Hufford's book is not a book of 'little remedies.' It is a very though and unbiased long term study and exploration of the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. It is writing from the perspective of a folklorist and scholar. He does not attempt to tell you the reason he thinks it occurs. He merely presents the facts and case studies, and allows you to form your own opinion. He does explore the beliefs surrounding it, demons, witches, ect, as well the beliefs of the medical and scientific community on what causes it. Certainly that has a value beyond being something to throw at an intruder lol. Knowledge is power after all.
I accidentaily voted up your post when I meant to Quote it instead.
Yes, knowledge is power. But book knowledge isn't the only power a witch has access to.
It's clear you were helping by offering information you found useful. My comment was not to undermine your suggestion or the information presented in the book, however, if someone is under attack there isn't time enough to find a book, purchase it, read, it and put whatever practice is advises into action. That's all.
On a personal note: Most of what I've read in books about protection (not the one suggested) are light and little remedies that won't stop a higher level entity or an advanced practitioner from attacking. So, YMWV.
Hats off to my peers who have wisely pointed this out.
@RG: I am so sorry that my post left you defending it. I am also grateful that you understood the "mentor-y" 'spirit' in which it was intended. You're a smart woman who will do whatever is required for peace-of-mind based on sound magical practice... even it means getting tough. I feel sorry for the next thing that tries to mess with you that way !!! Which, really is the whole point.
@RR... Never heard of new practitioners grabbing the spine of entity... on this plane, anyway. Fish tales, perhaps?
On the Astral plane, it could happen.
OWL - no kidding... me, too... swooped right down and carried a little yippy dog away !!! ( just kidding about the dog, but Owl thing pinged here, too)
Edited by Nikki, 13 January 2016 - 04:18 AM.