A Glossary for The Urantia Book
Entries in this Glossary have been limited to those words used in The Urantia
Book which are not included in other standard reference sources.
--See Usage Notes
Abaddon (ab' ah don). Chief of staff for the Planetary Prince, Caligastia. Abaddon chose to follow Caligastia's lead and join the rebellion at the time of its occurrence approximately 200,000 years ago. [53:1.5]
abandonters (ab ahn don' ters). An order of beings residing on Uversa, created by unrevealed agents of the Ancients of Days and the seven Reflective Spirits. [37:9.8]
absoluta (ab soh lew' tah). Space potency; a phase of force-energy which is a prereality, considered to be the free space presence of the Unqualified Absolute, and is responsive only to the grasp of the Universal Father. [42:2.3]
absolutum (ab soh lew' tum). Materialistic composition of Paradise not found elsewhere in creation. [11:2.6].
absonite (ab' sun ite). Level of reality between the finite and the absolute which is characterized by things and beings without beginning or ending and by time/space transcendence. [0:1.12].
absoniters (ab' sun eye ters). Eventuated beings existing on the absonite level. [0:1.7].
absonitize (ab sahn' i tize). To come into existence on the absonite level. [31:9.10].
absonity (ab sahn' i tee) . The absonite level of reality. [0:11.7].
Adamites (ad' am ites). 1. The Material Sons and Daughters, the Adams and Eves; a reproducing form of Sonship, created by the Creator Son, who function mainly on the system capital (see Jerusem and pages 580-588) . 2. The progeny of Adam and Eve on Urantia, the violet race, especially that centered in the second garden under the leadership of Jansad after the death of Adam (see Jansad). [78:0.1].
Adamson (ad' am son). The first-born son of Adam and Eve on Urantia born in approximately 35,900 B.C. [74:6.2].
Adamsonites (ad' am son ites). The descendents of Adamson and Ratta. [77:5.1].
agondonters (agg ahn don' ters). Ascending will creatures from planets spiritually isolated by rebellion, and who, therefore, have gained valuable experience in the exercise of faith and the development of confidence in cosmic reliability, for they must learn to believe without seeing. [50:7.1].
Alvoring (al' vor ing). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. [32:2.12]
Amadon (am' ah don). A human descendant of Andon and Fonta who was the loyal associate of Van in advocating the rejection of Lucifer's Manifesto approximately 200,000 years ago. [67:8.1].
Amadonites (am' ah don ites). The 88 Andonites of mortal status who remained loyal to Van and Amadon during the Lucifer rebellion. [67:6.3].
Amenemope (ah men e moh' puh). An Egyptian teacher and seer who, in the post-Melchizedek period (see Machiventa), taught among other things that God-consciousness is the main factor which determines conduct. [95:4.1].
Amenhotep (ah men hoh' tep). An Egyptian ruler who lived in 1,500 B.C. and who had an understanding of the soul and spirit as separate indwelling aspects for favored individuals. [111:0.5].
Amosad (am' o sad). A leader of the Sethite priesthood who lived in approximately 15,000 B.C. see Seth). [78:5.1].
Anaxand (an' ax and). A young Greek shipyard worker who was taught by Jesus in A.D. 22 about how he might overcome the evil of his unjust foreman with good. [130:2.4].
Andites (an' dites). A human race derived from the impregnation of the best human strains (especially Nodite) with Adamic life plasm. [76:4.8].
Andon (an' don). The first male human being, whose initial expression of human will choice occurred when he was ten years old, in 991,474 B.C. Andon was killed during an earthquake 32 years later at the age of 42. (See Fonta) [63:0.1]
Andonic (an don' ick). Of or pertaining to the Andonites. [63:4.1].
Andonites (an' doh nites). The first primitive human beings descended from and including Andon and Fonta. [63:3.3].
Andovontia (an doh vahn' chah). The name of the tertiary Universe Circuit Supervisor stationed in our local universe. [37:8.3].
Andronover (an drahn' oh ver). The spiral nebula from which our solar system was born. [15:3.6].
Ang (like ang in anger). One of the 100 corporeal members of the staff of the Planetary Prince, Caligastia. The members of this corporeal corps were ascendant mortals who had reached Jerusem and who volunteered to be separated from their Adjusters to serve on Urantia in this capacity. Ang was the head of the council on food and material welfare. [66:5.2].
Angamon (ang' ah mon). A leader of the Stoics in Rome with whom Jesus talked about true values sometime during A.D. 22-23. [132:1.1].
Angona (an goh' nah). A massive stellar system whose passage near our sun helped create our solar system (see Monmatia). [41:10.1].
