by Michelle Belanger
Do not mistake mere blood for life. We feed upon something far
However, do not be surprised if, in feeding, you taste blood
within your mouth, for blood and life are intricately interwoven.
We are creatures of both matter and spirit, and thus we affect
others on both of these levels. Blood is the physical substance of
life, and so we are bound ever so slightly to this material
expression of our spiritual need.
Do not be misled by the juxtaposition of energy and blood. No
cut or puncture is necessary for the transfer to occur. Our ways
are far subtler than that. As you draw out life, you draw out a
minute amount of blood with the life. Even when there is no
physical contact between you and your partner, when the draw is
deep enough, this will occur.
For this reason, always take care in who you feed from, for a
taint in their blood may carry over to you.
Never feed from the ill or diseased. Never feed from those who
have drugs or alcohol in their system unless you wish to partake
of their intoxication for yourself. The taints in their bodies
will transfer over to you. You will know those who are tainted by
the sensations you get when near them. You will have an
instinctual aversion to touching or getting close to such people.
Likewise, your senses will warn you if you attempt to initiate a
draw. Much of your awareness of the taint will occur on an
unspoken level, so be attentive to your impressions and
Given time and careful observation, you will learn to discern
these sensations in order to identify the taint. This knowledge,
however, may bring you great grief, for there are few left in this
world who are not tainted in one manner or another.
Geography of the Energy Body