THE ONTOLOGY OF THE COSMIC WORLDVIEW – Part II
The X-Structure and The Cosmic Evolutionary Spiral
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THE ONTOLOGY OF THE COSMIC WORLDVIEW – Part II
We recommend reading Part I before continuing with Part II.
Overview Content – Part II deals, among other things, with:
The Immortal Living Being, Life After the Death of the Physical Body/organism, the Reincarnation Process, Day- and Night-Consciousness, the Split of the Mother Energy and the Six main Combinations of the Basic Energies and the Six Planes of Existence, the Cosmic Evolutionary Spiral, the Cosmic Evolutionary Factors, The Pole-Structures (the transformation of the poles, one-poled state and double-poled state), Cosmic Paths of Evolution, Life in the Six different Physical and Paraphysical Planes of Existence …
• The Split/ Division of the Mother Energy
The Mother Energy
PART II begins with a Brief Overview of the Nature and Functions of the Mother Energy – the primary and supreme qualitative basic energy.
In this text, we have only used the term “basic energies” for the “basic” or “fundamental” energies.
The Mother Energy (signature colour violet, impact and penetrative power 420) – the primary and supreme qualitative basic energy constitutes the quintessence of the subject’s/ I’s (X1’s) ability to create and experience (X2). The mother energy is the very source of the six other qualitative basic energies, also termed working energies. These exist as potentialities within the mother energy and are governed and co-ordinated by the mother energy. From this perspective, the mother energy is defined as the first basic energy.
The mother energy is the guarantor of the cosmic world order, i.e., the finely-tuned and precise functioning and development of the manifested, multidimensional Cosmos, as this is a result of the cosmic basic energies and their specific combinations, and the effects of the so-called cosmic creative principles that also exist as potentialities within the mother energy.
The mother energy (X2) operates holistically and fully automatically according to the cosmic creative principles and their specific effect programs. These programs enable the transformation of immaterial initial reality (X0) into material objective reality (X3 obj.) and the experience of it as qualia/ subjective reality (X3 subj.). In this context, the cosmic creative principles function as form-creating effect constants/ morphogenetic effect constants.
The two main functions of the Mother Energy in summary:
- The mother energy generates, regulates and co-ordinates the six other basic/ working energies and operates them in a specific cosmochemical manner in a law-governed, structured cyclical flow of particular combinations, thereby enabling all forms of creation to be infinitely varied. This division and conversion of the mother energy, the so-called “split” of the mother energy will be presented in the next main section below.
- The mother energy holds and operates via a number of so-called cosmic creative principles, also termed morphogenetic effect constants, which are formative and structuring forces that sustain and organize life and reality. For instance, we can empirically observe the effects of the mother energy’s morphogenetic effect constants in what we term the constants and laws of nature with their extremely delicate precision, etc.
To summarize, the appropriate functioning of the manifested, multidimensional Cosmos is a result of the basic energies and the morphogenetic effect constants.
Read more about the mother energy.
The Split of the Mother Energy and the Law-Governed Structured Flow of the Six Basic/ Working Energies
The division and conversion of the mother energy and the law-governed structured flow of the six basic/ working energies into different specific combinations ‒ the so-called “split” of the mother energy ‒ occurs and is structured in the eternal body, (more on this subject below). This continuously ongoing process is an absolute and fundamental prerequisite for all forms of life, development and evolution. The six basic/ working energies are structured in six specific cosmochemical main combinations that follow a cyclical pattern, creating six different planes of existence with varying stages of development.
In other words, the six main combinations of the six basic/ working energies are a result of the continuously ongoing law-governed split/ division of the mother energy. This process follows a specific, predefined and consistent pattern that creates a cyclical flow for each of the six basic/ working energies. This flow has six main stages (see diagram below): a minimum stage, two growth stages, a maximum stage, two reduction stages, followed by a new minimum stage and so on. The pattern is cyclically repeated from minimum to maximum, to minimum, and so on … The flow of the six basic/ working energies is always structured in such a way that all six stages are invariably represented, as illustrated in the diagram below.
The diagram illustrates the cyclical flow of each basic energy, from left to right: instinct energy (red), expansion/ action energy (orange), contraction/ perception/ feeling energy (yellow), intelligence energy (green), intuition energy (blue), memory energy (light indigo) and the mother energy (violet, in the background) the source of them all.
- The vertical perspective (from the bottom up) illustrates the never-ending cyclical flow of each energy, from minimum to maximum, to a new minimum and so on …
- The horizontal perspective illustrates that all six stages are invariably represented at all levels.
The Primary and Supreme Cosmic Creative Principle
The split of the mother energy – the eternal, continuously ongoing automatic division and conversion of the mother energy is to be seen as the primary and supreme cosmic creative principle*. It is one of the basic prerequisites for all forms of creation.
* Definition by Per Bruus-Jensen and Therner & Loeth
The nature and the split of the mother energy imply that the six basic/ working energies never appear separately, rather they always operate together in different combinations. Martinus terms this topic “cosmic chemistry”. The split/ division of the mother energy is fundamental and underlying all forms of cosmic chemistry, i.e. for everything created ‒ everything created consists of different cosmochemical combinations of the basic energies.
The Split of the Mother Energy from an Organic Perspective
Before we go further, let’s look at the split/ division of the mother energy from an organic perspective with the symbol (below) “The X-structure – The Living Being and the Organism (Xom3)” as starting point.
Comments to the symbol:
Note the text below refers especially to areas c, d and e on the symbol (Xom3) above.
c: the eternal body – primary level, primary psychic force field – mother energy level
d: the eternal body – primary level, primary psychic force field – the element of fate
e: the eternal body – secondary level, secondary psychic force field – the soul structure
The symbol (Xom3) illustrates the Total Organism Complex. In the eternal body, (primary level) area c we find the mother energy (violet) and in area d, the eternal body, (primary level, the element of fate) we find six open coloured circles with downward pointing rays that symbolize the six spiral centers also termed basic talent cores (or kernels). The six spiral centers/ talent cores constitute the six basic/ working energy centers of force; the center of instinct energy (red), the center of expansion/ action energy (orange), the center of contraction/ perception/ feeling energy (yellow), the center of intelligence energy (green), the center of intuition energy (blue), the center of memory energy (light indigo).
It is via the six spiral centers/ basic talent cores that the mother energy is split, divided and converted into the six basic/ working energies.
Below areas c and d on the symbol, we find area e, the eternal body, (secondary level, the soul structure) with six coloured areas symbolizing the six paraphysical basic energy bodies*, one for each basic/ working energy: the body of instinct energy (red), the body of expansion/ action energy (orange)**, the body of contraction/ perception/ feeling energy (yellow), the body of intelligence energy (green), the body of intuition energy (blue), the body of memory energy (light indigo). The structured flow of the basic energies in the six spiral centers is distributed “down” into these six basic energy bodies; i.e., the energy content in each of the basic energy bodies is determined by the energy distribution and flow from the corresponding spiral center (from the instinct center to the instinct body, etc.) The six basic energy bodies (eternal body secondary level, area e) are thus subordinate to the mother energy and the primary level of the eternal body (area c-d).
Note the text below refers especially to areas c, d and e on the symbol above.
c: the eternal body – primary level, primary psychic force field – mother energy level
d: the eternal body – primary level, primary psychic force field – the element of fate
e: the eternal body – secondary level, secondary psychic force field – the soul structure
*Martinus and Per Bruus-Jensen also termed the six paraphysical basic energy bodies the “spiritual bodies” and “paraphysical bodies”.
** Martinus often expresses the paraphysical basic energy body of expansion/ action energy as the physical body, which is a simplified description based on the culmination of the expansion/ action energy in the physical expansion/ action plane of existence also termed the animal kingdom to which we humans belong. Martinus, however, in explaining his teachings to Per Bruus-Jensen strongly emphasized that the temporary physical body constitutes a separate unit that is linked to the paraphysical body via a semiphysical structure. This semiphysical structure functions as a transition and transformation zone and organic link between the temporary physical body and the paraphysical eternal body. With Martinus’ consent PBJ named this semiphysical structure the “switching body” (area f on the symbol).
The six paraphysical basic energy bodies constitute interacting organ systems that are integrated into each other and form a complex homogeneous paraphysical organ system (often expressed as the soul structure by Per Bruus-Jensen).
The specific combination of basic/ working energies within the six energy bodies, in each individual life-unit, determines the current location of that individual’s life-unit in its ongoing eternal evolutionary process; its place in the cosmic evolutionary spiral. This means that the specific cosmochemical combination of the basic/ working energies within an individual’s life-unit governs its level of consciousness and organism structure.
We will now return to the split of the mother energy and the six main combinations of the basic/ working energies.
• The Combinations of the Basic Energies and the Six Planes of Existence ‒ Overview
The diagram below illustrates the law-governed cyclical flow of the mother energy and the different combinations of the basic/ working energies. These six combinations generate six different physical and paraphysical planes of existence (also called natural kingdoms or realms) and each of them consists of different life forms with their corresponding energy combinations, (i.e. life-units with the dominance of instinct energy belong to the plane of existence in which the instinct energy dominates).
Comments on the diagram:
Note: The mother energy, the primary and supreme basic energy, is often expressed with the number 7 from the perspective that it holds the other six basic/ working energies, which are numbered from 1-6, according to the diagram above.
