Any casual reader of the Camphill Village Trust (CVT) website could be forgiven for thinking it has nothing to do with Rudolf Steiner or anthroposophy. There is no mention of the A word, unless you read the Strategic Plan document linked to on the website.
Here is some explanation of how anthroposophy is central to the way Camphill and CVT operate.
Karl Kӧnig was an anthroposophist who founded the Camphill movement. One of the main purposes of the institute is to preserve KKs archives and promote “a practical and contemporary understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy”.
The current Core Group consists of: Ruediger Grimm (Goetheanum/Switzerland); Henrik Hammer (Norway); Betty Marx( Scotland); Michael Motz (Switzerland) ;Sabine Otto(USA); Richard Steel (Karl König Institute).
Mr John was a guest at the meeting and Jonathan Reid and Mark Barber from Botton were invited.
On the agenda for the Summer meeting in June was
- Anthroposophy – how is it relevant?
- Anthroposophy how is it innovative?
The subtitle for the meeting was “Anthroposophy as Source for inspiration”
Delegates were asked to prepare reports showing how/where anthroposophy is the Source for inspiration in Camphill.
Unfortunately for us the reports are not available.
From reading Huw John’s profile on CVT I would not have guessed he was familiar with anthroposophy but his presence at these meetings demonstrate his acceptance and promotion of the creed.
Yes, the staff, co-workers, are anthroposophists, but so, it seems are those at the top of the CVT