Marshaling of the
Cosmic Reserve Corps
This document was sent as an Internet post to the Urantia community on Friday, March 5, 1999.
At that time I was unable to contact David Morningstar, and made assumptions about him which have since proven false. I note those with editorial remarks indicated by ###.
Several other editorial comments are also necessary. I mark those with ***.
Following is the text of the post.
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|A NOTE ON THE REASONS FOR THIS LETTER|
Events are now unfolding within the Urantia community which are important to many individuals. I began an exposition of elements with my letter to Bobbie Dreier dated August 6, 1995, The Destiny Role of Urantians. I recently added to this information through the Judy Tuttle letters. I continue here with a letter published to the community by Fred Harris.
Please note that there is an evolution in perspective as events unfold. None of this work is intended to be frozen in time. For example, the illustrations I used in the Bobbie Dreier letter may no longer be useful. Many of us may have evolved away from those illustrations. This element should be kept in mind in perusing the various documents, and in pursuing our personal developments.
I emphasize that these events are instrumental
in raising our consciousness level. This unfolding is natural, but guided
by God. The letter published by Fred can be highly important in reaching
such consciousness. Therefore I felt it needed careful, thoughtful, and
The purpose is to prepare us for our imminent service.
Psychological, religious, and spiritual habits may be barriers to clear perception unless we consciously come to grips with the manner in which these events are unfolding, and through which we will serve.
On Monday, March 1, 1999, Fred sent the following letter to Norm Du Val, ostensibly to be posted on the FreeUrantia discussion list. This was previously posted to the Urantia UBRON discussion list.
(*** The letter was posted to the UBRON discussion list. It was not sent privately to Norm. Norm was on the UBRON distribution list. Norm made the arbitrary decision to post it to the FreeUrantia discussion list.)
I shall first show the letter for those who may not have seen it. I shall then go on to comments concerning the content of the letter.
I do not know the man's identity, nor do I know his address. I asked Fred, but he refused to make that identity known, or offer his address, (if it is known to Fred). In spite of that lack of identity I feel the contents must be explicitly addressed. Perhaps, in mailing this throughout the Urantia community, the man may become aware of it, and make himself known.
(*** I learned later that Fred did forward my request to David Morningstar, but Morningstar did not respond, for reasons unknown to me.)
This was Fred's personal note, in part, to Norm.
>Subject: [UBRON] Summertime of a new visitation?
>Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 13:49:15 -0800
>The reason I brought this up is because of a
letter I recently
> - and because of other stories that I have heard recently
> about people feeling the urge to establish communities.
> Anyone else hear
anything interesting lately?
(*** This was not a personal note to Norm. It was a note placed on the UBRON discussion list, and distributed to all subscribers.)
This is the letter as posted by Fred:
(To Urantia Foundation)
June 17, 1993
I am not sure why I am writing this letter to you, nor am I sure to whom I should submit this letter. This morning when I awoke I had a compelling feeling to send the following information, which is true, and which I personally experienced. If you would please forward this information to the appropriate person in your organization I would appreciate the courtesy. Prior to the experience I am about to relate, I had never heard of Urantia or the Book by the same name. I do not take nor have I ever taken drugs. I was raised as a Lutheran but did not consider myself (and still do not) affiliated with that denomination. I was a believer in a "God" but now know "Creator" more intimately due to the following experience.
On August 25, 1987, at 11:00 PM Arizona Time, I was reclining on my sofa in my remote desert ranch in central Arizona. This time is exact, as I had observed a digital clock on my television just prior to the following occurrence.
I was not asleep. I was in a relaxed state. I had just turned off my television. I began to hear what sounded like male voices emanating from behind the wall near my sofa. It sounded much like a news program was playing in the adjacent room. I could not understand the words due to their muffled quality, but I could distinguish the essence of male tonal inflections. I called out to my wife in the back of the house thinking that she was awake and listening to our other TV too loud. In that instant, I fully realized that she was asleep, the TV was not on, and I had no idea what I was hearing.
Suddenly, I experienced a displacement of some type. Not what others have described as an "out of body experience" but a true bodily displacement. I remained fully awake but I was no longer in my living room. To describe what I was experiencing is difficult, due to the lack of english languaging references to adequately describe the events as they occurred but the following is my best attempt.
