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Spiritual Enlightenment List from Rose Rosetree

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 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 Energy Spirituality 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. Songwriter and singer Carole King
  35. Kundalini Yoga teacher Yogi Bhajan
  36. Sidha Yoga founder Swami Muktananda
  37. Yogi Bhagawan Nityananda (teacher to Swami Muktananda)
  38. Swami Brahmananda Saraswati,  Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (and guru to my one-time guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)
  39. 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.)
  40. Hypnosis educator Patricia MacIsaac*.
  41. Spiritual facilitator Susan Scolastico.*
  42. Diane Jarvi, part of the management team put together by Star Riparetti.
  43. 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
  44. Shamanic Healer Nah Kin was added August 9. You’ll find an Aura Reading post devoted to her here.
  45. Shamanic Healer Hi-Ah Park. Another great find from Blog-Buddy Karin, like the previous great one on this Enlightenment Life List.
  46. Healer Hannes Jacob, also nominated by Karin for a healer’s contest. Way to go, Karin! Not to mention Herr Jacob!
  47. 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.
  48. The guru Swami Chinmayananda, not to be confused with H.H. Tejomayananda, his successor.” See Comment 51 below.
  49. Jamie Sams, First Nation shaman, is a writer for HarperCollins as well as a practicing healer.
  50. Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Added September 14, 2010, courtesy of Blog-Buddy SUZANNE and Comment #72.
  51. 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.
  52. Sound healer Chris Rials-Seitz.
  53. Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO. “Hseih” is pronounced “Shay.” Blog-Buddy BRENDA nominated him, too.
  54. Metteyya Sakyaputta, a Buddhist monk, nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  55. A Buddhist nun, Bhaddhamanika, was also nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  56. Poet Jane Hirshfield, another nomination from Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  57. Lauren Jubelirer, Shamanic Astrologer, Director of Certification and Teacher Training Program of SAMS.
  58. Paramahamsa Hariharananda, one of the saints from the lineage of Kriya Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy RENEE.
  59. Sri Yukteswar (Paramahansa Yogananda’s guru) was added 11/21/10, thanks to nomination by Jordan. Way to go, Jordan!
  60. 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. Mystic and yogi Sri Aurobindo was proposed by BERNIE. Added August 23, 2011.
  92. 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.
  93. South African leader, a hero in the world’s annals of democracy, Nelson Mandela was proposed by RENE and added September 7, 2011.
  94. The 16th Karmapa, a Buddhist leader nominated by LIZZIE, was added September 27, 2011.
  95. Shambala teacher,  Khandro Tseyang Palmo, the Sakyong Wangmo , nominated by ANONYMOUS, was added September 27, 2011.
  96. Jane Lynch, of Glee fame, was nominated by SUZANNE and added September 27, 2011.
  97. Arielle Ford, bestselling writer and New Age promoter, was added October 19, 2011.
  98. Manual Schoch, a Swiss mystic, added November 30, 2011.
  99. Hugh Jackman, Australian performer and international celebrity.
  100. Nancy Pelosi, American politician. First female Speaker of the House of Represenatives in American History.
  101. Eli Manning, American football player on the New York Giants.
  102. Ramana Maharshi, a yogi proposed by Bernie.
  103. Julie Blake Edison*, student, client, and friend of Rose Rosetree, teacher of Deeper Perception. The first Blog-Buddy from our Energy Spirituality community to be added to this list. Added April 3, 2012.
  104. Jill Erin Mabie*, the second Blog-Buddy from our Energy Spirituality 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.
  105. 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.
  106. 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!
  107. Elizabeth Gilbert, creativity expert, added June 5, 2012.
  108. 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.
  109. Ethel Lombardi, the courageous healer who gave the world MariEl, nominated by Blog-Buddy Sandra.
  110. 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.
  111. Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, founder of Pranic Healing, nominated by Blog-Buddy Kala.
  112. Rose Rosetree*, founder of Energy Spirituality and techniques for Energetic Literacy. Profiled here in a video interview on Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  113. Linda Clair, an Australian spiritual teacher.
  114. Swami Nirmalananda, a spiritual teacher and nun in the tradition of Swami Muktananda, was proposed by Blog-Buddy Debi S.
  115. Nate Berkus, interior designer and mega-charming TV talk show host.
  116. Steve Martin, comedian, actor, banjo virtuoso, writer, definite householder. This shift has happened within the last couple of years.
  117. Stephanie Thomas,* artisan and one-of-a-kind artist.
  118. Dr. Anita Chu *, a psychiatrist whose blossoming career has included representing psychiatrists for the American Medical Association.
  119. 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.
  120. 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.
  121. Master Stephen Co, one of ten Archaryas in the traditions of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy KALA.
  122. 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?
  123. Richard Miller, Enlightenment Educator through his magnificent video interviews and the important website, Richard has his own amazing website, Never Not Here.
  124. 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.
  125. Mark Landau, spiritual teacher and writer, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.
  126. 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 onBuddha at the Gas Pump.”
  127. Christine Wushke* is a Canadian teacher of yoga and meditation, also a poet, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.
  128. 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.
  129. 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.
  130. 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.
  131. 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.
  132. 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.
  133. Another great nomination from Blog-Buddy Jnana, Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Comment 996 by Janana gives a beautiful, succinct summary of his achievements.
  134. 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.
  135. 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.
  136. Brahmacharya Nandkishore, a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was nominated by Blog-Buddy Mike in Comment 1088.
  137. Sister Wendy Beckett, the Catholic nun and noted art expert, was nominated by me, Rose Rosetree.
  138. Spiritual mentor Holly Holm (formerly Sarojini), nominated by Blog-Buddy PAIGE.
  139. The late Swami Kryiyananda was nominated by AJ, a spiritual teacher who taught about making your “whole” life your spiritual practice
  140. Shirdi Sai Baba, a.k.a. “The Saint of Shirdi,” nominated by JNANA, with a great story included at Comment 1172.
  141. Financial wizard and (Hey, I’m just guessing) HOUSEHOLDER… Ray Dalio, Chief Investment Officer for Bridgewater Associates. Nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVID.
  142. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver, nominated by Blog-Buddy JESSICA.
  143. Novelist and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien, nominated by Blog-Buddy LARA.
