Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit Magazine included Fethullah Gulen among its 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People


Date posted: May 24, 2018

Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit Magazine ranked Fethullah Gulen 16th among its 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of 2017. To be included, the person has to be alive and “have made a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale.” Additionally, the magazine highly selective in creating this list as they removed candidates who spread messages that were hateful or intolerant. This list is meant to celebrate the positive influence of today’s spiritual teachers.

Below is Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit Magazine’s news:

We are delighted to share with you Watkins’ 2017 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 of Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine on February 7.

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.

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.

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, 2017
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.

2017 Spiritual 100 list at a glance:

1 Pope Francis35 Vandana Shiva69 Doreen Virtue
2 Dalai Lama36 Marianne Williamson70 Gregg Braden
3 Desmond Tutu37 Rupert Sheldrake71 Daniel Pinchbeck
4 Eckhart Tolle38 Michael Bernard Beckwith72 Ajahn Brahm
5 Oprah Winfrey39 Rob Bell73 Bruce Lipton
6 Sadhguru (Jaggi Vasudev)40 Graham Hancock74 Akhtar Raza Khan
7 Paulo Coelho41 Hamza Yusuf75 Stanislav Grof
8 Rhonda Byrne42 Thomas Moore76 Richard Bandler
9 Bob Dylan43 Justin Welby77 Robert Bly
10 Deepak Chopra44 Mooji78 Larry Harvey
11 Malala Yousafzai45 Martin Seligman79 Teal Swan
12 Thomas S. Monson46 Richard Bach80 Steve Taylor
13 Alice Walker47 Rowan Williams81 Jack Kornfield
14 Matthew Fox48 Karen Armstrong82 Qamaruzzaman Azmi
15 Alejandro Jodorowsky49 Alex Grey83 Fritjof Capra
16 Fethullah Gülen50 Ken Wilber84 Satish Kumar
17 David Lynch51 Robert Thurman85 Clarissa Pinkola Estés
18 Tony Robbins52 Pema Chödrön86 Caroline Myss
19 Arianna Huffington53 Prem Rawat87 James van Praagh
20 Iyanla Vanzant54 Gabrielle Bernstein88 Adyashanti
21 Elisabeth Gilbert55 Andrew Weil89 Muhammad Abdul Wahhab
22 Sam Harris56 Richard Rohr90 Starhawk
23 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar57 Thich Nhat Hanh91 Sogyal Rinpoche
24 Byron Katie58 Daniel Goleman92 David Frawley
25 Ram Dass59 Gary Snyder93 Elaine Pagels
26 Esther Hicks60 Neale Donald Walsch94 Daniel J. Siegel
27 Amma61 Jack Canfield95 Elizabeth Lesser
28 Francis Chan62 Eben Alexander96 Salman al-Ouda
29 Robin Sharma63 Dan Millman97 Lee Carroll
30 Don Miguel Ruiz64 Daisaku Ikeda98 Mario Reading
31 Jon Kabat-Zinn65 Andrew Forrest99 David Deida
32 Louise L. Hay66 Brian Weiss100 Tara Brach
33 James Lovelock67 Julia Cameron
34 Erich von Däniken68 Anita Moorjani

 

Source: Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine , February 2, 2017


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