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Aset Ka: Secretive Order of Vampires

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…

Cheers!

R.T.

Veritas is a faerie child, switched at birth and left with wonderful parents in a small shack deep in the hills of West Virginia. He believes in magick and hopes to inspire readers lured into the enchanted path. Occasionally, he’ll post contributions from other authors so drop us an email if you’re interested.

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Veritas • February 14, 2011


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  • HM

    Very interesting subject and pretty impressive information. Thanks a lot for sharing it!

  • Em Hotep.
    I’m impressed with the maturity of this article. I really enjoyed. I agree with your view and I think your words was the best to describe the Asetianism and Asetians. I look forward to reading your next article. You can be sure that I’ll wait. :)

  • tyra dean

    Greetings !
    I am extremely interested myself in the subject since in many occult circles AsetKa is regarded as one of the truest gates to most high and well guarded occult knowledge and real vampirism .
    Very good article and accurate information, it shows a serious research.
    Thank you for posting and looking forward for more from your study .

    T.D

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  • Diogeneia

    Very well written and appropriately informative. Definitely a top grade effort. Thank you.

  • smenkhkare

    would like to know more.

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  • Varemia

    This is definitely a much appreciated article. Those studying Asetianism are often confronted by the rest of the Vampire community with hostility and chides, so seeing an article that so generously delves into the subject and its followers is quite fantastic. Thanks for writing it. ^^

  • Bernard

    Being fascinated with the occult from a young age, I have known about the existence of the Aset Ka for many years. This article is informative and well written, taking the subject of vampires down a road that many do not dare to enter. It is fascinating to see real vampires also discussed in websites such as this, especially with all the misinformation that exists around the subject. Knowing how hard it can be to find valuable information on the Asetian culture I just want to congratulate Vampires.com for doing such a great job in their research. Nice work.

  • Greg

    i love the article i have tryed for years to find out information on vampires in portugal but always hit a stone wall being only able to use the internet 4 research, i wonder if you have anymore information on portuguese vampires historic or modern prefably in the azorean region???

  • Heather Purri

    The article made a serious error when it said:
    “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.”

    LONG before the Asetian Bible came out, House Kheperu (Psychic Vampire Codex), the Sanguinomicon, and Temple of the Vampire had published works, all three organizations of which are much more famous in the vampire-and-otherkin community than the Kemetic Order of the Aset Ka.

  • Syrianeh

    Perfectly written and perfectly synthesized overview of Asetians and Asetianists. Thank you for posting it.

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  • tyra dean

    @Heather , I can only guess you indulge in a very superficial definition of spirituality and occult if you come with this comparison .
    Just the use of Egyptian pantheon in a roleplay ,depthless and inconsistent manner as in those houses and temples you mention have no real spiritual value . Same with the ‘ fame ‘ .One can be ‘famous ‘ for many things , but fame should better be weighted than numbered .
    Fortunately flimsy views like this can not really mislead the serious scholars and those who really seek for truth .

    T.

    • Heather Purri

      If you want to know about the REAL vampire community at large as oppose to the narrow scope of one vampire House (and not a very highly respected one at that), then read Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism by Joseph Laycock, or read the serious sociological research study of the vampire community by the vampire House: Suscitatio.

      And if you claim to know so much about the Sanguinomicon and House Kheperu, do tell why you think the Aset Ka are so different from them in their spiritual beliefs and energy work techniques. Oh sorry, you can’t.

      • This is an article on the Aset Ka. It isn’t within the scope of this brief overview, to really compare it against other types of vampire religions.

        We do have a piece coming up that hopes to inform on the numerous vampire religions. We only have a few writers. If anyone is willing to write an article roughly 500+ words on one of the others mentioned, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the email address in the right column.

        • Heather Purri

          @Veritas: I understand, but this article should be edited to say that it is NOT “the first [“vampire religion”] to present vampires with a full spiritual system with a strong foundation on predatory spirituality, occult culture and magick.”

          • The author believes it is accurate as it was written. I wouldn’t force the author to make any changes of that nature. The fact that a conflicting opinion exists here in the comments is more than sufficient. Readers can form their own opinion.

      • Nia

        Vampire “houses”? Saguinomicon and the Black Veil? Oh, I see, we’re back on Vampire: The Masquerade.

    • Diogeneia

      Wow, insulting someone doesn’t make you sound too bright, Tyra. I think I’ll go with Heather on this one. There is nothing wrong with disputing a claim made in the article. At least she provided examples and made intelligent discussion. From the perspective of any one, The Asetian Bible can be considered as a role-playing manual as well. May karma find its way to you post haste!

      Now, let’s see an adult discussion… I enjoyed the article, but that doesn’t mean it is the be all, end all.

  • ~Spider~

    I liked the article. It was informative, honest and well written. I have been part of the Vampire Community since the early 90’s and consider the Aset Ka a genuine reference of vampiric knowledge, as well as one of the most respected authorities in the occult. I find it sad that so many people try to bring it down and cover up for its existence simply because of what they represent. That alone is undeniable proof of their power.

