The Urantia Book -- Part III. The History Of Urantia
PAPER 105: Section 7.
Eventuation Of Transcendentals
P1159:6, 105:7.1 Transcendentals are subinfinite and subabsolute but superfinite and
Transcendentals eventuate as an integrating level correlating the
supervalues of absolutes with the maximum values of finites.
From the creature standpoint, that which is transcendental would appear to have eventuated as a consequence of the finite; from the eternity viewpoint, in anticipation of the finite; and there are those who have considered it as a "
pre-echo" of the finite.
P1159:7, 105:7.2 That which is transcendental is not necessarily
nondevelopmental, but it is
superevolutional in the finite sense; neither is it nonexperiential, but it is superexperience as such is meaningful to creatures.
Perhaps the best illustration of such a paradox is the central universe of perfection: It is hardly absolute -- only the Paradise Isle is truly absolute in the "materialized" sense.
Neither is it a finite evolutionary creation as are the seven superuniverses.
Havona is eternal but not changeless in the sense of being a universe of
It is inhabited by creatures (Havona natives) who never were actually created, for they are eternally existent.
Havona thus illustrates something which is not exactly finite nor yet absolute.
Havona further acts as a
buffer between absolute Paradise and finite creations, still further illustrating the function of transcendentals.
But Havona itself is not a transcendental -- it is Havona.
P1160:1, 105:7.3 As the Supreme is associated with finites, so the Ultimate is identified with transcendentals.
But though we thus compare Supreme and Ultimate, they differ by something more than degree; the difference is also a matter of quality.
The Ultimate is something more than a
super-Supreme projected on the transcendental level.
The Ultimate is all of that, but more: The Ultimate is an eventuation of new Deity realities, the qualification of new phases of the theretofore unqualified.
P1160:2, 105:7.4 Among those realities which are associated with the transcendental level are the following:
- The Deity presence of the Ultimate.
- The concept of the master universe.
- The Architects of the Master Universe.
- The two orders of Paradise force organizers.
- Certain modifications in space potency.
- Certain values of spirit.
- Certain meanings of mind.
- Absonite qualities and realities.
- Omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence.
The universe in which we now live may be thought of as existing on finite, transcendental,
and absolute levels. This is the cosmic stage on which is enacted the endless
drama of personality performance and energy metamorphosis.
And all of these manifold realities are unified absolutely by the several
triunities, functionally by the Architects of the Master Universe,
and relatively by the Seven Master Spirits, the subsupreme co-ordinators
of the divinity of God the Sevenfold.
God the Sevenfold represents the personality and divinity revelation of the
Universal Father to creatures of both maximum and
submaximum status, but there
are other sevenfold relationships of the First Source and Center which do
not pertain to the manifestation of the divine spiritual ministry of the God
who is spirit.
In the eternity of the past the forces of the Absolutes, the spirits of the
Deities, and the personalities of the Gods stirred in response to the primordial
self-will of self-existent self-will. In this universe age we are all witnessing
the stupendous repercussions of the far-flung cosmic panorama of the subabsolute
manifestations of the limitless potentials of all these realities. And it
is altogether possible that the continued diversification of the original
reality of the First Source and Center may proceed onward and outward throughout
age upon age, on and on, into the faraway and inconceivable stretches of absolute
P1161:1, 105:7.9 [Presented by a Melchizedek of Nebadon.]