Ethical groups & spiritual paths
Vampirism and Vampyrism
Quotes, expressing a variety of opinions:
"Vampyrism is merely a condition, primarily of the spirit. The essence
of the vampyre is contained in the mind and soul. It is the touch of the
Dragon upon the mindscape of the individual." ShadowMind 1
"Vampires are imaginary, reanimated,
blood-sucking human corpses whose origins are grounded in religious myth." From
"Today he's drinking people's blood... Tomorrow he could be smoking."
A concerned Marge Simpson on The Simpsons TV program.
"The vampire cult is the last and most damnable step in [the]
exploration of Satanism". William Schnoebelen, conservative Christian author
and lecturer. 2
In this section, we differentiate between vampires
Vampires are imaginary, reanimated,
blood-sucking human corpses whose origins are grounded in religious myth.
The public knows them by their appearance in novels, horror films, comic
books, TV programs, etc. They are very scary individuals. Fortunately, they
Vampyres are real individuals who are
certain that they have a condition requiring them to obtain additional
supplies of energy in order to maintain their health. Some need to extract
this energy from the blood of animals or humans. Others are able to obtain
it from people by other means, or from nature itself.
Topics covered in this section:
Other vaguely related essays on this website:
Shadowmind, "Vampyrism and the Walking of Paths," The Coven Organization,
Massimo Introvigne, "Satanism Scares and Vampirism from the 18th
Century to the Contemporary Anti-Cult Movement," Center for Studies on
New Religions, 1997, at:
Copyright © 2005 to 2011 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally posted: 2005-SEP-25
Latest update: 2011-JAN-08
Author: B.A. Robinson