Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Succubus Reconsidered: Sexuality in Sleep Paralysis

Ryan Hurd over at gives us another great article about sleep paralysis. In the artical he talks about the realtionship of the succubus and dreaming, other terms that the succubus is called, and the reasons why we may have these types of expereince while in sleep paralysis. Here is some of what he has to say:
The historic fears of succubi and incubi must be reconsidered in light of contemporary psychology.  As the medical community disregarded the narratives of sleep paralysis until David Hufford’s ground-breaking work in the 1970s, we would be making the same mistake if we chalk up the old tales of sexual demons to “merely legend.”

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