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Rumored underground vampire havens, which have a members-only
and very secretive policy. They are only open to properly initiated (usually through a coven) members of the community, if
then. It is said they serve stored blood and/or have willing donors who provide blood over a bar. Certainly if they exist
they are only a part a of a local population's Cabal.
1.) A strong, sometimes undesired, bond or attraction
which can develop in a donor towards the vampire he or she is feeding; this bond can be a mutual thing between both the vampire
and his or her donor, but often is felt only by the donor.
2.) A rite, ritual or ceremony marking a commitment to a coven
or an individual. It is also a term to reflect a vampiric marriage.
Someone who gives blood in hopes
of looking cool and/or who may have erotic desires fufilled by being fed on.
Anyone who drinks blood,
regardless of motivation.
Someone who is erotically attracted to the sight, taste or smell of blood;
he or she generally has no physical need to consume it, and will usually be happy with small amounts. Blood-fetishism is often
accompanied by other sexual fetishes, including sadism and masochism, and the blood is usually taken during sexual or fetish
play, as in a bondage or domination situation.
A derogatory term for someone who experiences the physical
need to consume blood; a sanguinarian (see also "the Thirst", "sanguinarian"). Particularly refers to one who has no control
over his/her thirst and goes around feeding indiscriminately.
A short form of "blood vampire", or sanguinarian.
The physical act of cutting or piercing the flesh in order to extract blood. This is commonly used for
feeding as well as in bloodplay and fetishism. (See also "bloodplay".)
Similar to bloodletting, bloodplay
is the act of using blood in sexual or fetish situations. Bloodplay can also refer to the integration of blood and bloodletting
in ritual. (See also "bloodletting".)
A more appealing term for a donor. Some donors dislike
being called "donors", as they feel it somehow belittles them or their role in their vampires' lives.
"shadow" community of sanguinearians in a particular geographic location. Few even believe they exist and Cabals include the
Bloodbars and other unknown things. Cabals are very selective as to who even knows who is a member.
term for life-energy. It is also often referred to as pranic energy or life force. Chi is the bio-electrical energy which
runs our bodies on a subtle level. Energy vampires and many psi-vamps believe that they can manipulate chi and feed upon it
to sate their hungers. It is believed by some that, to a certain extent, blood vampires also feed upon chi, for a great deal
of this subtle energy is believed to be concentrated into the blood. (Also, "psychic energy", "prana", "pranic energy", "psi",
A psychological condition, such as Renfield's Syndrome, in which the afflicted person experiences
a psychological urge to drink blood. This urge is often satisfied with their own blood, and sufferers of clinical vampirism
typically bear slashes from razors and knives up and down their arms from where they have drawn blood from themselves. Particularly
sociopathic forms of clinical vampirism drive sufferers to attack and sometimes (although rarely) even kill other people in
order to drink their blood.
A related condition is known as SMS, or Self-Mutilation Syndrome. This newly named pathology
is becoming alarmingly common in American youths. Sufferers of SMS, often known as "cutters", feel the need to cut into their
flesh and watch themselves bleed. Some sufferers of SMS also drink the blood drawn out this way, although this is not standard
for the disease. Most sufferers of SMS are redirecting feelings of anger, frustration, inadequacy, or emotional pain onto
their bodies. (See "Self-Mutilation Syndrome", and "Renfield’s Syndrome".)
A monthly social event
which is much like a "town meeting" for members of the vampiric community in a specific geographic area. Court is usually
held once a month at a local tea or coffee house, lounge or haven, and only vampires and those within the community are welcome.
This is an opportunity to socialize with others in the community. News and announcements are made, poetry is read, new members,
elders, etc., are introduced. Here vampires are generally free to escape mundane society. The host of the court is usually
a locally respected Elder who secures a date, time, venue, and promotes the event.
A vampire who is capable
of feeding on blood as well as psi energy. It seems to me that most real vampires are capable of feeding from both, or using
blood and psi interchangeably. Ex., "I am a psi/sang combo." (Also, "Hybrid".)
Coming Out (of the Coffin):
resist. This means the same thing that it means for Gays (except they come out of the closet...). Involves being open or frank
with people about being a vampire, drinking blood, feeding upon energy, etc. Those who have come out in this way do not hide
their lifestyle at all, not even in their daily lives. Many people in the vampiric community choose to be "in the coffin"
and are not public about their lifestyle outside of the community or scene.
