I recently finished translating an article by Martinus, based on a transcript of a meeting and discussion he had towards the end of his life, where he talked about ‘Armageddon’ or ‘ragnarok’ as it is called in the Scandinavian languages. I will update this article with a link to the translated version when it is published.
There were some really interesting points in that article, especially concerning death, and I thought it would be a good time to talk about this subject. Like many people who get the news on a regular basis one way or another, even without looking for updates, I had been wondering about the bush fire events in Australia and the virus epidemic in China, especially since I was due to travel to both of these countries. At this time of writing, I am now in Australia, but I had to cancel my trip to Beijing because of the epidemic, most unfortunately (I hope to resume my visit when the epidemic has ended and all travel restrictions are removed).
Well, putting all these things together – the article about Armageddon, the great devastation by fire in New South Wales and the coronavirus epidemic in China – I wondered that a person could easily think that we are in an ‘Armageddon moment’. Some of the language people have been using in response to these events in the last weeks has indeed been apocalyptic. For example, an article on the BBC News site has the headline ‘Australia fires: ‘Apocalypse’ comes to Kangaroo Island’ (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-51102658). But what does ‘Armageddon’ really mean, from a modern, non-religious perspective?
First, the word ‘Armageddon’ has an enormous emotional baggage that comes with it. We can’t really say that it is a scientific term. In a modern spirituality or spiritual scientific perspective, the word perhaps does not have much use. But there are phenomena or aspects of reality that we might say could be summed up by the ancient word ‘Armageddon’. And those phenomena concern the nature of change in deep reality as it pertains to the way different levels of reality come to impinge or impact the physical dimension, which is where we have a main waking consciousness.
I did a video a short time ago on ‘how the spiritual dimension relates to the physical’ (https://youtu.be/ma64C6Ws4-M), which might be useful to have a look at because this idea of ‘Armageddon’ has much to do with the relation between different dimensions.
Essentially ‘Armageddon’ can be said to represent this: changes occur at the essential level of being and reality, which compared to this zone of being might be said to be a higher dimension of being. These changes are manifestations of the will of living beings at their source of being – their deepest and highest transcendent selves. These manifestations of will are also energies, forces, that get sent out through the dimensions of reality where living beings manifest. These energies meet other energies, sent out from other living beings, and ultimately from the universe, which consists of all the living beings put together. When these energies meet each other, a living being has an experience. All experience is, ultimately, a meeting of energies in this way. One of the very first concepts introduced by Martinus in his main work, Livets Bog (The Book of Life), is this:
‘… the experience of life can only exist as an interaction between two forms of energy, namely, the energy radiating from the universe in the form of our surroundings, and the energy radiating from our own inner being in the form of our manifestation’(https://www.martinus.dk/en/ttt/index.php?bog=51&stk=2)
We on this planet are living beings who in our deepest selves send out energies and forces of manifestation. The whole experience of being human on this planet is the result of a great symphony of these emanations of energies being sent out from our deepest selves as they interact with our environment and other living beings. The thing about these energies is that it is a universal law that they return to their source. An energy sent out does not disappear, or gets lost. It is never diminished or increased. It is preserved in returning to its source. But the returns don’t all happen instantly. They all occur according to many different rates and rhythms, velocities.
What is more, this grand orchestra of sound would be a cacophony if it were not directed or overseen by a higher intelligence. The order we see in the physical world, the natural world, the pattern of the natural order in which we have our life and experience, is a consequence of a higher dimension of causality. The physical dimension as a whole, as I said elsewhere (https://youtu.be/ma64C6Ws4-M), is a consequence of a deeper order of causality, a higher level of intelligence and consciousness. It is this higher order of intelligence that sets the pattern of possibilities for the return rates of those energies sent out by living beings at a lower order of existence: us.
And it is this intelligence or consciousness, or this higher natural order, that in fact determines that these returns of energy get collected up and not returned all at once, but in waves. The waves build and peak, crash and ebb, according to a higher direction of energy, force and will; by a higher order or living and being. We can also use another ancient word for these building and returning waves of energies and forces: ‘karma’.
We are quite used to observing ‘cycles’ in nature, and we can even see such things as periods or stages or shifts in time and history as it pertains to human society. We can sense, albeit vaguely and imprecisely, the effects of these waves shaping our experience of life and our evolution and development as human beings, as societies and as a planet. And we can see how there are peaks and troughs, ebbs and flows, times of great change and transformation, and times of lesser. Behind these manifestations are the actual driving forces of changes and transformation – the returning energies of our own original sending out of energy, coming in waves through time and space according to the higher dimensional patterning occurring at the very same level of essence that includes our own essence.
And here we have the beginnings of a more modern, spiritual understanding of Armageddon.
Armageddon is an old way to describe the manifestation of great change occurring as a result of a major returning wave of karmic energies to their sources, saved up over time and accumulated, only to be released in a great wave in order to promote the transformation and change – or progress – that will inevitably result. Yes, such changes are dramatic and drastic sometimes, painful and accompanied by great suffering, as all great shifts in history seem to be. But by going through this change and tumultuousness, we move forward; and having received our returning energies, we can send out new energies and thereby change everything.
To go beyond the old words ‘Armageddon’ and ‘Karma’, we need to start learning about energy in a spiritual sense, cycle principles, the nature of the self. There are a lot of teachings from the last 100-150 years about these things. We can start to acquire a theoretical knowledge, and then we can start to put things to the test, become spiritual scientists. It isn’t easy, but it is possible. It can be done. I’ll be giving some insights into this on this website and through my social media channels like ‘YouTube’ (https://www.youtube.com/antonjarrod), so do check back over time if you are interested to find out more about this kind of stuff. And as always, feel free to leave a comment or question below.