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

Jan
29
Mon
6:30 pm Loving Living – Exploring Your S... @ Karrawirra - Riverdell
Loving Living – Exploring Your S... @ Karrawirra - Riverdell
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Loving Living - Exploring Your Spiritual Self (E.D.L) @ Karrawirra - Riverdell | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
It is said that we are “Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience.” Come and enjoy sharing this experience with interested others who also wish to deepen their understanding. This series of evenings is an opportunity[...]
Feb
9
Fri
4:30 pm Riverdell Pool Party @ Pool side - Riverdell
Riverdell Pool Party @ Pool side - Riverdell
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Riverdell Pool Party @ Pool side - Riverdell | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
It’s a Party! Join us poolside at Riverdell as we cool down, take a dip and enjoy the company of others. Bring your bathers, towels, sunscreen and a hat. BBQ facilities will be available so BYO food,[...]
Feb
11
Sun
10:00 am Ayurveda Workshop for Hormone He... @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Ayurveda Workshop for Hormone He... @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ayurveda Workshop for Hormone Health @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
In this workshop you will learn about Ayurvedic medicine and your body’s constitution of vata/pitta/kapha whilst gaining the knowledge to balance the three Doshas. This workshop aims to provide an insight into the cause and[...]
Feb
16
Fri
5:00 pm Slow Down, Reflect, Renew – Retr... @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Slow Down, Reflect, Renew – Retr... @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm
Slow Down, Reflect, Renew - Retreat (E.D.L) @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
Do you sometimes feel that you want to call “Stop; Time Out” – just to have the opportunity to breathe deeply and truly connect with your “inner being”? Here’s your chance!! Slow Down: take the[...]
Feb
22
Thu
7:00 pm Are you an unknowingly Energy Se... @ Karrawirra - Riverdell
Are you an unknowingly Energy Se... @ Karrawirra - Riverdell
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Are you an unknowingly Energy Sensitive Person? @ Karrawirra - Riverdell | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
Are you an unknowingly energy sensitive person? What is energy sensitivity? Don’t know and want to kind out? Here is a life changing chance to meet others checking it out too. Come to an evening[...]
Feb
23
Fri
7:00 pm Spiritual Living in the Now! wit... @ The Sanctuary
Spiritual Living in the Now! wit... @ The Sanctuary
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Spiritual Living in the Now! with Matthew Greenwood @ The Sanctuary  | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
Join Matthew for this insightful evening as he covers the following: – What has changed that makes life so different now – A new direction for humanity – How to stay strong physically, mentally, emotionally[...]
Feb
24
Sat
9:30 am Discover your Past Lives with An... @ The Sanctuary
Discover your Past Lives with An... @ The Sanctuary
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Discover your Past Lives with Anne Marie McGlasson @ The Sanctuary  | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
In this experiential workshop, you will Learn about hypnosis and past-life regression Discover how suggestible you are Experience 2 Past-life Regressions Connect with likeminded souls There is great strength and opportunities for learning in the[...]
2:00 pm Heal Your Abundance – Shanti Mis... @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Heal Your Abundance – Shanti Mis... @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Heal Your Abundance - Shanti Mission @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
When it comes to Abundance we are in a constant state of flux and flow, natural cycles of giving and receiving and have access to the law of flow of our life. Unfortunately many of[...]