Konstantinos is the name of a practicing occultist and neopagan (born ), and the author of Konstantinos. Vampires: The Occult Truth. St. Paul. For the first time ever, here is convincing evidence that vampires really exist. Read first-hand accounts of encounters with vampires and vampirism of all. Werewolves The Occult Truth. There are such things as werewolves How does one become—or kill—a werewolf? Where do our modern shapeshifting stories.
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Preview — Vampires by Konstantinos. The Occult Truth by Konstantinos. The facts are stranger than anything you may have read, heard, konstantlnos imagined before now! They really exist, and this book rips away the myth to expose their habits and lifestyles. Paperbackpages. Published September 8th by Llewellyn Publications first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Fampiresplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 29, Astri rated it did not like it Shelves: Konstantinos, you fail at life.
Please stop writing contradictory books Hell, just stop writing altogether, you slag. Sep 26, Andrew rated it did not like it Shelves: Can’t work out what possessed me to read this book To be honest it just seemed cheaply thrown together,more care in showing sources at bottom of pages rather than a small select bibliography may have helped.
In vampiires it turns out you might want to invite him around for tea afterall. Konstantinos is on the fence throughout the book and even when seemingly certain of his facts provides a wooly interpretation of them, I am Goth friendly and even the ‘new age’ sensibilities of the latter part of the book aren’t something I willingly debunk but ‘fraid to say this book meant little to me and was a waste of my time Jan 24, Christine rated it did not like it Konstantinoos This was a joke.
Jul 09, Soukyan Blackwood rated it really liked it. The rest of this long review is at Msg2TheMing: Author speaks in a pleasant manner too, a manner that allows a skeptic to remain a skeptic or reconsider, while a believer can continue believing or reconsider too, nothing is pushed, everything is questioned. Oct 21, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: I went into this book thinking it was going to be another campy vampire book that while it had genuine vampire tidbits in it, was told like the rest of the books of its ilk.
Thankfully I was wrong although I have to say that while it was refreshing getting away from the camp, Konstantinos was, at times, a little dry in the execution of his point and it was sometimes hard for me to get through. But those spots are pretty few and far between. What I liked most about the author was that while he tak I went into this book thinking it was going to be another campy vampire book that while it had genuine vampire tidbits in it, was told like the rest of the books of its ilk.
What I liked most about the author was that while he takes his subject of vampires very seriously, he doesn’t force that on the reader. Throughout he’s very insistent that you take what you will from what he tells you, draw your own conclusions and hear the stories with some grains of salt added in.
He presents his theories concisely and without pretense and he doesn’t force his own conclusions on you but encourages you to come to your own.
With that being said, this isn’t a book for the girlies looking for more vampire giggles. This is actually a pretty serious reference book for people looking for genuine vampire information not ripped from movies, TV or literature. While Konstantinos does reference those characters, he quickly brushes them away for being far too removed from the “actual” vampires of history.
Those vampires are reanimated corpses, ghouls, demons, or thought to be. They’re steeped in lore and exist more in the fear of the villages they spawn from than in the air itself. These are not creatures to woo by. Now I have to say I am a believer of psychic vampires. I have a feeling one of my friends may be one without even realizing it.
I’m always so drained when I’m done hanging out with her. If you’ve ever known someone to be like that, completely draining, chances are they’re psychic vampires and they probably don’t know it. As for “real” blood drinkers, I’m a little less convinced of those people. The letters that were included in the book just seemed pretty patchwork from movies and TV and whatever else they could grab from. I just think these people are so psychologically invested in the idea that they need blood that they’ve actually convinced themselves they need it.
I’m sure they’d say otherwise but I’d like to see them sit with a psychologist. Not because I think they’re crazy but because I think their need is more psychological than physical. Ultimately this is a pretty good reference book to use if you’re looking for some good, genuine vampire lore. You will get accurate depictions of vampires from folklore without all of that Hollywood taint. And if you’re looking for genuinely terrifying vampires, you’ll need that. Discovered it on my own.
