"The facts of nature cannot in the long run be violated. Penetrating and seeping through everything like water, they will undermine any system that fails to take them into account."
— Carl Jung (via hierarchical-aestheticism)
"When Christian missionaries asked the north Teutons who or what they believed in, they received the reply which centuries previously the south Teutons who had believed in das Gott (neuter) might also have given that they believed in their power (matt) or strength (magin), a power working within them, a deity filling the religious man, an inner-worldly and inner-spiritual deity. Such an answer must have seemed to the missionaries, as it would to many present-day commentators, a mere boast of power or an idolatrous presumption, while in fact it must be understood as a factual ”The God” (Das Gott) corresponding to the dominans ille in nobis deus. But it is easy to understand that the missionaries, who in Christianity had accepted the extra-mundane, transcendent ideas of a ”personal” God, from the Semitic peoples, were at a loss when confronted by faith in a destiny ruling within men."
— Hans F. K. Günther, Religious Attitudes of the Indo-Europeans (via vandrare)