Anova (ah noh' vah). The oldest inhabited world of the system of Satania, the system to which our planet, Urantia, also belongs. [49:0.5].
Ascendington (ah sen' ding ton). One of seven sacred satellite spheres of the Father in circuit around Paradise. This particular world is the rendezvous sphere for the ascendant creatures of time who are traversing Havona on the way to Paradise. [13:1.21].
Assuntia (as sun' chah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. [41:2.1].
Avalon (av' ah lon). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. [32:2.12]. The first group of seraphim created in Nebadon were trained by a corps of seraphim from Avalon. [38:5.1]; a volunteer commission of surgeons from Avalon directed the implantation of Andonic life plasm into the material bodies prepared for use by the Jerusem ascendant mortals who volunteered for service as the 100 corporeal members of Prince Caligastia's staff. [66:2.4].
Avonals (av' on als). One of three descending orders of revealed Paradise Sons of God; also known as Magisterial Sons. [20:1.1].
Bablod (bab' lahd). The name given the location, northeast of Dalamatia, of the "tower of Babel" whose designer was Bablot, approximately 150,000 years ago. [77:3.1].
Bablot (bab' laht). A descendant of Nod who developed a plan to erect a pretentious temple to memorialize the Nodite race. [77:3.1]
Badonan (bah' doh nan). A great-great-grandson of Andon and Fonta whose tribe of descendants lived in approximately 991,000 B.C. in the northwestern area of India. [64:2.4].
Badonites (bah' doh nites). Members of the Badonan tribe. [64:3.1].
Bautan (baw' tan). A student in Gautama's Benares school who communicated to Gautama the Salem missionary traditions of Melchizedek's covenant with Abraham. [94:7.5].
Bon (bahn). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Bon headed the board of animal domestication and utilization. [66:5.4].
Caligastia (cal i gas' chah). A secondary Lanondek Son who served as Planetary Prince of Urantia until he betrayed his trust and joined the Lucifer rebellion approximately 200,000 years ago. [50:0.1].
Cano (kay' noh). A brilliant leader of a Nodite colony near the Garden of Eden with whom Eve was encouraged by Serapatatia to mate, thereby causing the Adamic default approximately 37,800 years ago. [75:3.7].
chronoldeks (kron ahl' deks). An order of frandalanks, or Master Physical Controllers, who register time as well as quantitative and qualitative energy presence (see frandalanks). [29:4.30].
Cymboyton (sim boy' ton). A wealthy Urmia merchant at whose school of religion Jesus taught in the spring of A.D. 25. [134:3.2].
Dalamatia (dal ah may' shah). The headquarters city of the Planetary Prince, once situated on the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, approximately 500,000 years ago. This city was named after Daligastia. [66:3.1].
Daligastia (dal i gas' chah). A secondary Lanonandek Son who served as the primary assistant to Caligastia, former Planetary Prince of Urantia. [66:2.2]
Dan (like ran). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Dan headed the group of advisers regarding the conquest of predatory animals. [66:5.7]
Danite (dan' ite). A member of that segment of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff which was headed by Dan. Two Danites discovered the non-sexual liaison which produced the primary midway creatures (see Midwayers). [66:4.10].
Daynals (day' nahls). One of three descending orders of revealed Paradise Sons of God. Of origin in the Trinity, they are also known as Trinity Teacher Sons. [20:7.1].
Dilmat (dill' maht). An ancient Sumerian city located near the site of an earlier Nodite city, Dilmun, near the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia. [77:4.6].
Dilmun (dill' mun). An ancient Nodite city founded after the submergence of Dalamatia; the racial and cultural headquarters of the descendents of Nod. [77:3.1].
Divinington (di vin' ing ton). One of seven sacred satellite spheres of the Father in circuit around Paradise. This world is the Paradise rendezvous of Thought Adjusters. [13:1.4].
Edentia (e den' chah). The headquarters world of Norlatiadek, the constellation to which our system belongs. [15:7.6].
Eber (ee' burr). An officer of the Sanhedrin who, when sent to arrest Jesus after his first temple talk, refused to do so. [162:2.6].
Ellanora (ell ah nor' ah). A young woman on the planet of Panoptia whose leadership during the Lucifer Rebellion ensured that not a single Panoptian joined with the planet's apostate Planetary Prince. [53:7.1].
Endantum (en dan' tum). The constellation headquarters planet on which Michael experienced his sixth bestowal as a morontia mortal. [119:6.1].
Enos (ee' nohs). Grandson of Adam and Eve; son of Seth, Adam and Eve's eldest surviving second garden son; co-founder with Seth and his own son, Kenan, of the Sethite priesthood. [76:3.4].
