P.164 – §1 As far as the Universal
Father is concerned–as a Father–the universes are virtually nonexistent;
he deals with personalities; he is the Father of personalities. As far
as the Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit are concerned–as creator partners–the
universes are localized and individual under the joint rule of the Creator
Sons and the Creative Spirits. As far as the Paradise Trinity is concerned,
outside Havona there are just seven inhabited universes, the seven superuniverses
which hold jurisdiction over the circle of the first post-Havona space
level. The Seven Master Spirits radiate their influence out from the central
Isle, thus constituting the vast creation one gigantic wheel, the hub
being the eternal Isle of Paradise, the seven spokes the radiations of
the Seven Master Spirits, the rim the outer regions of the grand universe.
P.164 – §2 Early in the materialization of the universal
creation the sevenfold scheme of the superuniverse organization and government
was formulated. The first post-Havona creation was divided into seven
stupendous segments, and the headquarters worlds of these superuniverse
governments were designed and constructed. The present scheme of administration
has existed from near eternity, and the rulers of these seven superuniverses
are rightly called Ancients of Days.
P.164 – §3 Of the vast body of knowledge concerning
the superuniverses, I can hope to tell you little, but there is operative
throughout these realms a technique of intelligent control for both physical
and spiritual forces, and the universal gravity presences there function
in majestic power and perfect harmony. It is important first to gain an
adequate idea of the physical constitution and material organization of
the superuniverse domains, for then you will be the better prepared to
grasp the significance of the marvelous organization provided for their
spiritual government and for the intellectual advancement of the will
creatures who dwell on the myriads of inhabited planets scattered hither
and yon throughout these seven superuniverses.
1. THE SUPERUNIVERSE SPACE LEVEL – P.164
P.164 – §4 Within the limited range of the records,
observations, and memories of the generations of a million or a billion
of your short years, to all practical intents and purposes, Urantia and
the universe to which it belongs are experiencing the adventure of one
long and uncharted plunge into new space; but according to the records
of Uversa, in accordance with older observations, in harmony with the
more extensive experience and calculations of our order, and as a result
of conclusions based on these and other findings, we know that the universes
are engaged in an orderly, well-understood, and perfectly controlled processional,
swinging in majestic grandeur around the First Great Source and Center
and his residential universe.
P.165 – §1 We have long since discovered that the
seven superuniverses traverse a great ellipse, a gigantic and elongated
circle. Your solar system and other worlds of time are not plunging headlong,
without chart and compass, into unmapped space. The local universe to
which your system belongs is pursuing a definite and well-understood counterclockwise
course around the vast swing that encircles the central universe. This
cosmic path is well charted and is just as thoroughly known to the superuniverse
star observers as the orbits of the planets constituting your solar system
are known to Urantia astronomers.
P.165 – §2 Urantia is situated in a local universe
and a superuniverse not fully organized, and your local universe is in
immediate proximity to numerous partially completed physical creations.
You belong to one of the relatively recent universes. But you are not,
today, plunging on wildly into uncharted space nor swinging out blindly
into unknown regions. You are following the orderly and predetermined
path of the superuniverse space level. You are now passing through the
very same space that your planetary system, or its predecessors, traversed
ages ago; and some day in the remote future your system, or its successors,
will again traverse the identical space through which you are now so swiftly
P.165 – §3 In this age and as direction is regarded
on Urantia, superuniverse number one swings almost due north, approximately
opposite, in an easterly direction, to the Paradise residence of the Great
Sources and Centers and the central universe of Havona. This position,
with the corresponding one to the west, represents the nearest physical
approach of the spheres of time to the eternal Isle. Superuniverse number
two is in the north, preparing for the westward swing, while number three
now holds the northernmost segment of the great space path, having already
turned into the bend leading to the southerly plunge. Number four is on
the comparatively straightaway southerly flight, the advance regions now
approaching opposition to the Great Centers. Number five has about left
its position opposite the Center of Centers while continuing on the direct
southerly course just preceding the eastward swing; number six occupies
most of the southern curve, the segment from which your superuniverse
has nearly passed.
P.165 – §4 Your local universe of Nebadon belongs
to Orvonton, the seventh superuniverse, which swings on between superuniverses
one and six, having not long since (as we reckon time) turned the southeastern
bend of the superuniverse space level. Today, the solar system to which
Urantia belongs is a few billion years past the swing around the southern
curvature so that you are just now advancing beyond the southeastern bend
and are moving swiftly through the long and comparatively straightaway
northern path. For untold ages Orvonton will pursue this almost direct
P.165 – §5 Urantia belongs to a system which is well
out towards the borderland of your local universe; and your local universe
is at present traversing the periphery of Orvonton. Beyond you there are
still others, but you are far removed in space from those physical systems
which swing around the great circle in comparative proximity to the Great
Source and Center.
2. ORGANIZATION OF THE SUPERUNIVERSES – P.165
P.165 – §6 Only the Universal Father knows the location
and actual number of inhabited worlds in space; he calls them all by name
and number. I can give only
P.166 – §0 the approximate number of inhabited or
inhabitable planets, for some local universes have more worlds suitable
for intelligent life than others. Nor have all projected local universes
been organized. Therefore the estimates which I offer are solely for the
purpose of affording some idea of the immensity of the material creation.
P.166 – §1 There are seven superuniverses in the
grand universe, and they are constituted approximately as follows:
P.166 – §2 1. The System. The basic unit of the supergovernment
consists of about one thousand inhabited or inhabitable worlds. Blazing
suns, cold worlds, planets too near the hot suns, and other spheres not
suitable for creature habitation are not included in this group. These
one thousand worlds adapted to support life are called a system, but in
the younger systems only a comparatively small number of these worlds
may be inhabited. Each inhabited planet is presided over by a Planetary
Prince, and each local system has an architectural sphere as its headquarters
and is ruled by a System Sovereign.
P.166 – §3 2. The Constellation. One hundred systems
(about 100,000 inhabitable planets) make up a constellation. Each constellation
has an architectural headquarters sphere and is presided over by three
Vorondadek Sons, the Most Highs. Each constellation also has a Faithful
of Days in observation, an ambassador of the Paradise Trinity.
P.166 – §4 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.
P.166 – §5 4. The Minor Sector. One hundred local
universes (about 1,000,000,000 inhabitable planets) constitute a minor
sector of the superuniverse government; it has a wonderful headquarters
world, wherefrom its rulers, the Recents of Days, administer the affairs
of the minor sector. There are three Recents of Days, Supreme Trinity
Personalities, on each minor sector headquarters.