  144. 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!
  145. 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.
  146. “A Very Eligible Bachelor,” whom I described a bit in Comment 1293. Now there’s someone living human-based spirituality!
  147. 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.
  148. Sandra Haering* now joins the Enlightenment Life List. Currently she is an apprentice in the Mentoring Program in Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
  149. Emily Turner* has joined the Enlightenment Life List. She is also a member of this Energy Spirituality community.
  150. 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.
  151. 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.
  152. Swami Rudrananda was an influential spiritual teacher. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ASTRIT. Added on June 3, 2014.
  153. Environmental activist and former Vice-President of the United States, Al Gore was finally nominated for this Enlightenment Life List. Thanks, Blog-Buddy AJ.
  154. Spiritual teacher Jeddah Mali was nominated by Blog-Buddy TEHYA.
  155. Actor Viggo Mortensen has landed upon the list.
  156. Isabella Cates* is a Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality and also the first Graduate in the Mentoring Program for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
  157. Evgenia Brodyagina* is a member of this energy spirituality community. She has written some guest posts at this blog.
  158. Prajnaparamita was nominated by a new visitor to this blog, ADAM.
  159. Peter Gabriel was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  160. Acclaimed mathematician and Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was (indirectly) nominated by Blog-Buddy ZOFIA. She made her transition in May
  161. Elaine W.* from this Energy Spirituality community. Take a look at her guest post, “Celebrate Householder Enlightenment, Me?”
  162. Amanda* from this Energy Spirituality community.
  163. Paula Lawley * from this Energy Spirituality community. She works in technology, communications, media, and marketing.
  164. Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri was nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA. (Scroll down a bit to find the photo.)
  165. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA is the superb novelist Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help.”
  166. Blog-Buddy ZELDA nominated business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Nice catch!
  167. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, the highly regarded Vipassana Meditation teacher from Northern Thailand, was nominated by Blog-Buddy MIRIAM.
  168. Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He teaches Dzogchen —  nominated by Blog-Buddy WENDY.
  169. Shivabalayogi, a guru nominated by his follower, RICH.
  170. Shodo Harada Roshi belongs on this list.
  171. Yamada Mumon Roshi, the late master, also belongs on this list.
  172.  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!
  173. Spiritual teacher Jean Christian, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  174. Inspired poet (and ex-priest) John O’Donohue, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL. (Yes, two in a row!)
  175. 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.
  176. Kathleen*, from Australia, a member of our Energy Spirituality community here at this blog.
  177. Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam fame, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA C. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  178. JEAN*, from America, a member of our Energy Spirituality community here at this blog.
  179. Pope John Paul II was finally nominated for this list, courtesy of Blog-Buddy LILIAN. Thanks, LILIAN.
  180. Nonduality teacher Roger Linden was nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  181. Nicholas McGegan, the conductor of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  182. 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).
  183. P. Saradha, a physiotherapist in Bangalore, India, was researched at the request of Blog-Buddy D.G.
  184. 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.)
  185. 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. 🙂
  186. 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.
  187. 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 Energy Spirituality Practitioner who is, herself on this List. I’ve researched him post-scandal, and he’s still in Enlightenment.
  188. And so does his wife, Frannie Franken, pictured in the photo that SANDRA sent.
  189. Performer Drew Carey was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an Energy Spirituality Practitioner.
  190. 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.)
  191. Gladys, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 24, 2016.
  192. DORIS*, also involved in Energy Spirituality.
  193. Rebecca*, the acupuncturist.
  194. Gary*, the doctor.
  195. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  196. BEV UPSHUR*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on November 3, 2016.
  197. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was also added, nominated by me, on January 22, 2017.
  198. Nisargadatta Maharaj, the late Advaita Teacher, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ALEX and added on February 8, 2017.
  199. Added on 2-27-17 is D.G.*, a man from India, is a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  200. CHRISTINE,* Another member of our Energy Spirituality community joins our list as of 3-2-17. Congratulations!
  201. Sir Patrick Stewart was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  202. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, was nominated by Blog-Buddy AJ McCLARY.
  203. Legendary broadcaster Dan Rather has, by now, moved onto this Enlightenment Life List. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  204. Lindsey is a member of our Energy Spirituality community. Lauded her in New Enlightenment Life Listie.
  205. Zou Youguang was nominated by me, after I wrote a blog post about him here.
  206. Joyce DiDonato goes onto this list. You can find many current photos and recordings at YouTube.
  207. 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.
  208. CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna goes onto this list.
  209. 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.
  210. BBC Historian Lucy Worsley was nominated by LILIAN. Yes, a “very British celebrity” in Enlightenment.
  211. I found this guy while watching TV: Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr.
  212. Penny Wong, a Senator in Australia, was nominated by Blog-Buddy KATHLEEN, herself in Enlightenment.
  213. LINDSEY, from our Enlightenment Life List, just nominated British actor Martin Clunes. Yes, indeed, this joy sparkler belongs on this list!
  214. With great joy, today, I add a second inspiring person to this list, Sarah L. Kaufman, author of “The Art of Grace.”
  215. With joy again, today I add CAMERON* from England, a member of the Energy Spirituality Community, to this Enlightenment Life List.
  216. 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.
  217. Rick Carlisle, Coach of the Dallas Mavericks, was nominated by LEO. And, yes, today’s still January 19, 2018.
  218. 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.
  219. This Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, I’m adding a basketball phenom for the Warriors. Energy Spirituality Apprentice LEO was the talent scout.
  220. 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.