The six vertical cone-shaped figures symbolize the six paraphysical basic energy bodies and their energy cycles – the law-governed flow of the basic energies. Reading the diagram from left to right:
1. The body of instinct energy (red), 2. body of expansion/ action energy (orange), 3. body of contraction/ perception/ feeling energy (yellow), 4. body of intelligence energy (green), 5. body of intuition energy (blue), 6. body of memory energy (indigo) and the next coloured column shows the signature colour of the energy that is predominant at each level, followed by the name of the dominant energy and the name of the plane of existence each specific basic energy combination creates.
The number (20, 40, etc.) in each energy body indicates the impact factor and penetrative power of each basic energy. It is worth noting that the impact factor and penetrative power of the mother energy is 420 which is the sum of the six basic energies.
The upward-pointing arrow on the left side illustrates the passage of time. When the diagram is read vertically, from the bottom up, it is seen that each of the basic energy bodies goes through a growth and reduction process that (as previously mentioned) spans six stages: a minimum/ latent stage, two growth stages, a maximum/ culmination stage, two reduction stages (followed by a new minimum stage, and so on continuously, in an eternal cyclical process).
Reading horizontally, the diagram shows the six basic energy bodies and their different combinations in the six different planes of existence, I-VI.
The section between the two bold black horizontal lines comprises all six planes of existence and is termed a spiral cycle (or spiral turn). Every new spiral cycle leads to completely new planes of existence with new dimensions, life forms, organisms and experiences.
The six planes of existence are named after their dominating basic energy: the instinct plane, the expansion/ action plane, the contraction/ perception/ feeling plane, the intelligence plane, the intuition plane and the memory plane. Martinus has also named the physical planes of existence based on how we, as humans, perceive them and the paraphysical planes according to the description of their state and characteristics.
I. The first basic energy combination on the left, the instinct energy is at the maximum stage = instinct plane also termed plant kingdom – physical status. Life-units with this energy combination represent what we know as plants.
II. Second combination: expansion/ action energy at maximum stage = expansion/ action plane also termed animal kingdom – physical status. Humans at the current level belong to this realm.
III. Third combination: contraction/ perception/ feeling energy at maximum stage = contraction/ perception/ feeling plane also termed real human kingdom (human kingdom) – transition zone/ plane; initially physical status then turns into paraphysical status.
IV. Fourth combination: intelligence energy at maximum stage = intelligence plane also termed wisdom kingdom – paraphysical status.
V. Fifth combination: intuition energy at maximum stage = intuition plane also termed divine kingdom – paraphysical status.
VI. Sixth combination: memory energy at maximum stage = memory plane also termed bliss and mineral kingdom – transition zone/ plane; initially paraphysical status then turns into physical status.
As stated above, there are two physical planes of existence (I and II), two paraphysical planes (IV and V) and two planes that constitute transition zones/ planes between physical and paraphysical existence (III) and between paraphysical and physical existence (VI).
We also refer to the two symbols below by Martinus and Per Bruus-Jensen illustrating
The Combinations of the Six Basic Energies in the Six Planes of Existence.
Comments to the symbol (PBJ symbol No. 5):
The other coloured circle symbolizes the six planes of existence in the spiral cycle/ turn illustrated by the signature colour of the dominant basic energy in each plane. The red section at the bottom is the instinct plane or plant kingdom dominated by instinct energy ‒ followed on the right by orange: expansion/ action plane or animal kingdom dominated by expansion/ action energy ‒ yellow: the contraction/ perception/ feeling plane or real human kingdom dominated by contraction/ perception/ feeling energy ‒ green: the intelligence plane or wisdom kingdom dominated by intelligence energy ‒ blue: the intuition plane or divine kingdom dominated by intuition energy ‒ light indigo: the memory plane or bliss and mineral kingdom dominated by bliss and memory energy.
The six smaller circles illustrate the total energy combination at the culmination stage in each plane of existence.
We are not going to delve into this symbol for the moment but would like to note that the white colour (triangles and circle) symbolises X1 (the I/ subject) and the violet colour symbolises the mother energy X2 (the creative and experiential ability).
The six planes of existence constitute prerequisites and conditions for widely different forms of life and experiences and satisfy X1’s /the I’s primordial urge and its need for change and renewal according to the changing and renewal principle/ hunger and satiation principle.
We will return to the six planes of existence after an overview of the cosmic evolutionary spiral below.
• The Cosmic Evolutionary Spiral
The nature of life and reality ‒ the X-structure ‒ is organic and holistic; life organizes itself as “life within life” according to the life-unit principle. This means that every being is both a macro-being, providing living space for micro-beings, and also a micro-being, which gets its living space from a larger macro-being. All living beings are immortal life-units linked together and parts of the living, infinite Cosmos.
According to the Cosmic Worldview, the Cosmos is undergoing an eternal dynamic cyclical evolutionary process; the “Cosmic Evolutionary Spiral”, illustrated below by Martinus’ symbol no 14, The Cosmic Spiral Cycle I. The ongoing result of the cosmic evolutionary spiral is the constant renewal and development of all forms of life – all living beings; an eternal evolution of life and consciousness.
Symbol No. 14: Brief Summary and Comments adapted to Ontology II by Therner & Loeth:
The symbol illustrates the seven cosmic spiral cycles/ turns of the never-ending cosmic evolutionary spiral with physical and paraphysical planes of existence: red = instinct plane (plant kingdom), orange = expansion/ action plane (animal kingdom), yellow = contraction/ perception/ feeling plane (real human kingdom), green = intelligence plane (wisdom kingdom), blue = intuition plane (divine kingdom), light indigo = memory plane (bliss and mineral kingdom).
The seven spiral cycles from A-G encompass different life forms, from the micro-cosmos A to the macro-cosmos G. Each of the seven spiral cycles includes life-units with seven different main organism structures (expressed by Martinus as we know them from our human perspective) according to the organism principle:
A. elementary particles, B. cells, C. organs, D. organisms, E. planets, F. solar systems, G. galaxies
These organism structures A to G represent the seven main principles for organisms and they are repeated endlessly in constantly renewed and varying versions, both “up” in the infinite macrocosm and “down” in the infinite microcosm.
It should be added that there are several intermediate principles and variants of those principles in addition to the seven main organism principles.
The type of organism that each organism principle (A-G) represents, constitutes an extension of the I’s (X1’s) creator and experience ability (X2) − a tool that enables creation and experience, for example in the physical material world we know. One and the same organism principle (A-G) applies throughout an entire spiral cycle for each life-unit/ individual, but the organism evolves and adapts to the plane of existence that the individual belongs to.
The organism spiral (D at the meso-cosmos level) includes and represents our own current level of development.
The symbol also illustrates how life organizes itself as “life within life” according to the life-unit principle. For instance, we (our organism represents the organism principle and belongs to the organism spiral) provide living space for micro-beings; organs C, cells B and so on “down” in the microcosm – and we are also micro-beings, obtaining our living space from larger macro-beings; the planet Earth E, the solar system F, the galaxy G. “After” the galaxy spiral follows a completely new version of the elementary particle spiral A and so on. As mentioned above, the seven organism principles are developed and renewed in every new spiral cycle …
From Darkness to Light
In every spiral cycle, the beings/ individuals experience a movement from darkness and ignorance to light and cosmic consciousness, and thereafter on to new experiences of darkness and light in new spiral cycles. Every new spiral cycle is experienced as a new variation. Martinus’ symbol No. 13 The Eternal World Plan below illustrates the periods of darkness and light in the spiral. The symbol is complex and very extensive, we will now just look at a few details.
The contrast between darkness and light is necessary for our ability to perceive and experience, and their interaction is an effect of the contrast principle (without contrast no experience).
Symbol No. 13: Brief Summary and Comments adapted to Ontology II by Therner & Loeth:
The outermost white and black circles at the edge of the symbol indicate the interaction between darkness and light in the six planes of existence, with the culmination of darkness in the animal kingdom (expansion/ action plane, orange-dominated section). It is in this physical evolutionary phase that egoism and ignorance of the true nature of life are dominant, resulting in war, murder, torture, slavery, environmental damage etc., and beings killing and eating other beings who are day-conscious on the physical plane. This is in total contrast to the state of cosmic consciousness in the paraphysical planes of existence where light dominates (the culmination of light is in the intuition plane/ divine kingdom, blue-dominated section), characterized by ultimate knowledge and understanding of life and reality, altruism and unconditional love.
The next multicoloured circle (divided into six sections) illustrates the changing combinations of the basic energies, which form the “matter” that makes up and characterizes the six planes of existence. In other words, the six planes of existence consist of these specific basic energy combinations.
The red-dominated section at the bottom represents the instinct plane (plant kingdom), followed, to the right by the orange-dominated section representing expansion/ action plane (animal kingdom) – culmination of darkness, then the yellow-dominated section representing the contraction/ perception/ feeling plane (real human kingdom), the green-dominated section representing the intelligence plane (wisdom kingdom), the blue-dominated section representing the intuition plane (divine kingdom) – culmination of light, and the pale indigo-dominated section representing the memory plane (bliss and mineral kingdom).
The six rhomboid figures symbolize the combination of the basic energies in the living being’s organism and consciousness as a whole at its culmination level, as it appears in each of the six planes of existence.
