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Thursday, April 18th, 2013
6:43 pm
Global Vampire & Donor Community Directory
Global Vampire & Donor Community Directory
Hosted by Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)


Please Complete & Submit The Form Located @ The Link Below

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html

All self-identified vampi(y)res (sanguinarian/psychic/etc.), donors, and other interested parties 18 years of age or older are encouraged to participate by completing the form linked above. This will aid the vampire community and individuals in bridging communication gaps and encourage social networking within local geographic areas -- connecting vampi(y)res and donors in the social media and mobile peer-to-peer era. For additional information regarding this initiative please refer below the form.

We would like to thank the 600+ individuals who have completed the form thus far and we are asking those willing to assist this project by notifying the vampires and donors local to your area that you know via your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Blog, community forums, and other social media websites. We are seeking an exponential increase in the availability of vampire and donor contacts and in order for this to be successful we need broad-based cooperation and support. Thank you!

Directory Registration Geographic Breakdown As Of April 17, 2013:

452 – United States of America (~47/50 States)
36 – United Kingdom
25 – Canada
18 – Germany
17 – Russia
13 – South Africa
12 – Italy
10 – Denmark
9 – Australia
8 – India
6 – New Zealand
5 – Austria
5 – Netherlands
4 – France
4 – Norway
3 – Brazil
3 – Greece
3 – Mexico
2 – Iraq
1 – Iran
1 – Egypt
49 – Other Countries*

34.1% Non-U.S. (234)
65.9% U.S. (452)

INFORMATION:

- The Global Vampire & Donor Community Directory will officially launch May 1, 2013 (it may take up to one week+ to initially contact everyone, but if you’ve completed the FORM LINKED ABOVE you will be contacted during the month of May, this is a massive undertaking so thank you for your patience! To date we’ve received responses from more than 685 individuals in over two dozen countries).

- If you have already completed the registration form please do *NOT* complete it a second time – this only creates more work for us and slows the process.

- Therians/Otherkin: We’ve been asked if Therians and Otherkin may participate in this Directory and the answer is *YES* – we knew this might come up so we provided for that option from the beginning. The primary aim of this Directory is Vampires and/or Donors, however, we will also place Therians and Otherkin in contact with one another per their geographic area and/or with Vampires, Donors, etc. as desired.

- IMPORTANT: Please assist this effort by notifying the vampires and donors you know via your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blog, Fetlife, community forums, other social media websites, and especially LOCAL TO YOUR AREA — do not simply assume they have already joined because they may have missed seeing the notices or had questions but did not take the time to seek answers (if you have any questions e-mail us at VVCNotification [at] gmail [dot] com). We are aiming for an exponential increase in the availability of vampire and donor contacts and in order for this to be successful we need broad-based cooperation and support. It does not matter to us if someone is a blood drinker or an energy feeder, TOV, OSV, Aset Ka, etc., or loathes the “vampire community” — this is not about vampire allegiances or politics — it’s about connecting individuals who identify as “real vampi(y)res” along with donors and allies in their own localities.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message and for encouraging all applicable parties to register for the Directory:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
1:52 pm
Demystifying 'Real' Vampirism For The Rest Of Us

http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/02/16/demystifying-real-vampirism-for-the-rest-of-us/

Demystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us
An overview of modern vampirism for the general public


Psychic and sanguinarian vampires are individuals who cannot adequately sustain their own physical, mental, or spiritual wellbeing without the taking of blood or vital lifeforce energy from other sources.  Without feeding a vampire will become lethargic, sickly, depressed, and often go through physical suffering or discomfort.  Such individuals generally consider “real vampirism” to be an extension of personal identity rather than a lifestyle.  While there are those who self-identify as psychic or sanguinarian vampires who adhere to the “vampire lifestyle” by adopting a vampire aesthetic, wearing prosthetic fangs, or participating in roleplay games, vampi(y)re lifestylers are not synonymous with those who believe they must feed on psychic or life energies and/or blood.  Blood fetishism and sanguinarian vampirism are likewise not synonymous and exist as their own distinct subcultures.  Blood fetishists are aroused by seeing, smelling, and touching blood whereas sanguinarian vampires believe that the drinking of small quantities of blood represents a health and quality of life issue – a need rather than a desire.

Real vampirism does not constitute a cult, a religion, a paraphilia, an offshoot of the BDSM subculture, a community composed exclusively of delusional or mentally ill participants, and is not what is depicted in fictional books, on television, or in movies.  The use of obsolete psychiatric diagnostic terminology such as “Clinical Vampirism”, “Renfield’s Syndrome”, and “Autovampirism” or the comparison of vampirism to the medical condition known as Porphyria is inaccurate and without merit.  Vampirism is not considered a religion by the majority of self-identified vampires whose most commonly reported religious and spiritual beliefs include Atheism, Paganism, Christianity, Satanism, Buddhism, Daoism, Shamanism, Magick, Occultism, Wicca, and Vampi(y)ric Spirituality.  Some in the media and in academia have chosen to characterize vampires as criminals who engage in subversive and dangerous practices.  Real vampires are mistakenly thrust into the same categories as ritual animal or human sacrifice, cannibalism, fetishism, fanatical religious expression, and labeled as unstable threats to themselves and others.  The overwhelming majority of self-identified vampires adhere to ethical and safe feeding practices, are of sound mind and judgment, and productively contribute to society.

