In all things of nature
there is something of the marvelous.
Tom van Gelder (1953-2011) is educated as a biologist at Leiden and Wageningen Universities. After that he worked for an organization for nature conservation. In the meantime he studied phenomenology, a.o. at the Louis Bolk Insitute.
In 1989 he started as a teacher at the bio-dynamic agricultural school Warmonderhof. The contents of this website is a reflection of his lessons and was developed in cooperation with the students.
Tom van Gelder
March 8, 1953 - November 16, 2011
Seek the truly practical material life,
but seek it in such a way
that it does not numb you
to the spirit that works within it.
Seek the spirit,
but not out of spiritual lust or spiritual egoism;
seek it rather
because you wish to become selfless
in the practical life of the material world.
Turn to the ancient principle:
"Spirit never without matter,
matter never without spirit!"