The white triangle in the center symbolizes the I (X1) of the infinite and all-encompassing Cosmos, the surrounding violet color symbolizes the mother energy (X2). The six white circles symbolize the I (X1) of an individual/ life-unit on each plane of existence (X3), and the rhomboid figures (connected to the white circles) illustrate the basic energy combination within each of these six beings/ individuals.
The Road towards Light
Before we go further, we shall briefly examine quick look at Martinus’ symbol No. 4 The Road towards Light (below), illustrating the development from darkness to light.
The symbol illustrates the evolutionary process from mineral to real human. The individual life-units/ beings evolve from mineral life forms into plant life forms, then on into animal life forms and from there into human life forms. These different forms of life constitute the epochs of evolution that we know in daily life under the concepts of the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom followed by the completely perfect or finished human kingdom.
Symbol No. 4: Brief Summary and Comments adapted to Ontology II by Therner & Loeth:
The horizontal figure in three coloured vertical sections represents a section of the Cosmos, these three-part sections symbolize living beings/ life-units (the X-structure). The white area symbolizes the being’s eternal I (X1); the violet area symbolizes its mother energy (X2) and eternal cosmic structure (X2/X3); the coloured area symbolizes its temporary physical organism (X2/X3) and its consciousness (X3).
The figures increasing in size from left to right indicate the beings’ evolution. The coloured areas symbolize the following planes of existence: indigo – the mineral kingdom, red – the plant kingdom, orange – the animal kingdom, yellow – the real human kingdom.
The area between the thin vertical white line in the animal kingdom and the yellow area (the latter part of the animal kingdom) symbolizes the unfinished human* being’s zone of evolution.
*Martinus defines humans on Earth as ”unfinished human” from the perspective that we still belong to the animal kingdom (orange). We have not yet overcome our ignorance, egoism and characteristic animal behavior to the advantage of human mentality and behavior. The finished human beings, who constitute the real and correspondingly finished human kingdom (yellow), will be the outcome of the present unfinished human kingdom on Earth. Our path from darkness to light involves a multitude of incarnations in the animal kingdom …
The yellow ray that extends from a small star to a larger one symbolizes what Martinus terms the “religious principle”, which means guidance via so-called world-impulses from higher planes of existence (also conveyed on Earth by “teachers/ precursors” in different fields) successively adapted to our current level of development, (development, protection and parent principle). This stimulates the development of consciousness from a stage of belief in a deity, further on to materialism and atheism, and from there to cosmic consciousness.
The illustration of Earth at the top of the symbol is placed directly above the unfinished terrestrial human beings’ stage of evolution.
The small diagram in the lower left corner (detail to the left) illustrates that the unfinished, cosmically unconscious human being (the small triangle) experiences and understands only his/her physical organism and part of physical life and reality. Finished, cosmically conscious human beings (the larger triangle with rays) have superior capabilities enabling them to sense and experience both the physical and paraphysical structures; thereby the real nature of life and reality.
Light and Darkness in the Six Planes of Existence
As explained earlier, the I /X1 (creator and experiencer) is driven by its primal urge (generated by the central need) to use its ability to create and experience X2, to transform the X0-nature (initial reality, unmanifested, immaterial, emptiness, stillness) into X3 the created and the experienced, represented by: objective reality X3 obj.; movement and quanta (the manifested Cosmos) – and the experience of it as qualia; subjective reality X3 subj.
This is fundamental and characteristic of all life. The primal urge, the “eternal driving force of life” is in its basic nature neutral and unspecified as it targets all types of experience, both what we, from our human perspective here and now, designate as “pleasant” and “unpleasant”. The I /X1 has the ability to feel the difference between pleasure/comfort and unpleasure/ pain and chooses to strive for the forms of experience that are experienced as pleasant. Through interaction between the contrast principle (X2) and the primal urge, the I/X1 gains access to an infinite number of creations and experience possibilities based on contrasts (pleasure/comfort – unpleasure/pain, black – white, good – evil, etc.). The interaction between the primal urge and the contrast principle is present in everything created and experienced (X3). The infinite and eternal spiral cycles with all planes of existence are characterized by contrasts: ignorance – high intellectuality, evil – love, darkness – light, comfort – discomfort etc.
The contrast principle interacts with a sub-principle that creates dynamics; the changing and renewal principle/ hunger and satiation principle. This principle gives rise to a need for renewal, resulting in a flow of states of hunger and satiation, thereby specifying the primordial urge, governing the individual’s intention, desire and goal orientation. The life-unit feels a specific hunger/longing for something which leads to goal-oriented activity, that leads to satisfaction, which is then followed by satiation, and a new hunger/longing begins and so on…. These processes lead to continuous changing and renewal effects both external (environmental) and internal (mental, psychological) and also in the individual organic structure and organism development. It is the above-mentioned factors and processes that create the powerful longing for the “light”; peace and love that more and more people on Earth are feeling, we are saturated and exhausted by the “darkness”; war, suffering and egoism.
And it is those same processes and forces that once made us long for the darkness as a necessary contrast to the world of love and light in the paraphysical planes of existence where we had lived for long periods of time.
It should be added that the most severe darkness and suffering is mainly found in the animal kingdom (which constitutes 1/6 of the total spiral cycle) when the life-units are day-conscious in the physical world. As we know, however, all existence in the animal kingdom is not characterized by cruelty and suffering, there is also love and light, and during sleep when we are night-conscious, we rest from the hard physical world.
It should also be emphasized that between our physical incarnations, we live in the paraphysical worlds where we experience love and light and may rest from the physical darkness and suffering. From these perspectives, the animal kingdom is not completely dominated by darkness, despite all wars, suffering, egoism, etc. that are highly present here (more about this later).
The Cycles of “Hunger and Satiation” – main Stages of the Change and Renewal Process
The diagram illustrates how X1 /the I and its primordial urge (PU) in interaction with the contrast principle (X2) – black and white circle – creates experiences of pleasure/ comfort/ enjoyment and unpleasure/ discomfort/ pain (X3), and the cycle of hunger and satiation (effects of the hunger and satiation/ changing and renewal principle) at its four main stages:
1. Hunger, desire 2. Effort, work to achieve the desired 3. Satisfaction, reward, pleasure, enjoyment 4. Satiation and tediousness that leads to a new cycle of hunger, desire and so on …
• Selected Cosmological and Ontological Terms and Concepts
To understand life and reality on the six planes of existence it is necessary to become familiar with some cosmological and ontological terms and concepts, which are briefly presented below:
- Day-Consciousness and Night-Consciousness, Primary Consciousness and Secondary Consciousness, The Primary Day-Conscious Zone and the Secondary Night-Conscious Zone of the Cosmos
- The Pole-Structures, the Transformation of the Poles, One-poled state and Double-poled state
- Reincarnation, the Reincarnation principle
1. Day-Consciousness and Night-Consciousness, Primary Consciousness and Secondary Consciousness, The Primary Day-Conscious Zone and the Secondary Night-Conscious Zone of the Cosmos
As described earlier the infinite all-encompassing Cosmos is quantified (divided) into life-units/ individuals by the life-unit principle and appears in an infinite variety of individual life-units existing in different planes of existence in the cosmic evolutionary spiral. We will look at the concepts of day-consciousness and night-consciousness from both of these perspectives; life-unit/individual level and wholeness level/ the all-encompassing Cosmos.
Martinus refers to day-consciousness and night-consciousness as two different states of consciousness. Day-consciousness implies a state where the life-unit/ living being experiences existence in an awake and conscious way, and enables conscious, will-controlled thoughts, reflections, activities and manifestations. Day-consciousness is also termed primary consciousness and refers to the life-unit’s/individual’s primary state of life. Night-consciousness, also termed secondary consciousness, refers to the individual’s secondary state (night-consciousness is also an “awake-state” but at the individual´s secondary state of life). At our current stage of development, we humans belong to the animal kingdom. When we are awake, we are day-conscious in the physical world (our primary state of life) and during sleep we are night-conscious in the paraphysical world (our secondary state of life).
The temporary semiphyscial switching body functions as a transition and transformation zone and organic “link” between the temporary physical body and the immortal paraphysical body structure; the eternal body. The switching body is connected to the eternal body as well as to the physical brain structure, and functions as a paraphysical extension of the brain. The brain is primarily connected to the switching body when we are awake (day-consciousness), but during sleep (night-consciousness) the contact between the brain and the switching body is temporarily almost disconnected. Night-consciousness is “located at” the semiphysical level and the paraphysical level. Already, during the first stage, as we are asleep the connection between the brain and the switching body is nearly broken, which means that day-consciousness is more or less replaced by a corresponding degree of night-consciousness. At our current stage of development there appears to be a “closed door” between our day-consciousness and night-consciousness. Our night-conscious experiences are also real, but often appear to be less so, or even unreal and dreamlike; we can usually only remember glimpses of them when we are day-conscious.
After death, when contact with the physical body is lost, the switching body maintains an important function for some time, before life and consciousness continue at “higher” paraphysical levels through the paraphysical body. When we sleep, our day-consciousness temporarily transitions into night-consciousness and we move to the paraphysical world, we rest from experiencing the physical world and our physical body rests and regenerates.
The main function of sleep is to relieve the physical organism and give it the opportunity to rest and regenerate. Sleep also strengthens and maintains the semiphysical switching body at such a level that it should be able to take over in a maximal capacity if the individual were to suffer a sudden death (which often happens in the animal kingdom).
Link to Martinus’ text “Through the Gates of Death – Sleep and Death”.
