Index: the Letter A

A-B-C the First (77:6.4) n. (1). The first of 1,984 secondary midwayers, grandchildren of Adamson and Ratta, born c. 35,000 B.C. There are "eight subgroups of secondary midwayers. They are designated as A-B-C the first, second, third, and so on." (77:8.2)

secondary midwayer (77:6.4)

a priori assumptions. See also doctrines

cosmic mind reality responses of causation, duty, and worship (16:6.10)

Aaron, daughters of. See daughters of Aaron, Elizabeth descendant of (135:0.4)

Aaron (Old Testament) (146:1.1) Elder brother of Moses and founder of the hereditary Levitical priesthood. After Moses, Aaron is the most prominent figure in the Exodus narratives, noted, among other things, for having turned his rod into a serpent before Pharaoh. Aaron's appointment to head the priesthood was given Moses by God on Mt. Sinai. After forty years in the wilderness, Aaron was forbidden to enter the promised land, as punishment for failing to properly honor Yahweh. Aaron died at Mount Horeb at age 123.

Aaron the stone mason The stone mason whose withered hand Jesus healed at Capernaum, whose healing was followed by a life of thanksgiving and righteousness.

told paralytic about Jesus (148:9.2)
withered hand healed (148:7sec)

Abaddon (ab' ah don). (1). (53:1.5) Chief of staff for the Planetary Prince, Caligastia. Abaddon chose to follow Caligastia's lead and join the rebellion at the time of its occurrence approximately 200,000 years ago, and thereafter acted as chief executive of Urantia rebels. In Book of Job, Abaddon refers to the place of the lost in Sheol, and is linked with death. In the NT Book of Revelations, the word, meaning "destroyer," is used as the proper name for a prince of the infernal regions. (Job 26:6-28:22) (Rev 6:8) (Rev 9:11)

chief of staff of Caligastia (53:1.5)

abandonters (ab ahn don' ters). (6). (37:9.8) abandonter n. A dual origin being of the stationary order, created by the unrevealed agents of the Ancients of Days and the seven Reflective Spirits. Abandonters serve on the Uversa headquarters spheres and are known for artistic skill, social adaptability, and coordinating cleverness.

artistically skilled and socially adapted (43:7.4)

created by agents of Ancients of Days and Reflective Spirits (37:9.8)

in personality registers (30:1.8) (30:2.19)

residential citizens of Uversa (37:9.8)

Abel (76:2sec) (14). The first child of Adam and Eve to be born in the second garden. Abel became a herder; he did not get along with his elder half-brother Cain, the agriculturist. When Abel was 18, Cain killed him during one of their arguments.

first child of Adam and Eve born in second garden; herder (76:2.1,4)

greatly influenced by his unfavorable surroundings (76:2.6)

taunted older brother Cain; slain by him (76:2.2–5)

abiding place of Deity (1) = Paradise. (3:4.5) (11:0.1) (11:9.7)

Abila (138:9.3) (144:7.1) (159:4.1) n. (4). Site of Jesus' talk with Nathaniel regarding the truth of the Scriptures. One of the Greek cities of the Decapolis, lying 15 miles east of the south end of the Sea of Galilee.

ability  Ability is that which you inherit, while skill is what you acquire. Life is not real to one who cannot do some one thing well, expertly. Skill is one of the real sources of the satisfaction of living. Ability implies the gift of foresight, farseeing vision. (1779.3) 160:4.11 Ability is the practical measure of life’s opportunities. You will never be held responsible for the accomplishment of that which is beyond your abilities. (1876.7) 171:8.10 
inherent capacities cannot be exceeded (48:7.5)

inherited (160:4.5)

sources are inherent aptitude, Adjuster leading, help of spirit artisans (44:8.2)

Abimelech (126:1.2) n. (3). A king of Gerar who appropriated Abraham's wife Sarah. Abraham later made converts among Abimelech's people, made a treaty with them, and in turn became contaminated with many of their superstitions. (Gen 20:1-17, 21:22-32, 26:7-33).

Abraham made converts among people of (93:9.4)

Abiram n. (1). The first-born son of a petty king in Palestine whose father sacrificed him in laying the foundations for the walls of Jericho. The firstborn son of Hiel the Bethelite, on whom the curse fell for rebuilding Jericho. (1Ki 16:34).

                sacrificed in building walls of Jericho (89:6.6)

Abner (147:5.10) (152:7.2) (162:9sec) (165:1.3) (89). The acknowledged leader of the Engedi Nazarite colony, chief disciple of John the Baptist, and later a devout believer in Jesus. Abner was named chief of the seventy evangelists, and later became leader of the church at Philadelphia. After Jesus' departure, Abner became isolated, differing with Peter over administration and Paul over theology. Abner held uncompromisingly to the religion of Jesus; his eastern version of Jesus' message never progressed and eventually was lost in Islam. Abner died at Philadelphia on Nov. 21, A.D. 74, at age 89.

associate of Andrew (146:3.9)

at Jesus' 10th appearance (191:4sec)

at variance with all leaders of early church (166:5.4–5)

baptized Abraham the Pharisee (148:8.1)

chief of John's loyal supporters (144:6.1–3)

consolidated favorable sentiment in Judea (162:1.6)

died at 89 in Philadelphia (166:5.7)

final visit with, message from, Jesus (171:3.2) (182:2.5)

head of Engedi Nazarite colony (135:2.4) (142:8.1) (165:0.1)

head of Philadelphia church (166:5.3)

headquarters at Bethlehem of Judea (159:6.4) (162:9.2)

home at Sebaste (144:9.1)

in charge of 70 evangelists (144:7.4) (163:1.1) (163:2.1)

in charge (with Perpetua) of women's corps (163:7.3)

Jesus instructed to go on with work (178:2.4)

Lazarus supported (168:5.3)

Nathaniel joined for a year (193:6.4)

sent uncompromising teachers to Lake Urmia (134:6.14–15)

synagogues open to (156:6.7)

uncompromising (195:1.11)

Abnerian kingdom of heaven (2). The gospel of Jesus as interpreted by Abner. Centered in Philadelphia, missionaries of this version of Jesus' teachings went forth throughout Mesopotamia and Arabia, until they were overwhelmed by the rise of Islam. (171:1.6)

abodes      in Father's universe are many (133:4.9) (178:3.4) (180:3.4) (180:6.3) (181:1.2)

aborigines (Australian) (8).

little progression (68:5.4)

little religion (92:6.1)

miserable remnants of ancient nonsocial peoples (68:1.6)

never developed tribal government (70:4.3)

never had slaves (69:8.7)

prayers antedated belief in spirits (91:0.3)

religion focused upon clan (103:3.1)

women never attack game (84:3.6)

aborigines (Indian) (1).

inferiors of India's southeast fringe, not absorbed by Andites or Aryans (79:2.2)

abortion. See also infanticide

child in existence 9 months before it experiences birth (103:2.1)

common after taboo on childbirth among unmarried (68:6.9)

exposed unwanted children to die (84:7.6)

human embryo is transient parasitic stage of human life (112:5.4)

moderns refuse to bear unwanted children (84:7.6)

Abraham (Old Testament) (93:5sec) (126:1.2) (172). n. An individual chosen by Melchizedek to keep alive the truth of one God. After Jaram the Hittite introduced Abraham to Melchizedek, Abraham journeyed to Egypt and served as commander for an Egyptian king, a distant relative, in two expeditions. After his return to Palestine, Abraham generally overcame his militaristic ambitions to became civil leader of the Salem colony. Abraham established his military headquarters at Hebron, but with no son to succeed him, he arranged the conference with Melchizedek which resulted in Melchizedek's covenant. Melchizedek thereby promised, on behalf of God, to prosper Abraham's descendants in exchange for his faith and obedience. Thereafter, three celestial beings appeared to Abraham on the plains of Mamre. Abraham carried as many as 100,000 regular tithe payers on the rolls of the Melchizedek brotherhood. Abraham improved the Salem colony's herds, and was a shrewd and wealthy businessman. After Melchizedek's departure, Abraham left Salem, and Abimelech appropriated his wife Sarah, which had been to him a lifelong fear and source of cowardice. Abraham was a great leader whose original name was Abram; he was the son of Terah, brother of Nahor, father of Isaac, and uncle of Lot. Abraham lived c. 1970 B.C. (Gen 11:26-25:18).

3 celestial beings appeared to (93:6.7)

ancestor of Joseph father of Jesus (122:1.1)

believed halfheartedly in Melchizedek covenant (93:4.5)

born at Ur; left because of sun worship (133:9.2) (142:3.4)

children of, do works of (162:7.3,5)

Dives cried aloud to (169:3.2)

feared someone would kill him to get Sarah (93:9.3)

fearful and timid after disappearance of Melchizedek (93:9.3)

found distant relative on Egyptian throne (93:5.7)

God can raise up children of, from stones (135:6.7)

introduced tithing system (93:3.1)

Jesus was before (157:6.11) (162:7.6)


abrogated Michael's covenant with (175:3.2)

regarded national history as beginning with (96:2.3) (136:1.1)

viewed, as having ordained oral law (121:7.3–4)

justified by faith (150:5.3)

Keturah and Hagar were concubines of (93:9.8)

kingly ambitions; planned to subdue all Canaan under Salem rule (93:5.9)

married his half sister (82:5.4)

Melchizedek made responsible for keeping alive truth of one God (93:5.1)

Melchizedek revealed existence of Most High observer to (43:5.17)

Melchizedek's covenant with (93:6sec)

moved on Lot's enemy with army of 4000 (93:5.12)

not so old at birth of Isaac (93:9.8)

offspring formed nucleus of later Jewish people; Moses gathered together (96:2.3) (96:5.9)

one of Melchizedek's most brilliant pupils and chief supporters (93:4.16)

political circumstances facilitated his promotion of Salem teachings in Egypt (95:3.5)

prophets of, will sit down with gentile believers (166:3.5)

sacrifice of Isaac (89:6.8)

saw Jesus' day and was glad (162:7.5)

shared in spoils of Egyptian military campaigns (93:5.7)

shrewd, efficient, wealthy business man; not overly pious (93:6.8)

slow to give up household gods (93:5.4)

spiritual leader of all surrounding tribes (93:9.4)

victory over Chedorlaomer (93:4.14)

Abraham's bosom Used in the parable of Lazarus and Dives, the phrase Abraham's bosom is practically equivalent to "Paradise," a condition of blessedness for the righteous dead, which the beggar Lazarus experiences in contrast to the rich man Dives, who has descended to Hades. Abraham's bosom merely indicates a haven of repose and felicity, with Abraham, father of the faithful, who was an example of righteousness. (Lk 16:22) (169:3.2)

Abraham's seed The descendants of Abraham. The Jews asserted that they were Abraham's seed, and believed that this guaranteed their ultimate freedom and life in the age to come. (Jn 8:33-39, Gal 3:29) (162:7.3)

Abrahamic covenant (95:6.1) (93:6.4) The covenant of Melchizedek with Abraham. The promise was: "Look now up to the heavens and number the stars if you are able; so numerous shall your seed be." Also, the Abrahamic covenant represents an agreement between God and man whereby God agrees to do everything, and man only agrees to believe God's promises and follow his instructions. (93:6.4) In Gen 12-22, the Abrahamic covenant is broader, falling under three heads: that Abraham's seed shall possess the land of Canaan, that Abraham's seed shall be a mighty nation, and that Sarah, Abraham's wife, shall bear a son to be called Isaac.

Abraham the Pharisee Abraham, the Pharisee, a young and influential member of the Sanhedrin who publicly espoused the teachings of Jesus, was baptized by Abner, and gave all his worldly goods to the apostolic treasury.

baptized by Abner (148:8.1)

gave all worldly goods to apostolic treasury (148:8.5)

influential Sanhedrist who espoused teachings of Jesus (148:8.1)

religious leaders frantic over conversion of (149:3.2)

Abram n. (93:6.5) (1). A previous name of Abraham, which he changed at his formal and public acceptance of the Abrahamic covenant.

Abraham's original name (93:6.5)

Absalom n. (97:9.15) (1). Son of a Canaanite woman; one who might be called a demagogue today. The third son of King David. Absalom slew his half-brother Amnon, who had raped his sister. Thereafter, Absalom spent three years in exile, and later attempted a coup d'etat against his father. David escaped and successfully counterattacked a few weeks later. (2Sam 13-20).

demagogue; mother was Canaanite (97:9.15)

absent landlord

parable of (173:4sec)

absoluta (ab soh lew' tah). (1). (42:2.5–6) (42:2.3) Space potency; a phase of force-energy which is a prereality, considered to be the free space presence of the Unqualified Absolute, and is responsive only to the grasp of the Universal Father. (42:2.3) Space potency, as referred to on Uversa, a pre-reality, the free space presence of the Unqualified Absolute, responsive only to the personal grasp of the Universal Father.

Absoluta Space potency is a prereality: it is the domain of the Unqualified Absolute and is responsive only to the personal grasp of the Universal Father, notwithstanding that it is seemingly modifiable by the presence of the Primary Master Force Organizers. On Uversa, space potency is spoken of as ABSOLUTA. (469.5) 42:2.5 [Also see (126.1) 11:8.5) ]

also referred to as cosmic force; force-charge of space; space potency; space-force; mother force of space (0:6.5) (11:5.8) (11:8.5) (15:4.1) (42:2.1–6) (42:5.14–16)

ancestral to all manifestations of force-energy, ultimatons (11:8.5,8) (15:4.1)

assembly of ultimatons causes vibrations in content of space (42:5.4)

defined as

a superultimate (4:1.9)

free space presence of Unqualified Absolute (0:6.5) (4:1.9) (11:8.8) (42:2.3–6)

homogeneous and undifferentiated (42:6.1)

potencies existing within space (11:8.8)

prereality (11:8.8) (42:2.5–6)

primal endowment of Paradise (11:8.8) (12:8.2)

energy transformers change physical form of 27 of 30 forms (29:4.18)

flows into and out of nether Paradise (11:1.4) (11:5.1,4,5) (12:8.2) (15:4.1)

follows space paths of lessened resistance to motion (11:7.8) (15:4.1)

form unknown on Urantia (58:3.1)

in present state, originates in space, not nether Paradise (11:5.9)

matter for making untold universes circulates in supergravity presence of (12:8.2)

nonresponsive to Paradise gravity or any form of gravitation (0:6.5) ((11:5.5)) (11:8.8) (15:4.1)

Paradise origin (15:4.1)

Primary Master Force Organizers transmute into primordial force (12:2.4) (15:4.2–4) (42:1.5) (42:2.5,8)

responds to mind (9:4.5)

responsive only to personal grasp of Father (42:2.5)

Absolute n. 1. The Deity Absolute, the Unqualified Absolute, and the Universal Absolute, as viewed together from an infinity standpoint. (0:10, 0:11, 42:12.8, 115:2.1).
2. The second highest level of reality, one which is beginningless, endless, timeless, and spaceless, changeless -- unqualifiedly eternal, truly existential, but experiential as well. The ascending levels of reality are: finite (supreme), absonite (ultimate), absolute, and infinite. (0:1.13, 115:2).
3. God the Absolute, the third member of the second level of the Trinity of Trinities, the personality consequence of the final function of the Trinity Absolute. Absolute is the realization-attainment goal of all superabsonite beings. (0:12.7, 106:8.13).
4. An idealistic doctrine which conceives of the whole of reality as one interconnected organic unity, spiritual in its nature. (101:2.5, 115:3.2).
5. The concept of Brahman and Brahman-Narayana in early Brahamic philosophy. (94:3.2, 94:4.3).
6. The concept of Buddha Eternal in Buddhist philosophy. (94:11.11).

absolute adj. Of or pertaining to the Absolute, the second highest level of reality, one which is beginningless, endless, timeless, and spaceless, changeless -- unqualifiedly eternal, truly existential, but experiential as well. The ascending levels of reality are: finite (supreme), absonite (ultimate), absolute, and infinite. (0:1.13, 115:2.1).

absolute actuals The Eternal Son, the Paradise Isle, and the Conjoint Actor. Collectively, the absolute actuals are known as the Triodity of Actuality. (104:5.2) (115:3.17)

absolute attitude of Deity That viewpoint on an issue which is most nearly expressed by the collective judgment of up to seven Divine Counselors, and which is then promulgated by a Universal Censor. (19:3.6)

Absolute Center = Universal Father. (104:4.1) (8:1.10)

absolute cosmos The primal unqualified reality of infinity and eternity--limitless, boundless, never-beginning, and never-ending. (115:3.1)

absolute co-ordinates: See the 7 absolute co-ordinates of infinity: the First Source and Center, the Second Source and Center, the Third Source and Center, the Isle of Paradise, the Deity Absolute, the Universal Absolute, and Unqualified Absolute.

absolute gravity = Paradise gravity. (1:2.7) (10:3.19) (11:8.3) (12:3.4) (21:2.12) (42:2.12)

absolute-gravity circuits Four circuits which irresistibly grasp all forms of force-energy, namely: the personality gravity of the Universal Father, the spirit gravity of the Eternal Son, the mind gravity of the Conjoint Actor, and the cosmic gravity of the Isle of Paradise. Absolute-gravity circuits are presence circuits which, like God, are independent of time and space. (12:3.4) (21:2.12) (42:2.12)

absolute inevitability The threefold personalization of Deity as the Universal Father, the Eternal Son, and the Infinite Spirit. In paper 115, the inescapable inevitability is stated to be the Trinity. (16:1.1) (115:7.5)

absolute integration A description of the cosmos infinite in the unimaginably distant future, when all potentials have been actualized, and in which the limitless possibilities of the three Absolutes have been experientially realized. (106:6sec)

Absolute Intelligence = Infinite Spirit. (8:2.2)

absolute level The absolute level is beginningless, endless, timeless, and spaceless. For example: On Paradise, time and space are nonexistent; the time-space status of Paradise is absolute. This level Is Trinity attained, existentially. by the Paradise Deities, but, this third level of unifying Deity expression is not fully unified experientially. Whenever, wherever, and however the absolute level of Deity functions, Paradise-absolute values and meanings are manifest. (2.13) 0:1.13
A plane of reality which is beginningless, endless, timeless, and spaceless. See Absolute, def. 2. (0:1.13)

Absolute Mind A functional designation for the Infinite Spirit, describing his endowment of all universe intellect. (9:4sec) (56:3.4)

absolute mind The mind of the Infinite Spirit, inseparable from his personality. (9:4sec).

absolute of Absolutes = Universal Father, the personal cause of the Absolutes. (104:4.1).

Absolute of energy = God; arguably, = Paradise. (102:7.8).

Absolute Person, absolute personality = Eternal Son. (56:9.5) (6:1.2).

Absolute Son = Eternal Son. (7:0.4).

Absolute Spirit Personality = Eternal Son. (6:7sec) (7:3.5).

absoluteness n. The state of being absolute. (112:7.1).

Absolutes 1. Functional differentiations of the I AM into personal, impersonal, coordinational, potential and actual segments. The Absolutes are: Universal Father, Eternal Son, Infinite Spirit, Isle of Paradise, Deity Absolute, Unqualified Absolute, and Universal Absolute. The Absolutes eternalize the basic foundations for all universe reality. (0:10sec) (0:11sec) (4:1.12) (104:3sec) (104:4sec) (104:5sec) (105:2sec) (130:4.2)
2. The level of reality connoted by the eternity presence of the seven existential Absolutes. (106:0.8).

Absolutes of Infinity = Absolutes (56:4.2).

Absolutes of potentiality Deity Absolute, Unqualified Absolute, and Universal Absolute. The association of these Absolutes of potentiality is the Triodity of Potentiality. (4:1.8) (104:5.4).

absolutizer n. That which makes absolute. The absolutizer of the qualified is the Deity Absolute, the destiny inceptor. (105:3.6).
ABSOLUTIZER 1156: qualifier of the absolute and the absolutizer of the qualified the destiny inceptor.

Absolute, the

evolution of Buddhist concept of (94:11.7–11)

impersonal and co-ordinate reaction of Trinity (56:9.4)

in infinity and existentially, there is one (106:8.14)

science suggests existence of (101:2.5)

term never used as negation (0:11.16)

Absolute Buddha. See Buddhism: doctrines

Absolute Deity. See Deity Absolute.
1. The being who will appear upon the unification of the second experiential Trinity, which consists of God the Supreme, God the Ultimate, and the unrevealed Consummator of Universe Destiny. (0:12.7).
2. = God, as used by the Chinese teacher Lao-tse. (94:6.6).

absolute level. See reality: levels of reality: absolute reality

Absolute Mind. See Infinite Spirit; mind

Absolute Trinity. See Trinity Absolute 
The second experiential Trinity, in the unification of which God the Absolute appears, and which consists of God the Supreme, God the Ultimate, and the unrevealed Consummator of Universe Destiny. (0:10.1) (0:12.7) (106:6.3) (106:8.8).

Absolutes    of actuality

comprised of Eternal Son, Infinite Spirit, and Paradise (104:5.2) (115:3.14)

existents of cosmos center in (115:3.14)

that which was and is (115:3.11)

triodity of actuality (115:3.7)

of potentiality. See Absolutes: the three

the seven (105:3 sec)

7 existential Absolutes: Universal Father, Eternal Son, Infinite Spirit, Paradise, Deity Absolute, Unqualified Absolute, Universal Absolute (0:3.1) (106:0.8)

Absolutes of Infinity (56:4.2)

are eternal; all things change except (105:2.1) (105:3.1) (130:4.2)

encompass circle of infinity (104:3.6)

eternalize foundations for all reality (105:4.2)

Father is personal cause of (5:0.2) (104:4.1)

infinite reality is existential as (0:3.1) (104:3.5) (115:2.1)

not experiencible (106:2.7)

relation to I AM (105:2.4–11)

triunities are unifications of (104:4.25)

the three (0:11 sec)

7 Master Spirits do not directly associate with (16:1.4)

co-ordinated in Ultimate; 3 are 1 in Trinity (56:9.1)

comprised of Deity Absolute, Universal Absolute, Unqualified Absolute (0:11 sec)

in infinity are ONE (0:11.15) (56:9.8)

manifest with the Ultimate, and upon the Supreme (115:3.13)

never function as such on subabsolute levels (115:3.13)

render predictions uncertain (4:1.8–9) (15:8.9)

seem to supersede matter, mind, and spirit (4:1.8)

triodity of potentiality (115:3.8)

unified upon complete realization of all infinite potentials (106:8.14)

union constitutes latency of I AM (106:7.9)

absolutes (lower case)

evil always results when purely personal evaluations are elevated to (100:1.1)

absolutism n. (4). See personality absolutism. (7:5.4) (9:0.1) (10:0.1) (10:3.7)

Son, Spirit, and Trinity liberate Father from personality absolutism (9:0.1) (10:0.1) (10:2.1) (10:3.7)

absolutum (ab soh lew' tum). n. (2). Materialistic composition of Paradise not found elsewhere in creation. (11:2.6). The literal substance of Paradise, a homogeneous organization of space potency. Absolutum consists in Stationary systems of reality, neither dead nor alive, and is the original non-spiritual expression of the First Source and Center. (11:2.6) (104:4.16).

Absolutum The eternal Isle is composed of a single form of materialization—stationary systems of reality. This literal substance of Paradise is a homogeneous organization of space potency not to be found elsewhere in all the wide universe of universes. It has received many names in different universes, and the Melchizedeks of Nebadon long since named it absolutum. This Paradise source material is neither dead nor alive: it is the original nonspiritual expression of the First Source and Center; it is Paradise, and Paradise is without duplicate. (120.1) 11:2.9

literal substance of Paradise (11:2.6)

original nonspiritual expression of Father (11:2.6)

stationary homogeneous organization of space potency not found elsewhere (11:2.6)

absonite n. absonites. See reality: levels of reality: ultimate reality
1. A level of reality intervening between the absolute and the finite, levels of supertime and transcended space where God functions as Ultimate. The absonite level of reality is characterized by things and beings without beginnings or endings, and by the transcendence of time and space. (0:1.12) (0:4.8) (0:9.2) (31:8.1) (106:3.1) (115:1.3).
2. = absoniter. (351/14). absonite level. (ab' sun ite). (0:1.12) See reality: levels of reality: ultimate reality

absonite adj. Of or pertaining to the absonite, def. 1. (56:5.2). ABSONITE-SUPERPERSONAL 4: realization of the synthesized absonite-superpersonal, time-space-transcended...

absoniters. (ab' sun eye ters). n. (1). Eventuated beings existing on the absonite level. (0:1.12). A being who is eventuated on the absonite level. Absoniters are not created, they simply are; they are eventuated. See Transcendentalers

absonity. (ab sahn' i tee). (9). The absonite level of reality. n.
1. A state of being related to the absonite as finity is to the finite. (0:12.3) (21:6.4) (30:1.14) (31:9.10).
2. Wisdom on the absonite level. (0:11.7) (117:3.3).
3. A transcendental spirit bestowable by God the Ultimate. (36:4.8) (0:11.7).
See also reality: levels of reality: ultimate reality

absonitize (ab sahn' i tize). (1). To come into existence on the absonite level. v.i. To come into being in the absonite. An absoniter is absonitized in the absonite in a sense similar to mortals being personalized in the finite. (30:1.24) (31:2.1) (31:9.10). ABSONITIZE 352: but that this being failed to absonitize, experiencing personality seizure by the Universal

God the Ultimate may endow midsoniters with spirit of (36:4.8)

limit reached in 28,012th Master Architect (31:9.10)

neither infinity nor absoluteness (30:1.14)

Paradise arrivals study (30:4.24)

absonite administrators Beings who will become active at the superuniverse level upon its settlement in light and life. The then exalted Unqualified Supervisors of the Supreme will come into direct contact with the absonite administrators. (31:9.4) (55:12.3).

absonite architects = Architects of the Master Universe. (106:3.1).

absonite regime of the master universe overcontrollers Probably, the government of the Architects of the Master Universe on the absonite level. (23:4.2).

abstraction Abstraction Philosophers commit their gravest error when they are misled into the fallacy of abstraction, the practice of focusing the attention upon one aspect of reality and then of pronouncing such an isolated aspect to be the whole truth. (42.6) 2:7.5

devoid of love (16:9.8)

one cannot serve an (102:7.3)

philosophers' gravest error is fallacy of (2:7.5)

science fights for deliverance from bondage of (12:9.5)

accidental wealth Riches derived from the generosity of one's fellows or which take origin in the circumstances of life. Jesus counseled the rich man to regard such wealth as a trust for the benefit of one's social or economic group. (132:5.2).

accidents. See also providence

all effects preceded by definite causes (86:2.5)

always work out for welfare and progress (10:7.5–6)

believers not immune to (159:3.13)

blind, do not occur (48:7.9)

death of Joseph permitted (126:2.2)

if psychic circles not attained due to unavoidable, mansion world probation granted (112:5.6)


advice regarding accidental wealth (132:5.2)

fall in sandstorm (123:4.5–8)

teaching about (166:4)

knowledge leading to scientific action is only antidote for (86:7.4)

not arbitrarily interfered with (123:4.7)

not visitations of divine judgments (149:2.10)

part of finite drama (4:1.11)

primitives did not believe in (86:2.6)

redirecting cataclysms wreck temporal creations preliminary to rearing more enduring realities (100:2.8)

to God-knowing believer, does not matter if all things earthly crash (100:2.7)

accomplishment. See achievement

Achaia. See Greece. Achaia n. (3). Roman province in Greece of which Corinth was the capital. Site of a stop by Jesus on his return from Rome (133:2.5), the apostle Andrew's crucifixion (139:1.12), and Luke's writing his gospel (121:8.8). Achaia encompassed the south end of the Greek peninsula, and included the cities of Nicopolis, Athens, and Corinth

achievement. See also action; earning a living; initiative; progress; skills; wealth


are deeply interested in our real, on earth (110:1.3)

cannot materially alter our career struggles (111:7.2)

permit to fight with us and for us (111:7.2)

ambition, judgment, and wisdom are essentials of (156:5.7)

artistic, effected by personal efforts (44:8.3)

child of imaginative adventure (28:6.18)

Father works to improve our earthly, but especially our heavenly, estate (147:3.3)

humor helps (48:4.13–14)

increase likelihood of success by not taking self too seriously (48:6.26)

material success

men should work persistently to better their lives (148:5.3) (149:5.3)

requires working in channel of wealth (160:4.4)

some lives too great to descend to mere success (196:3.29)

survival decision not determined by (25:1.6)

utilize energy of spiritual drive for (127:6.12) (166:3.8)

no responsibility for what is beyond our abilities (171:8.10)

predicated upon perseverance (115:7.2)

psychic circle attainment augments potential for success (110:6.19)

real test of Havona (26:5.5)

righteousness yields satisfactions transcending material rewards (39:4.13)

self element exhausts, not effort toward (48:6.26)

sometimes ignorance is essential to (39:5.9)


accomplish more permanent things by working with brethren (181:2.22)

depends on wisdom and charm which wins co-operation (160:1.9)

partnership technique quadruples possibilities (43:8.11)

through renewing of Spirit (34:6.5)

when man and God enter into partnership, no limitation can be placed upon future possibilities (118:5.2)

achieved space That portion of the universe which the ascending pilgrim has already attained, and which he can equip himself to traverse without the aid of seraphic transport. For example, an ascender who has graduated from his local universe of origin may return thereto unaided, except to his planet of origin, to which a separate prohibition applies during this universe age. Ant.: unachieved space. (14:5.5) (112:3.7).

acknowledgments. See also recognition

by authors of Urantia Papers (0:12.10) (121:0.1) (121:8.12–14)

of Thought Adjuster through whom communication was made (110:5.7)

acquirement of individual status The birth of the soul in a human child, concomitant with receipt of a Thought Adjuster, generally around age five. If a child dies prior to this time, his potential identity is taken to the probationary nursery on mansonia number one with his first surviving parent, where he is given every opportunity to grow up and choose the heavenly way. (47:2.1).

Acropolis (195:1.1) n. (1). The place in Athens, under the shadow of which Paul discoursed before the council of the Areopagus on "the Unknown God." The word acropolis literally means in Greek "upper city." The Parthenon is the most famous Acropolis. The upper citadel of Athens, on which the Parthenon was built to honor Athena c. 450 B.C.

