Mary McGovern interviews translator Anton Jarrod about his first translation of a book by Martinus – “The Christmas Gospel”. It will be published for the first time in English on 10th December.
When Martinus gives his lecture on “The Christmas Gospel” on 10th December 1944, the world is still in the darkness of war and largely unaware of its most abhorrent horrors. But its end is approaching and there is a glimmer of light. And it is this light in the darkness that is perhaps the very subject of Martinus’s cosmic retelling of the nativity. For him, the gospels reveal and symbolise a fundamental fact about the evolution of cosmic consciousness – that it is born or emerges in the terrestrial human being, living in the darkness of the animal kingdom.
The cosmic story of the living being’s evolution and the various aspects of life that relate to it are also seen to be told through the nativity narrative. The virgin birth, the persecution by Herod, the gifts of the three holy kings, and the message of peace and good will as told in the gospels reveal as much about the evolution of society, of science and art, of sexual pole transformation and sexual development as they do about the life of Jesus. And it is this hidden, deeper layer of meaning that Martinus presents to his readers in a fascinating little book that is now available in English, from 10th December 2019, exactly 75 years since Martinus gave the lecture that forms the basis of this book, which he published in Contact Letters during 1945-46. During our own troubled times, reading The Christmas Gospel may throw some warm light this winter.
128 pages, price 55 DKK incl. Danish tax, 44 DKK excl. tax (approx. £5, US$6.50. €6 plus postage). Available from shop.martinus.dk from 10th December.
Anton Jarrod is a writer and researcher currently living in London and Cambridge, UK. He writes and speaks about modern spirituality. He is also the author of “Martinus Cosmology and Spiritual Evolution” – a book about the work of Martinus, whom he describes as “one of modern spirituality’s still undiscovered gems.” http://www.antonjarrod.com/
This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark on 30th September 2019.
Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.
Martinus’ literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: www.martinus.dk Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark.