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Enlightenment Life List

Spiritual Enlightenment Life List — Read this and be inspired!

Spiritual Enlightenment Life List. When I first began this blog post, I never dreamed I’d personally move into Enlightenment. Becoming an Enlightenment Teacher. Or, if you prefer, an Enlightenment Coach. But that has happened.

And all along, I’ve continued to maintain this personal Enlightenment Life List. Mine contains names of people whom I consider to have moved into Enlightenment. Not because they are famous or pretty, talented or otherwise amazing as human beings. Or they “Look like somebody in Enlightenment.”

As the Founder of Energy Spirituality, and a teacher of Energetic Literacy, yes! I finally have officially added the title of “Enlightenment Coach.” Researching Enlightenment in public figures of any kind. Mostly through nominations supplied by people like you.

This post contains my running list, begun on Sunday, July 18, 2010. These posts can help you keep track before nominating:

  1. A YouTube Video Explanation of Why I Maintain this List
  2. Discerning Enlightenment
  3. Enlightenment Nominees
  4. Alphabetical Enlightenment List
  5. Moving into Enlightenment, Helped by Rosetree Energy Spirituality
  6. And this article might be helpful whether you’re in Enlightenment or simply know somebody who’s in Enlightenment. Enlightenment Etiquette was first published on December 10, 2018.

In years to come, see how many other articles are published about this. Could be fun, since many RES firsts have become very popular topics. Definitely, as more people move into Enlightenment, we need to start thinking about good manners regarding conversation between people in Enlightenment and those who aren’t… yet.

Rose Rosetree’s Spiritual Enlightenment Life List

Big disclaimer: What does it mean when I note that a person’s state of consciousness qualifies as living in Enlightenment? Is it an endorsement of that person’s healing services, meditation techniques, or other work? Definitely not. Use your Post-New-Age consumer smarts. Please!

Also note *** I’ve put an asterisk *** by the names of those on the list I have personally met or talked to by phone. “Darshan” is the traditional name for being in the physical presence of a person who lives in Enlightenment. Being an English speaker, I call it “auric modeling.”

