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Karl König's pictures for the Soul Calendar

published in the volumes "The Calendar of the Soul" and "An Inner Journey through the Year"

From the series
"Metamorphosis
Image 1: Easter Imaage 8: Whitsun Image 16: 3.Week July Image 24: 2.
Week Septem
ber
Image 48:
1. Week March
of the Cross"

All 52 picures for the weekly verses of the Soul Calendar are now available as post cards.
They can be ordered singly or as a set
:

Single Postcards $1/ £0,80 each + postage (inland)
More than 10 cards: $0,85/ 0,£65 each + postage (inland)
The whole series (52 post cards) = $35 / £20 + postage

The 13 pictures "Metamorphosis of the Cross" are also available in DIN A5 size:
Whole series (13 pictures) = $25 / £15 + postage
Both series together (52 postcards and 13 "Cross" pictures) are available in a plastic folder: $48 /£30 + postage.

ORDERS, stating the numbers of the requested cards as in the example pictures above, and the address for delivery and invoice to be sent to: r.steel@karl-koenig-archive.net


 Wooden Stands

In various workshops of the Camphill Villages wooden stands are now being prepared for sale as from Autumn 2011 so that they can be obtained from stores in Germany, England and the USA. The picture of the "Cross Metamorphosis" can be positioned in the middle and the four weekly verses that belong together for each week can stand around it.
The frame is constructed so that it can be stood up or hung on a wall. (see photographs)

€ 27,50 + Porto:


r.steel@karl-koenig-archive.net    


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

 

 

The Hidden Seed of Camphill

The Hidden Seed - The story of the Camphill Bible Evening Jan Martin Bang 2009

If a community is a living organism, one that shares certain characteristics with plants, animals and human beings, then it must contain some "hidden seed" that is its soul, its spiritual entity, its identity. Within the Camphill communities the Bible Evening is this unifying identity.

My fascination for the Bible Evening led me to wonder where it came from, and chance readings about the life of Count Ludwig von Zinzendorf, the founder of the Moravian Church, caught my interest. He had lived and worked in what had been Eastern Germany, very close to the border of the Czech Republic. Many of the earliest communities of the Herrnhuters, inspired by him, had been founded in Silesia and surrounding areas of southern Poland.

I felt the need to visit the places where Zinzendorf had lived, to find out more about those strange people who emerged out of hiding in the deep forests of Moravia and Bohemia to settle in the village of Herrnhut that he founded.

In the autumn of 2007 my wife Ruth and I received a sabbatical year's leave from our Camphill community, and found ourselves able to travel down through Eastern Europe by car, with time to visit communities and see whatever sights we wanted to. Here at last was the opportunity to find out more about Zinzendorf and the communities he had founded, and those that had inspired him. Here was an opportunity to locate where König had begun his working life and to see where he had been inspired.

From its beginnings as a dream experienced by Karl König, through the difficult first years, when it was hardly accepted by other co-workers, today the Bible Evening has spread throughout the world. It has become a defining feature of Camphill. It is somewhere that participants can learn deeper listening to others. It has become a place where we can celebrate ongoing community building.

Today there is a need for community, a thirst for getting together with other people and creating stable groups where members understand, support and inspire each other. Today there is a pressing need to get to know our differences, tolerate them, and learn to listen and live in peace. The Bible Evening is a social tool which can help us to do this. It will also help to create our own culture, our own way of doing things. If we can look after and develop the Bible Evening, it will also help us to create our own sense of community. The Bible Evening is a valuable social tool, something that has taken hundreds of years to evolve.

From a hidden seed, it has emerged as one of the canopy trees of our forest.


Comments about "The Hidden Seed":


This is a very interesting work. What a lovely 'spiritual glue'.
Maria Mountain, editor of Camphill Correspondence.

I was thrilled to see that at last somebody had catered for the young co-workers.
Melville Segal, author and publisher.

Your book needs to be made available to all co-workers in Camphill so as to strengthen the understanding for this special form of "schooling the heart".
Julian Sleigh, Camphill South Africa and author.

