Who coined the term lucid dreams?


Frederik van Eeden, a Dutch psychiatrist, coined the term for lucid dreams in 1913.

Van Eeden claimed that there are nine well-defined types of dreams. They include ordinary, vivid and symbolic . Van Eeden described several of his lucid dreams, jotting down the thoughts he had about them upon awakening. Many of the dreams involved flying. While many lucid dreamers report they have pleasurable erotic dreams, van Eeden missed out on those.

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