Nebadon LocaL Universe Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan:

Local Universe Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan:

15:2.5 3. The Local Universe. One hundred constellations (about 10,000,000 inhabitable planets) constitute a local universe. Each local universe has a magnificent architectural headquarters world and is ruled by one of the co-ordinate Creator Sons of God of the order of Michael. Each universe is blessed by the presence of a Union of Days, a representative of the Paradise Trinity.

Where is Nebadon?

There are some elements about Nebadon in The Urantia Book that can be correlated with what has been discovered by astronomers.

Lets go look.
The Urantia Book:
P.458 - §2
The suns of Nebadon are not unlike those of other universes. The material composition of all suns, dark islands, planets, and satellites, even meteors, is quite identical. These suns have an average diameter of about one million miles, that of your own solar orb being slightly less. The largest star in the universe, the stellar cloud Antares, is four hundred and fifty times the diameter of your sun and is sixty million times its volume. But there is abundant space to accommodate all of these enormous suns. They have just as much comparative elbow room in space as one dozen oranges would have if they were circulating about throughout the interior of Urantia, and were the planet a hollow globe.

point: The largest star in the universe, the stellar cloud Antares
distinction: There are larger stars than Antares that have been discovered in our galaxy so these stars must be outside of Nebadon.

The Urantia Book:
P.466 - §4
Urantia is comparatively isolated on the outskirts of Satania…with one exception, being the farthest removed from Jerusem, while Satania itself is next to the outermost system of Norlatiadek, and this universe constellation is now traversing the outer fringe of Nebadon

point: Urantia is comparatively isolated on the outskirts of Satania…with one exception, being the farthest removed from Jerusem, while Satania itself is next to the outermost system of Norlatiadek, and this universe constellation is now traversing the outer fringe of Nebadon.
distinction: We are on the outer fringe of Nebadon.

assertion: Most of Nebadon is in one direction in our sky.

Using Burnham’s Celestial Handbook (a great text on astronomy)
I found this…
Antares is a supergiant star of exceptionally great dimensions; among the bright stars it is probably exceeded in size only by Betelgeuse.
fact: Data from Hipparcos Catalog

The distance to the star Betelgeuse is 427.47 light-years.
The distance to the star Antares is 603.99 light-years.

assertion: Both Antares and Betelgeuse, are light years away from us in almost opposite directions from each other. Betelgeuse has been found to be larger than Antares. So we know that Betelgeuse is not in Nebadon. So we know we are on the edge of Nebadon, and that most of Nebadon is not in the direction of Betelgeuse.

The Urantia Book:
P.455 - §3
One or moreeven manysuch nebulae may be encompassed within the domain of a single local universe even as Nebadon was physically assembled out of the stellar and planetary progeny of Andronover and other nebulae. The spheres of Nebadon are of diverse nebular ancestry, but they all had a certain minimum commonness of space motion which was so adjusted by the intelligent efforts of the power directors as to produce our present aggregation of space bodies, which travel along together as a contiguous unit over the orbits of the superuniverse.

point: Nebadon was physically assembled out of the stellar and planetary progeny of Andronover and other nebulae.

point: The spheres of Nebadon are of diverse nebular ancestry, but they all had a certain minimum commonness of space motion

distinction: Nebadon is made up of more than just the Andronover nebula. And that all the stars of Nebadon have a common space motion.

From Burnnam’s Celestial Handbook (p-1668):

A large scattered aggregation of early-type stars extends over about 90 degrees of the southern sky, and includes many of the bright stars in the Astronomy constellations of Crux, Centaurus, Lupus, and Scorpius. This aggregation is called the Scorpio Centaurus Association. It is a part of a general population of bright B-type stars in the region defining a larger structure often called the (Astronomy) Local System or the Local Star Cloud, a sub-unit in one of the spiral arms of our Galaxy. The Group is the nearest aggregation of early B-type stars,…(snip)

The members of the Scorpio-Centaurus Association show a common space motion toward the southwest,…(snip) The proper motions are all rather small, averaging about 0.03 annually, but the fact of common motion is clearly evident. The entire group forms a flattened and tilted structure crossing the central plane of the Milky Way in the region of the Southern Cross…(snip)

Antares itself is the brightest member of the huge Association…(snip)

point: defining a larger structure often called the (Astronomy) Local System or the Local Star Cloud

note: the Local Star Cloud

point: but the fact of common motion is clearly evident

point: Antares itself is the brightest member of the huge Association

The Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy (p-157):

Gould Belt (Astronomy Local System). A local formation of stars and clouds of gas and dust that appears to be a spur attached to the lower edge of the Orion arm of the Galaxy. It contains many of the apparently brightest stars in the sky, which follow the projection of the system across the sky in a ‘belt’ at 16 degrees to the line of the Milky Way. The system is about 700 parsecs wide and 70 parsecs thick and includes the II Persei, Scorpio-Centaurus, and Orion OB-associations. The sun lies approximately 12 parsecs north of the Belts equatorial plane and about 100 parsecs from its center.

assertion: [T]his so called Gould Belt [might be] Nebadon:


This part of the sky is up in the early evenings during the summer months (
probably of the Northern Hemisphere).

Administration Of The Local Universe Uv Nebadon Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan

CreaTor Son And CreaTive SpiriT

Universe Son And Spirit Pikchrz Uv KreeayTrz And Universe Son And Spirit Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan:

CreaTor Son MichaEL Pikchr Uv MykuL And MichaEL of Nebadon Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan:

Frum: Christ Michael Aton Speaks on Man’s Choices

CreaTive SpiriT Uv Universe Mother Spirit Picture In Yeeng Voyss Sownd Chahrz Iz


Universe Son And SpiriT Uv Creators And Nebadon Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan

Urantia Book 33:3. The Universe Son and Spirit

33:3.1 While pervading all the universes of time and space, the Infinite Spirit functions from the headquarters of each LocaL Universe as a specialized focalization acquiring full personality qualities by the technique of creative co-operation with the Creator Son. As concerns a LocaL Universe, the administrative authority of a Creator Son is Supreme; the Infinite Spirit, as the Divine Minister, is wholly co-operative though perfectly co-ordinate.

33:3.2 The LocaL Universe Mother Spirit of Salvington, the associate of MichaeL in the control and administration of Nebadon, is of the sixth group of Supreme Spirits, being the 611,121st of that order. She volunteered to accompany MichaEL on the occasion of his liberation from Paradise obligations and has ever since functioned with him in creating and governing his LocaL Universe.

33:3.3 The Master Creator Son is the personal sovereign of his LocaL Universe, but in all the details of its management the LocaL Universe Mother SpiriT is codirector with the CreaTor Son. While the CreaTive SpiriT ever acknowledges the CreaTor Son as sovereign and ruler, the Creator Son always accords the Creative Spirit a co-ordinate position and equality of authority in all the affairs of the realm. In all his work of love and life bestowal the Creator Son is always and ever perfectly sustained and ably assisted by the all-wise and ever-faithful LocaL Universe MoTher SpiriT and by all of her diversified retinue of AngELic personalities. Such a Divine Minister is in reality the mother of spirits and spirit personalities, the ever-present and all-wise adviser of the Creator Son, a FaiThful and true manifestation of the…Infinite Spirit.

33:3.4 The Creator Son functions as a father in his local universe. The CreaTive SpiriT, as mortal creatures would understand, enacts the role of a mother, always assisting the CreaTor Son and being everlastingly indispensable to the administration of the LocaL Universe. In the face of insurrection only the Creator Son and his associated Sons can function as deliverers. Never can the CreaTive SpiriT undertake to contest rebellion or defend authority, but ever does the CreaTive SpiriT sustain the CreaTor Son in all of everything he may be required to experience in his efforts to stabilize GovernmenT and uphold authority on worlds tainted with evil or dominated by sin. Only a Creator Son can retrieve the work of their joint creation, but no CreaTor Son could hope for final success without the incessant co-operation of the Divine Minister and her vast assemblage of SpiriT helpers, the daughters of God, who so faithfully and valiantly struggle for the welfare of mortal men and the glory of their Divine parents.

33:3.5 Upon the completion of the Creator Son’s seventh and final creature bestowal, the uncertainties of periodic isolation terminate for the Divine Minister, and the CreaTor Son’s LocaL Universe helper becomes forever settled in surety and control. It is at the enthronement of the CreaTor Son as a Master Son, at the jubilee of jubilees, that the LocaL Universe MoTher SpiriT, before the assembled hosts, first makes public and universal acknowledgment of subordination to the CreaTor Son, pledging fidelity and obedience. This event occurred in Nebadon] at the Time of MichaeL’s return to SaLvingTon after the Urantian bestowal. Never before this momentous occasion did the LocaL Universe MoTher SpiriT acknowledge subordination to the LocaL Universe CreaTor Son

33:3.6 After this pledge of subordination by the LocaL Universe MoTher SpiriT, Michael of Nebadon nobly acknowledged his eternal dependence on his CreaTive SpiriT companion, constituting the CreaTive SpiriT coruler of his LocaL Universe domains and requiring all their creatures to pledge themselves in loyalty to the CreaTive SpiriT as they had to the CreaTor Son; and there issued and went forth the final “Proclamation of Equality.” Though he was the sovereign of this LocaL Universe, the MasTer Son published to the worlds the fact of the CreaTive SpiriT’s equality with him in all endowments of personality and attributes of Divine character. And this becomes the transcendent pattern for the family organization and government of even the lowly creatures of the worlds of space. This is, in deed and in truth, the high ideal of the family and the human institution of voluntary marriage.

33:3.7 The MasTer Son and the CreaTive SpiriT now preside over the LocaL Universe much as a father and mother watch over, and minister to, their family of sons and daughters. It is not altogether out of place to refer to the LocaL Universe MoTher SpiriT as the creative companion of the Creator Son and to regard the creatures of the realms as their sons and daughters — a grand and glorious family but one of untold responsibilities and endless watchcare.

33:3.8 The MasTer Son initiates the creation of certain of the LocaL Universe children, while the CreaTive SpiriT is solely responsible for bringing into existence the numerous orders of spirit personalities who minister and serve under the direction and guidance of this selfsame MoTher SpiriT. In the creation of other types of universe personalities, both the MasTer Son and the CreaTive SpiriT function together, and in no creative act does the one do aught without the counsel and approval of the other.

UranTia Book Paper 34:3. The Son and Spirit in Time and Space

34:3.2 The InfiniTe SpiriT pervades all space and indwells the circle of eternity. Still, in their personal contact with the children of Time, the personalities of the Infinite Spirit must often reckon with temporal elements, though not so much with space. Many mind ministries ignore space but suffer a time lag in effecting co-ordination of diverse levels of universe reality. A Solitary Messenger is virtually independent of space except that Time is actually required in traveling from one location to another; and there are similar entities unknown to you.

34:3.3 In personal prerogatives a CreaTive SpiriT is wholly and entirely independent of space, but not of Time. There is no specialized personal presence of such a LocaL Universe [[[CreaTive SpiriT]] on either the Universe ConsTeLLaTion or LocaL SysTem headquarters. She is equally and diffusely present throughout her entire [[LocaL Universe]]] and is, therefore, just as literally and personally present on one world as on any other.

34:3.4 Only as regards the element of Time is a CreaTive SpiriT ever limited in her universe ministrations. A Creator Son acts instantaneously throughout his universe; but the CreaTive SpiriT must reckon with time in the ministration of the universal mind except as she consciously and designedly avails herself of the personal prerogatives of the LocaL Universe CreaTor Son. In pure-SpiriT function the CreaTive SpiriT also acts independently of Time as well as in her collaboration with the mysterious function of universe Reflectivity.

34:3.5 Though the SpiriT-gravity circuit of the Eternal Son operates independently of both time and space, all functions of the Creator Sons are not exempt from space limitations. If the transactions of the evolutionary worlds are excepted, these MichaeL Sons seem to be able to operate relatively independent of time. A Creator Son is not handicapped by Time, but he is conditioned by space; he cannot personally be in two places at the same time. Michael of Nebadon acts timelessly within his own LocaL Universe and by reflectivity practically so in the OrvonTon SuperUniverse. He communicates timelessly with the Eternal Son directly.

34:3.6 The Divine MinisTer is the understanding helper of the Creator Son, enabling him to overcome and atone for his inherent limitations regarding space, for when these two function in administrative union, they are practically independent of time and space within the confines of their LocaL Universe creation. Therefore, as practically observed throughout a [LocaL Universe, the Creator Son and the CreaTive SpiriT usually function independently of both time and space since there is always available to each the [Time and the space liberation of the other.

34:3.8 When a CreaTive SpiriT becomes “space conscious,” she is preparing to recognize a circumscribed “space domain” as hers, a realm in which to be space free in contradistinction to all other space by which she would be conditioned. One is free to choose and act only within the realm of one’s consciousness.

Thuh Bright and Morning Star GabriEL Chief ExecuTive

Nebadon Gabriel Pikchr Uv Nebadon Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan:

Frum: Angel TruThBook GabriEL - The BrighT And Morning STar

Urantia Book 33:4. Gabriel — The Chief Executive

33:4.1 The Bright and Morning Star is the personalization of the first concept of identity and ideal of personality conceived by the Creator Son and the LocaL Universe manifestation of the InfiniTe SpiriT. Going back to the early days of the LocaL Universe, before the union of the Creator Son and the Universe Mother SpiriT in the bonds of creative association, back to the times before the beginning of the creation of their versatile family of sons and daughters, the first conjoint act of this early and free association of these two divine persons results in the creation of the highest spirit personality of the Creator Son and the Universe MoTher SpiriT, the Bright and Morning Star.

33:4.2 Only one such being of wisdom and majesty is brought forth in each LocaL Universe. The Universal Father and the Eternal Son can, in fact do, create an unlimited number of Sons in Divinity equal to themselves; but such Sons, in union with the Daughters of the Infinite Spirit, can create only one Bright and Morning Star in each universe, a being like themselves and partaking freely of their combined natures but not of their creative prerogatives. GabriEL of SaLvingTon is like the LocaL Universe [[Creator Son]]] in divinity of nature though considerably limited in the attributes of Deity.

33:4.3 This first-born of the parents of a new universe is a unique personality possessing many wonderful traits not visibly present in either ancestor, a being of unprecedented versatility and unimagined brilliance. This supernal personality embraces the divine will of the CreaTor Son combined with the creative imagination of the Universe MoTher SpiriT. The thoughts and acts of the Bright and Morning Star will ever be fully representative of both the Creator Son and the Creative SpiriT. Such a being is also capable of a broad understanding of, and sympathetic contact with, both the spiritual Seraphic hosts and the material evolutionary will creatures.

33:4.4 The Bright and Morning Star is not a creator, but he is a marvelous administrator, being the personal administrative representative of the Creator Son. Aside from creation and life impartation the CreaTor Son and the CreaTive SpiriT never confer upon important LocaL Universe procedures without GabriEL’s presence.

33:4.5 GabriEL of Salvington is the chief executive of the LocaL Universe of Nebadon and the arbiter of all executive appeals respecting its administration. This LocaL Universe executive was created fully endowed for his work, but he has gained experience with the growth and evolution of our local creation.

33:4.6 GabriEL is the chief officer of execution for SuperUniverse mandates relating to nonpersonal affairs in the LocaL Universe. Most matters pertaining to mass judgment and dispensational resurrections, adjudicated by the Ancients of Days, are also delegated to [GabriEL and his staff for execution. Gabriel is thus the combined chief executive of both the SuperUniverse and the LocaL Universe rulers. He has at his command an able corps of administrative assistants, created for their special work, who are unrevealed to evolutionary mortals. In addition to these assistants, GabriEL may employ any and all of the orders of celestial beings functioning in Nebadon, and he is also the commander in chief of “the armies of heaven” — the celestial hosts.

33:4.7 GabriEL and his staff are not teachers; they are administrators. They were never known to depart from their regular work except when MichaEL was incarnated on a creature bestowal. During such bestowals GabriEL was ever attendant on the will of the bestowed Creator Son, and with the collaboration of the Union of Days, he became the actual director of universe affairs during the later bestowals. Gabriel has been closely identified with the history and development of Urantia ever since the mortal bestowal of MichaEL.

33:4.8 Aside from meeting GabriEL on the bestowal worlds and at the times of general- and special-resurrection roll calls, mortals will seldom encounter him as they ascend through the LocaL Universe until they are inducted into the administrative work of the local creation. As administrators, of whatever order or degree, you will come under the direction of GabriEL.

Included page "trinity-ambassadors" does not exist (create it now)

Included page "general-administration" does not exist (create it now)

Included page "courts-of-nebadon" does not exist (create it now)

Included page "legislative-and-executive-functions" does not exist (create it now)

Urantia Book 34:4. The Local Universe Circuits

34:4.1 There are three distinct spirit circuits in the local universe of Nebadon:

1. The BesTowaL SpiriT of the Creator Son, the Comforter, the SpiriT of TruTh.

2. The spirit circuit of the Divine Minister, the Holy SpiriT.

3. The intelligence-ministry circuit, including the more or less unified activities but diverse functioning of the seven adjutant mind-spirits.

34:4.5 The Creator Sons are endowed with a spirit of universe presence in many ways analogous to that of the Seven Master Spirits of Paradise. This is the SpiriT of TruTh which is poured out upon a world by a bestowal Son after he receives spiritual title to such a sphere. This bestowed Comforter is the spiritual force which ever draws all truth seekers towards Him who is the personification of truth in the local universe. This spirit is an inherent endowment of the Creator Son, emerging from his divine nature just as the master circuits of the grand universe are derived from the personality presences of the Paradise Deities.

34:4.6 The Creator Son may come and go; his personal presence may be in the local universe or elsewhere; yet the SpiriT of TruTh functions undisturbed, for this divine presence, while derived from the personality of the Creator Son, is functionally centered in the person of the Divine Minister.

34:4.7 The Universe Mother Spirit, however, never leaves the local universe headquarters world. The spirit of the Creator Son may and does function independently of the personal presence of the Son, but not so with her personal spirit. The Holy Spirit of the Divine Minister would become nonfunctional if her personal presence should be removed from Salvington. Her spirit presence seems to be fixed on the universe headquarters world, and it is this very fact that enables the spirit of the Creator Son to function independently of the whereabouts of the Son. The Universe Mother Spirit acts as the universe focus and center of the SpiriT of TruTh as well as of her own personal influence, the Holy Spirit.

34:4.8 The Creator Father-Son and the Creative Mother Spirit both contribute variously to the mind endowment of their local universe children. But the Creative Spirit does not bestow mind until she is endowed with personal prerogatives.

34:4.9 The superevolutionary orders of personality in a local universe are endowed with the local universe type of the superuniverse pattern of mind. The human and the subhuman orders of evolutionary life are endowed with the adjutant spirit types of mind ministration.

