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  • n. A human who feeds on blood.


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Latin sanguis, "blood"


  • Does that mean that anyone who dresses in black and wears heavy eyeliner is a sanguinarian?

    Quench (2007)

  • Instead, Merticus, a name he chose to identify himself, and other "real" vampires say they feel the need to feed from other people in order to fully survive, either on blood - as sanguinarian vampires do - or through contact with "life force," as psychic vampires do.

    The Walton Tribune: News

  • "Psychic and sanguinarian vampires are individuals who cannot adequately sustain their own physical, mental or spiritual wellbeing without the taking of blood or vital life force energy from other sources, often human," Merticus said, who discounted the fictional idea of cloaked figures draining doe-eyed virgins of their blood.

    The Walton Tribune: News

  • Take The Coven Organization, whose FAQ includes a definition of vampirism (“Vampirism is best described as as a lack of energy or an energy deficiencies”), explains that not all vampires are blood-drinkers (“the major types are: sanguinarian [blood drinking], psi [psychic] vampires, elementals, and hybrids [those who consider themselves to be more than one type]” and explains that “Hollywood has distorted the popular perception of the vampire into something not like us at all.”

    Witches and vampires and ghosts, oh, my!


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    Yesterday I learned a new word: sanguinarian. It’s as bad as it sounds, as I discovered in the secret vampire group, where 2,000 group members exchange resources for best ways to find willing human donors for their blood consumption and how to keep the habit a secret from their immediate circles who would never understand what it’s like to be an actual vampire. It’s an elevated life form, one that common folk could never understand. But still not hurting anyone…okay, well at least not without their consent. So what’s the problem?

    June 17, 2017