Spiritual Teachers – Contemporary (A-F)

Books or links in bold were used as references in articles.  *Starred books or links are personal favorites and highly recommended.  References are being updated regularly as I accumulate new knowledge and wisdom.  New books or links in the last 3 months are marked accordingly.  I welcome all suggestions for new references.

 

 

 

Adyashanti   Adyashanti

(Also found under Mindfulness/Presence/Intuition/Meditation)

A student of Zen Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta sages, he is a teacher of meditation, prayer and Mystic Christianity.  His teachings are for those that are willing to awaken their true nature and embody a simple spiritual life.  In 1996 he founded the Open Gate Sangha, a spiritual community dedicated to his teachings.  He also holds several retreats every year which include 6-day silent meditations.  As his students reach a certain level of spiritual enlightenment, he encourages them to independently teach others.  

 

Links:

Adyashanti Main Website

Who Hears This Sound? Adyashanti on Waking Up from the Dream of ‘Me’

Adyashanti – YouTube

 

Books:

Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment

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Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-Ji)   Neem Karoli Baba

One of the most popular spiritual gurus in both eastern and western society, he is revered for his ability to know everything.  In other words, he is considered a very highly evolved being that incarnated into physical form and expressed the total being of God.  During his time in a physical body, he established over 100 temples, fed millions, performed miracles, relieved suffering and advised government officials.  His approach was on a personal level, always giving his followers the answers they needed in exactly the way that they needed it.  People have reported seeing or experiencing his eternal conscious form to this day.  He passed away in 1973.

 

Links:

Sri Neem Karoli Baba Maharaj-ji Main Website

Neem Karoli Baba Website

Neem Karoli Baba – By His Grace

Great Indian Yogi: Neem Karoli Baba (Video)

 

 

 

Sathya Sai Baba   Sai Baba

A highly revered and popular spiritual teacher, he has inspired millions on how to lead more purposeful and moral lives.  His teachings attract seekers of truth from all religions and forms of spiritual expression, encouraging us to follow our own path of choice.  He is known for performing miracles and his personal interaction with individual experiences as a way of expressing the truth.  His message revolves around personal values and respect for other individuals while promoting service to others and community growth.  During his time he also built hospitals and established a model education system.  He passed away in 2011.

 

Links:

International Sai Organization – Sathya Sai Baba Main Website

Sathya Sai Baba Website

The Life & Death of ‘Living God’ Sathya Sai Baba

 

Books:

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Alice Bailey   Alice Bailey

An occultist and theosophy teacher, she is credited with coining the term ‘New Age‘.  Her teachings are a link between western and eastern philosophies which revolve around the objective of yoga meditation, which is ‘God in everything’.  She was a prolific writer and founder of an international esoteric movement.  Tossing away her dogmatic Christian upbringing, she discovered Madame Blavatsky and was active in the Theosophical Society.  Her beliefs still revolved around those of *Jesus Christ, but not those of traditional Christianity.  A pioneer of modern occultism and new age awakening.  She passed away in 1949.

 

Links:

Alice Bailey Bio

Alice Bailey – Contemplative, Mystic & Occultist

Biography of Alice Bailey

 

Books:

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Madame H.P. Blavatsky   Madame Blavatsky

A pioneering esoteric philosopher, she launched the Theosophical Movement, introducing eastern religions into western society and showing that all major religions are derived from one original philosophy.  Her Theosophy is also called the ‘Knowledge of the Divine’ which is ancient wisdom that has always been known.  Her 1500 page document The Secret Doctrine is her masterwork consisting of all her teachings.  Her mission was to form a ‘Universal Brotherhood of Humanity‘ without any distinction of race, creed, sex or color.  Certainly well ahead of her time.  She passed away in 1891.

 

Links:

Madame H.P. Blavatsky Main Website

Who Is Helena Petrovna Blavatsky?

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky Bio

Blavatsky Study Center

The Theosophical Society

Madame Blavatsky Audio Archive

 

Books:

The Secret Doctrine (Web Version)

The Secret Doctrine (Book)

Isis Unveiled: Secrets of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition, Madame Blavatsky’s First Work

All Books

 

 

 

*Sylvia Browne   Sylvia Browne

(Also found under Afterlife Research & Psychics/Mediums)

A popular psychic, medium, channel and spiritual teacher, she is well-known for her many predictions.  Although controversial at times, her philosophies and teachings mirror new age and modern esoteric spiritual teachers.  Her information is channeled by her spirit guide, known as Francine, with teachings revolving around the purpose for life, what life on the spiritual planes are like, the paranormal and decoding ancient mysteries.  We are all God experiencing universal knowledge through physical form, done by choice as many times as we wish, for the growth of our soul.  She passed away in 2013.

 

Links:

Sylvia Browne Main Website

Sylvia Browne’s Inner Circle – YouTube

Sylvia Browne Audio Archive

 

Books:

*Journey of the Soul, 3 Book Box Set

Life on the Other Side: A Psychic’s Tour of the Afterlife

The Other Side & Back

Blessings From the Other Side: Wisdom & Comfort from the Afterlife for This Life

Secrets & Mysteries of the World

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Michael J.S. Carter   Michael J.S. Carter

(Also found under ET Research – Ancient)

A reverend and UFO researcher, he has experienced UFOs for most of his life.  His work ties in the topic of religion and UFOs, analyzing ancient scriptures from the point of view of the people who lived in those times, and concluding that came down from the sky would be considered ‘god’ or coming from ‘god’.  Instead, these are actual living beings or functional flying ships that sound a lot like modern technology.  He analyzes how intelligent beings from other worlds shaped early religious teachings and that those beliefs carry on to this day.  He writes articles for several popular journals, speaks at UFO conferences across the country and has appeared on many TV, radio shows and documentaries.

