Category Archives: Vampirism

Astral Vampirism

The astral body is a person’s second body, which can be separated from the physical body. The astral body is the explanation of ghosts and out-of-body experiences. It’s also said that when a person dies and is buried, they are only in a catatonic trance, explaining how people could survive long periods in the grave […]

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Vampire Psychic Abilities

Throughout history and fiction, vampires have accrued many different skills and abilities. Amongst the skills, include a pretty long list of psychic abilities. Self-proclaimed psychics insist that all mortals have this ability, but this has not been scientifically proven, much less demonstrated. Yes, some people just “know” things that others don’t know, and the tests […]

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Bats

Bats did not tie to vampires until the nineteenth century, but they have been used in fables and stories since Aesop and his fables. Bats have been seen with likeness to humans, such as how babies nurse from a female bat’s pair of breasts. In the Middle Ages, they became associated with the Christian devil, […]

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Moon

In fiction, vampires are often associated with the moon. Because they are nocturnal, vampires are said to have a special relationship with the moon. In “The Vampyre,” John Polidori used the moon to revive Lord Ruthven, a vampire killed in the course of the story. He was taken to a hill so that his body […]

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Mist

The idea that vampires can turn into a mist plays a bigger part in fiction than in folklore In vampire fiction, vampires could transform into a mist, but they could not travel very far in this form. Vampire mist was only occasionally seen in mythology as a logical form for a vampire to leave and […]

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Mirrors

Mirrors have been seen to reveal a person’s spiritual double (the soul). When a person saw themself in the mirror, they received confirmation that they had a soul. Thus, if there was no reflection, it was thought the person did not have a soul, such as a vampire. Mirrors forced vampires to confront their nature […]

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Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a small tree of the rose family that was prevalent throughout southern Europe. The plant is sometimes known as the whitethorn. In ancient times, hawthorn was used as a symbol of hope and as charm against witchcraft and sorcery. It was often placed in baby cribs to protect them from witchcraft. Some people […]

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How to Destroy a Vampire

There are many different myths about vampires from across the world in almost every civilization. Each myth has its own vampire creatures with different creation and destruction stories. Across the board, many of the common ways to destroy a vampire are seen throughout the map, but in many cases, it’s best to side-tract or weaken […]

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