Kate Smorty for the 5th of March


Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm


Event Type: 

ralph_waldo_emerson-1000.jpgKate Smorty will be giving a 20 minute presentation on Ralph Waldo Emerson, followed by a more lengthy round-table discussion about Emerson's beliefs, how they intersect with contemporary beliefs and understanding, etc.

From Wikipedia

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)[5] was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Round-table discussion exploring "The Courage to be Disliked"


Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm


Event Type: 

the-courage-to-be-disliked.jpgA round-table discussion1 exploring some, or many of the ideas in the book "The Courage to be Disliked".

Including the benefit of looking forward, exploring the meaning of our choices, rather than looking back into the past for the cause of present malaise, upset, difficulty etc.

Discussion of the practical benefits, and the effectiveness of teleology  -- "the study of the purpose of a given phenomenon, rather than its cause" as per the work of Alfred Adler, et al.

Some quotes from the book:

The Gnostic Society

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The Gnostic Society  will be having courses on introspection 

7pm Fridays starting 28th February and
1pm Tuesdays starting 3rd March 
"Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? For what do we live? Why are we living?"

Study, reflect and meditate on the Great Mysteries of Life, Divine Will, Natural Magic, Psychology of the Soul...

Classes are at 37 Cowper St, Byron Bay

Everybody welcome.

New book published

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Stephen Pirie's book "The Dynamics of Gender and Life: Timeless Principles of Quantum, Fractal and Natural Phenomena, and Human Social Dynamics" is now published and available at The Byron Book Room Collective, in Fletcher Street, Byron Bay.

I enjoyed reading Stephen's book and found his perspective refreshing and revealing on how to achieve deeper understanding of the masculine and feminine. His explanations using quantum physics and the butterfly diagrams made compelling reading.

From everyday examples of behaviors to exploring the metaphysical, Stephen clearly defines the part that each polarity plays and elucidates their importance in the whole continuum. This is an important issue as dominance of one over the other leads to an imbalance and disharmony. What the world so deeply needs now is the balance of the feminine and masculine and the recognition of diversity in Unity.

Anna Parker
Celebrant  & Facilitator


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This is a new site (circa November 2019) which is expected to serve as a hub for announcements, events, etc. for those interested in continuing the discussions and presentations at the Byron Sophia Philosophical Group.

update -- Sunday 1st Dec. I would also think this site could serve as a member hub e.g. to link to member blog websites, but not to be used for posting of individual blog posts, but rather as a portal, e.g. to link to personal Facebook pages, and the like.