Nietzsche - Thus spake Zarathustra - I have flown into mine own heaven with mine own pinions
Type of Spiritual Experience
An allusion to Where is heaven - see home page
A description of the experience
Thus spake Zarathustra - Nietzsche
If ever I have spread out a tranquil heaven above me, and have flown into mine own heaven with mine own pinions –
If I have swum playfully in profound luminous distances, and if my freedom's avian wisdom hath come to me –
Thus however speaketh avian wisdom: 'Lo, there is no above and no below! Throw thyself about - outward, backward, thou light one! Sing! speak no more!
Are not all words made for the heavy? Do not all words lie to the light ones? Sing! speak no more!'
Oh, how could I not be ardent for Eternity, and for the marriage-ring of rings - the ring of the return?
Never yet have I found the woman by whom I should like to have children, unless it be this woman whom I love; for I love thee, O Eternity!
For I love thee, O Eternity!
The source of the experienceNietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Loneliness and isolation
SuppressionsBeauty, art and music