P.118 – §1 Paradise is the eternal
center of the universe of universes and the abiding place of the Universal
Father, the Eternal Son, the Infinite Spirit, and their divine co-ordinates
and associates. This central Isle is the most gigantic organized body
of cosmic reality in all the master universe. Paradise is a material sphere
as well as a spiritual abode. All of the intelligent creation of the Universal
Father is domiciled on material abodes; hence must the absolute controlling
center also be material, literal. And again it should be reiterated that
spirit things and spiritual beings are real.
P.118 – §2 The material beauty of Paradise consists
in the magnificence of its physical perfection; the grandeur of the Isle
of God is exhibited in the superb intellectual accomplishments and mind
development of its inhabitants; the glory of the central Isle is shown
forth in the infinite endowment of divine spirit personality–the light
of life. But the depths of the spiritual beauty and the wonders of this
magnificent ensemble are utterly beyond the comprehension of the finite
mind of material creatures. The glory and spiritual splendor of the divine
abode are impossible of mortal comprehension. And Paradise is from eternity;
there are neither records nor traditions respecting the origin of this
nuclear Isle of Light and Life.
1. THE DIVINE RESIDENCE – P.118
P.118 – §3 Paradise serves many purposes in the administration
of the universal realms, but to creature beings it exists primarily as
the dwelling place of Deity. The personal presence of the Universal Father
is resident at the very center of the upper surface of this well-nigh
circular, but not spherical, abode of the Deities. This Paradise presence
of the Universal Father is immediately surrounded by the personal presence
of the Eternal Son, while they are both invested by the unspeakable glory
of the Infinite Spirit.
P.118 – §4 God dwells, has dwelt, and everlastingly
will dwell in this same central and eternal abode. We have always found
him there and always will. The Universal Father is cosmically focalized,
spiritually personalized, and geographically resident at this center of
the universe of universes.
P.118 – §5 We all know the direct course to pursue
to find the Universal Father. You are not able to comprehend much about
the divine residence because of its remoteness from you and the immensity
of the intervening space, but those who are able to comprehend the meaning
of these enormous distances know God’s location and residence just as
certainly and literally as you know the location of New York, London,
Rome, or Singapore, cities definitely and geographically located on Urantia.
If you were an intelligent navigator, equipped with ship,
P.119 – §0 maps, and compass, you could readily find
these cities. Likewise, if you had the time and means of passage, were
spiritually qualified, and had the necessary guidance, you could be piloted
through universe upon universe and from circuit to circuit, ever journeying
inward through the starry realms, until at last you would stand before
the central shining of the spiritual glory of the Universal Father. Provided
with all the necessities for the journey, it is just as possible to find
the personal presence of God at the center of all things as to find distant
cities on your own planet. That you have not visited these places in no
way disproves their reality or actual existence. That so few of the universe
creatures have found God on Paradise in no way disproves either the reality
of his existence or the actuality of his spiritual person at the center
of all things.
P.119 – §1 The Father is always to be found at this
central location. Did he move, universal pandemonium would be precipitated,
for there converge in him at this residential center the universal lines
of gravity from the ends of creation. Whether we trace the personality
circuit back through the universes or follow the ascending personalities
as they journey inward to the Father; whether we trace the lines of material
gravity to nether Paradise or follow the insurging cycles of cosmic force;
whether we trace the lines of spiritual gravity to the Eternal Son or
follow the inward processional of the Paradise Sons of God; whether we
trace out the mind circuits or follow the trillions upon trillions of
celestial beings who spring from the Infinite Spirit–by any of these
observations or by all of them we are led directly back to the Father’s
presence, to his central abode. Here is God personally, literally, and
actually present. And from his infinite being there flow the flood-streams
of life, energy, and personality to all universes.
2. NATURE OF THE ETERNAL ISLE – P.119
P.119 – §2 Since you are beginning to glimpse the
enormousness of the material universe discernible even from your astronomical
location, your space position in the starry systems, it should become
evident to you that such a tremendous material universe must have an adequate
and worthy capital, a headquarters commensurate with the dignity and infinitude
of the universal Ruler of all this vast and far-flung creation of material
realms and living beings.
