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About Similar Questions (Read before Posting)

I get a lot of similar questions, and questions that fall under a specific question.  Most of them have already been answered.  Please READ/SEARCH through the Questions first before submitting yours. Look for questions that are similar to yours and read it.  Chances are, it will apply to you.  If you can’t figure out the answer or if it STILL doesn’t answer your question, THEN submit your question.  I’m getting sick and tired of having to deal with the same questions over and over again — QUESTIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED.

Example:  Jimmy Darklord wants to ask “How old are vampires when they awaken?” but the question, “What is the common age of awakening? already exists even though it doesn’t match HIS question exactly.  And it’s gotten over 950 views.

I don’t out give personal replies (it’s beyond the scope of this FAQs system), and this is not for chatting with someone.  You will not receive an immediate reply.  If you want your question answered, be patient.  I’m not doing a lot of work on my site these days, due to health problems, and as such, I am behind on everything.  The FAQs is something I check occasionally and have a set amount of time set aside to deal with them; they are not the highest priority, unfortunately.  So, duplicate and similar questions only serve to slow me down and take away my energy — and make me frustrated.

The number and variety of different questions is getting too large for me to remember all of them, so as more questions get added, it becomes more and more difficult to find and weed out duplicate and similar questions.  Which serve no purpose, as they have already been answered at least once, if not in several forms.

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE FAQS AND SEARCH FOR YOUR QUESTION BEFORE YOU SUBMIT ONE!  THANK YOU, SANGI

Also, ask a brief question and DO NOT write a novel in the question field!

 

The Sanguinarius/Sanguinarium FAQs (5)

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Sanguinarius.org for Real Vampires / Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page (www.sanguinarius.org) was founded online in 1997 by Sanguinarius and is not a membership organization but provides resources, articles and information for, by, and about real vampires and the vampire community. Originally it was published on AOL, and became “Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page” after a brief time as merely “The Homepage of Sanguinarius”. Before the days of the Internet, in the late '80s and early '90s, Sanguinarius operated offline within the realm of vampire fandom and penpal lists, attempting to find and unite real vampires.

Sanguinarius provides support, information, resources and community for real vampires, blood drinkers and vampiric people, as well as donors. It offers informational articles on a variety of subjects, including blood, feeding, safety and health precautions, psychic shielding techniques, and various social aspects that today's real vampires face. Part of the support page includes “Problems Vampires Have”, to let visitors see that they are not alone in what they are going through, and “Fun Vampires Have”, which displays the lighter side of being a vampire.

Sanguinarius is home to The Real Vampire Directory (now defunct due to obsolescence; I still have a Recommended Links page), a search engine and directory of real vampire sites, information, and resources; . Sanguinarius provides interactive support, including the Vampiric Community Message Board (affectionately known to its members as “The VCMB”), which contains much additional information that may not be included on the webpage, questions posted by visitors, and various ongoing discussions on a variety of topics. #Sanguinarius, an IRC channel on dal.net, provides an online community gathering spot where guests can meet and chat in real time, ask questions, hold discussions, or get support. Also provides The Vampiric Community Events Calendar (discontinued due to lack of use and time to maintain)., where users can view and post events of interest to the vampiric community: online chats, offline Gatherings, meet'n'greets, and other vampire-related events.

The Sanguinarium (www.sanguinarium.net) was and is a network, community and resource for the vampyre subculture and scene and was founded in 1995 as Clan Sabretooth in New York's underground club scene. It has expanded to include organizations, businesses, havens and individual members who are united under a code of ethics and morality known as The Black Veil (a.k.a. The Thirteen Rules of the Community). Although officially disbanded as an actual organization in, I believe, 2001 or 2002, the Sanguinarium continues to exist in practice. Anyone, including individuals and Houses, using the terminology and concepts provided by the founders, movers and shakers of the Sanguinarium is considered by them to be a part of the Sanguinarium, and now the Strigoii Vii.

Father Sebastiaan (formerly known as Father Todd) operates the Vampyre Almanac, which produces and promotes many club events, publishes and promotes various documents and books, and provides publicity for the Vampyre subculture and BDSM/fetish scene, often mingling the two to provide a unique aesthetic.

