Allan Watts

Alan Watts was a philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a audience. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism.  READ MORE

Thict Nat Hahn

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist. His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment—the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world. READ MORE

C. G. Jung

C. G. Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology.  Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extroversion and introversion; archetypes, and the collective unconscious. Jung saw the human psyche as “by nature religious” and made this religiousness the focus of his explorations.

Mercia Iliade

Mircea Eliade (March 9,  1907 – April 22, 1986) was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience and paradigms in religious studies. His theory that hierophanies form the basis of religion, splitting the human experience of reality into the sacred and profane, has proved influential.

Reb Zalman

Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi and commonly called “Reb Zalman”  (born 28 August 1924 in Zhovkva, Poland [now Ukraine]) is considered one of the major founders of the Jewish Renewal movement. Themes in his work include: “Paradigm shifts” within Judaism; new approaches to halakha (Jewish law) including “psycho-halakha”.

G. I. Gurdjieff

 G. I. Gurdjieff was a spiritual teacher of the early to mid-20th century who taught that most humans live their lives in a state of hypnotic “waking sleep”, but that it’s possible to transcend to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Gurdjieff developed a method for doing so, calling his discipline “The Work” (connoting “work on oneself”) or “the Method”.

Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber has written and lectured about mysticism, philosophy, ecology, and developmental psychology. His work formulates an “Integral Theory”. One of his key ideas is to study items in terms of their nature as a holon. He observed that every entity shares a dual role: being an autonomous, self-reliant unit (whole entity) unto itself, and also a part of one (or more) other wholes.


Krishnamurti is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of things that concern our everyday lives: problems of living in modern society, the individual’s search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow.

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell  was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His concept of monomyth (one myth) refers to the theory that sees all mythic narratives as variations of a single great story. Out of this concept came the widely used idea of  the “Hero’s Journey”.

Huston Smith

Huston Cummings Smith  is a religious studies scholar in the United States. His book The World’s Religions (originally titled The Religions of Man) has sold over two million copies and remains a popular introduction to comparative religion. During his career, Smith not only studied, but practiced Vedanta , Zen Buddhism, and Sufi Islam for more than ten years each.