A spiritual world picture may easily appear as being weird. Therefore we will focus on what Martinus Cosmology isn’t:
- It is no religion
- It is no sect or society
- It is no New Age ideology
- It is no traditional philosophy or ideology
It is no religion
Martinus Cosmology is no belief system. It is constructed as a logical, spiritual scientific structure. It is a theory of life which one may freely study. There are no compulsory rituals tied to this study and there are no divine services; it is up to each one to freely study and organise his interest, individually or in asociation with others.
Martinus was of the opinion that what he described was an absolutely impartial world picture and the eternal principles of existence. That parts of his world picture have similarities with other lines of truth is only natural because it is a reality which exists independently according to central principles.
Martinus himself was almost completely unfamiliar with traditional religious thinking when he went through the inner transformation which enabled him to intuitively describe the most profound fundaments of reality. From time to time he refers to the Bible, but this does not in itself make his Cosmology a religion.
If you take a superficial look upon Martinus Cosmologi it is easy to come to the conclusion that is has traits from many lines of wisdom, which are discernible in various religions, lines of belief or philosophies. With knowledge about the way and work of Martinus though, it will rapidly be obvious that this world picture stems from a totally independent individual sight of the eternal principles of reality. This makes it rather uniquely creating the new than eclectic/syncretistic.
It is no sect or society
Martinus himself was of the opinion that only a genuine interest of the spiritual science could unite people in freedom. It is a pronounced wish from Martinus’ part that there should not be any creation of a sect or society aroound his cosmology. In other words – there should not be any securing of members. People should not be allured into an interest. Martinus Cosmology is a theory of life, which each human being is invited to freely study.
There exists a Martinus Institute in Denmark, which is the world center for Martinus Cosmology. The task of the Institute is to preserve the work of Martinus and to offer education. Beyond the Institute each and one is free to study or organise his interest. There is no cosmologic inspection authority. Major parts of the work around Martinus Cosmology is carried out on idealistical basis.
There is a group of people who more or less independently has taken an interest in Martinus Cosmology. This group does not constitute a sect, even though evidently such traits may nevertheless exist. This is not to be blamed Martinus Cosmology as such.
It is no New Age ideology
Martinus does not channel any information. His work is founded on an absolute individual inner sight of the eternal structures of existence. He does never refer to the astrological epochs in his work, but describes a gradual human evolution which extends over 3000 years. Martinus Cosmology is a new science of life, which – not being an ideology – invites to a new human renaissance.
The name of Martinus Cosmology is not to be borrowed to any form of therapy. On the other hand, it could well be the cause of a new understanding of many diverse fields, including medicine.
Martinus Cosmology points out – as a central issue – the individual humane development towards a gradually more real neighbourly love of each man. There are no such things as spiritual techniques or alternative methods in Martinus Cosmology. This Cosmology is rather an impartial map of life for the seeker after truth.
It is no traditional philosophy or ideology
Martinus considered himself to describe the eternal principles of existence without the aid of speculation. Traditional philosophy builds upon a speculative search of the truth as well, and not an intuitive individual sight. Martinus constructs his Cosmology just on this basis of intuitive individual sight. This individual sight he then transforms to chains of analyses, which are verifiable by anyone in possession of a developed faculty of reason. He is of the opinion that the laws of existence do exist independently of our view of them. They may therefore be objectively described as soon as the sufficient prerequisites for perception are at hand. This in itself is founded on that our faculty of neighbourly love has grown to an entirely logical level, which in turn is a matter of evolution.
Martinus Cosmology is not embraced by traditional criteria. Presumably we first have to extend our notions around intuitive construction of knowledge. A new world picture of Martinus’ kind is exactly built upon intuition, which is not as yet an accepted form of science. It thus differs from the traditionally intellectual, and is more of a moral science. The moral science consequently demands more of the practicer personally. Intuition does not build upon what one knows, but rather upon what one is. With the aid of intuition one is individually able to perceive reality from out of other grounds than the purely intellectual or emotional.
The Swedish National Encyclopædia writes the following about Martinus:
Martinus, actually Martinus Thomsen, 1890-1981, Danish author. M. in an experience of light met a Christ shape which took its dwelling in him; he realized that the essence of God is present in everything and everyone. He described his Cosmology in about 40 books and articles published as the Third Testament. The main work is ‘Livets Bog’ (The Book of Life 1-7, 1932-60). In the Cosmology of M, all life in the universe constitutes an organic unity and the universe forms an allembracing, thinking and working living entity, which man knows under the name “God”. All which is alive passes through six levels of existence during its development; evolution moves towards ever greater levels of spirituality. Neighbourly love, as well as reincarnation and karma, are central concepts. M. is of the opinion that evil as such does not exist; rather he speaks about “the unpleasent good” or “ignorance”. M. founded the Martinus Institute in Fredriksberg (Copenhagen, Denmark), which task is to preserve his collected work and make it available. There the periodical Kosmos is published and courses and lectures are held. Also in Stockholm interested individuals founded an institute.