Sheikh Ahmad al-'Alawi
M 1869-1934 aka Ahmad ibn Mustafa ibn 'Aliwa,
Abu al-'Abbas al-'Alawi
Algerian. "Emphasized knowledge of Allah (ma'rifa) through the
practice of solitary retreat (khalwa)
under the supervision of sheikh, and the invocation (dhikr) of the
Supreme Name." Purist, repudiated "assimilationist"
Europeans who considered all religious traditions as valid and
acceptable reflections of a single truth. Well
"What is the purpose of our life ? We would necessarily have to
define what purpose means, and what life means, and how we could have a
purpose in life, and how life could become purposeful. Now, the purpose
of life would be to find fulfillment. The very word implies a fullness,
to have a purposeful life that could be lived in fulfillment..." Say
no more. Please.
"European superstar," disappointed by fame and
fortune, became a prophet. "The origin and purpose of all religions are
given in THE BOOK OF LIGHT and in THE DIVINE MESSAGE FROM THE TRUE GOD, revealed
through its prophet LANOO." All religions presented as they SHOULD be. Amen
German based in France. NLP and "The Original Belief © Process
. . . the most important and first belief that takes root in every human
being during infancy." Riddled with NLP bafflegab but does
acknowledge "a well done psychotherapy (re)establishes identity.
Awakening dissolves it." Benefit of doubt.
M b1948 aka FIL
(Friend of Inner
Indian filmmaker, one-time Osho sannyasin now in guru biz, based in
something called VIHAP (Vital Harmonizing Programme). "You may have
heard within a different context the expression “transcendence.”
Transcendence is referring to the recognition of a dimension beyond the
so-called “good” and the so-called “bad;”" Needs a new
keyboard. Has founded 32 acronymically named schools. Phoniest of the balonies.
American. "Physical immortality in 1960." Looks 50ish.
"Over the years has remained constant in his hunger for others to
bond with him in a deathless living. . .The result is the end of
religion, indeed of all belief systems. . . The spell is broken.
Death’s promise is revealed as a cruel hoax, and eternity is at last
accessible here in the present, fully alive, whole, complete, and
everlasting." Traveling immortality salesman.
"Adam was reminded of the good blue fairy who, Adam
decided, perhaps hadn’t been joking after all. Yet Adam, in going over
his true desires, found himself face to face with emptiness."
Qabalah, Tarot. "Vibratory Attunement Ritual to heal ourselves,
loved ones, the world." Builders of the Adytum in LA since
30's. "Extended by Dr Ann Davies." Esoteric
aka T.J. Sharack
American. "Paths are indeed diverse. Although suffering and
sacrifice are surely among them, they're by no means requirements – IF
we can simply transcend our self-destructive, Self-limiting
beliefs." Took name as anagram of birth surname. Site text formerly
formatted as images, now improved. Bland,
American prosperity wallah. No bio info. "Eddie's ability to
hear and see his spirit guides and angels enables him to tap into the
Higher Energies of the Universe . . . Our past is the photograph of
where we have been, what we have learned from it creates the roadmap to
our future, but the gift of our life is today... that's why it's called
the present." Wanker.
aka Amiya Roy Chowdhury
"You don't have to torture your mind or body to find God. Just
doing your best in your daily life is rough enough. No guru, teacher or
priest is needed... within your heart... When he entered the fields of
banking and insurance... no knowledge of banking, yet became manager of
one of the largest banks in India." Does
"An Incarnation of The State, Presence, and Influence Of
Reality or God Itself. He is not a charlatan, and is not deluded."
"Why is God or Reality Considered a foundational principle of The
Path? Because Reality is The Foundation Of The Way." Deluded
American. Zen, Vipassana, Yoga and Advaita Vedanta . . . Werner
Erhard, emotional trauma release, holistic health and
psychoneuroimmunology. (Oooh that's a long word). "Five years of HWL
Poonja has radically transformed his sense of identity and teaching
work." Earnest, professional. [death
May 23 not announced on site, no heir apparent]
"As the Sufis would say, 'You can only have one king to a
kingdom, but you can get twelve dervishes under a blanket.'"
Western-born lama, enlightened age 20, "unconditionally committed
to the truth, rather than to personal opinion." Many traditions,
organic synthesis, Yoga, Tantra, etc. 12 dervishes
shtick overused. Who is this guy?
Canuck. (YVR) "Ramana
Maharshi appeared to him in 1974, spiritual search ended." Teaches
A Course in Miracles now. Gives lessons "on the basis of auditory
and automatically written channeled material." Workshops in
Supersentience. Had a TV series on the mind/body connection. From
Ramana to ACIM = down arrow
Californiac, details sketchy but "I am a Visionary who works on
the Grand Schemes and the 'Big Picture' of how spirit expresses in
flesh. I think deeply on a number of issues including society,
government, education, economy, and even reality creation itself." How
BYO Beliefs. Get ordained! Learn how to use religious tax
exemptions, etc. Press Cards, minister's window stickers, all kinds of
certification CHEAP! "We offer special titles such as Shaman, High
Priestess, Yogi, and any other variety of title that you can
imagine!" Refreshing but no cigar (except
American, "is a spiritual friend and mentor who can guide you
to ultimate clarity – even in today's confusing world . . . has a
unique gift of making complex subjects simple and easy to
understand." Disciple of Osho, influenced by
Nisargadatta, Ramana. DeHypnotherapy, The Clarity Process and Quantum
Light Breath. Pitch is like elevator music, but who
Swedish disciple of Osho. "Spiritual
Hedonism, which means
life- affirmative spirituality, is the natural way today, since Osho
introduced it in the 60's." Reichian, Gurdjieffian methods to
remove conditioning; meditation, energy work to reduce
post-enlightenment somatized ("karmic") illnesses. Enlightened
1982, working quietly in Swedish boonies. Original.
