Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 5

Within the light that out of spirit depths
Weaves germinating power into space
And manifests the gods' creative work:
Within its shine, the soul's true being
Is widened into worldwide life
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's inner power.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 31

The light from spirit depths
Strives to ray outwards, sun-imbued;
Transformed to forceful will of life
It shines into the senses' dullness
To bring to birth the powers
Whereby creative forces, soul-impelled,
Shall ripen into human deeds.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Fighter for Freedom
GA 5

The enigmatic Friedrich Nietzsche is the subject matter of this book. Nietzsche was seen by Steiner, but was lying in a coma near death. It is Nietzsche's philosophy, however, which receives emphasis here. It receives a scholarly and critical treatment. Nietzsche's philosophy is then related to Nietzsche, the man.

At one point in his life, Rudolf Steiner brought out an edition of some of Nietzsche's writings. In seeing that Nietzsche's ideas received a public exposure, Steiner was not identifying himself as one of Nietzsche's disciples, but rather assuring philosophical readers that this important link in the spiritual development of occidental thought should not be ignored.

This book is a First Edition printing of Friedrich Nietzsche, Fighter for Freedom, by Rudolf Steiner. The book is published in Switzerland under the title Friedrich Nietzsche, Ein Kampfer gegen seine Zeit. Translated by Margaret ingram deRis.

 Cover Sheet  
Introduction: Friedrich Nietzsche and Rudolf Steiner  
I Friedrich Nietzsche, A Fighter Against his Time  
 
 Preface to the First Edition (1895)  
iThe Character  
iiThe Superman  
iiiNietzsche's Path of Development  
II The Psychology of Friedrich Nietzsche as a Psychopathological Problem  
III Friedrich Nietzsche's Personality and Psychotherapy  
IV The Personality of Friedrich Nietzsche, A Memorial Address  

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