April 2010 Merlian Newsletter


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Dear Readers,

Spring is in full swing, as is Merlian News! Stay tuned for more podcasts, articles and book reviews! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook & Twitter ! Please don’t miss our Website of the Month!

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This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Podcasts: Healing & Nutrition Latest Merlian News Podcast With Master Stephen Co

In this podcast, Merryn Jose discusses with Master Stephen Co in depth, Pranic Healing , as well as Super Brain Yoga, internal & external chi qong, healing phobias & addictions, healing emotions, meditation, the importance of breathing, cleansing, removing blocks, and SuperBrain Yoga. Master Stephen Co is a world renowned Master Pranic Healer and the senior disciple of Grand Master Choa Kok Sui. He is co-author (with Dr. Eric Robins) of the extraordinary book “Your Hands Can Heal You.” Master Co has taught at Kaiser Permanente (Harbor City), Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Beverly Hills), and Barnes Jewish Hospital. He serves as senior facilitator of the United States Pranic Healing Mission and has many thousands of graduates from all walks of life.

Books The NYT’s Sara Corbbett on The Red Book by Carl Jung

“This is a story about a nearly 100-year-old book, bound in red leather, which has spent the last quarter century secreted away in a bank vault in Switzerland. The book is big and heavy and its spine is etched with gold letters that say “Liber Novus,” which is Latin for “New Book.” Its pages are made from thick cream-colored parchment and filled with paintings of otherworldly creatures and handwritten dialogues with gods and devils. If you didn’t know the book’s vintage, you might confuse it for a lost medieval tome.”

Media Texting While Driving Bans: It’s About Time by Dena Ventrudo “A recent survey finds that 71 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 49 admit they text or talk on the phone while they drive…Nearly 500,000 people are injured and 6,000 are killed each year because drivers are talking, texting and e-mailing behind the wheel.”

People Sequoyah Trueblood, Teacher of Global Unity and Compassion Sequoyah has worked extensively with Indian youth wilderness programs, the unity regional youth program for substance abuse, and Cherokee Challenge in North Carolina. He is currently creating permaculture programs in Kahnawake, Akewasasne, and Cherokee. Sequoyah shares his teaching of global unity and compassion. His is truly a remarkable being who emanates light.

Wellbeing & Healing Ageing with Ayurveda by Sunil Ahlawat “Ayurveda considers childhood to be the Kapha stage of life. Adulthood is Pitta time, and old age is the Vata stage of life. Ageing of the skin is due to the aggravation of vata dosha, which naturally increases with age. Old age is a slow and continuous process of physical deterioration in strength, in energy and in initiative and cannot meet the requirements of an active life. According to ayurveda anti ageing means primarily maintaining a healthy body into old age and slowing down the processes of ageing, wear and tear, and degeneration.”

Consciousness Experience is the Only Way by Art Mason

“One of the most important experiences we all need is with ourselves. Looking inside to see our true nature and who we are. Understanding this will help you transcend the ‘good opinions of others’ and allow you to gain your own experience. When a problem arises no matter how big or small take a look within. If the solution is not evident then look for someone with experience to share.”

Consciousness Why Would Anyone Want To Step Outside of Their Comfort Zone? by Debbie Ruston “Successful Entrepreneurs understand the importance of continually stepping outside their comfort zone…When you understand the concept of the comfort zone, you also understand that it applies to every area of our lives. This is where the excitement in life is – outside of our comfort zone! We can’t learn a concept, and not have it affect every area of our lives. That is what personal growth is all about.”

Science/Quantum Physics Geneva Atom Smasher Sets Collision Record by Alexander G. Higgins

“In a milestone for the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider’s ambitious bid to reveal details about theoretical particles and microforces, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, collided the beams and took measurements at a combined energy level of 7 trillion electron volts… In a control room, scientists erupted with applause when the first successful collisions were confirmed. Their colleagues from around the world were tuning in by remote links to witness the new record, which surpasses the 2.36 TeV CERN recorded last year.”

Yoga Euro-Hinduism in America: From Vivekananda to Deepak Chopra by Stuart Sovatsky: Part Three “The spellbound intimacy between Yogi and radiant God who, in the somatic context of Tantra is called Shiva, “transforming God: or Kundalini, “Mothering Goddess,” draws them ever-closer. Limb-stretching and spinal-twisting longings and fulfillments emerge as the bodily asanas and mudras (Yoga postures and “delight gestures”), permeated by a fundament of ever maturing virtues (yama-niyamas.) Awe-struck breathing becomes pranayama (carefully savored or extended breath) or anahata-nad (ecstatic utterances, inaudible sighs.)”


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Taking its cue from the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California, their mission is to calm the chaotic lives of busy New Yorkers by working Ayurveda into its suite of customized spa services, daily yoga, meditation classes, and mind-body sessions.

The Chopra Center & Spa at Dream is dedicated to awakening balance, healing, and transformation in individuals and the community.

Founded over a decade ago by Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon, The Chopra Center integrates the wisdom traditions from the East and West to celebrate and explore the infinite potential of the human spirit. They help people discover their intrinsic balance and creativity in support of greater success, happiness, and fulfillment in life.

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by Merlian News & Team
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