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Death the persona, the afterlife, undead, burial ritual, and understanding what happens in the great beyond.

The Chant of Time

Time was when worlds were not swung in space;
Time is, when this year’s New Year’s masque ye see;
And Time goes on when worlds have stopped their race;

Past.
Before the moon disclosed her face;
Before the earth began her race;
Before the Sun took up his place-
Ere than I was eternally!

Present.
In throb of brain; in beat of heart;
In thrill of sense, by nature’s art;
In meeting moments ere they part-
Therein am I eternally!

Future.
Beyond man’s certain day of doom
When earth and sun have found one tomb;
When stars for other stars make room-
I shall be there eternally!

Time was, Time is and time shall be
Eternally! Eternally!

Danse Macabre

I HAVE known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths,
Of what use is language?
A beast of the field moans a few times
When death takes its young.
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities—
We cannot speak.

Part Two: Do Vampires Exist?

Part One

Sometime ago I wrote about the possibility and evidence of “real” vampires. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending upon your perspective the possibility of vampires appeared to be solely faith based. However, there is another type of vampire I did not take time to discuss.

That is the vampire that feeds off of energy, a much more common and very “real” vampire. An energy vampire is any person or thing that feeds on the life energy, chi, ki, prana of another being. There are even entire communities that support and encourage the act of energy vampirism. Even Oprah’s Site has an article on energy vampires. Consensus seems to be that energy vampirism is a very real thing.

Is vampirism real though? The definition of energy vampirism is any one who “drains” you of your energy, or makes you sad, depressed, run down.