Sethianism & vampirism, a short contemplation.
Though we maybe wouldn't see it as such, walking the path of Sutekh is closely connected with a vampiric way of life. Above all the Sethian is a master of energy, to use to his or her own benefit and to handle as pleased.
In our modern days, the way of the vampire and the path of Sutekh are often seen as two different roads to walk on, but to the ancients this wasn't so. To much we are influenced by the monotheistic religions, which blur our sight and give us the idea that there is black & white, good & evil.
But as these are not objective points, we are invited, almost forced to re-examine our beliefs and how they work through and in us. If you want to walk a path of the ancients, and uphold beliefs that conflict with this, you are on the road to disaster. Or your work & study will be in vain, or it will have a total other outcome then wished for.
Sometimes I hear from people or groups, who study the ancient ways, that they keep them self to the historical material. Uh, ok. I can understand that one will look into the historical sources, but take them with a pinch of salt, or from time to time with a few pounds of it.
The historical sources are many times to contaminated with later elements or changed by writers, who didn't get the point & just filled in what they comprehended. If you want to follow an ancient path, then indeed first collect information from outside, study historical sourced, but also dig into yourself and what you feel in you.
In the end, its all about the personal contact, you will have with the archetype or deity, you wish to follow. Prayers from a few thousand years back, can be nice, but if you are not connected to it, don't use it. Let it come fourth from yourself, and as such it will be carried by your will.
But back to our basic point, namely Sethianism & vampirism. As the Sethian is a master of energy, it will not be surprising that he is also an active vampiric being. Obtaining energy should never be a point to a Sethian, or where to obtain it.
The rule that drives a Sethian is simple to state with the words of Aleister Crowley " Though as thou wilst", as a Sethian we are called to be rulers of our own path & as such the law of the strongest goes, rule or be conquered.
Be ruthless when necessary, but love with a deep passion those who are important to you, and never regret the actions you have taken. As a vampiric creature the Sethian has only one objective to survive, conquer & rule. Most of the time, we are not noticed among other men, we rule in the dark, being the power behind the throne.
But unmistakenly we are servants of Sutekh, masters of energy and a vampire. A thing we don't have to regret, but to be proud on, as it is a kind of aristocratic way, and even here, only the strong will survive.
Sutekh is not the easy lord to serve, He is very demanding & has a gentle side but also a very strict one. Think well before you take this route, but once drawn to it, it will furfill you completly or not.
Invite Sutekh in your life, feel how he awakens the sleeping part of you, that connects you with the ancient paths & stenghten you, to grow beyond yourself and your limitations. Don't hold back, but once invited, discover every aspect of being a Sethian & a vampiric being, it will benefit your greatly and show you new insights to continue your explorations of your Shadow self, and how to use this in your daily life, to obtain what you desire and how to come closer to Sutekh, becoming one in being with & through him.