“Not having autism should be the real diagnosis because the autistic person is really the normal person. Their intelligence is higher, their ability to concentrate on a subject is higher, their ability to remember things is higher. Autistic people are actually better than normal people in almost all contexts. The only thing they are less good at is social interaction and that is because human beings are not meant to socialize with a lot of strangers all the time. We are supposed to live in small tribes no larger than 150 individuals. And in such a tribe, being autistic is not a problem.. The problem arises when you have to relate to people you have nothing in common with… The autistic person is the more natural, sane healthy person… The person without autism is the sick person who is able to function well in a sick world… If you are diagnosed with autism, do not be ashamed of it — be proud because in most contexts, if not all contexts, you are better than others…” – Varg Vikernes
The Ancient Scandinavian description of man is as I see it rather interesting; it describes the physical body as the lîk («corpse»), the life-force that gives life to the corpse is called vörðr («guardian»), the ability to move and learn through repetition is called hamr («shape»), the mind and the ability to reason is called hugr («mind») and the spirit – giving divine powers – is called önd («spirit»).
Everything physical has a lîk.
Every plant also has a vörðr.
Every animal also has a hamr.
Every human being also has a hugr.
Every super-human also has a önd.
The lîk needs hard work or physical exercise; the vörðr needs warmth, sleep and light, the hamr needs joy and appreciation; the hugr needs safety, creative expressions, music, art and dreams as well mental challenges, challenges for the memory, concentration and reasoning; the önd needs harmony, a super-individualistic perspective and a higher meaning. However, the bodies need the opposite of this as well, to thrive and survive; the lîk needs rest; the vörðr needs cold and darkness; the hamr needs sorrow, grieving, silence and emptiness; the hugr needs danger, peace of mind and calm; the önd needs disharmony and sadness as well as ruthlessness. Too much of one thing can only be destructive though, no matter what that one thing is. Each needs both the positive and the negative. Day and Night. Summer and Winter. Sun and Moon.
If the divine man loses his spirit he becomes a normal human being. If a normal human being loses his mind he becomes an animal. If an animal loses his shape it becomes a plant. If a plant loses its life-force it becomes a corpse.
In a more Greek and classical esoteric language these bodies would be called the Physical Being (lîk), the Etherial Being (vörðr), the Astral Being (hamr), the Mental Being (hugr) and the Spirit (önd).
The physical being is of course our flesh and bones, so to speak; the vessel carrying all the other beings. The life-force could probably be said to reside in the blood or some other «life liquid», but most likely in the heart itself. The shape would be our ghost form, an invisible shape filling out the entire physical body (and even if you lose a physical limb, the ghost limb would still be there). The mind would naturally be located in the brain.
So what about the spirit? Where does it reside?
The thymus is a very rarely mentioned human organ, mainly because we really don’t know what it’s for, save that we do understand it seems to be a part of the immune system. Plato mentions thymos, as one of the three parts of the psyke, and – like so often is the case – the ancients were closer to the truth than we are today. We can thus assume that the spirit resides in the thymus, as suggested by my wife in one of our conversatons, although certain animals too has a thymus. What to make of that? Well, to have a spirit you need a thymus, but the pressence of a thymus does not mean you have a spirit. It just happens to be the organ that will house the spirit if it is present.
The Greeks today use the term to mean «anger». As we know the name Ôðinn translates as «fury» as well as «mind», and the rune symbol linked to Ôðinn is called ansuR , from PIE *ans-/and- (Norse âss, known better from it’s plural form æsir), which translates as «spirit», and which is a symbol of a fisherman’s spear point, of the type used in the Stone Age to catch fish. This is the spirit that descends from the sky and attaches itself to the earthly body and turns it divine! Ôðinn in man, the deities in man, the divine man. Naturally the other mentioned term for spirit, önd, also derives from the same PIE root (*ans-/and-).
Ôðinn becomes more and more interesting as a deity, and we understand how many think of him as «the king of the gods», even though Tyr (older form TîwaR) is obviously mightier and indeed the true king of the gods. Tyr is the Sky God. Ôðinn is just an aspect of Tyr. They are one and the same, of course, and yet different; Ôðinn is the heavenly beam that enters man and inspires him!
The name of TîwaR is interesting too; it translates as «beam», but became known as meaning «gods». He is the divine light not from the Sun or Moon, not from any one of the planets or any one star in particular, but from every celestial object emanating light! He is the Sky God after all! Ôðinn is the divine light that inspires man; the light man sees and takes in. This light in turn can come from any one celestial object, or from several of course.
If you remove the thymus organ from a man he will not die, but the organ assumed to house his spirit is no longer there, so we can assume that he will no longer have a spirit. He will be just an ordinary man from then on – unless of course if he already was, in which case nobody will see any change whatsoever. If you remove the heart you no longer have a life-force, so you will in any case die, and the spirit will leave you. If you remove the brain you will no longer have a mind, and I guess life without a brain is not too common either – although we can easily think otherwise when we see the actions of our politicians.
Then comes the racist part; yes, you are right if you think that only the European man has the ability and capacity to «house» a spirit, to be inspired by the deities, to live as part of a deity, to be a deity himself! To do this you need to have European (=Neanderthal) blood. Further, you need to have a sufficiently advanced and noble mind, and of course a thymus not damaged by e. g. radiation (something that perhaps could explain this). Finally, you need to trigger the enlightenment, so to speak, by way of religion and religious rituals.
This, ladies and gentlemen, explain why I – an actually rather hopelessly a-religious person – find the Ancient European (=Neanderthal) religion so important. Every other religion on this planet is just a misinterpretation and misconception of the Ancient European religion, and some times even a twisted, sinister, perverted and soiled version of it as well – as is the case for Judaism. No non-European people has ever created a religion; they have only come to learn of the European religion and has made a religion of their own based on what they were able to understand and learn from this!
There are three human species and many races of men today, but there are really just three types of men; those who are divine, those who have the potential to become divine and those who are not divine. Europeans can be of any of the three types, but the rest are all of the latter type. The enlightened European Noble man is the only Divine Man – and yes, he is always «autistic». HailaR TîwaR! HailaR WôðanaR!