Imagine a very large thick book, much like a large telephone directory. If you were to rifle the pages from page one to the last page you would experience a brief view of each page as it passed before your vision. My experience was much like that in quality, but I was not flipping pages of a book. Rather, I was "flashing" through what appeared to be thousands of real life "movies". In each case, I was both a participant within each "movie" and I was an observer from outside the scenes viewed.
Each scene viewed/experienced was as real as if I were standing in front of you physically now and conversing with you. I smelled smells, saw colors, heard sounds, saw sights that are not normal to our reality here on Earth. I cannot describe much of what I experienced as there are no language referents for me to describe what happened. (How can I describe colors that do not exist in our current reality?)
Subjectively I felt as if I had been "gone" for at least three months. But upon the end of the experience, my digital clock indicated that I was "gone" less than one minute. I cannot remember now all of the experiences I encountered, but I do vividly remember two, ...the last two... events. I was asked to remember them, because I would be sharing the experiences in my future with people who needed to know. The entity/person who told me this was quite remarkable.
The second to last scene (if I may call it such), I experienced was as follows:
Imagine yourself standing on an emerald green grassy hillside overlooking a tranquil cobalt blue sea. You can look out to the horizon and see the horizon is apparently many times larger than the horizon on Earth. The smooth plain before you is not water. It is instead, a deep cobalt blue glassy, crystal material of some kind. There are multitudes of "beings" of all shapes, sizes and dress standing upon the surface of this crystal plain. Many are human, many are humanoid, some are not human in form at all.
You look up to the sky and observe a beautiful star-filled night sky, but the stars are not in familiar patterns. You look at your hands and realize it is a sunny day, but when you look up you see a beautiful night sky.
The "beings" on the crystal plane before you are mostly conversing with each other, but a majority of them are looking up to the night sky and observing what I can only describe as "holograms" of enormous proportion. The holograms are depicting events on Earth, today.
I remember standing there on the hillside with my jaw hanging loose and saying out loud, "Wow!" I further remember a more impressive event-feeling-happening... While the scene before me was awesome, I was completely overwhelmed by the "emotional" experience. A presence. On my immediate left, just out of sight of my peripheral vision was a bright golden white light. Within this light was a being. I could not bear to look directly at this being, but I could feel with every fiber of my existence an overwhelming emotion of what I can only describe as "Unconditional Love... and great Authority & Power". To this day I still break out in tears at the remembrance of this feeling. (People who have described near death experiences relate similar descriptions as I understand their descriptions.)
This Entity/Person spoke to me telepathically. No voice, just a communication direct to my mind. He said I was on a world far from my own at the center of a Universe. He told me it was a great communication center and a place where he called "home". He told me his name was "Michael" and that he was what is called a "creator son". He told me other things I will not relate in this letter but once I understood... or more importantly had a "knowing" that he was who he was, I was transported to a final "place".
I was standing in a small room, looking at what appeared to be a plaster wall of an off-white color. Standing about a foot in front of this wall was a greek or roman column about four feet high with a small one foot square platform. It resembled the type of column one might place a bust upon. In fact there was displayed a bust of an old man (chest high to the top of his head.) It was a beautiful piece of workmanship. An attractive white marble, much in the style of the old masters like Rodin, Rafael or Michelangelo. The voice of "Michael" told me to remember this face, so when I saw that face again I would regain my memory (?) and begin my mission (?) on Earth in preparation for an Arrival (?)The instant I memorized the face I was back on my sofa at home, but in quite a changed state of being.
I saw the clock, it was not yet 11:01 ! I looked around the room, ...it was light with a golden glow emanating from my body! All of my hair on arms... legs... head, was standing on end like a great static charge! I had the same wonderful feeling I experienced in the presence of "Michael"...unconditional love and power ! I can only describe it as a cosmic, orgasmic feeling, at the limit a mortal body can withstand. This feeling lasted until about 2:00 AM whereupon I fell asleep after journaling the experience. I told no person about this experience at that time as I believed no person would believe me.
