October 2005 Merlian Newsletter



Dear Readers,

This month’s flower is the calendula .

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31, usually by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy. In the United Kingdom in particular, the pagan Celts celebrated the Day of the Dead on Halloween.

The spirits we believed to rise from the dead and, in order to attract them, food was left on the doors. To scare off the evil spirits, the Celts wore masks. When the Romans invaded Britain, they embellished the tradition with their own, which is the celebration of the harvest and honoring the dead. These traditions were then passed on to the United States.

Neopagans still celebrate the sabbat of Samhain on Halloween, also known as the neopagan New Year.

As you know PS-Magazine has launched a podcasting website , where you can download as well listen to Psychic & Spiritual podcasts. Please be sure to listen to the broadcasts! .

Remember to keep checking Holistic USA and Holistic New York for updated information on psychic 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.

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New Items Posted in Merlian News

Holistic USA

Mind & Life XIII with Dalai Lama: “Investigating the Mind 2005: The Science and Clinical Applications of Meditation” The XIV Dalai Lama with be at this conference in Washington D.C. on November 8th-10th, 2005

Animal World

Cars and Dogs It is required by law for humans to wear seatbelts in cars for our own safety…but what about our furry loved ones? Are they safe? Gitta Vaughn will tell you how to ensure your dog’s safety (as well as yours and others on the road) when traveling!

Sahar’s Column

Ties of Dependency, by Psychic Sahar Huneidi Healing our birth experience: “Our birth marks the essence of our experience in this life, and perhaps defines our spiritual growth and who we are…”

Holistic New York

This October: Angaangaq, Eskimo-Kalaallit healer He’ll be here in New York…His work is acclaimed in promoting interracial and intercultural harmony, he participates in peace and spiritual vigils with the United Nations, he is a traditional healer, storyteller and carrier of a Qilaut (drum), his name is Angaangaq.


Stop Fixing Sometimes all we need is a change in perspective. The word “problem” is negative and may not yield the best results. Nancy Rosanoff shows us an alternative in dealing with situations, emotions, and even children.

Merryn’s Musings

Dolphins Are Being Slaughtered Dolphins are being brutally killed in a Japanese fishing village. Please read this article and help stop this crime!

Men & Spirituality

Your Own Do-It-Yourself Kabbalah Kit by Michael Levy. Inside is Michael Levy’s Kabbalah Kit written in one article…Kabbalah in a nutshell!

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

Merryn & Team

by Merryn José & Team
A professional spiritual intuitive, writer and teacher; who 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.