Sleep Paralysis or Being Attacked by a Ghost/Spirt?

Sleep Paralysis
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In the realm of the esoteric and occult, there exists a phenomenon that has perplexed and intrigued practitioners for centuries: sleep paralysis. Is it a mere scientific occurrence or a spiritual encounter with the ethereal realm? Join us on a captivating exploration as we delve into the depths of this enigmatic experience and unravel its mysteries, drawing from ancient wisdom and modern research.

Unveiling the Science

Sleep paralysis, at its core, is a natural state that occurs during the transition between wakefulness and sleep. Exploring the scientific aspects behind this occurrence enhances our understanding of its foundations. Researchers have discovered that during sleep paralysis, the body experiences a temporary paralysis, effectively safeguarding us from acting out our dreams and potentially causing harm to ourselves. This state is believed to result from a disrupted sleep cycle, irregular sleep patterns, or underlying sleep disorders.

The Supernatural Encounter

While science provides a rational explanation for sleep paralysis, it often fails to capture the extraordinary experiences reported by those who have endured it. Many practitioners believe that sleep paralysis can serve as a gateway to the spirit realm, allowing encounters with ethereal beings and astral entities. Countless ancient texts, such as the grimoires and sacred books, shed light on rituals and spells that can be employed to navigate and protect oneself during these encounters.

Mystical Practices for Transcendence

Drawing from the wisdom of witches, shamans, and meditation practitioners throughout history, there are several array of practices to empower individuals when facing sleep paralysis or supernatural encounters. These rituals may include:

  1. Protection Spells: Tap into the energy of the Earth and invoke ancient incantations to create a protective shield against malevolent forces.
  2. Astral Projection Techniques: Delve into the mystical art of astral projection to explore the astral plane consciously and with intention, transforming sleep paralysis into a spiritual journey.

Shamanic Rituals

Shamans, with their deep connection to the spiritual realm, possess invaluable knowledge and rituals to assist individuals in navigating the realm of sleep paralysis. Incorporating these practices into your spiritual toolkit can provide a sense of empowerment and protection:

  1. Dreamcatcher Ceremony: Create and utilize a sacred dreamcatcher infused with intention to filter out negative energies and promote peaceful and lucid dreaming.
  2. Spirit Animal Invocation: Call upon your spirit animal during sleep paralysis to guide and protect you through the encounter. Connect with their energy and wisdom to navigate the ethereal realms.

Balancing Science and Supernatural

While it’s important to honor both scientific and supernatural perspectives, finding a balance between the two can provide a more holistic understanding. Recognize that sleep paralysis is a scientifically acknowledged phenomenon, while also acknowledging the spiritual significance it holds for many practitioners.

Bridging the Gap

In recent years, researchers have begun to explore the connection between sleep paralysis and the mystical experiences reported by practitioners. Studies have suggested that certain neurological conditions and states can induce hallucinations during sleep paralysis, blurring the line between scientific and supernatural explanations.

Sleep paralysis remains an intriguing and multi-faceted phenomenon, weaving together elements of science, spirituality, and the unknown. By embracing both scientific discoveries and ancient wisdom, we can navigate these ethereal encounters with greater clarity and empowerment. Remember to approach sleep paralysis with an open mind and a respect for the mystical realm, allowing it to unveil its secrets and offer profound insights into the nature of our consciousness.

Sources:

  1. “The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants, and Phenomena” by C.W. Leadbeater
  2. “The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage” translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers
  3. “Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide” by Sandra Ingerman
  4. “Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions and Visitors of the Night

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this article is not intended as medical advice. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your health, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional.


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This has happened to me 2 or 3 times over the course of a year, and it’s honestly scared the living shit out of me.
I was completely sound asleep, and then I was awoken by this horrible presence. I just felt like there was a very evil presence looming right over me. I was awake, but I could not open my eyes, and I could not move a muscle no matter how hard I tried. I started to panic, and I remember telling my limbs to physically move, but I could not move any part of my body to save my life. Then I felt something pushing me down further into my bed. Whatever the presence was, it felt very evil. I just felt overwhelmed with fear. I tried to open my eyes, but I couldn’t. I tried to scream, but I couldn’t.
Now, I’m Catholic. I believe in God, and I believe in Jesus. But I’m not one of those extremely religious people. So I’m not just some crazy person making up a story here. I don’t really go to church, but I pray sometimes when I feel the need to. And when this episode was happening to me, I desperately felt the need to pray to God. I was afraid that I was being possessed or something. So I started saying Hail Mary’s in my head because I could not speak. I prayed in God and I asked him to make this evil presence go away. Literally as soon as I did that, I felt something lift off me. I could move again, and I woke up, shaken. I couldn’t sleep in my bedroom for a couple of nights. I was seriously disturbed. That was about a year ago, and just a couple of nights ago, it happened to me again.
I just dont know what this is. I remember in my psychology class that I read something about sleep paralysis, but it was something that scientists could not fully understand what causes it. Was this just sleep paralysis that I was feeling, or was it what I really think it was…an evil spirt that forced itself onto me, and restrained me? It was the most scary, unusual thing that’s ever happened to me. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Does anyone have a logical explanation, or any information regarding this phenomenon?

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Natalie

I’ve been having very similar dreams for the past 4 years, where I’ve felt like there’s something evil in my room or something holding me down but the only difference is I hear a very loud high pitched squeeling noise in my ear whilst its happening. I also can’t move or open my eyes it got so bad I used to have them 3 times a week and ended up not sleeping at night or in my own bed but they don’t happen so often now because I noticed it only really happened when I was really tired and could not control when I fell asleep because it was harder to re open them also when I wasn’t able to open them I would get into a panic so If your in that situation calm down and ignore it I know it’s hard but if you just calm down your eyes will open a lot quicker and do not fall straight back to sleep after having one or you’ll fall straight back into it, move around in bed for 10 mins and try to fall asleep in a different position hope this helps.

Jasmine

Do not be be afraid get up and read Psmalms 91 out loud, these spirits will flee hearing the word of Yahuwah. It happens to me and it makes me stronger. Its called a spiritual warfare. You have to have your armor on. This is a battle of principalities and darkness. YOU have power over these spirits they ony want to frighten you and make you think that its stronger than you.. If this happens again praise our creators name say bible versrses its scared of the truth. That is what I do, and they flee! HalleluYaH

Paola

Hi, I have experiences with feeling presences my whole life. I kind of tried not giving importance to this things, but now ‘m paying attention to them and I think I’m opening to a lot of things.
I have felt entities, most of the times things happen when I’m falling asleep or even just laying down on bed at night, once someone whispered my name, a lot of times I have been lifted lke levitating and spining on the air, sometimes I feel something lifting one feet or both, sometimes is just pulling me down to the edge of the matress, sometimes I feel very cold for seconds or a minute and then the temperature goes back to normal, … now recently I have mood changes, like feeling very sad or mad for no reason, then go back to normal, or feeling hot even swet and then cold. I started to lost things and found them later (seconds, minutes, days) in its place. Or things moved From its place and placed somewhere else on my way. Now I have more “foot lifting” experiences than before. The last I did not like at all was when I was with my 2yo babygirl she was singing to me looking into my eyes, she was so happy an raising the volume, and suddenly she stop and stare at my left, right next to my head, and she made an “mmmmm” sound like she didn’t like something and all shy went back to play in the tub (was taking a bath) like if someone shut her up in a bad mood. 10 minutes later happened just the same, the singing, the volume, and then she suddenly stop and again stare right next to my head and grump about it and went back to play shyly without looking back to me, everytime I was asking her why did she stop? What was happening? And she did not answer or look at me at all. That freaked me out, so I started to talk about it.
I was telling my mom and she is catholic (I’m not) and she was telling me to pray to virgin Mary for protection, and while she was talking, a poster felt off the wall face down, I sow it going down and I told my mom, she asked me surprised: do you know what is that poster about? I said No, then she took it and showed me a virgin Mary poster. That was weird. She says is virgin Mary sayin “I’m here to help”, I say is the same thing that follows me everywhere sayin Hey I’m here too…
In my research I found some interesting information but I don’t know what to believe yet.
This may br hrlpful
http://www.victorianparanormalconnection.com.au/MichaelInvocation.html
And this more
http://www.allexperts.com/ep/3278-116769/Paranormal-Phenomena/Ama-Nazra.htm

Lawrence

Your going to have to come into contact with a medium, and have them over at your home, and in your bedroom. Your going to have to explain everything that’s been going on, and see if they can make a connection with the after life to bring this to terms. You might have to pay a medium to come over, but its probably a good idea to get this under control. It’s to my understanding that if it is an incubus, or succubus, the medium should be able to figure out how to take care of this problem. If its a demon, as far as I know your screwed and not much you can do but move. Spirits can attach themselves to objects, and some test can be done to identify what objects are possessed.

shubham

the same has happened with me i was havinng the same nightmare from 15 days i was thinking that they were just dream…..on 15th day i was really scared by that nightmare i m not religious bt that night i found someone was trying to kill me i am a hindu … i woke up i saw the time it was 2:00 am than i again went to sleep i was thinking it was a dream ……as i laid down to sleep again i saw a man was trying to kill me this time i was unable to move any part of body and somehow i was praying to god and opened my eyes but cant move as i felt something very heavy on my back and my hands were not moving i was praying continiously…..after praying for a long i managed to move and sat down i was crying,my voice was not coming out from my mouth,i was screaming …….due to this incidence i was that much horrified that i was sreaming on entering my room…..

lucy

lately i have had strange thing is my sleep first i kept waking up to whispering and a young man saying horrible things it happened twice i thought i was going mad, but put it down to my ears playing tricks or something, but then i saw what looked like a child moving past in the living room scared the shit out of me and again i thought ignore it, however this morning i woke up and saw something sat on me and staring at me again a shadow of a child. It’s crazy as i don’t believe in god and nor am i a religious person and nor do i go to church. I believe there are things in this universe unexplained stuff, but i do not have a belief in anything and i no of no children ghosts and nor is the home i live in. So seeing something like this scares me to death and i think i am going mad, however i am not mad and can only believe it’s something strange and i frankly wish it would leave me alone, so if any suggestions to getting rid of it would help otherwise i will just keep ignoring it.

Elizabeth K

This just happened to me. I couldn’t sleep because my little girl was laying beside me sleeping,tossing and turning. I was almost asleep and I felt like I was being choked it felt like a finger tapping my chest and I swear I heard growling and footsteps but could not open my eyes and speak. When I woke up I called my sisters cell from the other room to turn my lights on and get us. I have never been so scared

Alyssa

I actually woke up last night and felt nothing but after I got out of the bath room I saw something standing in the living room. I quickly went in my room and laid down. after a while of being calm and collected I freaked out and sat up. I stared at the door and started breathing hard and had trouble. It’s not the first time it’s happened but fairly while back it happened 4 times in one month. It usually happens when I tell people about it. I know this is some how ot with your question but either way, I saw two figures last night, both very familiar from previous encounters and/or attacks( I call them attacks…) One that was last before the previous, about 3 or 4 months ago, It was in the day and I had a feeling of someone pushing on my breast plate. I went outside and it felt better. Maybe it has to do with carbon Dioxide of that stuff but I want to know your opinion. Then before that I was out in the living room trying to sleep when down the hall I felt the familiar being that I call George( I should have mentioned this before…) coming towards me or very angry. I felt stuck and trapped and I ran for the kitchen and hugged the nearest animal. Even before that, the first attack, I was sitting in my room late at night when my big bro came in looking for some paper. He left my bedroom door open. And after like 5 minutes of searching he still hadn’t found a piece and I saw an outline of a tall figure standing in my door way. I started telling him to either get out or close the door, but by then it was too late and George was in my room. After my big bro found a piece of paper he went out and closed the door. Just a couple minutes after that I felt a little pain in my left hip, mind you i was 13, like some one was grabbing my side. I look up in to the T.V and I see a figure crouching beside the bed, arm stretched out towards me and I went jello like. I laid down like a dog and started screaming “It’s in my room” over and over again. Soon my big bro was opening up my door and telling me to get out of there. But the strange thing is that I couldn’t move. I still felt him behind me and all I could do was point. Then my big bro pulled me out and I felt a little better but I had to go outside before I completely calmed down. The when I went back to my room I felt he was still there but weak from all that pressure he gave off, which always feels angry, he gave a little effort to hurt me again that night. He didn’t get me scared again like that. I don’t leave open doors because of him. But even if I just barely see him he will be in my room. I have no idea how to help myself, I think it’s a demon.

Laura

The following happened to me early this morning. I attribute it to possibly disturbing something in my walk in closet. I had taken out our Christmas decorations.
I woke up and my body was spinning on my bed. When my body finally came to rest, this dark shadow was hovering over me. I could not move or scream. I was scared not for myself but for my son who had fallen asleep on the floor next to my bed studying for his exams. I concentrated hard and was able to move my right index finger and trace the cross as I said to myself in my head – in the name of God please go away. I finally was able to move but was too afraid to for a few minutes. I haven’t had an episode like this before in years. The first time it happened, I fell asleep on the livingroom floor and my body seems to be lifted to the ceiling. When I finally came down, I could hear like a rush of wind leaving my body and everything was quiet again. Whatever this is, it’s not fun and I hope that this does not happen to me again.

david

guys this is very religious
it happened to me like 40 mins ago
i felt like i was being held down i couldn’t move or speak…
i felt vibrations the presence felt evil ive heard them whispering things …and other times i heard them laughing evil or talking english i am a born again christian and this event caused me to doubt my faith for a few seconds … im so used to it happening im not scared…the presence i feel is terrifying and that alone still troubles my spirit even though in reality im not scared…i called out to jesus as it was happening… and i said in my mind that jesus is my lord and i was released and i felt like something had left me .

Ryan

Hi all this has been happening to me for yearsand it really does scare me at the time but if you relax when it is happening it sill leave you quicker…I was woken last night about 3 in the morning by this happening when it starts with me I get a tingling all over and a tingling sensation in my head and a noise that gets really loud then I’m paralysed for about 30 seconds but last night I woke just as it as about to happen and all night as soon as I closed my eyes it kept trying to happen to me…so after this episode I have come to the conclusion that this is not sleep paralyssis this is some thing far more sinister cause I was wide awake after the 1st time last night I could feel some thing around me a change in the room uneasy feeling but I got up done a cup off tea sat on settee watching tv and every thing is fine now don’t really know where to go from here cause now it’s freaking me out

Danny

This always happens to me.at first I thought irt was spirits.but now j control it

Audra

this has been happening to me for about a year now. when i was a little girl me and my lil sister and brother would see shadows and we would here someone walking up and down the stairs late at night. i would just hide under my covers and freeze up. now im 24 and i have been having some nigtmares about demon activity and i have been held down and chocked by something in my sleep. i couldnt move scream speak or nothing. i could see barely and that was it. it only lasted a minute. not to long ago i was dreaming but it felt so real like something grabbed my hair and tryed pulling me out the window. when i hit the window i woke up paralyzed and couldnt move once again. i work third shift at a hotel and i try to nap sometimes but when i do the same things happen at my job also. i have herd the bathroom sink turn on and off by itself, the pantry room door handle turn by itself and alot of bangs and taps and i have seen the shandaliers move by their self and the slide doors open and close by thereself. i think something is following and i dont think it likes me to well. my fiance has heard things at our home as well. there have been times where he was at home alone and he heard someone walking through our home and hes heard bangs and taps as well. i wish i knew the answer to all this because its very scary. it always starts at 3am and ends at 5am at my job. at home its around the same time. my fiance was asleep the other night while i was at work and he woke up to the strong smell of my perfume like someone just sprayed it and tis was also around 3am

grace

psalms 91 read the whole chapter and pray n have faith in Jesus name. call out to Jesus while your asleep n he will hear you

