Merlian News October 2017 Newsletter

Dear Readers: This year has been an exciting one so far, 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

Changing Lives: Sharing Our Transformative Experiences

A few weeks ago I wrote about a New York Times interview with Barbara Ehrenreich, author of several books including “Nickel and Dimed.” The interview focused on her most recent book, “Living With a Wild God,” a memoir detailing the author’s transformative experiences when she was in her teens. Having had numerous experiences myself, I found that her account caught my interest. In the last few years I have noted an increase in the number of people stepping forward to tell their sometimes other-worldly stories of wonder, enlightenment, and awe…

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark
Moved by Mountains

Several years ago I dreamed I flew as a hawk, high above seared mountains, gazing down on granite soil marked only by occasional stunted evergreens. In my dream I soared and twisted, riding the air currents until I actually felt dizzy and then, as soon as I thought, “This is too much!” I woke up in my bed. I remembered the details vividly, though I had never seen those vistas in real life. Last week I saw the mountains of my dreams, that is, the dry stretch of the Rockies where the rain does not fall.

Wellbeing & Healing
Can We End Alzheimer’s? Dr. Dale Bredesen & Others May Have the Answer
Dr. Dale Bredesen is the author of The End of Alzheimer’s, a groundbreaking account of new research and remarkable reversals in cognitive decline that he has facilitated. In a recent interview (video) with Dr. Mark Hyman, he wrote, “My friend and scientist Dr. Dale Bredesen is at the forefront of changing the way we approach neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Dr. Bredesen’s research has led to new insights that explain the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer’s disease…

Books
Q&A with Scott Stabile, Author of Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide Open Heart

Author and Facebook sensation Scott Stabile’s parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that, Scott joined a cult that dominated his life for thirteen years. Through it all, he became evermore committed to living his life from love. In this interview, Scott answers questions about his new book, Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart.

Science
Merlian News Podcast with Dr. Amit Goswami

In this podcast, Dr. Amit Goswami discusses with Merryn Jose how his childhood influenced his work how a conference in 1973 inspired an awakening for him upward and downward causation non-local consciousness where we go wrong with the “law of attraction” death, the soul, and the afterlife his current projects his documentary, Quantum Activist and much more, He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called ‘science within consciousness’, an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self- Aware Universe where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect.

Website of the Month
www.realitysandwich.com

Consciousness

Reality Sandwich: Evolving Consciousness Bite by Bite

Recently a friend introduced us to the work of Ken Jordan, co-founder of www.realitysandwich.com, a truly outstanding resource for articles, podcasts and more. From their website we read: “Reality Sandwich is a magazine of ideas for the transformational community. We cover subjects like shamanism, non-local consciousness, visionary art, alternative economics, psychedelics, permaculture, transformational festivals, meditation, democratic engagement, near death experiences, and tantra, to name but a few.

 

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


John of God at Omega Institute October 3-5

Experience healing with John of God at Omega: 10/3/17 – 10/5/17. Meet the Brazilian healer who has been featured on Oprah, ABC’s Primetime TV show, written about in The Huffington Post, and more. John of God has helped thousands over the course of his career as a healer. João Teixeira de Faria, internationally known as John of God or João de Deus, is arguably the most powerful unconscious medium alive today and possibly the best-known healer of our generation.

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The Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy: Now Available in Rye, NY

Dr. Allan Warshowsky has long embraced an innovative approach to family care. Double board certified in integrative holistic medicine and OB/GYN, his practice has revolutionized treatment of women’s issues, chronic conditions, and endocrine problems, and he has expanded his practice to include men and families. Now his office is offering another breakthrough technology to promote wellness: far infrared therapy. After a recent move to more spacious quarters, a special room has been dedicated to a personal sized infrared sauna.

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The Coming of the Cosmic Age: Michael Mannion on Wilhelm Reich

The trial of Wilhelm Reich is an unknown, untold story. The US Federal Court-ordered banning and burning of his medical and scientific writings is not taught in American schools. It is not even known to the legal profession. It has long been ignored by those who fight for First Amendment rights in the US. And you will never see Reich’s writings included in any of the thousands of annual “Banned Books” displays around the country each year.

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Mindfulness as Medicine at Omega Institute

The Omega Institute is offering a “Mindfulness as Medicine” course August 14-19, 2016. Based on the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, the course is led by Sister Dang Nghiem, and other Plum Village Dharma teachers. From the Omega website we read: When we think about the past, we often feel yearning or regret. Mindfulness—sometimes referred to as meditation in action—helps us live in the present moment, where trauma, loss, and illness can be transformed with kindness and love.

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New Online Course with Robert Moss on The Shift Network

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Robert Moss writes, “My next online course for The Shift Network, “Quantum Dreaming: Shamanic Dreaming, New Science and Ancient Keys to Healing and Thriving in the Multidimensional Universe,” begins April 7. We’ll go deeper and wider than ever before in the company of our wonderful international community of dream adventurers. Join me for a FREE introduction session on Wednesday, March 16.” REGISTER TODAY at The Shift Network

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SunRaven and The Slow Medicine Foundation

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Have you checked out SunRaven lately? The beautiful healing center, located in Bedford, NY, is home to a wealth of services including integrative medicine, psycho-spiritual healing, and more. Husband and wife team, Michael Finkelstein, MD, and Robin Queen Finkelstein, have turned the grounds into an oasis of healing for the community. In addition to their individual consultations, workshops, and men’s and women’s groups, they have recently launched a new nonprofit program called “Slow Medicine.”

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Project Noosphere: An Global Online Meditation Event – 1/7/16

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Dr. Paul Drouin invites you to join him online as he begins a special journey in Hawaii with a global meditation event on January 7th, 2016. Dr. Paul will visit the sacred island of Mokoli’i (Chinaman’s Hat) to meditate on the intention Heal Yourself and Heal the World . This event marks the beginning of a World Tour to special vortex energetic centers around the world to initiate Project Noosphere – a unique global consciousness accelerator…

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Global Intention Event for Peace & Healing on December 21st

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Energy Medicine Exchange, in cooperation with 10 Billion Beats, present “A Global Intention Event for Peace & Healing” on December 21st. What a way to celebrate the solstice! As it says on the poster: “The need is great, the tribe is large. This is an effort to positively affect the Earth and her inhabitants through the power of collective intention. Peace TO Earth and Goodwill ON Living kind.”

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Omega Presents Jack Kornfield Dec 5th at the NY Ethical Society

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Omega Institute Presents: The Essence of Buddhist Psychology A 1-Day Training for Meditators & Psychologists Jack Kornfield, PhD. December 5 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture* 9:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday. Learn from the transformative teachings and practices at the heart of Buddhist Psychology. Discover your inner capacity for wakefulness, joy, dignity, and compassion–your Buddha-nature.

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