It is not accidental that Martinus has chosen to place the following two symbols on the front and back covers of his work:
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The symbol on the back cover is called: Through the initiation of darkness – Hell or Armageddon
The killing principle
We reap as we sow from life to life
The consequences of the killing principle
First after the harvesting of our sufferings is born an understanding of life’s law of love ”love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”.
Meat eating is also an example that human beings ”know not what they do”. All the sufferings we cause other living beings, large as well as small, return to ourselves. The volcano symbolises natural catastrophes – and shows that we are not wholly protected in relation to our macrobeing, the Earth. We ourselves constitute a macrobeing in relation to our organism. If we provide it with poor conditions so are we born in outlying nature areas which are correspondingly dangerous. But even under the initiation of darkness, in ”the killing principle’s sphere”, we are surrounded by love (the radiant halo). The receptive soul can always find a guiding light which shows the way out of the darkness.
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The symbol on the front cover is called: The fully-evolved human being in God’s image after His likeness
The life-giving principle
The cosmic life view
For a detailed symbol explanation written by Martinus himself see The Eternal World Picture Vol. II
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