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In her quest for physical and mental wellness, Demi Moore has now turned to spiritual guru Deepak Chopra. A source tells People that Moore, 49, is seeking guidance from the bestselling author, whose teachings she's followed for years.
Chopra, 65, is an India-born physician and philosopher who has written 64 books, mainly about the connections between the mind and body. Moore has known the guru for at least 15 years; she visited him in India in 1996, and made a guest appearance on his 1998 poetry CD A Gift of Love. Moore has also served on the board of advisers to his Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, Calif. And in an interview with U.K. tabloid The Mirror, Moore referred to Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success as "my bible."
"It is a practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams," People quotes Moore as saying. "Deepak is also teaching me how to live healthily and longer."
Chopra has been a confidante to the stars since the 1980s, when his Ayurvedic healing clinics attracted celebrity clientele like Elizabeth Taylor and designer Donna Karan. By the time his writing career took off in the '90s, he was regularly seen in the company of stars like Olivia Newton-John, George Harrison and Naomi Judd (whom he taught to meditate). Chopra was a close friend of the late Michael Jackson, and spoke out against overprescribing Hollywood doctors following the King of Pop's death in 2009. However, Chopra doesn't like his reputation as a celebrity guru, saying that it "diminishes what I'm doing."
''Less than 1 percent of the attention is from Hollywood," he told Entertainment Weekly in 1996. "Ninety-nine percent is from the general populace.''
Moore has stayed out of the public eye since her startling health crisis/breakdown in late January. Though her whereabouts are officially unknown, it has been reported that she's being treated for addiction issues and an eating disorder at the Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah.