Monthly Archives: March 2020

Thus Spake Zarathustra: Redemption

Previous Post: The Soothsayer One day when Zarathustra crossed over the great bridge, cripples and beggars surrounded him. “Look here, Zarathustra!” a hunchback said to him. “Even the people learn from you, and acquire faith in your teaching. But for them … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Soothsayer

Previous Post: Great Events “I saw a great sadness come over mankind,” said the soothsayer. “The best have become weary of their works. A doctrine appeared, a faith ran beside it: ‘All is empty, all is alike, all has been done!’ … Continue reading

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The Wanderer and His Shadow

Here’s my modern English adaptation of Friedrich Nietzsche’s “The Wander and His Shadow”, which is a prologue to the second half of his book of aphorisms, “Human, All Too Human”. “It is so long since I’ve heard you speak,” said … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: Great Events

Previous Posts: Poets Having spoken of his affinity for poets, Zarathustra relates a curious tale of his encounter with a volcano. * * * There is an island in the sea—not far from the happy isles of Zarathustra—on which a volcano … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: Poets

Previous Post: Scholars After trashing Scholars, Zarathustra is kinder to the poets, even considering himself one of them. * * * “Since I have known the body better,” Zarathustra said to one of his disciples, “the mind to me has only … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: Scholars

Previous Post: Immaculate Perception From those who only observe, Zarathustra turns to scholars, of whom he has an equally low opinion. * * * When I lay asleep, a sheep eat at the laurel wreath on my head and said … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: Immaculate Perception

Previous Post: The Land of Culture Having spoken of the fragmented worldview of modern man in general, Zarathustra turns to those who claim to be detached observers. * * * When the moon rose yesterday evening, I imagined it was … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Land of Culture

Previous Post: The Sublime Ones From slamming those who think they have found the answers, Zarathustra moves on to the fragmented belief system of present day men. * * * I flew too far into the future and horror seized … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Sublime Ones

Previous Post: Self-Surpassing After addressing the secret of life, Zarathustra talks about the sublime and the beautiful, and the superhero. * * * The bottom of my sea is calm. Who would guess that it hides amusing monsters! My depths … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: Self-Surpassing

Previous Post: The Grave Song After discussing the death of the dreams of youth, Zarathustra reveals the secret of life: the urge to surpass. * * * You wisest ones call that which impels you and makes you ardent “will to … Continue reading

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