Nietzsche: The Ascetic Ideal Baltimore Jungian Working Group, ST. MARK’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1900 St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Sunday, Nov 4th, 2:00-5:00 p.m. A donation of $5.00 is requested.
In the last aphorism in The Genealogy of Morals, Nietzsche tells us that the ascetic ideal has been the predominant driving force in the history of humanity. It’s to be found in all aspects of knowledge - art, religion, literature and philosophy – and it gives rise to an aversion to life, contempt for the world, horror of the senses, mortification and denial of the will and a fear of happiness and beauty. Nietzsche’s maintains that the ascetic ideal is fundamentally dishonest and that it is not transcendence and instead, a nausea and disgust of existence itself. We will explore this aspect of Nietzsche's teachings in this presentation.
Brendan Feeley, M.A., D.Ay., practices ayurveda and vedic astrology in Rockville, MD. He has graduate degrees from Trinity College, University of Dublin, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. [masked].