The Vampire Almanac

The Vampire Almanac
Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN: 1578597544
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Almanac Book Excerpt:

Grab a stake, a fistful of garlic, a crucifix and holy water as you enter the dark, blood-curdling world of the original pain in the neck in this ultimate collection of vampire facts and fiction! What accounts for the undying fascination people have for vampires? How did encounters with death create centuries-old myths and folklore in virtually every culture in the world? When did the early literary vampires—as pictured by Goethe, Coleridge, Shelly, Polidori, Byron, and Nodier as the personifications of man’s darker side—transform from villains into today’s cultural rebels? Showing how vampire-like creatures organically formed in virtually every part of the world, The Vampire Almanac: The Complete History by renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., examines the historic, societal, and psychological role the vampire has played—and continues to play—in understanding death, man’s deepest desires, and human pathologies. It analyzes humanity’s lusts, fears, and longing for power and the forbidden! Today, the vampire serves as a powerful symbol for the darker parts of the human condition, touching on death, immortality, forbidden sexuality, sexual power and surrender, intimacy, alienation, rebellion, violence, and a fascination with the mysterious. The vampire is often portrayed as a symbolic leader advocating an outrageous alternative to the demands of conformity. Vampires can also be tools for scapegoating such as when women are called “vamps” and bosses are described as “bloodsuckers.” Meet all of the villains, anti-heroes, and heroes of myths, legends, books, films, and television series across cultures and today’s pop culture in The Vampire Almanac. It assembles and analyzes hundreds of vampiric characters, people, and creatures, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vlad the Impaler, Edward Cullen and The Twilight Saga, Bram Stoker, Lestat De Lioncourt and The Vampire Chronicles, Lon Chaney, True Blood, Bela Lugosi, Dracula, Dark Shadows, Lilith, Vampire Weekend, Batman, Nosferatu, and so many more. There is a lot to sink your teeth into with this deep exhumation of the undead. Quench your thirst for facts, histories, biographies, definitions, analysis, immortality, and more! This gruesomely thorough book of vampire facts also has a helpful bibliography, an extensive index, and numerous photos, adding to its usefulness.

The Vampire Almanac

The Vampire Almanac
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10
ISBN: 9781578597192
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Almanac Book Excerpt:

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

The Vampire in Folklore  History  Literature  Film and Television
Author: J. Gordon Melton,Alysa Hornick
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2015-09-23
ISBN: 0786499362
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.

The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book
Author: J Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1578593484
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Book Book Excerpt:

Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.

The Vampire Almanac

The Vampire Almanac
Author: Jean-Marc Lofficier,Randy Lofficier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2015-02-28
ISBN: 9781612273761
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Almanac Book Excerpt:

This dual nature of the vampire, stretching between love and death, creates a moral ambiguity which is omnipresent in its literary treatment, incorporating and contrasting seduction and horror, heroism and villainy. It only reflects the nature of life after death, and how it is perceived by its surrounding culture. Is it a desirable dream, or a hateful abomination? A reward or a punishment? And what price must one pay for such survival? The stories contained in this collection, featuring some of the most famous vampires in literary history, incorporate all of these contradictions; in them, vampires can be both super-human and sub-human, sexual predators and impotent, romantic and passionate, and yet devoid of soul. Ultimately, the vampire is our own face, reflecting in the mirror of our beliefs, the incarnation of our spiritual choices. Stories by Matthew Baugh, Nathan Cabaniss, Matthew Dennion, Win Scott Eckert, Brian Gallagher, Martin Gately, Rick Lai, David McDonald, Frank J. Morlock, Christofer Nigro, Catherine Robert, Dola Rosselet, Frank Schildiner, Michel Stephan and Artikel Unbekannt, featuring Alinska, Elizabeth Bathory, Captain Vampire, Carmilla, Nadine Carody, Dracula, Koschei, Lenore, Orlok, Ruthven, the Vampire City and the Vampires of Mars.

Practical Witch s Almanac 2021

Practical Witch s Almanac 2021
Author: Friday Gladheart
Publsiher: Microcosm Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN: 1621065952
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Witch s Almanac 2021 Book Excerpt:

Magic is a universal force but how we access and use it is deeply personal. The 24th annual edition of Friday Gladheart's beloved almanac is focused on crafting your magic. Special planner pages, worksheets, and articles are included to help you achieve your goals, discover your hidden talents, and explore the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, no matter what kind of magic you practice. The projects, articles, and ideas will motivate you to hone your witchy skills no matter your current level of expertise, including divination (tarot, runes, pendulum), herbalism & wortcunning, and using nature's gifts of stones, crystals, and minerals. It can also be used as a companion study guide to the traditional "year and a day" of study prior to initiation or solitary dedication. And as always, it contains astrological and astronomical information, moon phases, trivia, recipes, Sabbats, historical tidbits, and everything you need to get you in touch with the Practical Witch within you.

