In these lectures König explores the human being
and social life,
the individual and community, from an imaginative and
often radical perspective. These explorations range
majestically from masks and
archetypal images, the threefold constitution in man
and woman, the
karma of vocation, and the fundamental social law, to
the place of
work, religion and culture within the threefold social
karma and reincarnation.
These lectures arose from Karl König's experiences
in building up Camphill Communities with extraordinary
people with special needs. They are important both for
the work in Camphill, as well as more broadly in the
field of social therapy and beyond.
This is a revised and expanded edition of the Village
Conference Lectures of Karl König, previously published
as In Need of Special Understanding.
from the magazine "New View" 3/2010