Who wrote The Urantia Book?
Authors By Alphabetic Order
The Urantia Papers. The papers, of which this is one, constitute the most recent presentation of
truth to the mortals of Urantia. These papers differ from all previous revelations, for they are not the work of a single universe personality but a
composite presentation by many beings. But no revelation short of the attainment of the Universal Father can ever be complete. All other celestial
ministrations are no more than partial, transient, and practically adapted to local conditions in time and space. While such admissions as this may
possibly detract from the immediate force and authority of all revelations, the time has arrived on Urantia when it is advisable to make such frank
statements, even at the risk of weakening the future influence and authority of this, the most recent of the revelations of truth to the mortal races
of Urantia. [Presented by a Melchizedek of Nebadon.] ~The Urantia Book,92:4.9
Brilliant Evening Star
Chief of Archangels
Chief of Midwayers
Chief of Seraphim
One High in Authority
One Without Name and Number
Perfector of Wisdom
See Authors by Paper
Archangel - Author
Paper 41 Physical Aspects of the Local Universe
Paper 44 The Celestial Artisans
Paper 46 The
Local System Headquarters
Paper 48 The Morontia Life
Paper 77 The Midway Creatures
Paper 78 The
Violet Race After the Days of Adam
Paper 79 Andite Expansion in the Orient
Paper 80 Andite Expansion in the Occident
Paper 81 Development of Modern Civilization
Archangels are the offspring of the Creator Son and the Universe Mother Spirit. They are the highest type of high
spirit being produced in large numbers in a local universe, and at the time of the last registry there were almost eight hundred thousand in Nebadon.
Archangels are one of the few groups of local universe personalities who are not normally under the jurisdiction of Gabriel. They are not in
any manner concerned with the routine administration of the universe, being dedicated to the work of creature survival and to the furtherance of the
ascending career of the mortals of time and space. While not ordinarily subject to the direction of the Bright and Morning Star, the archangels do
sometimes function by his authority. They also collaborate with others of the Universe Aids, such as the Evening Stars, as is illustrated by certain
transactions depicted in the narrative of life transplantation on your world.
The archangel corps of Nebadon is directed by the first-born of
this order, and in more recent times a divisional headquarters of the archangels has been maintained on Urantia. It is this unusual fact that soon
arrests the attention of extra-Nebadon student visitors. Among their early observations of intrauniverse transactions is the discovery that many
ascendant activities of the Brilliant Evening Stars are directed from the capital of a local system, Satania. On further examination they discover
that certain archangel activities are directed from a small and apparently insignificant inhabited world called Urantia. And then ensues the
revelation of Michael's bestowal on Urantia and their immediately quickened interest in you and your lowly sphere.
Do you grasp the
significance of the fact that your lowly and confused planet has become a divisional headquarters for the universe administration and direction of
certain archangel activities having to do with the Paradise ascension scheme? This undoubtedly presages the future concentration of other ascendant
activities on the bestowal world of Michael and lends a tremendous and solemn import to the Master's personal promise, "I will come again."
general, the archangels are assigned to the service and ministry of the Avonal order of sonship, but not until they have passed through extensive
preliminary training in all phases of the work of the various ministering spirits. A corps of one hundred accompanies every Paradise bestowal Son to
an inhabited world, being temporarily assigned to him for the duration of such a bestowal. If the Magisterial Son should become temporary ruler of the
planet, these archangels would act as the directing heads of all celestial life on that sphere.
Two senior archangels are always assigned as
the personal aids of a Paradise Avonal on all planetary missions, whether involving judicial actions, magisterial missions, or bestowal incarnations.
When this Paradise Son has finished the judgment of a realm and the dead are called to record (the so-called resurrection), it is literally true that
the seraphic guardians of the slumbering personalities respond to "the voice of the archangel." The roll call of a dispensation termination is
promulgated by an attendant archangel. This is the archangel of the resurrection, sometimes referred to as the "archangel of Michael."
Worlds of the Archangels. The seventh group of the encircling Salvington worlds, with their associated satellites, is assigned to the archangels.
Sphere number one and all of its six tributary satellites are occupied by the personality record keepers. This enormous corps of recorders busy
themselves with keeping straight the record of each mortal of time from the moment of birth up through the universe career until such an individual
either leaves Salvington for the superuniverse regime or is "blotted out of recorded existence" by the mandate of the Ancients of Days.
on these worlds that personality records and identification sureties are classified, filed, and preserved during that time which intervenes between
mortal death and the hour of repersonalization, the resurrection from death. ~ The Urantia Book, (37:3.0)
Brilliant Evening Star - Author of:
Paper 37 Personalities of the Local Universe
Paper 47 The Seven Mansion Worlds
Paper 85 The
Origins of Worship
Paper 86 Early Evolution of Worship
Paper 87 The Ghost Cults
Paper 88 Fetishes,
Charms, and Magic
Paper 89 Sin, Sacrifice, and Atonement
About Brilliant Evening Stars
These brilliant creatures were planned by the
Melchizedeks and were then brought into being by the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit. They serve in many capacities but chiefly as liaison
officers of Gabriel, the local universe chief executive. One or more of these beings function as his representatives at the capital of every
constellation and system in Nebadon.
As chief executive of Nebadon, Gabriel is ex officio chairman of, or observer at, most of the Salvington
conclaves, and as many as one thousand of these are often in session simultaneously. The Brilliant Evening Stars represent Gabriel on these occasions;
he cannot be in two places at the same time, and these superangels compensate for this limitation. They perform an analogous service for the corps of
the Trinity Teacher Sons.
Though personally occupied with administrative duties, Gabriel maintains contact with all other phases of universe
life and affairs through the Brilliant Evening Stars. They always accompany him on his planetary tours and frequently go on special missions to the
individual planets as his personal representatives. On such assignments they have sometimes been known as "the angel of the Lord." They frequently go
to Uversa to represent the Bright and Morning Star before the courts and assemblies of the Ancients of Days, but they seldom journey beyond the
confines of Orvonton.
The Brilliant Evening Stars are a unique twofold order, embracing some of created dignity and others of attained service.
The Nebadon corps of these superangels now numbers 13,641. There are 4,832 of created dignity, while 8,809 are ascendant spirits who have attained
this goal of exalted service. Many of these ascendant Evening Stars started their universe careers as seraphim; others have ascended from unrevealed
levels of creature life. As an attainment goal this high corps is never closed to ascension candidates so long as a universe is not settled in light
Both types of Brilliant Evening Stars are easily visible to morontia personalities and certain types of supermortal material beings.
The created beings of this interesting and versatile order possess a spirit force which can be manifested independently of their personal presence.
The head of these superangels is Gavalia, the first-born of this order in Nebadon. Since the return of Christ Michael from his triumphant
bestowal on Urantia, Gavalia has been assigned to the ascendant mortal ministry, and for the last nineteen hundred Urantia years his associate,
Galantia, has maintained headquarters on Jerusem, where he spends about half of his time. Galantia is the first of the ascendant superangels to attain
this high estate.
