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NOTES ON THIS REFERENCE

This GLOSSARY AND PRONUNCIATION REFERENCE has been limited primarily to those words used in The Urantia Book which are not included in other standard reference sources.

The pronunciations indicated are those generally used by English-speaking readers of The Urantia Book in the United States and may differ from pronunciations used in other countries and languages. The pronunciation principle followed in this GLOSSARY has been to record the actual, current use by long-time readers, without intending to dictate standards of correctness. A phonetic spelling approach to pronunciation has been used for simplification and to avoid the need to include a separate guide for pronunciation symbols. It is our intention, however, in future editions to utilize the alphabet of the International Phonetic Association (IPA) to facilitate international usage of this reference tool.

The accent mark used is a single accent (') denoting stress to be put on the most heavily pronounced syllable in the word.

The reference notation convention used is page and paragraph on the page. Carryover paragraphs from the prior page are noted as :0; the initial indented paragraph on each page is numbered :1. A list of indented numbered sentences is counted as one paragraph unless each number in the list contains more than two lines of explanatory material.

We hope you will find this reference aid of use in your continued study and understanding of The Urantia Book. We intend to improve and expand it based upon readers' comments and suggestions and encourage you to contact us with your ideas. Thank you.

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"IN THE MINDS of the mortals of Urantia-that being the name of your world-there exists great confusion respecting the meaning of such terms as God, divinity, and deity. Human beings arestill more confused and uncertain about the relationships of the divine personalities designated bythese numerous appellations....

"It is exceedingly difficult to present enlarged concepts and advanced truth, in our endeavor to expand cosmic consciousness and enhance spiritual perception, when we are restricted to the use of a circumscribed language of the realm. But our mandate admonishes us to make every effort to convey our meanings by using the word symbols of the English tongue. We have been instructed to introduce new terms only when the concept to be portrayed finds no terminology in English which can be employed to convey such a new concept partially or even with more or less distortion of meaning." ~ The Urantia Book, page 1

Abaddon

- (ab' ah don). Chief of staff of the Planetary Prince, Caligastia. He chose to follow Caligastia's lead and join the rebellion at the time of its occurrence approximately 200,000 years ago, and has ever since acted as chief of the Urantia rebels. ~ The Urantia Book, (53:1.5)

abandonters

- (ab on don' ters). An order of beings residing on Uversa, created by unrevealed agents of the Ancients of Days and the seven Reflective Spirits. They administer the routine affairs on the Uversa headquarters spheres. ~ The Urantia Book, (37:9.8)

absoluta

- (ab soh lew' tah). Space potency; a phase of force-energy which is a prereality, considered to be the free space presence of the Unqualified Absolute, and is responsive only to the grasp of the Universal Father. ~ The Urantia Book, (42:2.3)

absolutum

- (ab soh lew' tum). Materialistic composition of Paradise not found elsewhere in the universe of universes. ~ The Urantia Book, (11:2.6)

absonite

- (ab' son ite). Level of reality between the finite and the absolute which is characterized by things and beings without beginning or ending and by time/space transcendence. ~ The Urantia Book, (0:2.7)

absoniters

- (ab' son eye ters). Eventuated beings existing on the absonite level. ~ The Urantia Book, (0:2.7)

absonitize

- (ab son' i tize). To come into existence on the absonite level. ~ The Urantia Book, (31:9.10)

absonity

- (ab son' i tee). The absonite level of reality. ~ The Urantia Book, (0:11.7)

Adamites

- (ad' am ites). 1. The Material Sons and Daughters, the Adams and Eves; a reproducing form of Sonship, created by the Creator Son, who function mainly on the system capital (see Jerusem).
- 2. The progeny of Adam and Eve on Urantia, the violet race, especially that centered in the second garden under the leadership of Jansad after the death of Adam (see Jansad). ~ The Urantia Book, Paper 51; Paper 78

Adamson

- (ad' am son). The first-born son of Adam and-Eve on Urantia born approximately 35,900 B.C. ~ The Urantia Book, (74:6.2)

Adamsonites

- (ad' am son ites). The descendents of Adamson and Ratta. ~ The Urantia Book, Paper 77, Section 5

Adonia

- (ah doh' nee ah). An Andite city south and east of the Caspian Sea, located near the present city of Ashkhabad, which served as a commercial center beginning in approximately 8,000 B.C. ~ The Urantia Book, (79:1.4)

agondonters

- (agg on don' ters). Ascending will creatures from planets spiritually isolated by rebellion, and who, therefore; have gained valuable experience in the exercise of faith and the development of confidence in cosmic reliability, for they must learn to believe without seeing. ~ The Urantia Book, Paper 50, Section 7

Alvoring

- (al' vor ing). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. ~ The Urantia Book, (32:2.12)

Amadon

- (am' ah don). A human descendant of Andon and Fonta who was the loyal associate of Van in advocating the rejection of Lucifer's Manifesto approximately 200,000 years ago. ~ The Urantia Book, (67:3.7); Paper 67, Section 8

Amadonites

- (am' ah don ites). The 88 Andonites of mortal status who remained loyal to Van and Amadon during the Lucifer rebellion. ~ The Urantia Book, (67:6.2)

Amenemope

- (ah men e moh' puh). An Egyptian teacher and seer who, in the post-Melchizedek period (see Machiventa), taught among other things that God-consciousness is the main factor which determines conduct. ~ The Urantia Book, Paper 95, Section 4

Amenhotep

- (ah men hoh' tep). An Egyptian ruler who lived in 1,500 B.C. and who had an understanding of the soul and spirit as separate indwelling aspects for favored individuals. ~ The Urantia Book, (111:0.5)

Amosad

- (am' o sad). A leader of the Sediite priesthood who lived in approximately 15,000 B.C. (see Seth). ~ The Urantia Book, (78:5.1)