As we evolve towards the next plane of existence, the real human realm, we will gradually develop the ability to experience the paraphysical world in a clearly day-conscious way. Our consciousness will then be carried by our paraphysical body based on the total energy combination in the six basic energy bodies dominated by the contraction/perception/feeling energy at maximum level (diagram detail below).
An Instinct/ plant being (belonging to the instinct or plant kingdom), on the other hand, is at a stage where it is day-conscious in the paraphysical world and night-conscious in the physical world. As it slowly develops its physical body, it senses more and more of the physical world and later reaches a stage where it becomes day-conscious on the physical plane and is then referred to as an animal. The plant kingdom implies a transition of day-consciousness from the paraphysical world to the physical world, an “awaking process” to the physical plane of existence.
Life-units/ individuals belonging to the paraphysical planes of existence have undergone a development that involves their day-consciousness and night-consciousness merging into a higher form of consciousness. This means an expanded form of day-consciousness: cosmic consciousness that almost abolishes night-consciousness which takes on a completely latent nature.
According to Martinus, the all-embracing Cosmos (the infinite and eternal wholeness) is divided into two main areas or zones of consciousness, termed the primary day-conscious zone and the secondary night-conscious zone. The primary day-conscious zone of the Cosmos is a highly intellectual area of activity that is predominantly paraphysical in nature. The life-units that represent this zone have cosmic consciousness and exist in the real human kingdom (contraction/ perception/ feeling plane), the wisdom kingdom (intelligence plane), the divine kingdom (intuition plane) and the bliss and mineral kingdom (memory plane). The secondary night-conscious zone of the Cosmos includes the physical plant kingdom (instinct plane) and animal kingdom (expansion/ action plan) represented by life-units which do not have cosmic consciousness.
2. The Pole-Structures, the Transformation of the Poles, One-poled state and Double-poled state
According to Martinus and the Cosmic Worldview, all living beings have two “pole-structures”; one “masculine pole” and one “feminine pole”. In males the masculine pole is dominant and in females the feminine pole is dominant. Our current development phase entails moving towards a balance between our respective masculine and feminine poles.
This means that humanity is at the beginning of a profound transformation process of its sexuality and mentality, which at the same time implies a transition from egoism and selfishness to altruism. The evolutionary process from animal to the level Martinus terms “real human”, describes the current stage of human development, which can be illustrated by the Sphinx; the animal body (symbolizing the animal stage) with the human head (symbolizing the real human stage to come). This process is termed the ”transformation of the poles” and signifies an organic development from a so-called ”one-poled” state (distinctly male/ masculine or female/ feminine) to a ”double-poled” state which can be roughly described as androgynous (a combination of and balance between male/ masculinity and female/ femininity) which means that a new kind of human being is about to develop. The “one-poled” state, i.e. sex and gender division, occurs in the physical planes of existence, beginning in the plant kingdom and culminating in the animal kingdom, where it subsequently decreases and the development of a ”double-poled” state begins and continues in a maturation process. The double-poled state is completed in the real human kingdom (which is a transition zone where physical life and existence pass on to paraphysical life and existence).
The underlying structures and principles of this development process; the complex transformation process from animal and egoism to real human and altruism, are thoroughly described by Martinus and Per Bruus-Jensen.
The terrestrial human being is not an animal in the purest sense, but he/she is not a finished human being either. He/she is a wounded refugee between two kingdoms.
“Sexuality” also takes on a whole new and far wider meaning, helping us to understand more deeply who we are and the developmental phase we are going through. We get new logical perspectives on the transitional period we are living in, characterized in several different aspects by a “sexualized” society. At the same time, a significant increase in gender awareness and the pursuit of equality are noticeably emerging. The development phase to double-poled state means pervasive changes biologically, mentally and psychologically with subsequent problems and crises regarding sex, gender, identity, etc. All these are characteristic of the sometimes difficult and confusing evolutionary process that we are undergoing on the way to a double-poled state and an altruistic society.
3. Reincarnation, the Reincarnation principle, a short introduction
During periods of our eternal evolutionary process, we live alternately in a physical world and in a paraphysical world which presupposes and implies reincarnation. Physical bodies have a limited function and lifespan (limited cell division and cell renewal), and are vulnerable to diseases, accidents, external influences etc., resulting in damage and death. The reincarnation principle functions as a “life renewer” that provides exchange and renewal of physical bodies in the physical world, primarily in the plant and animal kingdoms well as in the beginning of the real human kingdom (i.e. during periods of one-poled state). The reincarnation principle functions in close cooperation with the talent core (or talent-kernel) principle and ensures each life-unit’s individual exchange and renewal of physical bodies.
We will return to the reincarnation process (and the six cosmic evolutionary factors) after an overview of the six planes of existence.
• Cosmic Paths of Evolution
Before going further, we provide a brief introduction to the Cosmic Paths of Evolution.
Within the Cosmic Evolutionary Spiral and the different planes of existence, there is an infinite number of so-called Cosmic Paths of Evolution, and we only know a very small number of these and their life forms. Below is a very brief explanation (adapted to Ontology II by Therner & Loeth) of Martinus’ symbol No. 29 illustrating “Cosmic Paths of Evolution”.
The Cosmos contains an infinitude of living beings and different paths of evolution, one of which is represented by terrestrial mankind. Other beings corresponding to our level of development (“earth-human stage”) naturally have completely different structures and forms of organisms from ours. Just as the organisms of terrestrial mankind are created and adapted for life on Earth, other human organisms of other planets are adapted to function within the astronomical situation of those planets and their life conditions.
The symbol represents parts of the eternal life of living beings. The red colored area at the bottom of the staircase formation symbolizes parts of the instinct plane of existence, known to us as the plant kingdom. The following orange area illustrates the expansion/action plane of existence – the animal kingdom where we humans still belong. And the yellow area symbolizes the contraction/ perception/ feeling plane of existence – the real human kingdom. The white mist takes over and hides the continuation of the real human kingdom and can be interpreted as a representation of life passing from the physical to the paraphysical state.
The white mist that surrounds the staircase formation also symbolizes the I or X1 of all living beings. The slight hint of violet at the sides of the diagram symbolizes the beings’ creative and experiential ability or X2. The colored sections (red, orange, yellow) symbolize the beings’ organisms or X3 (from the perspective of the created) constituting the above-mentioned realms (plant kingdom/ red, animal kingdom/ orange, real human kingdom/ yellow).
The patterned stripes on the “stairs” symbolize various cosmic paths of evolution. The beings of every single path constitute a particular species with its particular characteristics. Most of the infinite numbers of paths of evolution in the Cosmos do not come into contact with Earth, but with other planets and worlds in eternal and infinite space.
The fifth path of evolution from the right symbolizes the “mammalian path”, to which the terrestrial human being belongs.
The fourth and sixth paths of evolution from the right symbolize the paths of insects and birds respectively.
• Life on the Six Planes of Existence ‒ Overview
In this overview, we will focus primarily on the two physical realms that we know from our human perspective* as the plant kingdom (instinct plane) and the animal kingdom (expansion/ action plane), as well as the real human kingdom (contraction/ perception/ feeling plane) that we are heading towards (this is a transitionary plane; initially having physical status and then attaining paraphysical status).
*From this human perspective we will mostly use the designations ‘plant kingdom’, ‘animal kingdom’ etc. in the following text.
It should be emphasized that there are no clear-cut boundaries between the different planes of existence; the transitions are soft and gradual. This also means that there is some repetition of certain passages in the descriptions of the different planes of existence, which also aims to show comparative contexts and create an overview.
We recommend reading the brief overview outlining the specific characteristics of the qualitative basic energies in connection with the description of the six different planes of existence below (with special focus on the dominant energy on each plane).
The following two central and important topics, briefly highlighted in the text, will be presented in more detail after the overview of the six planes of existence:
Reincarnation, the Principle of Reincarnation
The Transformation of the Poles and the Sexual Evolution
And finally, we would like to emphasize that Martinus and Per Bruus-Jensen have written 1000s of pages on these subjects and our texts and material are to be seen as an overall and very concise summary of selected parts. We also focus on presenting information that Martinus conveyed to Per Bruus-Jensen during his intensive private tuition (1958-1968), which we find very significant, as much of this material is not included in Martinus’ own literature, (see also Supplementary Information …).
INSTINCT PLANE — Plant Kingdom
— The Basic Energy Combination of the Instinct Plane —
(detail of diagram, complete diagram below)
Instinct energy (red, impact factor 20) characteristics: automation, autonomy, automatic functions, tropisms, habitual patterns, routines, virtuosity, traditionalism, rituals, ability to believe even fanaticism, dogmatism.
Life forms/ beings with the above basic energy combination represent the Instinct Plane and are day-conscious at the paraphysical level and night-conscious at the physical level. Their day-conscious lives in the paraphysical world are dominated by their memory/ bliss energy with its strong impact and penetrative power 100, (the intuition energy is waning but due to its strong penetrating power  it still has a significant influence). These beings live in a wonderful paraphysical world of bliss, joy, light, memories* and intuition, but also with a growing longing for contrast to this “paradise”. Even in the most wonderful conditions, in time, a feeling of saturation arises along with a need for contrast (without contrast, there is no experience …). This is an effect of the contrast principle and the changing and renewal principle (also termed hunger and satiation principle). EV internLÄNK???????????????????????
