Teachers New and Old

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 18:28
Rumi
Rumi

I am not the type to follow a teacher, but many people like them, so I thought I would add links to the “best ones” – though you can’t review a person like you can for an idea – I only met 4 of these guys, and only spoke to one for more than 2 minutes ! (please let me know if I missed out anyone really good or if I’ve included a rogue). I've included links to main websites or Wikipedia, and occasionally quotes or a short article. I have put them all in one very long page - I may change this !

First, there is a crop of new young teachers ……. (the websites are better nowadays !)

There are also some wonderful videos of superkids – I hope to add a page of these soon

Then, from “my generation”

  • Mind, Thought and Energy from Tarab Tulku
  • Sri Aurobindo - self delight, experience, etc.
  • Text Analysis ideas (you may not agree, but I think this is a great teaching !)
  • Mind and Karma, By Mark Kruger

I have added some ideas from these guys on another page

I give some examples of their work in the psychological techniques section

Astrologers – I like to know the astrological weather ! Sometimes it makes sense of the day

There was also a generation of great Indian teachers in the 20th Century

From the 1950’s

There were a number of great writers in the 1950's and early 60's. Their books seem to be the primary sources for our time – they have been re-worked, but little new has been added !

There are now online archives and tribute sites for their work:-

  • Dane Rudhyar - a famous astrologer, very influential with his books “The Planetarisation of Consciousness” and “Culture, Crisis and Creativity”
  • Alan Watts has two tribute sites - there is www.alanwatts.org and www.alanwatts.net
  • Abraham Maslow who created the “hierarchy of needs” http://www.maslow.com/
  • There is an online archive of Sir George Trevelyan who provided much of the early impetus for the spiritual revival of the New Age

I also need to mention a few figures from the early 20th Century

The World Religions

The main world religions have many divisions, and it is difficult to mention one group without causing offense to others. Also, none of the religions has a sacred text with a translation into English which is agreed by all parties. So, I will mention some of the leading personalities, even though this is perhaps misleading.

Christian

There are many other varieties of Christianity

Buddhist

There are many other varieties of Buddhism

Islamic

Rumi was a 13th Century Persian mystic. (I am not sure if he is accepted by all Muslims) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi I have added some quotes from Rumi on another page

There are many other varieties of Islam, and many other teachers