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The undead are a class of zombie-like beings found in forms of vampirism.

It’s hard to know what this urban legend has to do with contemporary society. Possibly some people enjoy this kind of imagery because it’s a safe outlet for things they discern, consciously or unconsciously about themselves, their families, and society. In other words, a safe representation of dark, shadow aspects.

Along these lines, toward the end of his career Sigmund Freud outlined two main forces acting in the psyche – Eros and Thanatos.¹ The one is about creation, the other destruction. This theme of creation and destruction also runs throughout world religions, literature, music and the arts.

¹ See “Death Drive” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_drive

 

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