Vampyres IN Literature

The following alphabetical list features some writers in the field of vampire literature (fiction) who are either self-identified Vampyres themselves, or otherwise are individuals who through some association with the VC have published insightful works which address the topic of real Vampyres and vampyrism:

  • Amy Mah
  • Christina Engela
  • Corvis Nocturnum
  • D.J. Williams
  • Dr. Joseph Laycock
  • Michael W. Ford
  • Michelle Belanger
  • Sanguinarius

Amy Mah

Amy Mah is a writer of vampire fiction based in the UK. Amy is a new and very funny author who blogs about her life as a modern vampire trying to put up with both humans and fellow vampires… The author Amy has been transformed into a manga character by the art of Heby Sim, real photos were changed into the wonderful images you will see in her books.

The Author Amelia Mah is a snarky, sarcastic and cynical author who has a very popular blog of how she sees the world from the point of view of a modern teenage vampire.

Fiction:

Christina Engela

Christina Engela 2Christina Engela is a South African writer, primarily of science-fiction, fantasy and horror, but she also writes poetry and non-fiction. You can find out more about her and her works on her official author page, “The Crow Bar“.

Christina interacted with the Vampyre Community through her academic and activist work with the Alternative Religions Forum in March 2013, and one of the results of her involvement is the magnificent 468 page academic work “Satanism: The Acid Test” which carries the official sanction of several international Vampyre Community, Pagan, Satanist, Luciferian and occult bodies as well as having received praise from academics.

Non-Fiction:

Fiction:

  • The Galaxii Series
  • The Quantum Series
  • The Panic! Horror in Space Series

Corvis Nocturnum

“The author best known for his 2005 release entitled Embracing the Darkness; Understanding Dark Subcultures, published by Dark Moon Press. “Occult researcher and Gothic fantasy artist E. R. Vernor, best known to his fans under the pen name Corvis Nocturnum, has owned an occult shop for several years while he maintained office as the Vice President of the Fort Wayne Pagan Alliance, a faith tolerance organization and acted as Vendor Director/Coordinator for Pagan Pride Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana.”

Books written by or contributed to by Corvis Nocturnum:

  • “I. Lucifer: Exploring the Archetype and Origins of the Devil”
  • “Cemetery Gates: Death and Mourning Through the Ages”
  • “Satan’s Minions: A Guide to Fallen Angels, Demons and other Dark Creatures”
  • “Most Haunted: Scariest Places on Earth”
  • “Allure of the Vampire: Our Sexual Attraction to the Undead”
  • “Embracing the Darkness: Understanding Dark Subcultures”
  • “Promethean Flame”
  • “A Mirror Darkly”

Co-authored books

  • Bloody Kisses; a vampire erotica anthology by various authors
  • Dark of the Night: An anthology of shadows by various authors

D.J. Williams

Dr D.J. Williams, MSW, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Social Work, Sociology & Criminal Justice at Idaho State University. He completed doctorate and post-doctorate studies at the University of Alberta, and has conducted research in Canada and the United States. He is an expert in the areas of forensic social work and deviant leisure. He is the author of the academic work

and has conducted extensive research into the Vampyre and Otherkin communities.

Dr. Joseph Laycock

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Dr Joseph P. Laycock, Phd:  Joseph Laycock holds a PhD in religious studies from Boston University and is the author of Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism, as well as several more research papers on real Vamp(i)yres as an identity group, as well as the Otherkin Community.

“I first began studying religion at Hampshire College where my senior year was spent writing a thesis on the spiritual paths of my fellow college students. Hampshire was home to neo-Trancendentalists, Pagans, Thelemites, and more. My advisor prophesied that I would become “a wandering anthropologist of the occult.” I have since been compared to Fox Mulder of the X-Files, although I prefer to think of myself as Twin Peaks’ Dale Cooper (He had a more pleasant disposition). I went on to receive a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. While at Harvard, I enrolled in the Program in Religion and Secondary Education. This led to a three-year career teaching history to at-risk high school students–first in Indianapolis and then in Atlanta. However, I kept one foot in academia and continued to produce independent scholarship. I believe strongly in independent scholarship. It was in Atlanta that I met the real vampire community. This led to a conference paper, then a journal article, then another conference paper, and finally a book. Because of this work, I am often asked if I am a vampire myself. I am not. However, I am exceedingly grateful to my contacts. It took a leap of faith to grant me entree into their world and I hope that my book helps to foster understanding about this community and what it means. “

Books written by Joseph Laycock:

Michael W. Ford

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“The author of over twelve books, Luciferian Philosophy and Magick practitioner, researcher, artist and musician Michael W. Ford is the author of numerous left hand path books, some of which directly address vampyrism viewed through the lens of occult beliefs and practices.

