Martinus, born in Jutland, Denmark, had a
very minimal education and spent most of his early working life as a dairyman.
In 1921 he experienced a spontaneous transformation of consciousness that
enabled him to analyse life and describe its spiritual laws and eternal
principles. Martinus writes in the preface to "Livets Bog": "I
had become my own source of light. The cosmic baptism of fire through
which I had passed - the closer analysis of which I cannot specify here
- had thus left the fact that entirely new sensory abilities had been released
in me, abilities that enabled me - not in glimpses - but on the contrary
in a permanent state of awake day-consciousness - to apprehend all
the main spiritual forces, invisible cause: eternal world laws, basic
energies and basic principles behind the physical world. The mystery
of existence was therefore no longer a mystery to me. I had become conscious
in the life of the whole universe. and had been initiated into the divine
principle of creation"'.
In addition to his writings, which provide a scientific basis for loving
all living beings, his many symbolic drawings
with explanatory texts help the reader to acquire an overview of the cosmic
structure of life. Martinus died in Copenhagen in 1981.
The Martinus Centre is a school for the study of Martinus Cosmology. Established
in 1934. it is situated on the north coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland),
60 miles north west of Copenhagen. Courses are available in English.
In 1932 an administrative centre, now known as the Martinus Institute, was
established in order to ensure the availability of Martinus' literature
in the original Danish and in other languages. It is non-profit making and
responsible for the school at the Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark. Martinus
Cosmology is not the basis for any kind of sect or association.
Further information can be obtained from the
Other links in English:
Martinus: Explanation of the the main symbol
Martinus:The Cosmic World Picture in Brief
Martinus: The Principle of Reincarnation
Martinus: The fate of mankind
Questions and answers: A Question of Tolerance
English Puclications 1996
Livets Bog 1
Provides many of the essential elements of Martinus Cosmology: an allembracing
world picture; the meaning of suffering and the perfection of consciousness;
the emergence of humanness, the development of a just international world
state; our present evolution towards absolute wisdom and love.
Includes 8 symbols and their explanations.
292 pages, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
Preface to Livets Bog (separate print) The reader's relationship to
Livets Bog; the thoughts that motivated Martinus' writings; the purpose
of Livets Bog.
19 pages, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
The Eternal World Picture I
Comprises 16 symbols with detailed explanations designed to make it easy
for the reader to acquire an overview of the cosmic structure of the universe
or life. The spirit of God upon the face of the waters; the principle of
world redemption; intolerance; the road towards light; cosmic consciousness;
the living being; the principle of life-units; the divine something - X1;
the creative power of the living being - X2; creation - X3; the eternal
world picture; the combination of the basic energies; the eternal world
plan; the cosmic spiral cycle; the law of movement; the eternal body.
119 pages, 16 colour plates, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
Intended as a handbook for beginners in the investigation of eternal problems,
its main purpose is to help the modern, scientifically minded seeker to
think logically, which means in contact with Nature and thereby in contact
with love and life.
Religions and the religious principle; materialistic science; love and sexuality;
Man - his own worst enemy; the sphinx symbol of man's cosmic analysis; "Everything
is very good" as science.
255 pages, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
World redeemers in East and West; the mission of Christ; the adoption of
Christ's behaviour as the only "redemption" for mankind; the analysis
of Christ's passion, crucifixion and resurrection.
76 pages, hardback, 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Marriage and Universal Love
The underlying causes of mankind's present sexual confusion; marriage, relationships,
heterosexuality and homosexuality seen in an evolutionary perspective. 32
pages, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
Comprises three articles:
On the Altar of Love Love as a condition for a true experience of
life; money and the breakdown of society; cosmic science as the world redemption
of the 20th century
Meditation Healthy and dangerous forms of meditation; natural and
unnatural cosmic glimpses; receptivity for cosmic consciousness
Mankind at One with God Doomsday as cosmic psychological education;
the perfecting of man's consciousness.
44 pages, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
The Fate of Mankind
The birth of a new world culture; the eternal, cosmic structure of life;
science and the development of the science of love; the emergence a world
state with a world government guaranteeing peace and justice for all.
42 pages, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
The Ideal Food
Thou shall not kill" and meat-eating; the connection between unsuitable
nourishment and fate: why vegetarian food is healthier than animal food;
intoxicating and stimulating substances are not proper food; hints to the
vegetarian beginner. (New translation by Mary McGovern, 1992)
99 pages, 2 black and white symbols, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
The Immortality of Living Beings Comprises three articles:
The Immortality of Living Beings Only through the recognition of
immortality can justice in life be revealed
The Necessity of Spiritual Science The relationship of science to
society, dictatorship and democracy
Primitiveness and Superstition in modern society: our relationship
to meat-eating, alcohol, tobacco and war 89 pages, paperback, 17.5 x 25
The Mystery of Prayer
Modern man's attitude to prayer; prayer as science; intelligence - unsatisfied
by dogma but insufficient for the creation of real happiness; correspondence
with the universal being in whom we live; systematic explanation of the
Lord's prayer. 111 pages, paperback, 12.5 x 17.5 cm
The Road to Initiation Comprises four articles: On the Birth of
my Mission Martinus' description of himself and the experience that
totally transformed his consciousness.
Cosmic Consciousness Cosmic consciousness or absolute peace and complete
knowledge is acquired through the development of total understanding and
Around my Cosmic Analyses What is needed to understand cosmic analyses.
The Road to Initiation Humility is knowledge of the perfect and imperfect
aspects of one's own mentality and genuine respect for natural and true
spiritual superiority in whomever it may occur; it is the road to all wisdom.
156 pages, hardback, 12.5 x 17.5 cm
The Road of Life
Comprises three articles:
The Road of Life An introduction to the eternal world picture; the
meaning of darkness.
Mental Prisons What judging others reveals about ourselves: why people
are unhappy; the naiveté of expecting others to share one's view
The Secondary and the Primary Resurrection Materialisation, dematerialisation
and the "virgin birth"; physical and spiritual resurrection.
111 pages, paperback, 12.5 x 17.5 cm
World Religion and World Politics Comprises four articles:
The Cause of the Fate of Terrestrial Man We are the cause of our
Pilate, Christ and Barabbas Three aspects of the human psyche
World Religion and World Politics The evolution of mankind towards
one state, one people, one nation
Why One Should Forgive One 's Neighbour Legislation and Christianity;
the animal and human sides of man's consciousness; the principle of might
82 pages, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
Martinus Cosmology - An Introduction The cosmic world picture in
brief; the principle of reincarnation; tolerance; the fate of mankind; explanation
of two symbols - "the basic analysis of the living being" and
"the consciousness or mentality of the living being".
20 pages, paperback, 17.5 x 25 cm
Martinus by Erik Gerner Larsson A brief outline of Martinus childhood
and adolescence with glimpses of his teaching based primarily on ideas taken
from Livets Bog 1. 94 pages, paperback, 12.5 x 17.5 cm
The magazine Kosmos contains mainly articles and serialised books by Martinus
plus information about courses, new English translations and other news
from the Martinus Institute.
6 issues per year.
Kosmos - a special edition
The Golden Baptism of Fire - an extract from Martinus' Memoirs describing
the spiritual experience that formed the basis for his spiritual work; The
Early Years of Martinus' Spiritual Work 192~-1928 by Lars Nibelvang; Paul
Brunton on Martinus; My Best Present by Ulla Andersson.
These books can all be ordered from Martinus
This page was created by Torben
Kehlet using original material from Martinus Institute
Translation from Danish into English be Mary McGovern.
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