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

Pranayama Workshop – Breathing Techniques to Improve Your Wellbeing!

Jun 05
2020
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Let Go & Manifest Cacao Ceremony

Apr 05
2020
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Simplifying Relationships (2.5 hour Information Night)

Feb 02
2020
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Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence for a Happy and Fulfilling Life

Jan 20
2020
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Alchemy of the Spirit Retreat

Mar 20
2020
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Invoking the Divine Energy Within Self

May 22
2020
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Attunement Evenings 2020

Feb 04
2020
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Drumming in the Sanctuary 2020

Feb 28
2020
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Spiritual Self Love 1 Day Retreat

Apr 04
2020
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The Wild Women’s Circle

Jan 10
2020
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Full Self-Emergence Program

Apr 18
2020
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Eden Energy Medicine for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Jan 23
2020
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Sound Bath – (Sound Healing Meditation)

Feb 13
2020
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Pure Presence – Summer Yoga Retreat

Feb 21
2020
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Pushing Up Daisies Workshop

Feb 08
2020
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How to Manage Anxiety

Feb 11
2020
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Go With ‘Yin’

Mar 15
2020
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Chakradance with Rachel

Jan 10
2020
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