Act of God The children of the Infinite Spirit; children of Spirit are (10:3.3)

acts of God Human expression used to describe the inexplicable things of life. (85:0.4).

acting inspector number 811,307 The associate force organizer who, 987 billion years ago, reported to the Ancients of Days that space conditions were favorable for the formation of what has become Nebadon. (57:1.3).

action. n. Completion of decisions. Action is essential to experiencing the cosmic actuality of the Supreme Being. (110:6.17). See also achievement; effort; idleness; works

achieves strength (48:7.11)

act ours; consequences God's (48:7.13) (95:4.3) (117:5.5–6)

acts of today are destiny of tomorrow (48:7.26)

believer always acts, never coerces (94:6.6)

best way is right way (12:7.2)

dead theory powerless to transform behavior (34:6.6)

defined as

consummation of decision (110:6.17) (117:5.13)

essential to consciousness of Supreme (110:6.17)

focusing co-ordinated attributes of whole personality (112:2.3)

do good deeds in secret (131:10.8) (140:6.11)

eternal realities are result of righteous striving (170:2.7)

evils of inaction (130:6.3)

exhaust capacity for human adjustment (91:9.3)

God of Action functions and the dead vaults of space are astir (8:1.4)

Jesus' disciples always active, positive (194:3.11)

man does not ascend effortlessly in universe (117:4.7)

necessary for Josiah's healing (164:3.14). See also faith

no real religion apart from highly active personality (102:2.7–9)

nonreligious activities bend universe to service of self (5:4.3)

prayer must never be substitute for (91:4.2)

repugnant to divine nature to permit inferior (12:7.3)

validate prayers by possessing cosmic stamina (91:9.2)

weak indulge in resolutions; strong act (48:7.13)

weigh consequences of (192:2.8)

what one believes rather than what one knows determines conduct (99:4.5)

Zoroaster's religion one of (95:6.3)

Actium n. (1). Battle in commemoration of which Augustus founded the city of Nicopolis, c. 25 B.C. The site off NW Greece of a naval battle on Sept. 2, 31 B.C. in which Octavian (later Augustus) defeated Mark Anthony and Cleopatra to became the sole ruler of the Roman world. Actium is the traditional beginning of the Roman empire.  Augustus's victory at battle of Actium. (133:2.5)

activated potentials Causative impregnated static potentials. Activated potentials are produced by the causations of the Deity Absolute upon the purely static potentials inherent in the Unqualified Absolute. The Universal Absolute transmutes these activated potentials to the status of true universe possibilities for development. (118:4.3).

actors  heavenly reproducers, celestial artisans are (44:2.10)

Actor n. = Infinite Spirit

Acts, Book of Acts of the Apostles The second of three projected works by Luke on the history of Christ and Christianity. Luke died working on Acts of the Apostles, in A.D. 90. The fifth book of the NT, and the sole remaining historical work dealing with the history of the early Christian church and the career of Paul. The subjects of the book are the divine credentials of the apostles as exhibited in their power, and the extension of the gospel in stages from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the world. Its structure is punctuated by speeches by Peter, Stephen, Paul, and James. The Acts of the Apostles's authorship is accepted to be the same as for the Gospel of Luke, according to both tradition and style. Book of Acts written by Luke (121:8.8–9)

acts of God inexplicable things termed (85:0.4)

actual vs. potential phases of reality (0:4.7) Actual From the time viewpoint, the Actual is that which was and is: the Potential is that which is becoming and will be: the Original is that which is. From the eternity viewpoint, the differences between the Original, the Actual, and the Potential are not thus apparent. These triune qualities are not so distinguished on Paradise-eternity levels. In eternity all is—only has all not yet been revealed in time and space. From a creature’s viewpoint, actuality is substance, potentiality is capacity. Actuality exists centermost and expands therefrom into peripheral infinity; (1262.8) 115:3.11

Actual, the. See Absolutes: of actuality n. The union of the three Absolutes of Actuality: the Eternal Son, the Infinite Spirit, and Paradise. (115:3.7).

Adam (Papers 7475). See also Eve; Material Sons of God Adam n. Local system Material Son number 14,311 who came to Urantia with his mate Eve in 35,914 B.C., principally to serve as a biological uplifter of the human races. Adam previously served with Eve as director of an experimental living forms laboratory on Jerusem. Van, Amadon and others had prepared the Garden of Eden, which was Adam's first home on earth. Adam and Eve were lonely, and Eve's impatience led her to succumb to Caligastia's flank attack of persuading her to bear a child by Cano. In order to share Eve's fate, Adam premeditatedly committed Eve's folly with Laotta, a Nodite woman, and then wandered in solitude for thirty days. The Melchizedek receivers informed the pair of their default, and that they would no longer be permitted to maintain their immortal status through access to superenergy stored in the tree of life. Thus, they shared the fate of humankind. Adam left the Garden to hostile Nodites unopposed, and moved to the second garden in Mesopotamia. Adam and Eve had defaulted, but their repentance was sincere, they were rehabilitated, and they now serve on the four and twenty counselors. Adam, father of the violet race, was over eight feet tall. He had blue eyes, a fair complexion with a shimmer of light, and a body highly resistant to disease. Adam sired 1,689 descendants through Eve, and 1,570 other superior children by women selected by Eve before his death of old age at 530 years. Adam serves on the Urantia advisory council, the four and twenty counselors. (45:4.11) (Papers 74, 75, 76).

ancient Hebrews looked for return of (92:5.3)

and Eve

administration (74:5)

advised not to initiate racial uplift until family numbered 500,000 (73:7.3)

Caligastia held many conferences with (75:2.1) (76:4.5)


Adam and Eve bore 105 pure-line (74:6.2) (4 generations numbering 1,647)

did not take milk from animals (74:6.3)

education of (74:6.7) (74:7.1–4)

some day serve on Urantia? (55:7.3)

circulatory system from physical nature and tree of life (75:7.6)

default (Paper 75)

after 117 years (74:8.14)

defaulted, but did not become involved in Lucifer rebellion (51:3.4) (75:7.1–2)

degradation after (75:7)

deprived races of physical nature more consonant with spiritual aspirations (34:7.4–5)

did not impede biologic evolution (81:0.1)

left Garden of Eden to Nodites unopposed after (75:6.2–4)

not permitted to remove tree of life after (73:6.7)

personal message from Michael after (76:5.3)

realization of (75:4)

received Adjusters after reduction to mortal status (76:5.2)

transgression was error of judgment, not sin (76:5.1)

encouraged Cain to leave garden (76:2.7)

family grounds covered 5 square miles (74:6.1)

family of 1647 pure-line descendants before default, 42 after default (74:6.2)

Gabriel's appearance to pronounce judgment (75:7.1)

home life (74:6)

impatient (75:1.6)


bequeathed more humor than music or art (48:4.13)

creates immunity to disease (65:5.2)

enormously upstepped peoples of Urantia (51:0.3) (75:8.1–2) (78:1.1)

stimulated adventure and exploration (81:3.8)

never ate meat in regular diet; no cooking in household (74:6.4) (76:3.7) (76:4.4)

on Jerusem (74:1)

directors of experimental energy applied to living forms (74:1.2)

expert anatomists (74:3.8)

left behind 100 children (74:1.5)

physical nature

8 feet tall; bodies shimmered (74:1.1) (74:6.5)

able to see midwayers, angels, Melchizedeks, Caligastia (76:4.5)

imbibed light and energy from space daily (74:6.4) (76:4.3)

put under oaths of allegiance to Most Highs and Michael (74:1.4)

refused worship of Garden dwellers (74:4)

rematerialized on Urantia 37,848 years ago; 10-day process (61:7.18) (74:0.1) (74:2)

senior Material Sons #14,311 (74:1.1)

sent and received thought oscillations over 50 miles (74:6.6)

sometime return to Urantia? (93:10.7)

special senses not acutely present in their children (76:4.5)

spoke Andonic dialect (74:2.2)

survival of (76:6)

teachings about

belief their sin cursed human race. See original sin doctrine

legends confused with facts of Prince's staff (66:2.8)

Paul's doctrine of Christ as 2nd Adam (140:8.24)

Prince's staff held out promise of sometime arrival (66:5.16)

Urantia problem for (75:1)

found no government worthy of name (74:5.7)

isolated, distressed, disheartened by sorry plight of world (74:3.1–3) (75:0.1) (75:1.4)

mission fraught with danger (51:0.2) (51:3.4)

problem of establishing law and order (74:5.4)

    exhaustively instructed regarding dangers of Urantia mission (74:1.4,6)
    not to combine good and evil (75:4.4)
    not to depart from divine plan (75:7.4)

impregnated 1682 mostly Nodite women, who produced 1570 superior children (76:4.8)
intrusted organization of worship and education to Nodites (76:2.3)
lived 530 years; died of old age (76:5.5)
Michael is 2nd (93:10.7)
not in ancestry of Joseph, father of Jesus (122:1.1)
one of 24 counselors (45:4.11)
wandered in solitude for 30 days after default (75:5.5–7)
with premeditation committed folly of Eve with Laotta (75:5.2)

Adam (original of Satania) (51:0.1) 1. The original Material Son in the system of Satania.
2. Any Material Son of a local system, sometimes used to include the Material Daughters, the Eves.

head of Satania Material Sons (45:3.9)

immortal by inherent endowment (51:1.5)

Adam (village) The village along the Jordan where John the Baptist first made reference to "another one who is to come after me," and where he later made a memorable attack on Herod Antipas for unlawfully taking the wife of another man.

John the Baptist attacked Herod at (135:10.2)

on river Jordan (135:7.2)

Adam ben Adam (1). = Adamson. (76:3.3).

Adams and Eves = Material Sons; the planetary biologic uplifters. (38:9.4).

Adamic adj. 1. Of or pertaining to Adam. (Papers 74, 75, 76).
    2. Of or pertaining to the biological descendants of Adam. (Paper 78).
    3. Of or pertaining to the era in which Adam lived.
    4. Of or pertaining to the Material Sons, such as on Jerusem. (45:6).

Adamic bestowal The third bestowal of Michael, in which, as an emergency Material Son, he served as acting Planetary Prince of world 217 in constellation 61, and in so doing effected the repentance and restoration of the defaulting Planetary Prince and his entire staff. (119:3) (119:8.4).

Adamic default The compromise of the divine plan for racial uplifting on Urantia by Adam and Eve which resulted in the termination of their bestowal as Material Sons to our planet. Eve's default occurred when she mated with Cano in order to produce a superior Adamic-Nodite offspring; Adam's default occurred when he mated with Laotta in order to share Eve's fate. (34:7.4) (65:5.1) (75:8.1).

Adamic dispensation. See planetary epochs

Adamic failure = Adamic default. (63:7.1).

Adamic gift The biological uplifting of the Urantia races derived from the descendants of Adam and Eve. (66:5.16).

Adamic-life adj. Of or pertaining to Adam's genetic infusion into earth's races. (40:7.2).

Adamic life = Adamic life plasm. (76:4.7).

Adamic life plasm The transmissible genetic qualities of the violet race, originating in Adam and Eve. (52:3.6) (65:5.2).

Adamic midwayer = Secondary midwayer. There were originally 1,984 secondary midwayers, grandchildren of Adamson and Ratta, all born c. 35,000 B.C. (40:3.1) (77:8.2).

Adamic miscarriage = Adamic default. (39:5.8).

Adamic race = violet race. (51:4.7).

Adamic regime The planetary government of a Material Son; the Edenic regime. (39:5.2) (51:6) (74:5.7).

Adamic Sons. See Material Sons of God Adamic Sons = Material Sons. These sex Sons and Daughters are the offspring of the Creator Son, and are destined to function as physical uplifters on the evolutionary worlds. (30:2.19) (37:9.2) (Paper 51).

Adamic stock = Adamic life plasm. (21:4.3).

Adamic technique A method of energization shared by the Material Sons and secondary midwayers, whereby they imbibe `light and energy' direct from certain space emanations in conjunction with the ministry of the tree of life. (38:9.7) (74:6.3).

Adamite adj. (10). Of or pertaining to the Adamites. (76:3.3) (78:1.3) (95:1.2).

Adamized past part. (3). To have partaken of the blood of Adam to a greater extent; having a larger inheritance of the violet race. (34:7.5) (77:4.8) (80:0.1).

Adamites. (ad' am ites). (67).
    1. The Material Sons and Daughters, the Adams and Eves; a reproducing form of Sonship, created by the Creator Son, who function mainly on the
system capital (see Jerusem). The Material Sons collectively, such as on Jerusem. (45:5.6).

    2. The descendants of Adam, the relatively pure-line violet race which existed from c. 35,000 B.C. until their amalgamation with the Nodite and Sangik races to form the Andite race c. 15,000 B.C. Their center of culture was the second garden, where they worked on flood control problems around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and defenses from hostile tribes. By 19,000 B.C. the Adamites were a real nation, a virile and vigorous people numbering four and a half million. The Adamites had blue eyes, long heads, fair complexions, and brown, blond, or red hair. The progeny of Adam and Eve on Urantia, the violet race, especially that centered in the second garden under the leadership of Jansad after the death of Adam (see Jansad). (Paper 78). See also races. (76:4) (Paper 78) (80:1.1) (80:4.3) (81:4.3).

    3. The descendants of Material Sons on any evolutionary planet. (51:5.3).

after Adam (Paper 78)

blood augmented inherent ability of races (81:5.1)

climatic changes diverted early migration to Europe (81:1.1–3)

distribution around 15,000 B.C. (78:3.5–9)

enter Europe (80:1)

exterminated lingering Neanderthal strains in blue race (80:1.7)

favored blue races of Europe (80:1.5–8)

first attempted to divorce mathematical from volitional (103:6.10)

from 35,000 B.C. to disappearance from Mesopotamia about 2000 B.C. (78:0.2)

had blue eyes, fair complexions, yellow, red, brown hair color, long heads (76:4.1) (81:4.2–3)

humor is legacy of (63:4.2)

in the Garden

candidates for mating brought to Garden (51:5.3)

eligible for marriage at 20 (74:6.8)

heroic, in second garden (76:3.8) (78:2)

mixed-race children returned to evolutionary parent (51:5.5)

interbreeding with, immediately upsteps races (52:3.6)

long delay in making territorial conquests (78:3.1)

Moses leader of submerged remnant of (45:4.14)

nation of 4.5 million in 19,000 B.C. (78:2.5)

no longer existed as a race in 15,000 B.C. (78:5.1–2)

not attracted to mixed races of India, darker peoples of Africa (79:2.3) (80:1.5)

not so subject to fear (76:4.6)

pacific peoples (80:4.3)

plan was to amalgamate with colored races upon numbering 1 million (51:5.2) (73:7.3)

resistant to disease (76:4.7)

tendency to cheat and debauch maidens (80:3.3–4)

unremitting northward push into Europe (78:3.2)

violet race

Adamites also known as violet race, the 9th human race (76:4)

comprised of Adamites and Adamsonites (78:1.3)

monogamous (51:5.5)

origin (51:3.3)

went forth as emissaries (78:2.2)

Adamson (ad' am son). (37). The first-born son of Adam and Eve on Urantia born in approximately 35,900 B.C. (74:6.2). Adam and Eve's eldest son, who remained on earth with his parents after their default, when three-quarters of his brothers and sisters left for Edentia. At age 120, Adamson left the second garden to seek the land of his youthful dreams, settled near the Caspian Sea, and established a center of culture which lasted almost 7,000 years. There he met Ratta, who bore him 67 children, every fourth one of which was often invisible. Adamson mated these invisible children, which brought into existence 1,984 secondary midwayers. Adamson was born c. 35,912 B.C. and lived 396 years.

Adam's first son (74:6.2) (76:3.3)

and Ratta

67 children; every 4th often invisible (77:5.6)

grandparents of 2000 secondary midwayers (77:5.6) (77:6)

married at age 120 (77:5)

company of 27 followed, northward from garden (77:5.5)

first wife and 32 children left for Edentia (77:5.3)

founded civilization about 35,000 B.C. (77:4.13)

lived 396 years (77:5.7)

survival of traditions about, in Greece (98:1.1)

Adamsonites (ad' am son ites). The descendents of Adamson and Ratta. (77:5.1). Adamsonite adj. (3). Of or pertaining to the Adamsonites. Adamsonites (7). The descendants of Adamson and Ratta, who maintained a high culture SE of the Caspian Sea 35,000-28,000 B.C., and sent forth culture and life plasm to all the races. A group of 374 Adamsonites were the progenitors of the ancient Greeks.

headquarters near Caspian Sea (78:1.3)

maintained high culture for 7000 years (77:5.9)

settled Greece in 10,000 B.C. (80:7.3–4)

with Adamites formed violet race (78:1.3)

Aden n. (1). The strange preacher from Ashtaroth, a believer in Jesus through the teachings of the former Kheresa lunatic. The apostle John forbade Aden to teach in Jesus' name, but Jesus defended him.

strange preacher; converted by Amos of Kheresa (159:2)

Adirondack Mountains (1). A range of mountains in NE New York, USA. (58:7.4)

Adis n. (1). See Beit Adis Jesus lived in rock cavern near (136:4.12)

adjudication. See also judgment
    highest function of government (22:4.3)

adjudication of the sleeping survivor The process of judgment by spiritual authorities extending up to the Ancients of Days which determines whether the soul of a deceased mortal shall be permitted a probationary extension of life on the mansion worlds. Generally, this pertains to mortals who are to be repersonalized as a part of a group resurrection at the end of the current planetary dispensation. While every misstep must be adjudicated, if there is any doubt whatsoever, the sovereign Judges of the universes give every benefit of doubt to the one-time mortal. (20:5.4) (112:5) (113:6.1).

adjudication of the living and the dead A dispensational adjudication of mortals of the realm by universe and superuniverse authorities. Probably, the phrase "living and the dead" refers to the two classes of sleeping survivors: those who have chosen eternal life, and those who will pass into non-existence, and not to whether the person is physically alive at the time of the adjudication. (49:5.15)  (112:5) (113:6.1).

adjudicational authorities The beings entrusted with judging the eternal survival of evolutionary mortals. The Avonals (Magisterial Sons) sit in judgment on the realm, but none but the three Ancients of Days presiding over the superuniverse may decree the extinction of a human soul. The Universal Censors are totaling personalities who are the judgment of Deity, and they are an indispensable part of all dispensational adjudications of the evolutionary worlds. (18:3.7) (19:4) (20:3) (40:8.2).

Adjuster-abandoned adj. (1). Pertaining to a living mortal whose Adjuster has departed as a result of his irrevocable rejection of survival. (112:3.2).

Adjuster-expression n. (1). The expression of God through a human being; the manifestation of our real and better selves in daily life. (195:7.5). See Thought Adjusters.

Adjuster attunement The degree to which a mortal has consecrated his will to that of the Father's indwelling Spirit. Adjuster attunement is a measure of Deity attainment, our final goal before fusion. (100:2.5).

Adjuster-fused mortals. See ascending mortals

Adjuster fusion. See fusion: Adjuster fusion Adjuster fusion: The eternal joining of a one-time mortal's soul with the indwelling prepersonal fragment of God the Father. Adjuster fusion can occur during planetary life, at which time the mortal's physical body is consumed by "chariots of fire." Generally, however, it occurs during the local system experience, when the person unreservedly and irrevocably commits his will to the Father's will. After Adjuster fusion, there can be no further jeopardy to the person's eternal career. (40:7) (112:7).

Adjuster-fused part. adj. (25). Characterized by a mortal's eternal fusion with his Adjuster, wherein the personality of the mortal ascender and the identity of the Adjuster are inseparably joined. (22:1.3) (30:1.9) (40:7) (49:6.18) (112:7).

Adjuster-fusers (1). Beings who fuse with their Adjusters. (40:9.7).

Adjuster-fusion adj. (14). Of or related to Adjuster fusion. (40:9.7).

Adjuster-fusion series A planetary grouping of mortals designed to be capable of fusing with their Adjusters. Urantia is inhabited by Adjuster-fusion series mortals, while other planets, such as those inhabited by non-breathers, are designed for Spirit fusion. (49:5.24).

Adjuster-fusion worlds Evolutionary planets inhabited by mortals who may fuse with their Adjusters. (49:6.20) (112:7.11).

Adjuster-indwelt part. adj. (8). Having the prepersonal spirit of the Father given to reside within an individual's mind, whether on a temporary basis or designedly for eventual fusion. (2:3.4) (5:3.2) (16:9.1) (30:4.2) (47:2.5) (49:5.24) (49:6.11) (Papers 107 thru 111).

Adjuster-mortal adj. (1). Related to an Adjuster-indwelt human being. (117:4.8).

Adjuster-nature n. (1). The divine qualities which characterize the Adjuster, which the Adjuster continually seeks to impart to its mortal subject. (117:6.7).

part. adj. (1). Recallable to an individual's mind by his indwelling Adjuster. Apparently, after death the Adjuster is our sole interior memory source for events concerning the life in the flesh. (40:9.7).

Adjuster-spirit of the Paradise Father = Thought Adjuster. (34:5.7).

Adjusters. See Thought Adjusters Adjuster n. = Thought Adjuster; a prepersonal fragment of God the Father sent to indwell an evolutionary mortal's mind, and there, in partnership with the human being, to participate in the creation of a potentially eternal soul.

Adjusters, Personalized. See Personalized Adjusters; Thought Adjuster of Jesus

Adjuster transit The method of transport whereby souls fused on an evolutionary planet proceed directly to the resurrection halls to receive morontia bodies. Prior to receiving their morontia forms such fused souls traverse space freely. (49:6.19).

Adjusterized part. adj. (1). Made like an Adjuster; i.e., fused. (112:7.18).

adj. (2). Not possessing an Adjuster. (49:6.12).

n. (2). The state of being like an Adjuster; Godlikeness, the goal of our evolutionary striving. (111:1.4) (112:7.9).

adjustment sleep A form of unconsciousness which is experienced seven times by mortals in the course of their entire mansonia career. During the adjustment sleep, a form-change in the morontia body takes place as the person becomes progressively more spiritual. Adjustment sleep is carried out by morontia power supervisors known as selective assorters. (47:10.5)  (47:4.4) (48:2.14).

adjustment to planetary environment One of numerous approaches to the classification of mortal creatures. The three basic types are: the normal adjustment group; the radical adjustment group, which might be typified by the worlds of the non-breathers; and the experimental group, which are like the normal adjustment group except for the experimental modification of their life vehicles by Life Carriers in the latter's efforts to improve life forms. Urantia mortals belong to the experimental group, and our world is known as a decimal planet. (49:5.1) (49:5.3)

adjutant adj. Of or pertaining to the Adjutant Mind-Spirits. (65:7.3).

adjutant circuit The circuit of the Adjutant Mind-Spirits, considered as a group. Upon death, humans are forever divorced from the adjutant circuit. (117:5.7).

adjutant mind-spirits (36:5) (42:10.4) (65:6.10) (65:7) Adjutant Mind-Spirits: Circuits of mind activation which are the bestowal of a local universe Mother Spirit upon the living creatures of her creation. The seven Adjutant Mind-Spirits are referred to as:
    intuition (quick perception, reflexes, self-preservation),
    understanding (coordination, quick reasoning),
    courage (moral stamina, spiritual bravery),
    knowledge (curiosity, the scientific spirit),
    counsel (the gregarious instinct),
    worship (the religious impulse), and
    wisdom (the tendency towards orderly and progressive advancement).

Each spirit individually seeks for receptivity in the creatures upon which it is bestowed. The Adjutant Mind-Spirits are the reason that evolution is purposeful and not accidental. (17:0.2) (17:7) (30:1.11) (30:2.4) (34:4.7) (34:5.2) (the spirits of promise).

#1–intuition (34:4.7) The first of the seven Adjutant Mind-Spirits, the spirit of quick understanding. (34:4.9).

adjutant of quick perception, reflexes (34:4.7) (36:5.6)

assists directional control beings (34:4.9)

extensively contacts nonteachable mind (36:5.6)

ministers to subhuman mind (42:10.4)

source of instinctive behavior (62:6.3–6)

#2–understanding (34:4.7)

adjutant of quick reasoning and judgment (36:5.7)

gift of spontaneous association of ideas (62:6.3–6)

ministers to subhuman mind (42:10.4)

#3–courage (34:4.7)

ministers to subhuman mind (42:10.4)

mobilizes upon exhaustion of animal life to give origin to prehumans (65:3.5)

protective self-consciousness (62:6.3–6)

source of moral stamina and spiritual bravery (36:5.8)

#4–knowledge (34:4.7) (62:6.3–6)

adjutant of curiosity, adventure, and discovery (36:5.9)

ministers to subhuman mind (42:10.4)

#5–counsel (34:4.7)

adjutant of social co-operation and harmony (36:5.10)

ministers to subhuman mind (42:10.4)

source of herd instinct (62:6.3–6)

#6–worship (34:4.7) (62:6.3–6) (85:7) (92:0.2) The sixth Adjutant Mind-Spirit. The adjutant of worship indicates the superanimal potential for reality perception, a primordial human instinct for God. After a mortal receives the adjutants of worship and wisdom, he crosses the threshold of spiritual ministry. The possession of the sixth and seventh Adjutant Mind-Spirits differentiates humans from animals, and enables man to receive the gift of the Thought Adjuster.

badge of spirit ascension candidacy (36:5.11)

central lodgments indicate only quality of response to (36:5.3)

ministers to midwayer mind (42:10.4)

signifies inclusion in spiritual circuits of Mother Spirit (34:5.3)

sponsors man's religious reactions (36:5.11) (92:0.2) (103:0.1)

#7–wisdom (34:4.7) (85:7) (92:0.3) The seventh Adjutant Mind-Spirit. The adjutant of wisdom indicates the tendency of a worshipful mind to appreciate ever-expanding concepts of Deity. After a mortal receives the adjutants of worship and wisdom, he crosses the threshold of spiritual ministry. The possession of the sixth and seventh Adjutant Mind-Spirits differentiates humans from animals, and enables man to receive the gift of the Thought Adjuster. See also (180:5.3) re: Spirit of Truth, wisdom, and knowledge.

adjutant of progressive advancement (36:5.12)

Andon and Fonta's decision to flee was first use of (62:6.5) (62:7.3)

caused adoration in concepts of Deity (92:0.3)

censors man's religious reactions (103:0.1)

central lodgments indicate only quality of response to (36:5.3)

first moral choice of child automatically indicated in (108:2.1)

ministers to midwayer mind (42:10.4)

signifies inclusion in spiritual circuits of Mother Spirit (34:5.3)

Andonites' feeling of intimate kinship due to (63:3.3)

central emplacement

directed from local universe and system capitals (65:7.1)

indicate extent and quality of function (36:5.3)

on Life Carrier world #1 (36:2.3) (36:5.3) (65:7.1)

death everlastingly divorces man from; do not function on mansion worlds (112:6.6,10) (117:5.7)

defined as

circuitlike, not entities (36:5.4) (65:7.3)

level of consciousness of Mother Spirit (36:5.3–4) (117:5.10) (194:2.12,18)

mind bestowal of Mother Spirit (15:9.14) (17:7.1) (34:4.7) (42:10.4)

mind ministry of Infinite Spirit to lower orders (36:5.1)

do not contact purely mechanical orders (65:7.5)

do not transmit experience from one personality to another (117:5.7)

far better synchronized on average worlds (65:7.3–4)

five-adjutant mind equivalates to 6th reality (46:7.5)


#1 to #5 in animal orders (36:5.13)

activate energy-matter (118:7.7)

assist Life Carriers (62:7.6)

co-ordinate, required to qualify human for reception of Adjuster (108:2.2–3)

evolve human body with cosmic mind (42:12.4)

in light and life (55:6.4)

independently seek receptivity capacity (36:5.2)

influence diminishes after 3rd psychic circle (110:6.20–21)

initial full, on Urantia (62:6.2–5)

lead towards higher ideas and ideals (34:5.2)

mother love is instinctive endowment of (84:1.6–7)

under direction of spirit of wisdom (112:6.9)

human intellect resides in rhythmic pulsations of (117:5.7)

in personality registers (30:1.11) (30:2.4)

Infinite Spirit ministers to mind through (9:5.3)

make evolution purposeful (36:5.1)

Master Spirit's influence (16:4.10)

mortal mind is endowment of (36:2.11)

not concerned in physical evolution (65:7.2)

spornagia reactive only to first 5 (46:7.5)

Adjutants n. = Adjutant Mind-Spirits.

Adjutant-spirit minds
(1). = Adjutant Mind-Spirits. (42:10.4).

adjutants of Havona circuits

in Paradise classification (30:1.11)


difficult to discover mechanisms of, among higher spirit orders (108:3.8)

administrative assistants. One of the seven corps of Administrator Seraphim, assigned to assist System Sovereigns and Planetary Princes. In 1935 there were 1,000 administrative assistants on Urantia. See also seraphim

1000 serve on Urantia (39:4.3)

administrator seraphim; serve System Sovereigns and Planetary Princes (39:4.2–3)

administrative enactors. One of seven groups of heavenly reproducers, who in turn are one of seven groups of the celestial artisans. The administrative enactors are the celestial dramatists of sovereignty, depicting the significance of governmental philosophy and administrative technique.

celestial artisans (44:2.9)

administrative mount of Jerusem. The "holy mountain of God," the center of government for our local system of Satania. (53:1.1).

administrator angels. administrator seraphim. (53:7.6).

administrator seraphim. See also seraphim. The fourth order of seraphic children of a local universe Mother Spirit, indigenous to system capitals. Administrator seraphim assist the local system and planetary rulers, primarily in physical and biological areas. One-third of these seraphim were deceived in the Lucifer rebellion. (39:4) (53:7.6).

Administrator seraphim are organized for service in seven groups:
    Administrative Assistants
    Justice Guides
    Interpreters of Cosmic Citizenship
    Quickeners of Morality
    Recorders and

indigenous to system capitals (39:4)

many lost in Lucifer rebellion; Manotia loyal (53:6.2,4) (53:7.6) (67:3.2)

types (39:4)

Administrative Assistants (39:4.2–3)

Interpreters of Cosmic Citizenship (39:4.7–9)

Justice Guides (39:4.4–6)

Quickeners of Morality (39:4.10–14)

Recorders (39:4.16)

Reserves (39:4.17–18)

Transporters (39:4.15). See also seraphic transport


institutional religion turns ministers into (99:6.3)


Jesus' years of (Paper 127)

trials and tribulations peculiar to (128:2.1)

Adonai n. (1). A Semite appellation for Deity. A transliterated Hebrew name for God, usually translated in the OT as "Lord." (96:1.9)

Adonia n. (1). In the times of the Andites, the central Asian commercial metropolis near the present city of Ashkhabad. Ashkhabad, also known as Ashkhabad, is in the Turkmenskaja Republic, USSR, near the Iranian border.

central Asian commercial metropolis near Ashkhabad (79:1.4)

adoption    ancient ceremonies of blood drinking, saliva exchange (70:3.6–8)

made sure someone available to provide death offerings (87:3.3)

Prince's staff kept 500 adopted children in homes (66:7.5)

to Garden of Eden citizenship (74:7.4)

adopted seraphim One-time guardians of destiny for mortal finaliters. Adopted seraphim are eligible for the Corps of the Finality or various nonmortal finaliter corps. (31:0.1) (31:4).

