Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 26

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will's fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 52

When from the depths of soul
The spirit turns to the life of worlds
And beauty wells from wide expanses,
Then out of heaven's distances
Streams life-strength into human bodies,
Uniting by its mighty energy
The spirit's being with our human life.

—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.

Introduction: Friedrich Nietzsche and Rudolf Steiner
IFriedrich Nietzsche, A Fighter Against his Time
Preface to the First Edition (1895)
i.The Character
ii.The Superman
iii.Nietzsche's Path of Development
IIThe Psychology of Friedrich Nietzsche as a Psychopathological Problem
IIIFriedrich Nietzsche's Personality and Psychotherapy
IVThe Personality of Friedrich Nietzsche, A Memorial Address

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