Shaping the Flame – Special Order for Rosemary

A Celebration of the Camphill Movement

Bob Clay et al.

Foreword by Sir John Tavener

Elegantly Softbound

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Breathtakingly beautiful, Shaping the Flame captures the heart and soul of the Camphill Movement. There aren’t words, at least not in my command, that really convey the immediacy of Life or the depth of Beauty recorded here in image, verse and prose — you’ll really need to see it for yourself. I can say that it brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart; and, rekindled a sense of hope that I didn’t even know had been lying dormant for a while.

In our opinion, the work of Karl König (founder of the Camphill Movement) and the Camphill Villages throughout the world are the warm heartbeat of the goals of Anthroposophy: Shaping the Flame is like still, crystaline water, reflecting it back into the world.

Most of the text is accompanied by lavish artwork and illustration. The book takes the reader on a ‘creative journey through the year’, covering seasonal activities, festivals and a wide variety of superb craft work.

…The pictures, like music in song, are equal or even dominant partners with the text. Imagination and skill go hand in hand in the layout of the pages, the pictures, the lettering. It’s a beautiful production.

From the Friend, 28 July 2000

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