Mountain in the Wilderness – (End of Part I)

I want to be the only man on Earth, atop a mountain in the wilderness. I want to retreat to the most faraway place and climb to the peak of the tallest mountain. I want to build a little cabin there, my own little cave in the mountain. I want to stare across the horizon …

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On the Conscientious – (Part I, Essay III)

What obstacle stands in the way of man’s greatness? What chain holds man back from his fullest potential? What is that force of gravity that holds man down upon the earth? That undergrowth that entangles man’s feet like a snare? It is – man himself! The greatest impediment to man’s full potential for greatness is …

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The Speaking Parasite – (Part I, Essay V)

Within your voice speaks the many voices of many men. They speak through you, as alone they have no voice. Without realising it, you let them use your mouth, and you fool yourself into thinking it is your own words that your tongue articulates. These are the parasites of the mob. They enter through the …

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The Kingdom of the Mind – (Part I, Essay VI)

Our greatest enemy is ourselves. The one we must fear is our self. This is true both individually and collectively. It is true of both man and men. We all have our goals and desires, but our own follies stand in the way. In our life story, we are both the protagonist and the antagonist. …

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Model of the Perfect Man/The Asymptote of Perfection – (Part I, Essay I)

Everyone desires to be something “more” than their present state. Only the fool is content with where he now stands, and does not wish to step further. We all walk upon a road in life. We choose what we do on this road. We can turn around and walk backwards, we can stand in place, …

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The Abyss of Man – (Part I, Essay IV)

You will never understand yourself through reason alone. You must descend into the recesses of your mind, into the abyss of the irrational. You must be overwhelmed by your own emotions, good and bad. Man is an animal, a beast, evolved to hunt and kill. Once you realize this, once you accept the beast within …

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