Paper 11 : The Eternalˆ Isle of Paradiseˆˆ
11:0.1 PARADISEˆ is the eternalˆ center of the universeˆ of universesˆ and the abiding place of the Universal Fatherˆ, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, the Infinite Spiritˆˆ, and their divineˆ co-ordinates and associates. This central Isle is the most gigantic organized body of cosmic reality in all the master universeˆˆ. Paradiseˆ is a material sphere as well as a spiritˆual abode. All of the intelligent creation of the Universal Fatherˆ is domiciled on material abodes; hence must the absoluteˆ controlling center also be material, literal. And again it should be reiterated that spiritˆ things and spiritˆual beings are real.
11:0.2 The material beauty of Paradiseˆ consists in the magnificence of its physical perfectˆion; the grandeur of the Isle of Godˆ is exhibited in the superb intellectual accomplishments and mindˆ development of its inhabitants; the glory of the central Isle is shown forth in the infinite endowment of divineˆ spiritˆ personalityˆ — the light of life. But the depths of the spiritˆual beauty and the wonders of this magnificent ensemble are utterly beyond the comprehension of the finiteˆ mindˆ of material creatures. The glory and spiritˆual splendor of the divineˆ abode are impossible of mortalˆ comprehension. And Paradiseˆ is from eternityˆ; there are neither records nor traditions respecting the origin of this nuclear Isle of Light and Lifeˆ.
1. The Divineˆ Residence
11:1.1 Paradiseˆ serves many purposes in the administration of the universal realms, but to creature beings it exists primarily as the dwelling place of Deityˆ. The personal presence of the Universal Fatherˆ is resident at the very center of the upper surface of this well-nigh circular, but not spherical, abode of the Deities. This Paradiseˆ presence of the Universal Fatherˆ is immediately surrounded by the personal presence of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, while they are both invested by the unspeakable glory of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ.
11:1.2 Godˆ dwells, has dwelt, and everlastingly will dwell in this same central and eternalˆ abode. We have always found him there and always will. The Universal Fatherˆ is cosmically focalized, spiritˆually personalized, and geographically resident at this center of the universeˆ of universesˆ.
11:1.3 We all know the direct course to pursue to find the Universal Fatherˆ. You are not able to comprehend much about the divineˆ residence because of its remoteness from you and the immensity of the intervening spaceˆ, but those who are able to comprehend the meaning of these enormous distances know Godˆ’s location and residence just as certainly and literally as you know the location of New York, London, Rome, or Singapore, cities definitely and geographically located on Urantiaˆ. If you were an intelligent navigator, equipped with ship, maps, and compass, you could readily find these cities. Likewise, if you had the time and means of passage, were spiritˆually qualified, and had the necessary guidance, you could be piloted through universeˆ upon universeˆ and from circuitˆ to circuitˆ, ever journeying inward through the starry realms, until at last you would stand before the central shining of the spiritˆual glory of the Universal Fatherˆ. Provided with all the necessities for the journey, it is just as possible to find the personal presence of Godˆ at the center of all things as to find distant cities on your own planet. That you have not visited these places in no way disproves their reality or actualˆ existence. That so few of the universeˆ creatures have found Godˆ on Paradiseˆ in no way disproves either the reality of his existence or the actualˆity of his spiritˆual person at the center of all things.
11:1.4 The Father is always to be found at this central location. Did he move, universal pandemonium would be precipitated, for there converge in him at this residential center the universal lines of gravityˆ from the ends of creation. Whether we trace the personalityˆ circuitˆˆ back through the universesˆ or follow the ascendingˆ personalities as they journey inward to the Father; whether we trace the lines of material gravityˆ to nether Paradiseˆ or follow the insurging cycles of cosmic forceˆ; whether we trace the lines of spiritˆual gravityˆ to the Eternalˆ Sonˆ or follow the inward processional of the Paradiseˆ Sons of Godˆ; whether we trace out the mindˆ circuitsˆ or follow the trillions upon trillions of celestialˆ beings who spring from the Infinite Spiritˆˆ — by any of these observations or by all of them we are led directly back to the Father’s presence, to his central abode. Here is Godˆ personally, literally, and actuallˆy present. And from his infinite being there flow the flood-streams of life, energyˆ, and personalityˆ to all universesˆ.
