August 2011 Merlian Newsletter


Merlian News LLC

Dear Readers,

Merlian News is now translated into over 50 languages! Just go to , upper right hand corner to Google Translate and use the drop down menu! Also, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook & Twitter ! Please take a look at our Website of the Month!

Photograph by Dena Ventrudo

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Podcasts: Consciousness Merlian News Podcasts with Lynne McTaggart on The Bond Lynne McTaggart, one of the preeminent spokespersons on consciousness, the new physics and the science of spirituality, is the award-winning journalist and author of five books, including the worldwide bestsellers The Field and The Intention Experiment. Lynne’s latest book is entitled The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us. In this podcast, Lynne discusses the subjects explained in her book The Bond with Merryn Jose.

Consciousness Anita Moorjani: She Crossed Over and Came Back to Share What She Learned

Anita’s website explains, “Doctors at the hospital had given Anita just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital that morning, unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for over three years. Anita shares her experience of entering another dimension and being given a choice of whether to return to life or not. She experienced great clarity and understanding of her life and purpose here on earth. Anita subsequently chose to return to life when she understood that “heaven” is a state, and not a place. This subsequently led to a remarkable and complete recovery of her health.” The account of Anita’s experience has been documented by NDERF (Near Death Experience Research Foundation) and has been classified as an “Exceptional NDE”.

Conscious Eating Qigong, Food-Based Healing & Jeff Primack Jeff Primack teaches, “Most diseases are reversible with food. However, just eating healthy is not enough. The real secret lies in using “specific foods for specific diseases”. For example, kiwi is quick to help reverse Asthma, which we’ve seen hundreds of our students reverse within 1 week of following the Asthma food protocol. Asthma is a completely unnecessary disease and is nutritionally caused. Other diseases like Arthritis & Diabetes are also frequently reversed with common foods. This information can dramatically change medicine as we know it.”

Meditation Transcendental Meditation Experiment Arrests Crime: Study Shows Dramatic Drop in Violent Crime During D.C. Project by reports, “Researchers predicted in advance that the calming influence of group meditation practice could reduce violent crime by over 20 percent in Washington, D.C., during an 8-week period in the summer of 1993. In fact, the findings later showed that the rate of violent crime–which included assaults, murders, and rapes–decreased by 23 percent during the June 7 to July 30 experimental period. The odds of this result occurring by chance are less than 2 in 1 billion. Rigorous statistical analyses ruled out an extensive list of alternative explanations, according to John Hagelin, lead author of the study…”

Wellbeing & Healing The Chi Center: Wisdom Healing Qigong Website™ According to The Chi Center, “Wisdom Healing Qigong was developed by Dr. Ming Pang, a Qigong Grandmaster trained in both western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. He synthesized his profound medical knowledge of the old and new healing sciences with the ancient Qigong practice. The result is an integrative system of self-healing and cultivation that is suited for the modern pragmatic world.”

Spirituality Prayer for the Earth by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee says, “Prayer is a way to be with the Divine–from the prayer born from need, where we tell God our needs, to the deeper prayer which takes us beyond any words into the oneness and silence within the heart. Prayer is the simplest and most natural way to communicate with the Divine. Prayer is the heart speaking. There are the prescribed prayers, the rituals of inner communion. But there are also our personal prayers, our way of being with the Divine, with the sacred that is our deepest nature and that of the world around us. In whatever way we are drawn to pray, there is a pressing need at this time to include the earth in our prayers.”

