NHNE: The Near Death Experience Network

Over 40 years after Dr. Raymond Moody first coined the phrase “near death experience” in his 1975 bestseller, “Life After Life,” there has been an explosion of new books, new experiences and increased acceptance of these once rare events. One of the leading websites for documenting these phenomena is NHNE, The Near Death Experience Network at http://nhneneardeath.ning.com/

With a vast library of videos, research, resources and support, the NHNE has much to offer either the casual browser or the serious student. As it says on the website, “This network has been created for people who are interested in exploring all aspects of the near-death experience (and related phenomena) — and meeting others who share similar interests. For an overview of this important topic, see David Sunfellow’s video presentation “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World”. For fast-breaking news, information, and links to NDE-related books, videos, websites and other resources, check out NHNE’s NDE pages on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and NHNE Pulse. NHNE also sponsors these important NDE websites: NDE Stories and NHNE NDE.”

Just a sample of the videos can be eye-opening: check out writer/director Jeremy Kagan’s life changing “The Near Life and Death of Jeremy Kagan.” Or watch a few minutes of the interview with Anita Moorjani, author of “Dying to be Me,” or the interview with Eben Alexander, author of “Proof of Heaven.” If you don’t want to watch the videos you can just order the books, or chat online with others who share your interest.

Click here for the Merlian News podcast interview with Dr. Raymond Moody

Click here for the Merlian News podcast interview with Dr. John Lerma


Thrive Global: Arianna Huffington’s new venture

Arianna Huffington announced last week that she was stepping down from running her digital news site, The Huffington Post. She said she’s planning to focus on a new company she has started, Thrive Global. Thrive Global is a health and well-being “platform,” designed to promote well-being and productivity in the workplace. As the press release stated, “It provides trainings, seminars, e-courses, coaching, and ongoing support based on the latest scientific findings from experts in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, productivity, sports, and sleep.”

Read More.
Filed Under: ·

Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Celebrates 47th Year

The Mutual UFO Network, MUFON, has been taking UFOs seriously for 47 years. The organization has been featured on CNN, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and other networks. Billed as “the world’s oldest and largest UFO phenomenon investigative body,” the site covers news, sightings, and research, as well as holding member events and conventions. One of their key aims is to elevate the field from anecdotal observations to science based data and research.

Read More.

The Hidden Life of Trees

| by Staff

As reported in The New York Times, Peter Wohlleben’s book, a surprise hit titled “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries From a Secret World,” has verified what many nature enthusiasts, and virtually all native peoples have believed for years: that plants, in this case trees, have feelings too. Since the publication in 1973 of “The Secret Life of Plants,” by Peter Tompkins, enormous research has shown that plants hear, feel, and communicate in a variety of ways.

Read More.
Filed Under: ·

Superbowl Champ Tom Brady Blasts Kellogg & Coke as “Poison” Foods

| by Staff

Pro-football star and Superbowl champion, Tom Brady, has been making waves recently, speaking up in favor of organic food and an holistic approach to health. But what’s getting all the attention is his blasting of what he terms “poison” products, including such big names as Kellogg and Coca-Cola. As noted by the Organic Consumers Association, “Brady may have just done more good for kids, and more damage to Big Food, than we could accomplish in months.”

Read More.
Filed Under: ·

Alive Inside – The Story of Music and Memory

| by Staff

Alive Inside is a wonderful new documentary that looks at the effects of music on people with Alzheimer’s and other age related dementia. Film subjects Oliver Sacks and Dan Cohen explain why music acts as a back door to memory, and share tips for enjoying music with the elders in our lives. This was one of the last projects that Oliver Sacks, noted neurologist and author, was working on before his death last month…

Read More.
Filed Under: ·

Near Death Experiences Entering the Mainstream News

| by Staff

As recently featured on Fox News, Near Death Experiences have clearly entered the mainstream and reached the public awareness. One of the most fascinating examples of an NDE is that of New York resident Dr. Tony Cicoria. Cicoria is a practicing orthopedic surgeon, and is Chief of the Medical Staff and Chief of Orthopedics at Chenango Memorial Hospital. In 1994, when Tony Cicoria was 42 years old, he was struck by lightning near Albany while using a public telephone. He was about a foot away when a rogue bolt of lightning struck. He recalled seeing his own body on the ground surrounded by a bluish-white light.

Read More.
Filed Under: · ·

Want to Change the World? Check out The Shift Network

| by Staff

Here at Merlian News, we are big fans of Stephen Dinan and The Shift Network. Some of our favorite authors, scientists and healers, such as Mingtong Gu, Jack Kornfeld, Robert Moss, Gary Zukov, Anodea Judith, and more, have participated in their courses and conferences. If you are not familiar with this exciting venue, check out their website at www.theshiftnetwork.com

Read More.
Filed Under:

Join the Conversation at Talk Stream Spiritual Radio

| by Staff

Are you interested in joining in on a spiritual conversation? Check out Roland Comtois’s www.talkstreamspiritualradio.com. Roland, an internationally renowned channel and author of “And Then There Was Heaven,” interviews the most fascinating people for his talk show. He also shares life-affirming messages of hope and love on his Soul Stories radio show. You can tune in live to ask Roland your on-air questions!

Read More.
Filed Under: ·

“Proof” and “Sense8”: New Shows That Explore Consciousness and Evolution

| by Cheryl Shainmark

I’m always up for a good show that investigates consciousness, the paranormal, or mankind’s possible evolution of greater mental powers, i.e, ESP, psychism, bending spoons, etc. Whether it’s Scully and Mulder outwitting Cancerman in their search for the truth, those hunky brothers who hunt for bad demons, or the young autistic boy who can predict events by focusing on numbers, I’m there with a bag of popcorn and the hope that this time, maybe, the show will have legs and maybe even offer, well — something new.

Read More.
Filed Under: ·