Instead of an article today I would like to pose a question- this question will serve two purposes:
1. It has the power to spark a plethora of healing activity.
2. Your answers (please comment!) will aid me in compiling a database of information that will be used to revolutionize education; giving children the opportunity to develop the aspects if their mind that are essential for living a fulfilling, rewarding and joyful life.
The question has two parts:Read More
The words “new age” really are a misnomer. Regarding the search for spiritual truth, there really is no new age thinking that wasn’t being taught thousands of years ago in some other language on some other continent. But for the last thousand years or so… religion has certainly ruled the roost in regard to spiritual teachings.
That said… in recent years, especially since the communications age ramped into full swing, a number of new spiritual teachers (who are teaching that same age old message) have become somewhat popular among the masses. That said, I got curious about who of these spiritual teachers had the most online clout in the world of Spirituality. So, as any ex-engineer/budding spiritual teacher would, I started to do some digging into the numbers. I looked at the following indicators:
Number of Hits On Their Official Website
Number of Google Searches Each Month
Number of Facebook Fans
Number of Twitter Followers
Number of Books Published
Number of Hits On Their Official Website was weighted heaviest out of the five measurements, as that this is the result of people actually reaching out over the web to go to that particular site.
Number of Google Searches Each Month was weighted third, as that it represents actions being taken to find the person in question.
Number of Facebook Fans was weighted second heaviest, as that it takes little effort to click a like button, but that little click gains the teacher’s access to the follower’s wall posts and news feed.
Number of Twitter Followers was not weighted heavily, doe to the noise that has overtaken Twitter.
Number of Books Published was weighted least influential but was taken into account of content available for followers.
Who Was Considered?
Given consideration were a number of popular “new age” spiritual authors and speakers. Included in the list were (in alphabetical order):Read More