The Vampire Almanac

The Vampire Almanac
Author: Jean-Marc Lofficier,Randy Lofficier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-05-30
ISBN: 9781612273839
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Almanac Book Excerpt:

The stories contained in this collection, featuring some of the most famous vampires in literary history, incorporate all of these contradictions; in them, vampires can be both super-human and sub-human, sexual predators and impotent, romantic and passionate, and yet devoid of soul. Ultimately, the vampire is our own face, reflecting in the mirror of our beliefs, the incarnation of our spiritual choices. stories by Matthew Baugh, Henri Be, Anthony R. Cardno, Matthew Dennion, Win Scott Eckert, Brian Gallagher, Micah S. Harris, John Peel, Steven A. Roman, Brian Stableford, and Jared Welch with a foreword by Roger Vadim (director of Barbarella and Blood and Roses)."

Vampire Almanac

Vampire Almanac
Author: Robert C. Welch
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780679870043
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Almanac Book Excerpt:

A collection of trivia discusses vampire legends, explains how to join the Count Dracula Society, details the differences between Bram Stoker and Count Chocula, and reveals other particulars about vampires

Complete Book of Vampires

Complete Book of Vampires
Author: Leonard R. N. Ashley
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN: 0285642278
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Book of Vampires Book Excerpt:

Possibly the most comprehensive book ever published on one of the world's oldest, and most terrifying, legends. The vampire is one of the most potent and enduring symbols of the supernatural, as deathless as Bram Stoker's perennially popular creation Count Dracula. As this entertaining and encyclopaedic work reveals, vampires were around for centuries before Count Dracula appeared. Legends about vampires are found in folklore throughout the world, dating back to ancient times and over the years they have never lost their power to inspire fear. Combining erudition with readability Leonard Ashley presents vampire lore from around the world, gathering together many unexpected facts about the dead and 'undead', about hangings and summonsings, and reports of manifestations that cannot be lightly dismissed. Whether you are incredulous, sceptical or simply curious you will find this darkly enjoyable survey irresistible. Its listings of films and books make it a valuable resource for fans while its wealth of rare illustrations are fascinating.

Character Counts

Character Counts
Author: Michael Glenn Maness
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-12
ISBN: 1456714368
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire

Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire
Author: Tim Collins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-08-24
ISBN: 9781442423183
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire Book Excerpt:

Nigel Mullet isn't your typical teenager . . . he's a vampire. But unfortunately, when Nigel transformed he didn't become all broody and interesting, and as for super strength and speed . . . well, forget it! Instead he's got acne, a voice that squeaks, a tendency to break out in a rash (not sparkles!) when exposed to the sun, and absolutely no idea how to talk to girls. When a beautiful new girl moves into the neighborhood, Nigel is determined to win her heart but first he's got to figure out how. In the meantime, he writes about her in his diary and composes really bad love poetry that he will recite to her one day, if he can work up the courage to tell her the truth. Can Nigel win the girl and the respect of his family--or is he destined to be a totally lame vampire forever?

Love You to Death Season 2

Love You to Death   Season 2
Author: Crissy Calhoun
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 1770900314
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love You to Death Season 2 Book Excerpt:

Go deep into the heart of Mystic Falls with this episode-by-episode look at the second season of The Vampire Diaries. This next volume in a series School Library Journal called 'well written and thoroughly detailed,' Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries ' Season 2 is the essential guide to the show, featuring insightful explorations of each episode with information on the rich history, supernatural mythology, film references, character development, and much more; chapters on the vampire, werewolf, and doppelgAnger lore that inspired the series; and details on the making of the show, the people who put it together, and the fandom that keeps it alive. With photos of the irresistible cast and of the show's filming locations, this second installment captures the fun, fangs, and fear that make this bloodcurdling show so epic.

