July 2016 In Review

ZodiacMan-Circa15thCenturyVampire Community News (VCN) – July 2016 In Review

A Quantitative Investigation Into The Paranormal Beliefs Of The Contemporary Vampire Subculture
By Emyr Williams; Department of Psychology, Glyndwr University
PARANTHROPOLOGY – JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE PARANORMAL
Vol. 7 No. 1 (July 2016); Pages 33-39
https://www.academia.edu/26954038/Paranthropology_Journal_of_Anthropological_Approaches_to_the_Paranormal_Vol._7_No._1_July_2016_

‘Vampire’ Truck Driver Accused Of Kidnapping Women
July 2, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/02/vampire-truck-driver-accused-of-kidnapping-women-keeping-them-as-sex-slaves-in-his-semi/

15,000 Real Vampires In The UK & They Do More Than Just Suck Your Blood
July 3, 2016
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/527261/real-vampires-15000-UK-life-energy-blood-donors-forums-Facebook

The Sanguinarian Misinformation File #1: Pere Crapaud – By CJ!
July 7, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/07/07/the-sanguinarian-misinformation-file-1-pere-crapaud-this-translates-into-father-toad-but-he-probably-wouldnt-know-this-since-he-had-the-hubris-to-move-to-france-without-bothering-to-learn-fre/

Vampire Rapist Cut A Cross In His Chest & Made Girl Drink His Blood Before Drinking Hers
July 15, 2016
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1447393/vampire-rapist-cut-a-cross-in-his-chest-and-made-girl-drink-his-blood-before-drinking-hers/

Reply To “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears Of Coming Out Of The Coffin To Social Workers & Helping Professionals” – Dr. Joseph Laycock
July 24, 2016
http://www1.uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/ReplyVampireArticle%20

Vampyrism: Donorship Is Preposterous – By V.K. Jehannum
July 25, 2016
https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/vampyrism-donorship-is-preposterous/

Unexpected Vote Elects Gateway Halo’s New Prince (Madame X)
July 25, 2016
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/unexpected-vote-elects-gateway-halos-new-prince/

Vampiros Da Vida Real – Nerdice Total
July 27, 2016
http://nerdicetotal1.blogspot.com/2016/07/o-site-guardian-mostrou-que-os-vampiros.html

Through A Donor’s Eyes – By Michelle West Morrison
July 29, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2374

June 2016 In Review

SovietPalekh-Starikov-ElsnerCollectionVampire Community News (VCN) – June 2016 In Review

Canadian Heir Accused Of Killing Girlfriend, Draining Her Blood
June 1, 2016
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/01/canadian-heir-charged-with-killing-girlfriend-draining-her-blood.html

Relationships And Donors – By Damien Ferguson & Rei Tadashi
June 1, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2245

The Magenta Dragon – By Christina Engela
June 1, 2016
https://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/the-magenta-dragon-by-christina-engela/

The Real Story Of Elizabeth Báthory: History’s Most Prolific Woman Serial Killer
June 12, 2016
http://allday.com/post/2016-the-real-story-of-elizabeth-bathory-historys-most-prolific-woman-serial-killer/?llid=AYdn&utm_source=LS&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=9nl0&exp=3

Auto Feeding – By Damien Ferguson
June 14, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2243

The Subtle Body Project – Gryphon Of House Kheperu
June 15, 2016
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1608734640/the-subtle-body-project

Survey: Determining The Needs Of The Vampire Community – Damien Ferguson, Gordon Smith, & Rei Tadashi
June 23, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2309

Jacob Hendershot, Stephanie Pistey: Case Of Werewolf, Vampire Cult Teens – Investigation Discovery (ID)
June 28, 2016
http://www.inquisitr.com/3254317/jacob-hendershot-stephanie-pistey-case-of-werewolf-vampire-cult-teens-who-killed-for-blood-in-parker-florida-on-murder-among-friends-tonight-on-id/

People Can Draw Energy From Other People The Same Way Plants Do
June 30, 2016
http://visualmagick.blogspot.co.za/2016/06/people-can-draw-energy-from-other.html

May 2016 In Review

Krishna-MughalMiniature-VictoriaAlbertMuseumVampire Community News (VCN) – May 2016 In Review

Psychic Vampirism Is Not As Glamorous As Blood Drinking – Amador Vampyre
May 4, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/psychic-vampirism-is-not-as-glamorous-as-blood-drinking/

Cannibal (Garth Anderton) Who Bit Off Stranger’s Ear…
May 16, 2016
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3593180/Cannibal-bit-stranger-s-ear-pocket-told-police-chewy-saving-later.html

