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Vampires, Therians, Occult, Jack the Ripper

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Casebook: Jack the Ripper

Vampires-Man Myth Monster

The Vampire can be broken down into 2 main catagories, the first is of course that which most of us are familiar with, which I will refer to as the Hollywood or Fictional Vampire. The other I will simply call Vampire. Although I try my best to be as objective as possible with my research and findings, I emphasize that this will be written with my own personal viewpoint.

There is in the terminology of the vampire subculture the psi vamp or psy vamp. This can be broken down into two or three subcategories depending on whom you talk to. I myself believe there is only two.
Psy (psi) vampires: one who is in need of the energy of other living beings. It can be taken from blood (sanguinarian vampire) or more commonly from taking from the aura of the other source, wither that source be human or environmental.
Emotional vampires: one who feels the need for attention. They take from those around them without the actual need for the energy, leaving their victims sick/stressed from them.

The most common image of the vampire is actually taken from the sanguinarian vampire. This is another category that can be broken down into more subcategories.
Sang Vampires: one who like the Psy vamp is in need of energy and must take it from an outside source through blood.
Fetish Vamps: one who is interested in the idea of drinking blood, wither it be for sexual desires, role-play, ritual or other without the actual need for the extra energy within.
Hollywood vampire or fictional vampire is what most movie goers and readers have come to embrace. This is the image of the undead creatures that has risen from its grave in a search for blood. It is from this that a subculture of life stylers or gothics have emerged.


THREE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL VAMPIRIC AUTHORS :
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA:
More then a hundred years ago, a book was written that changed the way scary tales would be told. Giving us a creature that represented not just the fears of the time but played on the unknown conected with the changing social status that was a direct link to the liberation of women’s rights. Scandals were everywhere as waves of new diseases carved itself into the strong hold of victorian culture. Giving the author the perfect breeding ground for his novel and its main character. Dracula was a Count who’s homeland was stricken with depression forcing him to hunt out a new home, bringing with him the very threat that destroys himself and his new chance.
MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN:
Frankenstein is one of the foremost novels that delves into the idea of vampirism. Though it isn't considered by most to be, the very idea of controlling life and death; of trying to cheat the Fates out of the ending of one existence falls squarely into the realm of the vampires.
ANNE RICE'S VAMPIRIC WORLD:
In the mid 1970’s, author Anne Rice introduced a world enhabitated by a new breed of vampire. No longer was the vampire a mythic creature to be feared, but the complete opposite. Her vampires became angelic in nature. The first novel’s lead character Louis took readers down a road towards redemption of the self. The second book in the series changed voices as Lestat took control. His voice was that of erotic seduction and social chaos. Anne Rice made a cult following for herself with her sensual style of the darkness that lays deep within us all. Her characters moved through time, touching each race/philosophy/status combining many different views to create The Vampire Chronicles.



 

 

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Therians

Therians: The soulself's ablitiy to shapeshift into or merge with an animal spirit. Shamanism is filled with instantces of Therianthropy. This is NOT a physical shift, only on the spiritual level or emotional level.


Lycans: The medical disorder which makes a person believe they are turning into an animal under the weight of the full moon, or because of tramatic events in their lives. The most common animal being the Lupus is what gives Lycanthropy its name.



Werewolves: The ability to change physically into a wolf because of having been bitten or cursed. Hollywood's extreme take on Lycanthropy.

On this website I will be using Therians or Otherkin to discuss Shamanism or any Occult related topic, Lycans when refering to folklore or related topics, and Werewolves simply as a mass media term of movies/books/television.

  This is a short film list of Werewolf movies. Please note it is not complete.


Werewolf films I have seen

-Ginger Snaps 2000
-Ginger Snaps II Unleased 2004
-Ginger Snaps III Ginger Snaps Back the Begining 2004
-Cat People 1983
-Wolf 1994
-Teen Wolf 1985
-Teen Wolf Too 1987
-Wolves of Wall Street 2002
-Catwoman 2004
-Howling 1980
-Company of Wolves 1984
-Werewolves on Wheels 1971
-An American Werewolf in London 1981
-Wolfen 1981
-Silver Bullet 1985
-Bad Moon 1996
-An American Werewolf in Paris 1998
-Cursed 2004
-Dark Wolf 2002
-Full Eclipse 1996
-Werewolf 1996

Resource Books

 

 

  • Vampire The Complete Guide to the World of the Undead by Manuela Dunn Mascetti
  • The Vampire Book The Encyclopedia of the Undead by J. Gorden Melton (editions 1 and 2)
  • In Search of Dracula A True History of Dracula and Vampire Legends by Raymond T McNally/Radu Florescu
  • Strange But True Vampires Blood Suckers from Beyond the Grave by Rowan Wilson
  • The Vampire Companion The Offical Guide to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles by Katherine Ramsland (editions 1 and 2)
  • The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft Complete A-Z by Judika Illes
  • The Werewolf Book :Encyclopedia of ShapeShifting Beings by Brad Steiger