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Old 12-05-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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I have experienced sleep paralysis a few times before several years ago, and I've even read later about it from both scientific-minded books and psychic/medium books.

I have come to the conclusion, after long thinking, that sleep paralysis may in fact be a spiritual experience, if at least a little.

The reason I say this is because it's during sleep (unconscious), it's nearing dreams, and at times, it gives you feelings sometimes that you don't get while awake.

During one of my sleep paralysis (this may be the case for you also), I felt I was being pinned down (literally I couldn't move for minutes), and I literally felt the most evil presence maybe about 8 or 10 feet away. It actually felt like two distinct evil presences once, but evil nonetheless.

The reason I say this is because, I've never felt evil feelings from anything while I'm normally awake. This means the experience made me feel things I've never even experienced. And unless the brain can somehow produce feelings where you're literally wearing an extreme evil feeling, I'm going to believe sleep paralysis is from a demon or The Devil attacking people.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Wahhh!! I had those a few times in my teen years and early 20s, they are scary, no doubt. But i don't believe they are from Satan or any other evil force. I attributed mine to my hectic schedule and not enough sleep. They are gone for ever and ever and ever!

So, when you read about them (medical perspective?), where did it say they're from the evil?
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Yeah, I've had episodes in my youth. They are frightening, but only the superstitious would attribute them to anything other than a glitch of the brain. Amazing to me is all the things it can cause one to "experience".

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Old 12-05-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: South Africa
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Had them too when I was in my teens, nothing spooky about it.

Remember most dreams occur between that twilight time of unconsciousness and consciousness and is nominally in seconds even though it seem like a long time.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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They can be scary, yes. But they're not manifestations of evil. There's a very factual scientific explanation for them. If you'd rather believe in the devil instead of science though, carry on.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Central US
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Default Only you know

Only you know if it seemed evil...If you truely believe it was evil you need to pray that the evil spirit leaves you. You posted in a religious section so I would have thought there would have been many more Christians come to your aide. Maybe they will be here yet!
God Bless
Sherry
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Central US
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Yeah, I've had episodes in my youth. They are frightening, but only the superstitious would attribute them to anything other than a glitch of the brain. Amazing to me is all the things it can cause one to "experience".


Hi Sanspeur,
No, not only the superstitious...the religious also.

God Bless,
Sherry
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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And unless the brain can somehow produce feelings where you're literally wearing an extreme evil feeling, I'm going to believe sleep paralysis is from a demon or The Devil attacking people.
I'm no brain expert, but clearly human brains are wondrous things.
We have all seen the incredibly wide range of behaviors and thoughts that brains produce. It's amazing to me that it is easier for some to believe in The Devil than to accept that our brains can and do produce any and all types of feelings. My guess is that you believed in demons before you ever had any "evil" feelings.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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Um if your brain wasn't capable of producing those feelings in the first place then you wouldn't ever be able to feel them.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Hi Sanspeur,
No, not only the superstitious...the religious also.

God Bless,
Sherry
Religious and superstitious go hand in hand.
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