Prologue to “The Undiscovered Country”.
Finding answers to the question of post-mortem survival.
Is this life all there is? Is one life all we’re getting or is there life after death? The latest research results certainly suggest that life continues in some other form after death and that reincarnation is much more than a religious belief. This book presents data from the latest research into the question of the survival of consciousness and offers logical and rational arguments supporting the idea that there is nothing final about death.
When I had finished writing my first book “DEATH IS AN ILLUSION- A Logical Explanation Based on Martinus’ Worldview” (published in 2002), I had so much material left over that another book was called for. In “Death Is an Illusion” I present a general introduction to the work of the Danish spiritual intuitive Martinus and his fascinating world picture, and although the book explains why death is not the end, it does not specifically focus on the factual evidence for this claim. It is the evidence for post-mortem survival that is the focus in “The Undiscovered Country”. In connection with the writing of “Death Is an Illusion” I researched a large number of titles by contemporary scientists such as Kenneth Ring Ph.D., Ian Stevenson M.D, Brian Weiss M.D., Roger Woolger Ph.D., Elisabeth Kübler Ross M.D., Erlendur Haraldsson Ph.D., Peter Fenwick Ph.D., Gary E. Schwartz Ph.D., Pim van Lommel Ph.D., Joel L. Whitton M.D. Ph.D., Edith Fiore, M.D, and many more. All this research reveals evidence that death is not the end, and it constitutes the sources from which I draw in this book. The research also puts forward the idea that the death of the physical body does not mean the cessation of consciousness, and that indeed our core being, our “I”, is as alive and well without the physical body as with it. Our “I” simply does not die.
Not only does this book present the scientific evidence for the survival of consciousness, it also explores the very question of the nature of consciousness. When one delves into the question of what consciousness is, one will eventually come to the conclusion that consciousness is everywhere. Not only is death an illusion for the individual, but it also is for what we regard as dead matter. Life, not death, rules supreme. Life, not death, permeates the universe. We are, indeed, alive in a living, conscious universe.
The theoretical foundation for these claims rests on the logical explanations offered by the Danish spiritual intuitive and mystic Martinus. The empirical evidence for the survival of consciousness presented by the above mentioned scientists and the theory put forward by Martinus support and confirm each other perfectly, and taken together they present a very strong support for the idea that our consciousness, or soul if you like, survives the death of the physical body. However, this is not a religious book in any traditional sense, and I’m not trying to convert anybody to any type of belief system. All I want to do is to show the reader the sheer amount of evidence that supports the idea that our consciousness or “I” survives death. This evidence is not only highly interesting and encouraging, but also very comforting for those who may be afraid to die. Believe me, death is “just” a passage from one form of existence to another, and if we are to believe those who have actually died, the so-called near-death experiencers, being “dead” is something exceedingly pleasant, and something that we should look forward to with comfort and anticipation. You may think that I’m exaggerating, but I’m not – and this book will convince you that death is an illusion.
And also, of course, I want to present core ideas from Martinus’ cornucopia of spiritual treasures, because his fantastic work has been and still is the great passion of my life. My life changed focus completely when in 1995 I chanced upon his work. From having been an atheist for more than 30 years I became a person who could suddenly see something much grander than a dead universe ruled by chaos and chance. I cannot say that I became a believer, because I do not subscribe to any established religion, but I became able to see that there simply had to be a spiritual level of wisdom beyond the physical world. There had to be a universal intelligence somewhere that had made all this possible. Believing that everything had come into existence by mere chance, random selection and accidental mutations became to me an impossible idea. It became self-evident that creation cannot be done without intelligent planning, and because all the evidence for intelligent planning is out there, I had a strong urge to focus on it and make its existence obvious to more people. With its unwavering logic and extraordinary revelations Martinus’ work deserves a much more central role in today’s belief-system discussions, and this book will convince you that spirituality and science can link up, hold hands, and together constitute a much-needed basis for a revision of our traditional way of interpreting life, death and the mystery of both.
So, if you feel that there is more to the world than meets the eye, if you feel drawn to a perception of the world with a stronger focus on spirituality, if you feel there has to be more to life than just these few years on Earth, if you feel that you want to explore the question of the survival of consciousness and the non-existence of death, and if you want to become acquainted with the work of the great mystic Martinus, then you should read this book. And… please be prepared to accept the idea that life never ends. Death is not what it seems. It most certainly isn’t over when the fat lady sings.
“When a living being believes that he is identical to physical matter he is subject to the biggest illusion that exists” Martinus.