Paper 14 : The Central and Divineˆ Universeˆ
14:0.1 THE perfectˆ and divineˆ universeˆ occupies the center of all creation; it is the eternalˆ core around which the vast creations of time and spaceˆ revolve. Paradiseˆ is the gigantic nuclear Isle of absoluteˆ stability which rests motionless at the very heart of the magnificent eternalˆ universeˆ. This central planetary family is called Havonaˆ and is far-distant from the local universeˆˆ of Nebadonˆ. It is of enormous dimensions and almost unbelievable mass and consists of one billion spheres of unimagined beauty and superb grandeur, but the true magnitude of this vast creation is really beyond the understanding grasp of the human mindˆ.
14:0.2 This is the one and only settled, perfectˆ, and established aggregation of worlds. This is a wholly created and perfectˆ universeˆ; it is not an evolutionaryˆ development. This is the eternalˆ core of perfectˆion, about which swirls that endless procession of universesˆ which constitute the tremendous evolutionaryˆ experiment, the audacious adventure of the Creatorˆ Sonsˆ of Godˆ, who aspire to duplicate in time and to reproduce in spaceˆ the patternˆ universeˆ, the ideal of divineˆ completeness, supremeˆ finality, ultimateˆ reality, and eternalˆ perfectˆion.
1. The Paradiseˆ-Havona System
14:1.1 From the periphery of Paradiseˆ to the inner borders of the seven superuniversesˆ there are the following seven spaceˆ conditions and motions:
14:1.2 1. The quiescent midspaceˆ zones impinging on Paradiseˆ.
14:1.3 2. The clockwise processional of the three Paradiseˆ and the seven Havonaˆ circuitsˆ.
14:1.4 3. The semiquiet spaceˆ zone separating the Havonaˆ circuitsˆ from the dark gravityˆ bodies of the central universeˆˆ.
14:1.5 4. The inner, counterclockwise-moving belt of the dark gravityˆ bodies.
14:1.6 5. The second unique spaceˆ zone dividing the two spaceˆ paths of the dark gravityˆ bodies.
14:1.7 6. The outer belt of dark gravityˆ bodies, revolving clockwise around Paradiseˆ.
14:1.8 7. A third spaceˆ zone — a semiquiet zone — separating the outer belt of dark gravityˆ bodies from the innermost circuitsˆ of the seven superuniversesˆ.
14:1.9 The billion worlds of Havonaˆ are arranged in seven concentric circuitsˆ immediately surrounding the three circuitsˆ of Paradiseˆ satellites. There are upwards of thirty-five million worlds in the innermost Havonaˆ circuitˆ and over two hundred and forty-five million in the outermost, with proportionate numbers intervening. Each circuitˆ differs, but all are perfectlˆy balanced and exquisitely organized, and each is pervaded by a specialized representation of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ, one of the Seven Spiritsˆ of the Circuitsˆ. In addition to other functions this impersonal Spiritˆ co-ordinates the conduct of celestialˆ affairs throughout each circuitˆ.
14:1.10 The Havonaˆ planetary circuitsˆ are not superimposed; their worlds follow each other in an orderly linear procession. The central universeˆˆ whirls around the stationary Isle of Paradiseˆˆ in one vast plane, consisting of ten concentric stabilized units — the three circuitsˆ of Paradiseˆ spheres and the seven circuitsˆ of Havonaˆ worlds. Physically regarded, the Havonaˆ and the Paradiseˆ circuitsˆ are all one and the same system; their separation is in recognition of functional and administrative segregation.
14:1.11 Time is not reckoned on Paradiseˆ; the sequence of successive events is inherent in the concept of those who are indigenous to the central Isle. But time is germane to the Havonaˆ circuitsˆ and to numerous beings of both celestialˆ and terrestrial origin sojourning thereon. Each Havonaˆ world has its own local time, determined by its circuitˆ. All worlds in a given circuitˆ have the same length of year since they uniformly swing around Paradiseˆ, and the length of these planetary years decreases from the outermost to the innermost circuitˆ.
14:1.12 Besides Havonaˆ-circuit time, there is the Paradiseˆ-Havona standard day and other time designations which are determined on, and are sent out from, the seven Paradiseˆ satellites of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ. The Paradiseˆ-Havona standard day is based on the length of time required for the planetary abodes of the first or inner Havonaˆ circuitˆ to complete one revolution around the Isle of Paradiseˆˆ; and though their velocity is enormous, owing to their situation between the dark gravityˆ bodies and gigantic Paradiseˆ, it requires almost one thousand years for these spheres to complete their circuitˆ. You have unwittingly read the truth when your eyes rested on the statement “A day is as a thousand years with Godˆ, as but a watch in the night.” One Paradiseˆ-Havona day is just seven minutes, three and one-eighth seconds less than one thousand years of the present Urantiaˆ leap-year calendar.
