July 25th is called ‘The Day Out of Time’ according to the Mayan science of time. It’s Moon Calendar closes 13 moons of 28 days = 364 days. But the galactic year contains an extra day, the 365th day, which is the last day of the Mayan calendar. And as this day is thus free of time, it’s said to be charged with spiritual energy and with an atypical opening of ‘energy portals’, which allows a more intense connection with the spiritual world. It is thus celebrated by people of all cultures who recognize the importance of a natural reckoning of time. Now if you’re open to the idea, it is kind of interesting that a unique event happend 78 years back on this special day out of time!
WEDNESDAY JULY 25th 1945
The unique event encompassed a lecture held in a small historical theatre called ‘Diligentia’. To give you an idea of the scenery, this building is located in the old center of The Hague, the Netherlands. At this moment of time when the lecture was given, almost three months had passed after the end of the second world war (Dutch liberation day is on the fifth of May).
At the time there was no internet, nor television, nor a local radio broadcasting station (as during the war, free speech and music was forbidden). And the population on top of that had sufferend from prolongued hunger and starvation during the long cold ‘hunger winter’ and the horrors of the war. Yet more than 700 people had gathered to attend a lecture held by Dutch author Jozef Rulof.
(february 20, 1998 – november 3, 1952)
A HISTORICAL BUILDING
Not everybody could fit in the Diligentia theatre, a historical building constructed in the 16th century, which only had the capicity to hold 500 people. Thus there was a long cue outside of the building, spilling over into the wide avenue. This street is called ‘Lange Voorhout’.
The way Diligentia looks now in this day and age.
(Source picture: Joris, CC BY-SA 3.0
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via Wikimedia Commons. The picture is altered to make its appearance neutral).
Actually, because the lecture took place in this building, where theatre Diligentia is still housed today, it is interesting to first elaborate a little bit more on this venue for it’s historical perspective.
In 1793 Diligentia was called the ‘Society for the Practice of Experimental Philosophy’, later it became the ‘Society for Physics and Literature’. In 1953 the designation ‘Royal’ was granted. The building was originally a Patrician house from around 1645, with a building from 1561 behind it. The associated ‘Coach house’ was on the Hoge Nieuw street.
A ‘Coach house’ is a building in which carriages are kept, often belonging to a country house, a castle or as it is here to a city house. These often have stables or stables attachted to the Coach house.
(source: https :// nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Koetshuis)
In 1805, the sixteenth-century building and the outbuildings behind it on the Hoge Nieuw street, were demolished. The current building was then erected on this spot, which was given the name ‘Diligentia Society’. A second society named ‘Concert in Diligentia’ was founded in 1821 for larger musical performances, although concerts were given earlier.
Illustration of the Lange Voorhout street
in the year 1756, The Hague, Netherlands.
(Source: Antiquariaat Mefferat-de Jonge)
In previous centuries, horse-drawn carriages drove here where the nobility resided in the elegant ornamental city buildings on either side of the broad avenue, with a lane and stately trees in the middle.
But back to the lecture given by Jozef Rulof in Diligentia, it was the first of many to be held afterwards. 857 lectures to be precise! So let’s share first a little bit more of Jozef’s background. These also took place in other venues and cities in the Netherlands and abroad. The latter included those held in the United States of America to which Rulof travelled several times, such as in the Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Hotel Barbizon-Plaza Art Gallery where he exhibited a few of his many paintings.
There was also an event in New-Hope for the benefit of a cancer control fund, and then Philadelphia (televison broadcast), and New Jersey (radio station), Herald Tribune (newspaper), the city Rochester, and Solon in Florida (where his brother Hendrik resided who owned a large hotel, Rulof held an exhibition there too).
Carnegie Hall in New York, where Jozef Rulof held a lecture advertised here in the building’s poster boards.
14 BOOK TITLES, 27 BOOKS
Jozef Rulof wrote 14 book titles, but a few of these consist of three volumes, resulting in a sum total of 27 books. There’s also a large book as a catalogue with many of his paintings depicted. This book is assembled by others, but it’s a wanna have and thus makes the colletion into 28 books.
READ THE BOOKS ONLINE
Here you can read the books online in several languages: Nederlands (Dutch), English (English), Deutsch (German), Espano (Spanish), Francais (French) and Portugues (Portugese). It takes about a year to read all 27! The physical books can also be ordered online. It is predicted that in the future, all peoples will have these books on their bookshelves.
A VIEW INTO THE HEREAFTER
It should be mentioned that it is recommended to read Jozef Rulof’s books in the following order that they have been written. This is because there is a slow build up of information which enters ever deeper layers, that can be better understood when one follows Rulof’s own gradual development therein.
Thus it is best to start with his first book: A View into the Hereafter. This book is of such an incredible depth and beauty with profound revelations, that after reading it, many find their lives changed forever. And those 700 attendees in Diligentia had read this first book, and some of his other books.
One can download it as PDF for Computer or with E-READER for Mobile and Tablet:
A View into the Hereafter
(Click on link to open PDF on computer)
Here the layout of the text is fixed, best viewed on a computer screen.
A View into the Hereafter
(Click on link to open E-reader in ePub format for either Computer, Mobile and Tablet)
Here the layout of the text is not fixed, so the line length adapts to the width of your reader. If you wish to read an ePub on different devices such as Mobile and Tablet you will need a free ePub reader, like Calibre.
The printed books can also be bought by ordering them in your local bookshop or online through the
webshop of the publisher
PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW
Thus most of the people in the audience at Diligentia were curious to learn more about what mr. Rulof had to say. Especially because during the war, life had been very low key for everyone, and there was a lot of suffering and misery.
People wanted to know now: How or What and most of all Why?
Why did we have to suffer through this most horrible war?
But… there were also among the audience those only looking for sensation, because the content of Rulof’s books is rather unusual and for those thrill seekers of course controversial.
OPENING OF THE AGE OF CHRIST
Nevertheless, at this very first lecture that Jozef Rulof held, he introduced:
‘The Opening of The Age of Christ’.
And it probably should be mentioned, there were many bold statements made. Therefore it also should be explained at this point, that the author was inspired to write his books by those who live in the afterlife and who have evolved into a higher state of consiousness and evolution….. So yeah, that’s a bit unusual if you’ve never heard of this before.
And it could be the controversial part right there if you can’t accept we all are born at different times: at different years, epochs and even eras, and there’s such a thing as an afterlife in the first place!
In his books however it is thoroughly explained how Rulof was able to write in such a way, and how he was divinely led to also paint artisticly, hold lectures and much, much more.
Therefore it is stated in his books that his work encompasses spiritual scientific knowledge, which is given to us from the highest authority and mentor Jesus Christ. It is also explained how many people both on Earth and from Beyond are working together to bring about this great work, in order to uplift humanity.
SPIRITUAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY THE AGE OF CHRIST
For that purpose, Jozef Rulof also founded
The Spiritual Scientific Society ‘THE AGE OF CHRIST’.
The foundation has been officially registered on the 13th of September 1946 at The Hague in the Netherlands, Europe.
The original document of the registration of the foundation was signed by Jozef Rulof (chair), Leonard Uittenbogaard (secretary), the two witnesses Jan Hendrik Meijer and Johannes Schouten, and Gerard Cornelis Corporaal (civil-law notary in The Hague). Also approved by inspector Smit and a stamp and signature of cicil-law notary J.J. van Heyst or Leyst at ‘s-Gravenhage (The Hague).
The aim of the Spiritual Scientific Society The Age Of Christ has been given to Jozef Rulof by his spiritual leaders. It is formulated in the statutes of the Society as follows:
The aim of ‘The Spiritual Scientific Society,
The Age Of Christ’:
The spreading of the teachings in word and scriptures through the astral Masters by means of their instrument Josephus Gerhardus Rulof -or others designated by those masters’ appointed and build-up contacts-, which has been and will be donated to the Earth,
. . .
And through urging the masses to indeed profess these teachings in The Age of Christ,
which has now started after the most devastating war ever,
. . .
To deliver a fiery and valuable contribution
to the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth.
Read that again. Amen!
Also in the statutes one can read the following:
“The foundation will try to achieve the goal by publishing books, brochures and magazines, organizing lectures, lectures and other gatherings, exhibiting paintings and (porcelain) plates and distributing or selling them, and in general by all lawful means that may be conducive to the purpose of the foundation.
