The Calendar of the Soul

A Commentary

Karl König; Edited by Richard Steel; Translated by Simon Blaxland de Lange

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  • König's meditations on the 52 weekly verses of Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul
  • Volume 7 in the Karl König archive which includes Seeds for Social Renewal, Karl König: My Task and The Child With Special Needs

König's meditations on the 52 weekly verses of Rudolf Steiner's Calendar of the Soul.

216 x 138 mm
Floris Books
Karl König Archive; Mind, Body, Spirit
16 colour illustrations
352 pages
Publication date:
14 Dec 2010
Karl König Archive


Karl König meditated intensely on the 52 weekly verses of Rudolf Steiner's Calendar of the Soul. He often encouraged his colleagues to find inner strength from the verses, and wrote this book as a guide for them, drawing out the patterns through the course of the year.

There are also some lecture notes and additional essays.

This book will be a useful and inspiring guide for anyone who wants to fully understand and experience Steiner's Calendar.

There is also a separate complementary book, An Inner Journey Through the Year, which contains König's 52 colour sketches based on the Calendar of the Soul.


Karl König (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 Rudolf Steiner's insights into human development, the special education schools for children and villages for adults with special needs are now established in many parts of the world.

Richard Steel, born 1952 in Oxford, England, completed the Camphill seminar for Curative Education at Föhrenbühl 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 König's estate and runs the Karl König Archive in Berlin.


See a full list of the books in the Karl König Archive series

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