The Closing Of Doors…

RedDoorsParisFranceVampire Community News (VCN) will continue to operate a monthly recap of articles with syndication via Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr through December 31, 2016.  Without the materialization of a MORE CONSISTENT support network it’s unlikely we’ll continue making the daily and monthly postings of vampire community related news and information in 2017.  I (Merticus) have continuously provided this service to the vampire community since 2008 and unfortunately my spare time is increasingly limited due to my professional career expanding on multiple fronts.

In August, the directors of Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC (parent company of VCN, AVA, VEWRS, VDTORS, VVC, etc.) met and discussed our present and future role with respect to the vampire community.  We collectively came to the unanimous decision that unless we’re breaking even on costs to provide websites, resources and other information that the time may have come to officially dissolve our operations.  In terms of the vampire community we believe we have accomplished the goals we set forth beginning in 2006.  It’s my fervent hope that progress is not stifled and that stagnation does not take hold of the community.  How the vampire community evolves has always been and will always be up to you.  Embrace new ideas and newcomers while continually challenging yourself to create and refine your passions!

We’ve no interest in crowdfunding or other revenue driving initiatives (we much prefer simply existing and never having to ask) but based on the level of support we receive between now and December 31st we will evaluate the logistical feasibility (and viability) of appointing vetted and responsible individuals to spearhead our ongoing projects and other initiatives so that they may continue and flourish in our absence.  If at all possible we wish to preserve the framework we’ve established, but we’ll respect the will of the vampire community if this isn’t the direction the majority wish to pursue.

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28 October 2016

FATE Magazine – Issue 728 – Real Vampires

FATEMagazine-Issue728-October2015“The Modern-Day Subculture Of Real Vampires”
By Brad Steiger for FATE Magazine
October 2015 – Issue No. 728; Pages 30-38

FATE Magazine – Since 1948
http://fatemag.com/store/product/fate-issue-7278/

“FATE Magazine – The New Issue”
By Nick Redfern for Mysterious Universe – November 17, 2015
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/11/fate-magazine-the-new-issue/

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Real-Life Vampires

VellumFolioLibraryThe following chart is a comparative analysis of two Vampire Community News (VCN) polls and the Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS) conducted by Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC.  These data correlations relate to diagnosed physical and mental conditions reported by self-identified real vampires during 2006 to 2014.  Sanguinarian and Psychic feeding vampire responses to the VCN polls and VEWRS study indicated no statistically significant differences in condition reporting and have been combined for purposes of this presentation.  Please note that the condition options that were provided in these polls do not represent an exhaustive list; only a sampling based on longstanding observational and precedent data.  For additional information please refer to the websites and resources linked below.

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Self-Identified Real Vampires
http://www.suscitatio.com/images/DiagnosedPhysical+MentalConditions-RealVampireCommunity2014.jpg
http://www.suscitatio.com/images/DiagnosedPhysical_MentalConditionsOfSelf-IdentifiedRealVampires-2014.pdf

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Original Vampire Community News (VCN) Research Polls:

Real-Life Vampires & Physical Medical Conditions
October 19, 2014
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2014/10/19/real-life-vampires-physical-medical-conditions/

Real-Life Vampires, Vampirism, & Mental Illness
February 9, 2013
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/02/09/real-life-vampires-vampirism-mental-illness/

Additional Survey & Research Reference:

Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS)
http://www.suscitatio.com
Statistical Response Chart – Question 037 – Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions
http://www.suscitatio.com/VEWRSFinalCharts/VEWRS-037-08.29.09-Chart.jpg

VEWRS-037-08.29.09-ChartDemystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us
An overview of modern vampirism for the general public
By Merticus; Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
February 10, 2013 – This article may be redistributed, translated, or adopted by other organizations provided there are no content modifications and full citation is included.
http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/educational/demystification.html
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/02/16/demystifying-real-vampirism-for-the-rest-of-us/

Real-Life Vampires, Vampirism, & Mental Illness

BrainScanSEE ALSO:

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Real-Life Vampires
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2014/11/12/diagnosed-physical-mental-conditions-of-real-life-vampires/


October 2015 Update:

“Dracula On The Couch: The Psychiatry Of Vampires”
Myth, Medical Illness, Madness, And Modern “Real Vampires”
By Joseph M. Pierre M.D.; Health Sciences Clinical Professor Of Psychiatry At UCLA
Psychology Today (Psych Unseen) – October 29, 2015
Contributions from Merticus of Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC & Examinations of Research from Joseph Laycock, PhD and DJ Williams, PhD

