Blood Red Supermoon Eclipse on January 20-21st

On January 21st the entirety of the North and South American continents will get to experience a total lunar eclipse for the first time in 19 years. Lunar eclipses happen about once a year, but they usually appear partial to most viewers, so this is a rarity. The next time it happens is in 2058. What this means is that you don’t have to travel anywhere to see what will appear to be a huge, red moon. Just go out on the night of January 20th and look up.

When the earth comes between the sun and moon, the shadow it casts makes the moon appear a deep red, hence the term “blood” moon. This can be magic looking as the shadow of the earth slowly passes. But what makes this year’s astronomical show even more spectacular is that it will also be a “Supermoon.” A Supermoon happens when the moon is at its perigee, or closest point to the Earth. Because of that the moon appears brighter, and three times larger than usual to the naked eye.

The eclipse is a slow process though. On the East Coast it will start Sunday evening around 10:30 pm, reach maximum around 1:15 am, and end around 2:30 am. If you can’t stay up to watch it, you can catch the video here.  Still, it may be worth the effort: for one thing, unlike with the sun, you can actually stare directly at a lunar eclipse, but the most compelling argument may be that it will be twenty-nine years until the next time we have this particular line up again.

Photo Credit: Keith Burns/NASA/JPL


The Man Who Knew Infinity: Srinivasa Ramanujan, Intuitive Mathematician

The Man Who Knew Infinity is the remarkable story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a brilliant Indian mathematician whose revolutionary ideas took Europe by storm during the years around World War I. The film, released in 2015, stars Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, and is based on the book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. What made Ramanujan so amazing, were his deeply spiritual and intuitive leaps in fields for which he had no prior background. What made Ramanujan so amazing, were his deep spiritualty and intuitive leaps in fields for which he had no prior background. Ramanujan said that his insights came to him in dreams, which he quickly wrote down upon awakening.

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When Scientists Have Mystical Experiences

What happens when a scientist has a spiritual experience? When the skeptic has his or her eyes opened? When the rational comes up against the seemingly irrational? Lately we’ve been reading serious accounts of just these events. Our favorite new website is www.issc-taste.org . Originally created by Charles Tart, the website has become a real resource and a treasure house of true stories of scientist’s mystical experiences. The stories are fascinating and many readers who have had similar experiences will recognise the details of the events recounted.

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Increased Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients

As the American population ages and the peak of the baby boomer generation move into their 70s, there has been a huge increase in the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, there is a growing body of research into cause, early diagnosis and treatment, that shows great promise.

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The Science Is In: Meditation Affects Aging and Telomere Length

Science is all about precision, controlled studies, and measurable, repeatable results. So for years researchers resisted working on alternative practices such as meditation, dismissing the few studies done as “fuzzy science,” “subjective,” or “impossible to duplicate.” But as research methods have advanced, so has the accuracy of the latest research. There is ample evidence now that stress leads to increased risk of health problems and that meditation reduces stress. What’s new are the studies showing how stress is related to aging and telomere length.

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Merlian News Podcast Interview With Dr. William Tiller

Dr. William A. Tiller is one of the world’s leading scientists on the structure of matter. Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Professor Emeritus William A. Tiller, of Stanford University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, spent 34 years in academia after 9 years as an advisory physicist at the Westinghouse Research Laboratory. Dr. Tiller has been avocationally pursuing serious experimental and theoretical study in the field of psychoenergetics. In this interview, Dr. Tiller talks with Merryn Jose about such subjects as frequencies of light, bio-body suits, intentionality, bio-fields, co-creating and much more.

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Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Celebrates 49th Year

The Mutual UFO Network, MUFON, has been taking UFOs seriously for almost 50 years. The organization has been featured on CNN, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and other networks. Billed as “the world’s oldest and largest UFO phenomenon investigative body,” the site covers news, sightings, and research, as well as holding member events and conventions. One of their key aims is to elevate the field from anecdotal observations to science based data and research.

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Remote Viewing: Perceiving Information Non-Locally

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Remote viewing (RV) is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target using subjective means, in particular, extra-sensory perception (ESP) or “sensing with mind”. While ancient texts and shamanic traditions have emphasized this ability for thousands of years, it is only in the last century that modern science began to take it seriously. Since the 1970’s researchers such as Russell Targ (video) have published data that corroborates perceiving information in non-local ways. In the 1990’s it was popularized with books about US military experiments called “The Stargate Project.”

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The Cosmic Hologram by Jude Currivan Wins 2017 Silver Nautilus Award

We are thrilled to share the news that Dr. Jude Currivan, a great friend and contributor to Merlian News, has recently won the 2017 Silver Nautilus Award for Science and Cosmology, for her wonderful book, The Cosmic Hologram. As we wrote in our book review last year: “Dr. Currivan has a remarkable ability to synthesize a wide variety of detailed scientific input and then extrapolate from that data a lucid theory of an “informational universe” that may bridge the gap, or reconcile, the theories of relativity and quantum physics.

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