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Martinus Institute of Spiritual Science

The Martinus Institute of Spiritual Science is a New Age organization founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the 1930s by a teacher known publicly as Martinus (1890-1981). Reportedly, Martinus had undergone an intense experience, after which he could divine spiritual principles and laws of the universe through colored diagrams and symbols. He subsequently claimed to have analyzed the universe, which he understood in a set of logical chains of thought readily accessible to the intelligence. Among the principles he discovered, for example, was that life is eternal and manifests in alternate periods of physical and spiritual existence (that is, reincarnation ). Martinus's teachings are summarized in his two books, Livets Bog (The Book of Life) and The Eternal World Picture.

In 1935 he opened what has become the organization's primary center at the seaside resort town of Klint. The work was slowed somewhat by World War II, but by the 1960s affiliated centers had opened in Germany, Holland, Sweden, and Great Britain. KOSMOS, the institute's magazine, appears in Danish, German, French, English, Swedish, Esperanto, Spanish, and Dutch editions. The institute may be contacted c/o Mariendalsvej 94-96, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark. Website:


Martinus. The Immortality of Living Beings. Copenhagen, Denmark: Martinus Institute, 1970.

. The Principle of Reincarnation. Copenhagen, Denmark: Martinus Institute, 1938.

. The Road to Initiation. Copenhagen, Denmark: Martinus Institute, 1957.

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