Episode 28: Death and the Continuity of Consciousness

What is death? What happens when we die? Is there life after death? If so, what can we expect when we leave our physical bodies?

Materialistic science deems reincarnation improbable, but recent research into so-called “near-death experiences”, which have been seen to occur when people who are clinically dead are resuscitated, questions this view and points to a continuity of consciousness after the death of the physical body – a view shared by Martinus.

In this podcast Mary McGovern interviews Jens Christian Hermansen about Martinus’s view of death, life after death and reincarnation – an optimistic and non-materialistic view that may allay the fears many have about death. As the sun sets on our physical life, he writes, it rises on a very real life on the spiritual planes, where our inner thoughts form our outer world. He compares death to sleep; they are parts of the same principle.

Jens Christian Hermansen is a sociologist and a former researcher at the University of Copenhagen. He is the editor-in-chief of the Martinus Institute’s magazine KOSMOS and is also involved in teaching, making videos and organising conferences about Martinus Cosmology.

If you would like to read more about this topic, we can recommend the article “Beyond the Fear of Death” by Martinus: https://www.martinus.dk/en/articles/index.php?mode=1&artikelnr=640

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Institute, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark on 24th September 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Photo: Marie Rosenkrantz Gjedsted

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