Allure of the Vampire: Our Sexual Attraction to the Undead

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Dark Moon Press, 2009 - Social Science - 280 pages
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The mere mention of vampires used to be enough to make people think of a nocturnal predator. But over the centuries the vampire has changed from monstrous villain to sexual object, for both men and women alike. Allure of the Vampire examines our intimate attraction to these beings in a detailed manner. Now, join occult author Corvis Nocturnum as he reveals the fascinating evolution of this icon as it has lured and enticed us in folklore, film and books from the days of ancient civilization to the living breathing inhabitants of our modern subculture, the vampire community.

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Occult researcher and Gothic fantasy artist Corvis Nocturnum has owned an occult shop for several years while he maintained office as the Vice President of the Fort Wayne Pagan Alliance, a faith tolerance organization and acted as Vendor Director/Coordinator for Pagan Pride Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has done lectures at various events all over Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois on the subjects in Embracing the Darkness; Understanding Dark Subcultures, work detailing the truth and crossover of alternative lifestyles, gaining the attention of readers all over the world. The grand and great-grandson of a Mason. He remains involved in bringing about public awareness to alternative religions at conventions and universities, by being an invited speaker at a World Religions Seminar at the Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He has also been a repeated guest of Dr. Ed Craft on Magick Mind Radio. He was interviewed on Esoteric Radio in January of 2009. He has been an active voice in many dark communities, promoting public awareness on various issues, such as ethics, and explaining away misguided stereotypes. Various writings of his have appeared in newsletters and online groups, and he is currently the publisher of Dark Moon Press and of The Ninth Gate Magazine, a publication featuring fashion and interviews with bands in the Pagan, Satanic, Goth and Vampire communities. He serves as administrator on The Lost Children of the Oubliette, is a member of the Tantric Vampires forum, the Vampirism & Energy Work Research forum, and is also a member of the Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC). He also is co founder of the brick and mortar store, The Ninth Gate, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a May 2009 graduate with distinction from Brown Mackie College with an Associates degree who has made the Dean's List and Honors List several times. In his free time Corvis enjoys creating works of fantasy, pagan, and gothic artwork. He enjoys oil painting most of all. He continues to challenge himself not just artistically but also in the literary world with new writings. He is currently working on new books including some possible fiction.

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