A poll conducted by the SA Vampyre Academy between August and September this year has indicated that the religious identity apparently most popular with SA VC folk is Paganism, which took a clean 50% of the response group. Within that group, 21.43% belongs to Wicca alone, also making Wicca the single largest religious presence within the SA VC.
Still holding on to second place, Christianity is the next most popular religious identity group within the SA VC, which took 22.73% of the total response group. Continue reading
Most Vampyres are Pagan but very few Pagans are Vampyres. Even fewer it seems, are “practicing” Christians. My struggles with finding myself have always left me searching in different directions for a religion, a belief system, a purpose if you will. Witchcraft has always intrigued me, but I was raised in the belief that it was ‘wrong’. I researched religion – from Christianity, Buddhism Islam, to Hinduism. None of these religions made sense to me; there were too many questions that had no answers. I tried practising a few of them but I felt no connection, no purpose. When I figured out that I was a Vampyre, it came as a huge relief to me. Before that, I really thought something was wrong with me – I found myself constantly seducing people and feeding off their desire. My friends put it down to “commitment issues” but I knew there was more to it . The need I felt for their desire had to be more than just a “little” issue – and then fate led me to Kay, who enlightened me in so many ways. Continue reading
In April 2013, appalled by the complete lack of regard for the human rights and dignity of people of non-Christian/non-Abrahamic religions in the Media, Press and in para-statal bodies in terms of professional ethics, equal treatment under law and in journalism, several representatives of minority religious groups and alternative identities in South Africa formed the Alternative Religions Forum. Earlier this week, the ARF released its long-awaited edu-formative document: “Satanism: The Acid Test”, or STAT – a 469 page tome containing material contributed by Pagans, Satanists, a few Christians – and yes, Vampyres. Continue reading