Sanguivore, Med Sang, Sanguinarian. What do they mean, anyway?

Sanguivore, Med Sang, Sanguinarian. What do they mean, anyway?

[This is strictly from my perspective. It does not intend to speak for all who may identify with any of these terms.]

Terminology is a necessary staple for me when describing one’s experiences, especially when they differ from a significant demographic. I’ve identified as many things over the years. First, of course, I identified as a vampire. I needed to drink blood. I mean, who wouldn’t? Over time, I learned of the word ‘sanguinarian’. At the time, it seemed to make the most sense in the absence of anything else. People who needed to drink blood. Yep. That was me.

A lot of terms are used to describe what I actually am nowadays, or what I identify as. The most commonly known term is ‘med sang’. This term originally started out as shorthand for ‘medical sanguinarian’. As more people of a similar viewpoint began to become public and outspoken, something was needed to differentiate those from one specific viewpoint and experience from another. Med sangs typically required more blood, exercised skepticism, and viewed their conditions from a strictly material, scientific point of view. Some symptoms seemed to overlap too – particularly digestive problems. Over time, more complications arose when I realized not every sanguinarian had the same lived experiences or need, and some self-identified sanguinarians drank blood for wholly different reasons. Even the sanguinarian aspect could be confusing.

Then we come to sanguivores. I first discovered this term in early 2016 when coming across a site with very different beliefs, and it was explained to me that sanguivore denotes a more obligate feeder, as opposed to -arian seeming like an option (like a vegetarian). That made sense to me, so internally I started to use that. If I must, this is the term I use to identify myself now. This became all the more imperative to me when it became clear that not every sanguivore with the same perceived biological reality holds the ‘med sang’ point of view. Not every ‘med sang’ may necessarily have the same lived experiences as a sanguivore. Therefore, it was necessary in my mind to delineate the two terms. One, a viewpoint, and the other, the condition.

So, here is how I sort out the big ‘ole sang pile. It’s important to note that I don’t attempt to segregate or to place anyone into boxes. That said, for me, I find it important to be able to gauge what someone’s experiences actually are. It helps me to know. Having these terms adds clarity, and it has added value to my life and I would like to hope to that of others. It has allowed a collective of people with similar viewpoints and experiences to find circles in which they actually fit where before they had none. It allows me to tailor my advice depending on person, and content specific to that person. How someone defines the below may differ, but the terms are there all the same. My view is as follows:


Blood-drinkers who are perceived to be biologically alike. They may identify as med sang, vampire, sanguinarian, or anything in between which makes it somewhat confusing. Sanguivores need a significant quantity of blood. They may require at least one pint of fresh blood per month, often more. Sanguivores often become very sick with prolonged exposure to heat and sun, with vomiting and loss of consciousness not uncommon. Fatigue and a weakened immune system following sun exposure has been reported. Nocturnal sleep cycles are not uncommon either (I personally was diagnosed with ‘delayed sleep phase syndrome’). Sanguivores have also been reported to have a very strong immune system with many rarely catching infectious diseases; this flips and the immune system crashes without blood for a very long time. High muscle density is found in some sanguivores. Anecdotes also show that saliva of a sanguivore on an open wound during feeding can delay clotting time. Accelerated wound healing and a colder, logical personality is something I’ve witnessed/experienced in addition to the above. Digestion of regular food can be difficult for some, particularly if adequate blood intake is not maintained. A sanguivore may view their condition in any number of ways, including some not commonly known identities choosing to publicly identity as ‘sanguivore’ for convenience’s sake.

Med Sangs

Blood-drinkers who view their condition strictly from a physiological/biological standpoint. Med sangs do not attribute energy or spirituality to their condition. Viewpoints can differ drastically, and they may or may not have commonalities with sanguivores. Some see their condition as an affliction that they want to be rid of and that has caused a lot of difficulty in their lives. Others see it as a fundamental part of who they are, they thrive and wouldn’t change it if they had the option. This can often be confused with ‘going the medical route’. First, I would encourage absolutely everyone to go the medical route. If you’re experiencing all of those symptoms and haven’t been to a doctor yet, that is dangerous. I’ve been greatly concerned when I’ve seen some say that they had fatigue, malaise, etc and ‘went to a doctor and had tests run’ and nothing came up, so poof; vampire. Medical inquiry takes a significant amount of time and effort. Is it going to diagnose you as a vampire? Of course not. But many real, well-known conditions can take years and extensive testing for a diagnosis. Things such as fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis are known for under-diagnosis, particularly with women. If you’re in severe distress, don’t stop after a few tests and decide that vampirism is it. You most likely won’t find anything after a few tests, and you owe it to yourself to find out if you have a chronic illness.