34:4.10 The seven adjutant mind-spirits are the creation of the Divine Minister of a local universe. These mind-spirits are similar in character but diverse in power, and all partake alike of the nature of the Universe Spirit, although they are hardly regarded as personalities apart from their Mother Creator. The seven adjutants have been given the following names: the spirit of wisdom, the spirit of worship, the spirit of counsel, the spirit of knowledge, the spirit of courage, the spirit of understanding, the spirit of intuition — of quick perception.

34:4.11 These are the “seven spirits of God,” “like lamps burning before the throne,” which the prophet saw in the symbols of vision. But he did not see the seats of the four and twenty sentinels about these seven adjutant mind-spirits. This record represents the confusion of two presentations, one pertaining to the universe headquarters and the other to the system capital. The seats of the four and twenty elders are on Jerusem, the headquarters of your local system of inhabited worlds.

34:4.12 But it was of Salvington that John wrote: “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices” — the universe broadcasts to the local systems. He also envisaged the directional control creatures of the local universe, the living compasses of the headquarters world. This directional control in Nebadon is maintained by the four control creatures of Salvington, who operate over the universe currents and are ably assisted by the first functioning mind-spirit, the adjutant of intuition, the spirit of “quick understanding.” But the description of these four creatures — called beasts — has been sadly marred; they are of unparalleled beauty and exquisite form.

34:4.13 The four points of the compass are universal and inherent in the life of Nebadon. All living creatures possess bodily units which are sensitive and responsive to these directional currents. These creature creations are duplicated on down through the universe to the individual planets and, in conjunction with the magnetic forces of the worlds, so activate the hosts of microscopic bodies in the animal organism that these direction cells ever point north and south. Thus is the sense of orientation forever fixed in the living beings of the universe. This sense is not wholly wanting as a conscious possession by mankind. These bodies were first observed on Urantia about the time of this narration.

See Also=ShLsoh:

Local Universe Sons Of God Uv Nebadon Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan:

Urantia Book, Part 2, Paper 35: The Local Universe Sons of God

35:0.1 THE Sons of God previously introduced have had a Paradise origin. They are the offspring of the divine Rulers of the universal domains. Of the first Paradise order of sonship, the Creator Sons, there is in Nebadon only one, Michael, the universe father and sovereign. Of the second order of Paradise sonship, the Avonal or MagisTeriaL Sons, Nebadon has its full quota — 1,062… The third order, being of Trinity origin, do not register in a LocaL Universe, but I estimate there are in Nebadon between fifteen and twenty thousand Trinity Teacher Sons exclusive of 9,642 creature-trinitized assistants of record. These Paradise DaynaLs are neither magistrates nor administrators; they are superteachers.

35:0.7 Triune Paradise Deity functions for the creation of three orders of sonship: the MichaELs, the AvonaLs, and the DaynaLs. Dual DeiTy in the local universe, the CreaTor Son and the CreaTive SpiriT, also functions in the creation of three high orders of Sons: the Melchizedeks, the Vorondadeks, and the Lanonandeks; and having achieved this threefold expression, they collaborate with the next level of God the Sevenfold in the production of the versatile order of Life Carriers. These beings are classified with the Descending Sons of God, but they are a unique and original form of universe life

35:0.2 The types of Sons about to be considered are of LocaL Universe origin; they are the offspring of a Paradise Creator Son in varied association with the complemental Universe MoTher SpiriT. The following orders of LocaL Universe sonship find mention in these narratives:

1. Melchizedek Sons
2. Vorondadek Sons
3. Lanonandek Sons
4. Life Carrier Sons

MeLchizedeks In Yeeng Voyss Sownd Chahrz Iz MehLkihzehdeks

MeLchizedek In Yeeng Voyss Sownd Chahrz Iz MeLkihzehdek

ETymoLogy Uv Wrd: Melchizedek

name of a priest-king in the Old Testament, from Hebrew Malki-tzedeq, literally "king of righteousness," from melekh "king;" second element related to tzadaq "he was righteous," tzaddiq "just, righteous."

Father Melchizedek In Yeeng Voyss Sownd Chahrz Iz FahThr MeLkihzehdek

FaTher MeLchizedek PicTure In Yeeng Voyss Sownd Chahrz Iz FahThr MeLkizehdek Pikchr

Frum: Lord Melchizedek ~ Father of All Initiates

UranTia Book 35:1: The Father Melchizedek

35:1.1 After bringing into existence the beings of personal aid, such as the Bright and Morning Star and other administrative personalities, in accordance with the divine purpose and creative plans of a given LocaL Universe, there occurs a new form of creative union between the Creator Son and the CreaTive SpiriT, the LocaL Universe Daughter of the InfiniTe SpiriT. The personality offspring resulting from this creative partnership is the original Melchizedek — the Father Melchizedek — that unique being who subsequently collaborates with the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit to bring into existence the entire group of that name.

35:1.2 In the LocaL Universe of Nebadon the Father Melchizedek acts as the first executive associate of the BrighT and Morning Star. GabRiEL is occupied more with LocaL Universe policies, Father MeLchizedek with practical procedures. GabRiEL presides over the regularly constituted tribunals and councils of Nebadon, FaTher MeLchizedek over the special, extraordinary, and emergency commissions and advisory bodies. GabRiEL and the Father Melchizedek are never away from Salvington at the same time, for in GabRiEL’s absence the Father Melchizedek functions as the chief executive of Nebadon.

35:1.3 The Melchizedeks of our LocaL Universe were all created within one millennial period of standard time by the CreaTor Son and the CreaTive SpiriT in liaison with the Father Melchizedek. Being an order of sonship wherein one of their own number functioned as co-ordinate creator, Melchizedeks are in constitution partly of self-origin and therefore candidates for the realization of a supernal type of self-government. They periodically elect their own administrative chief for a term of seven years of standard time and otherwise function as a self-regulating order, though the original FaTher MeLchizedek does exercise certain inherent coparental prerogatives. From time to time this Father Melchizedek designates certain individuals of his order to function as special Life Carriers to the midsonite worlds, a type of inhabited planet not heretofore revealed on Urantia.

35:1.4 The MeLchizedeks do not function extensively outside the LocaL Universe except when they are called as witnesses in matters pending before the tribunals of the superuniverse, and when designated special ambassadors, as they sometimes are, representing one universe to another in the same SuperUniverse. The original or first-born Melchizedek of each LocaL Universe is always at liberty to journey to the neighboring universes or to Paradise on missions having to do with the interests and duties of his order.

MeLchizedek Sons In Yeeng Voyss Sownd Chahrz Iz MeLkihzehdek Sunz

Urantia Book Paper 35:2. The Melchizedek Sons

35:2.1 The Melchizedeks are the first order of divine Sons to approach sufficiently near the lower creature life to be able to function directly in the ministry of mortal uplift, to serve the evolutionary races without the necessity of incarnation. These Sons are naturally at the mid-point of the great personality descent, by origin being just about midway between the highest Divinity and the lowest creature life of will endowment. They thus become the natural intermediaries between the higher and divine levels of living existence and the lower, even the material, forms of life on the evolutionary worlds. The seraphic orders, the angels, delight to work with the Melchizedeks; in fact, all forms of intelligent life find in these Sons understanding friends, sympathetic teachers, and wise counselors.

35:2.2 The Melchizedeks are a self-governing order. With this unique group we encounter the first attempt at self-determination on the part of local universe beings and observe the highest type of true self-government. These Sons organize their own machinery for their group and home-planet administration, as well as that for the six associated spheres and their tributary worlds. And it should be recorded that they have never abused their prerogatives; not once throughout all the superuniverse of Orvonton have these Melchizedek Sons ever betrayed their trust. They are the hope of every universe group which aspires to self-government; they are the pattern and the teachers of self-government to all the spheres of Nebadon. All orders of intelligent beings, superiors from above and subordinates from below, are wholehearted in their praise of the government of the Melchizedeks.

35:2.3 The Melchizedek order of sonship occupies the position, and assumes the responsibility, of the eldest son in a large family. Most of their work is regular and somewhat routine, but much of it is voluntary and altogether self-imposed. A majority of the special assemblies which, from time to time, convene on Salvington are called on motion of the Melchizedeks. On their own initiative these Sons patrol their native universe. They maintain an autonomous organization devoted to universe intelligence, making periodical reports to the Creator Son independent of all information coming up to universe headquarters through the regular agencies concerned with the routine administration of the realm. They are by nature unprejudiced observers; they have the full confidence of all classes of intelligent beings.

35:2.4 The Melchizedeks function as mobile and advisory review courts of the realms; these universe Sons go in small groups to the worlds to serve as advisory commissions, to take depositions, to receive suggestions, and to act as counselors, thus helping to compose the major difficulties and settle the serious differences which arise from time to time in the affairs of the evolutionary domains.

35:2.5 These eldest Sons of a universe are the chief aids of the Bright and Morning Star in carrying out the mandates of the Creator Son. When a Melchizedek goes to a remote world in the name of Gabriel, he may, for the purposes of that particular mission, be deputized in the name of the sender and in that event will appear on the planet of assignment with the full authority of the Bright and Morning Star. Especially is this true on those spheres where a higher Son has not yet appeared in the likeness of the creatures of the realm.

35:2.6 When a Creator Son enters upon the bestowal career on an evolutionary world, he goes alone; but when one of his Paradise brothers, an Avonal Son, enters upon a bestowal, he is accompanied by the Melchizedek supporters, twelve in number, who so efficiently contribute to the success of the bestowal mission. They also support the Paradise Avonals on magisterial missions to the inhabited worlds, and in these assignments the Melchizedeks are visible to mortal eyes if the Avonal Son is also thus manifest.

35:2.7 There is no phase of planetary spiritual need to which they do not minister. They are the teachers who so often win whole worlds of advanced life to the final and full recognition of the Creator Son and his Paradise Father.

35:2.8 The Melchizedeks are well-nigh perfect in wisdom, but they are not infallible in judgment. When detached and alone on planetary missions, they have sometimes erred in minor matters, that is, they have elected to do certain things which their supervisors did not subsequently approve. Such an error of judgment temporarily disqualifies a Melchizedek until he goes to Salvington and, in audience with the Creator Son, receives that instruction which effectually purges him of the disharmony which caused disagreement with his fellows; and then, following the correctional rest, reinstatement to service ensues on the third day. But these minor misadaptations in Melchizedek function have rarely occurred in Nebadon.

35:2.9 These Sons are not an increasing order; their number is stationary, although varying in each local universe. The number of Melchizedeks of record on their headquarters planet in Nebadon is upward of ten million.

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Urantia Book Paper 35:3. The Melchizedek Worlds

35:3.1 The Melchizedeks occupy a world of their own near Salvington, the universe headquarters. This sphere, by name Melchizedek, is the pilot world of the Salvington circuit of seventy primary spheres, each of which is encircled by six tributary spheres devoted to specialized activities. These marvelous spheres — seventy primaries and 420 tributaries — are often spoken of as the Melchizedek University. Ascending mortals from all the constellations of Nebadon pass through training on all 490 worlds in the acquirement of residential status on Salvington. But the education of ascenders is only one phase of the manifold activities taking place on the Salvington cluster of architectural spheres.

35:3.2 The 490 spheres of the Salvington circuit are divided into ten groups, each containing seven primary and forty-two tributary spheres. Each of these groups is under the general supervision of some one of the major orders of universe life. The first group, embracing the pilot world and the next six primary spheres in the encircling planetary procession, is under the supervision of the Melchizedeks. These Melchizedek worlds are:

1. The pilot world — the home world of the Melchizedek Sons.
2. The world of the physical-life schools and the laboratories of living energies.
3. The world of morontia life.
4. The sphere of initial spirit life.
5. The world of mid-spirit life.
6. The sphere of advancing spirit life.
7. The domain of co-ordinate and supreme self-realization.
35:3.10 The six tributary worlds of each of these Melchizedek spheres are devoted to activities germane to the work of the associated primary sphere.

35:3.11 The pilot world, the sphere Melchizedek, is the common meeting ground for all beings who are engaged in educating and spiritualizing the ascending mortals of time and space. To an ascender this world is probably the most interesting place in all Nebadon. All evolutionary mortals who graduate from their constellation training are destined to land on Melchizedek, where they are initiated into the regime of the disciplines and spirit progression of the Salvington educational system. And never will you forget your reactions to the first day of life on this unique world, not even after you have reached your Paradise destination.

35:3.12 Ascending mortals maintain residence on the Melchizedek world while pursuing their training on the six encircling planets of specialized education. And this same method is adhered to throughout their sojourn on the seventy cultural worlds, the primary spheres of the Salvington circuit.

35:3.13 Many diverse activities occupy the time of the numerous beings who reside on the six tributary worlds of the Melchizedek sphere, but as concerns the ascending mortals, these satellites are devoted to the following special phases of study:

1. Sphere number one is occupied with the review of the initial planetary life of the ascending mortals. This work is carried on in classes composed of those who hail from a given world of mortal origin. Those from Urantia pursue such an experiential review together.
2. The special work of sphere number two consists in a similar review of the experiences passed through on the mansion worlds encircling the premier satellite of the local system headquarters.
3. The reviews of this sphere pertain to the sojourn on the capital of the local system and embrace the activities of the remainder of the architectural worlds of the system headquarters cluster.
4. The fourth sphere is occupied with a review of the experiences of the seventy tributary worlds of the constellation and of their associated spheres.
5. On the fifth sphere there is conducted the review of the ascendant sojourn on the constellation headquarters world.
6. The time on sphere number six is devoted to an attempt to correlate these five epochs and thus achieve co-ordination of experience preparatory to entering the Melchizedek primary schools of universe training.
35:3.20 The schools of universe administration and spiritual wisdom are located on the Melchizedek home world, where also are to be found those schools devoted to a single line of research, such as energy, matter, organization, communication, records, ethics, and comparative creature existence.

35:3.21 In the Melchizedek College of Spiritual Endowment all orders — even the Paradise orders — of the Sons of God co-operate with the Melchizedek and the seraphic teachers in training the hosts who go forth as evangels of destiny, proclaiming spiritual liberty and divine sonship even to the remote worlds of the universe. This particular school of the Melchizedek University is an exclusive universe institution; student visitors are not received from other realms.

35:3.22 The highest course of training in universe administration is given by the Melchizedeks on their home world. This College of High Ethics is presided over by the original Father Melchizedek. It is to these schools that the various universes send exchange students. While the young universe of Nebadon stands low in the scale of universes as regards spiritual achievement and high ethical development, nevertheless, our administrative troubles have so turned the whole universe into a vast clinic for other near-by creations that the Melchizedek colleges are thronged with student visitors and observers from other realms. Besides the immense group of local registrants there are always upward of one hundred thousand foreign students in attendance upon the Melchizedek schools, for the order of Melchizedeks in Nebadon is renowned throughout all Splandon.

UranTia Book Paper 35:4. Special Work of the MeLchizedeks

35:4.1 A highly specialized branch of Melchizedek activities has to do with the supervision of the progressive morontia career of the ascending mortals. Much of this training is conducted by the patient and wise seraphic ministers, assisted by mortals who have ascended to relatively higher levels of universe attainment, but all of this educational work is under the general supervision of the Melchizedeks in association with the Trinity Teacher Sons.

35:4.2 While the Melchizedek orders are chiefly devoted to the vast educational system and experiential training regime of the local universe, they also function in unique assignments and in unusual circumstances. In an evolving universe eventually embracing approximately ten million inhabited worlds, many things out of the ordinary are destined to happen, and it is in such emergencies that the Melchizedeks act. On Edentia, your constellation headquarters, they are known as emergency Sons. They are always ready to serve in all exigencies — physical, intellectual, or spiritual — whether on a planet, in a system, in a constellation, or in the universe. Whenever and wherever special help is needed, there you will find one or more of the Melchizedek Sons.

35:4.3 When failure of some feature of the Creator Son’s plan is threatened, forthwith will go a Melchizedek to render assistance. But not often are they summoned to function in the presence of sinful rebellion, such as occurred in Satania.

35:4.4 The Melchizedeks are the first to act in all emergencies of whatever nature on all worlds where will creatures dwell. They sometimes act as temporary custodians on wayward planets, serving as receivers of a defaulting planetary government. In a planetary crisis these Melchizedek Sons serve in many unique capacities. It is easily possible for such a Son to make himself visible to mortal beings, and sometimes one of this order has even incarnated in the likeness of mortal flesh. Seven times in Nebadon has a Melchizedek served on an evolutionary world in the similitude of mortal flesh, and on numerous occasions these Sons have appeared in the likeness of other orders of universe creatures. They are indeed the versatile and volunteer emergency ministers to all orders of universe intelligences and to all the worlds and systems of worlds.

35:4.5 The Melchizedek who lived on Urantia during the time of Abraham was locally known as Prince of Salem because he presided over a small colony of truth seekers residing at a place called Salem. He volunteered to incarnate in the likeness of mortal flesh and did so with the approval of the Melchizedek receivers of the planet, who feared that the light of life would become extinguished during that period of increasing spiritual darkness. And he did foster the truth of his day and safely pass it on to Abraham and his associates.

See ALso=AhLsoh:

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UranTia Book Paper 35:5. The Vorondadek Sons

35:5.1 After the creation of the personal aids and the first group of the versatile Melchizedeks, the Creator Son and the LocaL Universe CreaTive SpiriT planned for, and brought into existence, the second great and diverse order of LocaL Universe sonship, the Vorondadeks. They are more generally known as Constellation Fathers because a Son of this order is uniformly found at the head of each Universe ConsTeLLaTion GovernmenT in every LocaL Universe.

35:5.2 The number of Vorondadeks varies in each LocaL Universe, just one million being the recorded number in Nebadon. These Sons, like their co-ordinates, the Melchizedeks, possess no power of reproduction. There exists no known method whereby they can increase their numbers.

35:5.3 In many respects these Sons are a self-governing body; as individuals and as groups, even as a whole, they are largely self-determinative, much as are the Melchizedeks, but Vorondadeks do not function through such a wide range of activities. They do not equal their Melchizedek brethren in brilliant versatility, but they are even more reliable and efficient as rulers and farseeing administrators. Neither are they quite the administrative peers of their subordinates, the Lanonandek System Sovereigns, but they excel all orders of LocaL Universe sonship in stability of purpose and in divinity of judgment.

35:5.4 Although the decisions and rulings of this order of Sons are always in accordance with the spirit of Divine sonship and in harmony with the policies of the Creator Son, they have been cited for error to the CreaTor Son, and in details of technique their decisions have sometimes been reversed on appeal to the superior tribunals of the universe. But these Sons rarely fall into error, and they have never gone into rebellion; never in all the history of Nebadon has a Vorondadek been found in contempt of the universe GovernmenT.

35:5.5 The service of the Vorondadeks in the LocaL Universes is extensive and varied. They serve as ambassadors to other universes and as consuls representing Universe ConsTeLLaTions within their native LocaL Universe. Of all orders of local universe sonship they are the most often intrusted with the full delegation of sovereign powers to be exercised in critical universe situations.

35:5.6 On those worlds segregated in spiritual darkness, those spheres which have, through rebellion and default, suffered planetary isolation, an observer Vorondadek is usually present pending the restoration of normal status. In certain emergencies this Most High observer could exercise absolute and arbitrary authority over every celestial being assigned to that planet. It is of record on Salvington that the Vorondadeks have sometimes exercised such authority as Most High regents of such planets. And this has also been true even of inhabited worlds that were untouched by rebellion.

35:5.7 Often a corps of twelve or more Vorondadek Sons sits en banc as a high court of review and appeal concerning special cases involving the status of a planet or a LocaL System. But their work more largely pertains to the legislative functions indigenous to the Universe ConsTeLLaTion GovernmenTs. As a result of all these services, the Vorondadek Sons have become the historians of the LocaL Universes; they are personally familiar with all the political struggles and the social upheavals of the inhabited worlds.

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UranTia Book Paper 35:6. The Constellation Fathers

35:6.1 At least three Vorondadeks are assigned to the rulership of each of the one hundred Universe ConsTeLLaTions of a LocaL Universe. These Sons are selected by the CreaTor Son and are commissioned by GabriEL as the Most Highs of the Universe ConsTeLLaTions for service during one dekamillennium — 10,000 standard years, about 50,000 years of [UranTia Time. The reigning Most High, the Constellation Father, has two associates, a senior and a junior. At each change of administration the senior associate becomes the head of the GovernmenT, the junior assumes the duties of the senior, while the unassigned Vorondadeks resident on the SaLvingTon worlds nominate one of their number as candidate for selection to assume the responsibilities of junior associate. Thus each of the Most High rulers, in accordance with present policy, has a period of service on the headquarters of a constellation of three dekamillenniums, about 150,000 UranTia Years.

35:6.2 The one hundred ConsTeLLaTion FaThers, the actual presiding heads of the Universe ConsTeLLaTion GovernmenTs, constitute the supreme advisory cabinet of the CreaTor Son. This council is in frequent session at LocaL Universe headquarters and is unlimited in the scope and range of its deliberations but is chiefly concerned with the welfare of the Universe ConsTeLLaTions and with the unification of the administration of the entire LocaL Universe.

35:6.3 When a ConsTeLLaTion FaTher is in attendance upon duties at the LocaL Universe headquarters, as he frequently is, the senior associate becomes acting director of Universe ConsTeLLaTion affairs. The normal function of the senior associate is the oversight of spiritual affairs, while the junior associate is personally occupied with the physical welfare of the Universe ConsTeLLaTion. No major policy, however, is ever carried out in a constellation unless all three of the Most Highs are agreed upon all the details of its execution.

35:6.4 The entire mechanism of SpiriT Intelligence and communication channels is at the disposal of the Universe ConsTeLLaTion Most Highs. They are in perfect touch with their superiors on Salvington and with their direct subordinates, the sovereigns of the LocaL SysTems. They frequently convene in council with these SysTem Sovereigns to deliberate upon the state of the Unvierse ConsTeLLaTion.

35:6.5 The Most Highs surround themselves with a corps of counselors, which varies in number and personnel from time to time in accordance with the presence of the various groups at Universe ConsTeLLaTion headquarters and also as the local requirements vary. During times of stress they may ask for, and will quickly receive, additional Sons of the Vorondadek order to assist with the administrative work. NorLaTiadek, your own Universe Constellation, is at present administered by twelve Vorondadek Sons.

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UranTia Book Paper 35:7. The Vorondadek Worlds

35:7.1 The second group of seven worlds in the circuit of seventy primary spheres surrounding SaLvingTon comprise the Vorondadek planets. Each of these spheres, with its six encircling satellites, is devoted to a special phase of Vorondadek activities. On these forty-nine realms the ascending mortals secure the acme of their education respecting universe LegisLation.

35:7.2 The ascending mortals have observed the LegisLaTive assemblies as they functioned on the headquarters worlds of the Universe ConsTeLLaTions, but here on these Vorondadek Worlds they participate in the enactment of the actual general LegisLaTion of the LocaL Universe under the tutelage of the senior Vorondadeks. Such enactments are designed to co-ordinate the varied pronouncements of the autonomous LegisLaTive assemblies of the one hundred Universe ConsTeLLaTions. The instruction to be had in the Vorondadek schools is unexcelled even on Uversa. This training is progressive, extending from the first sphere, with supplemental work on its six satellites, on up through the remaining six primary spheres and their associated satellite groups.

35:7.3 The ascending pilgrims will be introduced to numerous new activities on these worlds of study and practical work. We are not forbidden to undertake the revelation of these new and undreamed-of pursuits, but we despair of being able to portray these undertakings to the material mind of mortal beings. We are without words to convey the meanings of these supernal activities, and there are no analogous Human engagements which might be utilized as illustrations of these new occupations of the ascending mortals as they pursue their studies on these forty-nine worlds. And many other activities, not a part of the ascendant regime, are centered on these Vorondadek WorLds of the SaLvingTon circuit.

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UranTia Book Paper 35:8. The Lanonandek Sons

35:8.1 After the creation of the Vorondadeks, the Creator Son and the LocaL Universe MoTher SpiriT unite for the purpose of bringing into existence the third order of LocaL Universe sonship, the Lanonandeks. Although occupied with varied tasks connected with the LocaL SysTem administrations, they are best known as System Sovereigns, the rulers of the LoocaL SysTems, and as PLaneTary Princes, the administrative heads of the inhabited worlds.

35:8.2 Being a later and lower — as concerns divinity levels — order of sonship creation, these beings were required to pass through certain courses of training on the MeLchizedek WorLds in preparation for subsequent service. They were the first students in the Melchizedek University and were classified and certified by their Melchizedek teachers and examiners according to ability, personality, and attainment.

35:8.3 The LocaL Universe of Nebadon [had] exactly twelve million Lanonandeks, and when they had passed through the Melchizedek sphere, they were divided in the final tests into three classes:

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1. Primary Lanonandeks. Of the highest rank there were 709,841. These are the Sons designated as System Sovereigns and assistants to the supreme councils of the [[[Universe ConsTeLLaTions and as counselors in the higher administrative work of the LocaL Universe.

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2. Secondary Lanonandeks. Of this order emerging from Melchizedek there were 10,234,601. They are assigned as PlaneTary Princes and to the reserves of that order.

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3. TerTiary Lanonandeks. This group contained 1,055,558. These Sons function as subordinate assistants, messengers, custodians, commissioners, observers, and prosecute the miscellaneous duties of a LocaL SysTem and its component worlds.

35:8.7 It is not possible, as it is with evolutionary beings, for these Sons to progress from one group to another. When subjected to the MeLchizedek training, when once tested and classified, they serve continuously in the rank assigned. Neither do these Sons engage in reproduction; their number in the LocaL Universe is stationary.

35:8.8 In round numbers the Lanonandek order of Sons is classified on Salvington as follows:

Universe Co-ordinators and Constellation Counselors . 100,000
System Sovereigns and Assistants… … … . . 600,000
PLaneTary Princes and Reserves… … … . .10,000,000
Messenger Corps … … … … … … . 400,000
Custodians and Recorders… … … … … 100,000
Reserve Corps … … … … … … . . 800,000

35:8.15 Since Lanonandeks are a somewhat lower order of sonship than the MeLchizedeks and the Vorondadeks, they are of even greater service in the subordinate units of the universe, for they are capable of drawing nearer the lower creatures of the intelligent races. They also stand in greater danger of going astray, of departing from the acceptable technique of universe government. But these Lanonandeks, especially the primary order, are the most able and versatile of all LocaL Universe administrators. In executive ability they are excelled only by GabriEL and his unrevealed associates.

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UranTia Book Paper 35:9. The Lanonandek Rulers

35:9.1 The Lanonandeks are the continuous rulers of the planets and the rotating SysTem Sovereigns of the LocaL SysTems. Such a Son now rules on Jerusem, the headquarters of your LocaL SysTem of inhabited worlds.

35:9.2 The SysTem Sovereigns rule in commissions of two or three on the headquarters of each LocaL SysTem of inhabited worlds. The Constellation Father names one of these Lanonandeks as chief every dekamillennium. Sometimes no change in the head of the trio is made, the matter being entirely optional with the constellation rulers. LocaL SysTem governments do not suddenly change in personnel unless a tragedy of some sort occurs.

35:9.3 When System Sovereigns or assistants are recalled, their places are filled by selections made by the supreme council located on the constellation headquarters from the reserves of that order, a group which is larger on Edentia than the average indicated.

35:9.4 The supreme Lanonandek councils are stationed on the various Universe ConsTeLLaTion headquarters. Such a body is presided over by the senior Most High associate of the ConsTeLLaTion FaTher, while the junior associate supervises the reserves of the secondary order.

