A recurring theme here at GrumpyVamp’s Guide to the GVC is DO YOUR DAMN HOMEWORK. But the GrumpyVamp team agrees it’s not fair to insist that newcomers to this blog or to the GVC do their homework unless we provide some educational resources. There is a fuckton of information out there compiled over 20+ years so, while Grumpy calls bullshit on the idea that it’s difficult to find, the following is a reading list of books and websites that Grumpy has personally read and recommends.
Some of the information in these resources may not apply to you. Some of it may even contradict other information in other resources. That’s okay. There is no “one size fits all” answer to anything in the GVC so it’s a good idea for you to learn as much as you can and figure out what works for you.
Here you fucking go.
Sanguinarius.org – The oldest and probably the most comprehensive website dedicated to the GVC ever.
Sphynxcat’s Real Vampire Support Page – Almost as old and as comprehensive as Sangi’s site.
The Atlanta Vampire Alliance Educational Archive – Excellent quality information, highly recommended.
The Vampire Network – Newer site but includes quality content.
By Light Unseen – Excellent information about vampires in folklore plus a section dedicated to GVC history.
The Red Cellar – Everything you ever wanted to know about blood-letting but didn’t know enough to ask.
Voices of the Vampire Community – Select articles translated into languages other than English.
Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism by Joseph Laycock (Amazon link) – The best book about the GVC written by a professional academic researcher.
The Psychic Vampire Codex: A Manual of Magick and Energy Work by Michelle Belanger (Amazon link) – Written by a long-standing leader in the GVC; some information is specific to Michelle’s spiritual order but also contains GVC history and exercises any psychic vampire can use.
Vampires in Their Own Words: An Anthology of Vampire Voices edited by Michelle Belanger (Amazon link) – A collection of essays on a variety of topics showcasing a range of perspectives held in the GVC.