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Directory Registrations To Date: 2, Vampi(y)res, Donors, Therians, Otherkin, . Sanguinarian (Blood) Vampire Hybrid (Psi/Sang) Vampire Sexual/Tantric. Sanguinarians consume the blood of other vampires, the blood of regular people (called "mundanes" in the vampire community) and. Release Date: (USA) "The Sanguinarian", June 5, Boise, Idaho Jake Freeman The Vampires ARE here The Sanguinarian has a message for us.
Psychic vampires feed on the vital energy of others, either through physical contact or by soaking it up like a sponge. Ordinary people will do, but some seek out "spiritual types," artists, or other vampires. Psychic vampires describe feeding on each other as a "cycle" that refines and purifies their personal energy.
With the migraines comes terrible photosensitivity and irritability. Sanguinarians, as well as many psychic vampires, only feed on consenting donors. In fact, the community has created a donor's bill of rights along with other ethical guidelines. Real vampires don't believe they're immortal or that they can turn into bats. They don't usually sport fangs, although some wear prosthetic, pointed canines made by "fang-smiths" to establish their identity—but not to feed.
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By all accounts biting is the most painful and least sanitary way of drawing blood. Like Anshar, some vampires describe being photosensitive.
Many also believe they have preternatural intuition or psychic abilities. They call themselves "vampires" because the vampire legend, they argue, is the simplest way to describe their condition.
The process of discovering that you have a vampiric nature is called "Awakening.
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Contact with others left him either charged or drained. After waiting to "outgrow" this condition, he eventually found the vampire community through the internet and discovered he was not alone. For Arantele, Awakening has been "exhilarating," but also, "confusing, disorienting, and painful.
While you'll find vampire clubs complete with dark, industrial music in Los Angeles and New York, there are also vampires who live in the Midwest and go to church every Sunday. You could live next door to a vampire and never know it.
Because of this, he has claimed that getting real vampires who are willing to talk with him to be very difficult. The Asetian Bible Many modern-day vampires look to their own literature to find guidance about the lifestyle.
One such piece of literature is the Asetian Bible. The text was written by Luis Marques and surrounds both Ancient Egyptian spirituality and real-life vampirism.
The text follows vampires through their ancient history and its connections to ancient Egypt. The author Luis Marques claims to be a member of the Order of Aset Ka and privy to ancient knowledge. Hollywood Versus Real Like most things portrayed in Hollywood films, the real-life version of vampirism is a bit different than as portrayed on screen. In an expose written by the late journalist Kim Wall Sidenote: One such commonly debunked topic was biting. According to Kim and her interviewees, typically vampires do not bite.
Biting is both unsanitary and can cause more damage than is needed, rather vampires typically use syringes or scalpels. Modern day vampires are also able to walk in the daylight without burning.
Many vampires also use regular donors with medical paperwork to back it up in order to prevent the spread of any blood-borne diseases. Merticus is actually quite normal, a married antique dealer with two dogs. Merticus claims that most real vampires do not look or dress in the stereotypical goth fashions. He also makes it clear that vampirism is not a cult nor a religion. Merticus is one of many vampires that claim ingesting blood actually helps his health.
Merticus says that these kinds of vampires have existed for long periods of time and have even co-existed in organized communities for at least 30 years. He also says those who identify as sanguinarians are extremely diverse and include soldiers, lawyers and teachers.
Another researcher, John Edgar Browning has said that the pop culture idea of a vampire has actually hurt the vampire cause rather than help it. Although people romanticize the Hollywood version of a vampire, it does not translate well into real life.
As a result, outsiders generally think of them as being out of their minds. While the classic idea of a vampire is one that consumes blood, there is another not as popular type.
The energy vampire is a vampire who is able to harvest energy from other people by touching them.
While not as well known, this is more of a modern take on vampiric ways. Sometimes these people are also referred to as psychic vampires. However, a real energy vampire is doing so purposely while the other terminology is just a description of a person that is hard to deal with.
Further, energy vampires also say that they have to limit whom they draw energy from. Some vampires have even claimed that if they harvest too much energy from one individual it can cause depression in the donor. Vampire Fears Because of the discrepancies between on-screen vampires and their real-life counterparts, many modern-day vampires live with real fears. The man fear is that in addition to being ostracized by society, they will named as psychopathological which could lead to problems for them in their roles as professionals or parents.
Some vampires even fear if they were to reveal their identification choice that they would be institutionalized. Vampires also claim to live by a particular code of ethics which preaches both responsibility and consideration.
Matthew Hardman In reality, most vampires are normal people with totally benign intentions. Sadly, there have been some instances of evil vampires like convicted killer Matthew Hardman.
In England in a teenaged Matthew killed his year-old neighbor Mabel Leyshon. Matthew was reportedly obsessed with vampires and desired to be one. He also left other dark and symbolic symbols with her body including leaving fire pokers in the shape of a cross near the body. Matthew Hardman has since been imprisoned for life.
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Violent Vampire Wannabe II: Victoria Vanatter Another wannabe vampire struck after getting into a domestic altercation with her boyfriend in Springfield, Missouri. The young woman, nineteen-year-old Victorian Vanatter, allowed her boyfriend to cut her arm and drink her blood, as the two were apparently fond of engaging in vampiric activity.
However, after the man drank her blood the woman became upset and the situation ended with her stabbing him several times with a knife. She was later charged with domestic assault. Timothy Jay Vafeades Another strange vampire case recently unfolded after Timothy Jay Vafeades plead guilty to keeping women as sex slaves and an array of other charges.