A Brief History Of Some Of The Many Occult Organizations Affiliated With Vampirism – Hesperus
May 17, 2016
http://houseofthedreaming.net/messageboard/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4946

How To Deal With An Energy Vampire
May 18, 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jen-smith/how-to-deal-with-an-energ_b_10022636.html

Real Life Vampire (Merticus): This Guy Actually Drinks Human Blood – The National Student
May 22, 2016
http://www.thenationalstudent.com/Weird/2016-05-22/real_life_vampire_this_guy_actually_drinks_human_blood.html

How And Why To Think Like A Vampire – The Federalist
May 24, 2016
http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/24/how-and-why-to-think-like-a-vampire/

Psychic Vampyrism – By V.K. Jehannum
May 25, 2016
https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/psychic-vampyrism/

The Chaos Vampire – By Kate Gallwey
May 25, 2016
https://katescreation.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/the-chaos-vampire/

April 2016 In Review

IlluminatedManuscript-DemonicGrotesquesVampire Community News (VCN) – April 2016 In Review

Real Benefits Of Being Drained – Singing Tarot
April 3, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=1998

Elemental Feeding – OwnedByAlpha
April 4, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2014

Drama Used To Psi-Feed? – By Damien Ferguson
April 4, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2029

Eros Vampire Survey – By Damien Ferguson
April 6, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2035

‘Vampire’ Killer Put To Death In Texas – USA Today
April 6, 2016
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/04/06/vampire-killer-put-death/82729244/

Infamous ‘Vampire Killer’ (Rod Ferrell) Speaks Out From Prison
April 11, 2016
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/vampire-killer-speaks-out-from-prison

Interview With The Vampire: 40 Years Of Remorseful Bloodsuckers – By Tony Sokol For Den Of Geek
April 12, 2016
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/books-comics/interview-with-the-vampire/254332/interview-with-the-vampire-40-years-of-remorseful-bloodsuckers

Gummies! And Other Blood Candy – By Damien Ferguson & Rei Tadashi
Aoril 12, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2050

Slut Shaming, Sexual Vampirism And A Practical Approach To Other Naughty Things – Amador Vampyre
April 15, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/slut-shaming-sexual-vampirism-and-a-practical-approach-to-other-naughty-things/

Is Mediation Needed In The Vampire Community? – A Poll
April 18, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/groups/vampirecommunitynews/permalink/1111817755524489/?qa_ref=qd

The New Jersey Iron Garden, Reclaiming The Flame That Flourishes The Seeds – Madame X
April 21, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/notes/madame-x/the-new-jersey-iron-garden-reclaiming-the-flame-that-flourishes-the-seeds/1114206398639491

Coming Out To Others – By Damien Ferguson
April 26, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2089

Real Life Vampires: Separating Fact From Fiction About People Who Like To Drink Blood – Medical Daily
April 26, 2016
http://www.medicaldaily.com/real-life-vampires-drink-blood-383126

March 2016 In Review

AmbrogioLorenzetti-EffectsOfGoodGovernmentInTheCity-Circa1338-1340Vampire Community News (VCN) – March 2016 In Review

Vampirism – By Damien Ferguson & Rei
March 1, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/vampirism/

Coming Out Of The Coffin (An Interview) – Sin City Vampire Alliance
March 1, 2016
https://alyraimmortalis.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/coming-out-of-the-coffin-an-interview/

Dog ‘Vampire’ Held In Yemen
March 1, 2016
http://www.emirates247.com/crime/region/dog-vampire-held-in-yemen-2016-03-01-1.622712

The Red Cellar – An Introduction
March 2, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/03/02/the-red-cellar-an-introduction/

A Treatise For The Most Of Us: An Argument For Honest Introspection & Mutual Understanding – By CJ!
March 2, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/03/02/a-treatise-for-the-most-of-us-an-argument-for-honest-introspection-and-mutual-understanding/

Vampire Community Feeding Methods & Viewpoints – 2016 Snapshot (Poll)
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2016/03/03/%EF%BB%BFexploring-feeding-method-distribution-viewpoints-within-the-vampire-community-a-2016-snapshot/

Consider The Med Sang Point Of View – By Syrf
March 4, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/03/04/consider-the-med-sang-point-of-view/

We Might Not All Be The Same Kind Of Creature – Amador Vampyre
March 4, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/we-might-not-all-be-the-same-kind-of-creature/

Reflection On Psi And Sang In The Vampire Community – By Becka Wood
March 4, 2016
https://theindigolotusblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/reflection-on-psi-and-sang-in-the-vampire-community-becka-wood/

Satanic Vampirism – Torch Of Jehannum
March 4, 2016
https://torchofjehannum.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/satanic-vampyrism/

