March 2008 Merlian Newsletter


Dear Readers,

The vernal, or spring, equinox, occurs between March 19th and 21st.

We have a new category this month, entitled Consciousness! Please check it out, as it is already full of articles!

We would like to introduce a new feature on our newsletter, Website of the Month! Every month we will bring you a website that we feel has much to offer to further your learning in spiritual, metaphysical and holistic subjects.

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Oprah Winfrey & Eckhart Tolle Teach Free Seminar, Live & Online!

We the audience, can join Oprah and Eckhart Tolle as they teach A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, chapter by chapter for ten weeks. This will be broadcast live Monday nights on This is the first time a mainstream show with a mainstream icon has reached out and shared a book like this, as well as going so far as to host a free class! “Get ready to be awakened.” Starting March 3rd at 9/8pm central.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Echkart Tolle’s dynamic book about finding one’s true self by quieting the mind and learning to live in the Now. “When introducing his book, Tolle explains its basic premise as he writes,”…people would occasionally come up to me and say, ‘I want what you have. Can you give it to me, or show me how to get it?’ And I would say: ‘You have it already. You just can’t feel it because your mind is making too much noise.’ Tolle goes onto write, “That answer later grew into the book that you are holding in your hands.”

Dannion Brinkley At The Tenth International Conference On Science And Consciousness

Dannion will be offering a keynote address titled “A Spiritual Perspective on Modern Science.” Dannion tells the story of his death by lightning in 1975. He will delineate the scientific explanation of the spiritual journey he consciously experienced after his body was pronounced clinically dead, and remained so for 28 minutes. Learn the scientific process by which we are all transported from the physical world back into the spiritual realms, the true meaning and purpose behind life on Earth, and the spiritual reality of eternity, for there is no such thing as death. March 28th – April 2nd, 2008

Merlian News Podcasts With Alexandra Holzer, Author of Growing Up Haunted

Daughter to the famed and original 1960’s pioneering Ghost Hunter, Author Dr. Hans Holzer and to Artist, Countess Catherine Buxhoeveden, comes the next generation in ghosts, the unexplained and fantasy worlds. Alexandra Holzer studied at the best prep schools in New York City and graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology. While raising four incredible children in upstate New York, she writes sci-fi/fantasy, screenplays and supernatural, horror thrillers. Alexandra has just published her latest book, Growing Up Haunted, which within 14 days has reached #77 on In this podcast, Merryn Jose discusses with Alexandra Holzer, her new book Growing Up Haunted, what her life has been like since its inception, as well as her other present and future projects.

Merlian News Podcasts With Ray Rolando: Psychic, Medium & Intuitive Energy Healer

Ray Rolando is an intuitive energy healer, psychic, & medium from upstate NY. He owns and operates a healing center out of his home in the quaint village of Chester where he sees clients daily for energy work and readings. He is an accomplished writer and metaphysician, whose articles have appeared in The Alien Seeker News and UFO Digest. Ray has also appeared as a guest on alternative-based talk radio shows such as Rick Fischer’s Paranormal PA on Blog Talk Radio as well as with Bill Metz on the Paranormal Awareness Radio Show. In this podcast, Ray Rolando speaks with Merryn Jose about how he found his calling, his work as a “newly discovered psychic/medium”, ghost hunting with Alexandra Holzer, and more!

Belly Dancing: Shimmy Your Way to Enlightenment by Sahar Huneidi

Shake things up and use dance to boost your energy and shimmy your way to enlightenment. ” Ever had one of those days, when no matter what you do, it seems like you can’t shift that dark cloud hovering over your head? Well, now there’s an easy, fun and simple solution — all you have to do is belly dance ! A simple belly dancing movement for 10 minutes a day can help shake blues away. Here is why: if your lifestyle dictates spending most of your day sitting down or where you do not get enough exercise and move about enough, energy in your aura gets to ‘precipitate’. As it becomes heavier, and denser it affects your mood and feelings.”

The Remote Area Medical® (RAM) Volunteer Corps : Founder Stan Brock

RAM’s work was covered on the show 60 Minutes, Sunday evening, March 2nd, 2008. The Remote Area Medical® (RAM) Volunteer Corps is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world. At the expedition on Jan. 5-6, 2008in Knoxville TN, RAM brought 1343 free services to people. There were 504 eyeglasses provided, 1066 teeth extracted and 567 fillings done. There were 276 volunteers andis run on donations.The total value of free care was $235,497.00. The vision for Remote Area Medical® developed in the Amazon rain forest where founder Stan Brock spent 15 years with the Wapishana Indians.

The International Tibetan Medical Association & Jian Za Home of Hope

The International Tibetan Medical Association (ITMA) exists to advance and strengthen through advocacy and education the recognition of traditional Tibetan healing practices. ITMA is a humanitarian organization whose purpose is to promote world awareness, education and practice in the healing arts of Tibetan Medicine. Jian Za Home of Hope, a project of the ITMA, is a school and orphanage for children who would otherwise be abandoned — a home in the deepest sense of the word, where young people receive loving care, food, shelter, medical attention, modern and traditional Tibetan education and the practical skills and foundation needed to mature into independent adults with a full understanding and appreciation of their cultural roots. ITMA is a non-profit and non-political organization incorporated in the State of New York, USA.

“The Past is in Front of You” by Stephen Thomson

We have become a culture of people who try to shun the past. It has become an active, obsessive campaign. And it is true, there is value in the idea of what’s in the past, should remain in the past. This is certainly true of the memory of any experience that holds our lives in place and prevents us from growing stronger and expanding as spiritual beings. However, we do continue to walk each day with conscious and unconscious memories being the backdrop to our lives. Not only are they a part of our thought-track, but emotional memory is translated into energetic forms that become lodged in our cells and various parts of our body.

New Research Offers Insight Into How To Lead A More Meaningful Life by Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD, Tina Amorok, PsyD, & Cassandra Vieten, PhD

With a foreword by Buddhist Scholar, Robert A.F. Thurman, Ph.D., Living Deeply was researched and written by acclaimed scientists from the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and weaves together science and wisdom from the world’s transformative traditions to explore and better understand what it takes to make the positive and lasting changes required to lead deeper, more rewarding and contented lives. “The goal of Living Deeply is to make what we have learned through research about the transformative process accessible and immediately applicable to the lives of everyone,” said Living Deeply Co-Author and Vice President of Research & Education at IONS, Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.

Website of the month:

Dr. Joe Dispenza is one of the scientists, researchers, and teachers featured in the film, What The Bleep Do We Know!?, as well as What The Bleep Do We Know!? :Down The Rabbit Hole.

His research into spontaneous remissions found similarities between people who experienced “miraculous healings”, showing they had actually changed their mind, which had changed their health.

His new book, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind, connects the subjects of thought and consciousness with the brain, mind, and body. The book discusses the “biology of change”.

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