The Merlian News July Newsletter is Out!

The July 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 and please take a look at our Website of the Month!

Merryn’s Musings

Earthing: Reconnecting with the Power of the Earth

I first heard of “Earthing,” the concept of connecting to and gaining energy from direct contact with the Earth, several years ago. I learned that the ancient yogis and Christian mystics knew about this great source of power and for that reason developed practices that involved going out into caves or the desert and sleeping on the ground. It not only improved their meditations but reportedly healed sickness and extended longevity. I got a Earthing mat and for years I have used it beneath my desk to rest my feet on whilst I was writing and working on the computer. It decreased electronic interference from EMF waves while increasing my energy and ability to focus, but after several months I forgot about it being there. Then recently I re-read the book, “Earthing” by Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra, and Martin Zucker…

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

Taking a Hawk’s Eye View

It’s July again: sticky, humid, due to hit 94 today — and it’s my favorite time of the year. While others are wilting, I’m in my element, stretching like a big cat, true Leo that I am, and feeling my back unkink in the heat. July, the month of my birth, has traditionally been a wonderful time for me, a period of contemplation and re-alignment — chock full of gifts from the universe. This year I hike up to my new favorite place, a hawk watching spot in Mt. Kisco, NY. It’s a beautiful, peaceful place to meditate and reflect on the changes in my life this last year, and to muse on what I would like for the coming year…


Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You

Joseph P. Forgas writes, “Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain–and they’re discovering that it can confer important advantages. Sadness is not usually valued in our current culture. Self-help books promote the benefits of positive thinking, positive attitude, and positive behaviors, labeling sadness as a ‘problem emotion’ that needs to be kept at bay or eliminated.” From


The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth

One of our favorite websites is , a resource and educational site for Near Death Experiences. The founder and President, David Sunfellow, has developed a method for using the knowledge gained from these events to transform our lives. “The Formula” is an attempt to identify the universal truths presented by near-death experiences and wrestle them into “a formula” that we can use to transform our lives….


Dreams & Shamans in Chinese History

Lick the Sky and Rule China: Dreams and Shamans in Imperial Chinese History From the Robert Moss Blog at Robert Moss writes, “ The imperial future of a dowager empress of ancient China was foreshadowed by a dream in which she rose to the sky and drank from it. The crucial role of dreams and shamanic experience in imperial China is another chapter in the history we weren’t taught in school…”

Wellbeing & Healing

Coca Cola and “Dis-Honest” Tea? by Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola writes, “Two years ago, Seth Goldman sold a significant portion of Honest Tea–the organic beverage brand he co-founded–to Coca-Cola. As you probably know, Coca-Cola has donated millions of dollars to anti-GMO labeling campaigns to make sure genetically engineered ingredients remain hidden. Meanwhile, Goldman, a self-proclaimed activist who is still CEO of Honest Tea, claims his company is for transparency in labeling. The conflicting interests between Honest Tea and Coca-Cola appear to have resulted in false statements that are anything but transparent. ” from


Channeled Answers to Your Deepest Questions: “Ask Li Chen”

Jocelyn Graef is an experienced psychic, Reiki Master, trance channeler and medium. Li Chen, is one of her spirit guides who speak through her in order that his wisdom, clarity and guidance may be received by any who seek him. Jocelyn teaches and offers both private sessions and public readings. She is the author of Great Awakenings, The Low Fat Herbivore and Honor the Mystery. See more at .



A Summer of “Supermoons” Starts July 12th

The summer of 2014 will be bathed in moonlight as three perigee “supermoons” occur in consecutive months: July 12, August 10, and September 9. Scientists at Nasa have confirmed that this summer will see three of the closest moon viewings in some time. “Supermoons,” a phrase coined just last year, appear bigger and brighter than ordinary moons due to the angle of the moon’s orbit. The next three moons will fall during perigee, or the moon’s closest point in its rotation around the earth, thus adding to the illusion that the moon is bigger.

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Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher

by Staff