August 2007 Merlian Newsletter


Dear Readers,

Augusts’ flower is the poppy.

In Irish, August is known as Lúnasa, a modern version of Lughnasadh, from the god Lugh.

Merlian News has launched many more Podcasts ! Please listen to the broadcasts ! Also be sure to tune into our affiliate site’s podcasts across the Atlantic at .

Remember to keep checking Holistic USA and Holistic New York for updated information on holistic, spiritual, & metaphysical 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.

New Items Posted in Merlian News

Science Merlian News Podcast Interview with Dr. Ervin Laszlo Prof. Dr. Ervin Laszlo, founder and President of the Club of Budapest, was one of the first representatives in the area of systems philosophy and general theory of evolution. He published nearly 70 books translated into as many as 18 languages. In the course of his long academic career as a professor for philosophy, systems philosophy and future sciences, he worked in teaching and research at a variety of reputable universities in the US, Europe, and the Far East. In this Podcast interview, Merlian News talks with Dr. Laszlo about the Akashic field, consciousness, holograms, time, The Club of Budapest and more.

Healing & Nutrition Merlian News Podcast Interview with Dirk Budka

Dirk Budka is a Microbiologist, Allergist and Nutritionist in London, UK where he runs special clinics for Immunology, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Migraine and Skin Diseases. He is also head of the travel clinic within the Hale-Clinic and runs his own lab for tests and research regarding parasites, bacteria and fungi. In this podcast, Dirk Budka discusses withMerlian Newsthe dangers of ready mademeals, his research on bacteria and food poisoning, and the use of fresh herbs.

Merryn’s Musings A Review On The Ninth International Conference on Science & Consciousness 2007 As Merlian News is one of the sponsors for the Message Company’s Ninth International Conference on Science and Consciousness 2007, I thought it would be appropriate to attend this years conference. Their aim “is to create an environment where we can explore and experience the space between the ordinary world and that unseen realm which science is continuously discovering and quantifying.”

Sahar’s Spiritual Lifecoaching Meet Your Reptilian Brain Is your brain holding you back? Sahar Huneidi Explains how different parts of our brain can stop us making positive changes and how we get around this… “According to the triune brain theory, developed by Dr. Paul MacLean, Chief of Brain Evolution and Behavior at the National Institutes of Health, we have three brains, not just one. The brain stem or reptilian brain which is the oldest and smallest brain of the evolved human remnant of our prehistoric past, and similar to the brain possessed by reptiles that preceded mammals, roughly 200 million years ago. “

Wellbeing & Healing Medicine Woman: A Documentary On Healing

On July 5th, 2007 a new and different kind of doctor will be introduced. A real life doctor by the name of Dr. Daniele Behn-Smith will challenge our core beliefs about traditional medicine and the very meaning of healing itself. Dr. Daniele’s quest to discover and utilize these centuries’ old traditions is the subject of Medicine Woman, a 13-episode documentary series. Dr. Behn-Smith’s adventure of discovery takes her to Ireland, Wales, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Guatemala, Arizona then home to her native Manitoba.

New York ‘The Listening Place’ Launched by Nancy Rosanoff / Sunnyside Productions, Inc.! The Listening Place now has over 225 television shows interviewing individuals living extraordinary lives within ordinary circumstances, with new shows being produced every month. Join us as this archive of insightful, soulful individuals living lives in search of meaning becomes available on-line. Right now, as part of our Launch Celebration, there are a limited supply of the book “Cinema Nirvana” written by the guest you can watch right now. Enjoy the show, sign-up for the mailing list and request your free copy while supplies last. Books of other guests appearing over the next few weeks will also be available.

People Lives In Between Lives What happens to a soul when the body dies? It’s been assumed that there is some kind of judgment involved, followed by different things, depending on your belief system — descent into a fiery pit, ascension into heaven, or a return to this physical plane in another mortal body. For those who believe in reincarnation, the third option fits, but it’s never been known how this next life is selected, and again it was assumed that the quality of your next life would depend on how you had lived, and after judgment, what kind of life would suit the ‘crime’.

Animal World When Death Comes Purring: Rhode Island Nursing Home Has Unconventional Staff Member

A two year oldcat has become a symbol of death at a Rhode Island nursing home, lying beside patients in their last hours, according to an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine…According to the article, since he arrived at thehome two years ago, thecathas been at 25 patients’ sides who have passed away…Oscar was adopted as a kitten and grew up on the center’s third-floor dementia unit, which treats patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses.

Books The 13th Step — A Global Journey in Search of our Cosmic Destiny by Jude Currivan, PhD.

This is compelling reading and there is never a dull moment! There is one powerful site and event after another — pyramids, mountains, temples, solstices, geological rifts, star maps and more. Power, power, power is the undercurrent of this book and all in the most positive and magical way. This is power that brings hope and inspiration to all of us, and we can only thank Dr. Jude Currivan for making it so accessible, so wonderful, and so enlightening.

Books Shift Your Life by David L. Cunningham with Linda Lee Ratto

“True stories of healing are interspersed with the insights, milestones and synchronicities that guided the author along his path. Journal entries capture the dreams, premonitions and spiritual guidance that Mr. Cunningham received for years before he fully accepted his calling to heal. This culminated in a life shifting event in 1990 in which he was captured by Saddam Hussein’s army, and held hostage for over three months. It was during that period of captivity that Cunningham pledged to dedicate his life to helping others.”

The Fourth Dimension by Rudolf Steiner

There are few words that can be said about a book concerned with extra dimensional reality that a three dimensional being could use or even know. Having had no reason to establish meaning behind the concepts addressed in this book the best that can be said is that the experience is out of this world. Or rather, my perception.

Your Future in a Coffee Cup by Sahar Huneidi

For a slim book, there is a wealth of information and inspiration packed in Your Future in a Coffee Cup. The average reader will finish it and want to run out and start grinding their own coffee right away! And if, as the author says, there is power in the ability to foresee the future — to know what is coming or how to make different choices — then there is a great amount of power in this book that will get you there.

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