P.119 – §3 In form Paradise differs from the inhabited
space bodies: it is not spherical. It is definitely ellipsoid, being one-sixth
longer in the north-south diameter than in the east-west diameter. The
central Isle is essentially flat, and the distance from the upper surface
to the nether surface is one tenth that of the east-west diameter.
P.119 – §4 These differences in dimensions, taken
in connection with its stationary status and the greater out-pressure
of force-energy at the north end of the Isle, make it possible to establish
absolute direction in the master universe.
P.119 – §5 The central Isle is geographically divided
into three domains of activity:
P.119 – §6 1. Upper Paradise.
P.119 – §7 2. Peripheral Paradise.
P.119 – §8 3. Nether Paradise.
P.119 – §9 We speak of that surface of Paradise which
is occupied with personality activities as the upper side, and the opposite
surface as the nether side. The periphery of Paradise provides for activities
that are not strictly personal or
P.120 – §0 nonpersonal. The Trinity seems to dominate
the personal or upper plane, the Unqualified Absolute the nether or impersonal
plane. We hardly conceive of the Unqualified Absolute as a person, but
we do think of the functional space presence of this Absolute as focalized
on nether Paradise.
P.120 – §1 The eternal Isle is composed of a single
form of materialization–stationary systems of reality. This literal substance
of Paradise is a homogeneous organization of space potency not to be found
elsewhere in all the wide universe of universes. It has received many
names in different universes, and the Melchizedeks of Nebadon long since
named it absolutum. This Paradise source material is neither dead nor
alive; it is the original nonspiritual expression of the First Source
and Center; it is Paradise, and Paradise is without duplicate.
P.120 – §2 It appears to us that the First Source
and Center has concentrated all absolute potential for cosmic reality
in Paradise as a part of his technique of self-liberation from infinity
limitations, as a means of making possible subinfinite, even time-space,
creation. But it does not follow that Paradise is time-space limited just
because the universe of universes discloses these qualities. Paradise
exists without time and has no location in space.
P.120 – §3 Roughly: space seemingly originates just
below nether Paradise; time just above upper Paradise. Time, as you understand
it, is not a feature of Paradise existence, though the citizens of the
central Isle are fully conscious of nontime sequence of events. Motion
is not inherent on Paradise; it is volitional. But the concept of distance,
even absolute distance, has very much meaning as it may be applied to
relative locations on Paradise. Paradise is nonspatial; hence its areas
are absolute and therefore serviceable in many ways beyond the concept
of mortal mind.
3. UPPER PARADISE – P.120
P.120 – §4 On upper Paradise there are three grand
spheres of activity, the Deity presence, the Most Holy Sphere, and the
Holy Area. The vast region immediately surrounding the presence of the
Deities is set aside as the Most Holy Sphere and is reserved for the functions
of worship, trinitization, and high spiritual attainment. There are no
material structures nor purely intellectual creations in this zone; they
could not exist there. It is useless for me to undertake to portray to
the human mind the divine nature and the beauteous grandeur of the Most
Holy Sphere of Paradise. This realm is wholly spiritual, and you are almost
wholly material. A purely spiritual reality is, to a purely material being,
|P.120 – §5 While there are no physical materializations
in the area of the Most Holy, there are abundant souvenirs of your material
days in the Holy Land sectors and still more in the reminiscent historic
areas of peripheral Paradise.
P.120 – §6 The Holy Area, the outlying or residential
region, is divided into seven concentric zones. Paradise is sometimes
called "the Father’s House" since it is his eternal residence,
and these seven zones are often designated "the Father’s Paradise
mansions." The inner or first zone is occupied by Paradise Citizens
and the natives of Havona who may chance to be dwelling on Paradise. The
next or second zone is the residential area of the natives of the seven
superuniverses of time and space. This second zone is in part subdivided
into seven immense divisions, the Paradise home of the spirit beings and
ascendant creatures who hail from the universes of evolutionary progression.
