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. That is not our path. 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.
We are 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.
We of House Kheperu believe that knowledge is a right and not a privilege. Accordingly, we have made the House Kheperu website free and available to all who might benefit from it. There are no secrets here. Most of the information you will find on this site is hardly new or exclusive to us. Much of it, you will realize you have known all along. The gift we offer here on this site is articulation; we have the words and insight to present this information in a manner understandable to a wide variety of people, regardless of background and level of instruction.
You do not need to be a “member” of House Kheperu just to read the material contained on this website, and there are no restricted sections that will open up once you pay a certain fee or pledge some kind of loyalty to our cause. Our members are available to answer any further questions you may have, but no one is going to expect you to treat them like a guru. If we have answers to your questions, we will share them with you without hesitation, and if we cannot answer the questions you have, we’ll try our best to direct you to a person or other resource that might help you. We don’t pretend to know everything; we are seekers just like yourself, and often we learn as much from the questions you pose as you do from our answering them.
All of our beliefs, rituals, and archived information will eventually be available on the House Kheperu website. By coming here and reading through this material, you will have as much information and knowledge available to you as any one who visits us directly at the monastery, and you will be free to do with it as you please. Once again, we are seekers just like yourself, and we do not expect you to take our words here as gospel. Everything presented on these pages obviously have been affected by our beliefs and our interpretation of our experiences.
Spirituality is a hazy area for hard facts, and although we try very hard to remain objective in our experiences, sometimes personal opinion creeps in. Keep in mind that what you read here is not necessarily the only truth, but it is the truth as we see it. And even the things here that you disagree with may teach you something about your own beliefs.
Never forget: You are in charge of your own life and your own destiny. You can choose what to take and what to leave on this site. And if any of the information offered here helps you in your quest for understanding, it is only because you were ready for it to do so.