lucid dreaming

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Coined by psychiatrist Frederik Willem van Eeden in his 1913 paper A Study of Dreams. It is possible that he coined this as a calque of "rêve lucide", which appears in Les Rêves et les Moyens de les Diriger; Observations Pratiques (1867) by Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Denys.

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lucid dreaming (uncountable)

  1. A form of dreaming in which the conscious mind takes control over the contents of the dream.

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