Many of us face existential questions that modern science and religions seem unable to fully answer:
Between the years 1921 to 1981 Martinus worked on topics from a cosmological point of view offering us a universal world picture and a new science. His intention was to clarify many of these questions by giving logical answers independent of commercial or religious interests, open to all who are interested.
Martinus Cosmology and a new science
Martinus Cosmology gives logical and fundamental answers to the essential questions of life.
Just as physical science describes the physical laws of nature, so this world picture describes the psychical laws of nature pointing to an absolute and loving mathematics of existence.
Mankind stands on the threshold of a new world culture. This transformation is not only physical but also psychical. To live in peace with existence and oneself, knowledge of the laws of life will become more and more important.
Martinus says that the world picture is the basis of a spiritual science. It gives an understanding which helps us to construct further on modern science while simultaneously pointing to the central core of all humane religions and neighbourly love.
Our ability to understand the cosmic world picture depends on the stage of development that we are in our own capacity to love.
Knowledge of the world picture helps stimulating us the readers to transform our own life at our own pace, so that we may live in greater love for our neighbour.
This new science will continue to grow on the main premise that the universe is based on absolute logical love. It could be called a love science.
The author Martinus and his Cosmology
Martinus was born in Denmark (1890-1981) where he spent 60 years modelling the world picture.
In 1921 he experienced an extensive transformation of his consciousness, which made him able to see the central principles of Life. He called this a cosmic birth and had the notion that all people will reach this clear-sightedness at a given stage of their development. He acquired the ability to see the invisible principles and laws of life behind the physical existence. During the rest of his life he worked at formulating the world picture which we now call Martinus Cosmology.
In his main work Livets Bog ('Leavets Boh' - here the Danish original title is used according to the wish of Martinus) he presents the foundation of life's own science, which directs to the absolute logic and loving cosmos. In the seven volumes - Livets Bog - he walks through the basic principles of life supplementing this with a number of other books as well as the cosmic symbols.
His entire work titled 'The Third Testament' is available in a number of languages and there are independent study groups in several countries.
In Denmark The Martinus Institute (www.martinus.dk) is responsible for his complete work.
Martinus does not claim to have invented the laws of the world which he presents in his books. He describes the timeless cosmic laws. His work is not built upon mysticism and utopia and he encourages us to not just believe but to investigate for ourselves.
The cosmic symbols of Martinus
Martinus created a number of cosmic symbols to depict the eternal principles and laws of existence. The symbols are like roadmaps of the spiritual realities, they help us to better understand the hidden side of our life experience as well as the eternal facts, which Martinus describes in his cosmology.
Through the symbols Martinus gives the reader an overview of the cosmic structure of the universe. They become physical landmarks of the formless reality.
Martinus' symbol 11
©Martinus Idealfond, 1963
Cosmology, among other things, tells us that...
- The basic foundation of the universe is logic and love
- The universe is a living being in which we all live
- All living beings are enclosed by a loving cosmic principle
- The universe is divisible in physical and spiritual realities
- All living beings - minerals, plants, animals, humans etc - are eternal and experience involution and evolution through the cycle of life both physical and non physical
- The purpose of life is to experience life, which is made possible through the contrast principles of light and darkness. No living being is - cosmically speaking - capable of suffering injustice, but meets its own actions through its fellow beings and through life itself.
- The individual is still not a fully developed human being, but carries much of selfish, more primitive impulses in his consciousness. This conflict between humane and the selfish is reflected both culturally and individually in our time. - Through the experience of delight and discomfort humankind learns more of the laws of life. This also means that we become more and more loving. In this manner we steer our own destiny towards lighter experiences.
- Our growing capacity of love will include all living beings
- Humans stand on the threshold of a new era, which will transform the human society. Martinus names this epoch 'The New World Impulse'
- We have already experienced several cosmic eras of development. Through all these eras humans have received cosmic guidance. Martinus calls this 'The Parental Cosmic Principle'.
- Spiritual science becomes a continuation of the materialistic science and belief systems on our road towards an ever increasing cosmic consciousness
- All living beings have an absolutely equal cosmic value
- The individual will, through his/her growing capacity of sympathy and understanding of life, gradually be more initiated in its mysteries and finally be one with 'the way, the truth and the light'