2. Nature of the Eternalˆ Isle
11:2.1 Since you are beginning to glimpse the enormousness of the material universeˆ discernible even from your astronomical location, your spaceˆ position in the starry systems, it should become evident to you that such a tremendous material universeˆ must have an adequate and worthy capital, a headquarters commensurate with the dignity and infinitudeˆ of the universal Ruler of all this vast and far-flung creation of material realms and living beings.
11:2.2 In form Paradiseˆ differs from the inhabited spaceˆ bodies: it is not spherical. It is definitely ellipsoid, being one-sixth longer in the north-south diameter than in the east-west diameter. The central Isle is essentially flat, and the distance from the upper surface to the nether surface is one tenth that of the east-west diameter.
11:2.3 These differences in dimensions, taken in connection with its stationary status and the greater out-pressure of forceˆ-energy at the north end of the Isle, make it possible to establish absoluteˆ direction in the master universeˆˆ.
11:2.4 The central Isle is geographically divided into three domains of activity:
11:2.5 1. Upper Paradiseˆ.
11:2.6 2. Peripheral Paradiseˆ.
11:2.7 3. Nether Paradiseˆ.
11:2.8 We speak of that surface of Paradiseˆ which is occupied with personalityˆ activities as the upper side, and the opposite surface as the nether side. The periphery of Paradiseˆ provides for activities that are not strictly personal or nonpersonal. The Trinityˆ seems to dominate the personal or upper plane, the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ the nether or impersonal plane. We hardly conceive of the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ as a person, but we do think of the functional spaceˆ presence of this Absoluteˆ as focalized on nether Paradiseˆ.
11:2.9 The eternalˆ Isle is composed of a single form of materialization — stationary systems of reality. This literal substance of Paradiseˆ is a homogeneous organization of spaceˆ potencyˆ not to be found elsewhere in all the wide universeˆ of universesˆ. It has received many names in different universesˆ, and the Melchizedeksˆ of Nebadonˆ long since named it absolutumˆ. This Paradiseˆ source material is neither dead nor alive; it is the original nonspiritˆual expression of the First Source and Centerˆ; it is Paradiseˆ, and Paradiseˆ is without duplicate.
11:2.10 It appears to us that the First Source and Centerˆ has concentrated all absoluteˆ potential for cosmic reality in Paradiseˆ as a part of his technique of self-liberation from infinity limitations, as a means of making possible subinfinite, even time-space, creation. But it does not follow that Paradiseˆ is time-space limited just because the universeˆ of universesˆ discloses these qualities. Paradiseˆ exists without time and has no location in spaceˆ.
11:2.11 Roughly: spaceˆ seemingly originates just below nether Paradiseˆ; time just above upper Paradiseˆ. Time, as you understand it, is not a feature of Paradiseˆ existence, though the citizens of the central Isle are fully conscious of nontime sequence of events. Motion is not inherent on Paradiseˆ; it is volitionalˆ. But the concept of distance, even absoluteˆ distance, has very much meaning as it may be applied to relative locations on Paradiseˆ. Paradiseˆ is nonspatialˆ; hence its areas are absoluteˆ and therefore serviceable in many ways beyond the concept of mortalˆ mindˆ.
3. Upper Paradiseˆ
11:3.1 On upper Paradiseˆ there are three grand spheres of activity, the Deityˆ presence, the Most Holyˆ Sphere, and the Holyˆ Area. The vast region immediately surrounding the presence of the Deities is setˆ aside as the Most Holyˆ Sphere and is reserved for the functions of worship, trinitization, and high spiritˆual attainment. There are no material structures nor purely intellectual creations in this zone; they could not exist there. It is useless for me to undertake to portray to the human mindˆ the divineˆ nature and the beauteous grandeur of the Most Holyˆ Sphere of Paradiseˆ. This realm is wholly spiritˆual, and you are almost wholly material. A purely spiritˆual reality is, to a purely material being, apparently nonexistent.
