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Notable WomenIs there a difference between the intellectual and spiritual heights that men in general and women in general can reach? Purely objectively we can view works such as the Guinness Book of Records or study world history and an answer may present itself. Here is a list of some remarkable women.
Bernadette RobertsBernadette Roberts is a great mystic in the Christian tradition.
Hazrat Babajan"Hazrat Babajan hailed from Afghanistan (Central Asia) and was the daughter of well to do Afghan of noble lineage. Her maiden name was Gulrukh (rose faced) and her early training was that befitting the status of an Afghan aristocrat. At a very early age she learned Quran by heart and later became conversant with Arabic, Persian, Pushtoo and Urdu. From early life she developed mystical tendencies, and unlike girls of her age, she used to pass a good deal of her time in prayers, meditation and solitude......"
Jemima Wilkinsonof Cumberland, Rhode Island was a 25 year old woman in 1776, and shortly thereafter became the first American-born woman to found a religious group. Jemima, also known as the "Universal Publik Friend" or "The Friend", was a descendant of Rhode Island Quakers. After a near death experience, she became the founder of a new religious order called "The Universal Friends," a forerunner of the more popular Christian Scientists.
Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 45 foreign languages. She is outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.
Marlyn MonroeBiography Marilyn Monroe personified Hollywood glamour with an unparalleled glow and energy that enamored the world. Although she was an alluring beauty with voluptuous curves and a generous pout, Marilyn was more than a '50s sex goddess. Her apparent vulnerability and innocence, in combination with an innate sensuality, has endeared her to the global consciousness.
Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky was a great authority on theosophy, the doctrines of which she professed she derived from the fountainhead in Tibet. She was born of Russian nobility and later became the secretary of the Theosophical Society. Also, she was referred to as HPB. She did much to spread Eastern religious, philosophical and occult concepts throughout the Western world.
Mother TeresaAt the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age of eighteen she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India.
Marie CurieMarie Sklodowska Curie discovered the mysterious element radium. It opened the door to deep changes in the way scientists think about matter and energy. She also led the way to a new era for medical knowledge and the treatment of diseases.
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