A wonderfully haunted new single is out by indie songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, who is often described as having a style of "doom-drenched folk." The song "Carrion Flowers" is directly inspired by and recreates the emotional geography of her sleep … [Read more...] about Listen and Watch: Sleep Paralysis Shadow Figures Inspire Creepy Music
Say what, you want to know how to induce sleep paralysis? Most people I meet are looking for ways to eradicate sleep paralysis (SP) from their lives, but some lucky and courageous dreamers have discovered that sleep paralysis also makes for a … [Read more...] about How to Encourage Sleep Paralysis as a Gateway to Extraordinary Dreaming
I've been eager to see Carla MacKinnon's artsy sleep paralysis documentary short for a long time. The eight minute film just won "Best Documentary" Prize at Cineglobe International Film Festival in Geneva and is now available to see for free. The … [Read more...] about Watch the New Sleep Paralysis Documentary “Devil in the Room”
There's a great new podcast by the Guardian's Science Weekly just published on the topic of sleep paralysis. In the studio are sleep paralysis researcher Christopher French and filmmaker Carla MacKinnon discussing the science and cultural history of … [Read more...] about Science and Art Blend Together in New Sleep Paralysis Podcast
Next month, I'll be giving an invited talk at a dream conference in Weston, Massachusetts. I'll be showcasing examples of how people throughout history--and especially today--have used their sleep paralysis-induced hallucinations for … [Read more...] about Are Creative Muses Visiting Us During Sleep Paralysis Hallucinations?
As most of my readers know, I have “suffered” from sleep paralysis night-mares since I was a teenager. I say suffer in quotes because these chilling episodes have also come to include some of my most transcendent experiences in the … [Read more...] about Guarding the Threshold: the Use of Amulets and Liminal Objects for Sleep Paralysis Night-mares