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Nietzsche & "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"

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chaski On about 7 hours ago
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#1New Post! Aug 14, 2019 @ 03:24:55
I decided to go back to revisit Nietzsche by way of "Thus Spoke Zarathustra".

I'm just less than a 3rd the way through, and not sure that I will make it all the way.

I was immediately struck by the idea that perhaps Nietzsche was using LSD when writing this book... of course we all know that LSD wasn't discovered until 1943, that is 43 years after Nietzsche's death, so that would be impossible (sans a time machine).

Still the feeling stuck.

So, I've done some googling...

It seems that Nietzsche did partake of a number of psychotropic substances including opium and also a "Javanese narcotic" (my bet is some extract or variant of Paan).

My reading continues, but so far I find it less than philosophically stimulating.
Erimitus On December 10, 2019




The mind of God, Antarctica
#2New Post! Aug 14, 2019 @ 06:52:56
@chaski Said

I decided to go back to revisit Nietzsche by way of "Thus Spoke Zarathustra".

I'm just less than a 3rd the way through, and not sure that I will make it all the way.

I was immediately struck by the idea that perhaps Nietzsche was using LSD when writing this book... of course we all know that LSD wasn't discovered until 1943, that is 43 years after Nietzsche's death, so that would be impossible (sans a time machine).

Still the feeling stuck.

So, I've done some googling...

It seems that Nietzsche did partake of a number of psychotropic substances including opium and also a "Javanese narcotic" (my bet is some extract or variant of Paan).

My reading continues, but so far I find it less than philosophically stimulating.


I tried to read it once but never got through it. Crushingly dull.
mrmhead On 43 minutes ago




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#3New Post! Aug 14, 2019 @ 11:43:38
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