Steve Beckow is founder of the Golden Age of Gaia (formerly the 2012 Scenario), Achieving World Peace Now, and several other blog and websites and a member of the InLight Radio group, founded by Graham Dewyea. He lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He attended the University of British Columbia, Carelton University, and the University of Toronto, graduating with a Masters degree in Canadian History. Steve is a member of Mensa Canada.
He studied in three Ph.D. programs but was uncomfortable remaining within disciplinary boundaries or paradigms. One dissertation was rejected as being outside his chosen field. Another proposal (on enlightenmment as the purpose of life) was rejected as being outside the university’s paradigm of empirical materialism.
He began his career as a Cultural Historian for the National Museum of Man (now the Canadian Museum of Civilization) where he published articles redefining the fields of cultural history, popular culture, and artifact studies. He finished his working life as a Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, his chief interest being gender issues.
Steve has written perhaps 30 books and a few hundred articles, many of them pseudonymously. He has created websites on enlightenment, the common ground of spirituality, life on the spirit planes, global gender persecution, automation, the truth of 9/11, the dangers of depleted uranium, and the Ascension scenario.
All but two of his books and articles are available without cost and may be reposted freely.
His spiritual disciplines included Gestalt, encounter groups, spiritualism, the est Training, rebirthing, Zen, Vipassana meditation, and Enlightenment Intensives.
My favorite fantasy
In 1977, Steve had an out-of-body experience which dissipated the fear of death. In 1987, he experienced a vision of the total journey of an individual soul from God to God, which demonstrated to him that the purpose of life was enlightenment. That experience is written up here. It took nearly 20 years to fully express in words what he saw in eight wordless seconds that day.
Steve is apparently from Arcturus and has lived on Earth just a few lifetimes: to serve as a priest in Atlantis, to serve as a soldier, to formulate mathematical principles, to found a religious order, and to help with the development of printing. This lifetime he works as a writer serving Archangel Michael and the Divine Mother.
He's enjoyed several transformational or direct experiences of Self, none of which he considers “enlightenment.” Today, Steve lives a life of voluntary simplicity and research as a non-denominational “urban monk.”
His earlier writings can be found at The Essays of Brother Anonymous. The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment is located here. For additional material on the Ascension scenario, see First Contact.Favorite Music: It's Time to Say Goodbye, Vivo Per Lei, and Pachelbel's Canon