Merlian News October 2015 Newsletter

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Merryn’s Musings

Sahar Interviews Intuitive & Writer Merryn Jose on the Use of Castor Oil Packs

Sahar Interviews Intuitive & Writer Merryn Jose on the Use of Castor Oil Packs via Podcast. In this talk Sahar interviews Merryn Jose describes the use of Edgar Cayce’s castor oil packs; how they work and what they can be used for- speeding up the body’s recovery process. Merryn is also the editor and publisher of – holistic resources gateway.

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

Everything’s Coming Up Qi Gong

Several weeks ago I went through a spate of night sweats and hormone induced tossing and turning that left me wide awake at 2:30 or 3:00 every morning, heart pounding from the surge of adrenaline and completely unable to fall back asleep…. Each wee hour I’d grab a fresh dry night shirt and plod downstairs, resigned to Law & Order reruns and arguing with the cats for four hours about why they couldn’t go outside right then. After several nights of this I decided that I really had to do something better with my time.

Holistic Events

Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Symphony Space, NYC, on November 12th

Jon Kabat-Zinn is a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher internationally known for his work in bringing mindfulness practices and perspectives, especially through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is appearing for one night on November 12th, at the Symphony Space in New York City. To register, call 212.864.5400 or visit Symphony Space .

Environmental Awareness

Italy and Austria Opt Out of GMOs

Austria and Italy have joined the growing ranks of EU countries opting out of GM crops. After the announcement last week, the list now includes France, Ireland, Scotland, Greece, and Latvia. From the website we read: Austrian Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser and a number of Italian Ministries have confirmed that both countries are officially requesting an opt-out from growing GMOs….

Conscious Eating

The List of Benefits of Curcumin Keeps Growing

Curcumin is a naturally occurring compound found in the spice turmeric that has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic medicine treatment for such ailments as allergies, diabetes and ulcers. To date it is one of the most studied natural compounds in modern medicine. Now curcumin and turmeric have been linked with lowering high cholesterol, acting as a steroid-like anti-inflammatory on arthritis and a variety of immune disorders, preventing Alzheimer’s, and inducing cell death in cancerous cells. From Dr. Andrew Weil to Dr. Joseph Mercola, from Dr. Oz to Deepak Chopra, physicians and dieticians have been recommending curcumin to their patients for years.


Understanding Chart Movement by Bill Herbst

Professional astrologer, Bill Herbst writes a great introduction to understanding the complexities of astrology. ” When people begin to study astrology, their first efforts usually revolve around memorizing the meanings of the various symbolic elements – planets, signs, houses, and aspects. That’s fine so far as it goes, but learning all the separate pieces doesn’t prepare students to understand what a chart is and how it moves.”

Life Experiences

Merlian News Podcast Interviews with Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf

Merryn Jose has had the honor of interviewing Native American Elder, Spiritual Warrior Woman, Healer, Teacher, Visionary, & Ceremonialist, Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf! ” Oh Shinnah’s teachers have been Elders of both North and South America. From her father’s people she inherits the traditions of the Tineh (the Shishindi, meaning People of the Forest, commonly known as Apache) From her mother’s people she inherits the traditions of the Mohawk and the Scots. From her great- grandmother she inherits traditions which may be older then time. Oh Shinnah is an elder of much Wisdom, and a warrior for the People of the Earth Mother, who is guaranteed to change your life.”

Animal World

Meet the “Elephant Whisperer” Helping the Asian Elephant

Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in the Chiang Mae province of Northern Thailand. They host a number of vibrant programs: you can visit, tour, volunteer, feed, and even sleep with the elephants! Founded by Lek Chailert, known as “The Elephant Whisperer,” ten years ago on just 250 acres, the Park now encompasses over a 1,000 acres and her humane approach has spread to nearby privately owned elephant “rides.”



Alive Inside – The Story of Music and Memory

Alive Inside is a wonderful new documentary that looks at the effects of music on people with Alzheimer’s and other age related dementia. Film subjects Oliver Sacks and Dan Cohen explain why music acts as a back door to memory, and share tips for enjoying music with the elders in our lives. This was one of the last projects that Oliver Sacks, noted neurologist and author, was working on before his death last month…

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Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher

by Staff