Stephens College to host 'The Edge of Dreaming' documentary

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | 1:14 p.m. CDT; updated 7:37 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 12, 2011

COLUMBIA — Stephens College will host a viewing and discussion of the documentary "The Edge of Dreaming" from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Amy Hardie, a Scottish filmmaker, dreamed she would die within a year — at age 48. She visited neuroscience experts and a shaman after she fell ill as the dream predicted. "The Edge of Dreaming" chronicles that year, as well as an investigation into the human subconscious, a release from the School of Metaphysics stated.

Paul Madar, director of the School of Metaphysics, will lead discussion after the film. The school, along with Point of View documentary films on PBS, is sponsoring the event at the Charters Auditorium in the Columbia Foyer, 1407 E. Broadway.

The event is in conjunction with the Dream Awareness Weekend, April 29 through May 1.

The viewing is free, and reservations can be made at For more information, contact The School of Metaphysics.

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Mark Foecking April 13, 2011 | 7:48 a.m.

Paul Madar (or someone else from the SOM) also appears on an early morning KOPN radio program called Nocturnal, on the last Tuesday of each month, usually from about 2 to 4 AM. He will interpret dreams that you call in, or there's an email address now that you can mail them (dreams2nocturnal (at) It's interesting to hear him do it and what he says about the symbols in a dream, as well as what other people dream. Plus, the weeks he's not there, the host plays some great music that you never hear anywhere else.

I hope KOPN isn't put off the air by the defunding of public broadcasting. While I seldom listen to any of their political programming, their early morning music programming is very well done and diverse, ranging through traditional country, old time jazz, folk and Americana, stoner rock, techno dance and electronica, progressive rock and fusion jazz, punk and thrash, and straight-out-of-DOC gritty hip-hop. There's no other radio station in the area quite like them, and I would miss them terribly if they closed.


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