November 2007 Merlian Newsletter

President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863. Since 1863, Thanksgiving has been observed annually in the United States.

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New Items Posted in Merlian News

Podcasts Merlian News Podcasts With Robert Moss On All Things Dreaming Robert Moss, a lifelong dream explorer who survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanic techniques for empowerment and healing. He is a former university professor of ancient history at the Australian National University, also a bestselling novelist, shamanic counselor, and the author of five books on dreaming. In this podcast, Robert Moss discusses with Merlian News how dreams are “a secret engine of history.” The idea for came to its founder, Jeff Taylor in a dream. How dreaming has been central in the history of scientific breakthroughs and discoveries, and much more!

Merlian News Podcast With Barbara Weisberg Barbara Weisberg is the author of Talking to the Dead, which is about Kate & Maggie Fox and the rise of spiritualism. It is a nonfiction account of the lives and times of the two charismatic young sisters generally considered the founders of modern Spiritualism in the 19th century. Barbara Weisberg is a published poet and also the author of several children’s books, Weisberg first wrote about the Fox sisters for American Heritage magazine. In this interview, Barbara talks withMerlian Newsabout the Fox sisters; how they became mediums, spiritualism in the 19th century, her book, and more.

Merlian News Welcomes Another Podcast With Susan A. Deren

Susan is an animal communicator with over thirty years of experience working with animals. She utilizes a technique she developed, Behavioral Intuitive Assessment®, to assess the problem and recommend a solution. Her clients span this country and abroad. Susan’s work with animals is an extension of the intuitive work she does with humans as a psychic and medium. In this podcast Susan discusses what being an animal communicator entails, how you can better communicate with your pets, and what she’s learned in her line of work.

Merryn’s Musings John Of God At The Omega Institute October 1-4th, 2007 The whole session took no longer than twenty minutes. Right at the end of the ritual John of God positioned himself in a way that we could all hear him clearly. In his rich powerful voice, vibrating with the energies of the Entities he addressed us in his native tongue announcing that “the healing has taken place.” As he uttered the words I felt an enormous amount of heat emanating from my heart center and my hand seemed like it was glued to my blouse. It was quite an extraordinary feeling. Talking with my husband later he said he had a similar experience.

Books Andean Awakening: An Inca Guide to Mystical Peru by Jorge Luis Delgado Jorge Luis Delgado has given us Andean Awakening: An Inca Guide to Mystical Peru. From cover to cover, Andean Awakening is a walk with Delgado through “Mystical Peru” and his own spiritual evolution. We follow Jorge as he quite unintentionally becomes recognized in his community as a chacaruna or “bridge person who helps one cross from one state of consciousness to other states of consciousness or other realms.” The story continues up to and through the life of Jorge as “Peru’s premier spiritual tour guide.”

Sahar’s Spiritual Lifecoaching Can Marriage Extend Your Spiritual Journey and Keep You Healthy? “Whether you are attending or planning a wedding, it is important to remember that a marriage is one of the important spiritual acts you might be participating in, as you tread the path of spiritual development. Love is not something that we just fall into, as the romantic songs suggest. Love is a spiritual practice which we get better at it over time! Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway, interfaith minister and author of “Wedding Goddess: A Divine Guide To Transforming Wedding Stress into Wedding Bliss,” talks about how to stay sane and soulful about weddings: “The Big Day is a sacred day. It is not just a party that needs planning–it is a marriage that you are preparing for.” “

Wellbeing & Healing Positive Energy: How To Build Your Vitality In An Overwhelming World By Judith Orloff, M.D.

I know first hand how important it is for us to cherish our precious energy so we don’t compromise our capacity for passion. I now believe that the most profound transformations can only take place only on an energetic level. I’ve met many patients who’ve spent much time and money on talk therapy hoping that intellectual insights will bring emotional freedom, but they’re disappointed. As much as I love the linear mind, my approach, which I call “Energy Psychiatry,” goes further to also facilitate a conscious rebuilding of a subtle energies, the most basic life force in each of us.

Dogs For Diabetics

The Armstrong Project, now formally known as Dogs For Diabetics, Inc. began almost seven years ago, when the founder, Mark R., began researching the possibility of training dogs to detect type 1 diabetes relatedlow blood sugarand physically alert the diabetic to the impending drop. His own life was saved by a black Labrador puppy named Benton, while he was asleep in a hotel room on his way back from a training center for guide dogs and on his way to Benton’s new blind owner. Benton sensed his blood sugar had dropped dramatically while Mark was sleeping, and the puppy woke him up. Animal World Divas Thrive at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

As I proof read this in the sun on the Q-Barn deck, the Divas trumpet and squeak, their songs ringing out over the entire valley. They are greeting Julia, (their lead caregiver) who is on her way back through the valley on her four- wheeler. We must help them, protect them, love and respect them, but most of all look what we can learn from these amazing elephants. What gifts they bestow.

New York Katonah Paranormal Society: Local Women Help Clear Out Your Haunted House

Have you ever heard footsteps, but no one was there or everyone was in bed fast asleep? Does your dog bark at something persistently that’s not there, or your cat avoid a certain area in your home?… If you have answered yes to some of these questions, you’re not alone! Many people have experienced these phenomena, but now there’s someone you can call, at no cost, to resolve the disturbances…Kathy O’Donnelland Karen Darby appear to be your average Bedford residents; both are blond and dress normally, nothing like the Ghostbusters jumpsuits and backpacks sported by Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd in the ‘80’s blockbuster movie. They are just two suburban New York women, with an extraordinary gift they refer to as ‘a calling’… “We’re just here to offer a service.”

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Merryn & Team

Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher

Dena Ventrudo- Assistant Editor

Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer

Donna Baker Church- Book Reviewer

Eugene Kelly- Book Reviewer

Carl Casella – Sound Editor

by Merryn Jose & Team
A professional spiritual intuitive, writer and teacher; who lives in New York. She comes from a long lineage of practising Celtic psychics. Her web site is a regularly updated resource of Holistic information concerning the development of the intuitive faculties. Merryn is also the editor and publisher of online Merlian News Magazine, and is now regularly featuring podcast interviews with cutting edge minds on