by Michelle Belanger
We all possess a certain presence which hangs about us at all
times. Whether we wish this or not, it will still be present to a
limited degree, even when an effort is made to damp the effect
Our presence tends to be dark and intimidating, and it inspires
fear and uncertainty in most who are exposed to it. Some, however,
find our presence darkly fascinating, and for these it manifests
as an irresistible and almost sexual attraction.
Manifesting is the art of taking this presence and manipulating
it to our advantage.
Manifesting requires much the same technique as augmentation,
however in the case of manifestation, the energy gathered is not
directed within ourselves, to our physical bodies. Instead, it is
extended outward so that it spreads around us like a cloak.
Center yourself, gather your energies, then expand them out
around yourself. Visualize a nimbus of energy surrounding you, and
focus on a particular image or emotion which you desire to project
with this energy.
A great deal of manifesting relies upon the people around you.
You are extending your energy to influence their minds on a
semi-conscious level. Because you are speaking directly to their
unconscious minds, their individual perceptions of your intent
will ultimately influence what they perceive and how they react to
The most basic form of manifesting is manifesting the vampire.
This draws upon the archetype that has developed around our kind
over the years and can have a very potent psychological affect on
those around you. Gather to your core all that makes you what you
are: all the darkness, the alienation, the predatory need. Then
shoot this concentrated energy throughout your being, extending it
a few feet in front of you so that all those around you will be
affected by this projection. By experimenting, you can extend this
inimical aura around yourself for many feet, and what with
satisfaction at it clears your way through a pressing crowd.
Using essentially the same technique, you can project fear,
respect, intimidation, attraction, awe, and virtually anything
else into the minds of those around you. Most will react to this
projection on an unconscious level, moving toward you or hastily
out of your way as you desire. Manifesting will especially draw
the attention of those who are awakened or even semi-awake.
This effect may also be used to obscure yourself from others.
The technique is the same, but instead of projecting fear or
attraction, you should simply influence those around you to ignore
you. Project obscurity and the sense that you are unremarkable and
blend into your surroundings. When done properly, this will allow
you to lose yourself in a crowd or even help you to hide unnoticed
in an empty room.
XXXIV. Nature of the Aura