What is a Vampire?
As someone who writes and lectures on vampirism I am often asked, what is a vampire. A vampire, in short, is a being that requires a specific type of energy to maintain wellness. Many other vampires take issues with such a lax definition, but I believe that is from a a lack off medical, spiritual, and social education.
ALL BEINGS take in and give out energy. The human body is a bio electrical machine. This is a scientific fact. We give out energy from conception and it ends only in physical death, From being to end, life is an exchange of energies among all its biological processes.
On a spiritual level, energy is exchanged. From Prayer, to Spellcraft, Hoodoo, Voodoo, Wicca, Reiki, paganism in its many forms and so on.
The simple taking in of energy can not be the sole definition of a vampire because that would mean every being,every animal, every biological organism would be a vampire. We know this not to be the case.
So what makes a vampire a vampire?
Vampire need a specific type of energy to maintain health that can not be acquired through normal biological or spiritual processes. Vampires need this specific type of energy to maintain wellness. Without regular consumption of this energy, a vampire will suffer mental and physical imbalances.
Just my humble observation after a few decades of study.