Groups of individual vampires or
vampyre lifestylers, usually but not always located within a certain geographic area, who have banded together under a specific
theme, set of ideals, traditions, common Sigil, havens, membership requirements, hierarchy and/or rites. Covens range in size
from as few as three members to as many as hundreds. The organization and purpose of each Coven varies from fraternal (House
Sahjaza); religious (Church of the Vampire -- not to be confused with the Vampire Church); or familial (Clan of Lilith). Some
titles given to leaders of Covens include Elder, High Priest, Patriarch, Matriarch, or Coven Master. There are no requirements
for forming a Coven other than a group of people getting together, choosing a sigil, name and theme.
apparently defunct Council of Elders drawn from many different traditions whose purpose is to help network the community,
standardize language and terminology, and encourage cooperation, if not outright unification between the diverse aspects of
the Sanguinarium and vampire communities. COVICA stands for Council Of Vampyric International Community Affairs.
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(See Self-Mutilation Syndrome.)
Someone who gives
or shares their blood or life-energy, without obligation. Many donors prefer to offer themselves to just one vampire, but
some donors will offer of themselves to entire covens, provided their offerings are appreciated and not abused. (See also
A prominent member of the vampiric community who is honored and respected for his or
her experience, knowledge, willingness to help others, accomplishments and devotion. Elders are often those individuals who
have helped establish a community, organize groups, or help network the community.
Elorath / Scrolls of Elorath:
House Eclipse: "According to the OSV, this is the great vampiric essence and the vampiric astral spirits, called by the Temple
of the Vampire the Undead Gods. This is one of the inner teachings of OSV. Some say this term evolved from the word "el-or-ath",
which is the Atlantian term for a vampiric spirit. However, this is--" untrue! In actuality, the word originated back in the
days of the original Coven, then operated by Raphael Osiris, and the "Sanguinarium" was still "the Sanguinary", and is an
acronym for "Eternal Lord Our Regent Aaron Todd Hoyt". Seriously.
A hug. Since turning or awakening someone
does not involve any sort of hug, where the vampire wraps his arms around a person, drawing him or her close so he can bite
them on the neck to feed or turn them into a vampire (a la Dracula or Christopher Lee), I am not going to define it as such,
-- regardless of the misusage of the word by others. Embrace does not mean turning, but it is an incredibly romantic word
for an event which, in a lot of people's minds, is extremely pseudosexual and erotic. (See "turned" and "awakened".).
(See "psychic vampire", sense 2, and especially "psychological vampirism".)
of energy, vibes, or the feeling that is unique to each individual; a person's psi 'fingerprint' identifiable in real life
or astrally and oftentimes left behind long after a person has gone. Vampires supposedly have a particular kind of energy
signature, and those who can pick up on this can identify them as vampires. An energy sig is different from a presence, though
you can feel the presence of someone's energy, too. (See also "beacon".)
An individual who has a need
to feed upon the lifeforce of others. Most energy vampires feed upon chi or pranic energy and avoid drinking blood. Some intermingle
energy vampirism with blood-drinking. Also referred to as psi-vampires, most energy vampires exhibit the same characteristics
that distinguish other real vampires, including light sensitivity, a nocturnal lifestyle, and periods of the Hunger or Thirst.
(See also "chi", "hunger", "psychic vampire", "real vampire", "thirst".)
Cast out of a coven or the
vampiric community as a whole. (See also "Invisibles", "Sin nomine".)
A term used by many people to describe
their coven or their close circle of vampires and friends. Also, a general term for all members of the vampiric community.
This is not a type of actual vampire. Someone who does not have the vampiric condition, and who just
dresses the part. The fashion vamps are only into the aesthetics (fangs, contacts, fashion) and not the philosophy or spirituality
of the lifestyle -- think "fashion victim". (See also "wannabe" and "poser".)
Another term for sanguinarians
which distinguishes them by their need to feed upon blood.
The act of consuming blood (or, in the case of
psi or energy vampires, pranic energy) from someone (or an animal). (See also the "Hunger", the "Thirst", and the "Need".)
A group of donors, usually from three to seven, who feed a specific vampire or coven of vampires.
