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Wayne Dyer, self-help guru and motivational speaker, dies at 75

(May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015)

Wayne Walter Dyer was an American self-help author and motivational speaker. His first book Your Erroneous Zones (1976) is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold.

Dyer was married three times. He had a daughter, Tracy, with his first wife, Judy. His second wife was Susan Casselman (no children). He had five children (Skye, Summer, Serena, Sands, and Saje) with his third wife, Marcelene, who has two children (Shane and Stephanie) from a prior marriage. Wayne and Marcelene legally separated in 2001 after twenty years of marriage.

"My beliefs are that the truth is a truth until you organize it, and then becomes a lie. I don't think that Jesus was teaching Christianity, Jesus was teaching kindness, love, concern, and peace. What I tell people is don't be Christian, be Christ-like. Don't be Buddhist, be Buddha-like." "Religion is orthodoxy, rules and historical scriptures maintained by people over long periods of time. Generally people are raised to obey the customs and practices of that religion without question. These are customs and expectations from outside the person and do not fit my definition of spiritual."

He died on August 29, 2015 at age 75.

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