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Stop. Please.

7 Jul

Just Stop the Madness!

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“Not every human creature upon our earth is beautiful, unique, and/or priceless. Please stop spreading the empty sentiments. Some people are priceless, unique, and beautiful. Many more, so it seems, are not. Lying to yourselves and the rest of the world is just laziness on your part. It’s easier (currently) to believe empty, unproven sentiment than it is to put the hard work into becoming unique, beautiful (in all its incarnations), priceless, and your own truest person.

Go ahead, I dare you to spread the actual truth instead of the accepted false verity that abounds. Oh my, how unpopular you will become. I should know!!! Lol. The hard truths are quite difficult (that’s an understatement) for Mankind to incorporate into their self-evolution or lack thereof.

Please, try harder, in all things. Life is pain. Period. Alas, it is also beyond amazing…if you choose to make it so and put in the effort to evolve.”
~Julia DarkRose Caples
Copyright 2018, “A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies”
**All Photographs were taken by Julia DarkRose Caples, and are copyrighted. Thank you.**

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Go Boldly, Find and Understand Self-Worth

16 Jun

I am grateful to be able to have tangible reminders of where I came from, what I help create, and all the actual blood, sweat, and the continuous river of tears that twists, curls, curves, rambles, and wanders, within me every step of my way.

I am also grateful to have the wisdom to know when it is time to embrace the new day, to transform and to take my blood, sweat and river of tears, boldly into the new world that I am now able to see and find beauty and worth in, out, under, over, and through it’s every cell.

Not everyone can define their self-worth and the import of their life. That is simply the way of the human mind and spirit. And that is that. It is what it is. However, I can proudly reaffirm, at every twist and turn that this incredible Earth allows me, and I allow myself, to see, experience and learn from, that “I go boldly into every new conception of our world with awe, wonder, and gratefulness!” Nature has given me fucking phenomenal sight and I will never waste it on NOT transcending, moving forward, and learning to embrace every stage that Life in all Her unknowable (at this time) intelligence hath created.

I look back, often, at what I created, what I help create, what I changed and what I help change, and remember the sparkling winding red river of life that I chose to drink from…now an empty riverbed. I do not mourn, or whine, or attack others because the brilliant crimson vein has dried up. No, I simply appreciate the sparkling winding red river that I choose to drink from now.

Here are some pics, not even a sliver of what I did and where I came from, representing that once dazzling ruby river…now a dried, cracked, unable to support life, empty bed filled with tourists.
~Julia DarkRose Caples

 

Sacrifice

27 May

Sacrifice

Someone just asking me about my early days as a Wytch. This discussion brought back up, in my mind, my days and nights, of magik, in my early twenties. What I remember the most about that long ago time of learning and applying and changing, is sacrifice. And so, we discussed it’s true meaning and application within the real world.

While I now live in a state of being that I understand as a life lived indigenously borne from the same magik that is my mind, body, and energy, as all life; and not as a life lived practicing magik, my comprehension of what sacrifice, especially as it relates to conjuring or ritual or whatever label you deem appropriate for your path and focus; is more often than not, completely misunderstood and not actually achieved.2016-11-11 15.32.54

First and foremost, “sacrifice” must be defined and understood, genuinely and absolute. You can not buy something off of a shelf, have no emotion invested in it, and then use it as a sacrifice. What have you sacrificed? If you use the term offering, the same logic is applied. If you buy a bottle of alcohol to be used as an offering for whichever spirit or deity you have chosen as your focus, and are not offering anything of real personal, emotional, value, what have you actually offered?

While I no longer, for sometime now, perceive magik as something to be practiced or conjured or ritualized, I understand that almost all of us start there. Some of us never move past that infant-like understanding of magik. A good place to start your personal transcendence from the habitual parroting of others conceptions of what they may or may not have actually achieved; is to look more closely at and figure out, for yourself, what a real sacrifice consists of.

Maybe, one day, before your current life extinguishes from this Earth, you will move on from mimicking and/or practicing magik and realize, in the rawness of your truest core, that you are already born magik and that there is not really a need to conjure or execute magik.

Just be it, just know it. The same way you just know you are a Human (no matter what kind of human you believe you are). You know it with every breath you breathe. So, too, you should know you are magik…with every breath you breathe.

“I don’t need no stinkin’ altar! I am the altar!”
~Julia DarkRose 2015

~Julia DarkRose Caples

Selflessness…Que?

9 May

Selflessness Meme 2018 Signed

Excerpt from “A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies”
Coming this October 2018

“Transcendence, like evolution, is an ongoing and gradual process throughout the cycle of life. Concerning the act of human selflessness, to offer help to others without tangible gain but instead the gain of feeling good about yourself and the act of help you have offered, is a natural part of our spiritual evolution.

Perhaps it might take someone an entire lifetime, or, perhaps it might never come to pass, but through our continued transcendence, we are able to offer, at least once, an act of true selflessness. Which is not in any way a guarantee that the payoff will be one of self-love, or any kind of happiness gained for ourselves from a selfless act. In fact, quite often, at least in my experience, pain and being reviled by the same people your selfless act has helped, is the outcome.

Only you, most likely, will ever know the sacrifice that might have been made so that your act of transcended selflessness could reach its target and create real positive change. Boasting about it or in some way, making sure others know about it, is, in itself, a sign that a spiritual evolutionary deed of selflessness has not yet occurred.

And that is why transcendence is an ongoing and gradual process. The first stages of human understanding and behavior must be lived before we can move onto the next stage and continue to transcend.”
~Julia DarkRose Caples
Copyright 2018

Self-Respect

19 Apr

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence. Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of the media/public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that knowing the good, we have done it, knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth, we have spoken it and put it into action.

