Exciting website updates at antonjarrod.com on the horizon

What’s been happening?

Of course, a lot has been going on for people all around the world during these past months, and people I know have been managing their isolation and social withdrawal in different ways. One of the many things that I’ve been focusing on is the planned (and much delayed) website update, and I’ve really welcomed the chance to have a bit more time to dedicate to this project. 

And so I thought I would write a quick post to give an indication that I am now hoping to launch a new-look for this website next month in June!

I am very happy about it! And this is not only because I’ve been planning it for more than a year now and have up to now made very little progress, but also because I’ve got lots of exciting new content and directions to share. 

Growing interest

Looking at some of the figures from my website control panel, interest in this site has grown a lot since I first launched it in November 2016. 

The aim for the site back then was simply to have a place on the web to call home; a place where I could share my work, research and interests in and on modern spirituality more widely. 

Some three and a half years later, this is still a big part of the aim. Whilst I think that a good number of people will always be interested in exploring their own spirituality and issues and ideas related to this, I think that particularly at this time in the history of the world there is a need to look at the deeper causes of things, to the essence of things. And that is what ‘spirit’ is, after all – the essence of things. 

16000 Visits Per Month!

The figures show that between 14000 and 16000 visits per month are made to this site, and the numbers are growing month on month, and year on year, as this graph shows: 

Line graph showing increasing visits per month to www.antonjarrod.com between November 2016 and February 2020

The annual trend can be seen to increase as well over the three-year period from November 2016, as this graph shows:

Line graph showing biannual increased growth in visitors to www.antonjarrod.com, with trendline

I am personally very pleased with these results, and when I checked the figures I was massively surprised to see numbers in the tens of thousands – I was hopeful for figures in the low hundreds at best. 

Furthermore, it does seem that visits to antonjarrod.com come from all over the world. I particularly like this map from my web host, showing global reach and visitation for the period May 2019 to May 2020. 

Screenshot of map showing global annual visitor spread for www.antonjarrod.com between May 2019 and May 2020

I know that I should not read too much into these figures, but my take from the picture I’m getting is that I should feel encouraged to try and produce high-quality content that people find useful and interesting. 

Work being done in the background

Well, the work to do a website update is indeed quite challenging. I will fill you in on some of the things that I’ve been doing. 

But first, it might be worth mentioning that I have been working practically by myself on this project – and this is the main reason why it has taken so long. Yet, I am very grateful to my friend Njteh for his expert tips and advice for how I might approach this project and for what kind of changes I should make. Massive thanks to you!

Web design is now much easier than it was when I took a course in web design basics back in 2002 at UCL. Those were the days! I remember spending ages trying to learn Dreamweaver – remember that? 

Still, web design today is not at all straightforward. To get the project on the road, I’ve had to learn more about content writing for the web, and the technical aspects of creating ‘staging sites’ and so on. I’ve also had to do a huge amount of research into the best kind of theme and layout that would work to really update this website and make it look fresh. It has taken a long time; hopefully it all works out and the site will launch fine next month, but there may still be a spanner in the works. I live in hope, shall we say. 

Final thoughts

The most important thing, however, is still ‘content’. As a writer who was sort of trained in an old fashioned way i.e. who learned the art of writing by reading the great masters of literature and thought from the past, I’ve had to get out of my comfort zone to write for the web, and write for a whole range of different audiences. This has been very exciting and I think that my writing is much better for it.

The challenge for me has always been with finding a way to communicate extremely difficult and complex thoughts in a way that is easy for people to understand. I hope I strike the right balance.

Yet it is not only written content that I’ve been learning to create – it is also video and graphic content too. I’m very excited about the next steps along this particular line, and hopefully the new site will make it easier for all this kind of content to work well together. Remember, you can see my latest video content on my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/antonjarrod

There has been a lot of work going on in the background, and I can’t wait to share this with visitors to this updated website next month (or soon in any event). 

Please check back soon and watch out for further announcements. 


The Impact of Martinus Cosmology: An Informal Study


It is very difficult to gauge an estimate of how many people outside of Scandinavia are familiar with Martinus’s works – and it is even more difficult to find out what any of those people think about those works. Still, I put out a short survey asking people about how Martinus’s works and ideas had impacted on their lives and in this short article for the general reader I share what I found. 

In short, respondents talked about how ‘invaluable’ Martinus Cosmology was for them, and how it simplified their spiritual journey. 

Whilst this was only an informal study conducted for this website, its results suggest interesting avenues for further, more formal research. 

Current literature on Martinus’s influence

Whilst the academic research literature into Martinus Cosmology is very small, it does provide some indication of how many people have been interested in this work and what might account for the relatively small size of that interest up to now. 

One study explicitly talks about the numbers of people showing up as interested or at least aware of Martinus’s works. Bertelsen describes how difficult it is to estimate numbers, but highlights how around 400 people attended Martinus’s 70th birthday celebration, 1200 people his 90th, and how about 1400 people attended his funeral in 1981 (2016). Hammer (2009) also affirms the 90th birthday and funeral attendance figures. Bertelsen also quotes a Danish newspaper estimate from 2005 that about ‘2,000 people at that time participated in study groups based on Martinus Cosmology’ (2016). 

In terms of wider interest, Hammer speaks of Martinus as having gained some ‘celebrity’ in Denmark and as being ‘so well known in his own country that his name is a household word among “spiritual seekers”‘ (2009). Martinus Cosmology also shows up on the radar of the Danish Pluralism Project, a collective research project which was launched in 2002 at Aarhus University. This perhaps gives a further indication of what Hammer writes about Martinus Cosmology, how ‘From the 1970s and beyond, Martinus Cosmology has entered into the common cultural pool of resources from which modern “spiritual seekers” can pick and choose’ (2015). 

We can conclude from these studies that interest in and awareness of Martinus Cosmology is very likely to be much bigger than extant studies have been able to record, but that further research and data collection is needed before anything reliable can be said about it. 

A number of reasons for the lack of data about interest in Martinus Cosmology have been suggested. First, as noted by Bertelsen (2016), because Martinus Cosmology does not involve any kind of membership, it is not possible to estimate the size of interest via this route. 

Second, as also noted by Bertelsen, ‘Martinus wished that his person or work should not be made into an object of any association, new religion, sect, or global organisation’, which contributes to his work maintaining a relative anonymity. 

Third, it may well be that the issue of language presents as a factor. As Hammer points out,  Martinus’s analytic style ‘makes few concessions to the more casual reader’ (2015). Certainly, when placed next to some of the more popular forms of contemporary spirituality found in mainstream bookstores, Martinus’s texts present a more challenging read. 

Given this context of few studies into the issue and the possible reasons for low exposure outside of Scandinavia, it is perhaps particularly difficult at this time to expect large respondent numbers to any survey on the impact of Martinus Cosmology. 

Study Method and Results

The study centred around asking four basic questions: 

1. Generally, how important or valuable has Martinus’s work been to you?

2. Can you think of examples of any personal problems or issues or concerns you had that reading Martinus’s works helped with?

3. How have Martinus’s ideas influenced you in your life or your spiritual journey?

4. Is there anything else you can think of or that you’d like to add about how valuable or useful Martinus’s works have been to you personally?

Using a strategy of convenience and snowball sampling (which involves asking people you know for participation), and messaging via Facebook, two respondents provided written responses. Results were anonymised for this report. 

Importance and value

Responses indicated the very high value (‘It is absolutely invaluable to me’) and importance that Martinus’s work had for people. Martinus’s work was considered to help make sense of life and to provide hope. One respondent wrote how ‘I dread to think of life without it’. It was also seen to possibly help ‘save people from falling into depression and despair’. 

Personal Support

In terms of what personal support respondents felt it provided to them, a key theme was that Martinus Cosmology provided inspiration and courage to deal with the most challenging situations in life through forgiveness. Particular support in the areas of helping to understand sexuality, relationships and marriage, as well as parenthood, also emerged. 

