November 2008 Merlian Newsletter


Dear Readers,

This month not only brings us turkey dinners and daylight savings time, it brings us new articles and podcasts from ! Be sure to check the website of the month at the end of the newsletter!

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Podcasts: Spirituality Merlian News Podcasts with Matthew Fox

In this podcast, Matthew Fox talks with Merryn Jose about the current imbalanced view of what is masculine, the initial attempts of the budding “men’s movement” and the ridicule it received, ancient rites of initiation into manhood, how women can support the men in their life as well as men’s efforts to be more spiritual. Matthew Fox was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate (received summa cum laude) in the History and Theology of Spirituality. Matthew is the founder and former president of the University of Creation Spirituality. He is currently a scholar in residence with the Academy for the Love of Learning. Matthew lectures, teaches, writes and serves as president of the nonprofit he created in 1984, Friends of Creation Spirituality. He is the author of 28 books.

Wellbeing & Healing A Mystic’s View About The Universe: Part 2 – The Beginning Of Life by Eliza Mada Dalian In its endless journey of countless experiences, each soul develops its own unique essence, purpose, and direction but always remaining within the Absolute and under the influence of its greater will. After a long process of evolution, the unconscious energy of the soul transforms into conscious energy and now the self-aware soul or being dissolves into its original source — the Absolute.

Books How To Be Happy: Finding A Future In Your Past by Jenny Smedley It’s what everyone wants, isn’t it? To be happy? What people often don’t realise is that there are two kinds of happiness; that which comes from without, and that which comes from within. The second kind is the important one. Happiness that comes from without is dependent on other people and the world you live in. Happiness that comes from within is dependent only upon the world that lives within you. This book shows you how to access your future happiness of the real kind, by discovering your complete evolution, over many lifetimes. Happiness from within can only be activated if you remember what you came here to do. Past lives need to be recalled and healed, so that we can remember what we came here to do.

Books The Secret Pleasures of Menopause by Dr. Christane Northrup

When you look in the mirror, do you see an old, unattractive person who wonders why anyone would give them a second glance–or an incredibly sexy and desirable woman ready to be embraced by the world? Today’s leading women’s health and wellness expert Dr. Christiane Northrup has someone she wants you to meet–the NEW YOU! Start your engines and discover that at midlife… life has just begun! In The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, Dr. Northrup delivers a breakthrough message that will help millions of perimenopausal and menopausal women throughout the world understand that menopause is not “the beginning of the end” but rather the start of the best and most pleasurable years of your life!

Books Look For The Good And You’ll Find God: The Spiritual Journey of a Psychic and Healer by Echo Bodine

Interspersed in her compelling personal stories are spooky ghost tales, Hollywood producers, guardian angels, reality television, past lives, barbers, and triumph over addictions. Her stories are funny and insightful, with a clear sense of Echo at her best, guiding and inspiring others. Each chapter also includes exercises and suggestions designed to help us build our own psychic awareness and spiritual connection.

Conscious Eating Intentional Chocolate™ infused with Good Intentions by Monks

A recent scientific study published in the peer reviewed Journal, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing in October of 2007, states that Intentional Chocolate “increases people’s well-being, vigor and energy by an average of 67% and in some cases 1,000%.” There is no gimmick. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that intention invokes measurable power and energy that can manifest across space and time. Available for purchase!

Spirituality The Role Our Parents Play by Stephen Thomson Who are our parents, but people just like us? In so many ways their life path is our life path. They are in our lives as role models and to show us the way. If we stop to think about it, we start to see how many of the same soul issues and life lessons they share with us. However, our problem rests with the very subtle terms of our expectation that they are Gods or at least God-like. We fail to see then as human and journeying a path, just as we are. Our expectation for them is to be stronger and better than us, when in fact they may be at best just a few steps ahead. Our parents are just another example of how to do it and are mirrors for our soul and karma, no different than we.


Dr. Fred Alan Wolf

Author of many books including Taking the Quantum Leap, Parallel Universes, The Dreaming Universe, The Eagle’s Quest, The Spiritual Universe, Mind into Matter, Matter into Feeling ,The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time, and his latest book Dr. Quantum Presents, A Little Book of Big Ideas. .

Former professor of physics at San Diego State University for twelve years, Dr. Wolf lectures, researches, and teaches worldwide. Dr. Wolf has also appeared as the resident physicist on The Discovery Channel’s The Know Zone, he appeared in the documentary What The Bleep Do We Know?! and Down The Rabbit Hole as well as many radio talk shows and television shows across the United States and abroad.

You can read the book review of The Spiritual Universe by Fred Alan Wolf and other articles on Wolf at

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

Merryn & Team

Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher

Dena Ventrudo- Assistant Editor

Donna Baker Church- Book Reviewer

Eugene Kelly- Book Reviewer

Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer

Carl Casella – Sound Editor

by Merlian News & Team
A professional spiritual intuitive, writer and teacher. She now resides in New York state. Merryn 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