Vampires in Their Own Words: An Anthology of Vampire Voices (Paperback)
There's no book available on the vampire culture today with the range, depth, and diversity of Belanger's Vampires in Their Own Words.--Katherine Ramsland, author of Piercing the Darkness and The Science of Vampires
Belanger gives empathetic access to an emergent new magical-religious community...An important sourcebook for both the scholar and inquiring public.--J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion, and author of The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead
The Code of Silence Has Been Broken
For this anthology, vampire Michelle Belanger convinced nearly two dozen real-life vampires to break the code of silence that has kept their fascinating subculture shrouded in secrecy.
Sometimes provocative, sometimes surprisingly down-to-earth, these candid firsthand accounts come from both psi vampires who feed on energy and sanguine vampires who drink actual blood. Their true stories shed light on a variety of topics, including awakening to vampirism, the compulsion to feed and feeding practices, donor ethics and etiquette, and vampire traditions and codes of behavior.
About the Author
Michelle Belanger is an occult expert, educator, media personality, and author of over thirty books on paranormal and occult topics. Founder and lead clergy of the magickal group House Kheperu, Belanger is most widely recognized for work as a psychic on A&E's Paranormal State and Osbourne Media's Portals to Hell. Consulted for numerous documentaries, books, and courses, Belanger has lectured on paranormal and occult topics at colleges and universities across North America and was a National Merit Scholar. A prolific and versatile creator, Belanger has also contributed work to projects as wide-ranging as Marvel AR, HBO's True Blood, CNN Headline News, CSI, Nox Arcana, and multiple RPGs. To learn more about Belanger's work, start by exploring www.MichelleBelanger.com, where you'll find classes, books, music, and events at the retreat center, Inspiration House. Follow Belanger on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram under the handle sethanikeem.