The next day I received a call from a new friend. She called to tell me she had received a mental communication from "spirit". I was to go with her to a book store in Tucson, Arizona. I did not know who this "spirit" was but I was still enough in shock from the previous nights experience to agree to do this. As we were walking along some shelves in the store, a book fell to the ground at my feet. I picked it up and she indicated that "That's it, that's the book spirit wants you to read." I was apprehensive as it appeared to be a religious book of some type and I was not inclined to read such things. When I got home I flipped open the book and read a few lines. I just about swallowed my heart! The book was speaking about a place called "the sea of glass". The book was the Urantia Book. I spent the next 30 days reading the book cover to cover, and retaining every word in my memory, a feat I can no longer duplicate. The ensuing months and years have seen many changes in me and my knowledge of things Universal.
Two weeks ago, I saw the face and since that time I have been feeling strange as if I must follow my internal guidance explicitly on a path leading to some future event. Part of that path is to write this letter.
I do not know where this will lead in the near term, but I now have a "future memory" or a vision, of where I will end up on this so called "mission". It is amazing!
Perhaps someone in your organization has had a similar experience and you would be so kind as to network them to me. Thank you for any assistance you can give.
End of letter as posted by Fred Harris.
Following are my comments.
The form of experience which this man reports was recorded several places in our historic religious documents.
Ezekiel in Ezek 40:1-2
". . . on that very day, the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me in the visions of God into the land of Israel, and set me down upon a very high mountain, on which was a structure like a city opposite me."
"In the first year of Belshaz'zar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, and told the sum of the matter."
Paul in 2 Cor 12:1-2
"I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven-- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows."
The most notable descriptions are in John's Apocalypse. As we know, the Apocalypse is identified as once having been a Great Revelation, The Urantia Papers, page 1555. John received this Revelation while in temporary exile on the island of Patmos.
"Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, 'You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.' For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war."
"And in the Spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God."
The Urantia Papers offer this comment:
Through the descriptions offered by this man from Arizona we can now come to better grips with the nature of the old reports. This is especially true for the descriptions by the Apostle John, which carry such vivid scenes.
Note the following parallels:
You might also carefully regard the following
remark, page 553 of the Urantia Papers:
The form of the scenes witnessed by these people,
both in the past, and in the present, have also been described.
The Urantia Papers, page 327:
As described by George Adamski (Inside the Space
Ships, [Seraphic Transports]):
|A NEED TO KNOW|
As I pointed out above, a time has come when we
must be made more aware of how events are unfolding. This is part of the
marshaling of the Cosmic Reserve Corps.
We cannot properly estimate the "need to know." The fact that this letter now surfaces within the Urantia community shows that a time has come for it to be made known, and its
significance to be made known. We saw a similar phenomenon with the Judy Tuttle message. Although Judy had posted her "special message" to me 18 months earlier, I glossed over it without recognition of its significance. Then she felt a call to post it again, with my subsequent exposition. The same phenomenon is demonstrated here.
We also do not know the reach of this man's "sharing." It may go beyond the Urantia community. However, Urantians are far more prepared for this material than any other group upon earth. Nevertheless, we should not discount the private experiences of individuals who have been taken away, either through abduction, or through visionary experiences, that may have prepared them for service in the Cosmic Reserve Corps. This man is a living illustration of cosmic experience outside the Urantia community.
One of the phenomena connected with such "revelation"
events is that of time expansion/compression. I noted this in dealing with
the fact of transport of human mortals from the surface of this planet
to other places in the universe, together with a series of experiences,
all within a few hours. The descriptions by Betty Andreasson were detailed
concerning this time "compression."
We know from human experience during physical danger that one's life may unfold in a complete series of "scenes" within one's mind, but take only a split second to occur. My wife had just such an experience when we were in an automobile accident.
I have theories concerning time expansion/compression, but perhaps it is better to hold discussion for now. I offer the following from our Revelation.
You should note that this feat was accomplished "independently of time."
|THE SEA OF GLASS|
Compare his report with descriptions from The
You can imagine the reaction of the man.
Then this strange coincidence took place:
From the mans report:
Judy Tuttle also mentioned her experience with the "sea of glass."
Compare this with reports from the prophets.
". . . visions of God into the land of Israel, and set me down upon a very high mountain, on which was a structure like a city opposite me."
The Apostle John:
"And in the Spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God."
As stated by the author of the ancient Book of Enoch, in the "visions" he saw:
"And all shall be smitten with fear "And the Watchers shall quake, "And great fear and trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth."
This is a highly intriguing vision.
The face is human. The face must be from this planet. The face must be that of an individual now living. The man is to see that face.
