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Discovering Camphill -  Karl Koenig Institute

Discovering Camphill:

New Perspectives, Research and Developments
Edited by Robin Jackson; Foreword by Andrew Kendrick

Price: £20.00

Publication Date: 21 Apr 2011


About the Author:
Robin Jackson was a lecturer at Aberdeen College of Education before becoming
Principal Lecturer in Special Education at King Alfred’s College, Winchester and
Principal of Linn Moor Special School in Aberdeen. He hasworked with Camphill for many years, including as a Development and TrainingCo-ordinator, and is currently a consultant to Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools in Aberdeen.
He edited Holistic Special Education:


Camphill Principles and Practice (2006) and wrote Hermann Gross:
Art and Soul (2008), both published by Floris Books.

This important book brings together research from scholars and experts in avariety of disciplines to explore a broad range of issues which affect Camphil l life. The essays examine social, political and educational topics as diverse asspiritual needs, residential childcare, disabled identity, working with autistic children and the development of Camphill communities around the world. The lack of easily accessible literature about Camphill communities has contributed to a common and unjustified perception of Camphill as ‘closed’ communities which have little interest in communicating with the ‘the outsideworld’. Some influential officials and practitioners who determine educationand social-work policy and practice still know little or nothing about Camphill,which increases
the risk of misunderstanding and threatens the future of Camphill communities. This book seeks not only to
bridge that gap, but to demonstrate to a wider audience the unique and inspiring qualities of Camphill
communities.
This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the provision of services for children and adults with
special needs.

Review:
‘This is a remarkable book. Rarely does one find a program of any kind willing to open itself up to such intensive
internal and external critical examination. Through the wide-ranging perspectives presented, the reader will
indeed “discover Camphill”, and find it to be an impressive global movement in support of the integrity of
persons and the wholeness of human life.’

James P. Anglin, PhD, Professor of School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria, Canada


BERTHA KOENIG:

RECOLLECTIONS OF MY LIFE



                       cover of the book _____________________________________

              

2010 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the first Camphill community. Over the course of the year attention will focus on the contribution of Karl Koenig to this significant development and in that process the character of Karl Koenig will almost certainly come under the spotlight. However any attempt to examine Karl Koenig's character which ignores the influence of his mother cannot do other than present a partial and incomplete picture.

Bertha Koenig was a redoubtable, resourceful and resilient woman whose influence upon her son cannot be underestimated. Indeed the very characteristics so clearly shown in her life and revealed in her life history - Meine Kindheits und Lebenserinnerungen - can be seen mirrored in the life of Karl Koenig. While he may have acquired his intellect from his bookish father, he appears to have inherited his indomitable spirit from his mother. And it was with his mother that the emotional bond was strongest. What is particularly appealing in Bertha Koenig is the strong sense of mischief, the ingrained rebellious streak and the high degree of fortitude and resolve shown when confronted by misfortune and danger particularly during the evil Nazi regime.

An English translation of Bertha Koenig's life history by Robin Jackson is now available from the

Camphill Bookshop,

199 North Deeside Road,
Bieldside, Aberdeen AB15 9EN.
Tel: 01224 867611

101pp 19 black and white photographs


ISBN 0-9540618-1-0                   £12.00

 

 

     Karl König in America

Edited and with an essay by Richard Steel.

A publication of the Karl König Archive to celebrate of 50 years of Camphill in America and the start of a new venture - Camphill Ghent, New York.

Broschure, 32 pages with 7 black and white photographs.

$5,00 | €5,00 | £4,00

Available at Camphill Giftshop, Copake Village: giftshop@camphillvillage.org

Karl König Archive, Camphill Estate: aberdeen@karl-koenig-archive.net

and Karl König Archive, Büro Berlin: r.steel@karl-koenig-archive.net


Any books by Karl König that are in print - also any other publications advertised on our website can be ordered through our offices. Just send your order with address for delivery and invoice to:

Our partners in the USA:
David Ree Camphill Village Bookshop
84 Camphill Road
Copake
NY 12516 villagegreen@camphillvillage.org 

Shannon Chamberlin
Ideas Bookstore
Phoenixville
PA 19460  ideasbookstore@gmail.com

Other countries and enquiries: r.steel@karl-koenig-archive.net

By post: Karl König Archive, Camphill House, Milltimber, Aberdeen, AB13 0AN


Overview of Karl König Archive subjects

Medicine and study of the human being
Curative education and social therapy
Psychology and education
Agriculture and science
Social questions
The Camphill movement
Christianity and the festivals
Anthroposophy
Spiritual development
History and biographies
Artistic and literary works
Karl König's biography


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