Dear Readers, It’s been a wonderful year for Merlian News! We wish to thank all our many readers and fans for their continued support. The response continues to be positive for our new website and the new look for our newsletter so let’s keep the positive trend going! We wish you Happy Holidays and health and good fortune for the New Year!
A correction for last month’s newsletter: the Website of the Month should read www.jsjct.com with the linked article Getting to the Heart of the Matter with Jin Shin Jyutsu by Mitzi Adams
This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:
Watkins Books is an esoteric bookshop in the heart of London. Located just off Leicester Square, Watkins is a must see if you’re on your way to the museums or the theater. Established over 100 years ago, this is one of the world’s oldest independent bookshops specializing in new and antiquarian titles in the Mind, Body, Spirit field.The book store was established by John M. Watkins, a friend of Madame Blavatsky, in 1897
Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark
Everything’s Coming Up Qigong
Several weeks ago I went through a spate of night sweats and hormone induced tossing and turning that left me wide awake at 2:30 or 3:00 every morning, heart pounding from the surge of adrenaline and completely unable to fall back asleep…. Each wee hour I’d grab a fresh dry night shirt and plod downstairs, resigned to Law & Order reruns and arguing with the cats for four hours about why they couldn’t go outside right then. After several nights of this I decided that I really had to do something better with my time.
Cops Learning to Meditate:A Hopeful Image
In this year of so many shootings, riots and negative images of police officers, it’s heartening to share stories of police men and women who are making a difference and trying new things to help the public and themselves. In Peel, Canada, police and trainees are learning to meditate (video) to reduce stress, and attending classes in mindfulness and Buddhist philosophy at a nearby temple…. The event is expected to be the first of many future classes and will include future sessions with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Peel Paramedics. In a country where the charismatic Prime Minster, Justin Trudeau, is known to embrace yoga and meditation, there has been a groundswell of support for these methods.
Communing with Nature Spirits by Craig Junlulas
Craig writes, ”Nature spirits are an evolutionary line within the Deva system. They develop in a similar fashion to the human stream, but are much more involved with becoming one with their environment, rather that experiencing an existence within an environment that is perceived as separate from them. Elemental beings and their more evolved nature spirits, such as fairies, inhabit and co-create within the four elements of earth (gnomes), water (undines), air (sylphs) and fire (salamanders). I consider ether to be the fifth element.”
Wellbeing & Healing
The List of Benefits of Curcumin Keeps Growing
Curcumin is a naturally occurring compound found in the spice turmeric that has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic medicine treatment for such ailments as allergies, diabetes and ulcers. To date it is one of the most studied natural compounds in modern medicine. Now curcumin and turmeric have been linked with lowering high cholesterol, acting as a steroid-like anti-inflammatory on arthritis and a variety of immune disorders, preventing Alzheimer’s, and inducing cell death in cancerous cells. From Dr. Andrew Weil to Dr. Joseph Mercola, from Dr. Oz to Deepak Chopra, physicians and dieticians have been recommending curcumin to their patients for years.
Website of the Month
How Clean is Your Bio-field?
There has been a great deal of research in the last several years about the impact of electrical, cellular, microwave and other energies on the human body. Our electromagnetic fields or EMF, also known as our biofield, can be affected or disrupted by the electrical signals or radiation emitted by such common devices as cell phones, computers and electrical lines. Detecting unwanted radiation and eliminating it has become a new focus for those concerned with their health.
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Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher
Cheryl Shainmark – Senior Editor