January 23rd, 2009
This extraordinary account of a near death / after life experience was passed on by Dalry…
Through the light
Mellen-Thomas Benedict’s near-death experience
Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death experience in 1982. He was dead for over an hour and a half and during that time, he rose up out of his body and went into the Light. Curious about the universe, he was taken far into the remote depths of existence, and even beyond, into the energetic Void of Nothingness behind the Big Bang. Concerning his nde, Dr. Kenneth Ring has said, “His story is one of the most remarkable I have encountered in my extensive research on near-death experiences.” (more…)
December 2nd, 2008
Post submitted by Rose
Photograph source: Adelaide Advertiser
November 17th, 2008
This week our site reached 10,000 hits and the prophetic Mayan calendar clicked up a notch to the Age of Ethics: time to get it together. Character assassination, cockfights, rumours, psychic vampirism and other outpicturing of base mammal politics is all a bit yesteryear (yaaawn) and not bringing anything useful to the table. Quite frankly, who’s got the time? If you do, that’s a bit of bad luck, here’s a clue what to do with it rather than trying to dump it in this domain. This site is dedicated to celebrating life, love and laughter in this magical part of the world. Do yourself a favour before you shuffle of the mortal coil: become alive! Release yourself from idiotic grudges! Enjoy diversity! Laugh heartily! Celebrate nature! Speak your truth and share your best. In the words of the freewheeling hobbit, BE the change you want to see in the world. If then you discover your gifts, we look forward to seeing you at the table.
August 29th, 2008
A letter from Dalry, Malacca, Malaysia
My what a lively forum the Copley web page presents. Great stuff! Considering recent events in which some of you at Copley have participated it seems appropriate to comment on local activities here in Malaysia. Enjoy!
Every year, during the seventh month of the Chinese Calendar, it is believed that the Gates of Hell are opened and all Hell beings (actually only those who are well-behaved) will be set free to roam at will on Earth for a month. In this month, many spirits roam the world in search of their past memories to fulfil unforgotten attachments. As such, these are called the “hungry ghosts” and the festival is also called the Hungry Ghost Festival.
August 15th, 2008
A sad farewell this week to a much loved Copley character, a connoisseur of fine and other foods, a stegosaurus in a jack russell’s body, a good friend and gentleman. Lots of love and safe trip to you, Mr Anderson.
August 8th, 2008
Cosmic brocolli from the Chapel of the Eighth Sister!
July 21st, 2008
Make yourself a cuppa and sit down for a read of Dalry’s story, a circle traveled around the world from fire to freedom…
Freedom is remembering who you are! Seeds of the future are sown in the past.
IT SEEMS THAT I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO FINISH SOMETHING AND TO INITIATE SOMETHING ELSE! IF AFTER YOU HAVE READ THIS YOU FEEL TO PASS IT ON TO OTHERS… OR TO INITIATE A FREEDOM NETWORK OR FREEDOM ACTIVITIES YOURSELF…….freedom from fear……freedom from aggression……..freedom from want….freedom from hunger….freedom to be yourself……THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL!
THIS IN BRIEF….TELLS OF HOW THE PAST BECAME THE FUTURE!
It was back in October 1974 I when I decided to run away. With good reason mind you! I had no wish to be injured again by my husband in one of his bouts of drunken rage. A few days previously it had occurred to me that if Jews could survive in the wilderness for 40 years on manna alone, I could manage in the Australian wilderness for forty days on $80.00 dollars because that’s all I had.
I set off on the evening of the 7th of October in pouring rain and took a route heading due North from Melbourne. Sure enough within a few days I found myself tucked safely away in a clearing within Cooee of mysterious Red George in the Northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia, where the high cliffs are scored with hundreds of chippings said to have been made by powerful Aborigine Mimi spirits….the perfect location to undertake a 10 day distilled water fast. No food. No people. Just me…. the Aborigine elders…the Mimis…and the others.
From there I made my way on foot, walking from dawn to dark in a straight line which took me initially through the door of the Copley Roadhouse, and eventually some months later through the front door of Tom Agnew’s house. Tom had arrived in the fifties from Ireland, and since then had made a monumental contribution to opening up the outback; first by introducing Landrovers to the desert and later by engaging in a multitude of contracts involving his precious toys….front end loaders…graders…bulldozers… and whatever else was required for the job in hand……
June 16th, 2008
Earthdream 2008 will be celebrating winter solstice at Mutonia Sculpture Park at Alberie Creek. For more information see the Earthdream site or the May Copley Newsletter. (Images: Earthdream)