The funds of the foundation will consist, in addition to the previously described downpayment of f100,- guldens (previous valuta in the Netherlands), of the proceeds of the books, brochures and magazines to be published by the foundation, of the proceeds of the lectures, recitations or other meetings to be organized by the foundation, the proceeds of the exhibitions of paintings and (porcelain) plates to be organized by the foundation and the proceeds from the sale of paintings and plates, and also in gifts, bequests and/or legacies of interested parties, and from any other income of the foundation. The board decides on the funds.”
After Jozef Rulof passed over to the other realm, a new board had been formed. Up to today there have been three succesive boards. They have altered the original aim of the foundation, as well as some other aspects in the statutes of the society. They have been succesfull though in running the foundation with its aims. It is predicted in the books however that the society will be managed by the Dutch government in the future.
Jozef painted hundreds of paintings on large canvasses, but also on small porcelain plates. Below is some footage of an exhibition in 2012 in the city ‘Vlissingen’ in the southern province ‘Zeeland’ of the Netherlands. Among those paintings were 77 paintings that recently came back to the society from several sources in the USA.
(I have attended this exhibition together with friends and the work is truly mesmerizing, very impressive! Even more so when one knows what was behind it all. Also the restauration work has very skillfully been done (as these paintings have been stored in several places for around 74 years, some of these spaces were damp sheds or dusty rooms. Now not even a huge sum of money can buy them, not even for a Rembrandt or Van Gogh!).
‘CENTURY’ OR ‘AGE’?
The Dutch name giving of the Society is:
Geestelijk Wetenschappelijk Genootschap-
“De Eeuw van Christus”.
The Dutch word ‘Eeuw’ has been translated as ‘Age’. However, an ‘eeuw’ stands for a century of 100 years. Interestingly, the English word ‘century’ even stems from the French ‘cent’ which means hundred!
But an age is a certain period of history (such as ‘the Dutch golden age’ spanning from 1588 to 1672, thus not necessarily 100 years, or ‘the iron age’ which has no clear definition of beginning or ending and spans hundreds of years based on archeological finds of primitive wrought iron objects worldwide).
Than also the word ‘era’ comes to mind. Is there a difference between ‘age’ and ‘era’? They can be interpreted the same, or can’t they?
An era is a set of years which is counted from a particular point in time and covers a span of time defined for the purposes of chronology or historiography. These can be for regnal eras, or a celendar era, or geoglogical eras. For instance: The Christian era is counted from the birth of Christ, on which our current era or calendar is based in the sense of the numbering of all years since.
Thus an era is considered a very long period of time in the history of Earth or of human society, especially as marked by events or developments of a particular kind, into which an eon can be divided into epochs.
An eon or aeon is a period of time too long to be measured (such as the Phaneroxoic eon which is divided into the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras). But it can also be translated as era, age, epoch, and eternity. Go figure!
In Dutch language. For ‘era’ or ‘age’ we would use the word ‘tijdperk’. So this can be a period much longer than 100 years.
And thus many readers of Jozef Rulof’s books have been debating over the proper translation of the word ‘eeuw’, although in one of his books in original Dutch language the English naming of ‘the age of Christ’ was included. However, this English naming wasn’t translated in the Dutch name of the society where age is written as eeuw (thus century), which Jozef Rulof founded himself.
So could the Dutch word ‘eeuw’ as ‘century’ than be understood in more than one meaning? The marked beginning of this so called ‘Age of Christ’ can in fact be traced back to the opening date on the 25th of July in 1945. But as we know, Christ lived already longer before that, and came to Earth more than 2000 years ago in order to aid humanity, His Lifetime of which the Bible is still one of its artifacts. Yet this date of July 25 1945 was specifically chosen for the opening of this special century, or the start of this special age. So we probably might take note of that!
Jozef with his books and paintings in New York. His brother Antoon to the far right with wife and kids, and other visitors.
Because due to the drastic changes that have taken place during the last decades, such as in our society, in our technology, in our economy, and in our climate, it looks like we have learned and gained a lot of knowledge, but are we using this vast development for the benefit of all?
