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T-shirts

      

Stonehenge T-Shirt by David Rowan (1993)

                                      
          
    
                     

 'This T Shirt was designed by me in August 1993 to mark the first Moonlight tour of Stonehenge for students of my school of Astrology and Esoteric Studies. I decided to re-create the shirt for the 20th Anniversary of the Moonlight tours and thought it would be good to mark the occasion by making them available once again. Each fine quality cotton shirt is printed by hand. In the bottom two photos, you'll see a young Rowan inside Stonehenge with students who I still count among my dearest friends ~ and, the other has new friends on a special evening of rain, Moonlight and the fantastic soulful rock band, Vintage Trouble.'
  

    

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Posters

   

The Sacred Wheel      

     

Solar-Luna Calendar for marking the seasons and timing the Pagan festivals of the Wheel of the Year
 

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Books

         

  

The Blossoming of Old Rowan Trees
    
Poems, Photography and Life through and Aspergers Lens

         

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Introduction and Foreword


David Charles Rowan MA MSc has three diagnosed autistic conditions; Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia and a suspected fourth, Echopraxia.

David  was not diagnosed with any Autistic Spectrum conditions until he was forty, which meant his young life, growing up as a child carer with a disabled mother, unable to understand himself or the world around him, was bewildering and often frightening. Driven by an insatiable curiosity and a need to understand life, he took his first steps into  reading psychology at the age of thirteen but found it rather dry and took a Pagan path instead; studying esoteric philosophies and finding a  model of human understanding in the ancient art of Astrology. Being an undiagnosed autistic child carer was a challenge made lighter by a love of music. The  'do it yourself' philosophy of the Punk explosion in the 1970s created a cultural sense of permission and David taught himself to play guitar, spending his early twenties in bands that were fun, if not successful.  By the time he was thirty David had grasped the complexity of Astrology and how to use the map of symbols  as a means to understanding the dynamics of a person's psyche. Realising he also needed a therapeutic skill, David trained in a second discipline MAP: Modern Applied Psychology, a synthesis of Hypnotherapy, NLP and Psychobiology in 1993. He began teaching Astrology in 1991, and also teaching MAP in 1994. In 2002 he was among the first six people in the world to be awarded the Master of Arts in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and took a second masters degree in 2008 in Psycho-Social Studies, for which he was awarded Master of Science with distinction.

David continues to practice and teach Astrology online and MAP, and music continues to flow from him. For a quarter of a century David has explored the human condition with students and clients and since 2008 has shared some of these insights in the social media realm of Facebook, often in the forms of poetry and photography. This book is a collection of poems reaching back to the early 1980s to the present day and illustrated by David's photography.  In both words and images it is life viewed through one autistic lens. 
 
The considered wisdom is that people with Asperger's are dissociated from emotion; Spock-like and dispassionate. One of the 'narrow interests', David is 'fixated' with,  is understanding the human condition; its joys and passions, clarity and confusions. This entails exploring one's own vulnerability and emotional sensitivity;  which lends itself to developing a sympathetic understanding of how life is for other people. David has an articulate mind and his writings on being an adult with Asperger's Syndrome has illuminated the experience of the condition for those who also live within the spectrum, enabling parents to also have a deeper understanding and clarity.  The opening poem, An Asperger's Heart, moved one parent to write;
 
'I have a 3 year old with Asperger's and so this touched me deeply. I can see it in his eyes how much he wants to communicate effectively and cant. your poem made me feel like I was listening to his soul speak. thank you!!!!'
 
Walking an Asperger's path can be challenging in an abrasive world and yet also hauntingly beautiful.  David describes it like this;
 
'I often find it strange to have a wise old brain sitting with a vulnerable, open and befuddled heart - it's like my inner child and wise old man have blended into a wise child and a vulnerable sage.  The apparent incongruence is a mark of being Asperger's and is both creatively fruitful and sometimes emotionally frightening. '
 
 

For every copy sold, 1 will be donated to NAS - the National Autistic Society

Throughout the book you will find numerous photographs of otters. They reside at a rescue and breeding sanctuary in Devon, England and need donations to keep up the fish supply !   Please visit the centre, or check out their website & Facebook page search for;  Otters & Butterflies


 
 
 
Foreword by Carolyn Palmer  BA Hons, DipPsychCoun
 
This extraordinary - what one might call anthology, begins with a poetic meditation on the vulnerabilities of a life through an asperger's lens in a world full of sharp edges, hard knocks and unconcern, but this lyrical book is so very much more than that.  It is a reflection of a depth of soul, outpouring of feeling and beauty of word and thought, that is at times, moving beyond description.
 
There is so much here to ponder and to absorb.  This is a collection of pieces taking us through life, love, longing, desire, loss, joy, wonder, beauty, in fact the whole gamut of life lived on earth, among the stars, through time, and eons of birth and rebirth.  It is about being different, but also the same, in that David has plumbed the depths, desires, longings, pain, wonder and joy, that so many of us feel, though few of us are able to articulate so eloquently and with such beauty.
 
But there is more yet again.  The photographs that accompany this wonderful collection are not only completely in tune with the words they accompany, but are works of beauty in themselves.
 
In some ways, David's work is a love song.  It is a love song, to life, to the beauties and awesomeness of nature and our world, to the lover both without and within, to the pain of loss, the joy of discovery, and the ache of being both seen and unseen, listened to but not always heard, longing to be seen and met, yet fragile to the possibilities of its' consequences.
 
Though this book's subtitle is Poems and Life through an Asperger's Lens, it touches and reaches the depths of feeling, fears, longings and joys that we can all connect with and all relate to.  It offers food for thought, meditation and even prayer.  Look at the following for instance:
 
 
 
May Daze ...
Good morning  ...  good morning :)
May the sun kiss you today
May the air be filled with laughter
May happy things now come your way
May the Gods always protect you
May the Goddess be there in all you do
May your heart always be dancing
May I fall in love with you 
 
A beautiful love poem, which could so easily be a prayer For the one you love, for a child, for the world, for our amazing blue/green planet.
 
Among David's thoughts, songs, poems and meditations is so much to absorb, to think about, to meditate upon.  So many timeless reflections.  For myself, this is a work that I would visit, and re-visit, many times, and each time would find some new aspect, connect with a greater depth of feeling and understanding, and discover new insights.
 
I hope that you will read these words for yourself and that it may touch and connect with your soul in the way that it has with mine, and that you too may discover that with each touch, each whisper, we are all a little more enriched, a little more connected, and perhaps even, a little better as people.
 
May this beautiful book enrich you in many, many ways.
 
Bright blessings upon your path
Carolyn Palmer , BA Hons, DipPsychCoun
 
   
  

         

   

     

How We Come Into Being
 
MSc papers collection in Psycho-Social Dynamics and  Affective Neuroscience

  

(coming soon - available in January 2014)

    

  

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Music

          

Still Motion  - the music and songs of David Rowan

 

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Deep Relaxation

         

David Rowan audio coaching ~ your unconscious now can learn to release tension and anxiety ~ relax deeply, swiftly, easily ... 
  
 

    
   
2 versions; one with accompanying music and the just relaxing with David's voice

     
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Consultation Gift Vouchers

   

   

Astrology:
   


   
Personal 12 Month Forecast

   

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Astrobiography: the Reading of Your Life
 
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 Astrobiography for Parents: Reading the Life of Your Child
 
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MAP: Modern applied Psychology                                                                                                  
   

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Introducing the Dynamics of Astrology  (online course)

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Tarot & Numerology  (online course)

   

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