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Dark Intrusions: An Investigation into the Paranormal Nature of Sleep Paralysis Experiences
Dark Intrusions: An Investigation into the Paranormal Nature of Sleep Paralysis Experiences is a book written by Louis Proud. The book investigates the theory of the author that chronic sleep paralysis is connected to paranormal phenomena such as Succubi and Incubi among others. While not a particular focus of the work, Succubi are referenced in several chapters.
- Title: Dark Intrusions: An Investigation into the Paranormal Nature of Sleep Paralysis Experiences
- Author: Louis Proud
- Published By: Anomalist Books
- Length: 280 Pages
- Format: eBook & Paperback
- ASIN: B003VTZVYM (eBook)
- ISBN-10: 1933665440 (Paperback)
- ISBN-13: 978-1933665443 (Paperback)
- Publishing Date: November 4, 2009
Since his late teens, Louis Proud has suffered from chronic sleep paralysis and has undergone hundreds of such episodes, many of them terrifying but ultimately transformational and eye-opening. These experiences, he believes, allow access to the "spirit realm" and could well hold the key to a whole host of paranormal phenomena, including poltergeist disturbances, out-of-body-experiences, mediumship, spirit possession, and succubi and incubi encounters.
Drawing on the work of Colin Wilson, Joe Fisher, Stan Gooch, Whitley Strieber, Robert Monroe, Dion Fortune, and a number of other paranormal experts, Proud lucidly demonstrates that many sleep paralysis experiences involve genuine contact and communication with incorporeal entities, some of them parasitic and potentially dangerous. In this comprehensive, open-minded exploration of the sleep paralysis phenomenon, filled with fascinating descriptions of his own experiences, as well as those of others, no stone is left unturned as Proud attempts to get to the bottom of the mystery.
The following review can be found in the External Links below:
- 5 out of 5 stars
- Things in the Night---a Review of Louis Proud's Dark Intrusions
- Reviewed On: March 2, 2010
- Reviewed By: D. Hill
Let me preface here that I am neither a skeptic nor am I a wooly eyed believer. What I am is an open minded agnostic seeker of knowledge...which is to say that I am in awe of the Boundless Unknown in which we live. Now we come to Louis Proud's brilliant & terrifying book- Dark Intrusions. It really does shatter the limits on research on Sleep Paralysis. I will try not to give too much away as to the book's content as I think some of the other reviews have nicely summed it up & some of the content is so surprisingly strange it has to be read as if you were journeying with the author for it to have the jarring impact it did with me.
I have also had numerous episodes of Sleep Paralysis when I was growing up & they were of the horrifying sort where you wake up paralyzed & the shadowy 'presence' tries to smother you out like a candle. These episodes are the most frightening experiences I have ever had. Seeing this book mentioned online-I knew I had to read it-though I have to admit his premise that the cause of S.P. was paranormal wasn't something I wanted to entertain too much. I have spent many years trying to deny & rationally explain away my own S.P. experiences. But any misgivings I might have had about this book were soon smoothed over by Louis Proud's intensely fascinating & intelligently written explorations of S.P. & such diverse phenomenon as poltergeists-U.F.O.s-Whitley Streiber's Visitors & tying these threads together so that new avenues of research are opened & suddenly the 'world' seems to have been exposed as very much similar to H.P. Lovecraft's Weird Tale-"From Beyond" Once I finished I really did look at the 'world' with fresh eyes & it really did bring on the awe of the Boundless Unknown. Though to be honest while reading this I did start to entertain certain paranoid notions that some events in my life were manipulated starting with those S.P. episodes in the childhood-resulting in a devastating rite of passage in my twenties. I am hoping this will remain nothing but a paranoid notion or a plot for a weird tale rather than an alarming truth about our 'reality'.
While Sleep Paralysis can be frightening I have found that certain Spiritual practices have helped me to ward these attacks off. You see initially I hated having S.P. as a child but I do have to say that they did lead me into greater awareness & so does Louis Proud's book. His wide ranging knowledge & well written exciting work is a strong guide in the wild sea of Unexplained Phenomenon. I highly recommend it. It will have you second guessing what you thought you knew about life-the universe & 'reality'.