Episode 47: Economics – present and future

Martinus’s spiritual world view includes an analysis of the evolution of our current economic system towards a future situation in which the “false business principle” – getting as much as possible as possible for as little as possible – will be replaced by the “true business principle” based on the equal exchange of assets. He envisions a time-based economy to which everyone – with the exception of children, the elderly and the sick – will gladly contribute. With the inevitable growth of neighbourly love and selflessness, no one will want to be a burden on society or earn anything at the expense of others.

Mary McGovern interviews Lasse Vogelsang on these themes and on the future of our working lives in a coming international world state.

Lasse Vogelsang has a long-standing interest in Martinus Cosmology, having encountered it thirty years ago at the age of seventeen. His professional background is in IT. Economics is one of his interests.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 20th October 2022.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Marie Rosenkrantz Gjedsted.

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 46: Evidence for the survival of consciousness after bodily death

In 2021 Else Byskov submitted an essay entitled “The Best Available Evidence for the Survival of Human Consciousness after Permanent Bodily Death” to an essay competition set up by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (https://www.bigelowinstitute.org/). In this interview with Mary McGovern and Micael Söderberg, she presents some of this evidence and covers such topics as near-death experiences, past-life memories in children, regression therapy, the process of rebirth and multiple personality disorder.

Else mentions Martinus’s symbol no. 34 about the process of rebirth. See the symbol and its explanation here.

Her essay is available in English from Amazon and in Danish from Saxo.

Else Byskov has written and published nine books in English about Martinus Cosmology, including Life After Death in a Nutshell, Fate and Karma in a Nutshell, Reincarnation in a Nutshell (with Maria McMahon), Death is an Illusion and The Art of Attraction. See her website: http://newspiritualscience.com/

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern and Micael Söderberg at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 3rd August 2021 as a collaboration between The Martinus Cosmology Podcast and the Swedish podcast Kosmologipodden.

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 45: Sleep, dreams and death


Why do we have to sleep? What is sleep? What are dreams? And what is death? These are some of the questions Ole Therkelsen takes up in this lecture. He explains that during sleep our nervous system is repaired. The traffic of our thoughts, which sends electrical currents through our nerves, is temporarily stopped to allow essential repair work to be done. In the meantime our consciousness is moved onto a spiritual plane, where we also experience life. This move to a spiritual plane can be achieved in six different ways: through death, sleep, anesthesia, fainting, deep trance and hypnosis. He explores how the quality of our sleep is determined in part by the quality our thoughts and by our physical habits, such as drinking stimulants and using alarm clocks. He distinguishes between natural fatigue, which can be resolved through rest and sleep, and unnatural fatigue, which can be resolved through changing our way of thinking. Death proves to be the biggest surprise in life because you wake up in a spiritual world where you can continue to experience life. Ole mentions Martinus’s article “Through the Gates of Death – Sleep and Death”, which you will find here.

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 about 2000 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. His books are available from http://amazon.com and http://amazon.co.uk.

This lecture was given by Ole Therkelsen at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 11th August 2006.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Berit Djuse

 

Episode 44: Understanding Eternity

Can eternity be understood? Is there a difference between how physical science and spiritual science view eternity? Did life originate at a specific point in time or has it always existed in some form?

In this lecture Ole Therkelsen explores the concepts of eternity and temporality from the perspective of Martinus’s world picture. He presents the principle of contrasts and the principle of hunger and satiation, which are key to the experience of eternal life. “If you introduce eternity, life makes sense,” he says. If we had only one life, there would no justice in life whatsoever. Darkness and suffering would have no meaning. Martinus’s analysis of eternity is the backbone of his cosmology and can help one understand that all living beings are part of the same organism and consciousness, the organism and consciousness of God.

Ole mentions symbol no. 6 The Living Being 1 and symbol no. 100 The Causeless Cause or the First Cause in this lecture. For a brief description, follow the links.

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 about 2000 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. His books are available from http://amazon.com and http://amazon.co.uk.

This lecture was given by Ole Therkelsen at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 28th July 2008.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Marie Rosenkrantz Gjedsted

Martinus’s 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 43: How can we see our karma as a friend?

 

Martinus describes karma as the law of cause and effect, as life’s way of helping us to evolve towards becoming truly empathic, loving human beings.

In this episode Mary McGovern interviews the Swedish psychologist, writer and lecturer Sören Grind. They discuss the role of both pleasant and unpleasant karma as a motor driving our evolution and as a mirror showing us how we are capable of behaving towards other people, our own organisms, animals and the planet on which we live. They look at the quality or essence of the energies we send out and how we can use an increasingly intimate relationship to God and knowledge of cosmic laws to support us when the going gets tough and to express gratitude when life is pleasant.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at the Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 21st October 2021.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Marie Rosenkrantz Gjedsted.

