Diana Rowan is a Creative Alchemist and founder of the Bright Way Guild, an academy dedicated to activating the creative within each of us. The classical inquiry of “what makes a good life?” has driven Diana from her youngest years. Recovered from a soul-crushing case of stage fright and other challenges, Diana believes that by shining light on the darkness we fear, we each become courageous purveyors of bright knowledge and can live a good life.
Diana was born in Dublin, Ireland to college student parents, setting the stage for a lifetime of lively learning and seeking. Soon thereafter, her father became a diplomat, taking his family on a cosmopolitan worldwide pilgrimage. Respect for the arts is second nature in Diana’s family, along with a deep streak of mysticism embodied by her astrologer mother. This unusual combination of intellectual seeking, cultural bridging, mystical openness and artistic engagement are the hallmarks of Diana’s life, whether that be while composing music, teaching, writing, or choosing a wine.
Diana holds an MM in classical piano performance and a PhD in Music Theory. Her book The Bright Way: Five Steps to Freeing the Creative Within released March 2020 from New World Library.