Subject: The Sea of Glass
Date: Fri, Jul 1, 2005, 5:11 AM
my work with Seraphic Transports, I assembled evidence to show that certain
individuals were selected for visits with our Creator. They included the ancient
prophet Isaiah, the author of the ancient Book of Enoch, Hatcinondon, a
Seneca Indian chief, and Betty Andreasson. Refer to my previous posts.
Part of the descriptions of those individuals included references to a "glass"
or "crystal," and the appearance of a "fiery" atmosphere when reporting their
departure from the Seraphic Transports on the heavenly world.
Following are pertinent quotes from The Urantia Papers:
Transports arrive on the crystal field, the
so-called sea of glass. Around this area are the receiving stations for the
various orders of beings who traverse space by seraphic transport. Near the
polar crystal receiving station for student visitors you may ascend the
pearly observatory and view the immense relief map of the entire
The Edentia sea of glass is one enormous
circular crystal about one hundred miles in circumference and about thirty
miles in depth. This magnificent crystal serves as the receiving field for
all transport seraphim and other beings arriving from points outside the
sphere; such a sea of glass greatly facilitates the landing of transport
John the Revelator saw a vision of the arrival
of a class of advancing mortals from the seventh mansion world to their
first heaven, the glories of Jerusem. He recorded: "And I saw as it were a
sea of glass mingled with fire; and those who had gained the victory over
the beast that was originally in them and over the image that persisted
through the mansion worlds and finally over the last mark and trace,
standing on the sea of glass, having the harps of God, and singing the song
of deliverance from mortal fear and death." (Perfected space communication
is to be had on all these worlds; and your anywhere reception of such
communications is made possible by carrying the "harp of God," a morontia
contrivance compensating for the inability to directly adjust the immature
morontia sensory mechanism to the reception of space communications.)
quote from John is in Rev 15:2:
"And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass
mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and
the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God
in their hands."
consider Enoch's report:
Behold, in the vision clouds invited me and a
mist summoned me, and the course of the stars and the lightnings sped and
hastened me, and the winds in the vision caused me to fly, and lifted me
upward, and bore me into heaven.
And I went in till I drew nigh to a wall which
is built of crystals and surrounded by tongues of fire, and it began to
affright me. And I went into the tongues of fire and drew nigh to a large
house which was built of crystals; and the walls of the house were like a
tessellated floor made of crystals, and its groundwork was of crystal. It
ceiling was like the path of the stars and the lightnings, and between them
were fiery cherubim, and the heaven was clear as water. A flaming fire
surrounded the walls, and its portals blazed with fire. And I entered into
that house, and it was hot as fire and cold as ice. There were no delights
of life therein. Fear covered me, and trembling got hold of me.
parallels with John's description.
John said, a sea of glass mingled with fire. Enoch said, a wall which
is built of crystals and surrounded by tongues of fire.
Prior to my study around 1997, I could not, for the life of me, figure out what
Enoch was talking about. I assumed he was describing the residence of Michael,
except he then went on to describe a second "house."
now know. It was the Sea of Glass. The receiving area for Seraphic Transports.
addition, Enoch probably was describing the receiving stations for the
various orders of beings who traverse space by seraphic transport. In this
case, that station reserved for human mortals. I can understand why it was so
consider Betty Andreasson's report.
Betty described what apparently was departure from the transport, although she
was unaware that it was so. She and her escorts, two of them as with Hatcinondon,
enter a tunnel. This could have been a hallway in the transport but the
description suggests a structure outside the transport.
1. "And we are coming to some kind of glass --
mirror, or glass."
2. "And they are going through it! We are
going through it - - through that mirror."
3. "I'm in a place where it's all red. The
atmosphere is all red, vibrating red... And their suits look red. Only their
head things look blackish-red." Later, in debriefing, Betty was asked if the
redness was an effect from the horizon. This she denied, saying the
atmosphere was red all over.
stated that he drew up to a wall of crystal. He then went into tongues of
fire, and became greatly afraid.
vibrating red atmosphere may have appeared to him as tongues of fire.
accounts and reports that support one another. These include The Urantia
Papers, John's Revelation, Enoch, and Betty Andreasson.
Without The Urantia Papers we would not know what they were talking
about! Now we know.
now want to include part of a letter David Morningstar wrote to the Urantia
Foundation. I have removed other material but you can get the entire letter at:
made several attempts to contact David Morningstar back in 1999, and did so, he
confused the exchange. His former contact information is no longer valid. You
will find a summary of this confused history at:
June 17, 1993
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.
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 language references to
adequately describe the events as they occurred but the following is my
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.
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
The second to last
scene (if I may call it such), I experienced was as follows:
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".
This experience is most remarkable.
Although David's sensation was an absence from
home for months he was only away one minute. I have tried to describe such
phenomena in other reports. Experienced time can be expanded and contracted from
ordinary human time.
This visionary experience is similar to that
reported by John in his Revelation. One could be seemingly transported to
other worlds and other scenes without actually leaving this world. Both John and
David Morningstar had similar experiences.
Betty Andreasson described actually being on
board a seraphic transport and traveling through space. Enoch said he was lifted
into the sky and traveled through space. But David Morningstar did not leave his
couch. We can safely assume that John on the Island of Patmos also did not leave
The Apostle Paul reported similar "visionary"
experiences, without space travel. Speaking of himself he said:
|2 Cor 12:2-5: 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. And I know that this man was
caught up into Paradise - whether in the body or out of the body I do not
know, God knows - and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not
David Morningstar knew that his experience would be important to others. He felt
impelled to write to the Urantia Foundation. The rest of us were not so
privileged; we are forced to make judgments about his experience -- how it would
affect our dedication to the service of brothers and sisters.
This is important for us. It shows how much we depend upon faith in our
dedication. We are not being forced to an action through a personal experience,
but through a judgment of what this experience of another person means.
of Revelation works under that principle. We do not have proof. We must decide
Note that David Morningstar reports a "cobalt blue" for the Sea of Glass that he
observed. His vantage point was from the exterior. Enoch and Betty Andreasson
both report a wall of glass through which they move, with a fiery appearance
that frightens them. Their vantage point was interior to the Sea of Glass. They
probably were observing energy manifestations from the Great Crystal.
fortunate we are to put all this information into a comprehensive picture. We
now have further understanding of Revelation, opened by study and comparison.
Visits With God, Celestial Banquets, the several reports on Transport Seraphim
-- all add to new and spectacular understanding of Revelation.
This material is part of an unfolding awareness of our destiny role.