    It was mentioned that there would be a second article discussing the details of predatory spirituality and the Asetian vampire tradition. I would have liked to see their flagship book, the Asetian Bible, explored in further detail and analyzed in terms of the spiritual system it introduces.
    The Asetian Bible book marked a whole new era in terms of vampirism, as it was the first published work to present a spiritual system that vampires can use. Of course we had many prior publications that discussed vampirism in legend and myth, historical references to Byron and Stoker, the views of the online community, how to protect from energy predators, but there was never anything being published on vampire spirituality. Until then, vampirism was seen as just an energy condition, often described as a problem by the overall community. After the Asetians, vampirism started being seen as a form of spirituality centered around self-development and evolution of the Self. An entirely different picture. The whole depth of their system and metaphysical knowledge set the VC on fire. Previous self-procclaimed leaders saw their credibility threatened and set forth all efforts to discredit them, but many others saw that the Aset Ka was not a threat, but something to learn from, so they gave them all their support and respect. We all have seen it.

    The Asetians have set a whole new standard when it comes to the Left Hand Path, and their philosophies are being adopted and copied by many other groups, making the Asetian Bible such a central work and reference that deserves to be further studied in detail.

    I appreciate the act of courage that was to publish this article, as I know many who have been fighting to prevent such things to reach the public. Congratulations. :)

    • Heather Purri

      The Asetian Bible is the exact same thing as the Sanguinomicon (a positive book on the spirituality of vampirism) and The Psychic Vampire Codex (an even more positive book on the spirituality of vampirism) with a bit of Ancient Egyptian-style Wicca and a bit of LaVey’s Satanic Bible tossed in. I’m not bashing it, but it’s nothing miraculous and new.

      • Heather Purri

        And it certainly is not the first of its kind.

  • Mark T

    Heather, I am sorry but I must respectfully disagree with your comments above. There must me something wrong with your judgment to say those books are the same thing, unless analyzed in a very superficial way. In my opinion it reflects the common misinformation that is spread online, and as usually redirects knowledge to claims of “fame”. I believe at this point people would have already understood that vampires and fame don’t walk together, in a reality where people that go on TV claiming to be vampires are not different than any Edward wannabe or Twilight fan. Real vampires are very private and are kept to themselves, never expose themselves on TV to get some profit over the vampire hype. Those people are a cover for the existence of real vampires, and I thought I should point that out.
    In my humble opinion, the Aset Ka isn’t looking for fame, and they actively avoid recognition among roleplaying circles, which unfortunately that’s what a big part of the online vampire community is all about. So while in those online communities any group that appears on TV making all sorts of weird claims get “fame”, in the real occult world and communities from real life the Aset Ka is taken far more seriously than any of those groups.

    But far more important than discussing fame or recognition is the subject of vampire spirituality, the main thing where the Asetians made quite an impact, and also the detail making most people nervous.

    Bottom line is, even if we contest all their historical claims, which I can understand, it remains a fact that although each one of those groups have tried to write about vampires, the only one to present a true spiritual system with a complete initiatory structure, philosophical set and metaphysical foundation was the Kemetic Order of Aset Ka. This is irrefutable.

    With that being said, I don’t mean the other works published aren’t worthy of reference as well, but anyone that has read them all can see that none presents a full fledged occult tradition. Some are simple and superficial energy-work manuals, as the Codex, others are rulesets and dissertations on the development of the vampire community in the United States. They have their value, but they don’t set forth any spiritual system. Not even close. That is not what they were meant to be anyways.

    Like it or not, doubting its history and background or not, one thing remains certain: The Aset Ka was the pioneer in vampire spirituality as an occult tradition and was the first to accomplish that in a solid work. Everything that came after has been inspired in their work, clearly easy to spot in recent works from some of the groups mentioned above. All the claims, the usage of their predatory spirituality terminology, the strong metaphysical background, and even their own unique theory to explain vampirism for the first time without being a metaphysical problem of the chakras, was first seen on the Asetian work. Until then, everyone in the online vampire community was still wandering around lamenting about their vampirism being due to having their chakras broken, as professed in the Psychic Vampire Codex. Then the Asetian Bible came along and changed all that, explaining for the first time that vampires did not have any metaphysical problem, but that their energy need was due to a high vibrational level within the core of their subtle system, which would even enhance their metaphysical abilities… a true condition of the soul, not a handicap. They made history, and people hate them for it.

    Mark

    • Diogeneia

      Again with the insults…most disappointing.

      I would also challenge the statement “Bottom line is, even if we contest all their historical claims, which I can understand, it remains a fact that although each one of those groups have tried to write about vampires, the only one to present a true spiritual system with a complete initiatory structure, philosophical set and metaphysical foundation was the Kemetic Order of Aset Ka. This is irrefutable.”

