The word "God" or "the Divine" has always been an expression of
man´s longing for life fulfilment. Today, the old religious
conceptions of a personified god or of personified gods and
goddesses who rewardingly and punitively intervene in men´s
destiny are done as an error.
According to the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724 to
1804), conceptions and ideas of God were recognized as rational
encroachments on the inaccessible realm of transcendency, the
beyond of time, expanse and causality. Reason perceives the
world along lines of these categories, thus comprehends the
world of the manifested phenomena which are just as well subject
to time, expanse, cause and effect.
Mathilde Ludendorff´s God-cognition extended the realizations of
Kant by proving that, apart from his capacity of thought and
judgement, man attains cognition by his divinatory "self". This
self is able to experience and recognize God, the entity of all
phenomena, intuitively. Even the Greek philosopher Plato (-427
to -347) mentioned the "entitative vision" of the soul. Nowadays
Mathilde Ludendorff recognized God as the entity of all
phenomena. Entity means "real being", i.e. the one and only
reality. The German poet and author of philosophical essays
Friedrich Schiller (1759 to 1805) also knew of a will that
"weaves highly above time and expanse", beyond expanse and time.
Mathilde Ludendorff saw this will - the will to awareness - as
cause of the emergence of the creation.
The God-cognition answers to the continually enigmatic issues of
life: the divine meaning of life, of human imperfectness, of
mortality and of the freedom of will. Mathilde Ludendorff`s
philosophy of religion discerned the various ethnicities as
unique and irreplaceable manifestations of the Divine which is
principally disclosed in their customs and cultures. Diversity
is one characteristic entity of the whole creation.
Along with the basic works "Triumph des
Unsterblichkeitwillens" ("The Triumph of the
Immortality-Will") and "Schöpfungsgeschichte" ("History
of the Creation") the God-cognition includes further works:
"Des Menschen Seele" ("Soul of Man") and "Selbstschöpfung"
("Self-Creation") deal with the laws of the human soul
and with its levels of consciousness. With her works "Des
Kindes Seele und der Eltern Amt" ("Children´s Soul and
Parents´ duty"), "Die Volkseele und ihre Machtgestalter"
("The Peoples´ Soul and the Creators of its Power"), and
"Das Gottlied der Völker" ("The Divine Choral of the
Peoples") Mathilde Ludendorff presents a philosophy of
education, of history and of the cultures. Her later works light
up the divine content of man´s soul, showing his self as its
good of beyondness. On the whole, the God-cognition is totally
in accord with the reliable knowledge of the natural sciences,
even the latest.
Abridged description of Mathilde Ludendorff´s basic work
In her work "The Triumph of the Immortality-Will" the
philosopher deals with the must of dying and its consequence for
man, the creation´s only being that comprehends mortality. Man
repeatedly experiences the emergence of peculiar wishes in his
self which will his actions to direct towards the absolute
values of dignity, of the true, the beauty, and the good. Then,
the well-known selfish wishes of the instinct of
self-preservation fade in importance.
This conscious experience of the Divine was recognized by
Mathilde Ludendorff as goal of the creation and as the meaning
of man´s life. Only before dying is man capable of experiencing
and recognizing the characteristics of the divine entity and
thus design his existence in accordance with God. The legend of
the continuance of the conscious soul after physical death
turned out to be an error.
Any man could master this cognisant philosophy of an overall
vision of the creation, provided he is longing for truth and not
just for happiness and comfort. New cognitions, especially when
religious, have always met with the bitter resistance of the
prevailing teachings. That explains the public withholding of
the God-cognition that has a stimulating effect on all fields of
Surely, the imperfectness of human awareness is the source of
the distress and threat of our time. However, it will be
restricted by the clear knowledge of God and moral freedom.
God-cognition can waken valuable strengths of the soul and
contribute to a co-existence of the men and peoples of our world
more respectful and more peaceful.
The works of the God-cognition are edited by the following