Adriatic n. (1). The west boundary of the ancient Alexandrian empire. (195:1.7). An arm of the Mediterranean Sea, a body of water which separates Yugoslavia and Albania from the peninsula of Italy.

adulation. See flattery; praise

adultery. See also illegitimacy

ancient puberty ceremonies taught boys to avoid (70:7.7)

by wife was infringement of husband's property rights; involved inheritance (82:4.3–4)

commandments against (66:7.14) (93:4.12) (94:8.8) (131:2.12) (140:6.5) (163:2.4)

infidelity test from Old Testament (70:10.6)

primitive wives took pride in husbands' affairs (82:3.13)

primitives believed multiple births caused by (68:6.8)

woman taken in (162:3)

woman who died in childbirth believed guilty of (84:4.7)

advance-tuned Having experienced one of seven form changes in passing from one morontia world to a higher; re-keyed. Advance-tuning is carried out during an adjustment sleep by morontia power supervisors known as selective assorters. (47:4.4) (47:10.5) (48:2.14).

advanced Adjuster. A Thought Adjuster who has served one or more seasons with will creatures on Spirit-fusion worlds. (107:2.3).

advantage, taking. See tactics

adventure Adventure, supreme And for a long time there will live on earth those timid, fearful, and hesitant Individuals who will prefer thus to secure their religious consolations, even though, in so casting their lot with the religions of authority, they compromise the sovereignty of personality, debase the dignity of self—respect, and utterly surrender the right to participate in that most thrilling and inspiring of all possible human experiences: the personal quest for truth, the exhilaration of facing the perils of intellectual discovery, the determination to explore the realities of personal religious experience, the supreme satisfaction of experiencing the personal triumph of the actual realization of the victory of spiritual faith over intellectual doubt as it is honestly won in the supreme adventure of all human existence—man seeking God, for himself and as himself, and finding him. (1729.5) 155:5.10
        Andites      contributed trait (78:5.8)
                        were adventurous; descendants circumnavigated globe (78:4.6)

        be not tempted by cheap and sordid (195:5.10)

        God has embarked on eternal, with man (5:1.12)

        love of, suggests death only begins eternal voyage of discovery (14:5.10)

        spirit personalities not given to useless (13:3.3)

        supreme, is man seeking and finding God (1:0.6) (155:5.10)

adventure of concept-identity A procedure embarked upon by Paradise-Havona personalities and certain finaliters, which often produces a new being, a creature-trinitized son. To bring this about, two mortal finaliters must first go before the Architects of the Master Universe and demonstrate that they have independently chosen an original and identical concept for trinitization. If approved, they remove themselves for an unbelievably long period to bring about the trinitization. If they achieve their goal, a side-effect is that the parents are personally united for the duration of this universe age. (22:7.2). See trinitization

adversary n. For Jesus, = Lucifer; arguably, = Caligastia. (158:7.4).

adversity. See difficulties; suffering

advice       celestial beings never proffer unless asked  (33:5.4) (43:4.2) (55:4.13)

give only when asked (48:7.16)

Jesus' counsel to the rich man (132:5)

Jesus seldom offered unless asked (129:1.9) (132:5.2,4)

Prince's staff never sent emissaries except upon specific request (66:6.5)

advisers regarding the conquest of predatory animals One of the ten autonomous councils into which the Caligastia one hundred were organized. The advisers were presided over by Dan, and taught the building of walls, dwellings, and use of traps. This entire group was swept into rebellion. (66:5.7) (67:4.1).

Advisory Commission on Ethics and Government. Advisory Commission of Interuniverse Ethics and Self-government. The Paradise reserve corps for Faithfuls of Days.

reserves of Faithfuls of Days function as (18:7.1)

advocate n. The spirit-advocate of a universal conciliating commission. (25:2) (25:2.7)

Aegean n. (4). An arm of the Mediterranean Sea containing many islands; bounded on the north and west by Greece, on the east by Turkey, and on the south by the island of Crete. (80:4.1) (80:7.5-6-11) (80:8.3)

Aegean Islands (2). Islands in the Mediterranean to which a brilliant group of Andites migrated c. 12,000 B.C., and to which, 2,000 years later, 375 tall descendants of Adamson also migrated, led by his direct descendant Sato. Presently, the Aegean Islands succeeded Mesopotamia and Egypt as the Occidental center of trade, art, and culture. Islands in the Aegean, noted for their beauty; since World War II belong to Greece. (80:7.5) (80:7.11)


aesthetic cult of pure wonder no substitute for religion (101:7.5)

love of the beautiful (56:10.7)

affectation Affectation Affectation is the ridiculous effort of the ignorant to appear wise, the attempt of the barren soul to appear rich. (557.1) 48:7.17

Jesus free from (100:7.2)

ridiculous effort of ignorant to appear wise (48:7.17)


enduring marriage never founded on biologic, alone (84:7.10)

spiritual bond which holds families together (160:2.4)

affliction. See suffering

            God does not afflict willingly children of men (97:6.3) (148:5.3)

            in all our afflictions God is afflicted (1:5.16) (2:5.3) (3:6.6) (97:5.3)

            man should not blame God for affliction he brings upon himself (148:5.3)

Afghanistan n. (1). The highlands where Andon and Fonta's great-great grandson Badonan founded a primitive center of culture which lasted over 500,000 years. A landlocked nation in SW Asia bounded by Russia to the N, Iran to the W, and Pakistan to the S and E.

center of primitive Badonan culture (79:0.1)

Africa. n. (89). The earth's second largest continent, lying south of Europe astride the equator. See also Bushmen; Capetown; Egypt; indigo race; Libya; Pygmies; Toda tribe

Andonic migration to (64:1.5)

cannibalism resorted to as war measure (89:5.4)

Christian missionaries caused confusion in (66:6.7)

fetish stones (85:1.4)

few Andites penetrated beyond headwaters of Nile (78:5.5)

geology (59:1.11,13) (59:4.5–7) (59:5.4,11,20) (59:6.5) (60:1.4) (60:3.16) (61:1.8) (61:4.2,6) (61:5.3)

land animals lived continuously only in (60:1.2)

natives of, more recent pastoral peoples (68:5.6)

Neanderthalers spread to (64:4.1)

orange, green, and indigo races gravitated to (64:7.1,3,13)

pre-reptile evolved in (59:6.8)

rainbow thought to be a snake (85:4.2)

rose out of Pacific depths (57:8.21)

Salem missionaries penetrated to remotest tribes of (94:0.1)

Simon Zelotes died in heart of (139:11.11)

Thomas preached in north (139:8.13)

tribes believed in ka and ba (111:0.4)

umbilical cord regarded as fetish in (88:1.8)

wives still purchased in (83:3.1)

African Bushmen (4). A primitive nomadic tribe which subsists by hunting and gathering. African Bushmen have neither individual names nor chiefs. A tribe of around 40,000 individuals who mostly live in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana and South West Africa. They have yellowish-brown skin, flat faces, black hair which forms into tight curls called peppercorns, are around five feet tall, and live territorially in groups of about 25. (66:5.30) (68:1.6) (68:5.3) (70:3.2) (88:5.5) (103:3.1)

afterlife n. The period in a human life from a particular event until the death of the physical body, although, arguably, extending throughout eternity. (148:6.12) (177:2.4-5)

Agaman (1). A widow of Damascus, member of Jesus' original women's evangelistic corps.

at Jesus' 16th appearance (193:0)

widow of Damascus; member of women's corps (150:1.1)

age specialization of labor based on (69:3.4)

age of Adam. In the case of Urantia, the third planetary epoch, following the age of the Prince, and before the age of the bestowal Son. This period extended from 35,914 B.C. until April 4, A.D. 30. The age of Adam began the day of Adam and Eve's arrival on Urantia, and Jesus noticed its termination as he stood before the inquiring Greeks on the Tuesday before his crucifixion. (52:3) (Paper 74) (74:2.8) (174:5.6)

age of advanced mammals. Also known as the recent flood stage, or the Oligocene period, the age of advanced mammals extended from 35 to 25 million years ago. By the end of this period, plant and animal life had largely evolved to its present state. (61:2)

age of biologic tribulation. Also known as the climatic transition stage, the seed-plant period, and the Permian period at the end of the long Paleozoic era, the age of biologic tribulation extended from 170 to 150 million years ago. This was an age of great life impoverishment, in which seed plants first appeared, and insects developed the ability to hibernate. (59:6)

age of birds. Also known as the flowering-plant era, the modem mountain-building stage, the chalk period, and the cretaceous stage at the close of the mesozoic era, the age of birds extended from 100 to 50 million years ago. Continental drift terminated, angiosperms including flowering plants appeared, and true birds mutated during this age. (60:3) (60:4)

age of choice. Twenty years old. After Adam and Eve's default, all of their children below the age of choice were required to return to Edentia by seraphic transport. (75:6.3) (107:0.7)

age of discretion. About forty years old. After the age of discretion, Thought Adjusters are often referred to as Thought Controllers. (107:0.7)

age of early mammals. Also known as the new continental land stage, and the Eocene period, the age of early mammals extended from 50 to 35 million years ago. During this age, placental mammals suddenly developed. (61:1)

age of ferns. Also known as the crustal-shifting stage, the fern-forest carboniferous period, the coal age, and the age of frogs, the age of ferns extended from 220 to 170 million years ago. In the age of ferns, the first of the land animals appeared, including land snails, scorpions, frogs, and insects, and the land was overrun by ferns. (59:5)

age of fishes. Also known as the great land-emergence stage, the vegetative land-life period, and the Devonian period, the age of fishes extended from 270 to 220 million years ago. The naked landscapes of former times became green as ferns, some two feet thick and forty feet tall, appeared. The fishes which suddenly appeared were the planet's first vertebrates. (59:4)

age of frogs. = age of ferns. (59:5)

age of light and life. The final attainment of an evolutionary planet. An age of light and life is inaugurated by Trinity Teacher Sons at the conclusion of their final mission, and is certified by the presence of a morontia temple at that world's capital. The age of light and life continues indefinitely throughout the eternal ages, though divided into seven stages: planetary, system, constellation, local universe, minor sector, major sector, and superuniverse. (Paper 55).

age of probationary mercy. Probably, a planetary dispensation inaugurated by a Magisterial Son. (20:3.1)

age of spiritual striving. The sixth of seven developmental mortal epochs on an average evolutionary world, occurring just before the era of light and life. In the age of spiritual striving, mortals are impelled to seek for spiritual satisfactions and cosmic meanings. (50:5.9)

age of the elephant and the horse. Also known as the modem mountain stage and the Miocene era, the age of the elephant and the horse extended from 25 to 10 million years ago. During the age of the elephant and the horse, enormous herds of horses, elephants, and camels roamed the plains of the world. (61:3)

age of the first outer space level. The universe age immediately following the our present age of the Supreme. The age of the first outer space level begins after the settling of all seven superuniverses in light and life. This event will also mark the appearance of the Almighty Supreme and the completed function of the first experiential trinity. Mortal finaliters will probably serve on the first outer space level in some capacity, in part to atone for its creatures' lack of finite experience in the age of the Supreme. Physically, the first outer space level begins about one-half million light years outside the present grand universe, and increases in intensity for another 25 million light years. (12:1) (31:10) (106:0.11) (106:3)

agents of the Uversa Ancients of Days. Celestial guardians (creature-trinitized sons embraced by the Paradise Trinity) who are assigned as apprehending agents for the Ancients of Days. The agents of the Uversa Ancients of Days bring back to Uversa any being whose presence is requited by the superuniverse Judges. (22:9) (53:9.2) (NB: This is not the group referred to at 37:9.8).

aggrandizement. See self-assertion

agreement, the great Urantian agreement. The Great Urantian Agreement (93:6.4) "This covenant of Melchizedek with Abraham represents the great Urantian agreement between divinity and humanity whereby God agrees to do everything; man only agrees to believe God's promises and follow his instructions."

aggressive adj. An attribute of seraphim, cherubim, and Morontia Companions which corresponds to the attribute of male (vs. female) in humans. Syn: positive; ant: retiring. (84:6.5).


wishing to live lives over again (26:10.5)

tree of life stored up space-energies antidotal to aging (73:6.4)

Agni n. (4). The most ancient deity of Vedic India, the three-headed fire god, lord of the earth and the vestigial symbol of an earlier Trinity concept.

most ancient deity; exalted as father-head of Vedic pantheon (94:1.4) (94:4.6)

Trinity degenerated into triune symbol of fire god (79:3.4) (94:1.3) (104:1.2)

agondonters (agg ahn don' ters). (3). Ascending will creatures from planets spiritually isolated by rebellion, and who, therefore, have gained valuable experience in the exercise of faith and the development of confidence in cosmic reliability, for they must learn to believe without seeing. (50:7.1), persevere when isolated, and triumph over insuperable difficulties even when alone. Tabamantia is an agondonter. (50:7.2) Agondonters On Jerusem the ascenders from these isolated worlds occupy a residential sector by themselves and are known as the agondonters, meaning evolutionary will creatures who can believe without seeing, persevere when isolated, and triumph over insuperable difficulties even when alone. (579.1) 50:7.2

Tabamantia is an agondonter (50:7.2) (49:5.5)

acknowledgment to chief of Urantia Adjusters (108:3.5–6)

agondonter of finaliter status (50:7.2)

veteran finaliter; sovereign supervisor of Nebadon decimal planets (49:5.5) (73:0.3) (108:3.5)

will creatures who can believe without seeing (50:7.2)

agriculture agricultural stage. An era in early societies characterized by the domestication of plants. (68:5.9)

accidental origin of (81:1.6)

appears in age of Planetary Prince (52:2.8)

association with plants instills patience, quiet, and peace (68:5.9,11) (79:8.2)

farmer victim of drought, floods, hail, storms, pests, diseases, heat, cold (86:1.5)

great improvement in methods when men took over from women (84:3.10)

highest blessing; most human of all activities (66:7.19) (68:5.9,13) (81:1.4–5)

hunters and herders looked down upon farmers (68:5.11) (81:1.4)

institutions of slavery and private land came with (69:9.14) (81:1.4) (81:2.9)

universal on all atmospheric worlds (49:4.5)

weakness is lack of excitement and adventure (68:5.11)

Agrippa n. See Herod Agrippa. (2).

Ahab (124:6.3) n. (1). King of Israel who stopped the Assyrians at Karbar at the cost of his allies' decimation. He murdered the Naboths in an intrigue to gain possession of their land, and was opposed by Elijah. Ahab was King of Israel c. 870 B.C., son of Omri, and husband of Jezebel, whom he permitted to patronize the Baal cult

King of Ephraim; reproved by Elijah (123:5.12)

murdered Naboths in intrigue to get their land (97:3.6) (97:9.19)

parents of Jesus recounted exploits of Ahab (124:6.3)

Phoenician wife of, forged papers (97:9.19)

resisted Shalmaneser at Karbar (97:9.18)

great fight not even mentioned in OT (97:9.18) See (1Ki 17-22)

Ahura-Mazda (2).

head of Zoroaster's galaxy of 7 gods (95:6.2) (98:5.3)

Sol Invictus a degeneration of (98:5.3)

Ai    (1). The ambush at Ai was a faithful picture of barbaric slaughter (69:8.3)

air. See atmosphere

air navigators     mortal type (49:2.9)

Akkad (2). Mesopotamian city state (78:8.9–10)

Alabama (2). geology (58:7.4) (59:5.17)

Alaska (5).

  • arrival of red race (64:7.18)
  • geology (58:7.4) (59:5.20) (60:3.2,12)
  • alchemy (1). turned into chemistry (81:2.5)

    Alexander (brother of Philo)

    Jewish banker (130:3.9)

    brother of Philo (130:3.9)

    Alexander of Cyrene

    effective teacher of gospel, son of Simon of Cyrene (187:1.10)

    brother of Rufus, the lad injured by oxcart (130:6.6) (187:1.10)

    Alexander the Great

    campaign into Punjab (79:4.3)

    royal mausoleum of (130:3.4)

    Samaritans assisted (143:4.2–3)

    spread Hellenistic civilization over near East (195:1.7–10)

    Alexander's mole

    apostles entered Tyre by (156:4.2)

    Alexandria (130:0.2) (186:3.2–3) (190:1.8). (75). See also Egypt

    70 elders ruled world's largest synagogue (130:3.8)

    attractions of this city of 1 million (130:3.4,7–8)

    early Christians also disciples of Philo (121:6.6)

    Hebrew scriptures translated into Greek at (121:6.2)

    in early Christian era (195:3.10)

    intellectual center of Occidental world (130:3.7)


    12th appearance at (191:6)

    experiences at, on way to Rome (130:3)

    offered assistant chazanship in chief synagogue of (128:5.2–5) (148:8.2)

    Joseph and Mary's 2 year sojourn at (122:10.4) (123:0.1–4)

    Ptolemy's library; a million manuscripts (74:8.12) (130:3.4)

    Simon Zelotes preached at (139:11.11)


  • fossils of (58:7.2)
  • stone laid down by lime-secreting (59:2.3,11)
  • Allah (2). Islam's clear-cut presentation as the only Deity (95:7.6)

    allegories (Compare to parables).

    Jesus advised against use of allegories (149:3.1) (151:2.1,7) (151:3.3)

    alliances See treaties

    alligators n. descended from nonprogressive reptiles (65:2.10)

    Almighty. n. See Supreme, the
        l. = Almighty Supreme. (115:4.7) (116:2.1) (117:0.2) (117:7.11).
        2. = God, in OT. (4:1.4) (90:3.8) (96:1.9) (96:5.7) (125:0.6) (131:2.10) (131:10.6) (148:6.5).
        3. = Most Highs. (43:3.4).

    Almighty, adj. Of or pertaining to the Almighty Supreme. (116:1.2).

    Almighty God. God, in OT. (131:2.6).

    Almighty King. God, in OT. (149:6.7).

    Almighty power of Supremacy. = Almighty Supreme. (56:6.2) (Paper 116).

    almighty power of the Supreme. = Almighty Supreme. (116:4.2) (Paper 116).

    almighty supremacy. The experiential synthesis of power and personality which is being evolved as the Deity expression of the Supreme Being in the grand universe. (117:4.6) (Paper 116).

    Almighty Supreme. See Supreme, the. The evolving, experiential synthesis and overcontroller of power and personality which is the Deity expression of the Supreme in the grand universe. The source of the Almighty Supreme's personality and spirit attributes is the Paradise Trinity. The Almighty Supreme is now incomplete, but his destiny is perfection, as he factualizes through the activities of the Supreme Creator Personalities as well as the experiences of created beings such as ourselves. The Almighty Supreme is also referred to as God the Almighty; the Almighty. In the far-distant future, the Almighty Supreme and God the Supreme will unite to become the Supreme Being. (0:7) (0:8) (14:6.20-23) (56:6.2) See Paper 116.

    and Paradise Deity (116:3)

    and sevenfold controllers (116:5)

    nonpersonal aspects of Supreme Being (0:8.3)

    power potentials of, unified with spiritual nature, in Havona (14:6.21)

    power unification of grand universe Creators (22:7.11) (116:4)

    Supreme Being functioning outside Havona (116:0.4)

    Almighty, the transcendental

    God the Ultimate manifest to universes of time (118:2.4)

    alms. See charity

    aloes (1). Jesus embalmed with myrrh and aloes (188:1.4)

    Alpha and Omega (1). Alpha and Omega. = Jesus Christ. After completing his sovereignty requirements, Jesus did not hesitate to declare, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." (128:1.10). The Jews of Jesus' day were in the habit of expressing the whole extent of a thing by the first and last letters of the alphabet, and thus the use of the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet is likely a rendering of a corresponding Hebrew expression. (Is 44:5) (Rev 1:8, 17, 21:6, 22:13).

    God is the first and last (10:7.1)

    Jesus is (128:1.10)

    alphabets. See writing.

    Adamites produced the 3rd alphabet (76:3.8)

    blue race used alphabet; red preferred pictorial; yellow used symbols (66:5.10)

    Fad formulated the 1st (66:5.9–10)

    imported to India from Sumeria (79:3.7)

    learned classes in China limited by cumbersome ideographs (79:8.7)

    lost during confusion of Lucifer rebellion (66:5.10)

    Van and Amadon created new alphabet (74:2.2)

    Alpheus n. (36). Surname of Jesus' apostles, the twins James and Judas Alpheus. See James Alpheus, Judas Alpheus. (139:9) (172:5.11) (181:2.19) (192:2.13).

        James Alpheus

    fisherman and farmer of Kheresa, selected by James Zebedee (138:2.6)

    married with 3 children; also called Thaddeus (139:9.1,5)

        Judas Alpheus

    fisherman of Kheresa, selected by John Zebedee (138:2.7)

    married with 2 children; also called Lebbeus (139:9.1,5)

    questions of (139:9.10) (180:4.4–6)

    Alpheus The father of James and Judas Alpheus.  (138:4.1) (138:10.8).

    Alpheus twins (143:3.5). See also apostles of Jesus.

    asleep by the fire (140:6.14)

    assigned to manage multitudes (138:10.8) (141:3.2)

    at Jesus' appearances (191:2.1) (191:5.1) (192:1–4secs) (193:0, 3, 5secs)

    attempted to dissuade Norana (156:1.3)

    believed on resurrection Sunday (191:0.11)

    blissfully ignorant of controversy (144:1.4)

    call of (138:4)

    enjoyed entry into Jerusalem (172:5.11)

    fishermen from Kheresa; age 26 in A.D. 26 (139:9.1)

    good-natured, simple-minded helpers; general servants of apostles (139:9.3,6,8)

    Jesus' admonitions to (174:0.2) (181:2.19) (192:2.13)

    Jesus told to work as for God (192:2.13)

    mother named Mary, father Alpheus (138:4.1) (189:4.4)

    put cloaks on Palm Sunday donkey; returned donkey to owner (172:3.9) (172:4.1)

    returned to homes soon after Pentecost (192:4.7) (193:6.4)

    Alpine race. See white race: divisions: central. Alpine race (2); predominantly Andonite with blue, yellow, and Andite stocks; broad-headed, swarthy, stocky. "The central white race. While this group includes strains of blue, yellow, and Andite, it is predominantly Andonite. These people are broad-headed, swarthy, and stocky. They are driven like a wedge between the Nordic and Mediterranean races, with the broad base resting in Asia and the apex penetrating eastern France." (80:9.5–7).

    Alps n. (10). A 750 mile long mountain system in Europe, beginning on the Mediterranean coast in southeast France. The Alps bound Italy to the north, and extend through Switzerland into Austria.

    geology (60:1.4) (61:1.7) (61:1.8) (61:7.3)

    Heidelberg migration to (64:2.3)

    plants and animals dislocated by glaciers found in (61:7.16)

    volcanoes in Cretaceous (60:3.6)


    early Christian and Mithraic (98:6.3)

    family hearth was, for Andites (94:1.1)

    polluted if built of hewn stone (92:2.2)

    Hindus kindle their altar fires by using a primitive fire drill; tools pollute it (92:2.2)

    alter ego (91:3) A fictitious inner entity. Prayer evolved up from such alter ego conversations over successive generations as well as in the life of the individual child, whose first prayers may be pseudo-dialogues with his alter ego. A Latin phrase meaning "other;" hence, another self.

    child's relationship with (91:3.1)

    effective prayer technique for practical purposes (91:3.7)

    man can talk face to face with a real and genuine and divine alter ego that indwells him (91:3.7)

    altruism. See also charity; selfishness (antonym) Altruism Service of one’s fellows. (51.6) 3:5.7

    Adjuster gives origin to unselfish interest in welfare of others (103:1.1) (103:5.1,3)

    differences in status essential to development of (64:6.34)

    early conflict with self-seeking ego (103:2.4,7–10)

    fire provided man with first means of being altruistic without loss (69:6.3)

    leads to human happiness (103:2.7)

    learned in one's family (84:7.28)

    noble soul is generous among the grasping (131:3.6)

    only religion lastingly increases (99:1.5)

    only well-unified personality can arbitrate multiform contentions regarding (103:5.4)

    overdeveloped, may seriously injure the self (103:2.10)

    reason, morality, and religion necessary for (16:9.7–8)

    selflessness inherent in parental love (2:6.4)

    spirit of self-forgetfulness; service of one's fellows (3:5.7,13)


    badge of greatness (140:4.6)

    by conquest of a belligerent self (3:5.17)

    no Latin word for (195:3.3)

    unnatural, aside from parental instinct (16:9.7)

    spirit of self-forgetfulness (3:5.13)

    unwise to bestow futile sympathy upon unsalvable inferiors (52:2.12)

    Alvoring (al' vor ing). (1). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. (32:2.12). One of the nearest neighboring local universes to our local universe of Nebadon.

    neighboring universe to Nebadon (32:2.12)

    always remember, never forget, ever bear in mind; always keep in mind:

             Always remember: Potential infinity is absolute and inseparable from eternity.  (0:11.12)

             Ever bear in mind that these profound truths pertaining to Deity will increasingly clarify as your minds become progressively spiritualized during the successive epochs of the long mortal ascent to Paradise. (1:7.8)

             No matter how difficult it may be to reconcile the scientific doubtings regarding the efficacy of prayer with the ever-present urge to seek help and guidance from divine sources, never forget that the sincere prayer of faith is a mighty force for the promotion of personal happiness, individual self-control, social harmony, moral progress, and spiritual attainment. (91:6.3)

             Always keep in mind: True religion is to know God as your Father and man as your brother. (99:5.2)

             In considering the genesis of reality, ever bear in mind that all absolute reality is from eternity and is without beginning of existence. (105:2.1)

             "Always remember that God does not reward man for what he does but for what he is; therefore should you extend help to your fellows without the thought of rewards." (131:8.5)

             And then, in bidding him farewell, Jesus said: "My brother, always remember that man has no rightful authority over woman unless the woman has willingly and voluntarily given him such authority." (133:2.2)

             And never forget: You who know God are the sons of God if you truly yearn to be like him." (133:4.4)   

             Religious teachers must always remember that the spiritual sovereignty of God overrides all intervening and intermediate spiritual loyalties. (134:5.3)

             "Always remember that the Father knows what you need even before you ask him." (140:6.11)

             You should never forget that intolerance is the mask covering up the entertainment of secret doubts as to the trueness of one's belief. (146:3.2)

            "Never forget these laws of relation to the Father's will... (148:4.2)
    Evil is the unconscious or unintended transgression of the divine law, the Father's will. 148:4.3
    Sin is the conscious, knowing, and deliberate transgression of the divine law, the Father's will.148:4.4
    Iniquity is the willful, determined, and persistent transgression of the divine law, the Father's will. Iniquity is the measure of the continued rejection of the Father's loving plan of personality survival and the Sons' merciful ministry of salvation." 148:4.5

             Never forget there is only one adventure which is more satisfying and thrilling than the attempt to discover the will of the living God, and that is the supreme experience of honestly trying to do that divine will. (155:6.11)

             "Nathaniel, never forget, the Father does not limit the revelation of truth to any one generation or to any one people." (159:4.6)

             "But never forget that, after all, wealth is unenduring. The love of riches all too often obscures and even destroys the spiritual vision. Fail not to recognize the danger of wealth's becoming, not your servant, but your master." (165:4.6)

        "But always remember the words I have spoken to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they dare to persecute me, they will also persecute you. If my words offend the unbelievers, so also will your words offend the ungodly." (180:3.1)

        "And, John, always remember, strive not with the souls you would win for the kingdom." (181:2.5)

        "And now, Simon, when you do finally see all of this, and after you have shaken off your depression and have gone forth proclaiming this gospel in great power, never forget that I was with you even through all of your season of discouragement, and that I will go on with you to the very end." (181:2.11)

        Always remember, the cults are formed, not to discover truth, but rather to promulgate their creeds. (92:3.1)

        "Never forget that, when you are a faith son of God, all upright work of the realm is sacred." (192:2.13)

        Never forget that at first the Romans fought Christianity, while the Greeks embraced it, and that it was the Greeks who literally forced the Romans subsequently to accept this new religion, as then modified, as a part of Greek culture. (195:1.5)

        Ever bear in mind – God and men need each other. They are mutually necessary to the full and final attainment of eternal personality experience in the divine destiny of universe finality. (195:10.3)

    Amadon (am' ah don). (35). A human descendant of Andon and Fonta who was the loyal associate of Van in advocating the rejection of Lucifer's Manifesto approximately 500,000 years ago. (67:8.1). The outstanding human hero of the Caligastia rebellion, the modified human associate of Van. Amadon was a descendant of Andon and Fonta, and lived on earth from the arrival of the Caligastia one hundred c. 500,000 B.C. until 7 years after Adam's arrival, in 35,904 B.C. For seven years after the outbreak of the Caligastia rebellion, subordinate celestial life always asked, "What of Amadon of Urantia, does he still stand unmoved?"

    Midwayer 1-2-3-the-first supported Amadon (77:9.5)

    Adjuster empowered loyalty of (67:3.7)

    outstanding human hero of Lucifer rebellion; associate of Van (67:3.8–9) (67:8sec)

    remained on Urantia 150,000 years after rebellion, until arrival of Adam (67:6.4,8)

    translated to Jerusem 7 years after arrival of Adam (67:6.8) (74:5.2)

    welcomed Adam (74:2.1,5)

    Amadonites (am' ah don ites). (11). The 144 Andonites of mortal status who remained loyal to Van and Amadon during the Lucifer rebellion. (67:6.3). Humans derived from the group of 144 loyal Andonites to which Amadon belonged, which furnished world leadership after the Caligastia rebellion. The Amadonites were more a cultural and religious grouping than racial; racially, Amadonites were essentially Andonites. Amadonite, adj. Of or pertaining to the Amadonites. (73:1.4)

    55 translated to Jerusem, remainder stayed (67:6.3)

    144 loyal Andonites to which Amadon belonged (67:6.3) (67:8.4)

    descendants of Andonites who remained loyal with Van and Amadon; more cultural than racial term (73:1sec)

    joined Nodites to become Vanites (77:4.10)

    traditional enmity with Nodites (73:1.4)

    Amatha n. (1). The mother-in-law of the apostle Peter. Jesus healed Amatha of malarial fever at the healing at sundown, in Capernaum on January 17, A.D. 28.

    mother of Perpetua, wife of Peter; cured of malaria (145:2.15–16)

    Amathus (128:1.14) (141:3–6secs) (147:6.3) (165:0.1) n. (12). Site of Jesus' Teaching about the Father, his discourse Spiritual Unity, his discussion with Simon about Teherma the Persian, and the episode in which Jesus healed the ten lepers. A town in Palestine 3 miles east of the Jordan river, half-way between the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee.

    ten lepers healed at (166:2sec)

    Amaziah n. (1). A king of Judah, successor to the boy king Joash. Amaziah had trouble with the revolting tax-paying Edomites and their neighbors. After a major defeat the rural folk revolted, he was assassinated, and his 16-year old son Azariah was placed on the throne. King of Judah c. 800-783 B.C.

