Dear Readers: Missed an article? Here’s a quick round up of some of our favorites from this month! As always, we look forward to presenting you with up to date news and information about holistic events, health and well being from both the scientific and the spiritual perspectives, nutrition, vegan lifestyles, and more.
Merryn’s Musings by Merryn Jose
People ask me sometimes, “What are your sources?” or “What are the ‘Go To’ books for you?” There are several, but one of the key books for me is “Save Our Bones” by Vivian Goldschmidt, M.A. This is a fantastic book that I turn to over and over again.
Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark
A Few Thoughts About Thinking
I recently finished reading “Anathem” by Neal Stephenson, for the second time, (not something I usually do) and I was struck by an offhand observation that the young main character makes about another man who may be hundreds of years old.
F. Murray Abraham Interviews Julian Schlossberg, Merlian News Co-founder
We’re pleased to feature this wonderful interview made last month as part of a series for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. F. Murray Abraham, actor and winner of the Academy Award among others, speaks with Julian Schlossberg, producer of motion pictures, theatre, and television, in a wide-ranging conversation between two long-time friends with first-hand accounts of working with Elia Kazan, Woody Allen, Elaine May, Orson Welles, and others.
The Spirit of Christmas by Annamaria Hemingway
Ms. Hemingway writes, “All the rituals involved at Christmas and the image of the tree sparkling with light is a mythological celebration that gives rise to a form of living psychic energy, which manifests from the ancient symbolism of the light. So, as we gather with our families and friends, and exchange gifts around the Christmas tree, we have the opportunity to reflect and rekindle the magical childhood awareness within ourselves of the true spirit of Christmas.”
Website of the Month
This is going to be a hard holiday season for many this year. Families have lost loved ones, people have seen their jobs reduced or eliminated, and the last round of government aid is due to expire the day after Christmas. For many, simply putting food on the table has become a struggle.
Happy Holidays from Merlian News!
We thank you for your support, and wish you and your loved ones a season of warmth, joy, and good tidings!
Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher
Cheryl Shainmark – Senior Editor