Official Article – http://fathersebastiaan.com/marriages/
Over the years as founding Father of the Sanguinarium and Sabretooth Clan many of my Family members have asked me to officiate their weddings, handfastings and renewals of vows. So far I have presided around a dozen ceremonies so far for Sabretooths (my personal fang clients) and members of the Sanguinarium, and now I am offering this service to those outside my Family.
In 2012 I founded the Vampyre Priesthood within the Sanguinarium to perform the Eight Vampyre Sacraments which include weddings. which are sacred to our tradition. Please note that Sabretooth Vampyre tradition believes and supports a separation of “Church” and State, so we choose not to make these weddings legally binding and prefer to only perform the ceremonial elements after the Civil Union / civil wedding has been legally performed.
Blood & Roses – A Vampyre Wedding Ceremony
Within our traditions “Vampyre Wedding” which we call Blood & Roses is akin to a handfasting often practiced in Neo-Pagan traditions which has three stages.
Phase One “The First Rings” takes place for a period of a year and a day and expires, is renewed or the individuals move to the next phase. This is similar to a traditional engagement.
Phase Two “The Second Rings” takes place after the First Rings first year and a day is complete and is a “traditional wedding” where often the civil wedding takes place around the same time. This lasts for 7 years and a day and like the First Rings is something which expires, is renewed or the participants move to the Third Rings.
Phase Three “The Third Rings” takes place after the Second Rings and is something which bonds both souls for eternity, this is a huge and rare commitment which should only be done for the most parallel of souls. This bond is acknowledging soulmates and is not something to take on a part time commitment.
Of course I am not limited to the traditional Blood & Roses ceremony and am happy to offer my services for other paradigms as I am a chaos magician and can work within any belief system. I am ordained in the ULC (Universal Life Church) and depending on the jurisdiction’s laws can perform legal weddings. If I am not available and you wish for a Vampyre Wedding I can refer one of my Vampyre Priests from the Vampyre Priesthood.
Price & Schedule
Usually I dont charge directly anything for performing a wedding or renewal of vows for members of the Sanguinarium especially at planned courts such as the International Sabretooth Conclave (every other year including 2015, 2017, 2019, etc) or the Endless Night Vampire Ball events. Ticket holders of Endless Nights can choose to get married on stage during the ball or the outer court (such as the New Orleans Vampire Court) for free as a performance peace. My fee outside of these terms is a fee (depending on the complexity of the wedding and my involvement) plus travel, accommodations and reasonable expenses. Yet this is negotiable depending on the situation.
For more information contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is an exert of the Revised Sabretooth Clan Book V2 (releasing late 2014) of the official Sabretooth Family Lexicon. This information is for members of the Sabretooth Clan and who have gone through the Rite of Transformation with Father Sebastiaan.
1. This does not include all of the terminology used by the OSV (Ordo Strigoi Vii) such as energy manuplation and esoteric workings…
2. The ONLY official information about the Sabretooth Clan will either be posted on my personal website at http://www.fathersebastiaan.com or on www.sanguinarium.net. If it is not in one of these two locations it is NOT official information.
3. Some of this terminology is found in my books Sanguinomicon, Red Veils and Purple Veils yet it is presented here in a simplistic form and clarified. So elders or fledglings can benefit from taking a peek.
Adra – a mentor or the action of mentoring.
Black Swans – individuals who do not identify with Vampyrism as a personal philosophy yet is educated and friendly to Vampyres. This can include friends, birth family members, lovers, etc.
Black Veils – the five principles of the Family including Children, Blood, Mundane Law, Secrets and Quest.
Brood – the year the individual first when through the Rite of Transformation. Example Lady N is brood of 1994 and Orisis had his fangs made in 2005, so he is brood of 2005.
Core – the original unbroken Sabretooth Clan Legacy of Father Sebastiaan from 1994 to present.
Court – any gathering of the Sabretooth Clan which can be secured from the mundane world including “Inner Courts”, private family only events and Endless Nights “outer courts” where non family members can attend.
Current – the vibe and spirit of the Family. “May the Current be with you.”
Dayside – the experience of reality through the five senses, normal life from a Vampyre’s perspective. Rationality, science, mundane life.
Discordant – an individual who actively works against the Current either consciously or unconsciously.
Elder – a Sabretooth after five years since the Rite of Transformation.
Endless Night – a production company run by members of the Sabretooth Clan which coordinates “Outer Courts” under the title Endless Night Vampire Ball.
Father – the founding father of the Sabretooths, Father Sebastiaan.