Martinus’ 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 42: The I – the fixed point in the middle of the universe

In this interview, Anne Külper and Mary McGovern try to approach an understanding of the “I” – the innermost core of our being. It is that something  within us that experiences and creates. Martinus describes it as the “fixed point” in a sea of movements, a contrast to the movements that makes experiencing them possible. Having no physical form, it is untouched by life and death; through the principle of reincarnation the I experiences life eternally through ever-changing physical and spiritual forms.

You can watch and listen to a more detailed lecture Anne gave on the same subject here.

Anne Külper is a dancer, choreographer and tai-chi and qigong teacher from Stockholm, Sweden. She is a member of the voluntary teaching staff at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark and also gives regular lectures in Sweden.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 6th September 2021.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Marie Rosenkrantz Gjedsted.

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 41: Life after Death

Is there life after death and, if so, what is it like?

Mary McGovern interviews author Else Byskov about her understanding that there certainly is a life after death, that death is an illusion and that we experience many lives through reincarnation. She gives us a hint of a world of extraordinary beauty beyond the physical world in the hope of preparing us for what is to come.

For further reading see the free online version of Martinus’ book “The Principle of Reincarnation”.

Else Byskov has written and published nine books in English about Martinus Cosmology, including Life After Death in a Nutshell, Fate and Karma in a Nutshell, Reincarnation in a Nutshell (with Maria McMahon), 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 7th June 2021.

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 40: The Cosmology, the Institute and the Centre

The Martinus Cosmology Podcast presents the fifth in a series of lectures given in English by Ole Therkelsen.

              Photo: Berit Djuse

Ole Therkelsen describes the transformational spiritual experience that Martinus had 100 years ago on 24th March 1921 that enabled him to experience the laws and principles of life. This formed the basis of his authorship of Livets Bog (The Book of Life) and many other works. His world picture was not in the absolute sense “his”. It is an eternal world picture to which his consciousness opened up. He said that he “gained access to the ocean of knowledge”.

He also created the Martinus Institute as the administrative centre of his work and the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark as an education centre for courses. He predicted that the centre would one day become a university for the study of the world picture he described. Ole described the guidelines set out by Martinus for how co-workers at the Institute and the Centre should cooperate in a harmonious and friendly way.

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 about 2000 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. His books are available from http://amazon.com and http://amazon.co.uk.

This lecture was given by Ole Therkelsen at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 29th July August 2006.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Berit Djuse.

Martinus’s 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 39: Martinus as a World Teacher

The Martinus Cosmology Podcast presents the fourth in a series of lectures given in English by Ole Therkelsen.

Photo: Berit Djuse

To launch our celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Martinus’s experience of cosmic consciousness on 24th March 1921 we present this lecture in which Ole Therkelsen describes Martinus’s process of initiation and the opening of his talents for cosmic consciousness. It was this opening that paved the way for Martinus writing his works, which, towards the end of his life, he decided should be collectively entitled “The Third Testament”. Many religious and spiritual communities around the world have waited and are still waiting for the return of the messiah, the second coming of Christ. Krishnamurti, for example, was groomed to be the new world teacher until he himself rejected the role. According to Martinus, this second coming is nothing less than the birth of cosmic consciousness in each and every single one of us. This demands moral growth to a standard where we, like Christ, can love our enemies and forgive all those that hurt us. To support this moral growth, Martinus has provided us with a spiritual science – a science that analyses the eternal and the temporal, the macrocosmic and the microcosmic, God and the individual living being. He humorously expressed his intention as being “to show that it pays to be good”.

Ole mentions a sculpture of Christ by Bertel Thorvaldsen, a Danish sculptor. Here is a photo of it from the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Ole mentions Martinus’s symbol no. 23 “The Finished Human Being in God’s Likeness” in this lecture. You can see the symbol and read a short explanation on the Martinus Institute’s homepage.

The symbol is explained in detail in The Eternal World Picture, vol. 2 by Martinus.

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 about 2000 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. His books are available from http://amazon.com and http://amazon.co.uk.

This lecture was given by Ole Therkelsen at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 8th August 2007.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Berit Djuse.

Martinus’s 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 38: A near-death experience – a personal view

At the age of six, Andreas Skovby Hansen almost drowned after falling into the water from a jetty where his parents’ boat was moored. In this interview with Mary McGovern he describes a near-death experience he had while sitting on the seabed, an experience that he re-experienced 13 years later at the age of 19. Andreas talks about this and other paranormal experiences he has had and about how Martinus Cosmology has provided a framework to help him understand and find meaning in the trials and tribulations of daily life.

Andreas Skovby Hansen (born in 1978) is a part-time schoolteacher and a student of didactics at Aarhus University, Denmark.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern on 15th November 2020 at the Martinus Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Mary McGovern

Martinus’s 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. Martinus’s books can be purchased here: https://shop.martinus.dk/en/english-books-10/