June 2009 Merlian Newsletter


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Dear Readers,

This month brings us the summer solstice and many new articles from Merlian News as well as another new website of the month!

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Podcasts: Quantum Physics Merlian News Podcasts with Dr. Amit Goswami

In this podcast, Dr. Amit Goswami discusses with Merryn Jose, how his childhood influenced his work, upward and downward causation, non-local consciousness, where we go wrong with the “law of attraction”,death, the soul, and the afterlife, and much more! Amit Goswami, Ph. D. is a professor emeritus of physics (retired) at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR where he has served since 1968. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called ‘science within consciousness’, an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self- Aware Universe. He was featured in the film “What the Bleep Do We Know?” and its sequel “Down the rabbit hole” as well as award winning documentary “The Quantum Activist.”

D.V.D’s The Quantum Activist — Amit Goswami, PhD.: A film by Ri Stewart and Renee Slade

Goswami guides us through his theories with humor and illustrative stories (math phobics will be reassured as there is no math at all) and leads us to the same conclusion that every great religion has been saying for centuries — that we are all connected. Once we realize that than global change becomes possible. As “The Quantum Activist” illuminates, when we realize that we are all one, then violence becomes unthinkable. If we are all connected to each other and to the earth, than stealing land or resources, or squandering them becomes impossible. We are only damaging ourselves when we damage the earth.

Books The Living Universe by Duane Elgin The Living Universe is a powerful and timely exploration of spiritual awakening and transformation. The author, Duane Elgin, transforms our understanding of the universe, consciousness, and our role as participants in the cosmos. At a time when the world is facing a host of problems, Elgin answers vital questions about the present and offers an action plan for the future.

Books Rituals for Love and Romance: Attract Your Soulmate with Self-Love and Ceremony by Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway In this article, author Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway tells us how t his book is brimming with rituals, ceremonies and blessings that allow us to combine everyday life with the spiritual realm. Ritual arouses emotions and sends signals to the psyche in a positive way, and in doing so begins to bring us closer to our goals – or draw them closer to us.

Books And Then There Was Heaven: A Journey of Hope and Love by Roland M. Comtois

“Acclaimed channel and author Roland Comtois has spent a lifetime channeling life-altering spiritual messages to people of all faiths. Now he has channeled his heavenly energy into his new book, And Then There Was Heaven: A Journey of Hope and Love, first by recording his life’s story and the incredible experiences of love and healing he shared with the people he met along his journey, then by personally blessing the books as they were being printed.”

Books Learning from the Light: Pre-death Experiences, Prophecies, and Angelic Messages of Hope by Dr. John Lerma

In this press release, we learn how Dr. Lerma has devoted his career to compiling anecdotal and scientific research on near-death and pre-death experiences, hallucinations, visions, synchronicities, and angelic conversations of terminally-ill patients. He recounts in Learning From the Light how children and adults confront their deaths through the comforting visions of divine beings. He is currently involved in a research project in palliative medicine with MD Anderson Hospital, the leading cancer institute in the world.

People SunRaven with Dr. Michael B. Finkelstein in Bedford, NY Michael Finkelstein created SunRavenas a space to hold the intention that individuals and our society as a whole will learn and move forward in their evolution – to achieve a state of peace, tranquility, harmony and balance that comes from the collective wisdom of our great teachers. SunRaven is located in a beautiful setting and farm in Bedford in Westchester County, New York.

People Eleven Eleven Wellness Center with Dr. Frank Lipman

In this article, we learn about Dr. Frank Lipman and the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center. While practicing western medicine,Dr. Lipmanbecame more and more aware of both the weaknesses and strengths ofhis training.He then began to study acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, nutrition, Herbal Medicine, biofeedback, meditation and yoga.

Conscious Eating Missing Piece to Overeating; Why Diets Fail by Judith Orloff MD, author Emotional Freedom

As a psychiatrist I know that there is more to overeating and obesity that meets the eye. One big reason that many diets fail is that traditional weight loss programs don’t factor in how we process subtle energy, what Chinese medicine terms life force or chi. Subtle energy penetrates and surrounds the body. Sensitive people who I call intuitive empaths unknowingly overeat in response to being overwhelmed by negative vibes. Empaths not only can sense energy around them, they absorb it into their bodies. If this is you, “Emotional Freedom” will teach you to center and protect yourself when the impulse to overeat hits.

Wellbeing & Healing Music As Medicine: Docs Use Tunes As Treatment by Bill Briggs “We’re in the infancy,” said Dr. Ali Rezai, director of the Center for Neurological Restoration at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic. During a surgery called deep brain stimulation – performed while patients with Parkinson’s disease are awake – Rezai and his team play classical compositions and measure the brain’s response to those notes. “We know music can calm, influence creativity, can energize. That’s great. But music’s role in recovering from disease is being ever more appreciated.”


Dr. Andrew Weil


Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit.

Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health and the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology.

He remains a best-selling author and is editorial director of www.drweil.com , the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil’s books include the national bestsellers Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Eating Well for Optimum Health, The Healthy Kitchen and Healthy Aging.

As a columnist for Prevention and TIME magazines and a frequent guest on Larry King Live, Oprah, and the Today Show, Dr. Weil provides valuable information and insight on how to incorporate conventional and complementary medicine practices in one’s life to optimize the body’s natural healing power.

For more articles on Dr. Andrew Weil, visit www.merliannews.com

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Dena Kelly- Assistant Editor

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by Merlian News & Team
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