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Bolivia passes “Law of Mother Earth” which gives rights to our planet as a living system … thanks Hems

The Law of Mother Earth (“Ley de Derechos de La Madre Tierra”) holds the land as sacred and holds it as a living system with rights to be protected from exploitation, and creates 11 distinguished rights for the environment. It was passed by Bolivia’s Plurinational Legislative Assembly. This 10 article law is derived from the first part of a longer draft bill, drafted and released by the Pact of Unity by November 2010. Can we please spread this law? There has to be a way for the free market to interoperate with reverence for this planet. Period.

In accordance with the philosophy of Pachamama, it states, “She is sacred, fertile and the source of life that feeds and cares for all living beings in her womb. She is in permanent balance, harmony and communication with the cosmos. She is comprised of all ecosystems and living beings, and their self-organisation.”

“It makes world history. Earth is the mother of all,” said Vice-President Alvaro García Linera. “It establishes a new relationship between man and nature, the harmony of which must be preserved as a guarantee of its regeneration.”

The law enumerates seven specific rights to which Mother Earth and her constituent life systems, including human communities, are entitled to:

  • To life: It is the right to the maintenance of the integrity of life systems and natural processes which sustain them, as well as the capacities and conditions for their renewal
  • To the Diversity of Life: It is the right to the preservation of the differentiation and variety of the beings that comprise Mother Earth, without being genetically altered, nor artificially modified in their structure, in such a manner that threatens their existence, functioning and future potential
  • To water: It is the right of the preservation of the quality and composition of water to sustain life systems and their protection with regards to contamination, for renewal of the life of Mother Earth and all its components
  • To clean air: It is the right of the preservation of the quality and composition of air to sustain life systems and their protection with regards to contamination, for renewal of the life of Mother Earth and all its components
  • To equilibrium: It is the right to maintenance or restoration of the inter-relation, interdependence, ability to complement and functionality of the components of Mother Earth, in a balanced manner for the continuation of its cycles and the renewal of its vital processes
  • To restoration: It is the right to the effective and opportune restoration of life systems affected by direct or indirect human activities
  • To live free of contamination: It is the right for preservation of Mother Earth and any of its components with regards to toxic and radioactive waste generated by human activities

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_the_Rights_of_Mother_Earth

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/apr/10/bolivia-enshrines-natural-worlds-rights

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/bolivias-law-of-mother-earth_n_848966.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/14/science/earth/14bolivia.html

http://www.newser.com/story/116229/bolivia-to-give-nature-same-rights-as-humans.html

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The Urantia Book: Revealing the Mysteries of God, the Universe, World History, Jesus, and Ourselves by The Urantia Foundation

First of all the book is 2000+ pages divided into 4 parts and 196 papers.
Warning: If you think the table of contents and papers are hard to figure out… you’re in for a whole load of mind humperry. They weren’t joking when they called them papers. Feels like I was in a mock exam. I will not even try to explain anything apart from the fact that Earth’s real name is meant to be Urantia. Update: I’ve not even finished Part I and feel stupid. I’m going to leave it there. Just read the table of contents.
Big up but no thanks to the lady that mentioned it on a Graham Hancock podcast.

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Table of Contents and The Parts of the Book
PART I – THE CENTRAL AND SUPERUNIVERSES
Sponsored by a Uversa Corps of Superuniverse Personalities acting by authority of the Orvonton
Ancients of Days

PART II – THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
Sponsored by a Nebadon Corps of Local Universe Personalities acting by authority of Gabriel of
Salvington

PART III – THE HISTORY OF URANTIA
These papers were sponsored by a Corps of Local Universe Personalities acting by authority of Gabriel
of Salvington

PART IV – THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS
This group of papers was sponsored by a commission of twelve Urantia midwayers acting under the
supervision of a Melchizedek revelatory director.
The basis of this narrative was supplied by the superhuman watchcare of the Apostle Andrew.

The Titles of the Papers
Below is the list of papers and the author.
Foreword Divine Counselor
PART I. THE CENTRAL AND SUPERUNIVERSES
1. The Universal Father Divine Counselor
2. The Nature of God Divine Counselor
3. The Attributes of God Divine Counselor
4. God’s Relation to the Universe Divine Counselor
5. God’s Relation to the Individual Divine Counselor
6. The Eternal Son Divine Counselor
7. Relation of the Eternal Son to the Universe Divine Counselor
8. The Infinite Spirit Divine Counselor
9. Relation of the Infinite Spirit to the Universe Divine Counselor
10. The Paradise Trinity Universal Censor
11. The Eternal Isle of Paradise Perfector of Wisdom
12. The Universe of Universes Perfector of Wisdom
13. The Sacred Spheres of Paradise Perfector of Wisdom
14. The Central and Divine Universe Perfector of Wisdom
15. The Seven Superuniverses Universal Censor
16. The Seven Master Spirits Universal Censor
17. The Seven Supreme Spirit Groups Divine Counselor
18. The Supreme Trinity Personalities Divine Counselor
19. The Co-ordinate Trinity-origin Beings Divine Counselor
20. The Paradise Sons of God Perfector of Wisdom
21. The Paradise Creator Sons Perfector of Wisdom
22. The Trinitized Sons of God Mighty Messenger
23. The Solitary Messengers Divine Counselor
24. Higher Personalities of the Infinite Spirit Divine Counselor
25. The Messenger Hosts of Space One High in Authority
26. Ministering Spirits of the Central Universe Perfector of Wisdom
27. Ministry of the Primary Supernaphim Perfector of Wisdom
28. Ministering Spirits of the Superuniverses Mighty Messenger
29. The Universe Power Directors Universal Censor
30. Personalities of the Grand Universe Mighty Messenger
31. The Corps of the Finality Divine Counselor and One Without Name and Number

PART II. THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
32. The Evolution of Local Universes Mighty Messenger
33. Administration of the Local Universe Chief of Archangels
34. The Local Universe Mother Spirit Mighty Messenger
35. The Local Universe Sons of God Chief of Archangels
36. The Life Carriers Vorondadek Son
37. Personalities of the Local Universe Brilliant Evening Star
38. Mistering Spirits of the Local Universe Melchizedek
39. The Seraphic Hosts Melchizedek
40. The Ascending Sons of God Mighty Messenger
41. Physical Aspects of the Local Universe Archangel
42. Energy—Mind and Matter Mighty Messenger
43. The Constellations Malavatia Melchizedek
44. The Celestial Artisans Archangel
45. The Local System Administration Melchizedek
46. The Local System Headquarters Archangel
47. The Seven Mansion Worlds Brilliant Evening Star
48. The Morontia Life Archangel
49. The Inhabited Worlds Melchizedek
50. The Planetary Princes Secondary Lanonandek
51. The Planetary Adams Secondary Lanonandek
52. Planetary Mortal Epochs Mighty Messenger
53. The Lucifer Rebellion Manovandet Melchizedek
54. Problems of the Lucifer Rebellion Mighty Messenger
55. The Spheres of Light and Life Mighty Messenger
56. Universal Unity Machiventa Melchizedek

PART III. THE HISTORY OF URANTIA
57. The Origin of Urantia Life Carrier
58. Life Establishment on Urantia Life Carrier
59. The Marine-life Era on Urantia Life Carrier
60. Urantia During the Early Land-life Era Life Carrier
61. The Mammalian Era on Urantia Life Carrier
62. The Dawn Races of Early Man Life Carrier
63. The First Human Family Life Carrier
64. The Evolutionary Races of Color Life Carrier
65. The Overcontrol of Evolution Life Carrier
66. The Planetary Prince of Urantia Melchizedek
67. The Planetary Rebellion Melchizedek
68. The Dawn of Civilization Melchizedek
69. Primitive Human Institutions Melchizedek
70. The Evolution of Human Government Melchizedek
71. Development of the State Melchizedek
72. Government on a Neighboring Planet Melchizedek
73. The Garden of Eden Solonia
74. Adam and Eve Solonia
75. The Default of Adam and Eve Solonia
76. The Second Garden Solonia
77. The Midway Creatures Archangel
78. The Violet Race after the Days of Adam Archangel
79. Andite Expansion in the Orient Archangel
80. Andite Expansion in the Occident Archangel
81. Development of Modern Civilization Archangel
82. The Evolution of Marriage Chief of Seraphim
83. The Marriage Institution Chief of Seraphim
84. Marriage and Family Life Chief of Seraphim
85. The Origins of Worship Brilliant Evening Star
86. Early Evolution of Religion Brilliant Evening Star
87. The Ghost Cults Brilliant Evening Star
88. Fetishes, Charms, and Magic Brilliant Evening Star
89. Sin, Sacrifice, and Atonement Brilliant Evening Star
90. Shamanism—Medicine Men and Priests Melchizedek
91. The Evolution of Prayer Chief of Midwayers
92. The Later Evolution of Religion Melchizedek
93. Machiventa Melchizedek Melchizedek
94. The Melchizedek Teachings in the Orient Melchizedek
95. The Melchizedek Teachings in the Levant Melchizedek
96. Yahweh—God of the Hebrews Melchizedek
97. Evolution of the God Concept among the Hebrews Melchizedek
98. The Melchizedek Teachings in the Occident Melchizedek
99. The Social Problems of Religion Melchizedek
100. Religion in Human Experience Melchizedek
101. The Real Nature of Religion Melchizedek
102. The Foundations of Religious Faith Melchizedek
103. The Reality of Religious Experience Melchizedek
104. Growth of the Trinity Concept Melchizedek
105. Deity and Reality Melchizedek
106. Universe Levels of Reality Melchizedek
107. Origin and Nature of Thought Adjusters Solitary Messenger
108. Mission and Ministry of Thought Adjusters Solitary Messenger
109. Relation of Adjusters to Universe Creatures Solitary Messenger
110. Relation of Adjusters to Individual Mortals Solitary Messenger
111. The Adjuster and the Soul Solitary Messenger
112. Personality Survival Solitary Messenger
113. Seraphic Guardians of Destiny Chief of Seraphim
114. Seraphic Planetary Government Chief of Seraphim
115. The Supreme Being Mighty Messenger
116. The Almighty Supreme Mighty Messenger
117. God the Supreme Mighty Messenger
118. Supreme and Ultimate—Time and Space Mighty Messenger
119. The Bestowals of Christ Michael Chief of Evening Stars

PART IV. THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS
120. The Bestowal of Michael on Urantia Mantutia Melchizedek
121. The Times of Michael’s Bestowal Midwayer Commission
122. Birth and Infancy of Jesus Midwayer Commission
123. The Early Childhood of Jesus Midwayer Commission
124. The Later Childhood of Jesus Midwayer Commission
125. Jesus at Jerusalem Midwayer Commission
126. The Two Crucial Years Midwayer Commission
127. The Adolescent Years Midwayer Commission
128. Jesus’ Early Manhood Midwayer Commission
129. The Later Adult Life of Jesus Midwayer Commission
130. On the Way to Rome Midwayer Commission
131. The World’s Religions Midwayer Commission
132. The Sojourn at Rome Midwayer Commission
133. The Return from Rome Midwayer Commission
134. The Transition Years Midwayer Commission
135. John the Baptist Midwayer Commission
136. Baptism and the Forty Days Midwayer Commission
137. Tarrying Time in Galilee Midwayer Commission
138. Training the Kingdom’s Messengers Midwayer Commission
139. The Twelve Apostles Midwayer Commission
140. The Ordination of the Twelve Midwayer Commission
141. Beginning the Public Work Midwayer Commission
142. The Passover at Jerusalem Midwayer Commission
143. Going Through Samaria Midwayer Commission
144. At Gilboa and in the Decapolis Midwayer Commission
145. Four Eventful Days at Capernaum Midwayer Commission
146. First Preaching Tour of Galilee Midwayer Commission
147. The Interlude Visit to Jerusalem Midwayer Commission
148. Training Evangelists at Bethsaida Midwayer Commission
149. The Second Preaching Tour Midwayer Commission
150. The Third Preaching Tour Midwayer Commission
151. Tarrying and Teaching by the Seaside Midwayer Commission
152. Events Leading up to the Capernaum Crisis Midwayer Commission
153. The Crisis at Capernaum Midwayer Commission
154. Last Days at Capernaum Midwayer Commission
155. Fleeing Through Northern Galilee Midwayer Commission
156. The Sojourn at Tyre and Sidon Midwayer Commission
157. At Caesarea-philippi Midwayer Commission
158. The Mount of Transfiguration Midwayer Commission
159. The Decapolis Tour Midwayer Commission
160. Rodan of Alexandria Midwayer Commission
161. Further Discussions with Rodan Midwayer Commission
162. At the Feast of Tabernacles Midwayer Commission
163. Ordination of the Seventy at Magadan Midwayer Commission
164. At the Feast of Dedication Midwayer Commission
165. The Perean Mission Begins Midwayer Commission
166. Last Visit to Northern Perea Midwayer Commission
167. The Visit to Philadelphia Midwayer Commission
168. The Resurrection of Lazarus Midwayer Commission
169. Last Teaching at Pella Midwayer Commission
170. The Kingdom of Heaven Midwayer Commission
171. On the Way to Jerusalem Midwayer Commission
172. Going into Jerusalem Midwayer Commission
173. Monday in Jerusalem Midwayer Commission
174. Tuesday Morning in the Temple Midwayer Commission
175. The Last Temple Discourse Midwayer Commission
176. Tuesday Evening on Mount Olivet Midwayer Commission
177. Wednesday, the Rest Day Midwayer Commission
178. Last Day at the Camp Midwayer Commission
179. The Last Supper Midwayer Commission
180. The Farewell Discourse Midwayer Commission
181. Final Admonitions and Warnings Midwayer Commission
182. In Gethsemane Midwayer Commission
183. The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus Midwayer Commission
184. Before the Sanhedrin Court Midwayer Commission
185. The Trial Before Pilate Midwayer Commission
186. Just Before the Crucifixion Midwayer Commission
187. The Crucifixion Midwayer Commission
188. The Time of the Tomb Midwayer Commission
189. The Resurrection Midwayer Commission
190. Morontia Appearances of Jesus Midwayer Commission
191. Appearances to the Apostles and Other Leaders Midwayer Commission
192. Appearances in Galilee Midwayer Commission
193. Final Appearances and Ascension Midwayer Commission
194. Bestowal of the Spirit of Truth Midwayer Commission
195. After Pentecost Midwayer Commission
196. The Faith of Jesus Midwayer Commission

