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The Martinus Cosmology Podcast

Welcome to the Martinus Cosmology Podcast! This is a podcast dedicated to talks and reflections on life, seen from the perspective of the Danish writer Martinus’ spiritual works. Here, you will find talks on all kinds of topics, relating to the main issues of life and Martinus’ world picture. You can read more about Martinus and his works on the website of the Martinus Institute, Denmark: /http://www.martinus.dk/en/frontpage/
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Dec 22, 2019

A sphynx-like mix of brutality and love, selfishness and selflessness, mankind is constantly evolving – ultimately towards a totally loving state. Unfinished and incomplete, this process is reflected in the current world situation, where we see both our negative tendencies and our positive ones. The news is full of stories of war, terror, crime, natural catastrophies, political unrest and financial imbalance. At the same time, we see many positive tendencies that take the evolution of the Earth in a more humane direction within many diverse areas of society, whether it be humane prison reform, new ways of building businesses, the humane treatment of animals, ways of dealing with climate change or the dawning of ideas about how to reorganise the world’s financial structure. In this interview with Mary McGovern, Solveig Langkilde takes a snapshot of the current situation.

A lecturer and teacher of Martinus Cosmology for over 30 years and a member of the voluntary teaching staff at the Martinus Centre, Klint, Solveig Langkilde has studied Martinus Cosmology since she was introduced to his works by her parents when she was 17 years old. She has run workshops and given many lectures in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark on 30th November 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

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

Nov 29, 2019

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.

 

Oct 6, 2019

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

Aug 25, 2019

Is there any truth in the one-life theory? Or is reincarnation more plausible? And, if so, how does it work? Can consciousness exist when the physical body is clinically dead? How can we explain so-called near-death experiences? And what about people who claim to remember previous lives?

In this podcast Mary McGovern interviews author Else Byskov about her claim that death is an illusion and that consciousness cannot be extinguished. They look at the evidence for reincarnation and phenomena such as child prodigies and extraordinary talents. Else Byskov hopes that insight into the evidence for reincarnation will help remove any fear of death we may have and convince us of our immortality.

For further reading see the free online version of Martinus's book "The Principle of Reincarnation": https://www.martinus.dk/en/ttt/index.php?bog=16.

Else Byskov has written and published seven books in English about Martinus Cosmology, including 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 9th August 2019.

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.

Aug 6, 2019

What do we understand by "conscience"? We have all had experiences of having a guilty conscience and a clear conscience. We see that our conscience is connected to our varying ideas about good and evil, so that an action that would give one person a guilty conscience would not bother another.

Conscience, according to Martinus, is one of the factors that transform animals into truly humane human beings. It evolves from incarnation to incarnation and regulates what we have the heart to do to others. It becomes an "inner voice" that helps us to live up to our changing ideals.

Mary McGovern interviews Karin Jansson on the evolution of our conscience, the difference between "shame", "sin" and a "guilty conscience" and on how our ideals becomes "pillars of light" guiding us towards higher states of consciousness and creativity.

If you would like to read what Martinus himself writes about conscience, here is a link to his article entitled "Conscience": https://www.martinus.dk/en/articles/index.php?mode=1&artikelnr=2040

An experienced lecturer and teacher of Martinus Cosmology and a member of the voluntary teaching staff at the Martinus Centre, Klint, Karin Jansson is also a journalist, the editor of the Swedish magazine Odlaren (The Grower) and one of the founders of a school in Holma, Sweden that runs courses on permaculture, among other things.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 2nd August 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius. Martinus’ literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: The Martinus InstituteThe Martinus Institute. Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark

May 20, 2019

Why are there so many conflicts in society today? Why are phenomena such as poverty and pollution such pressing issues? Can they be solved? Where is human evolution heading?

Mary McGovern interviews Karin Jansson on these and other issues such as the intelligence of Nature, cycles and recycling, the reorganisation of agriculture so as to be in harmony with Nature and the ideal cooperation between people that will render these changes possible.

An experienced lecturer and teacher of Martinus Cosmology and a member of the voluntary teaching staff at the Martinus Centre, Klint, Karin Jansson is also a journalist, the editor of the Swedish magazine Odlaren (The Grower) and one of the founders of a school in Holma, Sweden that runs courses on permaculture, among other things.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 5th May 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius. Martinus’ literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website: The Martinus Institute. Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark

Apr 29, 2019

In this episode Mary McGovern interviews Lauge Schøler on how an understanding of Martinus Cosmology can shed light on our understanding of world history and on how it can help us to see everything, including evolution, warfare and karma, in a new perspective.

Lauge was born in Denmark in 1987 and has studied Martinus Cosmology for the last ten years. He is a psychologist, living and working in Copenhagen.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 17th April 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Martinus’ 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.

Apr 16, 2019

In this episode Mary McGovern interviews Tryggvi Gudmundsson from Iceland about Martinus’ view of the nature of God. What was Martinus' own relationship to God? How does his concept of God differ from that of Christianity and other religions in the East and West? Can we reach a point where we can experience God directly as a living reality? If so, what are the prerequisites for doing so? These questions and others are taken up in this podcast.

Tryggvi Gudmundsson is a life-long student of Martinus Cosmology and has a master’s degree in the history of religion from the University of Copenhagen. He wrote a thesis on Martinus' concept of consciousness.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 15th April 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.

Martinus’ 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.

Feb 25, 2019

Martinus describes sleep as a window or gateway to another dimension - a spiritual world beyond the physical.

In this episode Mary McGovern interviews psychologist and writer Sören Grind. They take up such questions as: What is sleep? What is its purpose? Where is our consciousness when we are asleep? What are dreams?

They discuss the natural contact between people in the physical world and their deceased friends and family during sleep and also provide some practical and spiritual tips for improving the quality of one's sleep.

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern in Copenhagen, Denmark on 24th February 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius. Martinus’ 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.

Jan 18, 2019

What happens after death, according to Martinus? What do we experience? Is there a paradise? Why is death such a taboo subject and how can Martinus' analyses comfort people who are afraid of death? In this episode relaxation therapist, translator and writer Anne Pullar and Pernilla Rosell reflect on death and on Martinus' description of the different spiritual phases that human beings go through after death before being born again in a new physical body.

Anne and Pernilla also talk about our human experiences of discarnation and incarnation, about being here on Earth for a limited period of time compared to the overall development of the living being and its consciousness during the long process of evolution that Martinus calls the spiral cycle. Finally, they share some personal reflections on death.

Martinus' book "The Road to Paradise", which is quoted in the episode, is available online on the Martinus Institute's website. It can also be bought in paperback in the Martinus Institute's webshop.

If you would like to read more about this topic, we can also recommend the article "Through the Gates of Death - Sleep and Death" by Martinus.

This podcast was recorded at the Martinus Centre in Stockholm, on 4th January 2019.

Martinus’s literature is available online on the Martinus Institute's website. The Martinus Institute 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.

 

Jan 3, 2019

Current rapid processes of change both at the personal level and at a more global, political level cause many people to experience increasing levels of stress and unnatural fatigue.

In this podcast Mary McGovern interviews psychologist and writer Sören Grind. They reflect on how Martinus' ideas about reincarnation and the evolution of mankind can complement our general understanding of the causes of stress. Why do we see an increase in the number of people who are suffering from stress? Are there spiritual tools that can help us deal with it?

Here you can read Martinus' article Unnatural Fatigue.

The Martinus Cosmology Podcast team wishes all our listeners a Happy New Year!

This podcast was recorded by Mary McGovern at the Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 1st January 2019.

Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius. Martinus’ 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.

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