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Daniel Nicol Dunlop

febrero 18 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm EST

Daniel Nicol Dunlop – His Paths of Spiritual and Social 3-Folding Initiative

When Dunlop was introduced to Rudolf Steiner in 1922, he was already a well-known theosophist and occultist in Britain – but also making his mark in the new world of electrical power and engineering. Dunlop is known in anthroposophical circles as the organizer of the “extraordinarily satisfactory” Summer School at Penmaenmawr (1923) and a year later at Torquay (1924). At the Christmas Conference at Dornach in December 1923, Rudolf Steiner had asked: “Where is Mr. Dunlop? Where is Mr. Dunlop?” We will seek a possible answer to this question in the light of Dunlop’s involvement with the Anthroposophical Society and his World Power Conference initiative.

2024 is the centenary of the first World Power Conference, a remarkable feat of global economic co-operation organized by Dunlop. The organization he set up is now known as the World Energy Council, involving 89 countries and, including this year’s Rotterdam conference, with 25 global conferences under its belt. Its mission is “To promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people”, a formulation proposed by Dunlop and that has remained unchanged to this day. Daniel Dunlop was quite consciously implementing threefold social ordering!

Daniel Dunlop was born in Scotland in 1868 in the area where the Irish monks of Celtic Christianity had arrived 1300 years earlier to Christianize the Pictish pagans. He spent much of his childhood on the island of Arran, where he had his first spiritual visions. His life’s course took him to Ireland, America and back to England on a double-track of occultism and technology. Human encounters guided his path of achieved idealism.

Through his biography, we will explore the intertwining of his occult, technological and social paths. What can we still learn from Mr. Dunlop?

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John Byrde, born in 1943, grew up in the south of England. After a year of studies in social and economic sciences at Leeds University, he joined the Camphill Movement at Ringwood, attracted by the practical implementation of community living there. After completing the training course (seminar) in anthroposophical curative education at Camphill Aberdeen and a period as remedial teacher with children with developmental disorders, he moved to Switzerland in 1968. He spent the next 25 years there at Perceval, a Camphill center near Lausanne, where he was remedial teacher, house parent, seminar teacher, co-director, and board member, all the while married with four children. Perceval was deeply involved with local and wider initiatives, so John was active in founding and growing the Steiner schools at Lausanne and Geneva; the Economic Council of the Middle European Camphill Region; the French banking initiative La Nef; as well as in the Camphill Community and developing curative education and social therapy in wider settings. This led him, from 1990, to help develop initiatives in Georgia and Romania. In 1993 he moved to Romania to help build up the Casa Rozei center for curative education and social therapy at Urlati, Prahova, where he is today with his second wife, Roxana.



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