Contrary to just going to the doctor (which everyone should do regardless of how they view themselves), the med sang perspective is about how one views their condition in its entirety. This doesn’t mean one is necessarily devoid of spirituality; just that no frills and no metaphysics are applied to the condition itself. This isn’t a cold, clinical approach in my view. Med sangs have engaging conversations, and due to the frequent high need with med sangs, my experience is that they are very resourceful, fun, and I can ‘exercise my predatory nature’ with them. Med sangs have a wealth of different lived experiences and opinions, but many choose not to engage publicly. Blood is a highly nutritious substance and some med sangs may not share the lived experience of a sanguivore, but blood does help real, physical health issues.


An umbrella term that can be used to describe blood-drinkers who partake for a great number of reasons. The only real qualifier for a sanguinarian for a long time has been “I need blood because of X”. X can be what the person perceives as energy deficiency, a strong ‘pull’ toward blood and craving for it, or what is perceived as a biological, physical need for blood much like the above. Due to the length of time this term has been used, any of the above individuals may still use ‘sanguinarian’. It’s an open ended term and thus does a hard job of specifying what someone’s experiences are. This causes unnecessary fighting because two people are trying to discuss one term when experiences differ drastically. Again, with blood being such a nutritious substance and the elusive nature of some illnesses, it’s possible that it may be applicable here that some may need blood and it heals an undiagnosed chronic health issue.


Terms for blood-drinkers are so diverse that I feel it is important to delineate based on someone’s actual experiences. I do not think all blood-drinkers are the same, and we should respect and celebrate that. This is not an attempt to play ‘more vampire than thou’, or to try to ‘separate’ anyone from any community in which they feel they belong. My view is that being specific helps to provide comfort and inclusion for everyone. To thrive is to look forward and adapt to what is needed at that time.

How A Sanguivore Feeds


[This article is not intended to encourage blood-drinking or venipuncture. If you experience any symptoms, please see your doctor. Do not attempt phlebotomy without the required training and supervision from a medical professional as you could cause significant harm. Always be wary of what you are consuming, and donors should always be properly screened. It is shared both from personal experience and my observations with how other sanguivores feed. It is NOT a ‘how to’. For the purposes of this article, ‘sanguivore’ refers to those who appear to be biologically alike in terms of traits and needs.]

Sanguivores feed in a variety of ways. A polite and well-intentioned comment recently noted that many sangs use a lancet, and that they’d never heard of someone needing blood in significant quantities. While this is true for some, it is rarely true for sanguivores. Sanguivores employ a number of methods of extracting blood…

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List of religions and spiritual traditions

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Religion is a collection of cultural systemsbeliefs and world views that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes to moral values. While religion is hard to define, one standard model of religion, used in religious studies courses, was proposed by Clifford Geertz, who simply called it a “cultural system.”[1] A critique of Geertz’s model by Talal Asad categorized religion as “an anthropological category.”[2] Many religions have narrativessymbolstraditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive moralityethicsreligious laws, or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.[3]

The word religion is sometimes used interchangeably with “faith” or “belief system”, but religion differs from private belief in that it has a public aspect. Most religions have organized behaviours, including clerical hierarchies, a definition of what constitutes adherence or membership, congregations of laity, regular meetings or services for the purposes of veneration of a deity or for prayerholy places (either natural or architectural) or religious texts. Certain religions also have a sacred language often used in liturgical services. The practice of a religion may also include sermons, commemoration of the activities of a god or gods, sacrificesfestivalsfeaststranceinitiationsfuneralsmarriagesmeditationmusicartdancepublic service or other aspects of human culture. Religious beliefs have also been used to explain parapsychological phenomena such as out-of-body experiencesnear-death experiences and reincarnation, along with many other paranormal experiences.[4][5]

