Sleep Paralysis – Our Waking Nightmares and Fantasies

Ryan Hurd discusses Sleep Paralysis phenomena with The Unnormal Paranormal Podcast

Ryan Hurd, consciousness researcher and author of Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions and Visitors of the Night, describes the terrifying notion of nightmares visually manifesting while we are waking! Also covered: night terrors and out of body experiences

With degrees in archeology and Consciousness Studies, Ryan’s aim is to “help bring about a new dreaming culture that integrates the best of 21st century thought with the intuitive ways of knowing prized by our ancestors: dreams, visions and imagination”.

His authored works include Dream Like a Boss (Books 1 and 2), and Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions and Visitors of the Night. He also co-edited, with Kelly Bulkeley, the two volume reference edition “Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep.”

As an educator, Ryan has presented to a wide range of audiences, including invited lectures for TEDMED, Stanford University, the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and the Rhine Institute.

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One comment on “Sleep Paralysis – Our Waking Nightmares and Fantasies
  1. I think that a lot of us totally underestimate just how crucial sleep actually is. Our bodies depend on a restful sleep cycle in order to grow muscle, rejuvenate our cells, and repair damaged tissue – along with so many other processes. On top of that, anyone who has ever suffered through a night of low-quality sleep knows exactly how frustrating it can be to wake up in the morning, get a move on with your day, and be able to focus on the things you have to concentrate on. While I was doing research for a recent piece, I discovered that the CDC has put out studies showing that thirty-three percent of adults don’t sleep nearly as well as they should. It is ridiculous what we do to ourselves when we don’t get enough peaceful rest.

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