    "Amaziah, had trouble with the revolting tax-paying Edomites and their neighbors. After a signal victory he turned to attack his northern neighbors and was just as signally defeated. Then the rural folk revolted; they assassinated the king and put his sixteen-year-old son on the throne. This was Azariah, called Uzziah by Isaiah. After Uzziah, things went from bad to worse, and Judah existed for a hundred years by paying tribute to the kings of Assyria. Isaiah the first told them that Jerusalem, being the city of Yahweh, would never fall. But Jeremiah did not hesitate to proclaim its downfall."

    Amaziah defeated the Edomites and slaughtered 10,000 in battle, but was defeated by Jehoash, king of Israel, whom he wantonly attacked. Judah was thereafter made Israel's vassal state. (2Ki 14).

    king; assassinated after military defeat (97:9.22)



    primitive peace ambassador, sucked each other's blood and declared peace (70:3.10)

    sending dates from times of Adam (74:5.8)


    appointed by judicial decree; represent local universes (33:6.4)

    none between superuniverses (15:10.9)

    Solitary Messengers serve as temporary (23:2.15–16)

    Trinity Teacher Sons represent local universes (20:8.1)

    Ambassadors and Emissaries of Special Assignment. One of the seven divisions of service for Solitary Messengers. Ambassadors act as ad interim ambassadors of local universes to new and far-distant local universes. Ambassadors are suited to perform this service because as Solitary Messengers they can travel at rates nearly independent of time and space, while it may require enseraphimed beings hundreds of years to make the trip. (23:2.15–16)

    ambassadors of the kingdom. = apostles. (13). (138:10.11) (140:1.1) (142:7.1) (152:6.1), etc.

    amber    Nordics traded in (80:9.4)

    ambitions Ambition Ambition is dangerous until it is fully socialized. You have not truly acquired any virtue until your acts make you worthy of it. (557.3) 48:7.19

    Abraham's surrender of personal (93:6.7)

    belief in charms destroyed (88:6.6)

    bowing down before idols of selfish (4:3.1)

    Buddhists taught all human striving distasteful (94:8.13)


    until fully socialized (48:7.19)

    when motivated by self-seeking and vengeance (177:4.10)

    enslave men to debt (69:8.10)

    forceful, essential to material success (156:5.7)

    Jesus repeatedly dashed apostles' (139:0.1)

    many, will not persist in morontia (44:8.4)

    may thwart maternal instinct (84:1.7)

    opposed by animal indolence (111:7.5)

    spirit-born are calm while fondest ambitions perish (100:2.8)

    virtually destroyed by Vedic doctrines (94:2.4)

    what is begun in time will be finished in eternity–if worth finishing (111:3.7)

    Amdon n. (2). The Chaldean herder whose tent Machiventa Melchizedek entered to proclaim his mission in 1973 B.C.

    Chaldean herder who first saw Melchizedek (93:2.1–3)

    ameba n. Variant of amoeba. See amoeba.

    amen interj. (3). Derived from a Hebrew word meaning "certainly," "verily," or "truly," the word amen has been traditionally used at the conclusion of prayers for the purpose of adopting as one's own, or confirming what has been said, such as "So it is," or "So be it." It signifies an expression of faith that God holds the thing true, or will or can make it true. An expression of conviction or assent. [ME < OE < LLat. amen < Gk. amen < Heb. amen, certainly < aman, to strengthen.] (90:5.3) (144:2.1) (150:8.7) cf. selah.

    amends. See also confession

    be quick to make (131:9.3)

    make amends for past sins (131:3.3)

    restore fraudulently obtained wealth (132:5.8,12)

    Amenemope (ah men e moh' puh). (12). An Egyptian teacher and seer who, in the post-Melchizedek period (see Machiventa), taught among other things that God-consciousness is the main factor which determines conduct. (95:4.1). An ancient Egyptian religious teacher who taught punishment for sin and salvation through calling on the solar deity. Amenemope taught that God-consciousness was the determining factor in all conduct, that every moment should be lived in the realization of God's presence, and in responsibility to him. Portions of Proverbs and Psalm 1 are taken from his Book of Wisdom.

    great Egyptian prophet (92:5.8) (95:3.5)

    influenced El Shaddai concept (96:1.5)

    influenced Hebrews and Greeks (95:4.4)

    known as son of man (95:4.1)

    Mesopotamian religion entered Hebrew literature through (95:1.11)

    teachings (95:4sec)

    Amenhotep III (ah men hoh' tep). (1). An Egyptian ruler who lived in 1,500 B.C. and who had an understanding of the soul and spirit as separate indwelling aspects for favored individuals. (111:0.5). An Egyptian pharaoh whose birth was depicted on the walls of the temple at Luxor. Known as Amenhotep the Magnificent, Amenhotep reigned c. 1417-1379 B.C., generally in a period of peaceful prosperity. He engaged in extensive building projects, particularly in Nubia (present-day Sudan). Amenhotep was son of Thutmose III, married the commoner Tiy, and fathered the reform king Ikhnaton.

    depiction of birth at Luxor (111:0.5)

    America n. (143). The principal land mass of the Western hemisphere, comprising the continents of North America and South America. America was named for Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci, who explored South America c. A.D. 1497-1503.

    American Congress (1). (134:5.14). The legislative branch of the United States government, formed in 1789, and consisting of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and certain administrative agencies.

    American Federal Union (2). = See United States of America. (134:5.13) (134:5.15).

    American free states (1). = See United States of America. (134:6.5).

    American Indians. = See American red man. (69:7.2) (79:5.7) (89:6.2) (91:0.5)

    American red man. The primary Sangik red race as it existed in the Americas. This able and intelligent race immigrated to America about 85,000 years ago via the Bering land bridge, which sank shortly thereafter. Very soon they nearly eliminated themselves through fighting each other. About 65,000 years ago their leader Hesunanin Onamonalonton brought peace and revived their worship of the Great Spirit, and his center in California lasted until 35,000 B.C. (64:7.19) (69:8.4) (69:9.12)

    Americas n. (13). = See America.

    Amerindian adj. (2). Of or pertaining to the American red man. (79:5.8) (92:4.5)

    Amerinds.  (5). = See red race = See American red man. (81:4.7) (81:6.4) (92:5.3) (92:6.1) (95:2.3)

    Amida n. (3). = Amida Buddha. (94:12.2)

    Amida Buddha. (1). See Buddhism: types In Buddhism, the God of the Paradise in the West. Amida Buddha represents the culmination of the teachings of Ryonin, Honen Shonin, and Shinran in Japan, whose teachings embody salvation by faith in the mercy and love of Amida Buddha. (94:12.2)

    Amidists n. (1). One who believes in Amida Buddha. (94:12.3)

    Ammonites (tribe) (4). An OT tribe who attacked the Gileadites, allies of the Hebrews, and were defeated by Saul. The Ammonites' capital, later known as Philadelphia, became the headquarters of Abner, and home of Ruth and David Zebedee. (97:9.3) (97:9.4). The "children of Ammon," a people who once occupied the territory east of the Jordan river. According to Gen 19:38, they were descendants of Lot, the son of Abraham's brother Haran. Before the arrival of the Israelites, they had been pushed back from the banks of the Jordan 20 to 30 miles by the Amorites. Saul was made king of Judah following his defeat of Nahash, king of the Ammonites, and Saul's deliverance of Jabesh-gilead, a city to which Nahash had laid siege. The Ammonites were periodically at war with Judah, and were notorious for their cruelty. Their chief deity was Molech or Milcom. Their capital city Rabbah was rebuilt c. 250 B.C. by a descendant of Alexander the Great, Ptolemy Philadelphus, who renamed it Philadelphia after himself. (1Sam 11, 2Sam 12:26-31).

    King David laid heavy tribute on (97:9.14)

    Saul defeated (97:9.3–5)

    ammonites (animals) (4). An extinct group of marine invertebrate animals. These mollusks are closely related to octopuses, squid and cuttlefish. 

    in Cretaceous (60:4.5)

    in Jurassic (60:2.8)

    in Triassic (60:1.12–13)

    amoeba The variant spelling "ameba" was used in the first printing of the Urantia papers. See ameba.

    initial animal life (59:1.1)

    little changed since ancient times (65:2.4)

    Amorites (2). One of the primary peoples in Canaan prior to the rise of Israel, the others being the Canaanites and the Hittites. Syria and Palestine were known as the land of the Amorites back to the times of Sargon of Akkad, c. 3800 B.C. On Egyptian monuments, the Amorites were depicted as a tall race, with fair skin, light or dark hair, and blue eyes. Two of their chief kingdoms were those of Sihom and Og, whose overthrow was one of the first achievements of the Israelite invaders of Canaan. The Israelites viewed the Amorites as idolaters and doers of evil, and felt that God had driven them out of Canaan. (Gen 15:16, Deut 1:7, Josh 24:15 ("...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."), Judg 6:10. Amorite confederation. Backward clans of Amorites who banded together to oppose Abraham c. 1950 B.C.

    backward clans who were committing suicide (93:6.2)

    Chemosh was god of (96:1.14)

    Amos (brother of Jesus). See also Jesus: family Baby brother of Jesus, born Jan. 9, A.D. 7, and died Dec. 3, A.D. 12 after a week's illness with a high fever.

    born January 9, A.D. 7 (124:5.2)

    died December 3, A.D. 12 (127:3.13)

    Jesus got along well with (124:4.3)

    Amos (John Mark's friend) Young friend of John Mark, whose parents refused to let him follow Jesus, and whose early home life made him less dependable than John Mark.

    overprotected by parents; not dependable (177:2.2–4)

    Amos (Kheresa lunatic) (151:6sec) The Kheresa lunatic Jesus healed, who mistakenly believed Jesus had cast demons from him into about 30 swine which dogs had chased over a precipice into the Sea of Galilee. Amos later converted Aden, the "strange preacher."

    led Aden to believe in Jesus (159:2.4)

    story of swine aided in permanency of cure (151:6.6)

    Amos (Prophet) (97:4sec) A Hebrew prophet and reformer who denounced the criminality, drunkenness, oppression, and immorality of the northern tribes. An uncompromising monotheist who believed that it was an abomination to substitute ritual for righteousness, Amos announced that God would soon bring disaster to Israel by military defeat and exile. (1065/19sec, 1071/5, 1502/6). A minor Hebrew prophet who was active c. 775-750 B.C. Amos was a small, independent sheep herder who pastured in the wilderness of Judah until his call to preach in Bethel, the ecclesiastical capital of the northern kingdom. Amaziah, the chief priest, ordered him to quit the realm after his denunciations of the northern tribes and his attack upon their chosen people concept. Amos authored the OT book of Amos.

    denounced criminality, drunkenness, immorality of northern tribes (97:4.1–4)

    Father spoke through (155:6.2)

    John the Baptist came from herdsmen like (135:6.3)

    proclaimed Yahweh God of all nations; attacked chosen people concept (97:4.2,4)

    secret writing began Old Testament (97:9.20)

    stoned to death (97:4.4)

    threatened God would abandon Israel unless they re-established righteousness (97:8.3)

    Amosad (am' o sad). (2). An Andite leader who regenerated the Sethite priesthood. He lived in approximately 15,000 B.C. See Seth (78:5.1)

    regenerated Sethite priesthood about 15,000 B.C. (78:5.1) (92:5.6)

    amphibians (1). developed from arthropods (59:5.5)

    amphitheaters (1). amphitheater (11).

    at Lake Urmia (134:3.1)

    in Caesarea sat 20,000 (130:2.1)

    in the Decapolis, Scythopolis (123:5.12) (124:3.7)

    on Edentia (43:1.7)

    on Jerusem (46:5.23)

    Lucifer held forth in (53:5.6); Gabriel was near by

    seats 5 billion (46:3.1–3)

    young Jesus suggested building, in Nazareth (124:3.8–9)

    amulets (2). futile (150:3.11)

    amusement. (3). See pleasures; recreation; self-gratification

    analysis (32). analyses (1). technical, cannot reveal what a person or thing can do (12:9.4)

    anarchy (2).

    augments misery (70:0.3)

    leadership unfailingly provided for (181:2.16)

    Anatolian adj. (1). Anatolia is also called Asia Minor, the peninsula of land that today constitutes the Asian portion of Turkey. Because of its location at the point where the continents of Asia and Europe meet, Anatolia was a crossroads in ancient times. (133:6.1)

    Anaxagoras n. (1). A Greek mechanist philosopher who recognized a First Cause. Greek philosopher (500?-428 B.C.)., who taught that matter is composed of an immense number of changeless "seeds," which the universe force "Mind" rearranges to produce apparent change.

    Greek mechanist who recognized First Cause (98:2.6)

    Anaxand (an' ax and). (3). A young Greek shipyard worker who was taught by Jesus in A.D. 22 about how he might overcome the evil of his unjust foreman with good. A young Greek with whom Jesus worked while repairing a steering paddle in Caesarea in late spring, A.D. 26, who asked Jesus' advice on dealing with his unjust foreman. Later, Anaxand believed Philip's preaching and became a prominent member of the Christian church. Anaxand served as steward for the Roman centurion Cornelius, who became a believer through Peter's ministry.

    appointed steward of Cornelius (130:2.5)

    converted to Christianity by Philip (130:2.5)

    Greek with whom Jesus spoke in Caesarea (130:2.5)

    perished in slaughter of 20,000 Jews (130:2.5)

    Ancestor n. = God. (2:1.2).

    ancestor worship (87:3sec). A family's reverence for the wisdom and leadership of its deceased members. Some peoples believed that their ancestors interceded with the gods for the benefit of the living. In China, families often burn incense before small carved pillars called ancestral tablets. Ancestor worship produces cohesive, loyal families, but also resistance to change.

    advancing ghost cult made inevitable (87:3.1)

    always fostered monogamy (83:6.3)

    based on belief dead punished living who disdained their rules (68:4.3)

    Buddhism amalgamated with (94:11.1)

    failure to have sons viewed as supreme calamity under (84:7.19)

    great strength is value placed upon the family (79:8.9–10)

    in China (79:8.3) (94:5.7)

    caused stagnation of Chinese civilization (79:8.4,7–10)

    Chinese of 15,000 BC had not been weakened by an overreverence for the past (79:6.9)

    Confucius established respect for ancestral conduct (94:6.9)

    in Europe after fall of Rome (79:8.3)

    Jewish tended to overhonor ancestors (140:8.14)

    regrettably persists in China, Japan, and India (92:6.9)

    ritual developed into pseudo séance at which ghosts appeared (70:7.11)

    solar veneration became species of (95:2.7)

    ancestral Deity. = God. (110:0.1).

    Ancient of Days = God, in OT. (96:1.9). (Dan 7:9-22).

    Semite appellation of Deity (96:1.9)

    Ancients of Days (18:3sec). See also Ancients of Days of Uversa 21 Stationary Sons of the Trinity, three of whom jointly rule each of the seven superuniverses of time and space. Their creation is the first entry in the personality section of the Paradise records of beginnings. As Supreme Trinity Personalities, the Ancients of Days are the justice and judgment of the Paradise Trinity. These basically identical beings superimpose an administrative uniformity upon the realms of their jurisdiction. The Ancients of Days alone may render final judgment regarding the extinction of will creatures. (0:8.1).

    3 preside over each superuniverse (15:0.2) (15:2.8) (15:10.3) (18:3.3,5)

    3 required to know will of Gods (28:4.10)

    abodes occupy point of spiritual polarity on respective spheres (18:3.6)

    all 21 are uniform superperfect offspring of Trinity (18:3.2,4)

    among Supreme Creators (116:2.4–5)

    ascenders can recognize and communicate with (18:3.1)

    by reflectivity, perfectly deduce Father's will (28:4.10)

    diverse in personality (18:3.2)

    Eternals of Days are divine equals of (18:2.2)***************

    impose administrative uniformity upon diverse superuniverses (18:3.3)

    in personality registers (15:2.8) (15:10.3) (18:3.3,5) 18:3.4(15:0.2) (30:1.4) (30:2.5)

    Master Spirit concurs in opinions of (15:12.4)

    most powerful direct rulers of time-space creations (18:3.7)

    never leave residential worlds (18:3.5)

    one Ancient of Days creates Life Carriers with Creator Son and Mother Spirit (20:1.3) (36:1.1)

    positions eternally fixed (F:VIII.4)

    primary seconaphim reflect minds of others to (28:4sec)

    see both ways, know both ways, co-ordinate both ways (28:4.2) (116:4.6)

    send advisers to worlds in light and life (55:4.19)

    studied by mortals in light and life (55:4.10)

    Supreme Being destined to supersede (18:3.8) (55:12.3,5) (116:0.5) (117:2.7)

    supreme judges

    Celestial guardians are apprehending agents for (22:9.4)

    flash forth mandates of immediate resurrection (112:4.5)

    high review tribunals (15:12.2–3)

    invested with final judgment concerning extinction of will creatures (2:3.3) (15:12.2) (18:3.7) (33:2.1) (36:1.1)

    judgment belongs to (53:1.2)

    no appeal from rulings of (15:12.4)

    personifications of Trinity justice-judgment in time and space (116:4.6)

    refuse to annihilate any being until all moral values are extinct in evildoer and sympathizers (54:3.3)

    seldom execute wrongdoers without full hearing (54:5.7)

    Trinitized Custodians are officers of tribunals of (18:4.5)

    Supreme Trinity Personalities (18:0.1)

    trinitization of, was first entry in Paradise records (18:3.4)

    unrevealed creative agencies of (30:1.21)

    use of Reflective Image Aids (17:4.2)

    use Solitary Messengers to communicate with other superuniverses (23:2.8)

    Ancients of Days of Uversa. See also Ancients of Days

    allowed Satan to make periodic visits to fallen worlds (53:9.3)

    certified Jesus' mortal transit (189:1.10)

    communicated with Michael during time of tomb (188:3.12)

    confirmed control over rebellious worlds by Most Highs (43:3.7)

    decreed safety of Nebadon, instantaneous extinction of rebels during Michael's bestowal (120:0.8) (120:1.5–6)

    Lucifer attacked as foreign potentates (53:3.4–5)

    Lucifer taken into custody by agents of (53:9.2)

    mandated Urantia Papers (31:10.15)

    not yet finished adjudicating Lucifer rebellion; few rulings (46:8.1) (67:4.7)

    Andes mountains Andes n. (4). (682/2, 687/33, 689/19, 873/18). A mountain chain stretching 4,500 mi. along the entire W coast of South America.

    geology (59:5.18) (60:2.6) (60:3.4)

    Andites (an' dites). (78:4sec). A human race derived from the impregnation of the best human strains (especially Nodite) with Adamic life plasm. (851,6)(76:4.8). See also Aryans; races. The primary blend of the pure-line violet race as amalgamated with the Nodite and Sangik tribes c. 35,000 B.C. until their disappearance from their Mesopotamian homelands c. 2,000 B.C. The Andites were a progressive people having from 1/8 to 1/6 Adamic blood, far more than the present-day northern white races. The Andites were Caucasoid, but pre-Aryan, prewhite. The ancient language spoken by these Andites is the basis for the Aryan similarity of Occidental tongues. Their greatest leader was Amosad, who inaugurated a brilliant era in their civilization c. 15,000 B.C. 65% of the Andites who left Mesopotamia invaded Europe, where their horseback cavalry gave them mobility and military dominance. In Europe they absorbed the best of the blue man and exterminated the worst, becoming the ancestors of the Nordic races. The Andites also entered Egypt and upstepped their culture; Imhotep was an Andite architectural genius who built the first pyramid while serving as prime minister. A brilliant tribe of Andites migrated to Crete and later to the Greek mainland. Other Andites migrated to northern China, and yet others were the Dravidian and later Aryan conquerors of India. Andites left Japan to establish the ancestry for the rulers of the Incas. The Andites contributed humor, art, adventure, music, and manufacture wherever they journeyed. In Mesopotamia, the Sumerians were the last of the Andites. (859/14, 868-899, esp. 868/7, 871/35sec).

    able, aggressive; made military conquests (78:4.5–6) (80:4.3)

    ancestors of Nordic races (80:4.5)

    believed ghosts returned to ancestral homelands (86:4.8)

    contributed humor, art, adventure, roving dispositions, imagination, romance, courtship, music, and manufacture (78:4.5–6) (78:5.8) (80:5.7) (81:3.8) (83:2.5)

    danger in restlessness, curiosity, adventure, and pleasure-abandon characteristic of (84:8.4)

    family-council practices (84:7.29)

    first attempted to divorce the mathematical from the volitional (103:6.10)

    homogeneity referred to as Caucasoid or pre-Aryan (78:4.4)

    horse determined dominance of (80:4.4)

    migrations (78:5.6secs)

    132 from Japan established ancestry of Incas' rulers (78:5.7)

    almost entirely evacuated Mesopotamia by 6000 B.C. (78:6.7)

    along the Nile (80:6sec)

    best strains stayed near mouths of Tigris and Euphrates (78:6.6)

    Dravidian and Aryan conquerors of India (78:5.6) (94:1.1)

    from 25,000 to 6000 B.C. (78:3.9)

    in China (79:7sec)

    in Mediterranean Isles (80:7sec)

    in Occident (Paper 80)

    in Orient (Paper 79)

    in Turkestan (79:1sec)

    invasions of Europe (80:4.5secs)

    Sumerians were the last (78:8.1)

    more imaginative and adventurous youths require more training and discipline (84:7.21)


    1/8 to 1/6 Adamic blood (78:4.1)

    absorbed best of blue man and ruthlessly exterminated worst (80:4.5) (80:5.5–6)

    began when Adam impregnated Nodite women (76:4.8)

    embraced Adamites, Nodites, and best strains of yellow, blue, and green races (77:3.9) (78:0.1–2) (78:4.2–4)

    union of Nodites and Adamites caused renaissance (78:5.1)

    originally not cannibalistic (89:5.3) (89:6.1)

    practiced in-marriage (82:5.4)

    racially obliterated in India (79:2.5–6)

    Andite, adj. Of or pertaining to the Andites. (851/44, 871/27,36, 902/7).

    Andite-Aryan, adj. (1). Having the Caucasian characteristics of the Aryan and later Andite races. (862/26, 872/8).

    Andite-blue, adj. (1). Having the genetic characteristics of the combined Andite and blue races which produced the northern white race. (873/43, 894/4).

    Andite-yellow, adj. (1). Having the genetic characteristics of the combined Andite and yellow races. Such a group lived in Sinkiang, China c. 8,000-6,000 B.C. (874/4).

    Andon (an' don). The first male human being, whose initial expression of human will choice occurred when he was ten years old, in 991,474 B.C. Andon was killed during an earthquake 32 years later at the age of 42. (See Fonta) (711,1)(63:0.1) Andon n. (62). Together with his twin sister Fonta, the first human being on earth. Born 999,419 B.C., Andon means "the )First Fatherlike creature to exhibit perfection hunger." The twins' decision to flee their inferior ancestors was the first decision of human will dignity on our planet. The Andonic clans resembled present-day Eskimos, with black eyes and a swarthy complexion. A attached flint on the end of a club to use as a weapon, and teamed to build fire using flint and birds' nests. The twins lived with their family of 19 children in four adjoining rock shelters, connected by hallways. At age 42, rock falling in an earthquake killed Andon and Fonta, five of their children, and eleven grandchildren. Andon and Fonta presently serve on the first mansion world to welcome their descendants from Urantia. (707/41-710/47, 711P).

    and Fonta (Paper 63) (136:4.5)

    19 children (63:3.2)

    actual parents of all mankind (63:1.1)

    family (63:3sec)

    family into which born

    father killed by hostile gibbons (62:5.11)

    great trial to primates parents (62:5.6)

    never popular with primates cousins (63:2.1)

    parents learned to throw stones and use clubs (63:1.2)

    fused with Adjusters on Jerusem (63:0.3) (63:7.2)

    indwelt by Adjusters (63:1.4)

    killed at age 42 by falling rock (63:3.4)

    loss would not have prevented human evolution (65:3.4)

    named by archangel (63:0sec)

    nearly lost lives on numerous occasions (62:5.6)

    never permitted to return to Urantia; sought to send greetings (63:7.1–3)

    noontide tryst, decision to flee (62:5.8) (63:1.4) (63:2sec)

    possessed personality (63:1.4)

    Sonta-an and Sonta-en (63:0.3)

    survival of (63:7sec)

    welcome pilgrims on 1st mansion world (63:7.3)

    worked out improved sign and word language (62:5.7)

    discoverer of fire (69:6.4)

    taught dispute settlement by beating tree (70:1.3)

    Andon tribes. = Andonites. (856/26).

    Andonic (an don' ick). Of or pertaining to the Andonites. (713,7)(63:4.1). adj. (32). Of or pertaining to the descendants of Andon. (718/18).

    Andonic aborigines. =
    Andonites. (718/11sec).

    Andonic clans. =
    Andonites. (713/36sec).

    Andonic-yellow, adj. (1). Having the genetic characteristics of the combined Andonic and yellow races. (907/4).

    Andonites (an' doh nites). (63:4sec). The first primitive human beings descended from and including Andon and Fonta. (713,3)(63:3.3). See also Badonan; mortals: primitive mortals. The first human race, descendants of Andon and Fonta, having broad heads, black hair and swarthy complexions, resembling present-day Eskimos. The Andonites were heroic fighters, but lacked any sense of humor. Their minds were occupied either with hunting or fighting to avenge supposed injustices or insults. After Andon's death, their tribe regressed for 10,000 years until the days of Onagar, their first truth teacher, who brought peace. The Andonites were the sole human race on earth from 999,419 B.C. until the mutation of the colored races 500,000 years ago. As they migrated through Europe and Asia, they are sometimes referred to as Java man, the Foxhall peoples, the Heidelberg race, the Badonan tribes, and the Neanderthal races. (711P, 718P, 822/2, 869/1, 896/31 sec, 904/26sec).

    Hittites stemmed directly from (80:8.2)


    aridity drove into Turkestan, Europe in 3000 B.C. (80:9.6)

    dispersed after 20 generations (63:3.6) (63:5sec)

    driven from Europe by blue race, from Asia by yellow race (78:1.5)

    entered Europe from Siberia (80:4.2)

    hindrances to migration (64:1.1–2)

    in Danube valley (80:8sec)

    in mountainous regions of central and southeastern Europe (80:8.2)

    lived in extreme northern regions (64:7.16)

    scattered over Arctic and central Asia in 15,000 B.C. (78:3.7)

    settlements after Adam (78:1.5)

    to Iceland, Greenland (64:7.18)

    westernmost, nearly driven into sea (64:7.17)

    physical characteristics (63:4.1)

    Lapps and Eskimos nearest to aboriginal Andonic type (81:4.4)

    not so sensitive to pain (63:4.2)

    pale skins, broad-heads (80:8.2) (81:4.2–3)


    affection for comrades (63:4.4)

    cliff and grotto dwellers (63:5.4)

    constant battles with inferior tribes (63:4.4)

    constructed dome-shaped stone huts (63:5.5)

    eastbound groups mingled freely with animals (64:1.7) (85:3.1)

    evolved animal worship (63:6.3)

    exceedingly imitative; no sense of humor (63:4.2)

    fairly free from violent antagonisms (70:1.2)

    fashioned flint tools (63:5.6)

    feared elements (63:6.3)

    fearless hunters (63:5.6)

    first marine adventurers (64:7.17)

    idea of using stick and flint, bound with sinews (68:5.4)

    incessant clan warfare (63:4.7–9)

    lived almost exclusively on flesh (63:5.6)

    loyal to families (63:4.3)

    mixed with blue races (81:4.2–3)

    occupied with hunting for food, fighting to avenge (63:4.7)

    originally not cannibalistic (89:5.3–5) (89:6.1)

    regarded twins as good luck (68:6.8)

    well-developed language (63:4.6)

    would not live with inferior tree-dwellers (64:1.1–2)

    Andonite adj. Of or pertaining to the Andonites.

    Andonized past part. (1). Caused to have a larger inheritance of the Andonite race; made to resemble the racial characteristics of the Andonites. (898/14)

    Andovontia. (an doh vahn' chah). The name of the tertiary Universe Circuit Supervisor stationed in our local universe. (413,6)(37:8.3). See also Universe Circuit Supervisors n. (1). The tertiary Universe Circuit Supervisor stationed in our local universe who isolated Urantia at the time of the Caligastia betrayal. (413/30).

    quarantined Urantia upon Caligastia betrayal (37:8.3)

    tertiary Universe Circuit Supervisor for Nebadon (24:1.7) (37:8.3)

    Andrew (139:1sec) (143:3.1,5) (144:1.4) (145:2.1) (167:0.1) (191:0.6) (192:1.11) (192:4.7) (194:1.2). See also apostles of Jesus Andrew n. Jesus' first chosen apostle, designated chairman of the twelve. Andrew was Simon Peter's unmarried elder brother, who had previously been partners with James and John Zebedee in a fishing business at Bethsaida. Andrew was the eldest apostle, and a year older than Jesus. Referred to as `Chief,' A was the ablest man of the twelve, excepting oratory. Andrew lacked enthusiasm, but was a clear danker, and superbly stable. He was a good personal worker, an efficient administrator, and among the apostles, the best judge of men. Prior to Jesus' arrest, Jesus released Andrew from responsibility for group management. Andrew was crucified in Patrae in Achaia. The narrative basis for Part IV of The Urantia Book was the secondary midwayer assigned to Andrew's superhuman watchcare. (1321/8, 1332/11, 1524/8sec, 1547/5, 1548/28sec, 1746/47, 1884/5-18, 1958/42-1959/41, 1975/42, 2048/18-29).

