August Engelhardt

From Kook Science

August Engelhardt
Born 27 November 1875(1875-11-27)
Nuremberg, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
Died 6 May 1919 (43)
Kabakon, German New Guinea (now Kaka Kon Island, Papua New Guinea)

August Karl Engelhardt (November 27, 1875 - May 6, 1919) was a German colonist who founded a small religious community at Kabakon, an island in the Bismarck Archipelago of German New Guinea that was called the Sonnenorden, based on worship of the Sun, nudism, and a dietetic system of Kokovorismus (cocoivorism), the consumption of coconuts only, this mono-diet being supposed by Engelhardt to make one immortal and united with God.

Selected Bibliography

  • Bethmann, August; Engelhardt, August Moritz (1898) (in German), Eine Sorgenfreie Zukunft, Remscheid: August Bethmann 
  • Bethmann, August; Engelhardt, August Moritz (1913) (in English), A Carefree Future: The New Gospel; Glimpse Into the Depth and Distance for the Selection of Mankind, for the Reflection of All, for Consideration and Stimulation, Butler, N.J.: Benedict Lust