noun. a belief in the presence of vampires. With regard to the portrayal of vampirism in literature, carnal satisfaction is frequently correlated to the sucking of blood from another individual, a symbolization of the "love bite.

VAMPIRISM: "Vampirism is variously comprehended by some psychoanalytic thinkers as being oedipal strivings, oral sadism, worry or fear of castration, or aggressive or violent emotions."
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