November’s flower is the chrysanthemum.
In the pagan wheel of the year, November begins at or near Samhain. Also, November is Diabetes Awareness Month.
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New Items Posted in Merlian News
I’m proud to announce that Merlian News’ new service of podcasting has really taken off! We have had much success thus far and have many more interviews planned…We’re very excited about this new way of bringing cutting edge information and fascinating stories to you, our readers and listeners!
Merlian News Podcast Interview With Dr. Jude Currivan Merlian News has the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Jude Currivan, scientist, healer, sensitive and cosmic geomancer with a lifetime’s study of consciousness and metaphysics. Dr. Currivan holds a PhD in Cognitive Archaeology and a Masters Degree in Physics and has also worked with and learned from the elders and shamans of many wisdom traditions. She is the author of The Wave and The 8th Chakra. In this podcast Dr. Currivan discusses The Cosmos and other interesting topics.
Merlian News Podcast Interview with Jane Bay Jane Bay lives in Marin County, California where she has worked at Lucasfilm for nearly three decades. She considers herself a Sunday writer and doesn’t intend to quit her day job. Author of Love & Loss, she is currently working on two other books, a memoir entitled Growing Up Southern, and an anthology of short stories called The Magic of New Mexico about her experiences on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, and the Pueblos along the Rio Grande River. She is also active in the campaign to save Tibet.
Spirituality All About The Damanhur Federation “Damanhur is an internationally renowned center for spiritual research. Located in Valchiusella Valley, in the Alpine foothills of northern Italy, Damanhur is a Federation of Communities and Regions with over 800 citizens, a social and political structure, a Constitution, 40 economic activities, its own currency, schools and a daily paper.”
“ All information we take is inputted through our five senses, hearing, tasting, seeing, touching and smelling. Through those senses we compile a ‘data bank’ of experiences (whether good or bad), which when recalled, can sometimes be re-triggered awakening a multitude of emotions connected to them. When an experience is traumatic, our body mind system is thrown out of balance, and healing may be required to bring the mind and the body to a state of harmony once more. “
Whether a meat eater, vegetarian or vegan, Yuen’s suggests “our patterns of consumption should be inspired by” balance and moderation, as well as individual needs… Peanuts and other nuts may be highly nutritious, but for those with food allergies, “they could be deadly.” Yuen emphasizes that “our bodies and metabolisms are unique, and our diets must reflect our needs.” Following the Buddhist philosophy known as the Middle Way allows us to “eat in a way that is best for us.”
All in all the Biology of Belief is one of the more informative and interesting books I’ve read. Biology coupling with Quantum physics could just be the beginning of a very enlightened society. Quantum Biology coupling with some intense and positive beliefs could take that same enlightened society and cause them to change the world and everyone, thing in it. It would be in violation of every moral fiber in my body not to recommend this book to others.
Waking the Global Heart by Anodea Judith, Ph.D. Waking the Global Heart is part history, part myth, part ecology and more. Judith explores where we’ve come from and where we are now in order to better understand where we are going. Her approach is based on Western history and values but only because as she says, those are the very values that pose the greatest threat to the world. As the author points out, we need to explore the underlying assumptions and beliefs that have led us to this critical stage.
John Jay and other Katonah-Lewisboro schools have gone as far as substituting veggie frittatas and whole wheat veggie lasagna for hamburgers and French fries. John Jay’s cafeteria has also ditched processes foods, trans fats, and high fructose corn syrup. They have a salad bar with beans, nuts, and low fat dressings…Katonah-Lewisboro hired a chef from the Culinary Institute of America to help introduce the changes there. But few districts have done as much as this one. There are many interpretations of this federal mandate.
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Merryn & Team
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