We encourage you to submit any Gerald Heard testimonial, about how he influenced or inspired you. Send to testimonials to The Gerald Heard Official Website.
"I am writing in regard to your website about Gerald Heard. One of the little-known facets of his remarkable life is not documented there. In 1938 Gerald Heard began corresponding with two outstanding Quakers of the day Howard Brinton and Elined Kotschnig. Ms. Kotschnig was a Jungian analyst who had been to Zurich and had met Carl Jung. She recognized that Jung had much to say to Quakers. This correspondence took the form of a mimeographed newsletter. As a result of this correspondence, the Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology ("FCRP") was established in 1943. This organization is still in existence today.
"The mimeographed newsletter became the organization's publication Inward Light. Gerald Heard was on the Editorial Board for a few years. Together with Howard Brinton and Paul Tillich, Heard was the plenary speaker at the 1950 conference. Inward Light is no longer published. Selected issues, together with our history and information about our conference, is at our website, http://fcrp.quaker.org."
Richard A. Bellin, FCRP Registrar and Website Coordinator, Washington, D.C., Apr. 2011
"Gerald Heard is a master of objective knowledge, comprehending a broad range of subject matter, and integrating the humanities and the sciences with the subjective reaches of his keenly alert and intuitive personal experience. In his mercury-like intelligence and comprehensive understanding we find a startlingly original and lucid thinker with a twinkling resonance that delights us with his uniquely engaging manner. He handles complex ideas so adroitly, yet wears his erudition as effortlessly as a skillful juggler. He is a master teacher-revealer of celestial navigation... Heard’s entire journey was a continuing expansion beyond all man-made boundaries of finite form, space, time, and matter. He accomplished this not by a solitary 'flight from the alone to the Alone'; rather, his was the inclusive comprehensiveness without condemnation or exclusion of every particular step on each rung of the broad ladder of ascent to more inclusive viewpoints."
Clifford P. Wolfsehr, Thorp, WA, Mar. 2010
(This is an excerpt from Mr. Wolfsehr's lengthier, eloquent contribution, which can be read here.)
"Gerald Heard was unrivaled as a catalyst for the propagation of Vedanta, largely because he sparked the interest of people who would, in turn, reach millions of others. He was also uncannily prescient about the future of American spirituality, and his role in accelerating the evolution of consciousness in the West was huge, thanks to his impact on key movers and shakers in the consciousness movement."
Philip Goldberg, spiritual counselor, interfaith minister, and author of American Veda, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 2009
"Everyone is finally realizing (again) that the world is really messed up, and the only way to fix it is to find what's truly meaningful inside ourselves and not in the things we buy, programs we watch, or cell phone conversations we have. Gerald Heard's work represents a call back to that inner meaning of life."
A Contributor from Pennsylvania, Mar. 2008
"Gerald Heard made notable contributions to psychical research and consciousness studies. He helped pioneer new ways of thinking about spirituality and the human condition. I am pleased to know there is continued interest in this important thinker, who influenced so many in his day."
Eileen Coly, President, Parapsychology Foundation Inc., New York City, Feb. 2008
"It's unusual enough for a practicing mystic, who is clearly in touch with God, to have even minimal rhetorical skills. That he should be spellbinding would be asking way too much. But when he is also Irish, and a science commentator for the BBC, and goes on picnics with Greta Garbo and is the unmistakable model for fictional characters in novels by Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood, you begin to see that only God could have invented Gerald Heard."
Peter Shneidre, Hollywood, CA, Aug. 2007
"I found he had a philosophy of spirituality that he wrote about. He was way before his time...his ideas are different than most of the writers of that genre because he was extremely educated and introspective and sincere, and he combined science with 'mysticism.' Gerald Heard's ideas expound inner peace and spiritual understanding."
Anne Q., Palm Springs, CA, Jan. 2007
"Man's story is specifically the winning of an increasing awareness, purpose, intention, and objective. In short, man's history is the record of how he has gained in the intensification of consciousness, of self-understanding."
The Five Ages of Man, 1964