Paper 18 : The Supremeˆ Trinityˆ Personalities
18:0.1 SUPREMEˆ Trinityˆ Personalities are all created for specific service. They are designed by the divineˆ Trinityˆ for the fulfillment of certain specific duties, and they are qualified to serve with perfectˆion of technique and finality of devotion. There are seven orders of the Supremeˆ Trinityˆ Personalities:
18:0.2 1. Trinitized Secrets of Supremacyˆˆ.
18:0.3 2. Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ.
18:0.4 3. Ancients of Daysˆ.
18:0.5 4. Perfectˆions of Daysˆ.
18:0.6 5. Recents of Daysˆ.
18:0.7 6. Unions of Daysˆ.
18:0.8 7. Faithfuls of Daysˆ.
18:0.9 These beings of administrative perfectˆion are of definite and final numbers. Their creation is a past event; no more are being personalized.
18:0.10 Throughout the grand universeˆˆ these Supremeˆ Trinityˆ Personalities represent the administrative policies of the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ; they represent the justice and are the executive judgment of the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ. They form an interrelated line of administrative perfectˆion extending from the Paradiseˆ spheres of the Father to the headquarters worlds of the local universesˆ and to the capitals of their component constellationsˆ.
18:0.11 All Trinityˆ-origin beingsˆ are created in Paradiseˆ perfectˆion in all their divineˆ attributes. Only in the realms of experience has the passing of time added to their equipment for cosmic service. There is never any danger of default or risk of rebellion with Trinityˆ-origin beingsˆ. They are of divinityˆ essence, and they have never been known to depart from the divineˆ and perfectˆ path of personalityˆ conduct.
1. The Trinitized Secrets of Supremacyˆˆ
18:1.1 There are seven worlds in the innermost circuitˆ of the Paradiseˆ satellites, and each of these exalted worlds is presided over by a corps of ten Trinitized Secrets of Supremacyˆˆ. They are not creatorsˆ, but they are supremeˆ and ultimateˆ administrators. The conduct of the affairs of these seven fraternal spheres is wholly committed to this corps of seventy supremeˆ directors. Though the offspring of the Trinityˆ supervise these seven sacred spheres nearest Paradiseˆ, this group of worlds is universally known as the personal circuitˆ of the Universal Fatherˆ.
18:1.2 The Trinitized Secrets of Supremacyˆˆ function in groups of ten as co-ordinate and joint directors of their respective spheres, but they also function individually in particular fields of responsibility. The work of each of these special worlds is divided into seven major departments, and one of these co-ordinate rulers presides over each such division of specialized activities. The remaining three act as the personal representatives of triune Deityˆ in relation to the other seven, one representing the Father, one the Son, and one the Spiritˆ.
18:1.3 Although there is a definite class resemblance which typifies the Trinitized Secrets of Supremacyˆˆ, they also disclose seven distinct group characteristics. The ten supremeˆ directors of Diviningtonˆ affairs are reflective of the personal character and nature of the Universal Fatherˆ; and so it is with each of these seven spheres: Each group of ten resembles that Deityˆ or Deityˆ association which is characteristic of their domain. The ten directors who rule Ascendingtonˆ are reflective of the combined nature of the Father, Son, and Spiritˆ.
18:1.4 I can reveal very little about the work of these high personalities on the seven sacred worlds of the Father, for they are truly the Secrets of Supremacyˆ. There are no arbitrary secrets associated with the approach to the Universal Fatherˆ, the Eternalˆ Sonˆ, or the Infinite Spiritˆˆ. The Deities are an open book to all who attain divineˆ perfectˆion, but all the Secrets of Supremacyˆ can never be fully attained. Always will we be unable fully to penetrate the realms containing the personalityˆ secrets of Deityˆ association with the sevenfoldˆ grouping of created beings.
18:1.5 Since the work of these supremeˆ directors has to do with the intimate and personal contact of the Deities with these seven basic groupings of universeˆ beings when domiciled on these seven special worlds or while functioning throughout the grand universeˆˆ, it is fitting that these very personal relations and extraordinary contacts should be held sacredly secret. The Paradiseˆ Creatorsˆ respect the privacy and sanctity of personalityˆ even in their lowly creatures. And this is true both of individuals and of the various separate orders of personalities.
18:1.6 To beings of even high universeˆ attainment these secret worlds ever remain a test of loyalty. It is given us fully and personally to know the eternalˆ Gods, freely to know their characters of divinityˆ and perfectˆion, but it is not granted us fully to penetrate all of the personal relations of the Paradiseˆ Rulers with all of their creature beings.
2. The Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ
18:2.1 Each of the billion worlds of Havonaˆ is directed by a Supremeˆ Trinityˆ Personalityˆ. These rulers are known as the Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ, and they number exactly one billion, one for each of the Havonaˆ spheres. They are the offspring of the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ, but like the Secrets of Supremacyˆ there are no records of their origin. Forever have these two groups of all-wise fathers ruled their exquisite worlds of the Paradiseˆ-Havona system, and they function without rotation or reassignment.
18:2.2 The Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ are visible to all will creatures dwelling in their domains. They preside over the regular planetary conclaves. Periodically, and by rotation, they visit the headquarters spheres of the seven superuniversesˆ. They are close of kin to, and are the divineˆ equals of, the Ancients of Daysˆ, who preside over the destinies of the seven supergovernments. When an Eternalˆ of Days is absent from his sphere, his world is directed by a Trinityˆ Teacher Son.
18:2.3 Except for the established orders of life, such as the Havonaˆ nativesˆ and other living creatures of the central universeˆˆ, the resident Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ have developed their respective spheres entirely in accordance with their own personal ideas and ideals. They visit each other’s planets, but they do not copy or imitate; they are always and wholly original.
18:2.4 The architecture, natural embellishment, morontiaˆ structures, and spiritˆ creations are exclusive and unique on each sphere. Every world is a place of everlasting beauty and is wholly unlike any other world in the central universeˆˆ. And you will each spend a longer or shorter time on each of these unique and thrilling spheres on your way inward through Havonaˆ to Paradiseˆ. It is natural, on your world, to speak of Paradiseˆ as upward, but it would be more correct to refer to the divineˆ goal of ascensionˆ as inward.
3. The Ancients of Daysˆ
18:3.1 When mortalsˆ of time graduate from the training worldsˆ surrounding the headquarters of a local universeˆˆ and are advanced to the educational spheres of their superuniverseˆ, they have progressed in spiritˆual development to that point where they are able to recognize and communicate with the high spiritˆual rulers and directors of these advanced realms, including the Ancients of Daysˆ.
18:3.2 The Ancients of Daysˆ are all basically identical; they disclose the combined character and unified nature of the Trinityˆ. They possess individuality and are in personalityˆ diverse, but they do not differ from each other as do the Seven Master Spiritsˆ. They provide the uniform directorship of the otherwise differing seven superuniversesˆ, each of which is a distinct, segregated, and unique creation. The Seven Master Spiritsˆ are unlike in nature and attributes, but the Ancients of Daysˆ, the personal rulers of the superuniversesˆ, are all uniform and superperfect offspring of the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ.
18:3.3 The Seven Master Spiritsˆ on high determine the nature of their respective superuniversesˆ, but the Ancients of Daysˆ dictate the administration of these same superuniversesˆ. They superimpose administrative uniformity on creative diversity and insure the harmony of the whole in the face of the underlying creational differences of the seven segmental groupings of the grand universeˆˆ.
18:3.4 The Ancients of Daysˆ were all trinitized at the same time. They represent the beginning of the personalityˆ records of the universeˆ of universesˆ, hence their name — Ancients of Days. When you reach Paradiseˆ and search the written records of the beginning of things, you will find that the first entry appearing in the personalityˆ section is the recital of the trinitization of these twenty-one Ancients of Daysˆ.
18:3.5 These high beings always govern in groups of three. There are many phases of activity in which they work as individuals, still others in which any two can function, but in the higher spheres of their administration they must act jointly. They never personally leave their residential worlds, but then they do not have to, for these worlds are the superuniverseˆ focal points of the far-flung reflectivityˆ system.
18:3.6 The personal abodes of each trio of the Ancients of Daysˆ are located at the point of spiritˆual polarity on their headquarters sphere. Such a sphere is divided into seventy administrative sectors and has seventy divisional capitals in which the Ancients of Daysˆ reside from time to time.
18:3.7 In powerˆ, scope of authority, and extent of jurisdiction the Ancients of Daysˆ are the most powerful and mighty of any of the direct rulers of the time-space creations. In all the vast universeˆ of universesˆ they alone are invested with the high powersˆ of final executive judgment concerning the eternalˆ extinction of will creatures. And all three Ancients of Daysˆ must participate in the final decrees of the supremeˆ tribunal of a superuniverseˆ.
18:3.8 Aside from the Deities and their Paradiseˆ associates, the Ancients of Daysˆ are the most perfectˆ, most versatile, and the most divinelˆy endowed rulers in all time-space existence. Apparently they are the supremeˆ rulers of the superuniverses; but they have not experientiallˆy earned this right to rule and are therefore destined sometime to be superseded by the Supremeˆ Beingˆ, an experientialˆ sovereign, whose vicegerentsˆ they will undoubtedly become.
18:3.9 The Supremeˆ Beingˆ is achieving the sovereignty of the seven superuniversesˆ by experientialˆ service just as a Creatorˆ Sonˆ experientiallˆy earns the sovereignty of his local universeˆˆ. But during the present age of the unfinished evolution of the Supremeˆ, the Ancients of Daysˆ provide the co-ordinated and perfectˆ administrative overcontrol of the evolving universesˆ of time and spaceˆ. And the wisdom of originality and the initiative of individuality characterize all the decrees and rulings of the Ancients of Daysˆ.
4. The Perfectˆions of Daysˆ
18:4.1 There are just two hundred and ten Perfectˆions of Daysˆ, and they preside over the governments of the ten major sectorsˆ of each superuniverseˆ. They were trinitized for the special work of assisting the superuniverseˆ directors, and they rule as the immediate and personal vicegerentsˆ of the Ancients of Daysˆ.
18:4.2 Three Perfectˆions of Daysˆ are assigned to each major sectorˆ capital, but unlike the Ancients of Daysˆ, it is not necessary that all three be present at all times. From time to time one of this trio may absent himself to confer in person with the Ancients of Daysˆ concerning the welfare of his realm.
18:4.3 These triune rulers of the major sectorsˆ are peculiarly perfectˆ in the mastery of administrative details, hence their name — Perfectˆions of Days. In recording the names of these beings of the spiritˆual world, we are confronted with the problem of translating into your tongue, and very often it is exceedingly difficult to render a satisfactory translationˆ. We dislike to use arbitrary designations which would be meaningless to you; hence we often find it difficult to choose a suitable name, one which will be clear to you and at the same time be somewhat representative of the original.
18:4.4 The Perfectˆions of Daysˆ have a moderate-sized corps of Divineˆ Counselorsˆ, Perfectors of Wisdomˆ, and Universal Censorsˆ attached to their governments. They have still larger numbers of Mighty Messengersˆ, Those High in Authorityˆ, and Those without Name and Numberˆ. But much of the routine work of major sectorˆ affairs is carried on by the Celestialˆ Guardiansˆ and the High Son Assistantsˆ. These two groups are drawn from among the trinitized offspring of either Paradiseˆ-Havona personalities or glorifiedˆ mortalˆ finalitersˆ. Certain of these two orders of creature-trinitizedˆ beings are retrinitized by the Paradiseˆ Deitiesˆ and then are dispatched to assist in the administration of the superuniverseˆ governments.
18:4.5 Most of the Celestialˆ Guardiansˆ and the High Son Assistantsˆ are assigned to the service of the major and the minor sectorsˆ, but the Trinitized Custodiansˆ ( Trinityˆ-embracedˆ seraphimˆ and midwayers) are the officers of the courts of all three divisions, functioning in the tribunals of the Ancients of Daysˆ, the Perfectˆions of Daysˆ, and the Recents of Daysˆ. The Trinitized Ambassadorsˆ ( Trinityˆ-embracedˆ ascendantˆ mortalsˆ of Son- or Spiritˆ-fusedˆ nature) may be encountered anywhere in a superuniverseˆ, but the majority are in the service of the minor sectorsˆ.
18:4.6 Before the times of the full unfolding of the governmental scheme of the seven superuniversesˆ, practically all administrators of the various divisions of these governments, excepting the Ancients of Daysˆ, served apprenticeships of varying duration under the Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ on the various worlds of the perfectˆ Havonaˆ universeˆ. The later trinitized beingsˆ likewise passed through a season of training under the Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ before they were attached to the service of the Ancients of Daysˆ, the Perfectˆions of Daysˆ, and the Recents of Daysˆ. They are all seasoned, tried, and experienced administrators.
18:4.7 You will early see the Perfectˆions of Daysˆ when you advance to the headquarters of Splandonˆ after your sojourn on the worlds of your minor sectorˆ, for these exalted rulers are closely associated with the seventy major sectorˆ worlds of higher training for the ascendantˆ creatures of time. The Perfectˆions of Daysˆ, in person, administer the group pledges to the ascendingˆ graduates of the major sectorˆ schools.
18:4.8 The work of the pilgrimsˆ of time on the worlds surrounding a major sectorˆ headquarters is chiefly of an intellectual nature in contrast with the more physical and material character of the training on the seven educational spheres of a minor sectorˆ and with the spiritˆual undertakings on the four hundred ninety university worlds of a superuniverseˆ headquarters.
18:4.9 Although you are entered only upon the registry of the major sectorˆ of Splandonˆ, which embraces the local universeˆˆ of your origin, you will have to pass through every one of the ten major divisions of our superuniverseˆ. You will see all thirty of the Orvontonˆ Perfectˆions of Daysˆ before you reach Uversaˆ.
5. The Recents of Daysˆ
18:5.1 The Recents of Daysˆ are the youngest of the supremeˆ directors of the superuniverses; in groups of three they preside over the affairs of the minor sectorsˆ. In nature they are co-ordinate with the Perfectˆions of Daysˆ, but in administrative authority they are subordinate. There are just twenty-one thousand of these personally glorious and divinelˆy efficient Trinityˆ personalities. They were created simultaneously, and together they passed through their Havonaˆ training under the Eternalsˆ of Daysˆ.
18:5.2 The Recents of Daysˆ have a corps of associates and assistants similar to that of the Perfectˆions of Daysˆ. In addition they have assigned to them enormous numbers of the various subordinate orders of celestialˆ beings. In the administration of the minor sectorsˆ they utilize large numbers of the resident ascendingˆ mortalsˆ, the personnel of the various courtesy coloniesˆ, and the various groups originating in the Infinite Spiritˆˆ.
18:5.3 The governments of the minor sectorsˆ are very largely, though not exclusively, concerned with the great physical problems of the superuniversesˆ. The minor sectorˆ spheres are the headquarters of the Master Physical Controllersˆ. On these worlds ascendingˆ mortalsˆ carry on studies and experiments having to do with an examination of the activities of the third order of the Supremeˆ Powerˆ Centersˆ and of all seven orders of the Master Physical Controllersˆ.
18:5.4 Since the regime of a minor sectorˆ is so extensively concerned with physical problems, its three Recents of Daysˆ are seldom together on the capital sphere. Most of the time one is away in conference with the Perfectˆions of Daysˆ of the supervising major sectorˆ or absent while representing the Ancients of Daysˆ at the Paradiseˆ conclaves of the high Trinityˆ-origin beingsˆ. They alternate with the Perfectˆions of Daysˆ in representing the Ancients of Daysˆ at the supremeˆ councils on Paradiseˆ. Meanwhile, another Recent of Days may be away on a tour of inspection of the headquarters worlds of the local universesˆ belonging to his jurisdiction. But at least one of these rulers always remains on duty at the headquarters of a minor sectorˆ.
18:5.5 You will all sometime know the three Recents of Daysˆ in charge of Ensaˆ, your minor sectorˆ, since you must pass through their hands on your way inward to the training worldsˆ of the major sectorsˆ. In ascendingˆ to Uversaˆ, you will pass through only one group of minor sectorˆ training spheres.
6. The Unions of Daysˆ
18:6.1 The Trinityˆ personalities of the order of “Days” do not function in an administrative capacity below the level of the superuniverseˆ governments. In the evolving local universesˆ they act only as counselors and advisers. The Unions of Daysˆ are a group of liaison personalities accredited by the Paradiseˆ Trinityˆ to the dual rulers of the local universesˆ. Each organized and inhabited local universeˆˆ has assigned to it one of these Paradiseˆ counselors, who acts as the representative of the Trinityˆ, and in some respects, of the Universal Fatherˆ, to the local creation.
18:6.2 There are seven hundred thousand of these beings in existence, though they have not all been commissioned. The reserve corpsˆ of the Unions of Daysˆ functions on Paradiseˆ as the Supremeˆ Council of Universeˆ Adjustments.