P.166 – §6 5. The Major Sector. One hundred minor
sectors (about 100,000,000,000 inhabitable worlds) make one major sector.
Each major sector is provided with a superb headquarters and is presided
over by three Perfections of Days, Supreme Trinity Personalities.
P.166 – §7 6. The Superuniverse. Ten major sectors
(about 1,000,000,000,000 inhabitable planets) constitute a superuniverse.
Each superuniverse is provided with an enormous and glorious headquarters
world and is ruled by three Ancients of Days.
P.166 – §8 7. The Grand Universe. Seven superuniverses
make up the present organized grand universe, consisting of approximately
seven trillion inhabitable worlds plus the architectural spheres and the
one billion inhabited spheres of Havona. The superuniverses are ruled
and administered indirectly and reflectively from Paradise by the Seven
Master Spirits. The billion worlds of Havona are directly administered
by the Eternals of Days, one such Supreme Trinity Personality presiding
over each of these perfect spheres.
P.167 – §1 Excluding the Paradise-Havona spheres,
the plan of universe organization provides for the following units:
P.167 – §2 Superuniverses . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
P.167 – §3 Major sectors . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 70
P.167 – §4 Minor sectors . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 7,000
P.167 – §5 Local universes . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700,000
P.167 – §6 Constellations . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000,000
P.167 – §7 Local systems . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . .. . . . . . 7,000,000,000
P.167 – §8 Inhabitable planets . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . 7,000,000,000,000
P.167 – §9 Each of the seven superuniverses is constituted,
approximately, as follows:
P.167 – §10 One system embraces, approximately .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 worlds
P.167 – §11 One constellation (100 systems) . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000 worlds
P.167 – §12 One universe (100 constellations) . .
. . . . . . . . . . . 10,000,000 worlds
P.167 – §13 One minor sector (100 universes) . .
. . . . . . . . 1,000,000,000 worlds
P.167 – §14 One major sector (100 minor sectors)
. . . . . 100,000,000,000 worlds
P.167 – §15 One superuniverse (10 major sectors)
. . . . 1,000,000,000,000 worlds
P.167 – §16 All such estimates are approximations
at best, for new systems are constantly evolving while other organizations
are temporarily passing out of material existence.
3. THE SUPERUNIVERSE OF ORVONTON – P.167
P.167 – §17 Practically all of the starry realms
visible to the naked eye on Urantia belong to the seventh section of the
grand universe, the superuniverse of Orvonton. The vast Milky Way starry
system represents the central nucleus of Orvonton, being largely beyond
the borders of your local universe. This great aggregation of suns, dark
islands of space, double stars, globular clusters, star clouds, spiral
and other nebulae, together with myriads of individual planets, forms
a watchlike, elongated-circular grouping of about one seventh of the inhabited
P.167 – §18 From the astronomical position of Urantia,
as you look through the cross section of near-by systems to the great
Milky Way, you observe that the spheres of Orvonton are traveling in a
vast elongated plane, the breadth being far greater than the thickness
and the length far greater than the breadth.
P.167 – §19 Observation of the so-called Milky
Way discloses the comparative increase in Orvonton stellar density when
the heavens are viewed in one direction, while on either side the density
diminishes; the number of stars and other spheres decreases away from
the chief plane of our material superuniverse. When the angle of observation
is propitious, gazing through the main body of this realm of maximum density,
you are looking toward the residential universe and the center of all
Based on Allen Graycek’s calculations
P.167 – §20 Of the ten major divisions of Orvonton,
eight have been roughly identified by Urantian astronomers. The other
two are difficult of separate recognition because you are obliged to view
these phenomena from the inside. If you could look upon the superuniverse
of Orvonton from a position far-distant in space, you would immediately
recognize the ten major sectors of the seventh galaxy.
P.168 – §1 The rotational center of your minor sector
is situated far away in the enormous and dense star cloud of Sagittarius,
around which your local universe and its associated creations all move,
and from opposite sides of the vast Sagittarius subgalactic system you
may observe two great streams of star clouds emerging in stupendous stellar
P.168 – §2 The nucleus of the physical system to
which your sun and its associated planets belong is the center of the
onetime Andronover nebula. This former spiral nebula was slightly distorted
by the gravity disruptions associated with the events which were attendant
upon the birth of your solar system, and which were occasioned by the
near approach of a large neighboring nebula. This near collision changed
Andronover into a somewhat globular aggregation but did not wholly destroy
the two-way procession of the suns and their associated physical groups.
Your solar system now occupies a fairly central position in one of the
arms of this distorted spiral, situated about halfway from the center
out towards the edge of the star stream.
P.168 – §3 The Sagittarius sector and all other sectors
and divisions of Orvonton are in rotation around Uversa, and some of the
confusion of Urantian star observers arises out of the illusions and relative
distortions produced by the following multiple revolutionary movements:
P.168 – §4 1. The revolution of Urantia around its
P.168 – §5 2. The circuit of your solar system about
the nucleus of the former Andronover nebula.
P.168 – §6 3. The rotation of the Andronover stellar
family and the associated clusters about the composite rotation-gravity
center of the star cloud of Nebadon.
P.168 – §7 4. The swing of the local star cloud of
Nebadon and its associated creations around the Sagittarius center of
their minor sector.
P.168 – §8 5. The rotation of the one hundred minor
sectors, including Sagittarius, about their major sector.
P.168 – §9 6. The whirl of the ten major sectors,
the so-called star drifts, about the Uversa headquarters of Orvonton.
P.168 – §10 7. The movement of Orvonton and six associated
superuniverses around Paradise and Havona, the counterclockwise processional
of the superuniverse space level.
P.168 – §11 These multiple motions are of several
orders: The space paths of your planet and your solar system are genetic,
inherent in origin. The absolute counterclockwise motion of Orvonton is
also genetic, inherent in the architectural plans of the master universe.
But the intervening motions are of composite origin, being derived in
part from the constitutive segmentation of matter-energy into the superuniverses
and in part produced by the intelligent and purposeful action of the Paradise
P.168 – §12 The local universes are in closer proximity
as they approach Havona; the circuits are greater in number, and there
is increased superimposition, layer upon layer. But farther out from the
eternal center there are fewer and fewer systems, layers, circuits, and
4. NEBULAE–THE ANCESTORS OF UNIVERSES – P.169
P.169 – §1 While creation and universe organization
remain forever under the control of the infinite Creators and their associates,
the whole phenomenon proceeds in accordance with an ordained technique
and in conformity to the gravity laws of force, energy, and matter. But
there is something of mystery associated with the universal force-charge
of space; we quite understand the organization of the material creations
from the ultimatonic stage forward, but we do not fully comprehend the
cosmic ancestry of the ultimatons. We are confident that these ancestral
forces have a Paradise origin because they forever swing through pervaded
space in the exact gigantic outlines of Paradise. Though nonresponsive
to Paradise gravity, this force-charge of space, the ancestor of all materialization,
does always respond to the presence of nether Paradise, being apparently
circuited in and out of the nether Paradise center.
P.169 – §2 The Paradise force organizers transmute
space potency into primordial force and evolve this prematerial potential
into the primary and secondary energy manifestations of physical reality.
When this energy attains gravity-responding levels, the power directors
and their associates of the superuniverse regime appear upon the scene
and begin their never-ending manipulations designed to establish the manifold
power circuits and energy channels of the universes of time and space.
Thus does physical matter appear in space, and so is the stage set for
the inauguration of universe organization.
P.169 – §3 This segmentation of energy is a phenomenon
which has never been solved by the physicists of Nebadon. Their chief
difficulty lies in the relative inaccessibility of the Paradise force
organizers, for the living power directors, though they are competent
to deal with space-energy, do not have the least conception of the origin
of the energies they so skillfully and intelligently manipulate.
P.169 – §4 Paradise force organizers are nebulae
originators; they are able to initiate about their space presence the
tremendous cyclones of force which, when once started, can never be stopped
or limited until the all-pervading forces are mobilized for the eventual
appearance of the ultimatonic units of universe matter. Thus are brought
into being the spiral and other nebulae, the mother wheels of the direct-origin
suns and their varied systems. In outer space there may be seen ten different
forms of nebulae, phases of primary universe evolution, and these vast
energy wheels had the same origin as did those in the seven superuniverses.
P.169 – §5 Nebulae vary greatly in size and in the
resulting number and aggregate mass of their stellar and planetary offspring.
A sun-forming nebula just north of the borders of Orvonton, but within
the superuniverse space level, has already given origin to approximately
forty thousand suns, and the mother wheel is still throwing off suns,
the majority of which are many times the size of yours. Some of the larger
nebulae of outer space are giving origin to as many as one hundred million
P.169 – §6 Nebulae are not directly related to any
of the administrative units, such as minor sectors or local universes,
although some local universes have been organized from the products of
a single nebula. Each local universe embraces exactly one one-hundred-thousandth
part of the total energy charge of a superuniverse irrespective of nebular
relationship, for energy is not organized by nebulae–it is universally
P.170 – §1 Not all spiral nebulae are engaged in
sun making. Some have retained control of many of their segregated stellar
offspring, and their spiral appearance is occasioned by the fact that
their suns pass out of the nebular arm in close formation but return by
diverse routes, thus making it easy to observe them at one point but more
difficult to see them when widely scattered on their different returning
routes farther out and away from the arm of the nebula. There are not
many sun-forming nebulae active in Orvonton at the present time, though
Andromeda, which is outside the inhabited superuniverse, is very active.
This far-distant nebula is visible to the naked eye, and when you view
it, pause to consider that the light you behold left those distant suns
almost one million years ago.
P.170 – §2 The Milky Way galaxy is composed of vast
numbers of former spiral and other nebulae, and many still retain their
original configuration. But as the result of internal catastrophes and
external attraction, many have suffered such distortion and rearrangement
as to cause these enormous aggregations to appear as gigantic luminous
masses of blazing suns, like the Magellanic Cloud. The globular type of
star clusters predominates near the outer margins of Orvonton.
P.170 – §3 The vast star clouds of Orvonton should
be regarded as individual aggregations of matter comparable to the separate
nebulae observable in the space regions external to the Milky Way galaxy.
Many of the so-called star clouds of space, however, consist of gaseous
material only. The energy potential of these stellar gas clouds is unbelievably
enormous, and some of it is taken up by near-by suns and redispatched
in space as solar emanations.
5. THE ORIGIN OF SPACE BODIES – P.170
P.170 – §4 The bulk of the mass contained in the
suns and planets of a superuniverse originates in the nebular wheels;
very little of superuniverse mass is organized by the direct action of
the power directors (as in the construction of architectural spheres),
although a constantly varying quantity of matter originates in open space.
P.170 – §5 As to origin, the majority of the suns,
planets, and other spheres can be classified in one of the following ten
P.170 – §6 1. Concentric Contraction Rings. Not all
nebulae are spiral. Many an immense nebula, instead of splitting into
a double star system or evolving as a spiral, undergoes condensation by
multiple-ring formation. For long periods such a nebula appears as an
enormous central sun surrounded by numerous gigantic clouds of encircling,
ring-appearing formations of matter.
P.170 – §7 2. The Whirled Stars embrace those suns
which are thrown off the great mother wheels of highly heated gases. They
are not thrown off as rings but in right- and left-handed processions.
Whirled stars are also of origin in other-than-spiral nebulae.
P.170 – §8 3. Gravity-explosion Planets. When a sun
is born of a spiral or of a barred nebula, not infrequently it is thrown
out a considerable distance. Such a sun is highly gaseous, and subsequently,
after it has somewhat cooled and condensed, it may chance to swing near
some enormous mass of matter, a gigantic sun or a dark island of space.
Such an approach may not be near enough to result in collision but still
near enough to allow the gravity pull of the greater body to start tidal
convulsions in the lesser, thus initiating a series of tidal upheavals
which occur simultaneously on opposite sides of the convulsed sun. At
P.171 – §0 these explosive eruptions produce a series
of varying-sized aggregations of matter which may be projected beyond
the gravity-reclamation zone of the erupting sun, thus becoming stabilized
in orbits of their own around one of the two bodies concerned in this
episode. Later on the larger collections of matter unite and gradually
draw the smaller bodies to themselves. In this way many of the solid planets
of the lesser systems are brought into existence. Your own solar system
had just such an origin.
P.171 – §1 4. Centrifugal Planetary Daughters. Enormous
suns, when in certain stages of development, and if their revolutionary
rate greatly accelerates, begin to throw off large quantities of matter
which may subsequently be assembled to form small worlds that continue
to encircle the parent sun.
P.171 – §2 5. Gravity-deficiency Spheres. There is
a critical limit to the size of individual stars. When a sun reaches this
limit, unless it slows down in revolutionary rate, it is doomed to split;
sun fission occurs, and a new double star of this variety is born. Numerous
small planets may be subsequently formed as a by-product of this gigantic
P.171 – §3 6. Contractural Stars. In the smaller
systems the largest outer planet sometimes draws to itself its neighboring
worlds, while those planets near the sun begin their terminal plunge.
