06/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'A New Earth' Author Eckhart Tolle Had Oprah Behind Him But Not Critics

[Eckhart Tolle's] most recent book, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, a sequel to his earlier best seller, The Power of Now, has sold 6 million copies. When Oprah Winfrey read it, she was so inspired that she invited him to co-host a 10-week set of Internet seminars on how to simply be. So far, 35 million people worldwide have viewed these "webinars."

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