Hello everyone. I pray you had a fantastic weekend and everyone you love is healthy. I'm writing more on this subject since the last two I wrote just isn't enough to cover what I wanted and many have asked that I touch on this subject some more. It comes up a lot too. The amount of emails I get on the subject are in sane. This is really a topic people are researching and wanting more information about. I am a Biblical Demonologist and I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God so my opinions are all based on scripture as well. This topic can get pretty invasive so you are forewarned right now. Discussion of sexual content in graphic nature so please be advised ahead of time. I can't help it. I wish I could keep this more clean but I can't my friends. I suggest you do your own research on this. There are different types of demonology that is studied so you're going to run into different types of opinions on this. So it's best to do your own research but do not become obsessed with it. That can open doors to these entities. I believe it puts you on their radar. Plus it's just plain unhealthy.
What Is Sleep Paralysis?
According to WEB MD Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, you may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of overwhelming fear. 90% claim to see such evil monsters or shadow demons and it's very terrifying. You can see and move their eyes but can not move. Sleep paralysis may accompany other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is an overpowering need to sleep caused by a problem with the brain's ability to regulate sleep. Sleep paralysis usually occurs at one of two times. If it occurs while you are falling asleep, it's called hypnagogic or predormital sleep paralysis. If it happens as you are waking up, it's called hypnopompic or postdormital sleep paralysis.
For me personally the false "wake ups" were terrifying! I was getting to a point where I could not establish whether I was really awake or was I really dreaming? My safety was at risk and I feel it still is at times. I was having a lot of sleep paralysis when I was going through a very difficult time in my life and the false wake ups were just terrible because it was like a tease you thought you were awake and this horror was finally over just to realize you were still not awake! That is so hard and very much terrifying. The worst thing is when you try to fight or call for help. Your voice doesn't work and your body will not respond. You just feel helpless.
A demon is believed to be a force that can be conjured and controlled. They are also believed to have the ability to possess or inhabit the body of humans and the only way to rid the person of them is to conduct deliverance and/or Exorcism. Demons are portrayed differently in different cultures. Some believe demons to be actual physical beings that can take the form of anything, including animals. Others consider the real demons as more of a spiritual force of evil battling for one's soul. They have been feared and written about in almost every culture in one form or another for as long as history has been recorded.
Incubus and Succubus are demons known for sexual pleasure and summoned for sexual pleasure and companionship. They are also known to be heavily focused on in Sleep Paralysis situations. They are found in different Mythology literature. My first blog on this last year goes into a tad more detail on mythology. A brief description...
Incubus: 1: An evil spirit that lies on persons in their sleep; especially one that has sexual intercourse with women while they are sleeping.
Succubus: A demon assuming female form to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep.
Dreams are also a way these things like to attack. For some reason we are vulnerable when we're sleeping. Like the Incubus/Succubus I wrote a two part blog about. These demons used dreams to pursue and fight against the person to whom they are sent. I know from personal experience what demons try to do to a person while they are asleep. I know what I know and what I have seen while being wide awake after woken up from a terrible dream. Shadow demons are usually what harassed me but of course I'm just crazy. (Rolls eyes) It gives me a whole new meaning to the children’s prayer, “now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.”For example, demons will come into your sleep for the soul intention of weakening your soul, your belief in Gods protection, while you are in the altered state of sleep.
Those who are experiencing and studying this phenomenon say that many people also see shadow demons. It use to be these entities were almost always seen out of the corner of the eye and very briefly at that. But more and more, people are beginning to see them straight on and for longer periods of time especially in sleep paralysis. Some experiencers testify that they have even seen eyes, usually red, on these shadow beings. One theory is the dark countenance and malevolent feelings that are often reported in association with these creatures has led some researchers to speculate that they may be demonic in nature. If they are demons, we have to wonder what their purpose or intent is in letting themselves be seen in this manner. Is it merely to frighten? And why during sleep paralysis are they seen longer and more closely?
Many people claim sleep paralysis started after they engaged in playing with Ouija boards trying to contact dead loved ones or just to taunt demons and challenge them to show themselves. I can't begin to tell you how dangerous this is. Those spirit boards can bring anything through that you can NOT control. Demons only obey satan, not humans. You're nuts if you think you can conjure and control them.
The following was taken from NY Daily News:
"Use of a Ouija has even led to violence and even to murder..." Dr. Marta Prohazka of Fairfax, Virginia, is also convinced that spirits can play terrifying destructive games with human behavior. During her practice as psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, she realized that many patients she had considered "hallucinating paranoid schizophrenics" might instead merely be in touch with something invisible to her but visible to them."I came to understand that another plane, or dimension or existence interrelated with our plane or visible manifestation," she said. "By training and expanding consciousness, some individuals gain entrance into that invisible dimension. It seems to some like a window into heaven."
Spirits speak to all of us to inject ungodly beliefs into us. These are thoughts that steer us away from our identity in Jesus Christ. For some people these supernatural voices are far more destructive and can cause major harm to the individual hearing them. For some individuals, hearing these thoughts can be a living nightmare, causing major depression or instructing people to harm themselves. We must always have the full armor of God on at all times. These demonic entities never give up and will wait for any opportunity to get back into your life. We must stay strong in Christ and have that personal relationship with him at ALL times! We are in a spiritual battle.
Written By Jennifer L Auld
Other Links of Interest:
Does The Scripture Stipulate Anything About Lucid Dreaming, Sleep Paralysis And Demons Possibly Connected?
Sleep Paralysis And Vivid Dreams Or Demonic Visitation? Part 2