Harry Van Gelder

Eliza Carroll MS
Harry Van Gelder DO ND was a lifetime member of
the Theosophical Society. He was born in
Indonesia in 1905 of Dutch parents, and went to
Australia as a young man where he studied science
and engineering at the University of Sydney.
During his youth he and his sister, Dora Van Gelder
Kunz were students of C.W. Leadbeater, famous
occultist, sage, and seer, as well as many other
early leaders of the Theosophical Society,

He became interested in healing when he was 23
when he learned the Indonesian science of herbs
and homeopathy and began practicing during the
1930s. Harry received degrees in England in
Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, and Naturopathy. He
studied Naturopathic Ayurvedic medicine in India.
His contributions in the healing arts span more than
50 years until his death in 1995. in 1985 he founded
the Temple of Noetic Science in Portland, Oregon.

He came into my life (Eliza) in 1990 at just the
right time to help me out of a period of great
personal distress and struggle.  I consider him my
most important spiritual mentor who helped me
heal what ailed me at that time, and gave me and
countless others worldwide, the tools to seek and
attain Unity, Beauty, and Peace. His influence on
my life was and is so profound that I feel I could
never adequately thank him for sharing his
knowledge, healing, and friendship.

He is the author of two boo
Inner Peace Through The Process of Knowing:
Essays in Metapsychology, 1985
, and The Process of
Healing, 1989
. Van Gelder . Merry Land West,
Australia: H. Robert Martin Outsound Publishing.
Harry Van Gelder
For those of you worldwide who knew and loved Harry,
I have posted  some photos of my own that have never
been seen in public. I hope you enjoy them. The one
on the upper-left is not mine. They were taken in
either '92 or '93.
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