Contents of the Book
Foreword
I. Deity and Divinity
II. God
III. The First Source and Center
The Seven Absolutes
Reality
Concept of the I Am
IV. Universe Reality
Paradise
V. Personality Realities
VI. Energy and Pattern
VII. The Supreme Being
VIII. God the Sevenfold
IX. God the Ultimate
X. God the Absolute
XI. The Three Absolutes
XII. The Trinities
Acknowledgment
PART I. THE CENTRAL AND SUPERUNIVERSES
1. THE UNIVERSAL FATHER
[1:1.1] 1. The Father’s Name
[1:2.1] 2. The Reality of God
[1:3.1] 3. God Is a Universal Spirit
[1:4.1] 4. The Mystery of God
[1:5.1] 5. Personality of the Universal Father
[1:6.1] 6. Personality in the Universe
[1:7.1] 7. Spiritual Value of the Personality Concept
2. THE NATURE OF GOD
[2:1.1] 1. The Infinity of God
[2:2.1] 2. The Father’s Eternal Perfection
[2:3.1] 3. Justice and Righteousness
[2:4.1] 4. The Divine Mercy
[2:5.1] 5. The Love of God
[2:6.1] 6. The Goodness of God
[2:7.1] 7. Divine Truth and Beauty
3. THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
[3:1.1] 1. God’s Everywhereness
[3:2.1] 2. God’s Infinite Power
[3:3.1] 3. God’s Universal Knowledge
[3:4.1] 4. God’s Limitlessness
[3:5.1] 5. The Father’s Supreme Rule
The Inevitabilities
[3:6.1] 6. The Father’s Primacy
The benediction
4. GOD’S RELATION TO THE UNIVERSE
[4:1.1] 1. The Universe Attitude of the Father
Providence
[4:2.1] 2. God and Nature
[4:3.1] 3. God’s Unchanging Character
[4:4.1] 4. The Realization of God
[4:5.1] 5. Erroneous Ideas of God
5. GOD’S RELATION TO THE INDIVIDUAL
[5:1.1] 1. The Approach to God
[5:2.1] 2. The Presence of God
[5:3.1] 3. True Worship
[5:4.1] 4. God in Religion
[5:5.1] 5. The Consciousness of God
[5:6.1] 6. The God of Personality
6. THE ETERNAL SON
[6:1.1] 1. Identity of the Eternal Son
[6:2.1] 2. Nature of the Eternal Son
[6:3.1] 3. Ministry of the Father’s Love
[6:4.1] 4. Attributes of the Eternal Son
Omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience
[6:5.1] 5. Limitations of the Eternal Son
[6:6.1] 6. The Spirit Mind
[6:7.1] 7. Personality of the Eternal Son
[6:8.1] 8. Realization of the Eternal Son
7. RELATION OF THE ETERNAL SON TO THE UNIVERSE
[7:1.1] 1. The Spirit-gravity Circuit
[7:2.1] 2. The Administration of the Eternal Son
[7:3.1] 3. Relation of the Eternal Son to the Individual
[7:4.1] 4. The Divine Perfection Plans
[7:5.1] 5. The Spirit of Bestowal
Bestowals of the Eternal Son
Bestowals of the Original Michael
[7:6.1] 6. The Paradise Sons of God
[7:7.1] 7. The Supreme Revelation of the Father
8. THE INFINITE SPIRIT
[8:1.1] 1. The God of Action
[8:2.1] 2. Nature of the Infinite Spirit
[8:3.1] 3. Relation of the Spirit to the Father and the Son
[8:4.1] 4. The Spirit of Divine Ministry
Creative Daughters
[8:5.1] 5. The Presence of God
[8:6.1] 6. Personality of the Infinite Spirit
9. RELATION OF THE INFINITE SPIRIT TO THE UNIVERSE
[9:1.1] 1. Attributes of the Third Source and Center
[9:2.1] 2. The Omnipresent Spirit
[9:3.1] 3. The Universal Manipulator
[9:4.1] 4. The Absolute Mind
[9:5.1] 5. The Ministry of Mind
[9:6.1] 6. The Mind-gravity Circuit
[9:7.1] 7. Universe Reflectivity
[9:8.1] 8. Personalities of the Infinite Spirit
Functional family of the Third Source and Center
10. THE PARADISE TRINITY
[10:1.1] 1. Self-distribution of the First Source and Center
[10:2.1] 2. Deity Personalization
[10:3.1] 3. The Three Persons of Deity
[10:4.1] 4. The Trinity Union of Deity
[10:5.1] 5. Functions of the Trinity
Finite, absonite, and absolute attitude
[10:6.1] 6. The Stationary Sons of the Trinity
Justice, evidence, and judgment
[10:7.1] 7. The Overcontrol of Supremacy
[10:8.1] 8. The Trinity Beyond the Finite
Limits of mortal destiny
11. THE ETERNAL ISLE OF PARADISE
[11:1.1] 1. The Divine Residence
[11:2.1] 2. Nature of the Eternal Isle
[11:3.1] 3. Upper Paradise
[11:4.1] 4. Peripheral Paradise
[11:5.1] 5. Nether Paradise
[11:6.1] 6. Space Respiration
Unpervaded space
[11:7.1] 7. Space Functions of Paradise
Midspace zones
[11:8.1] 8. Paradise Gravity
Force, energy, power
[11:9.1] 9. The Uniqueness of Paradise
12. THE UNIVERSE OF UNIVERSES
[12:1.1] 1. Space Levels of the Master Universe
[12:2.1] 2. The Domains of the Unqualified Absolute
[12:3.1] 3. Universal Gravity
[12:4.1] 4. Space and Motion
[12:5.1] 5. Space and Time
[12:6.1] 6. Universal Overcontrol
[12:7.1] 7. The Part and the Whole
[12:8.1] 8. Matter, Mind, and Spirit
[12:9.1] 9. Personal Realities
13. THE SACRED SPHERES OF PARADISE
[13:1.1] 1. The Seven Sacred Worlds of the Father
(1) Divinington
(2) Sonarington
(3) Spiritington
(4) Vicegerington
(5) Solitarington
(6) Seraphington
(7) Ascendington
[13:2.1] 2. Father-world Relationships
[13:3.1] 3. The Sacred Worlds of the Eternal Son
[13:4.1] 4. The Worlds of the Infinite Spirit
Executive abodes of the Master Spirits
14. THE CENTRAL AND DIVINE UNIVERSE
[14:1.1] 1. The Paradise-Havona System
Paradise-Havona day
The dark gravity bodies
[14:2.1] 2. Constitution of Havona
[14:3.1] 3. The Havona Worlds
[14:4.1] 4. Creatures of the Central Universe
Havona natives
[14:5.1] 5. Life in Havona
Monotony and adventure
[14:6.1] 6. The Purpose of the Central Universe
15. THE SEVEN SUPERUNIVERSES
[15:1.1] 1. The Superuniverse Space Level
[15:2.1] 2. Organization of the Superuniverses
[15:3.1] 3. The Superuniverse of Orvonton
[15:4.1] 4. Nebulae—the Ancestors of Universes
[15:5.1] 5. The Origin of Space Bodies
[15:6.1] 6. The Spheres of Space
[15:7.1] 7. The Architectural Spheres
Superuniverse time
[15:8.1] 8. Energy Control and Regulation
[15:9.1] 9. Circuits of the Superuniverses
[15:10.1] 10. Rulers of the Superuniverses
[15:11.1] 11. The Deliberative Assembly
[15:12.1] 12. The Supreme Tribunals
[15:13.1] 13. The Sector Governments
[15:14.1] 14. Purposes of the Seven Superuniverses
16. THE SEVEN MASTER SPIRITS
[16:1.1] 1. Relation to Triune Deity
[16:2.1] 2. Relation to the Infinite Spirit
[16:3.1] 3. Identity and Diversity of the Master Spirits
[16:4.1] 4. Attributes and Functions of the Master Spirits
[16:5.1] 5. Relation to Creatures
[16:6.1] 6. The Cosmic Mind
Causation, duty, and worship
[16:7.1] 7. Morals, Virtue, and Personality
[16:8.1] 8. Urantia Personality
[16:9.1] 9. Reality of Human Consciousness
17. THE SEVEN SUPREME SPIRIT GROUPS
[17:1.1] 1. The Seven Supreme Executives
Creature-trinitized Sons
[17:2.1] 2. Majeston—Chief of Reflectivity
[17:3.1] 3. The Reflective Spirits
[17:4.1] 4. The Reflective Image Aids
[17:5.1] 5. The Seven Spirits of the Circuits
[17:6.1] 6. The Local Universe Creative Spirits
[17:7.1] 7. The Adjutant Mind-spirits
[17:8.1] 8. Functions of the Supreme Spirits
18. THE SUPREME TRINITY PERSONALITIES
[18:1.1] 1. The Trinitized Secrets of Supremacy
[18:2.1] 2. The Eternals of Days
[18:3.1] 3. The Ancients of Days
[18:4.1] 4. The Perfections of Days
[18:5.1] 5. The Recents of Days
[18:6.1] 6. The Unions of Days
[18:7.1] 7. The Faithfuls of Days
19. THE CO-ORDINATE TRINITY-ORIGIN BEINGS
[19:1.1] 1. The Trinity Teacher Sons
[19:2.1] 2. The Perfectors of Wisdom
[19:3.1] 3. The Divine Counselors
[19:4.1] 4. The Universal Censors
Stationary Sons of the Trinity
[19:5.1] 5. Inspired Trinity Spirits
[19:6.1] 6. Havona Natives
[19:7.1] 7. Paradise Citizens
20. THE PARADISE SONS OF GOD
[20:1.1] 1. The Descending Sons of God
[20:2.1] 2. The Magisterial Sons
[20:3.1] 3. Judicial Actions
[20:4.1] 4. Magisterial Missions
[20:5.1] 5. Bestowal of the Paradise Sons of God
[20:6.1] 6. The Mortal-bestowal Careers
[20:7.1] 7. The Trinity Teacher Sons
[20:8.1] 8. Local Universe Ministry of the Daynals
[20:9.1] 9. Planetary Service of the Daynals
[20:10.1] 10. United Ministry of the Paradise Sons
21. THE PARADISE CREATOR SONS
The Original Michael
[21:1.1] 1. Origin and Nature of Creator Sons
[21:2.1] 2. The Creators of Local Universes
[21:3.1] 3. Local Universe Sovereignty
[21:4.1] 4. The Michael Bestowals
[21:5.1] 5. Relation of Master Sons to the Universe
[21:6.1] 6. Destiny of the Master Michaels
22. THE TRINITIZED SONS OF GOD
[22:1.1] 1. The Trinity-embraced Sons
Trinitized Sons of Attainment
Trinitized Sons of Selection
Trinitized Sons of Perfection
[22:2.1] 2. The Mighty Messengers
[22:3.1] 3. Those High in Authority
[22:4.1] 4. Those Without Name and Number
[22:5.1] 5. The Trinitized Custodians
[22:6.1] 6. The Trinitized Ambassadors
[22:7.1] 7. Technique of Trinitization
Ascender-trinitized Sons
Paradise-Havona trinitized Sons
Trinitized sons of destiny
[22:8.1] 8. The Creature-trinitized Sons
[22:9.1] 9. The Celestial Guardians
[22:10.1] 10. High Son Assistants
23. THE SOLITARY MESSENGERS
[23:1.1] 1. Nature and Origin of Solitary Messengers
[23:2.1] 2. Assignments of Solitary Messengers
[23:3.1] 3. Time and Space Services of Solitary Messengers
Seraphic and other space velocities
[23:4.1] 4. Special Ministry of Solitary Messengers
Trinitized sons of destiny
24. HIGHER PERSONALITIES OF THE INFINITE SPIRIT
[24:1.1] 1. The Universe Circuit Supervisors
[24:2.1] 2. The Census Directors
[24:3.1] 3. Personal Aids of the Infinite Spirit
[24:4.1] 4. The Associate Inspectors
[24:5.1] 5. The Assigned Sentinels
[24:6.1] 6. The Graduate Guides
[24:7.1] 7. Origin of the Graduate Guides
25. THE MESSENGER HOSTS OF SPACE
[25:1.1] 1. The Havona Servitals
[25:2.1] 2. The Universal Conciliators
[25:3.1] 3. The Far-reaching Service of Conciliators
[25:4.1] 4. Technical Advisers
[25:5.1] 5. The Custodians of Records on Paradise
[25:6.1] 6. The Celestial Recorders
[25:7.1] 7. The Morontia Companions
[25:8.1] 8. The Paradise Companions
26. MINISTERING SPIRITS OF THE CENTRAL UNIVERSE
[26:1.1] 1. The Ministering Spirits
Ministering Spirits of the Central Universe
Ministering Spirits of the Superuniverses
Ministering Spirits of the Local Universes
[26:2.1] 2. The Mighty Supernaphim
[26:3.1] 3. The Tertiary Supernaphim
(1) The Harmony Supervisors
(2) The Chief Recorders
(3) The Broadcasters
(4) The Messengers
(5) The Intelligence Co-ordinators
(6) The Transport Personalities
(7) The Reserve Corps
[26:4.1] 4. The Secondary Supernaphim
Ascenders’ arrival in Havona
[26:5.1] 5. The Pilgrim Helpers
[26:6.1] 6. The Supremacy Guides
[26:7.1] 7. The Trinity Guides
[26:8.1] 8. The Son Finders
Failure to find Deity
[26:9.1] 9. The Father Guides
[26:10.1] 10. The Counselors and Advisers
Assignments of defeated candidates
[26:11.1] 11. The Complements of Rest
Creature-trinitized sons
27. MINISTRY OF THE PRIMARY SUPERNAPHIM
[27:1.1] 1. Instigators of Rest
Nature of rest
[27:2.1] 2. Chiefs of Assignment
[27:3.1] 3. Interpreters of Ethics
[27:4.1] 4. Directors of Conduct
[27:5.1] 5. The Custodians of Knowledge
[27:6.1] 6. Masters of Philosophy
[27:7.1] 7. Conductors of Worship
28 . MINISTERING SPIRITS OF THE SUPERUNIVERSES
[28:1.1] 1. The Tertiaphim
[28:2.1] 2. The Omniaphim
[28:3.1] 3. The Seconaphim
[28:4.1] 4. The Primary Seconaphim
(1) The Voice of the Conjoint Actor
(2) The Voice of the Seven Master Spirits
(3) The Voice of the Creator Sons
(4) The Voice of the Angelic Hosts
(5) Broadcast Receivers
(6) Transport Personalities
(7) The Reserve Corps
[28:5.1] 5. The Secondary Seconaphim
(1) The Voice of Wisdom
(2) The Soul of Philosophy
(3) The Union of Souls
(4) The Heart of Counsel
(5) The Joy of Existence
(6) The Satisfaction of Service
(7) The Discerner of Spirits
[28:6.1] 6. The Tertiary Seconaphim
(1) The Significance of Origins
(2) The Memory of Mercy
(3) The Import of Time
(4) The Solemnity of Trust
(5) The Sanctity of Service
(6) and (7) The Secret of Greatness and the Soul of Goodness
[28:7.1] 7. Ministry of the Seconaphim
29. THE UNIVERSE POWER DIRECTORS
[29:1.1] 1. The Seven Supreme Power Directors
[29:2.1] 2. The Supreme Power Centers
(1) Supreme Center Supervisors
(2) Havona Centers
(3) Superuniverse Centers
(4) Local Universe Centers
(5) Constellation Centers
(6) System Centers
(7) Unclassified Centers
[29:3.1] 3. The Domain of Power Centers
[29:4.1] 4. The Master Physical Controllers
(1) Associate Power Directors
(2) Mechanical Controllers
(3) Energy Transformers
(4) Energy Transmitters
(5) Primary Associators
(6) Secondary Dissociators
(7) The Frandalanks
The Chronoldeks
[29:5.1] 5. The Master Force Organizers
Primary Eventuated Master Force Organizers
Associate Transcendental Master Force Organizers
30. PERSONALITIES OF THE GRAND UNIVERSE
[30:1.1] 1. The Paradise Classification of Living Beings
I. Triune-Origin Beings
II. Dual-Origin Beings
III. Single-Origin Beings
IV. Eventuated Transcendental Beings
V. Fragmented Entities of Deity
VI. Superpersonal Beings
VII. Unclassified and Unrevealed Orders
[30:2.1] 2. The Uversa Personality Register
I. the Paradise Deities
II. The Supreme Spirits
III. The Trinity-origin Beings
IV. The Sons of God
V. Personalities of the Infinite Spirit
VI. The Universe Power Directors
VII. The Corps of Permanent Citizenship
Composite Personality Groups
[30:3.1] 3. The Courtesy Colonies
(1) The Star Students
(2) The Celestial Artisans
(3) The Reversion Directors
(4) Extension-School Instructors
(5) The Various Reserve Corps
(6) The Student Visitors
(7) The Ascending Pilgrims
[30:4.1] 4. The Ascending Mortals
(1) Planetary Mortals
(2) Sleeping Survivors
(3) Mansion World Students
(4) Morontia Progressors
(5) Superuniverse Wards
(6) Havona Pilgrims
(7) Paradise Arrivals
31. THE CORPS OF THE FINALITY
[31:1.1] 1. The Havona Natives
[31:2.1] 2. Gravity Messengers
[31:3.1] 3. Glorified Mortals
[31:4.1] 4. Adopted Seraphim
[31:5.1] 5. Glorified Material Sons
[31:6.1] 6. Glorified Midway Creatures
[31:7.1] 7. The Evangels of Light
[31:8.1] 8. The Transcendentalers
[31:9.1] 9. Architects of the Master Universe
[31:10.1] 10. The Ultimate Adventure
PART II. THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
32. THE EVOLUTION OF LOCAL UNIVERSES
[32:1.1] 1. Physical Emergence of Universes
[32:2.1] 2. Universe Organization
[32:3.1] 3. The Evolutionary Idea
[32:4.1] 4. God’s Relation to a Local Universe
[32:5.1] 5. The Eternal and Divine Purpose
33. ADMINISTRATION OF THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
[33:1.1] 1. Michael of Nebadon
[33:2.1] 2. The Sovereign of Nebadon
[33:3.1] 3. The Universe Son and Spirit
[33:4.1] 4. Gabriel—the Chief Executive
[33:5.1] 5. The Trinity Ambassadors
[33:6.1] 6. General Administration
Local universe time
[33:7.1] 7. The Courts of Nebadon
[33:8.1] 8. The Legislative and Executive Functions
34. THE LOCAL UNIVERSE MOTHER SPIRIT
[34:1.1] 1. Personalization of the Creative Spirit
[34:2.1] 2. Nature of the Divine Minister
[34:3.1] 3. The Son and Spirit in Time and Space
[34:4.1] 4. The Local Universe Circuits
[34:5.1] 5. The Ministry of the Spirit
[34:6.1] 6. The Spirit in Man
Dual nature of man
[34:7.1] 7. The Spirit and the Flesh
“This is the way.”
35. THE LOCAL UNIVERSE SONS OF GOD
[35:1.1] 1. The Father Melchizedek
[35:2.1] 2. The Melchizedek Sons
[35:3.1] 3. The Melchizedek Worlds
[35:4.1] 4. Special Work of the Melchizedeks
Melchizedek incarnations
[35:5.1] 5. The Vorondadek Sons
[35:6.1] 6. The Constellation Fathers
[35:7.1] 7. The Vorondadek Worlds
[35:8.1] 8. The Lanonandek Sons
Primary Lanonandeks
Secondary Lanonandeks
Tertiary Lanonandeks
[35:9.1] 9. The Lanonandek Rulers
[35:10.1] 10. The Lanonandek Worlds
36. THE LIFE CARRIERS
[36:1.1] 1. Origin and Nature of Life Carriers
[36:2.1] 2. The Life Carrier Worlds
[36:3.1] 3. Life Transplantation
[36:4.1] 4. Melchizedek Life Carriers
The midsoniters
Salvington Worlds of the Finaliters
[36:5.1] 5. The Seven Adjutant Mind-spirits
(1) The spirit of intuition
(2) The spirit of understanding
(3) The spirit of courage
(4) The spirit of knowledge
(5) The spirit of counsel
(6) The spirit of worship
(7) The spirit of wisdom
[36:6.1] 6. Living Forces
37. PERSONALITIES OF THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
[37:1.1] 1. The Universe Aids
[37:2.1] 2. The Brilliant Evening Stars
Created Evening Stars
Ascendant Evening Stars
The Worlds of the Evening Stars
[37:3.1] 3. The Archangels
The Worlds of the Archangels
[37:4.1] 4. Most High Assistants
[37:5.1] 5. High Commissioners
Race commissioners
Nebadon Corps of Perfection
Worlds of the Spirit-fused Mortals
[37:6.1] 6. Celestial Overseers
Nebadon educational system
[37:7.1] 7. Mansion World Teachers
[37:8.1] 8. Higher Spirit Orders of Assignment
Solitary Messengers
Universe Circuit Supervisor—Andovontia
Census Director—Salsatia
Associate Inspector
Assigned Sentinels
Universal Conciliators
Technical Advisers
Celestial recorders
Morontia Companions
[37:9.1] 9. Permanent Citizens of the Local Universe
(1) Susatia
(2) Univitatia
(3) Material Sons
(4) Midway Creatures
Abandonters
[37:10.1] 10. Other Local Universe Groups
The Spironga
The Spornagia
Courtesy colonies
38. MINISTERING SPIRITS OF THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
[38:1.1] 1. Origin of Seraphim
[38:2.1] 2. Angelic Natures
[38:3.1] 3. Unrevealed Angels
[38:4.1] 4. The Seraphic Worlds
[38:5.1] 5. Seraphic Training
[38:6.1] 6. Seraphic Organization
[38:7.1] 7. Cherubim and Sanobim
[38:8.1] 8. Evolution of Cherubim and Sanobim
(1) Ascension Candidates
(2) Mid-phase Cherubim
(3) Morontia Cherubim
[38:9.1] 9. The Midway Creatures
(1) Primary Midwayers
(2) Secondary Midwayers
39. THE SERAPHIC HOSTS
[39:1.1] 1. Supreme Seraphim
(1) Son-Spirit Ministers
Bestowal attendants
(2) Court Advisers
(3) Universe Orientators
(4) The Teaching Counselors
(5) Directors of Assignment
(6) The Recorders
(7) Unattached Ministers
[39:2.1] 2. Superior Seraphim
(1) The Intelligence Corps
(2) The Voice of Mercy
(3) Spirit Co-ordinators
(4) Assistant Teachers
(5) The Transporters
Seraphic transport techniques
(6) The Recorders
Broadcasters
(7) The Reserves
[39:3.1] 3. Supervisor Seraphim
(1) Supervising Assistants
(2) Law Forecasters
(3) Social Architects
(4) Ethical Sensitizers
(5) The Transporters
(6) The Recorders
(7) The Reserves
[39:4.1] 4. Administrator Seraphim
(1) Administrative Assistants
(2) Justice Guides
(3) Interpreters of Cosmic Citizenship
(4) Quickeners of Morality
(5) The Transporters
(6) The Recorders
(7) The Reserves
[39:5.1] 5. Planetary Helpers
(1) The Voices of the Garden
(2) The Spirits of Brotherhood
(3) The Souls of Peace
(4) The Spirits of Trust
(5) The Transporters
Departure of a seraphic transport
(6) The Recorders
(7) The Reserves
[39:6.1] 6. Transition Ministers
[39:7.1] 7. Seraphim of the Future
[39:8.1] 8. Seraphic Destiny
[39:9.1] 9. The Corps of Seraphic Completion
40. THE ASCENDING SONS OF GOD
[40:1.1] 1. Evolutionary Seraphim
[40:2.1] 2. Ascending Material Sons
[40:3.1] 3. Translated Midwayers
[40:4.1] 4. Personalized Adjusters
[40:5.1] 5. Mortals of Time and Space
Mortals of the transient or experiential Adjuster sojourn
Mortals of the non-Adjuster-fusion types
Mortals of Adjuster-fusion potential
[40:6.1] 6. The Faith Sons of God
[40:7.1] 7. Father-fused Mortals
[40:8.1] 8. Son-fused Mortals
[40:9.1] 9. Spirit-fused Mortals
Techniques of memory reconstruction
[40:10.1] 10. Ascendant Destinies
41. PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
[41:1.1] 1. The Nebadon Power Centers
[41:2.1] 2. The Satania Physical Controllers
[41:3.1] 3. Our Starry Associates
[41:4.1] 4. Sun Density
[41:5.1] 5. Solar Radiation
[41:6.1] 6. Calcium—the Wanderer of Space
[41:7.1] 7. Sources of Solar Energy
[41:8.1] 8. Solar-energy Reactions
[41:9.1] 9. Sun Stability
[41:10.1] 10. Origin of Inhabited Worlds
42. ENERGY—MIND AND MATTER
[42:1.1] 1. Paradise Forces and Energies
[42:2.1] 2. Universal Nonspiritual Energy Systems (Physical Energies)
(1) Space potency
(2) Primordial force
(3) Emergent energies
a. Puissant energy
b. Gravity energy
(4) Universe power
(5) Havona energy
(6) Transcendental energy
(7) Monota
[42:3.1] 3. Classification of Matter
[42:4.1] 4. Energy and Matter Transmutations
[42:5.1] 5. Wave-energy Manifestations
[42:6.1] 6. Ultimatons, Electrons, and Atoms
[42:7.1] 7. Atomic Matter
[42:8.1] 8. Atomic Cohesion
[42:9.1] 9. Natural Philosophy
[42:10.1] 10. Universal Nonspiritual Energy Systems (Material Mind Systems)
(1) Preadjutant-spirit minds
(2) Adjutant-spirit minds
(3) Evolving morontia minds
The cosmic mind
[42:11.1] 11. Universe Mechanisms
[42:12.1] 12. Pattern and Form—Mind Dominance
43. THE CONSTELLATIONS
[43:1.1] 1. The Constellation Headquarters
[43:2.1] 2. The Constellation Government
[43:3.1] 3. The Most Highs of Norlatiadek
[43:4.1] 4. Mount Assembly—the Faithful of Days
[43:5.1] 5. The Edentia Fathers since the Lucifer Rebellion
[43:6.1] 6. The Gardens of God
[43:7.1] 7. The Univitatia
[43:8.1] 8. The Edentia Training Worlds
[43:9.1] 9. Citizenship on Edentia
44. THE CELESTIAL ARTISANS
[44:1.1] 1. The Celestial Musicians
[44:2.1] 2. The Heavenly Reproducers
[44:3.1] 3. The Divine Builders
[44:4.1] 4. The Thought Recorders
[44:5.1] 5. The Energy Manipulators
[44:6.1] 6. The Designers and Embellishers
[44:7.1] 7. The Harmony Workers
