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Georges Van Vrekhem is a Flemish-speaking Belgian journalist, poet, and playwright who was the artistic manager of a professional theater company called the "Nederlands Toneel te Gent."
He became acquainted with the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in 1964 and joined the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry in 1970. Eight years later he moved to Auroville.
Georges has translated selected writings from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and several books of Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, Peter Heehs, and Satprem into Dutch.
Georges' book on the life and work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Voorbij de mens, was published in the Netherlands in 1995. It was translated into English as Beyond Man and published in India in 1997, and also translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish. The American edition, published by Paragon House, is called Beyond the Human Species: The Life and Work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
Since then Georges has published four more books:
Georges is a frequent speaker on the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and has given numerous talks in India, Europe, and the United States. He was a keynote speaker at AUM 1998 and AUM 2000.
- The Mother: The Story of Her Life (2000)
- Overman: The Transitional Being between the Human and the Supramental (2000)
- Patterns of the Present: In the Light of Sri Aurobindo (2002)
- Hitler and His God: The Background to the Nazi Phenomenon (2006).
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