Gerald Heard was a British-born American historian, science writer and broadcaster, public lecturer, educator, and philosopher. He wrote many articles and over 35 books on history, science, religion, and humanism. He was a guide and mentor to many famous people, including Aldous Huxley, Henry Luce, and Bill Wilson. He also practised Vedanta and meditation.
- Henry FitzGerald Heard, 6 October 1889, London, England
- Christopher Wood
- Henry FitzGerald Heard
- University of Cambridge
Gerald Heard was a philosopher, writer, lecturer, and spiritual advisor who influenced the thought of our time with his ideas on the evolution of consciousness and the social substance of religion. He wrote many books on these topics, including The Ascent of Humanity, The Social Substance of Religion, and The Five Ages of Man. He also wrote mysteries and fantasies, such as A Taste for Honey and The Great Fog.
Learn about the life and work of Gerald Heard, a prominent American author, lecturer, and explorer who was interested in history, comparative religion, and the Vedanta philosophy. Explore his early years, his involvement with the Vedanta Society, his college, his publications, and his legacy.
H. F. Heard Mysteries. Gerald Heard's entire fiction catalog — published under the name H. F. Heard — is now available in e-book form from renowned mystery-book publisher The Mysterious Press.
During the past 34 years, Gerald Heard has averaged a book a year. There are 34 books to his credit in the fields of history, anthropology, philosophy, religion, and literature; including six novels, an allegory, and two collections of short stories.
Library of Congress The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. stores many historical articles by Gerald Heard, as well as correspondence between Gerald Heard and Clare Boothe Luce in the Papers of Clare Boothe Luce. Peace Pledge Union