Whitsun celebrates an event in sacred time when, inspired by truth, justice, and righteousness, human beings learned to speak a language that all humanity could understand. In religious imagery, the Whitsun event is represented by individuals baptized with tongues of fire, which can overcome the boundaries of nationality, race, class, and creed to establish a
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Last July, Camphill communities in upstate New York hosted the joint International Communal Studies Association and Camphill Research Symposium conference. Our colleagues at the Camphill Foundation have published a number of Camphill Research Symposium lectures online, and we’ve made them available through the Camphill Research Network! The 2019 Camphill Research Symposium was unforgettable. The conversations
From the beginning it was the striving of the young community to create holistic healing surroundings – it could be called a holistic social artistry, a social «Gesamtkunstwerk» including all areas of social life, from the healthy daily, weekly and yearly rhythms «rituals» and celebrations, to the incorporation of the arts in all aspects of
This February, students and faculty from our programs in Curative Education at The Camphill School and Inclusive Social Development at Camphill Village Copake and Triform Camphill Community spent a weekend together to explore the foundations of the Camphill Impulse. This retreat is the first in a series of three retreats exploring some of the foundational
In January 2020 the Camphill Academy hosted a Continuing Education workshop in partnership with the Camphill Association. This year’s Homemaking, Community Building workshop explored the inner and outer aspects of home life in the Camphill movement and beyond. There were 40 participants in the 3-day workshop with a broad range of experience in the task
Our colleague Andrew Plant has published a new research project, available now on the Camphill Research Network. Andrew has been a coworker and researcher in the Camphill movement for 40 years, and has written extensively on archetypal processes of change within the Camphill movement, including in “Communities in Transition” (2008); “The Paradoxes of Community” (2013)
We’re happy to announce that two new Master’s theses have been added to the Camphill Research Network website, from faculty members of the Camphill Academy’s Curative Education program! Ute Heuser, a eurythmy teacher at the Camphill School and instructor in the Camphill Academy wrote her thesis–A Way to Touch: Using Touch in Eurythmy Lessons for
New publication: Anthroposophic Perspectives in Inclusive Social Development Inaugural issue available now!
From our colleagues at the International Council for Inclusive Social Development, we’re happy to announce that the first issue of Anthroposophic Perspectives in Inclusive Social Development. The first issue features an article by Camphill Academy alumnus Gleice Paulino da Silva on curative stories, the subject of her Master’s thesis. Jan Goeschel and Elizabeth Sanders from
In January, the Camphill Academy will host a professional development workshop on the homemaking impulse in the Camphill movement today. Participants from across the region will join in Camphill Communities Triform for 3 days of art, discussion, and sharing. The art of homemaking and the life of the home have always played a central role
The Inner Life: Foundation Studies programs host retreats on inner work and contemplative practice for Camphill Academy students
Over the last several months, our campuses at The Camphill School, Camphill Village Copake, Camphill Communities California, and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills have all hosted retreats and workshops on the inner life for students in the Foundation Studies programs. Inner work—our constant and conscious growth as human beings, educators, colleagues, friends, and community members—holds a