One hundred eighteen years ago tomorrow (August 25), Gnostic Saint, German philologist, philosopher and critic Friedrich Nietzsche died after an extended illness including at least two strokes. According to The Invisible Basilica of Sabazius, Nietzsche was “Famed for development of the idea of the ‘Superman,’ the individual who exceeds the limitations set by cultural norms, and for his theory of civilization as resulting from the conflict and resolution of two human tendencies: the Apollonian, representing the rational desire for order; and the Dionysian, representing the irrational desire for ecstasy”
Some of Nietzche‘s published works include: The Greek Music Drama (1870), The Greek State (1871), The Birth of Tragedy (1872), On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense (1873), Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks (1873), We Philologists (1874), Untimely Meditations (1876), Human, All Too Human (1878), The Dawn (1881), The Gay Science (1882), Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883), Beyond Good and Evil (1886), On the Genealogy of Morality (1887), The Case of Wagner (1888), Twilight of the Idols (1888), The Antichrist (1888), Ecce Homo (1888), Nietzsche contra Wagner (1888), The Will to Power (unpublished manuscripts edited by Elisabeth), and The Peacock and the Buffalo: The Poetry of Nietzsche (2010) (a complete English translation of Nietzsche’s poetry).
In honor of Nietzsche and the Dionysian tendency, here are two recipes to try:
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