The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of 2012

I am not very keen with classifications of people. You can find everywhere tops based on looks or different talents or flaws. Anyone is special in its way and there is no real comparison to be made. But this list might help you find more about some of this people and look for their works, read about them.

Watkins Books has taken the effort to make a list of Spiritual People that are around us. This year they published this list with this three main criteria taken into account:

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 is actively talked about throughout the Internet.

It’s not important who is first or third or whatever. All this people are doing something great for the others! So I erased the number leading the names. The names are important, not the number it got on the list.

Dalai Lama  Marianne Williamson Caroline Myss
Eckhart Tolle Lisa Williams  Michael Newton
 Thich Nhat Hanh Francis Chan Daisaku Ikeda
 Deepak Chopra  Don Miguel Ruiz Vadim Zeland
 Paulo Coelho  Masaru Emoto John Bradshaw
 Elizabeth Gilbert  Gregg Braden Richard Bandler
 Iyanla Vanzant  Andrew Weil Jean Houston
 Ken Wilber  Erich von Däniken Starhawk
 James Redfield Adyashanti Daniel J. Siegel
Rhonda Byrne  Krishna Das James Lovelock
 Alice Walker  Sonia Choquette Judy Hall
Nelson Mandela  Joseph Ratzinger  Gary Snyder
 Dr Wayne W Dyer  Louise Hay  Patrick Holford
 Doreen Virtue  Amma  Oberto Airaudi
 Michio Kaku  Vladimir Megre  Dr Azmayesh
 Oprah Winfrey  Ervin Laszlo  Mother Meera
 Alejandro Jodorowsky  Elaine Pagels  Rabbi Michael Lerner
 Mantak Chia  Jeff Foster  Lynne McTaggart
Desmond Tutu  Seyyed Hossein Nasr  Michael Beckwith
 Alex Grey Neale Donald Walsch  Satya Narayan Goenka
 Peter Russell  Drunvalo Melchizedek  Satish Kumar
 Byron Katie  Pema Chödrön  Paramahamsa Nithyananda
 Ram Dass  Diana Cooper  Rowan Williams
 Esther Hicks  Bruce Lipton  Prem Rawat
 Bernie Siegel  Dan Millman  Mooji
 Richard Bach  Karen Armstrong  Stanislav Grof
 Brian Weiss  Graham Hancock  Grant Morrison
 Andrew Cohen  David R. Hawkins  Jon Kabat-Zinn
 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar  Jack Canfield  Dolores Cannon
 Robin Sharma  Clarissa Pinkola Estés  Gangaji
 Steve Taylor  Sogyal Rinpoche  Shakti Gawain
 Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi  Swami Ramdev  Claudio Naranjo
 Andrew Harvey  Philip Berg  Mastin Kipp
 Marion Woodman