Augusts’ flower is the gladiolus or poppy.
In the pagan wheel of the year August begins at or near Lughnasadh.
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Podcasts How To Use Podcasts Now that Merlian News offers the new service of Podcasts, we realize it is a new technology that not everyone may be familiar with. We even had to learn it before we could provide it! So here is an ‘About Podcasts’ article to help you, our wonderful readers, to join us in Merlian News’ most recent growth spurt!
NEW!! Podcast Interview with Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf Merlian News has had the honor of interviewing Native American Elder, Spiritual Warrior Woman, Healer, Teacher, Visionary, & Ceremonialist, Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf! Listen to the Podcast here!
Facets of a Diamond is written not only to explain the author’s background and healing modalities, but to initiate healing within the reader. This is a very activating or energizing book, written with a poetic sense of pacing and language, guaranteed to raise the Life Energy of the person reading it. John Diamond plays with the text and the blank page as if he were painting a canvas, or putting down notes of music — all deliberate, and all a part of the “High Art” that he feels is most linked to God, or our most loving, creative, perfect state.
Coyote Wisdom: The Power of Story in Healing by Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona “According to the author, we each contain our own hidden wisdom for how to change or heal, but it is the healer’s job to pull that knowledge out. The right story challenges our hidden assumptions, (that change is not possible, or that there is no way out or only one way out), by presenting us with new possibilities. Mehl-Madrona says that stories are alchemy — if we hear enough stories about transformation then we can’t help but transform. This is powerful stuff, as is the idea that biology follows context — and Coyote Wisdom is a beautiful and powerful book.”
Life can be busy. You may have a full time job & children. Those children have karate class, hockey practice, dance class, art class, and drama club to be picked up and dropped off at. Maybe you work full time, 6 days a week, with two hour commute in both directions. Or maybe you’re overwhelmed with all the work its taking to save this planet. Well don’t worry! Here are 10 easy to do things that will save hundreds and thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide a year…and you barely have to lift a finger!
The people and landscape and sacred world of south India form a magical whole that can help anyone awaken to the truth of his or her own identity and to the wonder and potency of an authentic sacred culture. Please come and join Andrew Harvey and let him show you the places that have most profoundly inspired him. October 23rd-November 6th, 2006
A noted gastroenterologist and Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine specialist shares his journey from physician to meta-physician. “My soul was speaking to me in terms that I finally understood. Healing became more than an occupation. It became an attitude, a perspective, an underlying paradigm for living.”
New York Insight & Opening: Transforming the Body, Heart & Mind Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers in the West, and Stanislav Grof, a pioneer in the field of consciousness and the creator of Holotropic Breathwork, blend the richness of Buddhist practices of compassion and liberation with the experiential wisdom born out of modern consciousness research, to offer an extraordinary journey of renewal, healing, and transformation. September 22nd-29th, 2006
The Song of the Heart: A Sufi Conference This extraordinary conference brings together teachers from different Sufi orders and lovers of God to express and to amplify our oneness and devotion. Together we create a container for a spiritual energy, a frequency of divine love that is needed in the West for its spiritual evolution. Teachers include, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee , Peter Kingsley, Pir Zia Inayat Khan, and others. October 6th -8th, 2006
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Merryn & Team
Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher
Dena Ventrudo – Assistant Editor
Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer
Donna Baker Church- Book Reviewer
Eugene Kelly- Book Reviewer