Episode 53: Near-death experiences and reincarnation

Is consciousness a product of the brain, or is the brain a tool for consciousness? What do people typically experience during near-death experiences and what effect does it have on them? What, if anything, do near-death experiences have in common with other spiritual experiences? Can reincarnation solve the mystery of the apparent injustice of the one-life theory?

These are some of the questions taken up in this episode in which Mary McGovern interviews Tobias Anker Stripp and Sören Grind about near-death experiences and reincarnation from the perspective of research into near-death experiences and from the perspective of spiritual science.

Tobias Anker Stripp is a medical doctor working in Denmark. He is also a Reiki master and a researcher who has done research into near-death experiences and has been the driving force behind the establishing of a Danish network for people who have had near-death experiences.

Sören Grind is a Swedish psychologist, now living in Denmark, and the author of three books based on Martinus’s world picture, the latest of which is entitled “Reincarnation – a loving and logical view of life” (not yet available in English). 

Links for further information:

“Reincarnation gives life meaning”, an article by Sören Grind In: English Kosmos no 1/2024: https://www.martinus.dk/en/english-ko…

Dr. Tobias Anker Stripp’s website: https://tobiasankerstripp.dk

Sören Grind’s books in Swedish and Danish: https://www.adlibris.com/se/sok?q=sör…

“Through the Gates of Death – Sleep and Death”, an article by Martinus describing how it is to die as a child, a youth, an adult and in old age: https://www.martinus.dk/en/martinus-w…

“The Immortality of Living Beings” by Martinus https://www.martinus.dk/en/ttt/index….

International Association for Near-Death Studies, Inc. https://iands.org

Pim van Lommel, cardiologist and author of the bestseller “Consciousness Beyond Life” https://pimvanlommel.nl/en/

Bruce Greyson, psychiatrist and author of “After – A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond” https://www.brucegreyson.com/

Recorded in Denmark via Zoom on 7 th February 2024.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Episode 49: Martinus: His Life and World Picture

In this episode Mary McGovern interviews Lennart Pasborg, the Danish film director who has recently made a documentary film about the Danish spiritual writer Martinus (1890-1981). His film is entitled “Martinus: His Life and World Picture” (42 mins.) and portrays both Martinus’s ordinary, everyday life and his extraordinary spiritual cosmology.

In 1921, at the age of 30, Martinus underwent a series of profound spiritual experiences that — as he himself explains — left him with extraordinary, intuitive sensory abilities. With his 10,000 pages of writing and 100 symbols he contributes to an understanding of the mystery of life and the individual’s life and fate, and to the development of a new and peaceful world culture based on tolerance, humaneness and love for all living things.

Lennart Pasborg first encountered Martinus’s works in 1984 and immediately wanted to make a film about his world picture. Little did he know at the time that 38 years would pass before he achieved his goal. Lennart’s other works include documentary films on art, music, ballet, spirituality, and on philosophy and children. 

Here is a link to the English version of the film. It has an English voiceover and optional English subtitles. 

And here is a link to the Danish version “Martinus – liv og verdensbillede”.

Spanish and Swedish subtitles are available.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Institute, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen Denmark on 14thMarch 2023.

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 6: All of a Sudden I Saw a White Triangle. Interview with Sarah Ann Kinnear

What does it mean to you to have a spiritual experience with signs and colours that you cannot explain? How can we learn more about universal love, intuition, eternity and infinity? In the sixth episode of the Martinus Cosmology Podcast, Pernilla Rosell interviews Sarah Ann Kinnear from Pensacola, Florida, about her personal spiritual experiences and her encounter with Martinus’ cosmology, as well as her activities for promoting learning about Martinus’ works in Pensacola.

Sarah worked as a teacher and as principal for 35 years and has written a seven-volume series of children’s books entitled Little Pearl’s Reflection, the first three of which have been published (see link below), illustrated by Bodil Sebrina Christensen. Sarah tells us about the inspiration she felt when she found Martinus’ symbols and works and began studying them. She explains how some of Martinus’ cosmic analyses and symbols have inspired her in her own life and in the creation of her children’s books.

Sarah also tells us about her experience of taking part in the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark. This podcast was recorded by Pernilla Rosell at the Martinus Centre on 12th August 2017, at the end of the summer season 2017 during Sarah’s sixth visit to the centre.

Sarah Ann Kinnear’s books can be purchased at amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Sarah-Ann-Kinnear/e/B01N5E7NJ5/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.