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How I Found the Urantia Book—MARY J. MICHAEL (circa 1966) 


In the ninth grade, sometime in the 1960s, I was doing research for a paper on dreams and dream theory. Between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, the Cleveland Public Library had planted the Urantia Book. At that time I assumed that the Urantia Foundation was just another research foundation in psychology. Since this book was on the cannot-take-out-of-the-library list, I made little headway in reading it once a month.

In college, I purchased my own copy for the monumental sum of $35. This was a great deal of money for a struggling college student who had tuition, books, rent, food and transportation to pay out of the earnings of her meager part-time job.

It took another few years before I found anyone else who had heard of, much less read, this giant blue book. Since that time I have found a sprinkling of people who read the book, a few who study the book, and a very, very, very few who actually try to live the book—a most exhilarating challenge.

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