posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 02:15 PM
In my personal opinion, I think the very idea of incubus/ incubi
is an ancient scapegoat created by
man to blame his incestuous indiscretions on. Molestation and rape within the family unit is as old as time itself, and just as disturbing than as it
is now, enough so that the victim could indeed perceive her attacker as something evil and alien given the nature of the crime itself.
Plus, it has probably kept certain "upstanding" community members from serious stonings/ hangings, pick you punishment here..."Oh, it wasn't me,
it must have been one of dem incubussesses."
The poor victim feeds into this, too, because it keeps the truth, the real nightmare, from manifesting fully.
Having said that, there can indeed be a psycho-somatic reaction to a dream that could re-enforce the notion of being raped...residual soreness, ghost
stim response, etc.
But I'd have to rule out overt redness, swelling and lacerations. I don't think the mind could do that to the body without it's manual assistance.
Now, the mind could trick the body into doing damage that it is instructed to forget...but that in itself is an indicator of much deeper disorder that
I would think would have manifested itself in much more obvious symptoms than dream rape.
I don't believe in demons, incubi or other. I do believe in repressed sexual violence buried so deep in the subconscious that one couldn't remember
the incidents if paid to. These things have a tendency to rise to the surface when we least expect it.