Paper 9 — Relation of the Infinite Spirit to the Universe

P.98 – §1 A strange thing occurred
when, in the presence of Paradise, the Universal Father and the Eternal
Son unite to personalize themselves. Nothing in this eternity situation
foreshadows that the Conjoint Actor would personalize as an unlimited
spirituality co-ordinated with absolute mind and endowed with unique prerogatives
of energy manipulation. His coming into being completes the Father’s liberation
from the bonds of centralized perfection and from the fetters of personality
absolutism. And this liberation is disclosed in the amazing power of the
Conjoint Creator to create beings well adapted to serve as ministering
spirits even to the material creatures of the subsequently evolving universes.

P.98 – §2 The Father is infinite in love and volition,
in spiritual thought and purpose; he is the universal upholder. The Son
is infinite in wisdom and truth, in spiritual expression and interpretation;
he is the universal revealer. Paradise is infinite in potential for force
endowment and in capacity for energy dominance; it is the universal stabilizer.
The Conjoint Actor possesses unique prerogatives of synthesis, infinite
capacity to co-ordinate all existing universe energies, all actual universe
spirits, and all real universe intellects; the Third Source and Center
is the universal unifier of the manifold energies and diverse creations
which have appeared in consequence of the divine plan and the eternal
purpose of the Universal Father.

P.98 – §3 The Infinite Spirit, the Conjoint Creator,
is a universal and divine minister. The Spirit unceasingly ministers the
Son’s mercy and the Father’s love, even in harmony with the stable, unvarying,
and righteous justice of the Paradise Trinity. His influence and personalities
are ever near you; they really know and truly understand you.

P.98 – §4 Throughout the universes the agencies of
the Conjoint Actor ceaselessly manipulate the forces and energies of all
space. Like the First Source and Center, the Third is responsive to both
the spiritual and the material. The Conjoint Actor is the revelation of
the unity of God, in whom all things consist–things, meanings, and values;
energies, minds, and spirits.

P.98 – §5 The Infinite Spirit pervades all space;
he indwells the circle of eternity; and the Spirit, like the Father and
the Son, is perfect and changeless–absolute.



P.98 – §6 The Third Source and Center is known by
many names, all designative of relationship and in recognition of function:
As God the Spirit, he is the personality

P.99 – §0 co-ordinate and divine equal of God the
Son and God the Father. As the Infinite Spirit, he is an omnipresent spiritual
influence. As the Universal Manipulator, he is the ancestor of the power-control
creatures and the activator of the cosmic forces of space. As the Conjoint
Actor, he is the joint representative and partnership executive of the
Father-Son. As the Absolute Mind, he is the source of the endowment of
intellect throughout the universes. As the God of Action, he is the apparent
ancestor of motion, change, and relationship.

P.99 – §1 Some of the attributes of the Third Source
and Center are derived from the Father, some from the Son, while still
others are not observed to be actively and personally present in either
the Father or the Son–attributes that can hardly be explained except
by assuming that the Father-Son partnership which eternalizes the Third
Source and Center consistently functions in consonance with, and in recognition
of, the eternal fact of the absoluteness of Paradise. The Conjoint Creator
embodies the fullness of the combined and infinite concepts of the First
and Second Persons of Deity.

P.99 – §2 While you envisage the Father as an original
creator and the Son as a spiritual administrator, you should think of
the Third Source and Center as a universal co-ordinator, a minister of
unlimited co-operation. The Conjoint Actor is the correlator of all actual
reality; he is the Deity repository of the Father’s thought and the Son’s
word and in action is eternally regardful of the material absoluteness
of the central Isle. The Paradise Trinity has ordained the universal order
of progress, and the providence of God is the domain of the Conjoint Creator
and the evolving Supreme Being. No actual or actualizing reality can escape
eventual relationship with the Third Source and Center.

P.99 – §3 The Universal Father presides over the
realms of pre-energy, prespirit, and personality; the Eternal Son dominates
the spheres of spiritual activities; the presence of the Isle of Paradise
unifies the domain of physical energy and materializing power; the Conjoint
Actor operates not only as an infinite spirit representing the Son but
also as a universal manipulator of the forces and energies of Paradise,
thus bringing into existence the universal and absolute mind. The Conjoint
Actor functions throughout the grand universe as a positive and distinct
personality, especially in the higher spheres of spiritual values, physical-energy
relationships, and true mind meanings. He functions specifically wherever
and whenever energy and spirit associate and interact; he dominates all
reactions with mind, wields great power in the spiritual world, and exerts
a mighty influence over energy and matter. At all times the Third Source
is expressive of the nature of the First Source and Center.

P.99 – §4 The Third Source and Center perfectly and
without qualification shares the omnipresence of the First Source and
Center, sometimes being called the Omnipresent Spirit. In a peculiar and
very personal manner the God of mind shares the omniscience of the Universal
Father and his Eternal Son; the knowledge of the Spirit is profound and
complete. The Conjoint Creator manifests certain phases of the omnipotence
of the Universal Father but is actually omnipotent only in the domain
of mind. The Third Person of Deity is the intellectual center and the
universal administrator of the mind realms; herein is he absolute–his
sovereignty is unqualified.

P.99 – §5 The Conjoint Actor seems to be motivated
by the Father-Son partnership, but all his actions appear to recognize
the Father-Paradise relationship. At times

P.100 – §0 and in certain functions he seems to compensate
for the incompleteness of the development of the experiential Deities–God
the Supreme and God the Ultimate.

P.100 – §1 And herein is an infinite mystery: That
the Infinite simultaneously revealed his infinity in the Son and as Paradise,
and then there springs into existence a being equal to God in divinity,
reflective of the Son’s spiritual nature, and capable of activating the
Paradise pattern, a being provisionally subordinate in sovereignty but
in many ways apparently the most versatile in action. And such apparent
superiority in action is disclosed in an attribute of the Third Source
and Center which is superior even to physical gravity–the universal manifestation
of the Isle of Paradise.

P.100 – §2 In addition to this supercontrol of energy
and things physical, the Infinite Spirit is superbly endowed with those
attributes of patience, mercy, and love which are so exquisitely revealed
in his spiritual ministry. The Spirit is supremely competent to minister
love and to overshadow justice with mercy. God the Spirit possesses all
the supernal kindness and merciful affection of the Original and Eternal
Son. The universe of your origin is being forged out between the anvil
of justice and the hammer of suffering; but those who wield the hammer
are the children of mercy, the spirit offspring of the Infinite Spirit.



P.100 – §3 God is spirit in a threefold sense: He
himself is spirit; in his Son he appears as spirit without qualification;
in the Conjoint Actor, as spirit allied with mind. And in addition to
these spiritual realities, we think we discern levels of experiential
spirit phenomena–the spirits of the Supreme Being, Ultimate Deity, and
Deity Absolute.

P.100 – §4 The Infinite Spirit is just as much a
complement of the Eternal Son as the Son is a complement of the Universal
Father. The Eternal Son is a spiritualized personalization of the Father;
the Infinite Spirit is a personalized spiritualization of the Eternal
Son and the Universal Father.

P.100 – §5 There are many untrammeled lines of spiritual
force and sources of supermaterial power linking the people of Urantia
directly with the Deities of Paradise. There exist the connection of the
Thought Adjusters direct with the Universal Father, the widespread influence
of the spiritual-gravity urge of the Eternal Son, and the spiritual presence
of the Conjoint Creator. There is a difference in function between the
spirit of the Son and the spirit of the Spirit. The Third Person in his
spiritual ministry may function as mind plus spirit or as spirit alone.

P.100 §6 In addition to these Paradise presences,
Urantians benefit by the spiritual influences and activities of the local
and the superuniverse, with their almost endless array of loving personalities
who ever lead the true of purpose and the honest of heart upward and inward
towards the ideals of divinity and the goal of supreme perfection.

