Steve is an ex-software entrepreneur who left the corporate IT world behind in 2011 to concentrate on his first love - the teaching of the mystical life. He is one of the founding directors of the Silent Eye School of Consciousness, which uses an evolutionary version of the enneagram to identify the lenses of perception that obscure the world of the real and the spiritual.
Born into a Rosicrucian family in Bolton, Lancashire, in 1954, Steve grew up surrounded by mystical discussion and fascinating but often peculiar grown-ups. In adult life, and alongside a career in IT, he was an active Rosicrucian Officer for AMORC in the North of England. There followed seven years of service with the Servants of the Light - Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki's Qabalistic school of modern magic, culminating in the entry to SOL's highest grade - the House of the Amethyst.
Steve's fellow directors of the Silent Eye are Sue Vincent and Stuart France. The Silent Eye now operates its own press. In 2013, he published his first book, "The Song of the Troubadour" based on the teachings and ritual dramas of the Silent Eye's 2013 launch and Workshop in Derbyshire. In July 2014 he published his second work, "The Land of the Exiles" - a combination of esoteric psychology and drama that formed the backbone of the 2014 Silent Eye workshop in the Derbyshire Hills. Both books are available on Amazon and Kindle. In November 2015, he published Ben's Bits - The Ballad of Bakewell Gaol, a bitter-sweet graphical novel of a man imprisoned in a Victorian gaol for the relocation of a sacred monument. The book is written in the style of Oscar Wilde's Ballad of Reading Gaol, said to be his greatest work.
Steve believes in light-heartedness and humour as much as spirituality - seeing the two as intrinsically linked. He publishes a regular blog at https://stevetanham.wordpress.com/ and http://lakesteve.blogspot.co.uk/ where irony, humour and occasional insights may be found.