March 2011 Merlian Newsletter


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This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Media Relief Efforts For The Victims In Japan by Merlian News

We here at Merlian News send our love and our light to all those touched by the disaster in Japan. We are keepingthe soulswho have passed on, and those who have survived or may be missing, in our thoughts, prayersand hearts. Within this article we have compiled a list of places you can donate through as well as a link for locating loved ones in Japan and various other resources.

Holistic Events Global Spirit on Link TV Premieres New Show called The Mystical Experience by Megan McFeely

Megan McFeely writes, “The Mystical Experience will shed light on the some of the common attributes of those who yearn for and reach, however momentarily, what they describe as a direct experience of God or the Divine. From the ancient Jewish Kabbalah and Islamic Sufi practices, to the spiritual illumination and epiphanies experienced through monastic contemplation, this Global Spirit program will utilize both experiential and analytical approaches to this rich subject.”

People The Love Kitchen: Everybody is God’s Somebody In this article, “Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner, the founders, welcome each and every new person coming to the Love Kitchen as if you are visiting them at their home. The first day the Love Kitchen opened its doors, they served 22 meals. Today The Love Kitchen prepares over 2,000 meals each week and more than eighty percent of these meals are delivered to homebound recipients. In 2001, The Love Kitchen celebrated the “dawn” of The Love Kitchen Community Center. This center will offer training classes and be a “safe haven” for Knoxville’s underprivileged children.”

Books The Supernatural Kids Cookbook by Nancy Mehagian Nancy Mehagian’s most recent title discusses, “An exciting and innovative collection of healthy, tasty and easy to prepare foods that introduces and encourages mindful eating for junior chefs. Learn about food groups, basic prep, kitchen equipment and how to create snacks and healthy meals the whole family will enjoy! Kid tested, Mother Earth approved!” Illustrated by Alexandra Conn. Foreword by Bridget Fonda.

Books Visions of the Multiverse: An In-Depth Investigation into Floating Beds, Smashing Glass, and Other Unexplained Disturbances by Dr. Steven Manly

Warwick Associates reports, “Dr. Steven Manly takes the reader on a tour of different multiple universe realities, explaining in a very accessible and enjoyable way why it is that many physicists are convinced that we are in the midst of a new Copernican revolution…A popular speaker, teacher and author, whose lively personal style makes his presentations enjoyable and easily understood, Manly provides the non-technical background for the non-expert reader. He makes liberal use of analogies and examples of everyday experiences, while filtering out some of the irrelevant detail and layers of scientific lingo. Just like his audiences, his readers love Manly’s non-intimidating, conversational tone.”

Dreams Dreaming In Foreign Languages by Robert Moss According Robert Moss, “Dreams prompt us to expand our vocabulary, setting us learning tasks ranging from the language of quantum physics to the identification of different types of hermit crab. Even if we decide not to take more than a few steps in some of these journeys of learning and remembering, our ability to decode an initially mysterious word or symbol sometimes provides important objective confirmation that we are dreaming into transpersonal and/or ancestral territory.”

other US States Dr. Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine Clinic at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine This article discusses, “Under his leadership, the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona was created as a two-year fellowship in 1997… The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine leads the transformation of healthcare by creating, educating and actively supporting a community that embodies the philosophy and practice of healing-oriented medicine, addressing mind, body and spirit…” (Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine) Dr. Andrew Weil recently appeared on The Dr. Oz Show.

Consciousness Watkins Books: The Oldest Esoteric Bookshop In London Various sources report, “Watkins Books is London’s oldest esoteric bookshop specializing in esotericism, mysticism, occultism, oriental religion and contemporary spirituality. The book store was established by John M. Watkins, a friend of Madame Blavatsky, in 1897…The first biography of Aleister Crowley mentions that Crowley made all of the books in Watkins disappear, and magically reappear. In 1901, Watkins Books moved to 21 Cecil Court where it has been continuously trading ever since. Watkins Books is now owned by Etan Ilfeld.A new website has been launched, and the store has regularly hosts book launches and signings for leading figures in the MBS field. Additionally, the Watkins website has integrated a spiritual map of London that everyone is invited to contribute to.”

Conscious Eating Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC ABC announces, “Yes, Jamie Oliver is here to start a revolution. The impassioned chef is taking on obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the USA, where our nation’s children are the first generation NOT expected to live as long as their parents. Now that’s scary! Jamie is inviting viewers to take a stand and change the way America eats, in our home kitchens, schools and workplaces with the thought-provoking new series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”

Conscious Eating What’s New & Beneficial About Garbanzo Beans a.k.a Chickpeas World’s Healthiest Foods says, “Many public health organizations-including the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society-recommend legumes as a key food group for preventing disease and optimizing health. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends 3 cups of legumes per week…”

Wellbeing & Healing Dogs Earn More Cred For Sniffing Out Cancer by Richard Knox

Richard Knox writes, “In the latest study, Japanese researchers report that an eight-year-old black Labrador was 97 percent accurate in nosing out colon cancer when she was asked to choose among watery stool samples doctors collected from 185 patients with and without cancer. The dog was almost as good at spotting cancer in breath samples. And when the researchers put breath and stool samples from patients with breast, stomach and prostate cancers alongside those from healthy people, the dog got those right too.”


Sandra Ingerman

Sandra Ingerman

Sandra Ingerman, MA, is the author of eight books including Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s GuideandHow to Heal Toxic Thoughts. Sandra teaches workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. She has trained and founded an international alliance of Medicine for the Earth Teachers and shamanic teachers. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times. Sandra is devoted to teaching people how we can work together as a global community to bring about positive change for the planet. Sandra is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and Professional Mental Health Counselor. She is also a board certified expert on traumatic stress as well as certified in acute traumatic stress management.

Interview with Sandra Ingerman By Megan McFeely on

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