Research and Insights
Music therapy helps to support the mental and emotional lives of individuals through therapeutic exercises that utilize a variety of musical elements. Drawing on the work of Rudolf Steiner, Karl König—a pioneer of various forms of therapy within the Camphill movement—developed the basics of anthroposophic music therapy, focusing on the fundamentals of music and how they connect to human beings.
This fascinating book gathers König's lectures, essays, and notes on music therapy, most never before published. Here he explores areas such as studies on hearing, the nature of musical experience, and the role of music in Camphill and music therapy for those with impaired hearing.
Along with the original writings, the book includes an in-depth introduction by music therapist Katarina Seeherr that explores the evolution of Karl König's ideas as they relate to music and music therapy and how he inspired many musicians and therapists to develop this form of therapy.