rowanf last modified: November 1, 2000
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Login: rowanf
Name: no name
Location: United States
Age: 46
Gender: female
Marital Status: married
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Personal Quote:

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. --Thomas Jefferson




I'm a mystic and a scholar and a priestess, a lover and a parent and a librarian. I describe myself as a Wiccan. I use it to mean that I am a Priestess - and I often just say that. In the last four years I have often said I am a Priestess of Brighid, I am a Daughter of the Flame and in 2000 I was ordained a Priestess of Brighid through the Fellowship of Isis. I have also been involved in Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism for many years, but have never found a community with whom to work.

I always thought I was primarily a descendant of Scots who came to America looking for opportunity, some of whom married English Quakers and some were Scots-Irish (Prots) who came over from Belfast because of the troubles (but still had expectations from linen mills back home). My family was very into being Scots-American and keeping Hogmanay and Clan Society membership and such. Recently, I have also found that I have folks from Alsace-Lorraine, Sweden and France in my family tree - which I shake regularly to see what falls out.

I'm a vocalist with a repetoire of English/Irish folk, pagan songs and show tunes. I read about 5-6 books a week in SF or mystery genres and lots of Celtic archaelogy, popular epidemiology and miscellaneous nonfiction.

I go to SF Cons, do costuming, write poetry and have co-written a novel, I do computer artwork and also paint, do polyclay, make jewelry, do needlework and have too many unfinished projects.

I am deeply involved in Interfaith work. I have attended both the 1993 and 1999 Parliament of the Worlds Religions in Chicago and Cape Town. I was on the Board of Directors of Celebrating the Spirit, a conference to promote the Declaration toward a Global Ethic. I have been working with the United Religions Initiative and attended the Charter signing ceremony in Pittsburg, PA in 2000.And I volunteer at the Interfaith Center at the Presidio in San Francisco.

I believe that Wicca and other earth-based religions have much to offer the modern world where people often feel estranged from the natural world. I seek to vitalize my own life and the lives of those around me by living in harmony with Mother Earth and by remaining open to the numinous touch of the Otherworld. My goals in this life are to practice compassion and work with the energy of this world and the Otherworld toward ecological balance, peace, harmony and justice.

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