D

I have these all the time, there are no spirits laying on you pushing you down because that’s just nonsense. Sleep paralysis is a sleeping disorder/ sleeping problem. You don’t need to pray either because that has nothing to do with anything. That is also nonsense, too. What you really need to do is stay calm and jerk your head around carefully until your brain realizes you are actually awake. What you really experience is actually the sleep cycle in an incomplete working. What you experience is what happens when you actually fall asleep. Mainly you wake up in the middle of it all and freakout because it is something unusual to you. Hell I have had so many of them and they are annoying more than anything else.
This is the truth.

D

I have these all the time, there are no spirits laying on you pushing you down because that’s just nonsense. Sleep paralysis is a sleeping disorder/ sleeping problem.
Sleep paralysis is actually more common than you might think, when we’re in R.E.M. sleep our bodies freeze up, otherwise we’d get up and do all the things we were doing in our dreams, like sleekwalkers. Sleep paralysis occurs when you wake up from that R.E.M. sleep and your body is still “asleep”.
Symptoms of sleep paralysis can be either one of the following or a combination:
* Paralysis: this occurs after waking up or shortly before falling asleep. The person cannot move any body part, and only has minimal control over blinking, breathing, and very rarely, movement of the jaw. This paralysis is the same paralysis that occurs when dreaming. The brain paralyzes the muscles to prevent possible injury during dreams, as some body parts may move during dreaming. If the person wakes up suddenly, the brain may still think that it is dreaming, and sustains the paralysis.
* Hallucinations: Images or speaking that appear during the paralysis. The person may think that someone is standing beside them or they may hear strange sounds. These may be dreamlike, possibly causing the person to think that they are still dreaming. Often it is reported as feeling a weight on one’s chest, as if being underneath a person or heavy object.
These symptoms can last from mere seconds to several minutes (although they can feel like much longer) and can be frightening to the person. There may be some body movement, but it is very unlikely and hard for a person to accomplish.
You don’t need to pray either because that has nothing to do with anything. That is also nonsense, too. What you really need to do is stay calm and jerk your head around carefully until your brain realizes you are actually awake. What you really experience is actually the sleep cycle in an incomplete working. What you experience is what happens when you actually fall asleep. Mainly you wake up in the middle of it all and freakout because it is something unusual to you. Hell I have had so many of them and they are annoying more than anything else.
This is the truth.

pez

Ugh, so it is literally 521am an just woke up from sleep paralysis/astral projected state. its happened to me since a kid but more so within the past 2 months. It’s to the point I dread top fall asleep. And the worse part of all is that sometimes such as bazaar things occur when I’m fully awake. Like my typos lately have had stronger meaning behind them than ever. For instance , just now as I awoke from my “dream” where I was physically feeling my blankets being pulled off of me , I decided to text my good friend about an intuitive he knows. My text went as follows “hey man I was wondering if you could give me your intuitive friends number I need to call get/him asap ):)” obviously I wanted to say her/him and my smiley face was not meant to have horns. Yeah, this has been happening to me.. Don’t know what’s going on but by the sounds of all the posts which are recent we are all finally getting speed with this equally and maybe it is a time wear powers will meet. I do not know much about this but I do pray that God will protect me as I pray he’ll protect you. And another part of me thinks I’m losing it….

Soniya

No doubt it is some kind of spirt or evil. It happened to me when i was 13 yrs. I could not move any part of my body. If i give my full strength and move my hand then i’ll be relieved. I am getting that frequently and i am sure it is some spirit because , once i was lying alone in the bed in my college hostel, I was nearly in half sleep and i coluld feel a shake on my bed like some thing climbed on my bed and walking on it. In no time i felt it falling on me and i could not move anything. Latter in few seconds i got relieved and came out of the room to play.
Now i dont have fear of it, But i use to be so irritated if it is not allowing me to sleep. But guys dont take it to ur mind. Just feel free and divert ur mind to some interesting things. And avoid sleeping alone.