The newest venture to hit the scene is the Ordo Strigoii Vii (OSV), which is a dark spiritual pathway and Vampyric religion designed for the Vampyre subculture. The OSV is a recognized church in Amsterdam and is supported by the Church of Satan (CoS). (More information pending.)

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Both words stem from the Latin root sanguinarius, meaning bloodthirsty. Sanguinarius started up in early 1997. The Sanguinarium did not go online fully until late 1997 and evolved from the New York underground Goth scene and vampire LARPs (live action role-playing).

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Sanguinarius Organization for Real Vampires is found at sanguinarius.org (organization). The Sanguinarium was (but is no longer) found at sanguinarium.net (network), and will probably forward to the Vampyre Almanac site, or the Ordo Strigoii Vii site, or the…actually, who knows? It's different every time I click on it.

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We both support the Black Veil as a great basis for common sense, etiquette and respect amongst the vampire/vampyre communities. The original version of the Black Veil was written in 1997 as a code of conduct for the vampyre nightclub Long Black Veil and revised by Michelle Belanger with both of our input.

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Sanguinarius.org is a completely separate entity from the Sanguinarium / Vampyre Almanac / Ordo Strigoii Vii, even though we have worked together in the past (on the Black Veil & the Lexicon). And though we have had our differences, they are resolved. We both hope to work towards the growth and prosperity of the vampire community and vampyre subculture. Together our goal is to set an example for harmony and cooperation between the diverse aspects of our communities.

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About Sanguinarius (13)

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It's not that I don't want to, or won't, it's that I cannot afford to, time-wise. I am truly sorry, but I have so very much to do. I have next to no time left over to spend on emails, and I get a lot of them. Maybe someday, I can afford to hire a secretary or someone to help on the page…

If you are wanting to talk to someone, then please feel free to drop in on #Sanguinarius IRC channel (chat room) on dal.net. For more information regarding this, please go to #Sanguinarius IRC Channel Home Page. I also suggest hanging out on the Vampiric Community Message Board and getting in touch with some of the others there.

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I am in Green Valley, near Tucson, Arizona, in the USA, though I am from Kansas City, Missouri.  I only speak English, unfortunately, but there are online translation tools you can use to translate most if not all of the site into your language.

One that I know of is Google Translate.  Another one is Yahoo's Babel Fish.

I'm working on getting some volunteers to translate parts of my website into other languages.  It's hard finding people that follow through; it's a big project.  I'd be happy to get one article at a time, though!

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Yes, you can email me at < sanguinarius (at) sanguinarius.org>. However, I am usually ridiculously behind in my emails and cannot guarantee that I will email you back. You'd best figure out how to ask your question briefly and ask it here where it will eventually get answered.

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Me? Pretentious? I'm not pretentious, at least not as far as I know. I try not to be. I'm really just this big goofball that everyone looks at with a kind of awe because of my page and expects me to shoot lightning bolts out of my arse. But I don't. (It would be cool if I could — then I could get a job as a carnival side show freak and be the star attraction!)

Is it the goth thing? Even gothic, I'm still just this big goofball… I'm just a big, Gothic goofball.

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About the Website (8)

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Membership is not required for the website. However, to join Vampire-Discussion Group or the Vampiric Community Message Board (The “VCMB”), click on through to the site and sign up for an account if you don't have one already.

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To navigate through the site, use the drop down menu bar at the top of the pages.

Hit the Frequently Asked Questions (this FAQs section you’re reading now) and the Vampire Guide, Tips & Advice section first. Next, you might familiarize yourself with some of the terms we use in the vampire community by browsing through Terminology & Lingo.

Also, later when you have more time (there’s A LOT of info on the site), take a look through the extensive Articles Archive. Both the Vampire Guide and the articles are divided up into sub-sections based on their topic and focus. I also have a section for Problems Vampires Have, one for Fun Vampires Have, and a Teen Vampires section with info and things more specifically oriented toward younger vampires and the newly awakened or awakening. I don’t know your age, so I’m not assuming anything, just giving the section a mention.  I also have a Parents’ Section under development, for vampire parents and parents of vampires.

For questions, support and interaction with others, stop by the Vampire Community Message (& Support) Board — the “VCMB” — and/or the Vampire-Discussion group at Yahoo! Groups. Feel free to browse through their message archives and ask questions.

If you want to chat live with me or some others (vampires included), drop by the #Sanguinarius IRC channel on dal.net. If you don’t know what IRC/dal.net is, go to http://irc.sanguinarius.org/ and it will explain more, and there’s a web-based java chat you can use to connect to the chat room (channel) if you don’t have an IRC client installed. I’m usually in the chat room, but may be away from the keyboard doing other things. If I’m in, type “Sangi” and if I’m within earshot, I’ll answer. There are others who will be happy to talk to you, answer questions, etc., as well. I’m usually in as “Sanguinarius” or “Sangi_something” (Sangi_away if I’m away, Sangi_SiteWork, Sangi_On_Break, etc.). Drop on by.  Say hi and give people a few minutes to notice you if things are slow.

If you want to know more of what Sanguinarius.org is about, read through the Introduction, Statements of Purpose and the Disclaimer/Commentary (linked at the bottom of the pages).

There are a number of other sections and pages within the site and linked to from here that you can check out at your leisure, if you want to, though I’ve already mentioned the essential sections.

Oh! And how could I forget to mention The Real Vampire Directory? Once you’re done browsing around the main site, you can move on to the “RVD” to find loads and loads of links to all kinds of real vampire sites, information, resources, shopping/products, personal pages, and more.

I have replaced the Real Vampire Directory with the Recommended Links section; basically, the best of the RVD.

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It is the Egyptian symbol (hieroglyph) for life. It's been adopted and adapted by many vampires and vampire groups, including Sanguinarius.org, due to either the “immortal” or life symbolism.

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To make a long story short, my old FAQ script broke (*Sangi gets a sense of deja vu*)  and I could not update it, so I had to find a new FAQs script and install it.  All the questions from the old script are in the old database, but I have to add them into the new script's database. This involves going through the old database by hand, finding each question, and copy/pasting them into the new script. (*Sangi's sense of deja vu increases*)

Some information will be lost, such as who submitted each question and who replied to it, and which questions were the most popular, but at least the questions and answers will be preserved.

Anyway, this will take some time, so give things a few weeks and check back.  There should be some (more) questions for you here.  Probably not many today, as I am trying to relax for Memorial Day.

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Yes, you can. (Hey, I'll even let you link to my page for FREE! *wink*) In fact, I would appreciate it very much! Go to Linking to Us to find out more information, and some banners and buttons you can use, too.  And thank you!

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About Real Vampires (77)

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It is a very driving need and takes a great deal of resistance to overcome the desire / craving / urge / lust / need / pull / demand / thirst / hunger / addiction / want. When I feed, I am very focussed on only that; it is not my main concern, it's my only concern. The taste is beyond delightful. It alleviates the thirst, the need. It gives a sense of peace, of well-being, of euphoria, of relaxation and energization at the same time. — I don't know how to explain that, but if you're one who has experienced it, you'll know what I mean. It's akin to being drunk almost, but different. Drunk, without the sluggish clumsiness of enebriation. You could take on the world. I sleep like a baby afterwards. As for what I'm thinking during feeding, not much. I'm focussed on the feeding, almost entirely, wanting more, wishing it were gushing down my throat…frustrated if it's not; focussed on the taste, on the relieving feeling….

Um, I'm going to quit this now, because it's starting to get to me.

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Yes, but you have to find a vampire with only one fang. WinkTongue Out

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Yes, though neither one is anything like out of folklore, books or movies.  Real werewolves are generally called therianthropes or “therians” for short.

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Most definitely not. There are just about as many Christian vamps as there are pagan ones. For crosses to burn a vampire, the vamp would have to be a product of Satan, and I think any amount of time spent researching our community can show that we're not affiliated with anything demonic. 😉

I will say, though, that there are people who are allergic to certain metals that can be found in crosses. But then, they'd be allergic to the metal, not the cross itlself.