This is a type of lifestyle which is looked down upon by the rest of the vampiric community in which a vampire
randomly and without discretion feeds upon unscreened donors or sources typically picked up in nightclubs and Goth bars.
A strong form of haematophilia.
A strong psychological craving for blood.
erotic attraction to the taste, sight (or smell) of blood.
(See "blood fetishist".)
Vampyre nightclub or other gathering place. Considered hallowed ground, the haven serves as the social hub of a given community,
providing a place where all the community can gather and socialize. Often, special functions arranged by the vampiric community
in an area are held at the local haven.
House / household:
A group of vampires united under a common theme, set of
traditions, philosophy / beliefs, sigil and hierarchy/ structure. The purpose of a House or household can range from the merely
fraternal, to the spiritual. The number of members in a house or household can be as few as three or number into the hundreds,
although I generally think of "household" as having a smaller number and "House" as being the larger counterpart, perhaps
consisting of a number of households.
Any group of several or more vampires can get together and form a household or House;
there is not a requirement to be "approved" by some official council or board; becoming recognized and accepted by the rest
of the community, however, is a matter of time, publicity, reputation of the members, their conduct, etc. Some of the more
widely known, established Houses are House Kheperu, House Eclipse, House Sahjaza, House Quinotaur, House Nekhbet; there are
many others, as well.
A term used for the purposes of distinguishing those who are not vampires. At best,
this term is misleading because it implies that vampires are not human. (See "mundane".)
The desire to
feed, also identified as the Thirst or the Need. The Hunger is both a psychological and physical sensation. Physically, it
manifests as an intense hunger or thirst -- but is not satisfied by food or drink. Psychologically, a vampire in the throes
of the Hunger feels agitated and empowered at the same time. Pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, and sometimes even body temperature,
increase in anticipation of the act of feeding. (See also "feeding", the "Thirst", the "Need".)
hunts, stalks, threatens, or does harm (whether it be physical, psychic, psychological, or emotional) to someone because he
or she is a vampire, or because the hunter believes them to be so; or which gathers information to report those who are vampires.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Blade fans are not included in this category; it applies to seriously unbalanced individuals
who really are on some sort of holy hate crusade and intend to follow through with violence or action. (See also "slayer".)
Actively going out and seeking donors or sources in havens or in public. (Some even go to the mall!) This
means bringing them home to feed or to eventually screen them. At one point, this was considered safe, but with the advent
of HIV and AIDS, hunting indiscriminately is considered irresponsible and extremely dangerous; there still must be a period
of screening time. Vampires who feed irresponsibly are looked down upon; and are sometimes "excommunicated" by their elders
for this offense.
A vampire who is capable of feeding on blood as well as psi energy. It seems to me that
most real vampires are capable of feeding from both, or using blood and psi interchangeably, so is the term "hybrid" really
necessary, or accurate? (See "Combo".)
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Term occasionally used to refer to or describe vampires. Though
technically, it means incapable of death or dying, it is used much more loosely in reference to vampires, implying that they
are not subject to aging, are impervious to disease and injury, etc., and that they are above and superior to "humans" or
"mortals". God is immortal; vampires are not. Further, it has not been incontrovertibly proven to me that vampires do indeed
experience a capability of an extended lifespan. Check with me in about 20 to 30 years, and I should be able to tell you something
more definite about that...
The plural is incubi. A male sexual vampire. See "sexual vampirism". Historically,
the term was used to describe a reason for the sexual dreams a person sometimes experiences, and were thought to be caused
by a demonic spirit which took the form of a female in order to drain a person of his or her energy and lead the defenseless
person into sexual sin while they slept.
Those members of the community who, having been ostracized and
stripped of their name, are treated as if they no longer existed. Invisibles have committed some great crime in the eyes of
the community, and for this they are no longer allowed to associate themselves with the rest of vampire culture. (See also
"excommunicated", and "sin nomine".)
Someone who is already naturally a vampire, but whose vampiric
tendencies have not yet manifested. Apparently, some latent vampires may need to be "turned" or "awakened", while others may
have their tendencies "activated" by indeterminate causes. Latent vampires sometimes seem to stand out to other, already established
vampires through a phenomenon known as the "Beacon". (See also "awakening", "beacon", "turned".)