Ensa (en' sah). The name of the minor sector of the superuniverse of Orvonton to which our local universe, Nebadon, belongs (see Orvonton). [15:7.8].
Enta (en' tah). One of Jesus' mother Mary's female ancestors. [122:1.2].
eternaliter (ee ter nahl' i-ter). A being of eternal existence and nature. [116:3.4].
Eventod (ee' von tahd). The name by which Michael was known during his fifth bestowal as an ascending mortal on Uversa, headquarters world of the superuniverse of Orvonton. [119:5.1].
Eveson (eev' sun). The second-born son of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, born in approximately 35,900 B.C. [74:6.2].
Fad (like bad). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Fad headed the faculty on dissemination and conservation of knowledge. He remained loyal to Michael during the rebellion. [66:5.9].
fandors (fan' doors). Large birds trained to carry human passengers; became extinct approximately 30,000 years ago. [66:5.6].
Fanoving (fan' oh ving). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. [32:2.12].
finaliters (fie nal' i ter). Members of the Mortal Finaliter Corps. The corps consists primarily of beings who are Father-fused and also includes Havona natives and Gravity Messengers. Ascendant mortals become a part of this corps when they have ascended to the sixth stage of spirit being, have become residents of Paradise, and have completed the progressive course in divinity and absonity. [31:0.1].
Fonta (fahn' tah). The first female human being, whose initial expression of human will choice occurred when she was ten years old, in 991,474 B.C. Fonta was killed during an earthquake 32 years later at the age of 42 (see Andon). [63:0.1].
Fortant (for' tant). A secondary Lanonandek Son who for 1,900 years served on the staff of Lanaforge, the System Sovereign who replaced Lucifer. Fortant now serves on Jerusem as the bestowal director. [45:3.7].
frandalanks (fran' dah lanks). Beings of the order of Master Physical Controllers who function as living gauges of all forms of force-energy in the universes. [29:4.29].
Gadiah (ga die'ah). A young Philistine truth-seeker working in Joppa with whom Jesus, in A.D. 22-23, discussed the story of Jonah and the whale and good and evil. [130:1.1].
Galantia (ga lan' chah). The ascended superangel who maintains the Jerusem headquarters of the Brilliant Evening Stars, a local universe class of superangels brought into being by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit (see Gavalia). [37:2.6].
Ganid (gay' nid). The 17-year-old son of a wealthy Indian traveler with whom Jesus traveled around the Mediterranean basin A.D. 22-23 (see Gonod). [129:2.9].
Gavalia (ga vale' yah). The first-born and head of the Brilliant Evening Stars, who for the past 1,900 years has been assigned to ascendent mortal ministry. Gavalia's associate, Galantia, currently maintains the Jerusem headquarters of this class of local universe superangels. [37:2.6].
Glantonia (glan toh' nee ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. [41:2.1].
Godad (goh' dad). A sixth-century B.C. hermit whose instructions concerning the traditions of the Melchizidek missionaries were ignored by Gautama Siddhartha Buddha. [94:7.4].
Gonod (goh' nahd). A wealthy Indian traveler and father of Ganid with whom Jesus traveled around the Mediterranean basin A.D. 22-23 (see Ganid). [129:2.9].
gradant (gray' dant). The standard weight measure on Jerusem which is equivalent to ten ounces of weight on Urantia. [46:1.2].
Grandfanda (grand fahn' da). The first ascendent mortal to reach Havona. He was a pilgrim from a planet in superuniverse number one. [24:6.7].
gravita (gra vee' tah). The name given to energy-matter of dual constitution, which is responsive to linear gravity, and which is the basis of the physical systems of the superuniverses. [11:8.7].
Hanavard (han' a vard). A primary Lanonandek Son who is currently serving as the high counselor and acting chairman of the executive council of the Satania system. [45:3.8].
Hap (like lap). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff see Ang). Hap headed the council of the college of revealed religion. [66:5.13].
Havona (hah vohn' ah). The central and divine universe, an eternal, wholly created, and perfect planetary family containing one billion worlds arranged in seven concentric circuits contiguous to and surrounding Paradise. [14:0.1].
Henselon (hen' se lahn). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. [32:2.12].
Hesunanin (heh soo nan' in). The first name of Onamonalonton. [92:5.3].
Holdant (hole' dant). A tertiary Lanonandek Son who is currently serving in the Satania system government as custodian of the system; controller and holder of all interned spirits above the mortal level. [45:3.5].
Jansad (jan' sad). The son of Eveson second-born of Adam and Eve, who became the successor of Adam as head of the Adamite tribes. [76:3.3].
