Steve Beckow is founder and editor-in-chief of the Golden Age of Gaia(formerly the 2012 Scenario) and several other websites. He’s a member of the InLight Universal team and lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
He attended the University of British Columbia, McMaster, Carleton, 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. Steve decided to remain with the study of enlightenment and leave the university. He’s never regretted that decision.
He began his career as a Cultural Historian for the National Museum of Man (now the Canadian Museum of History) 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 numerous books and perhaps two-thousand articles, many of his earlier works being pseudonymous. His websites are 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 his books and articles are available without cost and may be reposted freely. Copyright is declined.
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. Steve does not consider the vision to have been an enlightenment experience. It was written up here. It took nearly 20 years to fully express in words what he saw in eight wordless seconds that day.
More recently Steve had a heart opening on March 13, 2015, which enabled him thereafter to periodically (not continuously) experience transformative love and bliss.
Steve is apparently from Arcturus and has lived on Earth eight times: as a non-dual monk in Atlantis, a community leader in Biblical times, a formulator of mathematical principles and sacred geometry, a warrior, the founder of a religious order, and a helper in the development and spread of the printing press. This lifetime he works as a communicator serving Archangel Michael and the Divine Mother.
(He is not an aspect of Archangel Michael, as has been suggested. He wishes he were!)
His assignment is “to go up with everybody” and write about it. Today, Steve lives a life of voluntary simplicity and research as a non-denominational “urban monk.”
Favorite Music: Time to Say Goodbye, Vivo Per Lei, and Pachelbel’s Canon
Most Influential Books: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Shankara’s Crest-Jewel of Discrimination, The New Testament, Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi.
Favorite Destinations: Florence, Italy, and Kovalam Beach, India
Favorite quote: “I want to be all used up when I die.” George Bernard Shaw