Spirituality Cancer Survivor Lights the Way to Happiness through Human Connection by Seth David Chernoff Seth David Chernoff writes, “A two-time cancer survivor, Chernoff uses his own hard-won insight and life experiences to illuminate for his readers a pathway to full awareness of each moment as an act of love, compassion, joy and peace. He writes that transformation happens and paradigms shift in the now, when there is no dwelling on yesterday or fretting about tomorrow. He says, “The moment we get out of our heads and into our hearts, grace moves in. Living in the moment does not allow time for regret.” ”

Environmental Awareness Hudson River Estuarine Sanctuary at Piermont Pier & Marsh by the Rockland Audubon Society According to the Rockland Audubon Society, “The Piermont Pier & Marshes are located just north of Tallman Mountain State Park and south of the Tappan Zee Bridge (from which Piermont Pier can be seen)… In 1982 NOAA’s Office of Coastal Zone Management formally designated Piermont Marsh as part of a Federal Hudson River Estuarine Sanctuary to be administered by NYSDEC in cooperation with PIPC.”

California AgeSong Institute: A Charitable Fund For Our Elder Care and Educational Programs

AgeSong Institute explains, “AgeSong Institute is an eldercare program of Pacific Institute, a non-profit organization. AgeSong Institute is dedicated to changing the mainstream view of aging. Rather than viewing aging as something to be avoided, we see it as an important phenomenon of life. Aging provides humans with the opportunity to mature and become elders in the true sense of the word: people of wisdom, rich in life experience, able to help us humans and our planet become more aware.”

Books The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco by Loyd Auerbach and Annette Martin

In this book, “The fruit of Auerbach and Martin’s 15-year partnership as Bay Area ghost hunters, The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind guidebook that shows the reader how to find publicly accessible haunted places that lie unsuspected in San Francisco’s most famous tourist destinations, including Alcatraz, Chinatown, the Presidio and more. This unique travel book invites readers to personally explore the Bay Area’s most haunted places … and maybe even have a ghostly encounter of their own…”


Dr. Gabriel Cousens’ Culture of Life Store

Gabriel Cousens

“Dr. Sir Gabriel Cousens M.D., M.D. (H), D.D., founder and director of The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, is a leading author, and world renowned spiritual teacher and expert in raw, living foods nutrition.

To the process of awakening and healing, Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), weaves a background as a holistic physician, medical researcher, world-recognized live-food nutritionist, psychiatrist, family therapist, homeopath, Rabbi, acupuncturist, Ayurvedic practitioner, expert on green juice spiritual fasting and detoxification fasting, ecological leader, Reiki master, internationally celebrated spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, culture-bridger, world peaceworker, to give a unique holistic approach to nurturing the hungry soul.

As part of service, Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H) has published research in the Journal of Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Psychopharamacology, School Health, and Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. He is author of several books .

The Culture of Life On-line store is designed to help support people all over the world to create a healthy body, mind and spirit. All of our products have been personally tested by Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H). We are constantly upgrading our product list since we only carry the highest quality products available that are certified organic, Raw and vegan.

The Culture of Life is a way of living in which we create alive bodies, relationships and holographic patterns of peace within ourselves, which activates patterns of peace within others and all life on the planet. In the Culture of life, we make life-giving choices, such as following a live-food lifestyle fueled by plant-based live vegan cuisines, which nourish the body with light and honors all life, from the human to the animal and plant kingdoms. It is a way of life in which just and conscious ways of commerce uplift and nurture everyone on the planet.

We have a very broad range of products. Everything from super Foods, high quality supplements, minerals, herbs, live-foods, body care, dehydrators, juicers, distillers etc. Also very informative and educational material such as books and DVD’s.”

Read the article The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center with Dr. Sir Gabriel Cousens M.D. on for more information on Gabriel Cousens.

To subscribe and receive the free monthly Merlian Newsletter, please email us:

Join us on Facebook!

Thank you once more, for your positive feed back and support!

Merryn & Team

Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher

Dena Ventrudo- Assistant Editor & Photographer

Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer

Carl Casella – Sound Editor

by Merlian News & Team
Merlian News is a regularly updated resource of holistic information concerning the development of the intuitive faculties including nutrition, health issues, yoga, astrology, book reviews, spirituality, consciousness, meditation, free Podcast interviews for download, holistic events and certified training courses on numerous holistic subjects. You can read more about the publisher and editor of Merlian News, Merryn Jose, at