[44:8.1] 8. Mortal Aspirations and Morontia Achievements
45. THE LOCAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
[45:1.1] 1. Transitional Culture Worlds
(1) The Finaliter World
(2) The Morontia World
(3) The Angelic World
(4) The Superangel World
(5) The World of the Sons
(6) The World of the Spirit
(7) The World of the Father
[45:2.1] 2. The System Sovereign
[45:3.1] 3. The System Government
[45:4.1] 4. The Four and Twenty Counselors
[45:5.1] 5. The Material Sons
[45:6.1] 6. Adamic Training of Ascenders
Parental experience
The probation nursery of Satania
[45:7.1] 7. The Melchizedek Schools
46. THE LOCAL SYSTEM HEADQUARTERS
[46:1.1] 1. Physical Aspects of Jerusem
[46:2.1] 2. Physical Features of Jerusem
[46:3.1] 3. The Jerusem Broadcasts
[46:4.1] 4. Residential and Administrative Areas
[46:5.1] 5. The Jerusem Circles
(1) Circles of the Sons of God
(2) Circles of the angels
(3) Circles of the Universe Aids
(4) Circles of the Master Physical Controllers
(5) Circles of the ascending mortals
(6) Circles of the courtesy colonies
(7) Circles of the finaliters
[46:6.1] 6. The Executive-administrative Squares
[46:7.1] 7. The Rectangles—the Spornagia
[46:8.1] 8. The Jerusem Triangles
47. THE SEVEN MANSION WORLDS
[47:1.1] 1. The Finaliters’ World
Requisite parental experience
[47:2.1] 2. The Probationary Nursery
[47:3.1] 3. The First Mansion World
Morontia Companions
[47:4.1] 4. The Second Mansion World
[47:5.1] 5. The Third Mansion World
[47:6.1] 6. The Fourth Mansion World
[47:7.1] 7. The Fifth Mansion World
[47:8.1] 8. The Sixth Mansion World
Adjuster fusion
[47:9.1] 9. The Seventh Mansion World
[47:10.1] 10. Jerusem Citizenship
48. THE MORONTIA LIFE
[48:1.1] 1. Morontia Materials
[48:2.1] 2. Morontia Power Supervisors
(1) Circuit Regulators
(2) System Co-ordinators
(3) Planetary Custodians
(4) Combined Controllers
(5) Liaison stabilizers
(6) Selective Assorters
(7) Associate Registrars
[48:3.1] 3. Morontia Companions
(1) Pilgrim Guardians
(2) Pilgrim Receivers and Free Associators
(3) Hosts to Celestial Visitors
(4) Co-ordinators and Liaison Directors
(5) Interpreters and Translators
(6) Excursion and Reversion Supervisors
(7) Area and Building Custodians
[48:4.1] 4. The Reversion Directors
Celestial humor
Mortal humor
[48:5.1] 5. The Mansion World Teachers
[48:6.1] 6. Morontia World Seraphim—Transition Ministers
(1) Seraphic Evangels
Original of Twenty-third Psalm
(2) Racial Interpreters
(3) Mind Planners
(4) Morontia Counselors
Stereoscopic effect of mota
(5) Technicians
(6) Recorder-Teachers
Truth and fact
(7) Ministering Reserves
Success, failure, and ego
[48:7.1] 7. Morontia Mota
[48:8.1] 8. The Morontia Progressors
49. THE INHABITED WORLDS
[49:1.1] 1. The Planetary Life
[49:2.1] 2. Planetary Physical Types
(1) The atmospheric types
(2) The elemental types
(1) The gravity types
(4) The temperature types
(5) The electric types
(6) The energizing types
(7) The unnamed types
[49:3.1] 3. Worlds of the Nonbreathers
[49:4.1] 4. Evolutionary Will Creatures
[49:5.1] 5. The Planetary Series of Mortals
(1) Adjustment to planetary environment
Experimental series inspected by Tabamantia
(2) Brain-type
(3) Spirit-reception series
(4) Planetary-mortal epochs
(5) Creature-kinship serials
(6) Adjuster-fusion series
(7) Techniques of terrestrial escape
[49:6.1] 6. Terrestrial Escape
(1) The dispensational or group order of survival
(2) The individual orders of ascension
(3) The probationary-dependent orders of ascension
(4) The secondary modified orders of ascension
(5) The primary modified order of ascension
50. THE PLANETARY PRINCES
[50:1.1] 1. Mission of the Princes
[50:2.1] 2. Planetary Administration
[50:3.1] 3. The Prince’s Corporeal Staff
[50:4.1] 4. The Planetary Headquarters and Schools
[50:5.1] 5. Progressive Civilization
[50:6.1] 6. Planetary Culture
[50:7.1] 7. The Rewards of Isolation
Agondonters
Tabamantia an agondonter
51. THE PLANETARY ADAMS
[51:1.1] 1. Origin and Nature of the Material Sons of God
[51:2.1] 2. Transit of the Planetary Adams
[51:3.1] 3. The Adamic Missions
[51:4.1] 4. The Six Evolutionary Races
[51:5.1] 5. Racial Amalgamation—Bestowal of the Adamic Blood
[51:6.1] 6. The Edenic Regime
[51:7.1] 7. United Administration
52. PLANETARY MORTAL EPOCHS
[52:1.1] 1. Primitive Man
[52:2.1] 2. Post-planetary Prince Man
[52:3.1] 3. Post-Adamic Man
[52:4.1] 4. Post-magisterial Son Man
[52:5.1] 5. Post-bestowal Son Man
[52:6.1] 6. Urantia’s Post-bestowal Age
[52:7.1] 7. Post-teacher Son Man
53. THE LUCIFER REBELLION
[53:1.1] 1. The Leaders of Rebellion
[53:2.1] 2. The Causes of Rebellion
[53:3.1] 3. The Lucifer Manifesto
[53:4.1] 4. Outbreak of the Rebellion
[53:5.1] 5. Nature of the Conflict
[53:6.1] 6. A Loyal Seraphic Commander
[53:7.1] 7. History of the Rebellion
[53:8.1] 8. The Son of Man on Urantia
[53:9.1] 9. Present Status of the Rebellion
54. PROBLEMS OF THE LUCIFER REBELLION
[54:1.1] 1. True and False Liberty
[54:2.1] 2. The Theft of Liberty
[54:3.1] 3. The Time Lag of Justice
[54:4.1] 4. The Mercy Time Lag
[54:5.1] 5. The Wisdom of Delay
Twelve reasons
[54:6.1] 6. The Triumph of Love
55. THE SPHERES OF LIGHT AND LIFE
[55:1.1] 1. The Morontia Temple
[55:2.1] 2. Death and Translation
[55:3.1] 3. The Golden Ages
[55:4.1] 4. Administrative Readjustments
The seven stages on a planet
Release of midwayers
Adamic departure
[55:5.1] 5. The Acme of Material Development
[55:6.1] 6. The Individual Mortal
[55:7.1] 7. The First or Planetary Stage
[55:8.1] 8. The Second or System Stage
[55:9.1] 9. The Third or Constellation Stage
[55:10.1] 10. The Fourth or Local Universe Stage
[55:11.1] 11. The Minor and Major Sector Stages
[55:12.1] 12. The Seventh or Superuniverse Stage
The Unqualified Supervisors of the Supreme
56. UNIVERSAL UNITY
[56:1.1] 1. Physical Co-ordination
[56:2.1] 2. Intellectual Unity
[56:3.1] 3. Spiritual Unification
[56:4.1] 4. Personality Unification
[56:5.1] 5. Deity Unity
[56:6.1] 6. Unification of Evolutionary Deity
[56:7.1] 7. Universal Evolutionary Repercussions
[56:8.1] 8. The Supreme Unifier
[56:9.1] 9. Universal Absolute Unity
[56:10.1] 10. Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
PART III. THE HISTORY OF URANTIA
57. THE ORIGIN OF URANTIA
[57:1.1] 1. The Andronover Nebula
[57:2.1] 2. The Primary Nebular Stage
[57:3.1] 3. The Secondary Nebular Stage
[57:4.1] 4. Tertiary and Quartan Stages
Origin of the Sun
[57:5.1] 5. Origin of Monmatia—the Urantia Solar System
Retrograde motion
[57:6.1] 6. The Solar System Stage
The planet-forming era
Tidal friction
Gravity-tidal explosions
[57:7.1] 7. The Meteoric Era
The Volcanic Age
The Primitive Planetary Atmosphere
[57:8.1] 8. Crustal Stabilization
The Age of Earthquakes
The World Ocean and the First Continent
58. LIFE ESTABLISHMENT ON URANTIA
[58:1.1] 1. Physical-life Prerequisites
[58:2.1] 2. The Urantia Atmosphere
[58:3.1] 3. Spatial Environment
[58:4.1] 4. The Life-dawn Era
[58:5.1] 5. The Continental Drift
[58:6.1] 6. The Transition Period
[58:7.1] 7. The Geologic History Book
59. THE MARINE-LIFE ERA ON URANTIA
[59:1.1] 1. Early Marine Life in the Shallow Seas
The Trilobite Age
[59:2.1] 2. The First Continental Flood Stage
The Invertebrate-animal Age
[59:3.1] 3. The Second Great Flood Stage
The Coral Period
The Brachiopod Age
[59:4.1] 4. The Great Land-emergence Stage
The Vegetative Land-life Period
The Age of Fishes
[59:5.1] 5. The Crustal-shifting Stage
The Fern-forest Carboniferous Period
The Age of Frogs
[59:6.1] 6. The Climatic Transition Stage
The Seed-plant Period
The Age of Biologic Tribulation
60. URANTIA DURING THE EARLY LAND-LIFE ERA
[60:1.1] 1. The Early Reptilian Age
[60:2.1] 2. The Later Reptilian Age
[60:3.1] 3. The Cretaceous Stage
The Flowering-plant Period
The Age of Birds
[60:4.1] 4. The End of the Chalk Period
61. THE MAMMALIAN ERA ON URANTIA
[61:1.1] 1. The New Continental Land Stage
The Age of Early Mammals
[61:2.1] 2. The Recent Flood Stage
The Age of Advanced Mammals
[61:3.1] 3. The Modern Mountain Stage
Age of the Elephant and the Horse
[61:4.1] 4. The Recent Continental-elevation Stage
The Last Great Mammalian Migration
[61:5.1] 5. The Early Ice Age
[61:6.1] 6. Primitive Man in the Ice Age
[61:7.1] 7. The Continuing Ice Age
62. THE DAWN RACES OF EARLY MAN
[62:1.1] 1. The Early Lemur Types
[62:2.1] 2. The Dawn Mammals
[62:3.1] 3. The Mid-mammals
Origin of the Simian tribes
[62:4.1] 4. The Primates
[62:5.1] 5. The First Human Beings
[62:6.1] 6. Evolution of the Human Mind
[62:7.1] 7. Recognition as an Inhabited World
63. THE FIRST HUMAN FAMILY
[63:1.1] 1. Andon and Fonta
[63:2.1] 2. The Flight of the Twins
[63:3.1] 3. Andon’s Family
[63:4.1] 4. The Andonic Clans
[63:5.1] 5. Dispersion of the Andonites
[63:6.1] 6. Onagar—the First Truth Teacher
[63:7.1] 7. The Survival of Andon and Fonta
64. THE EVOLUTIONARY RACES OF COLOR
[64:1.1] 1. The Andonic Aborigines
[64:2.1] 2. The Foxhall Peoples
[64:3.1] 3. The Badonan Tribes
[64:4.1] 4. The Neanderthal Races
[64:5.1] 5. Origin of the Colored Races
[64:6.1] 6. The Six Sangik Races of Urantia
(1) The red man
(2) The orange man
(3) The yellow man
(4) The green man
(5) The blue man
(6) The indigo race
Purpose of the six races
[64:7.1] 7. Dispersion of the Colored Races
65. THE OVERCONTROL OF EVOLUTION
[65:1.1] 1. Life Carrier Functions
(1) The physical level of electrochemistry
(2) The usual mid-phase of quasi-morontial existence
(3) The advanced semispiritual level
[65:2.1] 2. The Evolutionary Panorama
[65:3.1] 3. The Fostering of Evolution
[65:4.1] 4. The Urantia Adventure
[65:5.1] 5. Life-evolution Vicissitudes
[65:6.1] 6. Evolutionary Techniques of Life
[65:7.1] 7. Evolutionary Mind Levels
Mechanical-nonteachable mind
Nonmechanical experiencing mind
[65:8.1] 8. Evolution in Time and Space
66. THE PLANETARY PRINCE OF URANTIA
[66:1.1] 1. Prince Caligastia
[66:2.1] 2. The Prince’s Staff
[66:3.1] 3. Dalamatia—the City of the Prince
[66:4.1] 4. Early Days of the One Hundred
[66:5.1] 5. Organization of the One Hundred
(1) The council on food and material welfare
(2) The board of animal domestication and utilization
(3) The advisers regarding the conquest of predatory animals
(4) The faculty on dissemination and conservation of knowledge
(5) The commission on industry and trade
(6) The college of revealed religion
(7) The guardians of health and life
(8) The planetary council on art and science
(9) The governors of advanced tribal relations
(10) The supreme court of tribal co-ordination and racial co-operation
[66:6.1] 6. The Prince’s Reign
[66:7.1] 7. Life in Dalamatia
[66:8.1] 8. Misfortunes of Caligastia
67. THE PLANETARY REBELLION
[67:1.1] 1. The Caligastia Betrayal
[67:2.1] 2. The Outbreak of Rebellion
[67:3.1] 3. The Seven Crucial Years
[67:4.1] 4. The Caligastia One Hundred after Rebellion
[67:5.1] 5. Immediate Results of Rebellion
[67:6.1] 6. Van—the Steadfast
[67:7.1] 7. Remote Repercussions of Sin
[67:8.1] 8. The Human Hero of the Rebellion
68. THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION
[68:1.1] 1. Protective Socialization
[68:2.1] 2. Factors in Social Progression
[68:3.1] 3. Socializing Influence of Ghost Fear
[68:4.1] 4. Evolution of the Mores
[68:5.1] 5. Land Techniques—Maintenance Arts
(1) The collection stage
(2) The hunting stage
(3) The pastoral stage
(4) The agricultural stage
[68:6.1] 6. Evolution of Culture
The land-man ratio
69. PRIMITIVE HUMAN INSTITUTIONS
[69:1.1] 1. Basic Human Institutions
(1) Institutions of self-maintenance
(2) Institutions of self-perpetuation
(3) Institutions of self-gratification
[69:2.1] 2. The Dawn of Industry
[69:3.1] 3. The Specialization of Labor
[69:4.1] 4. The Beginnings of Trade
[69:5.1] 5. The Beginnings of Capital
[69:6.1] 6. Fire in Relation to Civilization
[69:7.1] 7. The Utilization of Animals
[69:8.1] 8. Slavery as a Factor in Civilization
[69:9.1] 9. Private Property
70. THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN GOVERNMENT
[70:1.1] 1. The Genesis of War
[70:2.1] 2. The Social Value of War
Modern industrialism versus militarism
[70:3.1] 3. Early Human Associations
[70:4.1] 4. Clans and Tribes
[70:5.1] 5. The Beginnings of Government
[70:6.1] 6. Monarchial Government
[70:7.1] 7. Primitive Clubs and Secret Societies
[70:8.1] 8. Social Classes
[70:9.1] 9. Human Rights
[70:10.1] 10. Evolution of Justice
[70:11.1] 11. Laws and Courts
[70:12.1] 12. Allocation of Civil Authority
71. DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE
[71:1.1] 1. The Embryonic State
[71:2.1] 2. The Evolution of Representative Government
[71:3.1] 3. The Ideals of Statehood
[71:4.1] 4. Progressive Civilization
[71:5.1] 5. The Evolution of Competition
[71:6.1] 6. The Profit Motive
[71:7.1] 7. Education
[71:8.1] 8. The Character of Statehood
72. GOVERNMENT ON A NEIGHBORING PLANET
[72:1.1] 1. The Continental Nation
[72:2.1] 2. Political Organization
[72:3.1] 3. The Home Life
[72:4.1] 4. The Educational System
[72:5.1] 5. Industrial Organization
[72:6.1] 6. Old-age Insurance
[72:7.1] 7. Taxation
[72:8.1] 8. The Special Colleges
[72:9.1] 9. The Plan of Universal Suffrage
[72:10.1] 10. Dealing with Crime
[72:11.1] 11. Military Preparedness
[72:12.1] 12. The Other Nations
73. THE GARDEN OF EDEN
Tabamantia’s inspection
[73:1.1] 1. The Nodites and the Amadonites
[73:2.1] 2. Planning for the Garden
[73:3.1] 3. The Garden Site
[73:4.1] 4. Establishing the Garden
[73:5.1] 5. The Garden Home
[73:6.1] 6. The Tree of Life
[73:7.1] 7. The Fate of Eden
74. ADAM AND EVE
[74:1.1] 1. Adam and Eve on Jerusem
[74:2.1] 2. Arrival of Adam and Eve
[74:3.1] 3. Adam and Eve Learn about the Planet
[74:4.1] 4. The First Upheaval
[74:5.1] 5. Adam’s Administration
[74:6.1] 6. Home Life of Adam and Eve
[74:7.1] 7. Life in the Garden
[74:8.1] 8. The Legend of Creation
75. THE DEFAULT OF ADAM AND EVE
[75:1.1] 1. The Urantia Problem
[75:2.1] 2. Caligastia’s Plot
[75:3.1] 3. The Temptation of Eve
[75:4.1] 4. The Realization of Default
[75:5.1] 5. Repercussions of Default
[75:6.1] 6. Adam and Eve Leave the Garden
[75:7.1] 7. Degradation of Adam and Eve
[75:8.1] 8. The So-called Fall of Man
76. THE SECOND GARDEN
[76:1.1] 1. The Edenites Enter Mesopotamia
[76:2.1] 2. Cain and Abel
[76:3.1] 3. Life in Mesopotamia
The Sethite priesthood
[76:4.1] 4. The Violet Race
[76:5.1] 5. Death of Adam and Eve
Michael’s message
[76:6.1] 6. Survival of Adam and Eve
77. THE MIDWAY CREATURES
[77:1.1] 1. The Primary Midwayers
[77:2.1] 2. The Nodite Race
[77:3.1] 3. The Tower of Babel
[77:4.1] 4. Nodite Centers of Civilization
[77:5.1] 5. Adamson and Ratta
[77:6.1] 6. The Secondary Midwayers
[77:7.1] 7. The Rebel Midwayers
[77:8.1] 8. The United Midwayers
[77:9.1] 9. The Permanent Citizens of Urantia
78. THE VIOLET RACE AFTER THE DAYS OF ADAM
[78:1.1] 1. Racial and Cultural Distribution
[78:2.1] 2. The Adamites in the Second Garden
[78:3.1] 3. Early Expansions of the Adamites
[78:4.1] 4. The Andites
[78:5.1] 5. The Andite Migrations
[78:6.1] 6. The Last Andite Dispersions
[78:7.1] 7. The Floods in Mesopotamia
Story of Noah
[78:8.1] 8. The Sumerians—Last of the Andites
79. ANDITE EXPANSION IN THE ORIENT
[79:1.1] 1. The Andites of Turkestan
[79:2.1] 2. The Andite Conquest of India
[79:3.1] 3. Dravidian India
[79:4.1] 4. The Aryan Invasion of India
[79:5.1] 5. Red Man and Yellow Man
[79:6.1] 6. Dawn of Chinese Civilization
[79:7.1] 7. The Andites Enter China
[79:8.1] 8. Later Chinese Civilization
80. ANDITE EXPANSION IN THE OCCIDENT
[80:1.1] 1. The Adamites Enter Europe
[80:2.1] 2. Climatic and Geologic Changes
Flooding of the Mediterranean
[80:3.1] 3. The Cro-magnoid Blue Man
[80:4.1] 4. The Andite Invasions of Europe
[80:5.1] 5. The Andite Conquest of Northern Europe
[80:6.1] 6. The Andites along the Nile
[80:7.1] 7. Andites of the Mediterranean Isles
[80:8.1] 8. The Danubian Andonites
[80:9.1] 9. The Three White Races
81. DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN CIVILIZATION
[81:1.1] 1. The Cradle of Civilization
[81:2.1] 2. The Tools of Civilization
(1) The taming of fire
(2) The domestication of animals
(3) The enslavement of captives
(4) Private property
[81:3.1] 3. Cities, Manufacture, and Commerce
[81:4.1] 4. The Mixed Races
(1) The Caucasoid races
(2) The Mongoloid races
(3) The Negroid races
[81:5.1] 5. Cultural Society
Might and right
[81:6.1] 6. The Maintenance of Civilization
(1) Natural circumstances
(2) Capital goods
(3) Scientific knowledge
(4) Human resources
(5) Effectiveness of material resources
(6) Effectiveness of language
(7) Effectiveness of mechanical devices
(8) Character of torchbearers
(9) The racial ideals
(10) Co-ordination of specialists
(11) Place-finding devices
(12) The willingness to co-operate
(13) Effective and wise leadership
(14) Social changes
(15) The prevention of transitional breakdown
82. THE EVOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
[82:1.1] 1. The Mating Instinct
[82:2.1] 2. The Restrictive Taboos
[82:3.1] 3. Early Marriage Mores
[82:4.1] 4. Marriage under the Property Mores
[82:5.1] 5. Endogamy and Exogamy
[82:6.1] 6. Racial Mixtures
83. THE MARRIAGE INSTITUTION
[83:1.1] 1. Marriage as a Societal Institution
[83:2.1] 2. Courtship and Betrothal
[83:3.1] 3. Purchase and Dowry
[83:4.1] 4. The Wedding Ceremony
[83:5.1] 5. Plural Marriages
[83:6.1] 6. True Monogamy—Pair Marriage
[83:7.1] 7. The Dissolution of Wedlock
[83:8.1] 8. The Idealization of Marriage
84. MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
[84:1.1] 1. Primitive Pair Associations
[84:2.1] 2. The Early Mother-family
[84:3.1] 3. The Family under Father Dominance
[84:4.1] 4. Woman’s Status in Early Society
[84:5.1] 5. Woman under the Developing Mores
[84:6.1] 6. The Partnership of Man and Woman
[84:7.1] 7. The Ideals of Family Life
[84:8.1] 8. Dangers of Self-gratification
85. THE ORIGINS OF WORSHIP
[85:1.1] 1. Worship of Stones and Hills
[85:2.1] 2. Worship of Plants and Trees
[85:3.1] 3. The Worship of Animals
[85:4.1] 4. Worship of the Elements
[85:5.1] 5. Worship of the Heavenly Bodies
[85:6.1] 6. Worship of Man
[85:7.1] 7. The Adjutants of Worship and Wisdom
86. EARLY EVOLUTION OF RELIGION
[86:1.1] 1. Chance: Good Luck and Bad Luck
[86:2.1] 2. The Personification of Chance
[86:3.1] 3. Death—the Inexplicable
[86:4.1] 4. The Death-survival Concept
[86:5.1] 5. The Ghost-soul Concept
[86:6.1] 6. The Ghost-spirit Environment
[86:7.1] 7. The Function of Primitive Religion
87. THE GHOST CULTS
[87:1.1] 1. Ghost Fear
[87:2.1] 2. Ghost Placation
[87:3.1] 3. Ancestor Worship
[87:4.1] 4. Good and Bad Spirit Ghosts
[87:5.1] 5. The Advancing Ghost Cult
[87:6.1] 6. Coercion and Exorcism
[87:7.1] 7. Nature of Cultism
88. FETISHES, CHARMS, AND MAGIC
[88:1.1] 1. Belief in Fetishes
[88:2.1] 2. Evolution of the Fetish
Images and idols
“Sacred Books”
[88:3.1] 3. Totemism
[88:4.1] 4. Magic
[88:5.1] 5. Magical Charms
[88:6.1] 6. The Practice of Magic
89. SIN, SACRIFICE, AND ATONEMENT
[89:1.1] 1. The Taboo
[89:2.1] 2. The Concept of Sin
[89:3.1] 3. Renunciation and Humiliation
The continence cult
[89:4.1] 4. Origins of Sacrifice
[89:5.1] 5. Sacrifices and Cannibalism
[89:6.1] 6. Evolution of Human Sacrifice
[89:7.1] 7. Modifications of Human Sacrifice
Temple harlotry
[89:8.1] 8. Redemption and Covenants
[89:9.1] 9. Sacrifices and Sacraments
[89:10.1] 10. Forgiveness of Sin
90. SHAMANISM—MEDICINE MEN AND PRIESTS
[90:1.1] 1. The First Shamans—the Medicine Men
[90:2.1] 2. Shamanistic Practices
[90:3.1] 3. The Shamanic Theory of Disease and Death
[90:4.1] 4. Medicine under the Shamans
[90:5.1] 5. Priests and Rituals
91. THE EVOLUTION OF PRAYER
[91:1.1] 1. Primitive Prayer
[91:2.1] 2. Evolving Prayer
Prayer versus magic
[91:3.1] 3. Prayer and the Alter Ego
[91:4.1] 4. Ethical Praying
[91:5.1] 5. Social Repercussions of Prayer
[91:6.1] 6. The Province of Prayer
[91:7.1] 7. Mysticism, Ecstasy, and Inspiration
[91:8.1] 8. Praying as a Personal Experience
[91:9.1] 9. Conditions of Effective Prayer
92. THE LATER EVOLUTION OF RELIGION
[92:1.1] 1. The Evolutionary Nature of Religion
[92:2.1] 2. Religion and the Mores
[92:3.1] 3. The Nature of Evolutionary Religion
[92:4.1] 4. The Gift of Revelation
(1) The Dalamatian teachings
(2) The Edenic teachings
(3) The Melchizedek of Salem
(4) Jesus of Nazareth
(5) The Urantia Papers
[92:5.1] 5. The Great Religious Leaders
[92:6.1] 6. The Composite Religions
Eleven living religions
[92:7.1] 7. The Further Evolution of Religion
93. MACHIVENTA MELCHIZEDEK
[93:1.1] 1. The Machiventa Incarnation
[93:2.1] 2. The Sage of Salem
[93:3.1] 3. Melchizedek’s Teachings
[93:4.1] 4. The Salem Religion
The creed
The seven commandments
[93:5.1] 5. The Selection of Abraham
[93:6.1] 6. Melchizedek’s Covenant with Abraham
[93:7.1] 7. The Melchizedek Missionaries
[93:8.1] 8. Departure of Melchizedek