  221. Wow, call it a basketball or a touchdown or whatever on Feb. 4, 2018. Energy Spirituality Practitioner LEO has scored another win for our Enlightenment Life List by nominating Harvard Professor Richard Weissbourd.
  222. Also on Feb. 4, 2018,  we can add Chuck Schumer, Minority House Leader. Just glorious.
  223. Capping this week of big activity at this List, today I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy LIANE from America.
  224. Esther Peral, the psychotherapist and podcaster about relationships, joins our list on February 22, 2018, thanks to a nomination from Energy Spirituality Practitioner LEO.
  225. Valentina Lisita, concert pianist, was nominated by LOGAN. He chose a winner who goes onto our list on February 22, 2018.
  226. Today, on March 24, 2018, I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy ROMANA DeBEER* from Australia.
  227. And on March 26, who’s being added. Storyteller and memoirist Bobby Norfolk.*
  228. Next, on March 31, let’s add another member of the Energy Spirituality community, EVE* from America, by way of Finland.
  229. April 8, 2018 brings a sparkling new inspiration, and member of this Enlightenment Life List, Dr. (and Rev.) William Barber. Nominated by Energy Spirituality Practitioner ISABELLA CATES.
  230. Holly, from the Energy Spirituality community, now belongs on this list.
  231. April 19, 2018. Glad to say, CHARLES* goes on this list now; he’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community from America.
  232. May 26, 2018. Happily, I welcome Erica K. onto this list. She, too, is a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  233. June 16, 2018. Onto our list goes Kenan Thompson from “Saturday Night Live, thanks to a nomination from Blog-Buddy STEVE.
  234. 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.
  235. November 19, 2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for JENNIFER SIRRINE. She’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community. Been reading this blog since 2011.
  236. December 19,2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for LEO WATTS. He’s an Energy Spirituality Practitioner.
  237. December 29, 2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for BRITTANY BLACK. She’s a stay-at-home Mom who became interested in Energy Spirituality earlier this year.
  238. December 31, 2018 Enlightenment Validation day for COMPUTER GUY JOE, an occasional Energy Spirituality client.
  239. Starting off 2019 beautifully, on January 3, BRYAN PATRICK moved into Enlightenment. He’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  240. Glad to announce on January 25, 2019, EXPLORER moved into Enlightenment. She’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  241. More happy news, on February 9, 2019, TATIANA moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  242. Another February addition to our Enlightenment Life List. Engineer JESSE has moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our Energy Spirituality community and, actually, an Energy Spirituality Apprentice.
  243. Former U.S. attorney and political pundit, Chuck Rosenberg. Added onto our list on 2/20/19.
  244. Added on March 6, 2019, one of my favorite comedians and extreme ham, Martin Short. Thanks to Blog-Buddy DIANA for this nomination!
  245. Added on April 2, 2019, Pediatrician KATIE has moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our Energy Spirituality community!
  246. May 17, 2019, who joined our Enlightenment Life List? Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sexologist.
  247. May 24, 2019, I’m delighted to add Professor Joe.
  248. May 25, 2019, our list expands to include Tina, who works at at Howard County General Hospital.
  249. May 27, 2019. Let’s add Ezra Klein, host of “The Ezra Klein Show,” a Vox podcast.
  250. 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.”
  251. June 10, 2019. Basketball star Giannis Antetokoumpo. LEO nominated him for our Fake Smile Contest.
  252. 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!
  253. June 18, 2019, I’m also inspired to add chef and philanthropist, José Andrés, who has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
  254. 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.
  255. September 3, 2019. On to our list goes spiritual teacher Sri Avinash. Here’s a good research photo of him.
  256. September 3, 2019. We’ll also add spiritual teacher Steve Taylor from England. His photo is here. 
  257. October 6, 2019. Nina Totenberg, one of the three Founding Mothers of National Public Radio, goes onto this list. Courtesy of Energy Spirituality Practitioner ISABELLA CATES.
  258. November 1, 2019. Alan Cohen, a magnificent spiritual teacher, goes onto this list. Nominated by yours truly.
  259. November 1, 2019, historian Joanne B. Freeman was nominated by Energy Spirituality Practitioner ISABELLA CATES in Comments #3302 – 3307
  260. November 26, 2019. Service-Oriented Michael, from our Energy Spirituality Community, received Enlightenment Validation and a blog post today.
  261. November 30, 2019. George Kent, a third-generation government professional, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Here’s George Kent’s photo. Comment #3414.
  262. December 4, 2019. John Green, bestselling novelist and more. Nominated by Oscar Manuel.
  263. December 13, 2019. Richard Roper, author of  “How Not to Die Alone.” Nominated by KYLIE who, herself, is on our Enlightenment Life List.
  264. December 13, 2019. Attorney Daniel Goldman representing Democrats in the House of Representatives for the Trump Impeachment Inquiry. (For aura research, I’ve paused the video 3 seconds in.) Crystal clear, and infused with Divine presence, yes, that’s Age of Awakening Enlightenment! Blog-Buddy TRISH nominated him, over at Trump Impeachment Aura Readings.
  265. December 13, 2019. Ambassador William Taylor, one of the stars of the Trump Impeachment Inquiry imo, also goes onto this list. More Age of Awakening Enlightenment! Blog-Buddy ROSANNA TUFTS nominated him, over at Trump Impeachment Aura Readings.
  266. December 27, 2019. New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet. Nominated by ISABELLA CATES in Comment #3625. Wonderful!
  267. January 2, 2020. Tough-and-shiny, that’s righteous journalist Masha Gessen. Courtesy of ISABELLA CATES, nominated in her Comments #3630-3637.
  268. January 14, 2020. Extraordinary Great Courses Professor Robert Garland has gone onto this list. Very proud of myself that I used good energy hygiene and didn’t read his aura until I wasn’t studying with him.
  269. January 15, 2020. Famed conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas belongs on my Spiritual Enlightenment List! On he goes.
  270. February 13, 2020. It just in time for Valentine’s Day. Blog-Buddy LIANE recommended Dame Maggie Smith for something different — nominating her for an empath at our Celebrity Empaths Flash Contest. Double win! Smith is both an empath and in Age of Awakening Enlightenment.
  271. February 16, 2020. Historian Robert Caro joins this list of spiritual luminaries, nominated by ISABELLA CATES. Well done, ISABELLA!
  272. February 19, 2020. Marcul Lemonis, a star of “The Profit,” was nominated for the Celebrity Empath Flash Contest by ENGINEER JESSE. Surprise, Lemonis is in Enlightenment, as well as an empath.
  273. February 28, 2020 is turning out to be an active day for this Spiritual Enlightenment List. First, Blog-Buddy LINDSEY (Herself in Enlightenment, like JESSE and ISABELLA in our previous two finds at this list) nominated beloved poet Shel Silverstein. He makes this list.
  274. And then Blog-Buddy ANN nominated Jameela Jamil, one of my two favorite stars from “The Good Place.” (The other being Ted Danson.) Onto this list goes Jameela. (Ted has already been listed here for a while.)