January 25, – February 1, I had picked this book up while I lived in Calgary, Alberta in the late ‘s, and read nearly all of it; judging by the bookmark in it at page However, I do not have any recollection of how it was. It is now back in my “to read” pile of books! February 1, – February 2, I found this book to be much like others about vampires, which I have read in the past. It is informative and educational in the sense that it does not st 1st Read: It is informative and educational in the sense that it does not stick to one kind or a certain type of vampire, as there are variances.
I enjoyed that the author did not stray into areas that needed not be written about or discussed. He made the point and moved on, though brought up past material often. The chapters with personal letters from the vampires and vampire-like people were interesting, as were the final chapters on psychic vampires.
As well, he avoided the typical Hollywood stereotype of what a vampire is. I applaud him for that. The appeal of vampirism wouldn’t be remotely as strong to people if books, films and movies would have stayed on track with the monster that was Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
There was nothing sexy and beautiful about Dracula. That is the way it should be, in my opinion. The most important element Konstantinos put into his book That as well, is worthy of an approving nod of good advice to those reading and pondering the idea of consuming blood.
This was a decent book to read and reacquaint with. Reviews vary with it and that is cool. We all have our likes and dislikes. Much like music, we have to be in an open frame of mind to indulge in certain flavors! Feb 26, Jediraven rated it it was amazing. I really liked this book. Probably like most people I thought vampires to be like the Anne Rice ones a bit disappointed that they might not be, because I love Lestat and Marius. I never imagined that vampires could be more like psychic entities.
While reading this book, I was also completely shocked to find out that when I was a child I was the victim of a psychic vampire attack! I’ve been a horrible insomniac for as long as I can remember, never able to sleep and always staying awake for most I really liked this book. I’ve been a horrible insomniac for as long as I can remember, never able to sleep and always staying awake for most of the night and now it makes sense why!
It was a bit terrifying to read some of the encounters and know it was the same as what had happened to me, but I feel better knowing how to explain that weird occurrence when I saw a creature with red eyes right beside my bed and wasn’t able to move or cry out because I was paralyzed.
He also included in his final chapter rituals for protection, which I fully intend on doing even though it has been years. I also liked how he went into detail about different vampire beliefs from around the world. He also included letters he’d gotten from mortal vampires, I think. They were interesting to read. So if you want vampires to be Lestat, don’t read this because you might be disappointed. On the other hand, if you’re just curious about occult things like I am, then it’s a very good read.
The only problem I had is that throughout his book, he kept referring to his other books but maybe he had to say that because it was for the Llewellyn series. Dec 17, Carly Nicholas is currently reading it. I like reading this book so far but I’m not sure how it explains the “occult” truth about vampires when he didn’t even mentioned the Highgate Cemetery vampire in London. I am not sure if they were a real flesh and blood person that died and became a vampire but he was a ancient prince, people have sighted seeing some kind of spectral vampire in the cemetery numerous times, there have been nefarious satanic rituals performed in the cemetery, demons have been summoned so I am not sure if it relate I like reading this book so far but I’m not sure how it explains the “occult” truth about vampires when he didn’t even mentioned the Highgate Cemetery vampire in London.
I am not sure if they were a real flesh and blood person that died and became a vampire but he was a ancient prince, people have sighted seeing some kind of spectral vampire in the cemetery numerous times, there have been nefarious satanic rituals performed in the cemetery, demons have been summoned so I am not sure if it relates to that in some way. The author has explained historical accounts of vampire sightings and encounters and even vampire hunters but I don’t see how it is connected to the occult so far.
The aurhor has not mentioned a way a person could become a vampire with the use of the occult via black magick, satanism, such as people like Gilles De Rais or possibly Elizabeth Bathory. I have personaly met people online that are a modern day vampire specifically a psychic or sanguinarian vampire the sanguinarian vampire is also a satanist in a vampiric cult, he dabbled with occult, black magick or satanism and became a sanguinarian vampire blood drinking modern day vampire People who are like me psychic and a empath need to be careful about being around these types of people.