Spiritual Teachers – Contemporary (G-L)

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.

 

 

 

Gangaji   Gangaji

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

A popular contemporary spiritual teacher, she teaches that inquiring into oneself and the eternal presence of your being is the key to happiness and spiritual fulfillment.  Constant over thinking and not being in the present moment is the reason that we are not living to our fullest potential.  She travels the globe giving lectures and is an author of many books.  She also hosts a radio show and offers spiritual retreats to many places around the world.

 

Links:

Gangaji Main Website

Gangaji Bio

Gangaji – YouTube

Gangaji – Hidden Treasure

 

Books:

The Diamond in Your Pocket: Discovering Your True Radiance

All Books

 

 

 

Lisa Garr   Lisa Garr

A radio host of The Aware Show on KPFK-FM in Southern California since 1999, she has interviewed thousands of authors and experts in the fields of spirituality, healing, and personal growth.  She is an expert in the field of personal transformation and positive inspiration.  Taking her guest’s personal philosophies she inspires listeners to take what resonates with them and use it in their everyday conscious living.  She also hosts online personal development teleseminars and can also be heard on Hay House Radio.

 

Links:

Lisa Garr – The Aware Show

Inspirations with Lisa Garr

Lisa Garr Bio

Lisa Garr – YouTube

Lisa Garr Audio Archive

 

Books:

Becoming Aware: How to Repattern Your Brain & Revitalize Your Life

All Books

 

 

 

Gerry Gavin   Gerry Gavin

(Also found under Knowledge Channeling)

A medium and life coach, he is best known for channeling an angel named Margaret.  He uses automatic writing techniques he is able to communicate with his angel and give readings and wisdom to others.  He uses ancient shamanic and modern therapeutic techniques to teach others how to listen to their body, mind, and spirit and to communicate with their own spirit guides and angels.  He is a speaker, creator of the Angels and Shamans workshop and also has a weekly show on Hay House Radio.

 

Links:

Gerry Gavin Main Website

Gerry Gavin Blog

Gerry Gavin Bio

 

Books:

Messages From Margaret: Down-to-Earth Angelic Advice for the World…& You

All Books

 

 

 

John of God (João de Deus)   John of God

(Also found under Spiritual HealingPsychics/Mediums)

One of the world’s best-known healers and a powerful medium, he is internationally popular for his work.  He has no formal medical training, instead incorporating the help of spirits to conduct healing techniques and operations.  He holds free clinics at the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola in Brazil every week, where people can come relax and heal.  He does not claim to have any healing powers and attributes it all to his ability to let his consciousness go and allow discarnate spirits to do the work.

 

Links:

John of God Main Website

John of God Healing

John of God Articles

 

Books:

John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who’s Touched the Lives of Millions (Heather Cumming)

 

 

 

Diane Goldner   Diane Goldner

(Also found under Spiritual Healing)

An internationally known spiritual healer and medical intuitive, she is known for releasing root causes of illness and life challenges.  Studying under meditation masters from India, she also studied contemporary scientists, doctors and energy healers to discover and refine her skills.  She teaches and mentors other healers and lectures at hospitals and healing centers around the country.  She has appeared on many TV and radio shows and also publishes a monthly Healing E-Newsletter.

 

Links:

Diane Goldner Main Website

 

Books:

How People Heal: Exploring the Scientific Basis of Subtle Energy in Healing

A Call to Heal

All Books

 

 

 

Roberta Grimes   Roberta Grimes

(Also found under Afterlife Research)

A business attorney and spiritual teacher, she is known for her research into the afterlife and evidence that has been presented since the 19th century which has been forgotten or ignored.  Putting together consistent information from quantum physics, consciousness research, ancient writings and afterlife research, she teaches us how reality works, the nature of God and the purpose for our lives.  She details the many ways in which spirit beings contact us and ways we can contact them.  She travels the country as a speaker and also has her own radio show.

 

Links:

Roberta Grimes Main Website

Afterlife Forums

Roberta Grimes Audio Archive

 

Books:

The Fun of Dying: Find Out What Really Happens Next!

The Fun of Staying in Touch: How Our Loved Ones Contact Us & How We Can Contact Them

All Books

 

 

 

*Thich Nhat Hanh   Thich Nhat Hanh

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

An internationally known spiritual leader, Zen master and peace activist, he is highly regarded as one of the world’s best teachers on mindfulness and peace.  His teachings bridge those of eastern and western spirituality, pioneering *Buddhism practices in America and Europe.  He has built a popular community of nuns, monks, and students in Plum Village, where his teachings and meditations are applied.  He has been labeled as the ‘Father of Mindfulness’ and ‘The Other Dalai Lama’ and continues to go strong despite his advanced years.

 

Links:

Thich Nhat Hanh – Plum Village

Thich Nhat Hanh – Masters & Their Organizations

Parallax Press

 

Books:

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

All Books

 

 

 

*Louise Hay   Louise Hay

(Also found under Spiritual Healing)

A popular contemporary motivational spiritual teacher and author, she is known as one of the founders of the self-help movement.  Her teachings make the connection between the mind and the body, giving techniques for healing and living a life co-creating with the universe.  She is the founder of Hay House Publishing and Hay House Radio and has written dozens of books, many long before the mind-body connection was popular.  She lectures around the world and has appeared on many popular radio and TV shows.  

 

Links:

Louise Hay Main Website

Louise Hay – You Can Heal Your life

Hay House Radio

The Hay Foundation: Helping Those Who Care

Louise Hay – I Can Do It Compilation (Video)

 

Books:

*You Can Heal Your Life

Heal Your Body

All Is Well: Heal Your Body with Medicine, Affirmations & Intuition

All Books

 

 

 

Richard J. Hooper   Richard Hooper

A former Lutheran pastor and present Interfaith minister he is a lifelong scholar of early Christianity, Mysticism*Gnosticism and other world religions.  He studied under a Hindu guru and has also worked with many popular spiritual teachers including *Ram Dass and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.  His book ‘Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings’ is a compilation of Infinite Soul wisdom and their similarities, showing us that these highly evolved souls are all teaching us essentially the same thing, breaking down man-made barriers brought on by religions.

 

Links:

Richard J. Hooper Main Website

Richard J. Hooper Bio

 

Books:

*Jesus, Buddha, Krishna & Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings

All Books

 

 

 

Aldous Huxley   Aldous Huxley

A popular 20th Century British writer, poet, scholar and philosopher, he is best known for his fictional work Brave New World outlying a world utopian society.  However, he was also a scholar of religious studies and the conscious effects of hallucinogenic drugs.  In ‘The Perennial Philosophy’ he reveals the divine common reality that intertwines all religious faiths.   He is considered to be one of the most important visionary new-age thinkers, authoring dozens of books and continuing to inspire many spiritual and philosophical discussions. He passed away in 1963. 

 

Links:

Aldous Huxley – Soma Web

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

Aldous Huxley Bio

Aldous Huxley Quotes

 

Books:

The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East & West

The Doors of Perception: Heaven & Hell

All Books

 

 

 

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn   Jon Kabat Zinn

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

A scientist and meditation teacher, his is known for bringing mindfulness into mainstream medicine and western society.  He studied under *Buddhist teachers such as *Thich Nhat Hanh and Seung Sahn learning yoga and meditation.  His teachings help people deal with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. He developed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center which is offered by hundreds of medical centers and hospitals across the country.  His program is a lifetime engagement, living nowhere else but in the present moment and being consciously aware whatever is happening whether it is positive or negative.

 

Links:

Guided Mindfulness Meditation – Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn Main Website

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn – Mindful Living Programs

Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn (Video)

 

Books:

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment & Your Life

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body & Mind to Face Stress, Pain & Illness

All Books

 

 

 

Deborah King   Deborah King

(Also found under Spiritual Healing)

A popular spiritual teacher and master healer, she overcame cancer through a healer and went on to learn ancient Eastern life force and modern systems of energy healing and meditation.  She travels the world teaching her own powerful techniques, using her LifeForce Programs to help others.  She has authored several books and holds workshops and online events.  She has appeared on many popular TV and radio programs, including her own weekly show on Hay House Radio.