For beings/ life-units in the instinct realm/ plant kingdom this saturation and longing had already begun in the previous bliss and mineral kingdom. After aeons spent on paraphysical planes of existence dominated by love and light in a harmonic double-poled state, they need contrast to be able to experience further. Their strong memory energy reinforces this longing by enabling them to remember their previous existence in the physical world, which occurs through so-called gold-copies*, and physical existence becomes desirable with new development opportunities and challenges.
A renewed return and establishment into the physical world characterized by “heavy” physical matter, one-poled state, egoism, reincarnation etc. provides the necessary contrast to paraphysical existence. Per Bruus-Jensen expresses this evolutionary phase symbolically and concisely as “a required and vital development process from the paraphysical light to the physical darkness”.
* gold-copies: cosmic, chemically processed and refined sections of accumulated experiences and memories (processed and “refined” memory-talent cores) that give rise to a state of bliss and pleasure (to be explained later in the section that deals with the bliss and mineral kingdom).
Martinus poetically declares: As long as a flower exists, the memory of a higher world cannot be erased. And Per Bruus-Jensen continues: The beauty of plants is a physical reflection of the light in the paraphysical world in which they are day-conscious.
In its night-conscious state, the instinct/ plant being is establishing itself on the physical plane. It slowly develops its physical organism and over time perceives and senses more and more of the physical world. The goal for the instinct or plant being is to develop its physical organism so that it is able to support and retain its consciousness and thereby become day-conscious in the physical world. When it reaches this stage, it is referred to as an animal, i.e. the plant stage in the plant kingdom has transformed into animal stage in the animal kingdom. The increasing expansion/ action energy and contraction/ perception/ feeling energy strongly support this process. Physical matter, organisms and activities are primarily based on the interaction between these two basic energies, which enable establishment, manifestation and “awakening”, perception, experience and communication in the physical world.
The instinct plane/ plant kingdom constitutes a transition zone where beings/ life-units develop and prepare themselves for a future day-conscious life in the physical world to which they will react and adapt automatically, strongly supported by their maximum capacity of instinct energy. The instinct energy implies vague, unclear and more or less diffuse experiences which are interpreted by the instinct being’s I (X1) as comfort (favorable) or discomfort (unfavorable), and its primordial urge’s pursuit of comfort/pleasure leads to a gradual development of the being’s abilities, and influences its behaviour.
The instinct beings react to external influences (sound, vibration, touch, wind, atmosphere, light, etc.) and these reactions occur spontaneously and automatically. The I (X1) of the instinct being is thus able, via its instinct energy (X2), to translate external influences into subjective knowledge (X3) and, based on this, develop appropriate automatic functions/ tropisms. For example, plants automatically react to their physical environment; they open and turn to light and close to rain and darkness, their roots extend towards water etc. These and other tropisms are mainly effects of the instinct energy. Automatic functions are based on instinct energy and also here memory energy (with its archiving function) and the talent core principle ANKARLÄNK?????? are of great significance.
In other words, the plants’ night-conscious state in the physical world dominated by instinct energy implies that the plant gradually begins to sense and experience the physical world and successively undergoes an “awakening process” on the physical plane.
During the plant kingdom, various defense methods against the physical environment are developed such as thorns, bristles, toxins, camouflage colors and patterns etc. And the wind prepares the plant being over time so that it can move independently which is very important in the next realm, the animal kingdom, not least in order to escape, fight and attack.
Plants communicate in different ways and they can “support” each other, through their roots, for instance. They create physical expressions in the form of high-frequency sounds (which we can, at least partly, technically register), and express themselves using these sounds to convey, for example, when they are dehydrated or damaged. Research shows, for example, that the sounds differ depending on what happens to the plant and which species it belongs to. Another example of the establishment of plants in the physical world is the development of a sense of “smell” by which they have the ability to perceive organic molecules that are spread through the air, and they recognize molecules that they themselves and other plants produce. They can, for example, perceive molecules that other plants secrete when they are attacked by pests, and in this way, plants in the vicinity of pest-affected plants can be warned and activate defense mechanisms even before they are attacked.
Plants don´t need much physical nutrition to establish themselves and survive on the physical level. Plants which take most of their nutrients from the air via their aerial roots are an example of this.
The need for physical nourishment culminates in the animal kingdom. It should be added that there are also carnivorous individuals on the instinct plane (i.e. they eat life-units/ individuals who are day-conscious on the physical plane, known to us as “animals”) which is a sign of an approach to the animal kingdom where meat-eating is common for longer or shorter periods (however, there is an infinite number of versions depending on the different cosmic paths of evolution).
The development of one-poled state, i.e. sex and gender division begins in the plant kingdom (and culminates in the animal kingdom). We can, for example, observe this in plants with stamens and pistils in the same flower, and plants with both male and female flowers (also different kinds of pollination systems etc.) which is necessary for their establishment and survival in the physical world. Plant reproduction implies a physical materialization process, a type of elementary reincarnation. The reincarnation process then develops further and becomes most tangible in the animal kingdom where it culminates for example, in the mammalian stage.
The materialization and establishment of a new organism principle in the physical world begin automatically on the instinct plane of existence (plant kingdom). The autonomous organ-talent cores (AO-T) are a crucial prerequisite for this process and are created at the paraphysical planes of existence (intelligence plane and intuition plane) before the coming transition into a new organism principle. All the new AO-TC are developed and specialized for the new organism structure and its basic and essential functions, features and future development. They contain complete programs that are later activated and function completely automatically in the realization of the new organism principle in physical matter, which occurs entirely without the individual’s day-conscious volition and participation.
EXPANSION/ ACTION PLANE — Animal Kingdom
— The Basic Energy Combination of the Expansion/ Action Plane —
(detail of diagram, complete diagram below)
Expansion/ Action energy (orange, impact factor 40) characteristics: expansion, action, dynamism, manifestation, acting outwards, explosion, acceleration, heat, the main component of physical matter, “mass-function”; responsible for what we term mass and the Higgs field. In consciousness, this energy is emotionally expressed as aggressiveness, ruthlessness, egoism, destructive actions, cruelty, even to harm and kill living beings.
Life forms/ individuals with the above illustrated basic energy combination represent the Expansion/ Action Plane and are day-conscious on the physical plane and night-conscious on the paraphysical plane. The previous instinct being has thereby developed into an expansion/ action being. From our human and known perspective, this means that the plant has become an animal and is day-conscious in the physical world.
Overall, the animal kingdom can be described as being characterized by the development of complex physical organisms and physical activities. Reincarnation and the organic development into a one-poled state (sex and gender division), which began in the plant kingdom, culminate here and then subside. This is followed by the organic development of a new double-poled state and when this evolutionary process is completed, the individual transitions from the animal kingdom into the real human kingdom. The double-poled state can briefly be described as androgynous with a combination of and balance between male/ masculinity and female/ femininity, which means that a new kind of human being is about to evolve. (ANKARLÄNK See The Pole-Structures: the transformation of the poles, one-poled state and double-poled state).
The latter part of the animal kingdom entails the development and transition from darkness, egoism and ignorance to light, love, high intellectuality and awareness which are characteristics of the following real human kingdom. We, humans of today, are at the end of the complex animal kingdom.
This text refers mainly to the development of humans on Earth, who represent only one of the infinite number of life forms at the expansion/ action plane of existence.
As can be seen from the diagram, in the animal kingdom the instinct energy decreases, expansion/ action energy culminates, and the contraction/ perception/ feeling energy increases. This basic energy combination underlies complex physical organisms. Over time, the increasing contraction/ perception/ feeling energy also implies a development from egoism (based on expansion/ action energy) to altruism (based on contraction/ perception/ feeling energy). The intelligence energy is also increasing, and this energy is neutral. The results and effects of the intelligence energy depend on how we use it. Intelligence energy in combination with a predominance of expansion/ action energy, results, for example, in the creation of atomic weapons and instruments of torture, and in combination with predominately contraction/ perception/ feeling energy results in the creation of, for instance, life-giving and health-promoting instruments and equipment, etc.
Man is now in a dangerous phase; the intelligence energy is often used for destructive, selfish purposes, to create power and financial gain. This has caused and continues to cause dangerous and dire consequences for humans, animals, environment and climate. In effect, the whole planet is seriously affected.
The weak position of intelligence (first increasing stage), intuition (minimum stage) and memory energy* (second decreasing stage) indicates that man is still practically unaware of the paraphysical and intellectual side of existence. Materialism and physicalism dominate, and the paraphysical reality is unknown to us. We do not understand the real nature of life and reality, but we are on the way to a sweeping change; the intelligence energy and the intuition energy (with their high impact factors 80 and 120) will successively increase while the expansion/ action energy decreases and the contraction/ perception / feeling energy increases. This development implies crucial advances and changes in our psyche and mentality, which entails that egoism will gradually be replaced by altruism at the same time as an increasing awareness of life and reality will evolve and become established.
* The decreasing memory energy also means, for example, that normally we do not remember previous lives – in fact, most of us even have difficulty remembering various events and parts of our current life …
The animal kingdom is dominated by the expansion/ action energy and characterized by a dominant focus on the physical world with associated physical activities. However, it must be emphasized that the instinct energy (that dominates in the plant kingdom/ instinct plane), also governs and controls many processes and functions of animal beings, complex automatic functions are crucial for the life and development of animal beings.
