“Obsessions with the Undead; a fascination with Vampires; these are the things We can expect all throughout the 21st Century. Futurist Darksiders continue to grow in numbers, particularly in the denser metropolitan areas…” explains Joshua Free in the Mardukite CyberVamps anthology VAMPYRE MAGICK, which includes the books “Vampyre’s Bible” and “Cybernomicon” in one volume!
Now, in the 21st Century, Creatures of Night remain bonded through a chain of books, films and music. Having no authoritarian system in place, no “large public secret societies” to destroy individualism of this path, the GothVamp and CyberVamp lifestyle still remains one loosely connected to Gothic, Occult or Dark Media. Except now… there is a lot more to choose from.
DARKSIDER conditions of the “VWZ” (vampire-werewolf-zombie) variety all involve a divergence in perception, awareness, and consciousness from the societal norm—which is to say what is experienced by at least 33% of the population. Understanding magic requires a magical mind—one that is able to step outside, even if just for a moment, and experience what it means to operate as “more than human.”
Whether under the guise of Undead Zombie Ravers or Vampyric Occultists, recent shifts in “Gothic” and “Vampyre” subcultures proves how dynamic the Underground really is in keeping relevant with the times – and how successful they’ve become at pushing it up into the mainstream media Realm. CyberVamps emerged out of a futurist need to evolve genres of fantasy and history, theory and practice to sustain the times. It seems to fit the NexGen far more than outdated styles of bikers, clowns and “post-punk punk” punks.
Our world is now the realm of a new elite; the hackers, neuroengineers, nanotechnicians, cybernetics developers all have the upper-hand on some of the kinds of magic that will be employed in the future. The goal seems to be elimination of “processing,” a form of NewSpeak that will effectively remove “language” and the “interpretation of symbols” and simply link straight to the brains direct processes.
CREATURES OF NIGHT other than Vampyres are experiencing a modern paradigm shift in global consciousness too. In a world already rampant with EDM and EBM, Dark Electro-Industrial performing artist and musician, “Zombie Girl” brings something uniquely revolutionary to the Community – “EZM” – Electronic Zombie Music! …and now, with recent success of television series “iZombie,” yet again, the Realm demonstrates just how beautiful Death can be for an i-Generation.
It is no stretch of imagination that electrical impulses or other devices can be used to trigger sectors and receptors of the brain—inducing specific emotional responses; generating chemical motion of peptides, neurotransmitters, amino acids, hormones—all of which generate an EMF of their own. So, there are many variable beneath the surface; but, the one “variable” that seems unchanging, even as we approach an age of very possible zombie apocalypse and artificial intelligence gone astray—is that humans really want to be able to manipulate and control each other. After examining thousands of years of esoterica in our mardukite archives, and this dirty word—CONTROL—seems to be the god that everyone is really worshiping.
We already have a mass-conditioned society—that is a very integral part of civilization dynamics. As the system evolves and becomes more complex, larger encompassing methods are employed to maintain order in a system that is only increasingly more unstable the more complex it becomes. Programming the “human condition” is a practice of “artificial stimulation” by definition—except now, instead of symbolism and psychological conditioning, technology is being used for biological stimulation; going after the physiological-behavioral directly with chemical stimulation.
DISCOVER HOW these processes are being implemented and how-to maintain your SELF in the wake of changing times with books by Joshua Free including the VAMPYRE MAGICK anthology and other NexGen titles in the “systemological series” such as AWAKENING: SYSTEMOLOGY-101 and its companion REALITY ENGINEERING, both available from the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press.
LISTEN TO the latest CyberVamps Music Mixes including this year’s “ONE NIGHT IN BABYLON” with DJ Nabu and DJ Kyra Kaos, celebrating two years of “CyberVamps,” launched with the “UNDEAD” mix from 2015.