Defining - Our Glossary

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Abaddon (ab' ah don). Chief of staff for the Planetary Prince, Caligastia. Abaddon chose to follow Caligastia's lead and join the rebellion at the time of its occurrence approximately 200,000 years ago.  [53:1.5]


abandonters (ab ahn don' ters). An order of beings residing on Uversa, created by unrevealed agents of the Ancients of Days and the seven Reflective Spirits.  [37:9.8]


absoluta (ab soh lew' tah). Space potency; a phase of force-energy which is a prereality, considered to be the free space presence of the Unqualified Absolute, and is responsive only to the grasp of the Universal Father.  [42:2.3]


absolutum (ab soh lewtum). Materialistic composition of Paradise not found elsewhere in creation.  [11:2.6].


absonite (ab' sun ite). Level of reality between the finite and the absolute which is characterized by things and beings without beginning or ending and by time/space transcendence.  [0:1.12].


absoniters (ab' sun eye ters). Eventuated beings existing on the absonite level.  [0:1.7].


absonitize (ab sahn' i tize). To come into existence on the absonite level.  [31:9.10].


absonity (ab sahn' i tee) . The absonite level of reality.  [0:11.7].


Adamites (ad' am ites). 1. The Material Sons and Daughters, the Adams and Eves; a reproducing form of Sonship, created by the Creator Son, who function mainly on the system capital (see Jerusem and pages 580-588) . 2. The progeny of Adam and Eve on Urantia, the violet race, especially that centered in the second garden under the leadership of Jansad after the death of Adam (see Jansad).  [78:0.1].


Adamson (ad' am son). The first-born son of Adam and Eve on Urantia born in approximately 35,900 B.C.  [74:6.2].


Adamsonites (ad' am son ites). The descendents of Adamson and Ratta.  [77:5.1].


agondonters (agg ahn don' ters). Ascending will creatures from planets spiritually isolated by rebellion, and who, therefore, have gained valuable experience in the exercise of faith and the development of confidence in cosmic reliability, for they must learn to believe without seeing.  [50:7.1].


Alvoring (alvor ing). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon.  [32:2.12]


Amadon (am' ah don). A human descendant of Andon and Fonta who was the loyal associate of Van in advocating the rejection of Lucifer's Manifesto approximately 200,000 years ago.  [67:8.1].


Amadonites (am' ah don ites). The 88 Andonites of mortal status who remained loyal to Van and Amadon during the Lucifer rebellion.  [67:6.3].


Amenemope (ah men e moh' puh). An Egyptian teacher and seer who, in the post-Melchizedek period (see Machiventa), taught among other things that God-consciousness is the main factor which determines conduct.  [95:4.1].


Amenhotep (ah men hoh' tep). An Egyptian ruler who lived in 1,500 B.C. and who had an understanding of the soul and spirit as separate indwelling aspects for favored individuals.  [111:0.5].


Amosad (am' o sad). A leader of the Sethite priesthood who lived in approximately 15,000 B.C. see Seth).  [78:5.1].


Anaxand (an' ax and). A young Greek shipyard worker who was taught by Jesus in A.D. 22 about how he might overcome the evil of his unjust foreman with good.  [130:2.4].


Andites (an' dites). A human race derived from the impregnation of the best human strains (especially Nodite) with Adamic life plasm. [76:4.8].


Andon (an' don). The first male human being, whose initial expression of human will choice occurred when he was ten years old, in 991,474 B.C. Andon was killed during an earthquake 32 years later at the age of 42. (See Fonta)  [63:0.1]


Andonic (an don' ick). Of or pertaining to the Andonites.  [63:4.1].


Andonites (an' doh nites). The first primitive human beings descended from and including Andon and Fonta.  [63:3.3].


Andovontia (an doh vahnchah). The name of the tertiary Universe Circuit Supervisor stationed in our local universe.  [37:8.3].


Andronover (an drahn' oh ver). The spiral nebula from which our solar system was born.  [15:3.6].


Ang (like ang in anger). One of the 100 corporeal members of the staff of the Planetary Prince, Caligastia. The members of this corporeal corps were ascendant mortals who had reached Jerusem and who volunteered to be separated from their Adjusters to serve on Urantia in this capacity. Ang was the head of the council on food and material welfare.  [66:5.2].


