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Transformation | Überwindung und Übergang

Ich lehre euch den Übermenschen. Der Mensch ist Etwas, das überwunden werden soll. Was habt ihr gethan, ihn zu überwinden? English: I teach you about the Overhuman. The human is something that should be overcome (Note: “überwunden” – post’s title, “Überwindung”, is the related noun). What have you done to overcome it? Nietzsche, “Also sprach Zarathustra”,Continue reading “Transformation | Überwindung und Übergang”

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A New Cycle | Spotlight: Coastlands

This last weekend, I had the pleasure of a short road trip to attend the Post-Rock and Friends Fest in Portland, OR. I had a chance to see a few bands live whom I’d been wanting to see for years. I’m going to write two posts about this regarding the two bands that really grabbedContinue reading “A New Cycle | Spotlight: Coastlands”

Energy | Hope | Overflowing

One of the most intoxicating aspects of Nietzsche’s philosophy is the ambience of hyperabundant overflowing of energy. This is the dynamism of the Dionysian, and it’s the strength of a healthy life. This sentiment comes forth perhaps nowhere as strongly as in the first section of the prologue to “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”, in which ZarathustraContinue reading “Energy | Hope | Overflowing”

Death | Journey | The Sweet Nostalgia of Change

It is a fiction that we are one, enduring identity. This statement may ruffle some feathers of my readers, but I ask you please to briefly hear me out (or read me out?). It doesn’t take just some sort of dogmatism based on my Buddhist convictions to say this; all it really requires (as theContinue reading “Death | Journey | The Sweet Nostalgia of Change”