Many self-identified vampires report that they suffer from asthma, migraine headaches, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other endocrine system related disorders exceeding typical prevalence rates with comorbidity of possible adrenal or pituitary dysfunction.  Due in large part to increased sociological-based scholarship there persists a hope that not only will there be more awareness on the part of the general public as to the practices and beliefs of “real-life vampires”, but also increased interest from medical researchers.  Some sanguinarian and even psychic vampires would like to see genetic and other comprehensive medical testing conducted to help determine what about them, if anything, is truly aberrant from the rest of humanity.  Even those self-identified vampi(y)res not searching for answers through medical science only wish to be left to their own devices and exist among us without fear of ridicule or hostility.  Healthy skepticism and analytical thinking aren’t enemies of the vampire community – they are essential tools integral to the growth and understanding of vampiric identity.

Demystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us
By Merticus; Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
February 10, 2013 – This article may be redistributed, translated, or adopted by other organizations provided there are no content modifications and full citation is included.

http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/educational/demystification.html

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
11:29 am
Vampire Community Accountability - A Short Questionnaire
Vampire Community Accountability - A Short Questionnaire

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

The purpose of this questionnaire is to objectively evaluate what issues are adversely affecting the Vampire Community, if any, and what steps can be taken in the future both as a larger body and individually to proactively address these issues for the betterment of all parties involved.  If you have something you'd like to say or suggestions you'd like to make, now is the opportunity for your voice to be heard.

The results will be collected and posted at this same link within the next 30 days (name & e-mail fields will be removed prior to any public posting).  The text boxes are set to unlimited characters so you may type as much information as needed.  Please distribute this questionnaire throughout the Vampire Community.  Thank you!
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
10:35 am
Articles (3) Concerning Real Vampires & Vampirism From November 18, 2011
Ask A Vampire: Merticus Guest Reviews The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
By Julie Miller of Movieline - November 18, 2011

http://www.movieline.com/2011/11/ask-a-vampire-merticus-guest-reviews-the-twilight-saga-breaking-dawn---part-1.php

Twilight Debunked: A Vampire Expert On The Truth About Vampire Lore
Yahoo Lifestyle UK - By Tamara Hinson - November 17, 2011 (Live Link - November 18, 2011)

http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/twilight-debunked--a-real-life-vampire-on-the-truth-about-vampire-lore.html

Beyond Twilight: Self-Proclaimed Vampires Lurk In Colorado
By Aimee Heckel - Daily Camera Staff Writer - November 18, 2011

http://www.dailycamera.com/lifestyles/ci_19352654
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
9:15 pm
Community Poll - Donor & Vampire Appreciation Days
Do you support the creation of an international "Real Vampi(y)re Donor Appreciation Day" & an international "Real Vampi(y)re Appreciation Day"?

Please take a moment to vote in this poll and distribute to all those you know in the vampire and donor community.

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

Background: Proposed Donor Appreciation Day On October 1st By Drake Mefestta
http://www.facebook.com/drakemefestta?ref=ts#!/notes/drake-mefestta/to-the-members-supporters-and-observers-of-the-vampire-community/418321996548
Saturday, July 10th, 2010
12:09 pm
Joseph Laycock's Interview w/Whitley Strieber (Radio) - Real Vampire Community
Listen (Audio): http://www.unknowncountry.com/media/?cur=505

http://www.unknowncountry.com/dreamland/?id=505

Joseph Laycock's Interview w/Whitley Strieber
Eclipse of the Vampires - July 10, 2010


With the latest Twilight Saga film exploding at the box office and the books racing out of the stores, it's worth asking the question: what's going on with vampires, anyway, and Joseph Laycock ( author of Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism - http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729 ) has the answers! Learn the truth about modern vampirism as you take a journey into the revealing subject with an expert--and led by Whitley Strieber, whose own book, the Hunger, is considered to be among the greatest of all vampire novels.

What was the inspiration for the Hunger? Did Whitley Strieber encounter some of the same vampire societies that Joseph Laycock has uncovered? Go as deep as you can go into this strange and dangerous modern lore, with a leading expert and a leading writer in the field.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
1:13 pm
True Voodoo Documentary Series w/Belfazaar & Vampire Ball In New Orleans
True Voodoo Documentary Series - 2010
Produced By: Edward Paige & Liane Su
Voodoo Authentica w/Belfazaar & Endless Night Vampyre Ball (Father Sebastiaan, Maven, etc.)


