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
I’ve always been curious about what we as self-identifying Vampyres are – and as a vamp myself, what it is that makes us different from other people – if we are at all different – and if so, if there is a way to identify us by these differences.
For a while I have been consulting various Reiki practitioners – face to face and online, for a variety of different reasons. In July I was chatting to a Reiki practitioner who has become fairly well-known in the local VC as a Reiki healer specializing in the care of Vampyres or ‘vampyric people’ as some prefer to be called.
The topic came up about how a Reiki healer might be able to tell the difference between a Vampyre and a non-Vampyre, and if a random Reiki healer might even notice a difference between the two. Continue reading
In a poll conducted between July and August 2015 the South African Vampyre Academy, a VC research and statistics gathering entity, found that ten out of ten Reiki practitioners interviewed claimed to be not only aware of Vampyres and vampyric people, but also to be able to identify them by their energy signatures, by sight, feel or touch, suggesting that there is something definable and different between Vampyres or vampyric people and non-Vampyres which warrants further investigation. Continue reading
The end of another year has come, and as has become something of a tradition, the Vampyre Academy has posted its entry for 2013 in its ongoing History Project timeline. However, this year there is a little more to it than just the posting of the past years historical events in and around the international Vampyre community. Continue reading
Over the past month the Vampyre Academy, a South African group attached to the South African Vampyre Aliance (SAVA) posted two polls and one short survey. The results of these are now in, and are the subject of this article. The relevant items which will be discussed are the “How Do You Feel About The SA Vampyre Community?” poll, the SA Vampyre Community Religious Affiliation poll, and the SAVA SA VC Perception Survey, respectively. In this analysis of the three surveys, we will look at their meaning and significance to the SA Vampyre Community. Continue reading