Lucid dreaming – dreams of clarity

  title={Lucid dreaming – dreams of clarity},
  author={B. Holzinger},
  journal={Contemporary Hypnosis},
Although the concept of ‘lucid dreaming’ was first coined by Frederik Willems van Eeden, a Dutch psychiatrist, and introduced at the meeting of The Society for Psychical Research held on 22 April 1913, the phenomenon of lucid dreaming was already known in earlier historical periods and its descriptions can be found in writings of Aristotle. However, modern lucid dreaming research was established only after LaBerge introduced his method for physiological investigation of lucid dreaming through… Expand
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