This Mysterious Realm Called Sleep Series

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This Mysterious Realm Called Sleep Publisher's Summary

Leslie Watkins' unabridged collection of three volumes exploring sleep, a mystery packed with surprises. Most people are unaware that every night vast numbers of sleepwalkers display totally unexpected behavior. They move around in their hundreds, in their thousands, and they’re spread through every town and city in the world.

There's the famous musician whose dream gave him one of the most successful songs of this century - one enthusiastically covered by a host of stars including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Liberace. Equally intriguing is the case-history of the daughter of pauperized former slaves in Louisiana who, thanks to information given in a dream, became one of the world’s richest women - and an immensely generous philanthropist.

Some call it the mystery of slow-wave sleep when behavior by sleepwalkers, which seem too bizarre to be possible, takes place. They are typified by the baffling talent of Welshman Lee Hadwin, the first example in this book, who is a brilliant artist - but only when fast asleep. He cannot paint nor draw when awake and yet his hypnotic paintings sell for hundreds of thousands.

And then there's sexomnia, when primal urges in the brain take control, like the case of Toronto landscaper Jan Luedecke accused of raping a young woman. He had sex with the woman and yet Ontario Court Judge Russell Otter ruled that the attack had been involuntary and acquitted Luedecke. He walked from the court a free man. Why? Because the judge ruled Luedecke had been asleep when he raped the girl. 

Somnambulism, parasomnia, noctambulism are just a few of the names for such strange, fascinating and sometimes terrifying goings-on. Lesley Cusack of Warrington in Cheshire - a mother-of-three - who was desperate to lose weight cooking huge meals while asleep; dieting furiously during the day but eating herself to death each night. A man waking, horrified to find himself in a lake surrounded by crocodiles and it wasn't a dream. He survived but was lucky to be alive.

These are just some of the incredible cases explored in This Mysterious Realm Called Sleep.

©2018 Leslie Watkins (P)2018 Graham Watkins
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  • Book 1-3

    • This Mysterious Realm Called Sleep

    • The Complete Trilogy - Books 1 to 3
    • By: Leslie Watkins
    • Narrated by: Graham Watkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Leslie Watkins' unabridged collection of three volumes exploring sleep, a mystery packed with surprises. Most people are unaware that every night vast numbers of sleepwalkers display totally unexpected behavior. Some call it the mystery of slow-wave sleep when behavior by sleepwalkers, which seem too bizarre to be possible, takes place.

    Non-member price: $27.79

  • Book 1

    • This Mysterious Realm Called Sleep

    • By: Leslie Watkins
    • Narrated by: Graham Watkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sleep is a mystery packed with surprises. Most people are unaware that every night vast numbers of sleepwalkers display totally unexpected behavior. They move around in their hundreds, in their thousands, and they're spread through every town and city in the world. There's the famous musician whose dream gave him one of the most successful songs of this century - one enthusiastically covered by a host of stars including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Liberace.

    Non-member price: $9.68

  • Book 2

    • This Mysterious Realm Called Sleep: Book 2

    • Amazing Insights into the Bizarre Behavior - Sometimes Beneficial, Sometimes Startlingly Life-Threatening - of Unaware Sleepwalkers
    • By: Leslie Watkins
    • Narrated by: Graham Watkins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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    By the age of 60, most of us will have been sleeping for a total of roughly 20 years. That’s how we spend about a third of our lives. Yet, few of us are aware of the oddities which tend to trespass through our slumbers - or of the strange somnambulism that can erupt when we’ve drifted into restful oblivion. This audiobook, the second in the series, delves deep into the darker corners of the realm we call sleep, when our brains are active but we have no control and strange things happen.

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  • Book 3

    • This Mysterious Realm Called Sleep: Book 3

    • Amazing Truths About Past and Future Time Travel While Asleep - Some Journeys Saved Lives, Others Were Tragically Ignored
    • By: Leslie Watkins
    • Narrated by: Graham Watkins
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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    The nightmarish Sandy Hook massacre, the 9/11 atrocity, the Titanic disaster, and others have all been foretold in dreams and premonitions. This Mysterious Realm Called Sleep: Book 3 delves into the dark shadows of nightmares and hypnosis, of sleepwalking and automatic writing, to reveal more fascinating insights into the little-understood secrets of the mind.

    Non-member price: $9.68