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

Steiner met Nietzsche's work in 1889. At once fascinated by Nietszche's style, and repelled by certain pathological aspects of his consciousness, Steiner recognized Nietzsche's spiritual preeminence as a “fighter for freedom.” Six years later, as a result of meeting Nietzsche's sister, Steiner encountered the dying philosopher himself. Thereafter, he spent several weeks in the Nietzsche archives. The result is this book, an essential stepping stone toward an understanding of anthroposophy.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Fighter for Freedom (1960)

This book is a First Edition English 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. We present an authorized translation for the Western Hemisphere by agreement with the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.


Friedrich Nietzsche, ein Kämpfer gegen seine Zeit

Ausführungen über Nietzsches Charakter, seine Entwicklung und den von ihm entwickelten Typus des «Übermenschen» sowie zwei Arbeiten über Nietzsche und die Psychopathologie.


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