Edwin Charles Steinbrecher

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Edwin Charles Steinbrecher
Edwin Charles Steinbrecher
DiedJanuary 26, 2002(2002-01-26) (aged 71)
Other namesEd.Steinbrecher
OccupationAstrological data collector,teacher,writer
Known forMeditation Teachings and Astrological data collection
Notable work
Founder of D.O.M.E.
Spouse(s)Suzanne Gross

Edwin Charles Steinbrecher (April 4, 1930 – January 26, 2002) was born to parents, father Edwin E. Steinbrecher and mother Helen Clara (Siska) Steinbrecher.[citation needed]

He was an American astrologer, lecturer, teacher, metaphysician and an astrological data collector, noted for works related to meditation and his precise Steinbrecher Collection,[1] entered on John Woodsmall's Pathfinder Program.[2][3] He taught and lectured on the occult sciences, specifically in relation to practising meditation[4][5] and wrote the book titled, The Inner Guide to Meditation.[6][7] The book has been referred in works of authors, in their books on esoteric subjects, meditation and intuition .[8][9][10][11][12][13]


Steinbrecher was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in a family of astrologers, including his mother, several aunts and uncles. He learned the language of astrology from the age of five and took classes with his aunt and godmother, Josephine Siska. A restless youth, he joined the Army as a conscientious objector, serving in the medical corps. On April 23, 1953, he volunteered for experiments in lowering body temperature, in order that army medics could find how best to readjust the temperature of soldiers after freezing-trauma. During the procedure, he "flat-lined" in an NDE. During the few minutes when he was clinically dead, he experienced such bliss that it changed him forever and affirmed his life direction.

He founded D.O.M.E., the Inner Guide Meditation Center, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1975. The center moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1984.[14] Steinbrecher died of emphysema on January 26, 2002.[15][16] Shortly before his death, he sold his data collection to Lois Rodden's Astrodatabank, where his collection was completely integrated. His collection of original birth records has been scanned by the current owner of Astrodatabank, the Swiss company Astrodienst AG, in 2014, and is available to researchers in PDF firmat.

Personal life[edit]

Ed married Suzanne Gross on June 17, 1955. Suzanne May Gross and Edwin Charles Steinbrecher exchanged marriage vows in St. Mary's rectory Saturday afternoon.[17] They later divorced. Apparently, Ed Steinbrecher was bisexual and later a celibate, according to his interview ('Sex with God') to Mark Thompson published in Gay Soul (Harper San Francisco, 1995).

Notable work[edit]

  • The Inner Guide Meditation - A Primer for the 21st Century. 288 pages. Dome Foundation, Santa Fe, NM 1977; Blue Feather Press, Santa Fe U.S.A, 1975; 1978; Thorsons, 1982; HarperCollins, 1982; Red Wheel/Weiser, York Beach (Maine, U.S.A.), 1987; 1988; 1994; 2006; 2010; ISBN 0877286574; Aquarian Press, Wellingborough (UK) 1988 ISBN 0850307805; Motilal Banarsidass (New Age Books), New Delhi 2002 ISBN 978-8178220604)
    Online at Scribd

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Brown, Philip (2006). Source Steinbrecher Collections. Cosmic Trends Astrology Connects..By Philip Brown. ISBN 9780738709925.
  2. ^ "20 th Century finest astrological data collector". astro.com. Astrodatabank.
  3. ^ "Steinbrecher Astrological Data Collection". Archived from the original on 2013-03-11.
  4. ^ Simon, Elle A. (20 August 2015). Brain. SWIMMING IN YOUR BRAIN,A Practicum to The Inner...By Elle A. Simon. ISBN 9781496915283.
  5. ^ Hacker, Edward A.; Moore, Steve; Patsco, Lorraine (2002). Meditation. I Ching An Annotated Bibliography,By Edward A. Hacker, Steve Moore, Lorraine Patsco. ISBN 9780415939690.
  6. ^ McCleary, Rollan (2004). Soul and Spirit. A Special Illumination,Authority in Gay Spirituality,By Rollan McCleary. ISBN 9781904768548.
  7. ^ Author, Naomi Ozaniec (19 December 2011). Inner Contact. The Watkins Tarot..,system of Self-discovery,By Naomi Ozaniec Author. ISBN 9781780283647. {{cite book}}: |last1= has generic name (help)
  8. ^ Baljeu, Janet (7 June 2012). Spirit. Downloading Spirit,BabushkaBy Janet Baljeu. ISBN 9781469157665.
  9. ^ Oelklaus, Nancy (January 2008). References. Journey.. Head to Heart,Living and Working Authentically,By Nancy Oelklaus. ISBN 9781932690439.
  10. ^ Oldale, Richard J. (21 April 2016). References. Journeys to Ancient Worlds...Civilisations,By Richard J Oldale. ISBN 9781326243418.
  11. ^ Drury, Nevill (2004). Guide Meditation. The Dictionary of the Esoteric,3000 Entries By Nevill Drury. ISBN 9788120819894.
  12. ^ "Intuition". The Journal of Creative Behavior, Vol. 22, No. 2, 85-100, 1988.
  13. ^ "Meditation skills" (PDF). The Star Light Journal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  14. ^ "The Inner Meditation centre".
  15. ^ "Ed Steinbrecher Obituaries". Los Angeles Times.
  16. ^ "solsticepoint.com/astrologersmemorial/steinbrecher". Archived from the original on 2016-07-26. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  17. ^ "Marriage of Edwin".