Dear Readers,

This year promises to be an exciting one with new research and developments coming through almost daily in the fields of consciousness, science, spirituality, nutrition, activism, the environment, and more. We look forward to presenting our readers with up to date news and information, and we thank you for your support.

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Merryn’s Musings

A Guide to All Things Metaphysical

People ask me all the time for a list of resources for various metaphysical topics, books, book stores, and societies.  I’ve put together a list of them that I share on my website, www.merrynjose.com, but I thought I would offer them to my readers here. This list is dedicated to Alissandra, in aid of her spiritual journey.
Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark
Anchoring the Reality That We Want

We’ve all experienced this phenomenon before: you’ve never heard of a particular item, idea, or person and then once you do you find it popping up all over the place. It’s as if the whole world (or at least everybody you know on Facebook), all got the same buzz at the same time. Of course, we all know that someone had to be “the first” — the first to think that thought, invent that item, do the research, say or do or discover something new — and that everybody else caught on later.

Wellbeing & Healing
Interview with Annette Muller, Energy Healer & Founder of Villa San Esprit

In the field of energy healing, Annette Muller is a name to remember. As the founder of Villa San Esprit, the first and only stationary hospital for energy healing in Germany, and the affiliated school for energy healing, École San Esprit, Annette has worked tirelessly to increase the awareness of energy healing methods that are able to provide benefits for everyone. Recently she was kind enough to answer some of our questions about her life and her work.

Books
The Cosmic Hologram by Jude Currivan, Ph.D.

The Cosmic Hologram – Information at the Center of Creation is that rare creature, in that it is a wonderful addition to the fields of science, consciousness, and spirituality. With her thoughtful and elegantly written prose, Jude Currivan has done a remarkable job of illuminating the most cutting edge research in physics and our understanding of the nature of reality. Her thesis, that information is at the center of creation and more fundamental than matter, energy, space or time, is rendered in easy to understand terms and backed up by the data she presents.

Nutrition
Dandelions May Help Beat Cancer

Dandelion, both leaves and roots, whether grown wild or cultivated, is full of medicinal benefits. The greens can be chopped into salad, cooked like spinach, or added to juicing, while the root form can be used to make an infusion/tea or extract.  Pamela Ovadje, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Windsor, has done extensive work in investigating the anti-cancer properties of dandelions and other natural extracts. She found that an extract of dandelions can cause apoptosis, or cell death, among cancerous cells while not harming the healthy ones.

Website of the Month
www.jonbonjovisoulfoundation.org

People
Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation Pays it Forward

Singer-songwriter Jon Bon Jovi has been helping those in need for several years. Along with his wife, Dorothea, he has used his celebrity status to give back to the community in concrete ways. As reported on CNN, “Behind the music, Grammy award-winning entertainer Jon Bon Jovi is on a mission to feed and empower those in need. His strategy is simple: ‘One soul at a time.’ With his nonprofit Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, based in Philadelphia, the artist is fighting poverty with direct action.”

 

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Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher
Cheryl Shainmark – Senior Editor


What is Mindfulness, by Linda Lehrhaupt, PhD

Mindfulness meditation has been described in many ways in recent years, but I still find that one of the definitions by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, is very helpful. He says that mindfulness is “paying attention on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally. He added in an interview on YouTube…“as if your life depended on it.”

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Anchoring the Reality That We Want

| by Cheryl Shainmark

We’ve all experienced this phenomenon before: you’ve never heard of a particular item, idea, or person and then once you do you find it popping up all over the place. It’s as if the whole world (or at least everybody you know on Facebook), all got the same buzz at the same time. Of course, we all know that someone had to be “the first” — the first to think that thought, invent that item, do the research, say or do or discover something new — and that everybody else caught on later….

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Interview with Annette Muller, Energy Healer & Founder of Villa San Esprit

In the field of energy healing, Annette Muller is a name to remember. As the founder of Villa San Esprit, the first and only stationary hospital for energy healing in Germany, and the affiliated school for energy healing, École San Esprit, Annette has worked tirelessly to increase the awareness of energy healing methods that are able to provide benefits for everyone. Recently she was kind enough to answer some of our questions about her life and her work.

Read More.
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A Guide to All Things Metaphysical

People ask me all the time for a list of resources for various metaphysical topics, books, book stores, and societies. I’ve put together a list of them that I share on my website, www.merrynjose.com, but I thought I would offer them to my readers here. This list is dedicated to Alissandra, in aid of her spiritual journey.

Read More.
Filed Under:

The Cosmic Hologram by Jude Currivan, Ph.D.

| review by Cheryl Shainmark

The Cosmic Hologram – Information at the Center of Creation is that rare creature, in that it is a wonderful addition to the fields of science, consciousness, and spirituality. With her thoughtful and elegantly written prose, Jude Currivan has done a remarkable job of illuminating the most cutting edge research in physics and our understanding of the nature of reality. Her thesis, that information is at the center of creation and more fundamental than matter, energy, space or time, is rendered in easy to understand terms and backed up by the data she presents.

Read More.
Filed Under:

Dandelions May Help Beat Cancer

Dandelion, both leaves and roots, whether grown wild or cultivated, is full of medicinal benefits. The greens can be chopped into salad, cooked like spinach, or added to juicing, while the root form can be used to make an infusion/tea or extract. Pamela Ovadje, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Windsor, has done extensive work in investigating the anti-cancer properties of dandelions and other natural extracts. She found that an extract of dandelions can cause apoptosis, or cell death, among cancerous cells while not harming the healthy ones.

Read More.

Cooking With Qi & Conquering Any Disease

| by Merryn Jose

Like so many of us, I’ve been watching my nutrition and eating healthfully for years, buying only organic food and the very freshest ingredients possible. Also years ago, I cut out those foods that are known to damage our systems. I thought I was doing well until I heard about Qigong Master Jeff Primack and his food based healing system.

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Robert Waggoner on Lucid Dreaming

| review by Cheryl Shainmark

For the past seven years, Robert Waggoner has co-edited the quarterly journal, Lucid Dreaming Experience , and most recently has written a wonderful book titled Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self . He explains: “Through experimentation, I realized lucid dreaming could be used to get ‘unknown’ information; apparently from the deeper part of yourself or some kind of collective unconscious. Moreover, lucid dreaming could be used to explore deep spiritual concepts, focus healing intent on your body, seek out telepathic and precognitive information and learn about the nature of reality (from the unique perspective of being aware in the dream state). In my book, I take lucid dreamers to these deeper aspects of lucid dreaming…”

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The Consciousness Field Project: Remote Intentions for Wellness

The Consciousness Field Project tests the latest advances in Remote Energy see if there is an impact on individual wellness. Developed by Deepak Chopra and the Merraki Institute, the project utilizes research from Dr. William Tiller and Dr. Gabriele Hilberg, merging the fields of psychology, physics and consciousness. Like remote healing, or remote prayer, it will allow participants to partake regardless of their location. Over a period of 18 months, wellness intentions will be energetically transmitted every few minutes to each participant’s home.

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