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psych-unseen/201510/dracula-the-couch-the-psychiatry-vampires

Why ‘Real Vampires’ Fear Going To The Doctor
By Jennifer J. Brown, PhD for Everyday Health – October 28, 2015
http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/why-real-vampires-fear-going-doctor/

Lives Of Real Vampires: More Than A Diet Of Blood
By Merticus – Everyday Health Guest Contributor – October 29, 2015
http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/hear-me-out/lives-of-real-vampires-seeking-acceptance-from-society-and-medical-professionals/


Consider the following study and please answer the polling question below as applicable:

‘Vampirism’ In A Case Of Dissociative Identity Disorder & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; 2012 – Issue 81: Pages 322-323
Link:  http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=128321&CultureCode=en

Full PDF:  http://www.researchgate.net/publication/230598656_%27Vampirism%27_in_a_case_of_dissociative_identity_disorder_and_post-traumatic_stress_disorder

Please note that ‘Clinical Vampirism’, ‘Autovampirism’, and ‘Renfield’s Syndrome’ do NOT appear in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV + TR; 1994/2000) and ‘Vampirism’ will NOT be included in the forthcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V; 2013) as a mental disorder, listed paraphilia, or under ‘Paraphilias Not Elsewhere Classified’.

If you personally self-identify as a “real vampi(y)re” please take a moment to answer the following question (divided for both Primary Practicing Sanguinarian (Blood Feeding) and Psychic (Energy Feeding) Self-Identified Vampires).
If you identify as sexual, pranic, elemental, hybrid, eclectic, adaptive, living, or other identifiers sometimes ascribed to vampirism please choose the the category which best encompasses your primary feeding method: Sanguinarian (blood consumption, physical fluid-blood exchanges, etc.) or Psychic (psi/chi/qi/life energy feeding or manipulation, metaphysical, spiritual, etc.).

VCN POLL CLOSED FEBRUARY 15, 2013 – ANALYSIS BELOW & AT LINK:
http://www.suscitatio.com/images/DiagnosedMentalConditionsAmongVampires-VCN+VEWRSAnalysis2013.jpg
Note:  Sanguinarian and Psychic responses to the VCN poll indicated no statistically significant differences in condition reporting and thus are combined as Total Self-Identified Vampire Response Count (TVC).  The same observation was made for the majority of responses to Question 037B (Mental Conditions) of the VEWRS; a sample size three times that of the VCN poll.

Question Only For Sanguinarian (Blood) Or Sanguinarian-Primary Practicing Self-Identifed Vampires:  *Psychic Feeding Vampires Please Skip To The Next Question

As a primarily Sanguinarian Vampi(y)re which of the following conditions have you ever been diagnosed with by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist? (Check All That Apply)

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Asperger's Syndrome (Pre DSM-V) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Bipolar Disorder (Type I or II) (12%, 15 Votes)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (8%, 10 Votes)
  • Depression (Clinical/Acute/MDD) (31%, 38 Votes)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID/MPD) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Gender Dysphoria (GID DSM-IV) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) (16%, 19 Votes)
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (10%, 12 Votes)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Panic Disorder (Attacks) (14%, 17 Votes)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (15%, 18 Votes)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Disorder (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAnD) (8%, 10 Votes)
  • I Suspect Myself To Suffer From One Or More Of These Mental Disorders But Have Not Been Officially Diagnosed (14%, 17 Votes)
  • None Of The Above (37%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

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Question Only For Psychic Or Psi/Pranic/Energy-Primary Practicing Self-Identified Vampires:  *Sanguinarian Feeding Vampires Please See The Above Question

As a primarily Psychic Vampi(y)re which of the following conditions have you ever been diagnosed with by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist? (Check All That Apply)

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Asperger's Syndrome (Pre DSM-V) (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Bipolar Disorder (Type I or II) (11%, 14 Votes)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Depression (Clinical/Acute/MDD) (33%, 43 Votes)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID/MPD) (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Gender Dysphoria (GID DSM-IV) (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) (16%, 20 Votes)
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (7%, 9 Votes)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Panic Disorder (Attacks) (16%, 20 Votes)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (15%, 19 Votes)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Disorder (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAnD) (9%, 12 Votes)
  • I Suspect Myself To Suffer From One Or More Of These Mental Disorders But Have Not Been Officially Diagnosed (17%, 22 Votes)
  • None Of The Above (36%, 47 Votes)