P.100 – §7 The presence of the universal spirit of
the Eternal Son we know–we can unmistakably recognize it. The presence
of the Infinite Spirit, the Third Person of Deity, even mortal man may
know, for material creatures can actually experience the beneficence of
this divine influence which functions as the Holy Spirit of local universe
bestowal upon the races of mankind. Human beings can also in some degree
become conscious of the Adjuster, the impersonal presence of the Universal
Father. These divine spirits which work for man’s uplifting and spiritualization

P.101 – §0 all act in unison and in perfect co-operation.
They are as one in the spiritual operation of the plans of mortal ascension
and perfection attainment.



P.101 – §1 The Isle of Paradise is the source and
substance of physical gravity; and that should be sufficient to inform
you that gravity is one of the most real and eternally dependable things
in the whole physical universe of universes. Gravity cannot be modified
or annulled except by the forces and energies conjointly sponsored by
the Father and the Son, which have been intrusted to, and are functionally
associated with, the person of the Third Source and Center.

P.101 – §2 The Infinite Spirit possesses a unique
and amazing power–antigravity. This power is not functionally (observably)
present in either the Father or the Son. This ability to withstand the
pull of material gravity, inherent in the Third Source, is revealed in
the personal reactions of the Conjoint Actor to certain phases of universe
relationships. And this unique attribute is transmissible to certain of
the higher personalities of the Infinite Spirit.

P.101 – §3 Antigravity can annul gravity within a
local frame; it does so by the exercise of equal force presence. It operates
only with reference to material gravity, and it is not the action of mind.
The gravity-resistant phenomenon of a gyroscope is a fair illustration
of the effect of antigravity but of no value to illustrate the cause of

P.101 – §4 Still further does the Conjoint Actor
display powers which can transcend force and neutralize energy. Such powers
operate by slowing down energy to the point of materialization and by
other techniques unknown to you.

P.101 – §5 The Conjoint Creator is not energy nor
the source of energy nor the destiny of energy; he is the manipulator
of energy. The Conjoint Creator is action–motion, change, modification,
co-ordination, stabilization, and equilibrium. The energies subject to
the direct or indirect control of Paradise are by nature responsive to
the acts of the Third Source and Center and his manifold agencies.

P.101 – §6 The universe of universes is permeated
by the power-control creatures of the Third Source and Center: physical
controllers, power directors, power centers, and other representatives
of the God of Action who have to do with the regulation and stabilization
of physical energies. These unique creatures of physical function all
possess varying attributes of power control, such as antigravity, which
they utilize in their efforts to establish the physical equilibrium of
the matter and energies of the grand universe.

P.101 – §7 All these material activities of the God
of Action appear to relate his function to the Isle of Paradise, and indeed
the agencies of power are all regardful of, even dependent on, the absoluteness
of the eternal Isle. But the Conjoint Actor does not act for, or in response
to, Paradise. He acts, personally, for the Father and the Son. Paradise
is not a person. The nonpersonal, impersonal, and otherwise not personal
doings of the Third Source and Center are all volitional acts of the Conjoint
Actor himself; they are not reflections, derivations, or repercussions
of anything or anybody.

P.101 – §8 Paradise is the pattern of infinity; the
God of Action is the activator of that pattern. Paradise is the material
fulcrum of infinity; the agencies of the Third Source and Center are the
levers of intelligence which motivate the material level and inject spontaneity
into the mechanism of the physical creation.



P.102 – §1 There is an intellectual nature of the
Third Source and Center that is distinct from his physical and spiritual
attributes. Such a nature is hardly contactable, but it is associable–intellectually
though not personally. It is distinguishable from the physical attributes
and the spiritual character of the Third Person on mind levels of function,
but to the discernment of personalities this nature never functions independently
of physical or spiritual manifestations.