  1. Teacher Paramahansa Yogananda
  2. Teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi*
  3. Aetherius Society founder Dr. George King
  4. Minister and writer Mary Ellen Flora* with her website at
  5. Philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurthy
  6. Another Indian philosopher, Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti
  7. Futurist and architect Buckminster Fuller
  8. Novelist Hermann Hesse
  9. Client from an ashram in India*
  10. Actor Kevin Kline
  11. Writer and teacher, Shakta Kaur Khalsa* is a leader in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga. See her website Spirit Voyage.
  12. Entrepreneur Bill Gates
  13. Entrepreneur Warren Buffett
  14. IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad. (He was profiled, along with other mega-successful businesspeople, in Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.)
  15. World teacher and healer Sai Baba
  16. Yogi Vivekananda
  17. Yogi Ramakrishna
  18. Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin
  19. Businessman Edward C. Johnson
  20. Real estate tycoon Donald Bren
  21. Writer Emmet Fox
  22. Teacher and writer Michael Tamura*
  23. Teacher Raphaelle Tamura*, yes that is our first husband-and-wife team on our Enlightenment Life List.
  24. Actor Helen Mirren
  25. Actor George Clooney
  26. Teacher and writer Karen Maezen Miller
  27. Yogi Kripalu Mahraj. The photo was supplied by Blog-Buddy JEAN in Comment 735.
  28. Mystic and activist Amma* (a.k.a. The Hugging Saint)
  29. Spiritual teacher and author Gangaji
  30. Spiritual writer and teacher Ram Dass*
  31. Leader within Transcendental Meditation, and Maharishi’s first initiate in America,  Charlie Lutes*
  32. TM author and pioneer, Helena Olson*.
  33. Swami Satchitananda*
  34. Singer James Taylor
  35. Songwriter and singer Carole King
  36. Kundalini Yoga teacher Yogi Bhajan
  37. Sidha Yoga founder Swami Muktananda
  38. Yogi Bhagawan Nityananda (teacher to Swami Muktananda)
  39. Swami Brahmananda Saraswati,  Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (and guru to my one-time guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)
  40. Hypnosis educator Dr. Richard Harte* (Added July 28. I’m going through the quarterly Journal of Hypnotism published by the National Guild of Hypnotists. It comes complete with photos. I had forgotten about amazing Dr. Harte.)
  41. Hypnosis educator Patricia MacIsaac*.
  42. Spiritual facilitator Susan Scolastico.*
  43. Diane Jarvi, part of the management team put together by Star Riparetti.
  44. Karen Robinson* has hosted radio interviews with her husband Chuck. Recently (12-15-12) I haven’t been able to find a link that works for her. If you find one, just comment below or email me at
  45. Shamanic Healer Nah Kin was added August 9. You’ll find an Aura Reading post devoted to her here.
  46. Shamanic Healer Hi-Ah Park. Another great find from Blog-Buddy Karin, like the previous great one on this Enlightenment Life List.
  47. Healer Hannes Jacob, also nominated by Karin for a healer’s contest. Way to go, Karin! Not to mention Herr Jacob!
  48. SN. R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian businessman, software engineer and the founder of Infosys Technologies, a consulting and IT services company based in India. For a Wikipedia entry on this remarkable man, click here. Added August 20, 2010.
  49. The guru Swami Chinmayananda, not to be confused with H.H. Tejomayananda, his successor.” See Comment 51 below.
  50. Jamie Sams, First Nation shaman, is a writer for HarperCollins as well as a practicing healer.
  51. Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Added September 14, 2010, courtesy of Blog-Buddy SUZANNE and Comment #72.
  52. Dennis Adams, master healer. Here is his website, complete with a rare testimonial from the late Yogi Bhajan: Thanks, Blog-Buddy BRENDA, for your nomination.
  53. Sound healer Chris Rials-Seitz.
  54. Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO. “Hseih” is pronounced “Shay.” Blog-Buddy BRENDA nominated him, too.
  55. Metteyya Sakyaputta, a Buddhist monk, nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  56. A Buddhist nun, Bhaddhamanika, was also nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  57. Poet Jane Hirshfield, another nomination from Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  58. Lauren Jubelirer, Shamanic Astrologer, Director of Certification and Teacher Training Program of SAMS.
  59. Paramahamsa Hariharananda, one of the saints from the lineage of Kriya Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy RENEE.
  60. Sri Yukteswar (Paramahansa Yogananda’s guru) was added 11/21/10, thanks to nomination by Jordan. Way to go, Jordan! Let’s add “popera icon” Josh Groban.
  61. Sri Bhagavan is one of the global visionaries behind The Oneness Phenomenon.
  62. Gregg Braden, a spiritual teacher nominated by HEATHER.
  63. Caroline Myss, a metaphysical writer and former medical intuitive. GRACE nominated her, and this update was done on 11/30/10.
  64. Arnaud Desjardins, French spiritual teacher, proposed by YAN.
  65. Ma Anandamayi, the Hindu saint, was also proposed by YAN.
  66. Dilgo Khyentse, Tibetan Rinpoche. Can’t spell it. Or pronounce it. But I sure can read this guy’s aura and wow! Another one for the Enlightenment Life List proposed by YAN.
  67. Kangyur Rinpoche, Tibetan Rinpoche, proposed by — you guessed it — YAN.
  68. Singer Tony Bennett was proposed by Grace and added on 12/12/10.
  69. Bridge player Sharon Osberg, proposed by Grace. (Actually there’s more to her, even, than the bridge playing. The link provided here can introduce you properly.)
  70. Rig Veda Pundit Brahmarishi Deverath.*
  71. Alan Watts, who popularized Buddhism in America
  72. Thomas Merton, another fabulous writer, and a Trappist monk
  73. Simcha Krause, author of Hey Waiter… There’s God in My Soup!: Learning Kabbalah Through Humor.
  74. Yoga great BKS Iyengar was nominated by Marcia and added to this list on February 8, 2011. Incidentally, you face readers may get a huge thrill from checking out this man’s Mark of Devotion — perhaps the most VERY magnificent one I ever have seen.
  75. Hooray, we are finally up to 100 on this Enlightenment Life List. Thanks to Anonymous we have the nomination of Winfried Noé, a noted European astrologer. Edited April 19, 2011.
  76. Billy Crystal, nominated by Grace W., is so very ready for the Enlightenment Life List. Comedian, movie star, and all-around mensch, yes! Billy is doing just fine!
  77. Gustavo Dudamel, added June 8, 2011, is such an amazing conductor, he has been called “The future of classical music.”
  78. Yusuf Islam, once called Cat Stevens, added June 9, 2011. Thanks to Elaine for reminding me to add him! See her Comment 50 to a thread about marijuana.
  79. Joanna Cherry, a spiritual teacher who is a minister for Teaching of the Inner Christ. Added June 29, 2011.
  80. LeRoy Malouf,* a healer and teacher. Small note, I know that many of you Blog-Buddies search this list for researching people’s auras, using techniques of Energetic Literacy.
  81. Joel Goldsmith, another spiritual teacher and renowned writer.
  82. Larry Dossey, M.D., one more courageous, eminent writer and teacher, added June 30, 2011
  83. Nancy Clark, Ph.D.,*, a healer, teacher, and writer I know from working for VOICE in Japan.
  84. Amma Sri Kuranamayi, a hugging saint proposed by JORDAN in Comment 460, is now added to the Enlightenment Life List on July 2, 2011.
  85. Seema Dewan was described by Meleni as very close to the late Sai Baba, another member of this list. Added on July 14, 2011. On Bastille Day, it’s especially enjoyable to read the aura of someone who has set herself free from the prison of earth illusions.
  86. American First Lady Betty Ford, not in Enlightenment while in the White House but someone who attained Enlightenment by the time of her transition in 2011. See her photo at 93 as part of a comparison aura reading.
  87. American healer Jill Isbell, added July 23, 2011.