Influence on the spiritual journey

Both respondents talked about how Martinus Cosmology helped them connect with prayer and connection to a higher power. Respondents also talk about how, in using Martinus Cosmology, there is felt to be little need to rely on special meditation techniques. Instead, acquiring a simpler, but also broader understanding of what is ‘good’ or ‘right’ through Martinus Cosmology seems to have helped respondents gain a simple focus for their spiritual life. 

Further comments

Both respondents emphasized that Martinus Cosmology helped them gain a greater awareness of how they behaved with regard to what Martinus calls the microcosmos, in addition to the mesocosmos and microcosmos. In other words, how they behaved with reference to their own bodies, their fellow beings and the world around them. Tolerance as a behaviour featured prominently in their responses, and one respondent mentioned how Martinus’s analyses helped validate adopting a vegetarian diet. 


Whilst this study had only a few respondents, such that it is not possible to make any general claims for its results, it does show how, for those that did respond, Martinus Cosmology offers a highly valuable resource for making sense of the world and one’s own life in it. 

Further research is needed to investigate more into what that value could consist of, and how prevalent it is amongst groups of people interested in Martinus’s teachings as well as society at large. 


Bertelsen, H. (2016) ‘Chapter 32: Martinus Cosmology’, in Bogdan, H. and Hammer, O. (eds) Western Esotericism in Scandinavia. Boston: BRILL, pp. 254–263.

Hammer, O. (2009) Danish Esotericism in the 20th Century: The Case of MartinusHermes in the Academy: Ten Years’ Study of Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam. Edited by W. Hanegraaff and J. Pijnenburg. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Hammer, O. (2015) ‘Martinus Cosmology’, in Handbook of Nordic New Religions. Leiden, The Netherlands: BRILL, pp. 58–61.

Karma: what it is, how it works, and how relevant it is to creating “Hell” on earth

Introduction to karma

In a previous video and article I talked about how ‘karma’ relates to Armageddon, and in this article I wanted to talk a bit more about ‘karma’ as it is a very important concept. I’m going to discuss briefly what it is and how it works, and what its purpose is. As ever, there will still be a great deal left unsaid, but I would urge people to check out the works of Martinus, particularly his main work Livets Bog (The Book of Life) and a smaller book, The Ideal Food, both of which are available to read online for free here: https://www.martinus.dk/en/ttt/

Front cover of Martinus's main work, Livets Bog, Volume 1. Shows waves of returning karma
Front cover of Livets Bog 1, by Martinus

So what exactly is ‘karma’ and how does it work?

‘Karma’ is a simple, popular way of denoting a fundamental feature of deeper reality: energy sent out from a source always returns to that source. The living universe consists of eternally existing, transcendent sources of being, from whom radiate forces or energies, which are behind action and manifestation. The physical universe itself is an effect of these energies being sent out. 

As human beings, we also have an eternal, transcendent source of our being. All our actions and behaviours, our expressions of will and habit, as well as our bodies and psyches, are ultimately expressions of energy from this source. 

These expressions of energy may be in harmony with or may violate universal principles underlying all reality. Chief of which is the law of love, that everything shall be an expression of love. Where our actions violate these laws, disharmony occurs. Since energy returns to its source, the source experiences disharmony. As a result, we can experience both light and dark returns of energy, or ‘karma’. 

For much more detail about these ideas, have a look at Martinus’s book Livets Bog, Volume 1. 

Symbol No. 16 - The Eternal Body. Symbolizes the waves of karma returning to source
Symbol No. 16 – The Eternal Body © Martinus Institut 1981

Main effects of this behaviour

Now, if you think of what human civilization on planet Earth is mainly like, and what human beings do most of all during their existence, what would you say it is largely defined by, and has been for thousands of years? What is the most common form of expression of energy coming from the ‘source’ of human beings?

Well of course, yes, we do a lot during our existence, but one of our main activities is to raise, kill and eat animals. This is one of humanity’s predominant form of energetic expressions. According to the human perspective, lots of people would say there is nothing wrong with this. But from the perspective of the universal laws, where the main law is ‘love everything’, the killing and eating of animals is a grand contravention of that principle.