Angamon (ang' ah mon). A leader of the Stoics in Rome with whom Jesus talked about true values sometime during A.D. 22-23. [132:1.1].


Angona (an goh' nah). A massive stellar system whose passage near our sun helped create our solar system (see Monmatia).  [41:10.1].


Ascendington (ah sen' ding ton). One of seven sacred satellite spheres of the Father in circuit around Paradise. This particular world is the rendezvous sphere for the ascendant creatures of time who are traversing Havona on the way to Paradise.  [13:1.21].


Assuntia (as sun' chah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek.  [41:2.1].


Avalon (av' ah lon). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon.  [32:2.12]. The first group of seraphim created in Nebadon were trained by a corps of seraphim from Avalon.  [38:5.1]; a volunteer commission of surgeons from Avalon directed the implantation of Andonic life plasm into the material bodies prepared for use by the Jerusem ascendant mortals who volunteered for service as the 100 corporeal members of Prince Caligastia's staff.  [66:2.4].


Avonals (av' on als). One of three descending orders of revealed Paradise Sons of God; also known as Magisterial Sons.  [20:1.1].



Bablod (bab' lahd). The name given the location, northeast of Dalamatia, of the "tower of Babel" whose designer was Bablot, approximately 150,000 years ago.  [77:3.1].


Bablot (bab' laht). A descendant of Nod who developed a plan to erect a pretentious temple to memorialize the Nodite race.  [77:3.1]


Badonan (bah' doh nan). A great-great-grandson of Andon and Fonta whose tribe of descendants lived in approximately 991,000 B.C. in the northwestern area of India.  [64:2.4].


Badonites (bahdoh nites). Members of the Badonan tribe.  [64:3.1].


Bautan (baw' tan). A student in Gautama's Benares school who communicated to Gautama the Salem missionary traditions of Melchizedek's covenant with Abraham. [94:7.5].


Bon (bahn). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Bon headed the board of animal domestication and utilization.  [66:5.4].



Caligastia (cal i gaschah). A secondary Lanondek Son who served as Planetary Prince of Urantia until he betrayed his trust and joined the Lucifer rebellion approximately 200,000 years ago.  [50:0.1].


Cano (kaynoh). A brilliant leader of a Nodite colony near the Garden of Eden with whom Eve was encouraged by Serapatatia to mate, thereby causing the Adamic default approximately 37,800 years ago.  [75:3.7].


chronoldeks (kron ahl' deks). An order of frandalanks, or Master Physical Controllers, who register time as well as quantitative and qualitative energy presence (see frandalanks).  [29:4.30].


Cymboyton (sim boy' ton). A wealthy Urmia merchant at whose school of religion Jesus taught in the spring of A.D. 25.  [134:3.2].



Dalamatia (dal ah may' shah). The headquarters city of the Planetary Prince, once situated on the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, approximately 500,000 years ago. This city was named after Daligastia.  [66:3.1].


Daligastia (dal i gas' chah). A secondary Lanonandek Son who served as the primary assistant to Caligastia, former Planetary Prince of Urantia.  [66:2.2]


Dan (like ran). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Dan headed the group of advisers regarding the conquest of predatory animals. [66:5.7]


Danite (dan' ite). A member of that segment of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff which was headed by Dan. Two Danites discovered the non-sexual liaison which produced the primary midway creatures (see Midwayers).  [66:4.10].


Daynals (day' nahls). One of three descending orders of revealed Paradise Sons of God. Of origin in the Trinity, they are also known as Trinity Teacher Sons.  [20:7.1].


Dilmat (dill' maht). An ancient Sumerian city located near the site of an earlier Nodite city, Dilmun, near the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia.  [77:4.6].


Dilmun (dillmun). An ancient Nodite city founded after the submergence of Dalamatia; the racial and cultural headquarters of the descendents of Nod.  [77:3.1].


Divinington (di vin' ing ton). One of seven sacred satellite spheres of the Father in circuit around Paradise. This world is the Paradise rendezvous of Thought Adjusters. [13:1.4].



Eber (ee' burr). An officer of the Sanhedrin who, when sent to arrest Jesus after his first temple talk, refused to do so.  [162:2.6].


Edentia (e den' chah). The headquarters world of Norlatiadek, the constellation to which our system belongs.  [15:7.6].