I am sure many people will be interested in reading this. What an adventure!
Julia Wolfson, "Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Each Other", seminar leader.

Copies of the book are available from:

Jan Martin Bang
Delet 19
N - 3520 Jevnaker
Norway

jmbang@start.no
++47 48 12 96 53

Authors On Line Ltd
19 thw Cinques
Gamlingay, Sandy
Bedfordshire
SG19 3NU
England
www.authorsonline.co.uk


Dear Friends,

I thought you would be interested in the attached Newsletter - Voices from the Vault - from the Moravian Archives In Bethlehem, PA.  

Best wishes

Robin Jackson

Robin Jackson was born in Hampshire and studied at the universities of Bristol and Exeter. He was Principal Lecturer in Special Education at King Alfred's College, Winchester and Principal of Linn Moor Special School in Aberdeen. He has worked with Camphill for many years, including as a Development and Training Co-ordinator, and is currently a consultant to the Camphill School, Aberdeen General Anthroposophical Society Anthroposophy Worldwide 5/09   



New Edition

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

Price:

£14.99


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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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
paperback

£14.99



The Calendar of t he Soul:  A Commentary 

The Calendar of the Soul

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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



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

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


Other Publications


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


Back Titles



Karl König Publications Previous Editions still in Print as PDF
        
Website:
www.camphillbooks.co.uk
Email:
bottonbookshop@yahoo.co.uk

 
   

 

Publications by Floris Books
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Any books by Karl König that are in print - also any other publications advertised on our website can be ordered directly and will be delivered postage free. Just send your order with address for delivery and invoice to:

  in USA:      a.weise@karl-koenig-archive.net / USA SteinerBooks
   in Europe:  r.steel@karl-koenig-archive.net
GB  in the U.K.: aberdeen@karl-koenig-archive.net | By post: Karl König Archive, Camphill House, Milltimber,          
                                                                            Aberdeen, AB13 0AN


 

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

  in USA:      a.weise@karl-koenig-archive.net
   in Europe:  r.steel@karl-koenig-archive.net
GB  in the U.K.: aberdeen@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


Noch lieferbare Titel der Zeit VOR der Werkausgabe

Lieferbare Titel im Verlag Freies Geistesleben, Stuttgart:



Karl König

Der innere Pfad

Sieben Vorträge über Meditation und geistige Schulung



Karl König

Die Mission des Gewissens

5 Weihnachtsvorträge in Föhrenbühl, 1964/65, hrsg von Hans Müller-Wiedemann



Karl König

Der Impuls der Dorfgemeinschaft


Menschenkundliche Grundlagen für das Zusammenleben von Erwachsenen mit und ohne
Behinderung

Karl König

Auferweckung und Auferstehung

Vier Vorträge gehalten zu Ostern 1965 in Föhrenbühl



Karl König

Die ersten drei Jahre des Kindes

Erwerb des aufrechten Ganges, Erlernen der Muttersprache, Erwachen des Denkens



Karl König

Auch eine Weihnachtsgeschichte

Eine Begegnung mit dem jenseitigen Leben und mit Kaspar Hauser, hrsg. von Richard Stee

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Lieferbare Titel im Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach, Schweiz: 
(Webseite des Verlags wird neu gestaltet)


Rösch, Ulrich / Steel, Richard (Hgg.)

«Das tun, was noch nicht da war!»

Preis: € 19.00 / CHF 32.00
2006, Kt., 216 S.
ISBN 978-3-7235-1281-4



Selg, Peter

Karl König und die Anthroposophie

Preis: € 14.00 / CHF 22.00
2006, Klappenbroschur, 120 S.
ISBN 3-7235-1270-4



Selg, Peter

Ita Wegman und Karl König

Preis: € 27.00 / CHF 44.00
2007, Hardcover, 360 S., zahlr. Abb.
ISBN 978-3-7235-1293-7



König, Karl

Heilpädagogische Diagnostik

Preis: € 14.00 / CHF 24.50
1994, Kt . , 140 S. - 20 x 13,5 cm
ISBN 3-7235-0726-3