Some academics studying the subject have divided religions into three broad categories: world religions, a term which refers to transcultural, international faiths; indigenous religions, which refers to smaller, culture-specific or nation-specific religious groups; and new religious movements, which refers to recently developed faiths.[6] One modern academic theory of religion, social constructionism, says that religion is a modern concept that suggests all spiritual practice and worship follows a model similar to the Abrahamic religions as an orientation system that helps to interpret reality and define human beings,[7] and thus religion, as a concept, has been applied inappropriately to non-Western cultures that are not based upon such systems, or in which these systems are a substantially simpler construct.

Abrahamic religions[edit]

A group of monotheistic traditions sometimes grouped with one another for comparative purposes, because all refer to a patriarch named Abraham.


Bahá’í Faith[edit]


Western Christianity
Eastern Christianity

Other Christian[edit]

Certain Christian groups are difficult to classify as “Eastern” or “Western.”

No-longer-extant Christian groups[edit]


Many Gnostic groups were closely related to early Christianity, for example, ValentinismIrenaeus wrote polemics against them from the standpoint of the then-unified Catholic Church.[8]

The Yazidis are a syncretic Kurdish religion with a Gnostic influence:

Persian Gnosticism
Syrian-Egyptic Gnosticism

None of these religions are still extant.

Neo-Gnostic Groups


Kalam (philosophical schools)
Shia Islam

Recent Sufi groups

Sunni Islam
Universalist movements
Black Muslims
Other Islamic groups
Sufi and Shia Sects


  • Orchonid Druze (in Lebanon, Syria, Israel…)
  • Dyayummar Druze (in Lebanon only)
  • Messaite Druze (possibly in any place)

Judaism and related religions[edit]

Rabbinic Judaism
Karaite Judaism

Samaritans use a slightly different version of the Pentateuch as their Torah, worshiping at Mount Gerizim instead of Jerusalem, and are possibly the descendants of the lost Northern Kingdom. They are definitely of ancient Israelite origin, but their status as Jews is disputed.[9]

Falasha or Beta Israel

Noahidism is a monotheistic ideology based on the Seven Laws of Noah, and on their traditional interpretations within Rabbinic Judaism. According to Jewish law, non-Jews are not obligated to convert to Judaism, but they are required to observe the Seven Laws of Noah.

Historical groups

Second Temple Judaism

Black Hebrew Israelites[edit]

Rastafari movement[edit]

Mandaeans and Sabians[edit]


Indian religions[edit]

Indian religions are the religions that originated in the Indian subcontinent; namely HinduismJainismBuddhism and Sikhism, and religions and traditions related to, and descended from them.

Bhakti movement[edit]


Din-e Ilahi[edit]


Major schools and movements of Hindu philosophy




Iranian religions[edit]


Gnostic religions[edit]

Bábí movement[edit]


  • Alevi (this is contested; most Alevi consider themselves to be Shia or Sufi Muslims, but a minority adhere to the Yazdani interpretation)
  • Yarsani
  • Yazidi

East Asian religions[edit]



Shinto-inspired religions[edit]


Contemporary Taoism-inspired religions[edit]






African diasporic religions[edit]

African diasporic religions are a number of related religions that developed in the Americas among African slaves and their descendants in various countries of the Caribbean Islands and Latin America, as well as parts of the southern United States. They derive from African traditional religions, especially of West and Central Africa, showing similarities to the Yoruba religion in particular.

Mesoamerican religions[edit]

Indigenous traditional religions[edit]

Traditionally, these faiths have all been classified “Pagan”, but scholars prefer the terms “indigenous/primal/folk/ethnic religions”.


Northern Africa
West Africa
Central Africa
East Africa
Southern Africa


North American
South American



Oceania/Pacific/Maritime Southeast Asia[edit]

Cargo cults[edit]

Historical religions[edit]

Most historical religions were polytheistic, but some, such as Atenism, were much closer to monotheism.