Our treatment of animals comes down to a sending out of energy that results in their life of terror and unnatural death. It is this energy that must return, which means a dark fate: the source of this terror must itself experience terror and unnatural death. The main effect, then, of this behaviour is that it leads human beings into ways of experiencing characterized by terror and unnatural death at some point (the returns of energy don’t all happen at once, but according to different rhythms. See previous video and article for more about that). 

Sides of beef at the Sam Kane beef slaughterhouse in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 10, 2008.
Sides of beef at the Sam Kane beef slaughterhouse in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 10, 2008. Image: Public Domain

There are other effects of eating animals which are to do with the health of our own organism at a more microscopic level, and again I’d advise reading The Ideal Food, which also forms a background to this article. But the ultimate effect is that in our surroundings and in our bodies, and also collectively, we create an atmosphere and energy of death and terror. 

Scale and proportionality

Aside from all the obvious arguments for and against eating animals that humans have devised over the centuries, I just want to focus on the spiritual perspective, which pertains to the essence of things and universal laws as perceived by higher senses and higher reason. Within the context of what I’m discussing here, one objection might be that the idea of ‘energetic return’ doesn’t add up because we are killing only animals, provided by Nature for our sustenance for millions of years, so why would it now cause a problem?

These are good points and again they are discussed by Martinus in his main works, which I refer you to. But the short answer here is that it has to do with evolution, and it has to do with scale and proportionality. First, human beings are evolving away from the animal state where eating animals is natural. Indeed, it is the stint in the animal kingdom that can be said to provide one of the main drivers of evolution out of that kingdom in the first place, namely suffering. I’ll come back to that subsequently. 

Second, according to a higher, cosmic insight, the source is One, and different expressions of the source are all equal. The source of the ant, the pig, the human being are all the same from this higher perspective. In this regard, an expression of this killing behaviour as a violation of love is just as ‘bad’ or ‘big’ if it is towards a small animal being or a human being. Here I have a wonderful quote from The Ideal Food which sums up what results: 

And it is this permanent blood and meat-eating that darkens the existence of the terrestrial human being, since the sun of love cannot possibly shine where the human being is devoid of all respect for the living being’s right to life, having made it a pleasure to exist on the death and mutilation of other beings. This pleasure must therefore be the eliciting factor for that reality we express as ‘Hell’.

Martinus, The Ideal Food, 2010 (Chapter 5)

The animal-killing behaviour that humanity partakes in and supports every day creates, ultimately, the ‘Hell’ on earth that we experience as our suffering. This is how relevant our animal-killing karma is to our current situation.

What is the purpose of this principle?

Well, let’s just say for a moment that we agree that this process of energetic return, ‘karma’, is a feature of reality as described, what then is the purpose of it? Why does it go like that?

The real purpose of energetic return is to promote the evolution of the living beings. All living beings are on an eternal, cyclical, evolutionary journey through forms of dark and light existence. When living beings who are on their way towards the light side of existence, the experience of their own returning dark energy promotes a corresponding yearning for something better. For sentient beings like us, the experience of suffering elicits a response deep in our consciousness and essence for this ‘something better’.

At first we don’t know what it is. It is just a cry for help; it is the first sign of an existential crisis. We can’t connect the dots between our action and its consequences. But gradually, experience and suffering teach us that enough is enough, and we start to look for answers. Suffering is a great teacher, but at first it is not detailed or theoretical; that can come later. For many, however, they are simply not interested. They have to learn the hard way, over many lives, through continued suffering, until something in them says ‘there’s something not right here, my experience and my understanding do not add up and I now need to find answers’.


I’ve gone through a massively complex idea here and, as I must keep pointing out, there is much more that could be said; I urge readers who are interested to just read for more detail, particularly in Martinus’s works. But in short, karma means energetic return. Energetic return can lead to great forms of disharmony, causing great suffering for human beings because of their treatment of animals. The purpose of this suffering is ultimately evolution. 

