People who suffer sleep paralysis inevitably focus on their fear and discomfort, but rarely do they recognize that this strange experience also holds a huge potential for mind/body growth and enlightenment. Ryan Hurd, a brilliant researcher and emerging leader in the field of dream studies, offers a brand new perspective on sleep paralysis that provides both practical help and inspirational guidance. Hurd's excellent new book gives clear and effective advice about how to diminish the painful symptoms of sleep paralysis, while leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the incredible power of the dreaming imagination--a power that can promote greater health and conscious awareness in all of us. --Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., author of Dreaming in the World's Religion
If you suffer from sleep paralysis, buy this book. Inside it are powerful techniques, real knowledge and experienced advice from a former sleep paralysis sufferer. Using practical techniques, insightful advice and scientific research, Hurd takes the SP sufferer on a journey from intense fear to real hope and empowerment. Benefit from his insight, and learn how to resolve your sleep paralysis for good. --Robert Waggoner, author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self
In writing Sleep Paralysis: A Dreamer's Guide, Ryan Hurd has compiled, in a clear and succinct style, a vast compendium of much needed practical information about Isolated Sleep Paralysis (SP). Ryan, an experiencer and researcher of the phenomenon, brings clarity to often contradictory information. Of particular importance, and something missing in the work of others (even my own), is his focus on the spiritual aspects of SP. For many experiencers, SP emerges as a spiritual question, which Ryan shows can be answered from a believer's own perspective. In keeping with the ideas of Joseph Campbell, this is a practical and honest guide for connecting the modern mind to the foundational mythologies of the world. --Jorge Conesa-Sevilla, Ph.D., author of Wrestling with Ghosts: a Personal and Scientific Account of Sleep Paralysis
Ryan Hurd ought to be congratulated for writing this book. It needed to be written. I admire his practical, open-minded approach to the subject. Since Hurd himself has experienced SP, his knowledge of the condition goes far beyond that of most experts. This book will be of great benefit to SP sufferers who are having difficulty coping with the condition. Hurd shows us that it's possible to transform this generally frightening and disturbing condition into something positive and beneficial, and he provides instructions as to how this can be achieved. --Louis Proud, author of Dark Intrusions: an Investigation into the Paranormal Nature of Sleep Paralysis Experiences.
This book on sleep paralysis offers a tremendous contribution to understanding a realm of nocturnal experiences that have previously been dismissed as non-existent, irrelevant or pathological. Ryan Hurd offers extremely clear and valuable information on this neglected topic based upon his many years as an experiencer, and as a knowledgeable guide to the existing research literature. I highly recommend it! --Robert L. Van de Castle, Ph.D, Author of Our Dreaming Mind, Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams