Paper 13 — The Sacred Spheres of Paradise

P.143 – §1 Between the central Isle
of Paradise and the innermost of the Havona planetary circuits there are
situated in space three lesser circuits of special spheres. The innermost
circuit consists of the seven secret spheres of the Universal Father;
the second group is composed of the seven luminous worlds of the Eternal
Son; in the outermost are the seven immense spheres of the Infinite Spirit,
the executive-headquarters worlds of the Seven Master Spirits.

P.143 – §2 These three seven-world circuits of the
Father, the Son, and the Spirit are spheres of unexcelled grandeur and
unimagined glory. Even their material or physical construction is of an
order unrevealed to you. Each circuit is diverse in material, and each
world of each circuit is different excepting the seven worlds of the Son,
which are alike in physical constitution. All twenty-one are enormous
spheres, and each group of seven is differently eternalized. As far as
we know they have always been; like Paradise they are eternal. There exists
neither record nor tradition of their origin.

P.143 – §3 The seven secret spheres of the Universal
Father, circulating about Paradise in close proximity to the eternal Isle,
are highly reflective of the spiritual luminosity of the central shining
of the eternal Deities, shedding this light of divine glory throughout
Paradise and even upon the seven circuits of Havona.

P.143 – §4 On the seven sacred worlds of the Eternal
Son there appear to take origin the impersonal energies of spirit luminosity.
No personal being may sojourn on any of these seven shining realms. With
spiritual glory they illuminate all Paradise and Havona, and they directionize
pure spirit luminosity to the seven superuniverses. These brilliant spheres
of the second circuit likewise emit their light (light without heat) to
Paradise and to the billion worlds of the seven-circuited central universe.

P.143 – §5 The seven worlds of the Infinite Spirit
are occupied by the Seven Master Spirits, who preside over the destinies
of the seven superuniverses, sending forth the spiritual illumination
of the Third Person of Deity to these creations of time and space. And
all Havona, but not the Isle of Paradise, is bathed in these spiritualizing

P.143 – §6 Although the worlds of the Father are
ultimate status spheres for all Father-endowed personalities, this is
not their exclusive function. Many beings and entities other than personal
sojourn on these worlds. Each world in the circuit of the Father and the
circuit of the Spirit has a distinct type of permanent citizenship, but
we think the Son’s worlds are inhabited by uniform types of other-than-personal
beings. Father fragments are among the natives of Divinington; the other
orders of permanent citizenship are unrevealed to you.

P.143 – §7 The twenty-one Paradise satellites serve
many purposes in both central and superuniverses not disclosed in these
narratives. You are able to understand so

P.144 – §0 little of the life of these spheres that
you cannot hope to gain anything like a consistent view of them, either
as to nature or function; thousands of activities are there going on which
are unrevealed to you. These twenty-one spheres embrace the potentials
of the function of the master universe. These papers afford only a fleeting
glimpse of certain circumscribed activities pertaining to the present
universe age of the grand universe–rather, one of the seven sectors of
the grand universe.



P.144 – §1 The Father’s circuit of sacred life spheres
contains the only inherent personality secrets in the universe of universes.
These satellites of Paradise, the innermost of the three circuits, are
the only forbidden domains concerned with personality in the central universe.
Nether Paradise and the worlds of the Son are likewise closed to personalities,
but neither of those realms is in any way directly concerned with personality.

P.144 – §2 The Paradise worlds of the Father are
directed by the highest order of the Stationary Sons of the Trinity, the
Trinitized Secrets of Supremacy. Of these worlds I can tell little; of
their manifold activities I may tell less. Such information concerns only
those beings who function thereon and go forth therefrom. And though I
am somewhat familiar with six of these special worlds, never have I landed
on Divinington; that world is wholly forbidden to me.

P.144 – §3 One of the reasons for the secrecy of
these worlds is because each of these sacred spheres enjoys a specialized
representation, or manifestation, of the Deities composing the Paradise
Trinity; not a personality, but a unique presence of Divinity which can
only be appreciated and comprehended by those particular groups of intelligences
resident on, or admissible to, that particular sphere. The Trinitized
Secrets of Supremacy are the personal agents of these specialized and
impersonal presences of Divinity. And the Secrets of Supremacy are highly
personal beings, superbly endowed and marvelously adapted to their exalted
and exacting work.