With your solar system, such an end would mean that the four inner planets
would be claimed by the sun, while the major planet, Jupiter, would be
greatly enlarged by capturing the remaining worlds. Such an end of a solar
system would result in the production of two adjacent but unequal suns,
one type of double star formation. Such catastrophes are infrequent except
out on the fringe of the superuniverse starry aggregations.
P.171 – §4 7. Cumulative Spheres. From the vast quantity
of matter circulating in space, small planets may slowly accumulate. They
grow by meteoric accretion and by minor collisions. In certain sectors
of space, conditions favor such forms of planetary birth. Many an inhabited
world has had such an origin.
P.171 – §5 Some of the dense dark islands are the
direct result of the accretions of transmuting energy in space. Another
group of these dark islands have come into being by the accumulation of
enormous quantities of cold matter, mere fragments and meteors, circulating
through space. Such aggregations of matter have never been hot and, except
for density, are in composition very similar to Urantia.
P.171 – §6 8. Burned-out Suns. Some of the dark islands
of space are burned-out isolated suns, all available space-energy having
been emitted. The organized units of matter approximate full condensation,
virtual complete consolidation; and it requires ages upon ages for such
enormous masses of highly condensed matter to be recharged in the circuits
of space and thus to be prepared for new cycles of universe function following
a collision or some equally revivifying cosmic happening.
P.171 – §7 9. Collisional Spheres. In those regions
of thicker clustering, collisions are not uncommon. Such an astronomic
readjustment is accompanied by tremendous energy changes and matter transmutations.
Collisions involving dead suns are peculiarly influential in creating
widespread energy fluctuations. Collisional debris often constitutes the
material nucleuses for the subsequent formation of planetary bodies adapted
to mortal habitation.
P.172 – §1 10. Architectural Worlds. These are the
worlds which are built according to plans and specifications for some
special purpose, such as Salvington, the headquarters of your local universe,
and Uversa, the seat of government of our superuniverse.
P.172 – §2 There are numerous other techniques for
evolving suns and segregating planets, but the foregoing procedures suggest
the methods whereby the vast majority of stellar systems and planetary
families are brought into existence. To undertake to describe all the
various techniques involved in stellar metamorphosis and planetary evolution
would require the narration of almost one hundred different modes of sun
formation and planetary origin. As your star students scan the heavens,
they will observe phenomena indicative of all these modes of stellar evolution,
but they will seldom detect evidence of the formation of those small,
nonluminous collections of matter which serve as inhabited planets, the
most important of the vast material creations.
6. THE SPHERES OF SPACE – P.172
P.172 – §3 Irrespective of origin, the various spheres
of space are classifiable into the following major divisions:
P.172 – §4 1. The suns–the stars of space.
P.172 – §5 2. The dark islands of space.
P.172 – §6 3. Minor space bodies–comets, meteors,
P.172 – §7 4. The planets, including the inhabited
P.172 – §8 5. Architectural spheres–worlds made
P.172 – §9 With the exception of the architectural
spheres, all space bodies have had an evolutionary origin, evolutionary
in the sense that they have not been brought into being by fiat of Deity,
evolutionary in the sense that the creative acts of God have unfolded
by a time-space technique through the operation of many of the created
and eventuated intelligences of Deity.
P.172 – §10 The Suns. These are the stars of space
in all their various stages of existence. Some are solitary evolving space
systems; others are double stars, contracting or disappearing planetary
systems. The stars of space exist in no less than a thousand different
states and stages. You are familiar with suns that emit light accompanied
by heat; but there are also suns which shine without heat.
P.172 – §11 The trillions upon trillions of years
that an ordinary sun will continue to give out heat and light well illustrates
the vast store of energy which each unit of matter contains. The actual
energy stored in these invisible particles of physical matter is well-nigh
unimaginable. And this energy becomes almost wholly available as light
when subjected to the tremendous heat pressure and the associated energy
activities which prevail in the interior of the blazing suns. Still other
conditions enable these suns to transform and send forth much of the energy
of space which comes their way in the established space circuits. Many
phases of physical energy and all forms of matter are attracted to, and
subsequently distributed by, the solar dynamos. In this way the suns serve
as local accelerators of energy circulation, acting as automatic power-control
P.172 – §12 The superuniverse of Orvonton is illuminated
and warmed by more than ten trillion blazing suns. These suns are the
stars of your observable astronomic system. More than two trillion are
too distant and too small ever to be seen from
P.173 – §0 Urantia. But in the master universe there
are as many suns as there are glasses of water in the oceans of your world.
P.173 – §1 The Dark Islands of Space. These are the
dead suns and other large aggregations of matter devoid of light and heat.
The dark islands are sometimes enormous in mass and exert a powerful influence
in universe equilibrium and energy manipulation. The density of some of
these large masses is well-nigh unbelievable. And this great concentration
of mass enables these dark islands to function as powerful balance wheels,
holding large neighboring systems in effective leash. They hold the gravity
balance of power in many constellations; many physical systems which would
otherwise speedily dive to destruction in near-by suns are held securely
in the gravity grasp of these guardian dark islands. It is because of
this function that we can locate them accurately. We have measured the
gravity pull of the luminous bodies, and we can therefore calculate the
exact size and location of the dark islands of space which so effectively
function to hold a given system steady in its course.
P.173 – §2 Minor Space Bodies. The meteors and other
small particles of matter circulating and evolving in space constitute
an enormous aggregate of energy and material substance.
P.173 – §3 Many comets are unestablished wild offspring of the solar
mother wheels, which are being gradually brought under control of the
central governing sun. Comets also have numerous other origins. A comet’s
tail points away from the attracting body or sun because of the electrical
reaction of its highly expanded gases and because of the actual pressure
of light and other energies emanating from the sun. This phenomenon constitutes
one of the positive proofs of the reality of light and its associated
energies; it demonstrates that light has weight. Light is a real substance,
not simply waves of hypothetical ether.
P.173 – §4 The Planets. These are the larger aggregations
of matter which follow an orbit around a sun or some other space body;
they range in size from planetesimals to enormous gaseous, liquid, or
solid spheres. The cold worlds which have been built up by the assemblage
of floating space material, when they happen to be in proper relation
to a near-by sun, are the more ideal planets to harbor intelligent inhabitants.
The dead suns are not, as a rule, suited to life; they are usually too
far away from a living, blazing sun, and further, they are altogether
too massive; gravity is tremendous at the surface.
P.173 – §5 In your superuniverse not one cool planet
in forty is habitable by beings of your order. And, of course, the superheated
suns and the frigid outlying worlds are unfit to harbor higher life. In
your solar system only three planets are at present suited to harbor life.
