"Sleep paralysis feels like being awake and aware in bed as someone—or something—holds you down. In this revised and updated 2nd edition of his classic Sleep Paralysis, Ryan Hurd honors these frightening hallucinations afresh from the perspective of contemporary dream science.
Experienced by millions as supernatural assault, sleep paralysis (SP) 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 a reliable portal to other extraordinary states, including lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences, 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 SP or engage more confidently with this ancient lucid dreaming technique."