Anaxand

- (an' ax and). A young Greek shipyard worker who was taught by Jesus in A.D.22 about how he might overcome the evil of his unjust foreman with good. ~ The Urantia Book, (130:2.4)

Andites

- (an' dites). A human race derived from the impregnation of much of the best human strains (especially Nodite) with Adamic life plasm. ~ The Urantia Book, (76:4.8)

Andon

- (an' don). The first male human being, whose initial expression of human will choice occurred when he was ten years old, in 991,474 B.C. Died during an earthquake 32 years later (see Fonta). ~ The Urantia Book, Paper 63

Andonic

- (an don' ick). Of or pertaining to the Andonites. ~ The Urantia Book, (63:3.6)

Andonites

- (an' doh nites). The first primitive human beings descended from and including Andon and Fonta. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:2.6)

Andovontia

- (an doh von' chah). The name of the tertiary Universe Circuit Supervisor stationed in our local universe. ~ The Urantia Book, (37:8.3)

Andronover

- (an dron' oh ver). The spiral nebula from which our solar system was born. ~ The Urantia Book, (15:3.6)

Ang

- (like ang in anger). One of the 100 corporeal members of the staff of the Planetary Prince, Caligastia. The members of this corporeal corps were ascendant mortals who had reached Jerusem and who volunteered to be separated from their Adjusters to serve on Urantia in this capacity. Ang was the head of the council on food and material welfare. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.2)

Angamon

- (ang' ah mon). A leader of the Stoics in Rome with whom Jesus talked about true values sometime during A.D. 22-23. ~ The Urantia Book, Paper 132, Section 1

Angona

- (an goh' nah). A massive stellar system whose passage near our sun helped create our solar system (see Monmatia). ~ The Urantia Book, (41:10.1)

Anova

- (ah noh' vah). The oldest inhabited world of Satania, the system to which our planet, Urantia, also belongs. ~ The Urantia Book, (49:0.5)

Ascendington

- (ah sen' ding ton). One of seven sacred satellite spheres of the Father in circuit around Paradise. This particular world is the rendezvous sphere for the ascendant creatures of time who are traversing Havona on the way to Paradise. ~ The Urantia Book, (13:1.21)

Assuntia

- (as sun' chah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Noriatiadek. ~ The Urantia Book, (41:2.1)

Avalon

- (av' ah lon). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. The first group of seraphim created in Nebadon were trained by a corps of seraphim from Avalon; a volunteer commission of surgeons from Avalon directed the implantation of Andonic life plasm for the Jerusem mortals.who volunteered for service as the 100 corporeal members of Prince Caligastia's staff. ~ The Urantia Book, (32:2.12); (38:5.1); (66:2.4); (66:2.8)

Avonals

- (av' on als). One of three descending orders of revealed Paradise Sons of God; also known as Magisterial Sons. ~ The Urantia Book, (20:1.1); (20:2.1)

Bablod

- (bab' lod). The name given the location, northeast of Dalamatia, of the "Tower of Babel ' whose designer was Bablot, approximately 150,000 years ago. ~ The Urantia Book, Paper 77, Section 3

Bablot

- (bab' lot). A descendant of Nod who developed a plan to erect a pretentious temple to memorialize the Nodite race. ~ The Urantia Book, Paper 77, Section 3

Badonan

- (bad' oh nan). A great-great-grandson of Andon and Fonta whose tribe of descendants lived in approximately 991,000 B.C. in the northwestern area of India. ~ The Urantia Book, (64:2.4), Paper 64, Section 3

Badonites

- (bad' oh nites). Members of the Badonan tribe. ~ The Urantia Book, Paper 64, Section 3

Bautan

- (baw' tan). A student in Gautama Siddhartha's Benares school who communicated to Gautama the Salem missionary traditions of Melchizedek's covenant with Abraham. ~ The Urantia Book, (94:7.4)

Bon

- (bon). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang); headed the board of animal domestication and utilization. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.4)

Caligastia

- (cal i gas' chah). A secondary Lanondek Son who served as Planetary Prince of Urantia until he betrayed his trust and joined the Lucifer rebellion approximately 200,000 years ago. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 50); (Paper 66);

Cano

- (kay' noh). A brilliant leader of a Nodite colony near the Garden of Eden with whom Eve was encouraged by Serapatatia to mate, thereby causing the Adamic default approximately 37,800years ago. ~ The Urantia Book, (75:3.7)

chronoldeks

- (kron ol' deks). An order of firandalanks, or Master Physical Controllers, who register time as well as quantitative and qualitative energy presence (see frandalanks). ~ The Urantia Book, (29:4.30)

Cymboyton

- (sim boy' ton). A wealthy Urmia merchant at whose school of religion Jesus taught in the spring of A.D. 25. ~ The Urantia Book, (134:3.1)

Dalamatia

- (dal ah may' shah). The headquarters city of the Planetary Prince, once situated on the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, approximately 500,000 years ago. This city was named after Daligastia. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:2.9)

Daligastia

- (dal i gas' chah). A secondary Lanonandek Son who served as the primary assistant to Caligastia, former Planetary Prince of Urantia. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:2.2)

Dan

- (like ran). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Dan headed thegroup of advisers regarding the conquest of predatory animals. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.7)

Danite

- (dan' ite). A member of that segment of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff which was headed by Dan. Two Danites discovered the non-sexual liaison which produced the primary midway creatures (see Midwayers). ~ The Urantia Book, (66:4.10)

Daynals

- (day' nahls). One of three descending orders of revealed Paradise Sons of God. Of origin in the Trinity, they are also known as Trinity Teacher Sons. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 20, Section 7)

Dilmat

- (dill'-maht). An ancient Sumerian city located near the site of an earlier Nodite city, Dilmun, near the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia. ~ The Urantia Book, (77:4.6)

Dilmun

- (dill'-mun). An ancient Nodite city founded after the submergence of Dalamatia; the racial and cultural headquarters of the descendents of Nod. ~ The Urantia Book, (77:3.1)

Divinington

- (di vin' ing ton). One of seven sacred satellite spheres of the Father in circuit around Paradise. This world is the Paradise rendezvous of Thought Adjusters. ~ The Urantia Book, (13:1.4)

Edentia

- (e den' chah). The headquarters world of Norlatiadek, the constellation to which our system belongs. ~ The Urantia Book, (15:7.6); (Paper 43)

Eber

- (ee' burr). An officer of the Sanhedrin who, when sent to arrest Jesus after his first temple talk, refused to do so. ~ The Urantia Book, (162:2.6)

Ellanora

- (ell ah nor' ah). A young woman on the planet of Panoptia whose leadership during the Lucifer rebellion ensured that not a single Panoptian joined with the planet's apostate Planetary Prince. ~ The Urantia Book, (53:7.1)

Endantum

- (en dan' tum). The constellation headquarters planet on which Michael experienced his sixth bestowal as a morontia mortal. ~ The Urantia Book, (119:6.1)

Enos

- (ee' nohs). Grandson of Adam and Eve; son of Seth, Adam and Eve's eldest surviving second garden son; co- founder with Seth and his own son, Kenan, of the Sethite priesthood. ~ The Urantia Book, (76:3.4)

Ensa

- (en' sah). The name of the minor sector of the superuniverse of Orvonton to which our local universe, Nebadon, belongs (see Orvonton). ~ The Urantia Book, (15:7.8)

Enta

- (en' tah). One of Jesus' mother Mary's female ancestors. ~ The Urantia Book, (122:1.2)

eternaliter

- (ee ter nahil' i-ter). A being of eternal existence and nature. ~ The Urantia Book, (116:3.4)

Eventod

- (ee' ven tod). The name by which Michael was known during his fifth bestowal as an ascending mortal on Uversa, headquarters world of the superuniverse of Orvonton. ~ The Urantia Book, (119:5.1)

Eveson

- (eev' sun). The second-born son of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, born in approximately 35,900 B.C. ~ The Urantia Book, (74:6.2)

Fad

- (Like bad). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang); headed the faculty on disseminafion and conservation of knowledge. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.9)

fandors

- (fan' doors). Large birds trained to carry human passengers; became extinct approximately 30,000 years ago. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.6)

Fanoving

- (fan' oh ving). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. ~ The Urantia Book, (32:2.12)

finaliters

- (fie nal' i ters). Members of the Mortal Finaliter Corps. The corps consists primarily of beings who are Father-fused and also includes Havona natives and Gravity Messengers. Ascendant mortals become a part of this corps when they have ascended to the sixth stage of spirit being, have become residents of Paradise, and have completed the progressive course indivinity and absonity. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 31)

Fonta

- (fon' tah). The first female human being, whose initial expression of human will choice occurred when she was ten years old, in 991,474 B.C. Died during an earthquake 32 years later (see Andon). ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 63)

Fortant

- (for' tant). A secondary Lanonandek Son who for 1,900 years served on the staff of Lanaforge, the System Sovereign who replaced Lucifer; now serves on Jerusem as the bestowaldirector. ~ The Urantia Book, (45:3.7)

frandalanks

- (fran' dah lanks). Beings of the order of Master Physical Controllers who function as living gauges of all forms of force energy in the universes. ~ The Urantia Book, (29:4.29)
"Conceptual frames of the universe are only relatively true; they are serviceable scaffolding which must eventually give way before the expansion of enlarging cosmic comprehension. The understandings of truth, beauty, and goodness, morality, ethics, duty, love divinity, origin, existence, purpose, destiny, time, space, even Deity, are only relatively true. God is much, much more than a Father, but the Father is man's highest concept of God." ~ The Urantia Book, (115:1.2)

Gadiah

- (ga die'ah). A young Philistine truth-seeker working in Joppa with whom Jesus, in A.D.22-23, discussed the story of Jonah and the whale and good and evil. ~ The Urantia Book, (130:1.1)

Galantia

- (ga Ian' chah). The ascended superangel who maintains the Jerusem headquarters of the Brilliant Evening Stars, a local universe class of superangels brought into being by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit (see Gavalia). ~ The Urantia Book, (37:2.6)

Ganid

- (gay' nid). The 17-year-old son of a wealthy Indian traveler with whom Jesus traveled around the Mediterranean basin A.D. 22-23 (see Gonod). ~ The Urantia Book, (129:2.9)

Gavalia

- (ga vale' yah). The first-born and head of the Brilliant Evening Stars, who for the past 1,900 years has been assigned to ascendant mortal ministry. Gavalia's associate, Galantia,currently maintains the Jerusem headquarters of this class of local universe superangels. ~ The Urantia Book, (37:2.6)

Glantonia

- (glan toh' nee ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Noriatiadek. ~ The Urantia Book, (41:2.1)

Godad

- (goh' dad). A sixth-century B.C. hermit whose instructions concerning the traditions of the Melchizedek missionaries were ignored by Gautama Siddhartha. ~ The Urantia Book, (94:7.3)

Gonod

- (goh' nod). A wealthy Indian traveler and father of Ganid with whom Jesus traveled around the Mediterranean basin A.D. 22-23. (see Ganid). ~ The Urantia Book, (129:2.9)

gradant

- (gray' dant). The standard weight measure on Jerusem which is equivalent to ten ounces of weight on Urantia. ~ The Urantia Book, (46:1.2)