Jaram (jay' ram). A Hittite student of Melchizedek who extended to Abraham Melchizedek's invitation to come to Salem and hear the teachings of monotheistic truth. [93:5.5].
Jerusem (jeh roo' sem). The headquarters world of Satania, our local system. [15:7.5].
Jerusemites (jeh roo' sem ites). Beings domiciled on Jerusem. [45:2.6].
Katro (cat' row). The head of the family with whom Melchizidek lived for more than 30 years. [93:3.5].
Kenan (kee' nan). Great-grandson of Adam and Eve; grandson of Seth, Adam and Eve's first-born son in the second garden who, as a founding member of the Sethite priesthood, instituted the foreign missionary service to other tribes in the Mesopotamian area in approximately 35,000 B.C. [76:3.4].
Kopet Dagh (koh' pet dahzh). A mountain range east of the southern end of the Caspian Sea within which a high Adamite civilization flourished for 7,000 years from the times of Adamson and Ratta. [77:5.10].
Lanaforge (lan' ah forge). A primary Lanonandek Son who succeeded Lucifer as System Sovereign. [45:2.2].
Lanonandek (la non' an deck). The third order of Local Universe Sons of God brought into existence by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit. The initial complement of twelve million Lanonandeks, after passing through the Melchizidek University, were divided into primary, secondary, and tertiary orders. Primary Lanonandeks often serve as System Sovereigns; secondary Lanonandeks often serve as Planetary Princes; tertiary Lanonandeks function in subordinate and assistant roles. [35:8.1].
Laotta (lay aht' tah). A Nodite woman, head of the western Garden of Eden school, with whom Adam chose to mate after Eve had defaulted in their planetary mission (see Serapatatia). [75:5.2].
Loyalatia (loy al ay' shah). The seraphim who warned a human seer not to worship the angels since they are simply fellow servants with the mortal races. [38:2.5].
Lut (like nut). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Lut headed the guardians of health and life commission. [66:5.17].
Lutentia (lew ten' chah). The rebellious and subsequently deposed System Sovereign of Palonia into whose position Michael was appointed as part of Michael's second bestowal experience, as a Lanonandek Son. [119:2.2].
Machiventa (mack i ven' ta). The first name of the Melchizedek Son who incarnated on Urantia during the times of Abraham in approximately 2,000 B.C. Also referred to as the "Sage of Salem." (see Melchizedek). [93:0.1].
Majeston (mah jes' tahn). The 50th Reflective Spirit; of divine Trinity origin, he was created by the Supreme Being in functional liaison with the Deity Absolute; chief of reflectivity in the Grand Universe with headquarters on Paradise. [17:2.1].
Malavatia (mal a vay' shah). The first name of a Melchizedek Son who was one of the authors of the Urantia Papers. (496,2).
Malvorian (mal vor' ee an). The first of the order of Graduate Guides and the being who greeted and acted as guide for the first mortal ascender, Grandfanda, when he reached the outer circuit of Havona. [24:6.6].
Manotia man oh' shah). The name of a supreme seraphim of Nebadon, created by the Creative Spirit, who has ascended to the position of associate chief of seraphim on Urantia. The seraphim associated with a Melchizedek Son in the work of preparing Paper 39, "The Seraphic Hosts." [39:0.2].
Manovandet (mah noh van' det). The first name of a Melchizedek Son who was once attached to the receivership of Urantia after the rebellion and who authored Paper 53, "The Lucifer Rebellion." (612,2).
Mansant (man' sant). A great mortal teacher during the post-Planetary Prince age on Urantia who taught veneration of the "Great Light." Mansant now serves on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. [45:4.1].
Mansonia (man sohn' ee-ah). The name given to each of the seven satellites which orbit world number one of the fifty-six worlds encircling Jerusem, the capital sphere of Satania. These seven satellites e.g. Mansonia number one, two, etc.) are the mansion worlds devoted to the transitional culture of ascending mortals. Also refers to the mansion world experience or career. [47:0.1].
Mansurotia (man sue roh' shah). A tertiary Lanonandek Son who serves in the Satania system government as first assistant Sovereign to Lanaforge, the System Sovereign; Mansurotia sits on the Jerusem executive council, the supreme advisory body of Satania. [45:3.3].
Mantutia (man tue' shah). The first name of the Melchizedek Son who directed the twelve Nebadon personalities who authored those papers concerning the Local Universe and the history of Urantia. [56:10.23].
Mardus (mar' dus). The leader of the Cynics of Rome who, in interactions with Jesus sometime during A.D. 22-23, learned about good and evil. [132:2.1].
Mek (like deck). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff see Ang). Mek headed the planetary council on art and science. [66:5.22].