    3 sisters, one named Martha; brother Peter (139:1.1) (150:1.1)

    age 33 in A.D. 26 (139:1.2)

    at Jesus' appearances (191:2,5secs) (192:1–4secs) (193:0,3,5secs)

    attempted to heal James of Safed's son (158:4.7)

    believer in John the Baptist; knew Jesus in Capernaum; first apostle (137:1.1)

    bewildered by entry into Jerusalem (172:5.2)

    brought thousands into kingdom; crucified in Patrae (139:1.12)

    chose Peter, James, and John to attend Jesus (139:4.3)

    deep-thinker; gave seasoned and philosophic counsel (137:5.2) (137:7.3)

    defended rubbing grain on Sabbath (147:6.4)

    director general of apostles; efficient administrator; ablest apostle (138:7.4) (138:10.2) (139:1.2,5)

    fetched Simon Zelotes (192:1.11)

    handed sword back to Simon Zelotes (182:2.3)

    imposed strict rules upon apostles' personal work with women (150:2.2)

    intimated Peter had seen things not real before (152:4.4) (191:1.5)


    admonitions to (174:0.2) (181:2.16–18) (192:2.7)

    asked to be more trusting (192:2.7)

    asked to strengthen brethren (182:2.8)

    Luke had mutilated copy of notes of (121:8.9)

    never jealous of Peter (139:1.6–7)

    opposed proclaiming Jesus king (152:2.5)

    partially recorded life of Jesus; made no copies; used in Part IV (121:0.1) (121:8.1,3,13) (139:1.9)

    passed upon applicants for school of evangelists and the 70 (148:1.1) (163:2.1)

    questions of (140:10.8) (141:0.2) (143:2.2) (150:3.2) (158:7.2) (165:5.1) (176:1.4)

    released from apostolic responsibility; silent (181:2.13,17–18) (183:4.2) (191:0.6)

    selected Matthew (138:2.4) (139:7.1)

    sought Jesus after healing at sundown (145:5.5–7)

    tendency to suspicion and over-individualism (193:4.3)

    unmarried fisherman partner of Peter, James, and John (139:1.1) (139:3.1)

    worried about Judas (157:7.1) (181:2.6) (182:0.2)

    Andromeda nebula Andromeda n. (2). An active nebulae outside the inhabited superuniverse, whose giant nova collapsed c. A.D. 1885. (170/7, 464/40). A constellation extending from the Perseus to the Pegasus.

    1 million light-years distant (15:4.7)

    active nebula outside inhabited superuniverse (15:4.7)

    collapsed in 40 minutes (41:8.3)

    Andronover nebula (an drahn' oh ver). The spiral nebula from which our solar system was born. (168,2)(15:3.6). (57:1–4secs) Andronover nebula. (24). A former spiral nebula, the source of our sun and the center of the physical system to which our sun belongs. A was initiated 875 billion years ago, and completed its terminal disruption 6 billion years ago. Andronover nebula gave birth to 1,013,628 suns and sun systems. 300 billion years ago, our Creator Son chose this disintegrating nebula as the site of his projected universe of Nebadon, and over a period of one million years, built the architectural worlds of Salvington and the 100 constellation headquarters groups. (168/7-23, 455/26, 651/16-655/27).

    1,013,628 suns took origin in (57:4.8)

    earth's sun originated in (15:3.6) (57:1.1)

    Michael chose disintegrating, as site for Nebadon (57:3.8–9)

    Monmatia revolves around (15:3.7)

    Nebadon partially assembled from (41:0.3)

    revolves around star cloud of Nebadon (15:3.7)

    Andronover second solar family. Suns which originated in Andronover's second great sun disgorgement, which lasted two billion years, ending six billion years ago. Our sun was the 56th from the last sun thrown off in this final eruption. (655/17).

    Ang. (like ang in anger). One of the 100 corporeal members of the staff of the Planetary Prince, Caligastia. The members of this corporeal corps were ascendant mortals who had reached Jerusem and who volunteered to be separated from their Adjusters to serve on Urantia in this capacity. Ang was the head of the council on food and material welfare. (745,8)(66:5.2). See also Prince's corporeal staff Ang n. (2). An ascendant citizen of Jerusem who became a member of the Caligastia one hundred. He headed the council on food and material welfare and remained loyal in the Lucifer rebellion. (745/44, 757/53).

    and 3 of his council loyal in rebellion (67:4.1)

    led council on food and material welfare (66:5.2)

    Angamon (ang' ah mon). A leader of the Stoics in Rome with whom Jesus talked about true values sometime during A.D. 22-23. (1456,4)(132:1.1). Angamon n. (3). A leader of the Stoics with whom Jesus held an all-night talk during his sojourn in Rome. A later became a great friend of Paul and a strong supporter of the Christian church in Rome. (1456/46 1457/3, 1462/16).

    introduced rich man to Jesus (132:5.1)

    Stoic leader in Rome; Jesus' talk with (132:1sec)

    angelic world

    transitional culture world #3 (45:1.5)

    angels (26:1sec) angel n. An invisible, immortal spiritual being belonging to one of the three orders of personalities of the Infinite Spirit. As are sometimes referred to as the daughters of God. As do not have material bodies, but have discrete personal forms. AS see us, and share all of our nonsensuous emotions, as well as our music, art, humor, struggles and difficulties. As are the ministering spirits of time, and seek assignment to the lowest levels of universe ministry as our true friends and unfailing helpers. On U, As are organized in twelve corps of master seraphim of planetary supervision which manipulate planetary conditions and associate circumstances so as to influence their respective spheres of human activity, independent of our passing moods or prayers. They mobilize, train and maintain reserve corps of destiny. Seraphic guardians of destiny watch over all mortals, and an individual pair guards every person who has committed his life to God. In the local universes, the angelic order is comprised of seraphim, cherubim, and sanobim, which are devoted to the ministry of individual mortals. Superuniverse angels are known as seconaphim, and in the central universe, they are known as supernaphim. (285P, 298P, 306P, 319P, 418P, 426P, 1241P, 1250P, 1840/39sec).

    term angel restricted to seraphim serving mortals (38:3.1)



    cherubim and sanobim







    angel of the Garden. Voice of the Garden

    angel of the Lord. 1. A Brilliant Evening Star accompanying the local universe chief executive (Gabriel, in our case) on a planetary tour. (407/17). 2. Melchizedek, in some OT descriptions of conversations between Abraham and Sarah with the A. (1023/35). (Gen 12:7, 13:14, 15:1,18, 17:1). Angel of the Lord. One of the sundry names for God used by the ancient Semites. (1053/39).

    angelic army. The largest operating group of seraphim, consisting of twelve hosts, or 35,831,808 pairs of angels. (421/40).

    angelic hosts. 1. The entire population of angels, the lowest group of the children of the Infinite Spirit. (283/10, 285/6).
    2. In seraphic organization, one `host' is comprised of twelve legions, or 2,985,984 pairs of angels. (421/38). Angelic Hosts The angelic hosts are a separate order of created beings; they are entirely different from the material order of mortal creatures, and they function as a distinct group of universe intelligences. Angels are not of that group of creatures called the “Sons of God” in the Scriptures: neither are they the glorified spirits of mortal men who have gone on to progress through the mansions on high. Angels are a direct creation, and they do not reproduce themselves. The angelic hosts have only a spiritual kinship with the human race. As man progresses in the journey to the Father in Paradise, he does traverse a state of being at one time analogous to the state of the angels, but mortal man never becomes an angel. The Angels never die as man does. The angels are immortal unless, perchance, they become involved in sin as did some of them with the deceptions of Lucifer. The angels are the spirit servants in heaven, and they are neither all-wise nor all-powerful. But all of the loyal angels are truly pure and holy. (1841.1) 167:7.2

    angelic orders. Organizational divisions of angels, based on their inherent abilities and spheres of service. (273/16, 285/26).

    angelic residential circles. = circles of the angels. (513/9, 525/14-45).

    angelic technique. The manner in which angels are intellectually and spiritually energized. (424/30).

    angelic world. In a local system, the third world of transitional culture, the third mansion world. The A is the headquarters of all seraphic hosts serving in the local system, and is surrounded by seven satellites. (510/12).

    angels of diversion. Of the master seraphim of planetary supervision, those who foster play, humor, rest, and recreation. (1256/18).

    angels of enlightenment. Of the master seraphim of planetary supervision, those who foster mental and moral education. (1256/4)

    angels of health. Of the master seraphim of planetary supervision, those who promote health and the prevention of disease. (1256/8).

    angels of industry. Of the master seraphim of planetary supervision, those who foster industrial development and

    improved economic conditions. (1256/15).

    angels of nation life. Of the master seraphim of planetary supervision, those who function in the overcontrol of international relations. It is in part through the A that the Most Highs rule in the kingdoms of men. Also known as the `angels of the trumpets.' (1255/34).

    angels of progress. = progress angels. (1255/27).

    angels of superhuman ministry. Of the master seraphim of planetary supervision, those who minister to the temporary and permanent morontial and spiritual life on earth. Also known as the `angels of the angels.' (1256/22).

    angels of the angels. = angels of superhuman ministry. (1256/22).

    angels of the churches. religious guardians. (1255/24).

    angels of the current age. = epochal angels. (1255/13).

    angels of the eternal Isle. - primary supernaphim. (287/3).

    angels of the future. Of the master seraphim of planetary supervision, those who forecast and plan for future ages. (1255/46).

    angels of the races. Of the master seraphim of planetary supervision, those who work to conserve the various human races, regardless of their political and religious groupings. (1255/39).

    angel of the resurrection. = archangel. (2022/36).

    angels of the trumpets. angels of nation life. (1255/34).

    anger. See also fear; hatred; revenge Anger Anger is a material manifestation which represents, in a general way, the measure of the failure of the spiritual nature to gain control of the combined intellectual and physical natures. Anger indicates your lack of tolerant brotherly love plus your lack of self—respect and self—control. Anger depletes the health, debases the mind, and handicaps the spirit teacher of man’s soul. Have you not read in the Scriptures that “wrath kills the foolish man,” and that man “tears himself in his anger”? That “he who is slow of wrath is of great understanding,” while “he who is hasty of temper exalts folly”? You all know that "a soft answer turns away wrath,” and how “grievous words stir up anger.” Discretion defers anger, while “he who has no control over his own self is like a defenseless city without walls.” “Wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous.” “Angry men stir up strife, while the furious multiply their transgressions.” “Be not hasty in spirit, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.” (1673.2) 149:4.2

    conquer with mercy (131:4.6) (141:3.8)

    courts condemnation (140:6.4)

    mean and despicable sentiment (4:3.2)

    mental poison; tremendously interferes with spiritual progress (110:1.5)

    rage can induce mystic state (100:5.10)

    represents failure of spiritual nature to gain control (149:4.2)

    soft answer turns away wrath (128:6.7) (131:3.6) (139:4.13) (149:4.2) (150:9.3) (181:2.15)

    Spirit of Truth endows with power to overcome (194:3.12)

    stone hurled into hornet's nest (48:7.20)

    weakens character, destroys happiness (140:5.6)

    wrath of God

    God incapable of wrath (4:3.2)

    Jesus refused to accept teaching (125:0.6–7)

    Jesus' talk with Jacob of Crete regarding (142:2sec)


    principal food for mammals (61:2.2)

    sudden appearance in Cretaceous (60:3.7,19)

    Anglo-Saxons adj. Of or related to a certain tribe descended from the Andites. (893/7). The Anglo-Saxons were a Germanic tribe that settled in England c. A.D. 400-500. The Angles, Saxons, and Jutes were invited by the British king Vortigern to help him drive back the invading Picts and Scots. As it turned out, he was soon himself driven out by them.

    descendants of Andite and blue races (80:4.5)

    Angona system (an goh' nah). A massive stellar system whose passage near our sun helped create our solar system (see Monmatia). (465,6)(41:10.1). Angona system n. (18). An enormous astronomic system having at its center a dark giant of space possessing tremendous gravity pull. Four and one-half billion years ago, it passed near our sun and caused those tidal eruptions of solar matter from both our sun and the A that resulted in the formation of our planetary system, Monmatia. (465/44, 655/28sec).

    approach disgorged our solar system from sun (41:10.1) (57:5.4–14)

    large nebula whose approach distorted Andronover (15:3.6)

    anguish. See suffering

    animal evolutionary origin. With mortal man, animal evolutionary origin signifies that our physical bodies came into being as a result of life implantations in three warm-water seas of Urantia by Life Carriers 550 million years ago. These implantations evolved up through the preterozoic (life dawn), Paleozoic (marine-life), mesozoic (early land-life), and cenozoic (mammalian) eras until, a little less than a million years ago, Andon and Fonta made those decisions which caused them to be recognized as true human beings. The only non-evolutionary factors contributing to our physical bodies are the life plasm contributions of the Caligastia one hundred and the Adamites. Among the non-evolutionary (and non-physical). factors in our inheritance are adjutant mind-spirits, Thought Adjusters, and personality. (340/38, 361/38).

    animal nature. See flesh

    animal origin. = animal evolutionary origin. (447/13).

    animals. List of animals named in the Urantia papers:

    alligators ammonites amphibians anteaters antelopes apes armadillos arthropods
    baboons barnacles bats bears beavers birds bison brachiopods
    bulls butterflies buzzards camels carrier pigeons caterpillars cats cattle
    centipedes cephalopods chimpanzees clams cockroaches coons coral coyotes
    crabs crickets crinoids crocodiles crustaceans cuttlefish dawn mammals deer
    dinosaurs dogs dolphins donkeys doves dragon flies drills ducks
    eagles earthworms echinoderms elephants falcons fandors fish flamingoes
    foraminifers foxes frogs gastropods gibbons giraffes gnats goats
    gophers gorillas gulls herons hippopotamuses horses Hydra hyenas
    ichthyosaurs insects jellyfish kangaroos lambs leeches lemurs lions
    lizards llamas lobsters locusts mammals mammoths marine life martens
    mastodons mice mid-mammals mollusks monkeys musk oxen mussels octopuses
    opossums ostriches otters owls oysters panthers parrots passenger birds
    pearly nautilus peccaries periwinkles pigeons pigs porpoises poultry primates
    protozoa pterosaurs quail rabbits raccoons ravens reindeer reptilians
    rhinoceroses rodents ruminants saber-toothed tigers salamanders scallops scorpions sea cucumbers
    sea lions sea serpents sea squirts sea urchins sea worms seals sharks sheep
    shrimps simians sloths snails snakes sparrows spiders sponges
    squid squirrels starfish stone lilies sturgeon swine tadpoles tapirs
    tigers trilobites turtles vipers Volvox water hogs watersnakes weasels
    whales wolves yaks          


    protozoa foraminifers brachiopods coral
    crinoids Hydra jellyfish  
    sea squirts sea worms sponges Volvox


    sea urchins starfish sea cucumbers stone lilies


    earthworms leeches



    single-shelled drills periwinkles snails

    bivalve gastropods

    clams mussels* oysters scallops

    (*alternate spelling “muscles” used in 1955 printing)

    cephalopods (larger mollusks)

    pearly nautilus octopuses cuttlefish squid



    spiders scorpions


    barnacles crabs lobsters shrimps


    butterflies caterpillars centipedes cockroaches crickets
    dragon flies gnats locusts scorpions spiders



    sharks sturgeon-type fish

    Saurian family

    Amphibians (59:5.5)

    frogs tadpoles


    alligators crocodiles lizards salamanders
    snakes turtles vipers watersnakes


    buzzards carrier pigeons chickens doves ducks
    eagles falcons flamingoes gulls hens
    herons ostriches owls parrots pigeons
    poultry quail ravens sparrows  


    anteaters (61:4.4) armadillos bats bears
    coons lemurs martens opossums
    otters raccoons sloths weasels




    apes baboons chimpanzees gibbons
    gorillas monkeys simians  


    beavers gophers mice rabbits squirrels

    Whales & Dolphins (Cetaceans)

    dolphins porpoises whales


    sea lions


    antelopes bison bulls camels cattle deer
    donkeys elephants giraffes goats hippopotamuses horses
    lambs llamas musk oxen peccaries pigs reindeer
    rhinoceroses sheep swine tapirs water hogs yaks

    Canine family

    coyotes dogs foxes hyenas wolves

    Cat family

    lions, African panthers tigers

    Extinct Animals
    Mentioned in the Urantia Papers

    ammonites (extinct marine mollusk) trilobites (first multicellular animals)


    dinosaurs pterosaurs reptilians
    scaled and flying reptiles ichthyosaurs (“sea serpents” of old) sea serpents


    passenger birds (fandors)


    mastodons saber-toothed tigers woolly mammoths


  • See also insects; mammals; marine life
  • all are bellicose (70:1.7)

    Andonites worshipped (63:6.3)

    appearance of multicellular (59:1.4)

    differences in reference to man

    cannot know God, develop language (130:2.8)

    communicate in limited way, but with little or no personality (109:4.2) (160:2.1)

    do not communicate concepts (109:4.1–2)

    do not experience consciousness of time, self (130:4.9) (130:7.5) (133:7.6,8)

    do not survive death (36:6.5) (130:2.8)

    do not visualize survival after death (68:3.2)

    have knowledge, but not wisdom (101:6.4)

    know only the past; live in present (12:5.10)

    make no inquiry into purposes of life (160:1.5)

    manner in which man transcends (69:0.1)

    no time-space perceptibility (118:3.1)

    selective responses limited to motor level (16:7.2–4)


    accidental (69:7.2)

    gave living tools to primitive man (81:2.6)

    one of first great advances (81:2.3,6–8)

    pastoral civilization made possible by (68:5.6)

    Prince's staff taught (66:5.4–8)

    selective breeding promoted (69:7.3)

    early man mated with (64:1.7) (85:3.1)

    indispensable to man's intellectual and physical evolution (36:5.13)

    Jesus asked Joseph why Father required slaughter of (124:6.14)

    Jesus' home had 3 cows, 4 sheep, chickens, donkey, doves, and a dog (126:5.11)

    life little changed by great glacier (64:4.7)

    mind endows with consciousness in absence of personality (9:6.3)

    mortals unable to know God reckoned among (133:0.3)

    once fetishes, became taboo as food (88:1.5)

    Ordovician was age of invertebrate (59:2)

    primitive tribes believed they were descendants of (74:8.5)

    primitives diagnosed disease by examining entrails of (90:4.3)

    Prince's staff taught protection against predatory (66:5.4–8)

    radically different on nonbreathing worlds (49:3.5)

    sacrificial. See sacrifice: animal sacrifice

    spornagia utilize, in culture of soil (46:7.2)

    sudden appearance of land (59:5.5)

    thousands of marine species perished in Permian (59:6.2)

    utilization of (69:7sec)


    crustaceans were ancestors of first (59:4.10)

    fish were first (59:4.3,9)

    frogs were ancestors of land vertebrates (60:0.2)

    worship of (64:4.12) (85:3sec)

    animal-conquest advisers. = Dan led advisers regarding the conquest of predatory animals. (66:5.7)
            entire council lost in rebellion (67:4.1)

    animal vestigial traits One of the purposes of the morontia career is to effect the permanent eradication from the mortal survivors of such animal vestigial traits as procrastination, equivocation, insincerity, problem avoidance, unfairness, and ease seeking. (48:5.8)




            problem avoidance


            ease seeking

    animism n. Any religion in which the souls of dead humans or so-called spirits of nature play an important role. Adherents may worship spirits believed to exists in hills, trees, water, rocks, or animals. (944P, 952/12, 995/28).

    in times of Jesus, every rock and tree believed possessed (121:7.9)

    prayer little associated with (91:1.5)

    savage looked upon all nature as possessed (86:2.6–7)

    slaves brought, to Greece (98:1.1)


    tithing, while disregarding weightier matters (175:1.17)

    Anna n. (6). The Galilean poetess who wrote the "Hymn of the Redemption" which Simeon sang for the occasion of the infant Jesus' presentation in the temple. Their premature attempt to make Jesus out as the expected Messiah contributed to Herod's suspicion, and his subsequent decision to massacre sixteen boy babies in Bethlehem in October, 6 B.C., in his hope of destroying the coming "king of the Jews." (1353/2-41).

    poetess at presentation of Jesus (122:9.2–6)

    Annan n. (1). Spokeswoman for the Nodites, and member of the reception committee for Adam and Eve. Annan lived c. 35,000 B.C. (830/2).

    loyal Nodite daughter (74:2.5)

    Annas (190:3.3). See also Sanhedrin Annas n. (64). In Jesus' day, Annas was the most powerful individual in all Jewry. Annas was a Sadducean aristocrat, distant relative of Zebedee's wife Salome. Annas lost office, but not power, as his son-in-law Caiaphas became high priest. His immense wealth derived at least in part from the revenues of the temple booths which monopolized the sale of sacrificial animals. In April, A.D. 27 Jesus visited Annas in Jerusalem. When Annas received him coldly, Jesus took immediate leave, rebuking him for his fear and pride. Three years later, Annas examined Jesus at his palace on Mount Olivet subsequent to Jesus' arrest. It was in Annas' courtyard that Peter denied Jesus three times. (1420/13, 1422/33, 1596/8, 1977/8, 1978P, 2033/30). Son of Seth, Annas was appointed high priest in A.D. 6 by the legate Quirinius, and deposed in A.D. 15 by the procurator Valerius Gratus.

    chief steward of, struck Jesus in face (184:1.6) (186:2.5)

    deposed as high priest in A.D. 13 (129:1.5)

    distant relative of Salome (142:0.2) (184:0.3)

    disturbed by Jesus' refusal to answer (184:1.4–5)

    enmity aroused when Jesus threatened revenues (184:1.3)

    former high priest; most powerful individual in all Jewry; father-in-law of Caiaphas (129:1.5) (183:3.10) (183:5.1) (184:0.1–2) (184:1.1)

    instructed Roman captain to bring Jesus to his palace (183:5sec) (184:0.1–3)

    Jesus called upon, was coldly received (142:0.2) (184:1.2)

    Jesus' examination by (184:1sec)

    palace on Olivet near Gethsemane (184:0.3) (184:2.10)

    reluctant to participate in murder of Jesus (184:1.2)

    Romans accustomed to dealing with (183:5.1)

    sent Jesus bound to Caiaphas (184:1.9)

    "sons of Annas" established bazaars in temple; overthrown (173:1.2)

    spent much time with Jesus in A.D. 22 (129:2.7–8)

    annihilation. See extinction annihilation n. With respect to a spiritual being's eternal life, annihilation is the act of the Ancients of Days which terminates life and results in nonexistence. It is never carried out unless that person has consciously and wholeheartedly identified himself with evil. Neither is annihilation carried out without due process, nor until the adjudication shall have proved entirely satisfactory to all related universe personalities. Mortals who choose not to survive are not annihilated; they simply are not reborn into the next life. (615/29, 1225P, 1247/39).

    Annon n. (1). A notable female ancestor of Jesus' mother Mary. (1345/5).

    Mary mother of Jesus a descendant of (122:1.2)

    anointed one = Messiah. (1509/27, 1748/7). The Jews used the ceremony of anointing with unguents to dedicate holy things to God; Jacob so consecrated stones at Bethel (Gen 28:18, 35:14)., priests were set apart by anointing (Lev 8:12, Ps 133:2)., and kings were installed in office by anointing. (2Sam 2:4, 5:3). Similarly, in a metaphorical sense, anyone chosen of God is "anointed," the unction being the gift of the Holy Spirit. (2Cor 1:21, 1Jn 2:20,27).

    Anova (ah noh' vah). The oldest inhabited world of the system of Satania, the system to which our planet, Urantia, also belongs. (559,5)(49:0.5). Anova n. (2). The oldest inhabited planet in our local system of Satania. (559/34,36).

    oldest inhabited world of Satania (49:0.5)

    Ansie n. (1). A notable woman ancestor of Jesus' mother Mary. (1345/5).

    Mary mother of Jesus a descendant of (122:1.2)

    antagonism. See hatred

    Antarctica n. (4). A continent which separated from Asia about 750 million years ago. (662/39, 663/8, 668/5, 699/24). The continent surrounding the South Pole.

    drifted south (58:4.3)

    geology (61:2.3) (61:5.3)

    rose out of Pacific depths (57:8.21)

    Antares n. (1). The largest stellar cloud in the universe of Nebadon, with a diameter 450 times greater than our sun. (458/21). A red star of the first magnitude of brightness. Antares is a double star, having a very hot, blue companion star, 250 light years distant, and is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.

    largest star in local universe (41:3.2)


    appearance of (61:4.4)

    antecedent causation Specific causative events which preceded an event in question. "Fetters of antecedent causation" refers to the hypothetical absolute dependence of present action on what has gone before. In the case of persons, this implies that our every act is in total obedience to prior inheritance and endowment, without regard to the inherent creativity and spontaneity of personality. (71/14, 1225/22).

    effects produced by definite causes (86:2.5)

    Father freed us from fetters of (5:6.8–9)

    material response of effect to antecedent action (101:10.3)


    Pliocene migrations (61:4.3)


    subjected to more pressure and heat than other coal (59:5.16)


    highest attainment of purely evolutionary religion (5:4.9)

    antidotal complements of the life currents. A chemical substance derived from the fruit of the tree of life, which circulated in the bodies of the Caligastia one hundred, and which caused their bodies not to age. This chemical was effective only so long as the partaker maintained morontial or spiritual contact with the life circuits, presumably of the system. (745/14,19).

    antigravity. antigravity n. (21). A power which annuls material gravity within a local frame. Antigravity is a property of space, evolving energy, ultimatons, and various spiritual beings such as the Infinite Spirit, Master Physical Controllers, and power centers. (101/16, 175/33, 176/41, 264/20, 326/7, 375/42, 473/12,46, 476/27, 482/25). See also gravity

    alternate flow of space levels exerts antigravity influence (11:7.9)

    annuls physical gravity within local frame (9:3.3)

    employed in Havona (14:3.6)

    endowed with antigravity: (9:3.6) (24:0.3) (29:3.6) (29:4.12,28)

      Seven Supreme Power Directors

      Supreme Power Centers

      Master Physical Controllers

      Solitary Messengers

      Circuit Supervisors

      Census Directors

      Personal Aids

    helps prevent gravity from converting all energy into matter (15:8.5–6,10)

    Infinite Spirit endowed with (7:1.2) (9:3.2–3)

    operates only with respect to material gravity (9:3.3)

    pervaded space exerts antigravity influence on linear gravity (11:8.3)

    weight of energy depends on (15:8.3)

    Antioch (130:0.3) Antioch n. (33). In Jesus' time, the capital of the Roman province of Syria, the third largest city in the empire and the first in wickedness and immorality. Jesus lived there for two months in A.D. 25 working as a tentmaker, where he was known as the "Damascus Scribe." In Antioch, Paul's disciples were first called Christians, and it became the center of Pauline Christianity. The believers at A once sent funds to Jerusalem to keep their fellow believers in that city from starving. (1333/44, 1480/34sec, 1492/14-19, 1869/20,22, 2029/22, 2067/34, 2068/32). A city in Asia Minor now known as Ankara, in east-central Turkey. Antioch was founded by Seleucus c. 300 B.C.

    believers at, sent funds to Jerusalem (194:4.7)

    Cedes made record of Jesus' life at (121:8.9)

    close connection with Jerusalem (121:2.5)

    flagrantly immoral capital of Roman province of Syria (133:8.1)

    headquarters of Pauline Christianity (171:1.6)

    Jesus and Ganid at (133:8sec)

    Jesus revisited for 2 months (134:7.3)

    notorious grove of Daphne at (133:8.1)

    Paul's disciples first called Christians at (121:2.5) (194:4.13)

    Peter in (139:2.7)

    Antioch Christianity. A cult based upon the life of Jesus which was founded in Antioch and was heavily influenced by the apostle Paul. (1340/41). A religion founded c. A.D. 40 by Hellenists who fled to Antioch from Jerusalem after the martyrdom of Stephen. The Jerusalem church sent Barnabas to guide the Antioch Christians, and he in turn brought Paul, who soon became their leader. The Antioch Christians did not practice circumcision, which brought them into conflict with their fellow believers in Jerusalem. (Acts 11:19, 15:30, 18:22, Gal 2:11-21).

    Antioch cult = Antioch Christianity. (2070/13).

    Antipas n. (28). = Herod Antipas. (I 334/39, 1356/18).

    Antipatris (127:6.4) (143:0.1) Antipatris n. (2). A town Jesus passed through on his trip to Jerusalem after his experience with Rebecca. (1404/11, 1607/11). A town on the coastal plain of Samaria about 11 mi. NNE of Joppa, which was rebuilt by Herod c. 9 B.C. The site probably is the same as the OT town of Aphek, where the Philistines were encamped when they captured the Ark of the Covenant. (Josh 12-18, 1 Sam 4:1, 29: 1).


    Jesus employed (159:5.14)

    Antonia, fortress of (183:2.3) Antonia n. (4). The grain Asmonean castle located near the temple in Jerusalem. In Jesus' time, A was headquarters for the Roman garrison. An addition to A, the praetorium, was Pilate's headquarters when stopping in Jerusalem. See Asmonean palace. (1794/10, 1973/16, 1987/15, 2023/26). A castle rebuilt in the first century B.C. by Herod the Great and named for his friend Mark Anthony. (Jn 19:13, Acts 21:34-37, 22:24, 23:10-32).

    Jesus' trial in praetorium of (185:0.2)

    Roman castle in Jerusalem (162:4.2) (189:2.4)

    Anu n. (2). One of the seven chief deities of the Mesopotamians c. 2000 B.C., the god of the sky. Later, together with Bel and Ea, a god in the Babylonian triad. (1042/30,32).

    Mesopotamian god of sky (95:1.4)

    anvils of necessity

    civilization forged upon (66:5.13)

    forge out strong character (23:2.5)

    Nebadon being forged upon (9:1.8)

    anxiety. See also conflict; confusion

    antidoted by consolation and stabilization of sound religion (99:4.6)

    be not mindful of things which foster (137:1.6)

    be not worried about things of temporal life (165:5.2)

    can induce mystic state (100:5.10)

    demoralization by thoughtless panic of (113:2.5)

    discount, in favor of certainties of future (48:4.6)

    distorts our minds (9:5.7)

    humor prevents injurious nervous tension (48:4.16–19)

    in thanksgiving, let needs be spread out before Father (146:2.16)

    inhibits activity, institutes biologic adaptations (86:2.1)

    Jesus preached against (140:8.3)

    material irritation of immaturity (160:1.6) (160:3.5)

    must be abandoned (48:7.21)

    natural state of savage mind (86:2.1)

    prayer, worship avoid emotional tension (143:7.3) (196:0.10)

    senselessness of much that so often causes us serious concern (48:4.6)

    sufficient for day is trouble thereof (140:6.13)

    thwarts work of Adjuster (108:6.2)

    Apennines n. (694/25). The mountains covering two-thirds of the Italian peninsula, whose most famous peak is the volcano Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples.

    geology (61:1.7)


    became fetish animals (88:1.5)

    man not descended from (62:1.1) (62:3.11–13)

    Aphrodite n. The cult of Ishtar as it was practiced in Greece. (1043/11). The goddess of love, beauty, and fertility in Greek mythology.