1.) A small,
2.) An incredibly rude and derogatory (well, at least disrespectful...) term to call someone who is
History's first recorded feminist, she was the first wife of Adam, and created as an equal.
When she declined to submit to Adam as his subordinate, he went whining to God, and God cast her out of the Garden of Eden,
then created Eve, allegedly from Adam's rib, and therefore supposedly subordinate to him; apparently she was, as he didn't
whine for a third wife (but since this is not about Eve, I won't elaborate). Lilith was later demonized by patriarchal societies
who felt threatened by female equality; still later, she was deified by others. Not a bad job for a lady, eh?
It is theorized
by some that, though entirely as human as Adam, since Lilith had her own complete set of genes and DNA, she is the progenitrix
[female progenitor] of a separate strain of humans, which is nonetheless capable of intermingling with the more common Adam/Eve
strain. It is theorized by some that this strain is where vampires come from. If this is so, then it could explain why vampirism
seems to run stronger in some family lines, yet appear spontaneously or only sporadically in others.
the Long Night:
The name for the festival celebrated on the Winter Solstice. Occurring in mid-December, this night is the longest night
of the year, and many households and covens gather together to celebrate this. It is a festival of community where everyone
relaxes and socializes. It is also the traditional night to recognize new members of the community or a coven or to perform
rites of passage.
A guide and teacher to a new or inexperienced vampire; the one who helped him or her through
the awakening. (See also "sire".)
A term used for the purposes of distinguishing those who are not vampires.
This term is, at best, misleading because it implies that vampires are "immortal". (See "mundane".)
used to distinguish those who are not vampires from those who are. This is, I feel, more accurate that "mortal" or "human",
and serves to distinguish those who are merely living normal, mundane lives and unencumbered with the life of a vampire. It
is not a disparaging term. (See the article "Why We Use the Term 'Mundane'".)
The need to feed. When experiencing
the Hunger, one is said "to be in Need." Very strong feelings of the Hunger are referred to as "deep Need". (See also "feeding",
the "hunger", the "thirst".)
Neovampyre / Neovampire:
A person who is not a natural vampire, but who is a student
of vampyric/vampiric skills, philosophies and/or magicks; i.e., a person who (for lack of a better word) "converted" to vampyrism.
"of the Blood":
A term sometimes used to refer to someone as being a vampire.
Someone who identifies
with something other than his or her human side, such as a particular animal, mythological or fantastical being. He or she
takes on the astral form of the animal or being when they are in the astral plane. Often, otherkin have physical attributes,
mannerisms or thought-patterns identified with their particular being, such as fae having an elfin appearance, or wolfkin
having a pack mentality. Types of otherkin include therians (were-beings), fae or faeries, dragons, elves, angelics, and so
forth. Some consider vampires to be otherkin, while others do not.
A completely insulting and derogatory
term to refer to or call a psi-vamp or emotional vampire, implying that they are thieves and have no honor.
An acute medical condition which has been postulated by some scholars to have inspired the vampire myths of the past.
Sufferers of porphyria have pale, flaky skin and are very sensitive to sunlight. Their gums often recede excessively, giving
their teeth an elongated and possibly fang-like appearance. Porphyria is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme which helps
produce heme, a constituent of the blood which helps carry oxygen through the body. Dr. David Dolphin was the first to suggest
that porphyria was the inspiration for at least some of the Mediaeval vampire myths, contending that some of the sufferers
may have been driven to drinking blood in order to relieve their symptoms. As a result, the condition has come to be known
in modern times as "the Vampire Disease". This appellation is very misleading, however, as porphyria only superficially resembles
the vampirism of folklore and there is no supporting evidence to Dr. Dolphin's assertion that porphyria sufferers have been
driven to drinking blood by their disease.
Someone pretending or claiming to be a vampire who is not, with
the intent of deceiving others, by making false claims as to their powers, abilities, lifespan, etc.
Pranic energy / Prana:
(Also "psychic energy". See "chi" and "psi".)
A vampire, almost always an elder, who founded or is the
leader of a large family or coven of vampires.
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A general term for the life-energy which is found within and throughout
all living things. Also called prana, chi, pranic energy, psychic energy, etc. The life-force that surrounds and is contained
in living things. This is the life-force that energy and psychic vampires feed upon. This energy is also contained in the
blood and is believed by some to be an integral part of the transfer which occurs between a donor and a sanguinarian. (See
also "chi" and "pranic energy".)
