Merlian News April 2015 Newsletter

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Merryn’s Musings

IONS – the Institute of Noetic Sciences

Visiting the Institute’s website, I am reminded again of what a remarkable resource the Institute of Noetic Sciences has become. They offer cutting edge research into healing, consciousness, and world transformation as well as books, teleseminars and education materials. In addition to a marvelous online store, there are lively discussion boards and community groups with which to participate.

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

Anchoring the Reality That We Want

We’ve all experienced this phenomenon before: you’ve never heard of a particular item, idea, or person and then once you do you find it popping up all over the place. It’s as if the whole world (or at least everybody you know on Facebook), all got the same buzz at the same time. Of course, we all know that someone had to be “the first” — the first to think that thought, invent that item, do the research, say or do or discover something new — and that everybody else caught on later….


David Eagleman: Time, Perception and Synesthesia

David Eagleman is an American neuroscientist and writer at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neuro-law. After a close brush with death as a child, Eagleman began to question his assumptions about time and the brain. His experience, of time slowing down during a life threatening accident, left him feeling like Alice falling down the rabbit hole and went on to inform his life’s work.

Science/Quantum Physics

Finding Another God Particle? The Large Hadron Collider is Back Online!

The Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, as it is known, has restarted this week in Switzerland after a two year hiatus for rebuilding and refitting. The facility conducts particle beam experiments and is famous for identifying the Higgs Boson particle, or “God particle,” in 2012, thought to be the source of the universe’s creation… some of the things that the Large Hadron Collider will be looking for during its next round of experiments will be more information about the Higgs boson and how it works… dark matter as well as evidence for the first supersymmetric particle .


Retreats In Print – Vol.1:Spirit Guides & Invisible Influences

Stephen Thomson and Michael Guarino have done readers a real service in Retreats In Print . Based on years of notes and anecdotes from their live workshops and retreats, Volume 1, “Spirit Guides and Invisible Influence,” is a treasure trove of knowledge about our guides, their purpose, how to learn more about them and how some may move into or out of our lives over time based on our interests and what’s happening in our lives.

Yoga/Qi Gong

MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a method of using meditation and yoga to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. Of course, many of us having been doing this for years, but did you know it had a name? First developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, MBSR is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up and being present in the richness of each moment of our lives. By doing this we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with stress.

Conscious Eating

World Congress On Osteoporosis Recommends Drug Free Approach

Dr. Vivian Goldschmidt just reported on her website about a “new” breakthrough in the treatment of osteoporosis — not using drugs!! Of course, this is something she has been advocating for and educating about for years. Readers of her website and emails will be familiar with her ground breaking work using diet and exercise to reverse and reduce the effects of osteoporosis on bone health. She writes that “this is the first time ever that the WCO, which has been meeting for 17 years, has focused on a non-pharmaceutical protocol for osteoporosis.”

Environmental Awareness

Organic Compost Center Proposed for Greenburgh, NY

Officials in Greenburgh, NY are looking into designating park area into organic composting site. The Town proposal aims to reduce waste by as much as 30% and save taxpayers money. “…If the Landmark creates an organic recycling compost site on their property for their tenants it could generate significant momentum that could encourage more organic recycling throughout Westchester! If schools encourage source separation–if major land owners encourage their tenants to source separate –if major businesses and governments do the same —we will be able to REDUCE our waste and save significant taxpayer dollars.



Join the Conversation at Talk Stream Spiritual Radio

Are you interested in joining in on a spiritual conversation? Check out Roland Comtois’s Roland, an internationally renowned channel and author of “And Then There Was Heaven,” interviews the most fascinating people for his talk show. He also shares life-affirming messages of hope and love on his Soul Stories radio show. You can tune in live to ask Roland your on-air questions!

Thank you once more, for your positive feed back and support!

Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher

by Staff