The Urantia Book -- Part I. The Central and
PAPER 14: Section 4.
Creatures Of The Central Universe
There are seven basic forms of living things and beings on the Havona worlds,
and each of these basic forms exists in three distinct phases. Each of these
three phases is divided into seventy major divisions, and each major division
is composed of one thousand minor divisions, with yet other subdivisions,
and so on. These basic life groups might be classified as:
Decay and death are not a part of the cycle of life on the Havona worlds. In
the central universe the lower living things undergo the transmutation of materialization.
They do change form and manifestation, but they do not resolve by process of
decay and cellular death.
The Havona natives are all the offspring of the Paradise Trinity. They are
without creature parents, and they are nonreproducing beings. We cannot portray
the creation of these citizens of the central universe, beings who never were
created. The entire story of the creation of Havona is an attempt to time-space
an eternity fact which has no relation to time or space as mortal man comprehends
them. But we must concede human philosophy a point of origin; even personalities
far above the human level require a concept of "beginnings." Nevertheless,
the Paradise-Havona system is eternal.
The natives of Havona live on the billion spheres of the central universe
in the same sense that other orders of permanent citizenship dwell on their
respective spheres of nativity. As the material order of sonship carries on
the material, intellectual, and spiritual economy of a billion local systems
in a superuniverse, so, in a larger sense, do the Havona natives live and
function on the billion worlds of the central universe. You might possibly
regard these Havoners as material creatures in the sense that the word "material"
could be expanded to describe the physical realities of the divine universe.
There is a life that is native to Havona and possesses significance in and
of itself. Havoners minister in many ways to Paradise descenders and to superuniverse
ascenders, but they also live lives that are unique in the central universe
and have relative meaning quite apart from either Paradise or the superuniverses.
As the worship of the faith sons of the evolutionary worlds ministers to the
satisfaction of the Universal Father's love, so the exalted adoration of the
satiates the perfect ideals of divine beauty and truth. As
mortal man strives to do the will of God, these beings of the central universe
live to gratify the ideals of the Paradise Trinity. In their very nature they
are the will of God. Man rejoices in the goodness of God, Havoners
exult in the divine beauty, while you both enjoy the ministry of the liberty
of living truth.
Havoners have both optional present and future unrevealed destinies. And there
is a progression of native creatures that is peculiar to the central universe,
a progression that involves neither ascent to Paradise nor penetration of
the superuniverses. This progression to higher Havona status may be suggested
- Experiential progress outward from the first to the seventh circuit.
- Progress inward from the seventh to the first circuit.
Intracircuit progress -- progression within the worlds of a given circuit.
In addition to the Havona natives, the inhabitants of the central universe embrace
numerous classes of pattern beings for various universe groups -- advisers,
directors, and teachers of their kind and to their kind throughout creation.
All beings in all universes are fashioned along the lines of some one order
of pattern creature living on some one of the billion worlds of Havona. Even
the mortals of time have their goal and ideals of creature existence on the
outer circuits of these pattern spheres on high.
Then there are those beings who have attained the Universal Father, and who
are entitled to go and come, who are assigned here and there in the universes
on missions of special service. And on every Havona world will be found the
attainment candidates, those who have physically attained the central universe,
but who have not yet achieved that spiritual development which will enable them
to claim Paradise residence.
The Infinite Spirit is represented on the Havona worlds by a host of personalities,
beings of grace and glory, who administer the details of the intricate intellectual
and spiritual affairs of the central universe. On these worlds of divine perfection
they perform the work indigenous to the normal conduct of this vast creation
and, in addition, carry on the manifold tasks of teaching, training, and ministering
to the enormous numbers of ascendant creatures who have climbed to glory from
the dark worlds of space.
There are numerous groups of beings native to the Paradise-Havona system that
are in no way directly associated with the ascension scheme of creature perfection
attainment; therefore are they omitted from the personality classifications
presented to the mortal races. Only the major groups of superhuman beings and
those orders directly connected with your survival experience are herein presented.
Havona teems with the life of all phases of intelligent beings, who there seek
to advance from lower to higher circuits in their efforts to attain higher levels
of divinity realization and enlarged appreciation of supreme meanings, ultimate
values, and absolute reality.