Behold and comprehend what it means to truly become a VAMPIRE, and the tremendous moral sacrifice required.
The context upon which we’ve chosen to present the black path, which is ultimately a left-handed view of the mysteries leads towards a glorification, and great endowment of the individual’s psychological “Id” or lower, and purely instinctual-driven ego.
“It is the dark, inaccessible part of our personality, what little we know of it we have learnt from our study of the dream-work and of the construction of neurotic symptoms, and most of this is of a negative character and can be described only as a contrast to the ego. We all approach the id with analogies: we call it a chaos, a cauldron full of seething excitations… It is filled with energy reaching it from the instincts, but it has no organization, produces no collective will, but only a striving to bring about the satisfaction of the instinctual needs subject to the observance of the pleasure principle.” [Freud, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1933)]
Observe, the mind of a newborn child is regarded as completely “id-ridden”, in the sense that it is a mass of instinctive drives and impulses, which need immediate satisfaction: with no sense of responsibility or consequence at either end.
The lower-ego, or Id is the part of the psyche responsible for our basic drives such as food, water, sex, and basic impulses. It is a amoral and selfish, ruled by the pleasure-pain principle; it is without a sense of time, completely illogical, primary sexual, infantile in its emotional development, and is not able to take “no” for an answer. It is also regarded as the reservoir of the libido or “instinctive drive to create”.
The lower-ego or Id’s drives and instincts fall into two categories: life and death instincts. Life instincts (Eros) are those that are crucial to the pleasurable survival, such as eating and copulation. Death instincts, (Thanatos) as stated by Freud, in our unconscious wish to die, as death puts an end to the everyday struggles for happiness and survival.
The lower-ego or Id’s thus struggles between these two contradictory drives: Life and Death. Yes dear reader, the universal struggle between Life and Death can be internally observed within our very own subconscious motivation. Freud noticed the death instinct in our desire for peace which attempts to escape the reality of Life through fiction, media, and drugs. It also indirectly represents itself through aggression, as aggression causes conflict that may potentially lead to Death, and thus peace.
The lower-ego’s FORCE is astonishing. The FORCE projected from the lower-ego subconsciously controls nearly every activity in modern-man. The drive for survival, sex and pleasure are the most powerful in the common-man. It can be observed that nearly all of the common-man’s activity revolves around serving these lower-ego based drives.
We would suggest that a minimum of 90% of all the population’s activities are to serve the instinctual drives of moving towards pleasure, away from pain, survival and copulation. And it’s arguable that this is the drive for 95% of men and woman alive, 100% of the time.
The lower-ego’s reservoir of libido, “mojo”, or alchemical lead, is indeed the psychological substance we feverishly aspire to transmute into the golden wine of pure-consciousness. A vast amount of potential consciousness lies asleep and unrealized within this lower-ego. It remains trapped within the unconscious aspect of ourselves. Only through focused and wilful meditation and concentration can we transmute the unconscious, into the conscious and thus take control of powerful lower-ego.
The drives of the lower-ego provide a tremendous base of spiritual-substance to work with, and a near never-ending reservoir of potential and latent power which each of us has within. This creative energy is our animal nature, and contained within it is potential to transform the intellectual-mammals (mistakenly called humans) into Illuminated beings of Light, incarnated Logos and walking Immortals of the flesh.
Now is a good time to reflect our own behavior and those instinctual drives towards watching movies, indulging in drugs or alcohol and following cultural news and media outlets, moving towards pleasure and away from pain, attractions toward the opposite sex (for sake of copulation), as well as the daily drive to eat and sleep. Can you see how these actions are indeed the majority share holder of your time and precious attention?
All lower-ego must be comprehended, and made to submit to the Guardian of the Threshold, our own internal dragons if we are to learn how to become real vampires.