The Different vampires
By definition is one who is born with an internal and physical need for pranic (life) energy, which they themselves
cannot supply. Before awakening to the knowledge that they are a vampire, their body will randomly feed from anyone else in
proximity, until he or she is able to control it. If a psychic vampire discontinues to feed when in need of it, they will
grow ill and die. A normal person cannot be turned into a psychic vampire, but can become a psy-vampire.
Is one who has a psychological dependency for pranic energy. If one were
to discontinue to feed, they would have signs of withdrawal, but chances of death would be non-existent. Psy-vampires are
strictly those who were turned by a psychic vampire. Hence their period of awakening could be at any point in life when the
psychic vampire had turned them. A psy-vampire in my opinion is just someone who has been shown how to leech energy, and is
not considered a real vampire by myself or other vampires.
Is a psychic vampire who specifically feeds on the emotions of others. Many emotional vampires do not know
that they are doing evil. They have a certain hunger or addiction and usually try to fill it through the exploitation of caring
people. Whether or not the vampire is conscious of their state, they are dangerous. Telling someone that they are doing this
is not usually helpful. The reaction to confrontation on the issue is invariably hostile. Some will go so far as to attempt
to punish those who refuse to feed them. An emotional vampire will tell you bad things about their life and also lead you
to tell them of your bad life experiences. This is a ploy to make you feel sorry for them and allow them to feed on your sympathy.
Is one who chooses the old method of feeding by drinking fresh blood. A psychic vampire and a blood-drinking
vampire are one in the same. These are just two different forms of feeding to gain the energy that they themselves cannot
supply. The vampire can either choose to drain someone’s energy through the aura, or to drink the blood that has the
desired energy coherent inside it. Blood drinking is generally thought of as a crude method of feeding, by today’s vampires.These
vampires are also called Sanguinarian. The term Sanguinarian comes originally from the Latin term 'sanguine' meaning 'bloodthirsty'.
Blood Fetish 'Vampires'
The Blood Fetish Vampire is a human that has a strange attraction to blood. Although blood induces vomiting in humans,
these Blood Fetish Vampires are able to swallow it. Blood cannot be digested by humans for energy, and is no different in
these Blood Fetish Vampires, which pass the blood out in their dung, urine, and sweat gland excretions. There really is no
explanation as to why certain humans have these blood fetishes, but some of the afflicted actually believe they are Biological
Vampires. They may bleach their skin lighter, sleep in coffins, or have their teeth capped to create fangs. Classic and Biological
vampires, being immune to all forms of disease, have nothing to worry about by drinking blood. However, these Blood Fetish
Vampires can contract AIDS, or any other communicable disease via the blood they ingest.
Adra / Mentor: The creator of a vampire, also includes, education, awakening or guidance.
Ardetha (are-death-aa): someone who is made a vampire through a ritual or ceremony.
When a latent vampire realizes (and accepts) what they truly are.
Black Swan: A friend or lover
of a vampire (or vampires). Is not actually a vampire, but likes spending time with them. They have an understanding of the
vampiric lifestyle, but no real inclination to become one.
Blood Fetishist: A person who gains some
degree of sexual satisfaction in the sight of blood. They usually have no need for the blood, and only want a little.
Junkie: A derogatory term for a sanguinarian.
Bloodletting: Cutting the flesh to release
/ extract blood. Often used for feeding (also for bloodplay and fetishism).
Bloodplay: Refers to
the use of blood in rituals or in sexual / fetishism circumstances.
Chi / Prana: The life force.
Energy / Psi vampires feed by using this to their benefit. Sanguinarian vampires also receive pranic energy, however, they
receive it through the blood.
Clinical vampirism / Renfield's Syndrome: A psychological condition.
The sufferer feels a desire or need for blood and often they draw their own blood and drink it.
of the Coffin: To go public with your ‘vampiric tendencies’.
Coven: An organized
group of vampires. Often they have certain traditions, rules, rites etc.
Dayside: The ‘real
world’. Life as a non-vampire, bills, jobs, taxes etc.
Donor: A person who gives or shares
their blood of their own free will.
Dhampyri: someone who was born a vampire or awakened before puberty.
Elder: A teacher in the vampiric community. Is often respected for their experience, accomplishments
Embrace: Turning a person into a vampire by giving a vampire’s blood to a non-vampire.
Energy signature: Term for a person’s ‘vibe’. Vampires apparently have a very unique
energy pattern, which can be recognized by other vampires and, in some cases, people skilled in magick and psychism.
Vampire: A vampire who feeds primarily, if not solely, on psychic energy rather than blood.
The act of consuming pranic energy (blood) or psychic energy (emotional and elemental energy)
a newly awakened, uninitiated and inexperienced vampire.
Gaja (ga-jaa): a fashion vampire, one
who does not embrace the Strigoi Vii philosophy and is only focused on the aesthetic aspects of the vampire scene.
Circle: The people around a small coven or circle, which include black swans, vampires, kitra, etc.
A strong form of haematophilia.
Haematomania: A strong psychological craving for blood.
An erotic attraction to the taste, sight (or smell) of blood.