Any type of unwelcome paranormal or ethereal intrusion intended to
cause harm or disruption to the recipient. Psychic vampire attacks are considered a form of psychic attack, especially when
forced upon an unwilling victim. (See also "psychic vampire attack".)
(See "chi" and "psi".)
vampire, Psi vampire (psi-vamp, for short):
1.) Someone who "drains" life-energy (prana, chi, life-force, whatever) rather
than blood from others. Psi-vampires may or may not consume blood as a means of extracting pranic energy.
Though the two
terms refer to the same being, they do so with different meanings in mind. Some insist on calling psychic vampires "psi-vampires",
and insist that "psychic vampire" is incorrect, and then proceed to "prove it" by splitting etymological hairs. I disagree.
There is a distinction which needs to be made between the two terms. "Psychic vampires" are called such because they feed
psychically, as opposed to physically. However, it could be argued that psi is the auric or life-energy where as "psychic"
is actually now thought to be shared thoughtwaves from a collective consciousness. So "psi-vampire" refers to what they feed
upon, whereas "psychic vampire" refers to how they feed. Not infrequently, psi-vamps may also experience the Thirst in varying
degrees of intensity, and in fact, there are many similarities in condition between the psi-vamps and the sanguinarians, with
the main difference being, so far as I can see, the psi-vamps' need to drain pranic energy, and ability to do so.
A psychic vampire, in psychiatric terms, is someone who drains emotional energy without giving anything back, and can make
the other person very tired, depressed, emotionally unbalanced, or worse, if too much is drained; an emotional vampire. Katharine
Ramsland discusses this in depth in her book, Piercing the Darkness, (Harper Prism, 1998), pp. 190-196, referred to as "covert
vampire". (See also "psychological vampirism".)
Psychic vampire attack:
An uninvited and unwelcome draining of
one's vital energy, or chi or pranic energy. A psychic vampire attack occurs when a psi-vampire targets someone and feeds
or attempts to feed. This can be done from casual contact, from across a room, or even through dreams. These attacks are not
always just for draining; they can also be an attack on the mind itself, causing the target to hear, see, and feel things.
Attacks of this nature can range from mild to very severe, sometimes leaving the victim despondent or even physically sick
from being drained so. It's debated whether one can become a psychic vampire from repeated severe psi-vampire attacks. In
general, though, this seems only to produce a condition known as sympathetic vampirism. (See also "sympathetic vampirism".)
These individuals often have a histrionic or narcissistic personality disorder and they are
constantly drawing attention to themselves. They usually create dramatic situations and then demand emotional support from
those around them. These individuals are emotional vampires. There is nothing metaphysical or spiritual in their condition,
it is a simple psychological disorder. Yet it leaves the victims of these clingy, whiny people emotionally and mentally drained
after dealing with them. These individuals are not to be confused with psychic, psi or energy vampires. (See also "psychic
vampire", sense 2.)
A somewhat derogatory term for one who has developed an undue fascination, obsession or
bond with a vampire and follows him or her around, trying to gain the vampire's attention or approval, and fawning over him
or her, in a manner not unlike a puppy dog follows his or her master around. (See also "blood bond".)
Real vampire / Real
Someone who has a condition which includes but is not limited to a physical thirst or driving need for blood (which
is non-erotic in nature; and in more significant quantity than is generally required or desired by other blood-drinkers, such
as blood fetishists) or psi energy; increased physical and/or psychic sensitivities; sensitivity to light or sunlight and
a nocturnal circadian rhythm; amplification and/or alteration of emotional states and feelings, etc.; and perhaps the (unsubstantiated*)
potential for an indefinitely extended lifespan (which is not to be confused with "immortality"), although many vampires do
maintain a youthful twenty-something look well into their thirties or even forties. It does NOT include the abilities to change
shape, fly, command others' wills, heal instantaneously, accomplish superhuman feats of strength or speed, etc.
vampires believe the condition does include the potential for an indefinitely long lifespan, but this belief has not been
incontrovertibly proven, to the best of my knowledge.
