About

10630706_10152324250172007_6373529977335926787_oMy name is Stephen Mapstone and I am in the business of motivating passion, living, and love. The vehicle by which my motivations are driven is in writing about my observations on the universe around me. It is my goal that in some way my experiences can reach people so deeply that they are inspired to make change within themselves and together we can change the world.

From Pain Comes Passion

I knew at a very early age that I saw the world differently from everyone else around me. My experiences were largely isolated forms of emotional abuse and trauma that stunted my abilities to socially interact with others. Incredibly introverted I learned that I could communicate with the world around me through my writing.

Eventually I would meet several people who would become my closest friends. I learned from them the value of friendship and that the bond of brotherhood isn’t bound by blood. This led to even deeper insights than I could find on my own.

In 2002 as my marriage failed and I held myself accountable for my part in it I began to go through a process of relearning everything I knew about the Self and interaction with others. I read deep into books like “Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” “Siddhartha,” “The Little Prince,” “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” and “Illusions: Adventures of the Reluctant Messiah.”

It was at this time I also began to explore other religions and spiritual beliefs. Having been raised a Christian I began to question much of what I was taught and read. I sought unity or a unifying theory. With that as my goal I explored Zen, Buddhism, various forms of neo-paganism, Druidism, sorcery, Gnosticism, and others.

Revelation

Ultimately I observed that the laws of the universe follow a Universal Will. That Will manifests itself as energy – Masculine and Feminine. Those energies further can be affected in ways that are Sacred and Dark. This observation, it turns out, has much in common with various sects of Gnosticism as found in texts like the “Pistis Sophia” and the “Gospel of Mary Magdalene” and with teachings found under Aleister Crowley’s Order of Thelema (Greek for Will).

These realizations have brought me to a greater sense of Love for Mankind and a sense of Duty to strengthen the presence of the Sacred Feminine in the universe. I hope that my writing does this. And I hope that you enjoy what it brings out in you.

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28 Responses to About

  1. I was just reading your About Me and wanting to say that I loved reading “Way of the Peaceful Warrior” and I have added to rest to my list of “to be read” books. 🙂 I look forward to exploring your blog more.

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  2. Rob McShane says:

    Thanks for your follow Stephen! Sounds like you have certainly done your fair share of exploration and ‘soul searching’ – I can relate!
    Welcome aboard and hope to see you soon…
    In light…
    Rob

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  3. transformationearth says:

    Beautiful. We are all on our spiritual journeys, and although they may seem different in appearance, deep down we are all of one nature. Blessings to you on your path ❤️

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  4. Hey! Thanks for the follow, see you around.

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  5. Cezane & Michelle says:

    Hi Stephen, i like how you differently set out your blog. It is a total complete package, you are a sensational writer from the little that i have seen and i have just become your fan. 🙂 Cheers! – Cezane 🙂

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  6. Thanks for visiting my site! I like your writing and will visit often.

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  7. penmanathome says:

    Hey there, thank you for stopping by and the support, always a pleasure!

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  8. calensariel says:

    Terrific About page, Stephen! Loved it! And thanks so much for the follow. I look forward to seeing you around the blogs! 🙂

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  9. I love your blog! When I have some more free time next week I plan on going through more of your posts. Excellent!!!!

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  10. Louisa Shorney says:

    Nice to meet you Soul Brother x

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  11. I can relate to your path from own experiences. Congratulation for your hard work on yourself and wish you a lot of energy and enjoyment on your inspiring further journey.

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  12. Rivenrod says:

    Thank you for taking the time to visit http://www.rivenrod.com. Much appreciated.

    I am fascinated by the marvels our tiny planets offers as well as the antics of its inhabitants so you can be sure I’ll catch up with what you’re doing as often as I can.

    I look forward to our next encounter.

    RR

    PS. May I be so bold as to introduce my latest novel, Swell, click here for reviews and information http://wp.me/PXk9K-259

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  13. bloodnshadow says:

    Thanks for all of the likes.

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  14. Anisha says:

    Brilliant blog…btw Jonathan Livingston Seagull is my all time fav 🙂

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  15. Ashok Misra says:

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog Creative Expressions, and choosing to follow it. I’m much honored. I too went through many of your posts and found them pretty interesting and deep. I’m sure we’ll be sharing the joy of reading each other in the times to come. Good luck!

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  16. Eva Schiffer says:

    Wonderful and powerful writing here. Thanks for liking my poetry at http://pebblesinmymouth.com. I love how poetry can bring strangers together and move things in far away hearts.

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