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The Grail

The Grail- Development of Concience, Kalr Koenig Archive

 

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The Grail and the Development of Conscience

St Paul and Parsifal

by Karl König

In the Karl König Archive Series,
Volume 16

Paperback Size: 216 x 138 mm

Extend: 176 pages

ISBN 978-178250-267-8

£14.99

KARL KÖNIG König often gave lectures based around Christian festivals, and the selection in this book were first presented at Easter time. The central theme here is the development of conscience and memory, which raises questions about individual freedom and spirituality, particularly in the context of community building.

Running alongside the main theme, König discusses subjects close to his heart including the search for the Grail, Parsifal and St Paul, bringing them together in surprising and challenging ways.

Man and Animal Review by Paul Carline, which first appeared in New View magazine, Autumn 2016, issue No. 81
www.newview.org.uk


Karl König (1902–66) was well known as a physician, author and lecturer. He began his work at the Institute of Embryology at the University of Vienna. In 1940 he founded the Camphill Movement in Scotland. Based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner, these special education schools for children, and villages for adults with special needs, are now established all over Britain and Europe, North America and Southern Africa.

Nutrition from Earth and Cosmos

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Nutrition from Earth and Cosmos

by Karl König

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paperback Size: 216 x 138 mm
b/w illustrations

Publisher: Floris Books

Subject: Karl König Archive;
Philosophy of the Human Life

Extent:400 pages

ISBN 9781782501633

Series: Karl König Archive

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£25.00

Food quality is an important issue for our modern world. There is an increasing awareness that empty calories and mass-produced food don't offer the quality nutrition that people need, and that smaller amounts of better-quality food could help combat the epidemic of obesity sweeping the western world.

Karl Koenig recognised the significance of human nutrition nearly one hundred years ago. In the 1920s he started lecturing on the subject as part of a programme of social help in deprived city areas, and in 1936 gave a course for physicians and educators.

This book contains two essays and sixteen lectures ranging from the significance of nutrition in early childhood and during illness, and descriptions of the digestive process and the inner organs from a spiritual point of view, to his ideas about the future development of nourishment.


Social Farming

Social Farming, Karl könig

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Social Farming: Healing Humanity and the Earth

by Karl König

Format: paperback Size: 216 x 138 mm
36 b/w illustrations

Publisher: Floris Books

Subject: Karl König Archive;
Philosophy of the Natural World

Extent:240 pages

ISBN 9781782500582

Series: Karl König Archive

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£14.99

'The task is to create a form of social life by which the soil, the plants, the animals are in harmony with each other.' -- Karl König

Karl König was deeply concerned for the relationship between the earth and humanity, and how landscape, plants and animals contribute to that relationship.

This book presents sixteen Lectures and essays by König, which explore the connection between biodynamics, domestic animals, elemental beings and many other aspects of farming and agriculture, all the time looking for how harmony and balance can be achieved in relation to the needs of human beings.

Volume 14 in the Karl König Archive. This includes material previously published in Earth and Man.



Animals

Animals, Karl König

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Animals

An Imaginative Zoology
Karl König; Translated by Richard Aylward

Format: paperback Size: 216 x 138 mm

Publisher: Floris Books

Subject: Karl König Archive;
Philosophy of the Natural World

Extent:256 pages

ISBN:9780863159664

Series: Karl König Archive

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Table of Contents

This remarkable book offers a closer understanding of specific mammals, fish and birds, as well as great insight into human nature.

Elephants
The Bear - Tribe and Its Myth
Cats and Dogs - Companions of Man
Brother Horse
The Origin of Seals
The Life of Penguins
The Migrations of Salmon and Eels
Dolphins --Children of the Sea
Swans and Storks
The Dove as a Sacred Bird
The Sparrows of the Earth



Kaspar Hauser and Karl König 

Kaspar Hauser

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Kaspar Hauser and Karl König

Karl König

Translated by Simon Blaxland de Lange;

Edited by Richard Steel and Peter Selg

168 pages ISBN: 97808

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£14.99 (Floris Books)



Brothers and Sisters: The Order of Birth in the Family

Karl König, Brothers and Sisters

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Brothers and Sisters:

The Order of Birth in the Family

Karl König; Introduction by Richard Steel



Publication Date: 28 Jun 2012

Format: paperback Extent: 160 pages
Size: 216 x 138 mm ISBN: 9780863158469

Publisher: Floris Books Subject: Karl König Archive; Child Health & Development
Series: Karl König Archive Edition: 3rd edition

Price: £9.99

'There can be no doubt that special traits of character and mental make-up are found in children and adults who belong to the different ranks in the order of birth.'

Karl König



At the Threshold of the Modern Age

Karl König, At the Threshold of the Modern Age

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At the Threshold of the Modern World

Biographies Around the Year 1861

Karl König Translated by
Simon Blaxland de Lange

Karl König Workedition |

Format: paperback Extent: 400 pages
Size: 216 x 138 mm
ISBN: 9780863158452
Publisher: Floris Books

£20.00

The late nineteenth-century was an era of contrasts. On the one hand, philosophical materialism was increasing its influence over science. On the other, there was a growing social awareness and quest for spiritual values.