As far as garlic is concerned, some people just really don't like the smell, and more than a few vamps have reported having heightened senses, including a sense of smell. If you could smell garlic better than the average person, you'd probably avoid it like the plague, too.  Also, it's possible that someone is allergic to garlic, but it isn't because the are a vampire.

On the other hand, many vampires report actually LIKING garlic (so long as the smell isn't too strong).

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About or By Donors (9)

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By either asking trusted friends or going through “personal ads”. First method is usually preferred as the vampire has more trust in their donor. It can take awhile to find the right person, however.

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Find a vampire in need of a donor, and be sure you have had a test for blood-borne disease.  It's best for both the vampire and the donor to get tested regularly for bloodborne diseases and inform each other of any changes.

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For etiquette and healing purposes it is best to put as much time between feedings as possible. It takes an average of two weeks for any skin wound to heal under normal conditions, and this is the best timeline to follow when able.

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They can, but it's really pretty self-defeating, so it's not advised. The reason you're feeding is to consume energy, so if you're taking energy from someone who is also energy-deficient, well, it's like filling a leaky bucket with another leaky bucket. The one you're feeding from is going to have even less energy than they did.

Overall it's unfair to the vamp you're feeding from, since they'll need to go and replentish even more of their energy once you're done.

Also, mutual feeding, while a nice thought, isn't really very productive in the long run, since you're just circulating energy through two bodies, though I've heard that mutual feeding can be a pretty sensual act, if you do it right. 😉

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Well, I want my donors to know what a vampire is, and why I do need to feed in the first place. They should also understand what is the bloodletting technique that I use, and also be aware of any possible risks there are. I want my donors to know as much as possible.

FAQ by: Morticia LaCroix (morticia_lacroix@yahoo.com)

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About Feeding (35)

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No. Donors are hard enough to come by without specifically looking for a certain blood type.

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Biting is actually the worst way to draw blood… very painful and unsanitary.

If you're talking about same-sex feeding, it's not unusual. It's not a sexual practice (though it may have sexual overtones for some), so it doesn't generally matter what sex the vampire's donor is. Though many do prefer members of the opposite sex, we can't afford to be picky in a lot of instances.

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They feed by taking in energy from their surroundings. The energy can come from people, the earth, power ley lines within the earth OR high wire power lines…. pretty much anything with energy.

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There are two possibilities when this occurs:

  1. The donor was a latent vampire and is now Awakening; or,
  2. The donor is a sympathetic vampire… meaning they are not actually a vampire, but are empathetic enough to start showing signs of thirst.

For the latter, refraining from donoring and vampires in general for a period of time usually stops the signs.

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About Turning/Awakening (23)

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Well, I’m sure there are probably a few who would be willing if they were able to turn someone, but one must be born a vampire and will generally awaken sometime in his or her teens; sometimes earlier, and sometimes later (and I have little doubt, sometimes never).  Being unawakened is called being a “latent vampire”.  Most vampires, however, would not turn or awaken someone if they could because being a vampire is nothing like it is portrayed in vampire books, movies and pop-culture.  And, oh, yeah, folklore, too.

If somebody claims they can turn you, or offers to — no matter how convincing they may seem — is lying to you or trying to manipulate or lure you for whatever reasons of their own.  I would be extremely leery of such people; they are NOT interested in your best interests. Can we say “ulterior motives”, kiddies?

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I'm not quite sure what is meant by Blood Bond.

There's a certain intimacy involved in drinking a persons blood, even being completely clinical, the taking and consumption of another being's blood can cause a “bond” with the donor. But not in any Dracula way (I've not seen True Blood or Twilight, so if it's a reference, I'm not likely to get it), more like a friendship, or caring. A bond of… gratitude, is very likely. It means a lot to get a donor.

However, turning doesn't happen. Not because it's against any rules or anything. We're not going to get sentenced to death by the high council of whatever if we dare turn a mortal.