P.144 – §4 1. DIVININGTON. This world is, in a unique
sense, the "bosom of the Father," the personal-communion sphere
of the Universal Father, and thereon is a special manifestation of his
divinity. Divinington is the Paradise rendezvous of the Thought Adjusters,
but it is also the home of numerous other entities, personalities, and
other beings taking origin in the Universal Father. Many personalities
besides the Eternal Son are of direct origin by the solitary acts of the
Universal Father. Only the Father fragments and those personalities and
other beings of direct and exclusive origin in the Universal Father fraternize
and function on this abode.

P.144 – §5 The secrets of Divinington include the
secret of the bestowal and mission of Thought Adjusters. Their nature,
origin, and the technique of their contact with the lowly creatures of
the evolutionary worlds is a secret of this Paradise sphere. These amazing
transactions do not personally concern the rest of us, and therefore do
the Deities deem it proper to withhold certain features of this great
and divine ministry from our full understanding. In so far as we come
in contact with this phase of divine activity, we are permitted full knowledge
of these transactions, but concerning the intimate details of this great
bestowal we are not fully informed.

P.145 – §1 This sphere also holds the secrets of
the nature, purpose, and activities of all other forms of Father fragments,
of the Gravity Messengers, and of hosts of other beings unrevealed to
you. It is highly probable that those truths pertaining to Divinington
which are withheld from me, if revealed, would merely confuse and handicap
me in my present work, and still again, perhaps they are beyond the conceptual
capacity of my order of being.

P.145 – §2 2. SONARINGTON. This sphere is the "bosom
of the Son," the personal receiving world of the Eternal Son. It
is the Paradise headquarters of the descending and ascending Sons of God
when, and after, they are fully accredited and finally approved. This
world is the Paradise home for all Sons of the Eternal Son and of his
co-ordinate and associate Sons. There are numerous orders of divine sonship
attached to this supernal abode which have not been revealed to mortals
since they are not concerned with the plans of the ascension scheme of
human spiritual progression through the universes and on to Paradise.

P.145 – §3 The secrets of Sonarington include the
secret of the incarnation of the divine Sons. When a Son of God becomes
a Son of Man, is literally born of woman, as occurred on your world nineteen
hundred years ago, it is a universal mystery. It is occurring right along
throughout the universes, and it is a Sonarington secret of divine sonship.
The Adjusters are a mystery of God the Father. The incarnation of the
divine Sons is a mystery of God the Son; it is a secret locked up in the
seventh sector of Sonarington, a realm penetrated by none save those who
have personally passed through this unique experience. Only those phases
of incarnation having to do with your ascension career have been brought
to your notice. There are many other phases of the mystery of the incarnation
of the Paradise Sons of unrevealed types on missions of universe service
which are undisclosed to you. And there are still other Sonarington mysteries.

P.145 – §4 3. SPIRITINGTON. This world is the "bosom
of the Spirit," the Paradise home of the high beings that exclusively
represent the Infinite Spirit. Here forgather the Seven Master Spirits
and certain of their offspring from all universes. At this celestial abode
may also be found numerous unrevealed orders of spirit personalities,
beings assigned to the manifold activities of the universe not associated
with the plans of upstepping the mortal creatures of time to the Paradise
levels of eternity.

P.145 – §5 The secrets of Spiritington involve the
impenetrable mysteries of reflectivity. We tell you of the vast and universal
phenomenon of reflectivity, more particularly as it is operative on the
headquarters worlds of the seven superuniverses, but we never fully explain
this phenomenon, for we do not fully understand it. Much, very much, we
do comprehend, but many basic details are still mysterious to us. Reflectivity
is a secret of God the Spirit. You have been instructed concerning reflectivity
functions in relation to the ascension scheme of mortal survival, and
it does so operate, but reflectivity is also an indispensable feature
of the normal working of numerous other phases of universe occupation.
This endowment of the Infinite Spirit is also utilized in channels other
than those of intelligence gathering and information dissemination. And
there are other secrets of Spiritington.

P.145 – §6 4. VICEGERINGTON. This planet is the "bosom
of the Father and the Son" and is the secret sphere of certain unrevealed
beings who take origin by the acts of the Father and the Son. This is
also the Paradise home of many glorified

P.146 – §0 beings of complex ancestry, those whose
origin is complicated because of the many diverse techniques operative
in the seven superuniverses. Many groups of beings forgather on this world
whose identity has not been revealed to Urantia mortals.

P.146 – §1 The secrets of Vicegerington include the
secrets of trinitization, and trinitization constitutes the secret of
authority to represent the Trinity, to act as vicegerents of the Gods.
Authority to represent the Trinity attaches only to those beings, revealed
and unrevealed, who are trinitized, created, eventuated, or eternalized
by any two or all three of the Paradise Trinity. Personalities brought
into being by the trinitizing acts of certain types of glorified creatures
represent no more than the conceptual potential mobilized in that trinitization,
albeit such creatures may ascend the path of Deity embrace open to all
of their kind.

P.146 – §2 Nontrinitized beings do not fully understand
the technique of trinitization by either two or three Creators or by certain
creatures. You will never fully understand such a phenomenon unless, in
the far-distant future of your glorified career, you should essay and
succeed in such an adventure, because otherwise these secrets of Vicegerington
will always be forbidden you. But to me, a high Trinity-origin being,
all sectors of Vicegerington are open. I fully understand, and just as
fully and sacredly protect, the secret of my origin and destiny.

P.146 – §3 There are still other forms and phases
of trinitization which have not been brought to the notice of the Urantia
peoples, and these experiences, in their personal aspects, are duly protected
in the secret sector of Vicegerington.

P.146 – §4 5. SOLITARINGTON. This world is the "bosom
of the Father and the Spirit" and is the rendezvous of a magnificent
host of unrevealed beings of origin in the conjoint acts of the Universal
Father and the Infinite Spirit, beings who partake of the traits of the
Father in addition to their Spirit inheritance.

P.146 – §5 This is also the home of the Solitary
Messengers and of other personalities of the superangelic orders. You
know of very few of these beings; there are vast numbers of orders unrevealed
on Urantia. Because they are domiciled on the fifth world, it does not
necessarily follow that the Father had aught to do with the creation of
Solitary Messengers or their superangelic associates, but in this universe
age he does have to do with their function. During the present universe
age this is also the status sphere of the Universe Power Directors.

P.146 – §6 There are numerous additional orders of
spirit personalities, beings unknown to mortal man, who look upon Solitarington
as their Paradise home sphere. It should be remembered that all divisions
and levels of universe activities are just as fully provided with spirit
ministers as is the realm concerned with helping mortal man ascend to
his divine Paradise destiny.

P.146 – §7 The secrets of Solitarington. Besides
certain secrets of trinitization, this world holds the secrets of the
personal relation of the Infinite Spirit with certain of the higher offspring
of the Third Source and Center. On Solitarington are held the mysteries
of the intimate association of numerous unrevealed orders with the spirits
of the Father, of the Son, and of the Spirit, with the threefold spirit
of the Trinity, and with the spirits of the Supreme, the Ultimate, and
the Supreme-Ultimate.

P.146 – §8 6. SERAPHINGTON. This sphere is the "bosom
of the Son and the Spirit" and is the home world of the vast hosts
of unrevealed beings created by the Son and the Spirit. This is also the
destiny sphere of all ministering orders of the

P.147 – §0 angelic hosts, including supernaphim,
seconaphim, and seraphim. There also serve in the central and outlying
universes many orders of superb spirits who are not "ministering
spirits to those who shall be heirs of salvation." All these spirit
workers in all levels and realms of universe activities look upon Seraphington
as their Paradise home.

P.147 – §1 The secrets of Seraphington involve a
threefold mystery, only one of which I may mention–the mystery of seraphic
transport. The ability of various orders of seraphim and allied spirit
beings to envelop within their spirit forms all orders of nonmaterial
personalities and to carry them away on lengthy interplanetary journeys,
is a secret locked up in the sacred sectors of Seraphington. The transport
seraphim comprehend this mystery, but they do not communicate it to the
rest of us, or perhaps they cannot. The other mysteries of Seraphington
pertain to the personal experiences of types of spirit servers as yet
not revealed to mortals. And we refrain from discussing the secrets of
such closely related beings because you can almost comprehend such near
orders of existence, and it would be akin to betrayal of trust to present
even our partial knowledge of such phenomena.

P.147 – §2 7. ASCENDINGTON. This unique world is
the "bosom of the Father, Son, and Spirit," the rendezvous of
the ascendant creatures of space, the receiving sphere of the pilgrims
of time who are passing through the Havona universe on their way to Paradise.
Ascendington is the actual Paradise home of the ascendant souls of time
and space until they attain Paradise status. You mortals will spend most
of your Havona "vacations" on Ascendington. During your Havona
life Ascendington will be to you what the reversion directors were during
the local and superuniverse ascension. Here you will engage in thousands
of activities which are beyond the grasp of mortal imagination. And as
on every previous advance in the Godward ascent, your human self will
here enter into new relationships with your divine self.

P.147 – §3 The secrets of Ascendington include the
mystery of the gradual and certain building up in the material and mortal
mind of a spiritual and potentially immortal counterpart of character
and identity. This phenomenon constitutes one of the most perplexing mysteries
of the universes–the evolution of an immortal soul within the mind of
a mortal and material creature.

P.147 – §4 You will never fully understand this mysterious
transaction until you reach Ascendington. And that is just why all Ascendington
will be open to your wondering gaze. One seventh of Ascendington is forbidden
to me–that sector concerned with this very secret which is (or will be)
the exclusive experience and possession of your type of being. This experience
belongs to your human order of existence. My order of personality is not
directly concerned with such transactions. It is therefore forbidden to
me and eventually revealed to you. But even after it is revealed to you,
for some reason it forever remains your secret. You do not reveal it to
us nor to any other order of beings. We know about the eternal fusion
of a divine Adjuster and an immortal soul of human origin, but the ascendant
finaliters know this very experience as an absolute reality.



P.147 – §5 These home worlds of the diverse orders
of spiritual beings are tremendous and stupendous spheres, and they are
equal to Paradise in their matchless beauty and superb glory. They are
rendezvous worlds, reunion spheres, serving as permanent

P.148 – §0 cosmic addresses. As finaliters you will
be domiciled on Paradise, but Ascendington will be your home address at
all times, even when you enter service in outer space. Through all eternity
you will regard Ascendington as your home of sentimental memories and
reminiscent recollections. When you become seventh-stage spirit beings,
possibly you will give up your residential status on Paradise.

P.148 – §1 If outer universes are in the making,
if they are to be inhabited by time creatures of ascension potential,
then we infer that these children of the future will also be destined
to look upon Ascendington as their Paradise home world.

P.148 – §2 Ascendington is the only sacred sphere
that will be unreservedly open to your inspection as a Paradise arrival.
Vicegerington is the only sacred sphere that is wholly and unreservedly
open to my scrutiny. Though its secrets are concerned in my origin, in
this universe age I do not regard Vicegerington as my home. Trinity-origin
beings and trinitized beings are not the same.

P.148 – §3 The Trinity-origin beings do not fully
share the Father’s worlds; they have their sole homes on the Isle of Paradise
in close proximity to the Most Holy Sphere. They often appear on Ascendington,
the "bosom of the Father-Son-Spirit," where they fraternize
with their brethren who have come up from the lowly worlds of space.

P.148 – §4 You might assume that Creator Sons, being
of Father-Son origin, would regard Vicegerington as their home, but such
is not the case in this universe age of the function of God the Sevenfold.
And there are many similar problems that will perplex you, for you are
sure to encounter many difficulties as you attempt to understand these
things which are so near Paradise. Nor can you successfully reason out
these questions; you know so little. And if you knew more about the Father’s
worlds, you would simply encounter more difficulties until you knew all
about them. Status on any of these secret worlds is acquired by service
as well as by nature of origin, and the successive universe ages may and
do redistribute certain of these personality groupings.

P.148 – §5 The worlds of the inner circuit are really
fraternal or status worlds more than actual residential spheres. Mortals
will attain some status on each of the Father’s worlds save one. For example:
When you mortals attain Havona, you are granted clearance for Ascendington,
where you are most welcome, but you are not permitted to visit the other
six sacred worlds. Subsequent to your passage through the Paradise regime
and after your admission to the Corps of the Finality, you are granted
clearance for Sonarington since you are sons of God as well as ascenders–and
you are even more. But there will always remain one seventh of Sonarington,
the sector of the incarnation secrets of the divine Sons, which will not
be open to your scrutiny. Never will those secrets be revealed to the
ascendant sons of God.

P.148 – §6 Eventually you will have full access to
Ascendington and relative access to the other spheres of the Father except
Divinington. But even when you are granted permission to land on five
additional secret spheres, after you have become a finaliter, you will
not be allowed to visit all sectors of such worlds. Nor will you be permitted
to land on the shores of Divinington, the "bosom of the Father,"
though you shall surely stand repeatedly at the "right hand of the
Father." Never throughout all eternity will there arise any necessity
for your presence on the world of the Thought Adjusters.

P.149 – §1 These rendezvous worlds of spirit life
are forbidden ground to the extent that we are asked not to negotiate
entrance to those phases of these spheres which are wholly outside our
realms of experience. You may become creature perfect even as the Universal
Father is deity perfect, but you may not know all the experiential secrets
of all other orders of universe personalities. When the Creator has an
experiential personality secret with his creature, the Creator preserves
that secret in eternal confidence.

P.149 – §2 All these secrets are supposedly known
to the collective body of the Trinitized Secrets of Supremacy. These beings
are fully known only by their special world groups; they are little comprehended
by other orders. After you attain Paradise, you will know and ardently
love the ten Secrets of Supremacy who direct Ascendington. Excepting Divinington,
you will also achieve a partial understanding of the Secrets of Supremacy
on the other worlds of the Father, though not so perfectly as on Ascendington.

P.149 – §3 The Trinitized Secrets of Supremacy, as
their name might suggest, are related to the Supreme; they are likewise
related to the Ultimate and to the future Supreme-Ultimate. These Secrets
of Supremacy are the secrets of the Supreme and also the secrets of the
Ultimate, even the secrets of the Supreme-Ultimate.

7 circuits of Havona


P.149 – §4 The seven luminous spheres of the Eternal
Son are the worlds of the seven phases of pure-spirit existence. These
shining orbs are the source of the threefold light of Paradise and Havona,
their influence being largely, but not wholly, confined to the central

P.149 – §5 Personality is not present on these Paradise
satellites; therefore is there little concerning these pure-spirit abodes
which can be presented to the mortal and material personality. We are
taught that these worlds teem with the otherwise-than-personal life of
the beings of the Eternal Son. We infer that these entities are being
assembled for ministry in the projected new universes of outer space.
The Paradise philosophers maintain that each Paradise cycle, about two
billion years of Urantia time, witnesses the creation of additional reserves
of these orders on the secret worlds of the Eternal Son.

P.149 – §6 As far as I am informed, no personality
has ever been on any one of these spheres of the Eternal Son. I have never
been assigned to visit one of these worlds in all my long experience in
and out of Paradise. Even the personalities cocreated by the Eternal Son
do not go to these worlds. We infer that all types of impersonal spirits–regardless
of parentage–are admitted to these spirit homes. As I am a person and
have a spirit form, no doubt such a world would seem empty and deserted
even if I were permitted to pay it a visit. High spirit personalities
are not given to the gratification of purposeless curiosity, purely useless
adventure. There is at all times altogether too much intriguing and purposeful
adventure to permit the development of any great interest in those projects
which are either futile or unreal.



P.149 – §7 Between the inner circuit of Havona and
the shining spheres of the Eternal Son there circle the seven orbs of
the Infinite Spirit, worlds inhabited by the

P.150 – §0 offspring of the Infinite Spirit, by the
trinitized sons of glorified created personalities, and by other types
of unrevealed beings concerned with the effective administration of the
many enterprises of the various realms of universe activities.

P.150 – §1 The Seven Master Spirits are the supreme
and ultimate representatives of the Infinite Spirit. They maintain their
personal stations, their power focuses, on the periphery of Paradise,
but all operations concerned with their management and direction of the
grand universe are conducted on and from these seven special executive
spheres of the Infinite Spirit. The Seven Master Spirits are, in reality,
the mind-spirit balance wheel of the universe of universes, an all-embracing,
all-encompassing, and all-co-ordinating power of central location.

P.150 – §2 From these seven special spheres the Master
Spirits operate to equalize and stabilize the cosmic-mind circuits of
the grand universe. They also have to do with the differential spiritual
attitude and presence of the Deities throughout the grand universe. Physical
reactions are uniform, unvarying, and always instantaneous and automatic.
But experiential spiritual presence is in accordance with the underlying
conditions or states of spiritual receptivity inherent in the individual
minds of the realms.

P.150 – §3 Physical authority, presence, and function
are unvarying in all the universes, small or great. The differing factor
in spiritual presence, or reaction, is the fluctuating differential in
its recognition and reception by will creatures. Whereas the spiritual
presence of absolute and existential Deity is in no manner whatever influenced
by attitudes of loyalty or disloyalty on the part of created beings, at
the same time it is true that the functioning presence of subabsolute
and experiential Deity is definitely and directly influenced by the decisions,
choices, and will-attitudes of such finite creature beings–by the loyalty
and devotion of the individual being, planet, system, constellation, or
universe. But this spiritual presence of divinity is not whimsical nor
arbitrary; its experiential variance is inherent in the freewill endowment
of personal creatures.

P.150 – §4 The determiner of the differential of
spiritual presence exists in your own hearts and minds and consists in
the manner of your own choosing, in the decisions of your minds, and in
the determination of your own wills. This differential is inherent in
the freewill reactions of intelligent personal beings, beings whom the
Universal Father has ordained shall exercise this liberty of choosing.
And the Deities are ever true to the ebb and flow of their spirits in
meeting and satisfying the conditions and demands of this differential
of creature choice, now bestowing more of their presence in response to
a sincere desire for the same and again withdrawing themselves from the
scene as their creatures decide adversely in the exercise of their divinely
bestowed freedom of choice. And thus does the spirit of divinity become
humbly obedient to the choosing of the creatures of the realms.

P.150 – §5 The executive abodes of the Seven Master
Spirits are, in reality, the Paradise headquarters of the seven superuniverses
and their correlated segments in outer space. Each Master Spirit presides
over one superuniverse, and each of these seven worlds is exclusively
assigned to one of the Master Spirits. There is literally no phase of
the sub-Paradise administration of the seven superuniverses which is not
provided for on these executive worlds. They are not so exclusive as the
spheres of the Father or those of the Son, and though residential status
is limited to native beings and those who work thereon, these seven administrative

P.151 – §0 are always open to all beings who desire
to visit them, and who can command the necessary means of transit.

P.151 – §1 To me, these executive worlds are the
most interesting and intriguing spots outside of Paradise. In no other
place in the wide universe can one observe such varied activities, involving
so many different orders of living beings, having to do with operations
on so many diverse levels, occupations at once material, intellectual,
and spiritual. When I am accorded a period of release from assignment,
if I chance to be on Paradise or in Havona, I usually proceed to one of
these busy worlds of the Seven Master Spirits, there to inspire my mind
with such spectacles of enterprise, devotion, loyalty, wisdom, and effectiveness.
Nowhere else can I observe such an amazing interassociation of personality
performances on all seven levels of universe reality. And I am always
stimulated by the activities of those who well know how to do their work,
and who so thoroughly enjoy doing it.

P.151 – §2 [Presented by a Perfector of Wisdom commissioned
thus to function by the Ancients of Days on Uversa.]