Each of these sectors is exclusively
P.121 – §0 dedicated to the welfare and advancement
of the personalities of a single superuniverse, but these facilities are
almost infinitely beyond the requirements of the present seven superuniverses.
P.121 – §1 Each of the seven sectors of Paradise
is subdivided into residential units suitable for the lodgment headquarters
of one billion glorified individual working groups. One thousand of these
units constitute a division. One hundred thousand divisions equal one
congregation. Ten million congregations constitute an assembly. One billion
assemblies make one grand unit. And this ascending series continues through
the second grand unit, the third, and so on to the seventh grand unit.
And seven of the grand units make up the master units, and seven of the
master units constitute a superior unit; and thus by sevens the ascending
series expands through the superior, supersuperior, celestial, supercelestial,
to the supreme units. But even this does not utilize all the space available.
This staggering number of residential designations on Paradise, a number
beyond your concept, occupies considerably less than one per cent of the
assigned area of the Holy Land. There is still plenty of room for those
who are on their way inward, even for those who shall not start the Paradise
climb until the times of the eternal future.
4. PERIPHERAL PARADISE – P.121
P.121 – §2 The central Isle ends abruptly at the
periphery, but its size is so enormous that this terminal angle is relatively
indiscernible within any circumscribed area. The peripheral surface of
Paradise is occupied, in part, by the landing and dispatching fields for
various groups of spirit personalities. Since the nonpervaded-space zones
nearly impinge upon the periphery, all personality transports destined
to Paradise land in these regions. Neither upper nor nether Paradise is
approachable by transport supernaphim or other types of space traversers.
P.121 – §3 The Seven Master Spirits have their personal
seats of power and authority on the seven spheres of the Spirit, which
circle about Paradise in the space between the shining orbs of the Son
and the inner circuit of the Havona worlds, but they maintain force-focal
headquarters on the Paradise periphery. Here the slowly circulating presences
of the Seven Supreme Power Directors indicate the location of the seven
flash stations for certain Paradise energies going forth to the seven
P.121 – §4 Here on peripheral Paradise are the enormous
historic and prophetic exhibit areas assigned to the Creator Sons, dedicated
to the local universes of time and space. There are just seven trillion
of these historic reservations now set up or in reserve, but these arrangements
all together occupy only about four per cent of that portion of the peripheral
area thus assigned. We infer that these vast reserves belong to creations
sometime to be situated beyond the borders of the present known and inhabited
P.121 – §5 That portion of Paradise which has been
designated for the use of the existing universes is occupied only from
one to four per cent, while the area assigned to these activities is at
least one million times that actually required for such purposes. Paradise
is large enough to accommodate the activities of an almost infinite creation.
P.121 – §6 But a further attempt to visualize to
you the glories of Paradise would be futile. You must wait, and ascend
while you wait, for truly, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither
has it entered into the mind of mortal man, the things
P.122 – §0 which the Universal Father has prepared
for those who survive the life in the flesh on the worlds of time and
5. NETHER PARADISE – P.122
P.122 – §1 Concerning nether Paradise, we know only
that which is revealed; personalities do not sojourn there. It has nothing
whatever to do with the affairs of spirit intelligences, nor does the
Deity Absolute there function. We are informed that all physical-energy
and cosmic-force circuits have their origin on nether Paradise, and that
it is constituted as follows:
P.122 – §2 1. Directly underneath the location of
the Trinity, in the central portion of nether Paradise, is the unknown
and unrevealed Zone of Infinity.
P.122 – §3 2. This Zone is immediately surrounded
by an unnamed area.
P.122 – §4 3. Occupying the outer margins of the
under surface is a region having mainly to do with space potency and force-energy.
