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

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

He is the author of two books:
Inner Peace Through The Process of Knowing: Essays
in Metapsychology, 1985
, and The Process of Healing,
. 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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