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As Seen on TV: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Presently there are a number of long running television series proposing that extraterrestrial life may exist; if it does, there are scientists, artists, and futurists around the globe who desire to make contact with it. Two of the prominent research organizations engaged in this quest are SETI [the Search for extraterrestrial Intelligence] and IETI [an Invitation to Extraterrestrial Intelligence].

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence [SETI] is an exploratory scientific organization that seeks evidence of life in the universe by looking for some signature of its technology using radio telescopes and other astronomical monitoring equipment. The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education, and public outreach. Located in Mountain View, CA. research is conducted in three centers: the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, the Center for Education, and the Center for Public Outreach. SETI has a passion for discovery, and for sharing knowledge as scientific ambassadors to the public, the press, and the government. Today SETI employs over 130 scientists and support staff.

The second organization is Invitation to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence [IETI], which has issued an invitation through the internet to any extraterrestrial Intelligence having the capability to read it in hopes of establishing a constructive dialog between humanity and our cosmic companions. The individuals issuing this invitation to make ET’s acquaintance appear to be reputable scientists and noteworthy individuals; they appear to be sincere, intelligent people in the quest for concrete affirmation that we are not alone in the universe.

The intent of this article is to alert truth seekers that there is already evidence that extraterrestrials exist and the questions these and other organizations are seeking answers to have been addressed and specifically answered through the teachings in one monumental book first published in 1955, The Urantia Book, which provides plausible explanation to assure us that we are not alone in the universe and that it is friendly, that life on other planets does exist, and that our destiny is glorious. The Urantia Book provides reasonable teachings regarding past, present and future contact with extraterrestrials.

Our earth has been visited, and is still constantly being visited, by beings that are not of this world. The universes teem with personalities and there are countless inhabited planets out there. [Reference links to the text are provided throughout this article.]

What is Intelligence?

According to the SETI site Legg and Hutter define universal intelligence as the time discounted reward (value) obtained by a unit (agent) over the set of computable reward summable environments, weighted by the simplicity (inverse exponentiated Kolmogorov complexity) of the environment. It is recognized by learning to learn, speed of adaptation, discovering low­dimensional compressed structures and regularities, allowing manipulation and prediction of the environment, representing the world internally as a model and using this to plan.

The Urantia Book defines intelligent life as: “Life is really a process which takes place between the organism (selfhood) and its environment. The personality imparts value of identity and meanings of continuity to this organismal-environmental association. Thus it will be recognized that the phenomenon of stimulus-response is not a mere mechanical process since the personality functions as a factor in the total situation. It is ever true that mechanisms are innately passive; organisms, inherently active.”

Communicating With ET

Listed on the IETI website are the following ten questions for extraterrestrials to reply to:

1. Tell us about yourself. We are interested in many details, including what star or planet you originally came from, how and when you (or your predecessors) traveled here, your mission or purposes, your individual history or background, your physical form, and your relationship to your home civilization.

2. We wish to learn about the culture or civilization from which you have come, or the group or species of which you are a member. Please tell us about its key characteristics:

• the grand sweep of your history and cultural evolution;
• your greatest achievements, struggles, and mistakes;
• your major current projects, challenges, dangers, fears, and hopes;
• the next probable stages in your development;
• your technological capacities;
• how you communicate;
• your core values and purposes, and what you consider most important of all;
• your motivations and emotions;
• ethics, morality, spirituality;
• ideas, thinking, creating knowledge, learning, teaching;
• your philosophy and world view;
• beauty, nature, art, music;
• relationships, love, reproduction, death;
• governance, social organization, conflict resolution;
• freedom, responsibilities, work, rewards;
• the extent of your diversity, and whether differences are treasured, tolerated, or rejected.
3. Who else lives in our galaxy and beyond? What sorts of interaction do they have with one another? What sorts of joint ventures are they engaged in? In what ways are we similar to others in our galaxy, and different from them? What is humanity’s place in the galactic community and in the cosmos?

4. What else should we do to achieve contact with other forms of extraterrestrial intelligence? Have any other forms of ETI visited our solar system in recent years? Does any dangerous or hostile form of ETI pose any threat to us?

5. Toward what long-term future or ultimate destination is the universe heading? Why do life and the universe exist; what is the point of it all? How can we best find meaning and purpose in the universe? What is your understanding of any genuine religious, spiritual, transpersonal, and psychic aspects of reality? What still baffles or puzzles you about the universe?

