0:0.1 IN THE MINDS of the mortalsˆ of Urantiaˆ — that being the name of your world — there exists great confusion respecting the meaning of such terms as Godˆ, divinityˆ, and deityˆ. Human beings are still more confused and uncertain about the relationships of the divineˆ personalities designated by these numerous appellations. Because of this conceptual poverty associated with so much ideational confusion, I have been directed to formulate this introductory statement in explanation of the meanings which should be attached to certain word symbols as they may be hereinafter used in those papers which the Orvontonˆ corps of truth revealers have been authorized to translate into the English language of Urantiaˆ.
0:0.2 It is exceedingly difficult to present enlarged concepts and advanced truth, in our endeavor to expand cosmic consciousness and enhance spiritˆual perception, when we are restricted to the use of a circumscribed language of the realm. But our mandate admonishes us to make every effort to convey our meanings by using the word symbols of the English tongue. We have been instructed to introduce new terms only when the concept to be portrayed finds no terminology in English which can be employed to convey such a new concept partially or even with more or less distortion of meaning.
0:0.3 In the hope of facilitating comprehension and of preventing confusion on the part of every mortalˆ who may peruse these papers, we deem it wise to present in this initial statement an outline of the meanings to be attached to numerous English words which are to be employed in designation of Deityˆ and certain associated concepts of the things, meanings, and values of universal reality.
0:0.4 But in order to formulate this Foreword of definitions and limitations of terminology, it is necessary to anticipate the usage of these terms in the subsequent presentations. This Foreword is not, therefore, a finished statement within itself; it is only a definitive guide designed to assist those who shall read the accompanying papers dealing with Deityˆ and the universeˆ of universesˆ which have been formulated by an Orvontonˆ commission sent to Urantiaˆ for this purpose.
0:0.5 Your world, Urantiaˆ, is one of many similar inhabited planets which comprise the local universeˆˆ of Nebadonˆ. This universeˆ, together with similar creations, makes up the superuniverseˆ of Orvontonˆ, from whose capital, Uversaˆ, our commission hails. Orvontonˆ is one of the seven evolutionaryˆ superuniversesˆ of time and spaceˆ which circle the never-beginning, never-ending creation of divineˆ perfectˆion — the central universeˆˆ of Havonaˆ. At the heart of this eternalˆ and central universeˆˆ is the stationary Isle of Paradiseˆˆ, the geographic center of infinity and the dwelling place of the eternalˆ Godˆ.
0:0.6 The seven evolving superuniversesˆ in association with the central and divineˆ universeˆ, we commonly refer to as the grand universeˆˆ; these are the now organized and inhabited creations. They are all a part of the master universeˆˆ, which also embraces the uninhabited but mobilizing universesˆ of outer spaceˆˆ.
I. Deityˆ and Divinityˆ
0:1.1 The universeˆ of universesˆ presents phenomena of deityˆ activities on diverse levels of cosmic realities, mindˆ meanings, and spiritˆ values, but all of these ministrations — personal or otherwise — are divinelˆy co-ordinated.
0:1.2 DEITYˆ is personalizable as Godˆ, is prepersonal and superpersonalˆ in ways not altogether comprehensible by man. Deityˆ is characterized by the quality of unity — actualˆ or potential — on all supermaterial levels of reality; and this unifying quality is best comprehended by creatures as divinityˆ.
0:1.3 Deityˆ functions on personal, prepersonal, and superpersonalˆ levels. Total Deityˆ is functional on the following seven levels:
0:1.4 1. Static — self-contained and self-existent Deityˆ.
0:1.5 2. Potential — self-willed and self-purposive Deityˆ.
0:1.6 3. Associative — self-personalized and divinelˆy fraternal Deityˆ.
0:1.7 4. Creative — self-distributive and divinelˆy revealed Deityˆ.
0:1.8 5. Evolutionalˆ — self-expansive and creature-identified Deityˆ.
0:1.9 6. Supremeˆ — self-experiential and creature-Creator-unifying Deityˆ. Deityˆ functioning on the first creature-identificational level as time-space overcontrollers of the grand universeˆˆ, sometimes designated the Supremacyˆ of Deityˆ.
0:1.10 7. Ultimateˆ — self-projected and time-space-transcending Deityˆ. Deityˆ omnipotentˆ, omniscient, and omnipresent. Deityˆ functioning on the second level of unifying divinityˆ expression as effective overcontrollers and absoniteˆ upholders of the master universeˆˆ. As compared with the ministry of the Deities to the grand universeˆˆ, this absoniteˆ function in the master universeˆˆ is tantamount to universal overcontrol and supersustenance, sometimes called the Ultimacyˆ of Deityˆ.
0:1.11 The finiteˆ level of reality is characterized by creature life and time-space limitations. Finiteˆ realities may not have endings, but they always have beginnings — they are created. The Deityˆ level of Supremacyˆ may be conceived as a function in relation to finiteˆ existences.
0:1.12 The absoniteˆ level of reality is characterized by things and beings without beginnings or endings and by the transcendenceˆ of time and spaceˆ. Absoniterˆˆs are not created; they are eventuated — they simply are. The Deityˆ level of Ultimacyˆ connotes a function in relation to absoniteˆ realities. No matter in what part of the master universeˆˆ, whenever time and spaceˆ are transcended, such an absoniteˆ phenomenon is an act of the Ultimacyˆ of Deityˆ.
0:1.13 The absoluteˆ level is beginningless, endless, timelessˆ, and spacelˆessˆ. For example: On Paradiseˆ, time and spaceˆ are nonexistent; the time-space status of Paradiseˆ is absoluteˆ. This level is Trinityˆ attained, existentiallˆy, by the Paradiseˆ Deitiesˆ, but this third level of unifying Deityˆ expression is not fully unified experientiallˆy. Whenever, wherever, and however the absoluteˆ level of Deityˆ functions, Paradiseˆ-absolute values and meanings are manifest.
0:1.14 Deityˆ may be existentialˆ, as in the Eternalˆ Sonˆ; experientialˆ, as in the Supremeˆ Beingˆ; associative, as in Godˆ the Sevenfoldˆˆ; undivided, as in the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ.
0:1.15 Deityˆ is the source of all that which is divineˆ. Deityˆ is characteristically and invariably divineˆ, but all that which is divineˆ is not necessarily Deityˆ, though it will be co-ordinated with Deityˆ and will tend towards some phase of unity with Deityˆ — spiritˆual, mindal, or personal.
0:1.16 DIVINITYˆ is the characteristic, unifying, and co-ordinating quality of Deityˆ.
0:1.17 Divinityˆ is creature comprehensible as truth, beauty, and goodness; correlated in personalityˆ as love, mercy, and ministry; disclosed on impersonal levels as justice, powerˆ, and sovereignty.