  88. Actor Colin Firth, added August 5, 2011. I meant to add him all along; the omission was noted when a wonderful friend of this blog volunteered to alphabetize this Enlightenment Life List.
  89. Healer Maxima May*, proposed by BRENDA and added August 6, 2011.
  90. Abdul Ballullah was nominted by RENE and added August 7, 2011.
  91. Bill Clinton, after his service as president, was added August 23, 2011. But Clinton was profiled in my monthly newsletter weeks earlier. (To subscribe for “Reading Life Deeper” go over to the Official Rose Rosetree Website and scroll down until you find the part for subscribing.)
  92. Mystic and yogi Sri Aurobindo was proposed by BERNIE. Added August 23, 2011.
  93. Mayan spiritual leader Ac Tah was proposed by SUNSHINE and added Aug. 23, 2011. You can find a whole series of videos by him related to 2012.
  94. South African leader, a hero in the world’s annals of democracy, Nelson Mandela was proposed by RENE and added September 7, 2011.
  95. The 16th Karmapa, a Buddhist leader nominated by LIZZIE, was added September 27, 2011.
  96. Shambala teacher,  Khandro Tseyang Palmo, the Sakyong Wangmo , nominated by ANONYMOUS, was added September 27, 2011.
  97. Jane Lynch, of Glee fame, was nominated by SUZANNE and added September 27, 2011.
  98. Arielle Ford, bestselling writer and New Age promoter, was added October 19, 2011.
  99. Manual Schoch, a Swiss mystic, added November 30, 2011.
  100. Hugh Jackman, Australian performer and international celebrity.
  101. Nancy Pelosi, American politician. First female Speaker of the House of Represenatives in American History.
  102. Eli Manning, American football player on the New York Giants.
  103. Ramana Maharshi, a yogi proposed by Bernie.
  104. Julie Blake Edison*, student, client, and friend of Rose Rosetree, teacher of Deeper Perception. The first Blog-Buddy from our RES community to be added to this list. Added April 3, 2012.
  105. Jill Erin Mabie*, the second Blog-Buddy from our RES community (and student and client and friend of Rose Rosetree) to be added to this list. Added April 7, 2012. Jill is also a molecular empath.
  106. Tarthang Tulka, a Buddhist monk, teacher, writer, and upholder of Tibetan culture throughout the many years of his exile. Sandra proposed this nominee in her gorgeous Comment 749.
  107. Tarot master James Wanless, proposed by Colleen and accepted into this list back in 2011. However, I forgot to add him until now. Better late than never!
  108. Elizabeth Gilbert, creativity expert, added June 5, 2012.
  109. Sir Terry Pratchett, prolific author and satirist, added July 12 courtesy of Blog-Buddy Amanda. See this blog post dedicated to an aura reading of Terry Pratchett.
  110. Ethel Lombardi, the courageous healer who gave the world MariEl, nominated by Blog-Buddy Sandra.
  111. Suresh Ramaswamy,* spiritual life coach, teacher, and visionary entrepreneur. Yes, Blog-Buddies, Suresh actively works to help people move forward in personal development. Keep up with the developments at Lucid Field Technologies for Personal Growth.
  112. Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, founder of Pranic Healing, nominated by Blog-Buddy Kala.
  113. Rose Rosetree*, founder of Energy Spirituality and techniques for Energetic Literacy. Profiled here in a video interview on “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  114. Linda Clair, an Australian spiritual teacher.
  115. Swami Nirmalananda, a spiritual teacher and nun in the tradition of Swami Muktananda, was proposed by Blog-Buddy Debi S.
  116. Nate Berkus, interior designer and mega-charming TV talk show host.
  117. Steve Martin, comedian, actor, banjo virtuoso, writer, definite householder. This shift has happened within the last couple of years.
  118. Stephanie Thomas,* artisan and one-of-a-kind artist.
  119. Dr. Anita Chu *, a psychiatrist whose blossoming career has included representing psychiatrists for the American Medical Association.
  120. Matthieu Ricard, a spiritual teacher and author affiliated with Buddhism, has been called “The Happiest Man in the World.” He was nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVE, seconded by AMY.
  121. Tammy Duckworth, elected in 2012 as a Rep. from Illinois, the first Asian American woman elected to Congress in her state, a war veteran who served in Iraq as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, losing both legs. Found by chance by Rose, watchin’ TV. But not added to this list until I started writing this Empath Merge post.
  122. Master Stephen Co, one of ten Archaryas in the traditions of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy KALA.
  123. Acupuncturist Theodore Scott* was verified for this Enlightenment Life List during a phone session we had right before Thanksgiving. He is the sixth Blog-Buddy to move into Enlightenment, to my knowledge. Here is a recent photo for all you Blog-Buddies who wish to research Adam with Skilled Empath Merge or Aura Reading. And, for more fun than ever, know that he went through Name Alignment in 2016. He’s got a new name that suits him so much better: Theodore Scott. And here’s his photo now. Wow, right?
  124. Richard Miller, Enlightenment Educator through his magnificent video interviews and the important website, Richard has his own amazing website, Never Not Here.
  125. Richard Gere, humanitarian, actor, and Buddhist, was nominated for this list by #154, a.k.a., Dr. Anita Chu, a.k.a. Blog-Buddy Anita.
  126. Mark Landau, spiritual teacher and writer, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  127. David Robert Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Plus an award-winning writer. Professor Loy is profiled here on “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  128. Christine Wushke* is a Canadian teacher of yoga and meditation, also a poet, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  129. Kundalini Yoga teacher and author Stuart Perrin has established meditation centers in America and internationally as well. You can learn about his amazing life story from his interview with “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  130. Kenny Johnson teaches about God’s Grace through his website, “This Sacred Space.” You can learn about his work with those in prison, and beyond, from his interview with “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  131. Christian inspiration Bernadette Roberts was proposed by Blog-Buddy Gene Vayngrib. And if it wasn’t plain enough from her chakra databanks that Bernadette lives with a renunciate version of Enlightenment, what a surprise to find this book link as I am adding her onto this list: “The Experience of No-Self: A Contemplative Journey.”
  132. Terry Cole-Whittaker is an Enlightenment Coach whose blog currently reads, “Welcome to Adventures in Enlightenment.” She is a bestselling author who offers spiritual retreats at Mt. Shasta.
  133. Revered as an Ascended Master now that he has made a transition from human incarnation, Babaj belongs on this Enlightenment Life List. Really, it’s worth learning Stage Three Energetic Literacy to explore his amazing chakra databanks. Thanks to Blog-Buddy Jnana for recommending him.
  134. Another great nomination from Blog-Buddy Jnana, Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Comment 996 by Janana gives a beautiful, succinct summary of his achievements.
  135. Blog-Buddy Lara has been confirmed as living in Enlightenment. See her Comment 1038 below. She is our Blog-Buddy #8 to join this Enlightenment Life List. No photo or website are available, as she is a modest person who values her privacy. You can read where she was “outed” in Comment 60 and following in the Rose Rosetree Batgap video thread.
  136. The late Sri Subramanium developed a magnificent calling to Enlightenment as a renunciate. Blog-Buddy Mike submitted him for consideration in Comments 1043 and 1044. Added Feb. 24, 2013.
  137. Brahmacharya Nandkishore, a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was nominated by Blog-Buddy Mike in Comment 1088.
  138. Sister Wendy Beckett, the Catholic nun and noted art expert, was nominated by me, Rose Rosetree.
