October 2007 Merlian Newsletter



In the Druidic religion of the ancient Celts, the New Year began with the winter season of Samhain on November 1. Just as shorter days signified the start of the New Year, sundown also meant the start of a new day; therefore the harvest festival began every year on the night of October 31.

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New Items Posted in Merlian News


Merlian News Podcasts With Heather Cumming: Part 2 Heather Cumming is a Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master/teacher, and certified Qi Gong practitioner. Heather works with John of God, also known as Medium Joao, as his translator and acts as his liaison for healing trips to the United States. She is an official Casa Tour Guide in Brazil. Heather is also multi-lingual and translator for visitors who come to the Casa. She is author of the book, John of God. In this interview, Heather Cummingelaborates more on the Entities: theirnames, stories, personalities, such as the patron saint of the Casa, St. Ignatius of Loyola.You will hearhowto synchronize your meditationswithJohn of God’s healing sessions, while the mediums areholding the energyof the’current’ at the Casa in Abadiania, Brazil…

Merlian News Podcasts Gene Krackehl, LLC Gene Krackehl, LLC is a Hands-on Energy Healer, Intuitive Spiritual Healer, Reiki-Master, Ordained Interfaith Minister and author who has been doing distance healing throughout his life. Formerly on staff at Northern Westchester Hospital’s Center for Health & Healing, he now devotes all of his time to his own healing practice in Katonah while collaborating with therapists, Hospitals, MD’s and other health care professionals on a wide range of clients and conditions. His workshops are being given in large corporations, organizations, colleges, holistic centers and in many Continuing Education programs throughout the Northeast. In this podcast, Gene Krackehl talks withMerlian Newsabout energy healing, his book, his journey as a healer, and more.

Merlian News Podcasts With Dr. Steven E. Hodes

Steven E. Hodes, M.D. is a board certified, traditionally trained physician with a metaphysical point of view about health and healing. He has been in private practice for almost 30 years and also devotes himself to teaching, lecturing and sharing his wisdom on the connection between metaphysics, medicine and healing. He helps us bridge the gap between traditional medicine and holistic healing. He believes the real cure to what ails you comes from within and he wants people to learn how to heal themselves. In this podcast, Dr. Hodes talks withMerlian News about what a meta-physician is and how it affectshis work. Also he discussesnear death experiences andafter death communication.These and many other fascinating subjects are coveredin his new book, Meta-Physician on Call for Better Health: Metaphysics and Medicine for Mind, Body and Spirit, by Praeger Publishers in November 2007.

Spirituality US Congress Passes Bill to Award the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal Thanks to overwhelming support in Congress, the US House of Representatives on September 13 voted to award His Holiness the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The award is in recognition of the Dalai Lama’s advocacy of religious harmony, non-violence, and human rights throughout the world and for his efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Tibet issue though dialogue with the Chinese leadership.

Books The Mystery of 2012 — Predictions, Prophecies & Possibilities The Mystery of 2012 walks a fine line between what is visionary and what is realistic — all without crossing over into apocalyptic, catastrophic or alarmist thinking. Still, there is no “Pollyanna” or head-in-the-sand blindness here, just a level-headed assessment of what is going on in a variety of areas such as politics, the environment, economics, science, medicine and more, what are the foreseeable consequences if we don’t act, and what are the practical choices we can make to improve the future.

The Quiet Heart by Dr. Peter Gruenewald The Quiet Heart by Peter Gruenewald supports the theme, “Putting Stress In Its Place”. His innovative approach, HeartSpheres, combines the latest on medical research and holistic medicine. Gruenewald recorded the results of case studies where his clients used these techniques and reclaimed power over their emotions and their lives. This is where the book picks up, as it brings us the means in our every day experiences to take back our lives.

Sahar’s Spiritual Lifecoaching Stay Young – For Free- Without Cosmetic Surgery Sahar shows us how to stay young … for free and without cosmetic surgery! This column first appeared in Prediction magazine, part of Spiritual Life Coaching column. “Recent study by Harvard instructor Dr. Sara W. Lazar, and fellow corroborator, Dr. Herbert Benson — the Mind Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has shown that “mediation can help to increase brain function, reduce the effects of aging on the brain, and improve concentration and memory”. This is not all.”

Environmental Awareness Al Gore and UN Panel Win Nobel Peace Prize

“The former vice-president has emerged as a leading climate campaigner. His 2006 documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth, was an unlikely box-office hit and won two Oscars. The IPCC, established in 1988, is tasked with providing policymakers with neutral summaries of the latest expertise on climate change. The organisation involves hundreds of scientists working to collate and evaluate the work of thousands more.” BBC NEWS

Wellbeing & Healing Protect Yourself From Energy Vampires By Judith Orloff M.D. The quality of our relationships effect our health. Our relationships are governed by a give and take of energy. Some co-workers and colleagues make us more electric or at ease. Yet others suck the life right out of us. As a physician and energy specialist I want to verify that energy vampires roam the world sapping our exuberance. With patients and in my workshops I’ve seen their fang marks and the carnage they’ve strewn. But most of us don’t know how to identify and cope with vampires, so we mope around as unwitting casualties, enduring a preventable fatigue.

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Merryn & Team

Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher

Dena Ventrudo- Assistant Editor

Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer

Donna Baker Church- 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 MerlianPodcasts.com.