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Steve before Dec. 21, 2012

Steve Beckow

Steve Beckow is founder of The 2012 Scenario, Achieving World Peace, and Cross-Cultural Spirituality blogsites 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.

Steve after Dec. 21, 2012

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 around 30 books and a few hundred articles, many of them pseudonymously. He has several websites. Their subjects include 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 2012 scenario. 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.

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.

He has 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 and happily-married “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 2012 scenario, see First Contact.

Favorite Music: Pachelbel’s Canon
Most Influential Books: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna and Autobiography of a Yogi.
Favorite Destination: Kovalam Beach, India
Favorite quote: “I want to be all used up when I die.” George Bernard Shaw

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