Merlian News September Newsletter

The September newsletter is out! Merlian News is now translated into over 50 languages! Just go to , upper right hand corner to Google Translate and use the drop down menu! Also, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook & Twitter ! Please take a look at our Website of the Month!

Merryn’s Musings

The Wisdom of Ayurveda

“Ayurveda” is Sanskrit for “Life-Knowledge,” and it is one of the oldest forms of ancient healing still in use today. While most Americans have heard of Ayurvedic medicine by now, few realize how many of our current herbal remedies come from the ancient Vedic texts. For example, the many benefits of eating yogurt, using turmeric and other spices were documented in India over 2000 years ago .

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

If 50 is the new 30 then why do I have to exercise so much?

I miss the ability to eat at will: sweets and nacho chips, macaroni and cheese, and sour cream on just about anything that wasn’t moving. I miss the metabolism that allowed me to burn off the extra calories with almost no effort. But most of all, I miss my natural athleticism…. If 50 is the new 30, then why has no one informed my body?

Qi Gong

Sound Healing with Mingtong Gu – Lesson One: Setting the Chi Field

Sound Healing with Master Mingtong Gu – Lesson One: “Setting the Chi Field” Here at Merlian News, some of the staff have been enjoying the online Home Study course “Sound Healing” from . What we’ve found is that the first lesson, “Setting the Chi Field” is critical for gaining the most from your Qi Gong practice. Do it right and each session is deeper and more profound, do it wrong and you may feel better than not having done it at all, but you won’t get the best healing and benefit that you could.

Science/Quantum Physics

John Hagelin, Ph.D.: World-Renowned Quantum Physicist, Educator, Public Policy Expert, & Leading Proponent of Peace.

“Dr. Hagelin is unique among scientists in being the first to apply this most advanced knowledge for the practical benefit of humankind. He has pioneered the use of Unified Field-based technologies proven to reduce crime, violence, terrorism, and war and to promote peace throughout society–technologies derived from the ancient Vedic science of consciousness…For the last quarter century, Dr. Hagelin has led an international investigation into the nature and origin of consciousness, including higher states of human consciousness.”


The Physical and Psychological Benefits of Mantra Meditation: Part I by Adam Khan

“Divided into two parts, this wonderful article by Adam Khan, author of the book Self-Help Stuff That Works, really offers a lot of important information on meditation as well as an exercise.” After meditating, your reaction to stressful events changes. Events that would normally make you feel stressed don’t make you feel as stressed, and your feelings of stress don’t last as long.”


I AM: The Shift Is About To Hit the Fan – A Documentary by Tom Shadyac

“Armed with nothing but his innate curiosity and a small crew to film his adventures, Shadyac (writer/director/producer of Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams, Accepted, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry) set out on a twenty-first century quest for enlightenment. Meeting with a variety of thinkers and doers—remarkable men and women from the worlds of science, philosophy, academia, and faith—including such luminaries as David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch — Shadyac appears on-screen as character, commentator, guide, and even, at times, guinea pig…”

Conscious Eating

The Top 10 Healthiest Seeds

The Top 10 Healthiest Seeds They come in all different sizes, shapes and colors. The seed is an embryonic plant itself and the origin of nutrition. A plant goes to great lengths to produce each seed and fill it with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes. If you’re looking for a high quality, nutritious and filling snack, seeds are tough to beat. Let’s look at the ten healthiest seeds on Earth and how to consume them. A seed is life. It is a living food. It is impossible to eat a raw seed and not derive nutrition.

Wellbeing & Healing

Listening to Your Gut

Listening to Your Gut – Science is beginning to catch up with the age old wisdom to “listen to your gut.” More and more research is pointing to the vast role that our guts play in our overall health. Now there is evidence that our mental health may be directly linked with our gut health as well. A new study has shown that having the correct balance of probiotics in your stomach and intestines can reverse OCD, depression and other mental illnesses.


Science/Quantum Physics

Punk Science and the Paradigm Revolution

Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton, the author of Punk Science and The Genius Groove , has a lot of interesting theories about the universe: she says that black holes are the creative force behind galaxies, and that they exist in outer space and within our bodies as well. She adds that “paranormal” events aren’t strange at all when you look at the cutting edge science that can explain them. That we are undergoing a huge paradigm shift right now, where the old ways and institutions are giving out and being replaced by new ideas. These are just a few of the ideas explored on her website, and on her blog.

Thank you once more, for your positive feed back and support!

Merryn and Team

Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher

CherylShainmark SeniorEditor

Carl Casella – Sound Editor

by Staff