Books written by Michael W. Ford:

  • “Dragon of the Two Flames”
  • “Demonic Magick and the Gods of Canaan”
  • “Maskim Hul – Babylonian Magick”
  • “Luciferian Witchcraft”
  • “The Bible of the Adversary”
  • “Liber Hvhi – Magick of the Adversary”
  • “Gates of Dozak – Book of the Worm”
  • “Satanic Magick – A Paradigm of Therion”
  • “First Book of Luciferian Tarot”
  • “Beginning Luciferian Magick”
  • “Book of the Witch Moon”
  • “Adamu”
  • “Magick of the Ancient Gods – Chthonic Paganism and the Left Hand Path”
  • “Rites of the Antichrist – Art of the Adversary”
  • “Akhkharu – Vampyre Magick”

Michelle Belanger

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“Michelle Belanger is a skilled energy worker and the founder of House Kheperu. An arresting figure of six foot one, Michelle is a dynamic speaker as well as a gifted writer. Creative and driven, she does not limit herself to magick and psychic phenomenon alone but engages in a variety of creative outlets from fiction to music to the visual arts.”

Books written by or contributed to by Michelle Belanger:

Non-fiction

  • “The Psychic Vampire Codex” (Weiser, 2004)
  • “Sacred Hunger” (Dark Moon, 2005)
  • “Psychic Dreamwalking: Explorations at the Edge of Self” (Weiser, 2007)
  • “The Psychic Energy Codex: A Manual For Developing Your Subtle Senses” (Weiser, 2007)
  • “Vampires in Their Own Words: An Anthology of Vampire Voices” (Llewellyn, 2007)
  • “Walking the Twilight Path: A Gothic Book of the Dead” (Llewellyn, 2008)
  • “Haunting Experiences: Encounters with the Otherworldly” (Llewellyn, 2009)
  • “The Ghost Hunter’s Survival Guide: Protection Techniques for Encounters with the Paranormal” (Llewellyn, 2009)
  • “The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned” (Llewellyn, 2010)
  • “Chasing Infinity: Essays on the Nature of God, the Universe, and Religious Experience” (CreateSpace, 2010)
  • “House Kheperu Archives: The Outer Teachings of House Kheperu” (CreateSpace, 2011)

Co-authored books

  • “The Vampyre Almanac” (Sanguinarium Press, 2000) with Katherine Ramsland.
  • “V: The Book of the Strigoi VII” (Aangel Publishing, 2003) with Father Sebastiaan, Layil Umbralux, Madame X.

Fiction

  • “The Enchanted Wood” illustrated by Kimberlee Traub (Shadowfox, 1996)
  • “These Haunted Dreams” (Dark Moon, 2006)
  • “Wicked Kisses” (Darkmoon 2007)
  • “This Heart of Flame” (Stonegarden, 2009)

Poetry

  • “Soul Songs from Distant Shores” (Emerald Tablet Press, 2006)
  • “This Ritual of Me” (Emerald Tablet Press, 2008)

Sanguinarius

Widely and fondly remembered as one of the pioneers of the modern VC, Sangi also wrote several books on the topic of the real Vampyre subculture and community:

Books written by or contributed to by Sanguinarius:

  • “The Dictionary of Vampspeak, Second Edition: Terminology and Lingo in the Vampire Community” (Jan 30, 2010)
  • “The Dictionary of Sanguinese: Terminology and Lingo in the Vampire Community, Second Edition” (Jan 10, 2009)
  • “What Do You Think Vampires Are Like?: Vampire Poll Responses” (Jan 10, 2009)
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