dark islands are discussed in numerous Sections of this Paper. See Nigel Nunn’s “Exploding Dark Islands” presentation, which covers the relationship between absoluta, segregata, ultimata and in the creation of ultimatons and how all of this relates to dark islands and black holes.
See Frederick L. Beckner’s review (2001) of W.F.G. Swann’s Architecture of the Universe (1934) as “source material.”
For Biblical cross-references to all Sections: click here.
p1: Havona etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new heaven” (Rev:21.1).” “-a = L. noun suffix (first declension, nominative) = U.B., general noun suffix, used to indicate the additional specific meanings of the coined name”
Section 1: The Superuniverse Space Level
p1: Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)” “U.B.: “-tia” is indicative of impersonal, while “-ia” is more personal”
Uversa etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the hub of the superuniverse that is the seventh expression of triune pattern (“U” is the 21st letter of the alphabet, and 21 equals 7 times 3. Hence, the headquarters worlds of the other superuniverses are Cversa, Fversa, Iversa, Lversa, Oversa, and Rversa. The “U” notation is also used in “Umajor the fifth” and “Uminor the third”.)” “versa = L., focus, hub (see endnote entitled “Versa”)”
masculine: metrical sequence of words (He wrote a verse.); also, versus (plaintiff versus defendant); feminine: poetical character (She wrote in verse.); also, vice versa (vice = in the place of another + versa = focus, hub)
“Versa is the nondirectional aspect of “a turning”, that is, the hub; while versus is the directional aspect, the rotation.”
p5: Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral nebula.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”
Orvonton etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the out-dwelling town (The superuniverse domain is the dwelling place for ascending mortals that is outside of the local universe domain, and the seventh Paradise satellite of the Infinite Spirit is the hometown for “the reunions of the struggles and triumphs of the ascendant career” [17:1.9].).” “ton < O.E., tun = town” “or- = O.E., out” “von < M.E., wone = dwelling, dwelling place, domain”
p2: astronomers See also (12:2.1,3,5), (15:3.4), (23:2.21), (23:3.5), (30:3.2,3,4), (41:3.10), (57:2.2), (57:3.1,2).
Section 2: Organization of the Superuniverses
p4: Vorondadek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the very (vor-) father (da) – like (on) expression (-dek), paralleling the designation “Constellation Father”.” “-dek < Heb., -dheq = noun-forming suffix (cf., -ness)”
Section 3: The Superuniverse of Orvonton
p1,2,3: Milky Way Nigel Nunn, a UB student since 1979, attended the Australian National University in the late 1990’s in order to better understand the UB’s scientific information, receiving a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Astrophysics. He prepared a six page explanation with excellent graphics about how the description of Orvonton relates to current science and the “so-called Milky Way” galaxy.
p5: Matthew Block suggests that the following author was influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:
Robert H. Baker, Ph.D., The Universe Unfolding: The Story of Man’s Increasing Comprehension of the Universe Around Him (Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1932) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy. Wikipedia page: Baker.
Subgalactic is used once. By using it here, in reference to the “vast Sagittarius subgalactic system,” the Revelators further clarify that this is not to be misconstrued as the Milky Way galaxy.
Section 4: Nebulae — The Ancestors of Universes
p1: Tigran Aivazian’s videos with graphic representation of formulas for Ultimaton at Rest and Ultimaton Deindividuation at High Frequency Oscillations.
p2: space potency: (42:2.6) “On Uversa, space potency is spoken of as ABSOLUTA.” See Nigel Nunn’s “Exploding Dark Islands” presentation, which covers the relationship between absoluta, segregata, ultimata and in the creation of ultimatons and how all of this relates to black holes.
The introduction to William C. Daywitt’s paper “Similarities Between the Dirac-Inspired Planck Vacuum Theory and the Urantia-Book Papers’ Concept of the Vacuum State” reads: “The Planck vacuum (PV) theory defines the vacuum state as a degenerate, negative-energy collection of Planck particles that interacts with free-space particles to generate the various equations of modern fundamental physics. And although the theory is not yet in the theoretical mainstream, the present author believes it to be the model that best represents the current approximation to the physical scheme of things. The success of the theory is due in part to its replacing three important secondary constants (G, ̄h, α) with two more-fundamental constants (e∗, m∗) in the various equations. In contrast to the PV model, the Urantia-Book (UB) Papers define a set of two fundamental energy states which will be referred to here as the UB vacuum (UBV). Similarities between these two descriptions of the vacuum state, the PV and the UBV, will be explored below.”
p7: almost one million years ago: The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is estimated to be about 2.5 million light years away. Tigran Aivazian comments, “It is possible, however, that here in the text we have a quotation of Edwin Hubble’s thoughts which may have crossed his mind when he identified the Cepheid variable stars in M31 in 1925, thus forever settling the debate about the object being extragalactic.”
p8,9: Milky Way See annotations at 15:3.1. above.
p2: space potency appears in eighteen paragraphs: (4:1.9), (11:2.9), (11:5.4), (11:7.4), (11:8.5,8), (15:4.2), (42:2.3,5,6,7,10,16), (42:10.1), (56:9.7), (104:4.22), (105:7.9), (115:2.3).
Section 5: The Origin of Space Bodies
Section 6: The Spheres of Space
p10: glasses of water in the oceans of your world: Assuming the present value of the volume of the oceans (together with their seas) to be 1.5 x 10↑18 milliliters cubed and a standard 250 ml glass of water we obtain the required total number of stars: 6 x 10↑21. (Tigran Aivazian calculation.)
Section 7: The Architectural Spheres
p3: Morontia etymology: In general (m) material substance (mor) is like (on) this thing (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “that which is (-tia) akin to (on) matter (mor)”
Note also: mor–Danish origin 1930’s, refering to humus formed under acidic conditions.
Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
p6: Edentia etymology: The specific, original and/or archetypal (E) edenic (eden) place (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “the (eden)ic place (-tia)”
Norlatiadek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the northern (nor) law (la) place (-tia) with Melchize(dek) identification, referring to the legislative activities at the constellation level and the presence of the special Melchizedek schools in this constellation, and implying that this constellation is in the northern regions of the local universe of Nebadon.”
p8: Ensa etymology by Chris Halvorson: “-a = L. noun suffix (first declensiion, nominative) = U.B., general noun suffix, used to indicate teh additional specific meanings of the coined name (shown in brackets below)” “ens = abstract being, existence in teh most general sense” “the [level of] being (The minor sector level is where ascending mortals learn about the true foundation of “being”, how reality is fundamentally grounded by the physical universe of universes.)”
Section 8: Energy Control and Regulation
p3: See Tigran Aivazian’s British Study Edition of The Urantia Book. Also see 23:3.2 for additional related annotations.
Section 9: Circuits of the Superuniverses
Section 10: Rulers of the Superuniverses
p12: Grandfanda etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the ancestor (grand-) [of all who] seek (fand) [the Father].”
Section 11: The Deliberative Assembly
Section 12: The Supreme Tribunals
Section 13: The Sector Governments
Section 14: Purposes of the Seven Superuniverses
p8: 5,342,482,337,666: How are the 7 celestial coordinates of our planet just given (7, 5, 3, 84, 70, 24, 606) encoded in the registry number? It is possible that the decimal status is included as well and, together with the planet’s number 606, it is represented in the final digits 666, see the note on 58:1.1. [Tigran Aivazian annotation.]