No grouping or company organization of the Brilliant Evening Stars exists other than their customary association in pairs on
many assignments. They are not extensively assigned on missions pertaining to the ascendant career of mortals, but when thus commissioned, they never
function alone. They always work in pairs—one a created being, the other an ascendant Evening Star.
One of the high duties of the Evening Stars
is to accompany the Avonal bestowal Sons on their planetary missions, even as Gabriel accompanied Michael on his Urantia bestowal. The two attending
superangels are the ranking personalities of such missions, serving as cocommanders of the archangels and all others assigned to these undertakings.
It is the senior of these superangel commanders who, at the significant time and age, bids the Avonal bestowal Son, "Be about your brother's
Similar pairs of these superangels are assigned to the planetary corps of Trinity Teacher Sons that functions to establish the
postbestowal or dawning spiritual age of an inhabited world. On such assignments the Evening Stars serve as liaisons between the mortals of the realm
and the invisible corps of Teacher Sons.
The Worlds of the Evening Stars. The sixth group of seven Salvington worlds and their forty-two
tributary satellites are assigned to the administration of the Brilliant Evening Stars. The seven primary worlds are presided over by the created
orders of these superangels, while the tributary satellites are administered by ascendant Evening Stars.
The satellites of the first three
worlds are devoted to the schools of the Teacher Sons and the Evening Stars dedicated to the spirit personalities of the local universe. The next
three groups are occupied by similar joint schools devoted to the training of ascending mortals. The seventh-world satellites are reserved for the
triune deliberations of the Teacher Sons, the Evening Stars, and the finaliters. During recent times these superangels have been closely identified
with the local universe work of the Corps of the Finality, and they have long been associated with the Teacher Sons. There exists a liaison of
tremendous power and import between the Evening Stars and the Gravity Messengers attached to the finaliter working groups. The seventh primary world
itself is reserved for those unrevealed matters which pertain to the future relationship that will obtain between the Teacher Sons, the finaliters,
and the Evening Stars consequent upon the completed emergence of the superuniverse manifestation of the personality of God the Supreme. ~ The
Urantia Book, (37:2.0)
Chief of Archangels : Author of
Paper 33 Administration of the Local Universe
Paper 35 The Local Universe Sons of
See About Archangels
Chief of Evening Stars (Gavalia): Author of
Paper 119 The Bestowals of Christ Michael
Brilliant Evening Stars
Chief of Urantia Midwayers: Author
Paper 91 The Evolution of Prayer
At the last adjudication of this world, when Michael removed the slumbering survivors
of time, the midway creatures were left behind, left to assist in the spiritual and semispiritual work on the planet. They now function as a single
corps, embracing both orders and numbering 10,992. The United Midwayers of Urantia are at present governed alternately by the senior member of each
order. This regime has obtained since their amalgamation into one group shortly after Pentecost.
The members of the older or primary order are
generally known by numerals; they are often given names such as 1-2-3 the first, 4-5-6 the first, and so on. On Urantia the Adamic midwayers are
designated alphabetically in order to distinguish them from the numerical designation of the primary midwayers.
Both orders are nonmaterial
beings as regards nutrition and energy intake, but they partake of many human traits and are able to enjoy and follow your humor as well as your
worship. When attached to mortals, they enter into the spirit of human work, rest, and play. But midwayers do not sleep, neither do they possess
powers of procreation. In a certain sense the secondary group are differentiated along the lines of maleness and femaleness, often being spoken of as
"he" or "she." They often work together in such pairs.
Midwayers are not men, neither are they angels, but secondary midwayers are, in nature,
nearer man than angel; they are, in a way, of your races and are, therefore, very understanding and sympathetic in their contact with human beings;
they are invaluable to the seraphim in their work for and with the various races of mankind, and both orders are indispensable to the seraphim who
serve as personal guardians to mortals.
The United Midwayers of Urantia are organized for service with the planetary seraphim in accordance
with innate endowments and acquired skills, in the following groups:
1. Midway messengers. This group bear names; they are a small
corps and are of great assistance on an evolutionary world in the service of quick and reliable personal communication.
2. Planetary sentinels.
Midwayers are the guardians, the sentinels, of the worlds of space. They perform the important duties of observers for all the numerous phenomena and
types of communication which are of import to the supernatural beings of the realm. They patrol the invisible spirit realm of the planet.
Contact personalities. In the contacts made with the mortal beings of the material worlds, such as with the subject through whom these communications
were transmitted, the midway creatures are always employed. They are an essential factor in such liaisons of the spiritual and the material levels.
4. Progress helpers. These are the more spiritual of the midway creatures, and they are distributed as assistants to the various orders of
seraphim who function in special groups on the planet.
Midwayers vary greatly in their abilities to make contact with the
seraphim above and with their human cousins below. It is exceedingly difficult, for instance, for the primary midwayers to make direct contact with
material agencies. They are considerably nearer the angelic type of being and are therefore usually assigned to working with, and ministering to, the
spiritual forces resident on the planet. They act as companions and guides for celestial visitors and student sojourners, whereas the secondary
creatures are almost exclusively attached to the ministry of the material beings of the realm.
The 1,111 loyal secondary midwayers are engaged
in important missions on earth. As compared with their primary associates, they are decidedly material. They exist just outside the range of mortal
vision and possess sufficient latitude of adaptation to make, at will, physical contact with what humans call "material things." These unique
creatures have certain definite powers over the things of time and space, not excepting the beasts of the realm.
Many of the more literal
phenomena ascribed to angels have been performed by the secondary midway creatures. When the early teachers of the gospel of Jesus were thrown into
prison by the ignorant religious leaders of that day, an actual "angel of the Lord" "by night opened the prison doors and brought them forth." But in
the case of Peter's deliverance after the killing of James by Herod's order, it was a secondary midwayer who performed the work ascribed to an angel.
Their chief work today is that of unperceived personal-liaison associates of those men and women who constitute the planetary reserve corps of
destiny. It was the work of this secondary group, ably seconded by certain of the primary corps, that brought about the co- ordination of
personalities and circumstances on Urantia which finally induced the planetary celestial supervisors to initiate those petitions that resulted in the
granting of the mandates making possible the series of revelations of which this presentation is a part. But it should be made clear that the midway
creatures are not involved in the sordid performances taking place under the general designation of "spiritualism." The midwayers at present on
Urantia, all of whom are of honorable standing, are not connected with the phenomena of so-called "mediumship"; and they do not, ordinarily, permit
humans to witness their sometimes necessary physical activities or other contacts with the material world, as they are perceived by human senses. ~
The Urantia Book, (77:8.0)
THE PERMANENT CITIZENS OF
Midwayers may be regarded as the first group of the permanent inhabitants to be found on the various orders of worlds throughout
the universes in contrast with evolutionary ascenders like the mortal creatures and the angelic hosts. Such permanent citizens are encountered at
various points in the Paradise ascent.
Unlike the various orders of celestial beings who are assigned to minister on a planet, the midwayers
live on an inhabited world. The seraphim come and go, but the midway creatures remain and will remain, albeit they are nonetheless ministers for being
natives of the planet, and they provide the one continuing regime which harmonizes and connects the changing administrations of the seraphic hosts.
As actual citizens of Urantia, the midwayers have a kinship interest in the destiny of this sphere. They are a determined association,
persistently working for the progress of their native planet. Their determination is suggested by the motto of their order: "What the United Midwayers
undertake, the United Midwayers do."
Although their ability to traverse the energy circuits makes planetary departure feasible to any midwayer,
they have individually pledged themselves not to leave the planet prior to their sometime release by the universe authorities. Midwayers are anchored
on a planet until the ages of settled light and life. With the exception of 1-2-3 the first, no loyal midway creatures have ever departed from
1-2-3 the first, the eldest of the primary order, was released from immediate planetary duties shortly after Pentecost. This noble
midwayer stood steadfast with Van and Amadon during the tragic days of the planetary rebellion, and his fearless leadership was instrumental in
reducing the casualties in his order. He serves at present on Jerusem as a member of the twenty-four counselors, having already functioned as governor
general of Urantia once since Pentecost.
Midwayers are planet bound, but much as mortals talk with travelers from afar and thus learn about
remote places on the planet, so do midwayers converse with celestial travelers to learn about the far places of the universe. So do they become
conversant with this system and universe, even with Orvonton and its sister creations, and so do they prepare themselves for citizenship on the higher
levels of creature existence.
While the midwayers were brought into existence fully developed—experiencing no period of growth or development
from immaturity—they never cease to grow in wisdom and experience. Like mortals they are evolutionary creatures, and they have a culture which is a
bona fide evolutionary attainment. There are many great minds and mighty spirits among the Urantia midway corps.
In the larger aspect the
civilization of Urantia is the joint product of the Urantia mortals and the Urantia midwayers, and this is true despite the present differential
between the two levels of culture, a differential which will not be compensated prior to the ages of light and life.
The midway culture, being
the product of an immortal planetary citizenry, is relatively immune to those temporal vicissitudes which beset human civilization. The generations of
men forget; the corps of midwayers remembers, and that memory is the treasure house of the traditions of your inhabited world. Thus does the culture
of a planet remain ever present on that planet, and in proper circumstances such treasured memories of past events are made available, even as the
story of the life and teachings of Jesus has been given by the midwayers of Urantia to their cousins in the flesh.
Midwayers are the skillful
ministers who compensate that gap between the material and spiritual affairs of Urantia which appeared upon the death of Adam and Eve. They are
likewise your elder brethren, comrades in the long struggle to attain a settled status of light and life on Urantia. The United Midwayers are a
rebellion-tested corps, and they will faithfully enact their part in planetary evolution until this world attains the goal of the ages, until that
distant day when in fact peace does reign on earth and in truth is there good will in the hearts of men.
Because of the valuable work performed
by these midwayers, we have concluded that they are a truly essential part of the spirit economy of the realms. And where rebellion has not marred a
planet's affairs, they are of still greater assistance to the seraphim.
The entire organization of high spirits, angelic hosts, and midway
fellows is enthusiastically devoted to the furtherance of the Paradise plan for the progressive ascension and perfection attainment of evolutionary
mortals, one of the supernal businesses of the universe—the superb survival plan of bringing God down to man and then, by a sublime sort of
partnership, carrying man up to God and on to eternity of service and divinity of attainment—alike for mortal and midwayer. ~ The Urantia Book,
Also see Paper 77 The Midway Creatures
Chief of Seraphim Stationed on
Urantia: Author of
Paper 82 The Evolution of Marriage
Paper 83 The Marriage Institution
Paper 84 Marriage and Family Life
Paper 113 Seraphic Guardians of Destiny
Paper 114 Seraphic Planetary Government
Seraphim are created by the Universe Mother Spirit and have been projected in unit formation—41,472 at a time—ever
since the creation of the "pattern angels" and certain angelic archetypes in the early times of Nebadon. The Creator Son and the universe
representation of the Infinite Spirit collaborate in the creation of a large number of Sons and other universe personalities. Following the completion
of this united effort, the Son engages in the creation of the Material Sons, the first of the sex creatures, while the Universe Mother Spirit
concurrently engages in her initial solitary effort at spirit reproduction. Thus begins the creation of the seraphic hosts of a local universe.
These angelic orders are projected at the time of planning for the evolution of mortal will creatures. The creation of seraphim dates from the
attainment of relative personality by the Universe Mother Spirit, not as the later co-ordinate of the Master Son, but as the early creative helper of
the Creator Son. Previous to this event the seraphim on duty in Nebadon were temporarily loaned by a neighboring universe.
Seraphim are still
being periodically created; the universe of Nebadon is still in the making. The Universe Mother Spirit never ceases creative activity in a growing and
perfecting universe. ~ The Urantia Book, (38:1.1)
See Paper 39 The Seraphic Hosts
: Author of
Paper 1 The Universal Father
Paper 2 The Nature of God
Paper 3 The
Attributes of God
Paper 4 God's Relation to the Universe
Paper 5 God's Relation to the Individual
Paper 6 The Eternal Son
Paper 7 Relation of the Eternal Son to the Universe
Paper 8 The Infinite Spirit
Paper 9 Relation of the Infinite Spirit to the Universe
Paper 17 The Seven Supreme
Paper 18 The Supreme Trinity Personalities
Paper 19 The Co-Ordinate Trinity-Origin Beings
Paper 23 The Solitary Messengers
Paper 24 Higher Personalities of the Infinite
Paper 31 The Corps of the Finality (Co-written with One Without Name and Number)
These Trinity-origin beings are the counsel of Deity to the realms of the seven superuniverses. They are not
reflective of the divine counsel of the Trinity; they are that counsel. There are twenty-one billion Counselors in service, and three billion are
assigned to each superuniverse.
Divine Counselors are the associates and equals of the Universal Censors and the Perfectors of Wisdom, from
one to seven Counselors being associated with each of these latter personalities. All three orders participate in the government of the Ancients of
Days, including major and minor sectors, in the local universes and constellations, and in the councils of the local system sovereigns.
as individuals, as I do in inditing this statement, but we also function as a trio whenever the occasion requires. When we act in an executive
capacity, always there are associated together a Perfector of Wisdom, a Universal Censor, and from one to seven Divine Counselors.
Perfector of Wisdom, seven Divine Counselors, and one Universal Censor constitute a tribunal of Trinity divinity, the highest mobile advisory body in
the universes of time and space. Such a group of nine is known either as a fact-finding or as a truth- revealing tribunal, and when it sits in
judgment upon a problem and renders a decision, it is just as if an Ancient of Days had adjudicated the matter, for in all the annals of the
superuniverses such a verdict has never been reversed by the Ancients of Days.
