The Urantia Book -- Part I. The Central and
The Seven Master Spirits
The Seven Master Spirits of Paradise are the primary personalities of the
Infinite Spirit. In this sevenfold creative act of self-duplication the Infinite
Spirit exhausted the associative possibilities mathematically inherent in
the factual existence of the three persons of Deity. Had it been possible
to produce a larger number of Master Spirits, they would have been created,
but there are just seven associative possibilities, and only seven, inherent
in three Deities. And this explains why the universe is operated in seven
grand divisions, and why the number seven is basically fundamental in its
organization and administration.
The Seven Master Spirits thus have their origin in, and derive their individual
characteristics from, the following seven likenesses:
- The Universal Father.
- The Eternal Son.
- The Infinite Spirit.
- The Father and the Son.
- The Father and the Spirit.
- The Son and the Spirit.
- The Father, Son, and Spirit.
We know very little about the action of the Father and the Son in the creation
of the Master Spirits. Apparently they were brought into existence by the personal
acts of the Infinite Spirit, but we have been definitely instructed that both
the Father and the Son participated in their origin.
In spirit character and nature these Seven Spirits of Paradise are as one, but
in all other aspects of identity they are very unlike, and the results of their
functioning in the superuniverses are such that the individual differences of
each are unmistakably discernible. All the
afterplans of the seven segments
of the grand universe -- and even the correlative segments of outer space --
have been conditioned by the
other-than-spiritual diversity of these Seven Master
Spirits of supreme and ultimate supervision.
The Master Spirits have many functions, but at the present time their particular
domain is the central supervision of the seven superuniverses. Each Master Spirit
maintains an enormous force-focal headquarters, which slowly circulates around
the periphery of Paradise, always maintaining a position opposite the superuniverse
of immediate supervision and at the Paradise focal point of its specialized
power control and segmental energy distribution. The radial boundary lines of
any one of the superuniverses do actually converge at the Paradise headquarters
of the supervising Master Spirit.