0:1.18 Divinityˆ may be perfectˆ — complete — as on existentialˆ and creatorˆ levels of Paradiseˆ perfectˆion; it may be imperfect, as on experientialˆ and creature levels of time-space evolution; or it may be relative, neither perfectˆ nor imperfect, as on certain Havonaˆ levels of existentialˆ-experiential relationships.
0:1.19 When we attempt to conceive of perfectˆion in all phases and forms of relativity, we encounter seven conceivable types:
0:1.20 1. Absoluteˆ perfectˆion in all aspects.
0:1.21 2. Absoluteˆ perfectˆion in some phases and relative perfectˆion in all other aspects.
0:1.22 3. Absoluteˆ, relative, and imperfect aspects in varied association.
0:1.23 4. Absoluteˆ perfectˆion in some respects, imperfection in all others.
0:1.24 5. Absoluteˆ perfectˆion in no direction, relative perfectˆion in all manifestations.
0:1.25 6. Absoluteˆ perfectˆion in no phase, relative in some, imperfect in others.
0:1.26 7. Absoluteˆ perfectˆion in no attribute, imperfection in all.
0:2.1 Evolving mortalˆ creatures experience an irresistible urge to symbolize their finiteˆ concepts of Godˆ. Man’s consciousness of moralˆ duty and his spiritˆual idealism represent a value level — an experientialˆ reality — which is difficult of symbolization.
0:2.2 Cosmic consciousness implies the recognition of a First Cause, the one and only uncaused reality. Godˆ, the Universal Fatherˆ, functions on three Deityˆ-personality levels of subinfinite value and relative divinityˆ expression:
0:2.3 1. Prepersonal — as in the ministry of the Father fragmentsˆ, such as the Thought Adjustersˆ.
0:2.4 2. Personal — as in the evolutionaryˆ experience of created and procreated beings.
0:2.5 3. Superpersonalˆ — as in the eventuated existences of certain absoniteˆ and associated beings.
0:2.6 GODˆ is a word symbol designating all personalizations of Deityˆ. The term requires a different definition on each personal level of Deityˆ function and must be still further redefined within each of these levels, as this term may be used to designate the diverse co-ordinate and subordinate personalizations of Deityˆ; for example: the Paradiseˆ Creatorˆ Sonsˆ — the local universeˆˆ fathers.
0:2.7 The term Godˆ, as we make use of it, may be understood:
0:2.8 By designation — as Godˆ the Fatherˆ.
0:2.9 By context — as when used in the discussion of some one deityˆ level or association. When in doubt as to the exact interpretation of the word Godˆ, it would be advisable to refer it to the person of the Universal Fatherˆ.
0:2.10 The term Godˆ always denotes personalityˆ. Deityˆ may, or may not, refer to divinityˆ personalities.
0:2.11 The word GODˆ is used, in these papers, with the following meanings:
0:2.12 1. Godˆ the Fatherˆ — Creatorˆ, Controller, and Upholder. The Universal Fatherˆ, the First Person of Deityˆ.
0:2.13 2. Godˆ the Sonˆ — Co-ordinate Creatorˆ, Spiritˆ Controller, and Spiritˆual Administrator. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ, the Second Person of Deityˆ.
0:2.14 3. Godˆ the Spiritˆˆ — Conjoint Actorˆ, Universal Integrator, and Mindˆ Bestower. The Infinite Spiritˆˆ, the Third Person of Deityˆ.
0:2.15 4. Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ — the actualˆizing or evolving Godˆ of time and spaceˆ. Personal Deityˆ associatively realizing the time-space experientialˆ achievement of creature-Creator identity. The Supremeˆ Beingˆ is personally experiencing the achievement of Deityˆ unityˆ as the evolving and experientialˆ Godˆ of the evolutionaryˆ creatures of time and spaceˆ.
0:2.16 5. Godˆ the Sevenfoldˆˆ — Deityˆ personalityˆ anywhere actuallˆy functioning in time and spaceˆ. The personal Paradiseˆ Deitiesˆ and their creative associates functioning in and beyond the borders of the central universeˆˆ and powerˆ-personalizing as the Supremeˆ Beingˆ on the first creature level of unifying Deityˆ revelation in time and spaceˆ. This level, the grand universeˆˆ, is the sphere of the time-space descension of Paradiseˆ personalities in reciprocal association with the time-space ascensionˆ of evolutionaryˆ creatures.
0:2.17 6. Godˆ the Ultimateˆ — the eventuatingˆ Godˆ of supertimeˆ and transcended spaceˆˆ. The second experientialˆ level of unifying Deityˆ manifestation. Godˆ the Ultimateˆ implies the attained realization of the synthesized absoniteˆ-superpersonal, time-space-transcendedˆ, and eventuated-experiential values, co-ordinated on final creative levels of Deityˆ reality.
0:2.18 7. Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ — the experientialˆizing Godˆ of transcended superpersonalˆ values and divinityˆ meanings, now existentialˆ as the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ. This is the third level of unifying Deityˆ expression and expansion. On this supercreative level, Deityˆ experiences exhaustion of personalizable potential, encounters completion of divinityˆ, and undergoes depletion of capacity for self-revelation to successive and progressive levels of other-personalization. Deityˆ now encounters, impinges upon, and experiences identity with, the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ.
III. The First Source and Centerˆ
0:3.1 Total, infinite reality is existentialˆ in seven phases and as seven co-ordinate Absolutes:
0:3.2 1. The First Source and Centerˆ.
0:3.3 2. The Second Source and Centerˆ.
0:3.4 3. The Third Source and Centerˆ.
0:3.5 4. The Isle of Paradiseˆˆ.
0:3.6 5. The Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ.
0:3.7 6. The Universal Absoluteˆˆ.
0:3.8 7. The Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ.
0:3.9 Godˆ, as the First Source and Centerˆ, is primal in relation to total reality — unqualifiedlyˆ. The First Source and Centerˆ is infinite as well as eternalˆ and is therefore limited or conditioned only by volition.
0:3.10 Godˆ — the Universal Fatherˆ — is the personalityˆ of the First Source and Centerˆ and as such maintains personal relations of infinite control over all co-ordinate and subordinate sources and centers. Such control is personal and infinite in potential, even though it may never actuallˆy function owing to the perfectˆion of the function of such co-ordinate and subordinate sources and centers and personalities.
0:3.11 The First Source and Centerˆ is, therefore, primal in all domains: deified or undeified, personal or impersonal, actualˆ or potential, finiteˆ or infinite. No thing or being, no relativity or finality, exists except in direct or indirect relation to, and dependence on, the primacy of the First Source and Centerˆ.
0:3.12 The First Source and Centerˆ is related to the universeˆ as:
0:3.13 1. The gravityˆ forcesˆ of the material universesˆ are convergent in the gravityˆ center of nether Paradiseˆ. That is just why the geographic location of his person is eternallˆy fixed in absoluteˆ relation to the forceˆ-energy center of the nether or material plane of Paradiseˆ. But the absoluteˆ personalityˆ of Deityˆ exists on the upper or spiritˆual plane of Paradiseˆ.
0:3.14 2. The mindˆ forcesˆ are convergent in the Infinite Spiritˆˆ; the differential and divergent cosmic mindˆ in the Seven Master Spiritsˆ; the factualizing mindˆ of the Supremeˆ as a time-space experience in Majestonˆ.
0:3.15 3. The universeˆ spiritˆ forcesˆ are convergent in the Eternalˆ Sonˆ.
0:3.16 4. The unlimited capacity for deityˆ action resides in the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ.
0:3.17 5. The unlimited capacity for infinity response exists in the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ.
0:3.18 6. The two Absolutesˆ — Qualified and Unqualified — are co-ordinated and unified in and by the Universal Absoluteˆˆ.
0:3.19 7. The potential personalityˆ of an evolutionaryˆ moralˆ being or of any other moralˆ being is centered in the personalityˆ of the Universal Fatherˆ.
0:3.20 REALITY, as comprehended by finiteˆ beings, is partial, relative, and shadowy. The maximum Deityˆ reality fully comprehensible by evolutionaryˆ finiteˆ creatures is embraced within the Supremeˆ Beingˆ. Nevertheless there are antecedentˆ and eternalˆ realities, superfiniteˆ realities, which are ancestral to this Supremeˆ Deityˆ of evolutionaryˆ time-space creatures. In attempting to portray the origin and nature of universal reality, we are forced to employ the technique of time-space reasoning in order to reach the level of the finiteˆ mindˆ. Therefore must many of the simultaneous events of eternityˆ be presented as sequential transactions.
0:3.21 As a time-space creature would view the origin and differentiation of Reality, the eternalˆ and infinite I AM achieved Deityˆ liberation from the fetters of unqualified infinity through the exercise of inherent and eternalˆ free will, and this divorcement from unqualified infinity produced the first absoluteˆ divinityˆ-tension. This tension of infinity differential is resolved by the Universal Absoluteˆˆ, which functions to unify and co-ordinate the dynamic infinity of Total Deityˆ and the static infinity of the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ.
0:3.22 In this original transaction the theoretical I AM achieved the realization of personalityˆ by becoming the Eternalˆ Father of the Original Son simultaneously with becoming the Eternalˆ Source of the Isle of Paradiseˆˆ. Coexistent with the differentiation of the Son from the Father, and in the presence of Paradiseˆ, there appeared the person of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ and the central universeˆˆ of Havonaˆ. With the appearance of coexistent personal Deityˆ, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and the Infinite Spiritˆˆ, the Father escaped, as a personalityˆ, from otherwise inevitable diffusion throughout the potential of Total Deityˆ. Thenceforth it is only in Trinityˆ association with his two Deityˆ equals that the Father fills all Deityˆ potential, while increasingly experientialˆ Deityˆ is being actualˆized on the divinityˆ levels of Supremacyˆ, Ultimacyˆ, and Absoluteness.
0:3.23 The concept of the I AM is a philosophic concession which we make to the time-boundˆ, spaceˆ-fettered, finiteˆ mindˆ of man, to the impossibility of creature comprehension of eternityˆ existences — nonbeginning, nonending realities and relationships. To the time-space creature, all things must have a beginning save only the ONE UNCAUSED — the primeval cause of causes. Therefore do we conceptualize this philosophic value-levelˆ as the I AM, at the same time instructing all creatures that the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and the Infinite Spiritˆˆ are coeternal with the I AM; in other words, that there never was a time when the I AM was not the Father of the Son and, with him, of the Spiritˆ.
0:3.24 The Infinite is used to denote the fullness — the finality — implied by the primacy of the First Source and Centerˆ. The theoretical I AM is a creature-philosophic extension of the “infinity of will,” but the Infinite is an actualˆ value-levelˆ representing the eternityˆ-intension of the true infinity of the absoluteˆ and unfettered free will of the Universal Fatherˆ. This concept is sometimes designated the Father-Infinite.
0:3.25 Much of the confusion of all orders of beings, high and low, in their efforts to discover the Father-Infinite, is inherent in their limitations of comprehension. The absoluteˆ primacy of the Universal Fatherˆ is not apparent on subinfinite levels; therefore is it probable that only the Eternalˆ Sonˆ and the Infinite Spiritˆˆ truly know the Father as an infinity; to all other personalities such a concept represents the exercise of faithˆ.
IV. Universeˆ Reality
0:4.1 Reality differentially actualˆizes on diverse universeˆ levels; reality originates in and by the infinite volition of the Universal Fatherˆ and is realizable in three primal phases on many different levels of universeˆ actualˆization:
0:4.2 1. Undeified reality ranges from the energyˆ domains of the nonpersonal to the reality realms of the nonpersonalizable values of universal existence, even to the presence of the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ.
0:4.3 2. Deified realityˆ embraces all infinite Deityˆ potentials ranging upward through all realms of personalityˆ from the lowest finiteˆ to the highest infinite, thus encompassing the domain of all that which is personalizable and more — even to the presence of the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ.
0:4.4 3. Interassociated reality. Universeˆ reality is supposedly either deified or undeified, but to subdeified beings there exists a vast domain of interassociated reality, potential and actualˆizing, which is difficult of identification. Much of this co-ordinate reality is embraced within the realms of the Universal Absoluteˆˆ.
0:4.5 This is the primal concept of original reality: The Father initiates and maintains Reality. The primal differentials of reality are the deified and the undeified — the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ and the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ. The primal relationship is the tension between them. This Father-initiated divinityˆ-tension is perfectlˆy resolved by, and eternalˆizes as, the Universal Absoluteˆˆ.
0:4.6 From the viewpoint of time and spaceˆ, reality is further divisible as:
0:4.7 1. Actualˆ and Potential. Realities existing in fullness of expression in contrast to those which carry undisclosed capacity for growth. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is an absoluteˆ spiritˆual actualˆity; mortalˆ man is very largely an unrealized spiritˆual potentialityˆ.
0:4.8 2. Absoluteˆ and Subabsoluteˆ. Absoluteˆ realities are eternityˆ existences. Subabsoluteˆ realities are projected on two levels: Absonitesˆ — realities which are relative with respect to both time and eternityˆ. Finitesˆ — realities which are projected in spaceˆ and are actualˆized in time.
0:4.9 3. Existentialˆ and Experientialˆ. Paradiseˆ Deityˆ is existentialˆ, but the emerging Supremeˆ and Ultimateˆ are experientialˆ.
