Journal Editorial—May 2020

Greetings fellow Urantians, and welcome to the first edition of Urantia Association International’s 2020 Journal. These are truly trying times during the coronavirus pandemic and I’m sure the following insight and wisdom offered in the five incredible essays will provide guidelines for living in the 21st Century and will bring peace and enlightenment to your … read more of Journal Editorial—May 2020.

A Positive Shift in Planetary Consciousness

(Transcribed and edited from an online presentation given at the 24-hour Online Urantia Event, March 21, 2020) The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is likely to go down in the history of our planet as the moment in which most of us were urged to understand that Urantia is a self-contained living ecosystem, where anything occurring … read more of A Positive Shift in Planetary Consciousness.

The Benign Virus of Love

(Transcribed and edited from an online presentation given at the 24-hour Online Urantia Event, March 21, 2020) The name of my presentation is The Benign Virus of Love, which I thought was fitting since we are here in large part due to another type of virus. We are certainly not making light of the seriousness … read more of The Benign Virus of Love.

The Beatitudes Revisited: A Philosophy of Living

(Transcribed and edited from an online presentation given at the 24-hour Online Urantia Event, March 21, 2020) It was early afternoon in mid-January, A.D. 27, when Jesus called the apostles from their fishing nets near the shores of Galilee and led them into the highlands north of Capernaum. The chosen twelve were about to be … read more of The Beatitudes Revisited: A Philosophy of Living.

Soul Rebirth and Morontia (Soul) Mind

The phenomenon of mortal death—that transaction on the borderland of the physical and morontia realms—remains a supernal mystery to humankind. Clearly, the revelators of truth have been restricted by the celestial governing authorities of Urantia from disclosing to us its full exposition in The Urantia Book: There are many interesting details which might be presented, … read more of Soul Rebirth and Morontia (Soul) Mind.

Managing Your Model

I feel like sharing a concept heard from a Sunday school teacher about 30 years ago. Not recalling the topic, I do remember the concept—people develop a personal model of life and relationships, including religion, financial management, child rearing, jobs, free time, food, sex, well… everything. Many live according to what parents and grandparents modeled … read more of Managing Your Model.

Journal Editorial November 2019

Greetings Fellow Urantia Book Readers, The second production of the Urantia Association’s Journal for 2019 highlights articles and presentations about study groups and how they are viewed by readers around the world. We have an overview of “The Study Group,” by Agnes Lazar, Belgium, “Study Groups Revisited” by Gaétan Charland, Canada, and both “Dynamic and … read more of Journal Editorial November 2019.

The Study Group

In this article, I wish to share some reflections that have been long maturing, the result of which are experiences in the bosom of different study groups, including one I initiated 16 years ago. In January 2001, arising from various personal ordeals, I found myself in great confusion. Turning to God, I prayed to be … read more of The Study Group.

Study Groups Revisited

During the conference in Amsterdam, I met with a long-time reader and had an interesting discussion with him about the name, nature, function, mission, and goals of study groups. Since then I had a few more discussions about this subject with readers from Europe, North America, Africa, and my local association. In all those exchanges, … read more of Study Groups Revisited.

What Does the Future Hold for Study Groups?

In the mid-1970s, guided by our spiritual mentor, a number of like-minded friends and I entered into a new journey of spiritual awakening based on the revelations of The Urantia Book. Our mentor, who had received his copy of the “Urantia Cosmology” directly from a French reader in the 1960s, tailored the guidance he offered … read more of What Does the Future Hold for Study Groups?.

Dynamic and Living Peace

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. [Philippians 4:7] O bestow on your people Israel great peace forever, for you are King and the Lord of all peace.  …  Blessed are you, Yahweh, who blesses his people Israel with peace. [Paper 150:8, page … read more of Dynamic and Living Peace.

SuperMeditation

…Meditation in the Superconscious with the Spirit of the Infinite, Eternal, and Universal This is a comprehensive work based on the Urantia Papers that explores meditation in its ultimate form: SuperMeditation. It is based on the highest revelatory truths of the modern age. SuperMeditation links our day-to-day life with spirit influences. It is not a quick … read more of SuperMeditation.

Journal Editorial May 2019

Greetings Fellow Urantia Book Readers, The first production of the Journal for 2019 highlights authors from around the world and their in-depth presentations of those portions of the book that spoke to them personally. In sharing their experiences, we hope you will discover a greater understanding as well. Our first essay by Jeanne Vasquez from … read more of Journal Editorial May 2019.

The Function of Prayer to Strengthen Our Faith

(Adapted from a presentation given at the 2nd Latin-American Conference, São Paulo, Brazil, on November 2018) To start the analysis of this subject and to understand more clearly the function of prayer in the strengthening of our faith by making it experiential, living, and growing faith, let’s start by seeing what faith actually is. Belief … read more of The Function of Prayer to Strengthen Our Faith.

Worship—A Son’s Experience

The Life Experience I write this account as a way of sharing my personal religious experience in the acquired art of worship. For me, the telling is somewhat therapeutic and, for others who may have encountered similar circumstances in their lives, I hope it can serve as a positive affirmation. Worship is simply the feeling … read more of Worship—A Son’s Experience.

The Meaning of Worship and Service 

(Presented at the Hobart Anzura Conference, October 2010) The Meaning of Worship The urge to worship appears naturally with the activation of the sixth adjutant mind-spirit. In humans, the urge to worship and the capacity for it are innate. Although we all experience this urge as individuals and in our own way, in its most … read more of The Meaning of Worship and Service .

Editorial

Greetings fellow Urantia Book readers, In this November edition of Journal we have several essays that focus on the personal understandings gleaned from studying The Urantia Book. Our first essay, The Purpose of the Fifth Epochal Revelation, was written by members of the Sunshine Coast Study Group, Queensland Australia in 1990. A prominent member of … read more of Editorial.

The Purpose of the Fifth Epochal Revelation

Is it the Recruitment of Genuine Apostles? What is the specific purpose of the fifth epochal revelation on this planet? While this may seem obvious to very many readers of The Urantia Book, to others who are familiar with the finest concepts and teachings of Christianity as well as the best in several other of … read more of The Purpose of the Fifth Epochal Revelation.

The Personal Experience of Revealed Truth

Our Urantia Book Internet School Pedagogy  This essay is offered as a context exploration of our Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS) pedagogy and methodology in response to a provocative question: can our encounter with newly-revealed, epochal truth be facilitated successfully by employing evolutionary techniques of education or can revealed truth be comprehended using the interpretive … read more of The Personal Experience of Revealed Truth.