 

Links:

Michael J.S. Carter Main Website

Michael J.S. Carter – Alien Scriptures (Video)

Michael J.S. Carter Audio Archive

 

Books:

Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in the Holy Bible

A New World If You Can Take It: God, Extraterrestrials & the Evolution of Human Consciousness

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*Deepak Chopra   Deepak Chopra

One of the most popular contemporary spiritual teachers, he is a leader and pioneer in the connection between mind and body.  Through the combination of ancient holistic teachings, modern science and new age philosophy it can be shown that consciousness creates matter and our beliefs shape the universe we live in.   He is the founder of the Chopra Center, where you can learn to heal yourself through meditation, yoga, and counseling.  He has written dozens of books, travels the world as a teacher and lecturer and has also appeared on many popular radio and TV shows.  

 

Links:

Deepak Chopra Main Website

The Chopra Center

Deepak Chopra Bio

Deepak Chopra Audio Archive

 

Books:

*The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

*The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness & Spiritual Well-Being

The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

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Sonia Choquette   Sonia Choquette

(Also found under Spiritual Healing)

A popular contemporary spiritual teacher and vibrational healer, she is an internationally known consultant and transformational visionary guide. Her teachings revolve around the six-sensory guide system, using intuition to promote personal and creative growth as well as how to contact your spirit guides. She helps both individuals and corporations improve their abilities and perform at optimal levels.  She has authored dozens of books, travels the world and has a weekly show on Hay House Radio.  

 

Links:

Sonia Choquette Main Website

Sonia Choquette – Positive Intuition

Sonia Choquette – YouTube

 

Books:

Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed

The Psychic Pathway: A Workbook for Reawakening the Voice of Your Soul

*Ask Your Guides

Trust Your Vibes

All Books

 

 

 

Sherri Cortland  Sherri Cortland

(Also found under Psychics/Mediums)

A channel and spiritual teacher, she uses the information given to her through automatic writing by her spirit guides and angels.  Her teachings provide tools for increasing your vibration levels as the world shifts into a higher consciousness.  We have all chosen to live through this spiritual evolutionary time on out planet and it is important to understand how to keep your energy positive and decrease unnecessary drama.  She is the author of several books and self-help workshops.

 

Links:

Sherri Cortland Main Website

Sherri Cortland – HubPages

 

Books:

Raising Our Vibrations for the New Age

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*Ram Dass   Ram Dass

(Also found under Mindfulness/Presence/Intuition/Meditation)

A popular contemporary spiritual teacher, learning from his Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba.  His teachings are centered around ancient eastern traditions such as *Buddhism and *Hinduism.  He is a voice for charitable giving, service and care for the sick and elderly.  The main focus of conscious being is living in the present moment and loving others without the need for dogmas, which is outlined in his highly influential book ‘Be Here Now’.  He does not travel anymore and continues to teach via the internet.

 

Links:

Ram Dass Main Website

Ram Dass – YouTube

 

Books:

Be Here Now (Enhanced Edition)

Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing & Dying

Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart

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*Davidji   Davidji

(Also found under Mindfulness/Presence/Intuition/Meditation)

A world-renowned meditation expert, public speaker and author, he brings inner peace to ordinary people.  There are many misconceptions about meditation and intentions and he makes it easy to understand. He is the lead educator at the Chopra Center for Well Being in Carlsbad, California and studied under *Deepak Chopra.  He also has a weekly radio show on Hay House Radio.

 

Links:

Davidji Main Website

Davidji Blog

Davidji Author Biography

 

Books:

Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace & Personal Transformation

 

 

 

*Dr. Wayne Dyer   Wayne Dyer

(Also found under Visualization/Intention/Law of Attraction)

One of the world’s most influential contemporary spiritual teachers, he is a popular author and lecturer.  His message is that we have the power to create whatever life we choose through the Law of Attraction and that there is a spiritual solution to any of your problems.  He is called the ‘Father of Motivation’ by his millions of fans, as he has shown how he overcame many obstacles in his life, motivating other to do the same.  He has appeared on many TV and radio shows, raised millions of dollars in public TV and has dozens of bestselling books.  He passed away in 2015.

 

Links:

Dr. Wayne Dyer Main Website

Dr. Wayne Dyer Quotes

Finding Your Purpose (Video)

The Secret & The Law of Attraction (Video)

The Shift – Positive Attitude (Video)

Dr. Wayne Dyer Audio Archive

 

Books:

Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting

The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way

Co-creating at Its Best: A Conversation Between Master Teachers (With Esther Hicks)

There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem

The Importance of Being Extraordinary (With Eckhart Tolle)

Memories of Heaven: Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth

All Books

 

 

 

Faith Freed   Faith Freed

A psychologist and counselor who specializes in personal development and spiritual growth.  Her message is that we need to use our internal wisdom to guide us to self-discovery and happiness.  She utilizes techniques such as meditation, guided imagery, and mindfulness to achieve transformation and enlightenment.  She encourages people to find their own unique spiritual path and gives us those tools in her book.  

 

Links:

Faith Freed Main Website

 

Books:

IS: Your Authentic Spirituality Unleashed

All Books

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