1.) A vampire or blood-drinker's former donor or
source who parts company on hostile terms and causes trouble;
2.) A vampire who can't handle things and becomes violent
and/or irresponsible, posing a danger and threat to both him or herself and others.
attention has been given to a condition named 'Renfield's Syndrome' in psychological literature, based on the fly-eating character
Renfield in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Renfield's Syndrome is described as having four stages: a trauma or 'critical incident'
in childhood in which the patient discovers that the taste and sight of blood is 'exciting' or attractive; 'autovampirism',
the drinking of one's own blood (autohemophagia); 'zoophagia', or the consumption of blood from animals; and finally 'true
vampirism', in which the patient must have human blood, and may resort to stealing blood from medical facilities, or serial
murder." -- Vyrdolak. (Apologies to Vyrdolak, whose site is the only site I could find with any information regarding this.)
So far as I know, this is not an officially recognized mental disorder.
1.) Someone who engages in role
playing games (RPGs).
2.) This is often used as a derogatory term for those who play Vampire: The Masquerade or similar
vampire RPGs and/or who pretend to be a vampire in their free time when they are not. RPGers are also associated with posers
and other fakes who dress the part and pretend to be something they are not. (See also "poser" and "wannabe".)
A form of vampyrecrafte, or vampiric magick, which specifically involves the use of blood in the rituals. (See "vampyrecrafte".)
Someone who has a physical thirst, need, craving for blood (which is non-erotic in nature) in more significant
quantity than is generally required or desired by other blood-drinkers. Sanguinarians (a word from the Latin root "sanguinarius",
meaning "bloodthirsty") apparently do not get the benefits from pranic energy, or else they are unable to feed psychically
like psi and energy vampires, for whom blood and pranic energy are apparently interchangeable.
network of like-minded organizations, events, businesses, websites, individuals, havens (nightclubs) and resources for the
greater vampire and vampyre lifestylers communities. Inspired by the "vampire connection" of vampire bars, nightclubs and
safehouses founded in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, the Sanguinarium serves to bring this vision to life as a real "Vampyre
Connection". Many real vampires frown upon the Sanguinarium because of the non-vampiric lifestylers it attracts and the artificial
pomp and aristocratic hierarchy it endorses.
Note: The Sanguinarium is not to be confused with Sanguinarius Organization
for Real Vampires, which is the author's effort to help real vampires, blood drinkers, and vampiric people.
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All the language: jargon, slang, doublespeak, plays on words,
etc. used by vampires to be able to converse with on another, either privately or in public.
A term that
I am seeing more frequently, used to define sanguinarians, but which I feel is inaccurate, as sanguinearians do consume more
than just blood. I would strongly recommend using the term to refer to those who consume only blood, and nothing else, as
their main source of sustenance. I have not encountered any tangible proof that such individuals do exist, and I feel that
this is highly unlikely.
the Scene, or Vampyre Scene:
The "scene" is a general term for the social aspects of the
vampire subculture including nightclubs, havens, events, businesses, societies, and even the online part of the subculture.
Many vampires and vampyre lifestylers are a part of the vampiric community, but do not go out and socialize. Most of the current
scene revolves around the Sanguinarium.
Someone who is seeking after vampires, or knowledge of vampires, usually
desiring to become one him/herself. Unlike a wannabe, the seeker has a more thoughtful approach to vampirism and is willing
to learn all he or she can about the condition before jumping head-first into it.
Self-Mutilation Syndrome (SMS):
psychological condition which has apparently begun to grow among American youth. Sufferers of SMS, also known as cutters,
feel the need to cut into their flesh and watch themselves bleed. Some sufferers of SMS also drink the blood drawn out this
way, although this is not standard for the disorder. Most sufferers of SMS are redirecting feelings of anger, frustration,
inadequacy, or emotional pain onto their bodies. Some eventually get involved in body art and blood fetishism. (See also "clinical
vampirism", "Renfield's Syndrome".)
A form of psi-vampirism where feeding is done primarily from
sexual energy, or energy generated during sexual activity, with or without the exchange of blood. The feeding can be done
intentionally or unconsciously / unintentionally. A common term for female vampires who feed exclusively through sex is "Succubus",
a word which originally denoted a Mediaeval demon which was believed to visit the dreams of men and tempt them into sexual
misconduct; the male version of the word, although not as widespread, is "Incubus". (See also "incubus", "succubus".)
The identifying symbol of a house, haven, coven, or individual. The sigil often has ritual or symbolic significance for
the individual or members of the household. For example, the Sanguine Ankh represents members of the Sanguinarium.
