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Sleep paralysis is a condition characterized by temporary paralysis of the body shortly after waking up (known as hypnopompic paralysis) or, less often, shortly before falling asleep (known as hypnagogic paralysis).
Physiologically, it is closely related to the paralysis that occurs as a natural part of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is known as REM atonia. Sleep paralysis occurs when the brain awakes from a REM state, but the bodily paralysis persists. This leaves the person fully conscious, but unable to move. In addition, the state may be accompanied by terrifying hallucinations (hypnopompic or hypnagogic) which cause an acute sense of danger . Sleep paralysis is particularly frightening to the individual due to the vividness of such hallucinations. The hallucinatory element to sleep paralysis makes it even more likely that someone will interpret the experience as a dream, since completely fanciful, or dream-like, objects may appear in the room alongside one's normal vision. Some scientists have proposed this condition as a theory for alien abductions and ghostly encounters.
Originally posted by Mr Green
Can I ask you in your heart of hearts do you think this happened? You know when something is real I think, you feel it in your heart, do you think this happened? I saw a green humanoid 5 years ago and I KNOW it was real, it happened it was not a dream or a vision in any way.
What about this experience can you say made it different from a lucid dream?Thanks Mr Green
My favourite science would have to be quantam physics, which is one where "science" and metaphysics seem to be in harmony with each other, because when it comes down to it - we are just energy in motion aren't we?
Originally posted by TyrantFlameViper
i used to get sleep paralysis alot in iraq maybe due to stress of combat or lack of sleep...but occasionally i would get it when i would lay down after work for even a short nap on a lunch break.....i always got it when i would lay in my bed so i went out and i bought a couch which i now sleep and up until last night i have never had something liek this happen to me..
so now i try to think logically about what happened
1 maybe it was a dream
2 in iraq i was angry bitter person and in some occult societies they believe a demon is a personality gone awry and that you have 8 personalities and if one takes more time than the others it becomes the demon
3 maybe the anger is my demon and a new emotion has been introduced in the last few weeks that i am over looking
Originally posted by Dobbie
reply to post by Mr Green
These entities are energetic vampires that feed off fear.
Once we learn to overcome fear, we are free to experience and explore all the wonders of the astral and spiritual world without being compromised.