Grandfanda

- (grand fan' da). The first'ascendent mortal to reach Havona. He was a pilgrim from a planet in superuniverse number one. ~ The Urantia Book, (24:6.7)

gravita

- (gra vee' tah). The name given to energy-matter of dual constitution, which is responsive to linear gravity, and which is the basis of the physical systems of the superuniverses. ~ The Urantia Book, (11:8.7)

Hanavard

- (han' a vard). A primary Lanonandek Son who is currently serving as the high counselor and acting chairman of the execufive council of the Satania system. ~ The Urantia Book, (45:3.8)

Hap

- (like lap). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Hap headed the council of the college of revealed religion. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.13)

Havona

- (hah vohn' ah). The central and divine universe, an eternal, wholly created, and perfect planetary family containing one billion worlds arranged in seven concentric circuits contiguous to and surrounding Paradise. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 14)

Henselon

- (hen' se Ion). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. ~ The Urantia Book, (32:2.12)

Hesunanin

- (heh soo nan' in). The first name of Onamonalonton (see Onamonalonton). ~ The Urantia Book, (92:5.6)

Holdant

- (hole' dant). A tertiary Lanonandek Son who is currently serving in the Satania system government as custodian of the system; controller and holder of all interned spirits above the mortal level. ~ The Urantia Book, (45:3.5)

Jansad

- (jan' sad). The son of Eveson (second-bom of Adam and Eve), who became the successor of Adam as head of the Adamnite tribes. ~ The Urantia Book, (76:3.3)

jaram

- (jay' ram). A Hittite student of Melchizedek who extended to Abraham Melchizedek 's invitation to come to Salem and hear the teachings of monotheistic truth. ~ The Urantia Book, (93:5.5)

jerusem

- (jeh roo' sem). The headquarters world of Satania, our local system. ~ The Urantia Book, (15:7.5)

Jerusemites

- (jeh roo' sem ites). Beings domiciled on Jerusem. ~ The Urantia Book, (45:2.6)

Katro

- (cat' row). The head of the family with whom Melchizedek lived for more than 30 years. ~ The Urantia Book, (93:3.5)

Kenm

- (kee' nan). Great-grandson of Adam and Eve, grandson of Seth, Adam and Eve's first-born son in the second garden; an early Sethite priest who instituted the foreign missionary service to other tribes in the Mesopotamian area in approximately 35,000 B.C. ~ The Urantia Book, (76:3.4)

Kopet Dagh

- (kohl pet dahzh). A mountain range east of the southern end of the Caspian Sea within which a high Adamite civilization flourished for 7,000 years from the times of Adamson and Ratta. ~ The Urantia Book, (77:5.10)

Lanaforge

- (lan' ah forge). A primary Lanonandek Son who succeeded Lucifer as System Sovereign. ~ The Urantia Book, (45:2.2)

Lanonandek

- (la non' an deck). The third order of Local Universe Sons of God brought into existence by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit. The initial complement of twelve million Lanonandeks, after passing through the Melchizedek University, were divided into primary, secondary,and tertiary orders. Primary Lanonandeks often serve as System Sovereigns; secondary Lanonandeks often serve as Planetary Princes; tertiary Lanonandeks function in subordinate and assistant roles. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 35, Sections 8-10)

Laotta

- (lay ot' tah). A Nodite woman, head of the western Garden of Eden school, with whom Adam chose to mate after Eve had defaulted in their planetary mission (see Serapatatia). ~ The Urantia Book, (75:5.2)

Loyalatia

- (loy al ay' shah). The seraphim who warned a.human seer not to worship the angels since they are simply fellow servants with the mortal races. ~ The Urantia Book, (38:2.5)

Lut

- (like nut). One of the 100 corporeal, members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Lut headed the guardians of health and life commission. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.17)

Lutentia

- (lew ten' chah). The rebellious and subsequently deposed System Sovereign of Palonia into whose position Michael was appointed as part of Michael's second bestowal experience, as a Lanonandek Son. ~ The Urantia Book, (119:2.1)

Machiventa

- (mack i ven' ta). The first name of the Melchizedek Son who incarnated on Urantia during the times of Abraham in approximately 2,000 B.C. Also referred to as the "Sage ofSalem." (see Melchizedek. ) ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 93)

Majeston

- (mah jes' ton). The 50th Reflective Spirit; of divine Trinity origin, he was created by the Supreme Being in functional liaison with the Deity Absolute; chief of reflectivity in the grand universe with headquarters on Paradise. ~ The Urantia Book, (17:2.1)

Malavatia

- (mal a vay' shah). The first name of a Melchizedek Son who was one of the authors of the Urantia Papers. ~ The Urantia Book, (43:9.6)

Malvorian

- (mal vor' ee an). The first of the order of Graduate Guides and the being who greeted and acted as guide for the first mortal ascender, Grandfanda, when he reached the outer circuit of Havona. ~ The Urantia Book, (24:6.6)

Manotia

- (man oh' shah). The name of a supreme seraphim of Nebadon, created by the Creative Spirit, who has ascended to the position of associate chief of seraphim on Urantia. The seraphim associated with a Melchizedek Son in the work of preparing Paper 39, "The Seraphic Hosts." ~ The Urantia Book, (39:0.2)

Manovandet

- (mah noh van' det). The first name of a Melchizedek Son who was once attached to the receivership of Urantia after the rebellion and who authored Paper 53, "The Lucifer rebellion." ~ The Urantia Book, (53:9.9)

Mansant

- (man'sant). A great mortal teacher during the post-Planctary Prince age on Urantia who taught veneration of the "Great Light'; now serves on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. ~ The Urantia Book, (45:4.4); (64:6.29)

Mansonia

- (man sohn' ee-ah). The name given to each of the seven satellites which orbit world number one of the fifty-six worlds encircling Jerusem, the capital sphere of Satania. These seven satellites(e.g. mansonia number one, two, etc.) are the mansion worlds devoted to the transitional culture of ascending mortals. Also refers to the mansion world experience or career. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 47)

