The Birth of a Divine Revelation: The Origin of the Urantia Papers
Report on the origins of the Urantia Papers. Describes the evolution of events which led to the Papers. Includes biography of William Sadler, the human agent, an account of an associated group, (the Forum), and discussion of threats to the Revelation before it was published.. Offers a wealth of detail heretofore unpublished. Original scholarly research.
About the Author
Through a series of unusual events the author came to recognize that our planet is experiencing celestial visitations today, and that this world is under the supervision of agencies which report directly to our Creator. As a result of these discoveries he had a striking spiritual experience late in 1967. Since that time he has devoted his energies to the study and purpose of revelation.
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From Chapter 1: A man wanted to know the difference between Edgar Cayce, the so-called Sleeping Prophet, and the Sleeping Subject described by William Sadler in the Appendix to his book, The Mind At Mischief. The latter was suspected of being involved in the creation of The Urantia Papers. I shall describe the sequence of events which led Sadler to investigate the behavior of the Sleeping Subject, how that relationship developed into The Urantia Papers, and why Edgar Cayce could not have been the Sleeping Subject.
Paperback: 600 pages
Publisher: Moyer Pub (February 16, 2000)
The Birth Of A Divine Revelation
The Mechanical Origin
The Urantia Papers
Ernest P. Moyer
PO Box 1206
Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
In the presence of the forgathered hosts of loyal personalities, he displayed the banner of Michael, the material emblem of the Trinity government of all creation, the three azure blue concentric circles on a white background. From The Urantia Papers, page 605
The Urantia Papers were revealed in Chicago, Illinois in 1934 and 1935.
The Papers are a divine revelation. They were revealed miraculously. They did not come through the mind of any human mortal.
They were placed in the custody of Dr. William S. Sadler, a noted Chicago physician and psychiatrist.
The following documents are an account of the circumstances and factors which led to their revelation.
The revelation of The Urantia Papers involved three major phases:
Dr. William S. Sadler was converted to the possibility of divine beings working directly with human mortals. This phase involved the use of another human mortal to adapt Sadler to this possibility. The method employed was to entice Sadler to investigate the man's unusual sleep disorder. Sadler referred to that other human mortal as a "Sleeping Subject." He became a "subject" of Sadler's psychiatric investigations.
A group of people were gathered together who became emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually attached to the Revelation. Those persons were used by divine agencies to insure the physical survival of the Revelation as it was introduced to the world. They were also used to provide a foundation for historic verification of the events associated with the Revelation. Sadler named this group "The Forum."
The actual Revelation by invisible divine agents was accomplished by placing the writing miraculously on paper in groups, or sets. The form was in handwriting which was then physically transcribed by Emma Christensen (Christy), a trained secretary and member of Sadler's family, into typewritten form. After proof reading for accuracy the original papers disappeared equally miraculously. (Sadler was unable to identify the handwriting with any person from his family or from the Forum.)
