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Fairytales on Fairies/Faes-(Old, different versions by country)
An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Identity in the Therian Community http://sci-hub.bz/10.1080/15283488.2014.891999
Awakening: The manifestation process of vampirism in oneself
Beast: The desperate, animalistic, of a hungry vampire
Black Swan: Someone who is understanding of vampires and/or sides with them. May or may not be a donor as well.
Blood-drinker: Someone who drinks blood for the sake of it.
Bloodletting: Cutting someone or some flesh to get blood for the purposes of bloodplay, fetishism, or to actually feed.
Bloodplay: Using blood for sexual or fetish reasons.
Clinical Vampirism: A psychological urge to drink blood that tends to be sated with the person drinking their own blood. See also: Renfield’s Syndrome.
Coming out of the Coffin: Being open or admitting to being a vampire.
Coven: A group of individuals whom make vampires more fanciful or the vampire lifestyle more fanciful
Donor: Someone whom donates their blood or energy voluntarily
Elder: A prominent figure in the Vampire Community of whom is respected for their accomplishments for the Vampire Community and their experience.
Embrace: Turning someone into a vampire by giving someone their blood. Often viewed as fictitious.
Energy Signature: Someone’s unique pattern in energy vibes that distinguishes them from others.
Energy Vampire: The most common vampire of whom feels the need to feed on the chi, prana, or lifeforce energy of others.
Feeding: Consuming energy or blood or both
Haematodipsia: A severe version of hematophilia
Haematophage: Scientific term for an animal (or human) who subsists on blood. See: Sanguivore.
Human: A term to distinguish those whom are not vampires, which is not highly received, because vampires are also human.
The Hunger: A psychological and physical sensation to feed. See also: The Thrist
Hunter: A person whom supposedly hunts, threatens, harms, or stalks anyone whom they feel is a vampire
Immortal: Used to describe vampires as incapable of death. Gingerly used, to imply they do not age and are resilient to sickness or injury.
Latent Vampire: Someone who’s natural vampirism hasn’t awakened yet.
Leech: A derogatory term to refer to vampires.
Mentor: Someone who awakened you to your vampiric nature and/or guides you. Or for those whom believe in turning the one whom made you.
Mundane: A term to refer to humans or non-vampires, but can also mean non-spiritual.
Nephilim: A mixture of fallen angel and human from the book of Enoch which some vampires feel vampires descent from.
Of the Blood: Used at times to refer to someone whom is a vampire.
Porphyria: A medical condition where the sufferer has pale, flaky skin, sensitivity to light, anaemic -this anemic state is what leads some to drink blood.
Poser: Someone who makes false claims about being a vampire and/or their abilities.
Pranic Energy: Blood or sexual energy. Some sangs may argue that blood is not any sort of energy but a purely physical need.
Primus: A vampire who founded or leads a group organization
Psychic Energy: Emotional, elemental, or just energy in living things.
Psychic Attack: When a psi-vamp drains another without their consent.
Real Vampire: Someone who has a need for the balance of their health blood and/or energy.
Renagade/Rogue: A vampire who leaves a group on volatile terms and starts drama, or is an irresponsible threat to themselves and others.
Renfield’s Syndrome: Where the sufferer has a desire to drink blood and tends to drink their own. See: Clinical Vampirism
RPGer/Roleplayer: People whom like to roleplay Vampire the Masquerade and other roleplay games-some are lifestylers.
Sangunarian: Someone whom has a thirst and need for blood and in larger quantities than others.
Sanguine: A blood-drinking vampire.
Sanguivore: Scientific term for an animal (or human) who subsists on blood. See: Haematophage.
Seeker: A person poking round in vampire knowledge or vampire groups to be turned.
Sexual Vampirism: Feeding on sexual energy-rare.
Sire: Used to refer to someone whom turned them-typically done by RPGers.
Slayer: A person whom claims to have slain what they deem as vampires
The Thirst: An intense thirst or withdrawal symptom remedied by blood
Turned: Someone whom claims to have been made into a vampire
Vampire Bait: A poser or wannabe whom is egging for vampires to come after them
Vampiric/Vampire Community: A community of people whom identify as vampires
Vampyre: Older spelling of the word vampire-One is not anymore correct or different from the other.
VampireMajick: Majick practice by vampires
Vampire Lifestyler: A person whom dresses like a cinematic vampire and may even form their own versions of covens
Wannabe: A person whom wants to be a vampire-a derogatory term.
White Swan: An enemy of vampires or someone whom is intolerable of the vampire lifestyle and/or vampires.
Food for the Dead:On the Trail of New England’s Vampires-Michael E. Bell
Mystical Dragon Magick
The Science of Vampires-Katherine Ramsland
Slayers and Their Vampires:A Cultural History of Killing the Dead-Bruce A. McClelland
Troubleseome Corpses:Vampires and Revenants from Antiquity to Present-David Keyworth
The Vampire:A Casebook-Alan Dundes
Vampire Forensics:Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend
Vampire Lore:From Writings of Jan Louis Perkowski-Jan Louis Perkowski
Vampires, Burial, and Death:Folklore and Reality-Paul Barber
Asian Vampire and Otherkin Community
Haven for Occult & Esoteric Kintypes, Vampires, & Witches
House of Chimeras
Living Vampire and Otherkin Q&A
The Otherkin Trench
Ohio Otherkin and Vampires 18+
Otherkin and Vampiric Forum
Other Kin and Vampyres Against Animal Abuse
Reality of Non-Human Identities
Reality of Otherkin/Therian Identities
The Science of Non-Human Identities
The Therian Circle
Therianthropy: Support, Discussion, Education
Vampires, Otherkin, Donors and Supporters around Spokane WA
Vampires,Therians & Otherkin of Chicago
Vampiric & Otherkin Information Exchange
Mystical Dragon Magick
Readers, Believers, Consumers, and Audiences: Complicating the Relationship Between Consumption and Contemporary Narrative Spiritualities
Some People Aren’t People On the Inside: Online Connectivity and Otherkin Subjectivities
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Pratical Vampyrism For Modern Vampyres-Lady CG
An FAQ on Otherkin for the Perplexed Observer
The Angry Lion Shark
The Art and Writing of Orion Scribner
Directory of Otherkin Writings v0.5 2011
Draconic:Help and FAQ
Elven World, Earth Guardians, Tuatha de Danann
Faerie and Otherkin
Gestalt Chimera History of the Therian Community 1993-1995
The Groves of Annwyn
Intl. Starseed Network
Kitkatpurrpurr Otherkin Survey Results
Kin United Forums
The Otherkin Community
The Shadow of the Fallen Forum
Therian Census 2012-White Wolf
Therianthropy Research Group
A friend of mine asked me to make a rant, and, since it s been a very slow news week, I thought, sure, why not?
Seems that my friend – a feline therian – and a few others have been having some issues with certain vamp boards and groups. Myself, I rarely bother with the therian boards, despite being raccoon therian (or because of it?) but it seems that in a number of popular vamp sites, therians are looked onto almost as bad as sangs look on psis (and vice versa). From what I have gathered, these certain boards have made the impression quite clear that therians are looked on as lower than mundanes, let alone donors, as less than equals. Why is this?
Well, to examine this, one first needs to understand what a therian is. The short, layman’s answer is that a therian is someone who believes their spirit/soul is, in part or whole, that of a real world existing animal. That is to say, I feel that my spirit is in large extent a raccoon, in a human body. This is not to be confused with a totem, which is an animal spirit guide many nature based cultures and paths believe in. Past that, A therian is someone who tends to behave or otherwise act like the animal they view themselves to be. Therianthropy does not include mythical creatures, such as faeries or dragons or such (they get their own classification), and further, to date, I have yet to see ANYONE demonstrate to me that an “Underworld like” physical transformation is possible (but I will admit I would love to see that happen – in the same way I would love to see faeries and such). Admittedly, there is nothing to base this on aside of faith in what one perceives to ones self, with absolutely NO way to prove therianthropy whatsoever – but given that the vast majority of therians easily integrate and mingle with society and aren’t out trying to control or destroy the planet because some god said so, I’ll happily take a therian over a religious nutter any day. Past that, Therians do not ‘require’ any form of ritual or bloodletting or such, even though many find being in nature preferable to being in an artificial environment.
With this simple definition in mind, why would it be then that therians might have issues with vampiric groups, boards and so on? Well, setting aside the very obvious point that many vamp based boards are just plain retarded, it would seem to me to boil down to this – vampires tend to have a VERY elitist attitude, viewing themselves as the top of the food chain, above humanity and in particular animals, so to them, seeing someone that would believe themselves to be an animal in human form might seem to be lower on the chain, I would suppose. This is a tricky subject for me to try to explain, as for one, both vampirism and therianthropy are aspects of my spirit, and for two, i see no reason to hold such an elitist attitude, makes one look like a damned lyfer RPer, in my view. Therians, in my view, tend to be more realistic, down to earth, and to terms with who they are, what they are, and how to deal with the world around them. Vamps, on the other hand, I have observed to have something of a more lofty – if not outright tenuous – view and grasp of reality. This is not always the case, of course, but it IS something I see far more often than not. Therians do tend to be more willing to stick up for others that they don’t know, whereas vamps tend to be more solo, not helping those that are strangers to them.
But, I am going to open this up for discussion, specifically – how do vamps view therians and why, and as well, do vamps feel that therians should be a part of the vamp community as a whole.