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The Urantia Book

Post by ofek » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:16 am

Who was the author of the Ubook?
There is soooooo much information in it and its was definitely given from a divine source
so do we know who channeled the information and who wrote it?
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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by Geoff » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:50 am

Dear Ofek,

There are two questions here. One is: Who was the author, or source, and two is who was the human conduit.

The source author (celestial) is identified at the end of every paper.

The human conduit has never been identified, and that is the reason that ultimately the Foundation lost their copyright. They needed to show the human conduit had passed copyright to them, and they could not, or, were not allowed to, if they had to keep secret his identity.

There are some good books based on what happened, and Saskia Praamsma has published the Sherman Diaries. But even these don't identify the person. I gather it was male, was totally disinterested in spiritual stuff, delivered this stuff while asleep, either by talking in his sleep, or writing in his sleep. Some assume it was one of the Kellogg family. The Urantia Foundation was at great pains to claim (state) it was not a product of mediumship. From my POV, that's a laugh.

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by ofek » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:59 pm

Thank you Geoff :D
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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by ofek » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:02 pm

By the way,
How can i join the Urantia Book discussion?
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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by Geoff » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:31 pm

Its dead quiet, needs someone to say something. I have just joined you.

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by ofek » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:05 am

Geoff wrote:Its dead quiet, needs someone to say something. I have just joined you.

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I have yet to purchase my own Ubook
But, when i do i surely will have some questions
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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by Sandy » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:39 am

Hi Ofek, You wrote:
I have yet to purchase my own Ubook
But, when i do i surely will have some questions
Until you purchase your own copy of the Ubook you may find this site helpful. http://www.urantia.org/
You can read the Ubook online there. :)
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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by ofek » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:33 am

Sandy wrote:Hi Ofek, You wrote:
I have yet to purchase my own Ubook
But, when i do i surely will have some questions
Until you purchase your own copy of the Ubook you may find this site helpful. http://www.urantia.org/
You can read the Ubook online there. :)
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Thank you :D
and... I just ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble and should be here in less than a week :roll
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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by Paul » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:57 pm

Dear Ofek,

I will help you in any way I can. Fire away with the questions.

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by ofek » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:26 pm

Paul wrote:Dear Ofek,

I will help you in any way I can. Fire away with the questions.

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Thank you! :D
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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by Geoff » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:04 am

It is now possible to get the Urantia Book in e-book format, for FREE. I downloaded it in epub format from here,

http://www.urantia.org/en/urantia-book/ ... antia-book

and converted it using Calibre (also free) into mobi format, and its now on my Kindle.

They have done an excellent job of putting into e-book format. I am very impressed.

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by sammy » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:37 pm

Hi All :hithere (Geoff - I FINALLY made it here!)

I followed Sandy's suggestion and started with the Jesus papers. I just finished "Paper 120". This is the first time I could comprehend anything I've tried to read in this book! (A wee bit thick in the skull!) Amazingly I only have one question...and a trivial one at that!

What are the "Ancients of Days"?

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Post by KizzleKat » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:55 pm

GREAT news, Sammy! Keep plodding along and words and phrases and ideas and concepts will begin to fall into place. Just don't rush lest you get lost in the wordage rather than comprehending what's being said.

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by Geoff » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:55 pm

sammy wrote: What are the "Ancients of Days"?

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Dear Sammy,

Doubtless you could get a better answer, but they seem to be like the Highest Court of Appeal. Just before the Big Guy. Who has retired from giving judgements.

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by sammy » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:27 am

Hi Sharon - Great advice - and exactly what I did...it worked well!

Geoff - Thank you! I like that answer, I can easily wrap my brain around it!

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Post by KizzleKat » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:51 am

Now, see? That wasn't so hard to do! They're the Big Guns before the Cannon! Much easier to undestand. :D

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by sammy » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:04 am

Ok...done with 121 and 122. AND no questions! :bana:

I am finding it very interesting. Well, I found paper 122 interesting...history type text never sticks in my brain...the facts about the culture and religion, well my eyes glaze over. But reading about Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus was interesting in that it matches up (basically) with what I learned in church, except for his date of birth. It is very easy to understand that things like the three "wise men" following the north star came from legend. I think about how a simple discussion among friends can turn into a major melodrama after a couple of phone calls!

On to 123!

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by KizzleKat » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:15 pm

Ah, Sammy! I am so glad you're enjoying reading the Urantia Book. Trust me, in time as you become accustomed to the verbage and gain confidence in your ability to comprehend what is being written, you will become curious about other aspects of the book -- and then you're running for home base!

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by sammy » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:53 am

Hi All!

I've finished papers 123 and 124. I've rather enjoyed reading how Jesus questioned everything that didn't feel true to him. I wonder, is this a description of the TA at work?

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by Jackaranda1011 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:13 am

I'm starting to dabble in the book a bit...there's so much reading I've come across recently. It does seem like another awakening is taking place within me. Some of what I've read in the Urantia book makes perfect sense, some is so out there for me I can't discern it yet. But it's a cool adventure.

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by Geoff » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:22 am

sammy wrote:Hi All!

I've finished papers 123 and 124. I've rather enjoyed reading how Jesus questioned everything that didn't feel true to him. I wonder, is this a description of the TA at work?

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Dear Sammy,

Sometimes that would be true, but mostly for "us" it's the direct effect of the Spirit of Truth upon the soul. As the "Spirit of Truth" was bestowed upon us by Michael, I am not sure exactly how Jesus discerned Truth. But the soul (ours) has an innate ability to discern truth, whereas the material mind does not. While we know that Jesus had a purely human experience here, none of us know to what extent he was exactly like us, and to what extent he was not. For example we arrive here with baby souls, yet I have a message from Mary to say that her baby Jesus reached out to God while still in the womb. That's not, IMHO, a "baby" soul.

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by sammy » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:46 am

Thanks Geoff! Could you possibly post the link to the message from Mary?

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Post by Geoff » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:46 am

sammy wrote:Thanks Geoff! Could you possibly post the link to the message from Mary?

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http://new-birth.net/contemporary/ar8.htm#Joo

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by sammy » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:19 am

Wow! Thank you Geoff...everybody should read this one. I felt the soul connection as I read this...the divine love...it brought happy tears to my eyes....turned me to mush!

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Re: The Urantia Book

Post by Jackaranda1011 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:20 am

Thanks for posting that Geoff.

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