Melchizedek (mel kizz' uh deck). The first of the four orders of descending sonship designated as Local Universe Sons of God, created by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit in collaboration with the Father Melchizedek in the early days of populating the local universe of Nebadon. The Father Melchizedek was created by the union of the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit. These Sons, who number more than ten million in the local universe, are self-governing and are primarily devoted to education and experiential training. [35:0.1].
midsonite (mid' son ite). Worlds on which the Melchizedeks have functioned as life carriers. [36:4.1].
midsoniters (mid' son eye ters). The progeny of the union between a Melchizedek and a Material Daughter. [36:4.1].
Midwayers (mid' way ers). Creatures who appear on most inhabited worlds, and always on life-experiment decimal worlds such as Urantia. They exist and function in the realm "midway" between human and angel and appear in two types, 1) primary midwayers, who, on Urantia, are produced by the members of the corporeal staff of the Planetary Prince; 2) secondary midwayers, who, on Urantia, were produced by the sixteen invisible children of Adamson and Ratta. Midwayers are the permanent inhabitants of a world until released for the ascendant experience during the times of light and life. [38:9.1].
Monmatia (mahn may' shah). The universe name for Urantia's solar system which was formed over four billion years ago (see Angona). [57:5.1].
monota (moh noh' tah). The living, nonspirit energy of Paradise. [42:2.18].
morontia (moh rahn' chah). That phase of universe reality intervening and bridging the gulf between the material and spiritual realms of the universe. This realm of morontia progression and experience takes place in the local universe and ranges from the transition spheres orbiting Jerusem up through Salvington. Morontia refers to material, mindal, and spiritual realities, and to the soul. [48:0.1].
mota (moh' tah). The wisdom of the morontia level of reality. The mindal mechanism for the comprehension of cosmic meanings and the interrelationships of the universe. [48:7.1].
Nabodad (nab' oh dad). One of the Salem teachers and missionaries. The leader of the Salem missionary school at Kish, whose ill-advised efforts at social reform led to the defeat of the Melchizedek teachings in Mesopotamia. [95:1.6].
Nabon (nay' bahn). A Greek Jew and a leader of the Mithraic mystery cult in Rome who had many conferences with Jesus, during the latter's Mediterranean tour. He was most lastingly impressed with a discussion of truth and faith. [132:3.1].
Nambia (nam' bee ah). The first-born Life Carrier in Nebadon, who serves with Gabriel and the Father Melchizedek as director of this order of local universe sonshipage. [36:1.2]
Nebadon (neb' ah dahn). The name of our local universe, which is governed by our Creator Son, Michael, together with his Creative Mother Spirit consort. Salvington is the headquarters sphere. [0:0.5].
Nod (nahd). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff see Ang). Nod headed the commission on industry and trade, and became leader of those 60 staff members who joined the rebellion. [66:5.11].
Nodites (nahd' ites). Descendants of the rebel members of Caligastia's corporeal staff who derived their name from their leader, Nod. [73:1.1].
Nog (like bog). A false god of those remnants of the lowest Sangik races occupying Dalamatia at the time of the flood which engulfed the city 162 years after the planetary rebellion. [67:5.5].
Norlatiadek (nor lash' ee ah dek). The constellation to which Urantia belongs. Constellations represent the 100 primary divisions of local universes and link the systems to local universe administration. [43:0.1].
Omniaphim (ahm' nee ah fim). The fourth class of ministering spirits of the grand universe, created by the Infinite Spirit in concert with the Seven Supreme Executives, and who serve as the exclusive servants and messengers of the Supreme Executives. [26:1.1].
Onagar (ahn' ah gar). The great leader of the Andonic tribes who taught worship of the "Breath Giver to men and animals" approximately ten thousand years after Andon and Fonta. Onagar currently serves on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. [63:5.1].
Onamonalonton (ahn' a mahn a lahn' tahn). The leader and spiritual deliverer of the red race who taught about the "Great Spirit" 65,000 years ago in the redwood forests of California. [64:6.7].
Orlandof (or' lan doff). A teacher of the blue race who, 500 years after the downfall of Caligastia, led his tribes back to the worship of the "Supreme Chief." Orlandof currently serves on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. [64:6.23].
Orvonon (or' voh nahn). The great leader and teacher of the indigo race who taught worship of the "God of Gods" and who currently serves on the Urantia Advisory Council four and twenty counselors. [64:6.26].
Orvonton (or vahn' tahn). The seventh of the seven superuniverses which, in conjunction with the Paradise/Havona system, comprise the grand universe of time and space. Orvonton is divided into 10 major sectors, each of which is divided into 100 minor sectors. Each minor sector contains 1,000 local universes, each of which is comprised of 100 constellations. Each constellation is comprised of 100 local systems, each of which is comprised of a potential of 1,000 inhabited worlds. Urantia is the 606th of the 619 currently inhabited worlds in the system of Satania. [15:2.12].
