Confessions of a Former HamburgerJunkie











{April 17, 2007}   8 of Swords and Jellybeans

A friend of mine comes from a family of Shamin. She is a third generation, and was lucky enough to have met her soulmate when she was in her early teens. The couple studied Shamainism until two years ago when they split up. (he came out as gay) It shook my friend so hard that she turned her back on everything and everyone she had loved, myself included. That was until a few months ago when I had my car accident. She was there for my family when they needed her the most. Last week was the first time in the two years that she’d even touched a deck of tarots. But as always her reading was bang on. Her new boyfriend decided to pick up the deck and found the 8 of swords kept appearing, as it had for my friend. This was a little odd, cause I had been getting the same card in almost every reading for the past week. The deck in use is the Vampire Tarot by Nathalie Hertz. I had bought it a few months back because my Rider-Waite deck was so used up there was more tape holding it together then there was card. The 8 of Swords in this deck has this to say :A crouching devil hides his head from the swords of criticism, conflict, and uncertainty. The meaning=suffering a troubling time, but an extremely important crossroads in your life is approaching Reversed=big misfortune, unfaithfulness, jealousy and frustration Given the fact the three of us are all working on the latest film project that hardcore Vamps Prods., has in production, (frustration, important crossroads) my friend just found out the house she is renting is up for sale and she will have to move (big misfortune, frustration, important crossroads) her new promotion at work is causing problems with other staff who have been there longer (jealousy) and the new man I am involved with (frustration) is stressing us all to the max, that 8 of swords hit hard. And now you ask “what of the jellybeans?” That is another blog….

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{April 6, 2007}   The Renfield Movement

The Renfield Movement is what I have been calling my essay (some would say my manifesto). And I guess it’s time I started to explain it. Pretty much everybody around the hcvp headquarters knows what I am getting at, we see it every day on the city streets and in the media. Now I know this is not going to be a popular idea, or at lest I should say not a positive one. What I am meaning when I say the Renfield Movement, is the fact that Vampirism has become a religion. Not the act of vampirism (though one could say it has but that is another conversation in itself) but the fact the media has turned the idea of the vampire into a god. Alot of “lifestylers” have bought into the media’s fictional iconic vampire and mixing it with paganism have created a religion based on the vampire. Therefore more and more people in the last 35 years have become part of the Renfield Movement. This is my thesis, and the main point to my essay. I will be talking more about this over time.



{January 29, 2007}   The Renfield Movement

As I mentioned on my 360 on Yahoo, I have gone back to the essay I had started to write almost 15 years ago on Vampires. My theories are based in pop-culture and how it mirrors mythology. Yes I know it has been done to death and then some in the last decade, but it is something that is so apart of my life that I need to finish it. Or in my case, rethink it rework it and then finish it. With the idea looming over my head of going back to university for a BA or Masters in Folklore/Cultural Studies, having this project would be the starting line. Not too mention now that the rest of my life seems to be falling off a cliff, I need something to keep me busy and grounded.



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