My Natural Burial

$6,930 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 71 months
Aadhaar O'Gorman  Guilderton, WA
You're reading this so you know already something of my story and that soon I shall pass on.  My wish is to have a natural burial at Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia, and I've made some preliminary arrangements.  A natural burial involves no embalming, chemicals, synthetic materials and so on - in short, I would like to become compost.

There's been so much heart and kindness poured my way of late as I share my journey with friends old and new, and even complete strangers have dropped by my blog to post loving notes of well-wishing and spirit.  Many have asked how they could help, or expressed that they wished they could do at least something.  Well, if you know me you'll know I'm a very very lucky man but not one ever blessed much with money.  If you can, please help my wife Meeta and I with the cost of my natural burial. I'd really, sincerely appreciate it.  And even if you can't, your thoughts and wishes are as gold to me anyway.

I will keep sharing my story as I go, as best I can, as a gift back to life (or spirit, or whatever) as many people seem to find something deep in themselves following the journey of one facing this road consciously, as openly as possible, warts and all.  So consider telling your friends about my blog (and this request, if you like) because I have found you never know what touches someone, and we all need peace to look at our own ends, surely.  Plus, sometimes it's funny.   http://entropyandlight.blogspot.com/

Thank you.

With love,

Eric Aadhaar O'Gorman.
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Update 6
Posted by Eric Aadhaar O'Gorman
58 months ago
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Dear travelers... Eric Aadhaar passed away as the sun was rising on Sunday, July 8, 2012. In his name, Thank You for any donations, which will go to cover the costs of the burial that Eric envisioned -- one that treads gently upon the earth. His wise words, compassion, and humor are in the book he published not too long ago, "Complete Tube-Feeding." He helped so many of us to trust ourselves and to trust food, and to nourish those we love. His last post is at his blog, EntropyandLight.blogspot.com You are much missed, friend! Thank you again, deeply, for any amount you feel moved to contribute. (posted by Olga)
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Update 5
Posted by Eric Aadhaar O'Gorman
70 months ago
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Wow, we're getting close to halfway! Thanks again to all who have helped, are helping and have yet to help. My buoyant optimism in ;life has been so often turned outward in positive thoughts of my fellow humans, and now I find I'm even a little optimistic about this receiving of help. Then again, it's all down to you, fellow humans. Well done, thank you.
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Update 4
Posted by Eric Aadhaar O'Gorman
70 months ago
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A friend mentioned they'd lost this link so I figured I'd do a quick update. I'm doing pretty well right now, which is nice. The donations have trailled right off but that's OK too - with all the love and goodness around these days I feel confident that everything will work out well, in good time. To all of those who have donated, to those that continue to donate, and those yet to do so, thank you. It feels great to be getting there as part of a team, almost. Cheers to you.
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Update 3
Posted by Eric Aadhaar O'Gorman
70 months ago
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Wow, getting some actual quotes come in now, rather than just from the rough guides online. Turns out it's much MORE expensive to have a natural burial. Go figure. Costs more to pre-pay as well.....which strikes me as simply gouging on a peace-of-mind lever. I'm saddened at the transparently capitalist aspects of this unavoidable death industry, especially when you just want to do an ecologically-minded thing. C'est la vie, c'est la mort, I suppose. Now it looks more like I'll need $9,500! So your help and support so far and in the future has just become all the more valuable to me, thank you. This might be a nice choice of coffin though, don't you think?
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WR
WildLife4Ever Animal Rescue
69 months ago

I hope everything is ok with you . My prayers with you .

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Ron Parvin
70 months ago

You look like strong person, a fighter till the next stage of your existence. There is no end just new beginnings my friend look forward to those new beginnings, but don't forget who or what you have here!

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JW
James Wright
71 months ago

Thank you for helping my little girl.

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$6,930 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 71 months
Created June 21, 2011
A
$500
Anna
58 months ago

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BP
$50
Beth Patitucci
58 months ago

I am blessed to have known you, if only through cyberspace. Your courage, wisdom, wit and kindness have inspired me. Namaste my friend. RIP

$100
Jen Gagnon
58 months ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the gift of you - your knowledge, your wit, your insight, your opinion, your reflections, your strength and grace, and all the ways you made the world a better, more interesting, more kind, and more thoughtful place. I am changed because I knew you.

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$20
Diana
58 months ago

What a blessing you have been to so many!

RJ
$200
Rose, Jon, and Jim
58 months ago

Eric ~ Now you're in the Perfect Place, surrounded by blissful love and light. May God rest your soul and grant your loved ones peace and comfort.

LW
$50
Len Warren
58 months ago

Eric, thank you for your wise words, words that weave magic in the heart. We never met, save online, but you have helped me so much. May your next life be a good one.

S
$40
Shanelle
58 months ago

Our love Eric. Max & I are still here and fighting forward thanks to your help. I wish there were more people like you in this world. Cheers, we will never forget you.

LD
$50
Lesley Dewar
58 months ago

We are the richer for having known you. We wish you peace and our love travels with you.

DC
$20
Darlene Carter
58 months ago

Your care and concern for fellow tubies will live on forever through your wonderful book. Peace be with you always.

J
$10
Jacob
58 months ago

Thank you for proceeding with grace and dignity; it's inspiring for all of us at all stages of our lives.

WR
WildLife4Ever Animal Rescue
69 months ago

I hope everything is ok with you . My prayers with you .

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Ron Parvin
70 months ago

You look like strong person, a fighter till the next stage of your existence. There is no end just new beginnings my friend look forward to those new beginnings, but don't forget who or what you have here!

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JW
James Wright
71 months ago

Thank you for helping my little girl.

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