P.102 – §2 The absolute mind is the mind of the Third
Person; it is inseparable from the personality of God the Spirit. Mind,
in functioning beings, is not separated from energy or spirit, or both.
Mind is not inherent in energy; energy is receptive and responsive to
mind; mind can be superimposed upon energy, but consciousness is not inherent
in the purely material level. Mind does not have to be added to pure spirit,
for spirit is innately conscious and identifying. Spirit is always intelligent,
minded in some way. It may be this mind or that mind, it may be premind
or supermind, even spirit mind, but it does the equivalent of thinking
and knowing. The insight of spirit transcends, supervenes, and theoretically
antedates the consciousness of mind.

P.102 – §3 The Conjoint Creator is absolute only
in the domain of mind, in the realms of universal intelligence. The mind
of the Third Source and Center is infinite; it utterly transcends the
active and functioning mind circuits of the universe of universes. The
mind endowment of the seven superuniverses is derived from the Seven Master
Spirits, the primary personalities of the Conjoint Creator. These Master
Spirits distribute mind to the grand universe as the cosmic mind, and
your local universe is pervaded by the Nebadon variant of the Orvonton
type of cosmic mind.

P.102 – §4 Infinite mind ignores time, ultimate mind
transcends time, cosmic mind is conditioned by time. And so with space:
The Infinite Mind is independent of space, but as descent is made from
the infinite to the adjutant levels of mind, intellect must increasingly
reckon with the fact and limitations of space.

P.102 – §5 Cosmic force responds to mind even as
cosmic mind responds to spirit. Spirit is divine purpose, and spirit mind
is divine purpose in action. Energy is thing, mind is meaning, spirit
is value. Even in time and space, mind establishes those relative relationships
between energy and spirit which are suggestive of mutual kinship in eternity.

P.102 – §6 Mind transmutes the values of spirit into
the meanings of intellect; volition has power to bring the meanings of
mind to fruit in both the material and spiritual domains. The Paradise
ascent involves a relative and differential growth in spirit, mind, and
energy. The personality is the unifier of these components of experiential



P.102 – §7 The Third Source and Center is infinite
in mind. If the universe should grow to infinity, still his mind potential
would be adequate to endow limitless numbers of creatures with suitable
minds and other prerequisites of intellect.

P.102 – §8 In the domain of created mind the Third
Person, with his co-ordinate and subordinate associates, rules supreme.
The realms of creature mind are of exclusive

P.103 – §0 origin in the Third Source and Center;
he is the bestower of mind. Even the Father fragments find it impossible
to indwell the minds of men until the way has been properly prepared for
them by the mind action and spiritual function of the Infinite Spirit.

P.103 – §1 The unique feature of mind is that it
can be bestowed upon such a wide range of life. Through his creative and
creature associates the Third Source and Center ministers to all minds
on all spheres. He ministers to human and subhuman intellect through the
adjutants of the local universes and, through the agency of the physical
controllers, ministers even to the lowest nonexperiencing entities of
the most primitive types of living things. And always is the direction
of mind a ministry of mind-spirit or mind-energy personalities.

P.103 – §2 Since the Third Person of Deity is the
source of mind, it is quite natural that the evolutionary will creatures
find it easier to form comprehensible concepts of the Infinite Spirit
than they do of either the Eternal Son or the Universal Father. The reality
of the Conjoint Creator is disclosed imperfectly in the very existence
of human mind. The Conjoint Creator is the ancestor of the cosmic mind,
and the mind of man is an individualized circuit, an impersonal portion,
of that cosmic mind as it is bestowed in a local universe by a Creative
Daughter of the Third Source and Center.

P.103 – §3 Because the Third Person is the source
of mind, do not presume to reckon that all phenomena of mind are divine.
Human intellect is rooted in the material origin of the animal races.
Universe intelligence is no more a true revelation of God who is mind
than is physical nature a true revelation of the beauty and harmony of
Paradise. Perfection is in nature, but nature is not perfect. The Conjoint
Creator is the source of mind, but mind is not the Conjoint Creator.