Community Segregation – An Interview With Steve Jones
March 5, 2016
https://alyraimmortalis.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/community-segregation/

My Awakening – Alyra
March 6, 2016
https://alyraimmortalis.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/my-awakening-2/

How Does The Herd Mentality Affect The Vampire Culture? – Madame Mystique
March 7, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/how-does-the-herd-mentality-affect-the-vampire-culture/

Chaos-Eating Psi-Vampire? Or Just An Abrasive Person? – Becka Wood
March 7, 2016
https://theindigolotusblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/chaos-eating-psi-vampire-or-just-an-abrasive-person-becka-wood/

Trio ‘Tried To Turn Their Friend Into A Vampire In Satanic Killing’ At Cafe Called Freak Shop
March 7, 2016
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/trio-tried-turn-friend-vampire-7510863

Guilt, Blood And Prana: A Modern Vampire’s Diet – Amador Vampyre
March 7, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/guilt-blood-and-prana-a-modern-vampires-diet/

Why Are Those Pesky Med Sangs Around, Anyways? – Amador Vampyre
March 8, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/why-are-those-pesky-med-sangs-around-anyways/

Suspected Gang Leader Behind ‘Vampire Murder In Satanic Ceremony’ Arrested
March 8, 2016
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/suspected-gang-leader-behind-vampire-7516405

Daley Catherine – Queen Of The Vampires – University Of Texas Interview
March 10, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVe4JKJlqQk

Some Of The VC And Trump Comparison – Becka Wood
March 10, 2016
https://theindigolotusblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/some-of-the-vc-and-trump-comparison-becka-wood/

Psy Vamps: Damaged Goods Or Vampirus Superior? – Amador Vampyre
March 12, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/03/12/psy-vamps-damaged-goods-or-vampirus-superior/

The Dark Side Of The Web: Do Vampires Really Exist? – Laura Connolly
March 14, 2016
https://lauraconnollyjourn.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/the-dark-side-of-the-web-do-vampires-really-exist-2/

The GVC & The Uneducated Comparisons Of Trump & McCarthyism – Belfazaar
March 16, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/notes/belfazaar-michael-bousum-ashantison/the-gvc-and-the-uneducated-comparisons-of-trump-and-mccarthyism/1063863193674297

Gather 2016 Registration – House Kheperu
http://kheperu.org/gatherings/registration/

Interview With The Vampire (A Local Interview)
March 18, 2016
https://alyraimmortalis.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/679/

The Beast: From Energy-Feeders’ Perspective
March 18, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/the-beast-energy-feeder/

Types Of People Within The Vampire Community – Father Sebastiaan
March 18, 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/father-sebastiaan/types-of-people-within-th_b_9479504.html

Immortal Vampires – Kate Gallwey
March 22, 2016
https://katescreation.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/immortal-vampires/

Fantastic Claims vs. Objective Evidence: The Fun Of The Vampire Community – Amador Vampyre
March 24, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/fantastic-claims-vs-objective-evidence-the-fun-of-the-vampire-community/

Vampyre – The Dark Corners Of New Orleans – Photography Book By TC Photography Studios
March 25, 2016
https://neworleans-vampyre.com/

Vampires Come Alive At Humanities Conference – The Harvard Crimson
March 28, 2016
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/3/28/vampires-german-humanities-conference/

Sexual Motivation – Studying Sexual Vampires – CLAVIS
March 30, 2016
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wMPeKYvwM4DieD8CWMp-6xTGsz-ku5NrBuf4LFbO6pA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Zen For Vampires – Amador Vampyre
March 30, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/zen-for-vampires/

Reflections – By Damien Ferguson
March 31, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=1949

A Halloween Message To The Vampire Community From The Office Of Merticus

OfficeOfMerticus2015This year has turned out to be the most prolific with respect to media coverage for the vampire community since 2011; only eclipsed by television, radio and print media at the height of the ‘vampire craze’ towards the end of the last decade (2008-2009). While we can debate the merits of such exposure, I believe it’s important to note that the narrative has notably shifted and arguably matured. This has resulted in increased emphasis on the specific practices, beliefs, identity politics, challenges and even charitable nature of our participants rather than simply how we contrast with pop cultural depictions of the vampire. I look forward to the continued academic inquiries of Drs. Joseph Laycock, John Edgar Browning, D J Williams, Emyr Williams, Joseph Pierre and others and wish to thank them for their professional and diversified approach to exploring our community and sharing those observations with the world.