0:4.10 4. Personal and Impersonal. Deityˆ expansion, personalityˆ expression, and universeˆ evolution are forever conditioned by the Father’s freewillˆ act which forever separated the mind-spirit-personal meanings and values of actualˆity and potentialityˆ centering in the Eternalˆ Sonˆ from those things which center and inhere in the eternalˆ Isle of Paradiseˆˆ.
0:4.11 PARADISEˆ is a term inclusive of the personal and the nonpersonal focal Absolutesˆ of all phases of universeˆ reality. Paradiseˆ, properly qualified, may connote any and all forms of reality, Deityˆ, divinityˆ, personalityˆ, and energyˆ — spiritˆual, mindal, or material. All share Paradiseˆ as the place of origin, function, and destinyˆ, as regards values, meanings, and factual existence.
0:4.12 The Isle of Paradiseˆˆ — Paradiseˆ not otherwise qualified — is the Absoluteˆ of the material-gravity control of the First Source and Centerˆ. Paradiseˆ is motionless, being the only stationary thing in the universeˆ of universesˆ. The Isle of Paradiseˆˆ has a universeˆ location but no position in spaceˆ. This eternalˆ Isle is the actualˆ source of the physical universesˆ — past, present, and future. The nuclear Isle of Light is a Deityˆ derivative, but it is hardly Deityˆ; neither are the material creations a part of Deityˆ; they are a consequence.
0:4.13 Paradiseˆ is not a creatorˆ; it is a unique controller of many universeˆ activities, far more of a controller than a reactor. Throughout the material universesˆ Paradiseˆ influences the reactions and conduct of all beings having to do with forceˆ, energyˆ, and powerˆ, but Paradiseˆ itself is unique, exclusive, and isolated in the universesˆ. Paradiseˆ represents nothing and nothing represents Paradiseˆ. It is neither a forceˆ nor a presence; it is just Paradiseˆ.
V. Personalityˆ Realities
0:5.1 Personalityˆ is a level of deified realityˆ and ranges from the mortalˆ and midwayerˆ level of the higher mindˆ activation of worship and wisdom up through the morontialˆ and spiritˆual to the attainment of finality of personalityˆ status. That is the evolutionaryˆ ascent of mortalˆ- and kindred-creature personalityˆ, but there are numerous other orders of universeˆ personalities.
0:5.2 Reality is subject to universal expansion, personalityˆ to infinite diversification, and both are capable of well-nigh unlimited Deityˆ co-ordination and eternalˆ stabilization. While the metamorphicˆ range of nonpersonal reality is definitely limited, we know of no limitations to the progressive evolution of personalityˆ realities.
0:5.3 On attained experientialˆ levels all personalityˆ orders or values are associable and even cocreational. Even Godˆ and man can coexist in a unified personalityˆ, as is so exquisitely demonstrated in the present status of Christˆ Michaelˆ — Son of Manˆ and Son of Godˆ.
0:5.4 All subinfinite orders and phases of personalityˆ are associative attainables and are potentially cocreational. The prepersonal, the personal, and the superpersonalˆ are all linked together by mutual potential of co-ordinate attainment, progressive achievement, and cocreational capacity. But never does the impersonal directly transmute to the personal. Personalityˆ is never spontaneous; it is the gift of the Paradiseˆ Fatherˆ. Personalityˆ is superimposed upon energyˆ, and it is associated only with living energyˆ systems; identity can be associated with nonliving energyˆ patternsˆ.
0:5.5 The Universal Fatherˆ is the secret of the reality of personalityˆ, the bestowalˆ of personalityˆ, and the destinyˆ of personalityˆ. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the absoluteˆ personalityˆ, the secret of spiritˆual energyˆˆ, morontiaˆ spiritsˆ, and perfected spiritsˆ. The Conjoint Actorˆ is the spiritˆ-mindˆ personalityˆ, the source of intelligence, reason, and the universal mindˆ. But the Isle of Paradiseˆˆ is nonpersonal and extraspiritual, being the essence of the universal body, the source and center of physical matter, and the absoluteˆ master patternˆ of universal material reality.
0:5.6 These qualities of universal reality are manifest in Urantian human experience on the following levels:
0:5.7 1. Body. The material or physical organism of man. The living electrochemical mechanism of animal nature and origin.
0:5.8 2. Mindˆ. The thinking, perceiving, and feeling mechanism of the human organism. The total conscious and unconscious experience. The intelligence associated with the emotional life reaching upward through worship and wisdom to the spiritˆ level.
0:5.9 3. Spiritˆ. The divineˆ spiritˆ that indwellsˆ the mindˆ of man — the Thought Adjusterˆˆ. This immortal spiritˆ is prepersonal — not a personalityˆ, though destined to become a part of the personalityˆ of the surviving mortalˆ creature.
0:5.10 4. Soulˆ. The soulˆ of man is an experientialˆ acquirement. As a mortalˆ creature chooses to “do the will of the Father in heaven,” so the indwellˆing spiritˆ becomes the father of a new reality in human experience. The mortalˆ and material mindˆ is the mother of this same emerging reality. The substance of this new reality is neither material nor spiritˆual — it is morontialˆ. This is the emerging and immortal soulˆ which is destined to survive mortalˆ death and begin the Paradiseˆ ascensionˆ.
0:5.11 Personalityˆ. The personalityˆ of mortalˆ man is neither body, mindˆ, nor spiritˆ; neither is it the soulˆ. Personalityˆ is the one changeless reality in an otherwise ever-changing creature experience; and it unifies all other associated factors of individuality. The personalityˆ is the unique bestowalˆ which the Universal Fatherˆ makes upon the living and associated energies of matter, mindˆ, and spiritˆ, and which survives with the survival of the morontialˆ soulˆ.
0:5.12 Morontiaˆ is a term designating a vast level intervening between the material and the spiritˆual. It may designate personal or impersonal realities, living or nonliving energies. The warp of morontiaˆ is spiritˆual; its woof is physical.
VI. Energyˆ and Patternˆ
0:6.1 Any and all things responding to the personalityˆ circuitˆˆ of the Father, we call personal. Any and all things responding to the spiritˆ circuitˆˆ of the Son, we call spiritˆ. Any and all that responds to the mindˆ circuitˆˆ of the Conjoint Actorˆ, we call mindˆ, mindˆ as an attribute of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ — mindˆ in all its phases. Any and all that responds to the material-gravity circuitˆ centering in nether Paradiseˆ, we call matter — energyˆ-matter in all its metamorphicˆ states.
0:6.2 ENERGYˆ we use as an all-inclusive term applied to spiritˆual, mindal, and material realms. Forceˆ is also thus broadly used. Powerˆ is ordinarily limited to the designation of the electronˆic level of material or linear-gravityˆ-responsive matter in the grand universeˆˆ. Powerˆ is also employed to designate sovereignty. We cannot follow your generally accepted definitions of forceˆ, energyˆ, and powerˆ. There is such paucity of language that we must assign multiple meanings to these terms.
