Eckhart Tolle  

Eckhart Tolle bagan his spiritual quest at the age of 29 after a bout of suicidal depression. He punctuated it by becoming a language teacher in London for three years. His father did not force him to go to school and Eckhart often studied topics such as Astronomy, Literature and Language at home.

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A New Earth was written by Eckhart Tolle. It was published in 2005.