The Psychic Vampire Codex

The Psychic Vampire Codex
Author: Michelle A. Belanger
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-07-01
ISBN: 1609251393
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychic Vampire Codex Book Excerpt:

The Psychic Vampire Codex is the first book to examine the phenomenon and experience of modern vampirism completely from the vampire’s perspective. A fellow psychic vampire writes in the foreword that Michelle Belanger’s system "introduced a breath of fresh air into the vampire subculture. It freed us to look at ourselves in a new light, and it also helped those outside our community to view us differently. No longer were we parasites or predators . . . we could use our inborn abilities to help people heal." Psychic vampires are people who prey on the vital, human life energies of others. They are not believed to be undead. They are mortal people whose need for energy metaphorically connects them to the life-stealing predators of vampire myth. In The Psychic Vampire Codex, Michelle Belanger, author and psychic vampire, introduces readers to the fascinating system of energy work used by vampires themselves and provides the actual codex text widely used by the vampire community for instruction in feeding and other techniques. Belanger also examines the ethics of vampirism and offers readers methods of protection from vampires. The Psychic Vampire Codex explodes all preconceptions and myths about who and what psychic vampires really are and reveals a vital and profound spiritual tradition based on balance, rebirth, and an integral relationship with the spirit world.

Vampires in Their Own Words

Vampires in Their Own Words
Author: Michelle Belanger
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-01-08
ISBN: 0738717053
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampires in Their Own Words Book Excerpt:

"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.

Uninvited

Uninvited
Author: Amanda Marrone
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-10-27
ISBN: 9781442407350
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uninvited Book Excerpt:

When rejection comes back to bite you... Jordan's life sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his way through half the student body, and then killed himself. But now, somehow, he appears at her window every night, begging her to let him in. Jordan can't understand why he wants her, but she feels her resistance wearing down. After all, her life -- once a broken record of boring parties, meaningless hookups, and friends she couldn't relate to -- now consists of her drinking alone in her room as she waits for the sun to go down. Michael needs to be invited in before he can enter. All Jordan has to do is say the words....

From Demons to Dracula

From Demons to Dracula
Author: Matthew Beresford
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-12-15
ISBN: 1861897421
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Demons to Dracula Book Excerpt:

In blood-soaked lore handed down the centuries, the vampire is a monster of endless fascination: from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this seductive lover of blood haunts popular culture and inhabits our darkest imaginings. The cultural history of the vampire is a rich and varied tale that is now ably documented in From Demons to Dracula, a compelling study of the vampire myth that reveals why this creature of the undead fascinates us so. Beresford’s chronicle roams from the mountains of Eastern Europe to the foggy streets of Victorian England to Hollywood, as he investigates the portrayal of the vampire in history, literature, and art. Opening with the original Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, and his status as a national hero in Romania, he endeavors to winnow out truths from the complex legend and folklore. From Demons to Dracula tracks the evolution of the vampire as an icon and supernatural creature, drawing on classical Greek and Roman myths, witch trials and medieval plagues, Gothic literature, and even contemporary works such as Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire and Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. Beresford also looks at the widespread impact of screen vampires from television shows, classic movies starring Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee, and more recent films such as Underworld and Blade. Whether as a demon of the underworld or a light-fearing hunter of humans, the vampire has endured through the centuries, the book reveals, as powerfully symbolic figure for human concerns with life, death, and the afterlife. A wide-ranging and engrossing chronicle, From Demons to Dracula casts this blood-thirsty nightstalker as a remarkably complex and telling totem of our nightmares, real and imagined.

Supplement to the Catalogue of the Edinburgh Select Subscription Library

Supplement to the Catalogue of the Edinburgh Select Subscription Library
Author: James J. HUNTER
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1848
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supplement to the Catalogue of the Edinburgh Select Subscription Library Book Excerpt:

Brian the Crap Vampire

Brian the Crap Vampire
Author: fido p nightfall
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2010-03-09
ISBN: 1445281430
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brian the Crap Vampire Book Excerpt:

not that keen on the idea, but things are looking up

The World Almanac and Book of Facts

The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 975
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Almanacs, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts Book Excerpt:

My Boyfriend Bites

My Boyfriend Bites
Author: Dan Jolley
Publsiher: Millbrook Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 1512457418
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Boyfriend Bites Book Excerpt:

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! Vanessa Shingle has a knack for choosing boyfriends who need fixing—the juvenile delinquent, the school cheat, the slacker....Then she meets Jean-Paul McClellan—the perfect project! Vanessa is determined to find out Jean-Paul's story. Why would such a smart hunk waste his life as a janitor? She drags her best friend Stork on a nighttime mission to learn more. What she sees makes her blood run cold. Suddenly, Vanessa's little New Mexico town is overrun by vampires—obnoxious ones at that. And Vanessa seems to be their target. Is Jean-Paul one of them? If so, why is he being so nice to her? When he talks about prophecies and legacies and Romania, what's he really up to? Vanessa finds herself with a real situation to fix—and she stakes her life on being able to rise to the challenge.