Episode 10: The Translators’ Week at the Martinus Centre, 2018

The Translators’ Week, 2018.

In May 2018 Mary McGovern and The Martinus Institute organised the third Translators’ Week at the Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark. The purpose of the week was to give the institute’s translators, language consultants and proofreaders the opportunity to attend a series of lectures on translating, to develop mutual friendship and cooperation, and to work in the peace and quiet of the centre, away from the many duties of daily life. Twenty-one people, representing 11 languages, the institute’s publishing house and the institute’s international IT service, attended.

In this episode Pernilla Rosell interviews English translator Mary McGovern about the Translators’ Week and her own experience of translating Martinus’s works. Mary provides some insight into the translation process and describes the translation group’s desire to make Martinus’s world picture available in as many languages as possible. They see the translation work as a contribution to understanding ourselves and the world around us.

This podcast was recorded by Pernilla Rosell and Mary McGovern at The Martinus Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark on 19th May 2018. Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Below, you’ll find some more photos from the Translators’ Week 2018.

Associate Professor Henrik Gottlieb (Copenhagen University) gives a lecture about decoding and translating Danish compund nouns.

Polish translator Zofia Paulin talks about the development of European languages.
Norwegian translator Liv Heidi Jensen.

French translator Christine O’Sullivan shares her reflections on translating Martinus into French.
Mary McGovern and Anton Jarrod.
Some of the participants on the last day of the conference.

Martinus’s literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: The Martinus Institute. Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark.

Episode 9: Health and ill-health in the perspective of spiritual science

Our every thought, feeling and action affects our organs and cells. Our organism is a living universe that is pervaded by our consciousness. The idea of reincarnation sheds new light on questions of heredity, environment, lifestyle and the power of thought. Health and ill-health take us on a journey of research on many levels and, with suffering, our empathy and wisdom grow.

Mary McGovern interviews Sören Grind, a Swedish psychologist who has taught Martinus Cosmology since 1980. Sören is the author of two books in Swedish – which have been translated into Danish but not English – on what he calls “cosmic psychology”.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 30th March 2018.

Photo: © Berit Djuse/Fotonova

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Martinus’s literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: The Martinus Institute. Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark.

Episode 8: In Transition

Why do so many marriages end in divorce? Why are so many people lonely and don’t find happiness in a traditional partnership? Why are there different types of sexuality? Why do many parents experience a conflict between wishing to spend time with their children and wishing to devote more time to intellectual and creative work? Are we experiencing a sexual evolution of humanity that is parallel to its intellectual and social development?

In this podcast episode, Mary McGovern from Copenhagen/Scotland and Pernilla Rosell from Stockholm discuss Martinus’s analyses of the pole transformation and the effects of the changing balance of the poles that we can observe in society today.

According to Martinus, all human beings have two sexual poles in their superconsciousness, a masculine pole and a feminine pole. In the animal kingdom, one of these poles is latent, while the other is dominating, thus creating the two sexes that we know as male and female animals. A completely one-poled sexual state is characterised by the instinct for self-preservation and selfishness that we see in instinctual animal behaviour. For humans, the latent pole in both sexes is beginning to develop, which means that men and women are slowly developing into more intellectual, balanced and loving beings. Ultimately, a third sex will emerge, a truly human gender with the highest moral standard of neighbourly love. The sexual pole transformation is the driving force behind all creation.

Mary and Pernilla reflect on how different human beings experience this transitional period today and on how we can find support and a better understanding of human sexual evolution by studying Martinus’s analyses. Pernilla also talks about how she first met Martinus’s analyses through her grandmother and her father, and how she herself found support in Martinus’s analyses of the sexual pole transformation during her own experience of going through a divorce.

If you wish to read more about this topic, we can recommend The Eternal World Picture, vol. 3, chapter 33 and the article “Marriage and Universal Love”

This podcast was recorded at the Martinus Institute, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen on 10th March 2018.

Martinus’s literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: The Martinus Institute Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius

Episode 7: Martinus Cosmology – the Theory of Everything

Since the dawn of our reasoning faculties we have tried to understand the universe around us. This enquiry has led to the evolution of science, religion and, more recently, spiritual science. Martinus Cosmology is such a spiritual science. It examines the meaning and purpose behind all physical and mental events in the universe. It looks at the law of cause and effect, the difference between the creator and the created, the law of contrasts and the absolute reality of eternity and infinity. It also shows that prayer has a clear scientific basis, the understanding of which can contribute to one’s understanding of both the pleasant and unpleasant occurrences in one’s life. It looks into life on all levels – the microcosmic, the mesocosmic and the macrocosmic – and can be said to be a theory or science of everything, a science of the consciousness of God.