In the animal kingdom prevails what Per Bruus-Jensen expresses as the “principle of egoism and killing”. The animal kingdom with its maximum of expansion/ action energy represents the “darkness” in the spiral cycle, dominated by egoism, ignorance, lust for power, suffering etc. This realm constitutes a necessary contrast to the other planes of existence which represent the “light” in the spiral cycle, dominated by brilliant intelligence and knowledge, intuition, altruism, unconditional love, etc.
However, as previously described, the animal kingdom does not only mean darkness and suffering. There is also plenty of happiness, love and light in the awake day-conscious physical state as well as during sleep in the night-conscious state when we are visiting the paraphysical planes. During the period between two physical incarnations (after death and before birth), life continues in paraphysical planes of existence, which implies a regenerating life dominated by love and light. In other words, after death we become temporary guests or visitors in the paraphysical worlds where we also receive guidance before we re-incarnate in the physical world. These paraphysical periods between lives in the physical world are often likened to a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation from the hard school of physical existence (more on this topic later).
The terrestrial human being is not an animal in the purest sense, but he/she is not a finished human being either. He/she is a wounded refugee between two kingdoms.
There are many factors that work together in the evolutionary phase of development from animal to what Martinus terms “real human being”. Two of the most important factors are the transformation of the poles and the principle of karma (the law of karma). According to the cycle principle and the law of movement, every kind of movement in the entire Cosmos forms a circular path which means that it returns to its source. This also underlies the principle of karma (destiny principle); everything that we “send out” (every action, thought, feeling, etc.) returns to us sooner or later (in this or further life/existence). The energy always returns to its source in one form or another – the law of cause and effect/karma.
In the animal kingdom, where egoism and recklessness prevail, these principles cause a great deal of suffering. However, all the suffering that the animal being experiences leads it to develop the capacity for compassion and pity, which over time generates a change in behavior; egoism will gradually be replaced by altruism. In this way, karma means teaching, and suffering takes on meaning; it develops compassion. Martinus really emphasizes the importance of always trying to relieve suffering in all its forms, (if we ignore it, if we don’t care about it, we ourselves will be met by an equivalent or similar response). Another important and stimulating development factor is the so-called Cosmic World-Impulses, through which guidance and teaching are conveyed by various “predecessors/ teachers”, such as Sufi masters, Rama, Krishna, Jesus and Buddha amongst many others. Their knowledge and messages have often been related in a simplified and metaphorical way through myths and parables, adapted so that people would be able to grasp the knowledge through the frame of reference and general level of development of their time.*
* Development, Protection and Parent principle (the principle for the formation of development, protection and teaching) – effect: all forms of development (e.g. physical, biological, psychological, emotional, intellectual), protection, parenting, caring, health and social care, leadership, guidance, teaching, education, school and education systems, etc. The principle also entails comprehensive protection and responsibility for all forms of development in a greater perspective including evolution. In this context, what Martinus terms the religious principle should be mentioned. This implies guidance via so-called world-impulses from higher planes of existence (also conveyed on Earth by “teachers/ precursors” in different fields) successively adapted to our current level of development. This stimulates the development of consciousness from a stage of belief in a deity, further on to materialism and atheism, and from there to cosmic consciousness. From belief to knowing ….
During the animal kingdom, beings evolve from elementary to increasingly complex life forms with specialized organisms. We will focus on our own organism development (describing the so-called repetition, autonomous-talent cores, teleostats, etc.) further on in the section on Reincarnation.
A large part of the suffering in the animal kingdom is caused by the fact that food, in many cases consists of organs and parts from the bodies of other living beings, and here we can also add various forms of exploitation and abuse of physical organisms, such as in the fur industry, “entertainment” (game and trophy hunting, bullfighting, etc.). The need for physical nourishment culminates in the animal kingdom where we find carnivorous life-units/ individuals, which means, briefly and generally speaking, they eat other beings/life-units who are day-conscious (more or less) on the physical plane which causes great suffering. Later in their development these individuals leave the carnivorous stage and become vegetarians, vegans and fruitarians. After a period of continued development in the next realm, the real human kingdom, individuals need only lighter, more subtle nutrients which they absorb from the air. This is characteristic of many life forms within the transition zone between the physical and paraphysical stages. In this case, the life-unit/ animal moves further into paraphysical existence and becomes day-conscious on the paraphysical plane. This can be compared with plants/ instinct beings which are day-conscious on the paraphysical plane and establishing themselves on the physical plane; many of which take nourishment from the air through their aerial roots.
The abovementioned process for humans involves very extensive and comprehensive organic development and changes in our internal organs. For instance, our digestive organs (dominated by expansion/ action energy) will slowly diminish and degenerate, while our lungs (dominated by contraction/ perception/ feeling energy) and their capacity will develop and increase, at the same time as our physical body gradually becomes more and more androgynous (the ongoing transformation of the poles).
This phase of development — when our expansion/ action energy (associated with egoistic and destructive behavior) decreases, and we begin to achieve a balance between our increasing contraction/ perception/ feeling energy (associated with altruistic and loving behavior) and intelligence energy — opens up within us the ability to use the intuition energy. Our “heavy and solid” physical bodies will undergo a gradual refining process over time that allows us to organically receive and handle greater amounts of the strong intuition energy.
The increasing and powerful intelligence energy has greatly influenced our lives in the physical world in general. For instance, our ability to communicate with each other. Already in the plant kingdom, individuals begin to express themselves using various physical high-frequency sounds (see Instinct plane above). This continues with the development of various specialized sounds in the animal kingdom; sound expressions that we humans later develop into a nuanced spoken and written language. We have also created different ways to communicate technically, by conveying words and images, for example, via telephone, radio, TV, telefax, computers, mobile phones, internet, etc. (communication which today takes place more or less immediately and independently of physical distances all over the globe). IT, VR, AI development, etc. is extensive, pervasive and very quickly expanding – and all this is just the very beginning.
Martinus and Per Bruus-Jensen described much of this development years ago and explained that it is to be seen as a preliminary stage and experimental training for the development of our future ability to communicate telepathically; to be able to communicate with each other directly via our thoughts and feelings without physical language or technical equipment, as well as being able to move instantly “from one place to another” in a paraphysical “world of states” (beginning in the real human kingdom) which will replace the physical world of time and distances in which we live here and now. (More on this subject in the section The Real Human Kingdom.)
During the latter part of the animal kingdom, up until the real human kingdom, humanity’s existential and religious orientation, perception of God and worldview undergo several stages, which are governed and developed by the gradual flow of their basic energy combinations. Below, is a very brief outline of the characteristics of three of these “existential main stages”:
- Man believes in God, a governing and judging deity – Traditional religious belief systems – based on instinct energy domination.
- Man believes in coincidence and chance – Traditional atheism and materialism – based on unbalanced and limited intelligence energy domination, (thereby also resulting in belief systems).
- Man realizes that all forms of life are immortal life-units, unique parts of the infinite and all-embracing Divine Cosmos – Cosmic consciousness – based on intuition energy domination.
Original short version by Per Bruus-Jensen:
Man believes in God – Man does not believe in God – Man realizes that she/he is a part of God.
Before we go further with the paraphysical planes of existence, there follows a brief introduction to facilitate a general understanding of the subject.
A Brief Introduction to
PARAPHYSICAL EXISTENCE and DIMENSIONS in general
Paraphysical structures and dimensions comprise “finer”, more subtle forms of energy and matter, with extremely high frequencies, based on and functioning according to different constants and laws of nature, compared to the physical world we know. The physical dimension implies a “world of distances” and the paraphysical dimension is a “non-local world of conditions/states”. The real human kingdom implies a transition from a physical “universe of distances” to a paraphysical “universe of conditions/states”.
The quantum vacuum represents a “doorway” into worlds and dimensions beyond our present knowledge of space and time etc. which can help us to get a little bit closer to an increasing understanding of both the physical and the paraphysical worlds, how they are interconnected and the transition between them.
We are also reminded that the X-Structure and the paraphysical reality cannot be described in the conventional sense via physical concepts and illustrations. In this context the Danish physicist Niels Bohr can be mentioned, who introduced a “picture ban” in the light of the fact that quantum mechanics cannot be illustrated through physical images etc., but rather via formulas. Thus, concepts, diagrams, texts etc. are merely to be seen as educational aids to facilitate the understanding of the real nature of life and reality, on the way to an intuitive understanding …
PARAPHYSICAL and PHYSICAL PLANES of EXISTENCE
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(Numbers I-VI on the left side of the diagram)
I. Instinct plane (plant kingdom) – physical status.
II. Expansion/ action plane (animal kingdom) – physical status.
III. Contraction/ perception/ feeling plane (real human kingdom) – transition zone/ plane; initially physical status then turns into paraphysical status.
IV. Intelligence plane (wisdom kingdom) – paraphysical status.
V. Intuition plane (wisdom kingdom) – paraphysical status.
VI. Memory plane (bliss and mineral kingdom) – transition zone/ plane; initially paraphysical status then turns into physical status.
For most people, it is difficult to understand life and existence in the paraphysical planes of existence which are worlds of conditions/states (not tied to space-time geometry) as these worlds are very different from our day-conscious life in the physical distance-related world that we know.
In order to more easily understand paraphysical existence, we shall briefly describe the communication and interaction between two individuals called A (“sender”) and B (“receiver”) in these paraphysical planes of existence. It should also be added that after the death of the physical body, our life continues in the paraphysical world until we reincarnate again in the physical world (i.e. between two physical incarnations).