35:9.5 The SysTem Sovereigns are true to their names; they are well-nigh sovereign in the local affairs of the inhabited worlds. They are almost paternal in their direction of the Planetary Princes, the Material Sons, and the ministering spirits. The personal grasp of the sovereign is all but complete. These rulers are not supervised by Trinity observers from the Havona, the central universe. They are the executive division of the LocaL Universe, and as custodians of the enforcement of Legislative mandates and as executives for the application of judicial verdicts, they present the one place in all universe administration where personal disloyalty to the will of the MichaEL Son could most easily and readily intrench itself and seek to assert itself.

35:9.6 Our LocaL Universe has been unfortunate in that over seven hundred Sons of the Lanonandek order have rebelled against the universe government, thus precipitating confusion in several LocaL SysTems and on numerous planets. Of this entire number of failures only three were System Sovereigns; practically all of these Sons belonged to the second and third orders, PLaneTary Princes and TerTiary Lanonandeks.

35:9.7 The large number of these Sons who have lapsed from integrity does not indicate any fault in creatorship. They could have been made divinely perfect, but they were so created that they might better understand, and draw near to, the evolutionary creatures dwelling on the worlds of Time and space.

35:9.8 Of all the LocaL Universes in Orvonton, our LocaL Universe has, with the exception of Henselon, lost the largest number of this order of Sons. On Uversa it is the consensus that we have had so much administrative trouble in Nebadon because our Sons of the Lanonandek order have been created with such a large degree of personal liberty in choosing and planning. I do not make this observation by way of criticism. The CreaTor Son of our LocaL Universe has full authority and power to do this. It is the contention of our high rulers that, while such free-choosing Sons make excessive trouble in the earlier ages of the LocaL Universe, when things are fully sifted and finally settled, the gains of higher loyalty and fuller volitional service on the part of these thoroughly tested Sons will far more than compensate for the confusion and tribulations of earlier times.

35:9.9 In the event of rebellion on a LocaL SysTem headquarters, a new SysTem Sovereign is usually installed within a comparatively short time, but not so on the individual planets. They are the component units of the material creation, and creature free will is a factor in the final adjudication of all such problems. Successor PLaneTary Princes are designated for isolated worlds, planets whose princes of authority may have gone astray, but they do not assume active rulership of such worlds until the results of insurrection are partially overcome and removed by the remedial measures adopted by the Melchizedeks and other ministering personalities. Rebellion by a PLaneTary Prince instantly isolates his planet; the local spiritual circuits are immediately severed. Only a BestowaL Son can re-establish interplanetary lines of communication on such a spiritually isolated world.

35:9.10 There exists a plan for saving these wayward and unwise Sons, and many have availed themselves of this merciful provision; but never again may they function in those positions wherein they defaulted. After rehabilitation they are assigned to custodial duties and to departments of physical administration.

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UranTia Book Paper 35:10. The Lanonandek Worlds

35:10.1 The third group of seven Worlds in the SalvingTon circuit of seventy planets, with their respective forty-two satellites, constitute the Lanonandek cluster of administrative spheres. On these realms the experienced Lanonandeks belonging to the ex-System Sovereign corps officiate as administrative teachers of the ascending pilgrims and the Seraphic Hosts. The evolutionary mortals observe the system administrators at work on the system capitals, but here they participate in the actual co-ordination of the administrative pronouncements of the ten thousand local systems.

35:10.2 These administrative schools of the LocaL Universe are supervised by a corps of Lanonandek Sons who have had long experience as SysTem Sovereigns and as Universe ConsTellaTion counselors. These executive colleges are excelled only by the administrative schools of Ensa.

35:10.3 While serving as training spheres for ascending mortals, the Lanonandek WorLds are the centers for extensive undertakings having to do with the normal and routine administrative operations of the LocaL Universe. All the way in to Paradise the ascending pilgrims pursue their studies in the practical schools of applied knowledge — actual training in really doing the things they are being taught. The LocaL Universe educational system sponsored by the Melchizedeks is practical, progressive, meaningful, and experiential. It embraces training in things material, intellectual, Morontial, and SpiriTual.

35:10.4 It is in connection with these administrative spheres of the Lanonandeks that most of the salvaged Sons of that order serve as custodians and directors of planetary affairs. And these defaulting PLaneTary Princes and their associates in rebellion who choose to accept the proffered rehabilitation will continue to serve in these routine capacities, at least until the LocaL Universe of Nebadon is settled [as one of the] Spheres of LighT and Life.

35:10.5 Many of the Lanonandek Sons in the older systems, however, have established wonderful records of service, administration, and spiritual achievement. They are a noble, faithful, and loyal group, notwithstanding their tendency to fall into error through fallacies of personal liberty and fictions of self-determination.

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Urantia Book Part 2, Paper 36 The Life Carriers

36:0.1 LIFE does not originate spontaneously. Life is constructed according to plans formulated by the (unrevealed in UranTia Book) Architects of Being and appears on the inhabited planets either by direct importation or as a result of the operations of the Life Carriers of the LocaL Universes. These carriers of life are among the most interesting and versatile of the diverse family of LocaL Universe [children]. They are intrusted with designing and carrying creature life to the planetary spheres. And after planting this life on such new worlds, they remain there for long periods to foster its development.

1. Origin and Nature of Life Carriers

36:1.1 Though the Life Carriers belong to the family of Divine sonship, they are a peculiar and distinct type of Universe [Children]]], being the only group of intelligent life in a LocaL Universe in whose creation the rulers of a SuperUniverse participate. The Life Carriers are the offspring of three pre-existent personalities: the CreaTor Son, the LocaL Universe MoTher SpiriT, and, by designation, one of the three AncienTs of Days presiding over the destinies of the SuperUniverse concerned. These AncienTs of Days…participate in the creation of the Life Carriers, who are intrusted with establishing physical Life on the evolving worlds.

36:1.2 In the LocaL Universe of Nebadon we have on record the creation of one hundred million Life Carriers. This efficient corps of Life disseminators is not a truly self-governing group. They are directed by the Life-determining trio, consisting of GabriEL, the Father Melchizedek, and Nambia, the original and first-born Life Carrier of Nebadon. But in all phases of their divisional administration they are self-governing.

36:1.3 Life Carriers are graded into three grand divisions: The first division is the senior Life Carriers, the second, assistants, and the third, custodians. The primary division is subdivided into twelve groups of specialists in the various forms of life manifestation. The segregation of these three divisions was effected by the Melchizedeks, who conducted tests for such purposes on the Life Carriers’ headquarters sphere. The Melchizedeks have ever since been closely associated with the Life Carriers and always accompany them when they go forth to establish life on a new planet.

36:1.4 When an evolutionary planet is finally settled [as one of the] Spheres Ov Light and Life, the Life Carriers are organized into the higher deliberative bodies of advisory capacity to assist in the further administration and development of the world and its glorified beings. In the later and settled ages of an evolving LocaL Universe these [[[Life Carriers]] are intrusted with many new duties.

2. The Life Carrier Worlds

36:2.1 The Melchizedeks have the general oversight of the fourth group of seven primary spheres in the Salvington circuit. These worlds of the Life Carriers are designated as follows:

1. The Life Carrier headquarters.
2. The life-planning sphere.
3. The life-conservation sphere.
4. The sphere of life evolution.
5. The sphere of life associated with mind.
6. The sphere of mind and spirit in living beings.
7. The sphere of unrevealed life.

36:2.9 Each of these primary spheres is surrounded by six satellites, on which the special phases of all the Life Carrier activities in the universe are centered.

36:2.10 World Number One, the headquarters sphere, together with its six tributary satellites, is devoted to the study of universal life, life in all of its known phases of manifestation. Here is located the college of life planning, wherein function teachers and advisers from Uversa and Havona, even from Paradise. And I am permitted to reveal that the seven central emplacements of the adjutant mind-spirits are situated on this world of the Life Carriers.

36:2.11 The number ten — the decimal system — is inherent in the physical universe but not in the spiritual. The domain of life is characterized by three, seven, and twelve or by multiples and combinations of these basic numbers. There are three primal and essentially different life plans, after the order of the three Paradise Sources and Centers, and in the universe of Nebadon these three basic forms of life are segregated on three different types of planets. There were, originally, twelve distinct and divine concepts of transmissible life. This number twelve, with its subdivisions and multiples, runs throughout all basic life patterns of all seven superuniverses. There are also seven architectural types of life design, fundamental arrangements of the reproducing configurations of living matter. The Orvonton life patterns are configured as twelve inheritance carriers. The differing orders of will creatures are configured as 12, 24, 48, 96, 192, 384, and 768. On Urantia there are forty-eight units of pattern control — trait determiners — in the sex cells of human reproduction.

36:2.12 The Second World is the life-designing sphere; here all new modes of life organization are worked out. While the original life designs are provided by the Creator Son, the actual outworking of these plans is intrusted to the Life Carriers and their associates. When the general life plans for a new world have been formulated, they are transmitted to the headquarters sphere, where they are minutely scrutinized by the supreme council of the senior Life Carriers in collaboration with a corps of consulting Melchizedeks. If the plans are a departure from previously accepted formulas, they must be passed upon, and endorsed by, the Creator Son. The chief of Melchizedeks often represents the Creator Son in these deliberations.

36:2.13 Planetary life, therefore, while similar in some respects, differs in many ways on each evolutionary world. Even in a uniform life series in a single family of worlds, life is not exactly the same on any two planets; there is always a planetary type, for the Life Carriers work constantly in an effort to improve the vital formulas committed to their keeping.