  139. Spiritual mentor Holly Holm (formerly Sarojini), nominated by Blog-Buddy PAIGE.
  140. The late Swami Kryiyananda was nominated by AJ, a spiritual teacher who taught about making your “whole” life your spiritual practice
  141. Shirdi Sai Baba, a.k.a. “The Saint of Shirdi,” nominated by JNANA, with a great story included at Comment 1172.
  142. Financial wizard and (Hey, I’m just guessing) HOUSEHOLDER… Ray Dalio, Chief Investment Officer for Bridgewater Associates. Nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVID.
  143. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver, nominated by Blog-Buddy JESSICA.
  144. Novelist and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien, nominated by Blog-Buddy LARA.
  145. Sri Pranaji, who represents the Siddhar tradition, a famous (and amazing) spiritual tradition from South Asian countries. Blog-Buddy JAMES brought us this nomination. Way to go, JAMES!
  146. George Guidall, audiobook narration superstar, was nominated by JULIE for our Empath Contest Where Everybody Can Win. When I profiled a RECENT photo of him for a prize in that contest, it became evident that Guidall now belongs on this Enlightenment Life List. Read details as they unfolded in my Skilled Empath Merge on the talented Mr. Guidall.
  147. “A Very Eligible Bachelor,” whom I described a bit in Comment 1293. Now there’s someone living human-based spirituality!
  148. Pope Francis, whose aura has transformed enormously since being named head of the Catholic Church. By Christmas 2013, he had moved into Enlightenment, as researched in detail in this comparison aura reading of Pope Francis.
  149. Sandra Haering* now joins the Enlightenment Life List. Currently she is an apprentice in the Mentoring Program in Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
  150. Emily Turner* has joined the Enlightenment Life List. She is also a member of this RES community.
  151. Eileen Caddy’s work with the Findhorn Foundation moved her across the threshold into Householder Enlightenment. Yes, I did once meet Eileen Caddy* so she gets an asterisk too.
  152. Poet and a great light on earth in so many ways, the late Maya Angelou goes onto the Enlightenment Life List. By the time of the photo in this article I wrote about her, she had definitely moved into that quality of consciousness, IMHO. Here is a tribute to her greatness. Added on May 30, 2014.
  153. Swami Rudrananda was an influential spiritual teacher. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ASTRIT. Added on June 3, 2014.
  154. Environmental activist and former Vice-President of the United States, Al Gore was finally nominated for this Enlightenment Life List. Thanks, Blog-Buddy AJ.
  155. Spiritual teacher Jeddah Mali was nominated by Blog-Buddy TEHYA.
  156. Actor Viggo Mortensen has landed upon the list.
  157. Isabella Cates* is a Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality and also the first Graduate in the Mentoring Program for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
  158. Evgenia Brodyagina* is a member of this energy spirituality community. She has written some guest posts at this blog.
  159. Prajnaparamita  was nominated by a new visitor to this blog, ADAM.
  160. Peter Gabriel was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  161. Acclaimed mathematician and Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was (indirectly) nominated by Blog-Buddy ZOFIA. She made her transition in May
  162. Kylie Sparks* from this RES community.
  163. Elaine W.* from this RES  community. Take a look at her guest post, “Celebrate Householder Enlightenment, Me?”
  164. Amanda* from this RES community.
  165. Paula Lawley * from this RES community. She works in technology, communications, media, and marketing.
  166. Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri was nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA. (Scroll down a bit to find the photo.)
  167. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA is the superb novelist Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help.”
  168. Blog-Buddy ZELDA nominated business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Nice catch!
  169. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, the highly regarded Vipassana Meditation teacher from Northern Thailand, was nominated by Blog-Buddy MIRIAM.
  170. Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He teaches Dzogchen —  nominated by Blog-Buddy WENDY.
  171. Shivabalayogi, a guru nominated by his follower, RICH.
  172. Shodo Harada Roshi belongs on this list.
  173. Yamada Mumon Roshi, the late master, also belongs on this list.
  174.  Shivarudrabalayogi, a disciple of Shivabalayogi. At this point, I’d like to invite all of you Blog-Buddies to become aware of the very important distinction between seeking Enlightenment as a householder or a renunciate. Big implications when you follow a teacher!
  175. Spiritual teacher Jean Christian, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  176. Inspired poet (and ex-priest) John O’Donohue, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL. (Yes, two in a row!)
  177. Humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers, author of “On Becoming a Person.” Once I saw his photo for the first time, it was a delight to research Carl Rogers and place him on this list.
  178. Kathleen*, from Australia, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  179. Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam fame, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA C. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  180. JEAN*, from America, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  181. Pope John Paul II was finally nominated for this list, courtesy of Blog-Buddy LILIAN. Thanks, LILIAN.
  182. Nonduality teacher Roger Linden was nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  183. Nicholas McGegan, the conductor of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  184. The late Dr. Shyam Singha, a doctor of homeopathy, osteopathy, acupuncture, a proponent of “food as medicine” and a master chef, was nominated by Blog-Buddy JULIE (Also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  185. P. Saradha, a physiotherapist in Bangalore, India, was researched at the request of Blog-Buddy D.G.
  186. Mahaprabhuji, a late Indian saint nominated by Blog-Buddy RALPH in his first nomination here. (Incidentally the link here, supplied by RALPH, includes a soul-stirring poem. I just loved reading it.)
  187. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, deceased, nominated by Blog-Buddy KEN  in his first nomination here. Whatta day at the blog this is turning out to be. Two new additions on one day, February 27, 2016. 🙂
  188. And now for our fourth addition to this Enlightenment Life List in one day! Neem Karoli Baba, deceased, guru to Ram Dass, was also nominated by Blog-Buddy KEN.
  189. Senator Al Franken, nominated by SANDRA HAERING for a contest about empaths, is not only an empath but also belongs on this list. SANDRA is an RES Practitioner who is, herself on this List. I’ve researched him post-scandal, and he’s still in Enlightenment.
  190. And so does his wife, Frannie Franken, pictured in the photo that SANDRA sent.
  191. Performer Drew Carey was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an RES Practitioner.
  192. GABRIELLE*, who was in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated exactly one week after graduating. (That day being July 17, 2016.)
  193. Gladys, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 24, 2016.
  194. DORIS*, also involved in RES.
  195. Rebecca*, the acupuncturist.
  196. Gary*, the doctor.
  197. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  198. BEV UPSHUR*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on November 3, 2016.
  199. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was also added, nominated by me, on January 22, 2017.
  200. Nisargadatta Maharaj, the late Advaita Teacher, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ALEX and added on February 8, 2017.