Daniel

I came to this site seeking to find out how many others have felt this same sensation of falling as I have and I got to read many of your testimonies. It’s really amazing to see all of us experiencing the same things. Science does label these experiences or phenomena but they fail to understand why these things happen. And do you want to know why these things happen to us? It’s simple really. Just open up that Bible of yours because it is all in there. It’s amazing to see how much infinite knowledge and wisdom is in that li’l old book. We are in a spiritual war against Satan and his demons. He wants to take as many souls with him into that lake of fire because he knows he has lost the war. It’s just a matter of time before his (Satan’s) time is up. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” That verse right there pretty much breaks down what we are against which is this evil spiritual government so to speak. These things have been around for thousands of years and they know every one of your weaknesses. The only way to stand a chance against the enemy is to stay grounded in the Word. Read your Bible and put on the full armor of God. Read Ephesians 6:13 – 18 for the full armor of God. And I want you guys to try something for me. It’s really simple. Before you go to bed at night, just walk around your room or house, or even if you want to just lay in bed. Just pray. And when you pray, say something simple like, “Whatever is not of God in the house, I rebuke you and I want you out in the name of Jesus.” My mother always told me to plead the blood of Jesus too. It is for protection. From my experience, when I pray it usually works but every now and then I’ll have like an odd dream where I have to “wrestle” with an unpleasant spirit. And man am I spiritually weak lol because in those dreams when I try to rebuke them in Jesus name, it is so hard to speak. I have to use all of my might to say those words, “I rebuke you in Jesus name! Get out of here!” Those things just poof! Disappear. Oh and if your interested about knowing a little more about what we are up against, you should listen to this man named Howard Pittman. Youtube like “Howard Pittman study on demons” and “Howard Pittman Demons an eyewitness account.” He shares his testimony and its pretty crazy. Thank you for this privilege. I’m praying that each and everyone of you invites Jesus into your life and that He makes himself real to you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Godisgood1

This happens to a lot of people. Just it is an illusion made by demons, disembodied spirits which were once living creatures in pre-adamic period, they got judged and submerged to the deep waters with the fallen angels(the fallen archangel and his follower angels)and they are envy of humans, This creatures were once living comfortably when God set the foundation of the earth , when the morning stars were singing and when all the angels were shouting with joy but after that time the angels they revolt agains God those creatures were also folloing them, and punished and judged by God, and that is why in the begining when God wants to create man the earth was empty and fomrless and darkness was ruling and was submerged under the deep waters. So they hover on top of us, even if they got chance they want to occupy a body, that is why once they asked jesus not to send them outside but to the flock of swine, and then sunk to the sea, their real dwelling place is in the deep waters, but they can also live uninvited inside living creatures, they are thirsty of occupying a body. This seems weird but it is true. What I want to tell u is they don’t have any power and can not harm you, they just hover on top of you, and they never touched u, they just make an illusion in you mind, so when they do that to you try to ignore them try to forget it and just sleep, practice ignoring them. I had been suffering for the same problem, but now no more, I pray and I ignore them and I came to realize they are powerless.

Jothan

Just happy im not the only one…

Jothan

Feels good to know i’m not the only one. It happens to me a lot and i have no control over when it happens but when it happens i fight as hard as i possibly can to over come it… then when i fall back to sleep it happens again freaking sucks but i always over come it…

osho

Exactly same thing,exactly,I got pinned down and the presence was purely evil,I got no movement,I wanted to speak but couldn’t, I prayed hard,,coz it came naturally,Ã nd then I got myself some relief,I messed up the lords prayer ehen I prayed.

osho

Exactly same thing,exactly,I got pinned down and the presence was purely evil,I got no movement,I wanted to speak but couldn’t, I prayed hard,,coz it came naturally,Ã nd then I got myself some relief

Markeeya Napier

Wow so the same thing just happend to me I called my bf and he told me its him Capital H I M … He wants us to make a deal next time just relax an talk to him …