Latin for "without name". A vampire who has been stripped of his or her name and recognition within the community
for having committed some great crime in the eyes of the community. (See also "excommunicated" and "Invisibles".)
A term from Vampire: The Masquerade roleplaying system that has crept into general usage meaning the one who turned (or
awakened) someone who is a vampire. (See "mentor".)
A loud-mouthed dumbass that makes public and obnoxious
claims of killing people who are (or who the slayer thinks are) vampires. Just like hit-men for the mafia, those who may be
real vampire hunters or slayers are NOT going to publicly announce what they do, as that's a surefire way to the Big House,
or the Happy Hotel. At any rate, they'll get investigated. If they are posers, then they will continue to remain free and
flap their lips a lot; if they are real, then the Law will deal with them accordingly.
Whatever the case may be, Sanguinarius
urges you to report these individuals to the proper authorities. Maybe being investigated will put a reality check in their
miserable lives and cause them to tone down their racist shitspeak. (See also, "hunter".)
Whether they are harming
or killing people, or desecrating graves and corpses, or conducting illegal interstate commerce (ex., a site on the net, offering
vampire hunting or slaying services in exchange for money or goods) -- even if they have had no takers!, -- they are doing
or offering to do illegal things, and should be reported. I believe conducting illegal interstate commerce is a felony--?
It's one thing to be a fan of Buffy, or Blade, or Jack Crow, or whoever, and it's one thing to have a ROLEPLAYING
persona of a vampire hunter, but if that's the case, then those who do need to put some sort of indication that this is the
A vampire who chooses not to be involved with a coven or House, and has little if any interest
in interacting within the community.
Someone from whom a vampire will get blood. This is a neutral term that
I prefer to use; I feel that it's more accurate than "donor", as the blood's not always a donation...
term meaning "living vampires" in Romanian folklore, it is used by some to refer to the condition and philosophy of being
a vampire. The movers and shakers of the Sanguinarium have appropriated the term for their use in describing their more spiritually
oriented path, the Ordo Strigoii Vii.
The plural is succubi. A female sexual vampire. See "sexual vampirism".
Historically, the term was used to describe a reason for the sexual dreams a person sometimes experiences, and were thought
to be caused by a demonic spirit which took the form of a female in order to drain a person of his or her energy and lead
the defenseless person into sexual sin while they slept.
Someone from whom a vampire will get blood. This
is a neutral term; I feel that it's more accurate than "donor", as the blood's not always a donation...
A condition which sometimes occurs in individuals who have been fed from too frequently. This most often occurs in the
donors or sources of energy vampires but can manifest itself among the sources used by sanguinarians as well. In general,
the victim's resources become so depleted that they have to resort to vampirism themselves in order to replenish them. In
addition to a need to feed, the sufferer of sympathetic vampirism may manifest symptoms commonly associated with real vampirism,
such as heightened sensitivities and sensitivity to sunlight. Often, this condition causes some real vampires to mistakenly
assume that their donors, -- or the donors thinking that they, themselves, -- have somehow been turned or awakened. But the
condition is hardly permanent. This condition may last for a few weeks, although sometimes it can be drawn out for months
or years. The best course of action is for the vampire or vampires who feed from the person to stop completely. Without the
constant depletion of resources, the person's system should gradually correct itself over time.
cruel "game" that non-vampires, or even other vampires, sometimes play where they tease or taunt a blood vamp with either
thoughts of blood, or actual blood, which they have no intentions of giving to the vampire being teased. While it might be
amusing to watch the vamp's reactions, this "game" causes misery for the poor vampire, and can result in his or her vamping
out or worse, if it's not stopped.
The craving, need, desire, urge to drink blood, experienced as an intense
thirst-sensation and withdrawal-like symptoms. To say the least. This manifests not unlike an addiction, and is very difficult
and annoying to have to deal
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(See "The Black Veil".)
make someone into a vampire. This is most likely a misunderstanding or misconception of the awakening process. (See also "awakening",
Another term for becoming a vampire. Some groups believe that ordinary people can be turned
into vampires, but this is most likely a misinterpretation of the awakening process. The method for this turning varies from
group to group, but generally involves a rite of blood or energy exchange between the vampire and the person to be turned.
