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Karl König Archive Series

An Inner Journey through the Year

Soul Images and “The Calendar of the Soul”

Paperback
May 2011
9780863157356
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    1st May 2011
  • ISBN 9780863157356
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
$25.00

Karl König meditated intensely on the 52 weekly verses of Rudolf Steiner's Calendar of the Soul. During his time of internment on the Isle of Man, he made these 52 naïve, artistic sketches to accompany each verse.

This book offers a wonderful way to experience an important spiritual tool for reflection and inner development.

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword

Soul Images and Soul Calendar: An Introduction
by Richard Steel

Life with the Images of the Calendar of the Soul
by Christof Andreas Lindenberg

Karl König’s Drawings for the 52 verses

Appendix

Notes
Bibliography
Index

Karl König

Karl König (1902–1966) was born in Vienna, in Austria-Hungary, the only son of a Jewish shoemaker. He studied medicine at the University of Vienna and graduated in 1927, with a special interest in embryology. After graduating, he was invited by Ita Wegman to work in her Klinisch-Therapeutisches Institut, a clinic in Arlesheim, Switzerland for people with special needs. He married Mathilde Maasberg in 1929. Dr. König was appointed paediatrician at the Rudolf Steiner-inspired Schloß Pilgrimshain institute in Strzegom, where he worked until 1936, when he returned to Vienna and established a successful medical practice. Owing to Hitler's invasion of Austria, he was forced to flee Vienna to Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1938. Dr. König was interned briefly at the beginning of World War II, but on his release in 1940 he set up the first Camphill Community for Children in Need of Special Care at Camphill on the outskirts of Aberdeen. From the mid-1950s, König began more communities, including one in North Yorkshire, the first to care for those beyond school age with special needs. In 1964, König moved to Brachenreuthe near Überlingen on Lake Constance, Germany, where he set up another community, where he died in 1966.