11:3.2 While there are no physical materializations in the area of the Most Holyˆ, there are abundant souvenirs of your material days in the Holyˆ Land sectors and still more in the reminiscent historic areas of peripheral Paradiseˆ.
11:3.3 The Holyˆ Area, the outlying or residential region, is divided into seven concentric zones. Paradiseˆ is sometimes called “the Father’s House” since it is his eternalˆ residence, and these seven zones are often designated “the Father’s Paradiseˆ mansions.” The inner or first zone is occupied by Paradiseˆ Citizensˆ and the natives of Havonaˆ who may chance to be dwelling on Paradiseˆ. The next or second zone is the residential area of the natives of the seven superuniversesˆ of time and spaceˆ. This second zone is in part subdivided into seven immense divisions, the Paradiseˆ home of the spiritˆ beings and ascendantˆ creatures who hail from the universesˆ of evolutionaryˆ progression. Each of these sectors is exclusively dedicated to the welfare and advancement of the personalities of a single superuniverseˆ, but these facilities are almost infinitely beyond the requirements of the present seven superuniversesˆ.
11:3.4 Each of the seven sectors of Paradiseˆ is subdivided into residential units suitable for the lodgment headquarters of one billion glorifiedˆ individual working groups. One thousand of these units constitute a division. One hundred thousand divisions equal one congregation. Ten million congregations constitute an assembly. One billion assemblies make one grand unit. And this ascendingˆ series continues through the second grand unit, the third, and so on to the seventh grand unit. And seven of the grand units make up the master units, and seven of the master units constitute a superior unit; and thus by sevens the ascendingˆ series expands through the superior, supersuperior, celestialˆ, supercelestial, to the supremeˆ units. But even this does not utilize all the spaceˆ available. This staggering number of residential designations on Paradiseˆ, a number beyond your concept, occupies considerably less than one per cent of the assigned area of the Holyˆ Land. There is still plenty of room for those who are on their way inward, even for those who shall not start the Paradiseˆ climb until the times of the eternalˆ future.
4. Peripheral Paradiseˆ
11:4.1 The central Isle ends abruptly at the periphery, but its size is so enormous that this terminal angle is relatively indiscernible within any circumscribed area. The peripheral surface of Paradiseˆ is occupied, in part, by the landing and dispatching fields for various groups of spiritˆ personalitiesˆ. Since the nonpervaded-space zones nearly impinge upon the periphery, all personalityˆ transports destined to Paradiseˆ land in these regions. Neither upper nor nether Paradiseˆ is approachable by transport supernaphimˆ or other types of spaceˆ traversers.
11:4.2 The Seven Master Spiritsˆ have their personal seats of powerˆ and authority on the seven spheres of the Spiritˆ, which circle about Paradiseˆ in the spaceˆ between the shining orbs of the Son and the inner circuitˆ of the Havonaˆ worlds, but they maintain forceˆ-focalˆ headquarters on the Paradiseˆ periphery. Here the slowly circulating presences of the Seven Supremeˆ Powerˆ Directorsˆ indicate the location of the seven flash stations for certain Paradiseˆ energies going forth to the seven superuniversesˆ.
11:4.3 Here on peripheral Paradiseˆ are the enormous historic and prophetic exhibit areas assigned to the Creatorˆ Sonsˆ, dedicated to the local universesˆ of time and spaceˆ. There are just seven trillion of these historic reservations now setˆ up or in reserve, but these arrangements all together occupy only about four per cent of that portion of the peripheral area thus assigned. We infer that these vast reserves belong to creations sometime to be situated beyond the borders of the present known and inhabited seven superuniversesˆ.
11:4.4 That portion of Paradiseˆ which has been designated for the use of the existing universesˆ is occupied only from one to four per cent, while the area assigned to these activities is at least one million times that actuallˆy required for such purposes. Paradiseˆ is large enough to accommodate the activities of an almost infinite creation.