0:6.3 Physical energyˆˆ is a term denoting all phases and forms of phenomenal motion, action, and potential.
0:6.4 In discussing physical-energy manifestations, we generally use the terms cosmic forceˆ, emergent energyˆˆ, and universeˆ powerˆˆ. These are often employed as follows:
0:6.5 1. Cosmic forceˆ embraces all energies deriving from the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ but which are as yet unresponsive to Paradiseˆ gravityˆ.
0:6.6 2. Emergent energyˆˆ embraces those energies which are responsive to Paradiseˆ gravityˆ but are as yet unresponsive to local or linear gravityˆˆ. This is the pre-electronic level of energyˆ-matter.
0:6.7 3. Universeˆ powerˆˆ includes all forms of energyˆ which, while still responding to Paradiseˆ gravityˆ, are directly responsive to linear gravityˆˆ. This is the electronˆic level of energyˆ-matter and all subsequent evolutions thereof.
0:6.8 Mindˆ is a phenomenon connoting the presence-activity of living ministry in addition to varied energyˆ systems; and this is true on all levels of intelligence. In personalityˆ, mindˆ ever intervenes between spiritˆ and matter; therefore is the universeˆ illuminated by three kinds of light: material light, intellectual insight, and spiritˆ luminosity.
0:6.9 Light — spiritˆ luminosity — is a word symbol, a figure of speech, which connotes the personalityˆ manifestation characteristic of spiritˆ beings of diverse orders. This luminous emanation is in no respect related either to intellectual insight or to physical-light manifestations.
0:6.10 PATTERNˆ can be projected as material, spiritˆual, or mindal, or any combination of these energies. It can pervade personalities, identities, entities, or nonliving matter. But patternˆ is patternˆ and remains patternˆ; only copies are multiplied.
0:6.11 Patternˆ may configure energyˆ, but it does not control it. Gravityˆ is the sole control of energyˆ-matter. Neither spaceˆ nor patternˆ are gravityˆ responsive, but there is no relationship between spaceˆ and patternˆ; spaceˆ is neither patternˆ nor potential patternˆ. Patternˆ is a configuration of reality which has already paid all gravityˆ debt; the reality of any patternˆ consists of its energies, its mindˆ, spiritˆ, or material components.
0:6.12 In contrast to the aspect of the total, patternˆ discloses the individual aspect of energyˆ and of personalityˆ. Personalityˆ or identity forms are patternsˆ resultant from energyˆ (physical, spiritˆual, or mindal) but are not inherent therein. That quality of energyˆ or of personalityˆ by virtue of which patternˆ is caused to appear may be attributed to Godˆ — Deityˆ — to Paradiseˆ forceˆ endowment, to the coexistence of personalityˆ and powerˆ.
0:6.13 Patternˆ is a master design from which copies are made. Eternalˆ Paradiseˆ is the absoluteˆ of patterns; the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is the patternˆ personalityˆ; the Universal Fatherˆ is the direct ancestor-source of both. But Paradiseˆ does not bestow patternˆ, and the Son cannot bestow personalityˆ.
VII. The Supremeˆ Beingˆ
0:7.1 The Deityˆ mechanism of the master universeˆˆ is twofold as concerns eternityˆ relationships. Godˆ the Fatherˆ, Godˆ the Sonˆ, and Godˆ the Spiritˆˆ are eternalˆ — are existentialˆ beings — while Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ, Godˆ the Ultimateˆ, and Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ are actualˆizing Deityˆ personalities of the post-Havonaˆ epochsˆ in the time-space and the time-space-transcendedˆ spheres of master universeˆˆ evolutionaryˆ expansion. These actualˆizing Deityˆ personalities are future eternalsˆ from the time when, and as, they powerˆ-personalize in the growing universesˆ by the technique of the experientialˆ actualˆization of the associative-creative potentials of the eternalˆ Paradiseˆ Deitiesˆ.
0:7.2 Deityˆ is, therefore, dual in presence:
0:7.3 1. Existentialˆ — beings of eternalˆ existence, past, present, and future.
0:7.4 2. Experientialˆ — beings actualˆizing in the post-Havonaˆ present but of unending existence throughout all future eternityˆ.
0:7.5 The Father, Son, and Spiritˆ are existentialˆ — existentialˆ in actualˆity (though all potentials are supposedly experientialˆ). The Supremeˆ and the Ultimateˆ are wholly experientialˆ. The Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ is experientialˆ in actualˆization but existentialˆ in potentialityˆ. The essence of Deityˆ is eternalˆ, but only the three original persons of Deityˆ are unqualifiedlyˆ eternalˆ. All other Deityˆ personalities have an origin, but they are eternalˆ in destinyˆ.
0:7.6 Having achieved existentialˆ Deityˆ expression of himself in the Son and the Spiritˆ, the Father is now achieving experientialˆ expression on hitherto impersonal and unrevealed deityˆ levels as Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ, Godˆ the Ultimateˆ, and Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ; but these experientialˆ Deities are not now fully existent; they are in process of actualˆization.
0:7.7 Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ in Havonaˆ is the personal spiritˆ reflection of the triune Paradiseˆ Deityˆ. This associative Deityˆ relationship is now creatively expanding outward in Godˆ the Sevenfoldˆˆ and is synthesizing in the experientialˆ powerˆ of the Almightyˆ Supremeˆˆ in the grand universeˆˆ. Paradiseˆ Deityˆ, existentialˆ as three persons, is thus experientiallˆy evolving in two phases of Supremacyˆ, while these dual phases are powerˆ-personality unifying as one Lordˆ, the Supremeˆ Beingˆ.
0:7.8 The Universal Fatherˆ achieves freewillˆ liberation from the bonds of infinity and the fetters of eternityˆ by the technique of trinitization, threefoldˆ Deityˆ personalization. The Supremeˆ Beingˆ is even now evolving as a subeternal personalityˆ unification of the sevenfoldˆ manifestation of Deityˆ in the time-space segments of the grand universeˆˆ.
0:7.9 The Supremeˆ Beingˆ is not a direct creatorˆ, except that he is the father of Majestonˆ, but he is a synthetic co-ordinator of all creature-Creator universeˆ activities. The Supremeˆ Beingˆ, now actualˆizing in the evolutionaryˆ universesˆ, is the Deityˆ correlator and synthesizer of time-space divinityˆ, of triune Paradiseˆ Deityˆ in experientialˆ association with the Supremeˆ Creatorsˆ of time and spaceˆ. When finally actualˆized, this evolutionaryˆ Deityˆ will constitute the eternalˆ fusionˆ of the finiteˆ and the infinite — the everlasting and indissoluble union of experientialˆ powerˆ and spiritˆ personalityˆ.
