The mystic theory of ethics is explicitly based on the premise that the
standard of value of man’s ethics is set beyond the grave, by the laws or
requirements of another, supernatural dimension, that ethics is impossible for
man to practice, that it is unsuited for and opposed to man’s life on earth,
and that man must take the blame for it and suffer through the whole of his
earthly existence, to atone for the guilt of being unable to practice the
impracticable. The Dark Ages and the Middle Ages are the existential monument
to this theory of ethics.
A mystic code of morality demanding self-sacrifice cannot be promulgated or
propagated without a supreme ruler that becomes the collector of the
sacrificing. Traditionally, there have been two such collectors: either God or
society. The collector had to be inaccessible to mankind at large, and his
authority had to be revealed only through an elite of special intermediaries,
variously called “high priests,” “commissars,” “Gauleiters,” etc.