This community was created to unite people who are recovering from voreaphilia, be it an addiction to swallowing beings, unbirthing them, other-orifice-engulfing or a combination thereof.
If your addiction is codependency (another person's addiction), or food related, you are welcome, but know that the topics of conversation will (mostly) center around recovery from eating other beings.
Feel free to post about any topic as it relates to your recovery. The purpose of this community is to offer support. Any post that strays from that purpose will be deleted.
All discussions should be constructive, helpful, loving and understanding. In striving toward these ideals, we avoid topics that can lead to dissension and distract us from our goals.
Here are the 12 Traditions of VA, which I use as a guide to moderate this group.
The 12 Traditions of Voreaphiles Anonymous
1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on VA unity.
2. For our group purpose there is one ultimate authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for VA membership is a desire to stop eating others.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or VA as a whole.
5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the voreaphile who still suffers.
6. A VA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the VA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every VA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. Voreaphiles Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. VA, as such ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or commmittees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Voreaphilia Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the VA name ought never be drawn into controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
The things you heard were spoken in confidence and should be treated as confidential. Keep them within the walls of this room and the confines of your mind.
A few special words to those of you who haven't been with us long: Whatever your problems, there are those among us who have had them too. If you try to keep an open mind, you will find help. You will come to realize that there is no situation too difficult to be bettered and no unhappiness too great to be lessened.
We aren't perfect. The welcome we give you may not show the warmth we have in our hearts for you. After a while, you'll discover that though you may not like all of us, you'll love us in a very special way - the same way we already love you.
Talk to each other, reason things out with someone else, but let there be no gossip or criticism of one another. Instead, let the understanding, love and peace of the program grow in you, one day at a time.