waking dream

waking dream
   A generic term for a group of dream-like phenomena occurring during a state of relative wakefulness. This group of phenomena includes * hypnagogic and *hypnopompic hallucinations, * daydreams, and instances of * lucid dreaming. Waking dreams are distinguished from hallucinations proper because they occur to the half-waking mind and because of their tendency to replace the entire sensory environment. They are distinguished from *sleep dreams because of the mind's active awareness of their contents.
   Watkins, M. (2003). Waking dreams. Third edition. Putnam, CT: Spring Publications.

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