Marshall Vian Summers asked me to blog about my experience as a student of the Steps to Knowledge.

Greetings - 

This blog was established in July, 2012 to be an on-line repository of the Steps to Knowledge. 

As the banner indicates, this is a spiritual practice I began  June 27, 1999 and have done continuously since that day.

This blog was needed to support the Twitter account FromTheMystery by giving a quick reference to the full step and referral back to the full document. It was clumsy to have to include the page number on a very large PDF.

Beginning January 1, 2012, it was offered as a way to get through the much talked about year of the purported end of the Mayan calendar.

Via use of Twitter hashtags I expected to be able to draw people to see and briefly experience this practice and perhaps take it up. I don't know if that has actually happened, nor is its continuation based on any other goal that to show this to others.

So, at the end of 2012 I decided to repeat the process, posting one step of the 365 steps a day, in sequence.

Today, May 26, is an auspicious day for the Steps to Knowledge, as it was on this day in 1989, that Marshall Vian Summers began to receive the first Steps. The process continued through June 14. This period is now celebrated as the Steps Vigil

Preparatory to the start of the vigil, a special event entitled The Mystery and Journey of Steps to Knowledge was held. It was attended by students from around the world.

Yesterday, at the event in Boulder, Colorado, Marshall Vian Summers asked me to blog about my experience as a student of the Steps to Knowledge.

This is my response to his request. 

I am only a beginning student, so what I can offer is only experience. The primary advice I give to new students is to be patient with themselves.  The Steps in total are not easy, but are beneficial to the persistent.

This is the initial post. I do not intend to host discussions that require moderation. Comments or questions may be sent to me for fodder. They may or may not lead to a post. 

At this time I do not know where this will lead, but I do have experiences to share that are my own or of other students. 

There are forums for Steps discussions at the Free School of the New Message. This is another opportunity to consider

We are on a shared journey. This may be felt before it is known. We are not alone, but do have guidance. Understanding what we've already experienced of that and how to become closer to it, is what can be learned through this practice.

                                                                          Nasi Novare Coram