Ancient Near Eastern[edit]




Mysticism and occult[edit]

Esotericism and mysticism[edit]

Western mystery tradition[edit]

Occult and magic[edit]

Modern paganism[edit]



New religious movements[edit]




Native American[edit]

New Thought[edit]


Left-hand path religions[edit]

Post-theistic and naturalistic religions[edit]


Parody or mock religions[edit]

Other categorisations[edit]

By demographics[edit]

By area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. Jump up^ (Clifford Geertz, Religion as a Cultural System, 1973)
  2. Jump up^ (Talal Asad, The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category, 1982.)
  3. Jump up^ “World Religions Religion Statistics Geography Church Statistics”. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  4. Jump up^
  5. Jump up^ “Key Facts about Near-Death Experiences”. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  6. Jump up^ Harvey, Graham (2000). Indigenous Religions: A Companion. (Ed: Graham Harvey). London and New York: Cassell. Page 06.
  7. Jump up^ Vergote, Antoine, Religion, belief and unbelief: a psychological study, Leuven University Press, 1997, p. 89
  8. Jump up^ “Irenaeus of Lyons”. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  9. Jump up^ “Samaritans”. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  10. Jump up^ Melton, J. Gordon (2003). Encyclopedia of American Religions(Seventh edition). Farmington Hills, Michigan: The Gale Group, Inc., p. 1112. ISBN 0-7876-6384-0
  11. Jump up^ Melton, J. Gordon (2003). Encyclopedia of American Religions(Seventh edition). Farmington Hills, Michigan: The Gale Group, Inc., p. 1001. ISBN 0-7876-6384-0
  12. Jump up^ Melton, J. Gordon (2003). Encyclopedia of American Religions(Seventh edition). Farmington Hills, Michigan: The Gale Group, Inc., p. 997. ISBN 0-7876-6384-0
  13. Jump up^ Melton, J. Gordon (2003). Encyclopedia of American Religions(Seventh edition). Farmington Hills, Michigan: The Gale Group, Inc., p. 1004. ISBN 0-7876-6384-0
  14. Jump up to:a b “Welcome to Jainworld – Jain Sects – tirthankaras, jina, sadhus, sadhvis, 24 tirthankaras, digambara sect, svetambar sect, Shraman Dharma, Nirgranth Dharma”. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  15. Jump up^ Smith, Christian; Joshua Prokopy (1999). Latin American Religion in Motion. New York: Routledge, pp. 279-280. ISBN 978-0-415-92106-0
  16. Jump up^ Melton, J. Gordon (2003). Encyclopedia of American Religions(Seventh edition). Farmington Hills, Michigan: The Gale Group, Inc., p. 841. ISBN 0-7876-6384-0

External links[edit]

Interview with the (REAL) Vampire


Believe it or not, vampires are not just supernatural beings who sleep in coffins and morph into flying bats. Some humans report that they need blood or energy from other living sources to survive. These individuals are part of a subculture that is often misunderstood.

Screen Shot 2017-10-21 at 3.12.55 PM The famous fictional monster Nosferatu.

Today the Skeleton Key presents an exclusive interview with an intriguing person named Merticus, an antique dealer who self-identifies as a vampire and was a founding member of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance. Read below for his thoughts on vampirism and his clarifications about what it really means to be a vampire.

What are “real vampires” like?

“Vampires aren’t always sulking around graveyards, attending Goth nightclubs, or feasting at blood orgies.  There are real vampire organizations who feed the homeless, volunteer in animal rescue groups, and who take up any number of social causes.  We’re actively involved in our local communities…

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Myths to reality: Out of the Shadows into the Light

Thanks mostly to the almost lost (no 
comment) movie Nosferatu Vampires 
have been seen as creatures which 
cannot survive in daylight and will be 
destroyed by the rays of sunlight. In 
many movies it is seen as light is good 
(pure) and dark is bad (evil) so light 
destroys darkness and those who dwell 
in it. It could also be said that it is 
thought sunlight kills vampires is 
because they are said to be the undead 
kept alive by fresh blood and sunlight 
increases the rate of decay on human 
flesh. But that is a much more detailed 
discussion perhaps. Ever since 
Nosferatu movies and shows have 
insisted sunlight must kill vampire but 
not reanimated corpses (people call 
them zombies whether they are or not 
really) The original Dracula in the book 
was not killed by sunlight but that 
changed when they made Nosferatu 
(which comes from the greek word 
nosophoros which means plague carrier 
(Not Vampire). 