      Something that is irrefutable can be proven. It is not opinion or conjecture. I am open minded and awaiting some additional citations from anyone who cares to provide them. Thank you.

      • Nia

        Insults? I actually think Mark did one of the most humble and educated posts in this discussion. He respectfully disagreed, and explained quite well his reasons.
        I personally find it funny how you ask for proof, when the first affirmation made in this discussion was that the Asetian Bible and 2 other books were the same. So I will be the one asking, please go through those 2 books and provide quotations that describe a vampire theological background, representation of magickal sigils of practical use to the tradition the book discusses, visual maps representative of the vampire subtle system and its metaphysical interactions through the different layers, explanation on the aeons of thought via the shift in spiritual formula and religious paradigm throughout history, integration of high magick elements not restricted to simple energy-work, a spiritual tradition and initiatory system for vampires with bases on predatory spiritualism. The Asetian Bible is all about that, and I haven’t seen one single hint of knowledge on those subjects in any of the mentioned books. People hate to admit the Asetian Bible was such a breakthrough, but they can’t back up their own claims, when reality tells a whole different story. If I am wrong, or if we are all terribly mistaken, please provide the citations from such books. I am open to any serious unbiased discussion, but as I know citations won’t be made, since none of those books presents anything at that level, it will be easy to dismiss all those claims as mere lies.
        Thank you.

        • Heather Purri

          I cited the specific sources I was talking about, but I will be more specific:

          The Vampire Bible by Temple of the Vampire
          (also see http://www.vampiretemple.com/ for info about TOV)

          The Sanguinomicon: The Vampyre Prospectus, The Sanguinomicon: Coming Forth By Day, and The Sanguinomicon: Coming Forth By Night by The Sanguinarium
          (also see http://www.sanguinarium.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=59 for info about The Sanguinarium)

          The Psychic Vampire Codex and The Vampire Ritual Book by House Kheperu
          (also see http://kheperu.org/ for info about House Kheperu)

          • Nia

            As I thought, no citations from the materials I have referenced that are part of the Asetian Bible. It was expected…

            So yes, we can rule out your previous affirmations as lies.
            Thank you.

          • Proof

            The only interesting thing I see in those links that you posted is that House Kheperu is using the Aset Ka in their own marketing.

            Proof: Everyone, please visit their official site on http://www.kheperu.org and do a simple View Source on your browser. What shows up in the html metadata? That’s right, they are using the words “Asetian”, “Asetian Bible” and “Aset Ka” to draw users from Google and other search engines looking for the Aset Ka and mislead them into their own “house”. Quite a dishonest strategy, and evidential of who draws inspiration from who. When you don’t know any better, you must try and take advantage from the credibility and respect from others, or so it seems. Now that is what I call proof.

            (Better check it soon, or they might change it when they read this, seeing their ways exposed in public.)

        • Diogeneia

          Nia,

          Why didn’t you just start your post with “I know you are, but what am I?” LMAO. Since you are incapable of identifying an insult, it was contained directly after the phrase containing “respectfully disagree”. The insult : “There must me something wrong with your judgment to say those books are the same thing, …” Making claims to respect prior to the insult doesn’t make it any less an insult. It’s the same as the famous phrase… “No offense, but…” right before saying something offensive.

          Why must there be anything wrong with Heather’s judgment? She expressed her opinion. He could have simply asked her to back it up. I also think Mark is a big boy and can handle the reply, no need to gang up on people. I find your response equally as immature.

          And turning the burden of proof back around doesn’t let him or you off the hook. The article here is about the Aset Ka, not the other way around. Someone offered counter examples which refuted the so-called “facts” in this article. Now it is the turn of the author and those who support those facts to counter with more than just “no it isn’t”…

          • Nia

            Oh, so saying he believes her judgment must be wrong or mistaken is an insult. I see.

            Nothing more to add. :)

            You can all continue with your silly arguments. This only proves how everyone is always so moved by the Aset Ka. Every single time there is a reference to them, the VC goes all crazy. It’s funny, not very vampiric though.

            Take care.

          • Diogeneia

            Too bad I am not a member of the VC, Nia.
            Nice try, though. And the ignorance continues… yaye you!

            Since you can’t figure it out, suggesting that someone is mistaken is hardly the same as suggesting there is something wrong with their ability to make a judgment. But I am sorry, the mistake is mine for considering you intelligent enough to figure that out (you know, since we’re slinging insults at people…)

            Are you a Vampire? What a poor example of the community. Shameful, really, to toss insults as you have to cause drama (and blame it on others, nonetheless!), when really all you had to do was explain your point and provide a little real evidence.

  • BR

    wow, had me hooked straight from the begginig, really cool!!!

  • I think we’ve said everything that needs to be said about organizations unrelated to this topic. Let’s move on and agree to disagree about the concept of “first” or I’ll just remove all of the comments.

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