P.103 – §4 Mind, on Urantia, is a compromise between
the essence of thought perfection and the evolving mentality of your immature
human nature. The plan for your intellectual evolution is, indeed, one
of sublime perfection, but you are far short of that divine goal as you
function in the tabernacles of the flesh. Mind is truly of divine origin,
and it does have a divine destiny, but your mortal minds are not yet of
divine dignity.

P.103 – §5 Too often, all too often, you mar your
minds by insincerity and sear them with unrighteousness; you subject them
to animal fear and distort them by useless anxiety. Therefore, though
the source of mind is divine, mind as you know it on your world of ascension
can hardly become the object of great admiration, much less of adoration
or worship. The contemplation of the immature and inactive human intellect
should lead only to reactions of humility.



P.103 – §6 The Third Source and Center, the universal
intelligence, is personally conscious of every mind, every intellect,
in all creation, and he maintains a personal and perfect contact with
all these physical, morontial, and spiritual creatures of mind endowment
in the far-flung universes. All these activities of mind are grasped in
the absolute mind-gravity circuit which focalizes in the Third Source
and Center and is a part of the personal consciousness of the Infinite

P.103 – §7 Much as the Father draws all personality
to himself, and as the Son attracts all spiritual reality, so does the
Conjoint Actor exercise a drawing power on all

P.104 – §0 minds; he unqualifiedly dominates and
controls the universal mind circuit. All true and genuine intellectual
values, all divine thoughts and perfect ideas, are unerringly drawn into
this absolute circuit of mind.

P.104 – §1 Mind gravity can operate independently
of material and spiritual gravity, but wherever and whenever the latter
two impinge, mind gravity always functions. When all three are associated,
personality gravity may embrace the material creature–physical or morontial,
finite or absonite. But irrespective of this, the endowment of mind even
in impersonal beings qualifies them to think and endows them with consciousness
despite the total absence of personality.

P.104 – §2 Selfhood of personality dignity, human
or divine, immortal or potentially immortal, does not however originate
in either spirit, mind, or matter; it is the bestowal of the Universal
Father. Neither is the interaction of spirit, mind, and material gravity
a prerequisite to the appearance of personality gravity. The Father’s
circuit may embrace a mind-material being who is unresponsive to spirit
gravity, or it may include a mind-spirit being who is unresponsive to
material gravity. The operation of personality gravity is always a volitional
act of the Universal Father.

P.104 – §3 While mind is energy associated in purely
material beings and spirit associated in purely spiritual personalities,
innumerable orders of personality, including the human, possess minds
that are associated with both energy and spirit. The spiritual aspects
of creature mind unfailingly respond to the spirit-gravity pull of the
Eternal Son; the material features respond to the gravity urge of the
material universe.

P.104 – §4 Cosmic mind, when not associated with
either energy or spirit, is subject to the gravity demands of neither
material nor spiritual circuits. Pure mind is subject only to the universal
gravity grasp of the Conjoint Actor. Pure mind is close of kin to infinite
mind, and infinite mind (the theoretical co-ordinate of the absolutes
of spirit and energy) is apparently a law in itself.

P.104 – §5 The greater the spirit-energy divergence,
the greater the observable function of mind; the lesser the diversity
of energy and spirit, the lesser the observable function of mind. Apparently,
the maximum function of the cosmic mind is in the time universes of space.
Here mind seems to function in a mid-zone between energy and spirit, but
this is not true of the higher levels of mind; on Paradise, energy and
spirit are essentially one.

P.104 – §6 The mind-gravity circuit is dependable;
it emanates from the Third Person of Deity on Paradise, but not all the
observable function of mind is predictable. Throughout all known creation
there parallels this circuit of mind some little-understood presence whose
function is not predictable. We believe that this unpredictability is
partly attributable to the function of the Universal Absolute. What this
function is, we do not know; what actuates it, we can only conjecture;
concerning its relation to creatures, we can only speculate.

