|Stephen Osborn (Author Laureate)||| Print ||
Esoterika Lodge No. 316 Author Laureate)
Worshipful Brother, Stephen M. Osborn, is a Founding Member of Esoterika Lodge and its first Author Laureate. Appointed for life, WB Steve serves the Lodge as a resource of esoteric history, philosophy and knowledge. A published author many times over, he began writing poetry in high school and never quit. He worked as a commercial fisherman and served in the United States Navy. Present at the H-bomb tests (Operation Redwing, Bikini Atoll, 1956), he survived a bout of radiation poisoning. Upon exiting the Navy, WB Steve severed as a firefighter for over 25 years before his retirement. Raised in Mill Valley No. 356 on May 5,1984 in the Grand Jurisdiction of California, WB Steve is a life member and Past Master of Camanio Lodge No 19, a life member and Past Master of Garfield Lodge No. 41 (where he also publishes the Lodge's Trestleboard), a life member of Walter F. Meier Lodge of Research No. 281, a Founding Member of Journeyman Online Lodge 2002, NSW Australia, a member of Anacortes Chapter No. 59 Royal Arch Mason, a life member of the Everett Valley of the AASR, Orient of Washington, a Founding Member of the Knights of St. Andrew, Everett Valley, AASR, a member of the Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle, a member of Discovery Lodge of Research No. 971 NSW Australia, a member of the Masonic Society, a member of the Philalethes Society, a member of the Scottish Rite Research Society, a member of the Southern California Research Society and a life member of the Washington College SRICF.
On September 30, 2007 WB Steve was elected to membership in the Masonic Brotherhood of The Blue Forget-Me-Not and is also a recipient of the George R. Bordewick Literary Achievement Award for Rites of Passage, the Ancient Mysteries and Freemasonry.
In addition to Meditation in Black, a number of WB Steve's writing can be found under this listing and more can be found in the members’ only section of this website.
WB Steve's philosophy of life is that, if we truly live up to the oaths we have taken in Masonic and Concordant Bodies, not only in Lodge, but in our everyday activities at home and in the marketplace, we cannot help but build a better world.
"All in all, it has been a pretty good life. I’m seventy-three and have had a ball getting this far. My life didn’t head in the direction everyone thought it would go, but I don’t regret it and wouldn’t trade it for anything, especially these last eighteen years. I shall go on writing, studying and thinking until I make my final journey to “that undiscovered country...”