When the three Ancients of Days function, the Paradise Trinity
functions. When the tribunal of nine arrives at a decision following its united deliberations, to all intents and purposes the Ancients of Days have
spoken. And it is in this manner that the Paradise Rulers make personal contact, in administrative matters and governmental regulation, with the
individual worlds, systems, and universes.
Divine Counselors are the perfection of the divine counsel of the Paradise Trinity. We represent, in
fact are, the counsel of perfection. When we are supplemented by the experiential counsel of our associates, the perfected and Trinity-embraced beings
of evolutionary ascent, our combined conclusions are not only complete but replete. When our united counsel has been associated, adjudicated,
confirmed, and promulgated by a Universal Censor, it is very probable that it approaches the threshold of universal totality. Such verdicts represent
the nearest possible approach to the absolute attitude of Deity within the time-space limits of the situation involved and the problem concerned.
Seven Divine Counselors in liaison with a trinitized evolutionary trio—a Mighty Messenger, One High in Authority, and One without Name and Number—
represent the nearest superuniverse approach to the union of the human viewpoint and the divine attitude on near- paradisiacal levels of spiritual
meanings and reality values. Such close approximation of the united cosmic attitudes of the creature and the Creator is only surpassed in the Paradise
bestowal Sons, who are, in every phase of personality experience, God and man. ~ The Urantia Book, (19:3.0)
A Divine Counselor speaks:
[Presented by a Divine Counselor, a member of a group of celestial
personalities assigned by the Ancients of Days on Uversa, the headquarters of the seventh superuniverse, to supervise those portions of this
forthcoming revelation which have to do with affairs beyond the borders of the local universe of Nebadon. I am commissioned to sponsor those papers
portraying the nature and attributes of God because I represent the highest source of information available for such a purpose on any inhabited world.
I have served as a Divine Counselor in all seven of the superuniverses and have long resided at the Paradise center of all things. Many times have I
enjoyed the supreme pleasure of a sojourn in the immediate personal presence of the Universal Father. I portray the reality and truth of the Father's
nature and attributes with unchallengeable authority; I know whereof I speak.] ~ The Urantia Book, (1:7.9)
Life Carrier: Author of
Paper 57 The Origin of Urantia
Paper 58 Life
Establishment on Urantia
Paper 59 The Marine-Life Era on Urantia
Paper 60 Urantia During the Early Land-Life Era
Paper 61 The Mammalian Era on Urantia
Paper 62 The Dawn Races of Early Man
Paper 63 The First Human Family
Paper 64 The Evolutionary Races of Color
Paper 65 The Overcontrol of Evolution
About Life Carriers
Life does not originate spontaneously. Life is constructed according to plans
formulated by the (unrevealed) Architects of Being and appears on the inhabited planets either by direct importation or as a result of the operations
of the Life Carriers of the local universes. These carriers of life are among the most interesting and versatile of the diverse family of universe
Sons. They are intrusted with designing and carrying creature life to the planetary spheres. And after planting this life on such new worlds, they
remain there for long periods to foster its development. ~ The Urantia Book,
Please see Paper 36: The Life Carriers
Machiventa Melchizedek: Author of
Paper 56 Universal Unity (Co-written with Mighty Messenger)
Please see Paper 93: Machiventa Melchizedek
Also, see About Melchizedeks
Malavatia Melchizedek : Author of
Paper 43 The Constellations
See About Melchizedeks
Manovandet Melchizedek : Author of
Paper 53 The Lucifer Rebellion
See About Melchizedeks
Mantutia Melchizedek (Director of the Revelatory Commission): Author of
Paper 120 The Bestowal of Michael on Urantia
See About Melchizedeks
Melchizedek: Author of
Paper 38 Ministering Spirits of the Local Universe
Paper 39 The Seraphic Hosts
Paper 45 The Local
Paper 49 The Inhabited Worlds
Paper 66 The Planetary Prince of Urantia
Paper 67 The Planetary Rebellion
Paper 68 The Dawn of Civilization
69 Primitive Human Institutions
Paper 70 The Evolution of Human Government
Paper 71 Development of the State
Paper 72 Government on a Neighboring Planet
Paper 90 Shamanism—Medicine Men and Priests
Paper 92 The Later Evolution of Religion
Paper 93 Machiventa Melchizedek
Paper 94 The Melchizedek Teachings in the Orient
Paper 95 The Melchizedek Teachings in the Levant
Paper 96 Yahweh, God of the Hebrews
Paper 97 Evolution of the God Concept Among the
Paper 98 The Melchizedek Teachings in the Occident
Paper 99 The Social Problems of Religion
Paper 100 Religion in Human Experience
Paper 101 The Real Nature of Religion
Paper 102 The Foundations of Religious Faith
Paper 103 The Reality of Religious Experience
Paper 104 Growth of the Trinity Concept
Paper 105 Deity and Reality
106 Universe Levels of Reality
THE MELCHIZEDEKS are widely known as emergency Sons, for they engage in an amazing range of activities on the
worlds of a local universe. When any extraordinary problem arises, or when something unusual is to be attempted, it is quite often a Melchizedek who
accepts the assignment. The ability of the Melchizedek Sons to function in emergencies and on widely divergent levels of the universe, even on the
physical level of personality manifestation, is peculiar to their order. Only the Life Carriers share to any degree this metamorphic range of
The Melchizedek order of universe sonship has been exceedingly active on Urantia. A corps of twelve served in
conjunction with the Life Carriers. A later corps of twelve became receivers for your world shortly after the Caligastia secession and continued in
authority until the time of Adam and Eve. These twelve Melchizedeks returned to Urantia upon the default of Adam and Eve, and they continued
thereafter as planetary receivers on down to the day when Jesus of Nazareth, as the Son of Man, became the titular Planetary Prince of Urantia. ~
The Urantia Book, (93:0.1)
The Melchizedeks are the first order of
divine Sons to approach sufficiently near the lower creature life to be able to function directly in the ministry of mortal uplift, to serve the
evolutionary races without the necessity of incarnation. These Sons are naturally at the mid-point of the great personality descent, by origin being
just about midway between the highest Divinity and the lowest creature life of will endowment. They thus become the natural intermediaries between the
higher and divine levels of living existence and the lower, even the material, forms of life on the evolutionary worlds. The seraphic orders, the
angels, delight to work with the Melchizedeks; in fact, all forms of intelligent life find in these Sons understanding friends, sympathetic teachers,
and wise counselors.
