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The Dakin Family & Friends


A Tribute to

Henry Dakin

 Henry Saltonstall Dakin

Sunday, November 14, 2010  2 p.m.

at the Golden Gate Club
135 Fisher Loop
Presidio of San Francisco

This event is free.
Please RSVP
by sending an email to patrice3220@gmail.com
or call Patrice at 415-225-3660.

Due to the long standing support of Henry Dakin toward the San Francisco Tesla Society and so many other outstanding individuals and organizations, there will be no regular meeting of the San Francisco Tesla Society in November.  We encourage all members to attend Henry's memorial service mentioned above at the Golden Gate Club.

Born in 1936, Henry Dakin was a 4th generation Californian who used his resources & knowledge to empower individuals & businesses ignored by the traditional philanthropic community. He worked tirelessly for peace during the Cold War by fostering lines of communication between citizens of the U.S. & U.S.S.R. After graduating from Harvard, he worked at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in the 1960’s and designed a pocket radiation detector that is still protecting workers today. In the 1970’s Henry worked with Anton Wilson, Frijof Capra, Uri Geller and others as a member of the Physics Consciousness Research Group (purportedly the inspiration for the “Ghostbusters” film). Henry was closely affiliated with the Esalen Institute, the Institute of Noetic Sciences & he authored a landmark book on Kirlian photography. Henry also translated and published smuggled writings of political prisoners in the Soviet Union and was once mentioned in Pravda as “the most dangerous man in America.”

During the 1980’s Henry and his wife Virgila transformed their 3220 Sacramento Street office building into a hub of citizen diplomacy. For the next two decades, Henry’s offices incubated many significant fledgling non profit organizations including: the U.N. Association of SF, the SF Global Trade Council, the International Forum on Globalization, Bioneers, the Institute for Global Communications, the Presidio Alliance, Esalen’s Russian-American Exchange Program, Internews, Link TV, the Association of Space Explorers, the Center for Citizens Initiatives, the San Francisco Tesla Society and others. This is all but a small snapshot of the outstanding accomplishments of Henry Dakn. He died peacefully at his home in Ukiah on August 25, 2010 at the age of 73.

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