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.
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.
Welcome to part 2 of the video blog of the Martinus Cosmology Podcast, filmed at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark, during the international summer courses in 2017. In this entry, you meet Mary McGovern preparing for the English study group.
At the end there is an excerpt from an evening of art entitled “From a Dead Man about Life”. Text: Per Ragnar. Music, guitar, vocal: Lars Palerius. Coreography and dancing: Anne Külper. Flute: Karin Simonsson. Poetry recital: Lars Östnäs. Photography: Rune Östensson.
Welcome to the video blog of the Martinus Cosmology Podcast, filmed at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark, during the international summer courses in 2017. In this entry, you meet Mary McGovern and Sören Grind.
The video introduction to this film was made by Mathias Dalmose and Aurin Ræder. The other material was produced by Lars Palerius, Pernilla Rosell and Mary McGovern. The guitar music was composed and performed by Lars Palerius.
Today’s world may seem to be a difficult place to live in, since many people suffer from wars, terrorism, poverty and starvation. Other people are worried about how to deal with migration and refugees, environmental problems and many other global issues. So how can we understand the world situation today and keep our inner balance?
In the third episode of the Martinus Cosmology Podcast, Mary McGovern from Scotland and Sören Grind from Sweden talk about the present world situation from the overall, long-term perspective of the Danish writer Martinus’s world picture.
Many people today become involved in international organisations in order to increase global co-operation, thus promoting peace and progress all over the world. At the same time, however, we also see a rise in nationalism and protectionism, and the closing of borders to an increasing number of countries. In this podcast episode, Mary and Sören discuss how we can find an explanation for these diverging tendencies in Martinus’s description of the general evolution of mankind from the animal kingdom to the real human kingdom.
In spite of all the difficulties and sufferings that people have to endure at the moment, Martinus’ s world picture describes a very optimistic and positive future. According to his analyses, it is necessary for all human beings to go through the present stage of evolution in order to finally grow out of their primitive and egoistic tendencies, and instead develop their humane abilities. The goal of the evolution of mankind is an ultimate kingdom of peace and happiness for all living beings on Earth.
The podcast episode is moderated by Pernilla Rosell (Sweden). It was recorded at the Martinus Centre, Klint in the autumn of 2016.
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.
This film is an introduction to the second episode in the Martinus Cosmology Podcast: “Life Within Life Within Life”. Mary McGovern gives a brief presentation of some central aspects of the world picture of the Danish spiritual writer Martinus (1890-1981).