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Oct. 12th, 2009 @ 08:31 am
twilighter1991

I come with a dark warning. There is a war Begining, and us supernaturals are the only ones who can fught. A Colony Of Russian Vampires, ancient and powerful, are threatening us... They are a formidable foe, but must be stopped as they threaten our very livelyhood. They Seek To either Control Or destroy all Vampires, Lycans, and Otherkin. They Will capture those with a powerful enough gift to harness their attentions. This Is what I need from you: Join me.

Join me, all those who are powerful mind readers, Spirit Walkers of the Astral Plain, Empaths, Element Benders, Wishers, All who Can Connect and bend Spirits and energies...

If this race is to survive, we must fight. Email me At savethewhales91@yahoo.com for more information.

Global Vampire Community Discussion Transcript - August 2, 2009 (VVC Hosted) Aug. 6th, 2009 @ 11:19 am
houseava
Voices of the Vampire Community
Global Vampire Community Discussion - August 2, 2009
171 Attendees - 80 Page Transcript


Discussion Topics:

a. Discrimination: Have you or your friends and family been discriminated against or threatened because of your vampirism? If so, how have you coped and what advice would you give to others in similar situations? If not, what precautions do you take in your community involvement to prevent facing legal, professional, financial, or personal repercussions in your life?

b. Open Vampire Community Discussion: Any topic you’d like to bring up for discussion is welcome.

- Donors
- Vampires In The Military
- Philosophical Discussion On Vampirism

The transcript is available from the following links:

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunity...
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunity...

Please help circulate throughout the vampire community.

Other Transcripts:

Global Vampire Community Discussion - July 10, 2009
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunity...

Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
Public Meeting Transcripts: 2008 - 2009


April 27, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.27.08.pdf
August 9, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting08.09.08.pdf
December 6, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting12.06.08.pdf
April 25, 2009 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.25.09.pdf

Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/vvc.html

Allure Of The Vampire: Our Sexual Attraction To The Undead - Corvis Nocturnum Aug. 3rd, 2009 @ 09:30 pm
houseava
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Allure-Vampire-Sexual-Attraction-Undead/dp/1448658942/ref=sr_1_2

Allure of the Vampire: Our Sexual Attraction to the Undead
By Corvis Nocturnum (Author)
Christine Filipak (Cover Design)


The mere mention of vampires used to be enough to make people think of a nocturnal predator. But over the centuries the vampire has changed from monstrous villain to sexual object, for both men and women alike. Allure of the Vampire examines our intimate attraction to these beings in a detailed manner. Now, join occult author Corvis Nocturnum as he reveals the fascinating evolution of this icon as it has lured and enticed us in folklore, film and books from the days of ancient civilization to the living breathing inhabitants of our modern subculture, the vampire community.

Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (July 23, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1448658942
ISBN-13: 978-1448658947
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches

For More Information: 

http://www.darkmoonpress.com/Corvis_Nocturnum.htm
http://www.myspace.com/allureofthevampire

Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism (Academic Book) Jun. 6th, 2009 @ 04:30 pm
houseava

If you're interested in the Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS/AVEWRS), sanguinarian and/or psychic vampirism, or the vampire community in general you will want to purchase a copy of this book.  There hasn't been anything quite like this published before... a very different kind of text/approach than that of Ramsland, Guiley, Guinn, and others.

The academic and sociological significance of this work can't be underscored enough.  Laycock offers a sweeping scholarly examination of the vampire community and the process of self-identification as a vampire.  He counters many of the negative stereotypes of the vampire community and posits thought-provoking arguments regarding ontological diversity.  I strongly encourage everyone to obtain a copy of this book and link to it as a resource for vampirism and the vampire community.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230149021&sr=1-1

Praeger Publishers:  http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/C36472.aspx

Religion Dispatches Article:  http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/rdbook/1438/modern_vampires%3A_your_neighbors_and_spouses/?page=1

Vampires Today:  The Truth About Modern Vampirism
Joseph Laycock


Chapter 1:  What Is a Vampire? or, The Varieties of Vampiric Experience
Chapter 2:  Why Vampires?
Chapter 3:  The Vampire Milieu
Chapter 4:  Initiatory Vampire Groups:  Vampirism as Apotheosis
Chapter 5:  The Vampire Community
Chapter 6:  Vampirism and Religion, a Dialogue
Chapter 7:  Out of the Shadows
Chapter 8:  Vampires and the Modern
Bibliography & Index