Haven: a vampire gathering place. Most
often a gothic nightclub, bar or coffee house.
Kitra (key-traa): in the vampiric caste system
this is an initiated member who functions as a donor, advisor, companion, watcher and altar to focus and balance energy during
rituals. A mix of vampire and donor.
Klavasi (latent vampire): someone who has awakened after puberty.
Human: Term used for the purposes of distinguishing those who are not vampire. (this term is
misleading because it implies that vampires are not human.)
The Hunger: The desire to feed, also
identified as the Thirst. The Hunger is both a psychological and physical sensation. Physically, it manifests as an intense
hunger or thirst - but not for physical food or drink.
Hunter: Someone that hunts, stalks, threatens,
or does harm (whether it be physical, psychical, psychological, or emotional) to someone because s/he is a vampire, or because
the hunter believes them to be so.
Latent vampire (ardetha): Someone who is already naturally
a vampire, but whose vampiric tendencies have not yet manifested.
Leech: A rude and derogatory (well,
at least disrespectful...) term to call someone who is a vampire.
Lilitu / Lilian: Also the Children
of Lilith. This is an order or movement within the vampire community which promotes the idea that Lilith was the spiritual
forebear of vampires.
Mortal: Term used for the purposes of distinguishing those who are not
vampire. (This term is, at best, misleading because it implies that vampires are "immortal".)
Term used to distinguish those who are not vampires.
Nightside: the primal nature, the AKA "the
dragon" which includes the side of oneself which is awakened during ritual, sexual arousal, artistic creation,
the Blood: A term sometimes used to refer to someone as being a vampire.
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. They are also severely anemic, and some sufferers of
porphyria have been known to drink blood in an attempt to relieve the cravings brought about by anemia.
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.
Psychic energy: Refers to emotional and elemental (energy
of the earth), also the life force that surrounds and is contained in living things.
A term used for an attack by a psi-vampire. Any uninvited draining of one's vital energy. One is said to have experienced
a Psi-vamp attack when a psi-vampire has targeted and successfully fed from you, without your consent. Another view is that
psychic vampire attacks ONLY take the form of such draining by the use of the psyche.
Someone who feeds from psychic energy, drains life-energy rather than blood from others. Technically speaking in some views,
psychic vampire is a vampire who is psychic while a psi-vampire is a vampire who feeds on energy, preferably emotional energy.
Real Vampire/RealVamp: A sanguine, psychic, or energy vampire. A real vampire has a particular
condition which includes but is not limited to the following characteristics: a real need for blood or life energy; heightened
sensitivities; light sensitivity; a largely nocturnal sleep cycle. The heightened sensitivities are believed by many to include
a number of psychic abilities, such as empathy, astral projection, clairvoyance, and energy manipulation. The sensitivity
to light and the nocturnal body cycle are not so limiting that a real vampire cannot be up and out during the day, it is simply
an effort for them to do so.
Sanguinarian :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).
Sanguine: A term which indicates a blood-drinking vampire. Energy vampires or psi-vamps, if they
supplement their feeding with the active drinking of blood, are considered to be sanguines.
Savage Garden: Term used by some vampires to describe the world.
Someone who is seeking after vampires, or knowledge of vampires, usually desiring to become one him/herself.
Vampirism: A relatively rare variety of vampirism that feeds primarily from sexual energy.
A person that makes public and obnoxious claims of killing people who are (or who the slayer thinks are) vampires.
Someone from whom a vampire will get blood.
Incubus / Succubus: A vampire who feeds only while having
sex or purely through sexual energy. In Medieval folklore, a Succubus was a female demon who appeared to people, often in
dreams, and seduced them.
Thirst: The craving, need, desire, urge to drink blood, experienced
as an intense thirst-sensation or withdrawal.
Twilight: to maintain a consistant balance between
the Dayside and the Nightside.
Vampire: A much-disputed term with many meanings, depending upon
who you're talking to. It can include psychic vampires, energy vampires, emotional vampires, sanguines, blood-fetishists,
and the kind of vampire you find in fiction or on the Silver Screen. Here, it is used to encompass all of the above-listed
groups into a general category, ie may refer to both real and non real vampires.
Vampire bait: A
poser or wannabe who is just screaming for a vampire to come after them.
Vamping out: Experiencing
an acute flare-up of the thirst, involves a change in the person's manner, breathing, pulse rate, thought patterns, etc.
Community: The community of people who identify with or have been identified with the label "vampire".
lifestyler: Someone who incorporates fictional vampire imagery and trappings into his/her personal life, often cultivating
a "Vampiric" physical appearance and forming alternative extended families and social structures modeled on the "covens" or
"clans" of vampire fiction and role-playing games, and utilizing that terminology.
term for someone who wants to become a vampire, usually with unrealistic expectations of what it would be like, and usually
without consideration of such practical matters as how one would find sources.
White Swan: Someone
who cannot tolerate the Vampire lifestyle and proves antagonistic to the Scene. In general, White Swans are still a part of
the Gothic or fetish scene, which often brings them into contact with the vampire community despite their disgust of vampirism.