Sophia’s Sanctuary | Sebastopol California

Dedicated to the service of humanity, through wisdom and love

Sophia’s Sanctuary is dedicated to the service of humanity, through wisdom and love. Every event we offer is guided by these principles. We offer opportunities for encountering the spirit in every thing living, through creative, life enriching programs. These include classes, workshops, retreats and training programs.

About Sophia

Ode to the Divine Mother of All

If you seek me with true desire for knowledge, I shall be with you.
I am the seed and source of your visible world.
I am the ocean of light in which your soul lives.
I am the ruler of space.
I am the creator of cycles of time.
Fire, Air, Light, Water, and Earth obey me.
Feel me as the spiritual origin of all matter.
And as I have no consort on earth, call me Maya.

                                                            - Rudolf Steiner

Who Is Sophia?

Sophia is the wisdom that is the very fabric of our existence. She is so close, so pervasive, that we may not know how to speak of Her, or even know of Her existence. Sophia is the name we give to Her who has guided creation from the beginning. We know Her as beauty, as love and as wisdom.

Sophia means “wisdom” in Greek. Wisdom can be defined as the ability to discern what is true, right and lasting. But Sophia is not merely an intellectual concept. In a higher sense, She is a living being with whom everyone can come into relationship. She is the great Mother, the daughter and the Holy Soul.

She has inspired men and women throughout the ages and in all cultures. It is Sophia who is at the heart of every true religion, guiding those who will to know and act in the light of what is true, right and lasting. She has been known as Radha, as Tara, as Prajna Paramita, as Isis, as Demeter, as Quan Yin, as Schekinah, and as the Virgin Mary.

Robert Powell, author of The Sophia Teachings; the Emergence of the Divine Feminine in Our Time , writes in his introduction: “I am not talking about an abstract quality […] I am referring to a living being, a being who is the Divine Mother of humanity, who cares for every one of us, who is deeply concerned about what is taking place in the world.

It is Sophia whom we seek as we strive to bring beauty, love, wisdom, justice and peace into our dear world. The mission of the Sophia Foundation and Sophia’s Sanctuary is to assist people to find and deepen a relationship to Sophia.

Sophia's Sanctuary welcomes all students regardless of belief, race, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.

Sophia’s Sanctuary .  2836 Bloomfield Road , Sebastopol,Ca. 95472  . . 707-827-3536