July 08, 2014
"Stephen, a mentor for myself and many. Peace be with you."
(Huntington Beach, CA)
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."
July 06, 2014
"Thank-you, Stephen, for having been my spiritual teacher. I value most highly the teaching you gave me about integrity. It was an honor to have known you, and to have helped produce the first edition of Spiritual Midwifery in the print shop at The Farm. It was great to see you again in Hanover, NH in the 90's during Ina May's visit to Dartmouth Medical School, and at Yasgur Road in Bethel, NY in 2000. Living on The Farm taught me how to make it in this world, and I am grateful for that. A wise man once said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted". May your family be comforted during this time. He also said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God". May you be remembered as a child of the Living Light. He also said, "Not everyone who says to me 'Lord, Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter". Thank-you for devoting your life on Earth to knowing what God wants, and for helping out along those lines. May you be blessed on your continuing spiritual journey, and reap the benefits of what you have sown."