"The Rowan Tree Church is an Earth-focused network of Communities and solitary practitioners dedicated to the study and practice of the Wiccan Tradition we call Lothloriën. We encourage spiritual growth through support, resources and educational opportunities for our Members. We also offer formal pathworking leading to an understanding of the Inner Mysteries. [our mission statement]
Our humble origins were formalized in 1977, when Rev. Paul Beyerl (trained and initiated into a neo-Alexandrian Tradition), began teaching the Craft to a small group of people on Oak Grove in Minneapolis on Sunday mornings. Out of those early rituals, The Tradition of Lothloriën came into manifestation. Since that time, we have evolved and made many changes. Today, we exist as solitaries and as Communities scattered throughout North America. Membership is open to any person over the age of 18. We require parental permission for minors. A variety of personal preferences based upon affection or sexual orientation are accepted. One need not be Wiccan to seek Membership in our Church: Lothloriën encompasses Members of a variety of beliefs. We have Members who, in addition to Lothloriën, practice other Wiccan Traditions and other faiths (including Christian)."