Nietzsche - Miscellaneous quotes - The effects of the storm
Type of Spiritual Experience
Nietzsche had climbed up a hill called the Leutsch and described this experience in a letter to his friend von Gersdorff
A description of the experience
Yesterday an oppressive storm hung over the sky and I hurried to the top of a nearby hill . . . At the summit I found a hut, where a man was killing a kid, while his son watched him. The storm broke with tremendous force, gusting and hailing, and I had an indescribable sense of well being and zest, and realised that we actually understand nature only when we must fly to her to escape our cares and afflictions....... Lightning and tempests are different worlds, free powers, without morality. Pure will, without the confusions of intellect - how happy, how free.