Evidently the culturing of behavior and ‘awakening’ of transcendence in life run on different a-b axis as variables.
.One could suppose that in outing ‘a list’ of poor players it would open a small shop like Watkins (BATGAP too) to liability sorts of legal suits. # I can recognize some TMers and ex-TMers in the list: 6 5 Oprah Winfrey 6 Oprah Winfrey 9 Arianna Huffington 11 Deepak Chopra 16 Russell Brand. but I am sure there are others. Can someone make a full search? Eustace ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : On the BATGAP web and facebook pages bad characters in behavior get 'outed' through replies (#metoo), bad actors are not listed by name and likely for litigious reason also their interview simply gets dropped from the web page and topic of awakening enlightenment mostly succumbs to debate there to just being about, “what is enlightenment?”, not necessarily what is moral spiritually, in character? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Watkins: Additionally, we were highly selective in creating this list and did our best to remove candidates who spread messages that were hateful or intolerant. Ultimately, this list is meant to celebrate the positive influence of today’s spiritual teachers. Who was dropped from consideration on the list? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : In finding rating on spiritual scales of transformation, do Watkins or others keep a ‘Consumer Report’ version of their listings in mind including the high and low moral character of teachers or groups? Parsing teachers who evidently can be trusted ethically, or not? As people are looking at spiritual teachers in the marketplace can folks find out about ethical trustworthiness of teachers, in ratings they can trust? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : And spiritually ethical? Have they had to edit their Watkins ‘spiritual’ list down, like Rick Archer has had to do hosting interviews on BATGAP as some ‘awakened’ teachers are found (#MeToo) with narcissitically low spiritual behavior.. The BAD-GAP of the group? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : Friday 02nd, February 2018 / 15:01 in Magazine https://www.watkinsmagazine.com/category/highlights, Spiritual 100 We are delighted to share with you Watkins’ 2018 list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People – spiritual teachers, activists, authors and thinkers that change the world. The list comes out in print in the Spring issue, #53 of Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine on February 2 (you can get a copy of this issue here or take out a full year subscription http://www.watkinsmagazine.com/subscribe here). Watkins bookshop in London has been encouraging spiritual discovery and providing seekers with esoteric knowledge for over 120 years. In 2011, we started publishing the 100 list with the goal of celebrating the world’s living spiritual teachers. Our special magazine issue features 16 pages dedicated to interesting details, bios, photos and highlights about each person on the list. As you read through this list, we hope that you feel as inspired as we are by each individual’s significant impact. 2018 Spiritual 100 list at a glance: 1 Pope Francis 2 Dalai Lama 3 Desmond Tutu 4 Eckhart Tolle 5 Tony Robbins 6 Oprah Winfrey 7 David Lynch 8 Bob Dylan 9 Arianna Huffington 10 Paulo Coelho 11 Deepak Chopra 12 Erich von Däniken 13 Alejandro Jodorowsky 14 Ram Dass 15 Sadhguru (Jaggi Vasudev) 16 Russell Brand 17 Thich Nhat Hanh 18 Sam Harris 19 Malala Yousafzai 20 Thomas S. Monson 21 Alice Walker 22 Matthew Fox 23 Iyanla Vanzant 24 Elizabeth Gilbert 25 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 26 Esther Hicks 27 Teal Swan 28 Amma 29 Francis Chan 30 Robin Sharma 31 Don Miguel Ruiz 32 Jon Kabat-Zinn 33 James Lovelock 34 Vandana Shiva 35 Marianne Williamson 36 Rupert Sheldrake 37 Michael Bernard Beckwith 38 Rob Bell 39 Graham Hancock 40 Hamza Yusuf 41 Thomas Moore 42 Justin Welby 43 Mooji 44 Martin Seligman 45 Richard Bach 46 Rowan Williams 47 Karen Armstrong 48 Alex Grey 49 Ken Wilber 50 Robert Thurman 51 Pema Chödrön 52 Prem Rawat 53 Rhonda Byrne 54 Gabrielle Bernstein 55 Andrew Weil 56 Richard Rohr 57 Daniel Goleman 58 Gary Snyder 59 Neale Donald Walsch 60 Jack Canfield 61 Eben Alexander 62 Dan Millman 63 Daisaku Ikeda 64 Andrew Forrest 65 Brian Weiss 66 Julia Cameron 67 Anita Moorjani 68 Doreen Virtue 69 Gregg Braden 70 Ajahn Brahm 71 Bruce Lipton 72 Steve Taylor 73 Byron Katie 74 Akhtar Raza Khan 75 Stanislav Grof 76 Richard Bandler 77 Robert Bly 78 Larry Harvey 79 Jack Kornfield 80 Fritjof Capra 81 Satish Kumar 82 Clarissa Pinkola estÉs 83 Caroline Myss 84 Adyashanti 85 James van Praagh 86 Muhammad Abdul Wahhab 87 Starhawk 88 Daniel Pinchbeck 89 David Frawley 90 Elaine Pagels 91 Lynne McTaggart 92 Daniel J. Siegel 93 Elizabeth Lesser 94 Lee Carroll 95 Mantak Chia 96 David Deida 97 Tara Brach 98 Vadim Zeland 99 James Redfield 100 Richard Saul Wurman To discover more about each spiritual teacher, get a copy of issue 53, Spring 2018. There are several factors that were taken into account when compiling the list. The main three criteria are: 1) The person has to be alive as of January 1st, 2018 2) The person has to have made a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale 3) The person is frequently googled, appears in Nielsen Data, has a Wikipedia page, and is actively talked about throughout the Internet By taking into account the amount of times that a person is googled or how many times their Wikipedia profile is viewed, the list gains a highly democratic and transparent parameter. Additionally, we were highly selective in creating this list and did our best to remove candidates who spread messages that were hateful or intolerant. Ultimately, this list is meant to celebrate the positive influence of today’s spiritual teachers.