Iniquitous One as a Being of Light

Message: 70298
From: Ernest Moyer
Subject: Iniquitous One as a Being of Light
Date: Tue, May 10, 2005, 2:19 AM
Topic: General
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To Nancy and Steffani:

Before posting a reply to your posts I have a question for you:

Do either of you believe that Caligastia is still free on Urantia to prosecute his nefarious designs?

Ernest

------ On 5/9/05, Steffani Murray wrote ------

Well Nancy...and Earnest,

There is this one...

P.754 - 2 For three hundred thousand years Caligastia had been in charge of Urantia when Satan, Lucifer's assistant, made one of his periodic inspection calls. And when Satan arrived on the planet, his appearance in no way resembled your caricatures of his nefarious majesty. He was, and still is, a Lanonandek Son of great brilliance. "And no marvel, for Satan himself is a brilliant creature of light."

These guys were really bad administrators...who made the ultimate error of opposing the will of the Paradise Father...apparently not at all like the characters out of a Hollywood horror movie.

The UB goes on to describe Caligastia as rather "unbalanced"...

P.754 - 4 In all the administrative work of a local universe no high trust is deemed more sacred than that reposed in a Planetary Prince who assumes responsibility for the welfare and guidance of the evolving mortals on a newly inhabited world. And of all forms of evil, none are more destructive of personality status than betrayal of trust and disloyalty to one's confiding friends. In committing this deliberate sin, Caligastia so completely distorted his personality that his mind has never since been able fully to regain its equilibrium.

Even my "childish" mind...more like having childlike trust in God, noticed that whoever was communicating to Allen Wolf, was described as loving and compassionate, and WASN'T ALREADY HERE on Urantia.

He said, "I'm coming soon!" Whoever that is likely means just that...he will come soon...allowing for the realization that an eternal Being's concept of SOON may be somewhat different than that of us short-lived mortals.

I'm very certain nothing evil, weird, warped, or negative could stand being around someone like Al for even an instant!

P.226 - 6 A planet may experience many magisterial visitations both before and after the appearance of a bestowal Son. It may be visited many times by the same or other Avonals, acting as dispensational adjudicators, but such technical missions of judgment are neither bestowal nor magisterial, and the Avonals are never incarnated at such times. Even when a planet is blessed with repeated magisterial missions, the Avonals do not always submit to mortal incarnation; and when they do serve in the likeness of mortal flesh, they always appear as adult beings of the realm; they are not born of woman.

Nevertheless, I tend to believe that it is perfectly natural for any mortal being to feel somewhat uncomfortable when exposed to higher energies than our own level of being is accustomed to experiencing.

I seem to remember C.S. Lewis saying in those books something along the lines of angels being poor companions for humans...and of course, if this were true, the plan of God would not include the assignment of seraphic guardians to the mortals of the realms. Perhaps he was one of those men who generalized his personal preferences into rules he believed ought to be made to apply to everyone...an all too common trait.

There's a lot everyone needs to learn, all will not welcome the lessons!

P.1931 - 1 Under the soon-coming persecutions by those who hate this gospel of joy and liberty, you will thrive and the kingdom will prosper. But you will stand in grave danger in subsequent times when most men will speak well of kingdom believers and many in high places nominally accept the gospel of the heavenly kingdom. Learn to be faithful to the kingdom even in times of peace and prosperity. Tempt not the angels of your supervision to lead you in troublous ways as a loving discipline designed to save your ease-drifting souls.

Love, Light, Order,

Steffani

------ On 5/9/05, Nancy Brown wrote ------

Ernest Moyer quoted me previously:

"How can Caligastia masquerade as a being of light and still be referred to as the "iniquitous one" in the Urantia Teachings?"

To which he responded:

Clearly Nancy, you do not understand divine beings.

My Comment:

Well, this is quite clever, Ernest, but not quite on point. Good try, though:-).

Yes, in the broadest of terms, Caligastia is a "divine being" because he is not of human origin.

But, my question was also - where in the Urantia Book is he referred to as now functioning as a "being of Light"?

You Correctly surmise:

Caligastia was cast down.

This act merely removed him from power; it did not remove his divine status.

My Comment:

Again, in the broadest of literal terms, his divine status was not removed, as you refer to it in these broad strokes, because he was not spawned as a material human.

You Wrote:  

All divine beings, when they show themselves to human beings, will appear in a "frame of light," or a "being of light.

My Comment:

I wonder.

Light is energy. I would have to say that in all my attempts to research this, every description of Caligastia, in conjunction with the Rebellion, describes him as "darkness" in the Urantia Book - implying "dark" energy.

Unless you have had an actual appearance of Caligastia, you cannot unequivically state that he would appear as a "being of Light" or being "framed" in light.

I would surmise, that his energy/energy field would feel dark, shadowy, evil and wicked. Quite a contrast to those "divine beings" who appear as light, benign, loving and so forth.

He would not seem light nor authoratative.

It would seem to me that any normal mind - and I mean those humans who have not gone into sin and iniquity themselves - are not "wicked" and "evil" minded - would absolutely feel the difference between a divine being of light and a so-called divine being of darkness.  

