Authors & Thought Leaders

The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People

Published on March 20, 2017

Article by Watkins Magazine

Watkins Magazine, a publication based in London, has released their seventh annual list of the 100 most important living spiritual educators. This renowned list was first published in 2011 and has become a trusted source of leaders who have inspired global audiences to awaken their full spiritual potential via their unique messages. Watkins’ criteria for inclusion on the list includes the following: the person must be living as of January 1, 2017; the person must have made a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale; and the person must have an active following on the internet (is frequently Googled, appears in Nielsen data, has a Wikipedia page and is actively talked about on the internet). We hope that you’ll take the time to explore their teachings, wisdom and backgrounds. Published authors are highlighted with direct links to a list of their books.

  1. Pope Francis
  2. Dalai Lama
  3. Desmond Tutu
  4. Eckhart Tolle
  5. Oprah Winfrey
  6. Sadhguru (Jaggi Vasudev)
  7. Paulo Coelho
  8. Rhonda Byrne
  9. Bob Dylan
  10. Deepak Chopra
  11. Malala Yousafzai
  12. Thomas S. Monson
  13. Alice Walker
  14. Matthew Fox
  15. Alejandro Jodorowsky
  16. Fethullah Gülen
  17. David Lynch
  18. Tony Robbins
  19. Arianna Huffington
  20. Iyanla Vanzant
  21. Elizabeth Gilbert
  22. Sam Harris
  23. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  24. Byron Katie
  25. Ram Dass
  26. Esther Hicks
  27. Amma
  28. Francis Chan
  29. Robin Sharma
  30. Don Miguel Ruiz
  31. Jon Kabat-Zinn
  32. Louise L. Hay
  33. James Lovelock
  34. Erich von Däniken
  35. Vandana Shiva
  36. Marianne Williamson
  37. Rupert Sheldrake
  38. Michael Bernard Beckwith
  39. Rob Bell
  40. Graham Hancock
  41. Hamza Yusuf
  42. Thomas Moore
  43. Justin Welby
  44. Mooji
  45. Martin Seligman
  46. Richard Bach
  47. Rowan Williams
  48. Karen Armstrong
  49. Alex Grey
  50. Ken Wilber
  51. Robert Thurman
  52. Pema Chödrön
  53. Prem Rawat
  54. Gabrielle Bernstein
  55. Andrew Weil
  56. Richard Rohr
  57. Thich Nhat Hanh
  58. Daniel Goleman
  59. Gary Snyder
  60. Neale Donald Walsch
  61. Jack Canfield
  62. Eben Alexander
  63. Dan Millman
  64. Daisaku Ikeda
  65. Andrew Forrest
  66. Brian Weiss
  67. Julia Cameron
  68. Anita Moorjani
  69. Doreen Virtue
  70. Gregg Braden
  71. Daniel Pinchbeck
  72. Ajahn Brahm
  73. Bruce Lipton
  74. Akhtar Raza Khan
  75. Stanislav Grof
  76. Richard Bandler
  77. Robert Bly
  78. Larry Harvey
  79. Teal Swan
  80. Steve Taylor
  81. Jack Kornfield
  82. Qamaruzzaman Azmi
  83. Fritjof Capra
  84. Satish Kumar
  85. Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  86. Caroline Myss
  87. James van Praagh
  88. Adyashanti
  89. Muhammad Abdul Wahhab
  90. Starhawk
  91. Sogyal Rinpoche
  92. David Frawley
  93. Elaine Pagels
  94. Daniel J. Siegel
  95. Elizabeth Lesser
  96. Salman al-Ouda
  97. Lee Carroll
  98. Mario Reading
  99. David Deida
  100. Tara Brach

Published on: March 20, 2017

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