14:1.13 This Paradiseˆ-Havona day is the standard time measurement for the seven superuniversesˆ, although each maintains its own internal time standards.
14:1.14 On the outskirts of this vast central universeˆˆ, far out beyond the seventh belt of Havonaˆ worlds, there swirl an unbelievable number of enormous dark gravityˆ bodies. These multitudinous dark masses are quite unlike other spaceˆ bodies in many particulars; even in form they are very different. These dark gravityˆ bodies neither reflect nor absorb light; they are nonreactive to physical-energy light, and they so completely encircle and enshroud Havonaˆ as to hide it from the view of even near-by inhabited universesˆ of time and spaceˆ.
14:1.15 The great belt of dark gravityˆ bodies is divided into two equal elliptical circuitsˆ by a unique spaceˆ intrusion. The inner belt revolves counterclockwise; the outer revolves clockwise. These alternate directions of motion, coupled with the extraordinary mass of the dark bodies, so effectively equalize the lines of Havonaˆ gravityˆ as to render the central universeˆˆ a physically balanced and perfectlˆy stabilized creation.
14:1.16 The inner procession of dark gravityˆ bodies is tubular in arrangement, consisting of three circular groupings. A cross section of this circuitˆ would exhibit three concentric circles of about equal density. The outer circuitˆ of dark gravityˆ bodies is arranged perpendicularly, being ten thousand times higher than the inner circuitˆ. The up-and-down diameter of the outer circuitˆ is fifty thousand times that of the transverse diameter.
14:1.17 The intervening spaceˆ which exists between these two circuitsˆ of gravityˆ bodies is unique in that nothing like it is to be found elsewhere in all the wide universeˆ. This zone is characterized by enormous wave movements of an up-and-down nature and is permeated by tremendous energyˆ activities of an unknown order.
14:1.18 In our opinion, nothing like the dark gravityˆ bodies of the central universeˆˆ will characterize the future evolution of the outer spaceˆˆ levels; we regard these alternate processions of stupendous gravityˆ-balancing bodies as unique in the master universeˆˆ.
2. Constitution of Havonaˆ
14:2.1 Spiritˆ beings do not dwell in nebulous spaceˆ; they do not inhabit ethereal worlds; they are domiciled on actualˆ spheres of a material nature, worlds just as real as those on which mortalsˆ live. The Havonaˆ worlds are actualˆ and literal, albeit their literal substance differs from the material organization of the planets of the seven superuniversesˆ.
14:2.2 The physical realities of Havonaˆ represent an order of energyˆ organization radically different from any prevailing in the evolutionaryˆ universesˆ of spaceˆ. Havonaˆ energies are threefoldˆ; superuniverseˆ units of energyˆ-matter contain a twofold energyˆ charge, although one form of energyˆ exists in negative and positive phases. The creation of the central universeˆˆ is threefoldˆ (Trinityˆ); the creation of a local universeˆˆ (directly) is twofold, by a Creatorˆ Sonˆ and a Creative Spiritˆˆ.
14:2.3 The material of Havonaˆ consists of the organization of exactly one thousand basic chemical elements and the balanced function of the seven forms of Havonaˆ energyˆ. Each of these basic energies manifests seven phases of excitation, so that the Havonaˆ nativesˆ respond to forty-nine differing sensation stimuli. In other words, viewed from a purely physical standpoint, the natives of the central universeˆˆ possess forty-nine specialized forms of sensation. The morontiaˆ senses are seventy, and the higher spiritˆual orders of reaction response vary in different types of beings from seventy to two hundred and ten.
14:2.4 None of the physical beings of the central universeˆˆ would be visible to Urantians. Neither would any of the physical stimuli of those faraway worlds excite a reaction in your gross sense organs. If a Urantiaˆ mortalˆ could be transported to Havonaˆ, he would there be deaf, blind, and utterly lacking in all other sense reactions; he could only function as a limited self-conscious being deprived of all environmental stimuli and all reactions thereto.
14:2.5 There are numerous physical phenomena and spiritˆual reactions transpiring in the central creation which are unknown on worlds such as Urantiaˆ. The basic organization of a threefoldˆ creation is wholly unlike that of the twofold constitution of the created universesˆ of time and spaceˆ.
14:2.6 All natural law is co-ordinated on a basis entirely different than in the dual-energy systems of the evolving creations. The entire central universeˆˆ is organized in accordance with the threefoldˆ system of perfectˆ and symmetrical control. Throughout the whole Paradiseˆ-Havona system there is maintained a perfectˆ balance between all cosmic realities and all spiritˆual forcesˆ. Paradiseˆ, with an absoluteˆ grasp of material creation, perfectlˆy regulates and maintains the physical energies of this central universeˆˆ; the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, as a part of his all-embracing spiritˆ grasp, most perfectlˆy sustains the spiritˆual status of all who indwellˆ Havonaˆ. On Paradiseˆ nothing is experimental, and the Paradiseˆ-Havona system is a unit of creative perfectˆion.