6. What is your assessment of us? How well are we doing at day-to-day effectiveness, governance, fairness, truth-telling, caring, and harmony? At ensuring our long-term flourishing? At discovering and synthesizing knowledge that is deeply important?

7. If humans achieved their maximum positive potential what could we become?

8. What path can lead human society to achieve its potential? In other words, how can human civilization move toward a positive long-term future? As part of this, how can we eliminate warfare, weapons, and violence?

9. What can individual human beings contribute to the universe? What is your advice on the purposes, passions, meaning, love, and learning that should be at the core of individual human lives?

10. What additional knowledge about us would you like? What baffles or puzzles you about us? What other sorts of things would you like from us? What can we contribute to you that would be of value to you?


A Flaw in the Basic Scientific Presumption

As you might see from the above questions, IETI is looking for this contact to occur with physical beings at some future time. In our view, it is questionable whether there will ever be other real extraterrestrial contact like what is being anticipated; but the actual contact and the answers to these and many other significant questions can be studied and evaluated right here and now; it could take a millennium or more for us to assimilate and to put into practice what the ET authors of The Urantia Book have already bestowed.

If The Urantia Book is factual, then why would intelligent beings continue to impart what was previously conferred? Before we are ready for further contact it may be up to us earthlings to uplift our thoughts and our diverse cultures by discovering the message, understanding it, and incorporating its teachings into our science, religion and philosophy.

While science is compelled to search for all of its answers in the material creation many answers can only come from the spirit counterpart.

Although religion and spirituality are mentioned by IETI, the scientific search is focused on contact from physical beings like us. The extraterrestrial contact we’ve received through The Urantia Book wasn’t physical, but a physical result was produced through that contact providing precisely that “inspiring, aesthetic, spiritual, deeply moving and meaningful interaction” mentioned as the goal of physical contact.

The foundation of the universe is material, but the essence of life is spirit. The Father of spirits is also the ancestor of universes… The Urantia Book, (42:1.1)

The main difference between the IETI-listed benefits of such contact and the teachings of The Urantia Book is that scientists are looking to connect extraterrestrial physical beings with some few worthy individuals here when in fact The Urantia Book teaches that every intelligent being is as worthy as any other for spiritual guidance. The extraterrestrial knowledge that has been given is available to anyone with the acumen or desire to accept its gift.

We here on earth may consider ourselves as somewhat isolated, somewhat in the dark, somewhat on our own–some may even feel like we are an orphan planet out here on the fringes of a vast universe–a universe that is being revealed to our wondering eyes on a regular basis through the technology of our space programs. And to purely material eyes this may seem to be the case; but through the gift of revelation, which has been given to us multiple times [The Five Epochal Revelations], and now again in the form of The Urantia Book, we are assured that far from being orphans, we are beloved members of the vast spiritual civilization called the Kingdom of Heaven. When Jesus walked the earth he told his followers it was at hand; even now, the benefits and privileges of the spiritual domain are available to any who seek them. The Urantia Book revelation makes the way plain, and helps us get to know some of the off-planet players who have made this revelation possible and who continue to fellowship us–now, and into eternity.

What Does The Urantia Book Teach?

About Extraterrestrial Life:

A most intriguing chapter of The Urantia Book is titled “Government on a Neighboring Planet” in which the social and cultural aspects of a planet of material beings like us are described. However, the meeting of such material beings, even those from neighboring planets, is highly unlikely.

The Urantia Book was indicted by spirit beings who can and do make contact with material worlds. For that reason we will concentrate the answers to the IETI questions upon the spirit beings and personalities who have made contact with us. However, not all beings who visit us are spiritual; some have been decidedly material: for example Adam and Eve, Melchizedek, and Michael of Nebadon [aka Jesus of Nazareth]. While one may not automatically think of these beings as ETs, they truly are not of this world, with the notable and unique exception of Jesus, who is both a true human being and a Divine spiritual Son of God!

About order and stability in the universe:

There is stability [God upholds all things] in the midst of apparent instability. There is an underlying order and security in the midst of the energy upheavals and the physical cataclysms of the starry realms.

About Life:

Life cannot be created artificially [scientists will forever be powerless to create...] by human beings.

Life is not an inherent aspect of the material universe; it is conferred by deity and bestowed by spirit [life is both material and spiritual].

The bestowal of life renders material-energy systems capable of self-perpetuation, self-propagation, and self-adaptation.

