The Downfall of Marriage, by Else Byskov, might at first, sound like another book about the pitfalls of marriage, however, this one presents a much grander scope on life and existence than one might expect. The author premises most of her material on the works of a Danish author and philosopher by the name of Martinus Thomsen, and while some of the statements made are moot, depending on one’s viewpoint about life, religion and God, there can be no arguing that the author has done an excellent job of presenting a broader picture about existence, about our immortal soul and our connection to a higher cosmic state. In so many ways, Byskov elaborates that we are not humans having a spiritual awakening, but rather, that we are spirits using the human state as a stepping stone toward achieving higher consciousness. So, while she tackles the subject of relationships, sex and marriage, and provides some very eye-opening material to chew on, she also presents a perspective on the master-plan, that is, our state of existence which transcends the countless lives we have lived in the past, and shows that every experience, good or “bad”, has been part of our chosen path, one that is leading us away from “cosmic ignorance” (war, hatred, racism, greed etc.) and moving us toward achieving true universal consciousness and love. It’s a good book, well-worth reading, and even if you do hit some bumps along the way that may challenge your perception or existing beliefs, read it to the end. There are gems to be found, and, you might even gain some insight on how to better navigate the sometimes stormy seas of sex and marriage.
Book review by International Writers Inspiring Change