The Urantia Book -- Part IV. The Life And
Teachings Of Jesus
PAPER 146: Section 7.
At Endor Jesus escaped for a few days from the clamoring multitudes in quest
of physical healing. During their sojourn at this place the Master recounted
for the instruction of the apostles the story of King Saul and the witch of
Endor. Jesus plainly told his apostles that the stray and rebellious midwayers
who had oftentimes
impersonated the supposed spirits of the dead would soon
be brought under control so that they could no more do these strange things.
He told his followers that, after he returned to the Father, and after they
had poured out their spirit upon all flesh, no more could such semispirit beings
-- so-called unclean spirits -- possess the feeble- and evil-minded among mortals.
Jesus further explained to his apostles that the spirits of departed human beings
do not come back to the world of their origin to communicate with their living
fellows. Only after the passing of a dispensational age would it be possible
for the advancing spirit of mortal man to return to earth and then only in exceptional
cases and as a part of the spiritual administration of the planet.
When they had rested two days, Jesus said to his apostles: "On the morrow let
us return to Capernaum to tarry and teach while the countryside
At home they will have by this time partly recovered from this sort of excitement."