Life is constructed according to plans [Life does not originate spontaneously...] 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.

The foundation of the universe is material, but the essence of life is spirit. The Father of spirits is also the ancestor of universes… The Urantia Book, (42:1.1)

Specific teachings relating to the questions that IETI have posed are addressed in The Urantia Book in the following manner. While this is not an exhaustive display of all possible replies to the questions posed, the following quotes will give the reader a starting place; click on the links to read the supporting paragraphs:

Urantia Book Answers to IETI Questions

Q1. Tell us about yourself.
Who are these authors of the Urantia Papers? [See also the listing at the end of this article.]
Brilliant Evening Star
Chief of Archangels
Chief of Evening Stars [Gavalia]
Chief of Urantia Midwayers
Chief of Seraphim Stationed on Urantia
Divine Counselor
Life Carrier
Machiventa Melchizedek
Malavatia Melchizedek
Manovandet Melchizedek
Mantutia Melchizedek [Director of the Revelatory Commission]
Midwayer Commission
Mighty Messenger
One High in Authority
One Without Name and Number
Perfector of Wisdom
Secondary Lanonandek
Solitary Messenger
Solonia–The seraphic Voice in the Garden
Universal Censor
Vorondadek Son

Despite the statement in The Urantia Book, that it cannot even begin to exhaust the story of the living creatures, creators, eventuators, and still-otherwise-existent beings who live, worship and serve in the universes, like in the list above, its pages reveal a total of 132 groups of personalities and of individuals. 
Q2. Tell us about the ET culture; the grand sweep of their history and cultural evolution;

There are permanent residents of planet earth, some of whom have been here for hundreds of thousands of years; they do not die. Although existing just outside the range of the human senses, they can occasionally make themselves visible to humans. They are called midway creatures. It was under their direction that the text of The Urantia Book was produced.

Midwayers are numbered, rather than named; the midway culture is stable and purposeful; their record-keeping and memory preserve important events in earth’s history. It is they who recorded the life of Jesus intact, as it happened.

A high order of spirit beings capable of becoming physical are the Melchizedeks, divine Sons of God; friendly and wise intermediaries between the spiritual and material worlds.

Vorondadeks [Every quarantined or isolated world has a Vorondadek...] are an order of spirit beings who “rule in the kingdoms of men.” On our world, torn by rebellion, a Vorondadek Son has been on duty for several hundreds of thousands of years.

• their greatest achievements, struggles, and mistakes;

In the hierarchy of spirit beings, the Melchizedeks are well-nigh perfect in wisdom, but they are not always infallible in judgment.
Mighty Messengers are a class of perfected mortals who have proven to be loyal to universe governance in the face of rebellion.
Most spirit beings progress from lower stages of existence. And in the contemplation of their long existence, spirit beings enjoy humor as a way of keeping a healthy perspective.
Those Without Name and Number are spirit beings comprehending the eternal purpose of God in a way that transcends the ability of mortal beings. They are named [like us].
The highest orders of spirit beings engaged in revealing truth to the planets are Perfectors of Wisdom, Divine Counselors, and Universal Censors.
Seraphic voices of the Garden of Eden are angelic helpers who were of invaluable aid to Adam and Eve. To humans angels are invisible spirit beings.
A Midwayer speaks [Acknowledgment...]: How and why the revelation of the life and teachings of Jesus was given to the people of earth.

• their major current projects, challenges, dangers, fears, and hopes;

