The Symbols

In the course of his life Martinus produced 100 symbols. The symbols are visual representations of aspects of the spiritual reality, and they are important elements in his description of the eternal world picture. 
With the symbols, it was Martinus´ aim to give an easily accessible overview of the principles and laws that define life and the universe.The symbols consist of shapes, colours and lines, and they are a physical illustration of certain aspects of the cosmic analyses and they make it easier for the reader to study the spiritual reality in a systematic way.
The symbols can be likened to a map - a map of aspects of the spiritual realms. They are also very beautiful and a pleasure to look at.
On this website I have only included two symbols. They come accompanied by the official explanation from the Martinus Institute.

You can see all the symbols on the website of the Martinus Institute:

The two Martinus symbols displayed below show the complete, cosmic world picture on symbol no. 22 and the materialistic world picture on symbol 22 a.
The materialistic world picture only comprises the physical world and is thus an incomplete world picture.

A Summary Explanation of Symbol No. 22

The Eternal, Cosmic, Organic Connection between God and the Sons of God - 2

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This symbol symbolises the individual living being’s cosmic connection with the Godhead. Martinus describes how on the spiritual plane there is a kingdom of completely evolved human beings that constitute the Godhead’s primary organs of consciousness. These superterrestrial beings constitute a cosmic governance that promotes world redemption. It is through the beings that make up this governance that God perceives the living beings’ prayers and answers them.

The main details of the symbol:
The white and violet pyramid shape symbolises the organic structure of the cosmic connection between every individual being and the Godhead.
The large triangle at the top symbolises the I of the Godhead.
The triangle in the middle symbolises the I of the son of God. The coloured sections connected to it symbolise the physical body of the son of God, with which he experiences the physical world.
The two dark, thick, almost transverse lines divide the symbol in two parts:
The upper part constitutes the spiritual world.
The lower part symbolises the individual unfinished human being surrounded by the physical world, which consists of the mineral kingdom (indigo), the plant kingdom (red), the animal kingdom (orange) and the physical part of the future real human kingdom (yellow).
In the lower part the unfinished human beings are symbolised in the animal kingdom in the sections from the short orange rays to the yellow rays.
The two shortest rays symbolise the very primitive, early human stages, stages that are more ape stages than human stages and that no longer exist on Earth.
The next ray symbolises our present primitive human stages, which will soon be a thing of the past on the Earth.
The last ray but one before the yellow rays symbolises civilised human beings. They are geniuses as regards creating in physical matter.
The half-orange and half-yellow ray symbolises beings that have a highly developed faculty of humaneness. They are absolutely natural vegetarians, and they prefer to avoid all discord, and are very willing to forgive their enemies. They begin to have an inkling that there must be a divine plan, and that life must have a loving meaning. They also return to praying to God and discover the power of prayer.
© Martinus Institut 1981
Reg. 22

All symbols can be seen at the website of the Martinus Institute at – see under symbols.

A Summary Explanation of Symbol No. 22A

The Materialistic or Unfinished World Picture


This symbol is an auxiliary symbol showing the materialistic and godless part of the world picture or universe. The symbol symbolises the same as the lower part of symbols nos. 21 and 22, which constitutes the physical world. On this symbol we lack all the realities that form the basis for the eternal existence of the living being and for the fact the it can appear as a living being at all.

The symbol shows only creation and created things, but no creator.
The section above the jagged dark part symbolises the physical organism of the son of God or the living being.
The section below the jagged dark part symbolises the physical world.
The small triangle symbolises the I of the living being, while the large triangle symbolises the I of the Godhead. The question mark above the triangles symbolises that the two I’s are as yet a mystery for the living being.
© Martinus Institut 1981
Reg. 22a

All symbols can be seen at the website of the Martinus Institute at – see under symbols.

The symbols are a source of wonder. You can spend hours studying them.