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 books:
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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