[93:9.1] 9. After Melchizedek’s Departure
[93:10.1] 10. Present Status of Machiventa Melchizedek
94. THE MELCHIZEDEK TEACHINGS IN THE ORIENT
[94:1.1] 1. The Salem Teachings in Vedic India
The Rig-Veda
[94:2.1] 2. Brahmanism
Doctrine of reincarnation
[94:3.1] 3. Brahmanic Philosophy
[94:4.1] 4. The Hindu Religion
[94:5.1] 5. The Struggle for Truth in China
[94:6.1] 6. Lao-Tse and Confucius
[94:7.1] 7. Gautama Siddhartha
[94:8.1] 8. The Buddhist Faith
The gospel of Gautama
The moral commandments
[94:9.1] 9. The Spread of Buddhism
[94:10.1] 10. Religion in Tibet
[94:11.1] 11. Buddhist Philosophy
[94:12.1] 12. The God Concept of Buddhism
95. THE MELCHIZEDEK TEACHINGS IN THE LEVANT
[95:1.1] 1. The Salem Religion in Mesopotamia
[95:2.1] 2. Early Egyptian Religion
[95:3.1] 3. Evolution of Moral Concepts
[95:4.1] 4. The Teachings of Amenomope
[95:5.1] 5. The Remarkable Ikhnaton
[95:6.1] 6. The Salem Doctrines in Iran
[95:7.1] 7. The Salem Teachings in Arabia
96. YAHWEH—GOD OF THE HEBREWS
[96:1.1] 1. Deity Concepts among the Semites
[96:2.1] 2. The Semitic Peoples
[96:3.1] 3. The Matchless Moses
[96:4.1] 4. The Proclamation of Yahweh
[96:5.1] 5. The Teachings of Moses
Materialistic Providence
[96:6.1] 6. The God Concept after Moses’ Death
[96:7.1] 7. Psalms and the Book of Job
97. EVOLUTION OF THE GOD CONCEPT AMONG THE HEBREWS
[97:1.1] 1. Samuel—First of the Hebrew Prophets
[97:2.1] 2. Elijah and Elisha
[97:3.1] 3. Yahweh and Baal
[97:4.1] 4. Amos and Hosea
[97:5.1] 5. The First Isaiah
[97:6.1] 6. Jeremiah the Fearless
[97:7.1] 7. The Second Isaiah
[97:8.1] 8. Sacred and Profane History
[97:9.1] 9. Hebrew History
Ephriam and Judah
Saul and David
Solomon and taxation
Israel and Judah
Destruction of the Kingdom of Israel
End of the Kingdom of Judah
The Babylonian captivity
[97:10.1] 10. The Hebrew Religion
98. THE MELCHIZEDEK TEACHINGS IN THE OCCIDENT
[98:1.1] 1. The Salem Religion among the Greeks
[98:2.1] 2. Greek Philosophic Thought
[98:3.1] 3. The Melchizedek Teachings in Rome
[98:4.1] 4. The Mystery Cults
The Phrygian cult of Cybele and Attis
The Egyptian cult of Osiris and Isis
The Iranian cult of Mithras
[98:5.1] 5. The Cult of Mithras
[98:6.1] 6. Mithraism and Christianity
[98:7.1] 7. The Christian Religion
99. THE SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF RELIGION
[99:1.1] 1. Religion and Social Reconstruction
[99:2.1] 2. Weakness of Institutional Religion
[99:3.1] 3. Religion and the Religionist
[99:4.1] 4. Transition Difficulties
[99:5.1] 5. Social Aspects of Religion
[99:6.1] 6. Institutional Religion
[99:7.1] 7. Religion’s Contribution
100. RELIGION IN HUMAN EXPERIENCE
[100:1.1] 1. Religious Growth
[100:2.1] 2. Spiritual Growth
[100:3.1] 3. Concepts of Supreme Value
[100:4.1] 4. Problems of Growth
[100:5.1] 5. Conversion and Mysticism
[100:6.1] 6. Marks of Religious Living
[100:7.1] 7. The Acme of Religious Living
101. THE REAL NATURE OF RELIGION
[101:1.1] 1. True Religion
[101:2.1] 2. The Fact of Religion
[101:3.1] 3. The Characteristics of Religion
Twelve illustrations of spiritual faith
[101:4.1] 4. The Limitations of Revelation
[101:5.1] 5. Religion Expanded by Revelation
[101:6.1] 6. Progressive Religious Experience
Seven aspects of salvation
[101:7.1] 7. A Personal Philosophy of Religion
[101:8.1] 8. Faith and Belief
[101:9.1] 9. Religion and Morality
[101:10.1] 10. Religion as Man’s Liberator
102. THE FOUNDATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FAITH
[102:1.1] 1. Assurances of Faith
[102:2.1] 2. Religion and Reality
[102:3.1] 3. Knowledge, Wisdom, and Insight
[102:4.1] 4. The Fact of Experience
[102:5.1] 5. The Supremacy of Purposive Potential
[102:6.1] 6. The Certainty of Religious Faith
[102:7.1] 7. The Certitude of the Divine
[102:8.1] 8. The Evidences of Religion
103. THE REALITY OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
[103:1.1] 1. Philosophy of Religion
[103:2.1] 2. Religion and the Individual
[103:3.1] 3. Religion and the Human Race
[103:4.1] 4. Spiritual Communion
[103:5.1] 5. The Origin of Ideals
[103:6.1] 6. Philosophic Co-ordination
[103:7.1] 7. Science and Religion
[103:8.1] 8. Philosophy and Religion
[103:9.1] 9. The Essence of Religion
104. GROWTH OF THE TRINITY CONCEPT
[104:1.1] 1. Urantian Trinity Concepts
[104:2.1] 2. Trinity Unity and Deity Plurality
[104:3.1] 3. Trinities and Triunities
[104:4.1] 4. The Seven Triunities
[104:5.1] 5. Triodities
105. DEITY AND REALITY
[105:1.1] 1. The Philosophic Concept of the I Am
[105:2.1] 2. The I Am as Triune and as Sevenfold
[105:3.1] 3. The Seven Absolutes of Infinity
[105:4.1] 4. Unity, Duality, and Triunity
[105:5.1] 5. Promulgation of Finite Reality
[105:6.1] 6. Repercussions of Finite Reality
[105:7.1] 7. Eventuation of Transcendentals
106. UNIVERSE LEVELS OF REALITY
[106:1.1] 1. Primary Association of Finite Functionals
God the Sevenfold
[106:2.1] 2. Secondary Supreme Finite Integration
The Supreme Being
[106:3.1] 3. Transcendental Tertiary Reality Association
The Trinity Ultimate
[106:4.1] 4. Ultimate Quartan Integration
Ultimate Deity
[106:5.1] 5. Coabsolute or Fifth-phase Association
The Trinity Absolute
[106:6.1] 6. Absolute or Sixth-phase Integration
The cosmos infinite
[106:7.1] 7. Finality of Destiny
[106:8.1] 8. The Trinity of Trinities
(1) The level of three Trinities
(2) The level of experiential Deity
(3) The level of the I AM
[106:9.1] 9. Existential Infinite Unification
107. ORIGIN AND NATURE OF THOUGHT ADJUSTERS
[107:1.1] 1. Origin of Thought Adjusters
[107:2.1] 2. Classification of Adjusters
[107:3.1] 3. The Divinington Home of Adjusters
[107:4.1] 4. Nature and Presence of Adjusters
[107:5.1] 5. Adjuster Mindedness
[107:6.1] 6. Adjusters as Pure Spirits
[107:7.1] 7. Adjusters and Personality
108. MISSION AND MINISTRY OF THOUGHT ADJUSTERS
[108:1.1] 1. Selection and Assignment
[108:2.1] 2. Prerequisites of Adjuster Indwelling
On Urantia
On other worlds
[108:3.1] 3. Organization and Administration
Tabamantia’s tribute
[108:4.1] 4. Relation to Other Spiritual Influences
[108:5.1] 5. The Adjuster’s Mission
[108:6.1] 6. God in Man
109. RELATION OF ADJUSTERS TO UNIVERSE CREATURES
[109:1.1] 1. Development of Adjusters
[109:2.1] 2. Self-acting Adjusters
[109:3.1] 3. Relation of Adjusters to Mortal Types
[109:4.1] 4. Adjusters and Human Personality
[109:5.1] 5. Material Handicaps to Adjuster Indwelling
[109:6.1] 6. The Persistence of True Values
The Adjuster that indwelt Jesus
[109:7.1] 7. Destiny of Personalized Adjusters
Omnipersonal beings
110. RELATION OF ADJUSTERS TO INDIVIDUAL MORTALS
[110:1.1] 1. Indwelling the Mortal Mind
[110:2.1] 2. Adjusters and Human Will
[110:3.1] 3. Co-operation with the Adjuster
[110:4.1] 4. The Adjuster’s Work in the Mind
[110:5.1] 5. Erroneous Concepts of Adjuster Guidance
[110:6.1] 6. The Seven Psychic Circles
[110:7.1] 7. The Attainment of Immortality
The Adjuster’s plea to the soul
111. THE ADJUSTER AND THE SOUL
[111:1.1] 1. The Mind Arena of Choice
[111:2.1] 2. Nature of the Soul
[111:3.1] 3. The Evolving Soul
[111:4.1] 4. The Inner Life
[111:5.1] 5. The Consecration of Choice
[111:6.1] 6. The Human Paradox
[111:7.1] 7. The Adjuster’s Problem
A guardian of destiny’s statement
112. PERSONALITY SURVIVAL
Fourteen aspects of personality
[112:1.1] 1. Personality and Reality
[112:2.1] 2. The Self
[112:3.1] 3. The Phenomenon of Death
[112:4.1] 4. Adjusters after Death
[112:5.1] 5. Survival of the Human Self
[112:6.1] 6. The Morontia Self
[112:7.1] 7. Adjuster Fusion
113. SERAPHIC GUARDIANS OF DESTINY
[113:1.1] 1. The Guardian Angels
[113:2.1] 2. The Destiny Guardians
[113:3.1] 3. Relation to Other Spirit Influences
[113:4.1] 4. Seraphic Domains of Action
[113:5.1] 5. Seraphic Ministry to Mortals
[113:6.1] 6. Guardian Angels after Death
[113:7.1] 7. Seraphim and the Ascendant Career
114. SERAPHIC PLANETARY GOVERNMENT
[114:1.1] 1. The Sovereignty of Urantia
[114:2.1] 2. The Board of Planetary Supervisors
[114:3.1] 3. The Resident Governor General
[114:4.1] 4. The Most High Observer
[114:5.1] 5. The Planetary Government
[114:6.1] 6. The Master Seraphim of Planetary Supervision
(1) The epochal angels
(2) The progress angels
(3) The religious guardians
(4) The angels of national life
(5) The angels of the races
(6) The angels of the future
(7) The angels of enlightenment
(8) The angels of health
(9) The home seraphim
(10) The angels of industry
(11) The angels of diversion
(12) The angels of superhuman ministry
[114:7.1] 7. The Reserve Corps of Destiny
115. THE SUPREME BEING
[115:1.1] 1. Relativity of Concept Frames
[115:2.1] 2. The Absolute Basis for Supremacy
[115:3.1] 3. Original, Actual, and Potential
[115:4.1] 4. Sources of Supreme Reality
[115:5.1] 5. Relation of the Supreme to the Paradise Trinity
[115:6.1] 6. Relation of the Supreme to the Triodities
[115:7.1] 7. The Nature of the Supreme
116. THE ALMIGHTY SUPREME
[116:1.1] 1. The Supreme Mind
The cosmic mind
[116:2.1] 2. The Almighty and God the Sevenfold
[116:3.1] 3. The Almighty and Paradise Deity
[116:4.1] 4. The Almighty and the Supreme Creators
[116:5.1] 5. The Almighty and the Sevenfold Controllers
The problem of equilibrium
[116:6.1] 6. Spirit Dominance
[116:7.1] 7. The Living Organism of the Grand Universe
117. GOD THE SUPREME
[117:1.1] 1. Nature of the Supreme Being
[117:2.1] 2. The Source of Evolutionary Growth
Creature-trinitized sons and growth
[117:3.1] 3. Significance of the Supreme to Universe Creatures
[117:4.1] 4. The Finite God
Cosmic morality—supreme duty
[117:5.1] 5. The Oversoul of Creation
Finaliter transcendation
Repercussions of human growth
[117:6.1] 6. The Quest for the Supreme
[117:7.1] 7. The Future of the Supreme
118. SUPREME AND ULTIMATE—TIME AND SPACE
[118:1.1] 1. Time and Eternity
Experiential (subjective) time units
[118:2.1] 2. Omnipresence and Ubiquity
[118:3.1] 3. Time-space Relationships
Truth and fact
Space and pattern
[118:4.1] 4. Primary and Secondary Causation
[118:5.1] 5. Omnipotence and Compossibility
[118:6.1] 6. Omnipotence and Omnificence
[118:7.1] 7. Omniscience and Predestination
[118:8.1] 8. Control and Overcontrol
The time governor of progress
[118:9.1] 9. Universe Mechanisms
[118:10.1] 10. Functions of Providence
119. THE BESTOWALS OF CHRIST MICHAEL
[119:1.1] 1. The First Bestowal
[119:2.1] 2. The Second Bestowal
[119:3.1] 3. The Third Bestowal
[119:4.1] 4. The Fourth Bestowal
[119:5.1] 5. The Fifth Bestowal
[119:6.1] 6. The Sixth Bestowal
[119:7.1] 7. The Seventh and Final Bestowal
[119:8.1] 8. Michael’s Postbestowal Status
PART IV. THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS
120. THE BESTOWAL OF MICHAEL ON URANTIA
[120:1.1] 1. The Seventh Bestowal Commission
[120:2.1] 2. The Bestowal Limitations
[120:3.1] 3. Further Counsel and Advice
[120:4.1] 4. The Incarnation—Making Two One
121. THE TIMES OF MICHAEL’S BESTOWAL
[121:1.1] 1. The Occident of the First Century after Christ
[121:2.1] 2. The Jewish People
[121:3.1] 3. Among the Gentiles
[121:4.1] 4. Gentile Philosophy
(1) The Epicurean
(2) The Stoic
(3) The Cynic
(4) The Skeptic
[121:5.1] 5. The Gentile Religions
The mystery religions
[121:6.1] 6. The Hebrew Religion
[121:7.1] 7. Jews and Gentiles
[121:8.1] 8. Previous Written Records
(1) The Gospel by Mark
(2) The Gospel of Matthew
(3) The Gospel by Luke
(4) The Gospel of John
Acknowledgment
122. BIRTH AND INFANCY OF JESUS
[122:1.1] 1. Joseph and Mary
[122:2.1] 2. Gabriel Appears to Elizabeth
[122:3.1] 3. Gabriel’s Announcement to Mary
[122:4.1] 4. Joseph’s Dream
The “house of David”
[122:5.1] 5. Jesus’ Earth Parents
[122:6.1] 6. The Home at Nazareth
[122:7.1] 7. The Trip to Bethlehem
[122:8.1] 8. The Birth of Jesus
The legend of the shepherds
The three priests from Ur
The “Star of Bethlehem”
[122:9.1] 9. The Presentation in the Temple
[122:10.1] 10. Herod Acts
The flight to Egypt
123. THE EARLY CHILDHOOD OF JESUS
The Sojourn in Egypt
[123:1.1] 1. Back in Nazareth
Jesus’ fourth year
[123:2.1] 2. The Fifth Year (2 B.C.)
Child rearing
[123:3.1] 3. Events of the Sixth Year (1 B.C.)
[123:4.1] 4. The Seventh Year (A.D. 1)
Material accidents
[123:5.1] 5. School Days in Nazareth
[123:6.1] 6. His Eighth Year (A.D. 2)
124. THE LATER CHILDHOOD OF JESUS
[124:1.1] 1. Jesus’ Ninth Year (A.D. 3)
The picture on the floor
Climate in Galilee
[124:2.1] 2. The Tenth Year (A.D. 4)
Jacob the stone mason’s son
[124:3.1] 3. The Eleventh Year (A.D. 5)
The Scythopolis episode
[124:4.1] 4. The Twelfth Year (A.D. 6)
Personal morality and group loyalty
[124:5.1] 5. His Thirteenth Year (A.D. 7)
[124:6.1] 6. The Journey to Jerusalem
Mary, Martha, and Lazarus
125. JESUS AT JERUSALEM
[125:1.1] 1. Jesus Views the Temple
[125:2.1] 2. Jesus and the Passover
[125:3.1] 3. Departure of Joseph and Mary
[125:4.1] 4. First and Second Days in the Temple
[125:5.1] 5. The Third Day in the Temple
[125:6.1] 6. The Fourth Day in the Temple
126. THE TWO CRUCIAL YEARS
[126:1.1] 1. His Fourteenth Year (A.D. 8)
[126:2.1] 2. The Death of Joseph
[126:3.1] 3. The Fifteenth Year (A.D. 9)
Origin of “The Lord’s Prayer”
The “Son of Man”
Who is the Messiah?
[126:4.1] 4. First Sermon in the Synagogue
[126:5.1] 5. The Financial Struggle
127. THE ADOLESCENT YEARS
[127:1.1] 1. The Sixteenth Year (A.D. 10)
[127:2.1] 2. The Seventeenth Year (A.D. 11)
The Zealot episode
[127:3.1] 3. The Eighteenth Year (A.D. 12)
With James at the Passover
Visit of Elizabeth and John
Death of Amos
[127:4.1] 4. The Nineteenth Year (A.D. 13)
Rearing the children
[127:5.1] 5. Rebecca, the Daughter of Ezra
[127:6.1] 6. His Twentieth Year (A.D. 14)
Passover visit to Jerusalem
128. JESUS’ EARLY MANHOOD
[128:1.1] 1. The Twenty-first Year (A.D. 15)
Growing awareness of divinity
With Joseph at the Passover
[128:2.1] 2. The Twenty-second Year (A.D. 16)
As a smith at Sepphoris
[128:3.1] 3. The Twenty-third Year (A.D. 17)
With Simon at the Passover
Jesus meets Stephen
[128:4.1] 4. The Damascus Episode
[128:5.1] 5. The Twenty-fourth Year (A.D. 18)
The Alexandrian proposal
[128:6.1] 6. The Twenty-fifth Year (A.D. 19)
With Jude at the Passover
“Uncle Joshua tell us a story”
[128:7.1] 7. The Twenty-sixth Year (A.D. 20)
James’ marriage
Miriam’s marriage
James head of the family of Joseph
129. THE LATER ADULT LIFE OF JESUS
[129:1.1] 1. The Twenty-seventh Year (A.D. 21)
Zebedee of Capernaum
Jesus the boatbuilder
[129:2.1] 2. The Twenty-eighth Year (A.D. 22)
Jesus visits Jerusalem
Meeting Gonid and Ganid
[129:3.1] 3. The Twenty-ninth Year (A.D. 23)
Purpose of the trip to Rome
[129:4.1] 4. The Human Jesus
130. ON THE WAY TO ROME
[130:1.1] 1. At Joppa—Discourse on Jonah
Discussion of good and evil
[130:2.1] 2. At Caesarea
The merchant from Mongolia
The Greek worker and the Roman foreman
God’s will and man’s will
[130:3.1] 3. At Alexandria
[130:4.1] 4. Discourse on Reality
[130:5.1] 5. On the Island of Crete
[130:6.1] 6. The Young Man Who Was Afraid
[130:7.1] 7. At Carthage—Discourse on Time and Space
[130:8.1] 8. On the Way to Naples and Rome
Ezra, the backslidden Jew
131. THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS
[131:1.1] 1. Cynicism
[131:2.1] 2. Judaism
[131:3.1] 3. Buddhism
[131:4.1] 4. Hinduism
[131:5.1] 5. Zoroastrianism
[131:6.1] 6. Suduanism (Jainism)
[131:7.1] 7. Shinto
[131:8.1] 8. Taoism
[131:9.1] 9. Confucianism
[131:10.1] 10. “Our Religion”
132. THE SOJOURN AT ROME
Influence on thirty-two religious leaders
[132:1.1] 1. True Values
[132:2.1] 2. Good and Evil
[132:3.1] 3. Truth and Faith
[132:4.1] 4. Personal Ministry
To the Roman senator
To the Roman soldier
To the speaker at the forum
To the poor man, falsely accused
[132:5.1] 5. Counseling the Rich Man
[132:6.1] 6. Social Ministry
[132:7.1] 7. Trips about Rome
The thoughtless pagan
“Let’s you and I make a new religion.”
133. THE RETURN FROM ROME
India’s caste system
[133:1.1] 1. Mercy and Justice
[133:2.1] 2. Embarking at Tarentum
The man mistreating his wife
[133:3.1] 3. At Corinth
Crispus, chief ruler of the synagogue
Justus, the merchant
The two public women
[133:4.1] 4. Personal Work in Corinth
To the miller
To the Roman centurion
To the Mithraic leader
To the Epicurean teacher
To the Greek contractor
To the Roman judge
To the mistress of the Greek inn
To the Chinese merchant
To the traveler from Britain
To the runaway lad
To the condemned criminal
[133:5.1] 5. At Athens—Discourse on Science
[133:6.1] 6. At Ephesus—Discourse on the Soul
[133:7.1] 7. The Sojourn at Cyprus—Discourse on Mind
[133:8.1] 8. At Antioch
[133:9.1] 9. In Mesopotamia
134. THE TRANSITION YEARS
[134:1.1] 1. The Thirtieth Year (A.D. 24)
Return to Nazareth
Marriage of Simon; marriage of Jude
[134:2.1] 2. The Caravan Trip to the Caspian
[134:3.1] 3. The Urmia Lectures
[134:4.1] 4. Sovereignty—Divine and Human
[134:5.1] 5. Political Sovereignty
[134:6.1] 6. Law, Liberty, and Sovereignty
[134:7.1] 7. The Thirty-first Year (A.D. 25)
Solitary wanderings
[134:8.1] 8. The Sojourn on Mount Hermon
End of the Lucifer Rebellion
The sovereignty of Nebadon
[134:9.1] 9. The Time of Waiting
Visit with John at Jerusalem
Working in Zebedee’s boatshop
135. JOHN THE BAPTIST
[135:1.1] 1. John Becomes a Nazarite
[135:2.1] 2. The Death of Zacharias
[135:3.1] 3. The Life of a Shepherd
[135:4.1] 4. The Death of Elizabeth
[135:5.1] 5. The Kingdom of God
[135:6.1] 6. John Begins to Preach
[135:7.1] 7. John Journeys North
[135:8.1] 8. Meeting of Jesus and John
Baptism of Jesus
[135:9.1] 9. Forty Days of Preaching
[135:10.1] 10. John Journeys South
[135:11.1] 11. John in Prison
[135:12.1] 12. Death of John the Baptist
136. BAPTISM AND THE FORTY DAYS
[136:1.1] 1. Concepts of the Expected Messiah
[136:2.1] 2. The Baptism of Jesus
[136:3.1] 3. The Forty Days
Conference with Gabriel
Completion of universe sovereignty
[136:4.1] 4. Plans for Public Work
The Father’s way
[136:5.1] 5. The First Great Decision
Personalized Adjuster in command
Insensitivity of Adjuster to time
[136:6.1] 6. The Second Decision
The path of normal earthly existence
[136:7.1] 7. The Third Decision
Obedience to natural law
[136:8.1] 8. The Fourth Decision
Refusal to compromise with evil
[136:9.1] 9. The Fifth Decision
Rejection of David’s throne
[136:10.1] 10. The Sixth Decision
“I will be subject to the will of my Father.”
137. TARRYING TIME IN GALILEE
[137:1.1] 1. Choosing the First Four Apostles
Andrew and Peter
James and John
[137:2.1] 2. Choosing Philip and Nathaniel
[137:3.1] 3. The Visit to Capernaum
[137:4.1] 4. The Wedding at Cana
[137:5.1] 5. Back in Capernaum
[137:6.1] 6. The Events of a Sabbath Day
[137:7.1] 7. Four Months of Training
[137:8.1] 8. Sermon on the Kingdom
138. TRAINING THE KINGDOM’S MESSENGERS
[138:1.1] 1. Final Instructions
[138:2.1] 2. Choosing the Six
[138:3.1] 3. The Call of Matthew and Simon
[138:4.1] 4. The Call of the Twins
[138:5.1] 5. The Call of Thomas and Judas
[138:6.1] 6. The Week of Intensive Training
[138:7.1] 7. Another Disappointment
[138:8.1] 8. First Work of the Twelve
[138:9.1] 9. Five Months of Testing
[138:10.1] 10. Organization of the Twelve
139. THE TWELVE APOSTLES
[139:1.1] 1. Andrew, the First Chosen
[139:2.1] 2. Simon Peter
[139:3.1] 3. James Zebedee
[139:4.1] 4. John Zebedee
[139:5.1] 5. Philip the Curious
[139:6.1] 6. Honest Nathaniel
[139:7.1] 7. Matthew Levi
[139:8.1] 8. Thomas Didymus
[139:10.1] 9. and 10. James and Judas Alpheus
[139:11.1] 11. Simon the Zealot
[139:12.1] 12. Judas Iscariot
140. THE ORDINATION OF THE TWELVE
[140:1.1] 1. Preliminary Instruction
[140:2.1] 2. The Ordination
[140:3.1] 3. The Ordination Sermon
The “Sermon on the Mount”
[140:4.1] 4. You Are the Salt of the Earth
[140:5.1] 5. Fatherly and Brotherly Love
Happy are the poor in spirit—the humble…
Happy are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness…
Happy are the meek…
Happy are the pure in heart…
Happy are they who mourn…
Happy are the merciful…
Happy are the peacemakers…
Happy are they who are persecuted…
[140:6.1] 6. The Evening of the Ordination
“I look beyond the act…”
Concerning divorcement
Justice and mercy
“They do well—trouble them not.”
[140:7.1] 7. The Week Following the Ordination
[140:8.1] 8. Thursday Afternoon on the Lake
(1) Doing the Father’s Will
(2) Political attitude
(3) Social attitude
(4) Economic attitude
(5) Personal religion
[140:9.1] 9. The Day of Consecration
[140:10.1] 10. The Evening after the Consecration
141. BEGINNING THE PUBLIC WORK
[141:1.1] 1. Leaving Galilee
[141:2.1] 2. God’s Law and the Father’s Will
[141:3.1] 3. The Sojourn at Amathus
Jesus’ personality
Jesus’ appearance
[141:4.1] 4. Teaching about the Father
Minister to the sick
[141:5.1] 5. Spiritual Unity
[141:6.1] 6. Last Week at Amathus
Teherma the Persian
[141:7.1] 7. At Bethany Beyond Jordan
Teaching about the kingdom
Salvation by faith; liberty through truth
[141:8.1] 8. Working in Jericho
[141:9.1] 9. Departing for Jerusalem
142. THE PASSOVER AT JERUSALEM