    Ishtar cult in Greece (95:1.7)

    transplanted to Rome, became Venus (98:3.3)

    apocalyptists A school of religious teachers which arose about 100 B.C., which taught that the Jews' tribulations were the result of their nation's sins. The Jews' penalties had almost been paid, and God would presently end Roman rule and usher in the kingdom of heaven, wherein the Messiah would rule an absolutely righteous state in perfection of power. The teachings of this school were heavily based on the OT book of Daniel.

    taught Jews' sufferings were penalty for nation's sins (135:5.2)


    Book of Enoch (126:3.6–8) (136:1.6)

    Book of Wisdom (95:4.3) (96:1.5)

    Apollo n. (1). (1455/22). A god in the ancient Greek pantheon, the son of Zeus, and the god of purity, light, and reason. In Roman mythology, Apollo was the son of Jupiter.

    temple located on Palatine hill in Rome (132:0.2)

    apologies. See confession; forgiveness; repentance

    apostate princes. Planetary princes who followed Lucifer into rebellion c. 200,000 B.C. (611/17).

    apostate worlds. Evolutionary planets whose planetary princes followed Lucifer into rebellion c. 200,000 B.C. (611/19).

    apostles of Jesus (Paper 138) (145:4.1) (150:4sec) (158:0.2) (158:2.5) (172:5sec) (173:5.6) (184:2.2) (193:3.2). See also apostleship; apostles apostle n. 1. One of Jesus' chosen followers who lived with him as a family, subject to the special discipline deriving from his bestowal situation, as distinguished from the vast multitude of believing disciples. These original twelve men who followed Jesus were: James Alpheus, Judas Alpheus, Andrew, James Zebedee, John Zebedee, Judas Iscariot, Matthew Levi, Nathaniel, Philip, Simon Peter, Simon Zelotes, and Thomas Didymus. (1525/45,1548P, 1803/47). 2. Matthias, chosen in Judas' place. (2058/16-20).  See all of Paper 139
    Apostle From this day on the term apostle was employed to distinguish the chosen family of Jesus’ advisers from the vast multitude of believing disciples who subsequently followed him. (1525.4) 137:1.7

    In Order of Selection:

    Andrew: Chairman and first chosen of the apostolic corps, 1547-8. Appraisal of, 1548. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1958. Andrew's midwayer authored Paper 121, 1332. Andrew and his brother Peter had been disciples of John. Andrew was 33 and single when he joined the apostles. His previous occupation was a fisherman, partner with the Zebedees. Andrew was the "ablest man of the twelve," 1549. He was crucified in Patrae in Achaia (took 2 days to die), 1550. Record of Jesus' sayings by Andrew, 1549. Andrew (139:1sec) (143:3.1,5) (144:1.4) (145:2.1) (167:0.1) (191:0.6) (192:1.11) (192:4.7) (194:1.2).

    Peter: Simon Peter, 1550. Appraisal of, 1550. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1962. Brother of Andrew, disciple of John. Peter was 30, married with 3 children when he joined the apostles. He was formerly a fisherman, partner to the Zebedees. Peter, James, and John were personal companions of Jesus, 1547. Peter's confession of Jesus' divinity, 1745, 1939. Denied Jesus in courtyard, 1980. Forgiven, 1982. Peter won over 2000 souls to the kingdom in one day, 2060. Peter was crucified in Rome, 1552, 1808; his wife Perpetua was thrown to the lions at the same time. Simon Peter (139:2sec) (143:3.5) (144:1.4) (148:9.4) (151:2.1–2) (158:1.9) (158:8sec) (167:0.1) (178:2.6–8) (179:1.4) (183:4.4) (192:4.7).

    James Zebedee: 1552. Appraisal of, 1552. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1958. John's brother, nicknamed "Sons of Thunder." James was 30, married with 4 children when he joined the apostles. Peter, James, and John were personal companions of Jesus, 1547. He was formerly a fisherman with his brother and Andrew and Peter. Rebuked with mother Salome, 1867. James came nearest to grasping Jesus' teaching, 1552. Best orator next to Peter, 1552. The first apostle to experience martyrdom, he died by sword by order of Harold Agrippa, 865. James Zebedee (139:3sec) (141:7.13) (143:3.5) (144:1.4) (167:0.3) (167:4.4) (174:1.1) (191:0.5).

    John Zebedee: 1553. Appraisal of, 1553. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1955. John the Revelator. James' brother, nicknamed "Sons of Thunder." John was 24 and single when he became an apostle. He was formerly a fisherman with his brother and Andrew and Peter. Peter, James, and John were personal companions of Jesus, 1547. Stayed with Jesus the night of his arrest (accompanied the Master into the jaws of death), 1555. First to recognize the Master after his resurrection, 1555. "Disciple whom Jesus loved" mistaken idea, 1554. Married James' widow. Wrote book of Revelation. John lived to be 101 and died of old age. (129:1.12) (139:4sec) (141:7.14) (143:3.5) (143:5.12) (144:1.4) (178:2.6–8) (192:1.3) (192:4.7).

    Philip the Curious: Philip of Bethsaida, steward of the apostolic group, 1556. Appraisal of, 1556. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1960. Philip was 27, married, with no children when he joined the apostles. He was formerly a fisherman (not part of the Zebedee partnership). Nathaniel business partner of Philip. (139:6.1) Philip asked foolish questions, 1557. His wife was a fearless woman, joined the women's corps, 1557. Their daughter, Leah, became the renowned prophetess of Hierapolis, 1557 (139:5.11). Philip crucified at Hierapolis, 1558. Philip (Apostle) (141:3.2) (143:3.5) (144:1.4) (178:2.6–8) (191:0.9) (192:4.7).

    Nathaniel: Watched over the needs of the apostle's families, 1547, 1558. Appraisal of, 1558. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1960. Nathaniel's nickname meant "honest." He and Judas were the two best educated of the apostles. Brought by Philip, Nathaniel was the sixth and last of the apostles to be chosen by Jesus himself. He was the apostle's philosopher, storyteller, poet, humorist, odd genius of the twelve, 1558. He was 25 and single when he joined the apostles. He won Rodan, 1784. Jesus' talk with Nathaniel, 1767. After Pentecost, he spread the good news in Mesopotamia and India, died in India, 1559. Nathaniel (Apostle) (139:6sec) (143:3.5) (144:1.4) (151:2.3) (164:0.1) (192:4.7).

    Matthew Levi: Fiscle agent of the apostolic corps, the money getter, 1547, 1559. Appraisal of, 1559. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1957. Chosen by Andrew as the 7th apostle, he gave almost all of his fortune to the work of the group, 1748. He was 31, married, with 4 children when he joined the apostles. He had been a customs collector in Capernaum, a "man with a past," 1560. Unbelieving Jews and Roman soldiers conspired to cause his death in Thrace, 1560. Did not write gospel of Matthew, 1342.

    Thomas: Thomas Didymus, manager of the itinerary, 1547. Appraisal of, 1561. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1961. Chosen by Philip when he was 29. Thomas was married with 4 children when he joined the apostles. He was so pessimistic, his wife was glad for him to be away from home most of the time, 1561. He had been a fisherman, carpenter, and stone mason. Leading citizen of his village. He possessed a keen reasoning mind; he was the real scientist of the group, 1562. "Let us go and die with him," 1562, 1838. He was put to death by Roman agents in Malta,1563. Thomas Didymus (139:8sec) (143:3.5) (144:1.4) (151:2.5) (164:0.1).

    Alpheus Twins: Management of the multitudes, 1547. Appraisal of, 1563. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1959. Selected by James and John Zebedee, Thaddeus James and Lebbeus Judas Alpheus were 26 and married when they joined the apostolic group. Thaddeus had 3 children; Lebbeus had 2. After Pentecost, they went back to their fishnets and families. No ability for the "more complex battles of the kingdom," 1564. The twins were the first to believe in the Master's resurrection. (143:3.5).

    James Alpheus

    Judas Alpheus

    Simon Zealotes: Simon the Zealot, in charge of recreation and play, 1547, 1564. Appraisal of, 1564. Final admonitions from Jesus, 1956. Simon was selected by Peter. He was 28 and single when he joined the apostles. He had been a merchant and zealot leader. He was a "fiery agitator," 1564. Prejudiced against gentile Samaritans, 1827. "Four years too short a time to transform Simon," 1565. He died of old age in Africa. Simon Zelotes (139:11sec) (143:3.5) (144:1.4).

    Judas Iscariot: Treasurer, 1547, 1565. Appraisal of, 1565. Last words to the betrayer, 1940. Judas was selected by Nathaniel. He was the son of wealthy parents, the best educated man of the group, 1566. His parents disowned him when he joined John the Baptist, 1566. Blamed others for his personal difficulties, 2056. After betraying Jesus, he killed himself, 1998. Causes of Judas' downfall, 2055. Judas Iscariot (Paper 183) (139:12sec) (143:3.5) (144:1.4) (147:2.1) (151:2.8) (177:4sec) (178:2.6) (193:4sec).

    Other Names for the Apostles

    Later Apostles

    Justus: One of the two men suggested for the position of as treasurer after the death of Judas. 2058. (193:6.2)

    Matthias: Chosen by lot by the other apostles to replace Judas as treasurer, but he had little part in the subsequent activities. 2045, 2058. declared new apostle in Judas's position (192:0.2) (193:6.2–3,6).

    apostles, continued

    after Pentecost, bold followers of living Lord (194:4.2)

    after resurrection, Jesus left alone for a few hours (190:2.7) (190:3.1) (190:4.2) (191:0.13)

    all except Alpheus twins graduates of synagogue schools (139:0.3–4)

    all of one flesh (138:5.1)

    Alpheus twins were errand-boys; managed multitudes (139:9.3)

    Andrew was chief (139:1.2)

    apostles of John the Baptist accompanied (146:0.1) (146:3.9)

    attempted to dissuade Jesus from entering Judea (167:4.4,7)

    beliefs of

    blinded by belief in temporal kingdom, materialistic Messiah (152:6.1) (157:4.1) (158:4.4) (171:0.2–4) (171:1.3) (171:2.6) (180:6.9) (181:2.7,23)

    concept of kingdom of heaven (170:2.13–14)

    Jesus' immediate second coming (170:4.6)

    Jesus immortal (171:3.5)

    Jesus was Eternal Son (33:1.2) (157:5.1) (161:1.6–8)

    Jesus was Messiah (157:4.1) (157:6.2)

    Messiah would sit on throne of David (141:2.1) (194:4.1)

    women not equal to men (143:5.11)

    boldness of Jesus terrified (162:1.1,2,11)

    called Jesus "Master" (100:7.17) (141:3.5) (149:2.12)

    called Jesus Rabbi (137:7.2)

    cheerfully ignorant of rabbinical learning (138:8.7) (139:0.4)

    chosen by Father (181:1.4)

    chosen family of Jesus' advisers (137:1.7) (140:2.2)

    consecration charge (140:9.2)

    dependent families cared for (138:7.4) (138:8.1) (139:6.7)

    desired preference (138:7.1) (158:4.4) (158:6.2–3) (158:8.1) (171:0.6) (179:1.6) (179:3.9)

    did not assist cleansing of temple (173:1.10)

    did not grasp Jesus' teaching (138:7.1–3) (144:1.1,4) (170:2.10) (171:0.2–4)

    each taught own view of gospel (148:1.2)

    enemy would seek to draw away (138:7.3)

    Father supplies needs of (140:6.13) (165:5.2–3)

    feared for their safety (153:5.1)

    forbidden to become embroiled in politics (120:3.4) (137:7.5,12) (139:11.9) (140:8.9) (167:5.6)

    intoxicated by healing of 683 at sundown (145:4.1)


    believed in faith of (157:4.6)

    did not reveal plans to (141:0.1)

    did not wish, present at his arrest (183:0.3)

    forewarned of Judas's betrayal (153:5.4) (177:5.2) (179:3.6) (179:4sec)

    gave them authority over all things temporal regarding the kingdom (140:2.2–3) (157:4.5)

    kept in service-contact with multitudes (91:7.2)

    obligated them to abide by practices reflective of Jesus' ideals (140:3.1) (140:6.8) (142:7.2)

    prayed they be kept from evil, sanctified in truth (182:1.5)

    prayed to be honored in (182:1.4)

    realized to be weak and ignorant (182:3.9)

    required them to dedicate all worldly possessions to common cause (140:6.11,13) (140:8.16) (161:2.3) (163:2.2–11) (163:3.3) (165:4.5) (165:5.2) (194:3.16)

    sent apart to pray (155:5.14) (157:4.8) (157:7.2)

    sent forth by twos (138:1.1) (138:7.2) (193:3.2)

    subjected to repeated disappointment, testing opportunities (139:0.1) (145:4.3) (153:1.3) (153:5.1) (157:4.1) (158:5.4) (177:4.11)

    trusted and loved (137:6.5)

    warned not to endanger lives (176:1.3–4) (181:2.15) (183:4.2) (184:2.2) (191:0.5)

    wished for unity among (137:6.6)

    Judas Iscariot was treasurer (139:12.3)

    majority mere rugged fishermen (140:8.20)

    many carried swords (171:4.1) (172:0.3) (172:2.1) (172:5.2)

    many martyred. See martyrs

    Matthew was fund-raiser (139:7.2)

    Matthias chosen to take place of Judas (192:0.2)

    ministry to the sick (141:4.4)

    miracle-minded (152:1.2)

    most married, some had several children (138:9.3)

    Nathaniel watched over families (139:6.7)

    never openly solicited funds from multitude (139:7.8)

    not made alike by schooling (139:0.3–4)

    not to be imposed on by professional alms-seekers (140:8.12)


    Jesus reenacted in 14th appearance (192:3sec)

    on January 12, A.D. 27 (Paper 140)

    organization (138:10sec)

    personal descriptions (Paper 139)

    personal loyalty to Jesus transcended faith in his teachings (137:7.2) (138:7.3) (138:9.1) (143:4.3) (144:1.1)

    Peter, James, and John were personal aids to Jesus (138:10.3)

    Philip was apostolic steward (139:5.3)

    refused to believe Jesus risen (189:5.3) (190:1.1)

    regarded Jesus as best friend (138:9.1) (161:2.3)

    relations with apostles of John (141:1.4–5) (141:3.3) (141:6.5) (143:3.1,5,7) (144:0.2) (147:2.4) (162:9sec)

    religion exclusive business of (140:8.30) (141:7.4)

    resented Judas's treachery (182:2.4)

    rise and fall of faith of (158:1.5)

    separate from all other men on earth (140:3.1)

    serious, sober, and chastened group of disillusioned men (152:6.1)

    should disregard selves, take up responsibilities daily (158:7.5)

    should not be anxious for their lives (140:6.13)

    Simon in charge of diversion and relaxation (139:11.2)

    spiritual progress after Pentecost (194:2.9)

    strict rules on working with women (150:2.2)

    studied 3 hours each evening (137:6.5) (137:7.14)

    Thomas managed itinerary (139:8.5)

    took offense at others teaching in Jesus' name (159:2.3)

    turned Roman Empire upside down (195:6.9)

    urged Jesus to perform healings (145:5.5) (146:4.6) (147:3.2)

    Wednesdays rest days for (138:6.2) (141:3.1)

    apostles Saul of Tarsus, later known as Paul. (553/22, 2069/1-2070/44). (2Cor 12:2). One from any era who dedicates all of his energies to proclaiming the gospel and depends on God for his sustenance, in contrast to a disciple, who works for a living and financially supports those who are full-time workers for the kingdom. Jesus' apostles are obligated to abide by his teachings and practices in their lives. (1570/8-22, 1577/8-1578/4).

    apostle of love. John Zebedee, in his later years. (1554/39).

    apostles of John the Baptist (135:9.1)

    12 leaders appointed as (144:6.1)

    anointed sick with oil (150:0.2)

    conference with apostles of Jesus (144:6–7secs)

    finally and fully won over to Jesus (144:7.2) (162:9.1–5)

    instructions to (135:6.8)

    Jesus refused to participate in joint conferences (141:3.3)

    never understood why Jesus did not prevent John's death (141:1.4)

    politics and preferment among (135:9.5)

    relations with apostles of Jesus (141:3.3) (141:6.5) (143:3.1,5,7) (144:0.2) (144:6–7secs) (146:0.1) (146:3.9) (147:2.4)

    apostleship. See also disciples apostleship n. (5). The office or profession of being an apostle, an ambassador of the Father's kingdom, Jesus' agents on earth. Cf: discipleship. (1539/34, 1542/6, 1558/38, 1570/7sec, 1577/22, 1579/30).

    requirements of (140:3.1) (140:6.9–13) (140:8.16) (142:7.2) (163:2.6,11) (163:3.3) (165:4.5) (165:5.2) (171:2sec)

    apostolic corps of the kingdom. The twelve apostles considered as an organization. (1548/29).

    Appalachian Mountains Appalachian, adj. (6). (673/36, 680/2, 682./17, 689/29, 690/23, 702/27). Of or pertaining to (depending on the geological era) the mountains, trough, region, or highlands extending from the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, Canada to central Alabama, USA.

    almost completely worn down in Cretaceous (60:3.5)

    geology (59:4.16) (59:5.20) (60:3.13)

    plants and animals dislocated by glaciers found in (61:7.16)

    Appalachian trough

    geology (59:1.8)


    judge not, falter not because of outward (174:0.2)

    appearances of Jesus. See Jesus, morontia appearances (Papers 189-193)

    Appian Way (130:0.2) (130:8.6) (133:0.2) Appian Way. (3). A road on which Jesus, Ganid, and Gonod travelled across Italy on their trip to, and return from, Rome. (1427/13, 1441/8, 1468/15). A Roman military highway begun in 312 B.C., extending from Rome to Brundisium on Italy's SE coast.


    forbidden fruit for primitives (89:2.1)

    taboo among Levantine peoples (88:1.3)

    appreciation. See recognition Appreciation, aesthetic Love of the beautiful and ever-advancing appreciation of the artistic touch of all creative manifestations on all levels of reality. (646.8) 56:10.7

    apprehension. See anxiety; arrest

    aptitude. See genetics


    Pilate built to Jerusalem (185:1.5)

    Aquila n. (2). A Corinthian Jewish tentmaker who quickly embraced Paul's teachings, and who invited Paul to live and work with him and his wife Priscilla. In Rome, as a Cynic, Aquila had been in contact with Jesus. (1473/49). A Jew forced to leave Rome in A.D. 52, owing to a degree by Claudius expelling all Jews. After spending 18 months in Corinth, Aquila and Priscilla accompanied Paul as far as Ephesus, where they remained to work for the Christian church. (Acts 18:24-28, Rom 16:3.4, 1Cor 16:9, 2Ti 4:19).

    Cynic; tentmaker; Jesus contacted in Rome; Paul lived with in Corinth (133:3.12)

    Arabia. See also Arabs Arabia n. (20). (726/35, 890/38, 894/45, 896/5, 1050/32sec, 1869/25). The desert peninsula bounded on the N by Jordan and Iraq, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, on the SE by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and on the SW by the Red Sea. A is presently principally occupied by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and North and South Yemen.

    geology (64:7.1)

    Salem teachings failed in (95:7sec)

    snake revered in (88:1.5)

    tribes from, overran Egypt (80:6.5)

    Arabian Desert = Arabia. (1055/34).

    Arabian Sea (881/41). That portion of the N Indian Ocean bounded to the W by the Arabian peninsula, to the N by Pakistan, to the E by India, and to the S by an imaginary line from the S tip of India to the NE tip of Somalia.

    Arabs. See also Arabia; Bedouins Arabs (768/-14). A people whose native language is Arabic, who regard the Arabic culture as their own, and whose ancestors were nomadic tribesmen of the Arabian peninsula. Most of the 150 million present-day Arabs living in the Middle East and N Africa are Muslims, although several million are Christian.

    ancient adoption ceremony (70:3.8)

    descendants of blue, yellow, and Adamite races (64:7.11)

    more recent pastoral peoples (68:5.6)

    Aram n. (1). A river settlement near Erech in ancient Mesopotamia; home of Noah. (875/8).

    home of Noah the wine maker (78:7.5)

    Aramaic n. The language spoken by the common people in Palestine in Jesus' time. (1338/22). A Semitic language closely related to Hebrew; it has been spoken in various dialects from 850 B.C. to the present.

    Jesus spoke (123:2.7) (123:5.1)

    spoken by common people in Palestine in times of Jesus (121:6.2)

    Ararat. See Mount Ararat Ararat n. (4). A mountain in N Mesopotamia which became sacred to some of the early associates of Van who settled around Lake Van. 10,000 years ago, the Vanite ancestors of the Assyrians believed that Van and Amadon were taken alive from the planet while worshipping on Ararat. (860/3846). According to Genesis 8:4, the mountain on which Noah's ark settled, which was conceived as the highest part of the world. Ararat is located in what is now SE Turkey.

    Arbela (165:0.1) Arbela n. (1). A village in Perea (E of the Jordan river)., in which the seventy evangelists and Jesus taught and preached Jan.-Mar., A.D. 30. (1817/12).

    archangels (37:3sec) (55:4.13). See also archangels' circuit on Urantia; chief of Nebadon archangels archangel n. (82). One of the local universe's highest types of spirit being, Archangels are offspring of the Creator Son and the Universe Mother Spirit, and are dedicated to the work of creature survival. As are coordinate status, dual-origin descending order beings, classed as universe aids, who are normally assigned to the service of the Avonals as angels of the resurrection. The archangels maintain a divisional headquarters on Urantia. (331/30, 338/4, 408/28sec, 421/41, 533/1, 590/29, 1253/38, 2022/37).

    100 assigned to Magisterial Sons on planetary missions (20:2.9) (37:3.5–6)

    angels of the resurrection (189:2.1)

    commission of Life Carrier transmutation (65:1.3–4)

    created by Creator Son and Mother Spirit (37:3.1)

    dedicated to creature survival and ascension career (37:3.2)

    destroyed mortal body of resurrected Jesus (189:2.1–4)

    divisional headquarters on Urantia (37:3.3)

    do not normally serve under Gabriel (37:3.2)

    in charge of 7th Salvington circuit (37:3.7)

    in group Universe Aids (37:1.1)

    in personality registers (30:1.7) (30:2.24)

    message naming Andon and Fonta (63:0sec)

    must absolve destiny guardians from blame if subjects fail to survive (113:6.3)

    none went astray in Lucifer rebellion (53:7.4)

    number 800,000 in Nebadon (37:3.1)

    preserve records of personality for resurrection (112:5.15)

    resurrect primitives for Spirit fusion (52:1.6)

    wrote Papers 33, 35, 41, 44, 46, 48, 77-81 (33:8.7) (35:10.6) (41:10.6) (44:8.7) (46:8.5) (48:8.5) (77:9.13) (78:8.13) (79:8.14) (80:9.17) (81:6.45)

    archangels' circuit on Urantia (114:0.10) (114:7.13) The sole communications channel between Urantia and other worlds, operated by the archangels. Other circuits were severed at the outbreak of the Lucifer rebellion and earth's planetary quarantine. The archangels' circuit was first used at Jesus' resurrection. (408/43, 755/34, 1191/8, 1250/30,1254/24, 1259/11, 2024/22).

    circumvents Urantia's quarantine (108:4.4) (114:5.4)

    operated for first time after Jesus' resurrection (189:3.2)

    space messages for Urantia use (44:5.7)

    archangel commission of Life Carrier transmutation. A group consisting of ten orders of personalities, presided over by the chief of archangels, which, when properly encircuited, can effect modifications in Life Carriers which enable the Life Carriers to function on physical electrochemical levels. (731/2).

    archangel custodian of the tree of life (75:4.4) (75:7.6)

    archangel of Michael. = archangel of the resurrection. (409/26).

    archangel of the resurrection. One of two senior archangels assigned as personal aids to a Paradise Avonal on a planetary mission. After the resurrection event, the A promulgates the roll call of a dispensation termination. (409/25).

    archangel of translations. A high local universe angel dedicated to the work of translating mortals directly to the morontia worlds through the fusion experience. The archangel of translations is a member of a ministering spirit quartette which assists a Trinity Teacher Son attached to the elected mortal chief executive in a planet's third stage of light and life. (623/1 sec, 628/16).

    archdeceiver See devil; Lucifer archdeceiver n. (1). = Lucifer. (61 1/1).

    archdeceivers (1). High spiritual beings who followed Lucifer into rebellion. (2016/35).

    Archelais (143:1sec) (143:3.8) Archelais n. A city whose gentile inhabitants once made light of the apostles' message. (1607/16-19, 1611/44). A Greek city 25 mi. N-E of Jerusalem.

    Archelaus. See Herod Archelaus Archelaus n. (6). Herod Archelaus, the much-dreaded brother of Herod Antipas. Jesus' parable of the pounds was based on Archelaus' futile attempt to gain the rule of the kingdom of Judea. (I 356/15-17, 1374/15, 1875/34-38). Archelaus became ethnarch (governor) of Judea, Samaria, and Idumea when his father Herod the Great died in 4 B.C. His rule was brutal, disastrous, but relatively short. Augustus banished him to Gaul in A.D. 6. (Mat 2:22).

    archenemy n. (2). 1. = Caligastia, for Adam. (833/40). 2. = Lucifer, for Jesus. (1795/9).


    Eden under eastern end of Mediterranean (73:7.1–2) (78:7.7)

    remnants of second garden civilization in Mesopotamia (78:7.7)

    Siwalik Hills contain fossils closest to transition man (64:3.4)

    Sumerian tablets telling about Dilmun in museums (77:4.8)

    vestiges of Adamsonite headquarters in foothills of Turkestan (77:5.10)

    vestiges of Dalamatia under Persian Gulf (78:7.7)

    Archeozoic. See also geologic ages Archeozoic n. The prelife era on Urantia, extending from one billion years ago when the planet attained its present size, to 550 million years ago, when life was established. The Archeozoic period is the only time the earth was completed covered by water. (672/8, 875/7).

    prelife era, from 1 billion to 550 million years ago (59:0.2)

    archer peoples. The red race, in the hazy Chinese tradition of an ancient military contest. (887/10).

    Architect n. One of the Architects of the Master Universe. (351/22,27).

    Architects of Being Unrevealed beings who formulate the plans for life, such as appears on inhabited planets either by direct importation or as the result of Life Carrier operations. (396/4).

    formulate plans for life (36:0.1)

    architects of form = Life Carriers. (574/27).

    Architects of Havona. The three master planners and absonite administrators who have always been devoted to the coordination of the one billion Havona spheres. These Architects act as associate assistants to the solitary Paradise Architect. (351/27, 352/16).

    Architects of the Master Universe (31:9sec). See also Transcendentalers Architects of the Master Universe. 28,011 eventuated transcendental beings, unique universe planners who are neither creators nor creatures. These Transcendentalers exist in seven levels of the absonite, and eventuate the plans for all master universe development. All beings produced by the union of children of time and eternity, such as trinitized offspring, become wards of the Architects of the Master Universe. The Ultimate Trinity is composed of the Supreme Creators, God the Supreme, and the Architects of the Master Universe. (16/16, 130/22, 249/33, 333/6, 351/11sec, 1165/47, 1171/10).

    7 groups numbering 28,011 personalities (31:9.1–10)

    administer post-Havona creation prior to appearance of rulers (12:6.8)

    administrative co-ordinators of master universe (106:3.1–2)

    approve Creator Sons' space sites (31:9.14) (32:0.4)

    creature will operates within limits established by (118:7.1)

    custodians of things which transcend present universe age (22:7.14)

    designed stable yet flexible units of matter (42:9.5)

    direct Master Force Organizers (29:5.2) (31:9.12)

    embody Deity concept of universes (118:4.6)

    functionally unify creation, reality (56:0.2) (105:7.6)

    in Paradise classification (30:1.15)

    mature qualified possibilities of potential Absolutes (115:4.6)

    members of 1st experiential Trinity (F:XII.6) (31:9.14) (106:3.2)

    permit finaliters to essay trinitization (22:7.5)

    Personalized Adjusters are executives of (109:6.7) (109:7.3)

    planned outer space levels (12:2.1)

    provide Creator Sons and Ancients of Days with permanent ascendant populations (40:10.4)

    relationship to Inspired Trinity Spirits and Solitary Messengers (31:9.13)

    senior Architect

    co-ordinates all below level of Deity (31:9.1)

    co-ordinates Paradise and sacred spheres (31:9.3)

    is chief of Transcendentalers (31:8.4) (31:9.1)

    oversees 7 finaliter corps (31:10.1)

    spheres of space appear in accordance with transcendental plans of (41:0.2)

    transcendental beings (30:1.15) (105:7.4)

    trinitized creatures are wards of (22:7.10) (23:4.4) (31:9.13)

    architectural satellites. Made-to-order planets which revolve around more massive architectural spheres. (358/44).

    architectural spheres (15:7sec) architectural sphere. A specially constructed world located near the center of its space segment, peopled by accredited personalities, which serves as a governmental headquarters. As are independently lighted and heated, and are of increasing beauty and sublimity in relationship to their proximity to Paradise. As have ten forms of life on the material order, in addition to morontial and spiritual life. The A groups in our path of ascent are: Jerusem, Edentia, Salvington, Uminor the third, Umajor the fifth, Uversa, and Havona. Paradise, being unique, is not an A in this sense. (172/1-4, 174/1sec, 166/14-17, 541/33).

    10 forms of material life on (43:6.4)

    500 billion in 7 superuniverses (15:7.12)

    647,591 in Nebadon (37:10.1)

    built for some special purpose (15:5.13) (15:7.1)

    construction of Salvington (32:2.3)

    energy control of (15:8sec)

    have double number of elements of evolved planets (48:1.3)

    independent of suns of space (15:7.1) (41:1.3)

    living power centers modify and concentrate space energies pouring over (29:3.9)

    matter of organized by direct action of power centers and physical controllers (15:5.1) (41:1.3)

    most structures on, roofless (48:3.15)

    not luminous in space (46:1.5)

    partake of nature and grandeur of Paradise (15:7.3)

    peopled by accredited personalities (15:7.1)

    spornagia care for, in local universes (37:10.3)

    architectural training spheres. = architectural spheres. (213/23).

    architectural worlds.
    = architectural spheres. (172/1, 358/45,492/19).


    evolution in design of residences (81:2.11–13)

    originated in temple building (92:3.6)

    archrebel n. (3). 1. = Lucifer. (607/15,40). 2. = Caligastia. (583/21).

    n. (7). High created spiritual beings who followed Lucifer and fell from light into darkness. Syn: archdeceivers. (490/8,22, 529/3, 609/6,19, 611/28,35).