What A (sender) wants to convey becomes directly “visible” by being manifested in paraphysical matter (materialization) and this becomes completely real for B (receiver). What A wants to convey takes shape as a completely realistic and natural sequence of events, and B is surrounded and directly present in this scenery and participates in it. Communication at the paraphysical level is “direct and immediate” (or can be described as a form of instant telepathic communication).
This direct communication can be compared to communication in the physical world which is “indirect communication”, where the individuals’ communication is limited by the laws of nature in the physical world, the individual’s sensory organs, language, interpretation of words and stimuli, experiences, imagination, capabilities, levels of development etc. In other words, in the physical world, the sender’s (A) message is interpreted by the receiver (B) and this interpretation is dependent on physical conditions and the receiver’s (B) individual abilities, conditions etc.
On the paraphysical level, however, what A conveys (a special event, for example) coincides and co-exists with what B experiences, and as a whole, a realistic scenario is created (there are no “intermediaries” or “gaps” here). This also means that B’s reactions to the event that A conveys become directly visible to B and result in B becoming a co-actor. This leads to a mutual and direct interaction between A and B who together become both sender and receiver.
The paraphysical event that is related to A and B merges into a whole that they both directly experience, jointly maintain and further develop. This means that the individuals experience a feeling of “we”; an experience of “oneness ” and strong community. In the physical world of indirect communication and interaction however, there is a much greater sense of separation and loneliness; “I and the others”. In this connection we can relate to the two expressions ”alone” and “all one”: we feel “alone” in the physical planes of existence and are “all one” in the paraphysical planes of existence.
All life-units are parts of the infinite wholeness Cosmos (the life-unit principle and the structure of entanglement). In the paraphysical planes of existence individuals are aware of this, unlike in physical existence which often involves a lot of pain and suffering).
Diagram illustrating communication and interaction at the paraphysical level
The diagram above illustrates two individuals/ life-units (A and B) who, through their individual paraphysical structures (D), are in direct mutual communication and interaction with each other by using and influencing paraphysical energy/matter (M) materialization. This interaction and materialization process creates experiences (X3 subj. = Y) for both individuals (A and B). Through the direct communication and interaction between A and B, their experiences become practically identical in terms of character and content. The fact that paraphysical matter (M) is directly affected by both A/D and B/D also contributes to this.
- At the paraphysical level individuals/ life-units are in direct communication and interaction with each other.
- Instead of existing in separate worlds individuals collectively maintain one paraphysical world that they are engaged in and characterize. This means that the paraphysical world is created through direct interaction between individuals using and influencing paraphysical energy/matter (materialization and dematerialization processes).
- Mutual interaction between individuals in the paraphysical world thus means the establishment of a common objective world that they continuously create and develop in paraphysical matter (objective status). Of course, each individual/ life-unit has subjective experiences (X3 subj.) of this objective world (X3 obj.), i.e., as always, the I/X1 experiences through its creative and experiential ability/X2 a subjective version/X3 subj. of the objective world/X3 obj.
CONTRACTION/ PERCEPTION/ FEELING PLANE — Human (Real Human) Kingdom
— The Basic Energy Combination of the Contraction/ Perception/ Feeling Plane —
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Contraction/ Perception/ Feeling energy (yellow, impact factor 60) characteristics: contraction, perception, registering, reception, regulation of dynamics, acting inwards, receiving activities, implosion, retardation, coldness, condensing effect, “gravity-function”. In consciousness, this energy is emotionally expressed as sensitivity, empathy, sympathy, altruism, life-giving and loving actions.
Life forms/ individuals with the above illustrated basic energy combination represent the Real Human Kingdom (also termed the Human Kingdom) which is a transition plane; the first part of this realm has physical status and later turns into paraphysical status. This means that the being’s/ life-unit’s day-consciousness transitions from the physical plane to the paraphysical plane. Consequently, this is a transition in the opposite direction compared to the instinct realm/ plant kingdom where the individuals’ day-consciousness passes from the paraphysical world to the physical world (when this process is completed, they are referred to as animals and day-conscious in the physical animal kingdom).
This text refers mainly to the development of humans, who represent only one of the infinite number of life forms at the contraction/perception/feeling plane of existence.
Terrestrial mankind still belongs to the animal kingdom, but the animal stage is degenerating very strongly in favor of the beginning of the real human kingdom, which Martinus estimates will be established on Earth in about three thousand years.
The real human kingdom is characterized by altruism, empathy, joy, reverence and care for all life (based on contraction/ perception/ feeling energy). The selfishness, aggressiveness, recklessness, ignorance etc. (based on expansion/ action energy) of the animal kingdom are obliterated because the dominant contraction/ perception/ feeling energy in the real human kingdom controls the decreasing expansion/ action energy).
The finished human understands the nature of life and reality and uses the increasing intelligence energy and intuition energy to create and improve living conditions and serve all living beings. The memory energy is at its minimum level and individuals are living and focusing primarily in the present.
The Golden Rule – “Treat others the way you wish to be treated yourself” – which was conveyed via the previous cosmic world-impulse is found globally in most religions and in many philosophical teachings. This etic rule becomes a fundamental and absolute given in the human kingdom.
With this pervasive altruistic development also come sweeping changes in society. There will be no borders and countries, but something that can be described as a global world state will emerge. According to Martinus, the UN constitutes an “embryo” for this future altruistic global society and Per Bruus-Jensen uses the term “cosmic homocracy” as a designation for this new global world order and altruistic society.
As previously mentioned, the need for physical nourishment decreases and finally disappears in the real human kingdom. After the fruitarian stage, individuals switch increasingly to taking nourishment from the air. During this evolutionary phase the digestive organs (dominated by expansion/ action energy) slowly diminish and degenerate, while the lungs (dominated by contraction/ perception/ feeling energy) and their capacity will develop and increase.
Terrestrial mankind’s evolution from animal to real human involves the development of organisms and organs, enabling individuals to function, create and experience in the paraphysical world. The transition into the real human kingdom is characterized by balance between the masculine pole and the feminine pole; the individual has become double-poled. EV LÄNK men vi har ju haft det i ANimalK ???????
Martinus expresses this phase as the “Great Birth”, which also implies that the individual’s consciousness evolves into the first level of cosmic consciousness. Man has thereby reached the third existential orientation and worldview (previously described in the animal kingdom): Man realizes that all forms of life are immortal life-units, unique parts of the infinite and all-embracing Divine Cosmos.
A short quote from The Book of Life, No 1, paragraph 248, where Martinus writes as follows:
The Great Birth cannot take place on Earth in the case of those human beings who gradually become so purified and developed that they are able to receive a fundamental experience of it, but only in worlds which are further forward in evolution. This means that when a terrestrial person has experienced a number of forerunner symptoms of the Great Birth through several lives, and has become mature enough for the genuine experience, he or she will no longer be born on this Earth but in a higher world where the Great Birth is fundamental. However, in about three thousand years’ time the Earth’s development will have reached so far that the Great Birth can be experienced here, and the real human kingdom will have arisen within the Earth’s horizon. As expressed on the symbol (No 4) it means that in three thousand years the Earth will have reached the yellow star which depicts the Great Birth and has begun to gain access to the yellow section (the real human kingdom). See also PLUS ANKARLÄNK till det tidigare svsnitt med symbolen i ONTOLOGI 2
The physical reincarnation process has ceased and the physical organism degenerates and becomes more and more subtle. Over time individuals transform from physical status to paraphysical status (as mentioned earlier, only the first part of the real human kingdom is physical). The physical body and the switching body are replaced by a paraphysical organism, the so-called appearance body, with which the individual is organically connected, identifies itself and appears to others in the paraphysical world. The individual can influence and change the appearance body indefinitely (hence the name appearance body, meaning that one can appear in different ways). See also the symbol Xom3, (the text after area g), in the paraphysical planes of existence the semiphysical switching body (f) and the physical organism (g) are replaced by the appearance body.
In other words, the individual continuously and completely automatically establishes an individual paraphysical organism with which one identifies and appears to others. The individual feels, experiences and moves with this appearance body in a similar way as with a physical organism. The appearance body involves a kind of materialization and dematerialization in paraphysical matter, which the individual controls with the power of the mind. This paraphysical appearance body is a “tool” for life – manifestations and experiences – which, in the paraphysical world, can be compared to the much more limited physical organism in the physical world.
In the real human kingdom, individuals gradually develop their ability to interact, materialize and dematerialize, and they communicate directly (telepathically) with each other via their thoughts and feelings, (see above; communication and interaction at the paraphysical level). As previously mentioned, terrestrial man’s creation of Information Technology in the latter part of the animal kingdom can be seen as early “training projects and practice stages”: immediate communication and information transfer, materialization, etc. (governed by will and thoughts, without any technical equipment) that characterizes the real human kingdom.
Before we go further, we want to emphasize and clarify that the term “sexuality” has a new and far wider meaning in the Cosmic Worldview than that currently accepted. In the ontology of the Cosmic Worldview, sexuality is divided into two main groups: emotional sexuality and intellectual sexuality. These two types of sexuality are tied to the individual’s paraphysical pole organs: emotional sexuality (and its climax phase) is connected to and depends on the individual’s emotional pole organ, and intellectual sexuality is connected to the intellectual pole organ and presupposes intuition energy for its maximum level.