Family – when spelled with a capital F refers to the Sabretooth Family.
FangDay – the day an individual has gotten their fangs and is often celebrated, especially on the first anniversary.
Fledgling – someone who has gone through the Rite of Transformation and is within their first year.
Outer Glamour – another term for “Lesser Magic” employing concepts like NLP, social dynamics, presence, illusion, seduction, fashion and communication skills to control the outcome of social interactions.
Inner Circles – known formally as the OSV (Ordo Strigoi Vii) is the esoteric wing of the Family.
Inner Glamour – development of will power, self-discipline, confidence and personal empowerment to build a stronger individual and control of one’s life.
Inner Sanctum – a sacred space for the Family such as a ritual chamber, VIP back room at a club or any place only allowed for members of the Family, temporary or permanent.
Kal – an individual who is not a fledgling and not yet an elder, after a year and a day since their Rite of Transformation to 5 years when the become an elder.
Legacy – the entire community of those who follow Sabretooth traditions and culture, yet are not formally apart of the main clan.
Magic – is a mental technology comprising Lesser (Glamour) and Greater (ceremonial magic) forms and is a science to control and manipulate reality according to one’s will. Different from Sorcery which is an Inner Circle practice.
Muses – those Sabretooths who have met the First Death and are honoured for this contributions to the Family.
Mirror – one of the three elements of the Rite of Transformation, the final step when the seeker looks into the Mirror and sees their fangs for the first time and becomes a Fledgling.
Mundane – anyone unfamiliar with or not apart of Vampyre culture.
Nest – the central temple space of the Sabretooth Clan and base of operations, there have been two Nests, one in NYC and now the current center is in Paris, France.
Nightside – the subtle realm beyond the 5 senses, the esoteric and spiritual.
Red Veils – “Vampyre Virtues” which are different dayside teachings, traditions and philosophies which make up the Sabretooth culture.
Rite of Transformation – the process of getting fangs with Father Sebastiaan including the Oath, Oracle and the Mirror.
Ronin – solitary individuals who practice Vampyrism in the Sabretooth tradition.
Sabretooth – anyone who has gone through the Rite of Transformation with Father Sebastiaan.
Sanguinarium – the online haven and private forum of the Sabretooth Clan.
Snaggletooth – a Sabretooth who broke a fang and only has one tooth.
Sobriquet – a “Vampyre Name” or pseudonym chosen or bestowed upon a Vampyre.
Seeker – someone who is curious about going through the Rite of Transformation.
Vampyre – anyone who employs Vampyre philosophy, technology, magic, culture and traditions.
Vampyrism – the practice of Vampyrism as a philosophy and tradition, i.e. Bhuddism, Taosism, Satanism, etc.
Zoa – guardian spirits and personified manifestations of the Current… of the Family including Kitra, Mradu, Ramkht and Elorath. Members of the Inner Courts often are attuned to their frequencies.
You know what gives me the greatest pleasure of being Impresario of Endless Nights? YOU the “Nighters”, the people who support and attend the events, make all the effort to come out and become someone new and awaken! You Nighters be in Berlin, Paris, New York, Prague or New Orleans share the same spirit, soul and love for what Endless Nights has become. An international experience! Yet many of you have not met in person you carry the spirit of EN “AKA Fred Samedi” in your hearts. You see each others pictures on Facebook and exchange energy and ideas. The excitement builds. But you Nighters do not compete in some fashion contest, you are each others muses, you inspire each other. Now that is power and it is just getting even more interesting! Let go!
Dani Divine Reads from Vampyre Virtues “The Red Veils” with her new Sabre Fangs by Father Sebastiaan
Dani Divine reads her favorite Vampyre Virtue from Father Sebastiaan’s book Vampyre Virtues “The Red Veils” sporting her new Sabre Fangs just hand crafted at Haunted Tattoos in London…
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Recently many promoters and organizations have been claiming appearances that are not official or yet confirmed. So it is VERY important for you to note if I dont have an appearance listed on my official calendar at www.fathersebastiaan.com/calendar or on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fathersebastiaan they are NOT official. Please only use these two resources as official resources of information.
Regarding Endless Night Vampire Ball events, they are listed on my calendar and on the Endless Night Vampire Ball website at www.endlessnight.com.
What confuses me is so many people see vampirism as a victim like form of disease or depression. FUCK THAT “I AM a Vampyre” living life to the fullest, with great challenges and amazing adventure. I embrace life, love life, appreciate the best and learn from the worst. Whoever told you “vampirism” is something else… just ignore them and focus on personal evolution and empowerment.
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