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Watkins Review just posted this list of the 100 most spiritually influential (living) people. In the same breath, they question the need for such lists. Ironic.

Several factors went into deciding who should go on the list, but the most important three were:

  1. The person has to be alive.
  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, and highlighted in throughout the blogosphere. It’s interesting to think about the amount of times that a person is googled; in a sense, being googled is a form of digital voting, and illustrates just how often someone is being sought out.

The top 10?

  1. Eckhart Tolle
  2. Dalai Lama
  3. Wayne Dyer
  4. Thich Nhat Hanh
  5. Deepak Chopra
  6. Louise Hay
  7. Paolo Coelho
  8. Oprah Winfrey
  9. Ken Wilber
  10. Rhonda Byrne

To see the other 90, click here.

 

 

About The Author

Carlo Alcos

Carlo is the Dean of Education at MatadorU and a Managing Editor at Matador. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

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