Benefit of doubt. New URL
aka Kainichi Otsuka
"As a child, predicted future, cured sick, invented many
devices." "Lao-tze could not divide One completely. If
One is divided into Zero or the limit, One is Many and One is All. If
people come to understand this Truth, they will realize its
absoluteness. All things appear from Zero." Also, Kyobosama
(Kunie Otsuka) F b1906.
Doubletalk could be clever cover for wisdom.
Canuck based in Californialand. "Studied and practiced . . .
Sufism, Jewish Mysticism and Christian Mysticism, Zen, Egyptian
Mysticism, The Tao, Theosophy, the Eight Main Yogas, and many
others." Honours conferred include Satguru, Master, Avadhut,
Illuminatus and Maharaj, but "prefers to be regarded as a fellow
student and brother mystic." New Agey. What a
"Rosicrucian system ties together all of the different aspects
of metaphysical study, and demonstrates their interconnectedness.
Understanding the natural laws that govern all realms leads to true
prosperity and peace of mind." Egyptian / Indian / Christian /
Synthetic, intellectual, no master.
American. Reiki. Hypnotherapy. NLP. Papaji
train. "There is no charge for Satsang. A $10.00 donation is
recommended." Commercial, no info, benefit of
Bhagavad-Gita at age 4. (No one's perfect). Burned his Sanskrit degree
vowing to never take up a job where they need proof of his education.
Paid dues with menial task sadhana, cave meditation, etc. Recommended a
"24-hour sadhana of living joyously, in full awareness . . .
Realization of truth depends on no apparent qualifications. IT may
happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime in any manner." Unpretentious, likeable.
American." Those involved in the new physics, metaphysics, or
the exploration of that which lies behind the appearance of things, will
hopefully find this site interesting, if not compelling." Saw
through Catholic church hypocrisy at early age. Then, Theosophy, Zen,
Castaneda, Qabalah, Freemasonry, Bardo Thodol, ending with Advaita
Vedanta and Ramana Maharshi. Mental/metaphysical
approach, benefit of doubt.
"Christian Mystic on a mission." Teaches Gurdjieff's
Fourth Way. "'The Work' is a 4000-year-old tradition and discipline
which enables individuals to effectively develop spiritually while
remaining within their everyday life." Who is
American. Scientific background, expression is intellectual but
uncluttered. Vast expositions on what "Essence of Reality" is
NOT. "Religion destroys perception of Reality. It does not, in any
way, accurately reflect it." Available for email consultation. Not
much reference to eastern thought or respect for guru/disciple model. Benefit
brother of Maharaji, also an Indian politician. Crowned
by mother Mata Ji after Lord-of-Universe lawsuit
against Maharaji. "Travels across the oceans to talk to people and
enlighten them about the human essence i.e. the life force called the
spirit. He is enlightened and compassionate and finds joy eternal in
serving humanity." Fat and fatuous.
Dutch. At age 15, became disciple of Osho.
In 1991 with Alexander Smit, Dutch disciple of Nisargadatta.
"In December 1995, Timothy realized his absolute nature, finding
the freedom he had intuited since childhood." Book = The 7
Principles of Freedom. Benefit of doubt.
Brahmacharin Hindu monk .
. . male Mother Teresa." Renounced world, life-transforming vision
of guru Mahayogi Baba Lokenath (1730-1890!) Former Professor of
Commerce, "designs self-help programs addressing the root causes of
poverty and disease. . . Addressed World Parliament of Religions [blah
blah] keynote speaker . . . hallmarks of a saint." Service big
time. Unpromising bio redeemed by soulful picture
(unfortunately on lost site).
American, split from brother Master Nome,
"both awakened by the
Teaching of [and borrowing the authority of] Ramana Maharshi."
Now has disappeared, said to be involved with wife Helga's enterprise,
building on his background in Ch'an Buddhism. Split, in 2003, may have
resulted from damning reports from exes.
"Belief is a Homo sapiens level function. If you do not sense
your bondage, your angst, your constriction as a cultural product, as a
Homo sapiens, then you are probably not ready to move forward in a more
conscious way beyond the many meaningless programs offered within the
cult of society to which you are now confined and addicted."
Deprogramming shtick. No bio. Benefit of doubt.
based in Chicago "The Light of God lifts me
before the audience during broadcast on national televeision [sic]. This
lifting demonstrates that I am the messenger from God. I fly through the
air during interview with publisher of a national magazine . . . It was
the LIGHT OF GOD within me as Jesus that performed miracles." Also
acknowledges that this light is within you. Could
Australian. Papaji / Osho
hybrid. "The rope was cut of continually serving the god of
'me'…The deep realization that the only thing left to do was to
surrender everything to the Truth that was revealed in glorious
defeat. "Lately working with (under?) David Deida."
Impression of heft although
young. See new shtick in O
American. "One of the most clear-minded and scrupulously
honest spiritual teachers I have ever met. His willingness to respond
with integrity, looking inside as much as out to the challenger, is a
rare phenomenon, a healing one even by itself." – Paul Wagner,
whoever he is. Rebellion, drugs, catharsis, Osho, Papaji, Gangaji,
presto! Against esoteric narcissism. Extensive