Rebecca E. S. Cleland is intimately connected with her inner spirit, having been a seeker of deeper
understanding since her early twenties. She has kept journals of her spiritual ideas and reflections ever since,
as well as maintained dream journals for almost three decades. Cleland is a musician,
an artist, and holds a Master’s degree in Library Science. She has worked as the Evening Librarian at Isothermal
Community College in Spindale, North Carolina for twenty-five years. Cleland and her husband Ben Seymour, a luthier,
perform and teach Appalachian and Celtic folk music. They live in the North Carolina foothills.