NANCY COOKE DE HERRERA
Nancy Cooke de Herrera (born Nancy Veitch, 1922–2013) was an American socialite, fashion expert, and author of three books, including All You Need Is Love: An Eyewitness Account of When Spirituality Spread from the East to the West. She was referred to as one of the pioneers of the spiritual movement in the West.
In 1957, de Herrera won a nationwide contest sponsored by a group of American (USA) magazines. Her prize was a world tour to promote American fashion. Afterwards, the United States Information Service (USIS) enabled her to visit governments around the world and advise them on fashion For twelve years she was a leading figure in the fashion industry and was referred to as the "U.S. Ambassadress of Fashion" while traveling to 15 countries to present American couture.She also presented lectures entitled: "A Travelogue through Fashion" and "Around the World with Nancy Cooke".
Always in search of something more, Nancy Cooke de Herrera has led a life of subtle defiance in order to live a life of great adventure. In this story, Nancy tells the intimate details of her life, which include her friendship with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founding father of Transcendental Meditation, and their time together in the Valley of the Saints with The Beatles, Mia Farrow, Mike Love, Donovan Leitch, and Paul Horn. During her dozens of trips to India and Tibet she has had meetings with the Dalai Lama, the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa, Sir Edmund Hillary, the Shah of Iran, King Hussein of Jordan, and Satya Sai Baba. Over the past 50+ years, Nancy has taught Transcendental Meditation to Madonna, Greta Garbo, Rosie O'Donnell, Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, Lena Dunham and many others.