Monthly Archives: March 2020

Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Grave Song

Previous Post: The Dance of Life From life, Zarathustra turns to death, the destruction of the dreams of youth, and the immortal will. * * * Over there is the grave island, the silent isle. There are the graves of … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Dance of Life

Previous Post: The Night Song Though Nietzche calls this next chapter is called “The Dance Song”, it is actually a dialog between Zarathustra and Life. * * * One evening Zarathustra and his disciples were travelling through the forest. While … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Night Song

Previous Post: The Famous Wise Ones After criticizing those famous for their wisdom, Zarathustra sings of the night. * * * It is night, the time when all gushing fountains speak louder. And my soul is a gushing fountain. Only … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Famous Wise Ones

Previous Post: The Tarantulas Zarathustra, having attacked the proponents of equality, discourses on those who are famous for their wisdom. * * * The people you served and those people’s superstitions are not the truth! All you famous wise ones, … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Tarantulas

Previous Post: The Rabble After condemning the bulk of humanity as rabble, Zarathustra addresses the falsely righteous, who he dubs “tarantulas”. * * * This is the tarantula’s den! Do you want to see the tarantula itself? Here its web … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Rabble

Previous Post: The Virtuous After speaking of those who claim to be virtuous, Zarathustra discourses on the common man, who he derides as rabble. * * * Life is a well of delight, but where the rabble drink, all fountains … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Virtuous

Previous Post: The Priests After giving his opinion of priests, Zarathustra discourses on virtue and those who claim to be virtuous. * * * One must speak to lazy and sleepy senses with thunder and heavenly fireworks. But beauty’s voice … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Priests

Previous Post: The Pitiers After discoursing on the perils of pity, Zarathustra turns to priests, who, though he recognizes them a kindred, he has a low opinion of. * * * One day Zarathustra made a sign to his disciples. … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Pitiers

Previous Post: The Happy Isles After dismissing God as a mere conjecture, Zarathustra turns to the dangers of pity. * * * My friends, people are saying about me: “Look at Zarathustra! He walk among us as if among animals.” … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Happy Isles

Previous Post: The Child with the Mirror After deciding to return from solitude, Zarathustra once again addresses his disciples, this time on the subject of God. * * * The figs fall from the trees, they are good and sweet, and … Continue reading

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