But it doesn't happen because it can't happen. We can't turn anybody. As of yet, there are only theories as to what causes the BIOLOGICAL vampirism in an individual, a genetic mutation? we're not sure, but turning doesn't happen. Be wary of people that tell you they can turn you, you'll end up disappointed in the end (it's also dangerous because who knows what they'll do, and many scam artists will tell you they can turn you for X amount of money, and it just doesn't happen)

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Energy draining is a psi skill that can be learned by anyone with varying degrees of success — it just comes naturally to psi-vampires. The key difference here is that the vampire NEEDS to feed; a person who learned the skill doesn't.

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By Real Vampires & the Uncertain (28)

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You just have to look, and keep looking. You found me and this site, so that is a start. Online, I would recommend the “Vam-Personals”. Also, there is the Vampiric Community Message (& Support) Boards, fondly called “the VCMB”. (Bloody Minded: A Message Board for Blood Drinkers is also located there). There are also several similar sites as well as various message boards that I know of. For information on joining in on live, realtime chats, go to #Sanguinarius IRC Channel Home Page.

I now have a section which lists the different state and regional groups, elists, Houses/covens, and communities/clubs (that I am aware of) for real vampires in the USA as well as in other countries.


Always use common sense when meeting someone. Go with a friend, or two! Who seemed quite charming over the net might be a dangerous psychopath in person. Use caution until you get to know them. The last thing I want to have happen is someone to come to harm, okay?

From alt.vampyres FAQ: “You might also want to consider that someone who _truly_ believes he/she is a vampire is more likely to be a criminally insane than undead. Do you really want to invite a dangerous psychopath to come and suck your blood out…?” (Hey! Wait a minute!)

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That you *might* be a vampire.  Although before you go deciding that you are one, you should get your symptoms checked out by a health professional.  The doc might be able to treat some symptoms, even if you DO turn out to be a vampire.

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No, they don't have to. This isn't an IV injection where blood type matters.

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About Otherkin/Therians (3)

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Yes, you can.  There are quite a few members of the vampire community who also identify as various types of otherkin or theriansthropes.

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There are some were / therian support sites out there. They're just harder to find. You might take a look at these sites:

Otherkin.net – Probably the foremost site on the Net for otherkin, this site includes many articles, a Wiki, gatherings, community directory, and a links directory.

The Otherkin Community – An exciting community housing Otherkin, and a great discussion forum for metaphysics and the science behind it. A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of metaphysical sciences and dissemination of Otherkin culture.

ShadowLore Main Discussion Group – The main ShadowLore egroup and discussion list at Yahoo Groups.  ShadowLore is a network and group for vampires, donors, fae, elves, dragons, otherkin, therians (were-creatures), and witches to meet and get to know one another.  It's about learning to accept each other as individuals and not for what we claim to be. It's about learning to tolerate our differences while still holding on to our individual beliefs.  This is not a roleplaying group.

The WEREWeb – Site deals with the many subjects of “Therianthropy”, such as lycanthropy, animal guides and spirits, totem animals and anything that may be animal or spirit related.  It would certainly appear that there's more to the myth of lycanthropy than first appears… Site includes articles, howls (gatherings), a list of forums, and some fun stuff.  Also includes the full FAQs for the newsgroup alt.horror.werewolves.

There are, no doubt, others, as well.  Once you begin making connections with these sites and groups, you'll discover more sites and leads.

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This is a vampire site, so probably not here. However, other werewolf sites exist: The Werelist.comThe Werewolfpage and others can be found from those links.

I will tell you that real werewolves aren't like those you see in books and movies, either.

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Some say it's a cult just out to get your money, but there are those who are pretty seriously into it and it's beliefs and tenets. They are pretty exclusive and standoffish. I haven't had an BAD experiences with them, but the members I've run across have had a supercilious, vampier-than-thou attitudes and just kind of felt…icky. They feel that anyone who isn't a Vampire is pretty much cattle to feed upon (psychic feeding, not sang feeding, of course), and anyone who isn't a member of their organization isn't a true Vampire…So basically, everyone is fair game.