If someone appears to have been turned, he or she was most likely a latent vampire to begin with. (See also "awakening", "latent
An alternate, less blatant, and less cheesy-sounding, term created as an alternative for the
phrase "vamping out". (See "vamping out".)
A much-disputed term with many meanings, depending upon whom you're
talking to. See also the definitions of "sanguinarian", "blood-drinker", "blood fetishist", "psychic vampire", "Vampyre Lifestyler",
and "Vampiric Community". Here, it is used to encompass all of the above-listed groups into a general category. Also, here,
it is not used to define any of those as some sort of supernatural or superhuman beings or someone who has returned from the
dead (excluding being revived by medical procedures), and so forth. Anyone who makes those sorts of claims is lying.
(a.k.a. Vampire radar):
A humorous play on the word "radar" and inspired by the gays' term, "gaydar", this term is used
mostly by vampires who are experienced in meeting other vampires (live and in person) to describe the particular feeling they
get. It's not something that can really be described well to others, but if you've experienced it, you'll know. (See also
The art and style associated with the vampire. This includes figures with long, slender
limbs and pale or bone-white skin, androgynous beauty, Victorian or Mediaeval styles and themes, trappings of lace and velvet,
funerary décor, and overall dark and melancholy themes. Scenes of crypts, abandoned castles, and shadowy landscapes abound
in artwork that appeals to the vampire aesthetic. The work of Gothic artist Joe Vargo of Monolith Graphics, which can be found
on the Web at monolithgraphics.com, is an excellent example of this.
A poser or wannabe who is just
screaming for a vampire to come after them. (What they get may be an entirely different situation than what they hope for
Experiencing an acute flare-up of the thirst. This also involves a change in the person's
manner, breathing, pulse rate, thought patterns, etc., as their body gears up to go out and attempt to satisfy the thirst.
This is a real thing, not a fantasy thing, and I won't let anyone else who does not really have this as a real occurrence
claim it; to do so makes a mockery of those of us who really do have to deal with it! (If they don't have it and they claim
it, then I wish it on them; let them have it!).
The community of people who identify with or have
been identified with the label "vampire". This includes blood-drinkers, psi and energy vampires, and Vampyre lifestylers.
The community also includes donors and sometimes the friends of vampires. (See "vampire".)
Vampyre lifestyler / Vampyre
(spelled with a "y"):
Someone who incorporates fictional vampire imagery and trappings into his or her personal life,
often cultivating a "Vampyric" physical appearance, including but not limited to a very pale complexion, a wardrobe made up
predominantly of dark clothing, a style of dress which is modeled on Victorian or Renaissance fashions, black or blood-red
lipstick, sunglasses, fangs, FX contacts, and a generally melancholy or lugubrious air. Lifestylers often form alternative
extended families and social structures modeled on the "covens" or "clans" of vampire fiction and role-playing games. Many
also utilize lingo and terminology taken from vampire fiction and RPGs. Some are real vampires in the sense of craving blood,
while others are blood fetishists, and still others are just drawn to the "Vampyre aesthetic". This is an outgrowth of, but
distinct from, the Gothic subculture.
There are some people, however, who use the term "vampyre" merely as an alternative
spelling of "vampire", not necessarily indicating the vampyre lifestyle.
In general, this is the
magick practiced by vampires or vampyre lifestylers. Many of them are pagan and follow the old ways, and the ways of magick
are an integral part of their beliefs. Most vampires or vampyre lifestylers practice numerous techniques associated with energy
manipulation. Many also practice some form of magick, most oftenly ritual magick or chaos magick. Vampyrecrafte refers to
magickal techniques specifically designed by vampires and vampyre lifestylers to take advantage of their unique abilities.
Vampyrecrafte often has a dark flavor to it, although in general it is more of a balance between dark and light techniques.
A slang term, a contraction of the words "wants to be". Derogatory term for someone who wants to become a
vampire, usually with unrealistic expectations of what it would be like. Most wannabes have a very romanticized vision of
vampirism, and they seem to think it would improve their lives somehow or make them more interesting. Many are attracted by
a false vision of a vampire's powers. They usually fail to look at the practical side of becoming a vampire, such as necessary
changes in lifestyle, finding sources to feed from, and trying to hold a job while balancing one's vampiric nature with daily