Somewhere in Jozef Rulof’s books is written that ‘this century will be remembered by humanity till the end of times on this planet’ (not the actual quote, not sure in which book).
This remembrance might be due to the impact of events and the evolution it’ll bring to our society, to humanity and our planet.
So yeah, in such a case this ‘century’ will have a long lasting effect and thus automatically evolves into an ‘age’ and would last much longer as a vast era, and seen from a spiritual perspective will last ‘ad infinitum’.
Hendrik, Jozef and Antoon
JOZEF’S BROTHERS IN USA
Three of Jozef’s six siblings moved to the USA prior to the war, of which one, Gerrit, died during the war (it’s kind of odd, but while fishing in a small boat, a big fish pulled him under, and he drowned). When Jozef visited his two other brothers in the USA Hendrik and Antoon (also named ‘Teun’), they hadn’t seen each other in 16 years.
It was right after the war and his brothers noticed how emaciated Jozef looked due to the ‘hunger winter’ he and his wife Anna Fuchs (Austrian) just went through. And then gradually his brothers learned about the books he’d written, the paintings he’d made and the lectures he gave, and they were both very impressed.
There’s a site where one can read more about
Jozef Rulof’s life and the many events therein. It doesn’t deal though with the actual content or message of the extensive work of Jozef Rulof. But a little bit of visual material can be seen such as pictures of himself, his wife and family members as well as other items such as documents and events and venues, all put in a chronological timeline (best viewed on a computer screen).
This can be helpful to clarify things and to place them in their historical context. The timeline itself hasn’t been translated in English.
The name ‘Jeus’ is a nickname by which Jozef’s mother ‘Crisje’ and his siblings used to call him in Dutch dialect language the ‘Gelders plat’, stemming from the province Gelderland where he was born, south east of the Netherlands.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE CAUSE
Jozef’s brothers in the USA wanted to contribute to the cause and raised money from their own pockets. Teun used all his savings and Hendrik even sold his house together with his vast fruit orchard to fund the translation and printing of one of Jozef’s books ‘Peoples Of The Earth’ in English.
After they had accomplished this, they send the books to ‘all the great ones of the earth’ (as such written). A few were mentioned in Rulof’s books: Harry Truman (33th president of the USA at the time, Winston Churchill (British politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom), the Dutch queen Wilhelmina, and George Marshall (U.S. Secretary of State/Defence, Diplomat, wrote the Marshall recovery plan after the war).
But literally hundreds of books were send all over the world by Jozef’s brothers. They continued doing this after Jozef returned to the Netherlands. So by now, 78 years later, many many people internationally have read these amazing and sacred books.
Please do not think of this work lightly. One should read the entire book series in order to give an appropriate judgement. It might take time to understand it all and absorb the content on a spiritual level.
It also might be a challenge to understand ourselves more profoundly with the new insights we’ve gained through these books, for as far as we are capable of the mentioned ‘Know Thyself’ therein.
And although the books are written in a very loving language, with the deepest and most profound understanding and compassion for our human consiousness and evolution, it should be mentioned that the information touches ALL aspects of life. There’ll be deep insights in human suffering, including that of our own, which can be confrontational, saddening and scary at times.
For instance, spiritual laws have been explained such as the law of ‘Karma’ and the law of ‘Cause and Effect’. We’re all subject to it.
But there is also an amazing revelation regarding our ‘twin-souls’, as we all have one. Did you know that? It’s ‘the one and only’, but he or she might have been born on the other side of the planet among a different people, and we might not meet him or her for many lifetimes, as we have to serve others because of our cause and effect, which we have created ourselves. But one day those ‘twin-sparks’ will meet again and be united.
So it’s a journey, and we’re all on our way to live forever happily after, by learning more about our true nature and the cosmic laws described in the books, and by just doing the best we can. Like doing the right thing. Right!? But first and foremost:
Our hope is in Jesus Christ the Most High, Our Lord and Savior.
Margreet Otto Wilschut
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Below are copies of the original document of the founding of the Spiritual Scientific Society “The Age of Christ”. These consist of 1 cover page and 4 document pages.
(I requested these in person from the Chamber of Commerce on July 19th, 2007).
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