Our conversation spins and twirls in the dance of making sense humorously. We discuss his early comedic upbringing and survival in Brooklyn. Then, onto his participation in creating an alternative school in Washington, D.C. during the ’60s. The circuity of comedy and conversation takes us through sharing sacred space in truth-telling as well. Swami ultimately pronounces an uprising in the awareness of Americans toward the Heartland and our part in the Great Weset.
Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For the past 29 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been called “irreverently uplifting” and has been described both as “comedy disguised as wisdom” and “wisdom disguised as comedy.”
As the Swami, Steve is the author of Driving Your Own Karma (1989), When You See a Sacred Cow, Milk It For All It’s Worth (1993), Duck Soup for the Soul (1999), and Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction (2004).
In his “past life” (before Swami), Steve started an alternative high school in Washington, D.C., and co-authored a book about his experiences, No Particular Place to Go: Making of a Free High School. A political science major, he later taught history to autoworkers at Wayne State University in Detroit as part of the Weekend College. In 1980, Steve co-founded Pathways Magazine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, one of the first publications bringing together holistic health, personal growth, spirituality, and politics. Subsequent to Pathways, Steve was a freelance writer and co-author with Don McMillan of Friends and Lovers: How to Meet the People You Want to Meet (Writer’s Digest Books, 1986).
Since 2005, Steve has written a political blog with a spiritual perspective, Notes From the Trail, hailed as an encouraging voice “in the bewilderness.” His latest book, written with cellular biologist Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. is Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here (Hay House, 2009). Steve is active in transpartisan politics and the practical application of Spontaneous Evolution.
Steve currently helps comedians and non-comedians alike bring more joy and playfulness into their work, communicate more effectively through humor, and “humorize” their message. He continues to travel the US and the world performing cosmic comedy in his Swami persona.
- Academian Mironova’s Dissertation: https://youtu.be/sMxvNJMiJHs
- For More… https://wakeuplaughing.com
- Connect with Steve on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-bhaerman-026a1b/
- Driving Your Own Karma: Swami Beyondananda’s Tour Guide to Enlightenment: https://amzn.to/3dWGdyn
- Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction: https://amzn.to/3k1WvKc
- Spontaneous Evolution: https://amzn.to/36nUXCf
- Duck Soup for the Soul: https://amzn.to/3yHwyDC
- When You See a Sacred Cow, Milk It for All It’s Worth: https://amzn.to/3AVfz2T