Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Rev Rowan Bombadil

Episode 70

A conversation with Rev Rowan Bombadil


1 hr 23 min. Recorded on 16 December 2021. 

Rowan’s pronouns are they/them/their, and they are a genderqueer shapeshifter and sex witch. Find out what that means to Rowan in this episode.

We also talk about deconstructing boxes and binaries, the link between gender, sex and magic, reclaiming the body and revealing more of ourselves, roleplay vs shapeshifting, multiplicity and spanning the gender spectrum, transformation through intention, and celebrating the sacred in ourselves.

Rowan is offering listeners a special seasonal gift; a short solstice ritual in the form of a beautiful guided meditation for greeting the dark with an open heart, near the end of the episode. We start setting the scene around 52 minutes in, and the ritual starts a few minutes after that and lasts about 20 minutes. If you’d like to join in, please make sure you have a candle to hand, something to light it with, and something to put it in, or on. Ideally you would have access to a quiet, safe, sacred space, with lights dimmed or off. Alternatively, you can of course save it for when you are free to take this time for yourself. The meditation is available as a separate mp3 download for our patrons and supporters.

Terminology: GSRD = Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity

“I think of it as this invitation to look deeper; to see each other with fresh eyes…to see each other beyond the preconceptions that our culture really encourages us to look at each other through. I think ‘queer’ is a really beautiful invitation to set those aside and see the person.”

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About Rowan

Rev. Rowan Bombadil (they/them) is a queer sex witch, psychosexual coach, and interfaith minister, dedicated to bridging the binaries between sex and spirit. Through their coaching, ceremonies, and events, Rowan seeks to facilitate personal and planetary transformation through pleasure. Their work inspires individuals and groups from across the rainbow of gender and sexuality towards radical, creative, and inclusive relating with self, each other, and our world. Rowan is the author of Igniting Intimacy: Sex Magic Rituals for Radical Living and Loving.

You can find Rowan on their website and on Facebook, @MLWGod.

Book cover of Igniting Intimacy by Rev Rowan Bombadil
Igniting Intimacy by Rev Rowan Bombadil

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