April 2008 Merlian Newsletter



Dear Readers,

Make Earth Day every day! Be sure to check Merlian News.com for updated articles on global warming, pollution , and what we can do to help.

Also make sure you don’t miss the Website Of The Month listed below!

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Podcasts: Science Merlian News Podcasts With Lynne McTaggart On Latest Intention Experiments

In this interview, Lynne McTaggart talks with Merryn Jose about the Intention Experiments: from making leaves glow, seeds grow, to potential water purification and lowering crime rates. She also talks about much more! Lynne McTaggart is the author of five books, including The Intention Experiment and the international bestseller The Field. She also runs worldwide Living The Field master classes and groups which are designed to help people adapt the ideas of the new scientific paradigm into their everyday lives. She was featured in the wildly successful cult classic movie What The Bleep!? Down The Rabbit Hole, and has become an international spokesperson on alternatives to conventional medicine.

Podcasts: Consciousness Merlian News Podcasts with Dannion Brinkley

In this podcast, Dannion Brinkley discusses with Merryn Jose his near death experiences, life after death, life before life,how profoundly we affect others,our belief systems, the currentshift in consciousness, 2012, his books, the Twilight Brigade, his presentation at The Tenth International Conference on Science & Consciousness and more!Dannion Brinkley is an international best selling author. He has recently written the third installment drawing from his personal voyage and near-death encounters entitled, The Secrets of the Light. Brinkley’s previous works, Saved By The Light and At Peace In The Light, was a New York Times best seller. Dannion has survived insurmountable odds including two lightning strikes, open-heart surgery, brain surgery and a massive grand mal seizure.

Environmental Awareness Healing Through Trees; How Mass Tree Planting Is Reversing The Effects Of Climate Change In Tamil Nadu by Clare Dakin

In 2005, just after the tsunami that swept away so many lives and livelihoods, a group of volunteers from The Isha Foundation were starting the job of rehabilitating the devastated coast of Tamil Nadu, Southern India. They noticed that coastal villages that were forested suffered significantly less damage than those that were not, and an idea arose. Could trees be a tool to reconnect people to their hearts, to their grief and to their land?

Merryn’s Musings Metaphysical Stores in New York Area I’ve made a shortlist of some of the storesmy staff and I havebeen to and enjoyed shopping at. These are just a handful and all are recommended! We’ve also thrown in a couple of our favorite vegetarian restaurants. Perhaps you might like to stop by, shop around and have a bite to eat! Enjoy!

Books Growing Up Haunted: A Ghostly Memoir by Alexandra Holzer

Holzer offers her perspective of what it was like living a normal life amidst the paranormal activities with which both of her parents were involved. She includes memories of gatherings and parties at their upper Westside New York apartment and generously shares some of her father’s “famous ghost stories.” Full of family photographs, anecdotes, and comments, Holzer covers her mother’s lineage to Catherine the Great, her father’s childhood fascination with ghosts in Vienna, how her parents met, their early work together investigating ghosts, and more.

Your Forgotten Self — Mirrored in Jesus the Christ By David Robert Ord There have been many books written lately that tell us that “Heaven is NOW” but this one comes the closest to making it believable and achievable. Your Forgotten Self is full of insight and gentle instruction for identifying and overcoming the guilt, shame and anxieties that are blocking your own Christ consciousness. According to Mr. Ord, the “second coming” is an on-going process, and it is contained within us — it is the awakening of all that you have forgotten. If the author is correct, then Your Forgotten Self puts us one step closer to heaven on earth.

Animal World Ask Your Animal! by Marta Williams

Most people have heard about animal communication – the ability to talk intuitively with animals. Some consider it unbelievable, while others think only gifted people can do it. As a biologist it was hard for me to believe it too, but when I did my own experiments in animal communication I found out the ability is real. I’ve taught thousands of people how to talk with their animals intuitively. I know that anyone can learn to do this. I teach you how in my new book, Ask Your Animal, which also explains how to use intuitive communication to correct bad behaviors or help your animals get along better.

Wellbeing & Healing Hidden Treasures In Healing by Nancy Mehagian Nancy Mehagian discusses ‘Hidden Treasures ‘in healing: “Due to various tensions–physical abuse of the body, accident or injury, hereditary characteristics and/or mental and emotional anxieties–these flows may be disrupted or stagnate, causing various ailments to appear. When these flows are in balance and harmony, all sources of stagnation are removed and the body is recharged and rejuvenated.”

Music Back to the Mother: The Life of Sacred Music by Kalidas

“Rooted in the Bhakti yoga tradition, my music became a way to honor the lives of some of the great beings that has made my life rich and meaningful. Bhakti yoga consists of channeling all of one’s energy to the Divine. The theory is simple: by thinking of the Divine, by contemplating the Divine, we can become Divine. Bhakti yoga sees the different religions as various paths to God. There are infinite paths actually because there are an infinite amount of beings in the universe. In this tradition, all are embraced. Every one of us has the seed of divinity, no matter how deeply it may be buried.”

Spirituality Let me be. Let me see. By Stephen Thomson This is really how all of our days had gone, experiencing the powerful yet simple teachings of this Shaman. Furthermore, as each day passed, it became more and more evident that Jorge’s teachings were in stark contrast to our group’s western, over-thought, more complicated approach to spiritual the path. There was a great and loving presence to his way. And in one sentence he transformed some of the most complex spiritual principles we knew. We had his simple, child-like and playful voice to follow as direction. You want to fly, flap your wings and soar. And at another time, close your eyes and you will see deep within yourself.

Photo by Dena Ventrudo

Website Of The Month: www.oprah.com

In a previous article I introduced this media first. I then registered for the free online class with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle as they teach A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, chapter by chapter for ten weeks.

Well I can tell you it is even better than I had anticipated! Monday nights can be a late night at work or for whatever reason, you may not be able to get to the computer and log on for class…no worries! You can download and watch previous classes at any time! The goal of this class is finding your “Aha! moment”, not getting a detention for being late!

In addition to this incredible class, Kim Eng and Elizabeth Lesser are contributing to the show & website’s wealth of enlightening information!

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

Merryn & Team

Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher

Dena Ventrudo- Assistant Editor

Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer

Donna Baker Church- Book Reviewer

Eugene Kelly- Book Reviewer

Carl Casella – Sound Editor

by Merryn Jose & 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, and is now regularly featuring podcast interviews with cutting edge minds on MerlianPodcasts.com.