Merlian News July 2015 Newsletter

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Merryn’s Musings

The Element of Uncertainty

Many years ago I used to make a living reading the Tarot cards, and teaching others how to do it. Coming from a long line of psychics, I grew up watching my Mum do readings from tea leaves and cards as well. Early on my mother taught me that people want to hear about their love life, their houses, their kids and their careers. Not only that, but she also said, “People want to hear certainty and specific outcomes — when will they meet the love of their life? When will I get a promotion? What is the best house for me?” I found that while I enjoyed helping people, I felt the burden of responsibility for not misguiding them or being so directive that they ignored other possibilities.

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

“Proof” and “Sense8”: New Shows That Explore Consciousness and Evolution

I’m always up for a good show that investigates consciousness, the paranormal, or mankind’s possible evolution of greater mental powers, i.e., ESP, psychism, bending spoons, etc. Whether it’s Scully and Mulder outwitting Cancerman in their search for the truth, those hunky brothers who hunt for bad demons, or the young autistic boy who can predict events by focusing on numbers, I’m there with a bag of popcorn and the hope that this time, maybe, the show will have legs and maybe even offer, well — something new.


Developing Your Yogic Superpowers to Make the World a Better Place

Anyone who casually skims the verses of The Yoga Sutra, the third century root text available in nearly every yoga studio, bumps into a most perplexing fact. The third chapter on Mystical Powers describes specific causes for supernormal abilities like mind reading, invisibility, and flying. So what exactly are the causes for superpowers? And how can we develop them within ourselves to make the world a better place?


Merlian News Podcasts with Kathleen Marden on the Betty & Barney Hill Alien Abduction

In this two part podcast, Merryn Jose discusses with Kathleen: Betty & Barney Hill’s abduction story, the details of Betty Hill’s experience, the star map Betty Hill was given by the aliens who abducted her, Betty’s description of the aliens performing an amniocentesis on her before the procedure was developed in the medicine/science of her time, her work with physicist Stanton T. Friedman, and more! For the past 21 years Kathleen Marden has engaged in UFO abduction research and investigation. She has used her background as a social scientist, hypnotherapist, and the niece of Betty and Barney Hill, the first alien abductees whose story stirred worldwide interest, to advance her career as a writer…


Talk to Your Plants: They Really Are Listening

How many of us talk to our plants? I know I do, pretty much as I would to a pet or a small child, only one that doesn’t follow me around. Well, it turns out that they really are listening. People have said for years that speaking nicely to your house plants or garden veggies can produce lusher, healthier growth, but scientists never understood the mechanisms for plant “hearing” until recently. More importantly, scientists weren’t clear on why a plant would need to “listen” at all.


Peace and Where to Find It

Peace and Where to Find It is a slim gem, packed with insight and wisdom. For fans of Eckhart Tolle, Peace takes up where Tolle’s The Power of Now leaves off, (and, in fact, Eckhart Tolle wrote the introduction for this book), but it’s not necessary to have read one to enjoy the other. The author, Christopher Papadopoulos, has clearly walked the walk, done the work, and come back to share his transformative experience with us.


How to Develop Your Intuitive Abilities

Trish Lesage writes, “Have you ever had gut feelings about something that proved to be correct? Have you ever thought about someone, and then, they called you on the phone shortly thereafter? Have you ever dreamt about something while sleeping that ended up happening in real life? Have you ever felt guided and avoided danger? Have you ever walked into a room and felt uncomfortable with the room itself or the people there? All of these are examples of intuitive abilities or our sixth sense.”

Holistic Events

Conference for Consciousness and Human Evolution

The Conference for Consciousness and Human Evolution in London, August 28-30, 2015 Do you want to learn about the evolution of the human race? Do you want to take part in it? Then this is the event for you. From the website We’ve brought together a series of talks that work together to construct a picture of human consciousness to give you a new understanding of what it is to be human! Join the GREATEST teachers in the world today including, Lynne McTaggart, Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden and more!


Conscious Eating

Why You Don’t Need Dairy for Calcium

There’s been a lot of controversy over the last several years about calcium in our diet, especially about the amount required to prevent bone loss and whether calcium supplements are necessary. Calcium levels become especially critical when you take away meat and dairy. There is a myth prevalent that you must have milk in your diet in order to fulfill your body’s requirements. Addressing this myth, Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD, writes, “The subject of calcium is a hotly debated one. One of the biggest controversies is whether or not we can really get enough calcium following a whole-food, plant-based diet that excludes dairy.” From

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