100 Symbols: An Introduction

Welcome to this series of videos explaining the 100 symbols that form part of Martinus’s Thomsen’s The Third Testament, a series of works that present a complete-in-itself world picture. If you don’t know anything about Martinus’s work or ideas, then following these videos will introduce you to all the main concepts in his Cosmology, or theory of the universe. These ideas have the potential to completely change your view on and thinking about life, reality and everything. I’ll be presenting each of the symbols by describing their content, meaning and significance, drawing on Martinus’s own words and descriptions of his symbols. (Filmed: London, 2019)

The overview below shows Martinus’ symbols nos. 45-100.

The overview below shows Martinus’ symbols nos. 45-100. These are symbols that have been published posthumously in The Eternal World Picture, book 5 and 6 (not yet available in English).

The explanations of symbols contained in books 5 and 6 are based on tape recordings of a series of course lectures, in which Martinus presented his symbols and explained them.

The individual symbols can be displayed in a larger format along with a brief explanation, the purpose of which is to provide an initial overview of the symbol’s content. This explanation, which has been prepared by Martinus Institute, is an abbreviated and concentrated version of Martinus’ own explanation. We encourage you to study the original symbol explanations in The Eternal World Picture, book 5 and 6.

Books 5 and 6 also reproduce a number of selected texts from other books and articles by Martinus that shed light on the topics illustrated by the symbols. The selection of these texts was made by the Martinus Institute, and they must be regarded only as suggestions for further study. See an overview of the selected texts for book 5 and for book 6.

The story behind the publication of The Eternal World Picture, book 5 and 6 with the symbols Martinus left behind after his death is documented in two articles in the Danish edition of the magazine Kosmos: no. 6, 2012 and no. 5, 2015. The articles can be read here in Danish

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What are Martinus’s symbols for?

In this video I’m going to look at what Martinus’s symbols are for, because he created them for a reason and it is useful to see how they fit into his work as a whole and his aims for this work. I cover three main reasons: 1) to represent universal spiritual principles and cosmic realities; 2) to make complex and profound ideas accessible to a wider audience and 3) to improve general knowledge and awareness about the deeper nature of reality. (Filmed: January 2019, London)

Episode 21: What happens after death?

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.

What is the double-poled being?

In this video (#8 of this series) I ask the question “What is the double-poled being?”, continuing the theme of talking about the pole structure. In this regard, according to Martinus, the double-poled being is the final result of the pole transformation, and when the masculine and feminine pole are in balance, the living being attains cosmic consciousness. The main changes that are associated with this are also discussed. (Filmed: January 2019, Cape Town, South Africa)