June 2011 Merlian Newsletter


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June 2011 Roses by Dena Ventrudo

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Podcasts: Dreams Merlian News Podcasts with Robert Moss on Active Dreaming

Merlian Podcasts talks with Robert Moss, “the creator of Active Dreaming, an original method of dreamwork and healing through the imagination. A former professor of ancient history, Robert Moss is also a novelist, journalist, and independent scholar. He has eight books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination including the newly-published Active Dreaming: Journeying Beyond Self Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom (New World Library). In this podcast, Merryn Jose discusses with Robert Moss his latest book Active Dreaming, the meaning of the phrase, “Active dreamers are choosers”, waking up and dreaming, the three modes of active dreaming, dream groups as models for a new community, breaking a dream drought, and more!”

Consciousness Witnessing the End of an Era by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee says, “We have come to the end of an era and are destroying our own ecosystem. Because the light has gone out in the inner world we do not have the potential for any real change or transformation. This is our present condition, and our lack of awareness or understanding of the inner world makes it especially precarious. And we do not appear to notice what is happening, or what this change might mean… Yet we sense in our souls what we can see in the ecosystem: that something is over, that the world will not return to what it was. And the collective, still caught in its dream of materialism, feels an anxiety, even anger, as it knows that this dream has passed its sell-by date, that its promises of prosperity are empty.”

Merryn’s Musings A Day In Woodstock, NY by Merryn Jose

Merryn Jose writes, “ This year the world has seen a lot of tragedy. We all need to take a moment to reflect and relax. So on a light note, this spring and summer,I intend on visiting Woodstock, NY with a good friend.We will be dropping in on a few of my favorite stores. Inside I list my recommendations for anyone planning a visit.”

Music Contact From Beyond by Gene Krackehl

Assistant Editor, Dena Ventrudo reviews, “Gene Krackehl’s latest c.d., Contact From Beyond, is nine tracks of tranquility. .. Each song is beautiful, unique and peaceful, bringing you to a higher place. By the last track I was completely grounded and centered. I reconnected to my spirituality and the divine while feeling myself surrounded by love and positivity… From those who practice meditation, energy, or healing work to anyone who is looking for soothing sounds to relax and de-stress to, I emphatically recommend this inspirational C.D…”

Conscious Eating Is Sugar Toxic? by Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes reports, “…If Lustig is right, then our excessive consumption of sugar is the primary reason that the numbers of obese and diabetic Americans have skyrocketed in the past 30 years. But his argument implies more than that. If Lustig is right, it would mean that sugar is also the likely dietary cause of several other chronic ailments widely considered to be diseases of Western lifestyles – heart disease, hypertension and many common cancers among them…”

Wellbeing & Healing Human Brain’s ‘Bat Sight’ Found by BBC News

According to BBC News, “Some blind people have learned to echolocate by making clicking noises and listening to the returning echoes. A study of two such people, published in PLoS ONE , showed a part of the brain usually associated with sight was activated when listening to echoes… Bats and dolphins bounce sound waves off their surroundings and by listening to the echoes can “see” the world around them. Some blind humans have also trained themselves to do this, allowing them to explore cities, cycle and play sports.”

Wellbeing & Healing Barbara Brennan School of Healing

“Established in 1982, the Barbara Brennan School of Healing is the world’s premier institute of hands-on healing and personal transformation. BBSH is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education to grant both Professional Studies Diplomas and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Brennan Healing Science®, the specialized form of holistic healthcare taught at BBSH. This is a hands-on healing system that works with an individual’s energy consciousness system to create physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.”

Spirituality Spirit Guides by Jocelyn Graef: Part 6 in Great Awakening

Jocelyn Graef explains, “You are blessed by your teachers, as we are blessed by your efforts. Know then, that you are never alone, even and especially in those darkest times when you are feeling afloat without a purpose to connect you. Your purpose awaits you, calls to you. Your teachers are ever available, serving in your times of joy and sorrow alike. You are as dear to us as God, for on your deepest level you are the very God you seek. We embrace you and honor you, as we serve you in your quest.”

Spirituality Express Your Love in a Sacred Wedding Ceremony By Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Lurie Sue Brockway writes, “In sacred love ceremonies, the emphasis is on an even greater spiritual connection between the couple. The couple is encouraged and empowered to see their own divinity and the divine light within each other… Every wedding is a sacred event that holds profound meaning and potential for the two who come before Divine Spirit and witnesses to declare their love. The sacred love ceremony gives marriage an extraordinary start.”

Environmental Awareness Brazil Eases Rules on Conserving Amazon Rainforest by BBC News

BBC News informs us, “Brazilian legislators pass a law easing environmental regulations, which conservationists say will fuel destruction of the Amazon rainforest… After months of at times acrimonious debate, the Chamber of Deputies voted to overhaul the Forest Code, as the legislation is known. Under the current law, 80% of a farm in the Amazon must remain forested; in other areas, the requirement is lower, falling to 20%…”


Brian Weiss

Dr. Brian Weiss


“As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from “the space between lives,” which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss’s family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career. A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School, Brian L. Weiss M.D. is Chairman Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. Dr. Weiss maintains a private practice in Miami. In addition, Dr. Weiss conducts national and international seminars and experiential workshops as well as training programs for professionals. Dr. Weiss is the author of several top selling books based on his experience as a psychiatrist and healer.

His books include Many Lives, Many Masters and Same Soul, Many Bodies . Brian Weiss, one of the first doctors to explore the past lives of his patients as a means of therapy, reveals how past and present lives can affect our future lives, and how our future lives can transform us in the here and now.”

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Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher

Dena Ventrudo- Assistant Editor & Photographer

Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer

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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 www.merrynjose.com.