When the mans sees that face he will remember the things he was shown and told. He then will begin his mission. His mission will contribute to preparation for an Arrival.
(### I since learned that David Morningstar began to use his imagination on the "face" and believed it was an incarnation of Aristotle. This mental adventure on his part effectively destroyed his spontaneous sighting of the face. This act can no longer be used as a criteria of the opening of events.)
What is the Arrival?
This man is part of the Cosmic Reserve Corps who will proclaim the gospel of the kingdom to the whole world, for the salvation of all people. Then the Son of Man will return to judge the age.
That is the mission of the man from Arizona. That is the mission of all who are members of the Cosmic Reserve Corps.
(### The mental adventures of David Morningstar into the myths of reincarnation now effectively deny him as a member of the Cosmis Reserve Corps. His service may effectively have ended with the 1993 letter to the Urantia Foundation.)
Refer to my previous discussions.
Who is the face?
The man will certainly know. When he sees that face he will have a tremendous psychological and spiritual reaction.
It seems hardly possible the face would be "any old face." The face is highly specific in identification. The face is that of an old man.
The man's reaction to the "old man" might be one bordering on awe. The "old man" certainly will be authentic in the eyes of the man from Arizona.
We should expect to shortly see that identification made.
It seems highly probable that the "old man" carries a special role. It may be that this "old man" serves to precipitate action by others. He certainly will precipitate action by the man from Arizona. We do not know how the testimony of this man will impact upon other members of the Cosmic Reserve Corps -- if he should publish the fact that he now has seen "the face" and can verify the identity of the "old man." But if this occurs then action may very well be precipitated for those other members.
The implications are rather awesome.
(### These were my reactions to the letter, before
I came to know the facts about the beliefs of David Morninstar. Refer
to above commentary. The fact of the "old man" is not removed, but Morninstar's
role is now effectively denied.)
We should carefully distinguish the difference between the phenomena reported by this man, (and the message given to Judy Tuttle), and the phenomena of the Teaching Mission.
Members of the Teaching Mission are NOT members of the Cosmic Reserve Corps.
The phenomena reported by members of the Teaching Mission are strictly in their minds. No outside contact with reality occurs.
The phenomena are produced in their minds by a spirit entity who is in rebellion against God. He manipulates their mental currents to produce those phenomena.
The process involves an invasion of their minds. Loyal spirit beings do not invade the sanctity of the human mind, solicited or unsolicited.
This spirit entity assumes many different aliases, through a multitude of names. Members of the Teaching Mission have no method whereby they can verify those identities.
Nevertheless, the phenomena are very real to members of the Teaching Mission. They have given themselves to that spirit entity because he has impressed them with a high spiritual disposition. He truly is a divine Son of God gone astray.
The phenomena experienced by the man from Arizona, and Judy Tuttle, came from an external reality. It did not come through violation of their minds.
Following posting of the above paper to the Urantia community Matthew Rapaport offered objections to some of my statements. I include the following from Matthew's response post.
I now deny that the man is a member of the Cosmic
Reserve Corps, or at least a dynamic member unless he changes his views
on reincarnation. But the work of the Cosmic Reserve Corps to proclaim
the gospel of the kingdom to the whole world will go on, and the relationship
to the return of Jesus does not alter.
Matthew obviously was disturbed because of the
striking nature of the letter and my analysis.
I now deny that the man is a member of the Cosmic Reserve Corps, or at least a dynamic member unless he changes his views on reincarnation. But the work of the Cosmic Reserve Corps to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom to the whole world will go on, and the relationship to the return of Jesus does not alter.
Matthew obviously was disturbed because of the striking nature of the letter and my analysis.
Regarding your own comments, I make two points . . .
1. Your statement that "This man is part of the Cosmic Reserve Corps who will proclaim the gospel of the kingdom to the whole world, for the salvation of all people. Then the Son of Man will return to judge the age" is a logical leap not directly supported by the letter even if it were entirely true. For all we know, our "author's mission" is something absolutely horrific (despite his insistence that he feels "love" he is otherwise entirely unforthcoming about details).
. . . . . .
Therefore, Ernest, I conclude that your very elaborate analysis, which has other philosophical and theological flaws of the sort we have been through many times before, is quite possibly (notice I did not say certainly or even probably) based upon a deliberate effort to defraud the Urantia Movement!