Dear Readers and Friends of Steffan Vanel,
Steffan passed away on April 27, 2021 after a long battle with bladder cancer. Friends were with him as he passed and many visited him at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville, WA during his last three months. His ashes were scattered four days later at his home in Curlew, WA overlooking the Kettle River and mountains he loved dearly.
On June 19 a ‘Celebration of Life’ gathering was held on the Kettle River below his home. The weather cooperated with sunshine, high clouds and 79 degree temperatures. A plentiful potluck and marimba music spiced the Saturday afternoon. Dessert was several hours reminiscing about Steffan, his legacy as an astrologer and raconteur, as well as heartfelt and hilarious personal stories.
Always a willing world traveler, fluent in four languages, Steffan spent his winters here in rural Ferry County in Washington state writing, meditating, and providing tarot readings to his followers around the world. He genuinely appreciated the diversity of world cultures and the paths people pursue which fostered tolerance and trust with those he met. He will be missed.
This website has been renewed for one more year. It will cease operation on June 28, 2022.
In Loving Memory
While he began his professional practice in 1984, Steffan continued to be a spiritual guide, counselor and teacher until his death. He incorporated an inimitable synthesis of Astrology, Tarot, Kabbalah and Psychology. Steffan was also a longtime student of Vipassana meditation and an apprentice of both North and South American shamanic indigenous practices. His travels have taken him to such places as Peru, Hong Kong and Europe. On a trip to London and Paris with his brother in the mid 1980’s, while his brother returned after the initial ten-day vacation, Steffan remained in Europe for the next four years. This stay saw many explorations including being granted a private audience at the British Museum to view the original Aleister Crowley series of tarot cards.
He was a remarkable student of adventure while impacting thousands of people along the way. Steffan always encompassed his devotion and practice of spiritual knowledge with his own ingredient – love.
Steffan met his wife Marama in Hawaii, and is survived by his 4 children and three grandchildren.
A service was held on his Land at 2 pm on May 1st, 2021 in Curlew, Washington. Donations/gifts can be sent to any organization that helps to feed the needy.
Steffan Vanel is an Internationally renowned Astrologer and Tarot Card Reader. He works with a unique synthesis of Astrology, Tarot, Kabbalah, and Psychology. He is also a primary exponent of information received from the Ascended Master Hilarion.