11:4.5 But a further attempt to visualize to you the glories of Paradiseˆ would be futile. You must wait, and ascend while you wait, for truly, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the mindˆ of mortalˆ man, the things which the Universal Fatherˆ has prepared for those who survive the life in the flesh on the worlds of time and spaceˆ.”
5. Nether Paradiseˆ
11:5.1 Concerning nether Paradiseˆ, we know only that which is revealed; personalities do not sojourn there. It has nothing whatever to do with the affairs of spiritˆ intelligences, nor does the Deityˆ Absoluteˆˆ there function. We are informed that all physical-energy and cosmic-forceˆ circuitsˆ have their origin on nether Paradiseˆ, and that it is constituted as follows:
11:5.2 1. Directly underneath the location of the Trinityˆ, in the central portion of nether Paradiseˆ, is the unknown and unrevealed Zone of Infinityˆ.
11:5.3 2. This Zone is immediately surrounded by an unnamed area.
11:5.4 3. Occupying the outer margins of the under surface is a region having mainly to do with spaceˆ potencyˆ and forceˆ-energy. The activities of this vast elliptical forceˆ center are not identifiable with the known functions of any triunityˆ, but the primordialˆ forceˆ-chargeˆ of spaceˆ appears to be focalized in this area. This center consists of three concentric elliptical zones: The innermost is the focal point of the forceˆ-energy activities of Paradiseˆ itself; the outermost may possibly be identified with the functions of the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ, but we are not certain concerning the spaceˆ functions of the mid-zone.
11:5.5 The inner zone of this forceˆ center seems to act as a gigantic heart whose pulsations direct currents to the outermost borders of physical spaceˆ. It directs and modifies forceˆ-energies but hardly drives them. The reality pressure-presence of this primal forceˆ is definitely greater at the north end of the Paradiseˆ center than in the southern regions; this is a uniformly registered difference. The mother forceˆ of spaceˆ seems to flow in at the south and out at the north through the operation of some unknown circulatory system which is concerned with the diffusion of this basic form of forceˆ-energy. From time to time there are also noted differences in the east-west pressures. The forcesˆ emanating from this zone are not responsive to observable physical gravityˆˆ but are always obedient to Paradiseˆ gravityˆ.
11:5.6 The mid-zone of the forceˆ center immediately surrounds this area. This mid-zone appears to be static except that it expands and contracts through three cycles of activity. The least of these pulsations is in an east-west direction, the next in a north-south direction, while the greatest fluctuation is in every direction, a generalized expansion and contraction. The function of this mid-area has never been really identified, but it must have something to do with reciprocal adjustment between the inner and the outer zones of the forceˆ center. It is believed by many that the mid-zone is the control mechanism of the midspaceˆ or quiet zones which separate the successive spaceˆ levels of the master universeˆˆ, but no evidence or revelation confirms this. This inference is derived from the knowledge that this mid-area is in some manner related to the functioning of the nonpervaded-space mechanism of the master universeˆˆ.
11:5.7 The outer zone is the largest and most active of the three concentric and elliptical belts of unidentified spaceˆ potential. This area is the site of unimagined activities, the central circuitˆ point of emanations which proceed spacewardˆ in every direction to the outermost borders of the seven superuniversesˆ and on beyond to overspread the enormous and incomprehensible domains of all outer spaceˆˆ. This spaceˆ presence is entirely impersonal notwithstanding that in some undisclosed manner it seems to be indirectly responsive to the will and mandates of the infinite Deities when acting as the Trinityˆ. This is believed to be the central focalization, the Paradiseˆ center, of the spaceˆ presence of the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ.
11:5.8 All forms of forceˆ and all phases of energyˆ seem to be encircuited; they circulate throughout the universesˆ and return by definite routes. But with the emanations of the activated zone of the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ there appears to be either an outgoing or an incoming — never both simultaneously. This outer zone pulsates in agelong cycles of gigantic proportions. For a little more than one billion Urantiaˆ years the spaceˆ-forceˆ of this center is outgoing; then for a similar length of time it will be incoming. And the spaceˆ-forceˆ manifestations of this center are universal; they extend throughout all pervadable spaceˆ.
