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

Oct
6
Fri
7:00 am Morning Yoga @ 'The Sanctuary' Riverdell
Morning Yoga @ 'The Sanctuary' Riverdell
Oct 6 @ 7:00 am – Dec 8 @ 8:00 am
Morning Yoga @ 'The Sanctuary' Riverdell | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
Looking for an early Yoga class before work? Then we have just the thing! Join in on our Wednesday Vinyasa Class or our Friday Hatha Class and bliss out on a weekly dose of yoga Buy a 5 Class Pass and[...]
6:00 pm Evening Yoga @ 'The Sanctuary' Riverdell
Evening Yoga @ 'The Sanctuary' Riverdell
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm
Evening Yoga @ 'The Sanctuary' Riverdell | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
We live in a 24/7 stimulating world. We have access to stimuli that distracts our mind at all hours of the day. Phones, Netflix, laptops etc, all that We live in a world where we[...]
Nov
18
Sat
9:30 am Attunement Retreat (E.D.L) @ The Sanctuary
Attunement Retreat (E.D.L) @ The Sanctuary
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm
Attunement Retreat (E.D.L) @ The Sanctuary  | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
“We come from Love. We go to Love. Everything in between is dust rising in the spiral of our awakening.” We are Spiritual Beings having a human experience. As we express the Power of Love[...]
Nov
21
Tue
6:30 pm Loving Living – Exploring Your S... @ Karrawirra - Riverdell
Loving Living – Exploring Your S... @ Karrawirra - Riverdell
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 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[...]
Nov
24
Fri
5:00 pm Conscious Living Retreat @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Conscious Living Retreat @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm
Conscious Living Retreat @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
‘Come along on a health journey like no other’. In this interactive and educational retreat you will learn how to improve your eating habits by kicking old ones. Learn how to read your body and[...]
Nov
30
Thu
7:00 pm Natural Wellness Soultions @ Karrawirra - Riverdell
Natural Wellness Soultions @ Karrawirra - Riverdell
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Natural Wellness Soultions @ Karrawirra - Riverdell | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
An opportunity for you to increase your vitality, wellbeing and general health during this FREE workshop *** With Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils expert Monica Finazzo *** We would like to invite you to an evening of[...]
Dec
2
Sat
2:30 pm Pre- Christmas Relax Arvo @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Pre- Christmas Relax Arvo @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre
Dec 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Pre- Christmas Relax Arvo @ Riverdell Spiritual Centre | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
Come and chill out prior to the silly season with a social event for all ages. Enjoy the Riverdell ambience whilst tuning into the live acoustics from Henry of ‘One Big Jump’, indulge in barista[...]
Dec
7
Thu
7:00 pm Kinesiology FREE Public talk @ The Sanctuary
Kinesiology FREE Public talk @ The Sanctuary
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kinesiology FREE Public talk @ The Sanctuary | Hillier | South Australia | Australia
Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of the body and can be used as a tool to promote your health and wellbeing. Why not come along to this FREE evening presentation and discover how!