14:2.7 The universal spiritˆual gravityˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ is amazingly active throughout the central universeˆˆ. All spiritˆ values and spiritˆual personalities are unceasingly drawn inward towards the abode of the Gods. This Godwardˆ urge is intense and inescapable. The ambition to attain Godˆ is stronger in the central universeˆˆ, not because spiritˆ gravityˆˆ is stronger than in the outlying universesˆ, but because those beings who have attained Havonaˆ are more fully spiritˆualized and hence more responsive to the ever-present action of the universal spiritˆ-gravity pull of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ.
14:2.8 Likewise does the Infinite Spiritˆˆ draw all intellectual values Paradisewardˆ. Throughout the central universeˆˆ the mindˆ gravityˆˆ of the Infinite Spiritˆˆ functions in liaison with the spiritˆ gravityˆˆ of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, and these together constitute the combined urge of the ascendantˆ souls to find Godˆ, to attain Deityˆ, to achieve Paradiseˆ, and to know the Father.
14:2.9 Havonaˆ is a spiritˆually perfectˆ and physically stable universeˆ. The control and balanced stability of the central universeˆˆ appear to be perfectˆ. Everything physical or spiritˆual is perfectlˆy predictable, but mindˆ phenomena and personalityˆ volition are not. We do infer that sinˆ can be reckoned as impossible of occurrence, but we do this on the ground that the native freewillˆ creatures of Havonaˆ have never been guilty of transgressing the will of Deityˆ. Through all eternityˆ these supernal beings have been consistently loyal to the Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ. Neither has sinˆ appeared in any creature who has entered Havonaˆ as a pilgrimˆ. There has never been an instance of misconduct by any creature of any group of personalities ever created in, or admitted to, the central Havonaˆ universeˆ. So perfectˆ and so divineˆ are the methods and means of selection in the universesˆ of time that never in the records of Havonaˆ has an errorˆ occurred; no mistakes have ever been made; no ascendantˆ soulˆ has ever been prematurely admitted to the central universeˆˆ.
3. The Havonaˆ Worlds
14:3.1 Concerning the government of the central universeˆˆ, there is none. Havonaˆ is so exquisitely perfectˆ that no intellectual system of government is required. There are no regularly constituted courts, neither are there legislative assemblies; Havonaˆ requires only administrative direction. Here may be observed the height of the ideals of true self-government.
14:3.2 There is no need of government among such perfectˆ and near-perfect intelligences. They stand in no need of regulation, for they are beings of native perfectˆion interspersed with evolutionaryˆ creatures who have long since passed the scrutiny of the supremeˆ tribunals of the superuniversesˆ.
14:3.3 The administration of Havonaˆ is not automatic, but it is marvelously perfectˆ and divinelˆy efficient. It is chiefly planetary and is vested in the resident Eternalˆ of Days, each Havonaˆ sphere being directed by one of these Trinityˆ-origin personalities. Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ are not creatorsˆ, but they are perfectˆ administrators. They teach with supremeˆ skill and direct their planetary children with a perfectˆion of wisdom bordering on absoluteness.
14:3.4 The billion spheres of the central universeˆˆ constitute the training worldsˆ of the high personalities native to Paradiseˆ and Havonaˆ and further serve as the final proving grounds for ascendingˆ creatures from the evolutionaryˆ worlds of time. In the execution of the Universal Fatherˆ’s great plan of creature ascensionˆ the pilgrimsˆ of time are landed on the receiving worldsˆ of the outer or seventh circuitˆ, and subsequent to increased training and enlarged experience, they are progressively advanced inward, planet by planet and circle by circle, until they finally attain the Deities and achieve residence on Paradiseˆ.
14:3.5 At present, although the spheres of the seven circuitsˆ are maintained in all their supernal glory, only about one per cent of all planetary capacity is utilized in the work of furthering the Father’s universal plan of mortalˆ ascensionˆ. About one tenth of one per cent of the area of these enormous worlds is dedicated to the life and activities of the Corps of the Finalityˆ, beings eternallˆy settled in light and lifeˆ who often sojourn and minister on the Havonaˆ worlds. These exalted beings have their personal residences on Paradiseˆ.
14:3.6 The planetary construction of the Havonaˆ spheres is entirely unlike that of the evolutionaryˆ worlds and systems of spaceˆ. Nowhere else in all the grand universeˆˆ is it convenient to utilize such enormous spheres as inhabited worlds. Triataˆ physical constitution, coupled with the balancing effect of the immense dark gravityˆ bodies, makes it possible so perfectlˆy to equalize the physical forcesˆ and so exquisitely to balance the various attractions of this tremendous creation. Antigravityˆ is also employed in the organization of the material functions and the spiritˆual activities of these enormous worlds.
14:3.7 The architecture, lighting, and heating, as well as the biologic and artistic embellishment, of the Havonaˆ spheres, are quite beyond the greatest possible stretch of human imagination. You cannot be told much about Havonaˆ; to understand its beauty and grandeur you must see it. But there are real rivers and lakes on these perfectˆ worlds.
14:3.8 Spiritˆually these worlds are ideally appointed; they are fittingly adapted to their purpose of harboring the numerous orders of differing beings who function in the central universeˆˆ. Manifold activities take place on these beautiful worlds which are far beyond human comprehension.
4. Creatures of the Central Universeˆˆ
14:4.1 There are seven basic forms of living things and beings on the Havonaˆ worlds, and each of these basic forms exists in three distinct phases. Each of these three phases is divided into seventy major divisions, and each major division is composed of one thousand minor divisions, with yet other subdivisions, and so on. These basic life groups might be classified as:
14:4.2 1. Material.
14:4.3 2. Morontialˆ.
14:4.4 3. Spiritˆual.
14:4.5 4. Absoniteˆ.
14:4.6 5. Ultimateˆ.
14:4.7 6. Coabsoluteˆ.
14:4.8 7. Absoluteˆ.
14:4.9 Decay and death are not a part of the cycle of life on the Havonaˆ worlds. In the central universeˆˆ the lower living things undergo the transmutation of materialization. They do change form and manifestation, but they do not resolve by process of decay and cellular death.
14:4.10 The Havonaˆ nativesˆ are all the offspring of the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ. They are without creature parents, and they are nonreproducing beings. We cannot portray the creation of these citizens of the central universeˆˆ, beings who never were created. The entire story of the creation of Havonaˆ is an attempt to time-space an eternityˆ fact which has no relation to time or spaceˆ as mortalˆ man comprehends them. But we must concede human philosophy a point of origin; even personalities far above the human level require a concept of “beginnings.” Nevertheless, the Paradiseˆ-Havona system is eternalˆ.
14:4.11 The natives of Havonaˆ live on the billion spheres of the central universeˆˆ in the same sense that other orders of permanent citizenship dwell on their respective spheres of nativity. As the material order of sonshipˆ carries on the material, intellectual, and spiritˆual economy of a billion local systemsˆ in a superuniverseˆ, so, in a larger sense, do the Havonaˆ nativesˆ live and function on the billion worlds of the central universeˆˆ. You might possibly regard these Havonersˆ as material creatures in the sense that the word “material” could be expanded to describe the physical realities of the divineˆ universeˆ.
14:4.12 There is a life that is native to Havonaˆ and possesses significance in and of itself. Havonersˆ minister in many ways to Paradiseˆ descendersˆ and to superuniverseˆ ascendersˆ, but they also live lives that are unique in the central universeˆˆ and have relative meaning quite apart from either Paradiseˆ or the superuniversesˆ.
14:4.13 As the worship of the faithˆ sons of the evolutionaryˆ worlds ministers to the satisfaction of the Universal Fatherˆ’s love, so the exalted adoration of the Havonaˆ creatures satiates the perfectˆ ideals of divineˆ beauty and truth. As mortalˆ man strives to do the will of Godˆ, these beings of the central universeˆˆ live to gratify the ideals of the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ. In their very nature they are the will of Godˆ. Man rejoices in the goodness of Godˆ, Havonersˆ exult in the divineˆ beauty, while you both enjoy the ministry of the liberty of living truth.
14:4.14 Havonersˆ have both optional present and future unrevealed destinies. And there is a progression of native creatures that is peculiar to the central universeˆˆ, a progression that involves neither ascent to Paradiseˆ nor penetration of the superuniversesˆ. This progression to higher Havonaˆ status may be suggested as follows:
14:4.15 1. Experientialˆ progress outward from the first to the seventh circuitˆ.
14:4.16 2. Progress inward from the seventh to the first circuitˆ.
14:4.17 3. Intracircuit progress — progression within the worlds of a given circuitˆ.
14:4.18 In addition to the Havonaˆ nativesˆ, the inhabitants of the central universeˆˆ embrace numerous classes of patternˆ beings for various universeˆ groups — advisers, directors, and teachers of their kind and to their kind throughout creation. All beings in all universesˆ are fashioned along the lines of some one order of patternˆ creature living on some one of the billion worlds of Havonaˆ. Even the mortalsˆ of time have their goal and ideals of creature existence on the outer circuitsˆ of these patternˆ spheres on high.