Names You May Recognize (Mentioned and/or Contributed Material):

Atlanta Vampire Alliance, Corvis Nocturnum, Daemonox, D'Drennan, Don Henrie, Dozens of Groups/Houses/etc. (House Dark Haven, House Eclipse, House Kheperu, House of the Dreaming, House Pantheon, House Quinotaur, House Sahjaza, Temple of the Vampire, Order of the Vampyre, Ordo Strigoi Vii, etc.), Eclecta, Father Sebastiaan, Father Vincent, Goddess Rosemary, J. Gordon Melton, Kiera, Lady CG, Lady Dark Rose, Lord Alistair, Madame X, Maloryn, Martin Riccardo, Merticus, Michelle Belanger, Nicholas, Sanguinarius, Sarah Dorrance, Shadowlore, SoulSplat, SphynxCatVP, Stephen O'Mallie, Vlad & Sky, Voices of the Vampire Community, Vyrdolak, & Zilchy

Inside Cover: 

Vampires are not just the stuff of folklore and fiction. This book explores the modern world of vampirism in all its variety.

Around the globe, untold numbers of people are identifying as "vampires" and following the ways of "vampirism."  But what does it mean to be a vampire?  Is vampirism a religion? Is it a fantasy? Is it a medical condition?  Based upon extensive interviews with members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance and others within vampire communities throughout the United States, Vampires Today looks at the many expressions of vampirism.

In the past two decades, modern vampirism has come under increased study, yet most scholarship has portrayed the vampire community as a cultural phenomenon or, at worst, as a religious cult. Having interviewed many vampires across the country, both "lifestylers" and "real," even those "reluctants" who try not to be vampires, Laycock argues that today's vampires are best understood as an identity group and that vampirism has caused a profound change in how individuals choose to define themselves. As vampires come "out of the closet," either as followers of a "religion" or "lifestyle" or as people biologically distinct from other humans, their confrontation with mainstream society will raise questions about the definition of "normal" and what it means to be human.

In this book, readers will meet "lifestyle vampires," who adopt a culture and a gothic ascetic associated with the vampires of art and legend.  They will be introduced to "real" vampires, who feel that they must actually consume blood and/or psychic energy for their well being.  They will hear from members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance, and they will learn about the Order of the Vampyre, the Ordo Strigoi Vii, and the Temple of the Vampire.

There is no doubt that anyone who reads this book will find the details of real vampire life--including vampire role-playing games, grimoires, "vampyre" balls, vampire houses like House Sahjaza and House Kheperu, the vampire "caste" system, and other details--utterly fascinating.

Additional Notes:  The author holds a Masters of Divinity from Harvard University, a recipient of a grant from the Pluralism Project, and currently enrolled in the Division of Religious and Theological Studies at Boston University where he's working on his PhD.  He has presented on the topic of vampirism at the American Academy of Religion Conference in San Diego where he argued that "vampirism" should not be classified as a new religious movement (NRM) and to faculty at the University of Michigan and other institutional bodies on the sociological and emergent scientific aspects of vampirism.  He will be delivering a paper on Otherkin in August (2009) at the Association for the Sociology of Religion's annual conference in San Francisco, CA.  Laycock is well versed in the structure of the vampire community, has interviewed many individuals from diverse paths, and attended multiple gatherings.

Voices of the Vampire Community - April 25, 2009 Public Meeting Transcript Apr. 30th, 2009 @ 06:06 pm
houseava
Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
Public Meeting Transcript - April 25, 2009

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/vvc.html

The transcript of this meeting may be downloaded at the following link. Feel free to circulate throughout the vampire community.

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.25.09.pdf

All 4 Meeting Transcripts (Public Logs) From 2008 & 2009 Are Now Available In Both PDF & MSWord Format via The VVC Public Web Site & Links Below

April 27, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.27.08.pdf
August 9, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting08.09.08.pdf
December 6, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting12.06.08.pdf
April 25, 2009 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.25.09.pdf
Other entries
» Real Vampirism Research Network - Please Join!


Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study


We have consolidated our contact and information sharing network on Ning into one central location and invite everyone who has already participated, in the process of participating, or is interested in this study to join the following Ning group.  This network will only be used for internal community informational purposes whereas the existing http://www.suscitatio.com web site will remain the primary research hub.  This will greatly reduce the time it takes to notify those who are interested without the need to post future minor updates across 30+ Ning groups, 100+ MySpace groups, 20+ LiveJournal communities, etc.  Additionally, any important breaking community related news will be available via this network; see VVC RSS Feed.

Please Join:  http://suscitatio.ning.com

The latest information concerning the Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS Surveys) will be posted via this network.  All charts are available and posted in the photos section for data sets one through four.  2009 is going to be a busy year for us with analysis, the completion of additional data sets, and a couple important publications released that involve our research.  Thank you for your continued interest and support!

- Suscitatio Research Staff

» Book Project: Being a Vampire
Greetings,

I'm the founder and webmistress for Sanguinarius.org for Real Vampires. I am collecting personal experiences from self-identified real vampires for possible inclusion in a book about real vampires. I'm looking for essay responses to the following: 1.) How you came to identify as being a vampire, and 2.) What being a vampire means to you. If you would like to contribute material for consideration to be included in a future publication, please go to http://www.sanguinarius.org/project.shtml and read the page for requirements and instructions.

And if you have a page or a blog, would you please put a link to the Project page?

Thanks in advance,

Sanguinarius
http://www.sanguinarius.org/
» Maury Povich - Vampires & Paranormal w/Don Henrie (Video)
The Maury Povich Show "Vampires, Ghosts, & Haunted Houses" Episode from December 5, 2008 featuring Don Henrie is now available for viewing at:

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/newscalendar.html 

If you would like to stay up to date with the most recent news concerning the real vampire community subscribe to the Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC) RSS Feed at:

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/vvc.xml

» TWILIGHT III (Seattle, WA -- Sept. 26-28th, 2008) --- LAST CALL FOR RSVP's


TWILIGHT III - Seattle, WA - September 26-28, 2008
A Formal Gathering of the Real Vampire Community

http://vampires.meetup.com/914/

TWILIGHT is a formal gathering of individuals involved in vampirism (practical and academic), coordinated by Merticus (of Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC and the Atlanta Vampire Alliance), and Daemonox (of the Vampirism Community eList). The goal of this gathering is to bring together the real community's serious and sane for discussion, knowledge exchange, networking, and social engagement. This is an private event that screens attendees, and we reserve the right to refuse access to anyone.

TWILIGHT III will be held on the weekend of September 26-28th in Seattle, WA. This gathering will be officially hosted by Eric Bloodstorm from Portland, OR and Lady Slinky (of the VCMB) from Washington, along with the Vampirism Community eList, which will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary as of September 28th.

Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPT 26TH

3PM - Registration, Meet & Greet
5PM - Presentation: Michelle Belanger
- - - The Blood Of Angels
6PM - Presentation: Pam Keesey
- - - The Vampire & Femme Fatale
7PM - Presentation: Lady Damiana
- - - Walking Myriad Paths
8PM - DINNER BREAK
9PM - Panel: Merticus, Daemonox, Brad, Lady Slinky, Eric Bloodstorm, Cole
- - - The Vampire Community: Composition & Networking
10PM - Group Discussion:
- - - Vampirism; Lifestyle, Spirituality, Culture , Something Else?
- - - What is the Vampire Community?
- - - Evolution of the Vampire Community: Past, Present