Table Of Contents
- 1. THE ORIGIN OF THE URANTIA PAPERS
- 2. THE URANTIA PAPERS
- 3. NAMES IN THE URANTIA PAPERS
- 4. CELESTIAL AGENCIES
- 5. THE HUMAN AGENT
- 5A. SDA REFERENCES TO WILLIAM AND LENA SADLER
- 5B. SADLER SDA PUBLICATIONS
- 6. SADLER'S DISILLUSIONMENT
- 7. THE MATURING OF SADLER
- 8. SADLER ON SPIRITUALISM
- 9. SPIRIT ENTRY INTO HUMAN MIND
- 10. SORDID SPIRITUALISM
- 11. DEVIL POSSESSION
- 12. THE BOOK OF OAHSPE
- 13. DEVIL SUMMARY
- 14. SOME CRITICIMS OF THE URANTIA BOOK
- 15. SADLER MEETS THE SLEEPING SUBJECT
- 16. THE STRANGE MYTH OF WILFRED CUSTER KELLOGG
- 17. MY SEARCH FOR THE SLEEPING SUBJECT
- 18. THE CHARACTER OF SADLER
- 18A. SADLER AND ASSOCIATES PHOTOGRAPHS
- 19A. A HISTORY OF THE URANTIA MOVEMENT - PART I
- 19B. A HISTORY OF THE URANTIA MOVEMENT - PART II
- 20. THE URANTIA PAPERS ON ORIGINS
- 21. SPRUNGER ON ORIGINS
- 22. A LOOSE CHICAGO DETECTIVE
- 23A. PIPELINE TO GOD -- PART I
- 23B. PIPELINE TO GOD -- PART II
- 24. THE SHERMAN REBELLION
- 25. BEDELL'S RESPONSE
- 26. THE ELSIE BAUMGARTNER LETTER
- 27. MOYER LETTER TO GARDNER
- 28. SADLER'S GRAVE ERROR
- 29. DESTINY TURNS
- 30. HOW THE DEVIL GOT INTO 533 -- PART I
- 31. HOW THE DEVIL GOT INTO 533 -- PART II THE CAROLYN KENDALL DOCUMENT
- 32. THE CAROLYN KENDALL DOCUMENT (Continued)
- 33. HOW THE DEVIL GOT INTO 533 -- PART III THE TEXT OF THE 1945 COMMUNICATION
- 34. KNOWN ALTERATIONS TO THE TEXT
- 35. TEXT REMOVED FROM THE REVELATION
- 36. THE BENJAMIN ADAMS LETTER
- 37. WHEN DID JESUS DIE?
- 38. CORRUPTIONS
- 39. THE SCIENTIFIC ERRORS
- 40. CATALOGUE OF ERRORS IN THE REVELATION
- 41. THE MATTHEW BLOCK DICOVERIES -- PART 1
- 42. THE MATTHEW BLOCK DISCOVERIES -- PART II
- 43. MATTHEW BLOCK IN HIS OWN WORDS
- 44. THE MATTHEW BLOCK DISCOVERIES -- PART III
- 45. Matthew Block's Theories of the Origins of the Urantia Papers
- CORRUPTIONS IN THE REVELATION A Letter to David Kantor
- AN EXAMPLE OF SIMPLE SCIENTIFIC ERROR A Letter to Joshua Kaufmann
- SADLER'S STATEMENT ON THE SLEEPING SUBJECT
- Bill Sadler's Description of the Technique of Transmission
Some material presented will contain links, quotes, ideologies, etc., the contents of which should be understood to first, in their whole, reflect the views or opinions of their editors, and second, are used in my personal research as "fair use" sources only, and not espousement one way or the other. Researching for 'truth' leads one all over the place...a piece here, a piece there. As a researcher, I hunt, gather and disassemble resources, trying to put all the pieces into a coherent and logical whole. I encourage you to do the same. And please remember, these pages are only my effort to collect all the pieces I can find and see if they properly fit into the 'reality aggregate'.
I've come to realize that 'truth' boils down to what we 'believe' the facts we've gathered point to. We only 'know' what we've 'experienced' firsthand. Everything else - what we read, what we watch, what we hear - is what someone else's gathered facts point to and 'they' 'believe' is 'truth', so that 'truth' seems to change in direct proportion to newly gathered facts divided by applied plausibility. Though I believe there is 'truth', until someone celestial who 'knows' all the facts parts the heavens and throws us a scroll titled "Here Are ALL The Facts And Lies In The Order They Happened," I can't know for sure exactly what "the whole truth' on any given subject is, and what applies to me applies to everyone.
~Gail Bird Allen
Urantia Book, 44:0.11 - The Celestial Artisans
Never in your long ascendancy will you lose the power to recognize your associates of former existences. Always, as you ascend inward in the scale of life, will you retain the ability to recognize and fraternize with the fellow beings of your previous and lower levels of experience. Each new translation or resurrection will add one more group of spirit beings to your vision range without in the least depriving you of the ability to recognize your friends and fellows of former estates.
Princess Bride 1987 Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) and Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya)
Vizzini: HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Urantia Book, 117:4.14 - The Finite God
And here is mystery: The more closely man approaches God through love, the greater the reality -- actuality -- of that man. The more man withdraws from God, the more nearly he approaches nonreality -- cessation of existence. When man consecrates his will to the doing of the Father's will, when man gives God all that he has, then does God make that man more than he is.
