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Section 1: Selection and Assignment
p7: See Topical Study page: Abortion and resurrection for the unborn.
See Topical Study: Is The Urantia Book “gay friendly?”
p9: 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.”
Section 2: Prerequisites of Adjuster Indwelling
Section 3: Organization and Administration
p2: 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”
p4: 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”
p5: Tabamantia (tab ah man’ chah). An agondonter finaliter who survived the experience of the first rebellion ever in the universes of time and space. Tabamantia currently serves as chief of universe directors responsible for the periodic inspection of all life-modification worlds in the local universe of Nebadon.
Etymology by Halbert Katzen: (Tab) probably comes from the root of “tabulation.”
mantic (adj.): 1850, from Gk. mantikos “prophetic, oracular, of or for a soothsayer,” from mantis “prophet,” lit. “one touched by divine madness” (see mantis). Related: Mantical (1580s).
manta: very large ray (also called devilfish), 1760, from Sp. manta “blanket” (which is attested in English from 1748 in this sense, specifically in reference to a type of wrap or cloak worn by Spaniards), from L.L. mantum “cloak,” back formation from L. mantellum “cloak” (see mantle (n.)). The ray so called “for being broad and long like a quilt” [Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, “A Voyage to South America”].
Intriguing associations can be made with both mantic and manta. The “divine madness” could be related to experimental worlds. And the blanketing of the manta could relate to the way Tabamantia covers (is responsible) for an specific realm of worlds.
Section 4: Relation to Other Spiritual Influences
p4: 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.”
Section 5: The Adjuster’s Mission
Section 6: God in Man
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.