Mansurotia

- (man sue roh' shah). A tertiary Lanonandek Son who serves in the Satania systemgovernment as first assistant Sovereign to Lanaforge, the System Sovereign; sits on the Jerusem executive council, the supreme advisory body of Satania. ~ The Urantia Book, (45:3.3)

Mantutia

- (man too' shah). The first name of the Melchizedek Son who directed the twelve Nebadon personalities who authored those papers concerning the local universe and the history ofUrantia. ~ The Urantia Book, (56:10.23); (119:8.9)

Mardus

- (mar' dus). The leader of the Cynics of Rome who, in interactions with Jesus sometime during A.D. 22-23, learned about good and evil. ~ The Urantia Book, (132:2.1)

Mek

- (like deck). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Mek headed the planetary council on art and science. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.22)

Melchizedek

- (mel ki zuh deck). The first of the four orders of descending sonship designated as local universe Sons of God, created by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit in collaboration with the Father Melchizedek in the early days of populating the local universe of Nebadon. The Father Melchizedek was created by the union of the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit. These Sons, who number more than ten million in the local universe, are self-governing and are primarily devoted to education and experiential training. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 35, Sections 1-4)

midsonite

- (mid' son ite). Worlds on which the Melchizedeks have functioned as life carriers. ~ The Urantia Book, (36:4.1)

midsoniters

- (mid' son eye ters). The progeny of the union of a Melchizedek and a Material Daughter. ~ The Urantia Book, (36:4.1)

Midwayers

- (mid' way ers). Creatures who appear on most inhabited worlds, and always on life-experiment (decimal) worlds such as Urantia. They exist and function in the realm "midway" between human and angel and appear in two types: (1) primary midwayers, who, on Urantia, were produced by the members of the corporeal staff of the Planetary Prince; (2) secondary midwayers, who, on Urantia, were produced by the sixteen invisible children of Adamson and Ratta.Midwayers are the permanent inhabitants of a world until released for the ascendant experience during the times of lightand life. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 38, Section 9); (77:5.6)

Monmatia

- (mon may' shah). The universe name for Urantia's solar system which was formed over four billion years ago (see Angona). ~ The Urantia Book, (57:5.1)

monota

- (mon oh' tah). The living, nonspirit energy of Paradise. ~ The Urantia Book, (42:2.18)

morontia

- (moh ron' chah). That phase of universe-reality intervening and bridging the gulf between the material and spiritual realms of the universe. This realm of progression and experience takes place in the local universe and ranges from the transition spheres orbiting Jerusem up through Salvington. Morontia refers to material, mindal, and spiritual realities, and to the soul ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 48)

mota

- (moh' tah). The wisdom of the morontia level of reality; the mindal mechanism for the comprehension of cosmic meanings and the interrelationships of the universe. ~ The Urantia Book, (48:7.1)
"Successive planetary revelations of divine truth invariably embrace the highest existing concepts of spiritual values as a part of the new and enhanced co-ordination of planetary knowledge. Accordingly, in making these presentations about God and his universe associates, we have selected as the basis of these papers more than one thousand human concepts representing the highest and most advanced planetary knowledge of spiritual, values and universe meanings. Wherein these human concepts, assembled from the God-knowing mortals of the past and present, are inadequate to portray the truth as we are directed to reveal it, we will unhesitatingly supplement them, for this purpose drawing upon our own superior knowledge of the reality and divinity of the Paradise Deities and their transcendent residential universe." ~ The Urantia Book, (0:12.11)

Nabodad

- (nab' oh dad). The leader of the Salem missionary school at Kish, whose ill-advised efforts at social reform led to the defeat of the Melchizedek teachings in Mesopotamia. ~ The Urantia Book, (95:1.6)

Nabon

- (nay' bon). A Greek Jew and a leader of the Mithraic mystery cult in Rome who had many conferences with Jesus during the latter's Mediterranean tour. He was most lastingly impressed with a discussion of truth and faith. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 132, Section 3)

Nambia

- (nam' bee ah). The first-born Life Carrier in Nebadon, who serves with Gabriel and the Father Melchizedek as director of this order of local universe sonship. ~ The Urantia Book, (36:1.2)

Nebadon

- (neb' ah don). The name of our local universe, which is governed by our Creator Son, Michael, together with his Creative Mother Spirit consort. Salvington is its headquarters sphere. ~ The Urantia Book, (0:0.5); (1:2.6); (Paper 32)

Nod

- (nod). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang); headed the commission on industry and trade, and became leader of those 60 staff members who joined the rebellion. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.11)

Nodites

- (nod' ites). Descendants of the rebel members of Caligastia's corporeal staff who derived their name from their leader, Nod. ~ The Urantia Book, (73:1.1)

Nog

- (like bog). A false god of those remnants of the lowest Sangik races occupying Dalamatia at the time of the flood which engulfed the city 162 years after the planetary rebellion. ~ The Urantia Book, (67:5.4)

Norlatiadek

- (nor lash' ee ah dek). The constellation to which Urantia belongs. Constellations represent the 100 primary divisions of local universes and link the systems to local universe administration. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 43)

Omniaphim

- (om' nee ah fim). The fourth class of ministering spirits of the grand universe, created by the Infinite Spirit in concert with the Seven Supreme Executives, who serve as the exclusive servants and messengers of the Supreme Executives. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:1.1); (26:1.7); (28:2.1)

Onagar

- (on' ah gar). The great leader of the Andonic tribes who taught worship of the "Breath Giver to men and animals" approximately ten thousand years after Andon and Fonta. Currently serves on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. ~ The Urantia Book, (63:5.1)

Onamonalonton

- (on' a mon a lon' ton). The leader and spiritual deliverer of the red race who taught about the "Great Spirit" 65,000 years ago in the redwood forests of California. ~ The Urantia Book, (64:6.7)

