Conceptual Connections

Conceptual Connections Between Books

In 1968 Carsten Johnsen’s French dissertation was Essai sur l’Altérocentrisme contre l’Egocentisme en tant que Motifs Fondamentaux du Caractére Humain. When he published in the USA the English translation of this dissertation as The Part of the Story You Were Never Told—ABOUT WOMEN [around 1986], he said (p. 199) it had three sequels:
(1) THE PHENOMENON OF MOTHERLINESS:  That is, the Part of the Story You were Never Told about a Mother and Her Child [never published?]
(2) The Writing in the Sand [published in 1984]
(3) The Part of the Story You Were Never Told About Agape and Eros  [published in 1982].

In 1971 he published Man the Indivisible.
In 1980 he published The Maligned God.
In 1981 he published God, the Situation Ethicist.
Around 1981 he published The Mystic “Omega” of End-Time Crisis.

In 1982 he published The Part of the Story You Were Never Told About Agape and Eros. He referred at its beginning (pp. 1, 2) to the English version of his French dissertation, which at its end introduced a defense of Agape, which in turn this books develops. He stated on the back cover that this book was a natural connection between his Mystic Omega and his Omega II.

In 1982 he published Omega II—The Satanic Dynamics of Modern Philosophies Infiltrating the Endtime Church. At the end of this book (unnumbered p. 93) he announced Omega III:  The Tremendous Event of the Necheratsa (1844-    ) which would deal with an interpretation of Scripture that was realistic not mystical, according to the Spirit of Prophecy.

In 1982 he published Day of Destiny—The Mystery of the Seventh Day. On p. 141 he refers to his book Omega II as dealing with the concept of “synthesis” in reconciling opposites, in context of Jack Provonsha. On pp. 143, 144 he referred to an upcoming publication, The Science of the Occult—Its Revolutionizing Findings about Precognition Seen in the Light of Christian Realism in which he would evaluate the fantastic conclusions of modern parapsychology. [never published during his life, but left almost complete in manuscript form] Its description seems similar to the manuscript mentioned in Crucial Events, p. 88 (see below). He refers on p. 147 to his book Man—the Indivisible. He refers on p. 148 to his book Agape and Eros. He has a P.S. on p. 163 referring to an upcoming second volume of Day of Destiny.

In 1984 he published The Writing in the Sand—The Part of the Story That You Were Never Told about MARY MAGDALENE, another sequel to About Women.

Around 1985 he published the first in a planned series of seven books on “The Hamburg Messages,” The Part of the Story You Were Never Told About the Four Seers of Hamburg—A Tragic Event in Recent S.D.A. History. The inside cover mentions volumes 1 to 7, with Vol. II being The Mysterious Wise, Sick Man, published roughly the same year. The man of this book is Erich Laufersweiler. On p. 53 he states that Book III will be a record of further visions and events. [never published?]

Around 1986 he published Crucial Events in SDA Theology Today to introduce his planned book Day of Destiny II. On the cover he states this “unpublished typescript” was to introduce his planned book Day of Destiny II. On p. 3 he refers to his “recently printed book” About Women. On p. 49 in discussing the genesis of pantheism he mentions how eros is the enemy of agape, as he showed in Agape and Eros, and he mentions another work entitled The Natural Mystery of MOTHERLINESS (The Last Hope of Survival for a Dying World) [never published?]. On p. 64 he mentioned publishing The Solemn Tremendum of the NECHERATSAH in Advent History, written originally in German by Erich Laufersweiler. He reported he published Omega III and gave the entire stock to the General Conference of SDAs, and wished he had kept a copy himself. It was called Omega III:  The Shaking Event of the NECHERATSA (1844-    ), with Erich Laufersweiler listed as author and Carsten as editor. [March 2003 I (Fred Bischoff) received a photocopy from Timothy Hullquist.] At its end (p. 88) he announced the upcoming release of “a serious research manuscript now ready for publication,” entitled The Science of the Occult—The Fabulous Findings of Psi Lab Tests from Westernmost USA to Easternmost USSR—Seen in the Critical Light of Christian Realism. This would deal with the demon world manipulating test results in highly accredited universities all over the world, and with the foreknowledge of God and the moral influence theory. [This was never published, but the manuscript was obtained, edited, and published here online in 2012.] On p. 92 he mentions resuming his examen philosophicum courses for the Norwegian university students. The location was not clear, as he said “they used to be courses at our mountain farm in Alpes de Provence.”

Around 1986 he published World Communism in Endtime Prophecy. On p. 5 he mentions Omega I and Omega II, how they dealt with spiritualism, and now he needed to address materialism.

(posted 22 June 2013; last edited 20 June 2017)