Dreams: Ryan Hurd’s New Book Now In Print

Dreams: Ryan Hurd’s New Book Now In Print

Sep 23

By Ryan Hurd
Dream Studies Newsletter
September 23, 2010

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My long and sinuous journey to the amazon is over: amazon.com that is.

Yesterday, my new book went live on the world’s biggest book distributor. The title is Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions and Visitors of the Night, and it’s published by HyenaPress, a small press dedicated to life-changing and transformational books. This is the first printed book that discusses sleep paralysis and its related dreams and ghostly encounters from a how-to perspective, whether you want to stop having SP or want to engage more confidently with this ancient lucid dreaming technique.

Essentially an updated and expanded version of my ebook, Sleep Paralysis also covers the most recent research into the psychology, neuroscience and anthropology of this misunderstood state of consciousness that can lead to lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences and uncanny visitations.

Getting published has been a long journey that began with a good friend of mine asking me 2 years ago what compelled me to become a consciousness researcher. Surprisingly, what came out of my mouth was my personal struggle with lucid nightmares as a teen and young adult. This “sacred wound” led me on a life path to work with my most haunting dreams with many top dream researchers in the US.

Eventually, I gained confidence in my dream life as I literally faced my nightmares and listened to what they had to say. It’s not an exaggeration to say I’m a new man — gutted and cleansed! — after going through this underworldly trial sponsored by the dreamworld.

This original wound is now my inspiration to teach others how to become powerful dreamers in an era in history when dreams are usually disregarded… if they are remembered at all. And that’s why I wrote Sleep Paralysis, to spread this message of hope in the face of the worst things, to give back to my dream research community, and, along the way, gather a small army of dreaming revolutionaries to help remake our society into a dreaming culture again.

Thanks to everyone for their support and kind words as I shared what I’ve learned along the way on DreamStudies.org. Your readership constantly inspires me and your emails have touched and challenged me to become a better guide to the imaginal realm in the 21st century.

So if you’re interested in the decidedly spooky and ancient wisdom of sleep paralysis and its lucid dreaming medicine, I hope you’ll check out my book (and if you like it, write an Amazon review or tell your local bookstore to stock it!):

Dreaming on the Equinox,


Ryan Hurd is a consciousness researcher and editor of DreamStudies.org. You can follow him on Twitter at: @ryanhurd


For more information on dreams and dreaming, visit the Pulse dream resource page.


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