A delicious study of the blood sucking ghost throughout history
In July 1910, Dudley Wright published an essay entitled A Living Vampire in The Occult Review. The Occult Review was a monthly magazine, to which remarkable writers on the occult contributed, such as Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune and Arthur Edward Waite. A few years later he expanded his essay on vampires into this still popular book entitled Vampires and Vampirism. It is one of the very few books ever written with a scientific approach to the subject of vampires and vampirism.
Wright explores the vampire phenomena in different parts of the world and in different times in our history, starting with ancient Babylonia, Assyria and Greece. He continues with the vampire in Great Britain and the British Empire, Germany and it’s surrounding countries, Bavaria, Hungary, Silesia, Bulgaria and Russia. Several more peculiar cases are described in his chapters “Miscellanea” and “Living Vampires”. The vampire in literature is also treated and the volume ends with the fact or fiction question. Wright had a livelong interest in spiritual and paranormal subjects.
This special revised VAMzzz Publishing edition is completed with a Post Scriptum with biographical information about the writer and an article on the vampire in Russia and Slavonic countries based on Muscovite folk-lore by W. R. S. Ralston, M.A.