History and Philosophy

History and Philosophy

Riverdell Spiritual Centre is part of the global community of spiritual centres founded by The Emissaries of Divine Light . This network, Initiated in 1932 by Lloyd Meeker in the USA, emphasizes living a life of practical spirituality.

In 1977, Paul and Libby Blythe came to Adelaide from Toronto, Canada, with the dream of initiating an Emissary community. The current site, previously the Evanston Gardens Caravan Park, was purchased in July 1979. The block naturally divided into a working tourist park and a 9-acre section nestled against the Gawler River, which became the home of the ‘Hillier Park’ spiritual community.

Over the years, the number of community members has varied, reaching a peak of around 47 in the mid 1980’s. Regular spiritual teaching by both local and overseas presenters deepened the experience of true community for residents, and employment was available in the expanding caravan park.

In 2003, the site was renamed Riverdell Spiritual Centre by The Emissaries (SA) Inc and in recent years Hillier Park has evolved into Hillier Park Residential Village.

Over the past two years, Riverdell Spiritual Centre has entered a new growth phase, providing conference and retreat facilities for small to medium sized groups, as well as broad range of spiritual focused public talks and workshops.

Philosophy of Riverdell Spiritual Centre

Riverdell Spiritual Centre offers space for spiritual development of all kinds. We welcome a variety of practitioners, committed to guiding individuals in the many aspects of personal development of the mind, body and spirit.

With spaces offering moments of personal reflection in a natural setting alongside opportunities to engage in diverse programs that open doorways to new personal growth, Riverdell Spiritual Centre is a place for everyone to feel at home.

At Riverdell Spiritual Centre, we are a community with different views but a shared vision for spiritual fulfillment.

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Upcoming Events

Introduction to Full Self Emergence

Sep 14
2019
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Manifest Your Reality with The One Law of Creation

Sep 12
2019
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Spiritual Reflections and Discussion

Sep 10
2019
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Emerging Peace: Relationship Building and Conflict Resolution

Sep 07
2019
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Four Forces: Exploring the Human Potential

Sep 05
2019
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Expressing your Divinity: The Courage to be your True Self

Sep 03
2019
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Spring Equinox – Celebrating Earths Sacred Cycles

Sep 23
2019
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Embracing the Goddess Within

Nov 09
2019
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Go with ‘Yin’

Sep 29
2019
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Spring Awakening Retreat

Oct 19
2019
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Soul Nurture Retreat

Aug 31
2019
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Our Galactic Heritage

Oct 11
2019
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Shamanism Level 2 with Matthew Greenwood

Nov 23
2019
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Drumming in the Sanctuary

Aug 23
2019
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Healing Your Relationship with Food – Overcoming the Struggle

Aug 25
2019
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Manifesting and Vision Board Workshop

Oct 13
2019
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Rest and Restore Retreat

Oct 12
2019
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Dine with the Divine

Sep 28
2019
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Shamanism Level 1 with Matthew Greenwood

Oct 26
2019
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Lucid Dreaming Workshop – Learn Lucid Dreaming with Dr Denholm Aspy!

Sep 22
2019
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Meditation and Development in the Tipi with Matthew Greenwood

Aug 21
2019
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Pranayama Workshop – Breathing Techniques to Improve Your Well-Being!

Oct 18
2019
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Sound Bath – 2019

May 02
2019
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