To understand the phenomenon of Ferox Vampyrism in its entirety can sometimes be a difficult or even impossible undertaking. The Vampyric bloodlust, if you want to phrase it as such, and the animalistic sensations are closely related to the experience of sanguine Vampyres. The supposedly exotic note of Animalis is therefore often attributed either to Vampyrism itself or to the realm of therians. The fact that these differences are subtle, but essential for the final definition, is often hastily disregarded.
Ferox Vampyrism is to be understood as an independent variety of Vampyrism and as such an independent variation of sanguine practice. To incorporate it fully into Vampyrism without reflection or to consider it completely separate from it would not do justice to those who find themselves in it.Read More
Mentorship as an institution is close to my heart, so it makes sense to comment on the topic from my perspective as a mentor as well. The following article was written by me for House Sauromatos, and I provide it here as a practical guide to delve deeper into the subject.Read More
Black Rose Society is pleased to introduce Haus Meraki, a most promising Vampyric Household rooted in the traditions of the German Vampyre Subculture set to enrich our communities embracing creativity and inclusivity as their guiding ideas. For the occasion, we spoke with Lilli, founder and head of Haus Meraki.
You can visit and get to know Haus Meraki through their Discord server: https://discord.gg/U88NESu7vGRead More
Some concepts have been part of the subculture surrounding real-life vampires / vampyres for quite some time. The awakening is one such concept, among the most prevalent ones at that. It has been around since Michelle Belangers Psychic Vampire Codex, perhaps even longer, and has been undergoing many transformations and reinterpretations to this day. That being said, this article will not delve into different types or models, but instead presuppose a basic, implicit understanding of awakening in order to deal with the concept in a generalized manner.Read More
In our ongoing profile series BLACK ROSE SOCIETY is interviewing the makers and innovators, the representatives and heads of various vampyre community organizations, including traditional forms of vampyric self-organization like vampyre houses, vampyre covens and vampyre clans. Our aim is to document and celebrate a great and diverse vampyre culture and vampyre society. We hope to enable groups, houses, covens and clans to present themselves in our publication and to use our network to connect with interested parties drawn to their individual character and vision.Read More
The Bladed Ankh is an international symbol recognized by many Vampyres as part of Vampyre culture. Vampyric groups use individualized forms of the ancient Egyptian symbol associated with immortality as their insignia, many Vampyres wear it as an identifying signet in the form of a pendant and it often can be found on books, documents and websites.
In particular special bladed form of the ankh, the Bladed Ankh, became unmistakably associated with Vampyres and Vampyre Culture. It was arguably adopted by vampyric communities after being inspired by the fashionable Ankh-pendant worn by the vampires in the 1983 movie ‘The Hunger’, where it is shown featuring a hidden blade the vampires use to open the blood vessels of their victims.Read More
“I am no one’s Lord“, he proclaims when he is referred to as such. Mikhail Sauromatos, young head and founder of House Sauromatos, is arguably one of the most respected authorities on vampyric subcultures in Germany. We spoke with him for Black Rose Society about himself, his view on vampyric elites and the role of the largely mysterious vampire clans, houses and covens in the society of real vampires. The name and decorum suggests them to be hierarchical, highly stratified organizations, with self-styled vampiric leaders or elders lording over and attended by orders and ranks of devoted members. Mikhail Sauromatos disagrees.Read More
The Honour-Code of the Sanguinary Society is a document that summarizes thirteen self-evident virtues based on common sense. They are intended to give blood drinkers and blood donors more security in their actions, but also to expose inappropriate behaviour more quickly. The virtues have been deeply rooted in vampire society for many years and, in the case of negative characters, lead quite quickly to their exclusion from the community if they displayed harmful behaviour. They are one of the reasons why the vampire society functions so peacefully and harmoniously.Read More