It’s interesting to note that Eckhart Tolle made the #1 spot on the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, published recently by Watkins Review. The Watkins Review hopes that its planned annual list will nurture the debates surrounding contemporary spirituality.
Apparently, there are several factors that were taken into account when compiling the list. Here are the main three:
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 highlighted throughout the blogosphere. In a sense, being googled is a form of digital voting, and illustrates just how often someone is being sought out.
Of course the words spiritually and spirituality are given the wides possible interpretation by the Watkins Review and in many cases, those on the list have nothing to do with humanity’s great Nondual Wisdom Tradition, which is the focus of The Seer.
The list represents a plethora of spiritual practices and advocates, from the sublime to the bizarre and dangerous, ranked in the order of their global popularity. The first ten on the list are:
Eckhart Tolle, Dalai Lama, Dr Wayne W. Dyer, Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Paolo Coelho, Oprah Winfrey, Ken Wilber, Rhonda Byrne!!! … Byron Katie, Jeff Foster and Adyashanti are further down the list. You can see the whole list >>>Here