The Urantia Book-- Part III. The History Of
PAPER 65: Section 1.
Life Carrier Functions
The Life Carriers are endowed with potentials of personality metamorphosis
which but few orders of creatures possess. These Sons of the local universe
are capable of functioning in three diverse phases of being. They ordinarily
perform their duties as mid-phase Sons, that being the state of their origin.
But a Life Carrier in such a stage of existence could not possibly function
in the electrochemical domains as a
fabricator of physical energies and material
particles into units of living existence.
Life Carriers are able to function and do function on the following three
- The physical level of electrochemistry.
- The usual mid-phase of
- The advanced semispiritual level.
When the Life Carriers make ready to engage in life implantation, and after
they have selected the sites for such an undertaking, they summon the archangel
commission of Life Carrier transmutation. This group consists of ten orders
of diverse personalities, including the physical controllers and their associates,
and is presided over by the chief of archangels, who acts in this capacity by
the mandate of Gabriel and with the permission of the Ancients of Days. When
these beings are properly encircuited, they can effect such modifications in
the Life Carriers as will enable them immediately to function on the physical
levels of electrochemistry.
After the life patterns have been formulated and the material organizations
have been duly completed, the supermaterial forces concerned in life propagation
become forthwith active, and life is existent. Whereupon the Life Carriers are
immediately returned to their normal mid-phase of personality existence, in
which estate they can manipulate the living units and maneuver the evolving
organisms, even though they are shorn of all ability to organize -- create --
new patterns of living matter.
After organic evolution has run a certain course and free will of the human
type has appeared in the highest evolving organisms, the Life Carriers must
either leave the planet or take renunciation vows; that is, they must pledge
themselves to refrain from all attempts further to influence the course of organic
evolution. And when such vows are voluntarily taken by those Life Carriers who
choose to remain on the planet as future advisers to those who shall be intrusted
with the fostering of the newly evolved will creatures, there is summoned a
commission of twelve, presided over by the chief of the Evening Stars, acting
by authority of the System Sovereign and with permission of Gabriel; and forthwith
these Life Carriers are transmuted to the third phase of personality existence
-- the semispiritual level of being. And I have functioned on Urantia in this
third phase of existence ever since the times of Andon and Fonta.
We look forward to a time when the universe may be settled in light and life,
to a possible fourth stage of being wherein we shall be wholly spiritual, but
it has never been revealed to us by what technique we may attain this desirable
and advanced estate.