Visit to Annas
[142:1.1] 1. Teaching in the Temple
[142:2.1] 2. God’s Wrath
Jacob of Crete
[142:3.1] 3. The Concept of God
Six Hebrew concepts of God
The earlier ten commandments
[142:4.1] 4. Flavius and Greek Culture
[142:5.1] 5. The Discourse on Assurance
[142:6.1] 6. The Visit with Nicodemus
[142:7.1] 7. The Lesson on the Family
[142:8.1] 8. In Southern Judea
The camp in Gethsemane Park
143. GOING THROUGH SAMARIA
[143:1.1] 1. Preaching at Archelais
“They made light of our message.”
“Do you resemble weaklings?”
[143:2.1] 2. Lesson on Self-mastery
[143:3.1] 3. Diversion and Relaxation
Three days on Mount Sartaba
[143:4.1] 4. The Jews and the Samaritans
[143:5.1] 5. The Woman of Sychar
[143:6.1] 6. The Samaritan Revival
In camp on Mount Gerizim
[143:7.1] 7. Teachings about Prayer and Worship
144. AT GILBOA AND IN THE DECAPOLIS
[144:1.1] 1. The Gilboa Encampment
[144:2.1] 2. The Discourse on Prayer
[144:3.1] 3. The Believer’s Prayer
[144:4.1] 4. More about Prayer
[144:5.1] 5. Other Forms of Prayer
Seven prayers from other worlds
[144:6.1] 6. Conference with John’s Apostles
[144:7.1] 7. In the Decapolis Cities
[144:8.1] 8. In Camp near Pella
“…tell John that he is not forgotten.”
[144:9.1] 9. Death of John the Baptist
145. FOUR EVENTFUL DAYS AT CAPERNAUM
Visit with Ruth
[145:1.1] 1. The Draught of Fishes
[145:2.1] 2. Afternoon at the Synagogue
Religion is a personal experience
The young epileptic
Peter’s wife’s mother
[145:3.1] 3. The Healing at Sundown
[145:4.1] 4. The Evening after
[145:5.1] 5. Early Sunday Morning
146. FIRST PREACHING TOUR OF GALILEE
[146:1.1] 1. Preaching at Rimmon
[146:2.1] 2. At Jotapata
Prayer, thanksgiving, and worship
Justice and mercy
Prayer and personal effort
Ethical prayer
[146:3.1] 3. The Stop at Ramah
Religion, science, and philosophy
The assurance of truth
The visit at Zebulum
[146:4.1] 4. The Gospel at Iron
Work in the mines
Healing the leprous man
[146:5.1] 5. Back in Cana
Titus the nobleman
[146:6.1] 6. Nain and the Widow’s Son
[146:7.1] 7. At Endor
147. THE INTERLUDE VISIT TO JERUSALEM
[147:1.1] 1. The Centurion’s Servant
[147:2.1] 2. The Journey to Jerusalem
Separation from John’s apostles
[147:3.1] 3. At the Pool of Bethesda
[147:4.1] 4. The Rule of Living
Nathaniel’s question about the golden rule
[147:5.1] 5. Visiting Simon the Pharisee
Parable of the moneylender
Status and progress
[147:6.1] 6. Returning to Capernaum
The six spies
“The Sabbath was made for man…”
[147:7.1] 7. Back in Capernaum
[147:8.1] 8. The Feast of Spiritual Goodness
148. TRAINING EVANGELISTS AT BETHSAIDA
[148:1.1] 1. A New School of the Prophets
[148:2.1] 2. The Bethsaida Hospital
[148:3.1] 3. The Father’s Business
[148:4.1] 4. Evil, Sin, and Iniquity
[148:5.1] 5. The Purpose of Affliction
[148:6.1] 6. The Misunderstanding of Suffering—Discourse on Job
[148:7.1] 7. The Man with the Withered Hand
[148:8.1] 8. Last Week at Bethsaida
Kirmeth of Bagdad
[148:9.1] 9. Healing the Paralytic
Baptism of three of the spies
149. THE SECOND PREACHING TOUR
David’s intelligence organization
[149:1.1] 1. The Widespread Fame of Jesus
The healing phenomena
[149:2.1] 2. Attitude of the People
Two mistakes of early Christianity
Jesus’ fame as a healer
His recognition of the equality of women
Charm of his personality
[149:3.1] 3. Hostility of the Religious Leaders
[149:4.1] 4. Progress of the Preaching Tour
Comments on anger
Concerning well-balanced characters
[149:5.1] 5. Lesson Regarding Contentment
[149:6.1] 6. The “Fear of the Lord”
[149:7.1] 7. Returning to Bethsaida
150. THE THIRD PREACHING TOUR
[150:1.1] 1. The Women’s Evangelistic Corps
[150:2.1] 2. The Stop at Magdala
[150:3.1] 3. Sabbath at Tiberias
Discourse on “Magic and Superstition”
[150:4.1] 4. Sending the Apostles out Two and Two
[150:6.1] 6. The Evening Lessons
[150:7.1] 7. The Sojourn at Nazareth
[150:8.1] 8. The Sabbath Service
[150:9.1] 9. The Nazareth Rejection
151. TARRYING AND TEACHING BY THE SEASIDE
[151:1.1] 1. The Parable of the Sower
[151:2.1] 2. Interpretation of the Parable
[151:3.1] 3. More about Parables
[151:4.1] 4. More Parables by the Sea
[151:5.1] 5. The Visit to Kheresa
The storm on the lake
[151:6.1] 6. The Kheresa Lunatic
152. EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE CAPERNAUM CRISIS
Veronica of Caesarea-Philippi
[152:1.1] 1. At Jairus’s House
[152:2.1] 2. Feeding the Five Thousand
[152:3.1] 3. The King-making Episode
[152:4.1] 4. Simon Peter’s Night Vision
[152:5.1] 5. Back in Bethsaida
[152:6.1] 6. At Gennesaret
More about the parable of the sower
[152:7.1] 7. At Jerusalem
153. THE CRISIS AT CAPERNAUM
[153:1.1] 1. The Setting of the Stage
[153:2.1] 2. The Epochal Sermon
“I am the bread of life.”
[153:3.1] 3. The after Meeting
[153:4.1] 4. Last Words in the Synagogue
The boy possessed by the evil spirit
“How can Satan cast out Satan?”
[153:5.1] 5. The Saturday Evening
Desertion of the halfhearted followers
154. LAST DAYS AT CAPERNAUM
[154:1.1] 1. A Week of Counsel
[154:2.1] 2. A Week of Rest
Closing of the synagogues
[154:3.1] 3. The Second Tiberias Conference
[154:4.1] 4. Saturday Night in Capernaum
“What shall we do with Jesus?”
[154:5.1] 5. The Eventful Sunday Morning
[154:6.1] 6. Jesus’ Family Arrives
[154:7.1] 7. The Hasty Flight
155. FLEEING THROUGH NORTHERN GALILEE
1. Why do the Heathen Rage?
[155:2.1] 2. The Evangelists in Chorazin
[155:3.1] 3. At Caesarea-Philippi
Truth and creed
Origin of religious traditions
[155:4.1] 4. On the Way to Phoenicia
[155:5.1] 5. The Discourse on True Religion
[155:6.1] 6. The Second Discourse on Religion
156. THE SOJOURN AT TYRE AND SIDON
[156:1.1] 1. The Syrian Woman
[156:2.1] 2. Teaching in Sidon
“This world is only a bridge…”
[156:3.1] 3. The Journey up the Coast
[156:4.1] 4. At Tyre
[156:5.1] 5. Jesus’ Teaching at Tyre
Parable of the foolish carpenter
Temptation and human nature
The essentials of material success
Spiritual living and self-respect
Ideals and ideas
Tact, charm, and wisdom
[156:6.1] 6. The Return from Phoenicia
Attitude of the Jewish leaders
157. AT CAESAREA-PHILIPPI
Jesus attempts to see his family
[157:1.1] 1. The Temple-tax Collector
“The fish with a shekel in his mouth.”
[157:2.1] 2. At Bethsaida-Julias
[157:3.1] 3. Peter’s Confession
“Who do men say that I am?”
[157:4.1] 4. The Talk about the Kingdom
[157:5.1] 5. The New Concept
[157:6.1] 6. The next Afternoon
The four stages of Jesus’ life
New authoritative pronouncements
[157:7.1] 7. Andrew’s Conference
158. THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION
[158:1.1] 1. The Transfiguration
[158:2.1] 2. Coming down the Mountain
[158:3.1] 3. Meaning of the Transfiguration
[158:4.1] 4. The Epileptic Boy
James of Safed
[158:5.1] 5. Jesus Heals the Boy
“Lord I believe…help my unbelief.”
[158:6.1] 6. In Celsus’ Garden
[158:7.1] 7. Peter’s Protest
[158:8.1] 8. At Peter’s House
159. THE DECAPOLIS TOUR
[159:1.1] 1. The Sermon on Forgiveness
“How often shall my brother sin against me?”
Parable of the reckoning with the stewards
Dangers of personal judgment
[159:2.1] 2. The Strange Preacher
[159:3.1] 3. Instruction for Teachers and Believers
[159:4.1] 4. The Talk with Nathaniel
“What is the truth about the scriptures?”
[159:5.1] 5. The Positive Nature of Jesus’ Religion
“…carry the pack a second mile.”
[159:6.1] 6. The Return to Magadan
160. RODAN OF ALEXANDRIA
[160:1.1] 1. Rodan’s Greek Philosophy
The three drives of ife
Problem solving and worshipful meditation
Prejudice and the recognition of truth
[160:2.1] The Art of Living
Socializing value of friendship
The great value of marriage
[160:3.1] 3. The Lures of Maturity
[160:4.1] 4. The Balance of Maturity
Essentials of temporal life
Factors of material success
The meaning of failure
[160:5.1] 5. The Religion of the Ideal
What is religion?
The idea of God and the ideal of God
The Father is the final value
“But are we willing to pay the price…?”
161. FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH RODAN
[161:1.1] 1. The Personality of God
Nathaniel’s five points
[161:2.1] 2. The Divine Nature of Jesus
Discourse by Nathaniel and Thomas
[161:3.1] 3. Jesus’ Human and Divine Minds
The midwayers’ views
162. AT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
“Master…bid fire come down from heaven…”
[162:1.1] 1. The Dangers of the Visit to Jerusalem
[162:2.1] 2. The First Temple Talk
Eber the officer of the Sanhedrin
[162:3.1] 3. The Woman Taken in Adultery
[162:4.1] 4. The Feast of Tabernacles
[162:5.1] 5. Sermon on the Light of the World
[162:6.1] 6. Discourse on the Water of Life
[162:7.1] 7. The Discourse on Spiritual Freedom
[162:8.1] 8. The Visit with Martha and Mary
[162:9.1] 9. At Bethlehem with Abner
163. ORDINATION OF THE SEVENTY AT MAGADAN
[163:1.1] 1. Ordination of the Seventy
The harvest is plenteous but the laborers are few
[163:2.1] 2. The Rich Young Man and Others
Riches and the love of wealth
[163:3.1] 3. The Discussion about Wealth
Parable of the laborers in the vineyard
[163:4.1] 4. Farewell to the Seventy
Jesus’ instructions
Peter’s ordination sermon
[163:5.1] 5. Moving the Camp to Pella
[163:6.1] 6. The Return of the Seventy
[163:7.1] 7. Preparation for the Last Mission
164. AT THE FEAST OF DEDICATION
[164:1.1] 1. Story of the Good Samaritan
[164:2.1] 2. At Jerusalem
[164:3.1] 3. Healing the Blind Beggar
[164:4.1] 4. Josiah Before the Sanhedrin
[164:5.1] 5. Teaching in Solomon’s Porch
165. THE PEREAN MISSION BEGINS
[165:1.1] 1. At the Pella Camp
[165:2.1] 2. Sermon on the Good Shepherd
[165:3.1] 3. Sabbath Sermon at Pella
“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees…”
“…the very hairs of your head are numbered”
[165:4.1] 4. Dividing the Inheritance
“Parable of the foolish rich man
“Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.”
“What shall it profit if you gain the whole world…?”
[165:5.1] 5. Talks to the Apostles on Wealth
“Consider the lilies, how they grow…”
[165:6.1] 6. Answer to Peter’s Question
166. LAST VISIT TO NORTHERN PEREA
[166:1.1] 1. The Pharisees at Ragaba
Ceremonial hand washing
[166:2.1] 2. The Ten Lepers
[166:3.1] 3. The Sermon at Gerasa
The straight and narrow way
Many who are first will be last
“I stand at the door and knock…”
[166:4.1] 4. Teaching about Accidents
[166:5.1] 5. The Congregation at Philadelphia
The later ministry and death of Abner
167. THE VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA
[167:1.1] 1. Breakfast with the Pharisees
Healing the believer
“…sit not down in the chief seat…”
[167:2.1] 2. Parable of the Great Supper
[167:3.1] 3. The Woman with the Spirit of Infirmity
[167:4.1] 4. The Message from Bethany
[167:5.1] 5. On the Way to Bethany
The Pharisee and the publican
Teaching about marriage
[167:6.1] 6. Blessing the Little Children
Beauty as an influence to worship
[167:7.1] 7. The Talk about Angels
168. THE RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS
“I am the resurrection and the life…”
[168:1.1] 1. At the Tomb of Lazarus
[168:2.1] 2. The Resurrection of Lazarus
[168:3.1] 3. Meeting of the Sanhedrin
“It is better that one man die…”
[168:4.1] 4. The Answer to Prayer
[168:5.1] 5. What Became of Lazarus
169. LAST TEACHING AT PELLA
The Sanhedrin’s charges against Jesus
[169:1.1] 1. Parable of the Lost Son
[169:2.1] 2. Parable of the Shrewd Steward
[169:3.1] 3. The Rich Man and the Beggar
[169:4.1] 4. The Father and His Kingdom
Jesus lived a revelation of God
Elohim and Yahweh
170. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
[170:1.1] 1. Concepts of the Kingdom of Heaven
[170:2.1] 2. Jesus’ Concept of the Kingdom
Sin and forgiveness
[170:3.1] 3. In Relation to Righteousness
[170:4.1] 4. Jesus’ Teaching about the Kingdom
[170:5.1] 5. Later Ideas of the Kingdom
Social brotherhood and spiritual brotherhood
Another and greater John the Baptist
Christianity and the Jesus gospel
171. ON THE WAY TO JERUSALEM
“…promise me that these my sons shall have honor…”
[171:1.1] 1. The Departure from Pella
David Zebedee’s later life
Antioch and Philadelphia
[171:2.1] 2. On Counting the Cost
[171:3.1] 3. The Perean Tour
Farewell to Abner
[171:4.1] 4. Teaching at Livias
Peter and Simon and the 100 swords
Warning of the friendly Pharisees
[171:5.1] 5. The Blind Man at Jericho
[171:6.1] 6. The Visit to Zaccheus
[171:7.1] 7. “As Jesus Passed By”
[171:8.1] 8. Parable of the Pounds
Nathaniel’s interpretation of the parable
172. GOING INTO JERUSALEM
[172:1.1] 1. Sabbath at Bethany
Mary anoints Jesus’ feet
Jesus rebukes Judas
[172:2.1] 2. Sunday Morning with the Apostles
[172:3.1] 3. The Start for Jerusalem
[172:4.1] 4. Visiting about the Temple
The widow’s mite
[172:5.1] 5. The Apostles’ Attitude
173. MONDAY IN JERUSALEM
[173:1.1] 1. Cleansing the Temple
[173:2.1] 2. Challenging the Master’s Authority
“The baptism of John, whence was it?”
[173:3.1] 3. Parable of the Two Sons
[173:4.1] 4. Parable of the Absent Landlord
The stone which the builders rejected
[173:5.1] 5. Parable of the Marriage Feast
“Destroy this temple and …I will raise it up.”
174. TUESDAY MORNING IN THE TEMPLE
Individual salutations to the twelve
[174:1.1] 1. Divine Forgiveness
[174:2.1] 2. Questions by the Jewish Rulers
Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar?
[174:3.1] 3. The Sadducees and the Resurrection
[174:4.1] 4. The Great Commandment
The Deliverer, whose son is he?
[174:5.1] 5. The Inquiring Greeks
“…except a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies…”
“…if I be lifted up…in your lives…”
175. THE LAST TEMPLE DISCOURSE
[175:1.1] 1. The Discourse
“Generation after generation have we sent our prophets…”
“…he who would be greatest among you…”
“Woe upon you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!”
“…you…cleanse the outside of the cup…”
“And now I take leave of you.”
[175:2.1] 2. Status of Individual Jews
[175:3.1] 3. The Fateful Sanhedrin Meeting
[175:4.1] 4. The Situation in Jerusalem
Judas’ final decision
176. TUESDAY EVENING ON MOUNT OLIVET
[176:1.1] 1. The Destruction of Jerusalem
[176:2.1] 2. The Master’s Second Coming
The account in the Matthew Gospel
[176:3.1] 3. Later Discussion at the Camp
Parable of the talent
“Carry on until I come.”
Comments on the growth of living truth
[176:4.1] 4. The Return of Michael
177. WEDNESDAY, THE REST DAY
[177:1.1] 1. One Day Alone with God
John Mark and the lunch basket
[177:2.1] 2. Early Home Life
[177:3.1] 3. The Day at Camp
[177:4.1] 4. Judas and the Chief Priests
[177:5.1] 5. The Last Social Hour
Beware of the support of the multitude
178. LAST DAY AT THE CAMP
[178:1.1] 1. Discourse on Sonship and Citizenship
Learn to be faithful even in prosperity
Tempt not the angels of your supervision
[178:2.1] 2. After the Noontime Meal
David relieves Judas of the “bag”
Arrangements for the Last Supper
[178:3.1] 3. On the Way to the Supper
179. THE LAST SUPPER
[179:1.1] 1. The Desire for Preference
[179:2.1] 2. Beginning the Supper
[179:3.1] 3. Washing the Apostles’ Feet
[179:4.1] 4. Last Words to the Betrayer
[179:5.1] 5. Establishing the Remembrance Supper
180. THE FAREWELL DISCOURSE
[180:1.1] 1. The New Commandment
“…love one another even as I have loved you.”
[180:2.1] 2. The Vine and the Branches
[180:3.1] 3. Enmity of the World
“Let not your hearts be troubled.”
“Master, show us the Father…”
[180:4.1] 4. The Promised Helper
[180:5.1] 5. The Spirit of Truth
Comments on the golden rule
[180:6.1] 6. The Necessity for Leaving
181. FINAL ADMONITIONS AND WARNINGS
[181:1.1] 1. Last Words of Comfort
“I give each of you all you will receive.”
“Let not your heart be troubled.”
[181:2.1] 2. Farewell Personal Admonitions
182. IN GETHSEMANE
[182:1.1] 1. The Last Group Prayer
Jesus’ enlargement of the revelation of God’s name
[182:2.1] 2. Last Hour Before the Betrayal
Dispatching the runner to Abner
David Zebedee’s farewell
[182:3.1] 3. Alone in Gethsemane
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
183. THE BETRAYAL AND ARREST OF JESUS
[183:1.1] 1. The Father’s Will
[183:2.1] 2. Judas in the City
[183:3.1] 3. The Master’s Arrest
[183:4.1] 4. Discussion at the Olive Press
[183:5.1] 5. On the Way to the High Priest’s Palace
184. BEFORE THE SANHEDRIN COURT
[184:1.1] 1. Examination by Annas
[184:2.1] 2. Peter in the Courtyard
[184:3.1] 3. Before the Court of Sanhedrists
[184:4.1] 4. The Hour of Humiliation
A new revelation of man to God
[184:5.1] 5. The Second Meeting of the Court
185. THE TRIAL BEFORE PILATE
[185:1.1] 1. Pontius Pilate
[185:2.1] 2. Jesus Appears Before Pilate
The written charges of the Sanhedrist tribunal
[185:3.1] 3. The Private Examination by Pilate
[185:4.1] 4. Jesus Before Herod
[185:5.1] 5. Jesus Returns to Pilate
[185:6.1] 6. Pilate’s Last Appeal
The scourging of Jesus
“Behold the man!”
[185:7.1] 7. Pilate’s Last Interview
[185:8.1] 8. Pilate’s Tragic Surrender
186. JUST BEFORE THE CRUCIFIXION
Jesus’ family at Bethany
[186:1.1] 1. The End of Judas Iscariot
The thirty pieces of silver
[186:2.1] 2. The Master’s Attitude
“Pilate on trial before Jesus.”
“Behold God and man!”
[186:3.1] 3. The Dependable David Zebedee
[186:4.1] 4. Preparation for the Crucifixion
[186:5.1] 5. Jesus’ Death in Relation to the Passover
187. THE CRUCIFIXION
[187:1.1] 1. On the Way to Golgotha
“Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me…”
Simon from Cyrene
[187:2.1] 2. The Crucifixion
[187:3.1] 3. Those Who Saw the Crucifixion
[187:4.1] 4. The Thief on the Cross
Jesus’ charge to John
[187:5.1] 5. Last Hour on the Cross
[187:6.1] 6. After the Crucifixion
188. THE TIME OF THE TOMB
Joseph and Nicodemus before Pilate
[188:1.1] 1. The Burial of Jesus
[188:2.1] 2. Safeguarding the Tomb
[188:3.1] 3. During the Sabbath Day
What did Jesus commend to the Father’s hands?
Status of the personality of Jesus
[188:4.1] 4. Meaning of the Death on the Cross
[188:5.1] 5. Lessons from the Cross
189. THE RESURRECTION
[189:1.1] 1. The Morontia Transit
[189:2.1] 2. The Material Body of Jesus
[189:3.1] 3. The Dispensational Resurrection
Departure of the Personalized Adjuster
[189:4.1] 4. Discovery of the Empty Tomb
The five women
Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene
[189:5.1] 5. Peter and John at the Tomb
Second appearance—to Mary Magdalene
190. MORONTIA APPEARANCES OF JESUS
[190:1.1] 1. Heralds of the Resurrection
[190:2.1] 2. Jesus’ Appearance at Bethany
Appearance to his brother James
Appearance to his earthly family
[190:3.1] 3. At the Home of Joseph
[190:4.1] 4. Appearance to the Greeks
[190:5.1] 5. The Walk with Two Brothers
191. APPEARANCES TO THE APOSTLES AND OTHER LEADERS
Reactions of the individual apostles
[191:1.1] 1. The Appearance to Peter
[191:2.1] 2. First Appearance to the Apostles
[191:3.1] 3. With the Morontia Creatures
Stages of morontia progression
[191:4.1] 4. The Tenth Appearance (At Philadelphia)
[191:5.1] 5. Second Appearance to the Apostles
“Blessed are those in the ages to come…”
[191:6.1] 6. The Alexandrian Appearance
192. APPEARANCES IN GALILEE
[192:1.1] 1. Appearance by the Lake
“Lads, have you caught anything?”
[192:2.1] 2. Visiting with the Apostles Two and Two
[192:3.1] 3. On the Mount of Ordination
[192:4.1] 4. The Lakeside Gathering
193. FINAL APPEARANCES AND ASCENSION
The sixteenth appearance (courtyard of Nicodemus)
[193:1.1] 1. The Appearance at Sychar
[193:2.1] 2. The Phoenician Appearance
[193:3.1] 3. Last Appearance in Jerusalem
[193:4.1] 4. Causes of Judas’s Downfall
[193:5.1] 5. The Master’s Ascension
[193:6.1] 6. Peter Calls a Meeting
194. BESTOWAL OF THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH
The new gospel about Jesus
[194:1.1] 1. The Pentecost Sermon
[194:2.1] 2. The Significance of Pentecost
The mission of the Spirit of Truth
Man’s threefold spiritual endowment
[194:3.1] 3. What Happened at Pentecost
[194:4.1] 4. Beginnings of the Christian Church
195. AFTER PENTECOST
Reasons for the triumph of Christianity in the Occident
Early Christian compromises
[195:1.1] 1. Influence of the Greeks
[195:2.1] 2. The Roman Influence
[195:3.1] 3. Under the Roman Empire
[195:4.1] 4. The European Dark Ages
[195:5.1] 5. The Modern Problem
[195:6.1] 6. Materialism
[195:7.1] 7. The Vulnerability of Materialism
[195:8.1] 8. Secular Totalitarianism
[195:9.1] 9. Christianity’s Problem
[195:10.1] 10. The Future
196. THE FAITH OF JESUS
Jesus’ living faith in God
“Seek first the kingdom of heaven.”
“Why do you call me good?”
What prayer meant to Jesus
Jesus’ childlike faith in God
[196:1.1] 1. Jesus—the Man
[196:2.1] 2. The Religion of Jesus
The religion about Jesus
Religion as a personal experience
[196:3.1] 3. The Supremacy of Religion
Fact, idea, and relation
Reason, wisdom, and faith
Thing, meaning, and value
Unless a divine lover lived in man…
Morality and religion
The Father is living love…
(An exhaustive index of the Urantia Book is published in a separate volume.)