0:7.10 All time-space finiteˆ reality, under the directive urge of the evolving Supremeˆ Beingˆ, is engaged in an ever-ascending mobilization and perfectˆing unification ( powerˆ-personality synthesisˆ) of all phases and values of finiteˆ reality, in association with varied phases of Paradiseˆ reality, to the end and for the purpose of subsequently embarking upon the attempt to reach absoniteˆ levels of supercreature attainment.
VIII. Godˆ the Sevenfoldˆˆ
0:8.1 To atone for finity of status and to compensate for creature limitations of concept, the Universal Fatherˆ has established the evolutionaryˆ creature’s sevenfoldˆ approach to Deity:
0:8.2 1. The Paradiseˆ Creatorˆ Sonsˆ.
0:8.3 2. The Ancients of Daysˆ.
0:8.4 3. The Seven Master Spiritsˆ.
0:8.5 4. The Supremeˆ Beingˆ.
0:8.6 5. Godˆ the Spiritˆˆ.
0:8.7 6. Godˆ the Sonˆ.
0:8.8 7. Godˆ the Fatherˆ.
0:8.9 This sevenfoldˆ Deityˆ personalization in time and spaceˆ and to the seven superuniversesˆ enables mortalˆ man to attain the presence of Godˆ, who is spiritˆ. This sevenfoldˆ Deityˆ, to finiteˆ time-space creatures sometime powerˆ-personalizing in the Supremeˆ Beingˆ, is the functional Deityˆ of the mortalˆ evolutionaryˆ creatures of the Paradiseˆ-ascension career. Such an experientialˆ discovery-career of the realization of Godˆ begins with the recognition of the divinityˆ of the Creatorˆ Sonˆ of the local universeˆˆ and ascends through the superuniverseˆ Ancients of Daysˆ and by way of the person of one of the Seven Master Spiritsˆ to the attainment of the discovery and recognition of the divineˆ personalityˆ of the Universal Fatherˆ on Paradiseˆ.
0:8.10 The grand universeˆˆ is the threefoldˆ Deityˆ domain of the Trinityˆ of Supremacyˆ, Godˆ the Sevenfoldˆˆ, and the Supremeˆ Beingˆ. Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ is potential in the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ, from whom he derives his personalityˆ and spiritˆ attributes; but he is now actualˆizing in the Creatorˆ Sonsˆ, Ancients of Daysˆ, and the Master Spiritsˆ, from whom he derives his powerˆ as Almightyˆ to the superuniversesˆ of time and spaceˆ. This powerˆ manifestation of the immediate Godˆ of evolutionaryˆ creatures actuallˆy time-space evolves concomitantly with them. The Almightyˆ Supremeˆˆ, evolving on the value-levelˆ of nonpersonal activities, and the spiritˆ person of Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ are one reality — the Supremeˆ Beingˆ.
0:8.11 The Creatorˆ Sonsˆ in the Deityˆ association of Godˆ the Sevenfoldˆˆ provide the mechanism whereby the mortalˆ becomes immortal and the finiteˆ attains the embrace of the infinite. The Supremeˆ Beingˆ provides the technique for the powerˆ-personality mobilization, the divineˆ synthesis, of all these manifold transactions, thus enabling the finiteˆ to attain the absoniteˆ and, through other possible future actualˆizations, to attempt the attainment of the Ultimateˆ. The Creatorˆ Sonsˆ and their associated Divineˆ Ministers are participants in this supremeˆ mobilization, but the Ancients of Daysˆ and the Seven Master Spiritsˆ are probably eternallˆy fixed as permanent administrators in the grand universeˆˆ.
0:8.12 The function of Godˆ the Sevenfoldˆˆ dates from the organization of the seven superuniversesˆ, and it will probably expand in connection with the future evolution of the creations of outer spaceˆˆ. The organization of these future universesˆ of the primary, secondary, tertiary, and quartanˆ spaceˆ levels of progressive evolution will undoubtedly witness the inauguration of the transcendent and absoniteˆ approach to Deityˆ.
IX. Godˆ the Ultimateˆ
0:9.1 Just as the Supremeˆ Beingˆ progressively evolves from the antecedentˆ divinityˆ endowment of the encompassed grand universeˆˆ potential of energyˆ and personalityˆ, so does Godˆ the Ultimateˆ eventuateˆ from the potentials of divinityˆ residing in the transcended time-space domains of the master universeˆˆ. The actualˆization of Ultimateˆ Deityˆ signalizes absoniteˆ unification of the first experientialˆ Trinityˆ and signifies unifying Deityˆ expansion on the second level of creative self-realization. This constitutes the personalityˆ-power equivalent of the universeˆ experientialˆ-Deity actualˆization of Paradiseˆ absoniteˆ realities on the eventuatingˆ levels of transcended time-space values. The completion of such an experientialˆ unfoldment is designed to afford ultimateˆ service-destiny for all time-space creatures who have attained absoniteˆ levels through the completed realization of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ and by the ministry of Godˆ the Sevenfoldˆˆ.
0:9.2 Godˆ the Ultimateˆ is designative of personal Deityˆ functioning on the divinityˆ levels of the absoniteˆ and on the universeˆ spheres of supertimeˆ and transcended spaceˆˆ. The Ultimateˆ is a supersupreme eventuationˆ of Deityˆ. The Supremeˆ is the Trinityˆ unification comprehended by finiteˆ beings; the Ultimateˆ is the unification of the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ comprehended by absoniteˆ beings.
0:9.3 The Universal Fatherˆ, through the mechanism of evolutionaryˆ Deityˆ, is actuallˆy engaged in the stupendous and amazing act of personalityˆ focalization and powerˆ mobilization, on their respective universeˆ meaning-levels, of the divineˆ reality values of the finiteˆ, the absoniteˆ, and even of the absoluteˆ.
0:9.4 The first three and past-eternal Deities of Paradiseˆ — the Universal Fatherˆ, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, and the Infinite Spiritˆˆ — are, in the eternalˆ future, to be personalityˆ-complemented by the experientialˆ actualˆization of associate evolutionaryˆ Deities — Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ, Godˆ the Ultimateˆ, and possibly Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ.
0:9.5 Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ and Godˆ the Ultimateˆ, now evolving in the experientialˆ universesˆ, are not existentialˆ — not past eternalsˆ, only future eternalsˆ, time-space-conditionedˆ and transcendentalˆ-conditioned eternalsˆ. They are Deities of supremeˆ, ultimateˆ, and possibly supremeˆ-ultimateˆ endowments, but they have experienced historic universeˆ origins. They will never have an end, but they do have personalityˆ beginnings. They are indeed actualˆizations of eternalˆ and infinite Deityˆ potentials, but they themselves are neither unqualifiedlyˆ eternalˆ nor infinite.
X. Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ
0:10.1 There are many features of the eternalˆ reality of the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ which cannot be fully explained to the time-space finiteˆ mindˆ, but the actualˆization of Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ would be in consequence of the unification of the second experientialˆ Trinityˆ, the Absoluteˆ Trinityˆ. This would constitute the experientialˆ realization of absoluteˆ divinityˆ, the unification of absoluteˆ meanings on absoluteˆ levels; but we are not certain regarding the encompassment of all absoluteˆ values since we have at no time been informed that the Qualified Absoluteˆ is the equivalent of the Infinite. Superultimateˆ destinies are involved in absoluteˆ meanings and infinite spiritˆˆuality, and without both of these unachieved realities we cannot establish absoluteˆ values.
0:10.2 Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ is the realization-attainment goal of all superabsonite beings, but the powerˆ and personalityˆ potential of the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ transcends our concept, and we hesitate to discuss those realities which are so far removed from experientialˆ actualˆization.
XI. The Three Absolutes
0:11.1 When the combined thought of the Universal Fatherˆ and the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, functioning in the Godˆ of Action, constituted the creation of the divineˆ and central universeˆˆ, the Father followed the expression of his thought into the word of his Son and the act of their Conjoint Executive by differentiating his Havonaˆ presence from the potentials of infinity. And these undisclosed infinity potentials remain spaceˆ concealed in the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ and divinelˆy enshrouded in the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ, while these two become one in the functioning of the Universal Absoluteˆˆ, the unrevealed infinity-unity of the Paradiseˆ Fatherˆ.
0:11.2 Both potency of cosmic forceˆ and potency of spiritˆ forceˆ are in process of progressive revelation-realization as the enrichment of all reality is effected by experientialˆ growth and through the correlation of the experientialˆ with the existentialˆ by the Universal Absoluteˆˆ. By virtue of the equipoising presence of the Universal Absoluteˆˆ, the First Source and Centerˆ realizes extension of experientialˆ powerˆ, enjoys identification with his evolutionaryˆ creatures, and achieves expansion of experientialˆ Deityˆ on the levels of Supremacyˆ, Ultimacyˆ, and Absoluteness.
0:11.3 When it is not possible fully to distinguish the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ from the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ, their supposedly combined function or co-ordinated presence is designated the action of the Universal Absoluteˆˆ.
0:11.4 1. The Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ seems to be the all-powerful activator, while the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ appears to be the all-efficient mechanizer of the supremelˆy unified and ultimatelˆy co-ordinated universeˆ of universesˆ, even universesˆ upon universesˆ, made, making, and yet to be made.
0:11.5 The Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ cannot, or at least does not, react to any universeˆ situation in a subabsoluteˆ manner. Every response of this Absoluteˆ to any given situation appears to be made in terms of the welfare of the whole creation of things and beings, not only in its present state of existence, but also in view of the infinite possibilities of all future eternityˆ.
0:11.6 The Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ is that potential which was segregated from total, infinite reality by the freewillˆ choice of the Universal Fatherˆ, and within which all divinityˆ activities — existentialˆ and experientialˆ — take place. This is the Qualified Absoluteˆ in contradistinction to the Unqualified Absoluteˆ; but the Universal Absoluteˆˆ is superadditiveˆ to both in the encompassment of all absoluteˆ potential.
0:11.7 2. The Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ is nonpersonal, extradivine, and undeified. The Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ is therefore devoid of personalityˆ, divinityˆ, and all creatorˆ prerogatives. Neither fact nor truth, experience nor revelation, philosophy nor absonityˆ are able to penetrate the nature and character of this Absoluteˆ without universeˆ qualification.
0:11.8 Let it be made clear that the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ is a positive reality pervading the grand universeˆˆ and, apparently, extending with equal spaceˆ presence on out into the forceˆ activities and prematerial evolutions of the staggering stretches of the spaceˆ regions beyond the seven superuniversesˆ. The Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ is not a mere negativism of philosophic concept predicated on the assumptions of metaphysical sophistries concerning the universality, dominance, and primacy of the unconditioned and the unqualified. The Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ is a positive universeˆ overcontrol in infinity; this overcontrol is spaceˆ-forceˆ unlimited but is definitely conditioned by the presence of life, mindˆ, spiritˆ, and personalityˆ, and is further conditioned by the will-reactions and purposeful mandates of the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ.
0:11.9 We are convinced that the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ is not an undifferentiated and all-pervading influence comparable either to the pantheistic concepts of metaphysicsˆ or to the sometime etherˆ hypothesis of science. The Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ is forceˆ unlimited and Deityˆ conditioned, but we do not fully perceive the relation of this Absoluteˆ to the spiritˆ realities of the universesˆ.
0:11.10 3. The Universal Absoluteˆˆ, we logically deduce, was inevitable in the Universal Fatherˆ’s absoluteˆ freewillˆ act of differentiating universeˆ realities into deified and undeified — personalizable and nonpersonalizable — values. The Universal Absoluteˆˆ is the Deityˆ phenomenon indicative of the resolution of the tension created by the freewillˆ act of thus differentiating universeˆ reality, and functions as the associative co-ordinator of these sum totals of existentialˆ potentialities.
0:11.11 The tension-presence of the Universal Absoluteˆˆ signifies the adjustment of differential between deityˆ reality and undeified reality inherent in the separation of the dynamics of freewillˆ divinityˆ from the statics of unqualified infinity.
0:11.12 Always remember: Potential infinity is absoluteˆ and inseparable from eternityˆ. Actualˆ infinity in time can never be anything but partial and must therefore be nonabsoluteˆ; neither can infinity of actualˆ personalityˆ be absoluteˆ except in unqualified Deityˆ. And it is the differential of infinity potential in the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ and the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ that eternalˆizes the Universal Absoluteˆˆ, thereby making it cosmically possible to have material universesˆ in spaceˆ and spiritˆually possible to have finiteˆ personalities in time.
0:11.13 The finiteˆ can coexist in the cosmos along with the Infinite only because the associative presence of the Universal Absoluteˆˆ so perfectlˆy equalizes the tensions between time and eternityˆ, finity and infinity, reality potential and reality actualˆity, Paradiseˆ and spaceˆ, man and Godˆ. Associatively the Universal Absoluteˆˆ constitutes the identification of the zone of progressing evolutionalˆ reality existent in the time-space, and in the transcended time-space, universesˆ of subinfinite Deityˆ manifestation.
0:11.14 The Universal Absoluteˆˆ is the potential of the static-dynamic Deityˆ functionally realizable on time-eternity levels as finiteˆ-absolute values and as possible of experientialˆ-existential approach. This incomprehensible aspect of Deityˆ may be static, potential, and associative but is not experientiallˆy creative or evolutionalˆ as concerns the intelligent personalities now functioning in the master universeˆˆ.