SATURDAY, SEPT 27TH

10AM - Registration, Meet & Greet (complimentary coffee)
11AM - Group Discussion:
- - - Vampire vs. Vampyre: The Myth of Solidarity Beginning with Lexicon
- - - Blood vs. Psychic vs. Setian Philosophies and Practices
- - - Actualization & Improvement: Self and Community
NOON - LUNCH BREAK
1PM - Presentation: Michelle Belanger
- - - The Vampire Archetype in Folklore, Culture, & the Real Vampire Community
2PM - Presentation: Soma
- - - Energy Work Within the Void: Integration of the Individual as a Whole
3PM - Presentation: Merticus and Zero
- - - The Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study
5PM - Interactive Panel: Case and J.C.G.
- - - Interview With The Skeptic & The Devil’s Advocate
6PM - DINNER BREAK
8PM - Panel: Michelle Belanger, Zilchy, Lady Damiana, the Pink Lady, Zero, and Stygian Grey
- - - In Or Out Of The Coffin? Media & Interpersonal Relations
9PM - Presentation: J.C.G.
- - - Law As It Relates to the Real Vampire & BDSM Communities, & the Practical Reality of the Donor Contract
10PM - Group Discussion:
- - - The Role and Involvement of Donors in the Vampire Community
- - - Vampire Community Ethics: Donors, Sleeper Intervention, & Cures
- - - A Necessary Paradigm Shift for the Vampire Community?


SUNDAY, SEPT 28TH

11AM - BRUNCH
NOON - Group Discussion:ok
- - - Evolution of the Vampire Community: Future Goals
- - - The Future of Twilight
- - - Conference Post-Mortem: Comments & Critique
1PM - Farewells



RSVP'ing For Gathering & Hotel Booking

As of Friday, September 12th, TWILIGHT III has only 8 spots remaining, with a capacity limit of 60 people, maximum. Discount hotel rates for the location of this gathering will ONLY be available until September 1st! For this reason, early RSVP'ing and hotel registration is highly encouraged (you will not be charged until check-out). Please RSVP NOW to secure your ability to attend this gathering, and to receive your hotel booking information.

At this time we are also interested in hearing topic suggestions for group discussion and the panels, along with any questions or comments that you may have. Please contact either Merticus or Daemonox by way of Meetup.com, or make your topic suggestions in the TWILIGHT Meetup message board.

Attendance is restricted to members of TWILIGHT only.

For more information, to join meetup.com, or to RSVP for this event, please visit:
http://vampires.meetup.com/914/



Twilight Gathering History

TWILIGHT I was held in Los Angeles, CA on October 30, 2007, and officially hosted by The Wretched eList (California Vampires), and the Los Angeles Vampire Meetup Group. Originally intended as a one-off occurrence, the evening began with a formal banquet dinner on one level, and progressed to presentations and discussions on a second level. Presenting at this gathering was Michelle Belanger (of House Kheperu and author of The Psychic Vampire Codex), along with Merticus and Zero (of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance (AVA), and Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC - authors of Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study). With an attendance of 50 individuals, representative of many notable and active community members from the Southern Californian region, as well as attendees from as far away as South Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, and Northern California, this memorable gathering was heralded as a success and quickly demanded encore.

TWILIGHT II was held in Atlanta, Georgia on the weekend of March 7-9th, 2008, and was officially hosted by the Atlanta Vampire Alliance and Atlanta Vampire & Non-Conformists Meetup Group. Presentations were held by Jason Crutchfield and Michelle Belanger of House Kheperu, Merticus, Zero, and SethNunMin of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance, Alistair of House DarkHaven, Tau Peristera De Magdalene and Tau Heosphoros Iacchus of Liberi Sanguinis Luciferi, RavenHarte of Clan Caladvwlch, Stephen O'Mallie of Clan O'Mallie and House Vengeance, along with discussions involving Aislin Ni MorRhiaghan, Khan, Lady Onyx Ravyn, Allen Greenfield, and Daemonox, and group discussion of the much debated documentary, Vampyres: When Reality Goes Beyond Fiction. With an outstanding attendance of 75 people, this gathering brought together attendees as far away as California, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, North & South Carolina, Alabama, along with the greater Atlanta region, and set an even higher standard for future TWILIGHT gatherings.
» TWILIGHT II Presentation Schedule
TWILIGHT II - Atlanta, GA - March 7-9, 2008
A Gathering Of The Vampire Community


If you are interested in attending this event please answer the questions at the following meetup.com group (subject to screening) and make arrangements to be in Atlanta, GA from at least Friday early-afternoon to Sunday mid-morning (March 7-9th).

http://vampires.meetup.com/914/

You will find the presentation schedule for this event below.  Click the image to magnify to 100%.

http://www.suscitatio.com/images/TWILIGHTIIEditedSchedule.jpg

We hope to see you in March!
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