The activities of this vast elliptical force center are not identifiable
with the known functions of any triunity, but the primordial force-charge
of space appears to be focalized in this area. This center consists of
three concentric elliptical zones: The innermost is the focal point of
the force-energy activities of Paradise itself; the outermost may possibly
be identified with the functions of the Unqualified Absolute, but we are
not certain concerning the space functions of the mid-zone.
P.122 – §5 The inner zone of this force center seems
to act as a gigantic heart whose pulsations direct currents to the outermost
borders of physical space. It directs and modifies force-energies but
hardly drives them. The reality pressure-presence of this primal force
is definitely greater at the north end of the Paradise center than in
the southern regions; this is a uniformly registered difference. The mother
force of space seems to flow in at the south and out at the north through
the operation of some unknown circulatory system which is concerned with
the diffusion of this basic form of force-energy. From time to time there
are also noted differences in the east-west pressures. The forces emanating
from this zone are not responsive to observable physical gravity but are
always obedient to Paradise gravity.
P.122 – §6 The mid-zone of the force center immediately
surrounds this area. This mid-zone appears to be static except that it
expands and contracts through three cycles of activity. The least of these
pulsations is in an east-west direction, the next in a north-south direction,
while the greatest fluctuation is in every direction, a generalized expansion
and contraction. The function of this mid-area has never been really identified,
but it must have something to do with reciprocal adjustment between the
inner and the outer zones of the force center. It is believed by many
that the mid-zone is the control mechanism of the midspace or quiet zones
which separate the successive space levels of the master universe, but
no evidence or revelation confirms this. This inference is derived from
the knowledge that this mid-area is in some manner related to the functioning
of the nonpervaded-space mechanism of the master universe.
P.122 – §7 The outer zone is the largest and most
active of the three concentric and elliptical belts of unidentified space
potential. This area is the site of unimagined activities, the central
circuit point of emanations which proceed spaceward in every direction
to the outermost borders of the seven superuniverses and on
P.123 – §0 beyond to overspread the enormous and
incomprehensible domains of all outer space. This space presence is entirely
impersonal notwithstanding that in some undisclosed manner it seems to
be indirectly responsive to the will and mandates of the infinite Deities
when acting as the Trinity. This is believed to be the central focalization,
the Paradise center, of the space presence of the Unqualified Absolute.
P.123 – §1 All forms of force and all phases of energy
seem to be encircuited; they circulate throughout the universes and return
by definite routes. But with the emanations of the activated zone of the
Unqualified Absolute there appears to be either an outgoing or an incoming–never
both simultaneously. This outer zone pulsates in agelong cycles of gigantic
proportions. For a little more than one billion Urantia years the space-force
of this center is outgoing; then for a similar length of time it will
be incoming. And the space-force manifestations of this center are universal;
they extend throughout all pervadable space.
P.123 – §2 All physical force, energy, and matter
are one. All force-energy originally proceeded from nether Paradise and
will eventually return thereto following the completion of its space circuit.
But the energies and material organizations of the universe of universes
did not all come from nether Paradise in their present phenomenal states;
space is the womb of several forms of matter and prematter. Though the
outer zone of the Paradise force center is the source of space-energies,
space does not originate there. Space is not force, energy, or power.
Nor do the pulsations of this zone account for the respiration of space,
but the incoming and outgoing phases of this zone are synchronized with
the two-billion-year expansion-contraction cycles of space.
6. SPACE RESPIRATION – P.123
P.123 – §3 We do not know the actual mechanism of
space respiration; we merely observe that all space alternately contracts
and expands. This respiration affects both the horizontal extension of
pervaded space and the vertical extensions of unpervaded space which exist
in the vast space reservoirs above and below Paradise. In attempting to
imagine the volume outlines of these space reservoirs, you might think
of an hourglass.
P.123 – §4 As the universes of the horizontal extension
of pervaded space expand, the reservoirs of the vertical extension of
unpervaded space contract and vice versa. There is a confluence of pervaded
and unpervaded space just underneath nether Paradise. Both types of space
there flow through the transmuting regulation channels, where changes
are wrought making pervadable space nonpervadable and vice versa in the
contraction and expansion cycles of the cosmos.