0:11.15 The Absoluteˆ. The two Absolutesˆ — qualified and unqualified — while so apparently divergent in function as they may be observed by mindˆ creatures, are perfectlˆy and divinelˆy unified in and by the Universal Absoluteˆˆ. In the last analysis and in the final comprehension all three are one Absoluteˆ. On subinfinite levels they are functionally differentiated, but in infinity they are ONE.
0:11.16 We never use the term the Absoluteˆ as a negation of aught or as a denial of anything. Neither do we regard the Universal Absoluteˆˆ as self-determinative, a sort of pantheistic and impersonal Deityˆ. The Absoluteˆ, in all that pertains to universeˆ personalityˆ, is strictly Trinityˆ limited and Deityˆ dominated.
XII. The Trinities
0:12.1 The original and eternalˆ Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ is existentialˆ and was inevitable. This never-beginning Trinityˆ was inherent in the fact of the differentiation of the personal and the nonpersonal by the Father’s unfettered will and factualizedˆ when his personal will co-ordinated these dual realities by mindˆ. The post-Havonaˆ Trinities are experientialˆ — are inherent in the creation of two subabsoluteˆ and evolutionalˆ levels of powerˆ-personality manifestation in the master universeˆˆ.
0:12.2 The Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ — the eternalˆ Deityˆ union of the Universal Fatherˆ, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, and the Infinite Spiritˆˆ — is existentialˆ in actualˆity, but all potentials are experientialˆ. Therefore does this Trinityˆ constitute the only Deityˆ reality embracing infinity, and therefore do there occur the universeˆ phenomena of the actualˆization of Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ, Godˆ the Ultimateˆ, and Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ.
0:12.3 The first and second experientialˆ Trinities, the post-Havonaˆ Trinities, cannot be infinite because they embrace derived Deities, Deities evolved by the experientialˆ actualˆization of realities created or eventuated by the existentialˆ Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ. Infinity of divinityˆ is being ever enriched, if not enlarged, by finity and absonityˆ of creature and Creatorˆ experience.
0:12.4 Trinities are truths of relationship and facts of co-ordinate Deityˆ manifestation. Trinityˆ functions encompass Deityˆ realities, and Deityˆ realities always seek realization and manifestation in personalization. Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ, Godˆ the Ultimateˆ, and even Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ are therefore divineˆ inevitabilities. These three experientialˆ Deities were potential in the existentialˆ Trinityˆ, the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ, but their universeˆ emergence as personalities of powerˆ is dependent in part on their own experientialˆ functioning in the universesˆ of powerˆ and personalityˆ and in part on the experientialˆ achievements of the post-Havonaˆ Creatorsˆ and Trinities.
0:12.5 The two post-Havonaˆ Trinities, the Ultimateˆ and the Absoluteˆ experientialˆ Trinities, are not now fully manifest; they are in process of universeˆ realization. These Deityˆ associations may be described as follows:
0:12.6 1. The Ultimateˆ Trinityˆ, now evolving, will eventually consist of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ, the Supremeˆ Creatorˆˆ Personalities, and the absoniteˆ Architects of the Master Universeˆˆˆ, those unique universeˆ planners who are neither creatorsˆ nor creatures. Godˆ the Ultimateˆ will eventually and inevitably powerˆize and personalize as the Deityˆ consequence of the unification of this experientialˆ Ultimateˆ Trinityˆ in the expanding arena of the well-nigh limitless master universeˆˆ.
0:12.7 2. The Absoluteˆ Trinityˆ — the second experientialˆ Trinityˆ — now in process of actualˆization, will consist of Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ, Godˆ the Ultimateˆ, and the unrevealed Consummator of Universeˆ Destinyˆˆˆ. This Trinityˆ functions on both personal and superpersonalˆ levels, even to the borders of the nonpersonal, and its unification in universality would experientialˆize Absoluteˆ Deityˆ.
0:12.8 The Ultimateˆ Trinityˆ is experientiallˆy unifying in completion, but we truly doubt the possibility of such full unification of the Absoluteˆ Trinityˆ. Our concept, however, of the eternalˆ Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ is an ever-present reminder that Deityˆ trinitization may accomplish what is otherwise nonattainable; hence do we postulate the sometime appearance of the Supremeˆ-Ultimateˆ and the possible trinitization-factualization of Godˆ the Absoluteˆˆ.
0:12.9 The philosophers of the universesˆ postulate a Trinityˆ of Trinities, an existentialˆ-experiential Trinityˆ Infinite, but they are not able to envisage its personalization; possibly it would equivalate to the person of the Universal Fatherˆ on the conceptual level of the I AM. But irrespective of all this, the original Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ is potentially infinite since the Universal Fatherˆ actuallˆy is infinite.
0:12.10 In formulating the succeeding presentations having to do with the portrayal of the character of the Universal Fatherˆ and the nature of his Paradiseˆ associates, together with an attempted description of the perfectˆ central universeˆˆ and the encircling seven superuniversesˆ, we are to be guided by the mandate of the superuniverseˆ rulers which directs that we shall, in all our efforts to reveal truth and co-ordinate essential knowledge, give preference to the highest existing human concepts pertaining to the subjects to be presented. We may resort to pure revelation only when the concept of presentation has had no adequate previous expression by the human mindˆ.
0:12.11 Successive planetary revelations of divineˆ truth invariably embrace the highest existing concepts of spiritˆual values as a part of the new and enhanced co-ordination of planetary knowledge. Accordingly, in making these presentations about Godˆ and his universeˆ associates, we have selected as the basis of these papers more than one thousand human concepts representing the highest and most advanced planetary knowledge of spiritˆual values and universeˆ meanings. Wherein these human concepts, assembled from the God-knowingˆ mortalsˆ of the past and the present, are inadequate to portray the truth as we are directed to reveal it, we will unhesitatingly supplement them, for this purpose drawing upon our own superior knowledge of the reality and divinityˆ of the Paradiseˆ Deitiesˆ and their transcendent residential universeˆ.
0:12.12 We are fully cognizant of the difficulties of our assignment; we recognize the impossibility of fully translating the language of the concepts of divinityˆ and eternityˆ into the symbols of the language of the finiteˆ concepts of the mortalˆ mindˆ. But we know that there dwells within the human mindˆ a fragment of Godˆ, and that there sojourns with the human soulˆ the Spiritˆ of Truthˆ; and we further know that these spiritˆ forcesˆ conspire to enable material man to grasp the reality of spiritˆual values and to comprehend the philosophy of universeˆ meanings. But even more certainly we know that these spiritsˆ of the Divineˆ Presence are able to assist man in the spiritˆual appropriation of all truth contributory to the enhancement of the ever-progressing reality of personal religious experience — God-consciousness.
0:12.13 [Indited by an Orvontonˆ Divineˆ Counselor, Chief of the Corps of Superuniverseˆ Personalities assigned to portray on Urantiaˆ the truth concerning the Paradiseˆ Deitiesˆ and the universeˆ of universesˆ.]