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The Spirit of Camphill

Birth of a Movement

Karl König

272 pp.  
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Illustrations: 40 b/w photos

Floris Books


Published:  July 2018


Fleeing from Nazi Europe in the late 1930s, Austrian native Karl König and his colleagues founded the first Camphill community for children with special needs, outside Aberdeen in northern Scotland. These seven essays by König explain the principles behind what has grown to become a worldwide movement.

The insights in the book reveal the inner motivations that drove Karl 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 more than a hundred communities in twenty countries around the world.

The Spirit of Camphill includes extensive diary excerpts, documents, and photographs from the Karl König Archive.

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