    Arctic, adj. (17). (668/2, 678/34-44). Of or pertaining to the region of intense cold surrounding the North Pole, including the Arctic Ocean, most of Greenland, and the N fringe of Asia, Europe and North America.

    Arctic Ocean (694/22). The earth's smallest ocean, generally located N of 70th parallel, and bounded by Russia, Norway, Greenland, Canada, and Alaska. The Arctic Ocean is situated over the North Pole, and is largely covered by ice year-round.

    in Cretaceous (60:3.5)

    once connected to Mediterranean (61:1.7)

    arctic regions

    fossils laid down in (59:3.10)

    mild climate in Cretaceous (60:3.18)

    Ardnon n. (2). Leader of a group of Chaldean priests to whom seraphim, through the midwayers, announced Jesus' birth. Ardnon was probably one of the wise men who visited Jesus soon after his birth. (119:7.6) Ardnon is named; (122:8.7) not by name

    leader of Chaldean priests who visited Jesus in manger (119:7.6) (122:8.7)

    area and building custodians A classification of Morontia Companions as they work in the local systems. (546/43).

    Morontia Companions (48:3.15)

    Areopagus n. (1). A council in Athens, located under the shadow of the Acropolis, where the Apostle Paul made his noteworthy address on `the Unknown God.' (2071/3). A low hill W of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, where the supreme council of that same name sat from earliest antiquity. A is a transliteration of Greek words meaning `Mars Hill.' At its foot was the cave of the Furies. The Areopagus sat in the open air on the summit, on benches cut out of the rock. Two stones were situated there, on which stood, respectively, the person accused of murder, and his accuser. (Acts 17:16). "The Hellenization of Christianity started in earnest on that eventful day when the Apostle Paul stood before the council of the Areopagus in Athens and told the Athenians about "the Unknown God." There, under the shadow of the Acropolis, this Roman citizen proclaimed to these Greeks his version of the new religion which had taken origin in the Jewish land of Galilee." (195:1.1)

    Paul before council of (195:1.1)

    Areopolis (165:0.1) Areopolis n. (1). A town in which the seventy evangelists worked in A.D. 30. (1817/16). A town in the region of Nabatea, S of Perea, approximately 20 mi. E of the Dead Sea.

    Areor n. (1). A town in which the seventy evangelists worked in A.D. 30. (1817/16). A town located on the Arnon River as it flows W into the Dead Sea, near the S boundary of Perea, Areor is the site of an ancient fortress.

    arguments. See also contention

    defense of proposition inversely proportional to truth contained (48:7.30)

    do not coerce men into kingdom with overpowering (159:3.2)

    do not strive with men (141:6.4) (178:1.17) (181:2.5)

    Jesus free of egotistic desire merely to win (125:5.8)

    Jesus refused to engage in unprofitable (169:2.8)

    aridity. See drought

    Arimathea (143:0.1) Arimathea n. (15). Home of Joseph of A. ( ). A Judean town believed to have been about 20 mi. NW of Jerusalem.


    restraining influence on early kings (70:6.6)

    shamans were the original (90:2.12)

    Aristotle n. (1). Greek philosopher who taught that virtue is knowledge; goodness, health of the soul; that it is better to suffer injustice than to be guilty of it, that it is wrong to return evil for evil, and that the gods are wise and good. (1079/18). Greek philosopher who lived 384-322 B.C., a student in Plato's Academy in Athens, and later tutor of Alexander the Great. Aristotle was the most comprehensive and systematic of all ancient thinkers, and may have exercised greater influence upon western thought than any other single man. After Alexander's death in 323 B.C., Aristotle was charged with impiety--lack of reverence for the gods--and he fled to Chalcis, where he died a year later.

    Greek; taught that virtue is knowledge (98:2.6)

    philosophy revered by Hellenized Jews (121:6.3)

    Aristotelian philosophy. (1338/38). The thought of Aristotle. Aristotle was the first philosopher to analyze the process of logic, and the form of argument known as the syllogism. He distinguished between form and matter, and defined change as matter acquiring new form. He analyzed four types of causes: the material, efficient, formal, and final. Aristotle taught that God is perfect, the `unmoved mover,' the `form of forms,' and the `final cause.' He taught that the supreme good is happiness and living in accordance with virtue and reason, and that happiness is to live in accordance with the `golden mean.'

    arithmetic. See mathematics

    Arius n. (1). Man whose persuasions would have obscured the concept and nature of Jesus, except for the eloquence and logic of Athanasius. (2070/44). Greek priest in Alexandria (A.D. 280?-336). who taught that God is absolutely alone and unknowable, and that Jesus was a created divine being who assumed a human body without being truly human. Arius was condemned by the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325, largely through the efforts of Athanasius. He was also condemned posthumously by the general council of Constantinople in A.D. 381.

    at council of Nicaea (195:0.18)

    ark n. (5). 1. A boat, the legend about which was an invention of the Hebrew priesthood during the Babylonian captivity. (875/3). A huge wooden vessel supposedly built by Noah at God's command in order to save life during a forthcoming universal flood. (Gen 6-9). 2. A combined war altar and religious shrine into which Moses permitted certain relics and the law to be placed. King David made the worship of Yahweh official after defeating the Philistines and gaining possession of the `Ark of Yahweh.' (969/23, 1073/24).

    Ark of the Covenant. The Ark was carried before the Hebrews through their forty years in the wilderness, and before battle around the walls of Jericho. Probably made from acacia wood, the Ark became the most ancient and most sacred religious symbol of the Hebrew nation. The ark was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. (Num 10:33, Jos 6).

    ark of Yahweh Chests or boxes in which scrolls of Scripture were kept in synagogues. (1685/27,45).

    chest containing sacred writings in synagogue (150:8.6,8)

    King David gained, after defeat of Philistines (97:9.14)

    Moses consented to putting relics alongside law in (88:2.5)


    appearance (61:4.4)

    migrated to North America (61:7.15)

    Pliocene migrations (61:4.3)

    Armageddon n. (1). City in Africa which was the headquarters of the orange race 300,000 years ago, and from which Porshunta taught. (724/11). (NB: The Urantia Papers do not use the word Armageddon in the Rev 16:16 sense of the battle site of the final apocalypse.)

    headquarters of orange race (64:6.12)

    Armenia n. (1). An area through which Andrew journeyed after the later persecutions scattered the apostles from Jerusalem. (1550/18). A region in W Asia which is now divided between the USSR, Turkey, and Iran.

    Andrew proclaimed gospel in (139:1.12)


    underneath are the everlasting (4:1.4)

    armies of heaven. The celestial hosts of Nebadon, under the command of Gabriel. The A Constitute the entire seraphic organization of a local universe. (370/19, 421/44,1934/41).

    army n. The largest operating organization of seraphim, consisting of twelve hosts, or 71,663,616 individuals. (421/41).

    Aroer (165:0.1)

    arranged arrange verb arranged, arranging, arranges verb, transitive 1. To put into a specific order or relation; dispose: arrange shoes in a neat row. 2. To plan or prepare for: arrange a picnic. 3. To bring about an agreement concerning; settle: "It has been arranged for him by his family to marry a girl of his own class" (Edmund Wilson). 4. Music. To reset (a composition) for other instruments or voices or for another style of performance. verb, intransitive 1. To come to an agreement. 2. To make preparations; plan: arrange for a big wedding. [Middle English arengen, from Old French arengier : a-, to (from Latin ad-). See AD + rengier, to put in a line (from reng, line).] - arrang'er noun Synonyms: arrange, marshal, order, organize, sort, systematize. The central meaning shared by these verbs is "to distribute or dispose persons or things properly or methodically": arranging figures in numerical sequence; marshal all the relevant facts for the presentation; tried to order my chaotic life; organizing and coordinating fund-raising efforts; sorted the sweaters according to color; systematizing a vast assortment of rules into a cohesive whole. (161:2.1 rearranged)


    of Jesus (183:3sec)

    of Jude (128:6.5)

    arrogance. See pride

    arrows of the Almighty

    disease regarded as (90:3.8)

    art. See also beauty; sculpture art n. Mortal morontia, the intervening field between man the material, and man the spiritual. Art represents the human evaluation of reality, and consists in the effective manipulation of the material things of life. The artist, not art, demonstrates the existence of the morontia worlds. (2079/49, 2080/3,45, 2096/34).
    Art results from man’s attempt to escape from the lack of beauty in his material environment; it is a gesture toward the morontia level.
    (2096.6) 196:3.30

    angels enjoy our real (38:2.1)

    charm of, consists in harmony of its unity (2:7.8)

    civilization in danger when youth neglect to interest themselves in (111:4.4)

    fine arts thrive best in cities (68:6.5)

    gallery on Jerusem (46:5.23)


    Andite contribution (78:5.8)

    burial statues improved Egyptian (95:2.4–5)

    commandment against making images retarded (88:2.5–6)

    Jews' prejudice against images (96:5.5) (142:3.12) (185:1.3)

    religion is mother of (5:5.5)

    sculpture originated in idol making (92:3.6)

    teachings of Prince's staff (66:5.23–27)

    is mortal morontia (195:7.15) (196:3.27)

    Jesus' appreciation of (142:4.2–3)

    morontia and spirit worlds enjoy (44:0.2)

    requires social arena wherein to gratify vanity (68:2.10)

    unification of contrasts (56:10.3–4)


    cannot elevate soul or nourish spirit (84:8.4)

    dangerous only when blind to spirit standards (195:7.16)

    foreshadows higher universe reality (48:7.23)

    inveigles man to contemplate spiritual reality (5:4.4)

    religious only when diffused with spiritual purpose (101:9.4)

    spiritual communion not promoted by ostentatious (167:6.6)

    art of living

    mastery of problem solving (160:1.7)

    Rodan's philosophy (160:2)

    Artemis n. (2). In Jesus' day, the most famous goddess of Asia Minor, and a perpetuation of the still earlier mother goddess of ancient Anatolian times. Ganid purchased a shrine of Artemis on one of many trips he and Jesus made to a temple in her honor in Ephesus. (1477/47). In Greek mythology, Artemis was the virgin huntress, goddess of wildlife, fertility, and the moon, the daughter of Zeus and twin of Apollo.

    perpetuation of earlier fertility goddess; temple in Ephesus (133:6.1)

    arthropods. See crustaceans (59:4.3) (59:4.10) (59:5.5)


    Cro-Magnons were (80:3.7)

    artisan corps = celestial artisans. (497/28).

    artists of odor
    Celestial artisans commissioned in one of the major classifications of the designer and embellisher corps. This group creates beautiful symphonies for which we have nothing remotely comparable. (506/29).

    celestial artisans (44:6.6)

    Aryan See also Andites Aryan, adj. 1. Of or pertaining to the Aryans. (872/8). 2. The language of the Aryan race, formed in the highlands of Turkestan. Aryan was a blend of the Andonic dialect of that region, and the language of the Adamsonites and the later Andites. (881/21, 1077/37). 3. That similarity which the ancient Aryan mother tongue gave to all Occidental languages. (872/45). That language similarity generally described as "Indo European." Aryans The ancient Caucasian race descended from the Andites. The Aryans invaded India over a period of almost 500 years c. 2500 B.C., particularly NW India, where they set up caste systems in a futile attempt to perpetuate their racial identity. (871/35sec, 872/23sec, 879/17, 882/6sec). The word "Aryan" is a transliteration of the ancient Sanskrit word meaning "noble."

    33 deities (94:1.2–3)

    ancient language of, gave similarity to all Occidental tongues (78:5.3)

    Andite Vedic conquerors of India (78:5.6) (79:4sec) (94:1.1)

    little racial impression on India except in north (79:4.3)

    met undoing in failure to complete conquest of India (79:4.2)

    used caste system to prevent loss of racial identity (94:2.1–2)

    Hellenic invaders of Greece, nearly destroyed Salem teachings (98:1.2)

    migration into Levant and India (79:1.6)

    semidemocratic (79:4.5)

    Aryan-Andite, adj. (1). = Andite-Aryan.

    as Jesus passed by

    ascend, v.i. To progress spiritually, either in interior condition or geographically in the universes towards Paradise. (452/5).

    ascendant, adj. Characterized by the experience of evolutionary will creatures who have fused with some fragment of Deity, and who are progressing geographically inward from the spheres of their origin towards Paradise and God; as in:
    ascendant destinies (452/1).
    ascendant Citizenship of Paradise (532/36).
    ascendant citizens of Jerusem (742/1 9).
    ascendant creatures (248/33, 305/3).
    ascendant life (174/43).
    ascendant personalities of space (303/4).
    ascendant pilgrims (287/3, 293/26).
    ascendant regime (349/17).
    ascendant scheme of mortal progression (246/5).
    ascendant seraphim (248/3, 281/37).
    ascendant sonship (443/32).
    ascendant souls of time (289/2).

    ascendant children of time learn. "But long before reaching Havona, these ascendant children of time have learned
    to feast upon uncertainty,
    to fatten upon disappointment,
    to enthuse over apparent defeat,
    to invigorate in the presence of difficulties,
    to exhibit indomitable courage in the face of immensity,
    and to exercise unconquerable faith when confronted with the challenge of the inexplicable.
    Long since, the battle cry of these pilgrims became: "In liaison with God, nothing --
    absolutely nothing -- is impossible." (26:5.3)

    ascendant-citizen, adj. (1). Of or related to ascenders who have attained citizenship status on a particular heavenly world. (539/36).

    ascendant-finite, adj. (1). Of or related to ascenders as they act in the realm of the finite. (160/12).

    ascendant-mortal, adj. (2). Of or pertaining to one-time human beings who have fused with some fragment of Deity and are progressing towards Paradise and God. (424/16,440/6).

    ascender n. (134). 1. = ascending son of God. Most often, ascender refers to a mortal who has been resurrected on the mansion worlds, fused with a fragment of God the Father, and is at any stage of ascent towards Paradise. (443P).
    2. A God-seeking human being. (216/40).

    ascender-trinitized sons. See creature-trinitized sons; trinitization ascender-trinitized, part. adj. (4). Having been trinitized by two mortal finaliters. Parental candidates for trinitization must first demonstrate that they have independently arrived at the same identical concept for trinitization. Upon approval, unbelievably long periods of time are required in this exploration of the Deity of the Supreme. If successful, parental bi-unification occurs, and the creature-trinitized son thus brought into being becomes a ward of the Architects of the Master Universe. (249/8-252/11, 336/9,628/24).

    ascenders of space. = ascenders. (291/4, 292/2).

    ascending material sons. Local universe material sons who have either completed their service as biologic uplifters in the third or fourth stage of planetary light and life, or who have otherwise been released from their status of descending sons. In either case, the reception of Thought Adjusters by these sons enables them to become ascenders. (332/14, 335/42, 444/1, 628/11,27, 852/8).

    ascending mortals. See also fusion, Adjuster; mortals One-time mortal ascenders, from their initial-life planet to any stage beyond. (216/40).

    1st to 6th stages of spirit existence; postulated 7th stage (31:3.3–6) (106:2.8) (117:5.3)

    7 career stages (30:4sec)

    always retain ability to recognize beings from previous levels (44:0.11–12)

    as ascending sons of God (40:5–7secs)

    as finaliters (31:3sec)

    attempt to comprehend Supremacy in Havona (16:3.18) (117:6.13)

    become less subject to material gravity (7:3.2)

    citizens of Paradise (30:2.19)

    destiny encompasses possibility of attainment of God as absolute (107:1.6)

    extended vision range made possible by Adjusters (44:0.11–12)

    failure in Deity adventure remands to superuniverses (25:8.9) (26:3.9) (26:8.3–5) (26:10.2–4)

    forever stamped with character of superuniverse Master Spirit (16:5sec) (26:2.5)

    fraternize with 3000 orders of Paradise Citizens (27:2.3)

    fused mortals accredited for Paradise assent denominated (30:4.1) (40:6.1)

    Grandfanda was first to attain Havona (24:6.4–8)

    in personality registers (30:1.9) (30:2.8) (30:2.26)

    Jesus' spiritual progression as an (196:2.2)

    Master Spirit #7 is director of (16:3.14,18–19)

    may become

    celestial artisans (44:0.4)

    evangels of destiny (35:3.14)

    finaliters (Paper 31)

    Mighty Messengers (15:10.5) (22:2sec)

    Technical Advisers (25:4.2)

    Those High in Authority (15:10.5) (22:3sec)

    Those without Name or Number (15:10.5) (22:4sec)

    Michael's bestowal as Eventod on Uversa (119:5sec)

    mortal associates often remain together (22:2.6) (25:8.5–7,11)

    mother influence dominates throughout local universe (117:6.5)

    new fused being is of eternal past as well as eternal future (110:7.4)

    no limit to spiritual ascent (32:3.8) (107:4.7)

    not deprived of Spirit of Truth beyond local universe (117:5.9)

    of 187,432,811 Jerusem citizens, none lost in Lucifer rebellion (53:7.10,12)

    pass through all 10 superuniverse major sectors (18:4.9)

    pass through Ascendington (13:1.21)

    pass through only 1 minor sector (18:5.5)

    probable destiny (31:3.2–8)

    progression of survivors from Urantia (14:5.1) (31:10.13)

    residence in Jerusem circles (46:5.11,20)

    residential area on Edentia (43:1.9)

    satisfactions afforded by Havona (14:6.34–37)

    stages of existence

    sleeping survivors (30:4.4–6)

    mansion world students (30:4.7–10)

    morontia progressors (30:4.11–14) (48:8.1)

    superuniverse wards (30:4.15–18)

    Havona pilgrims (30:4.19–23)

    Paradise arrivals (30:4.24–26)

    finaliters (Paper 31)

    denominated ascending sons after fusion (30:4.1) (40:6.1)

    swing around superuniverses many times during career (5:1.9)

    threefold spirit endowment when fused (56:3.5)

    trained to limits of capacity (31:3.7–8)

    ascending-pilgrim, adj. (1). Of or pertaining to an ascending son of God, esp. a one-time mortal. (I 79/47).

    ascending pilgrim.
    = ascending son of God, esp. a onetime mortal. (221/27, 338/22).

    ascending sons of God. See Sons of God: orders ascending son of God. A being fused with some fragment of Deity who is capable of progressing from the place or station of his origin towards Paradise. Ascending sons of God have been revealed in seven classes: Father-fused mortals, Son-fused mortals, Spirit-fused mortals, evolutionary seraphim, ascending material sons, translated midwayers, and personalized Adjusters. Prior to fusion, God-seeking mortals are termed "faith sons." (223/6,9, 443P, 447/45).

    Ascendington (ah sen' ding ton). (13:1.21–23). One of seven sacred satellite spheres of the Father in circuit around Paradise. This particular world is the rendezvous sphere for the ascendant creatures of time who are traversing Havona on the way to Paradise. (147,2)(13:1.21). See also sacred spheres of Paradise Ascendington n. (22). A satellite of Paradise, one of the seven sacred spheres of the Father. Ascendington is the receiving sphere for the ascending sons of God passing through Havona to Paradise, and the Paradise home of all ascenders prior to attaining Paradise status. (147/17149/18,1239/4).

    bosom of Father, Son, and Spirit (13:1.21) (13:2.4)

    finaliters' home address (13:0.6) (13:1.21) (13:2.1–2)

    mortals granted clearance to, upon attaining Havona (13:2.6)

    outer spacers' Paradise home world (13:2.2)

    pilgrims' Havona "vacations" spent on (13:1.21)

    secrets of, are evolution of soul, fusion (13:1.22) (112:7.2)

    ascension n. (163). 1. For ascenders, progression in the universes towards Paradise geographically, and towards God spiritually. (232/34, 1661/31). 2. The process of terrestrial escape to the mansion worlds or beyond for a surviving mortal. Mortal ascenders may be in dispensational (group), individual, probationary dependent (for children who die too young), secondary modified (for advanced beings who are exempt from the morontia career), or primary modified (for beings subject to Son seizure, who are translated from among the living). (568/21 sec). 3. The event in Jesus which occurred at 7:45am, May 18, A.D. 30, after Jesus said farewell to his apostles on the W slope of Mount Olivet; the final withdrawal of the risen morontia Jesus to the right hand of his Father. (1953/11, 2057/13sec).

    ascension candidates. With regard to cherubim and sanobim, brilliant beings who are by nature candidates, and who, by application, may attain full seraphic status. (423/13-16).

    ascension career. The dedicated profession by an ascender in his life experience to do whatever is necessary to find God. The A begins at the time of fusion with a fragment of Deity, whether on this world or beyond, and extends until the attainment of the Father on Paradise. The time required may be billions of Urantia years. (63/15, 447/31,654/19).

    ascension plan. See also divine plan; education

    all spirits are devoted to (77:9.12)

    divine perfection plans (7:4sec)

    Eternal Son is trustee of (7:4.7)

    Eternal Son's spirit-gravity pull is secret of (7:3.2)

    Father bestowed Adjusters, personality; Son bestowed Creator Sons; Spirit gave mercy ministry of angels (7:4.4–6)

    for elevation and perfection of mortals (7:4.1) (113:0.1)

    graduated opportunity to master operation and administration of universe (48:8.2)

    harmony of Uversa testifies to wisdom of (15:11.3)

    helping those just behind (35:4.1) (37:10.5)

    Infinite Spirit has devoted all to (8:3.5)

    one of chief businesses of universe (4:0.3) (48:8.3)

    ascension scheme. The Gods' plan for creature perfection attainment, as embodied in the Father's proposal to the Son and Spirit, "Let us make mortal creatures in our own image." The A consists in three correlated enterprises: the plan of progressive attainment, involving the bestowal of Thought Adjusters and personality by the Universal Father, the bestowal plan by the Eternal Son, whereby the Creator Sons go forth to make real the love of God to all creation, and the plan of mercy ministry by the innumerable agencies of the Infinite Spirit. (85/3sec, 158/13).


    ascetics teach reverence (191:5.3)

    be not colorless ascetics (178:1.14)

    church became ascetic in dark ages (195:4.1)

    evolution of concept of sacrifice (89:4.1)

    Gautama detracted from seeking salvation through physical affliction (94:7.2)

    Jesus came to destroy notion of (136:3.3)

    Ashdod (134:7.4) n. (1). A town Jesus passed through on the way to his sojourn on Mount Hermon. (1492/24). A Judean town two mi. from the Mediterranean Sea, W of Jerusalem, at one time one of the five great cities of the Philistines.

    Ashkhabad Ashkhabad n. (1). In the times of the Andites, a city located near their commercial metropolis of Adonia. (879/7). A city in the Turkmenskaja Republic of USSR, near the Iranian border, also known as Aschabad.

    ancient city of Adonia located near (79:1.4)

    Ashtaroth Ashtaroth n. (1). City in which the apostle John told Aden, the `strange preacher,' to cease teaching in Jesus' name. (1764/26). A city in the Decapolis which was once one of two royal cities of Og, king of Bashan. At one time, it was a notable place of worship for the goddess Ashtoreth.

    Aden preached at (159:2.1)

    Ashtoreth n. (1). The goddess of a cult introduced into Palestine, based on the cult of Ishtar of Syria and Babylonia, being the same cult as for the Canaanite goddess Astarte. (1043/10). The principal goddess of the Sidonians, and a prominent goddess among the Phoenicians. Ashtoreth and Baal were lumped together as competitors to Yahweh by Samuel and other Hebrew prophets. (1Sam 7:3, 12:10).

    Ishtar cult in Palestine (95:1.7)

    Ashur n. (1). An Assyrian god repudiated by the prophet Jeremiah. (1067/33). The chief deity of the Assyrian pantheon. A was mentioned on the so-called Black Obelisk of Shalmaneses II (859-825 B.C.). Originally, Ashur was only a differentiation of Anu, the god of heaven. Ashur has been depicted as a bearded god carrying a bow on a winged sun-disk. His name is often spelled `Asur.'

    Assyrian god (97:6.2)

    Ashurbanipal n. (1). An Assyrian king who sent foreign colonies to live in Samaria. (1612/8). The last great king of the Assyrians (628-626 B.C.)., whose empire included Babylonia, Persia, Syria, and Egypt. Ashurbanipal was a great builder, whose capitol at Nineveh contained noteworthy libraries. His chief sport was fighting lions.

    sent colonies to Samaria (143:4.1)

    Asia. See also Burma; China; India; Indo-China; Iran; Japan; Java; Kashmir; Malaysia; Mesopotamia; Mongolia; Nepal; Palestine; Parthia; Russia; Siam; Siberia; Syria; Turkestan. Asia n. NE homeland of the human race. (878/3). The largest continent, situated in the N half of the E hemisphere, and separated from Europe on the W by the Ural mountains, the Caspian Sea, and the Black Sea. Including the Arabian peninsula, Asia is separated from Africa by the Red Sea.

    backbone of, reached height of 9 miles (57:8.22)

    eastern coast of, threatens to slide into watery grave (58:5.8)

    eating of executed criminals (89:5.9)

    geology (59:1.8) (59:2.1) (59:2.3) (59:3.3) (59:4.5) (59:4.15) (59:5.4) (59:5.20) (59:6.8) (60:1.6) (60:1.12) (60:3.11) (60:3.15) (60:4.3) (61:1.7–8) (61:3.7) (61:4.3) (61:5.3,7) (61:7.3)

    homeland of human race (79:0.1)

    Salem missionaries penetrated to remotest tribes of (94:0.1)

    yellow race occupies central eastern (64:7.7)

    Asia Minor A region through which Andrew journeyed after the later persecutions scattered the apostles from Jerusalem. (874/17, 895/40, 1550/18). A peninsula of W Asia formerly known as Anatolia, located between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, and almost wholly occupied by Turkey.

    Andrew proclaimed gospel in (139:1.12)

    held by Andonites in 15,000 B.C. (78:3.5)

    Asmonean dynasty. See Maccabees Asmonean dynasty. (1). A period of rulership during which the Jews coined their own silver money. (1889/14). A Jewish dynasty that ruled Judea 142-63 B.C., descended from Hashmon, and which included the Maccabees. `Asmonean' is usually spelled "Hasmonean."

    Asmonean palace A portion of the fortress of Antonia, the stately home of Herod in Jerusalem. While strolling by this palace in A.D. 17, Jesus met the young Hellenist Stephen, who later aroused Saul of Tarsus to espouse Christianity. (1379/7, 1411/33, 1889/14). A palace located just W of the Sanhedrin court in Jerusalem.

    residence of Herod the Great (125:1.5) (128:3.5) (185:4.1)

    Asoka n. (2). A low-caste monarch and remarkable civil ruler who built a great Indian empire through the propaganda of his Buddhist missionaries. During a period of 25 years he trained and sent forth over 17,000 missionaries to the farthest frontiers of the known world. (1037/31-33). King of Magadha, India c. 272-232 B.C. Asoka left numerous inscriptions on stone pillars throughout India, exhorting his people to treat one another with love and mercy, and to exercise tolerance with all peoples and beliefs.

    low-caste monarch who espoused Buddhism; sent forth 17,000 missionaries (94:9.1)

    aspirations. See goals


    ancient rich men distributed fortunes from fear of (69:5.14)

    early kings restrained by ever-present fear of (70:6.6)

    assemblies of Paradise assemblies of Paradise. Gatherings for ascenders with residential status on Edentia, at which Faithfuls of Days describe their far-flung careers. (495/20).

    ascenders attend, on Edentia (43:9.1)

    assembly n. A group of residential units in the second zone of the Holy Land on Paradise. An A consists of an almost inconceivable number of glorified working groups whose members hail from the evolutionary universes. (121/7).

    assembled assemble (verb) assembled, assembling, assembles (verb, transitive) 1. To bring or call together into a group or whole: assembled the jury. 2. To fit together the parts or pieces of: assemble a machine; assemble data. (verb, intransitive) To gather together; congregate. [Middle English assemblen, from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulâre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin simul, together.]

    asses. See donkeys

    assigned assign verb, transitive assigned, assigning, assigns 1. To set apart for a particular purpose; designate. 2. To select for a duty or office; appoint. 3. To give out as a task; allot. 4. To ascribe; attribute. 5. Law. To transfer (property, rights, or interests) from one to another. 6. To place (a person or a military unit) under a specific command. [Middle English assignen, from Old French assigner, from Latin assignâre : ad-, ad+ signâre, to mark (from signum, sign).]

    Assigned Sentinel of Satania. See also Assigned Sentinels

    ex officio head of 24 councilors (24:5.3) (114:2.3)

    Assigned Sentinels (24:5sec). See also Assigned Sentinel of Satania Assigned Sentinels. Higher personalities of the Infinite Spirit. Exactly seven billion A were personalized by the Infinite Spirit, and each serves in a local system as the representative of the Supreme Executive assigned to its superuniverse, reporting through the Associate Inspector of its local universe. A serve as the ex officio heads of the four and twenty counselors hailing from the evolutionary worlds. (268/42sec, 332/24,413/43, 634/12).

    7 billion personalized by Infinite Spirit (24:5.1)

    advisers to local systems in light and life (55:8.2) (55:10.3)

    counseled Gabriel in Lucifer rebellion (54:5.10)

    in local systems (24:0.3) (37:8.5)

    in personality registers (30:1.13) (30:2.11)

    personalized by Infinite Spirit (24:5.1)

    report to Associate Inspectors (24:4.3) (24:5.2)

    representatives of Seven Supreme Executives to local systems (24:5.1) (37:8.5)

    assistant teachers. See also seraphim Assistant Teachers. Seraphim of the superior order who function as assistants to their fellow seraphim, the Teaching Counselors. A marvelous corps of this order functions on Urantia to foster truth and righteousness. (430/22).

    superior seraphim; foster truth on Urantia (39:2.7)

    associable absolute. A subinfinite reality which is capable of associating with realities on the absolute level. U-type personality has the potential to express itself on this seventh and highest level, this totality dimension, of person-realization. (1226/40).

    Associate Absolute. the Eternal Son known as in the central universe (6:1.5) Associate Absolute. = Eternal Son, as he is known in Havona. (74/22).

    associate chief of seraphim on Urantia. An office in our planet's seraphic organization; held by Manotia in 1934.(426/24).