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. 1
    Suzanne says:

    I am curious about Osho

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    and Ram Dass

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    Ann says:


    I appreciate this post and list! I particularly enjoy the fact that several of the people aren’t necessarily hugely famous or widely known. It’s helpful to have enlightenment defined as you do and it makes perfect sense to me. Thinking of it in this way makes it all seem more down-to-earth somehow, rather than an abstract, obscure, lofty notion. It ties together, once again, the notion that we’re all here on Earth, having our Earth School lives.

    I’ve been curious about the folks at Pixar, so how about John Lasseter? Here’s a link to a photo [Link No longer Available]

    I’m also wondering if Sonia Choquette would make the list.
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    Jennifer says:

    This is a fascinating idea! Here are some ideas: Louise Hay [Link No longer Available]


    Mike Dooley [Link No longer Available]

    Is it ok to ask about people here who are not public figures, and post a link to their picture? Of course, I would also be curious about who would be enlightened out of all the people I know or used to know, but that would be thousands of people to sift through.

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    Rene says:

    Does Taoist Master Ni, Hua Ching make your list? His photo is the bottom left. He is pictured with his family. He is on the bottom left. The photo in the link directly below looks clearer than the next link.

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    Here is a link to a photo of him alone.

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    Jordan says:

    Hi Rose, thank you for doing this, it’s really fun to look at. How have you seen the aura of someone enlightened change over time? I know they’re still learning something!!

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    Bonnie says:

    Yipee! I was glad to see Michael Tamura make the list! (but Bill Gates?? gee..)

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    Karin says:

    It looks like being rich and independent or having people who finance one’s life from A-Z may be favorable for being blissful!
    Anyway in Bill Gates I found a painful congestion in his base chakra and not much bliss, mabe he should see a physician to check for some serious disease.

