The Kelpius Society is dedicated to the study of the Wissahickon Glen, and its history and its people. All new research is welcome. The Society currently has three publications. ALL proceeds from publications go directly to the Society for its site and research projects, but authors retain their copyright to the contents.
"Method of Prayer"
by Johannes Kelpius.
Dr. Lucy Carroll has edited the 1761 English translation of this lovely work on meditative prayer. It is in large format, 8 1/2" by 11" with wide margins for notes, and with a spiral binding so it can stay open. Books are $13 for members, $15 for non-members. Add $3 postage.
The Tabernacle on the Wissahickon by Johann Adam Weishaar
The Tabernacle on the Wissahickon is a novel about the Kelpius Community written in the early 20th century but nearly lost forever. Not much is known about author, Johann Adam Weishaar, who obviously knew much about the written and oral history of the Community when he wrote this lively and entertaining story. All the characters familiar to those who know the history of the Kelpius Community come to life in this exciting adventure of love and intrigue. Books are $13.50. Add $3 postage.
"Lenegrin" by Jonathan Scott.
This is a gripping fantasy that draws heart and mind through myriad worlds connected by a single truth. Packed with mind-bending mystery, Scott's adventurous story marks him as a gifted storyteller. Jonathan Scott was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and has studied traditional tales used for teaching purposes for twenty-five years. He has published several short stories, and Lenegrin is his first novel. Books are $14 for members, $15 for non-members. Add $3 postage.
Johann Gotfried Seelig
compiled by Jonathan Scott.
Jonathan Scott has prepared a very thoughtful biographical sketch on the life of Johann Seelig. Seelig was among those talented men and women who accompanied Kelpius to Pennsylvania. Books are $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Add $3 postage.
Christopher Witt in America and The Mystery of Robert Clymer, Mulatto Slave by Dorothy Pinkett.
Dorothy Pinkett has prepared a most valuable booklet, gathering together information on Witt's mulatto companion, Robert Clymer. While the trail may have run cold, and information on non-whites was not recorded in its day, nevertheless an intriguing portrait emerges of these two important characters in the Kelpius community saga. Books are $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Add $3 postage.