Supernaphim are the ministering spirits of Paradise and the central universe; they are the highest order of the lowest group of the children of the Infinite Spirit—the angelic hosts. Such ministering spirits are to be encountered from the Isle of Paradise to the worlds of time and space. No major part of the organized and inhabited creation is without their services. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:0.1)

The supernaphim are the skilled ministers to all types of beings who sojourn on Paradise and in the central universe. These high angels are created in three major orders: primary, secondary, and tertiary. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:2.1)

The three orders of supernaphim serve in the Paradise-Havona system. Primary or Paradise supernaphim are created by the Infinite Spirit. The secondary and tertiary orders, serving in Havona, are respectively the offspring of the Master Spirits and of the Spirits of the Circuits. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:1.5)

Primary supernaphim...divide their ministry about equally between certain groups of the Paradise Citizens and the ever-enlarging corps of ascendant pilgrims. These angels of the eternal Isle are highly efficacious in furthering the essential training of both groups of Paradise dwellers. They contribute much that is helpful to the mutual understanding of these two unique orders of universe creatures—the one being the highest type of divine and perfect will creature, and the other, the perfected evolution of the lowest type of will creature in all the universe of universes. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:2.2)

Primary supernaphim are the supernal servants of the Deities on the eternal Isle of Paradise. Never have they been known to depart from the paths of light and righteousness. ~ The Urantia Book, (27:0.1)

Secondary supernaphim are the directors of the affairs of ascending beings on the seven circuits of Havona. They are equally concerned in ministering to the educational training of numerous orders of Paradise Citizens who sojourn for long periods on the world circuits of the central creation, but we may not discuss this phase of their service. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:2.4)

From among the tertiary supernaphim in Havona, certain of the senior chief recorders are chosen as Custodians of Records, as keepers of the formal archives of the Isle of Light, those archives which stand in contrast to the living records of registry in the minds of the custodians of knowledge, sometimes designated the "living library of Paradise." ~ The Urantia Book, (25:5.1)

Every occurrence of significance in the organized and inhabited creation is a matter of record....and this historic and cumulative story of the universe of universes is in the custody of these exalted tertiary supernaphim. ~ The Urantia Book, (25:5.3)

From eternity the primary supernaphim have served on the Isle of Light...These high angels now minister chiefly in the following seven orders of service:

  1. Conductors of Worship.
  2. Masters of Philosophy.
  3. Custodians of Knowledge.
  4. Directors of Conduct.
  5. Interpreters of Ethics.
  6. Chiefs of Assignment.
  7. Instigators of Rest. ~ The Urantia Book, (27:0.3)

According to their periodic assignment to the ministry of the ascending pilgrims, secondary supernaphim work in the following seven groups:

  1. Pilgrim Helpers.
  2. Supremacy Guides.
  3. Trinity Guides.
  4. Son Finders.
  5. Father Guides.
  6. Counselors and Advisers.
  7. Complements of Rest. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:4.2)

That corps of tertiary supernaphim which is chiefly assigned to the service of the pilgrims of time is classified as follows:

  1. The Harmony Supervisors.
  2. The Chief Recorders.
  3. The Broadcasters.
  4. The Messengers.
  5. The Intelligence Co-ordinators.
  6. The Transport Personalities. ~ The Urantia Book, (26:3.3)

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