In a time when everyone is fascinated with the vampires from myth and film, it might be interesting to pay a closer look to a reality that in many ways can be more thrilling than fiction. A world of darkness, surrounded by mystery, where those predators walk among us. That is the reality of the Aset Ka, a secretive order of real life vampires that presents a spiritual path and metaphysical system centered around dark magick and a paradigm of predatory spirituality. The organization holds a close connection with Ancient Egypt, where its name “Aset Ka” can roughly be translated to “The Essence of Isis”. You may have heard of Isis before, as she is the Greek designation for a very ancient goddess from Egypt, known as Aset in their native language. Spread throughout the modern world, the Order of Aset Ka is believed to hold one of its main strongholds in the city of Porto, in Europe, being considered cultural capital of Europe in 2001. Known for its typical gothic architecture, rich spiritual culture and extensive history, the city of Porto has one of the most impressive occult undergrounds in Europe, with a long history of witchcraft, pagan influence and governed by different centenary covens. Seems like the perfect dark grounds for a vampire order to establish themselves in modern times, no?
According to the Asetian culture, the primordial vampires lived in Egypt, among humans, and as part of the pharaonic royalty and its armies. This theory is in tune with the Ancient Egyptian belief that the Pharaoh, and sometimes his royal family, were not human, but partially divine. These vampires were known as the Asetians, where the word vampire represents a modern designation created by mankind to describe them, due to their predatory nature. In their theology, they are said to be the spiritual descendants of Aset, and they can be metaphysically distinguished by three Lineages:
– The Serpents, from the Viperine Lineage;
– The Scorpions, from the Guardian Lineage;
– The Scarabs, from the Concubine Lineage.
They differ in both spiritual and metaphysical characteristics, where the Serpents are usually connected with the leadership of the Aset Ka, known for their powerful and devastating metaphysical abilities in parallel with an ageless sense of wisdom; the Scorpions are an archetype of love, loyalty and intense sexuality, known for their impressive subtle shields and advanced defensive magick; at last the Scarabs are the most common of the three Lineages, highly adept at energy and mental manipulation, cherished for their inborn ability to operate as high quality donors in an energy exchange or vampire feed. Although they are diverse and impossible to fully define, each Lineage completes the other, and the strongest power of the Aset Ka is said to be in their union and unbreakable sense of loyalty, both hallmarks of their whole culture.
The path of the Asetians is known as Asetianism, and although it isn’t professed as a religion, it is a complex spiritual system and initiatory occult framework. Many of the mysteries from their tradition aren’t public knowledge, in a society that is surrounded by secrecy, but a good idea of their basic beliefs, practices and history can be found in the book Asetian Bible. Not a common publication from an esoteric publishing house, but a work distributed on a global scale directly from the Order of Aset Ka itself. Within it, from ancient hieroglyphs and magickal seals of the Asetian culture, the author takes his readers through a timeless journey back to Ancient Egypt, where he explains how it all started and the origins of the vampire creature, and how it evolved through the ages until today. The Asetian spiritual system is explained, although the details on initiation are not shared, but it presents some thought-provoking theories that explain the vampire subtle system and soul in detail, as well as the metaphysics behind their practices and its underlying foundations. It is a serious work on vampire culture, and the first to present vampires with a full spiritual system with a strong foundation on predatory spirituality, occult culture and magick.
Also interesting is to realize that Asetianism, although centered around the foundations of vampirism, it is not a spiritual path restricted to the Asetians, as it is open to anyone that commits to its philosophies and has been through some level of initiation or awakening. A recurrent term in Asetian terminology is also the word Asetianist, that is used to describe anyone who studies the path and art of Asetianism. So while an Asetian is a vampire, a spiritual descendent of Isis and initiated into the mysteries of the Aset Ka, an Asetianist does not necessarily define someone as being a vampire, but just a member of the Asetian path and culture. In reality, and unlike Asetians, most Asetianists aren’t directly connected with the Order of Aset Ka, being independent students and seekers that found within the Asetian culture a path they feel as home.
Another peculiar detail we can find among the modern Asetian community is the respect that everyone holds not only for the Asetians and their culture, but for each other Asetianist in the path. They represent a very united community with a strong sense of art and wisdom that brings vampirism to a whole new level in terms of spiritual awareness and metaphysical knowledge.
To end this short introduction to the vampire world of the Aset Ka, we will leave you with the infamous symbol of the Asetian vampires. No respectable article on the Aset Ka would be complete without some mention of the Dark Mark, would it? So we at Vampires.com wanted to end it by giving you a glimpse into this mysterious symbol. Said to be a magickal seal, the Asetians call it The Asetian Sigil, but most of the world knows it simply as the Dark Mark, a mystifying symbol that members of the Aset Ka are known for having tattooed on their left wrist. The symbol is believed by occultists to hold talismanic properties of unknown power, being formed by distinctive Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic icons, as the major Ankh in the center, a representation of immortality and eternal life, and the upper horned-shape structures, described as Rays of Aset in their own literature, said to represent energy and enlightenment.
Would you like to know about their vampire initiation known as the Dark Kiss? What is the Asetian view on immortality and reincarnation? The process of awakening and how does a real vampire feed? Is it anything like in the movies or entirely different? You will have to wait for our next article…