Other Books in Series
This is book number 21 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
- #11: Brothers and Sisters: The Order of Birth in the Family: An Expanded Edition (Karl Konig Archive #11) (Paperback): $25.00
- #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
- #22: The First Three Years of the Child: How Children Learn to Walk, Speak and Think (Karl Konig Archive #22) (Paperback): $27.95
Through his work as a physician, Karl Konig explored the relationship between the rhythm of the seasons, the Christian festivals, thinking in particular about their effect on human beings and communities.
This fascinating collection of Konig's essays, lectures and notes looks at the cycle of the year and the different aspects of all the Christian festivals, from Easter to the Twelve Holy Days of Christmas. Konig discusses the idea that human beings can derive inner strength from festival celebrations through an active social life and participation in community, and also that a strong, healthy community life relies on the celebration of festivals.
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.