11:5.9 All physical forceˆ, energyˆ, and matter are one. All forceˆ-energy originally proceeded from nether Paradiseˆ and will eventually return thereto following the completion of its spaceˆ circuitˆ. But the energies and material organizations of the universeˆ of universesˆ did not all come from nether Paradiseˆ in their present phenomenal states; spaceˆ is the womb of several forms of matter and prematter. Though the outer zone of the Paradiseˆ forceˆ center is the source of spaceˆ-energies, spaceˆ does not originate there. Spaceˆ is not forceˆ, energyˆ, or powerˆ. Nor do the pulsations of this zone account for the respiration of spaceˆ, but the incoming and outgoing phases of this zone are synchronized with the two-billion-year expansion-contraction cycles of spaceˆ.
6. Spaceˆ Respiration
11:6.1 We do not know the actualˆ mechanism of spaceˆ respiration; we merely observe that all spaceˆ alternately contracts and expands. This respiration affects both the horizontal extension of pervaded spaceˆˆ and the vertical extensions of unpervaded spaceˆˆ which exist in the vast spaceˆ reservoirs above and below Paradiseˆ. In attempting to imagine the volume outlines of these spaceˆ reservoirs, you might think of an hourglass.
11:6.2 As the universesˆ of the horizontal extension of pervaded spaceˆˆ expand, the reservoirs of the vertical extension of unpervaded spaceˆˆ contract and vice versa. There is a confluence of pervaded and unpervaded spaceˆˆ just underneath nether Paradiseˆ. Both types of spaceˆ there flow through the transmuting regulation channels, where changes are wrought making pervadable spaceˆ nonpervadable and vice versa in the contraction and expansion cycles of the cosmos.
11:6.3 “Unpervaded” spaceˆ means: unpervaded by those forcesˆ, energies, powersˆ, and presences known to exist in pervaded spaceˆˆ. We do not know whether vertical (reservoir) spaceˆ is destined always to function as the equipoise of horizontal (universeˆ) spaceˆ; we do not know whether there is a creative intent concerning unpervaded spaceˆˆ; we really know very little about the spaceˆ reservoirs, merely that they exist, and that they seem to counterbalance the spaceˆ-expansion-contraction cycles of the universeˆ of universesˆ.
11:6.4 The cycles of spaceˆ respiration extend in each phase for a little more than one billion Urantiaˆ years. During one phase the universesˆ expand; during the next they contract. Pervaded spaceˆˆ is now approaching the mid-point of the expanding phase, while unpervaded spaceˆˆ nears the mid-point of the contracting phase, and we are informed that the outermost limits of both spaceˆ extensions are, theoretically, now approximately equidistant from Paradiseˆ. The unpervaded-space reservoirs now extend vertically above upper Paradiseˆ and below nether Paradiseˆ just as far as the pervaded spaceˆˆ of the universeˆ extends horizontally outward from peripheral Paradiseˆ to and even beyond the fourth outer spaceˆˆ level.
11:6.5 For a billion years of Urantiaˆ time the spaceˆ reservoirs contract while the master universeˆˆ and the forceˆ activities of all horizontal spaceˆ expand. It thus requires a little over two billion Urantiaˆ years to complete the entire expansion-contraction cycle.
7. Spaceˆ Functions of Paradiseˆ
11:7.1 Spaceˆ does not exist on any of the surfaces of Paradiseˆ. If one “looked” directly up from the upper surface of Paradiseˆ, one would “see” nothing but unpervaded spaceˆˆ going out or coming in, just now coming in. Spaceˆ does not touch Paradiseˆ; only the quiescent midspaceˆ zones come in contact with the central Isle.
