Unraveling the mind: the real cause of autism?

Unraveling the mind: the real cause of autism?

Introduction: The Undervalued Power of Inquiry

In a world where knowledge is power, the ability to question effectively stands as a profound skill. Yet, in our current society, the essence of true philosophical thought is often overshadowed by the mundane rituals of standard education. Here, we delve into the contrasts and implications of this reality.

The Human Brain: Evolution and Modernity

Over the last 3000 years, a little-known fact remains: our brains have gradually become smaller. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t a simple result of modern lifestyles requiring less brainpower. My book, ‘Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress,’ proposes a strikingly different viewpoint, focusing on the critical role of diet, particularly the exclusion of wild mushrooms, in this cerebral evolution.

Connecting to Autism: A Growing Concern

A startling statistic has emerged in recent decades: a nearly fivefold increase in autism diagnoses. This surge, often unaddressed in public discourse, raises crucial questions about our understanding and response to this condition.

The Visual Cortex Hypothesis

My hypothesis suggests a unique connection between the overstimulation of the visual cortex, due to relentless media exposure, and the resultant imbalances in brain function. This constant visual bombardment, I propose, leads to the compression of other critical brain areas, altering our neural networks in unforeseen ways.

Over mij

Martijn Benders has published twenty-six books, eighteen of which are in Dutch. Critics such as Komrij and Gerbrandy have hailed him as one of the greatest talents of his time. He has also written three philosophical works, one of which is in English and focuses on the Amanita Muscaria, the Fly Agaric. Publishing on the international platform of The Philosophical Salon, he has also gained international recognition as one of the most remarkable thinkers from the Netherlands.


There exists a considerable group of leftist individuals who vigorously opposed the prevailing coronavirus narrative, including some of the world’s leading philosophers, such as Agamben and Kacem. However, this stance was heavily censored and vilified by what is referred to as ‘neocon-left’ or ‘woke-left’, as something associated solely with what they deem ‘far-right’. In my book, I discuss the reasons behind these actions, the underlying motives, and how this is emblematic of a new form of fascism aimed at seizing power permanently.

The middle section of the book is dedicated to poetry. It features a beautiful selection of poems from the Mediterranean region, by poets from Turkey and Greece, who have been imprisoned and tortured by the regime.

The final part of my book is a manifesto against literary nihilism, as manifested in the Literature Fund. It reveals how this fund is dominated by a group of Christians and ‘wokies’, which is undesirable in a free society.

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress is an exceptional work that sets a new benchmark in the realm of mycophilosophy. While one might be tempted to classify the book within the domain of Art History, such a categorization would fail to capture its true essence. Primarily, this captivating text delves into the evolution of humankind, making it a standout in its field.

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress – De Kaneelfabriek, 2023

You don’t have time to read this, but that’s because you are no longer human. If anything remained of the original person within you, the old mycelia of childhood, you would learn a great deal from this book. In fact, its magical knowledge might become your most valuable possession. This is a book about human imagination and how it fell into the iron grip of transdimensional cockroaches. Additionally, it offers magical tips to significantly improve your life and time acceleration. M.H.H. Benders also takes a light-hearted yet scathing look at the entirety of Dutch literature. What more could you want?