lucid dreaming: (v) the act of being aware of dreaming while dreaming.
in a sentence: Lucid dream expert Beverly D’Urso explains that it’s wonderful to control one’s dreams; but contrary to popular belief, control is not necessary during lucid dreaming to qualify it as “lucid.” The only prerequisite of lucid dreaming is actual awareness of the dream itself.
fantasy: (n) 1. imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained. 2. the forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing. 3. a mental image, especially when unreal or fantastic; vision: a nightmare fantasy. 4. Psychology . an imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream. 5. a hallucination.
in a sentence: Fantasy is an important part of our everyday lives, beginning in childhood. Conventionally, boys fantasize about being superheroes, and girls, princesses. But modern fantasy trends are paving their own path!
photo: “Iron Maiden”: dobrador.com
Reference: Brogaard, B. 2012. The Superhuman Mind. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-superhuman-mind/201212/lucid-dreaming-and-self-realization