The record of the existence of every human being is carefully kept by spirit beings, personality record keepers [The Worlds of the Archangels...] These records span even the eternal career.
Most spirit beings are as challenged to see us, as we are to see them.
Thought Adjusters are a special kind of spirit that dwell within every human mind–they are an actual FRAGMENT OF God himself–a “spark” of infinity. During a lifetime, they create a potentially immortal spirit counterpart of each person...all worthwhile attributes are preserved.
• the next probable stages in their development;
Development of midsonite creatures.
The next probable stage for midway creature development.
Greater or lesser spirit destinies.
Destiny of a Mighty Messenger, onetime mortals in the flesh like us.
• their technological capacities;
Spirit beings pass through ordinary matter, which they perceive as unreal.
Gravitational forces used for transit to overcome the handicaps of great stretches of time and unimaginable distances.
Velocities attainable by spirit beings:
• The travel velocity for Solitary Messengers.
• The personal element of time and space travel.
There are 1,111 loyal secondary midwayers engaged in important missions on earth... they have certain definite powers over material things, time and space, not excepting the beasts of the realm.
“In observing a transport seraphim being made ready to receive a passenger for interplanetary transit, there may be seen what are apparently “double sets of wings extending from the head to the foot of the angel. In reality these wings are energy insulators–friction shields.”
While some spirit beings are able to visit the material worlds, they live on constructed architectural spheres.
• how they communicate;
Urantia is served by twelve technicians of interplanetary and interuniverse communication.
Solitary Messengers are not isolated in their service; they are constantly in touch with the wealth of the intellect of all creation as they are capable of “listening in” on all the broadcasts of the realms of their sojourn.
The Solitary Messengers are able to function as emergency lines of communication throughout remote space regions.
Solitary Messengers, by means of their personal prerogatives of communication, are somewhat independent of space.
Midwayers vary greatly in their abilities to make contact with the seraphim above and with their human cousins below.
Midwayers converse with celestial travelers to learn about the far places of the universe.
Gabriel maintains contact with all phases of universe life and affairs through the Brilliant Evening Stars.
Think what it means in the economy of a superuniverse to be able to turn, as it were, to a living mirror and therein to see and therewith to hear the certain responses of another being a thousand or a hundred thousand light-years distant and to do all this instantly and unerringly.
Tertiary seconaphim –angelic beings fully and freely reflective of the sure knowledge and certain wisdom at the crossroads of time
When your world is once more restored to the reflective circuits concerned, much of the work of interplanetary and interuniverse communication [We are denied the full privilege...] will be greatly simplified and expedited.
• their core values and purposes, and what they consider most important of all;
Guidelines for spirit ministry to mortals [teamwork].
The core value and purpose [The entire organization of high spirits,...] of progressive ascension and perfection attainment: “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”
Solitary Messengers delight in service.
• their motivations and emotions;
Angels intellectually understand mortal life, struggles and spiritual difficulties. They love humans.
The abiding affection of angels for humans.
• ethics, morality, spirituality;
Those High in Authority are spirit 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.
Those High in Authority present the cause of justice in behalf of our errors of judgment
• ideas, thinking, creating knowledge, learning, teaching;
“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.” A Divine Counselor speaks with authority [Presented by a Divine Counselor,...].
The nearest approach to the union of the human viewpoint and the divine attitude.
The real purpose of universe education [Truth is coherent,...].
• their philosophy and world view;
Spirit teachings regarding the philosophy of living:
“All truth—material, philosophic, or spiritual—is both beautiful and good.
“...a high order of love...” Teachings about truth, beauty, and goodness.
• beauty, nature, art, music;
Celestial artisans proffer help to the naturally gifted individuals of the mortal races.
There are over one hundred thousand different modes of sound, color, and energy manipulation, techniques analogous to the human employment of musical instruments.
Among the various divisional and universe headquarters worlds may be found the unique order of composite spirit personalities denominated the celestial artisans. These beings are the master artists and artisans of the morontia and lower spirit realms who are engaged in morontia embellishment and in spiritual beautification. [Note: please see this link to understand the revealed concept of morontia]
Spirit melodies are not material sounds.
There are seven groups of the heavenly reproducers.
There are cities “whose builder and maker is God.”
The home designers and builders—spirit beings who construct and remodel the abodes assigned to individuals and working groups of spirits.
Promoters of oratory. In the language of Nebadon we could, in a half hour’s address, cover the subject matter of the entire lifetime of a Urantia mortal.
• relationships, love, reproduction, death;
Mighty Messengers are useful and sympathetic ministers, understanding messengers, for service on any world of space and to any creature of time.
The midsonite creatures live and function as reproducing beings. They can hardly be reckoned as mortal or immortal, human or divine. But like midwayers, they never die.
The ethics and morals of religion.
The 161,432,840 Material Sons and Daughters [Adams and Eves] are the highest type of sex beings found in the evolving universes.
• governance, social organization, conflict resolution;
Those without Name and Number are especially qualified to sit in judgment and to render opinions when a spiritual viewpoint is desirable.
The grand corps of Trinity administrators, rulers, executives, advisers, counselors, and judges.
Stationary Sons of the Trinity act on any level of universe administration or adjudication that may be required by time-space conditions.
Every quarantined or isolated world [such as Urantia] has a Vorondadek Son acting as an observer.
The Union of Souls are reflectors of the ideals and status of ethical relationships.
The significance that Urantia has become a divisional headquarters for angelic activities.
• freedom, responsibilities, work, rewards;
Work of the secondary midway creatures includes acts previously ascribed to angels.
Responsibilities of the midwayers, who have a “kinship interest” in earth’s destiny.
Work of One without Name or Number on evolving inhabited planets.
Deity fostering the ascension of the material creatures to higher and higher levels of spiritual attainment.
Deity in the form of the Holy Spirit and the indwelling presence of God working in human beings.
Spirit beings and spirit ascenders live and work on physical spheres.
What the revelators teach about liberty and freedom.
The chief work of midwayers concerns the planetary reserve corps of destiny, from which The Urantia Book arose.
• the extent of their diversity, and whether differences are treasured, tolerated, or rejected;
The versatility of the Perfectors of Wisdom allows them to participate in service to ascendant beings.
How the universal economy works... throughout the eternal career you will never encounter monotony of inaction or stagnation of personality.