Orlandof

- (or' lan doff). A teacher of the blue race who, 500 years after the downfall of Caligastia, led his tribes back to the worship of the "Supreme Chief." Currently serves on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. ~ The Urantia Book, (64:6.22)

Orvonon

- (or'voh non). The great leader and teacher of the indigo race who taught worship of the "God of Gods" and who currently serves on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. ~ The Urantia Book, (64:6.25)

Orvonton

- (or von'ton). The seventh of the seven superuniverses which, in conjunction with the Paradise/Havona system, comprise the grand universe of time and space. Orvonton is divided into 10 major sectors, each of which is divided into 100 minor sectors. Each minor sector contains 1,000 local universes, each of which is comprised of 100 constellations. Each constellation is comprised of 100 local systems, each of which is comprised of a potential of 1,000 inhabited worlds. Urantia is the 606th of the 619 currently inhabited worlds in the system of Satania. ~ The Urantia Book, (15:2.12)

Palonia

- (pa lohn' ee ah). The system in which Michael made his second bestowal, as a primary Lanonandek Son serving as System Sovereign. ~ The Urantia Book, (119:2.4)

Panoptia

- (pah nop' shah). The only world among the 38 rebellion-touched planets in the Satania system whose peoples refused to join their Planetary Prince in allying with the Lucifer rebels (see Ellanora). ~ The Urantia Book, (53:6.6)

Porogia

- (poh roh' gee ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. ~ The Urantia Book, (41:2.1)

Porshunta

- (pore shun' tah). The leader and master mind of the orange race who ministered from their headquarters at Armageddon approximately 300,000 years ago. Serves today on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. ~ The Urantia Book, (64:6.12)

Portalon

- (port' ah lon). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. ~ The Urantia Book, (32:2.12)

Rantowac

- (ran' toh wahk). A wise man of the red race who was the first human being on Urantia to reach the third psychic circle and receive a personal guardian seraphim. ~ The Urantia Book, (113:2.1)

Rantulia

- (ran too' lee ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. ~ The Urantia Book, (41:2.1)

Ratta

- (rat' tah). A pure-line descendent of the Caligastia's corporeal staff who married Adamson, the first-born son of Adam and Eve during the times of the second garden in approximately 35,900 B.C. Together they had a family of sixty-seven children and were grandparents to the secondary order of midwayers. ~ The Urantia Book, (77:5.1)

Rodan

- (roh dan'). A Greek philosopher from Alexandria whose discussions with Nathaniel and Thomas led him to become a committed believer in and teacher of the gospel of the kingdom. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 160) and (Paper 161)

Sadib

- (say' dib). A tertiary Lanonandek Son who serves in the Satania system government as second assistant Sovereign to Lanaforge, the System Sovereign. ~ The Urantia Book, (45:3.4)

Salsatia

- (sal say' shah). A high- order spirit being who serves as the Nebadon Census Director with headquarters on Saivington and registers the existence (marked by birth and death) of all will creatures in the local universe (see Usatia). ~ The Urantia Book, (37:8.4)

Salvington

- (sal' ving ton). The headquarters sphere ofthe local universe of Nebadon, personal home of the Creator Son, Michael, and the Creative Spirit (see Nebadon; Orvonton). ~ The Urantia Book, (32:2.2)

Sandmatia

- (sand may' shah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Noriatiadek. ~ The Urantia Book, (41:2.1)

Sangik

- (san' gik). The Badonite family, descended from Andon and Fonta, in which the ancestorsof the six colored races of Urantia were bom in approximately 498,000 B.C. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 64, Section 5,) (Paper 64, Section 6,

sanobim

- (san' oh bim). The lowest order of angels, created by the Creative Mother Spirit, who serve in functional union with cherubim as routine spirit workers and aids of the seraphic ministers. ~ The Urantia Book, (38:7.1)

Sansa

- (san' sah). The daughter of Adam and Laotta, stepsister of Cain (son of Eve and Cano),who was raised by Adam and Eve after Laotta died in childbirth. Sansa later married Sargan. ~ The Urantia Book, (76:0.2)

Sanselon

- (san' se lon). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. ~ The Urantia Book, (32:2.12)

Sargan

- (sahr' gan). Chief of the northern blue races and husband of Sansa. ~ The Urantia Book, (76:0.2)

Satania

- (sah tane' ee ah). The administrative system of approximately 1,000 inhabitable planets to which Urantia belongs; one of the 10,000 such systems in Nebadon. Jerusem is the capital sphere of the Satania (see Orvonton). ~ The Urantia Book, (32:2.9)

Sato

- (say' toh). An Andite of direct descent from Adamson and Ratta who, in approximately 10,000 B.C., led a group of his people from Mesopotamia to Greece. In settling there, these Andites became the progenitors of the Greek peoples. ~ The Urantia Book, (80:7.3)

seconaphim

- (se con' a fim). The ministering angels of the superuniverses; children of the Reflective Spirits assigned to the headquarters of each of the superuniverses. Due to their origin, these angels evidence reflectivity as an inherent part of their natures, and in so doing confirm the reality of the universal presence of the infinite mind of the Conjoint Actor. The seconaphim are also retentive personalities, acting as the living records of everything of true spiritual value in their domains. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 80, Section 3)

secoraphic

- (se coh raff' ick). Of or pertaining to the seconaphim and their activities (see seconaphim). ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 80, Section 3)

segregata

- (seg ree gay' tah). Pure energy at the pregravity response stage of cosmic force. ~ The Urantia Book, (11:8.5)

Serapatatia

- (sair ah pah tay' shah). The Nodite leader (descended from Caligastia's defaulted corporeal staff) manipulated by Caligastia to entrap Eve into the default of the Adamic mission by mating with Cano (see Cano; Laotta). ~ The Urantia Book, (75:2.1)