Total Voters: 129

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Additional Survey & Research Reference:

Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS)
http://www.suscitatio.com
Statistical Response Chart – Question 037 – Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions
http://www.suscitatio.com/VEWRSFinalCharts/VEWRS-037-08.29.09-Chart.jpg

Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism
By Joseph Laycock, PhD; 2009, Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers
http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729

Demystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us
An overview of modern vampirism for the general public
By Merticus; Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
February 10, 2013 – This article may be redistributed, translated, or adopted by other organizations provided there are no content modifications and full citation is included.
http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/educational/demystification.html

Additional News Articles & Blogs:

[01] http://www.livescience.com/26971-real-life-vampire-addicted-to-blood.html
[02] http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/08/16902318-real-life-vampire-addicted-to-blood-doctors-say?
[03] http://www.counselheal.com/articles/3809/20130208/real-life-dracula-multiple-personalities-addiction-blood.htm
[04] http://www.examiner.com/article/clinical-first-a-true-case-of-vampirism
[05] http://www.examiner.com/article/man-suffers-from-vampirism-turkey
[06] http://www.examiner.com/article/real-life-vampire-addicted-23-year-old-drinks-blood
[07] http://www.inquisitr.com/515971/real-life-vampire-with-blood-addiction-revealed-by-doctors/
[08] http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/150983/reallife_vampire_addicted_to_drinking
[09] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276153/Real-life-vampire-stabs-bites-addicted-drinking-blood-doctors-say.html?
[10] http://now.msn.com/vampire-man-found-in-turkey
[11] http://news.yahoo.com/real-life-vampire-addicted-blood-doctors-claim-204633623.html
[12] http://www.themorningstarr.co.uk/2013/02/09/real-vampire-discovered/
[13] http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981848152
[14] http://www.deccanherald.com/content/311157/real-life-vampire-turkey-addicted.html
[15] http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Europe/Real-life-vampire-addicted-to-drinking-blood/Article1-1009514.aspx
[16] http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/actual-vampire-found-in-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=40797&NewsCatID=341
[17] http://www.turkishnews.com/en/content/2013/02/10/real-life-vampire-addicted-to-blood-doctors-claim-livescience/
[18] http://www.enational.ro/online-cocktail/vampirii-exista-are-23-de-ani-si-injunghie-oamenii-pe-strada-pentru-sange-uman-239502.html/
[19] http://www.matichon.co.th/news_detail.php?newsid=1360477064&grpid=03&catid=&subcatid=
[20] http://nownews.seoul.co.kr/news/newsView.php?ref=nc&id=20130210601004
[21] http://www.rtv.net/primul-caz-de-vampirism-din-istoria-medicinei-un-barbat-de-23-de-ani-este-dependent-de-sangele-uman_65712.html
[22] http://dailypioneer.com/nation/126864-real-life-vampire-in-turkey-addicted-to-drinking-blood.html
[23] http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10864687
[24] http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/addiction/turkish-man-becomes-addicted-drinking-blood-gets-diagnosed-vampirism
[25] http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/you-are-suffering-from-vampirism/article4401547.ece
[26] http://www.newser.com/story/162566/pychotic-vampire-attacked-people-for-their-blood.html
[27] http://variety.teenee.com/foodforbrain/50392.html
[28] http://www.indianexpress.com/news/meet-modern-day-vampire-who-stabs-and-bites-people-to-satisfy-his-blood-thirst/1072468/
[29] http://www.orientaldaily.com.my/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=42412:&Itemid=197
[30] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/11/real-life-vampire-drinking-blood-_n_2657414.html
[31] http://www.vampires.com/split-personality-vampire/
[32] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRvvdwelNqU
[33] http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/11/real-life-vampire-addicted-to-blood-doctors-claim/
[34] http://www.disinfo.com/2013/02/doctors-in-turkey-clinically-diagnose-man-as-real-life-vampire/
[35] http://www.reelz.com/movie-news/15740/stranger-than-fiction-doctors-in-turkey-report-real-life-vampire-with-multiple-personalities/
[36] http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/02/real-life-turkish-vampire-now-cured/