  201. Added on 2-27-17 is D.G.*, a man from India, is a member of our RES community.
  202. CHRISTINE,* Another member of our RES community joins our list as of 3-2-17. Congratulations!
  203. Sir Patrick Stewart was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  204. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, was nominated by Blog-Buddy AJ McCLARY.
  205. Legendary broadcaster Dan Rather has, by now, moved onto this Enlightenment Life List. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  206. Lindsey is a member of our RES community. Lauded her in New Enlightenment Life Listie.
  207. Zou Youguang was nominated by me, after I wrote a blog post about him here.
  208. Joyce DiDonato goes onto this list. You can find many current photos and recordings at YouTube.
  209. Darshan Kaur Khalsa*, a bright light of Kundalini Yoga, is a long-term friend of mine. Seeing her photo recently, yes! And I’m so glad to put her on this list.
  210. CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna goes onto this list.
  211. Singer Leslie Odom Jr, famed for his role in “Hamilton,” was nominated by JEAN, from our Enlightenment Life List. Hooray! (BTW, he spells his name with no comma before the “Jr.”) I’m very interested in reading his aura at the blog. You’ll find a link under the “Celebrity Readings Post.” Always a fun reference for energetic literacy perspective on public figures.
  212. BBC Historian Lucy Worsley was nominated by LILIAN. Yes, a “very British celebrity” in Enlightenment.
  213. I found this guy while watching TV: Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr.
  214. Penny Wong, a Senator in Australia, was nominated by Blog-Buddy KATHLEEN, herself in Enlightenment.
  215. LINDSEY, from our Enlightenment Life List, just nominated British actor Martin Clunes. Yes, indeed, this joy sparkler belongs on this list!
  216. With great joy, today, I add a second inspiring person to this list, Sarah L. Kaufman, author of “The Art of Grace.”
  217. With joy again, today I add CAMERON* from England, a member of the RES Community, to this Enlightenment Life List.
  218. Krista Tippett, host of the important PBS Show “On Faith,” joins our Enlightenment Life List today, thanks to a nomination from DEIRDRE. And in 2018 I resolve to start adding the date for new additions. Today’s January 19, 2018.
  219. Rick Carlisle, Coach of the Dallas Mavericks, was nominated by LEO. And, yes, today’s still January 19, 2018.
  220. And rounding out a great day of Enlightenment Validation, let’s also add John McWhorter, Ph.D. Yes, on that humdinger day, January 19, 2018. Here’s a blog post about him, containing a link to his photograph.
  221. This Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, I’m adding a basketball phenom for the Warriors. RES Apprentice LEO was the talent scout.
  222. And there’s more, on Feb. 4, 2018, since AJ nominated Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Possibly the first Supreme Court Justice to have moved into Enlightenment.
  223. Wow, call it a basketball or a touchdown or whatever on Feb. 4, 2018. RES Apprentice LEO has scored another win for our Enlightenment Life List by nominating Harvard Professor Richard Weissbourd.
  224. Also on Feb. 4, 2018,  we can add Chuck Schumer, Minority House Leader. Just glorious.
  225. Capping this week of big activity at this List, today I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy LIANE from America.
  226. Esther Peral, the psychotherapist and podcaster about relationships, joins our list on February 22, 2018, thanks to a nomination from RES Apprentice LEO.
  227. Valentina Lisita, concert pianist, was nominated by LOGAN. He chose a winner who goes onto our list on February 22, 2018.
  228. Today, on March 24, 2018, I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy ROMANA DeBEER* from Australia.
  229. And on March 26, who’s being added. Storyteller and memoirist Bobby Norfolk.*
  230. Next, on March 31, let’s add another member of the RES community, EVE* from America, by way of Finland.
  231. April 8, 2018 brings a sparkling new inspiration, and member of this Enlightenment Life List, Dr. (and Rev.) William Barber. Nominated by RES Practitioner ISABELLA CATES.
  232. Holly, from the RES community, now belongs on this list.
  233. April 19, 2018. Glad to say, CHARLES* goes on this list now; he’s a member of our RES community from America.
  234. May 26, 2018. Happily, I welcome Erica K. onto this list. She, too, is a member of our RES community.
  235. June 16, 2018. Onto our list goes Kenan Thompson from “Saturday Night Live, thanks to a nomination from Blog-Buddy STEVE.
  236. November 15, 2013, Sandi Toksvig won! She’s a recent host of “The Great British Bake Off.” Nominator ISABELLA CATES and seconder LINDSEY are both in Enlightenment.
  237. November 19, 2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for JENNIFER SIRRINE. She’s a member of our RES community. Been reading this blog since 2011.
  238. December 19,2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for LEO WATTS. He’s an RES Apprentice.
  239. December 29, 2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for BRITTANY BLACK. She’s a stay-at-home Mom who became interested in RES earlier this year.
  240. December 31, 2018 Enlightenment Validation day for COMPUTER GUY JOE, an occasional RES client.
  241. Starting off 2019 beautifully, on January 3, BRYAN PATRICK moved into Enlightenment. He’s a member of our RES community.
  242. Glad to announce on January 25, 2019, EXPLORER moved into Enlightenment. She’s a member of our RES community.
  243. More happy news, on February 9, 2019, TATIANA moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our RES community.
  244. Another February addition to our Enlightenment Life List. Engineer JESSE has moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our RES community and, actually, an RES Apprentice.
  245. Former U.S. attorney and political pundit, Chuck Rosenberg. Added onto our list on 2/20/19.
  246. Added on March 6, 2019, one of my favorite comedians and extreme ham, Martin Short. Thanks to Blog-Buddy DIANA for this nomination!
  247. Added on April 2, 2019, Pediatrician KATIE has moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our RES community!
  248. May 17, 2019, who joined our Enlightenment Life List? Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sexologist.
  249. May 24, 2019, I’m delighted to add Professor Joe.
  250. May 25, 2019, our list expands to include Tina, who works at at Howard County General Hospital.
  251. May 27, 2019. Let’s add Ezra Klein, host of “The Ezra Klein Show,” a Vox podcast.
  252. June 2, 2019. Kate McKinnon was researched for the “Fake Smile Contest.” That’s when I finally read her aura and then chose her for this list. Hooray for all of us fans of the star from “Saturday Night Live.”
  253. June 10, 2019. Basketball star Giannis Antetokoumpo. LEO nominated him for our Fake Smile Contest.
  254. June 18, 2019, let’s welcome comedy writer and recent Tony Leading Actress in a Play Winner, Elaine May — her first acting award at age 87!
  255. June 18, 2019, I’m also inspired to add chef and philanthropist, José Andrés, who has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
  256. July 11, 2019. Onto our list goes Ursula von derr Leyen, Germany’s Defense Minister, newly elected to become President of the European Commission,  a nominee from Blog-Buddy EDWARD GRANT.
  257. September 3, 2019. On to our list goes spiritual teacher Sri Avinash. Here’s a good research photo of him.
  258. September 3, 2019. We’ll also add spiritual teacher Steve Taylor from England. His photo is here. 
  259. October 6, 2019. Nina Totenberg, one of the three Founding Mothers of National Public Radio, goes onto this list. Courtesy of RES Practitioner ISABELLA CATES.
  260. November 1, 2019. Alan Cohen, a magnificent spiritual teacher, goes onto this list. Nominated by yours truly.
  261. November 1, 2019, historian Joanne B. Freeman was nominated by RES Practitioner ISABELLA CATES in Comments #3302 – 3307.