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Nutrition Made Clear – The Great Courses with Professor Roberta H. Anding M.S.

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Table of Contents
1 Why We Eat What We Do
Studies and trends show that Americans, now more than ever, are interested in eating right. Professor Anding begins the course with a description of the current state of American nutrition, a brief introduction to the history of nutrition science, and a roadmap for the lectures ahead.

2 Sources of Nutrition Fact and Fiction
How can you make sense of the barrage of nutritional information – and misinformation – surrounding you? In this lecture, learn how to flag potential cases of health fraud and where to find credible sources of information on nutrition. Also, examine the public health policies designed to promote the well-being of Americans

3 Our Underappreciated Digestive Tract
Our remarkable digestive systems often go unappreciated – until we succumb to some sort of digestive order. Explore the basic functions of the gastrointestinal tract, common ailments that affect between 60 and 70 million Americans at one point or another, and ways to manage these ailments through dietary means.

4 It’s All about the Calories!
Over the past 50 years, the caloric intake of Americans has gradually increased. Understanding the basics of your metabolism can provide the foundation for lifelong strategies for managing weight. Here, examine the determining factors behind your daily caloric intake and learn tips on how to successfully burn calories.

5 Hydration – You Are What You Drink
Do you really need to drink eight 8-oz. glasses of water every day? Discover the science behind the water that constitutes 65% – 70% of our bodies, including a look at the symptoms and treatments of dehydration and overhydration and the effects of caffeine and alcohol on the body’s hydration levels.

6 Not All Carbohydrates Are Created Equal
Carbohydrates account for roughly 50% of the average American’s diet. In this exploration of why these biomolecules are both good and bad for us, study the functions of simple and complex carbohydrates and learn ways you can make wiser carbohydrate choices in your daily diet.

7 Facts on Fiber
Whole-grain cereals, nuts, fruits – these are just a few of the many sources of fiber that are part of a healthy diet. Here, examine the differences between insoluble and soluble fibers and the health benefits of a high-fiber diet for everything from promoting digestive health to controlling blood sugar levels.

8 Protein – An Indispensable Nutrient
Protein is, without a doubt, an indispensable nutrient. But how do proteins function? What are the appropriate protein needs for an average adult? And what can happen if you don’t get enough protein in your daily diet? Discover the answers to these and other questions in this insightful lecture.

9 Fat, Fat Everywhere!
Make sense of the scientific complexities of dietary fat in all its many forms: saturated, unsaturated, trans-fat, cholesterol, and more. Professor Anding helps you distinguish between “good” and “bad” fats and shows you how to regulate dietary fat intake.

10 Vitamins – Spotlight on C
Of all the 13 different vitamins we get through diet or supplementation, Vitamin C is one of the most popular. Investigate the history, benefits, dietary sources, and daily requirements of this water-soluble vitamin. Also, learn the truth about whether Vitamin C can protect you from the common cold.

11 Vitamins A and K – Multitaskers
Continue studying vitamins with a look at two that are fat-soluble: Vitamins A and K. For each of these multitasking vitamins, discover their purpose; where you can find them in the foods you eat; what your daily requirements should be; and what happens when you get too little – or too much – of each in your diet.

12 Vitamin E – Fallen Hero; Vitamin D – Rising Star
In this third lecture on vitamins, focus on Vitamins E and D. Contrary to popular thought, Vitamin E has proven to not be so helpful in the prevention of chronic disease. Vitamin D, on the other hand, may play a role in combating diseases such as diabetes and cancer, according to emerging science.

13 B Vitamin Basics
Vitamin B consists of not one, but of eight different substances that help enable the release of energy from the food you eat. Here, examine the most familiar B vitamins (including thiamin, niacin, and folate) and some of the myths associated with B-vitamin nutrition.

14 The Major Minerals
There are seven major minerals that are essential to your everyday life: calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium. This lecture serves as an illuminating primer on the need for these minerals in your diet and focuses on the two that are the most important.

15 The Highs and Lows of Sodium and Potassium
These two counterbalancing minerals play a major role in maintaining normal blood pressure. How does this happen? How many milligrams of each should you incorporate into your daily diet? And what are some successful ways to limit your amount of sodium intake? Find out in this lecture.