Seraphington

- (seh raff' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. It is the home world of the vast hosts of beings created by the Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit as well as the destiny sphere of all the orders of angelic hosts. ~ The Urantia Book, (13:1.19)

servital

- (sur' veh tal). An order of central universe (Havona) creatures of origin in the collaboration of the Seven Master Spirits and the Seven Supreme Power Directors, whose service ministry to ascendent mortals in the superuniverses qualifies them for transtafion into Graduate Guides (beings who greet and guide agcendent creatures through the Havona experiential regime). Also known as Havona Servitals. ~ The Urantia Book, (25:1.1)

Seth

- (seth). The eldest son of Adam and Eve born in the second garden; founded the Sethite priesthood whose ministry included religion, education, and health. ~ The Urantia Book, (76:3.4)

Shabattum

- (shah batt' um). The seventh day of the week. Its origin as a day of honor began with the Adamites, and during later times in Mesopotamia its observance became heavy-laden with tattoos and rituals. ~ The Urantia Book, (95:1.2)

Singlangton

- (sing lang' ton). A great leader and teacher of the yellow race who was the first of the yellow men to teach the worship of "One Truth." Currently serves on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. ~ The Urantia Book, (64:6.14)

Solitarington

- (sol i tair' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise; the home of a host of beings of origin in the conjoint action of the Universal Father and the Infinite Spirit, as well as the home sphere of the Solitary Messengers and other superangelic orders. ~ The Urantia Book, (13:1.15)

Solonia

- (soh lone' ee ah). The chief of the fifth order of angels, the planetary helpers, who was on duty during the time of Adam and Eve and who proclaimed Eve's default of the divine plan and requested the return of the Melchizedek receivers to Urantia. This angel, also known as the "voice in the Garden," was responsible for Papers 73-76. ~ The Urantia Book, (51:3.5)

Sonarington

- (so nar' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. It is the personal receiving world of the Eternal Son and Paradise headquarters of the accredited and approved ascending and descending Sons of God. ~ The Urantia Book, (13:1.7)

Sonta-an

- (sahn' tah an). The name Fonta used for Andon meaning "loved by mother." ~ The Urantia Book, (60:0.3)

Sonta-en

- (sahn' tah en). The name Andon used for Fonta meaning "loved by father." ~ The Urantia Book, (60:0.3)

Sontad

- (son' tad). The first of 19 children born to Andon and Fonta. Assisted by his eldest sister, he assumed leadership of the family clan when his parents died. ~ The Urantia Book, (63:3.1)

Sortoria

- (sohr toh' ree ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Noriatiadek. ~ The Urantia Book, (41:2.1)

Spiritington

- (spir- it' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost Circuit around Paradise. This is the Paradise home of those high beings exclusively representative of the Infinite Spirit. ~ The Urantia Book, (13:1.9)

spironga

- (spy rong' gah). Spirit offspring of the Bright and Morning Star and the Father Melchizedek, these dual origin beings are a station ary order who are natives of and spirit helpers in the local universe. ~ The Urantia Book, (30:1.6)

Splandon

- (splan' don). The name of the major sector of the superuniverse, of Orvonton to which our local universe, Nebadon, belongs. Its capital sphere is called Umajor the fifth (see Orvonton). ~ The Urantia Book, (15:7.9)

spornagia

- (spor nay' gee ah). An animal order of creatures responsible for the care and cultivation of the landscapes of the headquarters worlds in the local universe. They are the only creatures to experience actual reincarnation. ~ The Urantia Book, (46:7.2)

Sudna

- (suhd' nah). A Havona Servital on record as having been embraced by the Father and translated to the status of Graduate Guide (see servital). ~ The Urantia Book, (24:7.3)

superaphic

- (sue per aff' ick). Of or pertaining to the beings and activities of the highest order of central universe ministering spirits, the supernaphim. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:2.1)

supernaphim

- (sue per'nah fim). The highest order of central universe ministering spirits Created in three orders, primary (offspring of the Conjoint Actor), secondary (of origin in the Seven Master Spirits), and tertiary (of origin in the Seven Spirits of the Circuits), these beings minister on Paradise and in Havona. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:2.1)

susatia

- (sue say' shah). Dual-origin and stationary offspring of the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit, these beings are the permanent citizens of Salvington, assist in its administration, and are associated with the ascendant citizens of the local universe. ~ The Urantia Book, (30:1.7)

"All mortal concepts of reality are based on the assumption of the actuality of human personality; all concepts of superhuman realities are based on the experience of human personality with and in the cosmic realities of certain associated spiritual entities and divine personalities. Everything nonspiritual in human experience, excepting personality, is a means to an end. Every true relationship of mortal man with other persons human or divine is an end in itself. And such fellowship with the personality of Deity is the eternal. goal of universe ascension." ~ The Urantia Book, (112:2.8)

Tabamantia

- (tab ah man' chah). An agondonter finaliter who survived the experience of the first rebellion ever in the universes of time and space. Currently serves as chief of universe directors responsible for the periodic inspection of all life-modification worlds in the local universe of Nebadon. ~ The Urantia Book, (49:5.5); (73:0.3); 1189:1, (108:3.5)

Teherma

- (teh her' mah). A Persian businessman in Amathus in early A.D. 27 who, despite Simon Peter's fumbled attempts to present the gospel teachings, responded to Jesus and entered the kingdom. ~ The Urantia Book, (141:6.1)

