Vampires in Their Own Words: An Anthology of Vampire Voices

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"There's no book available on the vampire culture today with the range, depth, and diversity of Belanger's Vampires in Their Own Words."
—Katherine Ramsland, author of Piercing the Darkness and The Science of Vampires

"Belanger gives empathetic access to an emergent new magical-religious community . . . An important sourcebook for both the scholar and inquiring public."
—J. ...

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Overview

"There's no book available on the vampire culture today with the range, depth, and diversity of Belanger's Vampires in Their Own Words."
—Katherine Ramsland, author of Piercing the Darkness and The Science of Vampires

"Belanger gives empathetic access to an emergent new magical-religious community . . . An important sourcebook for both the scholar and inquiring public."
—J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion, and author of The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead

The code of silence has been broken
For this anthology, vampire Michelle Belanger convinced nearly two dozen real-life vampires to break the code of silence that has kept their fascinating subculture shrouded in secrecy.

Sometimes provocative, sometimes surprisingly down-to-earth, these candid firsthand accounts come from both psi vampires who feed on energy and sanguine vampires who drink actual blood. Their true stories shed light on a variety of topics, including awakening to vampirism, the compulsion to feed and feeding practices, donor ethics and etiquette, and vampire traditions and codes of behavior.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738712208
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 726,524
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Belanger (Ohio) is a popular author best known for her writings on psychic vampirism and the modern vampire subculture. A self-professed energy vampire, she has appeared on the British documentary American Vampires, Peter Anthony Holder’s Soul Call, Coast to Coast, the X-Zone, as well on the History Channel, WE!, and A&E. She has lectured at colleges across the United States and occasionally tours with her Chicago-based dark metal band URN. More information can be found at www.michellebelanger.com and www.twilightpath.com.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The World of Vampires     xi
What is a Vimpire?
My Experience of Vampirism   Kris Steaveson     3
Vampirism Associated with Energy Signatures$dSedona of House Aeterno     7
Discovering and Defining Vampires$dMidnight Childe     11
In Defense of Psychic Vampirism$dMichelle Belanger of House Kheperu     15
Vampires: Dispelling the Myths   Jodi Lee     19
Am I a Vampire?$dLarae of Darkness Embraced     22
To Bleed or Not To Bleed: What Makes a Vampire Real?   Sylvere ap Leanan     26
Revelations$dKiera of House AVA     30
The Journey Is Now$dRev. Vicutus, Dominus de Ordo Sekhemu     36
Vampire Awakenings
What Is Awakening?$dMichelle Belanger of House Kheperu     43
Understanding Energy: A Journey$dAnshar Seraphim of House Lost Haven     47
Path of Discovery through Age and Energy   Autumn Rain     53
Awakening, Immortality, and Ascension$dGryphon Mandrakken of House Kheperu     56
Twenty-first Century Vampire   Khan     62
Vampires and Feeding
A Vampire's Perception of Energy   Sphynxcat     75
Feeding: Facts and Myths   Khan     79
Ethical Vampires and Feeding   Raven Kaldera     82
The Blood and the Life$dMairi of ShadowLore     86
Being a Vampyre Donor   LadyBlak     89
Choosing and Working with Donors$dRavena Lee of House Lost Haven     96
The Vampire Community
Accepting Our Differences, Revealing Our Natures$dEclecta of House AVA     109
To the Seeker in Membership$dRev, Vicutus, Ordo Sekhemu     113
Joining a House, Church, or Other Organization   Sphynxcat     115
American Vampires-A Rant   Sylvere ap Leanan     119
Avoiding the Vampire Community   Raven Kaldera     122
Vampire Lifestyle and Culture   Sanguinarius     125
Codes of Behavior
The Donor Bill of Rights   Belfazaar Ashantison     131
The Sanguine Creed   Alexander DuCoeur     133
Ethical Principles for the Vampire Community   Sylvere ap Leanan     134
The Black Veil, 2002 Revision   Michelle Belanger     137
Community Etiquette$dMadame X of House of the Dreaming     140
I Am a Vampyre   LadyBlak     152
Vampire Traditions
Rev. Vicutus: Founder of Ordo Sekhemu     157
Rev. Vicutus: The Philosophy of Ordo Sekhemu     164
Madame X: Lady of the Dreaming      176
Madame X: The House of the Dreaming     180
Gabrielx: At the Crux of East and West     187
Lost Haven: A Community of Helpers     190
Eclecta: Finding a Path in the South     192
Atlanta Vampire Alliance: Initiating Serious Studies     200
Other Views
A Wiccan Perspective on Vampires   Camille Thomas     205
The Serpent's Kiss   Alexzandria   James Baker     214
The Aesthetics of Blood   Alexzandria Baker     228
A Vampire Amongst Pagans   Mora     239
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