by Michelle Belanger
Because of the way we interact with energy and the subtle
reality, we are actively connected to the collective unconscious.
We naturally respond to the eddies and tides of beliefs and ideas
in that vast, psychic realm. With effort, we can also naturally
affect those eddies and tides.
The collective unconscious exists on the level of pure energy.
It has a subtle reality all its own and is a part of the greater
Spiritus Mundi, the spirit of the world. All humanity influences
and is influenced by the collective unconscious. It is the sum
total of all their thoughts, dreams, emotions, myths, and
nightmares. It is the well of inspiration and the source of
The unawakened are unaware of the affect they have upon the
collective unconscious. Nor are they aware of how it in turn
affects them. It defines their beliefs, their dreams, their very
perception and experience of reality.
As vampires, we are already living embodiments of a very potent
archetype which lies deep in the darker regions of the collective
unconscious. The nature of our vampirism is in part defined by
this archetype in the collective. Our strengths, our weaknesses,
and the image which we project to others is strongly influenced by
the collective archetype. Paradoxically, what we are and what we
have been in the past has also in part defined the shape which the
archetype takes. In this we are both the creators and the
creations of the archetype. Such paradox is woven throughout
We can become consciously aware of our connection to the
collective. Thus we can consciously choose what elements will
affect us and what will not. In this way, we can shape our
individual perceptions of reality.
On a more profound level, we can also consciously influence the
collective. We can insert thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and set them
adrift on its currents. They will circulate among the masses of
humanity, occasionally surfacing in an individual's thoughts,
often influencing the behavior, perceptions, and beliefs of the
unawakened on a profound yet unspoken level.
In this way, we can shape the reality of others. We can subtly
influence thoughts and attitudes on a world-wide scale. Such
subtle manipulation is very difficult to master, and it requires
an extensive awareness of the collective.
Those who seek to influence the world in this way must also be
willing to be influenced in turn on an equally profound level. As
an active element in a passive world, the collective will surge up
and manifest through you. You will become a tool of the Spiritus
Mundi. It will guide your actions so that you may bring change,
destruction, and regeneration where it is needed most.