Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about Dreams and Nightmares

What is a lucid dream like?
Dr. Michael Breus, PhDDr. Michael Breus, PhD
Lucid dreaming is like waking up inside a cartoon or movie: anything is possible. The situations are...
More Answers
Are out-of-body experiences and lucid dreams related?
Dr. Michael Breus, PhDDr. Michael Breus, PhD
Out-of-body experiences are a little out of my area, but I do know that  an out-of-body experience i...
More Answers
Rhenotha and Dr. Oz Reveal Their Strange Dreams
Rhenotha and Dr. Oz Reveal Their Strange Dreams
What Can I Do If I Am Having Violent Dreams?
What Can I Do If I Am Having Violent Dreams?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.