In the seventh episode of the Martinus Cosmology Podcast, Mary McGovern interviews Ole Therkelsen from Copenhagen, Denmark on Martinus Cosmology, God, the universe and science.

Ole Therkelsen (born in 1948) is a chemical engineer and a biologist with a life-long interest in Martinus Cosmology. He was introduced to Martinus Cosmology by his parents when he was a small boy, and since 1980 he has given over 1500 lectures on Martinus’s world picture in fifteen countries in six different languages. Many of his lectures may be heard on http://www.oletherkelsen.dk and on http://www.youtube.com. He is the author of Martinus, Darwin and Intelligent Design – A New Theory of Evolution and Martinus and the New World Morality.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at the Martinus Institute, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen on 7th February 2018.

Ole Therkelsen’s books can be purchased at http://amazon.com and http://amazon.co.uk.

Martinus’s literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: http://www.martinus.dk/en. Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Episode 6: All of a Sudden I Saw a White Triangle. Interview with Sarah Ann Kinnear

What does it mean to you to have a spiritual experience with signs and colours that you cannot explain? How can we learn more about universal love, intuition, eternity and infinity? In the sixth episode of the Martinus Cosmology Podcast, Pernilla Rosell interviews Sarah Ann Kinnear from Pensacola, Florida, about her personal spiritual experiences and her encounter with Martinus’ cosmology, as well as her activities for promoting learning about Martinus’ works in Pensacola.

Sarah worked as a teacher and as principal for 35 years and has written a seven-volume series of children’s books entitled Little Pearl’s Reflection, the first three of which have been published (see link below), illustrated by Bodil Sebrina Christensen. Sarah tells us about the inspiration she felt when she found Martinus’ symbols and works and began studying them. She explains how some of Martinus’ cosmic analyses and symbols have inspired her in her own life and in the creation of her children’s books.

Sarah also tells us about her experience of taking part in the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark. This podcast was recorded by Pernilla Rosell at the Martinus Centre on 12th August 2017, at the end of the summer season 2017 during Sarah’s sixth visit to the centre.

Sarah Ann Kinnear’s books can be purchased at amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Sarah-Ann-Kinnear/e/B01N5E7NJ5/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Martinus’s literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: http://www.martinus.dk/en. Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

 

Episode 5: The Cosmic Message of the Christmas Gospel

The Christmas gospel can be understood on two levels: as an account of historic events and as a symbolic description of the fate of mankind. In the fifth episode of the Martinus Cosmology Podcast, Mary McGovern interviews Tryggvi Gudmundsson from Iceland about Martinus’s interpretation of the various symbols contained in the Christmas gospel: the evolution of the individual out of the animal kingdom towards cosmic consciousness (the birth of the Christ child within each of us), the principle of giving, the eternal contrasts between light and darkness and the realisation of our longing for a future society in which light and peace dominate on all levels.

Tryggvi Gudmundsson is a life-long student of Martinus Cosmology and has a master’s degree in the history of religion from the University of Copenhagen.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Institute, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark on 17th December 2017.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Martinus’s literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: http://www.martinus.dk/en. Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark.

Episode 4: Is God Coming Back to Life?

In 1882 Nietzsche declared that God was dead, God would remain dead and that we had killed him. Current scientific research, however, seems to support the idea that God is coming back to life, so to speak. In the fourth episode of the Martinus Cosmology Podcast, Mary McGovern interviews Jens Christian Hermansen, Ph.D., a sociologist and lecturer at The University of Copenhagen, about Martinus’s concept of God and about how it relates to current research into consciousness.

Martinus writes that God consists of all living beings in the endless universe. God experiences life through these living beings. And the experience of every living being is God’s experience. The living beings are God’s sensory organs through which he creates and experiences. God is not outside his creation but is an integral part of it. Every experience that we have is a direct communication with God, since nothing exists outside God. Through this infinite, eternal universe God experiences himself and unfolds his consciousness, his will, his life and his way of being. This makes every experience of life, whether pleasant or unpleasant, a sacred encounter that offers the potential for the development of an intimate relationship to God and a transformation of daily life.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Institute, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark on 28th November 2017.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.
Martinus’s literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: www.martinus.dk/en. Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark.