The little girl with a candle...

The little girl with a candle...

Sophia, the little girl was walking around with a candle. She comes across a man who is intensely searching for something in the street. After observing for a while, she asks: what are you looking for? The seeker replies: for my keys. Sophia puts her candle aside and starts to search with him under the street lamp. After a while she asks again: are you sure you lost your keys here? He responds: I lost them at my home, but it is dark there. So I am searching here under the street lamp. Sophia responds: I have got a candle!

Now, the man has choices: to keep searching under the street lamp, or to ask Sophia to guide him in dark, with her candle.

Sophia is a female name derived from σοφία, the Greek word for Wisdom.

Where are we looking for the keys?

Where are we looking for the keys?

This is an invitation to pause our habits of looking under the street light, and notice the presence of Sophia, when facing our challenges. The increasing complexity of personal, social and global challenges of our time invites us to look beyond what we already know. To look beyond our comfort zone of the street lamp. We are being invited to engage Sophia, and walk with her candle in dark places where we have left the keys.

Intellect can take you to the door, but it doesn't have the key. - Shams of Tabriz

Is it time for us to face our challenges with wisdom?

How to engage the candle of wisdom?

How to engage the candle of wisdom?

Ancient cultures all around the globe acknowledged and embraced the presence of Sophia, each in their own way. Eshraq, the philosophy of illumination is one of them. A Sufi philosophy and a school of mysticism that drew upon Zoroastrian and Platonic wisdom, founded by Suhrawardi during 12th century.

Eshraq provides us a simple map to navigate our way for reconnecting with Sophia, the source of wisdom. It understands the human nature as a communication between the two minds: Mind-of-Part and Mind-of-Whole.

Suhrawardi is known as the reviver of the traces of ancient Iranian sages.

Who invites you to exploration?

Who invites you to exploration?

My name is Kamyar. I open spaces to explore, and to remember our connection with Sophia. Within gatherings, workshops, journeys, coaching sessions and within my personal daily life, I keep inviting myself and others to remember the way of wisdom. To acknowledge a higher intelligence that guides us, with a symbolic language, through everything that takes our attention, towards serving the well-being of life. Since 2008 I have been dropping, step by step, the thought patterns that kept me blind to noticing the wisdom all around me. Many people and experiences have inspired me to recall the way of wisdom from my parents, great grandparents and the Sufi way.

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    a five week inner-journey with elements, Iran 2014

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    an inner-journey with rhythms and silence, Turkey 2014

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    EcoSystemic Work Culture

    exploring the evolution of work culture, Turkey 2015

  • opening spaces to remember our connection with wisdom
  • Desert Anarak
  • Shelter Conversation
  • River 5elements
  • Rhuthms Painting
  • Ecosystemic Work Culture
Sarah Whiteley

Sarah Whiteley

Kamyar has a unique gift of listening to and reflecting the essence of the soul. With presence, stillness and a kind heart, he allows all that is being held at depth to be shared in right timing - shedding light on the sacred unseen, that is ready and wishing to become visible.

Sarah is author, mentor and host at
Subtle Arts of Conscious Evolution

Lucy White

Lucy White

Kamyar has been a great friend and teacher for me since the moment we met. The clarity of his reflection and his talent for seeing and gently bringing awareness to the core beauty of the soul of the other is a blessing to all he meets. His playful, passionate and deeply tender dance with all aspects of himself and their manifestations in the world around him is an inspiration to witness. See this man with a kitten and know that he will cradle, tickle and lovingly tussle with your soul in the same way.

Lucy is a group facilitation and graphic harvesting artist at
Pegasus Dreaming

Ozgur Onal

Ozgur Onal

Kamyar is a magician who has many abilities to open a safe space with great compassion and neutrality. Actually he is much more than a good listener. He is a natural-born healer by his essence and a mirror which reflects your essence back to you when you talk to him. It's really difficult to tell more by words about him. So why not meet him and see by yourself and for yourself.

Ozgur is a visual artist, art-healer and story teller in Turkey

Susan Bainter Baghdadi

Susan Bainter Baghdadi

Kamyar has the sword that cuts through all the crap for you, lovingly. When we get the chance to connect, I always feel much more clear after spending some time in his space.

Susan is a master coach and a TRE trainer at Alchemy of Life