January 2007 Merlian Newsletter



Dear Readers,

January’s flower is the Carnation or Snowdrop.

The first day of the month is known as New Year’s Day.

In the pagan wheel of the year, January ends at or near to Imbolc.

Merlian News has launched many more Podcasts ! Please listen to the broadcasts ! Also be sure to tune into our affiliate site’s podcasts across the Atlantic at podcasts4life.com.

Remember to keep checking Holistic USA and Holistic New York for updated information on holistic, spiritual, & metaphysical news and events throughout the country as well as the New York area.

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to the magazine and for your feedback. We look forward to receiving more articles in the future.

New Items Posted in Merlian News

New York Imagination, Consciousness and the New Science: Opening New Doors of Perception Presenters will introduce cutting-edge experiments and theoretical frameworks that expand the understanding of consciousness. In addition, through the active use of imagination, participants will have the opportunity to experience these supra-sensory realms not limited by the ordinary time-space parameters of our everyday life. Presenters include Dr. William Tiller, Ingo Swann, Dr. Roger Nelson of the Global Consciousness Project, as well as others. May 18th-20th, 2007

Spirituality New Years Letter from Michael Brown: Completion, Transformation, Transition- Part 1& 2

2007 is more significant than mere words can express. Only actions driven by a dedication to accomplish authenticity, integrity, and intimacy will “appreciate” such a great opportunity as is gifted to us within this period of time. Words fail hopelessly when attempting to convey the profound gift of being in human form at this juncture of our individual and collective evolutionary experience.

Other US States Embodying the Light with Andrew Harvey Andrew believes that the purpose of mystical discipline is to embody the light. From this radical embodiment of divine presence and from authentic sexual liberation flow what he calls Tantric tenderness – a warm lucid love for all life and all sentient beings that can be both sexual and non-sexual. Brought to you by The Message Company. January 19th, 2007


Merlian News Podcast Interviews Asandra Asandra is an Artist, Writer, and Metaphysician. For the past 23 years, she has worked as a full-trance Channel. Asandra channels Master Spirit Teachers with an emphasis on assisting highly focused individuals in the fulfillment of their souls’ journey. This is the first time Asandra has channeled her Master Spirit Guide on the air, sharing messages on evolutionary consciousness.

Merlian News Podcast Interviews Roland M. Comtois Roland M. Comtois, a Rhode Island native is widely known locally and abroad as a Spiritual Medium and Channel, who channels the world beyond. His “Messages for the Soul” audiences have reached the tens of thousands across the miles. He is the founder of the “Inspiration” Foundation and “I Believe” publication which goal is to inspire and empower others through love and compassion.

Merlian News Podcast Interviews Jodi Serota Jodi Serota is a life-changing metaphysical educator, channel, vibrational healer and professional artist. Her remarkable sound healing powers are used to create activations and initiations which instantly make major shifts in consciousness and healing. She is co-author of the book Healing The Heart of The World from Elite Books, and is the owner and creator of The META Center New York. In this Podcast interview Merlian News talks with Jodi Serota about her life and career as a metaphysical teacher, channel, vibrational healer and artist.

Environmental Awareness Creating Paradise From Wastelands: LAFARGE Eco Systems Lafarge Eco Systems seek to not only to repair the land, but also to improve it, make it better than it was before quarrying begun. The result is more than just a green space, it is a living laboratory that is rich with diversity and shows us much about the way ecosystems function. They are reservoirs of endangered species in a region where biodiversity is shrinking quickly. They are open classrooms, inspiring young and old alike to take an interest in nature and the value of the environment. And they are paradise for the hundreds of thousands of visitors seeking refuge from the chaos of a post-industrial world.

Other US States

Spiritual Centers & Shops on the West Coast This list of spiritual centers and shops on the West Coast of the US is a useful resource, especially for people visiting California. Find centers and shops such as the Self-Realization Fellowship to Shiva Imports, Now & Zen, and the Bodhi Tree. The Bodhi tree has been around for decades and acts as a metaphysical Mecca, being one of the best known and busiest philosophical bookstores in the Los Angeles area, with an extensive selection of books on everything and anything that deals with spiritual wisdom and knowledge.

Books A Mindful Way: Eight Weeks to Happiness by : Jeanie Seward-Magee A Mindful Way is based on the Five Mindfulness Trainings, specific practices established by the Buddha to help people “live more peacefully.” They include compassion and non-violence, defeating oppression, conscious sexuality, mindful speech and listening, and mindful consumption. These trainings are the essence of the book, “the basis of living a life mindfully.”

What The Bleep Do We Know?! by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, & Mark Vicente

“This book was written from so far outside the box, you would need a telescope to actually find it… that is if the box didn’t come back to smack you in the face every half hour or so. That’s right. The most common obstacle in understanding and valuing this book, in my opinion, is keeping yourself from falling back into the world of a comforting yet possibly false reality. “

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

Merryn & Team

Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher

Dena Ventrudo – Assistant Editor

Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer

Donna Baker Church- Book Reviewer

Eugene Kelly- Book Reviewer

by Merryn Jose & Team
A professional spiritual intuitive, writer and teacher; Merryn lives in New York. She comes from a long lineage of practising Celtic psychics. Her web site is a regularly updated resource of Holistic information concerning the development of the intuitive faculties. Merryn is also the editor and publisher of online Merlian News Magazine.