Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—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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