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The BIG sleep paralysis and old hag topic Part II

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Anamcara
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

If you are a spiritual person start praying, any time I get scared I found relying on m faith in a higher power calms me down and the old hag is supposed to be a hallucination so you don't have to worry so much...lots of people have seen it and survived

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

thank u , thats what im gonna do i guess.

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

Ihad it once, and it was horribly frightening. This horrible wolf-man came up to my bed and came up to my face and growled.

Scariest thing I've ever experienced, probably.


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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I just found this article on sleep paralysis which is quite interesting: http://sciencenews.org/articles/20050709/bob9.asp

I've only had it once I think, and it wasnt really scary, just.. uncomfortable! I don't remember having proper hallucinations with it though, just the feeling I was being pinned down and my back was sort of bent.. eek2 I wish I'd got a LD from it, but I just had a FA then woke up.


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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

Thats a very interesting article. I like the explanation of the 2 systems that explain old hag attacks, as they say "REM based activation of inner-brain structures that monitor one's surroundings for threats and launches responses to perceived dangers", combined with a system that "distinguishes one's own body and self from those of other creatures". Together this explains pretty much the dreamed up hag and "the sensations of floating, flying, falling, leaving one's body, and other types of movement".

If you come to think of it, it would be logical that the sleeping body would have some automatical mechanism to warn against external dangers, and if this is triggered while still in REM, old hags and aliens might very well pop up...


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I've had sp but no old hag eh . I was having a dream about swinging around in circles on a rope at my old school. I was yelling at the tree that the rope was tied to, to " Faster, faster!!" I jumped off and was just about to land when my mom opened my door irl and I woke up really fast and found I couldn't move my body from the neck down, and couldn't speak. My mom left my room after telling me She was leaving. I just nodded my head, it was the only thing I could do. After she left the house, The sp wore off and I could get up.

It was cool, but I wanted an old hag. oh well, I geuse my exclusive NBC interview for next time. I wonder if I'd be scared when/if i get an old hag. The scariest thing that could happen would be a nurse witha 6 foot needle on my back notify scary, or even a dentist with giant dentle tools......


See you guys later ^^


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hi, i was just wondering if its possible to induce SP, if so what is a good technique i could try,and how easy is it to go from SP to a LD?

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I just happen to be trying to induce SP aswell. Most of the times I've gotten it I was extremely tired, so I think Fatigue might be a variable (but I hope there are easier and healthier ways). The only time I've successfully SP'd on command was three nights ago actually. And I spent about 30 mins meditating before I went to sleep. I've tried and failed the last two nights though, and I'm trying it tonight.

Also, once you're in SP just close your eyes and focus on remaining aware. It's the easiest thing to do ever. You'll be in a lucid dream before you even realise what was going on.


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

Well... fall asleep on u'r back and hope you wake up in SP.
I woke up with a spinning feeling in my head... I think I should have done an OBE-roll xD.


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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

was this an old hag?

I woke up , i was sleeping on my side. I looked at the door hoping not to see something and there was nothing. Then I thought to myself if i always suscpect such things , i will have one evetually. Then i raised my head to see my top because i felt something. There was something that looked like my brothers evil version. its weight was nearly hurting. i remember his dirty and sharp theeth. I tried to ignore it and tried to have an LD. so i closed my eyes and try to sleep. I also remember a scene where i moved my hand and think that im not paralysed anymore so i can destroy it , it wasnt at top of me but he was lying and i was standing. i try to just destroy it but i remember that he got wrinkled and he screamed and felt pain by the force from my eyes. But these images got lost and i get into a dream.


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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

Seems like old hag indeed Hindi, but you handled it well! Not being afraid is what helps best...

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I never had an expierence with this but my twin sister did. I was up late one night like usual when someone knocked on my door and opened it, it was my sister and she was in tears and asked me to come in her room. I did and she explained to me how she was paralyzed and tried to scream for help but she couldn't. And how something in the corner was stareing at her, and she felt and an evil presence. Putting the picies together I thought of SP so I tried to explain to her, and she wouldn't belive.She kept saying how it felt so real. So I hopped on the net and we looked it up together and every single thing she described was there. Including sleeping in the supine postion, we both didn't no what that was and it means sleeping on your back, and she did sleep on her back because she thought if she slept on her side it would break her out. But yea, it was a very scary thing for her, and she is still spooked by it. But it's wierd she said before she got up and knocked on my door she thought she woke up and knocked on my door and my sister answered but it was like a false awakining. Hm

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Hindi
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

thank xetrow , iwas scared to have one but when u know what it is , its not scary.
thx to this site


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Yeah, I hate it. It's the most fearful experience one can experience, as far as I am concerned.

I don't feel like someone is sitting on me though. I just can't breathe, can't move, can't open my eyes. It's scary. And I'm always lying in an uncomfortable way, so I can't relax. I might have my feet up side down, or something.

It's awesome when it's over though.


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

you should all overcome your fears, and take advantage of it.

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