They worship the “Undead Gods”, which from what I can tell, are vampiric archetypes (ideal entities for those with a predatory nature to pattern after and aspire to), and have their own Vampire Bible, set of rituals, etc. I believe it's the only vampiric religion officially registered with the government.

A fellow who goes by the name of Nemo (though that might be his title, not a name) heads it, or used to; probably still does.

Beyond that, I don't know much. They're a hard-to-get-to-know bunch and don't interact much with the rest of the community, at least not on an organizational basis.

An Authorized Public Representative of the ToV contacted me with the following information:

The most easily accessible public source of information is Our website, which can be found at www.vampiretemple.com and is the only internet-based source of information regarding Our religion.

 

To clear up a couple of points raised in your words:

 

Yes, We are an elitist group, and such is ipso facto certainly not for everyone.

 

Yes, We do consider everyone else to be “fair game” for Lifeforce Vampirism. You are also quite correct that the drinking of physical blood is neither practiced nor permitted within Our organisation.

 

The Undead Gods are the Advanced Members of this religion Who are no longer solely restricted to Their physical bodies. This is the goal with which the Temple assists those who are willing to make the required effort and also abide by Temple Law; see www.vampiretemple.com/law.html for further details.

 

Nemo is an administrator for the Temple, and is one of several.

 

Feel free to contact administration@vampiretemple.com if you have any further questions.

 

Eternally,

Adept Linguascelesta

Authorised Public Representative

Temple of the Vampire

www.vampiretemple.com

If anyone else who reads this is a member, feel free to contact me with more info, clarifications, corrections, etc. (See my Contact page.)

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The answer to your question most likely resides at this link.

Additionally, the vampire and otherkin websites that Sanguinarius recommends is here.

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Household is a generic term used for fraternal organizations within the Sanguinarium community, and now throughout the vampyre subculture. A household is a group of individuals who share a common philosophy, ceremonies, membership requirements, belief system, traditions, hierarchy, sigil and theme.

“Generally, the number of people in a household is unlimited. Members of a given household are usually not limited to only one geographical location. A household will commonly have members from all over the country or even the world.” — Father Todd

A particular House may or may not be a part of the Sanguinarium. As for finding the right House for you, you need to look around, get to know some of the Houses out there, learn about them, and what their focus is, their interests, beliefs, attitudes, etc. Unfortunately, if you hit the search engines, you'll encounter a lot of crap about RPG Houses (fictional houses created by roleplayers to use in their games; most likely, these will indicate they are such).

Of course, you could rely on networking with other self-identified real vampires and contact some who are in their own Houses to talk to about their experiences within the House, their House's philosophy, outlook, rules and procedures and such, too.

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Anyone can proclaim themselves and their group to be “High Council”. What authority do they have? How far does it extend? Whom are they allegedly high-counselling over?

*Sanguinarius proclaims herself to be Pope. — No, The Pope…though not of the Catholic religion*

The thing is, any “high council” or similar thing only has the authority by consent of the people. There may be a dozen or more High Councils out there. There may only be one. But none of us are subject to it or it's authority.

And if none of us are subject to it or its authority, then it has no power, no influence.

There is no high council — or even low council — over the vampires. Maybe there should be? But there isn't.

There was C.O.V.I.C.A. (Council Of Vampiric International Community Affairs), which purpose was to help network the community, standardize vampire/vampyre language and terminology, and encourage cooperation, if not outright unification between the diverse aspects of the vampire/vampyre subculture. But since I resigned, it seems to have faded into nonexistence.

There was also the Council of Elders, headed by Damien DaVille of the Vampire Church. It was an organization of the Elders of member Houses and organizations for the purpose of unifying and promoting the well-being of the vampire community. I don't thnik it is still around, though.

There's Voices of the Vampire Community (the VVC), but it is not a governing body, just a network of some of the major figures in the vampire community. It doesn't control anyone or anything. It has a number of projects we are working on for the betterment of the vampire community; it also facilitates communication amongst Elders and leading figures in the community.

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About the Lifestyle (3)

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Household is a generic term used for fraternal organizations within the Sanguinarium community, and now throughout the vampyre subculture. A household is a group of individuals who share a common philosophy, ceremonies, membership requirements, belief system, traditions, hierarchy, sigil and theme.