Supernatural Vampyre (Spirits, Gods, 
ect. Now lets compare that to the  
original) mythology in which they are 
active at night but they were not 
generally considered vulnerable to 
sunlight. It has also been said and I 
agree that Vampyres are nocturnal 
creatures and it is easier for them to 
hunt humans for blood at night when 
most are tired it is harder for them to 
be seen and they often feed on humans 
as they sleep to not be noticed as 
easily. They are said to be stronger or 
more powerful at night. I believe 
Vampyres are not natural creatures but 
supernatural but very much living 
creatures. as sunlight makes most 
humans, other animals, and plants wake 
up and have more energy during the day 
(energies the natural world ect) it 
depletes the Vampyre spirits energy 
slightly as they are not from the 
natural world but another plane of 
existence (the shadow realms) originally 
which is in the shadows, darkness, and 
bothers there eyes.

The Vampyres in human form ) most 
spirits (not hosts) from other realms 
can only exist in the natural world 
usually for a certain period of time 
(depending on there strength from 
feeding) unless they take over a body 
(possession) which is how a Vampyre 
human comes to be a Vampyre spirit 
enters a human unborn child before 
they are alive (through either 
reincarnation misplacement an astral 
sexual encounter ect) instead of a 
human soul (other kin). These humans 
grow up normal however they may 
awaken to recognize they are a 
Vampyre (awakening) but most often 
can not believe in such a thing and 0ust 
think the have human issues). Most of 
the Vampire community also believes 
there Vampyrism is a human condition 
but this is my theory as well as many 
other Vampyres in the world. as we 
have a Vampyre spirit piloting the 
human vessel instead of a human soul 
we are controlled by the Vampyres 
need for more fuel as it is a stronger 
entity in a human body so they need to 
to eat food as well as fuel the Vampyre. 

Being a Human Vampyrism it is more 
difficult to feed but often if they 
cannot be get food from a willing donor 
they well feed while they are asleep 
(astral) or the Vampyre will take left 
over energy when humans have more 
than they need or by letting it go 
though a glance giving them attention*  
or a touch (The Vampyres natural allure 
could help here). Vampyres can often 
barely stay healthy that way depending 
on there environment so they may feed 
on themselves out of habit and may get 
sick. The human Vampyre often may 
drawn to the night and have 
issues with sunlight but very rarely will 
it be a manor issue depending on how 
often they feed. It is not so easy 
getting a willing donation of Blood or a 
small bit of life force though most 
other energy sources may work almost 
as well. Human Vampyre in the 
community Vampyres are not permitted 
to feed on an unwilling donor not to 
mention 0ail is never a good choice if 
they know better and have integrity 
but most in the Vampyre community do 
if they drain an unwilling victim (which 
is very rare) they are black listed from 
the V.2. unlike in the supernatural 
Vampyres the human Vampyre is 
nothing to be worried about and 
normally a rather very pleasant person 
(depending on moods and situations of 
course lol). Not all Vampyres are big on 
community but a lot have come out of 
the coffin (kidding) thanks to the 
internet but many of us are worried 
this may cause harm to our kin or 
ourselves so even more like to keep 
quiet about what we are for it is very 
likely they will be unfairly gudged for 
something we cant help being born this way... 

About the Vampire Community

The Vampire community is more common than it used to be in the past and has been written about quite a bit in the new millennium because of the rise in popularity when real vampirism came out to be a real possible thing. It has even been documented that there are thousands of real human/Vampyres that are not just psychic vampyres (those who drink people’s psychic energy) but sanguine Vampyres who drink people’s blood. I never thought in that past that there are others who have such a craving but a need as I do to replenish my sustenance with other people’s sustenance. But now I realize that I am not so alone and what a relief that was to me! I new that being a Goth as well as Pagan was quite the burden sometimes when I don’t have many real friends who are as I am but what about my other burdens? Am I alone as a freak of nature? I know that is quitea terrible thing to believe about ones self especially if you have more than one burden but it was true. It took me quite some time to get a decent transition from my normal young life to realizing I might not have people to talk to or learn from in this state of being? I had to get involved in a place I never knew there was an actual place and finally understand my state of being!


