This book can be read on multiple levels and provide something for everyone who is on the path, no matter how far along. That is one of the strengths of this book. Like photographers, no two readers will see the rich, detailed landscape of sacred living found in these pages the same or the same way with each reading. Like a landscape that can be viewed from many angles, in different seasons, this book, full of richness and a variety of colors, can be re-envisioned many times, and then reprocessed over and over. It bears multiple journeys to its heart.
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Born in Chicago and raised in Kansas, Steve struggled to get away from it all ever since he could crawl. Known as a very diverse writer, Steve has published articles on sports, sports performance improvement, spirituality, personal development, the environment, and fiction as well as non-fiction books, including adapting his award-winning comedy screenplay, Julius V~Warrior Pope into the first of three proposed books about this papal action hero. After "earning" two college degrees and floundering in the related jobs they helped him to hate, he made his way to the West Coast. In Oregon, he connected with Jack Schwarz, who was, at the time, considered to be one of the most gifted and influential teachers of mind-body controls and intuitive skills in the world. [Jack was the subject of many studies conducted by major research centers around the world. In the U.S. those included The Menninger Foundation's Psychophysiology Laboratory, The Stanford Research Institute and Langley-Porter. In other words, Jack was the real deal. Or, to put it another way, Jack was the psychic and Steve was the sidekick.] Steve worked and studied with Jack for several years and the two collaborated on one of Jack's later books, "It's Not What You Eat, But What Eats You." During that time, Steve was also a yoga instructor, a bartender/bouncer and co-owner of a martial arts studio that featured full-contact kick boxing. Although Steve is certain he didn't get hit in the head that often, he made several major questionable decisions. So, in 1989, he abandoned Oregon, came to Montana and Bozeman has been home ever since. Since then, he has met several Lakota and Blackfeet families who welcome him to their ceremonies. In 2014, Steve began to study under Peruvian shaman don Oscar Miro-Quesada. In addition to writing, Steve also teaches critical thinking and writing at Montana State University. “I do it to learn from the millennials,” he said. Steve conducts workshops on creating sacred space and often blends talks on the Hero's/Heroine's Journey with shamanism and how important both comedy and action are to personal evolution. In addition to working on the next Julius V comedy sequel, he is also developing a series of “sacred space” meditations. View all posts by Steve