Zero Age Uv MasTer Universe AnTecedenTs Uv Appendices To Study Of The Master Universe

§ 3 THE ZERO AGE

We might try to improve our concept of the Zero Age by otherwise naming it "the FirsT Pre-Universe Age." As we enter this hypothetical age we are leaving factual reality behind us, but we are not separating ourselves from valid concept. As we take inventory of the contents of the Zero Age, we should first make note of the absence of the Paradise Trinity, the God The Spirit, and Havona./ the central universe. The Zero Age concept is pre-Spirit, hence pre-Havona; and, without Goc the Spirit, there is no Trinity. In the Zero Age we find the following realities.

(a) The I AM FaTher. God has achieved dual expression of himself (127.1) 11:9.3, but not TriniTy expression. He has bestowed the absolute and unqualified spirit personality upon the Eternal Son (109.2) 10:1.4, (109.6) 10:2.2; (111.4) 10:3.6, and he has expressed his non-deity nature in the co-ordinate appearance of the Isle of Paradise. (127.1) 11:9.3

(b) The Eternal Son. The Original Son is in existence, but has not yet functioned. The first functional act of God the Son is in collaboration with God the Father, and this results in the appearance of God the Spirit (90.3) 8:0.3 and Havona, thus terminating the [Zero Age and inaugurating the First Universe Age.

(c) The Isle of Paradise. Paradise is present; the eternal Isle comes into existence as the repercussion and the antithesis of the Father's action which personalizes the Son. (127.1) 11:9.3 But Paradise has yet to function as the Source of all subsequent physical creation. Outside of Paradise there are no universes; there is no space – only midspace (not-space). (See Appendix II § 1, Space Bestowals of Paradise, and § 2, Paradise Bestowals of Space Potency.)

(d) The Deity Absolute is present – but are we using the proper name here? Perhaps a better designation would be the "Qualified Absolute," or the "Conditioned Absolute." The Zero Age is pre-TriniTy in concept, and in a pre-[[[TriniTy situation God the Father has not yet achieved complete escape from diffusion throughout Total Deity. (6.2) 0:3.22; (108.1) 10:0.1; (111.6) 10:3.8

(e) The Unqualified Absolute is also present, but this presence would be quite different from the later space-presence and space-function of the Unqualified in the subsequent Universe Ages. In the first place, there is probably no space at this concept point in past eternity; secondly, there could hardly be any space potency. (Appendix II § 1, Space Bestowals of Paradise, § 2, Paradise Bestowals of Space Potency)

(f) The Universal Absolute is present as the co-ordinator of the Deity Absolute and the unqualified absolute. (15.1) 0:11.11, (15.5) 0:11.15 However, the Universal Absolute could have had no actual and active function in equalizing the cosmic tensions produced by the coexistence of absolute and subabsolute realities. (15.3) 0:11.13 In the Zero Age, as we conceive it, there could have been no subabsolute realities. Or could there have been?

This, then, is the inventory of Absolute realities in the Zero Age. Can we be sure, however, that no subabsolute reality is actually present in this age? This is moot. Let us look at the Zero Age a little more closely:

Were the Master Architect present? The traditions of Paradise hold that the senior Architect, the Paradise Architect, and three Havona Architects contri­buted to the planning of Havona. (351.5) 31:9.4) If this is correct, then at least these four Architects must have been present in the Zero Age. There is a further statement to the effect that the 28,012th Architect failed to absoni­tize because he would have transcended the upper limits of absonity. (352.3) 31:9.10 the Paradise Architect is the senior Architect and functions at the "upper limit of absonity,"…the…highest…possible Architect. This line of reasoning does suggest that the entire corps of 28,011 Architects were present in the Zero Age. If the Master Architects were present, then subabsolute reality was present…

…Quite possibly the mid-space zones would have filled all regions outside of Paradise. (124.2) 11:7.1…but if the Architects of the Master Universe were in existence, then Time and space could have been conceptually present in the absonite minds of the transcendental Architects.

Were the Paradise Citizens present? If the Havona natives are "eternal," than it would appear reasonable to assume the Paradise Citizens are "eternaler." Even if this were the case, we know this designation could not apply to all of the "more than three thousand orders" of these citizens, because the last of these groups was personalized at the time of the Trinity mandate which organized the superuniverses (222.5) 19:7.1, and this must have been in the "dawn" of the Second Universe Age.