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    SUZANNE, thanks for Comment 1. Yes, I would include Ram Dass.

    I met him actually, during a very small talk given shortly after he returned from India in an Enlightened state.

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    ANN, re your Comment 2:

    John Lasseter does not make that list at this time, although he sure is an intellectually brilliant and wildly creative man.

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    ANN, also related to your Comment 2:

    You know that I have praised Sonia Choquette’s talent elsewhere on this blog. This recent photo does not meet the criteria of spiritual Enlightenment, with all respect to her outstanding psychic-level circuits.

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    JENNIFER, re your Comment 3:

    Only public figures, please.

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    JENNIFER, more on your Comment 3:

    I did put Ammaji on the list just tonight. Some of these magnificent Enlightened beings I have known about for years but just not transferred their names to my list.

    She is another one I have met in person. And, yes, the hug was worth waiting for.

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    JENNIFER, back at your Comment 3:

    Louise Hay has helped many people, but she would not go on such a list at this time.

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    JENNIER, completing a response to your Comment 3:

    Mike Dooley in this photo: [Link No longer Available]

    is one good looking guy, but in Enlightenment? His dog in this photo has a far more thrilling aura. With all respect to both Dooley, his dog, and YOU.

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    RENE, in Comment 4 you asked about Master Ni:

    He certainly has devoted himself rigorously to a spiritual path, but I would not place him on the Enlightenment list at this time.

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    BRENDA, re your Comment 5, how fun for you to have brought up Charlie Lutes from TM and the Spiritual Regeneration Movement. I haven’t seen him since 1974!

    Using this link:
    I did read the photo provided. To my perception, he does go on the list of the Enlightened, but (for you and other Blog-Buddies familiar with distinctions Maharishi made about higher states of consciousness, no, I would not agree with the claim in that webpage that Lutes attained God Consciousness.

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    Incidentally, Brenda, thinking of Charlie Lutes reminded me of Helena Olson, who probably was Enlightened as well. I remember this late yogi fondly, but back when I knew her I wasn’t skilled yet at aura reading.

    Unfortunately, I was not able to find photos of her online. Without verifying in this way, I will leave her off this list for now.

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    JORDAN, your Comment 6 was a great question.

    Yes, people do evolve beyond basic Enlightenment. I have observed my friend Jeffrey Chappell in this way for years, and I hope he doesn’t mind my “outing” him as moving beyond basic Cosmic Consciousness (i.e., Enlightenment) into the beginning and glorious stages of God Consciousness.

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    BONNIE, re your Comment 7, so you have studied with Michael Tamura! He and his wife are the only husband and wife team on my list so far.

    As for Bill Gates, Enlightenment is a state of consciousness. It doesn’t mean that others will love that person’s actions, or ideas, or business practices. Or even how he smells!

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    KARIN, thank you and your Comment 8 for being the very first person to offer your own experiences of reading people deeper in this set of comments.


    Like you, I’m just one person using my perception the best that I can.

    What’s really exciting here is your use of your talent for learning about what was going on in his physical system. Talent, Karin!

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    Also about your Comment 8, KARIN, I think you were being sarcastic about suggesting a link between wealth and state of consciousness.

    Yet, as I’m sure you know, spiritual awareness is completely independent of financial standing, social status, etc.

    Wait until you see my upcoming book, “Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.” Hold that thought you have introduced and prepare for a very large giggle.

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    Colleen says:

    Hi Rose! What a fascinating blog post and list.
    Nice to connect again via the blog.

  24. 24
    Colleen says:

    I think that I will go back to the reading you did on the Maharishi.

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    COLLEEN: And it is such a delight to connect back to you. 🙂

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    Jordan says:

    Oh, and I could swear that you did an aura reading a long time ago on some girl that was in the news… I think she was in the military and somehow involved in some kidnapping/murder?? Or something? And you remarked on her lack of stuff. Hopefully someone knows what I’m talking about!!

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    Jordan says:


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    I hadn’t heard of her until someone nominated her for your contest recently, but she’s pretty fascinating, and seems likely to be enlightened with all the things she’s purportedly able to do, like bilocation.

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    JORDAN, re Comment 27, nice catch.

    On she goes, right onto the list. Thanks. 🙂

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    JORDAN, also about your Comment 27, not having much STUFF in your auric field is a start, but I don’t put someone in the Enlightened category unless there is, to my perception, a great deal of joy as well.

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    Jordan says:

    Louis Dor Diemprey:

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    JORDAN, Mr. Diemprey is not ready for the Enlightenment Life List, given my aura reading research. Sorry.

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    Jordan says:

    Noo need to be sorry. But I think I found one this time – if I’m understanding what you wrote in an old blog post correctly, Susan Scolastico belongs on your list.

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    Well done, Jordan. Yes, I will add Susan Scolastico to that list. Although there still are areas of pain, the joy outweighs it overall. And the quality of purity in that woman…

    by contrast Ivory Soap has way too much garbage. 😉 (Readers outside the U.S., this company used to advertise that their product was 99 and 44/100% pure.

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    Regarding Enlightenment, JORDAN, you chose a good post for researching this topic.