18:6.3 In a special manner these Trinityˆ observers co-ordinate the administrative activities of all branches of the universal government, from those of the local universesˆ up through the sector governments to those of the superuniverseˆ, hence their name — Unions of Days. They make a threefoldˆ report to their superiors: They report pertinent data of a physical and semi-intellectual nature to the Recents of Daysˆ of their minor sectorˆ; they report intellectual and quasi-spiritual happenings to the Perfectˆions of Daysˆ of their major sectorˆ; they report spiritˆual and semiparadisiacal matters to the Ancients of Daysˆ at the capital of their superuniverseˆ.
18:6.4 Since they are Trinityˆ-origin beingsˆ, all of the Paradiseˆ circuitsˆ are available to them for intercommunication, and thus are they always in touch with each other and with all other required personalities up to the supremeˆ councils of Paradiseˆ.
18:6.5 A Union of Days is not organically connected with the government of the local universeˆˆ of his assignment. Aside from his duties as an observer, he acts only at the request of the local authorities. He is an ex officio member of all primary councils and all important conclaves of the local creation, but he does not participate in the technical consideration of administrative problems.
18:6.6 When a local universeˆˆ is settled in light and lifeˆ, its glorifiedˆ beings associate freely with the Union of Days, who then functions in an enlarged capacity in such a realm of evolutionaryˆ perfectˆion. But he is still primarily a Trinityˆ ambassador and Paradiseˆ counselor.
18:6.7 A local universeˆˆ is directly ruled by a divineˆ Son of dual Deityˆ origin, but he has constantly by his side a Paradiseˆ brother, a Trinityˆ-origin personalityˆ. In the event of the temporary absence of a Creatorˆ Sonˆ from the headquarters of his local universeˆˆ, the acting rulers are largely guided in their major decisions by the counsel of their Union of Days.
7. The Faithfuls of Daysˆ
18:7.1 These high Trinityˆ-origin personalities are the Paradiseˆ advisers to the rulers of the one hundred constellationsˆ in each local universeˆˆ. There are seventy million Faithfuls of Daysˆ, and like the Unions of Daysˆ, not all are in service. Their Paradiseˆ reserve corpsˆ is the Advisory Commission of Interuniverse Ethics and Self-government. Faithfuls of Daysˆ rotate in service in accordance with the rulings of the supremeˆ council of their reserve corpsˆ.
18:7.2 All that a Union of Days is to a Creatorˆ Sonˆ of a local universeˆˆ, the Faithfuls of Daysˆ are to the Vorondadekˆ Sonsˆ who rule the constellationsˆ of that local creation. They are supremelˆy devoted and divinelˆy faithful to the welfare of their constellationsˆ of assignment, hence the name — Faithfuls of Days. They act only as counselors; never do they participate in administrative activities except upon the invitation of the constellationˆ authorities. Neither are they directly concerned in the educational ministry to the pilgrimsˆ of ascensionˆ on the architectural training spheres surrounding a constellationˆ headquarters. All such undertakings are under the supervision of the Vorondadekˆ Sonsˆ. Neither are they directly concerned in the educational ministry to the pilgrimsˆ of ascensionˆ on the architectural training spheres surrounding a constellationˆ headquarters. All such undertakings are under the supervision of the Vorondadekˆ Sonsˆ.
18:7.3 All Faithfuls of Daysˆ functioning in the constellationsˆ of a local universeˆˆ are under the jurisdiction of, and report directly to, the Union of Days. They do not have a far-flung system of intercommunication, being ordinarily self-limited to an interassociation within the limits of a local universeˆˆ. Any Faithful of Days on duty in Nebadonˆ can and does communicate with all others of his order on duty in this local universeˆˆ.
18:7.4 Like the Union of Days on a universeˆ headquarters, the Faithfuls of Daysˆ maintain their personal residences on the constellationˆ capitals separate from those of the administrative directors of such realms. Their abodes are indeed modest in comparison with the homes of the Vorondadekˆ rulers of the constellationsˆ.
18:7.5 The Faithfuls of Daysˆ are the last link in the long administrative-advisory chain which reaches from the sacred spheres of the Universal Fatherˆ near the center of all things to the primary divisions of the local universesˆ. The Trinityˆ-origin regime stops with the constellations; no such Paradiseˆ advisers are permanently situated on their component systems or on the inhabited worlds. These latter administrative units are wholly under the jurisdiction of beings native to the local universesˆ.
18:7.6 [Presented by a Divineˆ Counselor of Uversaˆ.]