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Wayne Dyer (1940–2015)

Author of Your Erroneous Zones

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About the Author

Wayne W. Dyer was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 10, 1940. His father left the family when Dyer was a toddler, and his mother placed him in foster care until he was about 10. After serving four years in the Navy, he received a bachelor's degree in history and philosophy, a master's degree in show more psychology, and a Ph.D. in counseling from Wayne State University. He worked as a high school guidance counselor and a psychologist before becoming a motivational speaker and writer. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones: Step-by-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life, was published in 1976. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 30 books including Manifest Your Destiny: Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want, Wisdom of the Ages, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Stop the Excuses!: How to Change Lifelong Thoughts, Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life, Excuses Begone, Wishes Fulfilled, and I Can See Clearly Now. He died of a heart attack on August 29, 2015 at the age of 75. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Wayne Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones (1976) 1,404 copies
The Power of Intention (2004) 1,346 copies
Pulling Your Own Strings (1978) 579 copies
The Sky's the Limit (1980) 258 copies
I Can See Clearly Now (2014) 122 copies
It's Not What You've Got (2007) 91 copies
Everyday Wisdom (1993) 85 copies
Staying on the Path (1995) 71 copies
Everyday Wisdom for Success (2006) 25 copies
No More Holiday Blues (1990) 22 copies
The Awakened Life (1995) 16 copies
How To Be A No-Limit Person (1989) 15 copies
Tus zonas mágicas (1996) 14 copies
Inner Peace Cards (2001) 12 copies
Your Life Begins Now (1995) 11 copies
Il cambiamento (2010) 10 copies
Four Pathways to Success (2004) 10 copies
Seus pontos fracos (1976) 8 copies
Secrets of The Universe (1991) 7 copies
The Power of Intention (2004) 7 copies
Inspirational Thoughts CD (2007) 5 copies
Pokochaj siebie (1994) 5 copies
TODAYS WISDOM (2001) 3 copies
Realize Seu Destino (2000) 3 copies
Inner Wisdom Volume 1 & 2 (2014) 2 copies
¡PODEMOS! EUROCOPA (2008) 2 copies
Hatali Alanlariniz (2015) 2 copies
You Can Do Anything (2008) 2 copies
Virkelig magi (1993) 2 copies
Inspiration (2012) 2 copies
Just Imagine! (1986) 2 copies
Wisdom of the Masters (1999) 2 copies
Afstemmen op de bron (2015) 2 copies
Peace For All Of Us (2005) 2 copies
Living Beyond Miracles (1993) 1 copy
Inner Wisdom 1 copy
Vaše bludy (2008) 1 copy
La Fuerza del Espiritu (2017) 1 copy
El cambio 1 copy
Construye tu destino (2010) 1 copy
Dyer Straight (1996) 1 copy
Gem Drops from Eykis (2002) 1 copy
Vaše bludy (1995) 1 copy
Le virage (2015) 1 copy
Weight Loss 1 copy
Réussir au quotidien (2007) 1 copy
Hayat Dersi (2014) 1 copy
Divine Love (2014) 1 copy
Winning Ways (2008) 1 copy
Living Your Bliss (2008) 1 copy

Associated Works

Handbook for the Soul (1995) — Contributor — 289 copies
Courage: Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence (2012) — Foreword, some editions — 33 copies
Day & Night [2010 short film] — Actor — 4 copies


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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Dyer, Wayne Walter
Other names
Dyer, Wayne W.
Date of death
USA (birth)
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Place of death
Maui, Hawai'i, USA
Cause of death
heart attack
Places of residence
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Detroit, Michigan, USA (birth)
Wayne State University (Ed.D | 1970 | Educational Counseling)
university professor
guidance counselor
self-help author
motivational speaker
Dyer, Marcelene (wife)
Maharaj, Nisargadatta (teacher)
United States Navy
St. John's University
Short biography
WAYNE W. DYER, PH.D., was an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He was the author of over 30 books, created many audio programs and videos, and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.



This is an excellent book and it has helped me understand how to change self defeating behaviors. Dr. Dyer is very motivating and inspiring. I highly recommend this book.
LuLibro | 8 other reviews | Jan 22, 2024 |
revbill1961 | 3 other reviews | May 3, 2023 |
Being in Balance is collection of nine short essays that explains how to balance your spiritual life with your material life. It includes a good number of quotes from other sources and I can’t say I always understood their meaning, especially in the context of their use. One was attributed to Jesus of Nazareth and the quote used was “Believe that you shall receive and you shall receive.” This was in the section about the Law of Attraction, the idea that we become what we think about.
I’m not sure what verse or from which version of the Bible the quote came from (KJV Mark 11-??) but the only ones I know of have to do with prayer, which I understand to be different than thoughts. If they are the same, then the phrase ‘thoughts and prayers’ seems redundant. Anyway, there was no bibliography at the end of the book to check so I was left to take it on trust that the quotes were accurate and not paraphrased in a way that changed their meaning. Like an earlier book of Dr. Dyer's, Your Erroneous Zones, I found this to be a little glib and superficial.… (more)
wandaly | 7 other reviews | Apr 30, 2023 |



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