Got more candidates for this Enlightenment Life List? As time permits, I’ll do a short aura reading for free of each nominee, just to screen, and will respond with a simple YES or NO.

How to Submit a Nomination to Enlightenment Coach, Rose Rosetree

Here is my open invitation to you Blog-Buddies. Any time you have a serious candidate for this list, you are invited to write one or more brief comments with the following info:

  1. To avoid duplicated research, please check out the list of previous nominees. I’ll only research a nominee one time for this list. (Some exceptions will be made, but at my personal discretion only. Thank you for respecting my time.)
  2. Include, please, the nominee’s name and a one-click link to a clear headshot from a straight angle. Yes, a photo, please. Not a link to a YouTube video. Please, please read this article about how to select an appropriate photograph.
  3. And that means ONLY one photo. Not a page of pictures, etc.
  4. Please summarize WHY you are interested.
  5. One nominee per comment, please. And I’d also appreciate if you’d break up extra-long comments, as in the style of this blog.
  6. Remember, even if your nominee doesn’t make it onto Rose Rosetree’s personal Enlightenment Life List, if that person has been a spiritual inspiration to you, keep that inspiration. A person need not be living in Enlightenment to do great work, be mega-talented as a healer or teacher or anything else. Your nominee could still touch your heart, change your life, even be a saint! As an Enlightenment Coach, I simply aim to help spiritual seekers to aim for standards. Energetic Literacy makes that possible for those of us living now.
  7. Finally, regarding your nomination, I request your patience. It takes more time than you might think to do this research, as does maintaining the blog itself. So I save up comments to this post and then go in and spend the hours required to respond. You might want to check back often and comment at other posts, too.

And What Will I Do with Your Nomination?

Here’s my part of the deal. I’ll research and add that name to my Enlightenment Life List, provided that this person DOES show spiritual Enlightenment.

Plus that name will joyfully be added to an Alphabetized version of this list.

Either way, I will definitely add your nominee’s name to the list of those who have been nominated.

In this Age of Awakening, millions of people can move into Enlightenment, and do it with Age of Awakening Enlightenment. This Enlightenment Coach is dedicated to doing her part to help.

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  1. 3301

    Duly noted, ETHAN. Thank you for following through.

  2. 3302
    Isabella Cates says:

    Hi Rose,

    I’d like to nominate Joanne B. Freeman. Freeman is a historian, and expert on early American History and Alexander Hamilton.

  3. 3303
    Isabella Cates says:

    I discovered her through an episode of Ezra Klein’s podcast, where he interviewed her about the topic of her most recent book (which took her 17 years to write), “The Field of Blood.”

