 26th, 2018 at Numbers Night Club  to raise money for Planned Parenthood.  

Reverend Michael Vachmiel and Sonia Spaw , the Imperator and Imperatrix of the Vampire Court of Houston will be making a donation to help out this wonderful event and organization! 

 

From Sonia Spaw 

“Here is the base of the basket being donated by the Vampire Court of Houston, (VCH) along with LMT Sonia Spaw and LMT Michael Vachmiel for the VaJanuary Planned Parenthood show being put on by the Dem Damn Dames at Number’s Houston Night Club on Friday January 26
(Please note the basket will be wrapped up for night of the show and labels will be affixed properly.) 
Basket contains
One Couples Massage Gift Certificate
Four Travel Size Lotions
Four Travel Size Mister Bottles for use in house, car, and body. 
Two Perfume Oils
100 Incense Sticks
Two Incense Burners
Two Bathing Salts
One small Box of Chocolates” 

 

More details about the show from the event Facebook page 

“IT’S VAJANUARY AGAIN!! DEM DAMN DAMES have teamed up with LEGISLATE THIS! PRODUCTIONS for the fourth year in a row for their annual fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Come and support health care for all and women’s reproductive freedom with a burlesque and sideshow extravaganza! Proceeds go straight to Planned Parenthood Gulfcoast. We will be featuring a raffle with amazing prizes from Emma D’Lemma, Ms YET, tattoo package by Christopher Malice, and MORE! We have high goals this year… last year we raised $10,000 so let’s hustle it up and turn it out for Planned Parenthood!!” 

“Featuring Performances By:

JD Hickcock 
Tifa Tittlywinks
Ms YET
Nick The Vegan
Emily Jesse
Midnight Joy
Chanel St Sin
Dahlia Derringer
Raven Gillespie
Harpy Diem
And Black Orchid from San Antonio, TX

Hosted By:

Al E Cat of the Benefit Betties

Intermission Entertainment By:

Jay Bee Zay

Bake Sale By:

The Benefit Betties

Wares By:

Geoff with a G
Big Top Couture

Sponsored By:

Lone Star Beer
Copy Dot Com
SOK Salon on Kirby

Legislate This! began in Austin, TX as a reaction to the perils of having Rick Perry as our governor. Tired of feeling marginalized and looked down upon for having a vagina, Ginger Snaps decided to fight back the best way she knew how, by hosting a fundraiser!

“I decided that since I couldn’t just follow Rick Perry around flipping him off, this was the next best thing!”

Occasionally creativity wins out above immaturity, and that’s how great events are born! Over the past couple of years Legislate This has raised thousands of dollars for Planned Parenthood chapters across the country and we’re excited to continue this momentum!

-Legislate This! Founder Ginger Snaps

Tickets

$20 Standing Room ONLY

Ticket sales END at 5pm on January 26th

Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7pm

Stick around post show for Classic Numbers – Houston’s BEST 80’s dance party – for FREE!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

18 and up only, please.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Street parking is available. Please do not park on Avondale.”

You can purchase your tickets here! 

See you at the event! 

Intimidation and Implied Threats – Tools of Bullies – Vampire Cults part 3

How bullies use implied threats of violence get their way and keep their victims silent! 

By Michael Vachmiel 
January 11th, 2018 

 

Thank you all for the positive responses to part 1 and part 2 of my series on dealing with the bullies of the vampire subculture that have attacked me for over a year.   Cults of personality that lash our like children when their actions are dared question.  

This article examines what happens when the name calling begins to imply violence. 

This examines the words of a UK women named Katherine Dockree.     Dockree is a follower of Aramond Sebastian VanRahamdalph, whose real name is Skipper Marmaduke Lowry and is leader of this movement to harass me for uncovering the truth behind the working of these vampire organizations. 

Presented here is a conversation between Dockree and two other people, Simon Phoenix and Josh Clark. 

Dockree begins by saying that the “Vampire Council” that is, all of Skipper’s various groups and all the other groups that don’t want their behaviors exposed – you can see that list here – are going to “deal with this situation”, a direct quote from Skipper’s follower. 

Followed is a screen capture of Skipper under the guise of one of his slam pages and his insane ramblings toward me.   

On the next page you see Simon Phoenix respond   with implied violence “it’s time for him to get dealt with” 

Josh Clark follows up with more implied threats by saying he would I “get ate alive” 

Phoenix then escalates the violence by saying “too bad i cant be where he (?), I don’t think he’d do so well against a werewolf”   

Well, learn to write phoenix, but I get the threat! 

Just incase you are thinking, no one in their right minds can be this stupid, I wish you were right.   So I have included screenshots of this conversation. 

 

This is why I keep writing.   I am an adult.  Imagine if your teenage child was being treated like this.   Intimidation.  Threats of violence.  Group pressure to conform and remain silent in the face of abuse. 

This is what parents and teachers should be aware of! 

The Dangers of Vampire Cults, part 2

Mental Illness, Threats, and the Dangers of Vampire Groups in America.  Part 2

By Michael Vachmiel 
January 9th 2017 

 

Thank you for your support of my first post in this series –  “WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VAMPIRE CULTS.”

 

When I wrote the piece on the danger of vampire cults that are harming the real vampire culture that I belong too, I  did not think I was going to get such a reaction from people.  

The reaction I got from the vampire cult and their leaders was typical cult like behavior.  Here is a letter from someone they tried to recruit. 

 

 

So let’s examine  the contents and why this is typical cult like behavior. 

Cult Leaders claim to have special powers.

David Uhrlaub, Gia Ahlia Bathory, “Goddess” Rosemary claim that they can hex people.   Cult leaders often use threats of the supernatural to threaten or bully their members.   In this case, they are claiming they can use their “special powers” on me and the members of my organization to cause them harm. 

Cult leaders can not be questioned. 
Cult leaders try to bully others into obeying them.

 

When the writer of the email tried to ask logical questions, she is meet with “escalating hostility” and then finally threats of supernatural wrath and social pressure.

Who else is involved? 

 

The Houston Vampire Court,  not to be confused with my group, the Vampire Court of Houston,  is heavily involved with this NAVC cult, has released a list of people supporting this violent action against myself and my group.   

The following was released by the cult members themselves. 

The official home of Vampire Vachmiel on the web