Synopses & Reviews
There's no book available on the vampire culture today with the range, depth, and diversity of Belanger's Vampires in Their Own Words. --Katherine Ramsland, author of Piercing the Darkness and The Science of Vampires Belanger gives empathetic access to an emergent new magical-religious community . . . An important sourcebook for both the scholar and inquiring public. --J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion, and author of The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead The code of silence has been broken For this anthology, vampire Michelle Belanger convinced nearly two dozen real-life vampires to break the code of silence that has kept their fascinating subculture shrouded in secrecy. Sometimes provocative, sometimes surprisingly down-to-earth, these candid firsthand accounts come from both psi vampires who feed on energy and sanguine vampires who drink actual blood. Their true stories shed light on a variety of topics, including awakening to vampirism, the compulsion to feed and feeding practices, donor ethics and etiquette, and vampire traditions and codes of behavior.
Belanger, an expert on vampirism and a self-professed psychic vampire, convinces nearly two dozen real-life vampires to break the code of silence that keeps this fascinating community shrouded in secrecy--until now.
Michelle Belanger, an expert on vampirism and a self-professed psychic vampire, accomplishes a feat no one has ever managed before. She's convinced nearly two dozen real-life vampires to break the code of silence that has kept this fascinating community shrouded in secrecy . . . until now. This diverse collection of contributors -including Raven Kaldera, Madame X, and Sanguinarius- speak candidly about their beliefs, practices, and how they awakened to their identities as vampires. You'll hear firsthand from psychic vampires who feed on energy for spiritual and physical nourishment and from sanguine vampires who drink actual blood. These true stories describe the compulsion to feed and what it feels like, working with donors, living with a social stigma, ethical principles, and other unique aspects of this underground culture.