The Melchizedek are a self-governing order. With this unique group we encounter the first attempt at self-determination on
the part of local universe beings and observe the highest type of true self- government. These Sons organize their own machinery for their group and
home-planet administration, as well as that for the six associated spheres and their tributary worlds. And it should be recorded that they have never
abused their prerogatives; not once throughout all the superuniverse of Orvonton have these Melchizedek Sons ever betrayed their trust. They are the
hope of every universe group which aspires to self-government; they are the pattern and the teachers of self- government to all the spheres of
Nebadon. All orders of intelligent beings, superiors from above and subordinates from below, are wholehearted in their praise of the government of the
The Melchizedek order of sonship occupies the position, and assumes the responsibility, of the eldest son in a large family. Most
of their work is regular and somewhat routine, but much of it is voluntary and altogether self-imposed. A majority of the special assemblies which,
from time to time, convene on Salvington are called on motion of the Melchizedeks. On their own initiative these Sons patrol their native universe.
They maintain an autonomous organization devoted to universe intelligence, making periodical reports to the Creator Son independent of all information
coming up to universe headquarters through the regular agencies concerned with the routine administration of the realm. They are by nature
unprejudiced observers; they have the full confidence of all classes of intelligent beings.
The Melchizedeks function as mobile and advisory
review courts of the realms; these universe Sons go in small groups to the worlds to serve as advisory commissions, to take depositions, to receive
suggestions, and to act as counselors, thus helping to compose the major difficulties and settle the serious differences which arise from time to time
in the affairs of the evolutionary domains.
These eldest Sons of a universe are the chief aids of the Bright and Morning Star in carrying out
the mandates of the Creator Son. When a Melchizedek goes to a remote world in the name of Gabriel, he may, for the purposes of that particular
mission, be deputized in the name of the sender and in that event will appear on the planet of assignment with the full authority of the Bright and
Morning Star. Especially is this true on those spheres where a higher Son has not yet appeared in the likeness of the creatures of the realm.
When a Creator Son enters upon the bestowal career on an evolutionary world, he goes alone; but when one of his Paradise brothers, an Avonal Son,
enters upon a bestowal, he is accompanied by the Melchizedek supporters, twelve in number, who so efficiently contribute to the success of the
bestowal mission. They also support the Paradise Avonals on magisterial missions to the inhabited worlds, and in these assignments the Melchizedeks
are visible to mortal eyes if the Avonal Son is also thus manifest.
There is no phase of planetary spiritual need to which they do not
minister. They are the teachers who so often win whole worlds of advanced life to the final and full recognition of the Creator Son and his Paradise
The Melchizedeks are well-nigh perfect in wisdom, but they are not infallible in judgment. When detached and alone on planetary
missions, they have sometimes erred in minor matters, that is, they have elected to do certain things which their supervisors did not subsequently
approve. Such an error of judgment temporarily disqualifies a Melchizedek until he goes to Salvington and, in audience with the Creator Son, receives
that instruction which effectually purges him of the disharmony which caused disagreement with his fellows; and then, following the correctional rest,
reinstatement to service ensues on the third day. But these minor misadaptations in Melchizedek function have rarely occurred in Nebadon.
Sons are not an increasing order; their number is stationary, although varying in each local universe. The number of Melchizedeks of record on their
headquarters planet in Nebadon is upward of ten million. ~ The Urantia Book,
Midwayer Commission : Authors of
Life and Teachings of Jesus
The Midwayers Speak
[Acknowledgment: In carrying out my commission to restate the teachings and retell the doings of Jesus of Nazareth,
I have drawn freely upon all sources of record and planetary information. My ruling motive has been to prepare a record which will not only be
enlightening to the generation of men now living, but which may also be helpful to all future generations. From the vast store of information made
available to me, I have chosen that which is best suited to the accomplishment of this purpose. As far as possible I have derived my information from
purely human sources. Only when such sources failed, have I resorted to those records which are superhuman. When ideas and concepts of Jesus' life and
teachings have been acceptably expressed by a human mind, I invariably gave preference to such apparently human thought patterns. Although I have
sought to adjust the verbal expression the better to conform to our concept of the real meaning and the true import of the Master's life and
teachings, as far as possible, I have adhered to the actual human concept and thought pattern in all my narratives. I well know that those concepts
which have had origin in the human mind will prove more acceptable and helpful to all other human minds. When unable to find the necessary concepts in
the human records or in human expressions, I have next resorted to the memory resources of my own order of earth creatures, the midwayers. And when
that secondary source of information proved inadequate, I have unhesitatingly resorted to the superplanetary sources of information.
memoranda which I have collected, and from which I have prepared this narrative of the life and teachings of Jesus—aside from the memory of the record
of the Apostle Andrew—embrace thought gems and superior concepts of Jesus' teachings assembled from more than two thousand human beings who have lived
on earth from the days of Jesus down to the time of the inditing of these revelations, more correctly restatements. The revelatory permission has been
utilized only when the human record and human concepts failed to supply an adequate thought pattern. My revelatory commission forbade me to resort to
extrahuman sources of either information or expression until such a time as I could testify that I had failed in my efforts to find the required
conceptual expression in purely human sources.
While I, with the collaboration of my eleven associate fellow midwayers and under the
supervision of the Melchizedek of record, have portrayed this narrative in accordance with my concept of its effective arrangement and in response to
my choice of immediate expression, nevertheless, the majority of the ideas and even some of the effective expressions which I have thus utilized had
their origin in the minds of the men of many races who have lived on earth during the intervening generations, right on down to those who are still
alive at the time of this undertaking. In many ways I have served more as a collector and editor than as an original narrator. I have unhesitatingly
appropriated those ideas and concepts, preferably human, which would enable me to create the most effective portraiture of Jesus' life, and which
would qualify me to restate his matchless teachings in the most strikingly helpful and universally uplifting phraseology. In behalf of the Brotherhood
of the United Midwayers of Urantia, I most gratefully acknowledge our indebtedness to all sources of record and concept which have been hereinafter
utilized in the further elaboration of our restatement of Jesus' life on earth.] ~ The Urantia Book, (121:8.12)
See About Midwayers
Mighty Messenger: Authors of
Paper 22 The
Trinitized Sons of God
Paper 28 Ministering Spirits of the Superuniverses
Paper 30 Personalities of the Grand Universe
Paper 32 The Evolution of Local Universes
Paper 34 The Local Universe Mother Spirit
Paper 40 The Ascending Sons of God
Paper 42 Energy—Mind and Matter
Paper 52 Planetary Mortal Epochs
Paper 54 Problems of the Lucifer Rebellion
Paper 55 The Spheres of Light and Life
Paper 56 Universal Unity (Co-written with Machiventa Melchizedek)
About Mighty Messengers
Mighty Messengers belong to the
ascendant group of the Trinitized Sons. They are a class of perfected mortals who have been rebellion tested or otherwise equally proved as to their
personal loyalty; all have passed through some definite test of universe allegiance. At some time in their Paradise ascent they stood firm and loyal
in the face of the disloyalty of their superiors, and some did actively and loyally function in the places of such unfaithful leaders.
such personal records of fidelity and devotion, these ascending mortals pass on through Havona with the stream of the pilgrims of time, attain
Paradise, graduate therefrom, and are mustered into the Corps of the Finality. Thereupon they are trinitized in the secret embrace of the Paradise
Trinity and subsequently are commissioned to become associated with the Ancients of Days in the administration of the governments of the seven
Every ascendant mortal of insurrectionary experience who functions loyally in the face of rebellion is eventually destined to
become a Mighty Messenger of the superuniverse service. Likewise is any ascendant creature who effectively prevents such upheavals of error, evil, or
sin; for action designed to prevent rebellion or to effect higher types of loyalty in a universe crisis is regarded as of even greater value than
loyalty in the face of actual rebellion.
