The Spirit of Camphill
Birth of a Movement
Fleeing from Nazi Europe in the late 1930s, Austrian-born Karl König and his colleagues founded the first Camphill community, for children with special needs, outside Aberdeen in the north of Scotland. The seven essays by König in this book explain the principles behind what would grow to become a worldwide movement.
The insights in this book reveal the inner motivations that drove König and his team to persevere with their social project, and help modern-day readers to understand how they succeeded in building a network that now numbers over one hundred communities in twenty countries around the world.
Includes extensive diary excerpts, documents and photographs from the Karl König Archive.
C O N T E N T S:
Introduction, by Richard Steel
Outcasts in Scotland: Pioneers in an Old Manse
The Candle on the Hill
Three Stars, Pillars and Essentials, by Richard Steel
- The Three Stars of the Camphill Movement
- The three Pillars of the Camphill Movement
- The Three Essentials of Camphill
The Birth of a Movement
Modern Community Building
Address to the Tutzinger Stern
- Fragments from the Story of Camphill 1939–1940, by Anke Weihs
- W. F. Macmillan and the Beginnings of Camphill
- Karl König’s Star Chart Drawing, by Alan Thewless
- Notes of a Lecture in Sheffield
- Letter to Carlo Pietzner
- The Spirit like a Dove: The Logo of Camphill, by Richard Steel
Notes and Sources