Deep down in all of us, whether we can admit it to ourselves or not, resides a killer awaiting to be unleashed upon this world. Deep within the mythos of what I have created in, "Parallel Earth: Advent of Evil," I have come across a deep analysis of this phenomenon as well as the motivation behind its purpose, which will be addressed in later posts. This oblique marvel resides within the deeper aspect of our Shadow-self. The Shadow-self exists in all life, not just humanity, and is maintained through the physical forms of our bodies. But we, humanity, have perverted this darkness through the ideological sense of social and moral order, which only help to further confuse us to the roots of the emotions we experience before the darkness of our own soul. This darkness is the shadow the light of our spirit must endure in order to come into the experience of this life. But, when we cannot identify with this darkness or contemplate its' purpose, we stand to be consumed by the insatiable hunger that arises through our experience of perceiving the unending, haunting beauty that is the shadow, and by so doing, loose what it means to be human. So doing, we succumb to the Daemons that reside, hidden in the pathos of human experience.
A serial killer is typically defined as a person who murders three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a "cooling off" period between each murder, and whose motivation for killing is largely based onpsychological gratification. Other sources define the term as "a series of two or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone" or, including the vital characteristics, a minimum of at least two murders. Often, a sexual element is involved with the killings, but the FBI states that motives for serial murder include "anger, thrill, financial gain, and attention seeking." The murders may have been attempted or completed in a similar fashion and the victims may have had something in common; for example, occupation, race, appearance, sex, or age group