Here's another interesting article that appears to corroborate some of the cosmology that is taught in The Urantia Book. The article is titled: Is the Universe Spinning?by Ray Villard, and it caught my attention. Here's one intriguing paragraph:
"Looking northward, above the plane of our Milky Way, he found that more than half of the spirals were spinning in a counterclockwise direction in the sky. This overabundance seems small, only seven percent of the total observed galaxy sample. But the odds of it being purely due to chance are a one in a million say the researchers.
"If the whole universe is rotating, then an excess number of galaxies on the opposite part of the sky, below the galactic plane, should be whirling in a clockwise direction. And indeed they are according to a separate 1991 survey of 8287 spiral galaxies in the southern galactic hemisphere."
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Short answer to the question posed is - Yes, the universe IS spinning
Not all of us who read The Urantia Book are science-minded, but the cosmology in the book is accessible even to those of us who are not. The amazing thing about the universe as it is presented in The Urantia Book is that it is comprehensible, even to the casual reader. Why? Because the universe is mind-made and personality managed ... and this is another evidence for the existence of God, the author of personality:
From The Urantia Book:
1:6.7 To assume that the universe can be known, that it is intelligible, is to assume that the universe is mind made and personality managed. Man's mind can only perceive the mind phenomena of other minds, be they human or superhuman. If man's personality can experience the universe, there is a divine mind and an actual personality somewhere concealed in that universe.
Over the years, there has been a lot of speculation among Urantia Book readers about just what is being seen by our powerful space telesopes, like Hubble. But this idea of the clockwise and counterclockwise movements of space bodies and entire galaxies, nebula, and entire universes will be nothing new to readers of the revelation.
In reading this article, one might wonder whether they astronomers are seeing an overlap between our superuniverse of Orvonton and one of the outer space levels ... these do travel in seemingly opposite directions.
It is exciting to be alive during these years of human exploration of the heavens, and to be privy to the thrilling celestial astronomy of The Urantia Book. It is very exciting to see human science catching up, and validating so much of The Urantia Book, that otherwise could never be validated, were it not for these modern explorations.
I won't try to delve into all the science in this article but I do invite you to read the article cited above, and then to compare what you read with some of these passages given below, which discuss the seemingly mysterious movements of the vast celestial pageantry that is the Master Universe
11:7.9 This alternate zoning of the master universe, in association with the alternate clockwise and counterclockwise flow of the galaxies, is a factor in the stabilization of physical gravity designed to prevent the accentuation of gravity pressure to the point of disruptive and dispersive activities. Such an arrangement exerts antigravity influence and acts as a brake upon otherwise dangerous velocities.
12:4.14 Although your spectroscopic estimations of astronomic velocities are fairly reliable when applied to the starry realms belonging to your superuniverse and its associate superuniverses, such reckonings with reference to the realms of outer space are wholly unreliable. Spectral lines are displaced from the normal towards the violet by an approaching star; likewise these lines are displaced towards the red by a receding star. Many influences interpose to make it appear that the recessional velocity of the external universes increases at the rate of more than one hundred miles a second for every million light-years increase in distance. By this method of reckoning, subsequent to the perfection of more powerful telescopes, it will appear that these far-distant systems are in flight from this part of the universe at the unbelievable rate of more than thirty thousand miles a second. But this apparent speed of recession is not real; it results from numerous factors of error embracing angles of observation and other time-space distortions.
12:4.15 But the greatest of all such distortions arises because the vast universes of outer space in the realms next to the domains of the seven superuniverses seem to be revolving in a direction opposite to that of the grand universe. That is, these myriads of nebulae and their accompanying suns and spheres are at the present time revolving clockwise about the central creation. The seven superuniverses revolve about Paradise in a counterclockwise direction. It appears that the second outer universe of galaxies, like the seven superuniverses, revolves counterclockwise about Paradise. And the astronomic observers of Uversa think they detect evidence of revolutionary movements in a third outer belt of far-distant space which are beginning to exhibit directional tendencies of a clockwise nature.
15:1.2 We have long since discovered that the seven superuniverses traverse a great ellipse, a gigantic and elongated circle. Your solar system and other worlds of time are not plunging headlong, without chart and compass, into unmapped space. The local universe to which your system belongs is pursuing a definite and well-understood counterclockwise course around the vast swing that encircles the central universe. This cosmic path is well charted and is just as thoroughly known to the superuniverse star observers as the orbits of the planets constituting your solar system are known to Urantia astronomers.
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