Q3. Who else lives in our galaxy and beyond?
The worlds teem with angels and men and other highly personal beings, but not all can traverse space and time easily.
Solitary Messengers [almost 7,690 trillion] and other spirit beings.
Personalities revealed in The Urantia Book.

Q4. What should be done to achieve contact with extraterrestrial intelligence?
An extraterrestrial connection of the highest order is within each one of us. It’s up to us to recognize the connection and to accept the fact that it exists.
There lives within each of us a fragment of infinity.
Worship experience in Divine communication is realized on four levels: the intellectual, the morontial, the spiritual, and the personal.

• Does any dangerous or hostile form of ETI pose any threat to us?
The universe is friendly to every child of the eternal God.
The true meaning and practice of the Golden Rule fills believers with an “assurance of a friendly universe.”
Said Jesus: “I do not believe that real harm can befall me.”
While the spirit administration is friendly, material beings on other worlds could possibly be belligerent, which is further reason why it’s very rare for physical beings from one world to interact with beings on another–the superior culture would always dominate the inferior.

Q5. Toward what long-term future or ultimate destination is the universe heading?
The myriads of planetary systems were all made to be eventually inhabited by many different types of intelligent creatures.
The age of light and life is the final evolutionary attainment of a universe of time and space.
Most human beings can achieve the supernal and divine goal which the infinite God has set for them.

Q6. What is their assessment of us?

It is entirely possible for human beings, starting out as they do on this planet, to attain the supernal and divine goal that God has set for them.

Q7. If humans achieved their maximum positive potential, what could we become?
The estimate of greatness varies from sphere to sphere.
The goal of eternity is ahead! The adventure of divinity attainment lies before you! The race for perfection is on! whosoever will may enter, and certain victory will crown the efforts of every human being who will run the race of faith and trust.
No matter how lowly your origin, if you have ability and the gift of expression, you will gain adequate recognition and receive due appreciation as you ascend upward.
Many ambitions to excel which tantalize mortals will not persist [But every human being should remember...] with these mortals in the morontia and spirit careers.
Before ascending mortals leave the local universe, they will be satiated respecting every intellectual, artistic, and social longing or true ambition which ever characterized their existence.

Q8. What path can lead human society to achieve its potential?
When mortal man fuses with an actual fragment of the Father, no limit can ever be placed upon the destiny of such an unprecedented and unimaginable partnership.

Q9. What can individual human beings contribute to the universe? What is your advice on the purposes, passions, meaning, love, and learning that should be at the core of individual human lives?
All creatures and all Creators contribute to the spirit person of the evolving God, the Supreme Being [Man’s urge...].
Time is the one universal endowment of all will creatures; it is the “one talent” intrusted to all intelligent beings.
The highest happiness is indissolubly linked with spiritual progress. Spiritual growth yields lasting joy, peace which passes all understanding.

Q10. What additional knowledge about us would they like? What baffles or puzzles them about us?
Answered by a Solitary Messenger, who wonders why we are not more engaged with our divine indweller, whose only function is to strengthen and cheer us through our earthly life.

