Did Bruce Lee Battle with Sleep Paralysis?

Anybody who has adopted the wonderful rags to riches story of Bruce Lee’s unbelievable journey from a poor and troubled childhood by means of to his meteoric rise to fame within the 60’s and 70’s martial arts motion motion pictures will concentrate on the mysterious legend surrounding him of his battles with a demonic entity.

For these of you unfamiliar with the circumstances surrounding this I shall attempt to elaborate and decide by means of the various weird myths and wild tales which were generated through the years since his premature demise in 1973.

It has been steered by some that there was a curse upon the Lee household and that Bruce and his father each inherited it and that to cover Bruce from the demon his father adopted the Chinese language customized of giving him a ladies title Léi Saifung Pinyin: Li Xìfèng, which accurately meant “small phoenix”. Many individuals imagine that it was an evil spirit that was finally chargeable for Lee’s demise on the twentieth July 1973.

After all, all of this has been mythologized through the years not least by the 1993 movie ‘Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story’ which was speculated to chart the actors rise to fame and eventual demise. The movie grossly exaggerates many parts of Lee’s life and in direction of the tip depicts Lee in an precise martial arts battle with an armored samurai demon.

However is there any fact the truth is to the story of Lees Demons? I imagine so . . . however not in the best way you’ll suppose and never within the literal sense of demonic haunting.

Sleep Paralysis is a phenomenon skilled by thousands and thousands of individuals all around the world and victims usually report the identical signs; they awaken to seek out themselves utterly paralyzed from head to toe and infrequently expertise disagreeable signs equivalent to vivid hallucinations of previous hags or extra generally; darkish shadowy figures.

In his 1996 ebook ‘Bruce Lee; Combating Spirit’ Bruce Thomas features a chapter referred to as ‘The Shadow’ which incorporates statements made by Bruce’s household and pals telling of his battles with a black shadowy determine in his sleep which held him down – a typical symptom of Sleep Paralysis.

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