 

Links:

Deborah King Main Website

Deborah King – YouTube

 

Books:

Truth Heals: What You Hide Can Hurt You

Be Your Own Shaman: Heal Yourself & Others with 21st-Century Energy Medicine

Entangled in Darkness: Seeking the Light

All Books

 

 

 

Swami Kriyananda   Swami Kriyananda

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

A spiritual teacher who is widely recognized as an authority on meditation and yoga.  He is a disciple of yoga master *Paramahansa Yogananda and the founder of the spiritual community Ananda Village, one of the most successful communities of its kind in the world.  His teachings revolve around simple living, conscious thinking and personal spiritual experience as opposed to abstract theories or dogmas.  He authored many books, wrote hundreds of musical works and traveled as a lecturer.  He passed away in 2013.

 

Links:

Swami Kriyananda Main Website

Swami Kriyananda Bio

Swami Kriyananda (1926 – 2013)

 

Books:

The Art & Science of Raja Yoga: A Guide To Self-Realization

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: Explained By Paramhansa Yogananda, as Remembered By His Disciple, Swami Kriyananda

God Is for Everyone

All Books

 

 

 

Dalai Lama   Dalai Lama

One the world’s most recognized spiritual leaders, the current incarnation, Tenzin Gyatso, is believed to be the 14th incarnation of the Buddhist Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokitesvara.  Recognized at the age of 2 as the reincarnation of his predecessor, he has traveled the world as a speaker and teaching his message of kindness, compassion, respect and peace.  At the core of his message is that an approach to ethics is based on universal principles as opposed to religious principles.  He continues to be a popular and influential contemporary figure in all corners of the world.

 

Links:

Dalai Lama Main Website

Dalai Lama Main Quotes

 

Books:

Art of Happiness A Handbook for Living

How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

All Books

 

 

 

Ian Lawton   ian-lawton

(Also found under Afterlife Research Reincarnation/Life Between Life Research)

A writer and researcher, he began his career specializing in ancient history and esoteric topics.  He has since become a well-known spiritual philosopher and one of the world’s leading authorities in the interlife (life between lives).  His work focuses on rational spirituality, which is a grounded, evidence-based and logical alternative to an atheist or materialist worldview.  He also has established a ‘super soul’ spirituality which takes you to your true divinity, that of God, as well as understanding the Law of Attraction and personal accountability rather than blaming an outside force or traditional views of karma.  His work is on the leading edge of 21’st Century spirituality and a deeper purpose for our physical lives.

 

Links:

Ian Lawton Main Website

Ian Lawton Blog

Ian Lawton – En*theos Academy

Ian Lawton Audio Archive

 

Books:

The Little Book of the Soul: True Stories That Could Change Your Life

The Big Book of the Soul (Rational Spirituality for the Twenty-First Century)

The Wisdom of the Soul: Profound Insights from the Life Between Lives

All Books

 

 

 

Dr. Frederick P. Lenz   Frederick Lenz

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

Known as ‘Rama’ by his students he is a spiritual teacher who brought *Buddhist meditation practices to western society.  His teachings are based on self-discovery, known as The Enlightenment Cycle, which is a combination of daily meditation and full participation with the outside world.  He held public meditations for hundreds of thousands and wrote many books on Buddhist teachings.  He passed away in 1998.

 

Links:

Dr. Frederick P. Lenz Main Website

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism

Rama Meditation Society

Dr. Frederick P. Lenz Bio

 

Books:

Total Relaxation – The Complete Program to Overcome Stress, Tension, Worry & Fatigue

Surfing the Himalayas: A Spiritual Adventure

Lifetimes: True Accounts of Reincarnation

All Books

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