Inner Journey through the Year

May 10, 2024 2:00PM—May 11, 2024 5:00PM


Paloma Hall, Camphill California, 4096 Fairway Drive, Soquel, CA 95073

Cost Free Admission

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The North American Tour Presented by the Karl König Institute and Supported by Camphill Communities California

An Exhibition of Karl König’s Drawings for Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul
Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, 2024, 2 pm – 5 pm

In addition, Richard Steel from the Karl König Institute will give three lectures

  • Thursday, May 9, 2024, 7:00 pm
    “The Calendar of the Soul and Karl König’s Drawings –
    A New Experience of Time and Rhythm through the 52 Verses”
  • Friday, May 10, 2024, 7:00 pm
    “The Foundation Stone and the Calendar of the Soul”
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024, 7:00 pm
    Camphill’s Healing Impulse and the Calendar of the Soul

In 1912, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), founder of Anthroposophy, was inspired to create a Soul Calendar, consisting of 52 verses, one for each week of the year. In 1938, Dr. Karl König (1902- 1966), a Jewish refugee, arrived in Great Britain, where he founded The International Camphill Movement on the basis of his medical and anthroposophical expertise.

For several months during 1940, the British government interned him and many of his fellow anthroposophists on the Isle of Man. During his internment, he produced 52 drawings that illustrate the Soul Calendar’s cosmic quality and 13 additional drawings related to its organization into 13 groups of 4 verses. In so doing, he opened a door into the mystery of time in its true reality.

Richard Steel is a speaker and poet, and is responsible for the new edition of Karl König’s written works. He is the founder and managing director of the Karl König Institute. Richard lived and worked with his family in a Camphill community for children and youngsters with special needs in Germany until 2008. He has been involved in establishing a Camphill life-sharing community with elderly people in New York State.