Now, karma is not about fault or blame. The word is often used to bash people: ‘that’s his bad karma kicking him’. When ‘bad’ things happen to us, it’s easy to think that we’re to blame: if we contract a deadly virus, or get injured or killed, it’s easy to think ‘it’s our fault’. This is not really the right way to think about it. Yes, things happens because of causes residing ultimately in ourselves, but it is more to do with education and knowledge, and not understanding the ultimate causes of things. Just as we wouldn’t blame small children for behaving ‘naughtily’, we would instead just put it down to them being children. We can’t blame children for behaving that way because they are just too small to understand.

Humanity is in a similar position with regard to understanding deeper reality. Human beings are principally in this regard just small children. And just as small children learn to not put their hand near the fire when they realise it hurts, human beings learn eventually how to not get burned. Mass suffering means ‘getting burned by putting our hands in the fire’. Ultimately, one way or another, we will learn how not to do it. 

Armageddon – what does it mean, really?

Photo of bush fire destruction in Australia

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’


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. 

Latest videos on racism, Martinus Cosmology and more

My new project of short videos on introductory topics and questions related to Martinus Cosmology is going really well, and I’m really pleased there has been a growth of interest in the subject.

Check out the latest videos on my YouTube channel. And please get in touch if you’d like any questions or issues addressing in the videos or on this site.


Who was Martinus and What is Martinus Cosmology

This is the title of my latest video on the subject of Martinus. It is still quite surprising how few people in the English speaking world know about Martinus and his life’s work. People interested in religion and spirituality know something about such figures as Madame Blavatsky, Rudolf Steiner or G.I. Gurdjieff, but not many have heard of Martinus.

In this video, I give a quick, accessible introduction to Martinus as a person and what Martinus Cosmology is.

Talking about “My Spiritual Journey” (and how difficult it is to find the words)

For a long time I had experienced a sort of writer’s block when trying to find the right words and expression for a short series of videos on my spiritual journey. The main reason, as far as I could discern it, was to do with accuracy – principally, being unable to accurately express something as vast and all-pervading as the direct encounter with spirituality over a whole lifetime, in just as few short words. The task seemed impossible as I thought through it: how on earth (literally) could I give another person any sense of the enormity of what has been experienced? At best, all that could be communicated would be the scantest, most irrelevant and most superficial details.

After all, dealing with spirituality is by nature dealing with the very things that language has not been built up to describe, namely, the non-physical. Yes, we have a developed a whole system of words for abstract concepts, but the spiritual world lies as much above and beyond the world of thought – the natural terrain for concepts – as the world of thought lies above the world of matter. Trying to capture the nature and reality of spirituality and its experience in a rather crude material like “thought” seems just as pointless as like trying to catch the wind in a sieve.

Of course, I was well aware that there was a long and illustrious history of people writing about spirituality and their encounter with “that” in ways that marvelled and excelled, and brought language to its own limits. Yet, the landscapes they had painted, and the worlds they had described, were all coloured by the language and concept-systems of the traditions and religious teachings in which they were embedded. When St John of the Cross talks about his dark night, it is a dark night illuminated and bound by Christian teaching and imagery. For someone sitting firmly outside of the religious traditions, those tropes and concepts and images would not be helpful. I could not paint my own picture in the language of the spiritual tradition, as it seemed to me.

Yet, at the same time, it was not my objective to create a new language for the experience I wished to talk about. I had to find a practical way through the difficulties and not be overtaken by them or prevented from speaking. So, even whilst they remained, and I was left to use words such as “spiritual journey” and “God” in my eventual and resulting videos, I was able to speak something about my experience, since childhood, of encountering spiritual reality. And I was pleased to be able to release the final and third short video this week.

My practical solution: I told a simple story, in three parts, of how I came to the decision and determination to look for and at spirituality in a serious manner, and where that led to. This meant, my own spirituality, my own experience of it. As far as can be achieved in what amounts to a total of 30 minutes of speaking, I am pleased to be able to highlight the main shape of a story of becoming and realisation, and awakening to what is my current truth. What it lacks in detail, comprehensiveness, and perhaps originality in terms of what I light upon, it makes up for in being able to condense in as short a space as possible the “impossible-to-describe” reality of experience regarding spirituality reality.