Palonia (pa lohn' ee ah). The system in which Michael made his second bestowal, as a primary Lanonandek Son serving as System Sovereign. [119:2.5].
Panoptia (pah nahp' shah). The only world among the 38 rebellion-touched planets in the Satania system whose peoples refused to join their Planetary Prince in allying with the Lucifer rebels (see Ellanora). [53:7.1].
Porogia (poh roh' gee ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. [41:2.1].
Porshunta (pore shun' tah). The leader and master mind of the orange race who ministered from their headquarters at Armageddon approximately 300,000 years ago. Porshunta serves today on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. [64:6.12].
Portalon (port a' lahn). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. [32:2.12].
Rantowac (ran' toh wahk). A wise man of the red race who was the first human being on Urantia to reach the third psychic circle and receive a personal guardian seraphim. [113:2.2].
Rantulia (ran too' lee ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. [41:2.1].
Ratta (rat' tah). A pure-line descendent of the Caligastia's corporeal staff who married Adamson, the first-born son of Adam and Eve, during the times of the second garden in approximately 33,000 B.C. Together they had a family of sixty-seven children and were grandparents to the secondary order of midwayers. [77:5.1].
Rodan (roh dan'). A Greek philosopher from Alexandria whose discussions with Nathaniel and Thomas led him to become a committed believer in and teacher of the gospel of the kingdom. [160:0.1]
Sadib (say' dib). A tertiary Lanonandek Son who serves in the Satania system government as second assistant Sovereign to Lanaforge, the System Sovereign. [45:3.4].
Salsatia (sal say' shah). One of the higher spirit orders in the family of the Infinite Spirit, Salsatia serves as the Nebadon Census Director with headquarters on Salvington and registers the existence marked by birth and death) of all will creatures in the local universe (see Usatia). [37:8.4].
Salvington (sal' ving ton). The headquarters sphere of the local universe of Nebadon, personal home of the Creator Son, Michael, and the Creative Spirit (see Nebadon; Orvonton). [32:2.3].
Sandmatia (sand may' shah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. [41:2.1].
Sangik (san' gik). The Badonite family, descended from Andon and Fonta, in which the ancestors of the six colored races of Urantia were born in approximately 498,000 B.C. [64:6.1].
sanobim (san' oh bim). The lowest order of angels, created by the Creative Mother Spirit, who serve in functional union with cherubim as routine spirit workers and aids of the seraphic ministers. [38:7.1].
Sansa (san' sah). The daughter of Adam and Laotta, stepsister of Cain son of Eve and Cano), who was raised by Adam and Eve after Laotta died in childbirth. Sansa later married Sargan. [76:0.2].
Sanselon (san' se lahn). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. [32:2.12]
Sargan (sahr' gan). Chief of the northern blue races and husband of Sansa. [76:0.2].
Satania (sah tane' ee ah). The administrative system of approximately 1,000 inhabitable planets to which Urantia belongs; one of the 10,000 such systems in Nebadon. Jerusem is the capital sphere of the Satania (see Orvonton). [32:2.9].
Sato (say' toh). An Andite of direct descent from Adamson and Ratta who, in approximately 10,000 B.C., led a group of his people from Mesopotamia to Greece. In settling there, these Andites became the progenitors of the Greek peoples. [80:7.3].
seconaphim (se cahn' a fim). The ministering angels of the superuniverses; children of the Reflective Spirits assigned to the headquarters of each of the superuniverses. Due to their origin, these angels evidence reflectivity as an inherent part of their natures, and in so doing confirm the reality of the universal presence of the infinite mind of the Conjoint Actor. The seconaphim are also retentive personalities, acting as the living records of everything of true spiritual value in their domains. [28:3.1].
secoraphic (se coh raff' ick). Of or pertaining to the seconaphim and their activities (see seconaphim). [28:3.1].
segregata (seg ree gay' tah). Pure energy at the pregravity response stage of cosmic force. [11:8.5].
Serapatatia (sair ah pah tay' shah). The Nodite leader descended from Caligastia's defaulted corporeal staff) manipulated by Caligastia to entrap Eve into the default of the Adamic mission by mating with Cano (see Cano; Laotta). [75:2.1].