14:4.19 Then there are those beings who have attained the Universal Fatherˆ, and who are entitled to go and come, who are assigned here and there in the universesˆ on missions of special service. And on every Havonaˆ world will be found the attainment candidates, those who have physically attained the central universeˆˆ, but who have not yet achieved that spiritˆual development which will enable them to claim Paradiseˆ residence.
14:4.20 The Infinite Spiritˆˆ is represented on the Havonaˆ worlds by a host of personalities, beings of grace and glory, who administer the details of the intricate intellectual and spiritˆual affairs of the central universeˆˆ. On these worlds of divineˆ perfectˆion they perform the work indigenous to the normal conduct of this vast creation and, in addition, carry on the manifold tasks of teaching, training, and ministering to the enormous numbers of ascendantˆ creatures who have climbed to glory from the dark worlds of spaceˆ.
14:4.21 There are numerous groups of beings native to the Paradiseˆ-Havona system that are in no way directly associated with the ascensionˆ scheme of creature perfectˆion attainment; therefore are they omitted from the personalityˆ classifications presented to the mortalˆ races. Only the major groups of superhumanˆ beings and those orders directly connected with your survival experience are herein presented.
14:4.22 Havonaˆ teems with the life of all phases of intelligent beings, who there seek to advance from lower to higher circuitsˆ in their efforts to attain higher levels of divinityˆ realization and enlarged appreciation of supremeˆ meanings, ultimateˆ values, and absoluteˆ reality.
5. Life in Havonaˆ
14:5.1 On Urantiaˆ you pass through a short and intense test during your initial life of material existence. On the mansion worldsˆ and up through your system, constellationˆ, and local universeˆˆ, you traverse the morontiaˆ phases of ascensionˆ. On the training worldsˆ of the superuniverseˆ you pass through the true spiritˆ stages of progression and are prepared for eventual transit to Havonaˆ. On the seven circuitsˆ of Havonaˆ your attainment is intellectual, spiritˆual, and experientialˆ. And there is a definite task to be achieved on each of the worlds of each of these circuitsˆ.
14:5.2 Life on the divineˆ worlds of the central universeˆˆ is so rich and full, so complete and replete, that it wholly transcends the human concept of anything a created being could possibly experience. The social and economic activities of this eternalˆ creation are entirely dissimilar to the occupations of material creatures living on evolutionaryˆ worlds like Urantiaˆ. Even the technique of Havonaˆ thought is unlike the process of thinking on Urantiaˆ.
14:5.3 The regulations of the central universeˆˆ are fittingly and inherently natural; the rules of conduct are not arbitrary. In every requirement of Havonaˆ there is disclosed the reason of righteousness and the rule of justice. And these two factors, combined, equal what on Urantiaˆ would be denominated fairness. When you arrive in Havonaˆ, you will naturally enjoy doing things the way they should be done.
14:5.4 When intelligent beings first attain the central universeˆˆ, they are received and domiciled on the pilot world of the seventh Havonaˆ circuitˆ. As the new arrivals progress spiritˆually, attain identity comprehension of their superuniverseˆ Master Spiritˆ, they are transferred to the sixth circle. (It is from these arrangements in the central universeˆˆ that the circles of progress in the human mindˆ have been designated.) After ascendersˆ have attained a realization of Supremacyˆ and are thereby prepared for the Deityˆ adventure, they are taken to the fifth circuitˆ; and after attaining the Infinite Spiritˆˆ, they are transferred to the fourth. Following the attainment of the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, they are removed to the third; and when they have recognized the Universal Fatherˆ, they go to sojourn on the second circuitˆ of worlds, where they become more familiar with the Paradiseˆ hosts. Arrival on the first circuitˆ of Havonaˆ signifies the acceptance of the candidates of time into the service of Paradiseˆ. Indefinitely, according to the length and nature of the creature ascensionˆ, they will tarry on the inner circuitˆ of progressive spiritˆual attainment. From this inner circuitˆ the ascendingˆ pilgrimsˆ pass inward to Paradiseˆ residence and admission to the Corps of the Finalityˆ.
14:5.5 During your sojourn in Havonaˆ as a pilgrimˆ of ascent, you will be allowed to visit freely among the worlds of the circuitˆ of your assignment. You will also be permitted to go back to the planets of those circuitsˆ you have previously traversed. And all this is possible to those who sojourn on the circles of Havonaˆ without the necessity of being ensupernaphimed. The pilgrimsˆ of time are able to equip themselves to traverse “achieved” spaceˆ but must depend on the ordained technique to negotiate “unachieved” spaceˆ; a pilgrimˆ cannot leave Havonaˆ nor go forward beyond his assigned circuitˆ without the aid of a transport supernaphimˆ.