True, I have side-stepped the thorny issue of language and representation, and I’ve gone for communicability instead of accuracy and precision, using common words and frames of thinking, even though I still feel I haven’t quite said very much about the real nature of the “journey” that I’ve been on, but that work can be for another time. For now, as part of my work of sharing insights into spiritual reality and our encounter with it, I am pleased with the result and feel that it would help encourage conversations with others about their own spiritual journeys, where they’ve been, where they are, and where they see themselves as headed.


Fruits of the Spiritual Journey

Mount Everest

Whilst the spiritual life is never dull and whilst it always seems to be a time of richness, June 2018 will be particularly interesting for me as it will be a time where I move a step forward with the “public” side of my spiritual practice. Over the last year I’ve been experimenting with various kinds of online publication, trying to find my feet with all the tools and options that are available, and the various kinds of media through which communication can be made. But it’s really only now that I can see a way forward that works in terms of sharing and promoting my work.

And what is that work? Well, I’ve been very busy as someone who has been following and investigating the spiritual journey for the last twenty years, having been interested in spirituality all my life. After making a serious commitment to the spiritual life more than a decade ago, I’ve been working on developing high quality analyses of a whole range of themes and issues related to this area, which in the last years I’ve started to share. Certainly my book on Martinus Cosmology was one fruit of that work, but there are many more things that I’d like to share from what I’ve learned, and so it is very exciting to start making this work available now.

We live in a very curious time, and a very fortunate time, because we live in a zone of reality where all the pieces of the puzzle of the mysteries of life are here already. But it may surprise some people to hear that they are not only found in one work or the work of one writer, culture, or tradition. And they are not found only in physical materials. Instead, the whole of life itself, including all of our experiencing and perceiving, now appears to humanity as a great teacher, as a puzzle waiting to be pieced together. Sure, many people are writing and speaking about this, including myself, but such writings are only aids or supporting works to the major work of life itself. Whilst these aids can help us understand and learn the language of life, just as a language book can help us learn Spanish, it is only life itself that speaks, and when you learn that language it is not necessary to then rely on books, or teachings on spirituality or religious traditions.

And this is what is new. In the past, in order to develop spirituality, in terms of spiritual identity and understanding spiritual reality, you had to follow the leader, you had to read this or that book, subscribe to a system of belief, follow certain practices. This was the religious way. Whilst today it can certainly be interesting and rewarding to consider religious teachings and to read this or that book on spirituality, such things are not the foundation of the new spirituality. Sure, people can completely reject religious ideas and instead focus their attention on popular authors of spiritual books and newer spiritual writings, but these can also be treated in a religious way. The new spirituality that I talk about and which forms part of my own journeying has far less to do with all this.

There are enormous possibilities for development, spiritual evolution, and evolution of the planetary social, economic and political situation as regards all people, whether or not they feel responsive to the new spiritual impulse and dynamic that is currently interacting with us. Yet with these possibilities there also come many new problems, challenges, issues and so on, many of which are invisible and have yet to be articulated. It would be highly irresponsible to not speak up about bumps in the road if they are likely to make people fall. And it’s also with this in mind that it feels like a good time to share something from what I’ve learned about spiritual journey.

It is not only a new perspective on the spiritual journey that you gain from travelling its road, as it is also life itself that gets perceived in a new light. The spiritual journey doesn’t happen outside of life, but within it – it cuts through it, forging a new path. And from this path you inevitably look at life in a different way, from a different vantage point. It is one of the fruits of journeying. Everything that is going on around us, our shared experience, looks somewhat different from that viewpoint. And this can be interesting, and worth sharing, even if those who don’t have that viewpoint can’t see it, value it or trust it. But this doesn’t mean that one shouldn’t share it.

So over the coming months I’ll be creating more content on spirituality and sharing it more widely, with the hope to reach those people who would really find it interesting and useful. There is so much out there, perhaps an overwhelming amount of material, but this shouldn’t deter anyone from sharing their own output – we find what we need and what we’re looking for, and life finds a way to put us in contact with it, so all one needs to concern oneself with is putting “it” out there.