Tenskwatawa

- (tens kwah' tah wah). A teacher of the Shawnee Indian Nation who in the early 1800's accurately predicted the eclipse of the sun, thereby contributing to the evolutionary process of replacing shamanic conjuring with science. ~ The Urantia Book, (90:2.9)

tertiaphim

- (tur' she ah fim). The second order of angelic ministering spirits of the superuniverses who are children of the Infinite Spirit. These high angels function as the staff of the Creator Son until the Bright and Morning Star is personalized, and act as liaison ministers between the Creator Son and the Ancients of Days. ~ The Urantia Book, (28:1.1)

Tiglath

- (tig' lath). The young man whom Jesus picked to accompany and assist him during his six-week sojourn on Mount Hermon in A.D. 25 during which Jesus completed psychic circle mastery, fully realized his divine nature, settled the Lucifer rebellion, and attained sovereignty over the local universe. ~ The Urantia Book, (134:8.1)

tranosta

- (trah nohs' tah). The transcendental energy system operating from the upper level of Paradise in connection with absonite peoples. ~ The Urantia Book, (42:2.17)

triata

- (try ah' tah). The energy-matter systems of Havona, which are threefold in organization and are responsive to linear gravity. ~ The Urantia Book, (11:8.7); (42:2.15)

triodity

- (try odd' i tee). Any of several triune relationships on the level of the existential Absolutes, not including the Father, which are directly involved in the cosmic appearance of the experiential Deities (Supreme, Ultimate, and Absolute). ~ The Urantia Book, (104:5.1)

Tut

- (like but). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff. (see Ang). Tut headed the governors of advanced tribal relations. ~ The Urantia Book, (66:5.21)

Ultimata

- (uhl tee may' tah). Energy systems disclosing response to Paradise (absolute) gravity, but not to linear gravity. ~ The Urantia Book, (11:8.6); (42:2.12)

ultimaton

- (uhl' tim ah tahn). An energy particle which is the primary unit of material existence, 100 of which combine to form a single electron. Ultimatons are not responsive to linear gravity, but are subject to Paradise gravity. ~ The Urantia Book, (42:3.3); (41:9.2); (42:6.1)

Umajor

- (you may' jor). The architectural sphere which is the capital of Splandon, the major sector of our superuniverse of Orvonton to which Nebadon belongs. Full name is Umajor the fifth (see Orvonton). ~ The Urantia Book, (15:7.9)

Uminor

- (you my' nor). The architectural sphere which is the capital of Ensa, the minor sector of our superuniverse of Orvonton to which Nebadon belongs. Full name is Uminor the third (see Orvonton). ~ The Urantia Book, (15:7.8)

Univitatia

- (you nih vih tay' shah). A residential order of nonreproducing beings, created by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit, who constitute the permanent population of and minister to the constellation headquarters worlds. ~ The Urantia Book, (37:9.4)

Urantia

- (you ran' chah). The name by which our world (planet) is known in the universes (see Orvonton). ~ The Urantia Book, (0:0.1)

Usatia

- (you say' shah). The chief of all Census Directors in Orvonton. Created by the Infinite Spirit, Census Directors register the existence (birth and death ) of all will creatures in the universe of universes (see Salsatia). ~ The Urantia Book, (24:2.5)

Uversa

- (you vur' sah). The architectural and headquarters world of the seventh superuniverse, Orvonton, of which our local universe, Nebadon, is a part. Those member's of the Urantia revelatory commission who were superuniverse personalities came from Uversa (see Orvonton). ~ The Urantia Book, (0:0.5); (15:7.10)

Van

- (like can). One of the 100 corporeal members of the staff of Caligastia (see Ang); headed the supreme court of tribal coordination and racial cooperation. He was one of the 40 members of the 100 who did not join the rebellion, remaining loyal to Michael's government. Van remained on the planet, in cooperation with Amadon, until the arrival of Adam and Eve, a period of almost 150,000 years during which time these two leaders were sustained by Melchizedek life ministry and the tree of life. ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 67, Section 4)

Vanites

- (van' ites). The descendants of Van who were in turn the ancestors of the Assyrians in the regions of northern Mesopotamia near Lake Van and Mount Ararat. ~ The Urantia Book, (77:4.9)

Veluntia

- (vee luhn' chah). One of the largest suns in Orvonton. ~ The Urantia Book, (41:4.6)

Vevona

- (vee voh' nah). Chief, during Adam's time, of the souls of peace, a corps of seraphic ministers belonging to the angelic order of planetary helpers. The angel who announced to the worlds the birth of Michael as the human Jesus, and who now serves on the staff of the resident governor general. ~ The Urantia Book, (39:5.5)

Vicegerington

- (vice jair' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. This is the home sphere of those beings who take origin in the actions of the Father and the Son. ~ The Urantia Book, (13:1.11)

Vilton

- (vill' ton). A tertiary Lanonandek Son now serving under Lanaforge as secretary of the Lanonandek ministry of Satania. ~ The Urantia Book, (45:3.1)

Vorondadek

- (voh ron' da deck). The second order of local universe Sons of God created by the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit. These beings, one million in number in Nebadon, are also known as "Constellation Fathers", since they serve in threes as heads of the 100 constellation governments in the local universes (in addition to other local universe functions). ~ The Urantia Book, (Paper 35, Section 5)

Wolvering

- (wool' vur ing). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. ~ The Urantia Book, (32:2.12)

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"We are fully cognizant of the difficulties of our assignment; we recognize the impossibility of fully translating the language of the concepts of divinity and eternity into the symbols of the language of the finite concepts of the mortal mind. But we know that there dwells within the human mind a fragment of God, and that there sojourns with the human soul the Spirit of Truth; and we further know that these spirit forces conspire to enable material man to grasp the reality of spiritual values and to comprehend the philosophy of universe meanings. But even more certainly we know that these spirits of the Divine Presence are able to assist man in the spiritual appropriation of all truth contributory to the enhancement of the ever-progressing reality of personal, religious experience God-consciousness." ~ The Urantia Book, (0:12.12)

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