Guy Finley

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Guy Finley (born February 22, 1949) is an American self-help writer, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and former professional songwriter and musician.

Early life and career[edit]

The son of late-night talk show pioneer Larry Finley, Finley grew up in the Los Angeles, California, area where many of his childhood friends were the children of celebrities. At a young age, he decided to pursue a music career.[1] He became the first white soft rock artist signed to the Motown Records label. While never achieving commercial success as a recording artist, several of his songs were recorded by popular artists including Diana Ross, the Jackson 5, and Debby Boone in the 1970s. He also composed scores for a number of motion pictures and TV shows. In spite of this growing good fortune early in his professional life, Finley has said he still felt something was missing in his personal life. Seeking to fill this void, he abandoned his music career and left for India and the Far East in 1979 to study spiritual teachings and the principles of self-awareness.[2]

Writing career and teachings[edit]

By the early 1980s, Finley's search for spiritual awakening had led him back to the United States where he became a devoted student of spiritual teacher Vernon Howard at the New Life Foundation in Boulder City, Nevada. In the early 1990s, he began a new career as an author of spiritual guidance books.[3]

His teachings draw from many different spiritual traditions and philosophies including: Christian mysticism, various Eastern philosophies, Fourth Way and Jungian psychology.

In addition to his writing, Finley teaches inner-life classes at the Life of Learning Foundation in Merlin, Oregon, a non-profit organization of which he is founder and director. Classes are live-streamed. He also speaks at conferences and is a frequent interview guest on radio and the internet.



  • The Secret of Letting Go (1990; revised: 2007) ISBN 978-0-7387-1198-0
  • Secret Way of Wonder:Insights from the Silence (1992)
  • Freedom From the Ties That Bind (1994)
  • Designing Your Own Destiny:The Power to Shape Your Future (1996)
  • The Intimate Enemy:Winning the War Within Yourself (with Dr. Ellen Dickstein) (1997)
  • The Lost Secrets of Prayer:Practices for Self-Awakening (1998)
  • Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom:Truths for Living (2001)
  • Apprentice of the Heart (2003)
  • Let Go and Live in the Now:Awaken the Peace, Power and Happiness in Your Heart (2004)
  • 365 Days to Let Go: Daily Insights to Change Your Life (2007) ISBN 978-0-9745245-5-9
  • The Essential Laws of Fearless Living:Find the Power to Never Feel Powerless Again (2008) ISBN 978-1-57863-427-9
  • Letting Go a Little Bit At a Time (2009) ISBN 978-0-7387-1432-5
  • The Courage to Be Free: Discover Your Original Fearless Self (2010) ISBN 978-1-57863-475-0
  • The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred (2011) ISBN 978-1-57863-502-3
  • The Secret of Your Immortal Self: Key Lessons for Realizing the Divinity Within (2015) ISBN 978-0-7387-4407-0
  • Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together (2018) ISBN 978-0-7387-5409-3


  • Beyond Dependency: The Death of Addiction
  • The Devils 13 Most Trusted Lies: (To Keep You From the Light)
  • Who Put That Stone In My Shoe?:How to Walk Away From the Intimate Enemy
  • 50 Ways to Let More Love Into Your Life


  • 30 Keys to Change Your Destiny
  • 5 Steps to Complete Freedom

Selected list of audio programs[edit]

  • Education of the Soul:Answering the Longing for Immortality
  • Liberation of Consciousness
  • Living in the Light:Helping Ourselves And Others Awaken to A Higher Life
  • Living Now:Secrets of the Extraordinary Life
  • Being Fearless and Free
  • Secrets of Being Unstoppable
  • Secret Teachings of the Sacred Testaments
  • Seven Characteristics of Higher Consciousness
  • Seven Steps to Oneness:Journey to a Whole New Life
  • Teachings of the Timeless Kindness
  • The Genesis of Love:Relationship Magic in Heaven and on Earth
  • The Heart & Soul of Freedom:Liberation From Limitation
  • The Illusion of Limitation:The Liberation of Self
  • The Meditative Life
  • The Road to Good Fortune
  • The Turning Point:The Power of a Life Awakened
  • Waking Up Together:Building Compassionate Relationships Founded in Higher Love
  • Liberate Your Self
  • Secrets of Spiritual Success
  • The Majestic Life
  • The Meaning of Life
  • Wisdom's Path to the Happiness Within
  • For the Love of Life
  • Life Is Real Only When You Are
  • Forever Free
  • The Golden Rule of Self-Realization
  • The Secret of Your Immortal Self
  • The 6 Characteristics of Higher Self-Command
  • Coming Out of the Dark
  • Seeds of the Soul
  • Breaking Through the Fear Barrier
  • Deepen Your Relationship With the Divine

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Profile of Guy Finley". Archived from the original on 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2007-02-15.
  2. ^ Biography of Guy Finley
  3. ^ "Lessons in wisdom from guy Finley". Archived from the original on 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2007-01-30.


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