Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a 19th century
literary masterpiece and key philosophical work by Nietzsche. Zarathustra
descends from his cave in the mountains after ten years of solitude,
brimming with wisdom and love and wants to teach humanity.
The individual lessons and sermons delivered by Zarathustra cover
most of the general themes of Nietzsche’s mature philosophy,
though often in highly symbolic and obscure form. More
Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher
who wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture,
philosophy and science. His influence remains substantial within
areas reaching far beyond philosophy and his works remain a key
source of philosophy reading and discussion. Nietzsche was a Libra.
Comment by Christopher Vinson
for Zarathustra, never has a book been so enriching yet painfully
frustrating for me. Nietzsche's use of irony is audacious, and his
aphorisms arresting. The esotericism of virtue is quite possibly
one of the most enlightening concepts I have ever been exposed to.
Zarathustra addresses the reader as though he is speaking to his
soul, and for that reason, the reader (me, in this case) inevitably
espouses a subjective perspective, and consequently feels that he
is being privileged to a Truth that has been biding for his understanding.
Thus, for me, the philosophies of Zarathustra have become an integral
part of life. And it's not just a prolix polemic against religion,
as naysayers would have (not to dismiss that some of it is), but
rather an elucidation and a betrayal of everything that one has
likely been misperceiving all of his life. It provides an impetus,
but not a guideline, for life anew--a freedom known only to the
few who have chosen to understand. Perhaps a little grandiloquent
and recondite at times, but who doesn't like a challenge?"