P.123 – §5 "Unpervaded" space means: unpervaded
by those forces, energies, powers, and presences known to exist in pervaded
space. We do not know whether vertical (reservoir) space is destined always
to function as the equipoise of horizontal (universe) space; we do not
know whether there is a creative intent concerning unpervaded space; we
really know very little about the space reservoirs, merely that they exist,
and that they seem to counterbalance the space-expansion-contraction cycles
of the universe of universes.
|Space respiration (p.123)
P.123 – §6 The cycles of space respiration extend
in each phase for a little more than one billion Urantia years. During
one phase the universes expand; during the
P.124 – §0 next they contract. Pervaded space is
now approaching the mid-point of the expanding phase, while unpervaded
space nears the mid-point of the contracting phase, and we are informed
that the outermost limits of both space extensions are, theoretically,
now approximately equidistant from Paradise. The unpervaded-space reservoirs
now extend vertically above upper Paradise and below nether Paradise just
as far as the pervaded space of the universe extends horizontally outward
from peripheral Paradise to and even beyond the fourth outer space level.
P.124 – §1 For a billion years of Urantia time the
space reservoirs contract while the master universe and the force activities
of all horizontal space expand. It thus requires a little over two billion
Urantia years to complete the entire expansion-contraction cycle.
7. SPACE FUNCTIONS OF PARADISE – P.124
P.124 – §2 Space does not exist on any of the surfaces
of Paradise. If one "looked" directly up from the upper surface
of Paradise, one would "see" nothing but unpervaded space going
out or coming in, just now coming in. Space does not touch Paradise; only
the quiescent midspace zones come in contact with the central Isle.
|P.124 – §3 Paradise is the actually motionless nucleus
of the relatively quiescent zones existing between pervaded and unpervaded
space. Geographically these zones appear to be a relative extension of Paradise,
but there probably is some motion in them. We know very little about them,
but we observe that these zones of lessened space motion separate pervaded
and unpervaded space. Similar zones once existed between the levels of pervaded
space, but these are now less quiescent.
P.124 – §4 The vertical cross section of total
space would slightly resemble a maltese cross, with the horizontal arms
representing pervaded (universe) space and the vertical arms representing
unpervaded (reservoir) space. The areas between the four arms would separate
them somewhat as the midspace zones separate pervaded and unpervaded space.
These quiescent midspace zones grow larger and larger at greater and greater
distances from Paradise and eventually encompass the borders of all space
and completely incapsulate both the space reservoirs and the entire horizontal
extension of pervaded space.
P.124 – §5 Space is neither a subabsolute condition
within, nor the presence of, the Unqualified Absolute, neither is it a
function of the Ultimate. It is a bestowal of Paradise, and the space
of the grand universe and that of all outer regions is believed to be
actually pervaded by the ancestral space potency of the Unqualified Absolute.
From near approach to peripheral Paradise, this pervaded space extends
horizontally outward through the fourth space level and beyond the periphery
of the master universe, but how far beyond we do not know.
P.124 – §6 If you imagine a finite, but inconceivably
large, V-shaped plane situated at right angles to both the upper and lower
surfaces of Paradise, with its point nearly tangent to peripheral Paradise,
and then visualize this plane in elliptical revolution about Paradise,
its revolution would roughly outline the volume of pervaded space.
P.124 – §7 There is an upper and a lower limit to
horizontal space with reference to any given location in the universes.
If one could move far enough at right angles to
P.125 – §0 the plane of Orvonton, either up or down,
eventually the upper or lower limit of pervaded space would be encountered.
Within the known dimensions of the master universe these limits draw farther
and farther apart at greater and greater distances from Paradise; space
thickens, and it thickens somewhat faster than does the plane of creation,
P.125 – §1 The relatively quiet zones between the
space levels, such as the one separating the seven superuniverses from
the first outer space level, are enormous elliptical regions of quiescent
space activities. These zones separate the vast galaxies which race around
Paradise in orderly procession. You may visualize the first outer space
level, where untold universes are now in process of formation, as a vast
procession of galaxies swinging around Paradise, bounded above and below
by the midspace zones of quiescence and bounded on the inner and outer
margins by relatively quiet space zones.
P.125 – §2 A space level thus functions as an elliptical
region of motion surrounded on all sides by relative motionlessness. Such
relationships of motion and quiescence constitute a curved space path
of lessened resistance to motion which is universally followed by cosmic
force and emergent energy as they circle forever around the Isle of Paradise.
P.125 – §3 This alternate zoning of the master universe,
in association with the alternate clockwise and counterclockwise flow
of the galaxies, is a factor in the stabilization of physical gravity
designed to prevent the accentuation of gravity pressure to the point
of disruptive and dispersive activities. Such an arrangement exerts antigravity
influence and acts as a brake upon otherwise dangerous velocities.
|Pervaded space (p.124)
8. PARADISE GRAVITY – P.125
P.125 – §4 The inescapable pull of gravity effectively
grips all the worlds of all the universes of all space. Gravity is the
all-powerful grasp of the physical presence of Paradise. Gravity is the
omnipotent strand on which are strung the gleaming stars, blazing suns,
and whirling spheres which constitute the universal physical adornment
of the eternal God, who is all things, fills all things, and in whom all
P.125 – §5 The center and focal point of absolute
material gravity is the Isle of Paradise, complemented by the dark gravity
bodies encircling Havona and equilibrated by the upper and nether space
reservoirs. All known emanations of nether Paradise invariably and unerringly
respond to the central gravity pull operating upon the endless circuits
of the elliptical space levels of the master universe. Every known form
of cosmic reality has the bend of the ages, the trend of the circle, the
swing of the great ellipse.
P.125 – §6 Space is nonresponsive to gravity, but
it acts as an equilibrant on gravity. Without the space cushion, explosive
action would jerk surrounding space bodies. Pervaded space also exerts
an antigravity influence upon physical or linear gravity; space can actually
neutralize such gravity action even though it cannot delay it. Absolute
gravity is Paradise gravity. Local or linear gravity pertains to the electrical
stage of energy or matter; it operates within the central, super-, and
outer universes, wherever suitable materialization has taken place.
P.125 – §7 The numerous forms of cosmic force, physical
energy, universe power, and various materializations disclose three general,
though not perfectly clear-cut, stages of response to Paradise gravity:
P.126 – §1 1. Pregravity Stages (Force). This is
the first step in the individuation of space potency into the pre-energy
forms of cosmic force. This state is analogous to the concept of the primordial
force-charge of space, sometimes called pure energy or segregata.
P.126 – §2 2. Gravity Stages (Energy). This modification
of the force-charge of space is produced by the action of the Paradise
force organizers. It signalizes the appearance of energy systems responsive
to the pull of Paradise gravity. This emergent energy is originally neutral
but consequent upon further metamorphosis will exhibit the so-called negative
and positive qualities. We designate these stages ultimata.
P.126 – §3 3. Postgravity Stages (Universe Power).
In this stage, energy-matter discloses response to the control of linear
gravity. In the central universe these physical systems are threefold
organizations known as triata. They are the superpower mother systems
of the creations of time and space. The physical systems of the superuniverses
are mobilized by the Universe Power Directors and their associates. These
material organizations are dual in constitution and are known as gravita.
The dark gravity bodies encircling Havona are neither triata nor gravita,
and their drawing power discloses both forms of physical gravity, linear
P.126 – §4 Space potency is not subject to the interactions
of any form of gravitation. This primal endowment of Paradise is not an
actual level of reality, but it is ancestral to all relative functional
nonspirit realities–all manifestations of force-energy and the organization
of power and matter. Space potency is a term difficult to define. It does
not mean that which is ancestral to space; its meaning should convey the
idea of the potencies and potentials existent within space. It may be
roughly conceived to include all those absolute influences and potentials
which emanate from Paradise and constitute the space presence of the Unqualified
P.126 – §5 Paradise is the absolute source and the
eternal focal point of all energy-matter in the universe of universes.
The Unqualified Absolute is the revealer, regulator, and repository of
that which has Paradise as its source and origin. The universal presence
of the Unqualified Absolute seems to be equivalent to the concept of a
potential infinity of gravity extension, an elastic tension of Paradise
presence. This concept aids us in grasping the fact that everything is
drawn inward towards Paradise. The illustration is crude but nonetheless
helpful. It also explains why gravity always acts preferentially in the
plane perpendicular to the mass, a phenomenon indicative of the differential
dimensions of Paradise and the surrounding creations.
9. THE UNIQUENESS OF PARADISE – P.126
P.126 – §6 Paradise is unique in that it is the realm
of primal origin and the final goal of destiny for all spirit personalities.
Although it is true that not all of the lower spirit beings of the local
universes are immediately destined to Paradise, Paradise still remains
the goal of desire for all supermaterial personalities.
|P.126 – §7 Paradise is the geographic center of infinity;
it is not a part of universal creation, not even a real part of the eternal
Havona universe. We commonly refer to the central Isle as belonging to the
divine universe, but it really does not. Paradise is an eternal and exclusive
|P.127 – §1 In the eternity of the past, when the Universal
Father gave infinite personality expression of his spirit self in the being
of the Eternal Son, simultaneously he revealed the infinity potential of
his nonpersonal self as Paradise. Nonpersonal and nonspiritual Paradise
appears to have been the inevitable repercussion to the Father’s will and
act which eternalized the Original Son. Thus did the Father project reality
in two actual phases–the personal and the nonpersonal, the spiritual and
the nonspiritual. The tension between them, in the face of will to action
by the Father and the Son, gave existence to the Conjoint Actor and the
central universe of material worlds and spiritual beings.
P.127 – §2 When reality is differentiated into the
personal and the nonpersonal (Eternal Son and Paradise), it is hardly
proper to call that which is nonpersonal "Deity" unless somehow
qualified. The energy and material repercussions of the acts of Deity
could hardly be called Deity. Deity may cause much that is not Deity,
and Paradise is not Deity; neither is it conscious as mortal man could
ever possibly understand such a term.
P.127 – §3 Paradise is not ancestral to any being
or living entity; it is not a creator. Personality and mind-spirit relationships
are transmissible, but pattern is not. Patterns are never reflections;
they are duplications–reproductions. Paradise is the absolute of patterns;
Havona is an exhibit of these potentials in actuality.
P.127 – §4 God’s residence is central and eternal,
glorious and ideal. His home is the beauteous pattern for all universe
headquarters worlds; and the central universe of his immediate indwelling
is the pattern for all universes in their ideals, organization, and ultimate
P.127 – §5 Paradise is the universal headquarters
of all personality activities and the source-center of all force-space
and energy manifestations. Everything which has been, now is, or is yet
to be, has come, now comes, or will come forth from this central abiding
place of the eternal Gods. Paradise is the center of all creation, the
source of all energies, and the place of primal origin of all personalities.
P.127 – §6 After all, to mortals the most important
thing about eternal Paradise is the fact that this perfect abode of the
Universal Father is the real and far-distant destiny of the immortal souls
of the mortal and material sons of God, the ascending creatures of the
evolutionary worlds of time and space. Every God-knowing mortal who has
espoused the career of doing the Father’s will has already embarked upon
the long, long Paradise trail of divinity pursuit and perfection attainment.
And when such an animal-origin being does stand, as countless numbers
now do, before the Gods on Paradise, having ascended from the lowly spheres
of space, such an achievement represents the reality of a spiritual transformation
bordering on the limits of supremacy.
P.127 – §7 [Presented by a Perfector of Wisdom commissioned
thus to function by the Ancients of Days on Uversa.]