The School of Athens (Detail) - Hypatia (1509-1510), by Raffaello Santi
The School of Athens (Detail) – Hypatia (1509-1510), by Raffaello Santi

Welcome to Sophia’s Children.

Where does the name come from?

I’d come across a biblical passage, in which Jesus said, “Sophia will be vindicated by her children.”

That’s a bold, laid-down challenge, right there.

And I had a few personal experiences, with Sophia at the center of them.

So a Sophia theme was underway!

Sophia means Wisdom in the Greek language (and despite some popular Western academic preferences to the contrary, Sophia is pronounced so-FEE-uh, not so-FIE-uh, among Greeks. Just sayin’.).

And so, we are Sophia’s Children, re-awakening and remembering Wisdom in a world very much in need of Wisdom’s presence through us.

I started the Sophia’s Children blog way back in 2006, after a year of leading two conversation forums on one of the social-networking pioneer sites, Ryze, and a wild and transformative intensive in France with Wisdom University that occurred at the midpoint of the even wilder transformative ride that my life had become.

(I’ve hinted at it in a previous Sophia’s Children post here.)

Il Barbagianni, The Owl, by 1862, Valentine Cameron Prinsep.
Il Barbagianni, The Owl, by 1862, Valentine Cameron Prinsep.

Those early forums and that pivotal experience evolved into Sophia’s Children, and Wisdom’s been brewing here ever since.

And lo and behold, the rumor on the street (well, certain streets anyway) has it that now there’s an emergent Wisdom culture taking root, and spreading inward from the horizon’s edge (a.k.a. The Margins!). May it be so.

You’ll find a wide variety of Wisdom-related topics and themes explored here, from the wisdom of myth and archetype, the sacred Feminine and Masculine, and ancient wisdom and ancestral traditions from around the world; to bringing that timeless Wisdom forward into fresh expression now in every area of our lives (including wise leadership and the workplace). It’s needed, and it matters — and you’re essential to Wisdom’s reawakening!

Chime in. Explore. Muse. Reflect. Remember.

And do feel free to share your questions and your stories in the comment sections or via direct email to me — sophiaschildren ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com.

Big Love and Fierce Wisdom,

Jamie

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The Virgin of Guadalupe altar in one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in San Francisco's Mission District. Photo by Jamie Walters. If you borrow it, include the source attribution and a link to this page. Merci!
The Virgin of Guadalupe altar in one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in San Francisco’s Mission District. Photo by Jamie Walters. If you borrow it, include the source attribution and a link to this page. Merci!

Start a conversation:

Jamie can be found through this Sophia’s Children blog, my Berrett-Koehler Author web site, or you can connect and send a direct message or inquiry via email (info ‘at’ sophias-children ‘dot’ com) or connect via social media:

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Collaborations with Kindreds

You’ll also find me in collaboration with kindreds such as Leeby at ShamaGaia and his ShamaGaia Universal Healing Archive here:

ShamaGaia Universal Healing Archive