“The Strange World of Felt Presences”


“What links polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, sleep paralysis, and hearing voices?” asks The Guardian.

“Understanding more about how and why felt presences occur has the potential to tell us many things about ourselves: how we react under intense mental or physical stress, how we deal with danger and threat, and how we recognise the shape and position of our own body,” reports The Guardian. “But one thing it also may do is shed light on other unusual experiences that are hard to understand.”

The strange world of felt presences (The Guardian, March 5, 2015)


  1. Sleep paralysis is one of the most terrifying and in the same time fascinating experiences one can have. And at least for me it can be definitely associated with stress and change in life circumstances. I guess the same can be said for other ‘extreme states of mind”.

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