14:5.6 There is a refreshing originality about this vast central creation. Aside from the physical organization of matter and the fundamental constitution of the basic orders of intelligent beings and other living things, there is nothing in common between the worlds of Havonaˆ. Every one of these planets is an original, unique, and exclusive creation; each planet is a matchless, superb, and perfectˆ production. And this diversity of individuality extends to all features of the physical, intellectual, and spiritˆual aspects of planetary existence. Each of these billion perfectˆion spheres has been developed and embellished in accordance with the plans of the resident Eternalˆ of Days. And this is just why no two of them are alike.
14:5.7 Not until you traverse the last of the Havonaˆ circuitsˆ and visit the last of the Havonaˆ worlds, will the tonic of adventure and the stimulus of curiosity disappear from your career. And then will the urge, the forward impulse of eternityˆ, replace its forerunner, the adventure lure of time.
14:5.8 Monotony is indicative of immaturity of the creative imagination and inactivity of intellectual co-ordination with the spiritˆual endowment. By the time an ascendantˆ mortalˆ begins the exploration of these heavenly worlds, he has already attained emotional, intellectual, and social, if not spiritˆual, maturity.
14:5.9 Not only will you find undreamed-of changes confronting you as you advance from circuitˆ to circuitˆ in Havonaˆ, but your astonishment will be inexpressible as you progress from planet to planet within each circuitˆ. Each of these billion study worlds is a veritable university of surprises. Continuing astonishment, unending wonder, is the experience of those who traverse these circuitsˆ and tour these gigantic spheres. Monotony is not a part of the Havonaˆ career.
14:5.10 Love of adventure, curiosity, and dread of monotony — these traits inherent in evolving human nature — were not put there just to aggravate and annoy you during your short sojourn on earth, but rather to suggest to you that death is only the beginning of an endless career of adventure, an everlasting life of anticipation, an eternalˆ voyage of discovery.
14:5.11 Curiosity — the spiritˆ of investigation, the urge of discovery, the drive of exploration — is a part of the inborn and divineˆ endowment of evolutionaryˆ spaceˆ creatures. These natural impulses were not given you merely to be frustrated and repressed. True, these ambitious urges must frequently be restrained during your short life on earth, disappointment must be often experienced, but they are to be fully realized and gloriously gratified during the long ages to come.
6. The Purpose of the Central Universeˆˆ
14:6.1 The range of the activities of seven-circuited Havonaˆ is enormous. In general, they may be described as:
14:6.2 1. Havonalˆˆ.
14:6.3 2. Paradisiacalˆ.
14:6.4 3. Ascendantˆ-finite — Supremeˆ-Ultimateˆ evolutionalˆ.
14:6.5 Many superfiniteˆ activities take place in the Havonaˆ of the present universeˆ age, involving untold diversities of absoniteˆ and other phases of mindˆ and spiritˆ functions. It is possible that the central universeˆˆ serves many purposes which are not revealed to me, as it functions in numerous ways beyond the comprehension of the created mindˆ. Nevertheless, I will endeavor to depict how this perfectˆ creation ministers to the needs and contributes to the satisfactions of seven orders of universeˆ intelligence.
14:6.6 1. The Universal Fatherˆ — the First Source and Centerˆ. Godˆ the Fatherˆ derives supremeˆ parental satisfaction from the perfectˆion of the central creation. He enjoys the experience of love satiety on near-equality levels. The perfectˆ Creatorˆ is divinelˆy pleased with the adoration of the perfectˆ creature.
14:6.7 Havonaˆ affords the Father supremeˆ achievement gratification. The perfectˆion realization in Havonaˆ compensates for the time-space delay of the eternalˆ urge of infinite expansion.
14:6.8 The Father enjoys the Havonaˆ reciprocation of the divineˆ beauty. It satisfies the divineˆ mindˆ to afford a perfectˆ patternˆ of exquisite harmony for all evolving universesˆ.
14:6.9 Our Father beholds the central universeˆˆ with perfectˆ pleasure because it is a worthy revelation of spiritˆ reality to all personalities of the universeˆ of universesˆ.
14:6.10 The Godˆ of universesˆ has favorable regard for Havonaˆ and Paradiseˆ as the eternalˆ powerˆ nucleus for all subsequent universeˆ expansion in time and spaceˆ.
14:6.11 The eternalˆ Father views with never-ending satisfaction the Havonaˆ creation as the worthy and alluring goal for the ascensionˆ candidates of time, his mortalˆ grandchildren of spaceˆ achieving their Creatorˆ-Father’s eternalˆ home. And Godˆ takes pleasure in the Paradiseˆ-Havona universeˆ as the eternalˆ home of Deityˆ and the divineˆ family.
14:6.12 2. The Eternalˆ Sonˆ — the Second Source and Centerˆ. To the Eternalˆ Sonˆ the superb central creation affords eternalˆ proof of the partnership effectiveness of the divineˆ family — Father, Son, and Spiritˆ. It is the spiritˆual and material basis for absoluteˆ confidence in the Universal Fatherˆ.
14:6.13 Havonaˆ affords the Eternalˆ Sonˆ an almost unlimited base for the ever-expanding realization of spiritˆ powerˆ. The central universeˆˆ afforded the Eternalˆ Sonˆ the arena wherein he could safely and securely demonstrate the spiritˆ and technique of the bestowalˆ ministry for the instruction of his associate Paradiseˆ Sons.
14:6.14 Havonaˆ is the reality foundation for the Eternalˆ Sonˆ’s spiritˆ-gravity control of the universeˆ of universesˆ. This universeˆ affords the Son the gratification of parental craving, spiritˆual reproduction.
14:6.15 The Havonaˆ worlds and their perfectˆ inhabitants are the first and the eternallˆy final demonstration that the Son is the Word of the Father. Thereby is the consciousness of the Son as an infinite complement of the Father perfectlˆy gratified.
14:6.16 And this universeˆ affords the opportunity for the realization of reciprocation of equality fraternity between the Universal Fatherˆ and the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, and this constitutes the everlasting proof of the infinite personalityˆ of each.
14:6.17 3. The Infinite Spiritˆˆ — the Third Source and Centerˆ. The Havonaˆ universeˆ affords the Infinite Spiritˆˆ proof of being the Conjoint Actorˆ, the infinite representative of the unified Father-Son. In Havonaˆ the Infinite Spiritˆˆ derives the combined satisfaction of functioning as a creative activity while enjoying the satisfaction of absoluteˆ coexistence with this divineˆ achievement.
14:6.18 In Havonaˆ the Infinite Spiritˆˆ found an arena wherein he could demonstrate the ability and willingness to serve as a potential mercy minister. In this perfectˆ creation the Spiritˆ rehearsed for the adventure of ministry in the evolutionaryˆ universesˆ.
14:6.19 This perfectˆ creation afforded the Infinite Spiritˆˆ opportunity to participate in universeˆ administration with both divineˆ parents — to administer a universeˆ as associate-Creator offspring, thereby preparing for the joint administration of the local universesˆ as the Creative Spiritˆˆ associates of the Creatorˆ Sonsˆ.
14:6.20 The Havonaˆ worlds are the mindˆ laboratory of the creatorsˆ of the cosmic mindˆ and the ministers to every creature mindˆ in existence. Mindˆ is different on each Havonaˆ world and serves as the patternˆ for all spiritˆual and material creature intellects.
14:6.21 These perfectˆ worlds are the mindˆ graduate schools for all beings destined for Paradiseˆ society. They afforded the Spiritˆ abundant opportunity to test out the technique of mindˆ ministry on safe and advisory personalities.
14:6.22 Havonaˆ is a compensation to the Infinite Spiritˆˆ for his widespread and unselfish work in the universesˆ of spaceˆ. Havonaˆ is the perfectˆ home and retreat for the untiring Mindˆ Minister of time and spaceˆ.
14:6.23 4. The Supremeˆ Beingˆ — the evolutionaryˆ unification of experientialˆ Deityˆ. The Havonaˆ creation is the eternalˆ and perfectˆ proof of the spiritˆual reality of the Supremeˆ Beingˆ. This perfectˆ creation is a revelation of the perfectˆ and symmetrical spiritˆ nature of Godˆ the Supremeˆˆ before the beginnings of the powerˆ-personality synthesisˆ of the finiteˆ reflections of the Paradiseˆ Deitiesˆ in the experientialˆ universesˆ of time and spaceˆ.
14:6.24 In Havonaˆ the powerˆ potentials of the Almightyˆ are unified with the spiritˆual nature of the Supremeˆ. This central creation is an exemplification of the future-eternal unity of the Supremeˆ.
14:6.25 Havonaˆ is a perfectˆ patternˆ of the universality potential of the Supremeˆ. This universeˆ is a finished portrayal of the future perfectˆion of the Supremeˆ and is suggestive of the potential of the Ultimateˆ.
14:6.26 Havonaˆ exhibits finality of spiritˆ values existing as living will creatures of supremeˆ and perfectˆ self-control; mindˆ existing as ultimatelˆy equivalent to spiritˆ; reality and unity of intelligence with an unlimited potential.
14:6.27 5. The Co-ordinate Creatorˆ Sonsˆ. Havonaˆ is the educational training ground where the Paradiseˆ Michaelsˆ are prepared for their subsequent adventures in universeˆ creation. This divineˆ and perfectˆ creation is a patternˆ for every Creatorˆ Sonˆ. He strives to make his own universeˆ eventually attain to these Paradiseˆ-Havona levels of perfectˆion.
14:6.28 A Creatorˆ Sonˆ uses the creatures of Havonaˆ as personalityˆ-pattern possibilities for his own mortalˆ children and spiritˆ beings. The Michael and other Paradiseˆ Sons view Paradiseˆ and Havonaˆ as the divineˆ destinyˆ of the children of time.
14:6.29 The Creatorˆ Sonsˆ know that the central creation is the real source of that indispensable universeˆ overcontrol which stabilizes and unifies their local universesˆ. They know that the personal presence of the ever-present influence of the Supremeˆ and of the Ultimateˆ is in Havonaˆ.
14:6.30 Havonaˆ and Paradiseˆ are the source of a Michael Son’s creative powerˆ. Here dwell the beings who co-operate with him in universeˆ creation. From Paradiseˆ come the Universeˆ Mother Spiritsˆ, the cocreators of local universesˆ.
14:6.31 The Paradiseˆ Sons regard the central creation as the home of their divineˆ parents — their home. It is the place they enjoy returning to ever and anon.
14:6.32 6. The Co-ordinate Ministering Daughters. The Universeˆ Mother Spiritsˆ, cocreators of the local universesˆ, secure their prepersonal training on the worlds of Havonaˆ in close association with the Spiritsˆ of the Circuitsˆ. In the central universeˆˆ the Spiritˆ Daughters of the local universesˆ were duly trained in the methods of co-operation with the Sons of Paradiseˆ, all the while subject to the will of the Father.
14:6.33 On the worlds of Havonaˆ the Spiritˆ and the Daughters of the Spiritˆ find the mindˆ patternsˆ for all their groups of spiritˆual and material intelligences, and this central universeˆˆ is the sometime destinyˆ of those creatures which a Universeˆ Mother Spiritˆˆˆ jointly sponsors with an associated Creatorˆ Sonˆ.
14:6.34 The Universeˆ Mother Creatorˆ remembers Paradiseˆ and Havonaˆ as the place of her origin and the home of the Infinite Mother Spiritˆˆ, the abode of the personalityˆ presence of the Infinite Mindˆ.
14:6.35 From this central universeˆˆ also came the bestowalˆ of the personal prerogatives of creatorship which a Universeˆ Divineˆ Minister employs as complemental to a Creatorˆ Sonˆ in the work of creating living will creatures.
14:6.36 And lastly, since these Daughter Spiritsˆ of the Infinite Mother Spiritˆˆ will not likely ever return to their Paradiseˆ home, they derive great satisfaction from the universal reflectivityˆ phenomenon associated with the Supremeˆ Beingˆ in Havonaˆ and personalized in Majestonˆ on Paradiseˆ.
14:6.37 7. The Evolutionaryˆ Mortalsˆ of the Ascendingˆ Career. Havonaˆ is the home of the patternˆ personalityˆ of every mortalˆ type and the home of all superhumanˆ personalities of mortalˆ association who are not native to the creations of time.
14:6.38 These worlds provide the stimulus of all human impulses towards the attainment of true spiritˆ values on the highest conceivable reality levels. Havonaˆ is the pre-Paradise training goal of every ascendingˆ mortalˆ. Here mortalsˆ attain pre-Paradise Deityˆ — the Supremeˆ Beingˆ. Havonaˆ stands before every will creature as the portal to Paradiseˆ and Godˆ attainment.
14:6.39 Paradiseˆ is the home, and Havonaˆ the workshop and playground, of the finalitersˆ. And every God-knowingˆ mortalˆ craves to be a finaliterˆ.
14:6.40 The central universeˆˆ is not only man’s established destinyˆ, but it is also the starting place of the eternalˆ career of the finalitersˆ as they shall sometime be started out on the undisclosed and universal adventure in the experience of exploring the infinity of the Universal Fatherˆ.
14:6.41 Havonaˆ will unquestionably continue to function with absoniteˆ significance even in future universeˆ ages which may witness spaceˆ pilgrimsˆ attempting to find Godˆ on superfiniteˆ levels. Havonaˆ has capacity to serve as a training universeˆ for absoniteˆ beings. It will probably be the finishing school when the seven superuniversesˆ are functioning as the intermediate school for the graduates of the primary schools of outer spaceˆˆ. And we incline to the opinion that the potentials of eternalˆ Havonaˆ are really unlimited, that the central universeˆˆ has eternalˆ capacity to serve as an experientialˆ training universeˆ for all past, present, or future types of created beings.
14:6.42 [Presented by a Perfector of Wisdom commissioned thus to function by the Ancients of Daysˆ on Uversaˆ.]