16 Iron, Zinc, Selenium – Balance Is Everything
Round out your study of minerals by learning about iron, zinc, and selenium. These three minerals play integral roles in the functioning of your immune system, interacting with more than 100 enzymes and reducing peroxide free radicals (compounds believed to cause aging and possibly cancer).

17 Cardiovascular Disease – What Are the Risks?
Approximately 50% of Americans will develop some form of heart disease within their lifetime, according to some medical sources. Survey the five major forms of cardiovascular disease – angina, atherosclerosis, heart attacks, strokes, and congestive heart failure – and discover the various risk factors you can and cannot control.

18 A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
Using your newfound knowledge of heart disease, get detailed information on how to understand – and mitigate – your personal risk. Learn what cholesterol and triglyceride levels are appropriate and how to achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle by choosing fat-free or low-fat dairy products, eating fish at least twice a week, exercising at least 30 minutes a day, and more.

19 The DASH Diet – A Lifesaver
One out of every three Americans suffers from high blood pressure, which can lead to shorter life expectancies. As you learn the sources of hypertension, discover how the DASH – Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension – diet, when combined with sodium restriction and weight management, can help control blood pressure.

20 Obesity – Public Health Enemy Number One
Why has obesity become such an epidemic, both in America and around the globe? Is it a result of genetics, environmental and social factors, or both? What is the difference between being obese and merely being overweight? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this eye-opening lecture.

21 Healthy Weight Management
What are the secrets to maintaining a healthy, optimal body weight? Learn some smart habits here, including balancing your energy sources, exercising regularly, and maintaining a positive outlook. Also, take a look at the American Dietetic Association’s 10 key recommendations for cutting calories in your daily diet.

22 Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes
Delve into the causes, prevention, and treatment of both metabolic syndrome (clustered risk factors that can be a precursor to Type 2 diabetes) and Type 2 diabetes itself. Then, touch on the reasons behind rising levels of this disease in American children – some as young as four years of age.

23 Dietary Approaches to Weight Management
Popular diets. Over-the-counter supplements. Gastric banding surgery. Get detailed explanations of the science behind – and flaws in – these and other popular weight-loss methods. Professor Anding then gives you alternative approaches to long-term weight management, using data from the National Weight Control Registry

24 Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
While cancer is currently the second leading cause of death in the United States, there is a wealth of dietary strategies and lifestyle modifications that can help people reduce their risk of this fearful diagnosis. Discover them here.

25 Nutrition and Digestive Health
Professor Anding guides you through the normal digestive process and points out the characteristics of common digestive disorders. Learn how wise dietary decisions, lifestyle changes, and medication can help control lactose intolerance, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and more.

26 Prebiotics and Probiotics in Your Diet
Professor Anding guides you through the normal digestive process and points out the characteristics of common digestive disorders. Learn how wise dietary decisions, lifestyle changes, and medication can help control lactose intolerance, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and more.

27 Food Safety – It’s in Your Hands
While the U.S. food supply is one of the safest in the world, recent outbreaks of salmonella and E. coli show that we should still be concerned with the contamination. Increase your awareness of food safety by exploring food contamination methods, the consequences of food-borne illnesses, and practical prevention methods.

28 Demystifying Food Labels
We’ve all read a food label. But what do you really need to know to make wise, healthy choices? This lecture reveals the best ways to read the back of a package for nutrition information and includes Professor Anding’s useful tips on how to avoid making serious mistakes when selecting food.

29 Facts on Functional Foods
Are functional foods – foods that provide additional health benefits that may reduce disease risk and promote optimal health – worth your extra money? Come to your own conclusion in this lecture, which gives you definitions and examples of functional foods, as well as information on how these foods are marketed and regulated.

30 A Look at Herbal Therapy
The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the use of herbal medicine as a means to prevent or manage disease. This lecture explores the myths and realities behind this alternative form of medicine, with an emphasis on a few of the most popular supplements, including St. John’s wort, ginkgo biloba, and ginseng.

31 Organic or Conventional – Your Choice
An estimated 81% of shoppers buy organic food because they feel it has a higher nutritive value than conventional foods. So are there significant health benefits to eating organic foods? Here, Professor Anding defines types of organic products and details current research about their nutritional advantages.

32 Fake or Real – Sugars and Fats
Nine out of 10 Americans buy or consume products made with artificial sweeteners and fat replacers – so much that it can be difficult to determine if what we’re eating is real or fake. Examine the nutritional advantages and disadvantages of consuming products made with sucrose, fructose, Olestra, and other additives.

33 Creating Your Own Personal Nutrition Plan
Here, personalize the knowledge you’ve gained from earlier lectures by learning how to design your own basic nutrition plan. Explore the four components required to determine your nutritional needs, uncover useful tips to keep in mind as you develop your strategy, and put it all together with concrete examples.

34 Exercise and Nutrition – Partners for Life
Being healthy is not just a matter of what you eat, it’s a matter of how much daily physical activity you get. Discover the components of a practical exercise program and learn how you can implement the right amount of physical activity into your own personal lifestyle – activity that can often prevent many diseases and detrimental health conditions.

35 The Future of Nutrition – Science and Trends
Cast your gaze upon the future of nutrition science. How have scientific breakthroughs (such as the Human Genome Project) allowed for the creation of individualized health goals? Will consumers make more home-cooked meals instead of relying on convenience foods? What foods will we start eating more and less of?

36 Nutrition Facts and FAQs
Nutrition is a very broad and personal subject, and so it’s inevitable that many questions will remain. That’s why Professor Anding concludes the course with an entire lecture devoted to her own expert responses to common nutrition questions she’s been asked during her career.

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The Sexodus – Men Giving Up on Women and Dishonest Feminists … thanks Marina

THE SEXODUS, PART 1: THE MEN GIVING UP ON WOMEN AND CHECKING OUT OF SOCIETY

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“My generation of boys is f**ked,” says Rupert, a young German video game enthusiast I’ve been getting to know over the past few months. “Marriage is dead. Divorce means you’re screwed for life. Women have given up on monogamy, which makes them uninteresting to us for any serious relationship or raising a family. That’s just the way it is. Even if we take the risk, chances are the kids won’t be ours. In France, we even have to pay for the kids a wife has through adulterous affairs. 

“In school, boys are screwed over time and again. Schools are engineered for women. In the US, they force-feed boys Ritalin like Skittles to shut them up. And while girls are favoured to fulfil quotas, men are slipping into distant second place.

“Nobody in my generation believes they’re going to get a meaningful retirement. We have a third or a quarter of the wealth previous generations had, and everyone’s fleeing to higher education to stave off unemployment and poverty because there are no jobs.

“All that wouldn’t be so bad if we could at least dull the pain with girls. But we’re treated like paedophiles and potential rapists just for showing interest. My generation are the beautiful ones,” he sighs, referring to a 1960s experiment on mice that supposedly predicted a grim future for the human race.

After overpopulation ran out of control, the female mice in John Calhoun’s “mouse universe” experiment stopped breeding, and the male mice withdrew from the company of others entirely, eating, sleeping, feeding and grooming themselves but doing little else. They had shiny coats, but empty lives.

“The parallels are astounding,” says Rupert.

*

Never before in history have relations between the sexes been so fraught with anxiety, animosity and misunderstanding. To radical feminists, who have been the driving force behind many tectonic societal shifts in recent decades, that’s a sign of success: they want to tear down the institutions and power structures that underpin society, never mind the fall-out. Nihilistic destruction is part of their road map.

But, for the rest of us, the sight of society breaking down, and ordinary men and women being driven into separate but equal misery, thanks to a small but highly organised group of agitators, is distressing. Particularly because, as increasing numbers of social observers are noticing, an entire generation of young people—mostly men—are being left behind in the wreckage of this social engineering project.

Social commentators, journalists, academics, scientists and young men themselves have all spotted the trend: among men of about 15 to 30 years old, ever-increasing numbers are checking out of society altogether, giving up on women, sex and relationships and retreating into pornography, sexual fetishes, chemical addictions, video games and, in some cases, boorish lad culture, all of which insulate them from a hostile, debilitating social environment created, some argue, by the modern feminist movement.

You can hardly blame them. Cruelly derided as man-children and crybabies for objecting to absurdly unfair conditions in college, bars, clubs and beyond, men are damned if they do and damned if they don’t: ridiculed as basement-dwellers for avoiding aggressive, demanding women with unrealistic expectations, or called rapists and misogynists merely for expressing sexual interest.

Jack Rivlin is editor-in-chief of student tabloid media start-up The Tab, a runaway success whose current strap-line reads: “We’ll stop writing it when you stop reading it.” As the guiding intelligence behind over 30 student newspapers, Rivlin is perhaps the best-placed person in the country to observe this trend in action. And he agrees that the current generation of young men find it particularly difficult to engage with women.

“Teenage boys always have been useless with girls, but there’s definitely a fear that now being well-intentioned isn’t enough, and you can get into trouble just for being clumsy,” he says. “For example, leaning in for a kiss might see you branded a creep, rather than just inept.”

The new rules men are expected to live by are never clearly explained, says Rivlin, leaving boys clueless and neurotic about interacting with girls. “That might sound like a good thing because it encourages men to take the unromantic but practical approach of asking women how they should behave, but it causes a lot of them to just opt out of the game and retreat to the sanctuary of their groups of lads, where being rude to women gets you approval, and you can pretty much entirely avoid one-on-one socialising with the opposite sex.”

“There are also a lot of blokes who ignore women because they are scared and don’t know how to act. It goes without saying that boys who never spend any time alone with women are not very good at relationships.”

Rivlin has noticed the increased dependence on substances, normally alcohol, that boys are using to calm their nerves. “I’ve heard a lot of male students boast about never having experienced sober sex,” he says. “They’re obviously scared, which is natural, but they would be a lot less scared and dysfunctional if they understood ‘the rules.’”

The result? “A lot of nice but awkward young men are opting out of approaching women because there is no opportunity for them to make mistakes without suffering worse embarrassment than ever.”

Most troublingly, this effect is felt more acutely among poorer and less well educated communities, where the package of support resources available to young men is slight. At my alma mater, the University of Cambridge, the phenomenon barely registers on the radar, according to Union society president Tim Squirrell.

“I don’t think I’ve really noticed a change recently,” he says. “This year has seen the introduction of mandatory consent workshops for freshers, which I believe is probably a good thing, and there’s been a big effort by the Women’s Campaign in particular to try and combat lad culture on campus.

The atmosphere here is the same as it was a year ago – mostly nerdy guys who are too afraid to approach anyone in the first place, and then a smaller percentage who are confident enough to make a move. Obviously women have agency too, and they approach men in about the same numbers as they do elsewhere. There certainly haven’t been any stories in [campus newspaper] The Tab about a sex drought on campus.”

“I think that people are probably having as much sex as ever,” he adds. At Cambridge, of course, that may not mean much, and for a variety of socioeconomic and class-based reasons the tribes at Oxford and Cambridge are somewhat insulated from the male drop-out effect.

But even at such a prestigious university with a largely middle- and upper-class population, those patronising, mandatory “consent” classes are still being implemented. Squirrell, who admits to being a feminist with left-of-centre politics, thinks they’re a good idea. But academics such as Camille Paglia have been warning for years that “rape drives” on campus put women at greater risk, if anything.

Women today are schooled in victimhood, taught to be aggressively vulnerable and convinced that the slightest of perceived infractions, approaches or clumsy misunderstandings represents “assault,” “abuse” or “harassment.” That may work in the safe confines of campus, where men can have their academic careers destroyed on the mere say-so of a female student.

But, according to Paglia, when that women goes out into the real world without the safety net of college rape committees, she is left totally unprepared for the sometimes violent reality of male sexuality. And the panics and fear-mongering are serving men even more poorly. All in all, education is becoming a miserable experience for boys.

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In schools today across Britain and America, boys are relentlessly pathologised, as academics were warning as long ago as 2001. Boyishness and boisterousness have come to be seen as “problematic,” with girls’ behaviour a gold standard against which these defective boys are measured. When they are found wanting, the solution is often drugs.

One in seven American boys will be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at some point in their school career. Millions will be prescribed a powerful mood stabiliser, such as Ritalin, for the crime of being born male. The side effects of these drugs can be hideous and include sudden death.

Meanwhile, boys are falling behind girls academically, perhaps because relentless and well-funded focus has been placed on girls’ achievement in the past few decades and little to none on the boys who are now achieving lower grades, fewer honors, fewer degrees and less marketable information economy skills. Boys’ literacy, in particular, is in crisis throughout the West. We’ve been obsessing so much over girls, we haven’t noticed that boys have slipped into serious academic trouble.

So what happened to those boys who, in 2001, were falling behind girls at school, were less likely to go to college, were being given drugs they did not need and whose self-esteem and confidence issues haven’t just been ignored, but have been actively ridiculed by the feminist Establishment that has such a stranglehold on teaching unions and Left-leaning political parties?

In short: they grew up, dysfunctional, under-served by society, deeply miserable and, in many cases, entirely unable to relate to the opposite sex. It is the boys who were being betrayed by the education system and by culture at large in such vast numbers between 1990 and 2010 who represent the first generation of what I call the sexodus, a large-scale exit from mainstream society by males who have decided they simply can’t face, or be bothered with, forming healthy relationships and participating fully in their local communities, national democracies and other real-world social structures.

A second sexodus generation is gestating today, potentially with even greater damage being done to them by the onset of absurd, unworkable, prudish and downright misandrist laws such as California’s “Yes Means Yes” legislation—and by third-wave feminism, which dominates newspapers like the Guardian and new media companies like Vox and Gawker, but which is currently enjoying a hysterical last gasp before women themselves reject it by an even greater margin than the present 4 out of 5 women who say they want nothing to do with the dreaded f-word.

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The sexodus didn’t arrive out of nowhere, and the same pressures that have forced so many millennials out of society exert pressure on their parent’s generation, too. One professional researcher in his late thirties, about whom I have been conversing on this topic for some months, puts it spicily: “For the past, at least, 25 years, I’ve been told to do more and more to keep a woman. But nobody’s told me what they’re doing to keep me.

“I can tell you as a heterosexual married male in management, who didn’t drop out of society, the message from the chicks is: ‘It’s not just preferable that you should fuck off, but imperative. You must pay for everything and make everything work; but you yourself and your preferences and needs can fuck off and die.’”

Women have been sending men mixed messages for the last few decades, leaving boys utterly confused about what they are supposed to represent to women, which perhaps explains the strong language some of them use when describing their situation. As the role of breadwinner has been taken away from them by women who earn more and do better in school, men are left to intuit what to do, trying to find a virtuous mean between what women say they want and what they actually pursue, which can be very different things.

Men say the gap between what women say and what they do has never been wider. Men are constantly told they should be delicate, sensitive fellow travellers on the feminist path. But the same women who say they want a nice, unthreatening boyfriend go home and swoon over simple-minded, giant-chested, testosterone-saturated hunks in Game of Thrones. Men know this, and, for some, this giant inconsistency makes the whole game look too much like hard work. Why bother trying to work out what a woman wants, when you can play sports, masturbate or just play video games from the comfort of your bedroom?

Jack Donovan, a writer based in Portland who has written several books on men and masculinity, each of which has become a cult hit, says the phenomenon is already endemic among the adult population. “I do see a lot of young men who would otherwise be dating and marrying giving up on women,” he explains, “Or giving up on the idea of having a wife and family. This includes both the kind of men who would traditionally be a little awkward with women, and the kind of men who aren’t awkward with women at all.

“They’ve done a cost-benefit analysis and realised it is a bad deal. They know that if they invest in a marriage and children, a woman can take all of that away from them on a whim. So they use apps like Tinder and OK Cupid to find women to have protected sex with and resign themselves to being ‘players,’ or when they get tired of that, ‘boyfriends.’”

He goes on: “Almost all young men have attended mandatory sexual harassment and anti-rape seminars, and they know that they can be fired, expelled or arrested based more or less on the word of any woman. They know they are basically guilty until proven innocent in most situations.”

Donovan lays much of the blame for the way men feel at the door of the modern feminist movement and what he sees as its disingenuousness. “The young men who are struggling the most are conflicted because they are operating under the assumption that feminists are arguing in good faith,” he says, “When in fact they are engaged in a zero-sum struggle for sexual, social, political and economic status—and they’re winning.

“The media now allows radical feminists to frame all debates, in part because sensationalism attracts more clicks than any sort of fair or balanced discourse. Women can basically say anything about men, no matter how denigrating, to a mix of cheers and jeers.”

That has certainly been the experience of several loose coalitions of men in the media recently, whether scientists outraged by feminist denunciations of Dr Matt Taylor, or video gamers campaigning under the banner of press ethics who saw their movement smeared as a misogynistic hate group by mendacious, warring feminists and so-called “social justice warriors”.

Donovan has views on why it has been so easy for feminists to triumph in media battles. “Because men instinctively want to protect women and play the hero, if a man writes even a tentative criticism of women or feminism, he’s denounced by men and women alike as some kind of extremist scoundrel. The majority of “men’s studies” and “men’s rights” books and blogs that aren’t explicitly pro-feminist are littered with apologies to women.

“Books like The Myth of Male Power (click to hear the full audiobook) and sites like A Voice for Men are favourite boogeymen of feminists, but only because they call out feminists’ one-sided hypocrisy when it comes to pursing ‘equality.’”

Unlike modern feminists, who are driving a wedge between the sexes, Men’s Rights Activists “actually seem to want sexual equality,” he says. But men’s studies authors and male academics are constantly tip-toeing around and making sure they don’t appear too radical. Their feminine counterparts have no such forbearance, of course, with what he calls “hipster feminists,” such as the Guardian‘s Jessica Valenti parading around in t-shirts that read: “I BATHE IN MALE TEARS.”

“I’m a critic of feminism,” says Donovan. “But I would never walk around wearing a shirt that says, “I MAKE WOMEN CRY.” I’d just look like a jerk and a bully.”

It’s the contention of academics, sociologists and writers like Jack Donovan that an atmosphere of relentless, jeering hostility to men from entitled middle-class media figures, plus a few confused male collaborators in the feminist project, has been at least partly responsible for a generation of boys who simply don’t want to know.

In Part 2, we’ll meet some of the men who have “checked out,” given up on sex and relationships and sunk into solitary pursuits or alcohol-fuelled lad culture. And we’ll discover that the real victims of modern feminism are, of course, women themselves, who have been left lonelier and less satisfied than they have ever been.

Some names have been changed.

THE SEXODUS, PART 2: DISHONEST FEMINIST PANICS LEAVE MALE SEXUALITY IN CRISIS

Pregnant Man Goes Bankrupt But Still Wants Fourth Child

Sexual dysfunction is not unique to the twenty-first century—nor, certainly, to the West. Japan’s “herbivores”—men who shun sex and prefer saving money and going on long walks to riding motorcycles and flirting with girls—have been well documented and are regarded by social scientists as the best example of male sexuality turning in on itself.

But although the sexodus, a new retreat into solitude by Western males, has a different flavour to it and dramatically different aetiology from previously observed social crises, many characteristics are identical. And what’s troubling about men throwing in the towel in both East and West is the rapidity with which the malaise is spreading across entire generations, fuelled not just by sexual dissatisfaction but also the economic and educational pressures felt by so many young boys.

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. It’s little wonder that in the disorientating modern world, men should seek out extreme measures to help them relate to, and get what they want from, the opposite sex. That probably explains the rise of Julien Blanc, who claims his seminars can transform the way women will respond to you. Blanc is at the extreme end of a movement known as “pick-up artists” or PUAs.

But other voices in the PUA or “red pill” movements, including Daryush Valizadeh, who goes by the pen name Roosh V, says there are structural reasons why society is evolving away from inter-gender contentment. Part of the problem is unrealistic female expectations, says Valizadeh. “Getting laid with attractive women has become extremely hard for average men. Women today of average or even below average quality desire an elite man with above-average looks, muscles, intelligence, and confidence.

“If an average girl works hard enough, she will be able to have a one-night stand with a ‘hot’ guy every now and then because he happened to be horny and wanted an easy lay. The girl then thinks that she actually can get such a man to commit to her for the long term, and so doesn’t give the average guys a chance, holding out for the type of stud that she had a brief sexual encounter with in the past.”

Valizadeh has some controversial views on the state of modern womanhood, too. He says: “It’s also damaging that the attractiveness of women is rapidly declining, mainly due to the obesity epidemic. No matter what members of the ‘fat acceptance’ movement say, men have an innate need for fit women.  What happens is the few attractive girls left get unimaginable amounts of attention.”

According to Valizadeh, today’s sexual marketplace represents a Pareto distribution in which “20 percent of the top guys have access to 80 percent of the best women,” which has the effect of leaving women holding out for the perfect man, a man who of course never comes.

