Getting to the Heart of the Matter…

I have no interest in creating additional strife for either side. However, I do hope that this post provides additional insight to the apparent and consistent misunderstandings of some who would oppose our (“Med Sang”) views or goals. Whether that opposition is an expression of cognitive dissonance or simply out of misinterpretation. If by the end of this, there is still disagreement at least I can say I’ve tried.

Many may be unaware that I play an active role in the Med Sang group. This may be in part due to the fact that I will still occasionally engage in differing points of view in various groups, because I am, by nature, a very curious creature. I am often interested in the mechanics of how people work and have the open mind to occasionally take the scientific thought process to the “energy” belief, as well.

That being said… I think it is very important to clarify for the general public that I recognise a dire need to develop a sort of ‘company culture’ that benefits those who would be considered Human Hematophages.

Although some may feel a noted benefit to learning mindful practices, many others still struggle with this as they continue to experience very physiological, and often measurable, symptoms.

We are consistently confronted with those who are donor-less, or too young to safely meet strangers, and my heart breaks for them. What is the solution when you do not have the resources to obtain and maintain the only treatment you’ve come across?

Drinking blood should be the absolute last ditch effort to minimize our symptoms. Although it is generally agreed that “there are no substitutes,” I do feel that a few key methods of supplementation can definitely take the edge off. Not every method will work for all people, and it highly depends on one’s specific symptoms. For example, those who have had the diagnosis of autoimmune anaemia have often felt better for a time with blood transfusions. Although we still aren’t certain how drinking blood can show a similar effect to transfusions, it is still necessary to consider for further reading.

Likewise, those with nervous system related issues may feel a bit better by increasing electrolytes to their liquid source as it also appears common to have the “I drink water all the time, but still feel thirst.” This may certainly be due to an electrolyte imbalance where the body cannot hold on to its hydration. This action also increases blood volume which may aide in HR/BP and energy regulation.

Could said symptoms be related to other causations? Absolutely. It is for this reason that we must be able to understand the needs of the individual, look over their health records, and find a solution that works best for them. Even being able to teach individuals about which blood tests to get ordered, or what questions they can safely ask their doctors without raising undue suspicion, can make all the difference.

Understanding how to treat certain symptoms may give us clues to why ingesting blood works. What we learn on the way can be repackaged and given to those who need the information the most, to make their lives a little easier, with the necessary citation to back it up. To be able to provide that sort of resource is one of the many goals at The Red Cellar.

Which brings me to a sort of “reaction” part of this post. This is where I may not get much love, but I feel it is extremely necessary to bring up for our wide-spread audience in hopes to promote education instead of enablement.

Occasionally when our TRC associates get into the thick of it with online argumentation, the comment of “science and energy aren’t mutually exclusive,” pops up. It tends to get a lot of ‘Likes’ most likely due to an outward expression of confirmation bias and desire for strongly held beliefs to be validated.

This is a very human thing to do. But, if we (and anyone who’d like to join us) want to move toward a community based in scientific reasoning, we will need to recognize this in ourselves in order to grow.

No, Science and Energy are not mutually exclusive. But only if you can define Energy in a way that is scientific.

In reality, we must understand that the word Energy has many meanings. Some are meant to be more metaphoric in meaning, others talk about a measurable substance (such as electricity, force, etc.)

The problem that I see in many areas is the tendency to conflate a measurable form of Energy with a form that has yet to be measured. This muddies the waters quite a bit.

The concept of Psi energy is NOT the same thing as Electrical energy, for example. Individuals do not hold set amounts of electrical energy that can be given or taken between other individuals. We can see the effect of an electrical charge between bodies, but this is also not the same as the internal electrical system that makes all our bodies “go.” The nervous system is closed, and there is no connection between it and the static electricity that builds up on the outside of our bodies due to external sources, by friction or otherwise. This is a grade school level understanding of Electrical energy, and it pains me every time to see the mechanic attempted to be explained in an A = C fashion.

As cool as it would be, (this is me with my science hat on), metaphysical mechanics has yet to be scientifically measured or consistently tested. It does not belong in any discussion realm that values the scientific method. So, when a Med Sang is trying to express their view and someone else comes into the ring with “What about Psi?” you must understand how it cuts down our momentum to stay on topic. In order to include that subject to our platform we must first suspend our disbelief, and somehow assume that Energy, in the Psi sense of the word, has a scientific basis.

This now comes to the question, what about those who feel they have a very physical need for blood but also believe in other non-scientific ideas? As far as I’m concerned, they are welcome to participate or benefit from any of our discussion or send us private messages. I suppose I cannot speak for the others, but I personally will be friendly as long as we all agree not to confuse subjective experiences for objective ones. Or at the very least have the ability to back up subjective experiences with objective support.

That seems fair, right?

One thought on “Getting to the Heart of the Matter…

  1. I think your article is spot on and i am deeply troubled that such misunderstandings persevere in the community. The GVC could in fact benefit greatly from a more scientific approach, which would make our problems more relatable to non-afflicted people. As of yet those of us that do seek help are mostly unable to do so because of the stigma attached to the mythical creature witch which we unfortunately share the sanguinarian tendencies.
    I, for one, would be incredibly thankful if our shared problems could finally be properly recognized by the scientific community and perhaps even a cure for our ailment be found. But I also understand that not everyone thinks ‘vampirism’ to be such a debilitating illness, and that those that have simply accepted it as being part of their being may have fears concerning the possible official classification of such an affliction. Just by observing the reactions to the, frankly badly researched and even less aptly named, Renfield’s Disease is enough to reveal the fear of being stamped as mentally unwell and ‘perverse’ for giving in to ‘base urges’ such as drinking blood. The Wikipedia aricle on said disease, and even the few research papers available online, paint us as insane criminals even!

    I think that this fear is deeply regretable, even more so than the current rift in the community, of which, I should state, I am therefore no part of. Furthermore You have my utmost respect for trying to tackle these problems and for hosting this site.

    Deepest Respect and Admiration,
    A European Med-Sang.

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