Urantia, in size, density, and location, is in many respects ideal for
P.173 – §6 The laws of physical-energy behavior are
basically universal, but local influences have much to do with the physical
conditions which prevail on individual planets and in local systems. An
almost endless variety of creature life and other living manifestations
characterizes the countless worlds of space. There are, however, certain
points of similarity in a group of worlds associated in a given system,
while there also is a universe pattern of intelligent life. There are
physical relationships among those planetary systems which belong to the
same physical circuit, and which closely follow each other in the endless
swing around the circle of universes.
7. THE ARCHITECTURAL SPHERES – P.174
P.174 – §1 While each superuniverse government presides
near the center of the evolutionary universes of its space segment, it
occupies a world made to order and is peopled by accredited personalities.
These headquarters worlds are architectural spheres, space bodies specifically
constructed for their special purpose. While sharing the light of near-by
suns, these spheres are independently lighted and heated. Each has a sun
which gives forth light without heat, like the satellites of Paradise,
while each is supplied with heat by the circulation of certain energy
currents near the surface of the sphere. These headquarters worlds belong
to one of the greater systems situated near the astronomical center of
their respective superuniverses.
P.174 – §2 Time is standardized on the headquarters
of the superuniverses. The standard day of the superuniverse of Orvonton
is equal to almost thirty days of Urantia time, and the Orvonton year
equals one hundred standard days. This Uversa year is standard in the
seventh superuniverse, and it is twenty-two minutes short of three thousand
days of Urantia time, about eight and one fifth of your years.
P.174 – §3 The headquarters worlds of the seven superuniverses
partake of the nature and grandeur of Paradise, their central pattern
of perfection. In reality, all headquarters worlds are paradisiacal. They
are indeed heavenly abodes, and they increase in material size, morontia
beauty, and spirit glory from Jerusem to the central Isle. And all the
satellites of these headquarters worlds are also architectural spheres.
P.174 – §4 The various headquarters worlds are provided
with every phase of material and spiritual creation. All kinds of material,
morontial, and spiritual beings are at home on these rendezvous worlds
of the universes. As mortal creatures ascend the universe, passing from
the material to the spiritual realms, they never lose their appreciation
for, and enjoyment of, their former levels of existence.
P.174 – §5 Jerusem, the headquarters of your local
system of Satania, has its seven worlds of transition culture, each of
which is encircled by seven satellites, among which are the seven mansion
worlds of morontia detention, man’s first postmortal residence. As the
term heaven has been used on Urantia, it has sometimes meant these seven
mansion worlds, the first mansion world being denominated the first heaven,
and so on to the seventh.
P.174 – §6 Edentia, the headquarters of your constellation
of Norlatiadek, has its seventy satellites of socializing culture and
training, on which ascenders sojourn upon the completion of the Jerusem
regime of personality mobilization, unification, and realization.
P.174 – §7 Salvington, the capital of Nebadon, your
local universe, is surrounded by ten university clusters of forty-nine
spheres each. Hereon is man spiritualized following his constellation
P.174 – §8 Uminor the third, the headquarters of
your minor sector, Ensa, is surrounded by the seven spheres of the higher
physical studies of the ascendant life.
P.174 – §9 Umajor the fifth, the headquarters of
your major sector, Splandon, is surrounded by the seventy spheres of the
advancing intellectual training of the superuniverse.
P.175 – §1 Uversa, the headquarters of Orvonton,
your superuniverse, is immediately surrounded by the seven higher universities
of advanced spiritual training for ascending will creatures. Each of these
seven clusters of wonder spheres consists of seventy specialized worlds
containing thousands upon thousands of replete institutions and organizations
devoted to universe training and spirit culture wherein the pilgrims of
time are re-educated and re-examined preparatory to their long flight
to Havona. The arriving pilgrims of time are always received on these
associated worlds, but the departing graduates are always dispatched for
Havona direct from the shores of Uversa.
P.175 – §2 Uversa is the spiritual and administrative headquarters
for approximately one trillion inhabited or inhabitable worlds. The glory,
grandeur, and perfection of the Orvonton capital surpass any of the wonders
of the time-space creations.
P.175 – §3 If all the projected local universes and
their component parts were established, there would be slightly less than
five hundred billion architectural worlds in the seven superuniverses.
8. ENERGY CONTROL AND REGULATION – P.175
P.175 – §4 The headquarters spheres of the superuniverses
are so constructed that they are able to function as efficient power-energy
regulators for their various sectors, serving as focal points for the
directionization of energy to their component local universes. They exert
a powerful influence over the balance and control of the physical energies
circulating through organized space.
P.175 – §5 Further regulative functions are performed
by the superuniverse power centers and physical controllers, living and
semiliving intelligent entities constituted for this express purpose.
These power centers and controllers are difficult of understanding; the
lower orders are not volitional, they do not possess will, they do not
choose, their functions are very intelligent but apparently automatic
and inherent in their highly specialized organization. The power centers
and physical controllers of the superuniverses assume direction and partial
control of the thirty energy systems which comprise the gravita domain.
The physical-energy circuits administered by the power centers of Uversa
require a little over 968 million years to complete the encirclement of
P.175 – §6 Evolving energy has substance; it has
weight, although weight is always relative, depending on revolutionary
velocity, mass, and antigravity. Mass in matter tends to retard velocity
in energy; and the anywhere-present velocity of energy represents: the
initial endowment of velocity, minus retardation by mass encountered in
transit, plus the regulatory function of the living energy controllers
of the superuniverse and the physical influence of near-by highly heated
or heavily charged bodies.
P.175 – §7 The universal plan for the maintenance
of equilibrium between matter and energy necessitates the everlasting
making and unmaking of the lesser material units. The Universe Power Directors
have the ability to condense and detain, or to expand and liberate, varying
quantities of energy.
P.175 – §8 Given a sufficient duration of retarding
influence, gravity would eventually convert all energy into matter were
it not for two factors: First, because of the antigravity influences of
the energy controllers, and second, because organized matter tends to
disintegrate under certain conditions found in very hot stars and under
certain peculiar conditions in space near highly energized cold bodies
of condensed matter.