Valizadeh agrees with masculinity author Jack Donovan that men have been feminised by a culture that rejects and ridicules male characteristics and habits. “Good luck naming one male role model that men have today that actually helps them become men,” he remarks. These thoughts are echoed on occasionally rude but compelling male-oriented blogs, such as the phenomenally popular Chateau Heartiste.

They are also supported by the current state of the sex wars, which are constituted bizarrely. One of the remarkable things about recent high-profile skirmishes with feminists is how few mainstream heterosexual men have been involved. In the GamerGate video games controversy, opposition to “social justice warriors” and their attempts at censorship on Twitter has come from older gay men in public life and younger geeks, gamers and drop-outs; in the case of Matt Taylor, it was geeks and other women.

Straight young men simply don’t want to know any more. They’re not getting involved. Some women, too, horrified by what lesbianised third-wave feminism claims to do in their name, opt out of the argument. The absurd result is that geeks, queers and dykes are dominating the discussion about how men and women should interact. Jack Donovan, for example, is gay, as is your present correspondent. It’s as if gays are the only men left prepared to fight masculinity’s corner.

Men want normal relationships that include sex, says Valizadeh. Some of them will read pick-up artist books or go to seminars by people such as Roosh V if they don’t get it or need to be trained out of “white knight” behaviours instilled in them by a female-dominated culture. (Men have been taught that being a nice guy gets you laid. It doesn’t.)

What strikes a lot of women as strange is how rational and systematic so much of this decision-making is by men. Many young men literally perform a cost-benefit analysis and decide that women aren’t worth the hassle. It’s girls who lose out in this scenario: men don’t need the sustained emotional intimacy that comes with a fulfilling sexual relationship and can retreat into masturbatory pursuits, prostitution and one-night stands much more comfortably.

But that’s exactly what it is, from a male point of view: a rational opting out from education, work and marriage by men who have had enough, as a remarkable book by Dr Helen Smith called Men on Strike warned in July last year. (The consensus on this stuff is growing rapidly.)

Men, driven, as many of them like to say, by fact and not emotion, can see that society is not fair to them and more dangerous for them. They point to the fact that they are more likely to be murder victims and more likely to commit suicide. Women do not choose to serve in the Armed Forces and they experience fewer deaths and injuries in the line of work generally.

Women get shorter custodial sentences for the same crimes. There are more scholarships available to them in college. They receive better and cheaper healthcare, and can pick from favourable insurance packages available only to girls. When it comes to children, women are presumed to be the primary caregiver and given preferential treatment by the courts. They have more, better contraceptive options.

Women are less likely to be homeless, unemployed or to abuse drugs than men. They are less likely to be depressed or to suffer from mental illness. There is less pressure on them to achieve financial success. They are less likely to live in poverty. They are given priority by emergency and medical services.

Some might call these statistical trends “female privilege.” Yet everywhere and at all times, say men’s rights advocates, the “lived experiences” and perceived oppression of women is given a hundred per cent of the airtime, in defiance of the reality that women haven’t just achieved parity with men but have overtaken them in almost every conceivable respect. What inequalities remain are the result of women’s choices, say respectable feminist academics such as Christina Hoff Sommers, not structural biases.

And yet men are constantly beaten up over bizarre invented concepts such as rape culture and patriarchal privilege. The bizarre but inevitable conclusion of all this is that women are fuelling their own unhappiness by driving men to consider them as sex objects and nothing more, because the thought of engaging in a relationship with a woman is horrifying, or too exhausting to contemplate. And the sexodus will affect women disproportionately harshly because research data show that when women “act like men” by having lots of casual sex, they become unhappy, are more likely to suffer from depression and destroy their chances of securing a meaningful long-term relationship.

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It’s not just video games and casual sex that young men are retreating into. They are also immersing themselves in fetishes that to their grandparents’ generation would resemble grounds for incarceration, and which drive them further away from the formerly fairer sex. Consider, for example, the example of furry culture and anthropomorphic animal sex fetishism, both of which are experiencing explosive growth, fuelled by the internet.

Jack Rivlin’s student newspaper The Tab, which we encountered in part one, has noticed the trend spreading on UK campuses. (It’s already rife throughout the US.) Other alternative sexual behaviours, including homosexuality and transgenderism, are more prevalent on campus now too.

“It’s eminently plausible that there are a greater number of people who identify as homosexual, bisexual or other sexualities who are happy to be labelled as such these days,” agrees Cambridge Union president Tim Squirrell, from whom we heard in part one, speaking about the students he sees passing through his Union. “I think we’re becoming more open and accepting of people who live different kinds of lifestyles and have different kinds of identities.”

Gay emancipation, of course, may not have been a uniformly good thing for women. Depending on whose figures you believe—and you’re wise not to take the claims of gay advocacy groups or gay magazines too seriously, for obvious reasons—somewhere between 1 per cent and 10 per cent of the adult male population is gay. (It’s probably a lot closer to 1 per cent.)

Just a few decades ago, many of those men—at the risk of stereotyping, the most sensitive, artistic, attractive and highest-earning men; that is, perfect husband material—would have got married, had a few kids and led a double life to pursue their forbidden urges. They wouldn’t have bothered their wives for sex and they would have made great fathers.

But now they’re settling down with men, in many cases not having children at all. In other words, a healthy chunk of the most desirable men—men who no doubt would have cooed along approvingly to feminist exhortations—are now off the market, leaving even fewer eligible men in the dating pool.

(As a side note, here’s an argument you won’t read elsewhere: gay men test significantly higher, on average, for IQ, and we know that IQ is at least partially genetically determined. Gays don’t reproduce as much now they don’t have to keep up the pretence of straight relationships. In fact, surveys say they barely reproduce at all.

Is it too much of a stretch to ask whether society’s newfound tolerance of homosexuals has made society… well, a bit more stupid? Granted, it sounds far-fetched. But while there’s no doubt that liberating gay men from the shame of their secret double lives has been a moral imperative, driven by compassion, no rapid social change comes without trade-offs.)

All this comes before we even discuss the rapid growth of sadomasochistic sex among the young and the “new civil rights frontier” of transgenderism, a psychiatric disorder currently in the process of being repackaged by the Left as an alternative sexual lifestyle.

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The response to part one of this series was colossal. To date, over 300,000 readers have shared it on Facebook. 16,500 readers left comments. Over 500 men wrote to me privately to express their gratitude and support, from every continent and in all age groups. The younger men spoke especially movingly. (Predictably, hundreds of angry feminists on Twitter scorned it as “entitled whinging from white male manbabies,” rather proving the point of the story’s premise for me.) Here are the most representative quotes from my conversations, reprinted with permission.

Mark, 24: “Everyone I know feels the same. Your article spoke directly to us. We’re not all losers and nerds, we’re just normal guys who are either scared of being accused of terrible stuff by harpies or simply can’t be bothered any more. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I just can’t deal with hassle of women any more.”

Mickey: “I say no to the whole thing, even though I am very heterosexual and would like the intimacy of a relationship based on mutual respect. Well, I thought I did, but it’s been so long and the standard of behavior for women remains so low, along with my tolerance for dating bullshit, that it does not look like a realistic desire anymore.”

Francis, 28: “I’m an athlete. My parents have a lot of money. I have plenty of friends and a good social life. I don’t hang out with women any more. Occasionally I’ll have one night stands, but mostly I fill my time with other things. I got accused of molesting a girl at college and since then I’ve just thought, whatever. I play sports instead.”

Tilo, 20: “I don’t know for sure but your article sounds like me and a lot of my friends. I do furry stuff online in secret. I’d be horrified if my parents found out but it’s all that gets me off. Girls are a nightmare. I have a brother who’s ten years older and he feels the same. We’ve given up.”

Hector, 26: “I did stick to that social belief for a brief time thinking that the need for a serious relationship would come with the age, but it never happened and slowly I gave up. Today, a few hours before reading your article, I was having lunch with my mother and she kept talking about girlfriends and how I needed to get married, meanwhile I kept thinking ‘why would I waste my life with this shit?’, and it wasn’t until I read your article a few hours later, that I realised. And I don’t think it’s just my generation that is affected by this.”

We can be quite sure now that the sexodus is not some fringe, isolated internet movement as “Men Going Their Own Way” has sometimes been characterised. A combination of disastrous social engineering, special privileges for women, the relentless mockery of white men on the basis of their sex and skin colour and the economic and educational abandonment for boys has created one, if not two, lost generations already.

Men created most of what is good about the world. The excesses of masculinity are also, to be sure, responsible for much of what is bad. But if we are to avoid sliding into decline, mediocrity and a world in which men are actively discriminated against, we must arrest the decline in social attitudes towards them before so many victims are claimed that all hope of reconciliation between the sexes is lost. If that happens, it will be women who will suffer.

Some names have been changed.

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Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
After the audiobook ends it gives you pieces of the authors’ other works and podcasts. They have weird ideas like carrying a jar of vomit round your neck and take a whiff every time you get hungry as the fastest way to lose weight… and being a conversation piece.

Notes:
– Lots of awkward and embarrassing stories of experts.
– The next generation should not continue the family business. Studies show it’s better to get in a fresh manager.
– Married people are happier… more like happier people are likelier to get married. Who wants to be with a sour puss.
– Stock market predictors <50% accurate. As good as chimp throwing darts.
– TV ads thought to be better than print. Randomised control trial was proposed. Print ads when not run didn’t reduce sales and the TV ads were run on days that people were already going to buy like Xmas.
– Even experts can’t tell difference between cheap and expensive wines. Dude makes fake restaurant to show that it’s all just another scheme. (Paras note: like well built stars get paid to say they use so and so supplements.)
– Teacher quality has dropped because smart women have better job options. But teacher skill doesn’t matter. American kids know less than other countries and it’s because of parents not the school system.
– How to win at hot-dog eating competitions. It’s artificial limits. Eg if you think 10 push-ups you get tired at 7. If you think 20 puch-ups you’ll tire at 17. The guy who ate double the record cut hotdogs with hands to reduce time biting. It’s easier to chew/swallow the sausage and sop the bun in warm water. Things like that.
– Black Americans die earlier than whites because of hypertension and heart disease. So slave traders used to lick the slaves to see how salty they were to gauge their health. Meanwhile the health of Africans elsewhere were no different to white Americans.
– Faeces from healthy person helps sick persons guts and other ailments. They call it faecal transplants or faecal therapy! Jokes about transpoosion, shit swap.
– Having fun is important to be successful. Love what you do.
– Kids are harder to fool by magicians especially because of their freakish height (basically because they’re short they see things from a different angle.
– A high nutrition diet can cost up to 10 times more than a junk food diet.
– Cash incentives work great but a cheaper way is finding out their herd mentality incentive. Experiment ran on moral, social, financial and herd mentality values. Look up Robert Cialdini experiment.
– Declared and revealed preferences. What people say and what they do is different.
– The trail with the don’t steal sign had more theft.
– People give money because of altruistic reasons or feel-good factor which is also called warm glow altruism or social pressure. But one guy tried a once and done method with 3 options. 1 – once and done, 2 – send letters twice a year, 3 – regular updates. People hardly checked ‘once and done’. People were twice as likely to donate compared to normal and also gave more money.
– Paying incentives to stop something usually makes it worse. E.g.s – HCFC gasses, cobras India, feral pigs in US and rats in South Africa.
– 6 incentive rules. 1 – What people really care about, 2 – Cheap for you, 3 – How they respond, 4 – Cooperative frame, 5 – Just coz it’s the right thing they won’t do it, 6 – Some people will take advantage.
– The whole van halen brown m&m game theory. No brown ones meant the hosts read the contract and did the line check.
– Story of secret bullet factory in Israel and their warm beer alarm so the British soldiers would call in advance to make sure the Israelis chilled the beers.
– Scam emails from Nigeria called Advanced fee fraud.
– Terrorist algorithms in banks. The main factor was looking for clients who did not get life insurance. Best part was they let out the secret so now they just had to sit and wait to see who got life insurance.
– The best way to persuade people, especially those not interested, is to tell stories.
– 3 forces that help against quitting.
1 – being a failure.
2 – sunk cost fallacy/concord fallacy/throwing good money/time/effort after bad.
3 – ignoring opportunity cost over concrete cost. What opportunity will you miss if you didn’t quit?
– Freakonomics radio podcast snippets included.
– Stats on tipping. Older, fatter, people and smokers tip more. More attractive women got more tips not so for men. Blonds, slender, bigger, breasts in 30s got better tips. If staff touch shoulder they get more more tip. Smiley face or squat down increases tips. Service quality for tips is weak. Blacks got tips less or none. Both blacks and whites will tip blacks less.
– Women won’t pick work or activities that are confrontational or competitive unless they grew up in cultures where women had equal or more power and equality.

Table of Contents
1. What Does It Mean to Think Like a Freak?
– An endless supply of fascinating questions . . .
– The pros and cons of breast-feeding, fracking, and virtual currencies . . .
– There is no magic Freakonomics tool . . .
– Easy problems evaporate; it is the hard ones that linger . . .
– How to win the World Cup . . .
– Private benefits vs. the greater good . . .
– Thinking with a different set of muscles . . .
– Are married people happy or do happy people marry? . . .
– Get famous by thinking just once or twice a week . . .
– Our disastrous meeting with the future prime minister.

2. The Three Hardest Words in the English Language
Why is “I don’t know” so hard to say? . . .
– Sure, kids make up answers but why do we? . . .
– Who believes in the devil? . . .
– And who believes 9/11 was an inside job? . . .
– “Entrepreneurs of error” . . .
– Why measuring cause-and-effect is so hard . . .
– The folly of prediction . . .
– Are your predictions better than a dart-throwing chimp? . . .
– The Internet’s economic impact will be “no greater than the fax machine’s” . . .
– “
Ultracrepidarianism” . . .
– The cost of pretending to know more than you do . . .
– How should bad predictions be punished? . . .
– The Romanian witch hunt . . .
– The first step in solving problems: put away your moral compass . . .
– Why suicide rises with quality of life— and how little we know about suicide . . .
– Feedback is the key to all learning . . .
– How bad were the first loaves of bread? . . .
– Don’t leave experimentation to the scientists . . .
– Does more expensive wine taste better?

3. What’s Your Problem?
– If you ask the wrong question, you’ll surely get the wrong answer . . .
– What does “school reform” really mean? . . .
– Why do American kids know less than kids from Estonia? . . .
– Maybe it’s the parents’ fault! . . .
– The amazing true story of Takeru Kobayashi, hot-dog-eating champion . . .
– Fifty hot dogs in twelve minutes! . . .
– So how did he do it? . . .
– And why was he so much better than everyone else? . . .
– “To eat quickly is not very good manners” . . .
– “The Solomon Method” . . .
– Endless experimentation in pursuit of excellence . . .
– Arrested! . . .
– How to redefine the problem you are trying to solve . . .
– The brain is the critical organ . . .
– How to ignore artificial barriers . . .
– Can you do 20 push-ups?

4. Like a Bad Dye Job, the Truth Is in the Roots
– Why a bucket of cash will not cure poverty and a planeload of food will not cure famine . . .
– How to find the root cause of a problem . . .
– Revisiting the abortion-crime link . . .
– What does Martin Luther have to do with the German economy? . . .
– How the “Scramble for Africa” created lasting strife . . .
– Why did slave traders lick the skin of the slaves they bought? . . .
– Medicine vs. folklore . . .
– Consider the ulcer . . .
– The first blockbuster drugs . . .
– Why did the young doctor swallow a batch of dangerous bacteria? . . .
– Talk about gastric upset! . . .
– The universe that lives in our gut . . .
– The power of poop.

5. Think Like a Child
– How to have good ideas . . .
– The power of thinking small . . .
– Smarter kids at $15 a pop . . .
– Don’t be afraid of the obvious . . .
– 1.6 million of anything is a lot . . .
– Don’t be seduced by complexity . . .
– What to look for in a junkyard . . .
– The human body is just a machine . . .
– Freaks just want to have fun . . .
– It is hard to get good at something you don’t like . . .
– Is a “no-lose lottery” the answer to our low savings rate? . . .
– Gambling meets charity . . .
– Why kids figure out magic tricks better than adults . . .
– “You’d think scientists would be hard to dupe” . . .
– How to smuggle childlike instincts across the adult border.

6. Like Giving Candy to a Baby
– It’s the incentives, stupid! . . .
– A girl, a bag of candy, and a toilet . . .
– What financial incentives can and can’t do . . .
– The giant milk necklace . . .
– Cash for grades . . .
– With financial incentives, size matters . . .
– How to determine someone’s true incentives . . .
– Riding the herd mentality . . .
– Why are moral incentives so weak? . . .
– Let’s steal some petrified wood! . . .
– One of the most radical ideas in the history of philanthropy . . .
– “The most dysfunctional $300 billion industry in the world” . . .
– A one-night stand for charitable donors . . .
– How to change the frame of a relationship . . .
– Ping-Pong diplomacy and selling shoes . . .
– “You guys are just the best!” . . .
– The customer is a human wallet . . .
– When incentives backfire . . .
– The “cobra effect” . . .
– Why treating people with decency is a good idea.

7. What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common?
– A pair of nice, Jewish, game-theory-loving boys . . .
– “Fetch me a sword!” . . .
– What the brown M&M’s were really about . . .
– Teach your garden to weed itself . . .
– Did medieval “ordeals” of boiling water really work? . . .
– You too can play God once in a while . . .
– Why are college applications so much longer than job applications? . . .
– Zappos and “The Offer” . . .
– The secret bullet factory’s warm-beer alarm . . .
– Why do Nigerian scammers say they are from Nigeria? . . .
– The cost of false alarms and other false positives . . .
– Will all the gullible people please come forward? . . .
– How to trick a terrorist into letting you know he’s a terrorist.

8. How to Persuade People Who Don’t Want to Be Persuaded
– First, understand how hard this will be . . .
– Why are better-educated people more extremist? . . .
– Logic and fact are no match for ideology . . .
– The consumer has the only vote that counts . . .
– Don’t pretend your argument is perfect . . .
– How many lives would a driverless car save? . . .
– Keep the insults to yourself . . .
– Why you should tell stories . . .
– Is eating fat really so bad? . . .
– The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure . . .
– What is the Bible “about”? . . .
– The Ten Commandments versus The Brady Bunch.

9. The Upside of Quitting
– Winston Churchill was right—and wrong . . .
– The sunk cost fallacy and opportunity cost . . .
– You can’t solve tomorrow’s problem if you won’t abandon today’s dud . . .
– Celebrating failure with a party and cake . . .
– Why the flagship Chinese store did not open on time . . .
– Were the Challenger’s O-rings bound to fail? . . .
– Learn how you might fail without going to the trouble of failing . . .
– The $1 million question: “when to struggle and when to quit” . . .
– Would you let a coin toss decide your future? . . .
– “Should I quit the Mormon faith?” . . .
– Growing a beard will not make you happy . . .
– But ditching your girlfriend might . . .
– Why Dubner and Levitt are so fond of quitting . . .
– This whole book was about “letting go” . . .
– And now it’s your turn.

Acknowledgements
Notes
Index

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A brief history of Diwali in Jainism … thanks Jay

Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in india. For Jains it is a very important occasion. It is a festival of glory and achievement of Bhagwan Mahavira who attained nirvana on this day.

A brief history of diwali in jainism:
Diwali was known as Deepalika- the Festival of Lights. Deepak is a symbol of light of abolishing the darkness of ignorance.

Dhan Teras was known as Dhanya Teras in olden days. Before his nirvana,Bhagwan Mahavira started giving his last sermons on this day. Thus the day was known as Dhanya. Now it is called as Dhan as too much importance is attached to wealth.

Kali Chaudas
Bhagwan spoke continuously for 48 hours. His last sermons are recorded in one of our Aagams called the uttaradhyana sutra.

Diwali
Bhagwan left this world and attained Nirvana at Pavapuri. The light was gone forever and the whole world was enveloped in pitch darkness. Gods dispelled it with bright gems and humans lit earthen lamps. Lamps are lit to symbolize the dispelling of ignorance.

Padva
Gautam swami, the chief disciple of Bhagwan Mahavira attained keval gyana on this day.

Bhai dooj
After Bhagwan’s nirvana his brother king Nandivardhan was inconsolable due to grief. His sister, Sudershana called him to her house and comforted by giving him religious knowledge.
Thus the traditions found their way in today’s world. But let’s not forget the real significance of celebrating Diwali.
‘Ahimsa paramo dharma’ was Bhagwan’s teaching which is at the very heart of Jainism. Let’s celebrate an Eco Friendly Diwali. Protect jeevs and pray for peace towards all.

Happy Spiritual Diwali to you all

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