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What makes the morontial worlds different from the higher worlds described in the concept of an astral plane?

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The astral plane, also called the astral realm or the astral world, is a plane of existence postulated by classical, medieval, oriental, and esoteric philosophies and mystery religions.[1] It is the world of the celestial spheres, crossed by the soul in its astral body on the way to being born and after death, and is generally believed to be populated by angels, spirits or other immaterial beings.[2]
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What if people who claim to have experienced the astral worlds were really catching glimpses of the morontial worlds? For example, the Brazilian movie Astral City's account of spiritual worlds, which claims to be based on real experiences, is similar to what's described in the Urantia Book.


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The human imagination is a very powerful thing. More powerful than we are able to comprehend, I think.


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Has anyone seen the movie Astral City? It's Brazilian title is Nosso Lar. The movie was very popular in Brazil, including among readers of the Urantia Book, who saw parallels with the Urantia Book's description of the mansion worlds. The Urantia Book also happens to be popular in Brazil, for whatever reason.


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Individuals throughout history have had glimpses of the morontia worlds and interpreted it according to their ability to conceive it, although only partially. The UB gives us a deep dive into the purpose and nature of our next existence beyond anything we have known.

We still must rely on our imagination, as Agon suggests, and perhaps our connection to our spiritual advisors. It remains for us to experience it, and that is a glorious eventuality.


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gizmo wrote:
Individuals throughout history have had glimpses of the morontia worlds and interpreted it according to their ability to conceive it, although only partially.


I find it very interesting to read about these accounts of higher spiritual worlds from different sources. Perhaps most notably, the Bahai faith rejects reincarnation, instead teaching that the soul is reborn into higher and higher spiritual worlds until it finally reaches the presence of God.


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