P.176 – §1 When mass becomes overaggregated and threatens
to unbalance energy, to deplete the physical power circuits, the physical
controllers intervene unless gravity’s own further tendency to overmaterialize
energy is defeated by the occurrence of a collision among the dead giants
of space, thus in an instant completely dissipating the cumulative collections
of gravity. In these collisional episodes enormous masses of matter are
suddenly converted into the rarest form of energy, and the struggle for
universal equilibrium is begun anew. Eventually the larger physical systems
become stabilized, become physically settled, and are swung into the balanced
and established circuits of the superuniverses. Subsequent to this event
no more collisions or other devastating catastrophes will occur in such
P.176 – §2 During the times of plus energy there
are power disturbances and heat fluctuations accompanied by electrical
manifestations. During times of minus energy there are increased tendencies
for matter to aggregate, condense, and to get out of control in the more
delicately balanced circuits, with resultant tidal or collisional adjustments
which quickly restore the balance between circulating energy and more
literally stabilized matter. To forecast and otherwise to understand such
likely behavior of the blazing suns and the dark islands of space is one
of the tasks of the celestial star observers.
P.176 – §3 We are able to recognize most of the laws
governing universe equilibrium and to predict much pertaining to universe
stability. Practically, our forecasts are reliable, but we are always
confronted by certain forces which are not wholly amenable to the laws
of energy control and matter behavior known to us. The predictability
of all physical phenomena becomes increasingly difficult as we proceed
outward in the universes from Paradise. As we pass beyond the borders
of the personal administration of the Paradise Rulers, we are confronted
with increasing inability to reckon in accordance with the standards established
and the experience acquired in connection with observations having exclusively
to do with the physical phenomena of the near-by astronomic systems. Even
in the realms of the seven superuniverses we are living in the midst of
force actions and energy reactions which pervade all our domains and extend
in unified equilibrium on through all regions of outer space.
P.176 – §4 The farther out we go, the more certainly
we encounter those variational and unpredictable phenomena which are so
unerringly characteristic of the unfathomable presence-performances of
the Absolutes and the experiential Deities. And these phenomena must be
indicative of some universal overcontrol of all things.
P.176 – §5 The superuniverse of Orvonton is apparently
now running down; the outer universes seem to be winding up for unparalleled
future activities; the central Havona universe is eternally stabilized.
Gravity and absence of heat (cold) organize and hold matter together;
heat and antigravity disrupt matter and dissipate energy. The living power
directors and force organizers are the secret of the special control and
intelligent direction of the endless metamorphoses of universe making,
unmaking, and remaking. Nebulae may disperse, suns burn out, systems vanish,
and planets perish, but the universes do not run down.
9. CIRCUITS OF THE SUPERUNIVERSES – P.176
P.176 – §6 The universal circuits of Paradise do
actually pervade the realms of the seven superuniverses. These presence
circuits are: the personality gravity of
P.177 – §0 the Universal Father, the spiritual gravity
of the Eternal Son, the mind gravity of the Conjoint Actor, and the material
gravity of the eternal Isle.
P.177 – §1 In addition to the universal Paradise
circuits and in addition to the presence-performances of the Absolutes
and the experiential Deities, there function within the superuniverse
space level only two energy-circuit divisions or power segregations: the
superuniverse circuits and the local universe circuits.
P.177 – §2 The Superuniverse Circuits:
P.177 – §3 1. The unifying intelligence circuit of
one of the Seven Master Spirits of Paradise. Such a cosmic-mind circuit
is limited to a single superuniverse.
P.177 – §4 2. The reflective-service circuit of the
seven Reflective Spirits in each superuniverse.
P.177 – §5 3. The secret circuits of the Mystery
Monitors, in some manner interassociated and routed by Divinington to
the Universal Father on Paradise.
P.177 – §6 4. The circuit of the intercommunion of
the Eternal Son with his Paradise Sons.
P.177 – §7 5. The flash presence of the Infinite
P.177 – §8 6. The broadcasts of Paradise, the space
reports of Havona.
P.177 – §9 7. The energy circuits of the power centers
and the physical controllers.
P.177 – §10 The Local Universe Circuits:
P.177 – §11 1. The bestowal spirit of the Paradise
Sons, the Comforter of the bestowal worlds. The Spirit of Truth, the spirit
of Michael on Urantia.
P.177 – §12 2. The circuit of the Divine Ministers,
the local universe Mother Spirits, the Holy Spirit of your world.
P.177 – §13 3. The intelligence-ministry circuit
of a local universe, including the diversely functioning presence of the
P.177 – §14 When there develops such a spiritual
harmony in a local universe that its individual and combined circuits
become indistinguishable from those of the superuniverse, when such identity
of function and oneness of ministry actually prevail, then does the local
universe immediately swing into the settled circuits of light and life,
becoming at once eligible for admission into the spiritual confederation
of the perfected union of the supercreation. The requisites for admission
to the councils of the Ancients of Days, membership in the superuniverse
P.177 – §15 1. Physical Stability. The stars and
planets of a local universe must be in equilibrium; the periods of immediate
stellar metamorphosis must be over. The universe must be proceeding on
a clear track; its orbit must be safely and finally settled.
P.177 – §16 2. Spiritual Loyalty. There must exist
a state of universal recognition of, and loyalty to, the Sovereign Son
of God who presides over the affairs of such a local universe. There must
have come into being a state of harmonious co-operation between the individual
planets, systems, and constellations of the entire local universe.
P.177 – §17 Your local universe is not even reckoned
as belonging to the settled physical order of the superuniverse, much
less as holding membership in the recognized spiritual family of the supergovernment.
Although Nebadon does not yet have
P.178 – §0 representation on Uversa, we of the superuniverse
government are dispatched to its worlds on special missions from time
to time, even as I have come to Urantia directly from Uversa. We lend
every possible assistance to your directors and rulers in the solution
of their difficult problems; we are desirous of seeing your universe qualified
for full admission into the associated creations of the superuniverse
10. RULERS OF THE SUPERUNIVERSES – P.178
P.178 – §1 The headquarters of the superuniverses
are the seats of the high spiritual government of the time-space domains.
The executive branch of the supergovernment, taking origin in the Councils
of the Trinity, is immediately directed by one of the Seven Master Spirits
of supreme supervision, beings who sit upon seats of Paradise authority
and administer the superuniverses through the Seven Supreme Executives
stationed on the seven special worlds of the Infinite Spirit, the outermost
satellites of Paradise.
P.178 – §2 The superuniverse headquarters are the
abiding places of the Reflective Spirits and the Reflective Image Aids.
From this midway position these marvelous beings conduct their tremendous
reflectivity operations, thus ministering to the central universe above
and to the local universes below.
P.178 – §3 Each superuniverse is presided over by
three Ancients of Days, the joint chief executives of the supergovernment.
In its executive branch the personnel of the superuniverse government
consists of seven different groups:
P.178 – §4 1. Ancients of Days.
P.178 – §5 2. Perfectors of Wisdom.
