Sarlo's Guru Rating Service
Quasi-Christians

The teachers in this lot for the most part have been heavily influenced by Christianity, and cannot let it go. But it is marketable, especially in North America, so those who have this flavour should be able to find their people. To be sure, the millions of straight-ahead Christians who want only the "pure" stuff will not come, but there are surely enough dissatisfied with the formal hierarchical structures of the Church, either trad or evangelical, to keep these folks in business. That said, there are more than a few, i'm sure, who are very sincere and insightful and helpful to seekers. What they have done is gone outside the organized Christian paradigm and injected it with elements seekers will find more useful or relevant. Included are ACIM types, who fit very well in this group – they say that Jesus Himself dictated the material therein – as well as more overt Christians, Essene revivalists and more.
If any of them turns out to be the next Avatar or Messiah, please let me know (Feedback).
Some descriptive information is included. An asterisk (*) indicates they don't really have their own sites, just an interview or short description on someone else's site. And a yellow asterisk (*) = suggested or located by visitor, thank you.

Marshall S Ball M b1987 American (TX) genius can neither speak nor walk but "writes" by pointing at letters. Author of "Kiss of God."
Sherry Binkelman F b1958ish American (NC) psychic, channels Gabriel, Mary, etc
Dr Chakras M American b1954 aka TJ Sharack (Chakras = anagram), "Life Empowerment," Dr Larry Jensen, Glenda Green
Daskalos M d1985, Greek Xian mystic aka Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis, The Magus of Strovolos. Into archangels, essene meditation, etc
Brother David Steindl-Rast M b1926 Austrian Benedictine monk based in US, multi-author, eclectic practitioner of gratefulness, collaborations with Fritjof Capra, Robert Aitken, etc
Anthony De Mello, SJ M 1931-1987 Indian Jesuit priest, multi author fused Catholicism with Eastern sadhana. Site is collection of teaching stories
Beinsa Douno M 1864-1944 Bulgarian studied medicine and theology, "PanEuRhythmy," Great White Brotherhood, guru of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, aka Peter Deunov. Comprehensive multilingual site
DavidPaul & Candace Doyle M & F b1969ish and 1972ish Amer (OR) began hearing Holy Spirit within in 1994, wrote The Voice for Love, help others to hear Voice within, adjunct to ACIM
Paul Ferrini M b1949ish American spiritual counselor $150/hr, "Christ Mind" retreats, "Affinity Process," ACIM
Myrtle and Charles Fillmore F 1845-1931 + M 1854-1948 American (MO), prayer and affirmations, healing, 190 branches, Unity Church
Matthew Fox* * M b1940 American, bounced Dominican (by Ratzinger himself), liberation theology, prolific author, "Creation Spirituality," calls God “Mother,” prefers "original blessing" to "original sin."
Gregor Geissmann M German, no info, very corporate ACIM site in German
Bede Griffiths M 1906-1993 English monk aka Alan Richard G, Swami Dayananda, many years in India. Now has an org
Chiara Lubich F b1920 Italian ecumenical, service, Focolare Movement

Master Teacher M 1927-2008 Amer (WI) aka Charles Buell Anderson, Endeavor Academy, ACIM type no info, link run-around, Steve Hassan Anti page, Rick Ross Anti page
Thomas Merton M 1915-1968 American, Catholic-zen author
AJ (Alan John) Miller M b1953 Australian aka Jesus, Yeshua, claims to be Jesus reincarnated, along with soulmate Mary Suzanne Luck b1968, reincarnation of Mary Magdalene, offers lots of emotional processing, love, etc, orgs = Divine Truth and God's Way of Love, nice guy, bit of making it up as he goes along. At least God is F, Anti site claims MSL is not his first MM this life. Mainstream TV coverage somewhat -ve.
Rev. Abba Nazariah* b1958 M American (OR) aka David Owen, Essene Church of Christ. Eclectic, vegetarian, gender parity, etc. "Infinity"
Padre Pio da Pietrelcina M 1887-1968 Italian Capuchin priest, stigmata, miracles, intercession
Gary Renard
* M b1958ish Amer (MA) ex-"successful professional guitar player," author of The Disappearance of the Universe (DU), travels, lectures, workshops, ACIM
Bernadette Roberts* F b1932ish American (CA) Christian contemplative mystic dropped nunning to live full life and share Interview -- Retreat report 

Ron Roth M b1939ish American (IL) 30 yrs Cath priest, Celebrating Life Ministries, Padre Pio, now working with John of God and rising fast in the Sri Bhagavan (Kalki Avatar) org
Torkom Saraydarian M 1917-1997 Armenian, prolific author, scholar of comparative religion
Connie B Shaw F b1943ish American media personality, ascended masters, Sathya Sai Baba, ACIM and advaita, events page has only one cancelled event in Jun '08 snapshot visit
Carolyn and Monroe Shearer* F&M b1953ish American (VT) into Ascended Masters, esp Jesus and St Germain, flaming Bakker look-alikes, no bio-info, said to be EC Prophet spin-offs, "anchoring Light in the matter planes of the Earth"
James Twyman M b1964ish American “Peace Troubadour,” author, "The Beloved Community" claims roots to St John, honours Mary Magdalene, promotes Bulgarian psychic kids
Vassula Rydén F b1942 Greek, takes dictation from God, guardian angel Daniel, "True Life in God" series.
Jane Vennard * F b1953ish American (CO), Buddhist-Christian, advocates integrity, humility, involvement. Page is book blurb
Vissarion Christ* M b1961 Russian (Eastern Siberia) aka Sergei Torop, Jesus of Siberia, Last Testament Church, "Christened" 1991. Rick Ross anti link
Abba Yesai Nasrai* American (CA) b1955 aka Davied Asia Israel, Order of Nazorean Essenes = monastery + organic farm, wide-ranging studies and roots, incl Bon,  Manichaean, Essene, Mandaean, Pythagorean, Buddhist

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