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= recent addition         * = suggested or located by visitor, thank you

A=Advaita, B=Buddhist, C=Channels/New Age, D=Devotional, E=Earth Medicine,
F=Fringe, G=Gnostic/Scientific, H=Humour, I=Indian, L=Literature,
M=Middle Path, N=Nonduals, O=Other/misc, P=Perennials,
Q=Quasi-Christian, S=Sufi, T=Tibetan, X=Disappeared, Y=Yoga, Z=Zen.
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     S
Lawson Sachter (Z)
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Swami Sadanand Baba (X) aka Padiyar Swami
Sri Sadhu Om Swamigal (N)  
Steven S Sadleir (O)  
William S. Sadler (F)
Sahaba (N)
Sathya Sai Baba (D) aka Sathya Narayana Raju
Shirdi Sai Baba (D)
Sailor Bob (A) aka Bob Adamson
Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi (O)* aka HH Poojya Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi 1008 MahaMandeleshwar Sri Nithyananda Mayi Maa, Chalanda Sai Ma Lakshmi Devi Sri Nithyananda Mayi Ma, Anant Shri Vibhushit Jagatguru Bhaktimayi Meera Bai Sarvanandamayi Lakshmi Devi Sai Maa
HH the Sakya Trizin (41st) (T) aka Ngawang Kunga
Hazrat Khwaja Salahud-Din Shah (D)
Pascal(e) Salesses (O)  
Sharon Salzberg (B)  
Bertram W Salzman (O)  
Murshid SAM (S) aka Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ahmed Murad, Sufi Sam 
Samadhi Devi (N)  aka Samadhi Mayi Ma
Tony Samara (O)  
Samarpan (N) aka Sam Golden
Akkalkot Niwasi Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj (P) aka Shrimad Nrusimha Saraswati
Samdarshi (N)  
Ven Samu Sunim (Z) aka Sam-Woo Kim 
William Samuel (L)  
Sant Mata Samyama Shangri-La (O)*
Victor Sanchez (E)  
Sandeep Chatterjee (N)  
Sangharakshita (M) aka Dennis Lingwood
Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche (T) 
Saniel Bonder (M)
Adi Sankara (P)  
HG Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari (O)  
Sanman (X)  
Swami Santhiprasad (Y)  
Sri Sarada Devi (I)  
Mathru Sri Sarada(mma) (I)  
Saraha (P)  
Sankara Saranam (Y)  
Torkom Saraydarian (Q)  
Swami Deva Sarlo (F)*
Maa Sarveshwari (I)*  
Kyozan Joshu Sasaki Roshi (Z)  
Sascha A Jaksic (N)  
Remez Sasson (O)  
Srimad Athivan Satakopan (P) aka Srinivasacharya
Pujya Swami Satchidananda (I) aka Anantasivan 
Sri Swami Satchidananda (M)
Yogiraj Satgurunath (O)  
Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi (I)  
Satpal Ji Maharaj (I) aka Bal Bhagwan Ji
Satto(babasanji) (N) aka Charles Coutarel
Swami Shree Yogi Satyam (Y) 
Swami Satyanand Ji Maharaj (I)  
Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati (Y)  
Swami Satyananda Saraswati (O)  
Sree Thakur Satyananda Dev (I)  
Swami Satyaprem (N) 
Swami Satyeswarananda Vidyaratna Babaji (Y)*
Stewart Stars Saxton (N)  
Saybian (O)
 
