North American Office
Karl König Institute North America
The North American Office of the Karl König Institute for Art Science and Social Life is part of the Camphill Community Soltane in Pennsylvania, USA.
The opening date for the work in our North American Office is Michaelmas 2021. Visit our NEWS and EVENTS to see the exciting projects we are developing here in North America. We hope you will join us soon!
Read about our tasks in the North American Region
Cooperation with Camphill
Our key book partners in North America are the following:
2123 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
ideasbookstore 'at' gmail.com
Camphill Village Coffee Shop and Gift Shop
84 Camphill Rd, Copake, NY 12516
VillageGreen 'at' camphillvillage.org
Freya-Sophia Waldorf Store
No. 3, 5380 Hwy. 1, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4
sol-steiner 'at' communityfarmstore.ca
295 Spruce Hill Road, P.O. Box 534 King City, ON L7B 1A7
info 'at' trifoldbooks.com
- Our Tasks
- Cooperation with Camphill
- Book Partners
What’s happening around the network
NEWS AND EVENTS
Kaspar Hauser and the Apocalypse Festival Videos
This remarkable Festival is recorded for online viewing! It illumines the being of Kaspar Hauser and shines healing light on the apocalyptic times in which we live.More
An Inner Journey through the Year
Richard Steel's Calendar of the Soul talk series with two introductory lectures and 52 short weekly talks is now available for viewing online!More
Kaspar Hauser and the Apocalypse
Kaspar Hauser Online Festival in Columbia County, New York, March 31 – April 3, 2022More
"The Calendar of the Soul and the Mission of Kaspar Hauser"
This extraordinary lecture melds in a remarkable way the mission of Kaspar Hauser and the mission Rudolf Steiner planted into the Calendar of the Soul from out of the spiritual world.More
Meetings with the Karl König Institute at the House of Peace
Talks and Coversations with Richard SteelMore
Richard Steel and Eckart Böhmer in Pennsylvania
The Office of the Karl König Institute will host three events at Camphill SoltaneMore
North American Office
Deborah’s childhood was guided by her father’s devotion to Albert Schweitzer’s ethic of “Reverence for Life”. Her first experience of community came during young childhood years growing up on the Navajo reservation. After high school she spent a year at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, where subsequent to Schweitzer’s passing the community life was still strong. She then lived and volunteered in Hartley House, a Hell’s Kitchen settlement house community in NYC, while attending Barnard College. A seeker out of the 60’s, Deborah next joined the Penland School of Crafts community, training in ceramics and making a close connection to MC Richards, who pointed her to Camphill Copake.
The community at Copake became Deborah’s home for 25 years as well as her school of life, guided by Carlo Pietzner and also Renate Sachs. Deborah raised four (wonderful) children and fulfilled many roles, from householder to administration and fundraising. During those Camphill decades she became closely connected to Karl Koenig and anthroposophy. She then spent 15 years in the Pacific Northwest, training and working in life/executive coaching and facilitation/mediation, before moving back East to become director at Camphill Ghent for 5 years. Deborah worked closely on Ghent’s leadership with Richard Steel, who was part of its visioning and was living with Christiane for a year in the community. Being part of the Karl Koenig Institute and community and taking up its work in a new way in North America is a step Deborah meets with great enthusiasm.