    Any of you Blog-Buddies who are interested in this theme might enjoy reading this previous post:

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    Brenda says:

    Star Riparetti

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    Wonderful Star Riparetti! Thank you, BRENDA, for bringing her up.

    I have known about her wonderful work for years, though I can’t remember precisely where or when.

    It is my delight to add her to our list.

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    Brenda says:

    Hi Rose, I wish I worked in that office! I went to a flower essence weekend course with Star in the 90s. It was lovely and so joyous!

    How about Star’s friend Aluna Joy?

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    BRENDA, that Aluna Joy is marvellous and talented, but I don’t consider her ready for the Enlightenment Life List quite yet.

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    BRENDA, thanks for jogging my memory, somehow, indirectly. I had been meaning to add Karen Robinson. All you Blog-Buddies, do your favorite aura reading technique or technique for skilled empath merge on this powerhouse!

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    sounds like some really interesting stuff. I hope that things continue to go well for those of you that are trying this method to gain enlightenment. I am hoping to try this out myself and see if it will help me along with the acupuncture that I usually do.

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    Welcome, LOS ANGELES ACUPUNCTURE! Just to be clear, all the techniques for Deeper Perception that I teach via this blog and the website

    They are NOT intended as a method to gain Enlightenment. They are intended to help us use the degree of Enlightenment we already have, by whatever means it has been gained over the lifetimes.

    Once upon a time, I believed (as many people do) that when I was “There” in consciousness, all forms of perception would automatically open up.

    This is just plain ridiculous. Being Enlightened won’t make you a rocket scientist, a great tennis player or even someone who knows how to spell words properly.

    Meanwhile, when you CAN do aura reading in depth and detail (full energetic literacy) or you have become a skilled empath; when you are a real face reader (a physiognomist, not simply an expression reader) — then you can really tell who is who in this sometimes baffling Earth School.

    If you ARE considering the services of a spiritual teacher or emotional healer (like me) or a physical healer or any other kind of professional, it is smart as a consumer to check out the “who-you-be” factor. And not just to do it as a vague vibe or hunch but to use full energetic literacy.

    For acupuncture, these skills would be really useful, you’re right. I have had clients and students who are professionals in this field. Since acupuncture primarily moves chi, of course it would be really important to have full energetic literacy about chi!

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    Sandra says:

    Hi Rose,

    I’ve often wondered about the possible enlightenment of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, the brain scientist who had a stroke on the left side of her brain. She’s now in her “right mind.”

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    Brenda says:

    Hi Rose, I don’t see the Dalai Lama on your list. How about him? [Link No longer Available]

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    SANDRA, Dr. Taylor is absolutely fascinating and talented, aurically. However, at the time of the photo with the link you supplied in Comment 42, she isn’t Enlightened.

    Certainly she has way more consciousness than most people living on earth today, but there are some areas that don’t yet match up to the standard of expansion and free flow.

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    BRENDA, of course the Dalai Lama belongs on my Enlightenment Life List.

    He’s one of the people from that list I have been in the presence of, too. How could I have forgotten him? Thanks for bringing up his name here, and supplying an excellent link.

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    Jo says:

    Hi Rose

    I was wondering about Jiddu Krishnamurti

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    and Swami Chinmayananda (founder of Chinmaya Mission)

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    Are the photos okay? I’m not sure they are the best ones for the job.

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    JOE inspired me to read Mr. Murthy, #64 on the Enlightenment Life List. I read him from his photo just after reading a man with that a differently rare kind of aura, someone truly evil.

    The contrast inspired this blog post, which you may enjoy:

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    Brenda says:

    Does Patricia Jepsen make the list?

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    BRENDA, thanks for your latest nominee, plus a useful link.

    Patricia Jepsen has a lot of endearing qualities including many that would help her to become financially successful, but no, she isn’t now a candidate for the Enlightenment Life List.

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    JO, thanks for your ideas. Krishnamurti is already on the Enlightenment Life List, as #9. I added the name “Jiddu” for him.

    The guy seems to have many names attributed to him. 🙂

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    Yes, JO, I will include beautiful Swami Chinmayananda to this Enlightenment Life List.

    However, he is not to be confused with H.H. Swami Tejomayananda (Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide) who is a direct disciple of H.H. Swami Chinmayananda. I’m not suggesting that this disciple isn’t a good teacher, or devoted to this cause. But I wouldn’t put him on the Enlightenment Life List at this time.

  52. 52
    Jo says:

    Oh, thanks Rose! I hadn’t realised the ‘two’ Krishnamurti’s were one and the same. 🙂

    Yes I am with you about Swami Tejomayananda. I have met him and attended some of his talks, and did not feel that special kind of light from him yet. However, the sensitivity of one of his Chinmayanda Mission colleagues, Swami Swaroopananda, affected me in a different way. Would you please share what do you read from him?

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    Jo says:

    Rose, number 65 on Enlightenment Life List has spelling mistake?

    “The guru Swami Chinmayananda, not to be confused with J.J. Chinmayananda, his successor”

    maybe needs to read:

    “The guru Swami Chinmayananda, not to be confused with H.H. Tejomayananda, his successor.”

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    Karin says:

    Is Yona Jyotiananda enlightened? His website is [Link No longer Available] and he has written a book about enlightenment that might be interesting for Pathways Magazine.