P.178 – §6 3. Divine Counselors.
P.178 – §7 4. Universal Censors.
P.178 – §8 5. Mighty Messengers.
P.178 – §9 6. Those High in Authority.
P.178 – §10 7. Those without Name and Number.
P.178 – §11 The three Ancients of Days are immediately
assisted by a corps of one billion Perfectors of Wisdom, with whom are
associated three billion Divine Counselors. One billion Universal Censors
are attached to each superuniverse administration. These three groups
are Co-ordinate Trinity Personalities, taking origin directly and divinely
in the Paradise Trinity.
P.178 – §12 The remaining three orders, Mighty Messengers,
Those High in Authority, and Those without Name and Number, are glorified
ascendant mortals. The first of these orders came up through the ascendant
regime and passed through Havona in the days of Grandfanda. Having attained
Paradise, they were mustered into the Corps of the Finality, embraced
by the Paradise Trinity, and subsequently assigned to the supernal service
of the Ancients of Days. As a class, these three orders are known as Trinitized
Sons of Attainment, being of dual origin but now of Trinity service. Thus
was the executive branch of the superuniverse government enlarged to include
the glorified and perfected children of the evolutionary worlds.
P.178 – §13 The co-ordinate council of the superuniverse
is composed of the seven executive groups previously named and the following
sector rulers and other regional
P.179 – §0 overseers:
P.179 – §1 1. Perfections of Days–the rulers of
the superuniverse major sectors.
P.179 – §2 2. Recents of Days–the directors of the
superuniverse minor sectors.
P.179 – §3 3. Unions of Days–the Paradise advisers
to the rulers of the local universes.
P.179 – §4 4. Faithfuls of Days–the Paradise counselors
to the Most High rulers of the constellation governments.
P.179 – §5 5. Trinity Teacher Sons who may chance
to be on duty at superuniverse headquarters.
P.179 – §6 6. Eternals of Days who may happen to
be present at superuniverse headquarters.
P.179 – §7 7. The seven Reflective Image Aids–the
spokesmen of the seven Reflective Spirits and through them representatives
of the Seven Master Spirits of Paradise.
P.179 – §8 The Reflective Image Aids also function
as the representatives of numerous groups of beings who are influential
in the superuniverse governments, but who are not, at present, for various
reasons, fully active in their individual capacities. Embraced within
this group are: the evolving superuniverse personality manifestation of
the Supreme Being, the Unqualified Supervisors of the Supreme, the Qualified
Vicegerents of the Ultimate, the unnamed liaison reflectivators of Majeston,
and the superpersonal spirit representatives of the Eternal Son.
P.179 – §9 At almost all times it is possible to
find representatives of all groups of created beings on the headquarters
worlds of the superuniverses. The routine ministering work of the superuniverses
is performed by the mighty seconaphim and by other members of the vast
family of the Infinite Spirit. In the work of these marvelous centers
of superuniverse administration, control, ministry, and executive judgment,
the intelligences of every sphere of universal life are mingled in effective
service, wise administration, loving ministry, and just judgment.
P.179 – §10 The superuniverses do not maintain any
sort of ambassadorial representation; they are completely isolated from
each other. They know of mutual affairs only through the Paradise clearinghouse
maintained by the Seven Master Spirits. Their rulers work in the councils
of divine wisdom for the welfare of their own superuniverses regardless
of what may be transpiring in other sections of the universal creation.
This isolation of the superuniverses will persist until such time as their
co-ordination is achieved by the more complete factualization of the personality-sovereignty
of the evolving experiential Supreme Being.
11. THE DELIBERATIVE ASSEMBLY – P.179
P.179 – §11 It is on such worlds as Uversa that the
beings representative of the autocracy of perfection and the democracy
of evolution meet face to face. The executive branch of the supergovernment
originates in the realms of perfection; the legislative branch springs
from the flowering of the evolutionary universes.
P.179 – §12 The deliberative assembly of the superuniverse
is confined to the headquarters world. This legislative or advisory council
consists of seven houses, to each of which every local universe admitted
to the superuniverse councils elects a native representative. These representatives
are chosen by the high councils of such local universes from among the
ascending-pilgrim graduates of Orvonton
P.180 – §0 who are tarrying on Uversa, accredited
for transport to Havona. The average term of service is about one hundred
years of superuniverse standard time.
P.180 – §1 Never have I known of a disagreement between
the Orvonton executives and the Uversa assembly. Never yet, in the history
of our superuniverse, has the deliberative body ever passed a recommendation
that the executive division of the supergovernment has even hesitated
to carry out. There always has prevailed the most perfect harmony and
working agreement, all of which testifies to the fact that evolutionary
beings can really attain the heights of perfected wisdom which qualifies
them to consort with the personalities of perfect origin and divine nature.
The presence of the deliberative assemblies on the superuniverse headquarters
reveals the wisdom, and foreshadows the ultimate triumph, of the whole
vast evolutionary concept of the Universal Father and his Eternal Son.
12. THE SUPREME TRIBUNALS – P.180
P.180 – §2 When we speak of executive and deliberative
branches of the Uversa government, you may, from the analogy of certain
forms of Urantian civil government, reason that we must have a third or
judicial branch, and we do; but it does not have a separate personnel.
Our courts are constituted as follows: There presides, in accordance with
the nature and gravity of the case, an Ancient of Days, a Perfector of
Wisdom, or a Divine Counselor. The evidence for or against an individual,
a planet, system, constellation, or universe is presented and interpreted
by the Censors. The defense of the children of time and the evolutionary
planets is offered by the Mighty Messengers, the official observers of
the superuniverse government to the local universes and systems. The attitude
of the higher government is portrayed by Those High in Authority. And
ordinarily the verdict is formulated by a varying-sized commission consisting
equally of Those without Name and Number and a group of understanding
personalities chosen from the deliberative assembly.
P.180 – §3 The courts of the Ancients of Days are
the high review tribunals for the spiritual adjudication of all component
universes. The Sovereign Sons of the local universes are supreme in their
own domains; they are subject to the supergovernment only in so far as
they voluntarily submit matters for counsel or adjudication by the Ancients
of Days except in matters involving the extinction of will creatures.
Mandates of judgment originate in the local universes, but sentences involving
the extinction of will creatures are always formulated on, and executed
from, the headquarters of the superuniverse. The Sons of the local universes
can decree the survival of mortal man, but only the Ancients of Days may
sit in executive judgment on the issues of eternal life and death.
P.180 – §4 In all matters not requiring trial, the
submission of evidence, the Ancients of Days or their associates render
decisions, and these rulings are always unanimous. We are here dealing
with the councils of perfection. There are no disagreements nor minority
opinions in the decrees of these supreme and superlative tribunals.