When I finally learned of the community it was in a Goth store that I found the book that made it known to me (The Vampyre Almanac 2000) I was not actually alone in what I was and quite a relief it was indeed! I was off to find them the only way I knew how on the only place that a person like myself (in the small town I was in) could on the internet of course as well as the library and bookstores for more books on the subject. At first the search is never easy and at what place does on start and if the information is even credible? Like most people searching for anything a quick basic search engine search is the first place to look when one is looking for work and a better place to live as a Goth, Vampyre, Pagan and if they all even get along in the world. It is always hard to figuring out what is even credible when you only know one small books knowledge and if the book is credible itself? Now I know better as I research everything I claim to be before I dare claim it and it took me quite a long time to do that! The Vampire community is quite a diverse place with many different views and beliefs of what is true.


Three years later after being ordained for quite a while in my known spiritual path I decided to bring those very different burdens together in Temple United Vampyre Unitarian Pagan December 17th 2003 because I despise things being so difficult to manage without help from others. I was a Goth since 1997, Pagan since 1999, and Vampyre since 2000 and that division is so very difficult in one’s life especially since I was originally Christian since birth and knew that Christians as well as Pagans generally despised Vampyres and Goths despised us as people generally said they like Vampyres drink blood. You have no idea how difficult it is living in such a small community with so many dives and different burdens so I wanted to help others who had a tough time being themselves like I did. Being a very spiritual person it can be very difficult being a Goth and a Vampyre as neither claim to be very spiritual with in the community of course which I get reminded of quite a bit in those community’s so I created my own group of such individuals. You cannot say that Vampyrism or being Goth is a spiritual thing but I believe they both are. In the Vampyre community people are told as well as is often done to create houses (or groups) to help others in there communities belong especially with being in such a small community with such beliefs as I have being a very spiritual Gothic, Vampyre, Pagan.


I remember the one (not TempleUVUP) offline Vampyre event I went to where so amazing and you learn so much at such places and have to grasp onto that with as much as one can being in such a dead and dry city. The offline and online community are two very different places one such as myself being an Cyber Vampyre (or online Vampyre) wishes very deeply he can have a glimpse of the offline Vampyre life. The Cyber Vampyre life is very draining as one such as myself rarely feeds very well or much which leads to much fatigue and having not that healthy (mentally and physically) of a life which is very hard for a Vampyre leading to a hard time finding or keeping work so one is generally in the poverty class. I really sucks because most of the Gothic, Vampyre, and Pagan (as well as Vegetarian which I am) needs and foods cost so much especially when they run an online community (without much support). Many times I wish I was a normal person with there normal life without such burdens as we have but I need to stay healthy and keep my mind open to the truth.


© Founding Father J P Vanir


For all those possibly like us I will lead them to the following places to help with your burdens and questions:












Real Vampyrism: The Vampyrian belief (fact verses fiction)

In all my research as well as my personal knowledge I have come to the conclusion that the Vampyres are actually spirits that inhabit a host and Human Living Vampires/Vampyres and Humans with a Vampyre Spirit instead of a Human soul. Vampyres are real individuals who have a condition requiring them to obtain additional supplies of energy in order to maintain their health. Some need to extract this energy from the blood of humans; from taking there Life force psychically from nature itself or other energy sources though Human energy is the source we primarily need. Many misunderstandings by the public are based on confusion between fictional Vampires and real Vampyres. Some of the attributes of vampires are assumed to be also true of Vampyres.

