From your description, those dreams your brother is having are NOT night terrors. Just bad dreams or nightmares. Night terrors are a completely
different beast. If you want some good descriptions of night terrors, check out this thread:
True night terrors are cognitive dissonance focused on spatial relation archetypes. Congnitive dissonance is when to concepts are closely linked like
Hot and Cold. The mind is only used to seeing one side of the coin at a time, so when the mind tries to see the whole coin, you get two opposing
ideas occupying the same space.
Most night terrors are triggered by cognitive dissonance of spacial relations. This can be anything from geometric shapes, sensations of movement or
time, contradicting perspectives, sound. All having to do with spatial relations. When you mess up your spatial relations, that leave you very
disoriented, which can cause the most awful terrifying sensations.
Now if you have knocking and banging around your house, my theory is that's some sort of entity trying to manipulate you. The noises are done to draw
your attention, which is what it needs to act in this world. The more attention you give it, the more things will escalate. My advice is to cut it
off at the source, pay it no attention at all. It may be difficult for your brother to disengage himself this late in the game, but that's what needs
to be done. He's more responsible for what's happening than that entity is. They tend to trick people into hurting themselves but focusing their
attention and using it against them.
Originally posted by Xandyr101
From what I have found out this seems to happen between stage 3 or 4 of non-rapied eye movement. Perhaps it's during this time that our minds can
open up to something, a doorway perhaps that allows us to see certain things, but even then that doesn't fully explain why people are seeing the same
thing world wide.
I agree, the stages in between sleep an awake do seem to allow us to glimpse another unseen world of sorts.
The similarities in accounts do not make sense as personal creations of the mind. There would a lot more variation if that were the case.
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