Who We Are
Written by: Michelle Belanger
We are House Kheperu, the House of Transformation. We take our name from an ancient Egyptian word that means “to transform, to change, to become.” We see our spiritual path as a process of transformation wherein we awaken to deeper and deeper truths about our own nature, and the nature of the universe we exist in. In embodying and balancing these truths in ourselves, we then become catalysts that facilitate the same process of transformation in the world around us. We are advocates of both tolerance and diversity. In looking within ourselves, we cannot help but realize that individuals are exceedingly complex, so we feel it is both facile and naïve to assume that one doctrine of belief can somehow answer all questions for all people.
As teachers and wisdom-keepers we do not seek to instruct others in “our way.” Instead, we help those we instruct to explore many different ideas and beliefs so they may ultimately discover the path that is most right for them.
As we are dedicated to change, we are also dedicated to balance. We have a spiritual imperative to look within ourselves and accept whatever truth is there, then to balance this inherent nature with our personal ideals. As a result, we each embody a complex diversity of attitudes, qualities, preferences, and beliefs. Each member is a union of opposites, a dynamic microcosm that embodies varying shades of male and female, young and old, dark and light, secular and sacred.
House Kheperu is not a religion, nor is it intended to be. Each member is encouraged to define their own spiritual path as set forth in our motto, “Seek Your Own Truth.”
Despite our many paths, we come together as a House and as a Family because of a framework of shared beliefs. We all believe in reincarnation. We all believe that, although we have been scattered for a long time, we share common bonds forged in a common origin. As part of this common origin, we believe that we have an unusual sensitivity to and interaction with energy, particularly the energy of life (often called chi, prana, or ki).
This unusual interaction with life energy is what a lot of pagans or occultists would label “psychic vampirism.” While you may be tempted to judge immediately upon reading that term, please understand that this is really not an accurate word.
Vampirism implies a taking with nothing beneficial offered in return. We are not simply takers. Instead, we interact with the energy of everyone we come into contact with, taking it into ourselves, cycling it, changing it, and leaving those we’ve touched in this way transformed and renewed.
In a sense, you could say that we’re engaged in a constant process of spiritual alchemy within ourselves and with the world around us. We see ourselves as catalysts and revitalizers, and we do the very necessary work of tearing away the old to make way for something new. To us, our nature is an expression of the polarity of the Universe, the dark Yin that always accompanies the vital Yang.
Although many people get stuck on this one aspect of the members of our House, we cannot be defined purely by our interaction with energy. We are much, much more than that.
You may see us in other places referred to as “vampires”, but we call ourselves Kheprians. To us this means we are spiritual immortals, wisdom-keepers, catalysts, teachers, and eternal students. We embody the duality of the universe so that our very existence is an acknowledgement and celebration of the Whole which encompasses and surpasses all of these things.