Seraphington (seh raff' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. It is the home world of the vast hosts of beings created by the Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit as well as the destiny sphere of all the orders of angelic hosts. [13:1.19]
servital (sur' veh tal). An order of central universe Havona) creatures, of origin in the collaboration of the Seven Master Spirits and the Seven Supreme Power Directors, whose service ministry to ascendent mortals in the superuniverses qualifies them for translation into Graduate Guides beings who greet and guide ascendent creatures through the Havona experiential regime). Also known as Havona Servitals. [25:1.1]
Seth (seth). The eldest son of Adam and Eve born in the second garden, Seth founded the Sethite priesthood whose ministry included religion, education, and health. [76:3.4].
Shabattum (shah batt' um). The seventh day of the week. Its origin as a day of honor began with the Adamites, and during later times in Mesopotamia its observance became heavy-laden with taboos and rituals. [95:1.2].
Singlangton (sing lang' ton). A great leader and teacher of the yellow race who was the first of the yellow men to teach the worship of "One Truth." Singlangton also serves currently on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. [64:6.14].
Solitarington (sahl i tair' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. Solitarington is the home of a host of beings of origin in the conjoint action of the Universal Father and the Infinite Spirit, as well as the home sphere of the Solitary Messengers and other superangelic orders. [13:1.15].
Solonia (soh lone' ee ah). The chief of the fifth order of angels, the planetary helpers, who was on duty during the time of Adam and Eve and who proclaimed Eve's default of the divine plan and requested the return of the Melchizedek receivers to Urantia. Solonia, also known as the "voice in the Garden," was responsible for Papers 73-76. [51:3.5].
Sonarington (so nar' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. It is the personal receiving world of the Eternal Son and Paradise headquarters of the accredited and approved ascending and descending Sons of God. [13:1.7].
Sonta-an (sahn' tah an). The name Fonta used for Andon meaning "loved by mother." [63:0.3].
Sonta-en (sahn' tah en). The name Andon used for Fonta meaning "loved by father." [63:0.3].
Sontad (sahn' tad). The first of 19 children born to Andon and Fonta. Assisted by his eldest sister, he assumed leadership of the family clan when his parents died. [63:3.1].
Sortoria (sohr toh' ree ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. [41:2.1].
Spiritington (spir-it' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. This is the Paradise home of those high beings exclusively representative of the Infinite Spirit. [13:1.9].
spironga (spy wron' gah). A spirit offspring of the Bright and Morning Star Gabriel and the Father Melchizedek, these dual origin beings are a stationary order who are natives of and spirit helpers in the local universe. [30:1.6].
Splandon (splan' dahn). The name of the major sector of the superuniverse of Orvonton to which our local universe, Nebadon, belongs. Its capital sphere is called Umajor the fifth (see Orvonton). [15:7.9].
spornagia (spor nay' gee ah). An animal order of creatures responsible for the care and cultivation of the landscapes of the headquarters worlds in the local universe. They are the only creatures to experience actual reincarnation. [46:7.2].
Sudna (suhd' nah). A Havona Servital on record as having been embraced by the Father and translated to the status of Graduate Guide (see servital). [24:7.4].
superaphic (sue per aff' ick). Of or pertaining to the beings and activities of the highest order of central universe ministering spirits, the supernaphim. [26:2.1].
supernaphim (sue per' nah fim). The highest order of central universe ministering spirits. Created in three orders, primary offspring of the Conjoint Actor, secondary of origin in the Seven Master Spirits, and tertiary of origin in the Seven Spirits of the Circuits, these beings minister on Paradise and in Havona. [26:2.1].
susatia (sue say' shah). Dual-origin and stationary offspring of the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit, these beings are the permanent citizens of Salvington, assist in its administration, and are associated with the ascendant citizens of the local universe. [30:1.7]
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. [49:5.5].
Teherma (teh her' mah). A Persian businessman in Amathus in early A.D. 27 who, despite Simon Peter's fumbled attempts to present the gospel teachings, responded to Jesus and entered the kingdom. [141:6.1].
Tenskwatawa (tens kwah' tah wah). A teacher of the Shawnee Indian Nation who in the early 1800's accurately predicted the eclipse of the sun, thereby contributing to the evolutionary process of replacing shamanic conjuring with science. [90:2.9].
tertiaphim tur' she ah fim). The second order of angelic ministering spirits of the superuniverses who are children of the Infinite Spirit. Tertiaphim function as the staff of the Creator Son until the Bright and Morning Star is personalized. These high angels act as liaison ministers between the Creator Son and the Ancients of Days. [28:1.1].