    Associate Circuit Supervisors An order of the Universe Circuit Supervisors, children of the Infinite Spirit, consisting of seven beings who direct the circuits of relative spiritual energy to the seven superuniverses from their headquarters on the seven Paradise spheres of the Infinite Spirit. Associate circuit supervisors form a liaison with the first order of the Supreme Power Centers to coordinate all spiritual and material circuits passing out to the seven superuniverses. (265/19).

    order of Universe Circuit Supervisors; direct superuniverse circuits; number 7 (24:1.2–4)

    associate directors. associate power directors. (325134). Associate Power Director. A type of Master Physical Controller, whose work is to assign and dispatch all types of Master Physical Controllers from their reserves on the minor sectors. Orvonton has three billion Associate Power Directors. There is an Associate Power Director on the headquarters world of each local system. (325/25-45).

    associate force organizers.
    Associate Master Force Organizers. (329/26,651/25). Associate Master Force Organizer. A transcendental being who works under the direction of the Architects of the Master Universe, mostly in outer space. After the Primary Master Force Organizers transmute the primordial force into puissant energy, the Associate Master Force Organizers continue the process to the gravity-energy stage. Once a Creator Son arrives at a local universe site, the Associate Master Force Organizers withdraw in favor of universe power directors. 987 billion years ago, Associate Master Force Organizers and acting inspector number 811,307 reported that space conditions were favorable to initiate materialization in what was to become Nebadon. (324/32, 329/8sec, 470/26,651/25).

    Associate Inspectors (24:4sec) A division of the Higher Personalities of the Infinite Spirit, stationed on the capitals of local universes as the personal embodiment of the authority of the Supreme Executives. 700,000 Associate Inspectors were created. They receive reports only from their subordinates, the Assigned Sentinels, stationed in the local systems. (264/15, 268/25sec, 332/23, 413/42, 634/12).

    700,000 created by Infinite Spirit and Seven Master Spirits (24:4.1)

    direct Assigned Sentinels in stabilization corps of local universe in light and life (55:10.3)

    in personality registers (30:1.13) (30:2.11)

    on Salvington (37:8.5)

    one embodies authority of Supreme Executives to each local universe (24:4.1,2) (37:8.5)

    receive reports from Assigned Sentinels (24:4.3) (24:5.2)

    stationed on local universe capitals (24:0.3)

    associate power directors

    assign and dispatch Master Physical Controllers (29:4.4,8)

    in Uversa personality register (30:2.17)

    maintain inspector on each local system capital (29:4.10)

    number 3 billion in each superuniverse (29:4.9)

    type of Master Physical Controller (29:4.8)

    associate registrars Associate Registrar. A type of Morontia Power Supervisor charged with recording significant events indigenous to the morontia creations. (337/16, 544/45545/8).

    in Uversa personality register (30:2.18)

    Morontia Power Supervisors; recorders (48:2.18)

    Associate Transcendental Master Force Organizers. = Associate Master Force Organizers. (319/12, 329/14, 333/10,470/20). See Master Force Organizers: types

    associate supervisors. = associate circuit supervisors. (265/22,26).

    associate transcendental force organizers. = Associate Master Force Organizers. (352/24). See Master Force Organizers: types

    associate triunities.
    = triodities. (1 151/8).

    association. See also friendship; groups; relationships

    early became price of survival (68:1.2)

    assumptions. See doctrines

    Assuntia (as sun' chah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. (456,5)(41:2.1). Assuntia n. (1). A neighboring system to Satania in the constellation of Norlatiadek. (457/2).

    system immediately neighboring Satania (41:2.1)

    assurance. n. The certain consciousness of fellowship with God, made real in the believer's heart by the action of the Thought Adjuster and the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter. Assurance is not a subjective feeling, but the spiritual revelation in response to faith that one is a beloved child of God, and of God's absolute trustworthiness, loving-kindness, and protection. (66/47, 1118/26sec, 1119/36, 1601/3sec, 1641/42, 1948/8sec, 1953/20sec). See also certainty

    certitude of the divine (102:7sec)

    discourse on (142:5sec)

    of Deity kinship must be faith realized (117:6.8)

    of faith (102:1sec)

    of spirit communion develops gradually (34:6.12)

    personal experience; faith in word of truth (146:3.4)

    security as ascending son of all-powerful, all-wise, and all-loving Father (111:7.1)

    security in experience of cosmic citizenship (118:6.8)

    spirit of its expression without self-assertion or egoistic exaltation (102:2.2)

    Spirit of Truth gives security (194:0.1)

    temporal securities are vulnerable; spiritual securities are impregnable (100:2.7)

    temporal security is society's prime gift to man (70:9.1)

    to God-knowing believer, what does it matter if all things earthly crash? (100:2.7)

    Assyria (134:2.1). See also Assyrians Assyria n. (7). A nation formed by the descendants of Van. During OT times, Assyria held Israel under tribute for long periods, and its travel, trade, and armies periodically swept over Palestine. Around 700 B.C., Sargon, king of Assyria, carried away about 25,000 Jews from the northern kingdom into captivity, and installed in their place an almost equal number of foreigners, later to be known as the Samaritans. Jesus passed through Assyria on his way to the SE Caspian Sea area. (860/40, 1019/19, 1074/22-45, 1333/24, 1484/36, 1612/5). A major empire in the Near East from the second millennium B.C. until its defeat by the Chaldeans in 610-609 B.C. Assyria's Capital City was Assur, and it was centered on what is now N Iraq around the upper Tigris River. Assyria's empire began to build after Shalmaneser III (858-824 B.C.) gained control of Mediterranean trade routes. Tiglath-pileser III (744-727 B.C.). conquered Syria and Israel, and became king of Babylonia. Assyria's zenith of power came during the reign of the usurper Sargon, who ruled from 721-705 B.C.

    fall of, brought deliverance to Judah (97:9.23)

    Israel conspired with Egypt to refuse tribute to (97:9.21–22)

    Assyrians. See also Assyria

    constantly raided tribes of Palestine (93:5.6)

    Vanite ancestors of, taught moral law of 7 commandments (77:4.11)

    Astarte n. (1). The goddess of the Ishtar cult among the northern tribes of the Hebrews. (1043/11). Connected with the planet Venus, Astarte was the Canaanite goddess of fertility, reproduction, and war. The Greeks called her Aphrodite, and the Romans called her Venus.

    Ishtar cult among northern tribes (95:1.7)


    5th Monmatia planet fragmentized into (57:6.5)

    solar matter (57:5.8)

    astrology. See also stars astrology n. A pseudo-science of Babylon based on the belief that the positions of the celestial bodies influence events on earth', once a world-wide belief Jesus denounced A as a mass of superstitious error which has no place in the gospel of the kingdom. (988/8, 1337/1, 1680/42). The ancient Babylonians and Assyrians were history's first astrologers, c. 1000-500 B.C. Despite examples to the contrary, the ancient Hebrews were averse to divination and the practice of augury. (Jude, Job 38:33, Deut 18:14, 2Ki 21:6).

    belief led to astronomy (81:2.5) (88:6.5)

    in connection with worship of Ishtar (95:1.7)

    interpreted spirit messages (87:5.9)

    once world-wide belief (90:2.5)

    pseudo science of Babylon; superstition (121:5.5) (150:3.2–3)

    stars consulted before marriage (83:4.4)

    supposedly intelligent people still believe in (88:6.7) (90:2.7)

    astronomy. See also energy; nebulae; space bodies; suns

    astronomic observatory of Jerusem (46:5.23)

    in astronomic measurement caused by. See also red shift

    multiple revolutionary movements within Orvonton (15:3.7–8)

    opposite clockwise procession of 1st outer space level (12:4.15)

    space respiration (12:4.12–14)

    origin in astrology (81:2.5) (88:6.5)

    rotational causes of astronomic distortion (12:4.12) (15:3.7-8)

    star students are astronomers (30:3.2)

    places named

    Andromeda nebula (15:4.7) (41:8.3)

    Andronover nebula

    Angona system (41:10.1) (57:5.4–14)

    Antares (41:3.2)

    Crab nebula (41:8.4)

    Jupiter (planet) (57:5.9) (57:5.10)

    Magellanic Cloud (15:4.8)

    Mars (planet) (49:2.6)

    Mercury (57:6.2)

    Milky Way galaxy


    moon (Urantia's)

    Pole Star (95:2.7)

    Sagittarius (15:3.5–7) (41:0.4)


    sun (Urantia's)

    Umajor the fifth (15:7.9) (15:13.3)

    Uminor the third (15:7.8)


    Uranus (57:5.13–14)

    Venus (planet) (57:5.13–14)

    astronomical colony of Uversa. A working group of star students, numbering over one million, who work on Uversa due to its favorable location, as well as the absence of gigantic living or dead suns in the area to disturb energy currents. (338/40).


    recognition of right of (70:1.21)

    Athanasius n. (1). A Greek believer whose eloquence and logic persuaded an assembly at Nicaea not to obscure the concept of the nature of Jesus, as Arius had urged. (2070/43). Bishop of Alexandria for 45 years; died A.D. 373. Athanasius is chiefly known for opposing Arius at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325, upholding the humanity of Jesus, as well as his divinity.

    at council of Nicaea (195:0.18)

    atheism. See also materialism; secularism; unbelievers Atheism Hence materialism, atheism, is the maximation of ugliness, the climax of the finite antithesis of the beautiful. (646.5) 56:10.4

    belief salvation attainable only by man's unaided efforts (94:2.5)

    maximation of ugliness (56:10.4)

    Athens (130:0.3). n. (14). The cultural center of the Alexandrian empire in Greece. Jesus visited Athens on his return from Rome, where he made frequent trips to its great university. (1476/16sec). A great center of ancient culture and Teaming, lying on the S end of the Attic peninsula in Greece, first known to exist c. 1900 B.C. Athens was a city-state ruled by kings until 682 B.C., when elected officials called `archons' headed the government. The city's golden age occurred between the Delian League's defeat of Persia (490 and 480 B.C.) and Sparta's victory over Athens in the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.). Athens was the home of Aeschylus, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Epicurus, Pericles, Plato, Socrates, Sophocles, Zeno, and many other great men of the ancient classical world. See also Greece

    cultural center of Alexander's empire (133:5.1)

    Jesus' discourse on science at (133:5sec)

    offspring of inferior slaves at (133:5.12)

    Paul's teaching in (195:1.1,5)


    Joseph rebuked Jesus for admiring games (124:3.7)

    Atlantic Ocean n. (28). (321/46, 673/34). The body of water separating Europe and Africa from North and South America, covering over one-fifth of the earth's surface.

    appearance (59:1.8)

    attained present state in Cretaceous (60:3.4)

    Atlantic-Gulf adj. (1). (689/44). Relating to the combined waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

    atman n. (1). The Hindu teaching which approximates an understanding of Thought Adjusters, but which failed to distinguish the copresence of the soul. In Hindu philosophy, the life principal, self, or individual essence; the universal ego which is the source of all individual selves.

    Hindu Adjuster concept (111:0.4)

    atmosphere (58:2sec) (59:6.12)

    appeared as result of contest between heated interior and cooling crust (57:7.2)

    blanketing effect (58:2.5)

    enriched with oxygen (59:4.17)

    ideal for animal respiration 160 million years ago (59:6.10)

    present on all evolutionary planets when not too small (41:10.3)

    slowly evolving 1-1/2 billion years ago (57:7.6–10)

    atmospheric mortals. atmospheric types. The most important planetary physical differentiation for mortal evolutionary creatures, based on the nature of the atmosphere, and the type of respiration necessary to adjust to it. In addition to normal, or mid-breathers, such as we are on Urantia, there exist superbreathers, subbreathers, and nonbreathers. (561/10-34). See also mortals: planetary types

    nonbreathers (49:2.7)

    sub-, mid-, and superbreathers (49:2.3–7)

    atoms. See also electrons; mesotrons; neutrons; protons; ultimatons

    annihilation of, principle source of solar energy (41:7.3)

    atomic cohesion (42:8sec)

    behavior explained by unknown energy (42:8.1–2)

    broken up at 35,000,000̊F boiling point (41:7.5)

    calcium juggles electrons (41:6.3–4)

    floods of short space rays attend building and dissolution of (42:5.5) (58:3.1)

    formed like solar system (42:7.1–2)

    interelectronic space not empty (42:5.16) (42:8.1–2)

    matter in (42:7sec)

    nuclei held together by reciprocating mesotron (42:8.3–7)

    one billion trillion, in drop of water (41:7.6)

    predictability (42:7.10)

    role of Unqualified Absolute (42:7.10) (42:8.2)

    scientists powerless to create (42:1.4)

    size (42:6.7)

    stability depends on number of inactive neutrons (42:7.6)

    subject to gravity (41:9.2)

    atomic matter. The seventh grand division of matter in space bodies, consisting of the chemical stage of elemental organization, the component units of molecular or visible matter. (472/13).

    atomic types. The one hundred chemical elements. (477/40).

    Aton n. (4). The god propounded in Egypt by Ikhnaton, which he represented by a flaming disc of the sun. In outlawing the worship of any other god, including the former state religion centered on Amon, Ikhnaton's Aton religion approached monotheism. Ikhnaton maintained the outward worship of Aton while he led his associates in the disguised worship of the One God, creator of Aton and supreme Father of all. (1047/44-1048/5, 1053/17). These events transpired c. 1367-1350 B.C.

    sun-god; Ikhnaton based monotheism upon (95:5.6–7,11)

    atonement, feast of. See Judaism: feasts

    atonement doctrine (186:5sec). See also crucifixion; devil; Jesus: death; redemption atonement n. 1. Expiation, satisfaction, or reparation given for an offense or injury. Atonement practices were universal in the religious practices of primitive man, serving as a blanket insurance policies which covered even the resentment of an unknown god. (974P, 1021/3, 1133/15). 2. The Day of Atonement, the most solemn Jewish feast, the feast of the new year, which was celebrated near the end of summer. (1360/9, 1494/28,39). The great annual fasting day of the Jews, on which no work could be done, presently known as Yom Kippur. On the day of Atonement, the high priest offered incense in the innermost chamber of the Temple, and the sins of the people were symbolically placed on a "scapegoat" which was then driven into the wilderness. (Lev 16,23:27-32). 3. An idea elaborated by Moses in Hebrew ritual which contemplated that God required the shedding of blood in order to forgive sin. Paul developed Moses' doctrine with Jesus being the sacrificed Son whose death satisfied the Father's stem justice and appeased the divine wrath. Atonement is a barbarous, puerile, primitive, and wholly unworthy concept for enlightened times. It is an affront to God to believe, hold, or teach that innocent blood must be shed in order to win God's favor or to divert the fictitious divine wrath. The Father required no sacrifice to reconcile himself to his earthly children, whom he has always loved. (60/24-30, 716/24, 1083/42, 1133/27, 1339/8-16, 1340/46, 1670/30, 2016/19sec, 2017/46sec). In Pauline theology, Jesus' sacrifice of himself on behalf of sinful humanity in order to reconcile God to man. The Atonement satisfies mankind's moral debt to God through Jesus' perfect sacrifice, and fulfills OT prophesy. According to Paul, "original" sin on Adam's part caused every person born thereafter to be stained by hereditary guilt, regardless of his individual actions. Because God is a God of justice as well as mercy, it was necessary that someone pay this moral debt, and to assuage the divine wrath over sin, in order for mankind to return to the Father's fellowship. The OT required that such debts be satisfied by the shedding of blood, and by his death on the cross, Jesus took on the sins of the whole world, and once and for all made it possible to restore man's communion with the Father. In this act, Jesus served both as high priest and sacrificial offering. (Rom 3:25, Gal 3:13, Gal 4:5, Heb 2:17, Heb 4:14-5:10).

    Atonement When once you grasp the idea of God as a true and loving Father, the only concept which Jesus ever taught, you must forthwith, in all consistency, utterly abandon all those primitive notions about God as an offended monarch, a stern and all-powerful ruler whose chief delight is to detect his subjects in wrongdoing and to see that they are adequately punished, unless some being almost equal to himself should volunteer to suffer for then, to die as a substitute and in their stead. The whole idea of ransom and atonement is incompatible with the concept of God as it was taught and exemplified by Jesus of Nazareth. The infinite love of God is not secondary to anything in the divine nature. All this concept of atonement and sacrificial salvation is rooted and grounded in selfishness. This entire idea of the ransom of the atonement places salvation upon a plane of unreality; such a concept is purely philosophic. (2017.3) 188:4.8

    childish scheme of substituting innocent sufferer for guilty offender (188:4.11)

    erroneous teaching (20:6.6–7) (148:4.7–10) (188:4–5secs)

    Father had nothing to do with Jesus' brutal torture (183:1.1–2) (186:5.2)

    Father's justice not influenced by acts of his creatures (2:3.1)

    Father's love not dependent on Creator Sons' bestowals (20:5.2) (186:5.5–9)

    God never torn by conflicting attitudes (2:4.3)

    grounded in selfishness (188:4.9)


    Andonic animal sacrifice preserved in (63:6.4)

    Christ became all-sufficient human sacrifice (89:9.3–4)

    intended to make gospel acceptable to Jews (149:2.3)

    Mithraic origin (121:7.8)

    Paul's teaching original (121:6.5)

    Philo taught divine forgiveness only by shedding blood (121:6.5)

    primitive man sacrificed to restore friendly relationship with God (103:4.2)

    incompatible with teachings of Jesus (188:4.8)

    Jesus did not bestow himself to reconcile an angry God (2:5.2) (4:5.6) (98:7.1) (188:4.7)

    never necessary to influence Father to be merciful (2:4.2) (6:3.4)

    philosophic assault upon unity and free-willness of God (2:6.5–6)

    place in evolution of religious observances (90:0.1)

    puerile and primitive; affront to God (4:5.4–6) (6:3.4)

    ransom paid to purchase man from devil (194:2.8)

    sacrifice of innocent Son to appease wrath of offended God (149:2.3) (188:5.9,11)

    supplant with concept of divine attunement (39:5.6)

    attainment rest. The terminal sleep of time, the rest experienced by ascenders on their voyage from the inner circle of Havona to the resurrection of eternity and residential status on Paradise. The ascender is joined in this attainment rest by his long-time associate, a complement of rest. The attainment rest is true rest, the relaxation of the ages. (297/36, 299/4sec).

    Attis n. (5). A demigod, son of Cybele, object of a Phrygian mystery cult. Attis was believed to have experienced self-inflicted death and divine resurrection. It was believed that he bequeathed his divine nature and immortality upon those who were initiated into, and properly observed, his cult. (1081/32-45, 1083/3).

    son of Cybele in Phrygian mystery cult (98:4.2–5) (98:5.5)

    attitudes. See also emotions; goals

    only progressive, are personally real (12:5.10)

    attunement (divine)

    seeing eye to eye with one's Adjuster (110:2.5)

    supplant atonement doctrine with concept of (39:5.6)

    at-onement authorization. (1). The superuniverse mandate which pronounces that a one-time human has made a final and irrevocable choice for the eternal career. This enables fusion to take place, and constitutes clearance for the fused personality eventually to leave the local universe. (1237/45).

    (1). See identity at-oneness. (1249/10).

    augmenting supreme sovereignty. The fifth stage of a Creator Son's growth in experiential sovereignty in a local universe, which occurs as a majority of his creature domains are settled in light and life. (238/7).

    augmenting vicegerent sovereignty. The third stage of a Creator Son's growth in experiential sovereignty in a local universe, which occurs during his seven creature bestowals. (238/1).

    Augustus. See also Roman Empire Augustus n. (9). = Caesar (1081/1-11, 1350/23, 1429/36, 1471/35, 1512/25,26).

    coemperor with Tiberias Caesar; died in A.D. 14 (136:2.8)

    decreed census in 8 B.C. (122:7.1)

    founded Nicopolis (133:2.5)

    temple in Caesarea (130:2.1)

    tried to destroy mysteries, revive older political religion (98:3.6–8)

    worship of, became Roman religion (98:3.7–8)

    auroral displays

    400 miles up; produced by sunspots (58:2.6–8)

    Australia. See also aborigines (Australian) Australia n. (26). A continent often isolated in its evolutionary development, a fact which accentuated the development of its peculiar fauna. (662/38, 674/5,20, 675/16, 719/2). The continent lying in the S Hemisphere between the Indian and South Pacific Oceans.

    drifted south (58:4.3)

    first child killed and devoured in (89:5.4)

    geology (59:1.11) (59:1.13) (59:2.3) (59:3.9) (59:4.5,7) (59:5.4) (60:1.4) (60:3.16) (61:1.8–9) (61:2.3) (61:4.3) (61:5.3)

    isolated; peculiar fauna (64:1.5)

    kangaroo roamed (61:1.4)

    no dinosaurs, elephants, mastodons, or rhinoceroses in (60:2.2) (61:3.6) (61:4.3,4)

    rose out of Pacific depths (57:8.21)

    Australian natives. Remnants of a people of ancient times. Among whom may be observed something of the early group hostility, personal suspicion, and other highly antisocial traits which were characteristic of all primitive races. (764/14, 768/27). Backward aborigines whose ancestors have lived in Australia for at least 40,000 years. When Europeans first arrived in A.D. 1788, there were about 300,000 Australian natives in some 500 tribes, each with its own language. An important aspect of their religion involved the "Dreaming," a belief that great beings live on in a spiritual form associated with nature and the myths and rituals of their people. See also aborigines (Australian)


    Caligastia restless under (66:8.1)

    Divine Counselor speaks with unchallengeable (1:7.9) (6:8.8)

    Jesus taught with absolute (100:7.5)

    no division of, in universe (32:4.3)

    watchword of all Jewry (173:2.3)

    authorities ( = messenger hosts of space. (418/7,8).

    authorship, definitions of: authored author (noun)
    1. a.
    The original writer of a literary work.
    b. One who practices writing as a profession.
    An originator or creator: the author of a new theory.
    3. Author. God.

    authored, authoring, authors (verb, transitive) To assume responsibility for the content of (a published or an unpublished text). [Middle English auctour, from Old French autor, from Latin auctor, creator, from auctus, past participle of augêre, to create.] - authorial adjective Usage Note: The verb author, which had been out of use for a long period, has been rejuvenated in recent years with the sense "to assume responsibility for the content of a published text." As such it is not quite synonymous with the verb write; one can write, but not author, a love letter or an unpublished manuscript, and the writer who ghostwrites a book for a celebrity cannot be said to have "authored" the creation. The sentence He has authored a dozen books on the subject was unacceptable to 74 percent of the Usage Panel, probably because it implies that the fact of having a book published is worthy of special lexical distinction, a notion that sits poorly with conventional literary sensibilities, and which seems to smack of press agentry. The sentence The Senator authored a bill limiting uses of desert lands in California was similarly rejected by 64 percent of the Panel, though here the usage is common journalistic practice, and is perhaps justified by the observation that we do not expect that legislators will actually write the bills to which they attach their names. The verb coauthor is well established in reference to scientific and scholarly publications, where it serves a useful purpose, since the people listed as authors of such works routinely include research collaborators who have played no part in the actual writing of the text, but who are nonetheless entitled to credit for the published results.

    authority (noun) plural authorities Abbr. auth. 1. a. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge. b. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or government officials: land titles issued by the civil authority. 2. Power assigned to another; authorization: Deputies were given authority to make arrests. 3. A public agency or corporation with administrative powers in a specified field: a city transit authority. 4. a. An accepted source of expert information or advice: a noted authority on birds; a reference book often cited as an authority. b. A quotation or citation from such a source: biblical authorities for a moral argument. 5. Justification; grounds: On what authority do you make such a claim? 6. A conclusive statement or decision that may be taken as a guide or precedent. 7. Power to influence or persuade resulting from knowledge or experience: political observers who acquire authority with age. 8. Confidence derived from experience or practice; firm self-assurance: played the sonata with authority. [Middle English auctorite, from Old French autorite, from Latin auctoritâs, auctoritât-, from auctor, creator.]

    authorized authorize verb, transitive authorized, authorizing, authorizes 1. To grant authority or power to. 2. To give permission for; sanction: the city agency that authorizes construction projects. 3. To be sufficient grounds for; justify. [Middle English auctorisen, from Old French autoriser, from Medieval Latin auctorizâre, from Latin auctor, author.] Synonyms: authorize, accredit, commission, empower, license. The central meaning shared by these verbs is "to give someone the authority to act": authorized her partner to negotiate in her behalf; a representative who was accredited by his government; commissioned the real-estate agent to purchase the house for us; was empowered to make decisions during the president's absence; a pharmacist licensed to practice in two states.

    Authors of the Urantia Papers. The Urantia Papers are exactly what they claim to be: a revelation from God — a gift from God to everyone on this planet — authored, indited, written, composed, compiled, arranged, created, transcribed, translated, collected, assembled, delivered, transmitted, selected, coordinated, chosen, organized, sponsored, dictated, unified, made meaningful, presented, authorized, mandated, assigned, revealed, portrayed, depicted, commissioned, narrated, requested by, formulated, presented by authority of the Ancients of Days, and materialized by superhumans.


    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 authored The Foreword
    Divine Counselor of Uversa: Papers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 19, 23, 24, and 31.
    Universal Censor: Papers 10 and 29.
    Perfector of Wisdom from Uversa: Papers 11, 12, 13, 20, 21, 26, and 27.
    Mighty Messenger of Uversa: Papers 22, 28, and 30.
    One High In Authority from Uversa: Paper 25.
    Divine Counselor and One Without Name and Number: Paper 31.


    Mighty Messenger of Nebadon: Papers 32, 40, 42, and 52.
    Chief of Archangels of Nebadon: Paper 33.
    Mighty Messenger on Urantia: Papers 34 and 55.
    Chief of Archangels: Paper 35.
    Vorondadek Son on Urantia: Paper 36.
    Brilliant Evening Star of Nebadon: Paper 37.
    Melchizedek of Nebadon: Papers 38 and 39.
    Archangel of Nebadon and Chief of Nebadon Power Centers: Paper 41.
    Archangel of Nebadon: Papers 44, 46, and 48.
    Malavatia Melchizedek: Paper 43.
    Melchizedek of temporary assignment on Urantia: Paper 45.
    Brilliant Evening Star: Paper 47.
    Melchizedek of Jerusem: Paper 49.
    Secondary Lanonadek Son: Papers 50 and 51.
    Manovandet Melchizedek: Paper 53.
    Mighty Messenger of Orvonton: Paper 54.
    Machiventa Melchizedek and Mighty Messenger: Paper 56.


    Life Carrier of Nebadon: Papers 57, 58, 59, 60, and 61.
    Melchizedek of Nebadon: Papers 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72 and 90 through 106.
    Melchizedek sometime stationed on Urantia: Paper 68.
    Solonia: Papers 73, 74, 75, and 76.
    Archangel of Nebadon: Papers 77, 78, 79, 80 and 81.
    Chief of Seraphim on Urantia: Papers 82, 83, 84, 113 and 114.
    Brilliant Evening Star of Nebadon: Papers 85, 86, 87, 88 and 89.
    Chief of Midwayers on Urantia: Paper 91.
    Solitary Messenger of Orvonton: Papers 107, 108, 109, 110, 111 and 112.
    Mighty Messenger temporarily sojourning on Urantia: Papers 115, 116, 117 and 118.
    Gavalia, Chief of Evening Stars: Paper 119.


    Mantutia Melchizedek, Director of the Midwayer Revelatory Commission: Paper 120.
    Midwayer Commission of 12: Papers 121 through 196.

    autocracy of perfection. Originating in the realms of perfection, the executive branch of the supergovernments on worlds such as Uversa. (179/39).

    autohypnosis. See hypnosis autohypnosis n. (1). A state induced by many olden shamans by prolonged staring at their navels. (987/15). The potentially dangerous act of inducing hypnotism upon oneself. Hypnotism, practiced since ancient times, is a temporary narrowing of the consciousness, a condition of altered awareness which may be induced by a variety of means. Priests of ancient Egypt induced hypnotic states in ceremonies known as temple sleep, during which healing suggestions were given.

    automatons. See mechanism (theory) automatism n. (2080/13). A pseudo-philosophy which holds that consciousness and personality do not exist, that all actions are involuntary and governed solely by physical laws; i.e., that people are automata.

    autorevelation. n. (1). Personal revelation which emerges as a result of the work of the indwelling Adjuster. (1109/35). See revelation

    autotransport n. (1). The act of traveling across space without the aid of celestial transport agencies or personalities. Autotransport is an endowment of numerous beings, such as master physical controllers, Solitary Messengers, and even ascenders--across achieved space. (159/17, 324/23).

    Avalon (av' ah lon). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. (360,1)(32:2.12). The first group of seraphim created in Nebadon were trained by a corps of seraphim from Avalon. (420,6)(38:5.1); a volunteer commission of surgeons from Avalon directed the implantation of Andonic life plasm into the material bodies prepared for use by the Jerusem ascendant mortals who volunteered for service as the 100 corporeal members of Prince Caligastia's staff. (742,4)(66:2.4). Avalon n. (5). A neighboring local universe to Nebadon. Beings from Avalon helped train Nebadon's original corps of seraphim, and extracted life plasm from the human subjects of the Caligastia one hundred. (360/4, 421/5, 742/40, 760/3, 857/22).

    Brilliant Evening Star from, served on Urantia after rebellion (67:6.5)

    neighboring universe to Nebadon (32:2.12)

    seraphim from, trained Nebadon seraphim (38:1.2) (38:5.1)

    surgeons from, transferred life plasm to Prince's staff (66:2.7) (77:2.6)

    avoidance. See also religion: types avoidance n. Probably, a ritual among primitive people enabling them to avoid their bad-tempered gods. (974/20, 986/3). A religious practice among primitive peoples in which they may not meet or speak to certain individuals, echoed in more recent times by the Amish practice of "shunning" excommunicated members.

    place in evolution of religious observances (90:0.1)

    ritual merges with exorcism, coercion, and propitiation (89:0.2)

    Avonal, adj. Of or pertaining to the Avonals.

    Avonal Son.
    A Paradise Son belonging to the order of the Avonals. (225/11, 227/12).

    adj. (1). Having experienced a bestowal by an Avonal. (227/28-230/17).

    Avonals, order of. (av' on als). One of three descending orders of revealed Paradise Sons of God; also known as Magisterial Sons. Avonals Paradise Sons created by the Eternal Son and Infinite Spirit as planetary ministers, judges, and magistrates. The divine equal of Creator Sons, Avonals adjudicate planets' successive dispensations. Avonals are not creators as are the Michael Sons, but are closely associated with them in all their work. They appear on magisterial visitations as male adults of the realm, although sometimes they may be invisible. At least once, each Avonal bestows himself on a planet as a helpless babe. Urantia has never hosted an Avonal Son. Syn: Magisterial Sons. (223/1-227/27, 384/7, 407/44, 427/20, 524/20,567/25). (223,3)(20:1.1). See Magisterial Sons


    laid to the root (135:6.7)

    Azariah n. (1). The son of the Judean king Amaziah, made king at age 16 after his father was assassinated. Isaiah called him Uzziah. (1074/34). A Judean king who reigned many years, engaged in successful military exploits, and eventually fell victim to leprosy. (2Ki 14:21-15:27, 2Chron 26:5-20).

    son of King Amaziah; also known as Uzziah (97:9.22)