Ludwig Philipp Albert Schweitzer (January 14, 1875-September 4, 1965) was a doctor, missionary, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and musician. The expression “reverence for life” is the key to Albert Schweitzer’s personal philosophy. No person must ever harm or destroy life unless absolutely necessary.
Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. (06/03/1927 – 09/19/2012) was a nationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher, spiritual teacher and lecturer. The uniqueness of his contribution to humanity comes from the advanced state of spiritual awareness known as ” Enlightenment,” “Self–Realization,” and “Unio Mystica. veritaspub.com
Masaru Emoto (07/22/1943 – 10/17/2014) was a Japanese author, researcher, photographer and entrepreneur, who claimed that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. Emoto’s conjecture evolved over the years, and his early work explored his belief that water could react to positive/ negative thoughts and words. www.masaru-emoto.ne
Jacque Fresco (03/13/1916 – 5/18/2017) was an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Fresco wrote and lectured his views on sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, automation, and the role of science in society. www.thevenusproject.com
John Elliot Bradshaw (06/29/1933 – 05/08/2016) was an American educator, counselor, motivational speaker, and author who hosted a number of PBS television programs on topics such as addiction, recovery, codependency, and spirituality. Bradshaw was active in the self-help movement, and was credited with popularizing such ideas as the “wounded inner-child”
Jōsei Toda (02/11/1900 – 04/02/1958) was a Japanese teacher, peace activist, and second president of Soka Gakkai, an organization that promotes its goals as supporting “peace, culture, and education” (from 1951 to 1958). He has been described as the architect of the Soka Gakkai, the person chiefly responsible for its existence today. www.joseitoda.org
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule, and in turn, inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.