Other Books in Series
This is book number 11 in the Karl Konig Archive series.
- #1: Karl König: My Task: Autobiography and Biographies (Paperback): $16.95
- #4: The Child with Special Needs: Letters and Essays on Curative Education (Paperback): $25.00
- #6: An Inner Journey Through the Year: Soul Images and the Calendar of the Soul (Paperback): $25.00
- #7: The Calendar of the Soul: A Commentary (Paperback): $30.00
- #8: Becoming Human: A Social Task: The Threefold Social Order (Paperback): $30.00
- #10: At the Threshold of the Modern Age: Biographies Around the Year 1861 (Paperback): $40.00
- #12: Kaspar Hauser and Karl König (Paperback): $29.95
- #13: Animals: An Imaginative Zoology (Paperback): $29.95
- #16: The Grail and the Development of Conscience: St Paul and Parsifal (Paperback): $29.95
- #17: Plays for the Festivals of the Year (Paperback): $40.00
- #18: The Spirit of Camphill: Birth of a Movement (Paperback): $25.00
- #20: Before Birth and Beyond Death: The Transformation of the Human Being (Karl Konig Archive #20) (Paperback): $24.95
- #21: The Seasons and Their Festivals: Human, Earthly and Cosmic Rhythms (Karl Konig Archive #21) (Paperback): $27.95
- #22: The First Three Years of the Child: How Children Learn to Walk, Speak and Think (Karl Konig Archive #22) (Paperback): $27.95
A classic work describing personality traits affected by birth order
'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.'
In this classic work, Karl K nig attempts to explain the various characteristics of first-, second- and third-born people, without losing sight of the tremendous individuality of the human being.
Just as our environment shapes our language, social behavior and mannerisms, so our place in the family also determines how we encounter life.
This book is a fascinating handbook for parents, teachers and caregivers. Over the years it has become a definitive reference on the subject of child development.
This newest edition in the Karl K nig Archive series includes a new introduction by series editor Richard Steel; an extended introduction by Karl K nig; two new essays: 'The Two Sisters', and 'Brother and Sister'; some of Karl K nig's lecture notes and transcriptions, and an essay by A. Limbrunner about the significance of K nig's work on family order for today.
About the Author
Karl Konig (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. He is the author of The First Three Years of the Child (Floris Books). Richard Steel, born 1952 in Oxford, England, completed the Camphill seminar for Curative Education at Fohrenbuhl at Bodensee (Lake Constance), Germany, in 1975. He lived and worked there with his family in one of the households for children with special needs. Since 2008, he has shared responsibility for Karl Konig's estate and runs the Karl Konig Archive in Berlin.