Byron Sophia
Philosophical Group

Meetings every Thursday 1-3pm
Byron Bay Uniting Church Hall
Carlyle St. Byron Bay



Byron Sophiā Philosophical Group means likeminded people sharing ideas and aspirations and delving into subjects that concern matters of the heart, soul and innovative thinking. The Greek word Sophia means Wisdom and can be seen as the personification of Nature's Intelligence, revealing our deep inner Knowing and our connection with All Life.

Research all over the world is advancing in the field of the human psyche and consciousness. Self-knowledge opens doors in the search of the common good. Each of us has a wealth of life-experience that can be shared for the benefit of all. This sharing allows us to lose our fears, our suspicions and power games. Realizing that at the root of things we are intimately connected in our humanity, we ask ourselves "how could I contribute to reaching this common good?"

The Byron Sophia is running a series of lectures, presentations and group dialogues on various subjects of spiritual, psychological and philosophical content. These are offered in a spirit of free exchange of thoughts and opinions. Anyone is welcome to give a talk, sharing what they may be passionate about. It is a nonprofit group depending on contributions to cover the cost of rent.



Each talk, including lively discussions, runs approximately for an hour and a half.
All interested in the "whys and wherefore" of life are welcome!
There is no membership fee.
Donation helps towards paying the rent of the venue.

For more information, phone Celia on 6684 3623
byronsophia@gmail.com

3 AUGUST  2017
BREAKING THE PATTERN OF CONDITIONING.
DVD presenting Jiddu Krishnamurti, Religious Philosopher, Author & Educator, in the “When there is Freedom”–Series, last public lectures in Saanen, Switzerland, in 1980. DVD (with Subtitles) presented by Gerald Reardon, Krishnamurti Australia, Inc.

10  AUGUST  2017
MULTICULTURE: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY.
You are invited to explore the How and Why of the different cultures around our amazingly diverse Globe, based on the Wisdom-Teachings of our First Australians. To be able to live together in Harmony we need to understand the origin of the various elements: “Each being is an instrument - each life a melody.“ (Ancient proverb),

17  AUGUST 2017
SNOW ON THE CAMINO REAL,
Benjamin of Tudela, Abu Said & John of Chester take to their metaphysical roads. Readers will enjoy their forays into unknown territories of the mind. “Snow on the Camino Real” is a novel of rare intensity. It brings to life the intensity of living a rich inner life, set as it is in the 13th Century. No one knows where it will lead. But we are made aware that the treasured and mysterious “Book of the Kingdoms” has the answer.
Join us to hear the internationally acclaimed author James Cowan read from his latest novel!

24  AUGUST  2017
STAR-LINES, DRAGON-LINES, WALKING THE CAMINO.
The Way to Santiago de Compostela and Finesterre on the Coast of North-West Spain is as popular today as it was ages past. Through the  steady cadence of each step, a rhythm and dreamlike enchantment is created. The Great Above (Sun, Moon & Stars) and the Great Below (Earth’s telluric currents) influence and contain our adventure., expanding the heart, lighten the spirit & open the mind - presented by Sarah.

31  AUGUST 2017
THE HEROINE’S JOURNEY – GODDESS INANNA’S TRANSFORMATION STORY.
The Sumerian legend of Inanna is an allegory of our own lives. Inanna, the Queen of Heaven, descends the 7 gates to the underworld, dies for 3 days, then ascends through the 7 gates to regain her Throne. Anna Parker, who has undergone the “Heroine’s Journey” will look at the archetypes of our passage through life, as suggested by Joseph Campbell & show how the 7 chakras of Caroline Myss relate to the 7 gates. Anna will share some Sumerian Chants, leading us into an “Inanna Experience” !

7 SEPTEMBER  2017
THE RELATIONSHIP OF DESIRE, WILL & LOVE.
DVD presenting Jiddu Krishnamurti, Religious Philosopher, Author & Educator, in the “When there is Freedom”–Series, lecture in Saanen, Switzerland, in 1980. DVD (with Subtitles) presented by Gerald Reardon, Krishnamurti Australia, Inc.

14  SEPTEMBER  2017
LOVE IS A FIRE – THE FIRE OF LOVE
How the Inner Process brings about the Mystic Fire – presented by Mark Munro, Spiritual Teacher of over 20 years on Self-Awareness & Mysticism.

21  SEPTEMBER 2017
SNOW ON THE CAMINO REAL,
Benjamin of Tudela, Abu Said & John of Chester take to their metaphysical roads. Readers will enjoy their forays into unknown territories of the mind. “Snow on the Camino Real” is a novel of rare intensity. It brings to life the intensity of living a rich inner life, set as it is in the 13th Century. No one knows where it will lead. But we are made aware that the treasured and mysterious “Book of the Kingdoms” has the answer.
Join us to hear the internationally acclaimed author James Cowan read from his latest novel!

28  SEPTEMBER  2017
MYSTICISM OF SOUND
Hazrat Inayat Khan , the contemporary Sufi Master of the Christian Leanage, had many teachings on the Mysticism of Sound.  Zebu Anna Parker who has travelled along the Sufi Path for many years and who is also a musician, will present Hazrat Inayat Kahn’s vision of the Harmony which underlies and infuses every aspect of our lives. With deep insight and wisdom, Khan’s teachings explore the science of Breath, the Law of Rhythm, the Creative Process and both, the Healing and psychological influence of music and sound.

T h a n k   Y o u
For your Contribution to the Rent !
Information : Celia 02-6684 3623





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