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A Nod to Vampirologists

There is a growing terminology that my word processor never likes and continues to remind me of its dislike with angry red squiggly lines. These words include, but are not limited to ‘vampirology,’ ‘vampirologist,’ ‘werewolfology,’ and ‘werewolfologist.’ It prefers words like Parapsychologist or Cryptozoologist, but those words do not reflect the meaning I am searching…Continue readingA Nod to Vampirologists

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The Chewing Dead: The Vampire’s Heritage

In 1679, a theologian named Philip Rorh, published a 24-page work entitled Dissertatio Historico-Philosophica de Masticatione Mortuorum (also known by the shorter title de Masticatione Mortuorum) or The Chewing of The Dead. Rohr was located in the Holy Roman Empire (composed of what are now Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, as well as…Continue readingThe Chewing Dead: The Vampire’s Heritage