Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:
Andras Angyal, M.D., Ph.D., Foundations for a Science of Personality (New York: The Viking Press, 1941) Wikipedia page.
J. E. Turner, M.A., Ph.D., Personality and Reality: A Proof of the Real Existence of a Supreme Self in the Universe (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1926) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy.
J. R. Illingworth, M.A., Personality Human and Divine (London and New York: The Macmillan Company, 1894) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy.
For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.
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”
Section 1: Personality and Reality
p11: 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.
Mota etymology by Chris Halvorson: “[inherent] motion (Mota–the transcendent harmonization of science, philosophy, and religion–is innately dynamic, moving.)”
p9: Tigran Aivazian annotation (from 130:7.6): seven different conceptions of space: These seven dimensions of space are the same as the seven dimensions of human type of personality as explained in 112:1.9. The perception of the seven dimensions of space is in principle achievable even on the material level of existence, despite the claim of human mind being “rigidly space-bound” in 12:5.5. There is no real contradiction between what the Perfector of Wisdom is teaching us in Paper 12 and what Jesus is teaching the Mithraic mystic at Carthage, as long as we understand that the angelic teachings are usually very basic, whereas Jesus is here addressing a highly advanced individual.
Section 2: The Self
Section 3: The Phenomenon of Death
p2: Tigran Aivazian annotation: spiritually insolvent, morontially bankrupt: A very similar phrase occurs in the book “Long Heads And Round Heads or What’s the Matter with Germany” published by William S. Sadler in 1918 during the World War I as a propaganda leaflet to be read by the soldiers. There, on page 156 we read the 25th indictment of Germany: “Because Germany has gone into moral bankruptcy—because she is spiritually insolvent—and the time has come for the civilized nations of the earth to sit as a solemn court of judgment to appoint a receiver either to reorganize or wind up the career of this brutal Germanic military establishment.” Assuming that there was no “Sleeping Subject” and that Dr Sadler himself was the direct and sole recipient of the Fifth Epochal Revelation, we come to the curious parallel between the new term “morontial” and the existing English word “moral”. The Revelation, having gone through Dr Sadler’s mind, naturally shaped the new terms based on the existing word symbols already present in his mind.
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.”
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”
Section 4: Adjusters After Death
p12: 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”
p12: procrastination is used one other time, also in relationship to mansion world experiences, at 48:5.8.
Section 5: Survival of the Human Self
p4: In a study of Alzheimer’s disease that used nuns, one of the older nuns had advanced Alzheimers’s but was asymptomatic. Does this suggest that the mind had chosen to transfer the seat of identity to the soul, thus providing the intellect a “new vehicle for personality manifestation?” Also see New York Times 2001 article.
p21: Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
p4: embryo: (111:3.2), (112:5.4). See in existence nine months b/f birth: (103:2.1). See potential is always supreme over the actual: (102:5.1). See (122:2.6), Gabriel’s visit to Mary very close to nine months before Jesus’ birth. See abortion/infanticide: (68:6.9).
p11: Aside from John the Revelator (used twice: 45:4.1 and 47:10.2), there are two other usages of revelator—here and at 119:8.7, regarding Michael’s role as a revelator of the Supreme. Book of Revelations appears twice in the same paragraph: 139:4.14. Revelators is used at 23:2.9,24 in describing revelators of truth, a role performed by Mighty Messengers, and at 101:4.2, where the direct knowledge of the revelators in preparing these Papers is contrasted with the inspired revelations.
Section 6: The Morontia Self
Section 7: Adjuster Fusion
p2: Ascendington etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the ascendant-kind town.”
p5: 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”
p13: Grandfanda etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the ancestor (grand-) [of all who] seek (fand) [the Father].”
p16,17: galaxies 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.