Paperback: 132 pages
Experienced by millions as supernatural assault, sleep paralysis often includes realistic, and often frightening, hallucinations that are projected into the waking world. In Sleep Paralysis: A Guide To Hypnagogic Visions And Visitors Of The Night, these night visitations of ghosts, vampires-and even aliens-are honored afresh from the perspective of contemporary dream science. Although they can be terrifying, these visions can also be an excellent portal to other extraordinary states, like out-of-body experiences, lucid dreaming, and guided journeys to realms beyond our imagination. Sleep paralysis is the only print book that discusses sleep paralysis and its related dream visions from a how-to perspective -- a book for those who want to manage their sleep paralysis or engage more confidently with this ancient lucid dreaming technique.
This book on sleep paralysis has a tremendous contribution to understanding a realm of nocturnal experiences that have previously been dismissed as non-existent, irrelevant or pathological. Ryan Hurd offers very clear and valuable information on this neglected topic based upon his many years as an experiencer, and as a knowledgeable guide to the existing research literature.