    The book is about violence in the US Congress in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

  4. 3304
    Isabella Cates says:

    The research she’s done is absolutely fascinating!

    She confirmed at least 70 instances of physical violence in Congress between 1830 and the Civil War (and says there were many, many more instances that she didn’t include in that number). These instances of physical violence were *not* included in the Congressional record.

  5. 3305
    Isabella Cates says:

    Anyway, she also teaches at Yale, and has a really great “Open Yale” online course about the American Revolution.

    She has a big personality and sense of humor, so I am really enjoying her lectures.

  6. 3306
    Isabella Cates says:

    Link to the course (just click the ‘sessions’ tab and you can start watching the lectures):

    Link to “The Ezra Klein Show” podcast episode, “The Purpose of Political Violence”:

  7. 3307
    Isabella Cates says:

    And finally, a photo for aura research:

    Thanks, Rose!!

  8. 3308

    Fascinating, ISABELLA! And you’ve given such a beautifully full nomination here.

    For instance, I already knew a bit about what you wrote in your Comment #3304, but not the statistic of 70 acts of physical violence. Yes, fascinating!

  9. 3309
    Liane says:

    I’d like to nominate Cyndi Dale, author and regular contributor to the ABMP Massage Magazine.

    It was from one of her books that I first heard about energetic cords. I am unable to quote from the book, as I got rid of it once I realized much of the content wasn’t exactly helpful.

  10. 3310

    LIANE, thank you so much. I know that you have some comments about her in queue for our Discernment Jamboree about cutting cords of attachment.

    Here we go, with this rather interesting start. 🙂

  11. 3311

    Hooray, let’s play catch-up. Leading off with my nomination of the wonderful spiritual teacher Alan Cohen, with video link back at Comment #3293.

    BTW, it’s good to use that link if you’re seeking the comment, because it’s from Page 33 of comments. Whereas this blog now has the default of taking us to Comment Page #34.

  12. 3312

    Yes, Alan Cohen has crossed the threshold into Enlightenment.

    I’ve been so fond of him for so many years. Silly that it’s taken me so many years to research him for this list. To be sure, according to the skills that I use, he’s in Age of Awakening Enlightenment now. Way to go, Alan!

  13. 3313

    LIANE, thank you for your nomination of Rabbi Rami Shapiro in Comment #3294. He really seems delightful.

    Unfortunately, I find the consciousness lifestyle of spiritual addiction. Not Enlightenment.

  14. 3314

    Your turn, MARK, as I research your COMMENT #3296 – 3298, nominating Tamra Oviatt, the Theta Healer and author. As a point of information, I do not research photos where the face is partly cropped off.

    So, guess what? Indirectly you reminded me to add my latest instructions. Easier for everyone all around! Added now, at Point #2 under “How to Submit a Nomination.” Meanwhile, I’ve found this usable still from one of her YouTube videos, paused at 0:04.

  15. 3315

    Unfortunately, she seems quite entrenched in extreme spiritual addiction. Sorry about that.

    I think you were wise to notice when you consistently felt bad after using her healings. In general, I warn against all initiations, activations, and transmissions. They’re a way of innocently opening up to whatever beings and energies the trusted healer or spiritual teacher wishes to place into somebody’s aura.

  16. 3316

    If any of you Blog-Buddies are ever curious about what a particular practice has done for you, I can research that in detail… and also help to free you up from the connection to that group of entities.

    Should you be interested in that, simply book a session with me. Also, on the day of the session, before your appointment, it would also be good to email me a photo or YouTube video screenshot, to

  17. 3317

    Persistent ETHAN, thank you for nominating Joaquin Phoenix in your Comment #3300. He’s nowhere close to Enlightenment. Instead, ETHAN, he’s in the 10% of Americans doing relatively well.

    In his case, I’d call his consciousness lifestyle “human-based spirituality.”

  18. 3318

    Thus, Joaquin’s emphasizing his human adventures and explorations here at Earth School.

    In his case, at the time of the photo you supplied, he’s stunningly self-absorbed, fascinated by his own complexity. Especially, he’s having a ball by exploring ways to be very messed up inwardly.

  19. 3319
    Leo Watts says:

    Very cool to hear the news of Alan Cohen! I’ve never read any of his books, but I think I’ll buy one next time I find myself at a bookstore.

    I’ve reignited my love for browsing bookstores, big or small, grand or humble, lately. I had forgotten how it can feel like an amusement park for learning.

  20. 3320

    Browsing bookstores is such fun, LEO. And on behalf of all of us published writers, THANK YOU.

  21. 3321

    Exciting, ISABELLA, to research Joanne B. Freeman. Thanks so much for your Comments #3302 – 3307. Absolutely lovely, her version of Age of Awakening Enlightenment!

    Onto this list she goes.

  22. 3322

    Oh, LIANE, it’s going to be intriguing, research on Cyndi Dale, your one-time mentor about cutting cords of attachment.

    Thanks for proposing her in your Comment #3309.

  23. 3323

    That (very adorable) photo shows her to be in spiritual addiction.

    Nowhere close to Enlightenment, but a talented communicator.

  24. 3324
    Isabella Cates says:

    Thank you, Rose! Happy to find someone for the list.

  25. 3325
    Mark Spiegel says:

    Hi Rose,

    Regarding your research about Tamra Oviatt #3315, I so appreciate you taking a look.
    This was very helpful in my growth and I can now begin to trust when I sense something is not right.

  26. 3326
    Mark Spiegel says:

    During her activation, would go into a reverie state and sort of “peace out”.

    At least something was happening, transformation seemed afoot.

  27. 3327
    Mark Spiegel says:

    But some part of me would go: “This feels synthetic” But I would not trust myself to know things.

