October 2006 Merlian Newsletter



Dear Readers,

October’s flower is the calendula or cosmos.

Halloween is celebrated on the night of October 31st. Halloween originated in Ireland as “Samhain Night”. The Celts celebrated Samhain, “End of Summer,” a festival of fire.

Merlian News has launched many more Podcasts ! Please listen to the broadcasts ! Also be sure to tune into our sister site’s podcasts across the Atlantic at psychicpodcasts.com.

Remember to keep checking Holistic USA and Holistic New York for updated information on psychic news and events throughout the country as well as the New York area.

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to the magazine and for your feedback. We look forward to receiving more articles in the future.

New Items Posted in Merlian News

Other U.S. States

The International Conference On Shamanism An extraordinary gathering of Presenters for the upcoming conference includes Lynn Andrews, Sandra Ingerman, Nicki Scully, Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendal, Maria Teresa Valenzuela, Robert Moss, and many others. This conference provides the opportunity to investigate the space between ordinary and non-ordinary reality, to expand personal awareness, explore indigenous wisdom traditions, and learn ways to access personal power. January 19-23, 2007

Podcasts Merlian News Podcast with Teresa Hale of the Hale Clinic in London Teresa Hale founded the Hale Clinic, London in 1987. Teresa Hale is regarded as one of the Worlds leading “Health visionaries”. She has played a major role in growth of Complementary Medicine over the last 19 years. The Prince of Wales opened the Clinic officially in 1988 and Teresa has been at the helm as Managing Director ever since.

A Podcast Interview With Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Merlian News Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and finished his training in family medicine and in psychiatry at the University of Vermont. He is currently Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, in Canada, and is also Director of their newly evolving Centre for Aboriginal Health and Healing. He is the author of 4 books, including Coyote Wisdom.

Books Dreamways of the Iroquois by Robert Moss

Between healing and soul remembering, Robert goes into great detail about his personal dreams and their relationship to his or others’ waking lives. He mentions spirit guides and animal guides that also have helped him. Most dreams are mentioned in the books to help him to create a pre-dream preparation for you as a reader to experience and appreciate the wealth available to you in your dreams…

When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-ordinary Realities by Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph. D.

When the Impossible Happens is a fascinating, extraordinary book filled with eye-opening accounts of alternative states of consciousness. Stan Grof, one of the foremost explorers and authorities on consciousness, has written a memoir that is warm, personal and detailed. His insights into these non-ordinary realities and the potential they hold for transformation are incredible — and the stories are captivating.”

Fire in the Heart: A Spiritual Guide for Teens by Deepak Chopra Being a teenager is often a time of struggle between internal and external influences, a time of great confusion about who you are, where you’re going, and how you’re going to get there. Deepak Chopra’s Fire in the Heart: A Spiritual Guide for Teens offers teens some very wise advice on how to find direction by discovering guidance within.

Environmental Awareness Hurricanes’ Effects on Wildlife What we experience as human beings is being experienced by a vast number of life-forms, most of which *do not* have a voice. Their extinction, their loss, will echo through us to those darkest corners of Mother Earth, and we will *all* feel it. We rely on them as much as they rely on us to survive on this planet. Without them, we wouldn’t have much of a planet, just a barren, smoky rock orbiting the sun. We must work together against global warming. We have no other choice- lest we wish to have our future washed away with category 5 hurricane.

Conscious Eating Tom’s Table Tour – The Bamboo Garden “The Bamboo Garden is a masterwork among vegetarian restaurants anywhere, and a landmark in Seattle — a veritable must do for sincere eaters. The charm of their story is as extraordinary as the veggie wonderland they spread.” Tom Park brings us another mouth watering review!

Sahar’s Column Soul Gardening

“Michael Brown, author of The Presence Process says “The quality of the seeds that we sow in any given moment is very different depending on whether we choose to react or to respond to our experiences. Reacting to our experience means that we are making our decisions based on what we think happened to us yesterday and what we think may happen to us tomorrow…”

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

Merryn & Team

Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher

Dena Ventrudo – Assistant Editor

Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer

Donna Baker Church- Book Reviewer

Eugene Kelly- Book Reviewer

by Merryn Jose & Team
A professional spiritual intuitive, writer and teacher; Merryn lives in New York. She comes from a long lineage of practising Celtic psychics. Her web site is a regularly updated resource of Holistic information concerning the development of the intuitive faculties. Merryn is also the editor and publisher of online Merlian News Magazine.