Tiglath (tig' lath). The young man whom Jesus picked to accompany and assist him during his six-week sojourn on Mount Hermon in A.D. 25 when he completed psychic circle mastery, the full realization of his divine nature, the settlement of the Lucifer Rebellion, and his attainment of sovereignty over the local universe. [134:8.1].
tranosta (trah nohs' tah). The transcendental energy system operating from the upper level of Paradise in connection with absonite peoples. [42:2.17].
triata (try ah' tah). The energy-matter systems of Havona, which are threefold in organization and are responsive to linear gravity. [11:8.7].
triodity (try odd' i tee). Any of several triune relationships on the level of the existential absolutes, not including the Father, which are directly involved in the cosmic appearance of the experiential Deities Supreme, Ultimate, and Absolute). [104:5.1].
Tut (like but). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Tut headed the governors of advanced tribal relations. [66:5.21]
Ultimata (uhl tee may' tah). Energy systems disclosing response to Paradise absolute gravity, but not to linear gravity. [11:8.6].
ultimaton (uhl' tim ah tahn). An energy particle which is the primary unit of material existence, 100 of which combine to form a single electron. Ultimatons are not responsive to linear gravity, but are subject to Paradise gravity. [42:3.3].
Umajor (you may' jor). The architectural sphere which is the capital of Splandon, the major sector of our superuniverse of Orvonton to which Nebadon belongs. Full name is Umajor the fifth (see Orvonton). [15:7.9].
Uminor (you my' nor). The architectural sphere which is the capital of Ensa, the minor sector of our superuniverse of Orvonton to which Nebadon belongs. Full name is Uminor the third (see Orvonton). [15:7.8].
Univitatia (you nih vih tay' shah). A residential order of nonreproducing beings, created by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit, who constitute the permanent population of and minister to the constellation headquarters worlds. [37:9.4].
Urantia (you ran' chah). The name by which our world planet is known in the universes (see Orvonton). [0:0.1].
Usatia (you say' shah). The chief of all Census Directors in Orvonton. Census Directors are high beings created by the Infinite Spirit . They register the existence birth and death) of all will creatures in the universe of universes (see Salsatia). [24:2.5].
Uversa (you vur' sah). The architectural and headquarters world of the seventh superuniverse, Orvonton, of which our local universe, Nebadon, is a part. Those members of the Urantia revelatory commission who were superuniverse personalities came from Uversa (see Orvonton). [0:0.5].
Van (like can). One of the 100 members of the corporeal staff of Caligastia's staff see Ang). Van headed the supreme court of tribal coordination and racial cooperation. He was one of the 40 members of the 100 who did not join the rebellion, remaining loyal to Michael's government. Van remained on the planet, in cooperation with Amadon, until the arrival of Adam and Eve, a period of almost 150,000 years during which time these two leaders were sustained by Melchizedek life ministry and the tree of life. [67:4.1].
Vanites (van' ites). The descendants of Van who were in turn the ancestors of the Assyrians in the regions of northern Mesopotamia near Lake Van and Mount Ararat. [77:4.9].
Veluntia (vee luhn' chah). One of the largest suns in Orvonton. [41:4.6].
Vevona (vee voh' nah). Chief, during Adam's time, of the souls of peace, a corps of seraphic ministers belonging to the angelic order of planetary helpers. Vevona was the angel who announced to the worlds the birth of Michael as the human Jesus, and who now serves on the staff of the resident governor general. [39:5.5].
Vicegerington (vice jair' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. This is the home sphere of those beings who take origin in the actions of the Father and the Son. [13:1.11].
Vilton (vill' ton). A tertiary Lanonandek Son now serving under Lanaforge as secretary of the Lanonandek ministry of Satania. [45:3.1].
Vorondadek(voh rahn' da deck). The second order of local universe Sons of God created by the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit. These beings, one million in number in Nebadon, are also known as "Constellation Fathers" since they serve in threes as heads of the 100 constellation governments in the local universes in addition to other local universe functions. [35:5.1].
Wolvering (wool' vur ing). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. [32:2.12].
This GLOSSARY AND PRONUNCIATION GUIDE has been limited primarily to those words used in The Urantia Book which are not included in other standard reference sources.
The pronunciations indicated are those generally used by English-speaking readers of The Urantia Book in the United States and may differ from pronunciations used in other countries and languages. The pronunciation principle followed in this GLOSSARY has been to record the actual, current use by long-time readers, without intending to dictate standards of correctness. A phonetic spelling approach to pronunciation has been used for simplification and to avoid the need to include a separate guide for pronunciation symbols. It is our intention, however, in future editions to utilize the alphabet of the International Phonetic Association IPA to facilitate international usage of this guide.
The accent mark used is a single accent ( ' ) denoting stress to be put on the most heavily pronounced syllable in the word.
The reference notations within brackets denote Paper:Section.Paragraph. Thus [45:2.3] refers to Paper 45, section 2, paragraph 3.