Terrestrial man can only experience a very, very vague form of intellectual sexualism, as in intellectual pleasure, strong and overwhelming joy associated with intellectual creation, intellectual problem solving and the understanding of complex problems, creation of art etc.
Martinus has created a special term; the “highest fire”, which in short, means the “ultimate pleasure”, and its source is sexuality in its pure state. This highest fire/ ultimate pleasure (“sexual climax”) can be achieved in an infinite number of ways, emotionally and intellectually, depending on which plane of existence and which organismic principle the life unit/ individual exists in and represents.
We will return to this subject in the text Sexual Evolution and the Transformation of the Poles.
Below a few summary points by Per Bruus-Jensen describing the physical zone and the paraphysical zone of the real human kingdom.
The Physical Zone of the Real Human Kingdom:
- The reincarnation process has ceased and is replaced by materialisation and dematerialisation. At the beginning, the individuals are assisted by masters who possesses this ability.
- The fruitarian stage is decreasing and air nutrition is increasing.
- The individuals focus on science, art, serving all living beings, living in the service of love.
- The individuals are no longer divided into genders, they are double-poled which means a harmonious union of the masculine principle and the feminine principle. The sexual structure and the nervous system have undergone profound changes and the individual transitions from so-called “animal sexuality” to a new kind of sexuality; “human sexuality”. At this stage the “sexual climax” is achieved through the lips via the kiss).
- Individuals have developed an organic structure, which enables them to handle and use the strong intuition energy and thereby reach the first level of cosmic consciousness.
- In short, the physical part of the real human kingdom represents the highest form of physical existence.
The Paraphysical Zone of the Real Human Kingdom:
- The individual organism is totally paraphysical; the appearance body, controlled by the individual’s thoughts.
- The nutrition is paraphysical, the individual gets nutrition/energy from thoughts, feelings and experiences.
- Individuals continue to develop science, art, serving all living beings; living and acting fully in the service of Love.
- The individual’s freedom of movement has increased to the speed of thought and the range of consciousness. Individuals fully master materialization and dematerialization, and direct and limitless communication and interaction.
- The most highly developed ”predecessors and teachers” (termed ”world redeemers” by Martinus) who convey messages and teach terrestrial humans, normally live in this paraphysical zone of the real human kingdom and incarnate temporarily in the physical world in order to bring forward new, more altruistic values and to develop cultures that replace older and more primitive ones.
- At this paraphysical level of the real human kingdom individuals have further developed their organic ability to handle and use the intuition energy and are thereby fully cosmic conscious.
INTELLIGENCE PLANE — Wisdom Kingdom
— The Basic Energy Combination of the Wisdom Plane —
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Intelligence energy (green, impact factor 80) characteristics: analysis, logic, rationality, expediency, efficiency, recognition/ identification, reflection, calculation, foresight, imagination.
Life forms/ individuals with the above illustrated basic energy combination represent the Wisdom Kingdom/ Intelligence Plane. This realm has paraphysical status and the beings/ life-units are day-conscious on the paraphysical plane (and night-conscious on the physical plane). Martinus and Per Bruus-Jensen emphasize that it is very difficult to describe the intelligence plane and the following two realms (the intuition plane and the bliss and memory plane) as they are totally different from the physical reality we know.
The life-units/ individuals in the wisdom realm are double-poled, cosmic conscious and have paraphysical organisms (appearance bodies). They obtain their nutrition/energy through thoughts and experiences, and they have direct and instant communication and exchange of information with each other.
Life on this plane of existence is characterized by love, happiness, joy, communication, inspiring collaboration and intensive experimentation and creation in paraphysical matter where individuals/ life-units from different cosmic paths of evolution interact. These cosmic conscious individuals can, by intuition, communicate and interact with individuals belonging to the wisdom realm in different spiral cycles (“overlying” and “underlying” spiral cycles). (((EV hänvisa till communication and interatcion at the parphysival levels below stycket före Riktiga Mskoriket????
The special basic energy combination that represents the intelligence realm constitutes a nature that defines this plane of existence as “The cosmic center of art, science and technology”.
Individuals on the intelligence plane have a great need to give and receive love. Sexuality and its climax phase – the highest fire – are expressed and experienced through caresses and the sense of touch and intellectual pleasure through interaction and creation in paraphysical matter. Life here can be described as a great act of unconditional love in combination with the highest intelligence.
During the first part of the wisdom plane the life-units/ individuals relive their past evolutionary history and communicate a great deal about this with each other. They can re-experience their previous planes of existence; the real human kingdom, the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, the mineral and bliss kingdom, the divine kingdom, and back to their previous existence in the wisdom kingdom. They also display their individual background and history to each other, and all this is very entertaining and inspiring for them.
All these re-experiences are made possible by the fact that the life-units, through increasing intuition energy, can access with their entire store of gold-copies* in combination with culminating intelligence energy and increasing memory energy.
The gold-copies are of a “conclusive” nature and quality, and give individuals an enormous overview and understanding of their past. Individuals process these “conclusive” experiences from their evolutionary history, which means that they really relive their previous existence as actual and authentic reality in detail.
* Gold-copy: cosmic chemically processed and refined sections of accumulated experiences, memories. The memory-talent cores (M-TC) are constantly processed and influenced by the mother energy and over time undergo a cosmic chemical process that results in special “refined” M-TC termed “gold-copies”. These gold-copies give rise to a state of bliss and intense pleasure in the paraphysical planes of existence and dominate in the bliss and mineral realm (where memory/ bliss energy culminates).
The individual’s gold-copies and M-TC are archived and situated in the Element of Fate: the Eternal Body – Primary level, Primary Psychic Force Field (PP-force field), see the symbol Xom3 (area d).
Over time, however, individuals gradually become tired of re-experiencing and communicating about their previous lives and existence (an effect of the contrast principle and the changing and renewal principle – hunger and satiation principle). Instead, they become more and more inspired and motivated to plan their future development in the forthcoming spiral cycle. In other words, they leave their past and begin to focus on their future. According to Martinus, this creativity begins with free imagination, innovation and ideas. Through their maximized intelligence energy and increasing intuition energy, individuals have immense knowledge of the principles of reality and laws of the Cosmos. This knowledge and insight are used when they interact and create paraphysical “models” for their future existence (as mentioned earlier, this work includes life-units from different paths of evolution and organism principles).
It is easy to understand why Martinus also called the intelligence plane the “divine workshop”. Here, models are created for new material worlds, physical planes of existence, cultures, organisms, organic systems, etc. This means, for example, that we humans (belonging to the organism principle on planet Earth at the end of the animal kingdom) in the wisdom kingdom in our previous spiral cycle were co-creators of our current physical bodies with their sensory organs, etc. It also means that in our future existence in the wisdom kingdom, we will create models for our life in the next spiral cycle and the planet principle … (((EV SPIRALBILD ÅXÅ HÄR)))
The so-called autonomous organ-talent cores (AO-TC) are created at the intelligence plane and the intuition plane as these two planes of existence are of a similar nature and there is coexistence and widespread cooperation between them. The autonomous organ-talent cores contain the information needed for the individual’s organism structure and functions to be materialized and realized in the forthcoming existence in the next spiral cycle.*
* The Autonomous Organ-Talent Cores contain information for the creation and development of paraphysical and physical organs and organisms, and are crucial to how things take their form, grow and evolve in a particular way, (dismissing the traditional theory that all this complex form-shaping and development is merely genetically programmed).
An example of this is the reincarnation process at our current level of development. The primary form-shaping and evolving processes with all the underlying information are accumulated in the AO-TC and activated at the paraphysical level when the reincarnation process begins. It should also be added that all our automatic functions and behaviors are governed by the information stored in the individual talent cores. For instance, only a small proportion (2-4 percent) of our bodily functions are volitional. The beginning of a new incarnation implies activation of the individual’s autonomous organ-talent cores at the paraphysical level, which initiate and govern complex processes at the physical level via the transforming semiphysical switching body. We can follow these intensively progressing processes and activities at the physical level from the conception at the zygote stage onward. The individual’s AO-TC are situated in the Element of Fate: the Eternal Body – Primary level, Primary Psychic Force Field (PP-force field), see the symbol Xom3 (area d).
Per Bruus-Jensen emphasizes similarities and connections between our creations in the physical world and creations in the paraphysical world – for instance, with the eye as a model, we created the camera.
This also applies in the opposite direction; what we create here and now in the form of science, technology, art, etc. can constitute the basis for something that will be further developed in the forthcoming wisdom kingdom. This means innovative and refined development governed by the highest intelligence and ethics, which will result in new, more expedient and sophisticated models and constructions that can be used in future spiral cycles …
INTUITION PLANE — Divine Kingdom
— The Basic Energy Combination of the Divine Plane —
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Intuition energy (blue, impact factor 120) characteristics: synthesis, quintessence, instant understanding and knowing (independent of previous studies and our ordinary perception and sensory organs), penetrating, immediate insight, design and generation of ingenious ideas and perfected constructive creativity.
MEMORY PLANE — Bliss and Mineral Kingdom
— The Basic Energy Combination of the Bliss and Mineral Plane —
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Memory energy (light indigo, impact factor 100) characteristics: accumulation, preservation and archiving, retrospection, remembrance. This energy is dominating in experiences of bliss, intense pleasure based on what Martinus terms “gold-copies”; cosmic chemically processed and refined sections of accumulated experiences, memories.