It is my opinion that the word 'Attractor' has something to do with the chaotic behavior of some mathematical functions, that when
plotted finally seem to stabilize around an abstract 'Attractor'. In the astronomy of today the 'Great Attractor' was once believed to be a large mass
attracting many of the nearby galaxy groupings. The existence of such an attractor was however denied by other astronomers, and the direction was not
to the other side of the Milky Way. This direction is pointed out by The Urantia Book, when read carefully.
The Urantia Book's 'superuniverse space level' probably stands for the region of space, which constitutes about one seventh of the occupied
innermost space around 'the center of all things'. Only the central part of our own superuniverse "Orvonton" or the Milky Way is today inhabited, but
there are numerous other star clustering in our own superuniverse 'level'. All the seven superuniverses probably constitute the grouping called by the
astronomers of today 'the local supercluster'. We are told that once all the seven superuniversesare are going to be about equal in size and mass, but
so far the materialization (from ultimatons) has not reached its final state.
There seems to be many strange "centers" in the direction of the densest part of our Milky Way, and one of them, Sagittarius A, seems to have two
oppositely directed curved radio jets, a common feature for many active galaxy cores known today. This result obtained by radio astronomy later than
1955 is also mentioned by The Urantia Book:
UB Page-168: "The rotational center of your minor sector is situated far away in the enormous and dense star cloud of Sagittarius, around
which your local universe and its associated creations all move, and from opposite sides of the vast Sagittarius subgalactic system you may observe
two great streams of star clouds emerging in stupendous stellar coils." (15:3.5) Protruding arms with
"knotted appearance" are well known to radio astronomers of today, and this common phenomenon of today was certainly almost unknown in 1955, when the
book was published:
UB Page-653: "About the time of the attainment of the maximum of mass, the gravity control of the gaseous content commenced to weaken, and there
ensued the stage of gas escapement, the gas streaming forth as two gigantic and distinct arms, which took origin on opposite sides of the mother mass.
The rapid revolutions of this enormous central core soon imparted a spiral appearance to these two projecting gas streams. The cooling and subsequent
condensation of portions of these protruding arms eventually produced their knotted appearance. These denser portions were vast systems and subsystems
of physical matter whirling through space in the midst of the gaseous cloud of the nebula while being held securely within the gravity grasp of the
mother wheel." (57:3.3) The center of all things or the Paradise/Havona system, as described by The
Urantia Book, certainly fulfills many of the properties that a 'Great Attractor' should have.
The galaxy groupings are however not circling 'The center of all things' because of linear attraction, but because of the curved space-time around
it, which causes lessened inertia ('lessened resistance to motion') in an elliptical space orbit around the 'Attractor'. This is the description of
circular or cosmic and absolute gravitation according to the UB, that was proposed by Einstein and considered in greater detail in the book
'Gravitation' as geometric gravitation caused by a stress-energy tensor of space-time. All types of physical energy obey this fundamental type of cosmic gravitation, also small uncharged particles or
The 'normal' type of gravitation is called local or linear gravitation because it acts as an attraction between two masses along the line or
geodesic connecting these two masses. "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", see UB p. 125. (11:8.3)
This normal gravitation is not felt by small uncharged particles and neutrinos.
If our human cosmologists only took these descriptions seriously, our understanding of fundamental cosmic phenomena would be greatly advanced, I
(1) Scientific American, March 1981, page 92 Article: "THE MILKY WAY GALAXY" by Bart J. Bok
Abstract: "A few years ago the fundamental facts about it seemed to be fairly well established. Now even its mass and its radius have come into
question." mass: " more than two trillion solar
masses" (or 2E12 solar masses)
(2) September 1987 p.46, Scientific American: Article: THE LARGE-SCALE STREAMING OF GALAXIES by Alan Dressler, galactic clusters,
galaxies, Great Attractor, Milky Way galaxy, red shift
The Milky Way is traveling through the universe in concert with a swarm of other galaxies. The source of the impetus may be a remote concentration of mass on a
scale that challenges current theory.
(3) August 1993 p. 78, Scientific American. Article: MASTERING CHAOS, William L. Ditto, Louis M. Pecora, chaos control, chaotic attractor,
chaotic systems, nonlinear behavior, state space, synchronized chaos
It is now possible to control some systems that behave chaotically. Engineers can use chaos to stabilize lasers, electronic circuits and even the
hearts of animals.
What good is chaos? Some would say it is unreliable, uncontrollable and therefore unusable. Indeed, no one can ever predict exactly how a chaotic
system will behave over long periods. For that reason, engineers have typically dealt with chaos in just one way: they have avoided it. We find that
strategy somewhat shortsighted. Within the past few years we and our colleagues have demonstrated that chaos is manageable, exploitable and even
Dr. Stefan H. Tallqvist