Misconceptions of Vampyrism:

Vampyres need to ingest Human Living Energy (Life Force) or blood but most are not driven by sexual gratification. There is no real connection between vampyrism and hematolagnia or Blood fetishism; though some may be blood fetishist but not most. Unfortunately most of our Kind thinks of our need as a curse but I disagree. Individuals with Renfield’s Syndrome are usually not Vampyres and vice versa. Most Lifestyle Vampires are not real Vampyres but just people who play the part for fun or role playing games but some Vampyres are both.

In reality:

1. Vampyres do not sustain solely on human blood; they also eat regular food and consume ordinary food and drink. Many take human living energy psychically, take both, and some do not drink blood at all. In fact Vampyres do not even possess fangs (Most mythology as well)…

2. Vampyres do not physically shape shift into werewolves, bats or other animals…

3. Vampyres are not undead and our body is not immortal and can be destroyed by normal means. Our Soul However is but will move on to a new body in the next life. Neither or we all evil creatures of Satan (just like anyone else some of us may be Satanic or a criminal but most are just like anyone else), in fact I know many Christian Vampyres…

4. Vampyres (even in most mythology) can experience sunlight without death or any drastic side effects. They do not fear sunlight or any light for that matter as we are not creatures of Satan or evil. The sun may make us tired and weaken us a little bit but it will not harm us except maybe a sunburn as well as we may need to rest if we out in it for many hours or so depending on the individual Vampyre as we are all different (as stated earlier)…

5. Most Vampyres don’t usually sleep in coffins or graves rising only at night (many have day jobs)…

6. Vampyres are not frightened by Christian Imagery…

7. Garlic does not bother Vampyres; nor does silver. In fact many of us love silver (I sure do)…

8. Vampyres do show up in mirrors, have shadows and have a Spirit or Soul…

9. Vampyres can travel across running water…

10. Vampyres can not turn other people in to Vampyres. Nor can anyone be turned into a Vampyre when they die violently, committed suicide or was wrongly accused and killed, he or she will not become one…

11. Vampyres do not grow stronger over time…

12. Vampyres do not have an angular face or a waxy complexion pale and drained…

13. Vampyres do not have the power to control animals…

There are some things however that mythology and fiction (mostly mythology) has right about Vampyres:

1. The Allure of the Vampyre (mostly the eyes) and many of us tend to look younger than we actually are. Like anyone or anything else however we are all very different. Many of us have the natural “Vampyres Allure” and if we want something bad enough and have enough faith that it will happen chances are it will; our will is stronger than most…

2. Vampyres need an invite to stay or persist in taking from you (unless the human they are in attacks you obviously)…

3. Vampires are beings who feed on the life essence (either blood or psychically) of living creatures: Killing and other crimes is not tolerated in the “Real Vampire/Vampyre” (RVC” community. Those “Human Living Vampires/Vampyres” (HLV) who commit MAJOR crimes are banished from the community. Vampyres generally feed on (either or both) living blood or direct living taken from humans psychically…

4. Vampyres are actually spirits and HLV are humans with a Vampyre Spirit. Vampyres are not the undead though supernatural Vampyre Sprits can inhabit the recently deceased or those who are extremely sick or dying if permitted by the person…

5. Vampyres can travel in the astral plane and visit you if you permit it but most just believe these visits to be dreams…

6. Vampyres prey on humans as our Vampyre needs living energy or it will feed on the human body and his/her health will suffer greatly and I have known many to have critical issues because of it…

7. Our senses are slightly stronger than most but I wouldn’t call it a super strength or anything like in fiction or the movies. That is just ridiculous…

8. Many (not all) are sensitive to the sunlight but we do not die or burst into flames (not even in most mythology)…

9. For many of us when we feed our eyes will change color slightly but not to any inhuman color as we are still in a normal human body…

10. Many Vampyres have a seemingly endless hunger or craving and food cannot satisfy us completely (especially during our awakening or if we have not yet awakened or fed)…

11. We are generally nocturnal even when we need to face the day in our everyday lives we crave the night and prefer to feed at night as it is when we are at our most aware…

12. We can be very temperamental and moody especially if not properly fed or around places that cause anxiety and stress…

13. We can also “get a feel” for people and sense there aura. We can “feel” (tell) if they are trust worthy or true…

What then is a Human Living Vampyre:

Human Living Vampyre (HLV): A Living individual who needs to feed on either the blood or the Vital Life force or energy of other people, animals, and/or things, in order to maintain optimum spiritual and/or physical health.

