You wrote: I grew up reading The UB with my dad, and I have kids
now. I want to share with them the really colorful or fantastic
creatures in the Urantia Book. I think one was either in the garden of
eden, or on one of the mansion worlds. Please Advise.
Thanks for writing to us at TruthBook with your question.
I wonder if you might be thinking of the fandors - those huge
passenger birds that Adam and Eve used to survey the Garden of Eden?
You can read more about them
And Adam and Eve were pretty fantastic in their own right...8 feet
tall, with a violet glow... and they communicated through thought with
each other and their children. Read about it HERE
There are other "fantastic" creatures, too, like the spornagia ... and even the
midway creatures should be of interest to a young person; the
Urantia Book tells us they are our "cousins", and are just outside the
range of human vision. Here's something really amazing about the
secondary order of midwayers when they first "appeared" as unique
creatures; can you just imagine being mother to an invisible child!
77:5.6 Adamson and Ratta had a family of sixty-
seven children. They gave origin to a great line of the world's
leadership, but they did something more. It should be remembered that
both of these beings were really superhuman. Every fourth child born to
them was of a unique order. It was often invisible. Never in the
world's history had such a thing occurred. Ratta was greatly perturbed—
even superstitious—but Adamson well knew of the existence of the
primary midwayers, and he concluded that something similar was
transpiring before his eyes. When the second strangely behaving
offspring arrived, he decided to mate them, since one was male and the
other female, and this is the origin of the secondary order of
midwayers. Within one hundred years, before this phenomenon ceased,
almost two thousand were brought into being.
Any child - or adult - might find the Custodians of Knowledge a really
fascinating type of being. Can you imagine not having to read a book, but rather
talk with a personality who is a LIVING book? Here's a little bit about these
27:5.1 The superaphic custodians of knowledge
are the higher “living epistles” known and read by all who dwell on Paradise. They
the divine records of truth, the living books of real knowledge. You have heard
about records in the “book of life.” The custodians of knowledge are just such
books, records of perfection imprinted upon the eternal tablets of divine life
and supreme surety. They are in reality living, automatic libraries. The facts of
the universes are inherent in these primary supernaphim, actually recorded in these
angels; and it is also inherently impossible for an untruth to gain lodgment in
the minds of these perfect and replete repositories of the truth of eternity
and the intelligence of time.
And then there are the Celestial Artisans; this
paper descirbes numerous orders of beings that are quite remarkable!
And we'll be meeting many of them on our ascension adventure.
And, let's not forget the most beloved of the fantastic beings in
The Urantia Book: angels. Here's a page on our site that contains many
pictures/paintings of angels. Each picture has a UB
passage about these marvelous beings:
Finally, we have put together section of our site just for sharing
not only The Urantia Book with kids, but helping them grow in their
spiritual lives. You can find that page
HERE. I hope you'll find it useful.
Thanks again for writing; it is such good news that your children
constitute the third generation of Urantia Book students!