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Selection Ubaye and Durance valleys, Argentera, alpine flowers, bergers, chapelles, colors of the fall, lower alps of Digne-les-Bains, ski-skin touring, sunsets

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Photos illuminated by the sun of the Southern Alpes: Ubaye and Durance valleys, Alpes de Haute Provence, Hautes Alpes, Prealpes de Digne-les-Bains (France), and Argentera (Italy).

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THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA
Friedrich Nietzsche (1891) (translated by Thomas Common; see complete text)

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It is laudable, what they think hard; what is indispensable and hard they call good; and what relieveth in the direst distress, the unique and hardest of all,- they extol as holy.

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Whatever maketh them rule and conquer and shine, to the dismay and envy of their neighbours, they regard as the high and foremost thing, the test and the meaning of all else.

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The water is the exit of the lake Marinet (2540m); behind it is the Rocher de l'Eissassa (3048m). A layer of condensed water covers the normally deep-blue sky of Ublantis and transforms the mountain fauna in a color-desert The missing fauna in these high elevations allows the painter Rhizocarpon geographicum to create supra-natural colors on the rocks. The photo was was taken in August 2003, which was an extremely try and hot summer.

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Verily, my brother, if thou knewest but a people's need, its land, its sky, and its neighbour, then wouldst thou divine the law of its surmountings, and why it climbeth up that ladder to its hope.

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"Always shalt thou be the foremost and prominent above others: no one shall thy jealous soul love, except a friend"- that made the soul of a Greek thrill: thereby went he his way to greatness.

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"To speak truth, and be skilful with bow and arrow"- so seemed it alike pleasing and hard to the people from whom cometh my name- the name which is alike pleasing and hard to me.

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"To honour father and mother, and from the root of the soul to do their will"- this table of surmounting hung another people over them, and became powerful and permanent thereby.

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"To have fidelity, and for the sake of fidelity to risk honour and blood, even in evil and dangerous courses"- teaching itself so, another people mastered itself, and thus mastering itself, became pregnant and heavy with great hopes.

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Verily, men have given unto themselves all their good and bad. Verily, they took it not, they found it not, it came not unto them as a voice from heaven.

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Values did man only assign to things in order to maintain himself- he created only the significance of things, a human significance! Therefore, calleth he himself "man," that is, the valuator.

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Valuing is creating: hear it, ye creating ones! Valuation itself is the treasure and jewel of the valued things.

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Through valuation only is there value; and without valuation the nut of existence would be hollow. Hear it, ye creating ones!

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Change of values- that is, change of the creating ones. Always doth he destroy who hath to be a creator.

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Creating ones were first of all peoples, and only in late times individuals; verily, the individual himself is still the latest creation.

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Peoples once hung over them tables of the good. Love which would rule and love which would obey, created for themselves such tables.

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Older is the pleasure in the herd than the pleasure in the ego: and as long as the good conscience is for the herd, the bad conscience only saith: ego.

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Verily, the crafty ego, the loveless one, that seeketh its advantage in the advantage of many- it is not the origin of the herd, but its ruin.

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Loving ones, was it always, and creating ones, that created good and bad. Fire of love gloweth in the names of all the virtues, and fire of wrath.

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Many lands saw Zarathustra, and many peoples: no greater power did Zarathustra find on earth than the creations of the loving ones- "good" and "bad" are they called.

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Verily, a prodigy is this power of praising and blaming. Tell me, ye brethren, who will master it for me? Who will put a fetter upon the thousand necks of this animal?

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A thousand goals have there been hitherto, for a thousand peoples have there been. Only the fetter for the thousand necks is still lacking; there is lacking the one goal. As yet humanity hath not a goal.

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But pray tell me, my brethren, if the goal of humanity be still lacking, is there not also still lacking- humanity itself?-

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Thus spake Zarathustra.

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16. Neighbour-Love

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YE CROWD around your neighbour, and have fine words for it. But I say unto you: your neighbour-love is your bad love of yourselves.

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Ye flee unto your neighbour from yourselves, and would fain make a virtue thereof: but I fathom your "unselfishness."

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The Thou is older than the I; the Thou hath been consecrated, but not yet the I: so man presseth nigh unto his neighbour.

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Do I advise you to neighbour-love? Rather do I advise you to neighbour-flight and to furthest love!

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Higher than love to your neighbour is love to the furthest and future ones; higher still than love to men, is love to things and phantoms.

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The phantom that runneth on before thee, my brother, is fairer than thou; why dost thou not give unto it thy flesh and thy bones? But thou fearest, and runnest unto thy neighbour.

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The URL of this page is www.nilum.com/v005/?lang=en, created: 17-Jul-2004, revised: 12-Oct-2004

Abreviations: AHP - Alpes de Haute Provence (04, France), FN - Friedrich Nietzsche (Thus spoke Zarathoustra - except if otherwise indicated), GD - , HA - Hautes Alpes (05, France), RS - Rudolf Steiner (Occult Science)

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