Embedded Videos: http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/forum/index.php?topic=1669.0
Videos On YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BlankPaigeTV
Friday, March 5th, 2010
11:24 am
Vampire Craze Is A Dangerous Fad - The Daily Republic, South Dakota
Letter: Vampire Craze Is A Dangerous Fad
(Danger Of Library Books On Vampirism In Hands Of Teens)

To the Editor:

Vampire and blood fetishes run amok: Twilight, the “vampire lifestyle” and paraphilias turned fads. Parents are responsible in the youth culture war that is being lost.

By: John Shaw, Mitchell
March 5, 2010
The Daily Republic: Mitchell, South Dakota

http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/41300/

View Entire Article At Link Below + Library Information:

http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/forum/index.php?topic=1655.0
Friday, December 4th, 2009
5:02 pm
Real Vampires & The Vampire Subculture - FOX 8 News
Real Vampires & The Vampire Subculture
FOX 8 News - Cleveland, Ohio
Special Report By Suzanne Stratford
November 6, 2009 @ 10 PM ET


Interviews w/Michelle Belanger (http://www.michellebelanger.com) & the Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] (http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com)
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knKCKvJ-icE
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
3:02 pm
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
6:29 pm
How To Date A (Real-Life) Vampire - By Joseph Laycock
http://www.yourtango.com/200940860/how-date-real-life-vampire?page=0%2C0

How To Date A (Real-Life) Vampire
YourTango goes inside real-life vampire relationships
By Joseph Laycock
October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
4:53 pm
Nightwatch Paranormal Radio - Vampires w/Joseph Laycock (Vampires Today Author)
Nightwatch Paranormal Radio
October 6, 2009 - "Vampires"


Joseph Laycock, author of Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism (http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729) discusses the modern vampire community.

http://www.nightwatchuniverse.com/radio/Vampires-JosephLaycock-Marcus%20Leader-10-06-09.mp3
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
6:26 pm
Global Vampire Community Discussion Transcript - VVC Hosted - 09.20.09

EVERYONE should take the time to read this transcript!  This is one of the more substantive discussions the vampire community has held.

Voices of the Vampire Community

Global Vampire Community Discussion - September 20, 2009
108 Attendees - 97 Page Transcript


The transcript is available from the following links:

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunityDiscussion09.20.09.pdf
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunityDiscussion09.20.09.doc
Saturday, September 19th, 2009
3:13 pm
Exclusive Interview With Participants Of The Global Vampire Community Discussion

Exclusive Interview With Participants Of The Global Vampire Community Discussion
Isealdor, Merticus, & Zola Zimmerchild
September 19, 2009

http://www.vampires.com/exclusive-interview-with-participants-of-the-global-vampire-community-discussion/

Saturday, September 12th, 2009
5:10 pm
Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC) - Public Meeting Transcript - 08.30.09
Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
Public Meeting Transcript - August 30, 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/VVCPublicMeeting08.30.09.pdf

All 5 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
August 30, 2009 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting08.30.09.pdf

Global Vampire Community Discussion Transcripts:

Global Vampire Community Discussion - July 10, 2009 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunityDiscussion07.10.09.pdf
Global Vampire Community Discussion - August 2, 2009 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunityDiscussion08.02.09.pdf
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
11:03 pm
Real Vampires, Night Stalkers & Creatures From The Darkside - Brad Steiger
The vampire community is discussed on pages 117-130 and includes material from the Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study, commentary from Michelle Belanger, and interviews with Merticus & Zero of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA]. We encourage everyone to pick up a copy!

http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Night-Stalkers-Creatures-Darkside/dp/1578592550/ref=sr_1_1



Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Darkside
by Brad Steiger


A chilling chronicle of the often ignored history of vampirism as it has surfaced repeatedly in news articles, historical accounts, and first person interviews, this shocking account of occultist rituals and the inhuman forces that influence them shines a light on the horrifying truth. Revealing that real vampires are not immortal, do not have fangs or sleep in coffins, and have no fear of sunlight or crucifixes, the examination dispels many myths but also confirms the truth behind several traits of real vampires, such as the insatiable thirst for blood and the dream of an eternal soul. Complete with 30 spine-tingling tales of the hideous wraiths and creatures that lurk in shadow, this fascinating collection includes the stories of the Mexican prostitute who mesmerized an entire village, convincing them she was an Incan goddess who required human sacrifice for her magic; the three teenagers who left a trail across the South as they conducted blood-drinking rituals with animals; and the mysterious Lady in Black who draws psychic energy from men who dare approach her as she wanders through city streets and parks.
Friday, August 14th, 2009
9:22 pm
Thursday, August 6th, 2009
11:35 am
Global Vampire Community Discussion Transcript - August 2, 2009
These transcripts may be of interest to those studying sociology and psychology.  Identity in the context of modernity and technology of self along with discussions on paraphilias, revisions for the DSM-V, and social group dynamics are explored in the August 2, 2009 discussion.

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
11:16 am
Global Vampire Community Discussion Transcript - August 2, 2009 (VVC Hosted)
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
11:10 am
Global Vampire Community Discussion Transcript - August 2, 2009 (VVC Hosted)
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
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