The senior Mighty Messengers were chosen from those ascendant mortals of time and space who were among
the earlier Paradise arrivals, many having traversed Havona in the times of Grandfanda. But the first trinitizing of Mighty Messengers was not
effected until the candidate corps contained representatives from each of the seven superuniverses. And the last group of this order to qualify on
Paradise embraced ascendant pilgrims from the local universe of Nebadon.
Mighty Messengers are embraced by the Paradise Trinity in classes of
seven hundred thousand, one hundred thousand for assignment to each superuniverse. Almost one trillion Mighty Messengers are commissioned on Uversa,
and there is every reason to believe that the number serving in each of the seven superuniverses is exactly the same.
I am a Mighty Messenger,
and it may interest Urantians to know that the companion and associate of my mortal experience was also triumphant in the great test, and that, though
we were many times and for long periods separated in the agelong inward ascent to Havona, we were embraced in the same seven-hundred-thousand group,
and that we spent our time passing through Vicegerington in close and loving association. We were finally commissioned and together assigned to Uversa
of Orvonton, and we are often dispatched in company for the execution of assignments requiring the services of two Messengers.
Messengers, in common with all Trinity-embraced sons, are assigned to all phases of superuniverse activities. They maintain constant connection with
their headquarters through the superuniverse reflectivity service. Mighty Messengers serve in all sectors of a superuniverse and frequently execute
missions to the local universes and even to the individual worlds, as I do on this occasion.
In the superuniverse courts, Mighty Messengers act
as defenders of both individuals and planets when they come up for adjudication; they also assist the Perfections of Days in the direction of the
affairs of the major sectors. As a group, their chief assignment is that of superuniverse observers. They are stationed on the various headquarters
worlds and on individual planets of importance as the official observers of the Ancients of Days. When so assigned, they also serve as advisers to the
authorities directing the affairs of the spheres of their sojourn. The Messengers take active part in all phases of the ascendant scheme of mortal
progression. With their associates of mortal origin they keep the supergovernments in close and personal touch with the status and progression of the
plans of the descending Sons of God.
Mighty Messengers are fully conscious of their entire ascendant careers, and that is why they are such
useful and sympathetic ministers, understanding messengers, for service on any world of space and to any creature of time. As soon as you are
delivered from the flesh, you will communicate freely and understandingly with us since we spring from all the races on all the evolutionary worlds of
space, that is, from those mortal races that are indwelt by, and subsequently fused with, Thought Adjusters. ~ The Urantia Book, (22:2.1)
One High in
Authority : Author of
Paper 25 The Messenger Hosts of Space
About Ones High in Authority
Those High in Authority, the
second group of the Trinitized Sons of Attainment, are all Adjuster-fused beings of mortal origin. These are the perfected mortals who have exhibited
superior administrative ability and have shown extraordinary executive genius throughout their long ascending careers. They are the cream of governing
ability derived from the surviving mortals of space.
Seventy thousand of Those High in Authority are trinitized at each Trinity liaison.
Though the local universe of Nebadon is a comparatively young creation, it has representatives among a recently trinitized class of this order. There
are now commissioned in Orvonton more than ten billion of these skillful administrators. Like all separate orders of celestial beings, they maintain
their own headquarters on Uversa, and like the other Trinity-embraced sons, their reserves on Uversa act as the central directing body of their order
Those High in Authority are administrators without limitation. They are the everywhere-present and always-efficient executives of
the Ancients of Days. They serve on any sphere, on any inhabited world, and in any phase of activity in any of the seven superuniverses.
superb administrative wisdom and unusual executive skill, these brilliant beings assume to present the cause of justice in behalf of the superuniverse
tribunals; they foster the execution of justice and the rectification of misadaptations in the evolutionary universes. Therefore, if you should ever
be cited for errors of judgment while you are ascending the worlds and spheres of your ordained cosmic progression, it is hardly likely that you would
suffer injustice since your prosecutors would be onetime ascendant creatures who are personally familiar with every step of the career you have
traversed and are traversing. ~ The Urantia Book, (22:3.1)
One Without Name and Number: Author of
Paper 31 The Corps of the Finality (Co-written with a Divine
About Ones Without Name and Number
without Name and Number constitute the third and last group of the Trinitized Sons of Attainment; they are the ascendant souls who have developed the
ability to worship beyond the skill of all the sons and daughters of the evolutionary races from the worlds of time and space. They have acquired a
spiritual concept of the eternal purpose of the Universal Father which comparatively transcends the comprehension of the evolutionary creatures of
name or number; therefore are they denominated Those without Name and Number. More strictly translated, their name would be "Those above Name and
This order of sons is embraced by the Paradise Trinity in groups of seven thousand. There are of record on Uversa over one hundred
million of these sons commissioned in Orvonton.
Since Those without Name and Number are the superior spiritual minds of the survival races,
they are especially qualified to sit in judgment and to render opinions when a spiritual viewpoint is desirable, and when experience in the ascendant
career is essential to an adequate comprehension of the questions involved in the problem to be adjudicated. They are the supreme jurors of Orvonton.
A maladministered jury system may be more or less of a travesty of justice on some worlds, but on Uversa and its extension tribunals we employ the
highest type of evolved spiritual mentality as juror- judges. Adjudication is the highest function of any government, and those who are intrusted with
verdict rendering should be chosen from the highest and most noble types of the most experienced and understanding individuals.
of candidates for the trinitization classes of Mighty Messengers, Those High in Authority, and Those without Name and Number is inherent and
automatic. The selective techniques of Paradise are not in any sense arbitrary. Personal experience and spiritual values determine the personnel of
the Trinitized Sons of Attainment. Such beings are equal in authority and uniform in administrative status, but they all possess individuality and
diverse characters; they are not standardized beings. All are characteristically different, depending on the differentials of their ascendant careers.
In addition to these experiential qualifications, the Trinitized Sons of Attainment have been trinitized in the divine embrace of the Paradise
Deities. Consequently they function as the co-ordinate associates of the Stationary Sons of the Trinity, for the Trinity embrace does seem to
precipitate out of the stream of future time many of the unrealized potentials of creature beings. But this is true concerning only that which
pertains to the present universe age.