“Generally, the number of people in a household is unlimited. Members of a given household are usually not limited to only one geographical location. A household will commonly have members from all over the country or even the world.” — Father Todd

A particular House may or may not be a part of the Sanguinarium. As for finding the right House for you, you need to look around, get to know some of the Houses out there, learn about them, and what their focus is, their interests, beliefs, attitudes, etc. Unfortunately, if you hit the search engines, you'll encounter a lot of crap about RPG Houses (fictional houses created by roleplayers to use in their games; most likely, these will indicate they are such).

Of course, you could rely on networking with other self-identified real vampires and contact some who are in their own Houses to talk to about their experiences within the House, their House's philosophy, outlook, rules and procedures and such, too.

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A particular House may or may not be a part of the Sanguinarium. As for finding the right House for you, you need to look around, get to know some of the Houses out there, learn about them, and what their focus is, their interests, beliefs, attitudes, etc. Unfortunately, if you hit the search engines, you'll encounter a lot of crap about RPG Houses (fictional houses created by roleplayers to use in their games; most likely, these will indicate they are such).

I have listed below for you some examples of Houses. This is by no means a complete list. Some Houses are not online or publically known.

House DarkStar — House DarkStar is an on-line and off-line vampyre haven based in Alabama. Our members consist of Sanguine, Psychic, and Hybrid vampyres as well as Donors for the foregoing mentioned vampyric types. House DarkStar is an independent safe haven and holds no affiliation with Ordo Strigoi Vii.

House Eclipse — A support organization located in the Greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region. We provide support and assistance to those who need it. Here you will find information pertaining to modern sanguinarian and psychic vampires, therianthropy, otherkin, myths, and legends, and various occult, religious, and mystical studies information.

House Kheperu — A resource for real vampires seeking a more spiritual interpretation of their vampirism. Sponsored by the Kheprian Order, this site features research, folklore, instruction, and practical support for fledgling vampires.

House Quinotaur: An International House for Real Vampires — This is the House of which I am a member. A new alternative for real vampires worldwide. Open to all types of real vampires, with numerous support structures and information in place.

House Sekhemu — The Vampyre Vicutus explains the meaning of our kind: from philosophical sermons to rituals as he attempts to unite our Brethren.

Loyal Order of St. Germaine — The Public website of The Loyal Order of St Germaine, Magick, Alchemy, Vampirism and more.

…more to come…

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Call around the dentist listings in your local yellow pages and ask if they do dental prosthetics.

If you're willing to settle for something less permanent, you can get something called Scarecrow Fangs but that's the brand name.  The fangs look okay.  They can go on and off your teeth at your convenience, if you're not ready for permanent fangs to be added on or implanted.

I recently heard something about Todd Sebastiaan going to be revving around the countryside in his new Fangmobile, spreading the joys of fanginess to the flat-toothed populace. Cool I'm not sure what his website is these days, but you might try googling Sabretooth and vampyres and you will probably come up with it.  He might make the trip by your area; you never know unless you contact him and find out.

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Really, you can't. Most vampires are normal people who have normal jobs and look like everyone else. A few may dress in gothic or vampyre fashions, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are vampires.

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here is unfortunately no “test” for vampirism. So you will just have to decide if you trust your friend at his/her word. As to helping, the best you can do is become informed…read Sanguinarius.org and similar sites…and then listen to your friend and ask him/her how you can best help.

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Do I, personally? No.  I'm sure tehre are some psychic vampires or energy manipulators who CAN visit someone in their sleep or dreams.  I believe they call this “dreamwalking”, although I might be wrong on the term.

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Not too bad, actually. We are pretty spread out, and tend to isolate ourselves, but chances are you have probably at least walked past one on the street and not known it. We don't tend to advertise what we are.

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Sure, why not? We dream a lot of things. But it does not necessarily mean you are a vampire, were visited by vampires, will become a vampire, or anything at all to do with vampires. Dreams are often highly symbolic and seldom that literal.

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