Paper 37: Personalities of the Local Universe/ /Brilliant Evening Star

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p1Nebadon 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”

Section 1: The Universe Aids


Section 2: The Brilliant Evening Stars

p3Uversa 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: 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.

p6: 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”

Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).


p8“Be about your brother’s business.”: Compare with a similar message Jesus received at the age of 12 during the visit to Jerusalem (see 124:6.15): “The hour has come. It is time that you began to be about your Father’s business.”

Section 3: The Archangels

p8See Topical Study page: Abortion and resurrection for the unborn.


Section 4: Most High Assistants

p2Orvonton 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”


Section 5: High Commissioners


Section 6: Celestial Overseers

p1: Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”

p2: Edentia etymology:  The specific, original and/or archetypal (E) edenic (eden) place (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “the (eden)ic place (-tia)”


Section 7: Mansion World Teachers


Section 8: Higher Spirit Orders of Assignment

p3: 1955 version reads, “Andovontia is the name of the secondary Universe Circuit Supervisor stationed in our local universe.” SRT reads, “Andovontia is the name of the tertiary Universe Circuit Supervisor stationed in our local universe.” Explanation, “While both a secondary and a tertiary Circuit Supervisor are assigned to the supervision of a single local universe’s circuits, only the tertiary Circuit Supervisor is stationed within the local universe—the secondary Circuit Supervisor is located on the superuniverse headquarters (See 24:1.5-7). Therefore, if Andovontia is stationed in our local universe he would be a tertiary Universe Circuit Supervisor. A straightforward explanation for the origin of the error relies on the inferred use of the somewhat unusual but nonetheless valid abbreviations 1ry2ry, and 3ry in the manuscript. These abbreviations are common within several disciplines (e.g., grammar/phonetics, medicine, chemistry) and when used in close proximity to each other their meanings are clear even to the general reader. Though this instance is not located near similar references, this explanation transforms an impossible typographical error into common one–a single mis-typed character.”

Caligastia etymology: The one whose (capital “C,” specific) darkness (calig-) entirely (as) turns him into a non-person (-tia, normally used for impersonal names, instead of –ia, which would normally be used for a personal name). From Latin caliginosus “misty,” from caliginem (nom. caligo) “mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom.”Caligula was a Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated.
By Chris Halvorson: “the one who is (-tia) entirely (as) darkenss (calig-) and no longer personal.”

p4See Topical Study page: Abortion and resurrection for the unborn.


Section 9: Permanent Citizens of the Local Universe

p8Havona 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”


p2susatia (37:9.7) “These marvelous beings reside and function as permanent citizens on Salvington, the headquarters of this local universe. . . . and are closely associated with the ascendant citizens of the local universe, the Spirit-fused mortals of the Nebadon Corps of Perfection.” See also: (30:1.45), (30:2.120), (37:9.8,12), (40:10.4), (55:10.10).

p3: univitatia (37:9.8) Each of the one hundred constellation headquarters clusters of architectural spheres enjoys the continuous ministry of a residential order of beings known as the univitatia. See also (19:6.5), (30:1.46), (30:2.19), (37:9.12), (39:3.7), (43), (55:9.2), (55:10).

p12abandonters See also: (30:1.44), (30:2.122), (40:10.4), (43:7.4), (56:6.6).

Section 10: Other Local Universe Groups

p1647,591 architectural spheres: It is easy to arrive at this number if we add the architectural worlds of the Salvington cluster (1 + 70 + 70  6 = 491), those of each of the 100 constellations (1 + 70 + 70  10 = 771 in each) and those of each of the 100  100 = 10; 000 local systems (1 + 7 + 7  7 = 57 in each): 491 + 77100 + 570000 = 647591.

p3: spornagia See Topical Study page: Reincarnation.


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