36:2.14 There are over one million fundamental or cosmic chemical formulas which constitute the parent patterns and the numerous basic functional variations of life manifestations. Satellite number one of the life-planning sphere is the realm of the universe physicists and electrochemists who serve as technical assistants to the Life Carriers in the work of capturing, organizing, and manipulating the essential units of energy which are employed in building up the material vehicles of life transmission, the so-called germ plasm.

36:2.15 The planetary life-planning laboratories are situated on the second satellite of this world number two. In these laboratories the Life Carriers and all their associates collaborate with the Melchizedeks in the effort to modify and possibly improve the life designed for implantation on the decimal planets of Nebadon. The life now evolving on Urantia was planned and partially worked out on this very world, for Urantia is a decimal planet, a life-experiment world. On one world in each ten a greater variance in the standard life designs is permitted than on the other (nonexperimental) worlds.

36:2.16 World Number Three is devoted to the conservation of life. Here various modes of life protection and preservation are studied and developed by the assistants and custodians of the Life Carrier corps. The life plans for every new world always provide for the early establishment of the life-conservation commission, consisting of custodian specialists in the expert manipulation of the basic life patterns. On Urantia there were twenty-four such custodian commissioners, two for each fundamental or parent pattern of the architectural organization of the life material. On planets such as yours the highest form of life is reproduced by a life-carrying bundle which possesses twenty-four pattern units. (And since the intellectual life grows out of, and upon the foundation of, the physical, there come into existence the four and twenty basic orders of psychic organization.)

36:2.17 Sphere Number Four and its tributary satellites are devoted to the study of the evolution of creature life in general and to the evolutionary antecedents of any one life level in particular. The original life plasm of an evolutionary world must contain the full potential for all future developmental variations and for all subsequent evolutionary changes and modifications. The provision for such far-reaching projects of life metamorphosis may require the appearance of many apparently useless forms of animal and vegetable life. Such by-products of planetary evolution, foreseen or unforeseen, appear upon the stage of action only to disappear, but in and through all this long process there runs the thread of the wise and intelligent formulations of the original designers of the planetary life plan and species scheme. The manifold by-products of biologic evolution are all essential to the final and full function of the higher intelligent forms of life, notwithstanding that great outward disharmony may prevail from time to time in the long upward struggle of the higher creatures to effect the mastery of the lower forms of life, many of which are sometimes so antagonistic to the peace and comfort of the evolving will creatures.

36:2.18 Number Five World is concerned wholly with life associated with mind. Each of its satellites is devoted to the study of a single phase of creature mind correlated with creature life. Mind such as man comprehends is an endowment of the seven adjutant mind-spirits superimposed on the nonteachable or mechanical levels of mind by the agencies of the Infinite Spirit. The life patterns are variously responsive to these adjutants and to the different spirit ministries operating throughout the universes of time and space. The capacity of material creatures to effect spirit response is entirely dependent on the associated mind endowment, which, in turn, has directionized the course of the biologic evolution of these same mortal creatures.

36:2.19 World Number Six is dedicated to the correlation of mind with spirit as they are associated with living forms and organisms. This world and its six tributaries embrace the schools of creature co-ordination, wherein teachers from both the central universe and the superuniverse collaborate with the Nebadon instructors in presenting the highest levels of creature attainment in time and space.

36:2.20 The Seventh Sphere of the Life Carriers is dedicated to the unrevealed domains of evolutionary creature life as it is related to the cosmic philosophy of the expanding factualization of the Supreme Being.

3. Life Transplantation
36:3.1 Life does not spontaneously appear in the universes; the Life Carriers must initiate it on the barren planets. They are the carriers, disseminators, and guardians of life as it appears on the evolutionary worlds of space. All life of the order and forms known on Urantia arises with these Sons, though not all forms of planetary life are existent on Urantia.

36:3.2 The corps of Life Carriers commissioned to plant life upon a new world usually consists of one hundred senior carriers, one hundred assistants, and one thousand custodians. The Life Carriers often carry actual life plasm to a new world, but not always. They sometimes organize the life patterns after arriving on the planet of assignment in accordance with formulas previously approved for a new adventure in life establishment. Such was the origin of the planetary life of Urantia.

36:3.3 When, in accordance with approved formulas, the physical patterns have been provided, then do the Life Carriers catalyze this lifeless material, imparting through their persons the vital spirit spark; and forthwith do the inert patterns become living matter.

36:3.4 The vital spark — the mystery of life — is bestowed through the Life Carriers, not by them. They do indeed supervise such transactions, they formulate the life plasm itself, but it is the Universe Mother Spirit who supplies the essential factor of the living plasm. From the Creative Daughter of the Infinite Spirit comes that energy spark which enlivens the body and presages the mind.

36:3.5 In the bestowal of life the Life Carriers transmit nothing of their personal natures, not even on those spheres where new orders of life are projected. At such times they simply initiate and transmit the spark of life, start the required revolutions of matter in accordance with the physical, chemical, and electrical specifications of the ordained plans and patterns. Life Carriers are living catalytic presences which agitate, organize, and vitalize the otherwise inert elements of the material order of existence.

36:3.6 The Life Carriers of a planetary corps are given a certain period in which to establish life on a new world, approximately one-half million years of the time of that planet. At the termination of this period, indicated by certain developmental attainments of the planetary life, they cease implantation efforts, and they may not subsequently add anything new or supplemental to the life of that planet.

36:3.7 During the ages intervening between life establishment and the emergence of human creatures of moral status, the Life Carriers are permitted to manipulate the life environment and otherwise favorably directionize the course of biologic evolution. And this they do for long periods of time.

36:3.8 When the Life Carriers operating on a new world have once succeeded in producing a being with will, with the power of moral decision and spiritual choice, then and there their work terminates — they are through; they may manipulate the evolving life no further. From this point forward the evolution of living things must proceed in accordance with the endowment of the inherent nature and tendencies which have already been imparted to, and established in, the planetary life formulas and patterns. The Life Carriers are not permitted to experiment or to interfere with will; they are not allowed to dominate or arbitrarily influence moral creatures.

36:3.9 Upon the arrival of a Planetary Prince they prepare to leave, though two of the senior carriers and twelve custodians may volunteer, by taking temporary renunciation vows, to remain indefinitely on the planet as advisers in the matter of the further development and conservation of the life plasm. Two such Sons and their twelve associates are now serving on Urantia.

4. Melchizedek Life Carriers
36:4.1 In every local system of inhabited worlds throughout Nebadon there is a single sphere whereon the Melchizedeks have functioned as life carriers. These abodes are known as the system midsonite worlds, and on each of them a materially modified Melchizedek Son has mated with a selected Daughter of the material order of sonship. The Mother Eves of such midsonite worlds are dispatched from the system headquarters of jurisdiction, having been chosen by the designated Melchizedek life carrier from among the numerous volunteers who respond to the call of the System Sovereign addressed to the Material Daughters of his sphere.

36:4.2 The progeny of a Melchizedek life carrier and a Material Daughter are known as midsoniters. The Melchizedek father of such a race of supernal creatures eventually leaves the planet of his unique life function, and the Mother Eve of this special order of universe beings also departs upon the appearance of the seventh generation of planetary offspring. The direction of such a world then devolves upon her eldest son.

36:4.3 The midsonite creatures live and function as reproducing beings on their magnificent worlds until they are one thousand standard years of age; whereupon they are translated by seraphic transport. Midsoniters are nonreproducing beings thereafter because the technique of dematerialization which they pass through in preparation for enseraphiming forever deprives them of reproductive prerogatives.

36:4.4 The present status of these beings can hardly be reckoned as either mortal or immortal, neither can they be definitely classified as human or divine. These creatures are not Adjuster indwelt, hence hardly immortal. But neither do they seem to be mortal; no midsoniter has experienced death. All midsoniters ever born in Nebadon are alive today, functioning on their native worlds, on some intervening sphere, or on the Salvington midsonite sphere in the finaliters’ group of worlds.

36:4.5 The Salvington Worlds of the Finaliters. The Melchizedek life carriers, as well as the associated Mother Eves, go from the system midsonite spheres to the finaliters’ worlds of the Salvington circuit, where their offspring are also destined to forgather.

36:4.6 It should be explained in this connection that the fifth group of seven primary worlds in the Salvington circuit are the Nebadon worlds of the finaliters. The children of the Melchizedek life carriers and the Material Daughters are domiciled on the seventh world of the finaliters, the Salvington midsonite sphere.

36:4.7 The satellites of the seven primary worlds of the finaliters are the rendezvous of the personalities of the super- and central universes who may be executing assignments in Nebadon. While the ascending mortals go about freely on all of the cultural worlds and training spheres of the 490 worlds comprising the Melchizedek University, there are certain special schools and numerous restricted zones which they are not permitted to enter. This is especially true of the forty-nine spheres under the jurisdiction of the finaliters.

36:4.8 The purpose of the midsonite creatures is not at present known, but it would appear that these personalities are forgathering on the seventh finaliter world in preparation for some future eventuality in universe evolution. Our inquiries concerning the midsonite races are always referred to the finaliters, and always do the finaliters decline to discuss the destiny of their wards. Regardless of our uncertainty as to the future of the midsoniters, we do know that every local universe in Orvonton harbors such an accumulating corps of these mysterious beings. It is the belief of the Melchizedek life carriers that their midsonite children will some day be endowed with the transcendental and eternal spirit of absonity by God the Ultimate.