The Urantia Book Further Teaches:
The universe is neither mechanical nor magical; it is a creation of mind and a mechanism of law.
• Spirit beings and their physical counterparts have visited, and continue to visit, earth. The realm of spirit, the nonphysical aspect of creation, oversees, administers, and guides all physical manifestations from atomic particles to galaxies, from inorganic material to living beings, and from space and time to infinity and eternity. Spirit beings are responsible for the overcontrol of the physical universe; they initiate and guide the creation of planets, stars, star systems, and galaxies, the purpose of which is to provide incubators for the evolution of life. We may not readily see definite origins, but we certainly can see the orderliness and predictability of the material universe. From this, we can easily deduce both a physical and a spiritual “minded” creation.
Life is not an accidental chemical reaction; it is designed and planned by beings whose purpose is to be the designers and implementers of life for all of creation. The life on any given inhabitable world is designed and created specifically for the conditions of that world. When suitable conditions for life are found on an evolutionary world it is implanted as single-celled organisms and allowed to evolve naturally over vast spans of time. The cosmos is the nursery for trillions of inhabited planets.
• As Jesus told us, “In my Father’s house are many mansions.” It is intended that material worlds, like earth, evolve naturally, without outside physical contact, without the life of one inhabited world interfering with the life on another. The “many mansions,” worlds inhabited by those who have died on material worlds, are both material and spiritual. Life on material worlds is designed to unfold naturally and without intervention. Despite the trillions of inhabited worlds, physical contact between them is rare. Even though real spiritual growth is possible and desirable on the material worlds such as ours, in a time to come, after we leave this world, we will mingle on the spirit worlds, not on these physical ones.

About itself, The Urantia Book has this to say:

These 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.

Credentials of the Revelation:

The Urantia Papers were indicted by ETs in the year 1934, the book consists of four parts containing these Papers. At the conclusion of each PART, the authority for providing it is provided, as follows:

• PART I. The Central and Superuniverses. These thirty-one papers depicting the nature of Deity, the reality of Paradise, the organization and working of the central and superuniverses, the personalities of the grand universe, and the high destiny of evolutionary mortals, were sponsored, formulated, and put into English by a high commission consisting of twenty-four Orvonton administrators acting in accordance with a mandate issued by the Ancients of Days of Uversa directing that we should do this on Urantia, 606 of Satania, in Norlatiadek of Nebadon, in the year A.D. 1934.

• PART II. The Local Universe. Sponsored by a Nebadon Corps of Local Universe Personalities acting by authority of Gabriel of Salvington. These twenty-five papers are a series of presentations by various authors, having been sponsored as a group by a commission of Nebadon personalities numbering twelve and acting under the direction of Mantutia Melchizedek. We indited these narratives and put them in the English language, by a technique authorized by our superiors, in the year 1934 of Urantia time.

• PART III. The History of Urantia. Sponsored by a Corps of Local Universe Personalities acting by authority of Gabriel of Salvington, narrates the history of Urantia down to the time of Michael’s appearance on earth in the likeness of mortal flesh. These sixty-three papers were authorized by a Nebadon commission of twelve acting under the direction of Mantutia Melchizedek. We indited these narratives and put them in the English language, by a technique authorized by our superiors, in the year A.D. 1935 of Urantia time.

• PART IV. The Life and Teachings of Jesus. Ninety-seven papers, sponsored by a commission of twelve Urantia midwayers acting under the supervision of a Melchizedek revelatory director.

NOTE: At the end of each of the first 119 Papers, the authors provide statements about themselves. See the list of authors above.

Additional Authorization Caveats:

Indited by an Orvonton Divine Counselor, Chief of the Corps of Superuniverse Personalities assigned to portray on Urantia the truth concerning the Paradise Deities and the universe of universes.

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 UniversalFather. I portray the reality and truth of the Father’s nature and attributes with unchallengeable authority; I know whereof I speak.

The above are fundamentals of The Urantia Book relating to extraterrestrial contact.

Having scrutinized the content of the book in-depth we believe it meets all the criteria established for contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. Scientifically minded, logical and critical thinkers’ first inclination may be to scoff and think this is another of those mind tricks we humans continuously play on themselves—that this relates to channeled material or some other kind of subconscious human mind upwellings. We are fully aware of channeled material, psychic manifestations and the workings of the subconscious mind; The Urantia Book is none of those. Will scientifically minded, logical thinkers be willing to dismiss this possibility without in-depth scrutiny for themselves?

In spite of The Urantia Book originating from extraterrestrial sources its contents provide the answers to mankind’s most challenging and foremost questions; it has the power to transform individuals, communities, nations, and the planet.

Please determine for yourselves whether, as we believe, the sought after contact hasn’t already occurred. We recommend that you read The Urantia Book.


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