Becoming Human: A Social Task

Becoming Human, Karl König

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The Threefold Social Order

Karl König

Edited by Richard Steel
Translated from German by Carlotta Dyson

Karl König, the founder of the Camphill Movement, was very aware of then eed for change in the social order he saw around him. In this revealing collection of imaginative thought and ideas, he shows, however, that true social change must begin in individuals. He goes on to say that renewal is something each human being can practise themselves, in the midst of their everyday life.

In the Karl König Archive series, volume 8
216 x 138 mm paperback

978-086315-809-4

£14.99      

Review from 'Camphill Correspondence, Jan/Feb 2012'



Communities for Tomorrow

Communities for tomorrow, Karl könig

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Communities for Tomorrow

Edited by Richard Steel

Seventy years ago, he founded the Camphill Movement as a search for social renewal and healing from new sources. As part of a growing dialogue between people within and outside of Camphill, a conference called Community Building in the Light of Michael took place at the Goetheanum in 2009. The contributions in this book originate from there; contributors include:
• Cornelius Pietzner
• Virginia Sease
• Penelope Roberts-Baring
• Sergei Prokofieff
• Peter Selg
• Bodo von Plato.

In the Karl König Archive series, volume 9
216 x 138 mm
144 pp
978-086315-810-0
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£14.99



The Calendar of t he Soul:  A Commentary 

The Calendar of the Soul

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The Calendar of t he Soul:  A Commentary

Edited by Richard Steel

Translated from German by Simon Blaxland de Lange


Karl König meditated intensely on the 52 weekly verses of Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul. He often encouraged his colleagues to find inner strength from the verses, and wrote this book as a guide for them, drawing out the patterns through the course of the year.

There are also some lecture notes and additional essays.
This book will be a useful and inspiring guide for anyone who wants to fully understand and experience Steiner’s Calendar.



KARL KÖNIG:    An Inner Journey through the Year

An Inner Journey through the Year, Karl König

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Soul Images and the Calendar of the Soul

Edited by Richard Steel
Translated from German by Simon Blaxland de Lange

Karl König meditated intensely on the 52 weekly verses of Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul. During his time in internment on the Isle of Man, he made these 52 naïve, artistic sketches to accompany each verse. This is a wonderful way to experience an important spiritual tool.

Karl König (1902-66) was well-known as a physician, author and lecturer. He began his work at the Institute of Embryology at the University of Vienna. In 1940 he founded the Camphill Movement in Scotland. Based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner, the special education schools for children and villages for adults with special needs are now established all over Britain and Europe, North America and Southern Africa.


KARL KÖNIG:    The Child with Special Needs 

The Child with Special Needs

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Karl König, the founder of Camphill, was a prolific lecturer and writer on a wide range of subjects from anthroposophy and Christology through social questions and curative education to science and history. The Karl König Archive are working on a programme of publishing these works over the coming years. This is the fourth book to be published in the series.

In this remarkable collection of Karl König's letters and essays, König considers and discusses the fundamentals of special needs education.
He shows that there are three core aspects to a successful holistic education and healing approach: firstly, a positive social environment, which in the context of Camphill is achieved through small family units of carers and children; secondly, that carers' work is based on an insightful understanding of the nature and potential of each individual child and disability; and thirdly that medical treatment is imbued with courage to keep believing that the impossible is possible.


KARL KÖNIG Seeds for Social Renewal            

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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 organism, and 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.

Review from the magazine "New View" 3/2010   


KARL KÖNIG:    MY TASK                                   

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Born in 1902 into a Jewish family, Karl König grew up in Vienna in
the lastyears of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
He studied medicine and during thistime came across the work of Rudolf Steiner. Soon after graduating he worked with Ita Wegman
in Switzerland, where he also met his wife, Tilla. He founded a
home for children with special needs, Pilgrimshain, in Silesia,
Germany.

However, in 1935 under political pressure he left Germany for
Austria. Here he had a large medical practice as well as being the
focus ofa group of young people interested in Steiner's work. Following the annexation of Austria by the Nazis, König and many
of the young people around him came to Britain as refugees.
The ideal of working together as a community was put into practice
with the founding of Camphill in 1939. König was the driving force
behind the expansion of the Camphill movement across the British
Isles, into Europe, South Africa and North America. He died in 1966.



KARL KÖNIG'S PATH INTO ANTHROPOSOPHY

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This book follows Karl König's spiritual journey from his early years
to the end of his life. Through the words of his diaries, in which his
battles with health and his impatient temperament are recorded
with merciless honesty, we can follow his inner path that led to
profound insights into the nature ofchildren with special needs.

His personal wrestlings and innate spirituality laid the foundation
for his work in the Camphill Schools and Villages.



ITA WEGMAN AND KARL KÖNIG 

Ita Wegman

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Ita Wegman, born in 1876 to a Dutch family living in Indonesia, first
met Rudolf Steiner in Berlin in 1902 when she was 26 years old. She
studied medicine at the University of Zurich and in 1917, following
Steiner's indications, developed a treatment for cancer using
mistletoe. In 1921 she founded the first anthroposophical medical
clinic, in Arlesheim, Switzerland, followed in 1922 by the Sonnenhof
home for children with special needs.

Karl König first met Wegman in 1927, and she quickly recognized his
great potential, as well as his weaknesses. She invited him to work
at the Arlesheim clinic as her assistant, and encouraged and
advised him in his medical work.

This book includes the complete correspondence between König
and Wegman


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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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