Timothy Schoorel (N)
Erich Schiffmann (Y)  
Carl Schmidt (O) *  
Connie Schmidt (H) aka Cosmic Connie
Dr Donald Burton Schnell (F) aka Prema Baba Swamiji
Helen Schucman (M) partner = William Thetford
Lisa Schumacher (N)*
Frithjof Schuon (L)
Stuart Schwartz (N)  
Norman Scrimshaw (N)  
Suzanne Segal (N)  
Seijaku Stephen Reichenbach Roshi (Z)*
Anne Seisen Saunders Roshi (Z) aka AS Fletcher
Sei'un An Roselyn Stone Roshi (Z)  
Sekharji (X) aka Chandrasekhar Balasubramanian
Katsutoshi Sekiguchi (O) aka Rev Seisho
Sekijun Karen Sunna (Z)  
ZM Sen Shin (Z) aka Kwang Myong Sunim
Nyogen Senzaki (Z) 
Seonaidh Riley Perks (B) aka John Riley Perks
Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche (DT)  
Phil Servedio (A) *
Sri Mahaan Seshadri Swamigal (I)*  
Seung Sahn (M)
Dr / Master Zhi Gang Sha (F)*
Idries Shah (S) aka Sayyid Idris al-Hashimi 
Osho Shailendra (O) aka Swami Shailendra Saraswati
Shri Shailendra Sharma (Y)  
Shakti (N)  
HG Sri Sri Satguru Shakti Ganapati Subramanian (O)
 

shakti mhi (Y)  
Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche aka Mipam Chokyi Lodro, 14th Shamarpa
HH Rishi Maha Mandaleshwar Sri Shambhavananda (Y) aka Jim Putorti
Shams-i Tabriz (P) 
Shangpa Tulku Rinpoche (T)  
Sankalpa Sannyasi Shankar (O) aka Richard W Lazzara  
Dr Vijai S Shankar (A)
Shri Shankaracharya (O)* 
Swami Shankarananda Giri (O)
Swami Shankarananda Saraswati (O) aka Russell Kruckman
Shantam (N)  
Shanti Devi Acharya (X) aka Guruma 
Shanti Iris Sautter (N)  
Shanti Mai (N)  
ShantiMayi (M)
Isaac Shapiro (A)
Yogi Sharanananda (C) * aka Ricardo Serrano
Rev. Gurudev Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya (I)*  
Dr Michael Sharp (C) *  
Acharya Dr. Vagish Shastri (I)  
Connie B Shaw (Q)  
Carolyn and Monroe Shearer (Q)*
Master Sheng-yen (Z) aka Zhang Caiwei, Changjin

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Sherif Baba (S) aka Shaykh el-Haj el-Fakir er-Rifa'i Mehmet Sherif Catalkaya 
John Sherman (N)
Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata XX Sensei (Z)
Shih-t'ou Hsi-ch'ien (P) aka Shitou Xiqian, Sekito Kisen
Shih-wu (P) aka Stonehouse
Eido Tai Shimano Roshi (Z)
Shin Shiva Svayambhu M (C)* aka Gideon Fontalba, Shin Gwyd´on
Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi (Z)
Shinzen Young (B)
Shiva Bala Yogi (I)  
Avdhoot Baba Shivanand Ji (D)*
Shivapuri Baba (I)
aka Swami Govindanath Bharati
Shiva Rudra Balayogi (O)* aka Seenu
Brahmacharini Shivarpita (O)* aka Joan Harrigan
ShivBaba (O)* aka Baba Virendra Dev Dikşit 
Shree Swami Shivkrupanandji (I)  
Swami Shivom Tirth (I) aka Shri Shivom Prakash 
Sri Sri Shmeiki Baba IV (H) aka Michael Simkin

