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“Great Minds of the 21st Century”: Premier Edition
ISBN 1545-9225


Van Wijk, Meindert Jan

Physician. Personal: Born February 27, 1936, Brunssum; Married Dzerzina. Education: Native Medicine Studies. Career: Physician, Alternative Medicine. Influence: Shamans in Tibet, India, New Guinea, Australia, Peru, Honduras, Mexico, California, Canada, Africa. Organizational Memberships: Foundation Gobelins M. J. van Wijk (founder). Creative Works: Personal Interests include Reading to Learn, Photography, Plants, Cooking, Writing and Poetry. Honors: One of 500 Founders of 21st Century Award 2001, International Intellectual of the Year 2001, Outstanding Intellectual of the 21st Century Award 2001, Outstanding People of the 21st Century Award 2001, International Man of the Year 2001, Outstanding Achievement Award 2001, 21st Century Award of Achievements 2001, Outstanding Intellectual of the 21st Century Award 2000, Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century Award 2000, International Personality of the Year 2000 Award, International Biographical Centre; Universal Award of Accomplishment 2001, Key Award for Numerous Accomplishments 2001, Outstanding Professional Award 2001, Diploma of Doctor and Professor 2001, Research Board of Advisors 2001, Man of the Year 2000 Award, American Biographical Institute; World Poetry Award, 1999; Listed in International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, International Register of Profiles. Personal Philosophy: Let Your Legacy Be "The Need of the Poor Is More Important Than My Own Need".


“500 Greatest Geniuses of the 21st Century”: Premier Edition


Meindert Jan van Wÿk, p. 542.

Meindert Jan van Wijk in “500 Greatest Geniuses of the 21st Century” Meindert Jan van Wÿk was born on 27 February 1936 in Brunssum. He is married to Dzerzina van Wÿk. Dr. van Wÿk studied native and alternative medicine. Currently he serves as a Physician. He names shamans in Tibet, India, New Guinea Australia Peru, Honduras, Mexico, Canada, Africa and California, U.S.A as major influences on his life and career. Dr. van Wÿk is founder of the Foundation Gobelins. He has been awarded the 500 Founders of the 21st Century Award (2001) the International Intellectual of the Year Award (2001), Outstanding Intellectual of the 21st Century Award (2000 and 2001), Outstanding Achievement Award (2001), the 21st Century Award of Achievements (2001), Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century Award (2000), and International Personality of the Year Award (2000), all from the International Biographical Centre. He also received the Man of the Year Award (2005, 2006, 2007), the American Hall of Fame Award (2006), the American Medal of Honor (2006), and the World Medal of Freedom (2005), all from the American Biographical Institute. He was awarded the Physician Alternative Medicines of the World Academy of Letters (2004), the Master Diploma (2004), the Minister of Culture Award (2003), the International Peace Prize (2002), the American Medal of Honor (2002), the Universal Award of Accomplishment (2001), the Key Award (2001), Outstanding Professional Award (2001), the Diploma of Doctor and Professor Award (2001), the Research Board of Advisors (2001) the Man of the Year Award (2000), and the World Poetry Award (1999). His biography is listed in the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership and the International Register of Profiles.

Dr. van Wÿk is also an accomplished poet. Some of his poetry appears below.


Springtime, p. 542.


Spring; call it the new beginning,
Going are the stormy days, forgotten the hail, and wind

Good things are be said in understanding about caring, sharing
Building a bridge from heart to heart, pleading with faith

Did you remember your promise, supporting your brothers and sisters
Somewhere, in a God’s forsaked land

The poof ones, the children in the mines, hide-away cloth factories
On the vulnisbelts, did you still remember given your vote for them?

We looting into catalogy for close, distance trips
Or maybe for jewels for them, means a catotogy, old paper

Did you date a pretty girl with a dinner? Did you leave it
Behind after your conquest? It could taken with you in a doggy bag

How did your dear one after that car accident? The donor far your love one
Was someone poor one hit by a car while crossing the street

Maybe, maybe someone did let a doggy bag behind only, His bad luck was,
He was self the doggy and his baggy sit now inside your love one.

Never forget: we are all brothers and sisters, never forget:
One day, you will need them I hope for your own sake

In good spirit with good thoughts with friendship in their hearts
In peace, love, and harmony to You.


Love, p. 543.


Dzerzina and Meindert Jan van Wijk together in “500 Greatest Geniuses of the 21st Century” Being created, not knowing
Feelings coming from somewhere

Coming into mis world with pain
Shivering in some strange bands

Suddenly, that gentle touch
Drinking for the very first time

Bearing always that soft voice
Of the One who cares for you

Learning, listening for that One
Be taken care for by this dear one

Years passed by, now you care
For that new life deep inside

Waiting, watching for that precious moment
Giving yourself birth to that one, you Love

Nursing, caring, giving your child
What was once given you, Mother Love.

— Meindert Jan van Wÿk