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Stephen Gaskin 1935 - 2014
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Stephen Gaskin

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July 20, 2014
Thank you Stephen for being my spiritual teacher when I needed guidance so much. You're down to earth sunday morning talks kept me emotionally rooted during a personal and historical time of turmoil. Nothing is perfect, but the Farm was exactly what I needed to open my eyes to another way of thinking and being. Rest in Peace.
July 08, 2014
Stephen, a mentor for myself and many. Peace be with you.
July 07, 2014
Our condolences to Ina May and family.
There were a lot of gurus to choose from out there back then but Stephen Gaskin was by far the most American of the bunch and that felt real and a little like home. It did feel hopeful to take him on as a teacher especially in light of being horrified by the war and disaffected with America. But what I liked a lot was the reminder of the true goodness in the American tradition that was "living without royalty and respecting other peoples' religions." Stephen reminded us and was descended from American free thinkers. That takes courage. It was a lot of fun and very mind expanding. It felt very American to be that hip. It was hip to be that kind of an American.
Clifford and Gerrie Sue
July 06, 2014
Thanks Steven for the vision in welcoming all to the community. My brother Bob Glass had a wonderful fulfilling life because of the farm. You will be missed but not forgotten.
July 06, 2014
To Ina May, Paul, Sam and all Stephen's children and family,
I bless the day a friend gave me a copy of the book Monday Night Class in 1972 and set me on a path of trying to live a decent and compassionate life. And when life became confusing I could always turn to Stephen's books for direction and clarity. And the blessed Ina May for Spiritual Midwifery, to give us the courage to home deliver our son. I haven't seen Stephen since 2003 but I cherish my visits to your home and your gracious hospitality. My best wishes to you all in this time of loss. Stephen was truly one of the great and influential men of the 20th century. Your friend Ken from Athens Ga.

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