5. The Seven Adjutant Mind-Spirits
36:5.1 It is the presence of the seven adjutant mind-spirits on the primitive worlds that conditions the course of organic evolution; that explains why evolution is purposeful and not accidental. These adjutants represent that function of the mind ministry of the Infinite Spirit which is extended to the lower orders of intelligent life through the operations of a local universe Mother Spirit. The adjutants are the children of the Universe Mother Spirit and constitute her personal ministry to the material minds of the realms. Wherever and whenever such mind is manifest, these spirits are variously functioning.

36:5.2 The seven adjutant mind-spirits are called by names which are the equivalents of the following designations: intuition, understanding, courage, knowledge, counsel, worship, and wisdom. These mind-spirits send forth their influence into all the inhabited worlds as a differential urge, each seeking receptivity capacity for manifestation quite apart from the degree to which its fellows may find reception and opportunity for function.

36:5.3 The central lodgments of the adjutant spirits on the Life Carrier headquarters world indicate to the Life Carrier supervisors the extent and quality of the mind function of the adjutants on any world and in any given living organism of intellect status. These life-mind emplacements are perfect indicators of living mind function for the first five adjutants. But with regard to the sixth and seventh adjutant spirits — worship and wisdom — these central lodgments record only a qualitative function. The quantitative activity of the adjutant of worship and the adjutant of wisdom is registered in the immediate presence of the Divine Minister on Salvington, being a personal experience of the Universe Mother Spirit.

36:5.4 The seven adjutant mind-spirits always accompany the Life Carriers to a new planet, but they should not be regarded as entities; they are more like circuits. The spirits of the seven universe adjutants do not function as personalities apart from the universe presence of the Divine Minister; they are in fact a level of consciousness of the Divine Minister and are always subordinate to the action and presence of their creative mother.

36:5.5 We are handicapped for words adequately to designate these seven adjutant mind-spirits. They are ministers of the lower levels of experiential mind, and they may be described, in the order of evolutionary attainment, as follows:

1. The spirit of intuition — quick perception, the primitive physical and inherent reflex instincts, the directional and other self-preservative endowments of all mind creations; the only one of the adjutants to function so largely in the lower orders of animal life and the only one to make extensive functional contact with the nonteachable levels of mechanical mind.
2. The spirit of understanding — the impulse of co-ordination, the spontaneous and apparently automatic association of ideas. This is the gift of the co-ordination of acquired knowledge, the phenomenon of quick reasoning, rapid judgment, and prompt decision.
3. The spirit of courage — the fidelity endowment — in personal beings, the basis of character acquirement and the intellectual root of moral stamina and spiritual bravery. When enlightened by facts and inspired by truth, this becomes the secret of the urge of evolutionary ascension by the channels of intelligent and conscientious self-direction.
4. The spirit of knowledge — the curiosity-mother of adventure and discovery, the scientific spirit; the guide and faithful associate of the spirits of courage and counsel; the urge to direct the endowments of courage into useful and progressive paths of growth.
5. The spirit of counsel — the social urge, the endowment of species co-operation; the ability of will creatures to harmonize with their fellows; the origin of the gregarious instinct among the more lowly creatures.
6. The spirit of worship — the religious impulse, the first differential urge separating mind creatures into the two basic classes of mortal existence. The spirit of worship forever distinguishes the animal of its association from the soulless creatures of mind endowment. Worship is the badge of spiritual-ascension candidacy.
7. The spirit of wisdom — the inherent tendency of all moral creatures towards orderly and progressive evolutionary advancement. This is the highest of the adjutants, the spirit co-ordinator and articulator of the work of all the others. This spirit is the secret of that inborn urge of mind creatures which initiates and maintains the practical and effective program of the ascending scale of existence; that gift of living things which accounts for their inexplicable ability to survive and, in survival, to utilize the co-ordination of all their past experience and present opportunities for the acquisition of all of everything that all of the other six mental ministers can mobilize in the mind of the organism concerned. Wisdom is the acme of intellectual performance. Wisdom is the goal of a purely mental and moral existence.
36:5.13 The adjutant mind-spirits experientially grow, but they never become personal. They evolve in function, and the function of the first five in the animal orders is to a certain extent essential to the function of all seven as human intellect. This animal relationship makes the adjutants more practically effective as human mind; hence animals are to a certain extent indispensable to man’s intellectual as well as to his physical evolution.

36:5.14 These mind-adjutants of a local universe Mother Spirit are related to creature life of intelligence status much as the power centers and physical controllers are related to the nonliving forces of the universe. They perform invaluable service in the mind circuits on the inhabited worlds and are effective collaborators with the Master Physical Controllers, who also serve as controllers and directors of the preadjutant mind levels, the levels of nonteachable or mechanical mind.

36:5.15 Living mind, prior to the appearance of capacity to learn from experience, is the ministry domain of the Master Physical Controllers. Creature mind, before acquiring the ability to recognize divinity and worship Deity, is the exclusive domain of the adjutant spirits. With the appearance of the spiritual response of the creature intellect, such created minds at once become superminded, being instantly encircuited in the spirit cycles of the local universe Mother Spirit.

36:5.16 The adjutant mind-spirits are in no manner directly related to the diverse and highly spiritual function of the spirit of the personal presence of the Divine Minister, the Holy Spirit of the inhabited worlds; but they are functionally antecedent to, and preparatory for, the appearance of this very spirit in evolutionary man. The adjutants afford the Universe Mother Spirit a varied contact with, and control over, the material living creatures of a local universe, but they do not repercuss in the Supreme Being when acting on prepersonality levels.

36:5.17 Nonspiritual mind is either a spirit-energy manifestation or a physical-energy phenomenon. Even human mind, personal mind, has no survival qualities apart from spirit identification. Mind is a divinity bestowal, but it is not immortal when it functions without spirit insight, and when it is devoid of the ability to worship and crave survival.

6. Living Forces
36:6.1 Life is both mechanistic and vitalistic — material and spiritual. Ever will Urantia physicists and chemists progress in their understanding of the protoplasmic forms of vegetable and animal life, but never will they be able to produce living organisms. Life is something different from all energy manifestations; even the material life of physical creatures is not inherent in matter.

36:6.2 Things material may enjoy an independent existence, but life springs only from life. Mind can be derived only from pre-existent mind. Spirit takes origin only from spirit ancestors. The creature may produce the forms of life, but only a creator personality or a creative force can supply the activating living spark.

36:6.3 Life Carriers can organize the material forms, or physical patterns, of living beings, but the Spirit provides the initial spark of life and bestows the endowment of mind. Even the living forms of experimental life which the Life Carriers organize on their Salvington worlds are always devoid of reproductive powers. When the life formulas and the vital patterns are correctly assembled and properly organized, the presence of a Life Carrier is sufficient to initiate life, but all such living organisms are lacking in two essential attributes — mind endowment and reproductive powers. Animal mind and human mind are gifts of the local universe Mother Spirit, functioning through the seven adjutant mind-spirits, while creature ability to reproduce is the specific and personal impartation of the Universe Spirit to the ancestral life plasm inaugurated by the Life Carriers.

36:6.4 When the Life Carriers have designed the patterns of life, after they have organized the energy systems, there must occur an additional phenomenon; the “breath of life” must be imparted to these lifeless forms. The Sons of God can construct the forms of life, but it is the Spirit of God who really contributes the vital spark. And when the life thus imparted is spent, then again the remaining material body becomes dead matter. When the bestowed life is exhausted, the body returns to the bosom of the material universe from which it was borrowed by the Life Carriers to serve as a transient vehicle for that life endowment which they conveyed to such a visible association of energy-matter.

36:6.5 The life bestowed upon plants and animals by the Life Carriers does not return to the Life Carriers upon the death of plant or animal. The departing life of such a living thing possesses neither identity nor personality; it does not individually survive death. During its existence and the time of its sojourn in the body of matter, it has undergone a change; it has undergone energy evolution and survives only as a part of the cosmic forces of the universe; it does not survive as individual life. The survival of mortal creatures is wholly predicated on the evolvement of an immortal soul within the mortal mind.

36:6.6 We speak of life as “energy” and as “force,” but it is really neither. Force-energy is variously gravity responsive; life is not. Pattern is also nonresponsive to gravity, being a configuration of energies that have already fulfilled all gravity-responsive obligations. Life, as such, constitutes the animation of some pattern-configured or otherwise segregated system of energy — material, mindal, or spiritual.

36:6.7 There are some things connected with the elaboration of life on the evolutionary planets which are not altogether clear to us. We fully comprehend the physical organization of the electrochemical formulas of the Life Carriers, but we do not wholly understand the nature and source of the life-activation spark. We know that life flows from the Father through the Son and by the Spirit. It is more than possible that the Master Spirits are the sevenfold channel of the river of life which is poured out upon all creation. But we do not comprehend the technique whereby the supervising Master Spirit participates in the initial episode of life bestowal on a new planet. The Ancients of Days, we are confident, also have some part in this inauguration of life on a new world, but we are wholly ignorant of the nature thereof. We do know that the Universe Mother Spirit actually vitalizes the lifeless patterns and imparts to such activated plasm the prerogatives of organismal reproduction. We observe that these three are the levels of God the Sevenfold, sometimes designated as the Supreme Creators of time and space; but otherwise we know little more than Urantia mortals — simply that concept is inherent in the Father, expression in the Son, and life realization in the Spirit.

36:6.8 [Indited by a Vorondadek Son stationed on Urantia as an observer and acting in this capacity by request of the Melchizedek Chief of the Supervising Revelatory Corps.]