The Urantia Book States:

"The Prince of Urantia went into darkness at the time of the Lucifer rebellion, thus precipitating the long confusion of the planet. He was subsequently deprived of sovereign authority by the co-ordinate action of the constellation rulers and other universe authorities.

The power of the fallen Prince to disturb human affairs was enormously curtailed by the mortal incarnation of Machiventa Melchizedek in the days of Abraham; and subsequently, during the life of Michael in the flesh, this traitorous Prince was finally shorn of all authority on Urantia."

My Comment:

Caligastia is impotent. He would "feel" impotent - unless one derives their own personal power by aligning their mind with darkness. Those who walk in the shadows, themselves.

This was one of my points.

As far as C.S. Lewis is concerned - it seems as if he was "visited" by a divine being of light - but his own fear marred the experience. I know what this fear is like - it is a natural human reaction - of the animal mind.

For further edification from the UB:

"The doctrine of a personal devil on Urantia, though it had some foundation in the planetary presence of the traitorous and iniquitous Caligastia, was nevertheless wholly fictitious in its teachings that such a "devil" could influence the normal human mind against its free and natural choosing. Even before Michael's bestowal on Urantia, neither Caligastia nor Daligastia was ever able to oppress mortals or to coerce any normal individual into doing anything against the human will."

My Comment:

I believe one has to be very careful here, Ernest.

I believe that intention is everything.

What I mean is - if one intentionally searches for the "fictitious devil" in every potential experience of a true spiritual seeker, and attempts to explain anothers personal spiritual experience within their own frame-work of understanding, especially if that framework is cast in fear of more unusual manifestations, then the intention of the commenter can only go in one direction. Playing with darkeness.

One has to really be able to distinquish goodness from evil. And, despite the portrait you attempt to paint, that should be relatively easy for those who believe in the truth, beauty and goodness of God and all His agents.

We (humans) have a Fragment of the actual First Source and Center. And the Mystery Monitors are all experienced on this planet (with few exceptions).

We have the Spirit of Truth - Michael's personal spirit - functioning within and outside our minds.

We have the Holy Spirit - the Creative Mother Spirit - on the planet. The Holy Spirit is directly connected to our minds because the CMS bestows our minds.

This is all to say, that an actual Child of God - a real Son of God - someone who has joined the Kingdom of God while on earth - cannot be approached by the "devil".

The above spirits are all protections.

To try to convince us otherwise - goes against all the teachings of the Urantia Book, imo.

I could certainly understand your motivations better if I thought they were being given as a caution.

But, they're not. They are being given as absolute mandates and go against everything that I understand about spiritual progression.

For instance - you have this to say about Allen Wolf:

"However, he (the "devil" - my insert for clarification) works under a proscription. He is not permitted to show himself to anyone except those who solicit him. Thus the earlier quotation I gave from Allen Wolf was one of those presentations. He came as a vivid being of light."

My Comment:

Two things.

1. Just the term "vivid" suggests to me that this was an authentic "visitation" by a celestial being.

2. I know Allen Wolf. He is about as far removed from evil, wickedness and iniquity as just about anyone I have ever met in the Urantia movement. He could know more bring Caligastia to him than most other UB students.

Allen's intentions are pure. They are motivated by a demonstrated love and caring of others. What he spiritually seeks as a human, he has found.

I more than believe - I know that Divine celestial visitations are possible to a son of God - a person whose faith in God and goodness is so affirmed in their lives that they no longer possess fear of the "unknown". They know truth - personal truth - for these Spirits of God resonate within their very beings and that is a drawing power of it's own.

This would seem especially true for those who have inculcated the expanded knowledge found within the pages of the Urantia Book.

Ernest, I truly believe you began this path with good intentions.

But your strong belief in the power of evil, or what I ascertain is a solid belief in the power of darkness, seems to, in and of itself, prevent you from seeing the error of your ways.

I know you love the Bible. It helps to make your points. But the Bible was written by men and it was written as a way to make men "fear" - to keep them in line - especially the Old Testament. The old testament was written during a very dark time on our planet.

But so much more "light" has invaded Urantia. Since the early days of the Rebellion we have received Adam and Eve, Melchizadek, Christ Michael as Jesus and now the Urantia Book. Each "epochol" revelation upsteps us. Further, we are progressing through planetary epochs of our own (not to mention psychic circles progression by individuals).

There IS a spiritual awaking occuring on the planet - despite how it looks at times.

I truly believe that we are progressing! I truly believe that some on this planet have broken through the third psychic circle and are beginning to morontialize their souls while still in the flesh.

I truly believe we are living in an amazing time where our circuits are being re-established; our (mass) consciousness is being raised; and people are using their personal power for good!

People are beginning to understand the "power of intention" (see Wayne Dyer's book for further clarification).

More and more humans are beginning to focus their intention towards personal and planetary balance.

And, since I believe intention is everything, good intentions bring about good results - while evil intentions take us further into darkness.

And, in the Urantia Book - every reference I could find concerning Caligastia, Daligastia, et al - was described as dark.

Dark energy is always profoundly contrasted to light.

Take care -

Nancy Brown