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