I didn´t see an actual question, but just a capable mind venting its frustration and searching for recognition / exchange.I started this thread because it seems that the topic hasn't been discussed here before, and I feel like having something to say about it. I have studied ethnical mysticism for some years now, and would like to hear other peoples opinions to some things that I have experienced and have come to know.
I'm nowadays of the opinion, that the differing races of beings presented in Scandinavian mythology refers to the actual physical forebears of northern populations. Most likely in somehow warped and incomplete way, but that's how mythology always is. Now, I'm not saying that we of the northern descent are aesir, vanir, giants or elves, but that we, germans, scandinavians and finnish people are descended and diluted forms of them. In modern day, not only is our racial heritage hopelessly mixed, what I feel to be more important factor is that we, as individuals and as a folk have lost spiritual connection to our "genetic reality". And that connection is much more valuable than any physical racial purity. After all, matter and flesh are subordinate to soul and spirit, and as such spiritual matters have much greater importance. As humanity has progressively wandered deeper in to illusions of mind created by inherently false christian view of the world, egoism and reason run amok, so too have we lost the potential within our blood.
I'm not saying that understanding and communing with our blood in itself would make us like the gods and elves of the mythology, or like our ancient human forebears. But in my experience it does open up the channel for potential, through which differing physical, spiritual and mental traits and qualities slowly become manifest in us. It's just that everyone has to make that choice by themselves. True spiritual development can never come through dogmatism or being ordered from above, and as thus I don't embrace dictatorial politics, like so many others who ponder about these things. Neither do I advocate any kind of racial hatred towards other ethnicities. It's understandable to feel xenophobic when communing with the spirits within our veins, for it's simply natural reaction of wanting to protect what you are. However, I feel that it's "morally wrong" to want to annihilate those who are different just because they're different and apart from that, we all know where it led in Germany during WWII.