P.104 – §7 Certain phases of the unpredictability
of finite mind may be due to the incompleteness of the Supreme Being,
and there is a vast zone of activities wherein the Conjoint Actor and
the Universal Absolute may possibly be tangent. There is much about mind
that is unknown, but of this we are sure: The Infinite Spirit is the perfect
expression of the mind of the Creator to all creatures; the Supreme Being
is the evolving expression of the minds of all creatures to their Creator.



P.105 – §1 The Conjoint Actor is able to co-ordinate
all levels of universe actuality in such manner as to make possible the
simultaneous recognition of the mental, the material, and the spiritual.
This is the phenomenon of universe reflectivity, that unique and inexplicable
power to see, hear, sense, and know all things as they transpire throughout
a superuniverse, and to focalize, by reflectivity, all this information
and knowledge at any desired point. The action of reflectivity is shown
in perfection on each of the headquarters worlds of the seven superuniverses.
It is also operative throughout all sectors of the superuniverses and
within the boundaries of the local universes. Reflectivity finally focalizes
on Paradise.

P.105 – §2 The phenomenon of reflectivity, as it
is disclosed on the superuniverse headquarters worlds in the amazing performances
of the reflective personalities there stationed, represents the most complex
interassociation of all phases of existence to be found in all creation.
Lines of spirit can be traced back to the Son, physical energy to Paradise,
and mind to the Third Source; but in the extraordinary phenomenon of universe
reflectivity there is a unique and exceptional unification of all three,
so associated as to enable the universe rulers to know about remote conditions
instantaneously, simultaneously with their occurrence.

P.105 – §3 Much of the technique of reflectivity
we comprehend, but there are many phases which truly baffle us. We know
that the Conjoint Actor is the universe center of the mind circuit, that
he is the ancestor of the cosmic mind, and that cosmic mind operates under
the dominance of the absolute mind gravity of the Third Source and Center.
We know further that the circuits of the cosmic mind influence the intellectual
levels of all known existence; they contain the universal space reports,
and just as certainly they focus in the Seven Master Spirits and converge
in the Third Source and Center.

P.105 – §4 The relationship between the finite cosmic
mind and the divine absolute mind appears to be evolving in the experiential
mind of the Supreme. We are taught that, in the dawn of time, this experiential
mind was bestowed upon the Supreme by the Infinite Spirit, and we conjecture
that certain features of the phenomenon of reflectivity can be accounted
for only by postulating the activity of the Supreme Mind. If the Supreme
is not concerned in reflectivity, we are at a loss to explain the intricate
transactions and unerring operations of this consciousness of the cosmos.

P.105 – §5 Reflectivity appears to be omniscience
within the limits of the experiential finite and may represent the emergence
of the presence-consciousness of the Supreme Being. If this assumption
is true, then the utilization of reflectivity in any of its phases is
equivalent to partial contact with the consciousness of the Supreme.



P.105 – §6 The Infinite Spirit possesses full power
to transmit many of his powers and prerogatives to his co-ordinate and
subordinate personalities and agencies.

P.105 – §7 The first Deity-creating act of the Infinite
Spirit, functioning apart from the Trinity but in some unrevealed association
with the Father and the Son, personalized

P.106 – §0 in the existence of the Seven Master Spirits
of Paradise, the distributors of the Infinite Spirit to the universes.

P.106 – §1 There is no direct representative of the
Third Source and Center on the headquarters of a superuniverse. Each of
these seven creations is dependent on one of the Master Spirits of Paradise,
who acts through the seven Reflective Spirits situated at the capital
of the superuniverse.

P.106 – §2 The next and continuing creative act of
the Infinite Spirit is disclosed, from time to time, in the production
of the Creative Spirits. Every time the Universal Father and the Eternal
Son become parent to a Creator Son, the Infinite Spirit becomes ancestor
to a local universe Creative Spirit who becomes the close associate of
that Creator Son in all subsequent universe experience.