P.180 – §5 With certain few exceptions the supergovernments
exercise jurisdiction over all things and all beings in their respective
domains. There is no appeal from the rulings and decisions of the superuniverse
authorities since they represent the concurred opinions of the Ancients
of Days and that Master Spirit who, from Paradise, presides over the destiny
of the superuniverse concerned.
13. THE SECTOR GOVERNMENTS – P.181
P.181 – §1 A major sector comprises about one tenth
of a superuniverse and consists of one hundred minor sectors, ten thousand
local universes, about one hundred billion inhabitable worlds. These major
sectors are administered by three Perfections of Days, Supreme Trinity
P.181 – §2 The courts of the Perfections of Days
are constituted much as are those of the Ancients of Days except that
they do not sit in spiritual judgment upon the realms. The work of these
major sector governments has chiefly to do with the intellectual status
of a far-flung creation. The major sectors detain, adjudicate, dispense,
and tabulate, for reporting to the courts of the Ancients of Days, all
matters of superuniverse importance of a routine and administrative nature
which are not immediately concerned with the spiritual administration
of the realms or with the outworking of the mortal-ascension plans of
the Paradise Rulers. The personnel of a major sector government is no
different from that of the superuniverse.
P.181 – §3 As the magnificent satellites of Uversa
are concerned with your final spiritual preparation for Havona, so are
the seventy satellites of Umajor the fifth devoted to your superuniverse
intellectual training and development. From all Orvonton, here are gathered
together the wise beings who labor untiringly to prepare the mortals of
time for their further progress towards the career of eternity. Most of
this training of ascending mortals is conducted on the seventy study worlds.
P.181 – §4 The minor sector governments are presided
over by three Recents of Days. Their administration is concerned mainly
with the physical control, unification, stabilization, and routine co-ordination
of the administration of the component local universes. Each minor sector
embraces as many as one hundred local universes, ten thousand constellations,
one million systems, or about one billion inhabitable worlds.
P.181 – §5 Minor sector headquarters worlds are the
grand rendezvous of the Master Physical Controllers. These headquarters
worlds are surrounded by the seven instruction spheres which constitute
the entrance schools of the superuniverse and are the centers of training
for physical and administrative knowledge concerning the universe of universes.
P.181 – §6 The administrators of the minor sector
governments are under the immediate jurisdiction of the major sector rulers.
The Recents of Days receive all reports of observations and co-ordinate
all recommendations which come up to a superuniverse from the Unions of
Days who are stationed as Trinity observers and advisers on the headquarters
spheres of the local universes and from the Faithfuls of Days who are
similarly attached to the councils of the Most Highs at the headquarters
of the constellations. All such reports are transmitted to the Perfections
of Days on the major sectors, subsequently to be passed on to the courts
of the Ancients of Days. Thus the Trinity regime extends from the constellations
of the local universes up to the headquarters of the superuniverse. The
local system headquarters do not have Trinity representatives.
14. PURPOSES OF THE SEVEN SUPERUNIVERSES – P.181
P.181 – §7 There are seven major purposes which are
being unfolded in the evolution of the seven superuniverses. Each major
purpose in superuniverse evolution will
P.182 – §0 find fullest expression in only one of
the seven superuniverses, and therefore does each superuniverse have a
special function and a unique nature.
P.182 – §1 Orvonton, the seventh superuniverse, the
one to which your local universe belongs, is known chiefly because of
its tremendous and lavish bestowal of merciful ministry to the mortals
of the realms. It is renowned for the manner in which justice prevails
as tempered by mercy and power rules as conditioned by patience, while
the sacrifices of time are freely made to secure the stabilization of
eternity. Orvonton is a universe demonstration of love and mercy.
P.182 – §2 It is, however, very difficult to describe
our conception of the true nature of the evolutionary purpose which is
unfolding in Orvonton, but it may be suggested by saying that in this
supercreation we feel that the six unique purposes of cosmic evolution
as manifested in the six associated supercreations are here being interassociated
into a meaning-of-the-whole; and it is for this reason that we have sometimes
conjectured that the evolved and finished personalization of God the Supreme
will in the remote future and from Uversa rule the perfected seven superuniverses
in all the experiential majesty of his then attained almighty sovereign
P.182 – §3 As Orvonton is unique in nature and individual
in destiny, so also is each of its six associated superuniverses. A great
deal that is going on in Orvonton is not, however, revealed to you, and
of these unrevealed features of Orvonton life, many are to find most complete
expression in some other superuniverse. The seven purposes of superuniverse
evolution are operative throughout all seven superuniverses, but each
supercreation will give fullest expression to only one of these purposes.
To understand more about these superuniverse purposes, much that you do
not understand would have to be revealed, and even then you would comprehend
but little. This entire narrative presents only a fleeting glimpse of
the immense creation of which your world and local system are a part.
P.182 – §4 Your world is called Urantia, and it is
number 606 in the planetary group, or system, of Satania. This system
has at present 619 inhabited worlds, and more than two hundred additional
planets are evolving favorably toward becoming inhabited worlds at some
P.182 – §5 Satania has a headquarters world called
Jerusem, and it is system number twenty-four in the constellation of Norlatiadek.
Your constellation, Norlatiadek, consists of one hundred local systems
and has a headquarters world called Edentia. Norlatiadek is number seventy
in the universe of Nebadon. The local universe of Nebadon consists of
one hundred constellations and has a capital known as Salvington. The
universe of Nebadon is number eighty-four in the minor sector of Ensa.
P.182 – §6 The minor sector of Ensa consists of one
hundred local universes and has a capital called Uminor the third. This
minor sector is number three in the major sector of Splandon. Splandon
consists of one hundred minor sectors and has a headquarters world called
Umajor the fifth. It is the fifth major sector of the superuniverse of
Orvonton, the seventh segment of the grand universe. Thus you can locate
your planet in the scheme of the organization and administration of the
universe of universes.
P.182 – §7 The grand universe number of your world,
Urantia, is 5,342,482,337,666. That is the registry number on Uversa and
on Paradise, your number in the catalogue of the inhabited worlds. I know
the physical-sphere registry number, but it is of such an extraordinary
size that it is of little practical significance to the mortal mind.
P.183 – §1 Your planet is a member of an enormous
cosmos; you belong to a well-nigh infinite family of worlds, but your
sphere is just as precisely administered and just as lovingly fostered
as if it were the only inhabited world in all existence.
P.183 – §2 [Presented by a Universal Censor hailing