11:7.2 Paradiseˆ is the actuallˆy motionless nucleus of the relatively quiescent zones existing between pervaded and unpervaded spaceˆˆ. Geographically these zones appear to be a relative extension of Paradiseˆ, but there probably is some motion in them. We know very little about them, but we observe that these zones of lessened spaceˆ motion separate pervaded and unpervaded spaceˆˆ. Similar zones once existed between the levels of pervaded spaceˆˆ, but these are now less quiescent.
11:7.3 The vertical cross section of total spaceˆ would slightly resemble a Maltese cross, with the horizontal arms representing pervaded (universeˆ) spaceˆ and the vertical arms representing unpervaded (reservoir) spaceˆ. The areas between the four arms would separate them somewhat as the midspaceˆ zones separate pervaded and unpervaded spaceˆˆ. These quiescent midspaceˆ zones grow larger and larger at greater and greater distances from Paradiseˆ and eventually encompass the borders of all spaceˆ and completely incapsulate both the spaceˆ reservoirs and the entire horizontal extension of pervaded spaceˆˆ.
11:7.4 Spaceˆ is neither a subabsoluteˆ condition within, nor the presence of, the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ, neither is it a function of the Ultimateˆ. It is a bestowalˆ of Paradiseˆ, and the spaceˆ of the grand universeˆˆ and that of all outer regions is believed to be actuallˆy pervaded by the ancestral spaceˆ potencyˆ of the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ. From near approach to peripheral Paradiseˆ, this pervaded spaceˆˆ extends horizontally outward through the fourth spaceˆ level and beyond the periphery of the master universeˆˆ, but how far beyond we do not know.
11:7.5 If you imagine a finiteˆ, but inconceivably large, V-shaped plane situated at right angles to both the upper and lower surfaces of Paradiseˆ, with its point nearly tangent to peripheral Paradiseˆ, and then visualize this plane in elliptical revolution about Paradiseˆ, its revolution would roughly outline the volume of pervaded spaceˆˆ.
11:7.6 There is an upper and a lower limit to horizontal spaceˆ with reference to any given location in the universesˆ. If one could move far enough at right angles to the plane of Orvontonˆ, either up or down, eventually the upper or lower limit of pervaded spaceˆˆ would be encountered. Within the known dimensions of the master universeˆˆ these limits draw farther and farther apart at greater and greater distances from Paradiseˆ; spaceˆ thickens, and it thickens somewhat faster than does the plane of creation, the universesˆ.
11:7.7 The relatively quiet zones between the spaceˆ levels, such as the one separating the seven superuniversesˆ from the first outer spaceˆˆ level, are enormous elliptical regions of quiescent spaceˆ activities. These zones separate the vast galaxies which race around Paradiseˆ in orderly procession. You may visualize the first outer spaceˆˆ level, where untold universesˆ are now in process of formation, as a vast procession of galaxies swinging around Paradiseˆ, bounded above and below by the midspaceˆ zones of quiescenceˆ and bounded on the inner and outer margins by relatively quiet spaceˆ zones.
11:7.8 A spaceˆ level thus functions as an elliptical region of motion surrounded on all sides by relative motionlessness. Such relationships of motion and quiescenceˆ constitute a curved spaceˆ path of lessened resistance to motion which is universally followed by cosmic forceˆ and emergent energyˆˆ as they circle forever around the Isle of Paradiseˆˆ.
11:7.9 This alternate zoning of the master universeˆˆ, in association with the alternate clockwise and counterclockwise flow of the galaxies, is a factor in the stabilization of physical gravityˆˆ designed to prevent the accentuation of gravityˆ pressure to the point of disruptive and dispersive activities. Such an arrangement exerts antigravityˆ influence and acts as a brake upon otherwise dangerous velocities.
8. Paradiseˆ Gravityˆ
11:8.1 The inescapable pull of gravityˆ effectively grips all the worlds of all the universesˆ of all spaceˆ. Gravityˆ is the all-powerful grasp of the physical presence of Paradiseˆ. Gravityˆ is the omnipotentˆ strand on which are strung the gleaming stars, blazing suns, and whirling spheres which constitute the universal physical adornment of the eternalˆ Godˆ, who is all things, fills all things, and in whom all things consist.
11:8.2 The center and focal point of absoluteˆ material gravityˆ is the Isle of Paradiseˆˆ, complemented by the dark gravityˆ bodies encircling Havonaˆ and equilibrated by the upper and nether spaceˆ reservoirs. All known emanations of nether Paradiseˆ invariably and unerringly respond to the central gravityˆ pull operating upon the endless circuitsˆ of the elliptical spaceˆ levels of the master universeˆˆ. Every known form of cosmic reality has the bend of the ages, the trend of the circle, the swing of the great ellipse.
11:8.3 Spaceˆ is nonresponsive to gravityˆ, but it acts as an equilibrant on gravityˆ. Without the spaceˆ cushion, explosive action would jerk surrounding spaceˆ bodies. Pervaded spaceˆˆ also exerts an antigravityˆ influence upon physical or linear gravityˆˆ; spaceˆ can actuallˆy neutralize such gravityˆ action even though it cannot delay it. Absoluteˆ gravityˆ is Paradiseˆ gravityˆ. Local or linear gravityˆˆ pertains to the electrical stage of energyˆ or matter; it operates within the central, super-, and outer universesˆ, wherever suitable materialization has taken place.
11:8.4 The numerous forms of cosmic forceˆ, physical energyˆˆ, universeˆ powerˆˆ, and various materializations disclose three general, though not perfectlˆy clear-cut, stages of response to Paradiseˆ gravity:
11:8.5 1. Pregravityˆ Stages (Forceˆ). This is the first step in the individuation of spaceˆ potencyˆ into the pre-energy forms of cosmic forceˆ. This state is analogous to the concept of the primordialˆ forceˆ-chargeˆ of spaceˆ, sometimes called pure energyˆ or segregataˆ.
11:8.6 2. Gravityˆ Stages (Energyˆ). This modification of the forceˆ-chargeˆ of spaceˆ is produced by the action of the Paradiseˆ forceˆ organizers. It signalizes the appearance of energyˆ systems responsive to the pull of Paradiseˆ gravityˆ. This emergent energyˆˆ is originally neutral but consequent upon further metamorphosis will exhibit the so-called negative and positive qualities. We designate these stages ultimataˆ.
11:8.7 3. Postgravityˆ Stages ( Universeˆ Powerˆˆ). In this stage, energyˆ-matter discloses response to the control of linear gravityˆˆ. In the central universeˆˆ these physical systems are threefoldˆ organizations known as triataˆ. They are the superpower mother systems of the creations of time and spaceˆ. The physical systems of the superuniversesˆ are mobilized by the Universeˆ Powerˆˆ Directorsˆ and their associates. These material organizations are dual in constitution and are known as gravitaˆ. The dark gravityˆ bodies encircling Havonaˆ are neither triataˆ nor gravitaˆ, and their drawing powerˆ discloses both forms of physical gravityˆˆ, linear and absoluteˆ.
11:8.8 Spaceˆ potencyˆ is not subject to the interactions of any form of gravitationˆ. This primal endowment of Paradiseˆ is not an actualˆ level of reality, but it is ancestral to all relative functional nonspiritˆ realities — all manifestations of forceˆ-energy and the organization of powerˆ and matter. Spaceˆ potencyˆ is a term difficult to define. It does not mean that which is ancestral to spaceˆ; its meaning should convey the idea of the potenciesˆ and potentials existent within spaceˆ. It may be roughly conceived to include all those absoluteˆ influences and potentials which emanate from Paradiseˆ and constitute the spaceˆ presence of the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ.
11:8.9 Paradiseˆ is the absoluteˆ source and the eternalˆ focal point of all energyˆ-matter in the universeˆ of universesˆ. The Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ is the revealer, regulator, and repository of that which has Paradiseˆ as its source and origin. The universal presence of the Unqualified Absoluteˆˆ seems to be equivalent to the concept of a potential infinity of gravityˆ extension, an elastic tension of Paradiseˆ presence. This concept aids us in grasping the fact that everything is drawn inward towards Paradiseˆ. The illustration is crude but nonetheless helpful. It also explains why gravityˆ always acts preferentially in the plane perpendicular to the mass, a phenomenon indicative of the differential dimensions of Paradiseˆ and the surrounding creations.
9. The Uniqueness of Paradiseˆ
11:9.1 Paradiseˆ is unique in that it is the realm of primal origin and the final goal of destinyˆ for all spiritˆ personalitiesˆ. Although it is true that not all of the lower spiritˆ beings of the local universesˆ are immediately destined to Paradiseˆ, Paradiseˆ still remains the goal of desire for all supermaterial personalities.
11:9.2 Paradiseˆ is the geographic center of infinity; it is not a part of universal creation, not even a real part of the eternalˆ Havonaˆ universeˆ. We commonly refer to the central Isle as belonging to the divineˆ universeˆ, but it really does not. Paradiseˆ is an eternalˆ and exclusive existence.
11:9.3 In the eternityˆ of the past, when the Universal Fatherˆ gave infinite personalityˆ expression of his spiritˆ self in the being of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, simultaneously he revealed the infinity potential of his nonpersonal self as Paradiseˆ. Nonpersonal and nonspiritˆual Paradiseˆ appears to have been the inevitable repercussion to the Father’s will and act which eternalˆized the Original Son. Thus did the Father project reality in two actualˆ phases — the personal and the nonpersonal, the spiritˆual and the nonspiritˆual. The tension between them, in the face of will to action by the Father and the Son, gave existence to the Conjoint Actorˆ and the central universeˆˆ of material worlds and spiritˆual beings.
11:9.4 When reality is differentiated into the personal and the nonpersonal ( Eternalˆ Sonˆ and Paradiseˆ), it is hardly proper to call that which is nonpersonal “Deity” unless somehow qualified. The energyˆ and material repercussions of the acts of Deityˆ could hardly be called Deityˆ. Deityˆ may cause much that is not Deityˆ, and Paradiseˆ is not Deityˆ; neither is it conscious as mortalˆ man could ever possibly understand such a term.
11:9.5 Paradiseˆ is not ancestral to any being or living entity; it is not a creatorˆ. Personalityˆ and mind-spirit relationships are transmissible, but patternˆ is not. Patternsˆ are never reflections; they are duplications — reproductions. Paradiseˆ is the absoluteˆ of patterns; Havonaˆ is an exhibit of these potentials in actualˆity.
11:9.6 Godˆ’s residence is central and eternalˆ, glorious and ideal. His home is the beauteous patternˆ for all universeˆ headquarters worlds; and the central universeˆˆ of his immediate indwellˆing is the patternˆ for all universesˆ in their ideals, organization, and ultimateˆ destinyˆ.
11:9.7 Paradiseˆ is the universal headquarters of all personalityˆ activities and the source-center of all forceˆ-spaceˆ and energyˆ manifestations. Everything which has been, now is, or is yet to be, has come, now comes, or will come forth from this central abiding place of the eternalˆ Gods. Paradiseˆ is the center of all creation, the source of all energies, and the place of primal origin of all personalities.
11:9.8 After all, to mortalsˆ the most important thing about eternalˆ Paradiseˆ is the fact that this perfectˆ abode of the Universal Fatherˆ is the real and far-distant destinyˆ of the immortal soulsˆ of the mortalˆ and material sons of Godˆ, the ascendingˆ creatures of the evolutionaryˆ worlds of time and spaceˆ. Every God-knowingˆ mortalˆ who has espoused the career of doing the Father’s will has already embarked upon the long, long Paradiseˆ trail of divinityˆ pursuit and perfectˆion attainment. And when such an animal-origin being does stand, as countless numbers now do, before the Gods on Paradiseˆ, having ascended from the lowly spheres of spaceˆ, such an achievement represents the reality of a spiritˆual transformation bordering on the limits of supremacyˆ.
11:9.9 [Presented by a Perfector of Wisdom commissioned thus to function by the Ancients of Daysˆ on Uversaˆ.]