What does "zeitgeist" actually stand for? and how do I pronounce it? Zeitgeist is "the spirit of the times" or "the spirit of the age." Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and/or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals, sociocultural direction, and mood associated with an era. Zeitgeist joinery was founded by Felix Riedel, a second generation joiner. Zeitgeist joinery creates contemporary living, with traditional and modern elements. Colourful spray painted design with home grown timber and veneer.