Blake Steele (1945 -) was raised in La Jolla, California. At the age of 20 he traveled extensively in Europe and had a series of profound spiritual awakenings that changed the course of his life. After being part of a powerful Christian spiritual revival in the 1960s in which he saw a child raised from the dead and many lives changed, he eventually followed the inspiration of creativity beyond the divisive nature of religious traditions to find the pulse of Divinity within the all embracing mystery of Creation, the human body, and Existence itself.
He has led a profusely creative life, having written 3,400 poems, 4 novels, many children's stories, lyrics for choral pieces, a 4 book spiritual vision series, and is an accomplished photographer and painter. He is also a recording artist with 20 CDs, has produced audio tracks for books by an European publisher, and has 9 web sites of his creative work.
"I love the divine qualities... for how else do we really know God beyond all ideas of God? These qualities of Love, joy, peace, beauty, wonder, innocence, freedom, creativity, wildness, humor... and many more, unite all humans, and inspire me constantly. I love to see people open up, drop their masks, and become fully real and alive! To rediscover what sets people free is a constant focus of my creative work: and to express these things simply, clearly, giving fresh expressions to Divine Love in stories, poems and images is wildly fulfilling. My mind loves to explore, turn things upside down, put things together in new relationships, discover the hidden beauty in it all.
One day I'll grow up to be a bird and cracking this egg will fly away. Until then, no matter what the world is up to, my life is getting more and more interesting all the time."
To access his online creative work: http://www.blakesteele.com