Urantia Book, 167:7.4 - The Talk About Angels
"And do you not remember that I said to you once before that, if you had your spiritual eyes anointed, you would then see the heavens opened and behold the angels of God ascending and descending? It is by the ministry of the angels that one world may be kept in touch with other worlds, for have I not repeatedly told you that I have other sheep not of this fold?"
Urantia Book, Foreword - 0:12.12 - The Trinities
But we know that there dwells within the human mind a fragment of God, and that there sojourns with the human soul the Spirit of Truth; and we further know that these spirit forces conspire to enable material man to grasp the reality of spiritual values and to comprehend the philosophy of universe meanings. But even more certainly we know that these spirits of the Divine Presence are able to assist man in the spiritual appropriation of all truth contributory to the enhancement of the ever-progressing reality of personal religious experience—God-consciousness.
Urantia Book, 1:4.3 - The Mystery Of God
When you are through down here, when your course has been run in temporary form on earth, when your trial trip in the flesh is finished, when the dust that composes the mortal tabernacle "returns to the earth whence it came"; then, it is revealed, the indwelling "Spirit shall return to God who gave it." There sojourns within each moral being of this planet a fragment of God, a part and parcel of divinity. It is not yet yours by right of possession, but it is designedly intended to be one with you if you survive the mortal existence.
Urantia Book, 1:4.1 - The Mystery Of God
And the greatest of all the unfathomable mysteries of God is the phenomenon of the divine indwelling of mortal minds. The manner in which the Universal Father sojourns with the creatures of time is the most profound of all universe mysteries; the divine presence in the mind of man is the mystery of mysteries.
Urantia Book, 1:4.6 - The Mystery Of God
To every spirit being and to every mortal creature in every sphere and on every world of the universe of universes, the Universal Father reveals all of his gracious and divine self that can be discerned or comprehended by such spirit beings and by such mortal creatures. God is no respecter of persons, either spiritual or material. The divine presence which any child of the universe enjoys at any given moment is limited only by the capacity of such a creature to receive and to discern the spirit actualities of the supermaterial world.
Urantia Book, 11:0.1 - The Eternal Isle Of Paradise
Paradise is the eternal center of the universe of universes and the abiding place of the Universal Father, the Eternal Son, the Infinite Spirit, and their divine co-ordinates and associates. This central Isle is the most gigantic organized body of cosmic reality in all the master universe. Paradise is a material sphere as well as a spiritual abode. All of the intelligent creation of the Universal Father is domiciled on material abodes; hence must the absolute controlling center also be material, literal. And again it should be reiterated that spirit things and spiritual beings are real.
Urantia Book, 50:6.4 - Planetary Culture
Culture presupposes quality of mind; culture cannot be enhanced unless mind is elevated. Superior intellect will seek a noble culture and find some way to attain such a goal. Inferior minds will spurn the highest culture even when presented to them ready-made.
Urantia Book, 54:1.6 - True And False Liberty
True liberty is the associate of genuine self-respect; false liberty is the consort of self-admiration. True liberty is the fruit of self-control; false liberty, the assumption of self-assertion. Self-control leads to altruistic service; self-admiration tends towards the exploitation of others for the selfish aggrandizement of such a mistaken individual as is willing to sacrifice righteous attainment for the sake of possessing unjust power over his fellow beings.
Urantia Book, 54:1.9 - True And False Liberty
How dare the self-willed creature encroach upon the rights of his fellows in the name of personal liberty when the Supreme Rulers of the universe stand back in merciful respect for these prerogatives of will and potentials of personality! No being, in the exercise of his supposed personal liberty, has a right to deprive any other being of those privileges of existence conferred by the Creators and duly respected by all their loyal associates, subordinates, and subjects.
Urantia Book, 54:1.8 - True And False Liberty
There is no error greater than that species of self-deception which leads intelligent beings to crave the exercise of power over other beings for the purpose of depriving these persons of their natural liberties. The golden rule of human fairness cries out against all such fraud, unfairness, selfishness, and unrighteousness.