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Dangerous yet seductive, the vampire's legendary abilities to live forever, vanish like mist, fly and exert mind-control over his victims, have commanded respect and inspired complete devotion in his fans the world over. Surveying the great vampire stories, from ancient myths to classic movies, this handbook charts the development of the vampire, from prince of pure evil to poignant anti-hero. Author Joules Taylor goes beyond the sexy, stylish glamour of the vampire to give authentic examples of people with physical and psychological symptoms of vampirism, and explores all aspects of vampire lore, both ancient and modern, from around the world.This comprehensive guide explores the dark mysteries of his eternal allure and irresistible charm, as well as his vulnerability. It notes how to identify a victim of psychic vampirism, and details the many traditional defences against the vampire in all his guises. Keep it by your pillow!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 193 x 237 x 13mm | 594g
  • Spruce
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60
  • 1846013453
  • 9781846013454
  • 2,520,010

Table of contents

Introduction, CHAPTER 1: THE CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, CHAPTER 2: ORIGINS - History of the Vampire, Geography of the Vampire, Defences, The Dhampir, CHAPTER 3: SEX, RELIGION AND THE VAMPIRE - The Appeal of the Vampire, Social Overview, The Role of Religion, Physiology of the Vampire, Psychology, CHAPTER 4: THE EVOLUTION OF THE VAMPIRE - Popular Culture, Style and Wealth, Goths, The Vampire in Film, The Vampire in Literature,
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About Joules Taylor

Joules Taylor is the sole author of five non-fiction books, and co-author of a further eight, dealing with a wide range of subjects including ancient myths and legends, dreams and dreaming, magic, love and psychic powers. Her fiction credits include Prime Contact, her first novel of the Haadri Cycle, which was published in 2008, and features a vampiric species in a sci-fi setting.
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