Likewise, thank you to those in the vampire community who locally, and within your own specialty niches, work to build a more vibrant and stronger community — from New Orleans to Austin to Atlanta to Manchester to South Africa to New Jersey to Tampa to Germany to Houston to Los Angeles to Philadelphia to London to New York City to Chicago to Cleveland to Melbourne to all points in-between! All too often we’re at each other’s throats over everything from fundamental disagreements and egos run amok to petty nonsense. It’s unrealistic to expect all of us to hold hands and walk in step, however, it’s reassuring to see so many come together to support one another, our various projects and gatherings for the sake of kinship while understanding the importance of maintaining our respective individuality and group autonomies. I’m genuinely excited for what adventures may unfold during the rest of this year and throughout 2016!

I wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween | Blessed Samhain!

– Merticus

August 2015 In Review

MichelangeloMerisiDaCaravaggio-SanGerolamo-c1606Vampire Community News (VCN) – August 2015 In Review

Real-Life Vampires: We ‘Feed’ During Sex – The Real-Life Vampires Of Atlanta – The Daily Beast
August 4, 2015
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/04/i-feed-once-a-week-the-real-life-vampires-of-atlanta.html

Vampirology Poll Ruffles A Few Feathers – Octarine Valur
August 4, 2015
https://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/vampirology-poll-ruffles-a-few-feathers/

Can We Reverse The Ageing Process By Putting Young Blood Into Older People?
August 4, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/04/can-we-reverse-ageing-process-young-blood-older-people

RIP Sanguinarius (Sangi) | 1970-2015 | Vampire Community Pioneer
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/08/05/rip-sanguinarius-1970-2015-vampire-community-pioneer/

On Second Thought – The Real Vampires w/John Edgar Browning & Merticus – Georgia Public Broadcasting
August 5, 2015
http://www.gpb.org/on-second-thought/episodes/307

Gerçek Vampirler: Haftada Iki çorba Kaşığı Insan Kanı Içiyorlar – Radikal Turkey
August 6, 2015
http://www.radikal.com.tr/hayat/gercek_vampirler_haftada_iki_corba_kasigi_insan_kani_iciyorlar-1409855

PRAVA KRV Priča O Pravim Vampirima Koji Se “Hrane” Tokom Seksa – Blic Online Serbia
August 6, 2015
http://www.blic.rs/Slobodno-vreme/Zanimljivosti/580911/PRAVA-KRV-Prica-o-pravim-vampirima-koji-se-hrane-tokom-seksa

The Daily Beast Podcast: Interview With A Vampire (Merticus)
August 8, 2015
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/08/the-daily-beast-podcast-interview-with-a-vampire.html

Seeking Vampires For Cable Network TV Series
August 8, 2015
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/08/08/seeking-vampires-for-cable-network-tv-series/

New Orleans HexFest Forced to Change Ritual Location
August 9, 2015
http://wildhunt.org/2015/08/new-orleans-hexfest-forced-to-change-ritual-location.html

Vampire Evolution: From Myth To Modern Day – By Eric Vernor (Corvis Nocturnum) & L. E. Carruba
http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Evolution-Myth-Modern-Day/dp/0764348418

Religious Experiences Of Vampires – Research Survey – Dr. Emyr Williams
August 13, 2015
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/08/13/religious-experiences-of-vampires-dr-emyr-williams/

Interview With A Real-Life Vampire (Merticus): Why Drinking Blood Isn’t Like In Hollywood – The Guardian
August 15, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/15/real-life-vampires-interview

Vampyre Academy Reiki Survey – Octarine Valur
August 20, 2015
https://vampyreacademy.wordpress.com/vampyre-academy-formal-surveys/vampyre-academy-reiki-survey-aug-2015/

Blood Rave To Douse Amsterdam Dancers In Gallons Of Blood
August 20, 2015
http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/08/20/blood-rave-to-douse-amsterdam-dancers-in-gallons-of-blood/

Vampires… In A Town Near You? – The Time Traveler’s Dog
August 23, 2015
http://timetravellersdog.com/2015/08/23/vampires-in-a-town-near-you/

Psychic Vampirism: A Trend That Needs To End
August 26, 2015
http://thenephilimrising.com/2015/08/26/psychic-vampirism-a-trend-that-needs-to-end/

Lady Gaga’s “American Horror Story” Character Is Basically A Vampire – Cosmopolitan
August 26, 2015
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/news/a45393/lady-gaga-american-horror-story-cover/

There Will Be Bloed: Uncovering Holland’s Halloween Blood Rave – Vamped.org
August 30, 2015
http://vamped.org/2015/08/30/there-will-be-bloed/

Are Goths Really More Depressed Than the Rest of Us ‘Normals’?
August 30, 2015
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/30/are-goths-really-more-depressed-than-the-rest-of-us-normals.html