Dear Readers: Thank you for all of the positive feedback last month for our new website and the new look for our newsletter! The response has been great and we’re excited to report a surge in readers, potential advertisers, and new writers and websites looking to contribute to our site. Let’s keep the positive trend going! Please continue to contact us with your ideas and feedback. In the meantime, enjoy our newsletter, check out the articles, and don’t forget to take a look at our Website of the Month.
This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:
I’ll See you in My Dreams
Coming from a long line of women gifted with the “Second Sight,” I’ve known since I was a child that there are many ways for the Universe or individual souls to get in touch with you. One of the easiest ways is through our dreams, and I learned years ago to pay close attention to who shows up when I’m sleeping. This is not exactly secret knowledge — there are books about the various types of dreams, such as precognitive, announcement dreams, vision quests, meeting your power animal, and more…
Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark
Visions of the Future
Several years ago I had a vision of the future that transformed my life and helped me to determine what new career path to pursue. Leading into that moment was the fact that, at the age of 40, after years of working in computers, I was back at school. I was an adult returnee in my “senior” year at college and my three most favorite professors had each approached me about entering into their field of expertise: Asian Studies, the School of Journalism, and Psychology. What a wonderful compliment! — each thought that I would excel in their profession and offered me mentoring, contacts and references for further graduate work. I was both flattered and immobilized with indecision…
Excerpt from Matthew Fox’s “A Way to God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality”
In 2015, preeminent theologian and bestselling author Matthew Fox was invited by the Thomas Merton Center in Louisville, KY, to give a lecture to honor the centennial year of the legendary Catholic monk and writer’s birth. In preparing for the talk, Fox re-immersed himself in Merton’s work and revisited the correspondence he had with him while he was alive. As Fox read through Merton’s journals, poetry, and religious writings, he realized that his exploration was inspiring far more than just one talk.
New Robert Moss seminar: Shamanic Approaches to Death, Dying & the Afterlife, starts Oct. 5th
Robert Moss writes: “My next online course for The Shift Network, “Shamanic Approaches to Death, Dying & the Afterlife, will go deeper and further than anything I have offered online before. Classes start on October 5 and run for 13 weeks. This course is not for the faint-hearted. Side effects may include transformation, bringing courage, clarity and superabundant energy for LIFE.”
The Health Benefits of Salt Caves
Salt caves have been associated with healing for hundreds of years, and are a perennial favorite of European and Asian spa devotees. On their website, Organic Spa Magazine notes: “The negatively charged ions in salt improve our health and mood. Inhaling particles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus congestion and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Scientific studies show that people with asthma and other ailments breath easier after halotherapy.”
Website of the Month
Your Home Sanctuary & Ancient Sacredness with Tim Walter
Tim Walter writes: “Your home sanctuary is directly connected to the sacred sites of ancient societies that still hold an attraction for visitors all over the world even after thousands of years. The essence of these places that archaeologists, historians, spiritual seekers and the vaguely interested call sacred sites is their atmosphere. It’s the enigmatic feeling that people are still there and a presence that is contradictory being intangible but also palpable as it hangs in the air and is felt even more strongly with the gentle laying of hand against age-worn stone.”
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Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher
Cheryl Shainmark – Senior Editor