Shree Maa (O)  
ParamPujya Pratahsamaraniya Gurudev Dr Narayan Dutt Shrimaliji (I) aka Paramhans Swami Nikhileshwaraanand 
Srimad Shuddhananda Brahmachari (I)  
Shunya Muni (O)  
Shunyata (O) asa Sunyata, aka Wuji, Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen
Swami Shyam (M) aka Shyam Srivastava
Swami Shyamananda (O)*
Sri Swami Shyamendra Paramahansa Maharaj (O)
Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar (O)  
Shri Samartha/Sadguru Siddharameshwar Maharaj (A)
Osho Siddharth (O) aka Swami Anand Siddharth
Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa (D) aka Chris Butler
Sidi Shaykh Muhammad Said al-Jamal ar-Rifa'i (S)  
Pete Sierra (L)  
Silence (N) aka Annette Meiners
Silo (C)* aka Mario Luis RodrÝguez Cobos 
Jose Silva (F)
Max Simon (O)  
Jadunath Sinha (I) 
Swami Sivamurti Saraswati (Y)  
Sri Swami Sivananda (M)
Satguru Sri Sivananda Murthy (I)*
Sivananda-Valentina (O)
Guru Ram Lalji Siyag (M) 
Carol L. Skolnick (H) aka The Spiritual Curmudgeon
Sky (O)*  
Sky Ostergaard (X)  
Alexander Smit (A)
Edwin Carl Smith (O)* aka Jae Jah Noh
Gary Smith (F) aka Gah Rah
Elihu Genmyo Smith (Z)  
Helga Schleiter Smith (X)  
Rodney Smith (B)  
Russell Smith (X) 
Steven Smith (B)  
Stanley Sobottka (G)  
Socrates (P)  
Soeng Hyang (Z) aka Barbara Rhodes
Sogyal Rinpoche (T)  
Suryavan Solar (O)  
Mandi Solk (N)  
Solomae Sananda (X) aka Cheryl Stoycoff
Sri Somanatha Maharshi (Y)  
Lama Sonam Tsering (T)  
Rob Sondaar (N)  
Geshe Lhundub Sopa Rinpoche (T)  
Sot'aesan Taejongsa (B) aka Chungbin Pak
Baird T Spalding (L)  
George Spencer-Brown (L)*  
David Spero (O)
Spirit Rock (Inst) (B)  
Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Maharaja (I)  
Nenmeli K Srinivasan (O)  
Siddha Yogi Sri Siva Shankar Baba (I)  
Guruji Sri Vast (O)*
Manfred Steger (Z)  
James Steinberg (O)  
Rudolph Steiner (M)
Rodney Stevens (N)  
Han Marie Stiekema (O)  
Jerry Stocking (O)
Dr Joshua David Stone (C)  
Story Waters (C)* 
Ted Strauss (O)
Stuart Schwartz (N)*
Su Bong (Z)  
Subhana Barzaghi Roshi (Z) 
Subhash (N) aka Karl Georg Robin
Pak Subuh (M) aka Bapak Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo
Swami Sudip (O)  
Swami Sri Sudip (X) 
Swami Sukhabodhananda (O)  
Ajahn Sumedo (B) 
Marshall Vian Summers (O)*
Summum Bonum Amon Ra (F)* aka Amen Ra, Claude (Corky) Rex Nowell
Pete & Pearl Sumner (N)  
Sun Bear (E)  
Yogacharya Sundaram (Y)  
Sundance Burke (N) aka Donald Russell Burke III 
Suprya (N)*  
Yogī Surajnāth (Y)* aka SītārāmWable, Sūryabhān 
Surya (N) aka Yvonne Oosterholt
Lama Surya Das (M) aka Jeffrey Miller
Devra Surya Ma (X) aka Devra Patton-West, Devra Daheala West
Susan (N) aka Ma Deva Sarovara
Susanna Tornlind (X)  
Joan Sutherland Roshi (Z)  
Sri Sutrananda (Y)
aka Yoga Master Karlos Sutrananda

DT Suzuki Roshi (Z)  
Shunryu Suzuki (Z)  
Robert Svoboda (O)*
Vasant Swaha (M) aka Swami Prem Vasant
Bhagwan Swaminarayan (I) aka Ghanshyam, Neelakanth, Swami Sahajanand, Narayan Muni 
James Swartz (N) aka Ram 
Swarup (N) *
Sri Swarupanand ji Maharaj (I)  
Paramahamsa Swarupananda Sivadass Giri (O) aka Dr. James de Jarnette
Emanuel Swedenborg (P)  
Henry Swift (G)  
Harley Swiftdeer Reagan (E)
Richard Sylvester (N)
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The Ratings at a Glance

For a full description of the rating and category system 
and how it works, Click here


    The ratings are:

= the greats, helping many

= limited, some handicaps, or maybe not yet full stature

= very limited, narrow approach or ideology, or still developing

= suspect but on balance positive

= suspect

= bogus, may have some value, who knows

= worse than bogus, no redeeming value

Unrated 

= too new, old or retiring, not enough info, or a "teacher" type
 

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