P.106 – §3 Just as it is necessary to distinguish
between the Eternal Son and the Creator Sons, so it is necessary to differentiate
between the Infinite Spirit and the Creative Spirits, the local universe
co-ordinates of the Creator Sons. What the Infinite Spirit is to the total
creation, a Creative Spirit is to a local universe.

P.106 – §4 The Third Source and Center is represented
in the grand universe by a vast array of ministering spirits, messengers,
teachers, adjudicators, helpers, and advisers, together with supervisors
of certain circuits of physical, morontial, and spiritual nature. Not
all of these beings are personalities in the strict meaning of the term.
Personality of the finite-creature variety is characterized by:

P.106 – §5 1. Subjective self-consciousness.

P.106 – §6 2. Objective response to the Father’s
personality circuit.

P.106 – §7 There are creator personalities and creature
personalities, and in addition to these two fundamental types there are
personalities of the Third Source and Center, beings who are personal
to the Infinite Spirit, but who are not unqualifiedly personal to creature
beings. These Third Source personalities are not a part of the Father’s
personality circuit. First Source personality and Third Source personality
are mutually contactable; all personality is contactable.

P.106 – §8 The Father bestows personality by his
personal free will. Why he does so we can only conjecture; how he does
so we do not know. Neither do we know why the Third Source bestows non-Father
personality, but this the Infinite Spirit does in his own behalf, in creative
conjunction with the Eternal Son and in numerous ways unknown to you.
The Infinite Spirit can also act for the Father in the bestowal of First
Source personality.

P.106 – §9 There are numerous types of Third Source
personalities. The Infinite Spirit bestows Third Source personality upon
numerous groups who are not included in the Father’s personality circuit,
such as certain of the power directors. Likewise does the Infinite Spirit
treat as personalities numerous groups of beings, such as the Creative
Spirits, who are in a class by themselves in their relations to encircuited
creatures of the Father.

P.106 – §10 Both First Source and Third Source personalities
are endowed with all and more than man associates with the concept of
personality; they have minds embracing memory, reason, judgment, creative
imagination, idea association, decision, choice, and numerous additional
powers of intellect wholly unknown to mortals. With few exceptions the
orders revealed to you possess form and distinct individuality; they are
real beings. A majority of them are visible to all orders of spirit existence.

P.107 – §1 Even you will be able to see your spiritual
associates of the lower orders as soon as you are delivered from the limited
vision of your present material eyes and have been endowed with a morontia
form with its enlarged sensitivity to the reality of spiritual things.

P.107 – §2 The functional family of the Third Source
and Center, as it is revealed in these narratives, falls into three great

P.107 – §3 I. The Supreme Spirits. A group of composite
origin that embraces, among others, the following orders:

P.107 – §4 1. The Seven Master Spirits of Paradise.

P.107 – §5 2. The Reflective Spirits of the Superuniverses.

P.107 – §6 3. The Creative Spirits of the Local Universes.

P.107 – §7 II. The Power Directors. A group of control
creatures and agencies that function throughout all organized space.

P.107 – §8 III. The Personalities of the Infinite
Spirit. This designation does not necessarily imply that these beings
are Third Source personalities though some of them are unique as will
creatures. They are usually grouped in three major classifications:

P.107 – §9 1. The Higher Personalities of the Infinite

P.107 – §10 2. The Messenger Hosts of Space.

P.107 – §11 3. The Ministering Spirits of Time.

P.107 – §12 These groups serve on Paradise, in the
central or residential universe, in the superuniverses, and they embrace
orders that function in the local universes, even to the constellations,
systems, and planets.

P.107 – §13 The spirit personalities of the vast
family of the Divine and Infinite Spirit are forever dedicated to the
service of the ministry of the love of God and the mercy of the Son to
all the intelligent creatures of the evolutionary worlds of time and space.
These spirit beings constitute the living ladder whereby mortal man climbs
from chaos to glory.

P.107 – §14 [Revealed on Urantia by a Divine Counselor
of Uversa commissioned by the Ancients of Days to portray the nature and
work of the Infinite Spirit.]