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    J. says:

    Are these people Enlightened?

    Ingrid Auer, angel essence manufacturer
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    Jamie Sams, First Nation shaman
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    Eva Ulmer-Janes, huna shaman
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    Jasmuheen (Ellen Greve), pranic living promoter
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    KARIN, re Comment 54, much as I love that name Jyotiananda, I don’t find that Yoni Jyotiananda is quite Enlightened yet.

    Close, but not there. So I wouldn’t add him to the Enlightenment Life List at this time.

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    J., what a delight to consider all these European healers and teachers. Thanks for all the ideas.

    Let’s start with Ingrid Auer, the angel essence manufacturer.

    Although she has very developed consciousness, I wouldn’t put her on the Enlightenment Life List, not quite yet.

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    Hi again, J. Re your Comment 55, Jamie Sams, First Nation shaman, yes! She goes onto that Enlightenment Life List. Great catch!

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    About your Comment 55, J., where you proposed Eva Ulmer-Janes, the Huna shaman, for our Enlightenment Life List: She has such a lovely heart and is clearly a mega-talented empath with many empath gifts.

    However, to my perception, she is not ready for the Enlightenment Life List at this time.

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    You’ve proposed one who was appropriate for that Enlightenment Life List so far, J., with your Comment 55. Ooh, the suspense as I investigate the aura of Jasmuheen (a.k.a. Ellen Greve).

    This pranic living promoter is exquisite, no question. But I don’t consider her ready at this time for the Enlightenment Life List.

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    So, what’s the problem with 3 out of the 4 great people proposed recently by J. in Comment 55?

    The common denominator is this — and the same goes for many who have been proposed for this Enlightenment Life List:

    They still suffer as humans. Often quite a lot. Problems show up when I investigate chakra databanks like:

    Giving Love at the Heart Chakra
    Receiving Love at the Heart Chakra

    It becomes painfully clear that there is still STUFF to release, sometimes a lot of it.

    For all these three from J., the work itself is clearly impeccable. Chakra databanks relevant to the World Server self are just pristine and very individually lovely.

    But Enlightenment isn’t only about doing good work. It’s about being STUFF-free, having bliss as an eternal experience, bringing a magnitude of healing in that person’s auric modeling.

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    Anonymous says:

    And what about Tathagat Avatar Tulsi, his homepage is at:
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    Suzanne says:

    thanks for posting this list. I have taken to finding youtube videos of people from your list to listen to when I am feeling down.

    I found some really great videos by Eckhart Tolle and Krishnamurti. It is amazing how just listening and watching someone who has that kind of presence influences your mood.


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    SUZANNE, what a great idea! Please add any links you find to our COMMENTS.

    All you Blog-Buddies, please do share. Just write the name of the person from our list and then the link. Darshan through youtube. I love it. 🙂

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    ANONYMOUS, about Tathagat Avatar Tulsi, who bills himself as “The World’s Youngest Postgraduate,” really!

    When people have full Energetic Literacy, he might need to give himself another title, as well as perhaps reconsider calling himself an “Avatar.”

    Blog-Buddies, check him out for yourself at:
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    Suzanne says:

    How about Thich Nhat Han? Here is an interview between Ram Dass and Thich Nhat Han:

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    Suzanne says:

    sure…all I do is google names on the list and look for a youtube video.

    here is one for Eckhart Tolle:

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    and one for Krishnamurti:

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    Anonymous says:

    It looks like Avatar is one of the real names of Tathagat Tulsi, and Tathagat means something like ‘Buddha’.

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    Sandra says:

    Here’s my favorite from the list, Donna Eden: [Link No longer Available]

    Don’t be surprised if you find yourself smiling right along with her.

    And go ahead and do the 5 minute energy routine right along with her–it’s great!

    PS I got to hug Donna yesterday at a workshop her and David were giving. It was divine!

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    Brenda says:

    How about this guy, Rose?
    Dennis Adams

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    Anonymous says:

    Johnny Seitz, Bio-Typing author and coach (USA)
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    Chris Rials-Seitz, sound healer (USA)
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    Suzanne says:

    I’ll check that Donna Eden one out, thanks.

    All right, this video is AMAZING. Seriously…

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    It is by Eckhart Tolle and it is about an hour long. It starts simply with an analogy and grows…

    literally mind blowing. I so recommend it.

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    JO, a belated thank you for Comment #53. I finally made the correction. 🙂

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    SANDRA, thanks for that Comment #69. I agree about the amazingness of Donna Eden.

    She really is an American-style “Hugging & Healing Saint” herself, with all respect to the great Indian Hugging Saint, Ammachi. (Both on our Enlightenment Life List, of course.)

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    BRENDA, about your nomination of Dennis Adams in Comment 70, yes, this fascinating healer goes right on the list. Thank you.

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    ANONYMOUS, you also asked about her husband, and I am so delighted to add Johnny Seitz to the Enlightenment Life List.

    Blog-Buddies, keep those nominations coming. There are so many graced and glorious beings alive now. Remember, they aren’t all healers.