This group of sons is chiefly, but not wholly, concerned with the services of the ascendant career of the
time-space mortals. If the viewpoint of a mortal creature is ever in doubt, the question is settled by appeal to an ascendant commission consisting of
a Mighty Messenger, One High in Authority, and One without Name and Number.
You mortals who read this message may yourselves ascend to
Paradise, attain the Trinity embrace, and in remote future ages be attached to the service of the Ancients of Days in one of the seven superuniverses,
and sometime be assigned to enlarge the revelation of truth to some evolving inhabited planet, even as I am now functioning on Urantia. ~ The
Urantia Book, (22:4.0)
Perfector of Wisdom : Author of
Paper 11 The Eternal Isle of Paradise
Paper 12 The Universe of Universes
Paper 13 The Sacred Spheres of Paradise
Paper 14 The Central and Divine Universe
Paper 20 The Paradise Sons of God
Paper 21 The Paradise Creator Sons
Paper 26 Ministering Spirits of the Central Universe
Paper 27 Ministry of the Primary Supernaphim
About Perfectors of Wisdom
The Perfectors of Wisdom are a specialized creation of the
Paradise Trinity designed to personify the wisdom of divinity in the superuniverses. There are exactly seven billion of these beings in existence, and
one billion are assigned to each of the seven superuniverses.
In common with their co-ordinates, the Divine Counselors and the Universal
Censors, the Perfectors of Wisdom passed through the wisdom of Paradise, of Havona, and except for Divinington, of the Father's Paradise spheres.
After these experiences the Perfectors of Wisdom were permanently assigned to the service of the Ancients of Days. They serve neither on Paradise nor
on the worlds of the Paradise-Havona circuits; they are wholly occupied with the administration of the superuniverse governments.
whenever a Perfector of Wisdom functions, there and then divine wisdom functions. There is actuality of presence and perfection of manifestation in
the knowledge and wisdom represented in the doings of these mighty and majestic personalities. They do not reflect the wisdom of the Paradise Trinity;
they are that wisdom. They are the sources of wisdom for all teachers in the application of universe knowledge; they are the fountains of discretion
and the wellsprings of discrimination to the institutions of learning and discernment in all universes.
Wisdom is twofold in origin, being
derived from the perfection of divine insight inherent in perfect beings and from the personal experience acquired by evolutionary creatures. The
Perfectors of Wisdom are the divine wisdom of the Paradise perfection of Deity insight. Their administrative associates on Uversa, the Mighty
Messengers, Those without Name and Number, and Those High in Authority, when acting together, are the universe wisdom of experience. A divine being
can have perfection of divine knowledge. An evolutionary mortal can sometime attain perfection of ascendant knowledge, but neither of these beings
alone exhausts the potentials of all possible wisdom. Accordingly, whenever in the conduct of the superuniverse it is desired to achieve the maximum
of administrative wisdom, these perfectors of the wisdom of divine insight are always associated with those ascendant personalities who have come up
to the high responsibilities of superuniverse authority through the experiential tribulations of evolutionary progression.
The Perfectors of
Wisdom will always require this complement of experiential wisdom for the completion of their administrative sagacity. But it has been postulated that
a high and hitherto unattained level of wisdom may possibly be achieved by the Paradise finaliters after they are sometime inducted into the seventh
stage of spirit existence. If this inference is correct, then would such perfected beings of evolutionary ascent undoubtedly become the most effective
universe administrators ever to be known in all creation. I believe that such is the high destiny of finaliters.
The versatility of the
Perfectors of Wisdom enables them to participate in practically all of the celestial services of the ascendant creatures. The Perfectors of Wisdom and
my order of personality, the Divine Counselors, together with the Universal Censors, constitute the highest orders of beings who may and do engage in
the work of revealing truth to the individual planets and systems, whether in their earlier epochs or when settled in light and life. From time to
time we all make contact with the service of the ascending mortals, from an initial-life planet on up through a local universe and the superuniverse,
particularly the latter. ~ The Urantia Book, (19:2.0)
Secondary Lanonandek : Author of
Paper 50 The Planetary Princes
Paper 51 The
About Secondary Lanonandeks
creation of the Vorondadeks, the Creator Son and the Universe Mother Spirit unite for the purpose of bringing into existence the third order of
universe sonship, the Lanonandeks. Although occupied with varied tasks connected with the system administrations, they are best known as System
Sovereigns, the rulers of the local systems, and as Planetary Princes, the administrative heads of the inhabited worlds.
Being a later and
lower—as concerns divinity levels—order of sonship creation, these beings were required to pass through certain courses of training on the Melchizedek
worlds in preparation for subsequent service. They were the first students in the Melchizedek University and were classified and certified by their
Melchizedek teachers and examiners according to ability, personality, and attainment.
The universe of Nebadon began its existence with exactly
twelve million Lanonandeks, and when they had passed through the Melchizedek sphere, they were divided in the final tests into three classes:
1. Primary Lanonandeks. Of the highest rank there were 709,841. These are the Sons designated as System Sovereigns and assistants to
the supreme councils of the constellations and as counselors in the higher administrative work of the universe.
2. Secondary Lanonandeks. Of
this order emerging from Melchizedek there were 10,234,601. They are assigned as Planetary Princes and to the reserves of that order. ~ The
Urantia Book, (35:8.1)
Solitary Messenger : Author of
Paper 107 Origin and Nature of Thought Adjusters
Paper 108 Mission and Ministry of
Paper 109 Relation of Adjusters to Universe Creatures
110 Relation of Adjusters to Individual Mortals
Paper 111 The Adjuster and the Soul
Paper 112 Personality Survival
About Solitary Messengers
SOLITARY MESSENGERS are the personal and universal corps of the Conjoint Creator; they are the first and senior order of the Higher Personalities of
the Infinite Spirit. They represent the initial creative action of the Infinite Spirit in solitary function for the purpose of bringing into existence
solitary personality spirits. Neither the Father nor the Son directly participated in this stupendous spiritualization.
messengers were personalized in a single creative episode, and their number is stationary. Although I have one of these extraordinary beings
associated with me on this present mission, I do not know how many such personalities exist in the universe of universes. I only know, from time to
time, how many are of registry- record as functioning for the time being within the jurisdiction of our superuniverse. From the last Uversa report I
observe that there were almost 7,690 trillion Solitary Messengers then operating within the boundaries of Orvonton; and I conjecture that this is
considerably less than one seventh of their total number. ~ The Urantia Book,
Please see Paper 23 The Solitary Messengers
Solonia (The seraphic "Voice in the Garden"): Author of
Paper 73 The Garden of Eden
Paper 74 Adam and
Paper 75 The Default of Adam and Eve
Paper 76 The Second Garden
About the Voices in the Garden
The Voices of the Garden. When the planetary course of human evolution is attaining its highest biologic level, there always appear the
Material Sons and Daughters, the Adams and Eves, to augment the further evolution of the races by an actual contribution of their superior life plasm.