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgement, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character, lack of truth and honor within the soul.

~Julia DarkRose
©2015

Julia DarkRose Caples Winter 2016

Julia DarkRose Caples

Photograph taken for my book-“Blood’s Truth,” in Winter, 2016.

Photographer~Jonathan Christopher Ives-Martin

Walk of the Grand Vampire Peacock

13 Apr

Walk of the Grand Vampire Peacock

**Wow, this simple yet poignant article, kindled the fire within and encouraged me to spit-ball this short FB/Wordpress article.**

This is what, in my humble experienced opinion, the self-proclaimed, “Elders” of the Vampyre Subculture (Community) should be discussing and working towards (the attached article), during their “meetings,” Meetups, courts, or any venue they attend just so they can spew their drivel.

All this crap that all these “leaders” spend precious breathing time fretting and fighting over and for, is truly meaningless, and only exists so those self-entitled “important persons,” can feel like they matter. How any of these “chiefs” are still, after all their professed wisdom, so very blind, is, well, quite telling of the reality of that culture. How can they not know that all the outside validation of their claims (mostly without any proof) will never equate with true acceptance of self…that must always come from within.

Their very self-entitlement (whether voted into a meaningless position in a meaningless social court, house, or any group within that subculture, or not) is testament to their weakness, to their commitment of spreading poppycock and re-living their flash in the pan moment as if anything they have done or are doing will ever matter, in the grand scheme of what is actually important.

Should not Elders of any community be concerned for their people’s survival? And doesn’t that survival mean that those leaders should be concerned with the greater whole, the worldwide crux of what is truly happening? How can Elders of a group of self-labeled, cocks of the walk, claiming to be more enlightened, and in many cases, reveling in their belief that they are more important than Mundanes, be so unconcerned about what really matters? Worrying about parties and balls and walking the walk (of a douchebag extraordinaire actually), and thinking that they are walking the walk of the grand vampire peacock…nope…douchebag.

Man oh man, you need to wake the fuck up. The world has changed from just a few decades ago and is changing rapidly into its next stage of life. Do you, “Elders,” really think that your Houses and Courts and Social Media Groups, mean anything outside your own vanity and egos? All of which only indicates that your truest characters are lacking of meaningful substance and must use your ego to fool the outside world, but most of all, to hide from your very own truth.

Be mad. Keep your Black Veil over your face. Keep not transcending. Keep being a waste upon our Earth. It is all your choice. You are relics of self-serving double-talk and gibberish.

Apparently, you still don’t get it.

~Julia DarkRose Caples

 

 

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Shame, Shame, Shame, on Y’all!

10 Apr

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**This meme directly relates to “House Z,” within the web of charlatans, calling themselves “Houses,” “institutions of vampire learning,” “a group of vampires run by elders within the community,” and so many more erroneous, laid on thick, bullshit.**

I refuse to kiss anyone’s ass, but most especially, those who prey on the spiritual and intellectual growth of the unaware truth seeker!

My goal is NOT to stir up drama. However, my intention is to stir up people’s ire! I do not understand how anyone can not be upset, on some level, about being duped! Even though the responsibility to learn and apply said knowledge to life, and then lived as wisdom, ultimately falls on the individual, in my experience….being inundated with falsehoods, delusions, and greedy megalomaniacs pushing bullshit to line their pockets…
IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

I will use House Z, from the recent crop (not recognized or even in actual existence before 2003) of Houses within the Vampire Community, as a prime example of these reprehensible actions…It is time to take off that Black Veil and see through it’s optical illusion!

This will be part one, of a comprehensive series I am writing, just for the Vampire Sub-culture, in regards to its myriad of charlatans and their relentless abuse. While it is up to the individual to “Seek their own truth,” that becomes ridiculously difficult, for some, when the liars and users (shamelessly abusing the trust of others) , those charlatans, keep building road blocks made out of false verity and are covered in disgusting megalomaniac goop! To express my thoughts, again and quite emphatically, I mean the fucking Black Veil, just keeps getting pulled over people’s eyes and creating quite the blurred vision!

What do the Ramones awesome song, “Pet Semetary,” have to do with any of that? Well, I guess, if your curiosity is piqued, will have to pay close attention to…everything around you and within. 

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Ramones~Pet Semetary Video

To reiterate, this will be a comprehensive series of articles regarding the charlatans running rampant within the Vampire Sub-culture, starting from the very beginning of that community…back before the Internet was even available to the public. We are talkin’ a long fucking time ago, Lol. No, but really…

According to the principles followed by those that actually put in the time and work and apply the hard-earned lessons to real life, from ancient people’s to modern people-

Bansenshukai (萬川集海, translated ‘Sea of Myriad Rivers Merging’) is a Japanese book containing a collection of knowledge from the clans in the Iga and Kōga regions that had been devoted to the training of ninja.

It was compiled by Fujibayashi Sabuji in 1676, in the early years of the Tokugawa shogunate, to preserve the knowledge that had been developed during the near-constant military conflict from the Ōnin War until the end of the Siege of Osaka almost 150 years later. As well as information on military strategy and weapons, it has sections on the astrological and philosophical beliefs of the times, and along with the Shōninki of 1681 and the Ninpiden of 1655 make up the three major sources of direct information about this shadowy profession…

How does this apply to the Vampire Sub-culture…stay tuned, and you will find out.
~Julia DarkRose Caples

**Page images are from this Ninjutsu Black Belt Training Densho Book.**

 

 

 

 

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