You can find lots of info on the internet if you use the right search terms. The main problem is filtering the fantasy from the reality, but it's much the same with looking up anything else similar (clairvoyance, being psychic, being an empath, etc).
Vampires feed on your energy. The vast majority of the time, they just steal it from you. Empaths are more likely to feel drained all the time even without psychic vampires around because we're just exhausted from processing the emotions, so it's hard to tell when someone around us a vampire vs when they're just very emotional.
Some vampires, especially in more advanced stages, can actually genuinely have an aversion to sunlight, and sometimes do drink blood.
Despite what I have read on the Internet and been told about some people just having an energy deficiency that can be cured or treated no other way whatsoever, it has been my experience that vampirism is just a terrible habit/addiction that can be cured when you address the actual energy deficiency.
I want to also point out that vampirism tends to be more something you DO.
I'm going to give an example of how being an empath is different from being empathic. (I don't know about you, but I learn better through example.)
Being an empath means that you always feel the emotions of others until you learn to filter it. Even when you do, you're never truly turned off, you never completely disconnect from others. You will always be more sensitive than those around you. (Unless someone wants to chime in, this is my experience.)
Being empathic means that you can sometimes understand/feel the emotions of others. I understand that there are people out there who aren't always tuned in, but can do it at will/occasionally. I don't know if that's... something they learned or were always able to do. I find it most often with those who have trained it and other sensitivities though.Back to vampirism. I have been told that some people are born with a natural energy deficiency, that they are born vampires. But in all of my experience (not a whole lot, mind, I'm young), and in my reading of older occult books, I have not found this.
I have found that it's usually *caused* by something. Often another vampire, sometimes a psychic attack, sometimes perhaps just life (abuse, trauma, etc).
The point here is that the vampire has an energy deficiency. Their... etheric double, their aura, whatever. Some part of them is *leaking.* They can't contain their energy. Any attempts to build it up will not fill them.So instead of patching the hole, they feed off of others because it's quicker and easier.Empaths tend to be the target of many abuses because of our capacity to forgive. We understand the pain that the other person is going through, so we tend to be more likely to forgive, and thus make excuses.
Our empathy is both our strength and our weakness. It can be an awesome super power, but we must be on guard for those who would take advantage of it.
Hi, due to the nature of this post, I will have to close it. We reserve the main forum for Empath related subjects. We also do not allowed posts about psychic vampires on the main forum because it frightens some of the newer members that come here. Please feel free to reopen this discussion in one of the groups or in a blog. I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Have a blessed day,