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Vampire Archetype, Draining the Life Force

September 30, 2015 3 Comments


The season of scare is upon us as the month of Halloween arrives.  Vampires are popular mythical characters used in costuming, entertaining, and decor during this season.  The classic tale of Dracula is the famous story of a vampire most people know and think of when drawing up this archetype.  The vampire returns to drain the life from his prey each night until it is depleted.

In a larger sense the vampire can represent the dynamic present in some couples (or even nations).  One partner can sustain the psychic or material needs of the other by allowing themselves to be drained.  Today this can be seen outwardly in financial situations.  Neediness is the bond between the two, and survival of the couple depends on an unspoken and unhealthy agreement.  Financial codependence does not resemble sharing.  It more closely parodies a horror flick.

The positive result of an encounter with the vampire archetype is an awareness that some person or entity can suck the living daylights out of your soul.  The shadow vampire sucks energy from others to maintain approval.  Once you recognize this character in yourself and others you can take appropriate steps to protect your own energy.  You will then be able to perceive your own dependencies in a new light.  Once the light of day has been shed on the entire drama it can be laid to rest.

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