Meditational Study Materials
The spiritual work of the Sophia Foundation is oriented towards shaping a "Grail vessel" through shared spiritual activity. It is intended as a contribution to the inner work of preparing the future culture of Divine Sophia known as the Rose of the World. The Rose of the World is the spiritual flower that exists on a cosmic level, where each petal is a different religion and the stem is the one all-pervasive divinity that nourishes all the petals which form a unified blossom. It is an image of the future time when the Holy Wisdom of Divine Sophia prevails and humanity knows the unique, yet unified relationship of the world religions and spiritual traditions.
The foundational spiritual work offered through the Sophia Foundation includes the Main Exercise and the Subsidiary Exercises given by Rudolf Steiner in the First Esoteric School from 1904-1914, and the Daily Prayer Sequence given by Valentin Tomberg and further developed in the sacred dance of eurythmy by Robert Powell. These prayers and exercises are foundational for the spiritual work of the Sophia Foundation.
Meditation study materials which work in conjunction with these prayers and meditative exercises are available for inner development. This inner work is at the heart of the Sophia Foundation. There are various areas of study offered, each of which has a unique focus. The variety offers options for people with different interests.
Foundational Spiritual Work:
Main Exercise and Subsidiary Exercises by Rudolf Steiner.
Daily Prayer Sequence given by Valentin Tomberg
further developed by Robert Powell.
Meditation Study Courses:
"Our Mother," study course by Valentin Tomberg. (Available after completion of the Lord's Prayer Course.)
Seven Apocalyptic Seals from the Book of Revelation, study course by Robert Powell.
The Mysteries of Sophia, study course by Karen Rivers.
Challenges of Inner Development: Encountering the Double, study course by Karen Rivers.
Sophia Grail Circle Study Material:
You may request Sophia Grail Circle Study Material directly from the Sophia Foundation administrative office. We request a $15 donation for each Sophia Grail Circle booklet.
If you are interested in any of the meditation study courses the first step is to begin with the Foundational Spiritual work, which is foundational to all subsequent spiritual work. This may be obtained by sending the "For Further Study" page from the Introductory Study Material packet to the Sophia Foundation administrative office. The recommended donation for this packet is $25.00. You may then choose to work with a meditation study course. We recommend a $25 donation for each meditation study course packet .
Click here to download the Introductory Study Material packet. This packet provides more information on the spiritual work of the Sophia Foundation and describes the study material offerings in more detail.
Dear Friends of Sophia and the Sophia Foundation,
Thank you for embracing a Sophianic vision for humanity. While we each carry this vision in our own unique way, we share a rich commonality–– an inclusiveness for all spiritual traditions, an active caring for the earth and an intention toward agape or spiritual self-less love, as the ground for living. We are very blessed to be a community of open-minded, dedicated friends in Sophia.