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van Oostveen, Lucia

Occupation
Political candidate, Public servant and Vedic medicine practitioner

Summary

Lucia van Oostveen was part of the Natural Law Party's attempt to bring the principles of Maharishi Vedic Science into Australian politics. She was a Natural Law Party candidate for Granville in 1995 and a candidate in the House of Representatives for Fowler in 1996.

Details

Lucia van Oostveen has been practising Maharishi Ayurveda in various Panchakarma clinics for the past 20 years. She has also studied branches of Maharishi Vedic Science in India, the United States and Sydney. She gained her nationally accredited 2-year Diploma of Health (Maharishi Ayurveda Health Education) at Maharishi Vedic College in Melbourne.

Sources used to compile this entry: Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 8, Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney; http://www.mapi.com.au/ayuveda/consultants/vanoostveen.php (accessed 18 August 2005); Review Pictorial (Auburn NSW), 22 March 1995.

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