Vampyres may experience heightened sensitivities, light sensitivity, and/or a largely nocturnal sleep cycle. The heightened sensitivities are believed by many to include a number of psychic abilities, such as empathy, astral projection, clairvoyance, and energy manipulation. The sensitivity to light and the nocturnal body cycle are not so limiting that a real vampire cannot be up and out during the day. This is because we are not of this Human Realm but our Vampyr nature is of the Dark Shadow Realms. We as Vampyres are born with a latent Vampyr condition which normally becomes active only after puberty or when the Awakening happens to occur but that usually happens after puberty.

I believe that HLV’s unlike humans need energy from other sources because there body does not have enough for what we are. I also believe we are spiritually different than humans and that makes it a spiritual condition. The simple Definition of Vampyr is one who needs energy (Life force) because our bodies don’t have enough for our Vampyre spirit/soul as we are Humans but our spirit/soul is Vampyre. We may take it through the blood (some of the life force or human energy is in the blood) or by taking it directly if we are able. Most Vampyres are tired and drained when alone but are usually hyper, often have high anxiety, and feel high and extremely powerful when around large crowds.

We may also take it from animals and nature (as well as music sometimes) but the best source is human since we are also human. Most normal people can get the energy they need from food and the sun but Vampyres often feel hungry and thirsty all the time with out satisfaction and they still feel tired especially when they are alone depending on how well they know how to feed. All Vampyres have a Vampyr soul or they are just humans who practice Vampyrism.

The energy we need is best taken from humans since we are also human but other sources of energy can be used as well. Chakras are the Energy Centers of the body, each relate to specific power points in which one may utilize to grow in power. Chi is all around us so we must take it in and grow strong and healthy from it. The eye is the window of the soul and also represents the soul so we must there for use it to take in what we need. There is human energy and life force in blood. Food and the sun is energy for Animals (humans); carbohydrates as well as sugar is fast acting energy and proteins are long acting energy. So we need food for our Human body as well as the other sources for the Vampyre.

Plasma is also protein and protein fuels carbohydrates which is energy in blood. As well as that many religions would use blood in there rituals and claim it as the energy and life of themselves or others. So does that make Sanguine Vampyres Psychic as well? It would stand to reason to expect it is best for Vampyres to be present at events where there is much of this emotional energy available, such as Major sports events, church, and Rock concerts. The very act of worshipping them provides us with energy and even some religious gatherings are welcome buffets for us.

Some characteristics many HLV’s posses:

1. Many of us (not all however) like to be near crowds, talk to or interact with people, and get noticed sometimes.

2. Even when we are surrounded by people (not Vampyres) we still feel alone and out of place.

3. We also love the Vampire genre and since puberty onwards have usually been drawn to the darker elements, the Occult, and other things Vampyric/Vampiric.

4. We do not feel as though we belong in this world or place, feel connected to the Spiritual realm and enjoy the supernatural elements (whether you believe in them or not). We sometimes easily trance out” or find yourself detached from this world…

5. Most Vampyres have psychic abilities as well as can manipulate energy and many can manipulate electricity and can feel the emotions of others (empathetic). We also have magickal abilities and are good a rituals/spells…

6. Vampyres often have a hard time at relationships because either they can not understand us or we unintentionally drain them without meaning to (if we are not properly fed and can not shield). If they are with other Vampyres however it can be a struggle of dominance or they can drain each other too much as well if we are not properly fed and can not shield…

7. Many of us are more aware and awake when around crowds and at night while we are more tired while alone and especially during the day…

8. We tend to also be more intense or charismatic when around other people especially when we need to feed…

9. We are not all parasites who want to drain you dry but most have donors & the Vampire community does not support those that take without asking first from willing donors…

10. Finally the most important thing is that just like everyone else we are all different and do not subscribe to a stereotype. We are not all Goth nor are we Satanic but subscribe to many different beliefs and Spirituality’s (Not all Vampyres are Vampyrian either)…

© Vampyrian Rev. J P Vanir