Martinus Institut, altan

The Martinus Institute

Martinus was very interested in communicating his spiritual science to the world, and he wanted his work to continue beyond his own lifetime. Before his death, he therefore founded the self-governing institution The Martinus Institute of Spiritual Science and later the foundation bearing the same name, commonly called the Martinus Institute.

Martinus bequeathed his entire work, The Third Testament, to the Institute and determined the tasks it should carry out. In brief, its tasks are to preserve, translate and publish his work, as well as to provide information about it and to provide teaching based on it.

In this way he wanted to make sure that there is one Institute in the world that can be the guarantor of the publication of his work in an authorised form, and that provides information and teaching based directly on this work.


The past, present and future in one place

Since 1943, the Institute has been housed in beautiful premises on Mariendalsvej in Frederiksberg, where Martinus also lived and worked for almost 40 years until his death in 1981. Today, the building contains, among other things, the Institute’s administration and bookshop, and it houses the publication of the magazine Kosmos in several languages.

The building is also a small course centre, where lectures, conferences and study groups based on the spiritual world picture described by Martinus are held. The first floor apartment in which Martinus himself lived and worked is preserved in its original form as a small museum that captures the mood of his own lifetime and his humble way of life.

However, the majority of the Institute’s teaching takes place at the Martinus Centre, Klint in Odsherred, which is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of northwest Sjælland. Here, especially during the summer months, a wide range of courses and events are held. The centre has its own plant-based restaurant and café.

Focus on friendship and love

The Institute is an idealistic organisation and workplace, which, in addition to a few employees, brings together a large number of voluntary unpaid staff members who undertake many of the Foundation’s tasks. A large part of the economy – along with income from book sales and courses – is based on gifts and inheritances.

Here on the website you can read much more about the Institute’s history, tasks, the permanent employees and the Foundation’s board, which in accordance with tradition is called the Council. You can also read more about the loving culture of friendship that forms the basis for the entire work of disseminating knowledge of Martinus’s cosmic analyses.
All those who are interested are welcome to contact and visit the Institute, which is open four days a week.

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