Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—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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