An Investigation into the Paranormal Nature of Sleep Paralysis Experiences
by Louis Proud
Trade Paperback, 280 Pages
$16.95, ISBN: 1933665440
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.
About the Author:
Louis Proud was born in Laura, South Australia, in 1984. He currently lives in Melbourne. An avid writer and researcher of paranormal and occult phenomena, his work has appeared in Fate, Mysteries Magazine, and New Dawn. His interests include film, radio-controlled models, and anything to do with the mysterious and unexplained.
Colin Wilson and David Hufford, Ph.D., have written forewords for the book.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by David J. Hufford, Ph.D.
Foreword by Colin Wilson
Chapter 1: “I Literally Fear for My Soul”
Chapter 2: Strange Hallucinations
Chapter 3: A Search for Answers
Chapter 4: The Terror That Comes in the Night
Chapter 5: The Ghost of Bowling Green
Chapter 6: The Poltergeist According to Spiritism
Chapter 7: The Enfield Poltergeist
Chapter 8: Mediumship, Channeling, and the Joe Fisher Story
Chapter 9: Stan Gooch and the Hypnagogic State
Chapter 10: Chico Xavier – The Pope of Spiritism
Chapter 11: Dion Fortune on Psychic Attack
Chapter 12: Those Troublesome Voices
Chapter 13: Caught Between Heaven and Hell
Chapter 14: Spirits in the Brain
Chapter 15: Robert Monroe – Out of Body Extraordinaire
Chapter 16: Whitley Strieber and the Visitors
Chapter 17: Trevor James Constable – Etheric Organism Pioneer
Chapter 18: Postscript