The planetary headquarters of such an Adam and Eve is usually denominated the Garden of Eden, and their personal seraphim are often known as the
"voices of the Garden." These seraphim are of invaluable service to the Planetary Adams in all their projects for the physical and intellectual
upstepping of the evolutionary races. After the Adamic default on Urantia, some of these seraphim were left on the planet and were assigned to Adam's
successors in authority. ~ The Urantia Book, (39:5.3)
And as the Material Son and Daughter thus communed in the moonlit Garden, "the voice in the Garden" reproved them for
disobedience. And that voice was none other than my own announcement to the Edenic pair that they had transgressed the Garden covenant; that they had
disobeyed the instructions of the Melchizedeks; that they had defaulted in the execution of their oaths of trust to the sovereign of the universe.
~The Urantia Book, 75:4.2
Universal Censor: Author of
Paper 10 The Paradise Trinity
Paper 15 The
Paper 16 The Seven Master Spirits
Paper 29 Ministering Spirits of the Superuniverses
About Universal Censors
There are exactly eight billion Universal Censors in existence.
These unique beings are the judgment of Deity. They are not merely reflective of the decisions of perfection; they are the judgment of the Paradise
Trinity. Even the Ancients of Days do not sit in judgment except in association with the Universal Censors.
One Censor is commissioned on each
of the billion worlds of the central universe, being attached to the planetary administration of the resident Eternal of Days. Neither Perfectors of
Wisdom nor Divine Counselors are thus permanently attached to the Havona administrations, nor do we altogether understand why Universal Censors are
stationed in the central universe. Their present activities hardly account for their assignment in Havona, and we therefore suspect that they are
there in anticipation of the needs of some future universe age in which the Havona population may partially change.
One billion Censors are
assigned to each of the seven superuniverses. Both in an individual capacity and in association with Perfectors of Wisdom and Divine Counselors, they
operate throughout all divisions of the seven superuniverses. Thus the Censors act on all levels of the grand universe, from the perfect worlds of
Havona to the councils of the System Sovereigns, and they are an organic part of all dispensational adjudications of the evolutionary worlds.
Whenever and wherever a Universal Censor is present, then and there is the judgment of Deity. And since the Censors always render their verdicts in
liaison with Perfectors of Wisdom and Divine Counselors, such decisions embrace the united wisdom, counsel, and judgment of the Paradise Trinity. In
this juridical trio the Perfector of Wisdom would be the "I was," the Divine Counselor the "I will be," but the Universal Censor is always "I am."
The Censors are universe totaling personalities. When a thousand witnesses have given testimony—or a million—when the voice of wisdom has spoken
and the counsel of divinity has recorded, when the testimony of ascendant perfection has been added, then the Censor functions, and there is
immediately revealed an unerring and divine totaling of all that has transpired; and such a disclosure represents the divine conclusion, the sum and
substance of a final and perfect decision. Therefore, when a Censor has spoken, no one else may speak, for the Censor has depicted the true and
unmistakable total of all that has gone before. When he speaks, there is no appeal.
Most fully do I understand the operation of the mind of a
Perfector of Wisdom, but I certainly do not fully comprehend the working of the adjudicating mind of a Universal Censor. It appears to me that the
Censors formulate new meanings and originate new values from the association of the facts, truths, and findings presented to them in the course of an
investigation of universe affairs. It seems probable that the Universal Censors are able to bring forth original interpretations of the combination of
perfect Creator insight and the perfected creature experience. This association of Paradise perfection and universe experience undoubtedly eventuates
a new value in ultimates.
But this is not the end of our difficulties regarding the working of the minds of the Universal Censors. Having made
due allowances for all that we know or conjecture about the functioning of a Censor in any given universe situation, we find that we are still unable
to predict decisions or to forecast verdicts. We very accurately determine the probable result of the association of Creator attitude and creature
experience, but such conclusions are not always accurate forecasts of Censor disclosures. It seems likely that the Censors are in some manner in
liaison with the Deity Absolute; we are otherwise unable to explain many of their decisions and rulings.
Perfectors of Wisdom, Divine
Counselors, and Universal Censors, together with the seven orders of Supreme Trinity Personalities, constitute those ten groups which have been
sometimes designated Stationary Sons of the Trinity. Together they comprise the grand corps of Trinity administrators, rulers, executives, advisers,
counselors, and judges. Their numbers slightly exceed thirty-seven billion. Two billion and seventy are stationed in the central universe and just
over five billion in each superuniverse.
It is very difficult to portray the functional limits of the Stationary Sons of the Trinity. It would
be incorrect to state that their acts are finite limited, for there are transactions of superuniverse record which indicate otherwise. They act on any
level of universe administration or adjudication that may be required by time-space conditions and that pertains to the past, present, and future
evolution of the master universe. ~ The Urantia Book, (19:4.0)
some way not fully understood, the Universal Censors are able to gain possession of an epitome of the human life as it is embodied in the Adjuster's
duplicate transcription of the spiritual values and morontia meanings of the indwelt mind. The Censors are able to appropriate the Adjuster's version
of the deceased human's survival character and spiritual qualities, and all this data, together with the seraphic records, is available for
presentation at the time of the adjudication of the individual concerned. This information is also used to confirm those superuniverse mandates which
make it possible for certain ascenders immediately to begin their morontia careers, upon mortal dissolution to proceed to the mansion worlds ahead of
the formal termination of a planetary dispensation. ~ The Urantia Book,
If, when death overtakes you, you have attained the third circle or a higher realm and therefore have had assigned to you a
personal guardian of destiny, and if the final transcript of the summary of survival character submitted by the Adjuster is unconditionally certified
by the destiny guardian—if both seraphim and Adjuster essentially agree in every item of their life records and recommendations—if the Universal
Censors and their reflective associates on Uversa confirm this data and do so without equivocation or reservation, in that event the Ancients of Days
flash forth the mandate of advanced standing over the communication circuits to Salvington, and, thus released, the tribunals of the Sovereign of
Nebadon will decree the immediate passage of the surviving soul to the resurrection halls of the mansion worlds. ~ The Urantia Book, (112:4.12)
: Author of
Paper 36 The Life Carriers
About Vorondadek Sons
Every quarantined or isolated world has a Vorondadek Son acting as an
observer. He does not participate in planetary administration except when ordered by the Constellation Father to intervene in the affairs of the
nations. Actually it is this Most High observer who "rules in the kingdoms of men." Urantia is one of the isolated worlds of Norlatiadek, and a
Vorondadek observer has been stationed on the planet ever since the Caligastia betrayal. When Machiventa Melchizedek ministered in semimaterial form
on Urantia, he paid respectful homage to the Most High observer then on duty, as it is written, "And Melchizedek, king of Salem, was the priest of the
Most High." Melchizedek revealed the relations of this Most High observer to Abraham when he said, "And blessed be the Most High, who has delivered
your enemies into your hand." ~ The Urantia Book, (43:5.17)