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Dark Intrusions: An Investigation into the Paranormal Nature of Sleep Paralysis Experiences

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Since his late teens, Louis Proud has suffered from chronic sleep paralysis and has undergone hundreds of such episodes, many of them terrifying but ultimately transformational and eye-opening. These experiences, he believes, allow access to the "spirit realm" and could well hold the key to a whole host of paranormal phenomena, including poltergeist disturbances, ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published November 4th 2009 by Anomalist Books (first published 2009)
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finecat
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
An interesting take on sleep paralysis (SP). Mr. Proud writes about, and quotes extensively from, a plethora of different authors with various opinions regarding SP directly or non-directly - from the paranormal to the religious to the scientific. He pulls together those views in order to create his own hypotheses, and to point-out that more research, clearly, needs to be done regarding SP. I felt the only drawback of the book was that the author did not discuss his own SP experiences further ...more
Luciana Gerez
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book!

As a sleep paralysis suferer myself and having increasing attacks on October/13, I came to this book and for some reason I thought I would find techniques to over come SP or at least to get some control over it.

Instead what I found was a deep analysis of the phenomena and much more information that I could possibly imagine. Louis Proud made a big research on other phenomenas and studies to find a link between that and SP. That enabled him to dig for answers that we all are
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K.M. Montemayor
Before reading this, I had very little knowledge of sleep paralysis or SP. It certainly gave me some food for thought. The author draws some interesting and convincing parallels between SP states, ghosts, poltergeists, mediumship, channelling, some types of mental illness, out of body experiences, and even UFO abduction. I don't know if it convinced me of anything different from what I already believed. The author talks about lower astral beings as malevolent and portrays them as untrustworthy ...more
Tanya
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you have ever suffered from sleep paralysis (google it) then Read this Book ! I loved the straightforward, frank and humble manner in which he described his experiences with SP. The many case studies presented within the book resonated deeply with my own sleep paralysis attacks and I found my thoughts and beliefs about the 'possible' paranormal aspect of SP profoundly changed after reading this book.
Aubree Deimler
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novel-research
I enjoyed this book and the author's deeper look into different paranormal ideas, based off the research of other writers. So it comes across more of a historical account of people in history who have shared their experiences and theories on the supernatural. There were plenty of parts that freaked me out and I must say that my perception of things beyond the eye has definitely changed.
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