Merlian News August Newsletter

The August newsletter is out! 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!

Merryn’s Musings

A Guiding Force

This month marks the 11th anniversary of my mother’s passing, and I find myself thinking about her a lot. It seems to be a summer of remembering: last month I was reminded of my father’s birthday on the Fourth of July , and now I’m thinking of my other parent. She, more than anyone, had a tremendous influence on me that continues to this day. My mother was a psychic from a long line of gifted seers, and she taught me how to use my own psychic gift as well…

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

Take A Walk on the Wild Side: Encounters With Animals in Nature

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Encounters with Animals in Nature Most of us have had the experience — wonderful, heart-stopping, sometimes terrifying — of unexpectedly encountering an animal in the wild. It may be the tranquil sight of deer off in the woods, or a hawk circling in the canyons of Manhattan. It can be scary, as in some of the recent bear sightings on the East Coast, or inspire reverence for the raw beauty of the creature sighted.

Qi Gong

Learning Qi Gong Online with Master Mingtong Gu

We cannot say enough good things about the online courses from Master Mingtong Gu and the staff at ! This is a phenomenal resource for learning Wisdom Healing Qi Gong . We all know that there’s nothing like learning from a true master, taking the time to sit with him or her and soaking up the wisdom, skill or techniques that will help you advance physically or spiritually. Unfortunately, in this busy day and age it can be difficult to take the time off necessary to devote to learning, or worse, the teacher you need may live on the other side of the country.


Dreaming Into the All At Once

Dreaming Into the All At Once by Robert Moss

Aboriginal Australians believe that we dream our way into this world, and dream our way out of it. “We talk to the spirit-child before a baby is born,” naturopath and traditional healer Burnham Burnham explained it to me. If the father-to-be is a dreamer, he is frequently the one who first meets the spirit-child in dreams. These dream encounters often unfold at places of water that exist in the natural world — a billabong, the shallows of a river, a waterfall — where the spirit-child plays with its own kind and is not confined to a single form.

Ancient Worlds

Remnants of Ancient Sphinx Found In Israel

Remnants of Ancient Sphinx Found In Israel — Nearly a year after discovering the base of a small sphinx buried in northern Israel, archaeologists have finally cleaned and unearthed the statue. It is the first of its kind to be found outside of Egypt, and is believed to be dedicated to Mycerinus, who ruled Egypt circa 2500 BC, and was the builder of the smallest of the Giza pyramids.


Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

Sitting Kills, Moving Heals by Joan Vernikos, Ph.D. If you’re like me you do a daily walk or a workout, get your exercise and then go sit at your desk, at your computer or in your car, for hours on end. Still, you may think, “I exercise, I’m fit, that’s enough, right?” According to this thought provoking new book, the answer is “NO — exercise isn’t enough!” As the author writes, “exercise is not a substitute for doing those activities that come naturally throughout the day, 365 days a year, for the rest of your life.”

Conscious Eating

The Problem With Fluoride

The Problem with Fluoride — Voters in Portland, Oregon just passed a bill stopping the practice of adding fluoride to the water in their city. Ironically, Portland was one of the first cities to implement water fluoridation in the 1950’s, as the clear water runoff from the snowy Cascade Mountains that poured into the city reservoir was so pure it contained very few minerals. At the time, dentists and pediatricians were convinced that adding fluoride to the water was a cheap and effective way to promote tooth and overall health.


21 Traits of an Awakening Soul

21 Traits of an Awakening Soul by Christina Sarich You can say it’s because of a global shift in consciousness , a destiny we have arrived at due to spiritual evolution, or the outcome of strange times, but, many people all across the globe are going through intense personal changes and sensing an expansion of consciousness. Personal changes of this magnitude can be difficult to recognize and to understand, but here are 21 traits of an awakening soul , a ‘sensitive’, or an ‘empath.’



Wellbeing & Healing

Green Med Info – A Holistic Resource

Green Med Info – There are many great holistic websites but this is one of our favorites: , where the motto is “Education Equals Empowerment.” In their mission statement the founder, Sayer Ji, writes, “ exists in order to provide convenient and open access to the biomedical research available today on the therapeutic value of natural substances in disease prevention and treatment.” The website provides articles, newsletter, videos and more…

by Staff