HISTORY: ODIN, A WAY OF THINKING | nationalsalvation.net
You're brilliant Bob. But, the myths all say that Odin gave his eye for wisdom, not knowledge. The Norse reads "wisdom."
But what I am really thinking is that if the West makes it out of the current genocidal deluge, your works could possibly sell like hot cakes. So we don't want future generations to say, "What is Bob raving about here? The myths all say 'wisdom,'" lest you lost some credibility, which no one here wants to happen.
Now just why this expands on what you are saying is that knowledge is not at all a "way of thinking". Isn't rote learning a form of knowledge in the first place?
Anyway, you won't believe me. But you are still the best at what you do.
Comment by Pain
One reason we know that these myths hold the most ancient readings is because "Odin" frequently appears in alliterative poetry alongside "wisdom", and in all the other Germanic languages, including proto-Old Norse his name begins with a 'w' as in Woden and Wuotan.
"Wisdom" to our forefathers meant "way of perceiving, way of thinking," which is what it means to me today.
Odin did not need knowledge because he made everything, say the myths. Odin was no knowledge-worshipping Gnostic; Gnosticism, like Arianism, was an Egyptian-born mystery cult. As you know, the Gnostics believed there was magic in Knowledge, and so they worshipped it.
Further, when the Oriental claims that he pursues "wisdom", it shows that he doesn't know what he is talking about. It shows that he cannot separate rote learning from reality.
Orientals can't tell knowledge apart from wisdom. Wisdom, as opposed to knowledge, requires creativity, which they don't have. So to the Oriental, wisdom is something mysterious because they don't really understand it. So when the Mandarin wants to force his knowledge on the neophyte, he calls it "wisdom," because no one in the Orient really knows what that is, but it sounds really important.
However, Odin's sacrifice of his eye is always associated with "wisdom," a way of thinking. At least that's what the myths themselves say.
This is not to take away anything from what you are saying. If you think about it, it expands on it!
Mderpelding:Please note that when any person describes an event the questions commonly asked are who,what, where,when, how, and why. Note the pattern?How doesn't fit. Who, what, where, when, and why are all of a lingual piece.Who, what, and where require simple observation.When asks you as the observer to place the event in your time frame.Why is of course metaphysical and asks you to believe.But "how" requires thought. The whole planet from time immemorial has asked, "who","what","where","when",and"why".Every tribe can answer the above "wh" questions.Odin wanted to know "how". Prometheus:What do you MEAN by wisdom? There is the type of wisdom that is just unsubstantiated assertions of truth, but there is also wisdom, as in the ability to use knowledge.Knowledge, like IQ doesn't go far unless one has the ability to use it effectively.Socrates said, "I know that I don't know", which is something that describes a white way of thinking, an admission that there is more to learn, that we DON'T KNOW enough.But everywhere else, the 'wise man' is the one who knows a lot of facts. He has a lot of knowledge, and that knowledge is passed on word for word, as if an heirloom. The 'wise man' doesn't say he doesn't know, he KNOWS and teaches what he knows. One does not need to think to do this. But Aristotle, Socrates and Plato gave tools to obtain knowledge, to analyze information. A means of understanding, and it is this desire to understand which has driven the west.