The Pressing Stones

The Healing Journey of a Nazi’s Daughter

By Andrea van de Loo


Get Updates for The Pressing Stones

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

About the Book

Born during WWII in the Netherlands, Andrea van de Loo experienced a traumatic childhood. Her father’s past as a member of the Nazi SS cast a long shadow over her life. Finding her own place in the world set her on a long and inspirational journey toward self-discovery and independence. Her search for self leads her across the globe, where she finds solace and purpose. Dedicated to the spiritual visions of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, for a conscious humanity, Andrea is guided by her inner promptings on the path of healing.

The Pressing Stones guides readers through a deeply personal and emotional journey exploring themes of relationships, sexuality, motherhood, shamanic exploration, and self-discovery. This poignant portrayal of one woman’s courage and determination to recover from her childhood trauma, and find inner peace and well-being, is a testament to the human spirit, inspiring readers to find their own paths toward healing and fulfillment.

About the Author

Andrea van de Loo

Andrea was born as Angela van de Loo in the Netherlands in 1942 during WWII. She studied psychology at the University of Amsterdam. In 1971 she hitchhiked to India where she met the Mother at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. She lived in Auroville, South India, Mother’s experimental city in the making, dedicated to the evolution of human unity, till 1978. Her two daughters were born there.

Andrea has been living in Santa Cruz, CA, since 1979 where she had a healing practice. After retiring in 2007, she continues to open and learn from life, devotes her energy and presence in service of family and friends and dedicates herself to offer her memoir as her small contribution to a peaceful world.