Episode 25: Sustainability, Society and the Intelligence of Nature

Why are there so many conflicts in society today? Why are phenomena such as poverty and pollution such pressing issues? Can they be solved? Where is human evolution heading?

Mary McGovern interviews Karin Jansson on these and other issues such as the intelligence of Nature, cycles and recycling, the reorganisation of agriculture so as to be in harmony with Nature and the ideal cooperation between people that will render these changes possible.

An experienced lecturer and teacher of Martinus Cosmology and a member of the voluntary teaching staff at the Martinus Centre, Klint, Karin Jansson is also a journalist, the editor of the Swedish magazine Odlaren (The Grower) and one of the founders of a school in Holma, Sweden that runs courses on permaculture, among other things.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 5th May 2019.

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

 

Episode 24: Cosmological Perspectives on World History

In this episode Mary McGovern interviews Lauge Schøler on how an understanding of Martinus Cosmology can shed light on our understanding of world history and on how it can help us to see everything, including evolution, warfare and karma, in a new perspective.

Lauge was born in Denmark in 1987 and has studied Martinus Cosmology for the last ten years. He is a psychologist, living and working in Copenhagen.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 17th April 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Martinus’ 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 23: The Nature of God

In this episode Mary McGovern interviews Tryggvi Gudmundsson from Iceland about Martinus’ view of the nature of God. What was Martinus’ own relationship to God? How does his concept of God differ from that of Christianity and other religions in the East and West? Can we reach a point where we can experience God directly as a living reality? If so, what are the prerequisites for doing so? These questions and others are taken up in this podcast.

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. He wrote a thesis on Martinus’ concept of consciousness.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 15th April 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Martinus’ 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 22: Sleep – a gateway to another dimension

Martinus describes sleep as a window or gateway to another dimension – a spiritual world beyond the physical.

In this episode Mary McGovern interviews psychologist and writer Sören Grind. They take up such questions as: What is sleep? What is its purpose? Where is our consciousness when we are asleep? What are dreams?

They discuss the natural contact between people in the physical world and their deceased friends and family during sleep and also provide some practical and spiritual tips for improving the quality of one’s sleep.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern in Copenhagen, Denmark on 24th February 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

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

 

Episode 21: What happens after death?

What happens after death, according to Martinus? What do we experience? Is there a paradise? Why is death such a taboo subject and how can Martinus’ analyses comfort people who are afraid of death? In this episode relaxation therapist, translator and writer Anne Pullar and Pernilla Rosell reflect on death and on Martinus’ description of the different spiritual phases that human beings go through after death before being born again in a new physical body.

Anne and Pernilla also talk about our human experiences of discarnation and incarnation, about being here on Earth for a limited period of time compared to the overall development of the living being and its consciousness during the long process of evolution that Martinus calls the spiral cycle. Finally, they share some personal reflections on death.

Here you can read Martinus’ book The Road to Paradise, which is quoted in the episode. It can also be bought in paperback in the Martinus Institute’s webshop.

If you would like to read more about this topic, we can also recommend the article “Through the Gates of Death – Sleep and Death” by Martinus.

This podcast was recorded at the Martinus Centre in Stockholm, on 4th January 2019.

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 20: Stress from a spiritual perspective

Current rapid processes of change both at the personal level and at a more global, political level cause many people to experience increasing levels of stress and unnatural fatigue.

In this podcast Mary McGovern interviews psychologist and writer Sören Grind. They reflect on how Martinus’ ideas about reincarnation and the evolution of mankind can complement our general understanding of the causes of stress. Why do we see an increase in the number of people who are suffering from stress? Are there spiritual tools that can help us deal with it?

Here you can read Martinus’ article Unnatural Fatigue.

The Martinus Cosmology Podcast team wishes all our listeners a Happy New Year!

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at the Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 1st January 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

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

 

Episode 19: Martinus’ Christmas Letters

In this podcast Mary McGovern and Pernilla Rosell reflect on Martinus’ Christmas letters, which he sent out every December from 1933, when the magazine Kosmos began in Danish, until 1980, the Christmas before he left the physical plane. In these letters, he sent his heartfelt thanks to all those who supported his work in various ways. At the same time he provided cosmic analyses of the Christmas mystery and the winter solstice, the latter being a symbol of the culmination of darkness in our minds and hearts and the return of the light in the form of understanding and neighbourly love.

Martinus very often began on a poetic note as in the following example:

“The time of darkness is upon us. We are passing the solstice and are in the midnight hour of the year’s cycle, the domain of coldness and night. The sunlit days, the warmth and life of summer are gone … Just as the Godhead is an eternal light in the darkness, so must every living being come to shine in the night. That is the solution to the mystery of life, that is the beings’ awakening from death to life, that is initiation, the great birth, or the beings’ experiencing of themselves as being one with the Father, the road, the truth and the life.” (Martinus, Christmas letter 1949)

Martinus also wrote many articles about Christmas. In “Light in the Darkness” he writes:

“The joy of Christmas will become joy in living, Christmas presents will become the human being giving himself, that is, his joy in living and his creative ability, for the benefit of the whole, and the peace of Christmas will become peace all the year round, not merely between the different nations but also between the different human beings. There will really be ‘peace on Earth and goodwill to all men’, as is promised in the Christmas gospel.” http://www.martinus.dk/en/articles/index.php?mode=1&artikelnr=1477

And here’s a link to another Christmas article, “Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve”, written in 1969: http://www.martinus.dk/en/articles/index.php?mode=1&artikelnr=920

At the beginning of the episode Martinus’ Symbol No. 2, “The Principle of World Redemption” is mentioned: http://www.martinus.dk/en/martinus-symbols/overview-of-the-symbols/symbol-2

Merry Christmas to all our listeners from the Martinus Cosmology Podcast team!

This podcast was recorded via Skype by Pernilla Rosell in Stockholm and Mary McGovern in Copenhagen on 23rd December 2018.

Historical photo of Martinus from 1963 by courtesy of the Martinus Institute. Online gallery: http://www.martinus.dk/da/fotogalleri/

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Martinus’ 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 18: Lectures on Martinus Cosmology in California

During the autumn of 2018, Mary McGovern from the Martinus Institute, Copenhagen, visited California and gave two lectures on Martinus Cosmology: “The Ongoing Evolution of Human Sexuality” in San José at the SAND conference (https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/sand18-us/) and “The Ideal Food” at The World Veg Festival in San Francisco (http://www.worldvegfestival.com/).

In this podcast episode, Pernilla Rosell interviews Mary MGovern via Skype about her experiences during her lecture trip. Mary tells us about the different topics at these two conferences and about how the conference participants received Martinus’ world picture.

This podcast was recorded by Pernilla Rosell in Stockholm on 20 November, 2018.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

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

Below you’ll find some more photos from Mary’s journey.

The SAND 2018 conference in San José on 26th October
Mary giving a presentation entitled “The Ongoing Evolution of Human Sexuality”
Mary’s presents Martinus’ symbol No. 33 at the SAND conference
From the main auditorium at the SAND conference
Mary with Valve Zuercher-Valdespino, who arranged the lecture trip
Mary giving a lecture entitled “The Ideal Food” at The World Veg Festival 2018 in San Francisco on 27th October
Mary with Greg Rohrbach, President for the San Francisco Veg Society
Cam F Awesome, vegan athlete and stand-up comedian
In this area of San Francisco the hippie movement and gay liberation movement began
Pacific Beach, San Francisco
The Pacific Ocean near San Francisco
The Pacific Ocean near San Francisco
Redwood trees, the highest plant-beings on the planet, north of San Francisco

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.