Kaspar Hauser and His Significance for Today

Jun 01, 2024 11:00AM


Front Range Anthroposophical Café, 780 Quince Circle, Boulder, CO 80304 (U.S. Mountain Time, MT)

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Richard will take us on a path where we look at an individual named Kaspar Hauser, who some people may be aware of and others not. Kaspar Hauser was called the “child of Europe” during his lifetime. Despite the fact that he lived a very short life and one of struggles, he has not ceased to inspire people today with his riddle of destiny. Is he perhaps a symbol, a reminder of the riddle of destiny for any human being? Born at the height of natural science, materialism, and agnosticism, he kept the reality of the spiritual origin of the human being open, both warning and encouraging humanity today. His sacrifices were selfless, and so key to humanity and our evolution. Perhaps he has not ceased to be the Child of Europe, but has become more the Child of the World? These and other questions will be touched upon as we begin to look at who Kaspar Hauser truly was and perhaps understand who he is now for our times.

Richard Steel was born in Oxford, England, and studied linguistics before moving to Camphill in Germany in 1972. He completed the Camphill Seminar for Curative Education, and lived and worked in community with young people with multiple disabilities for 36 years. Richard and his family also spent time in Camphill in North America.

In 2008, Richard founded the Karl König Institute, which now has offices in Scotland, Germany, and North America. He began publishing a new edition of König’s works, which currently comprises 24 volumes in English and German. The Institute’s aim is to make Karl König’s healing impulses widely available for meeting the world needs of today – and for this purpose, Richard also lectures in Europe, Great Britain, and Scandinavia.

Richard’s exploration of the Calendar of the Soul was lit up over five decades by what Rudolf Steiner and Karl König brought. And after Richard gave a year-long series of talks on the Soul Calendar and König’s drawings, his new English translation of the 52 verses was published in 2023.

Up-Coming Café Guests

Please watch for special Saturday Cafés as we periodically will hear from Café Guests outside of North America!

June 1 (first Saturday): Richard Steel

June 7: Christina Sophia

June 14: Luigi Morelli