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If you dream your own death, can it come true? Amy – 48 and happy mother of 3 dreamt her horse was dying. She woke to find him dead. Then she dreamt she had 12 months to live … The Edge of Dreaming is a year in the life of a woman investigating death whose research takes over her life. Literally. Amy Hardie, a Scottish wife, mother and maker of science films had a startling dream warning her that this year would be her last.
Everyone wrestles with the concept of their own mortality, but few so directly explore and confront the subject. When Amy fell seriously ill, as her dream predicted, she went on a search to change that dream, leading her to eminent neuroscientist Mark Solms, and to new understanding of the complexity of our brains. The final confrontation takes us back into her dream with the help of a shaman, revealing a surprising twist to the tale. An exploration of our subconscious using neuroscience, psychotherapy and shamanism – The Edge of Dreaming is a female search for happiness anno 2010.