Stephen B. Pearl is an ex-lifeguard, mystic, metaphysical instructor, amateur anthropologist, writer and public speaker. His cats know him as pride alpha. Well, servant might be more accurate.
He brings his varied experiences to his books and talks. His experience teaching courses on PSI development, reading the Tarot and Norse Runes with Mohawk Collage has given him insight to what will intrigue people about the reality that is one step to the side of our commonly shared experience. His books range from hard science fiction through to modern fantasy and he is more than happy to adjust his fees to accommodate book clubs and other venues that may not have a lot of cash to toss around.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
If I’m taken on what you will get is dependant on what you want. I am diverse.
I can talk about metaphysics and the nature of reality with practical anecdotes about dealing with spirits.
I can cover Tarot and or Norse Runes and how to read them.
I can also do readings in any setting where I can have a quiet place with the client.
I have experience conducting guided meditations and can bring this to the table.
I will more than happily go on about the creative process of writing a novel and discuss any of my works making me well suited to book clubs and other such venues.
In short, I will cater to you within the parameters set by my skills and experience.
Stephen B. Pearl was born in a long ago time when computers filled several rooms and had less computing power than a lot of children’s toys today. He held his breathe on July 20, 1969, with the rest of the world, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Burling first walked on the moon. Stephen’s Father, Vernon, actually helped, in a small way, to make that happen. He was a research chemist and did work for the space program.
Stephen has a guarded fondness for technology that is reflected by his love of sustainable energy systems and electric cars, and his refusal to own that “ubiquitous time waster and intrusive bother of the current age,” a cell phone.
His views on life tend to the moderate though he tends to vote left of center. Being Pagan Stephen feels open to take wisdom from where he finds it. As such he feels that the Buddhist view of the middle road holds great truth. As does the Confucius principle of looking at the solutions of the past and using what has worked so long as it’s not taken to the extreme of blocking new solutions. His primary philosophical influence is the Pagan view that the divine is the manifest, thus the universe itself is the godhead and the natural world is the ultimate source of wisdom and guidance.
He also loves Science which he sees as a tool for understanding nature thus the divine. The only failing Stephen sees in science is that some arrogant humans see it as an end unto itself and declare themselves above all other ways of understanding the universe. Of course Religion does the same thing and those arrogant humans have been known to burn people alive, so Stephen doesn’t adhere to the extreme of either camp.
Stephen has had several books published, The Hollow Curse, Slaves of Love, Tinker’s Plague, Nukekubi, Worlds Apart, War of the Worlds 2030 and has contributed to the PWP Samhain and Yule anthologies as well as the Morbid Seraphic and Hot Shots 2 Anthologies. He tends to write within the speculative fiction field. If it’s odd, spooky or futuristic he has probably tried his hand at it.
Many people consider Stephen’s work to be on the dark side of literature. With the exception of War of the Worlds 2030 Stephen disagrees feeling his writings reflect reality and what humans are actually like, the good and the bad.
He believes that good fiction is born of good facts; as such he tries to know something about the underpinning beliefs and sciences that inform his story.
The greatest problem Stephen has struggled with regarding his writing is that like the male lead in Worlds Apart, Markus, Stephen is dyslexic. Despite years of training the minutia of written language still challenges him but as he says, “Everybody’s has something. I have a gift for character voice and brevity of word, a good imagination and a brain that embraces abstract concepts well. Life is all about working to your strengths and mitigating your weaknesses.”
For the rest, Stephen lives in southern Ontario with his wife and cats, as well as a changeable number of stray cats, possums and raccoons he ends up feeding because he is a self admitted sucker for anything small furry and hungry. He’s fond of salmon and has a long standing crush on Alyson Hannigan that his wife, Joy, chuckles at. The rest is subject to change.
Additional Booking Notes
Past Booked Events
|October 29, 2015||Campus Event|
A table and 2 chairs if you want Taro or Rune Readings. Something to keep the rain off us would be nice otherwise.
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