    I had been questioning her for years but let myself be influenced by her own marketing and presentation. Like her saying your problems are all brain wiring and Theta healing is the solution.

  28. 3328
    Mark Spiegel says:

    I like your expression “Candy coated astral fantasy land”.

    It about sums it up.

  29. 3329

    MARK, it’s so important to trust your experiences.

    These days (since the Shift into the Age of Awakening) I think it’s also really important to do good quality aura reading of anyone you might study with for spiritual or psychic development.

  30. 3330

    And by “good quality,” I mean not just Stage 1 Energetic Literacy or Stage 2 Energetic Literacy but Stage 3 Energetic Literacy.

    That way you (or any RES Expert, maybe others? — and with some training, YOU) can read the teacher’s aura in detail from regular photographs.

  31. 3331

    That doesn’t just go for modalities like Theta Healing, that arose during the New Age Years (1980 until the Shift on 12/21/12).

    Sadly, ancient and well-reputed traditions of spiritual teaching are often corrupted by now, as you can read in this article on meditation. And something as widely praised as Mindfulness Meditation may not be what it seems.

  32. 3332

    On the bright side, once we gain clarity about what the Age of Awakening is (in contrast to prevalent confusions), we can evolve spiritually a great deal faster.

    This is why this teacher, with a one-person website, has managed to help a lot of clients and students to progress a lot in their personal evolution, including some who’ve even moved into Enlightenment. So choose wisely and persist… and expect great things, MARK.

  33. 3333
    Liane says:

    Thank you, Rose, for researching Cyndi Dale, and Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Although the news isn’t great, I have to remember that I, too, was once in spiritual addiction. And I recovered.

    So, as long as they’re not in extreme spiritual addiction, there’s hope. Not that I’ll be waiting around to see which way they decide to go… I have a life to live!

  34. 3334

    A sage response indeed, LIANE.

  35. 3335
    Will says:

    Hi Rose, your new contest has me curious about some folks who were nominated for your last contest. They didn’t get to be winners. Still, they seem pretty remarkable.

    Before nominating new people for the new contest, I’d like to at least give people an Enlightenment checkup. Just in case we’ve got some good news about them.

  36. 3336
    Will says:

    Could we please start off with Jim Rohn?

    He’s had such an independent, inspiring career helping people, as noted in his nomination in comments 103 and 104.

  37. 3337
    Will says:

    When I looked for a picture of him, I went over to YouTube. Apparently he is billing himself as offering Law of Attraction Coaching.

    So here is an image for you to use for research. This video, and you can find a research photo here at 2:01 minutes. Thank you.

  38. 3338
    Will says:

    If I might, I’d also like to nominate Holistic Psychiatrist Kelly Brogan. She was nominated in comments 1-3.

    I guess I forgot to give a link to that last contest before. Here it is now.

  39. 3339
    Will says:

    I think this photograph will work..
    Thanks again, Rose.

  40. 3340
    Will says:

    One more, please. Could you please research Juan Louis Guerra? He’s a musician from the Dominican Republic. See comments 38 and 39. Thanks!

    This photo might work.

  41. 3341

    Awesome, WILL. It’s such a great idea to nominate past contest nominees who weren’t selected.

    If you don’t win one of these contest, I know it’s disappointing. But the full readership of the blog is introduced to somebody you believe is important, and that’s nothing to sneeze at.

  42. 3342

    I do hope that other Blog-Buddies will take your lead on this great idea.

    Folks, if you ever nominate somebody who doesn’t win one of my clients here at the blog, you’re still invited to nominate that person for this Enlightenment Life List. Fabulous idea, WILL!

  43. 3343

    At the Trump Impeachment Inquiry, one of the first witnesses was George Kent.

    According to The Washington Post, he’s “a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department overseeing European and Eurasian affairs. Translation: He is a very high-level official who oversees all U.S. policy over Ukraine and has a deep knowledge of the relationship between the United States and Ukraine.”

  44. 3344

    Here’s George Kent’s photo. I won’t just nominate him today for this Spiritual Enlightenment Life List.

    I’ll tell you right now, he’s in!

  45. 3345
    Lindsey says:

    I would like to nominate Congressman Adam Schiff for your Enlightenment list. Here’s a link to a recent photo of him.

    Thank you Rose!

  46. 3346

    Lindsey, thank you. Interesting!

  47. 3347

    Hey, everybody, I have a humble request as the one who puts in the time to do this free service for you.

    Please do not send me a link like the one in 3345. I’ve been getting a lot of these lately. This brings up a Google search, showing screens full of photos, most of which are not appropriate for accurate aura reading research.

  48. 3348

    When I ask you to select ONE aura-reading-worthy photo, it’s so that I don’t have to do what I’m having to do for the Schiff collection. Namely, choose from a large assortment of photographs.

    Please, in the future, use the instructions here at the website for selecting appropriate pictures. I’d appreciate it. Choose the photo. Then get the url for it and put that in the body of your request for my research.

  49. 3349

    In case it’s helpful, on my PC, here’s how I do that:
    1. Right-click on the chosen image.
    2. Left-click on “Copy Image Address.”
    3. Paste that onto your nomination for the Enlightenment Life List. That simple!

  50. 3350

    Look, for you Blog-Buddies, it’s taking a few minutes (and sharpening your discernment about what is a straight camera angle, on the level photograph. Probably for the only time in that day, doing that kind of selection.

    For me, in one day of work it’s not unusual for me to have to search through 20 or more photographs, between helping clients and writing articles. Please do your part here. Thanks in advance.

  51. 3351

    Anyway, your idea of this nomination is great, LINDSEY. I’ll fast track it now and tell you that no, Rep. Schiff is not in Enlightenment. Not yet.

    However, he is living in Human-Based Spirituality.

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