Ellanora (ell ah nor' ah). A young woman on the planet of Panoptia whose leadership during the Lucifer Rebellion ensured that not a single Panoptian joined with the planet's apostate Planetary Prince.  [53:7.1].


Endantum (en dan' tum). The constellation headquarters planet on which Michael experienced his sixth bestowal as a morontia mortal.  [119:6.1].


Enos (ee' nohs). Grandson of Adam and Eve; son of Seth, Adam and Eve's eldest surviving second garden son; co-founder with Seth and his own son, Kenan, of the Sethite priesthood.  [76:3.4].


Ensa (ensah). The name of the minor sector of the superuniverse of Orvonton to which our local universe, Nebadon, belongs (see Orvonton).  [15:7.8].


Enta (en' tah). One of Jesus' mother Mary's female ancestors.  [122:1.2].


eternaliter (ee ter nahl' i-ter). A being of eternal existence and nature.  [116:3.4].


Eventod (ee' von tahd). The name by which Michael was known during his fifth bestowal as an ascending mortal on Uversa, headquarters world of the superuniverse of Orvonton.  [119:5.1].


Eveson (eev' sun). The second-born son of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, born in approximately 35,900 B.C.  [74:6.2].



Fad (rhymes with bad). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Fad headed the faculty on dissemination and conservation of knowledge. He remained loyal to Michael during the rebellion.  [66:5.9].


fandors (fan' doors). Large birds trained to carry human passengers; became extinct approximately 30,000 years ago.  [66:5.6].


Fanoving (fan' oh ving). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon.  [32:2.12].


finaliters (fie nal' i ter). Members of the Mortal Finaliter Corps. The corps consists primarily of beings who are Father-fused and also includes Havona natives and Gravity Messengers. Ascendant mortals become a part of this corps when they have ascended to the sixth stage of spirit being, have become residents of Paradise, and have completed the progressive course in divinity and absonity.  [31:0.1].


Fonta (fahn' tah). The first female human being, whose initial expression of human will choice occurred when she was ten years old, in 991,474 B.C. Fonta was killed during an earthquake 32 years later at the age of 42 (see Andon).  [63:0.1].


Fortant (for' tant). A secondary Lanonandek Son who for 1,900 years served on the staff of Lanaforge, the System Sovereign who replaced Lucifer. Fortant now serves on Jerusem as the bestowal director.  [45:3.7].


frandalanks (fran' dah lanks). Beings of the order of Master Physical Controllers who function as living gauges of all forms of force-energy in the universes.  [29:4.29].



Gadiah (ga die'ah). A young Philistine truth-seeker working in Joppa with whom Jesus, in A.D. 22-23, discussed the story of Jonah and the whale and good and evil. [130:1.1].


Galantia (ga lan' chah). The ascended superangel who maintains the Jerusem headquarters of the Brilliant Evening Stars, a local universe class of superangels brought into being by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit (see Gavalia).  [37:2.6].


Ganid (gay' nid). The 17-year-old son of a wealthy Indian traveler with whom Jesus traveled around the Mediterranean basin A.D. 22-23 (see Gonod).  [129:2.9].


Gavalia (ga vale' yah). The first-born and head of the Brilliant Evening Stars, who for the past 1,900 years has been assigned to ascendent mortal ministry. Gavalia's associate, Galantia, currently maintains the Jerusem headquarters of this class of local universe superangels.  [37:2.6].


Gethsemane (Greek: Γεθσημανή, Gethsemane; Hebrew: גת שמנים‎‎, Gat Shmanim; Syriac: ܓܕܣܡܢ‎, Gaḏ Šmānê, lit. "oil press") is a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, most famous as the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before his crucifixion; i.e. the site recorded as where the agony in the garden took place.



Glantonia (glan toh' nee ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek.  [41:2.1].


Godad (goh' dad). A sixth-century B.C. hermit whose instructions concerning the traditions of the Melchizidek missionaries were ignored by Gautama Siddhartha Buddha.  [94:7.4].


Gonod (goh' nahd). A wealthy Indian traveler and father of Ganid with whom Jesus traveled around the Mediterranean basin A.D. 22-23 (see Ganid).  [129:2.9].


gradant (gray' dant). The standard weight measure on Jerusem which is equivalent to ten ounces of weight on Urantia.  [46:1.2].


