Journal Editorial November 2017

Greetings fellow readers. This year brings changes to our Journal format, which is now an online publication and will be produced twice a year, with an occasional Special Issue containing articles and presentations from the many outstanding conferences around the world. This issue focuses on time and space, distance and destiny. Our first “out of … read more of Journal Editorial November 2017.

Massive Orvonton

As students of the Urantia papers, should we take seriously “the Isle of Paradise?” What about “space potency” and “force organizers?” If we can accept such things, then it seems reasonable to take one more step, and take seriously their description of the ultimaton, “the first measureable form of energy.” [Paper 42:1.2] Given all this, … read more of Massive Orvonton.

The Supremacy of the Grand Universe

Our Paradise Father sets the stage for our particular creation (the Deity realm of Supremacy) as a finite reality; it is conditioned by time and space, it has a beginning and it has a foreordained destiny. This creation is experiential—events occur in time-conditioned sequences, and they are constrained within limiting spatial boundaries. The Universal Father … read more of The Supremacy of the Grand Universe.

The Ultimacy of the Master Universe

The four outer space levels that complete the boundaries of the master universe around the nuclear core of the grand universe are destined to eventuate—evolve the Deity level of Ultimacy. This absonite level of the Ultimacy of Deity transcends the time-space constraints that characterize the finite grand universe. That is to say, the absonite transcends … read more of The Ultimacy of the Master Universe.

The Absoluteness of the Cosmos Infinite

God expresses his creative will on three different “experiential” levels of reality—the finite level of the Supreme, the absonite level of the Ultimate, and the superultimate level of the Absolute. These three levels of universe expression take on different forms and phases of creative Deity expression. The term experiential here designates reality that is subject … read more of The Absoluteness of the Cosmos Infinite.

The Circle of Eternity

God inhabits and rules the circle of eternity. His eternal nature is a never-beginning and never-ending circle. The Father exercises ever-expanding consciousness and ceaseless self-realization within this never-ending circle of eternity, … He upholds the worlds in space and swings the universes around the endless circle of the eternal circuit. [Paper 3:2.2, page 46:6] Reality is without … read more of The Circle of Eternity.

Hara Davis Study Aids

Following are descriptions of three major works created by Hara Davis to assist students of The Urantia Book in their study. 1. Urantia Study Aids These colourful Study Aids are designed to clarify the main concepts from The Urantia Book and may be useful for readers who need a visual aid to comprehension. They are … read more of Hara Davis Study Aids.

To Catch a Fraud

Presented at the Sydney ANZURA Conference,  October 2015 I began this presentation with a simple experiment. Without any warning I caused a very loud, totally unexpected noise that startled the audience and elicited the typical gasps, shrieks and jolting movements from everyone as you would expect. I informed the audience that I had just activated their … read more of To Catch a Fraud.

Video Presentations – Scientific Symposium, Chicago 2016

The plenary presentations from the Scientific Symposium held at Urantia Foundation in Chicago, June 2016 were video recorded and are available for viewing. Presenters were Ralph Zehr, George Park, Nigel Nunn, Marta Elders, Bruce Johnson, Dick Reim, Neal Kendall, Phil Calabrese, Gard Jameson, Marjorie Ray A special thanks to Gaetan Charland and his team for the great … read more of Video Presentations – Scientific Symposium, Chicago 2016.

Exploding Dark Islands

Many students of The Urantia Book start off quite impressed by its fabulous, “sci-fi” cosmology. But as naïve assumptions and misunderstandings about science get undermined, their interest in this “scientific content” can cool off. One student, who’d championed “Urantia Book science” for 20 years, recently hit this credibility wall. In a Urantia Book discussion forum, … read more of Exploding Dark Islands.

Finding & Framing Truth

Twenty eight years ago Carl Sagan’s TV series “Cosmos” was first shown. The content is now dated, and easily forgotten, but who could forget his sincerity, and the enthusiasm with which he presented what at the time were revelations to the public about the cosmic context of mankind? The unveiled joy and unfeigned awe with … read more of Finding & Framing Truth.

Where in the Universes Are We?

An 8-part series of lectures designed to help Urantia Book readers reconcile the observations of modern astronomy with the cosmology of The Urantia Book. The entire talk is about 90 minutes but it is segmented into 8 videos to meet Youtube requirements for time limits. Read More of Where in the Universes Are We?.

Evolutionary Time Line

Dr. Robert Coenraads, a long time student of  The Urantia Book is a Doctor of Geology and presented this educational comparison of the evolutionary time line of modern day science with that of the Urantia teachings. Introduction The timeline of our planet’s history is indeed a long one. Four thousand six hundred million (4,600,000,000) years from … read more of Evolutionary Time Line.

A Study of the Master Universe

A Development of Concepts of The Urantia Book  After many years of dedicated study and contemplation of the Urantia Papers, William S. Sadler, Jr. wrote A Study of the Master Universe in which he develops concepts of The Urantia Book. His untimely death November 22, 1963, prevented him from seeing the fruits of his labor in print, whereby he could share … read more of A Study of the Master Universe.

A Simplification of the Foreword to The Urantia Book

This document is a transcription of a talk given by William S. Sadler, Jr. to young people, clarifying and simplifying the teachings of the Foreword of The Urantia Book. (This simplification was compiled by William S. Sadler, Jr., and he accepts responsibility for the sacrifice of meaning, for the dilution of fact, and for the … read more of A Simplification of the Foreword to The Urantia Book.

Workbooks for The Urantia Book

Originally published in the 1950s and 1960s, these study aids were authored by Dr. William S. Sadler and Alvin Kulieke to serve as texts to train teachers and students of The Urantia Book. These new 6″ x 9″ paperback books, published by Urantia Foundation in 2003 are printed on top-quality paper, feature full-color covers and … read more of Workbooks for The Urantia Book.