    Many of the businesspeople on this list are among the richest people in the world. I read them as part of the extensive research for my latest book, now in press, “Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy: 10 Secrets of Success and Prosperity for the Third Millennium.”

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    Fans of Jeffrey Chappell, here are a bunch of performance links for you.

    Some of the videos come through his website:

    All ten are included, as will, on Youtube:

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    ANONYMOUS, thanks for your Comment #71 and nomination of Chris Rials-Seitz, sound healer (USA)
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    Another magnificent Enlightened being among us. She goes onto the Enlightenment Life List right now. 🙂

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    Brenda says:

    I attended a Dennis Adams weekend workshop in I think 1989. It was life changing. He is so dynamic.

    This healer is visting my town soon. Never heard of her until now. She looks blissful.

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    Jordan says:

    Sai Maa:
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    Karin says:

    Concerning Yona Jyotiananda, Amma says apparently that he is enlightened, maybe his photo is not the newest one?

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    Jordan says:

    Deepak Chopra:
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    I was watching a movie called “The Buddha” on PBS and I wondered about some of the people featured:

    Metteyya Sakyaputta, Buddhist monk:

    Bhaddhamanika, Buddhist nun:

    Poet Jane Hirshfield:

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    Ooh, Blog-Buddies, we have a lot to get through. Thanks, everyone, for these fascinating nominations.

    Let’s start most recent Comment first.

    Mary, and Comment #84. Dr. Pearl has a huge following so I’m sure he won’t mind that he isn’t anywhere near being ready for the Enlightenment Life List yet. He does have FABULOUS circuits for becoming wealthy, and he definitely is a good guy.

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    BRENDA, following up on your nomination of Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO in Comment 83, I followed this link:

    and discovered that his last name is pronounced “Shay,” and that yes, to my perception he definitely belongs on the Enlightenment Life List. Nice nomination there, Brenda!

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    Mary says:

    I would like to nominate Dr. Eric Pearl, of The Reconnection.

    Thanks, Rose.

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    Grace says:

    Isn’t it interesting to note that the Zappos culture is based on proximity, in that all the workers are on site, and not on telecommuting? He understands those themes – among many others! – we’ve chatted about on this blog, in terms of electronic relationships.

    I’ve watched a couple of interviews with him and I’m really impressed!

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    JORDAN, your Comment 82 also nominated Metteyya Sakyaputta, a Buddhist monk who DEFINITELY has just gone onto the Enlightenment Life List.

    What a lovely find! Thank you.

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    JORDAN, in Comment 82, you also asked about a Buddhist nun, Bhaddhamanika. She goes onto that list, too.

    You are making my day. 🙂

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    JORDAN, that Comment 82 was power-packed. Not only do I find poet Jane Hirshfield to be Enlightened at the time of her photo here:

    But she is also a Molecular Empath. As you may know, those are rare. Our first poet nominated, too — woo-hoo!

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    Jordan says:

    Ooh! I am so happy for the Jane Hirshfield find. I always loved her poetry, but I’m not sure I had ever even seen a picture of her until I watched that movie.

    I think they’re playing the new movie all these beautiful Buddhists are in, “The Buddha”, a lot on PBS these days so you can catch a glimpse of their glowy faces!

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    JORDAN, from your fascinating Comment 82, first let’s consider Deepak Chopra:

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    I’ve spent quite a bit of time with him, as part of the gatherings I used to attend when teaching Transcendental Meditation. For years, he would give long, incredibly great talks. I do consider him one of the very most talented speakers I’ve ever heard.

    Many of his books have also been meaningful to me.

    However, the great Deepak Chopra would not yet be a candidate for that Enlightenment Life List, IMHO.

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    Grace says:

    How about Suze Orman?

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    And Dr. Christiane Northrup?

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    Astrologer Daniel Giamario?

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    Suzanne says:

    This is the best post ever. I loved watching this interview with Dennis Adams:

    Also enjoyed listening to clips of Jane Hirschfield online. And doing Donna Eden’s 5 minute energy routine. And reading the interview with the Zappos founder.

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I’m still very curious about Thich Nhat Hanh. Here is a still photo of him:

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    although what is really extraordinary about him are his eyes so I recommend the youtube video:

    I also wonder about new age author Wayne Dyer, the one who really started me on my spiritual path.

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    Truthfully I have to wonder if there aren’t stages of enlightenment. Because even among enlightened people there seem to be so many levels…


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    Anonymous says:

    How about this father & daughter team?

    Thomas Crum, Aikiworks instructor & author on conflict resolution
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    Alia “Ali” Crum, currently clinical psychology student & workshop host
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    Anonymous says:

    Another husband & wife nomination:

    Pamela Kribbe, channel for Jeshua
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    Gerrit Gielen, spiritual regression therapist and healer
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    Anonymous says:

    Pema Chödrön, buddhist nun & author, resident teacher at Gampo Abbey
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    Rene says:

    How about Hariharanda of Kriya Yoga. Scroll down to the bottom for his photo.

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    Rene says:

    How about harpist Jeff Majors? Lots of photos to choose from in the link below:

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    Grace says:

    Hi Rose,

    I’m especially curious about people in the arts and business who are enlightened. Steven Spielberg came to mind recently.


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