Grandfanda (grand fahn' da). The first ascendent mortal to reach Havona. He was a pilgrim from a planet in superuniverse number one.  [24:6.7].


gravita (gra vee' tah). The name given to energy-matter of dual constitution, which is responsive to linear gravity, and which is the basis of the physical systems of the superuniverses.  [11:8.7].



Hanavard (han' a vard). A primary Lanonandek Son who is currently serving as the high counselor and acting chairman of the executive council of the Satania system. [45:3.8].


Hap (like lap). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff see Ang). Hap headed the council of the college of revealed religion.  [66:5.13].


Havona (hah vohn' ah). The central and divine universe, an eternal, wholly created, and perfect planetary family containing one billion worlds arranged in seven concentric circuits contiguous to and surrounding Paradise.  [14:0.1].


Henselon (hen' se lahn). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon.  [32:2.12].


Hesunanin (heh soo nan' in). The first name of Onamonalonton.  [92:5.3].


Holdant (hole' dant). A tertiary Lanonandek Son who is currently serving in the Satania system government as custodian of the system; controller and holder of all interned spirits above the mortal level.  [45:3.5].



Jansad (jan' sad). The son of Eveson second-born of Adam and Eve, who became the successor of Adam as head of the Adamite tribes.  [76:3.3].


Jaram (jay' ram). A Hittite student of Melchizedek who extended to Abraham Melchizedek's invitation to come to Salem and hear the teachings of monotheistic truth.  [93:5.5].


Jerusem (jeh roo' sem). The headquarters world of Satania, our local system. [15:7.5].


Jerusemites (jeh roo' sem ites). Beings domiciled on Jerusem.  [45:2.6].


The Jesusonian movement embraces the Gospel of Jesus which emphasizes the individual’s relationship with God. Jesus taught that the primary and essential aspect of religion is a personal experience between an individual and the Heavenly Father. Jesusonian believers hold that the time is here for the religion of Jesus, distinguished from the religion about Jesus, and that the Master's appealing gospel will win the minds and souls of all people.

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Katro (cat' row). The head of the family with whom Melchizidek lived for more than 30 years.  [93:3.5].


Kenan (kee' nan). Great-grandson of Adam and Eve; grandson of Seth, Adam and Eve's first-born son in the second garden who, as a founding member of the Sethite priesthood, instituted the foreign missionary service to other tribes in the Mesopotamian area in approximately 35,000 B.C.  [76:3.4].

Kopet Dagh

Kopet Dagh (koh' pet dahzh). A mountain range east of the southern end of the Caspian Sea within which a high Adamite civilization flourished for 7,000 years from the times of Adamson and Ratta.  [77:5.10].



Lanaforge (lan' ah forge). A primary Lanonandek Son who succeeded Lucifer as System Sovereign.  [45:2.2].


Lanonandek (la non' an deck). The third order of Local Universe Sons of God brought into existence by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit. The initial complement of twelve million Lanonandeks, after passing through the Melchizidek University, were divided into primary, secondary, and tertiary orders. Primary Lanonandeks often serve as System Sovereigns; secondary Lanonandeks often serve as Planetary Princes; tertiary Lanonandeks function in subordinate and assistant roles.  [35:8.1].


Laotta (lay aht' tah). A Nodite woman, head of the western Garden of Eden school, with whom Adam chose to mate after Eve had defaulted in their planetary mission (see Serapatatia).  [75:5.2].


Loyalatia (loy al ay' shah). The seraphim who warned a human seer not to worship the angels since they are simply fellow servants with the mortal races.  [38:2.5].


Lut (like nut). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Lut headed the guardians of health and life commission.  [66:5.17].


Lutentia (lew ten' chah). The rebellious and subsequently deposed System Sovereign of Palonia into whose position Michael was appointed as part of Michael's second bestowal experience, as a Lanonandek Son.  [119:2.2].



Machiventa (mack i ven' ta). The first name of the Melchizedek Son who incarnated on Urantia during the times of Abraham in approximately 2,000 B.C. Also referred to as the "Sage of Salem." (see Melchizedek).  [93:0.1].


Majeston (mah jes' tahn). The 50th Reflective Spirit; of divine Trinity origin, he was created by the Supreme Being in functional liaison with the Deity Absolute; chief of reflectivity in the Grand Universe with headquarters on Paradise.  [17:2.1].

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