Episode 17: The Ideal Food

Food is an ethical, health and environmental issue that many people today are taking an increasing and urgent interest in. This is almost certainly a reaction to the killing of billions of mammals and fish every year, the widespread illhealth of mankind and the growing worries about the effect of, for example, meat-eating on the sustainability of the Earth.

According to Martinus, human nutrition is evolving in a more humane direction as our consciousness evolves and our conscience grows to encompass other beings than only those of our own species.

In this podcast Pernilla Rosell interviews Mary McGovern about how Martinus, in his book The Ideal Food, analyses the evolution of human nutrition from meat-eating to vegetarianism and veganism. They look at the consequences of the unreliability of our sense of taste and the effect of our nutritional choices on our health and fate.

You can read The Ideal Food online here: The Ideal Food

This podcast was recorded by Pernilla Rosell at The Martinus Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark on 22nd September 2018.

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 16: Forgiveness as Science and Art

Many people find it difficult to forgive and see no logical reason for doing so. Mary McGovern interviews Karin Jansson from Sweden after she gave a lecture at the Martinus Centre entitled “Forgiveness as Science and Art”. She describes the process of forgiving with your brain and with your heart, and how it leads to a union with all life.

The idea of forgiveness is essential to Christianity, but Christ didn’t provide any logical explanation for it. Martinus points to non-forgiveness as a very heavy burden that most of us carry with us, a burden that contributes to illness and depression. His world picture helps us to understand the laws of life and why it pays to forgive.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 3rd August 2018.

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 15: Art and the Art of Living

Martinus describes art as something one produces from one’s heart, not for material gain but out of the sheer joy in being creative and in expressing one’s innermost feelings, thoughts and ideas. Mary McGovern interviews Anne Külper, a Swedish dancer and choreographer with a profound interest in Martinus Cosmology. They discuss how intelligence and feeling are balanced in works of art and in the art of living.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 31st July 2018.

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 14: The Potential for Growth in Relationships

Martinus describes marriage and intimate relationships, and, in fact, all relationships, as grindstones that grind away at the imperfections within us and gradually remove them. All relationships thus contain enormous potential for the growth of wisdom, humaneness and neighbourly love. Loneliness, sexual confusion and the changing roles of men and women are seen to be natural stages on the way to evolving from the male and female sex to the third sex: the human sex.

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 25th June 2018.

Photo of Sören Grind: © 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 13: Our Eternal Core of Being

Who are we really? What is our innermost, eternal core of being? How does Martinus describe the structure of the living being? In this episode Mary McGovern and Sören Grind talk about Martinus’s analyses of the innermost structure of all living beings, and about how we can understand key concepts such as the I and the superconsciousness. Martinus tells us that all living beings develop talent kernels through various stages, and that those talent kernels are stored as spiritual seeds in the superconsciousness from incarnation to incarnation.

Mary and Sören also reflect on the long journey that all living beings make through eternal spiral cycles, according to Martinus, and how this perspective can give daily life meaning and help us cope with its difficulties.

Mary McGovern and Sören Grind have taught Martinus’s cosmology for many years in Denmark and other countries.

This podcast was recorded by Pernilla Rosell at The Martinus Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark on 17th June 2018.

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.

 

Episode 12: The Downfall of Marriage

Mary McGovern interviews Else Byskov about her most recent book The Downfall of Marriage – The Great Transformation of Our Sexual & Marital Relations, which deals with Martinus’s analyses of the transformation of the sexual poles and the processes that lie behind the changes in our marital relationships. Why do people today find marriage so challenging? Why is the divorce rate so high? And why do so many people live alone? What kind of transformation is it that we see going on in our society? In her book Else hopes to help readers understand how this transformation influences our daily lives.

Else has written and published six books in English about Martinus Cosmology, including Death is an Illusion and The Art of Attraction. Some of her books are also available in Danish, German and Spanish.  See her website: http://newspiritualscience.com/

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 17th May 2018.

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.

 

Episode 11: Martinus’s unique contribution to modern spirituality

Based in London, Anton Jarrod is a writer and researcher, focusing on and specializing in modern spirituality from 1850 onwards. He is the author of Martinus Cosmology and Spiritual Evolution (2017), which looks at Martinus’s ideas about the evolution of the human being in relation to the Gospel narratives of the life of Jesus, the archetypal human being. He is currently working in the field of sociology, exploring the relationship between spirituality and the world of work. (See www.antonjarrod.com)

In this podcast Mary McGovern interviews Anton Jarrod about what he considers Martinus’s unique contribution to modern spirituality.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 16th May 2018.

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.

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