Sunday, May 12, 2013

The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People

Source: Watkins Review

We’re delighted to share our début list of the 100 most spiritually influential living people, that was published in the Spring issue #26 of the Watkins Review.* Yes, we’ve taken up the not so simple task of naming the most popular authors and spiritual teachers, whose contribution in spirituality and spreading awareness is affecting us all.

We live in an age of lists – from groceries and obituaries to Facebook friends, resume facts, lists of city capitals and lottery numbers. Of course, lists that classify the past, are easier to compile than lists that attempt to predict the future. With the holy grail of sorting algorithms, the world is sure to be your oyster.

The 100 Spiritual Power ListLists help us organize, explore and perceive our environments. But are so many lists really necessary? It is very much in vogue to publish lists of people: Time Magazine publishes an annual list of the 100 people who most influence the world; Forbes publishes several lists including a Celebrity 100 list, the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and a list of 1000 Billionaires; Art Review’s Power 100 is an annual list of the worlds 100 most powerful collectors, artists, gallerists, etc…

The lists of lists of people, just keep going and going. However, the Watkins Review believes that an important list has been long overdue, and we are delighted to share with you our list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. Lists of influential people contribute to the discourse and issues that each person represents, and the Watkins Review hopes that our list will nurture the debates surrounding contemporary spirituality.

READ THE FULL LIST HERE... Hay House World Summit

1 comment:

Charlotte Mary-Jane Drew said...

Lovely to see Dr William Bloom in at 98! Particularly as he is running the 'HOLISTIC CENSUS CAMPAIGN' right now found at

Earlier this year William Bloom was part of the launch of the national campaign called the ‘Holistic Census Campaign’ found at - in order to provide recognition and support for the increasing number of people who have a spiritual tendency in their lives but choose not to belong to an established religion. The Holistic Census Campaign seeks to demonstrate that there is a third way beyond traditional faiths and secularism, which embraces diversity, respects the essence of all faiths and, through an attitude of inclusivity, creates a shared space for conflict resolution and community building, and has already seen Lord Stone, once CEO of Marks & Spencer, and Lord Lucas, Director of the Good Schools Guide, publicly declare their support for the campaign.