Astral Vampires

There are many species of vampires out there, countless myths from country to country. There are also many theories and explanations as to what a vampire is or why a certain event has happened. Astral vampires are one of many theories.

We’ll start off explaining the astral body. An astral body is the name given by spiritualists or occultists and it is the energy that separates itself from the psychical form but still maintains the personality and feelings of the individual. It is essentially, an exact replica of a person but without the physical body (think of an out of body experience, looking down at your body).

The astral body is believed by some to survive long after the death of a person, the death of the psychical body. Supposedly the astral body can linger in our material world and become a ghost,  apparition or in some rare circumstances, a vampire (but not your average Dracula-like vampire). There are said to be some wicked beings in the astral plane able to take over someone else’s astral body and force them to do vampire-like acts. It is also believed that users of dark magic can call upon these evil beings and bring them into the material world.

There is also the theory that a strong enough being from the astral plane can posses another person or a corpse and animate it. This created vampire then feeds the spirit within the blood. A supernaturalist named Adolphe d’Assier (born in the 1800s) had a different theory.  He believed that all vampires were astral creatures, that they traveled about, drank blood and then somehow got that blood back to their body in their coffin.  This particular theory fits in with the old timey Church belief that vampires were demons possessing a body of an evil sinner that had returned from the dead.

And there you have it readers. Yet another theory to add to the vampire theory and myth pile.

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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  2. Wow, this is so interesting! I can really use this stuff! You see, I’m studying vampires in culture and so on, and this site helped me a lot! =D

  3. I just thought I would add that, according to Manly P. Hall (a 33rd degree Freemason and highly esteemed esoteric scholar), Paracelsus defined the vampire as “the astral body of a person either living or dead (usually the latter state). The vampire seeks to prolong existence upon the physical plane by robbing the living of their vital energies and misappropriating such energies to its own ends.” He also mentions the incubus and succubus as being “parasitical creatures subsisting upon the evil thoughts and emotions of the astral body.”
    -Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

  4. Intriguing, I ma reminded of an old(1980)_ horror film entitled “Fiend” in which the accumulated force evil can reanimate a long dead corpse which feeds on the life force of the living ( though not of course blood like its cousin in darkness the vampire). Also unlike the vampire, the fiend can move around in daylight, has no fear of holy places or objects!

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