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pdf The Architecture of the Universe and the Urantia Book by Frederick L. Beckner  
pdf Stars, Galaxies, Superuniverses and the Urantia Book by Frederick L. Beckner  
pdf Monmatia Revisited
by Bill Laurune
Earth-Moon Evolution
by Dr. Phil Calabrese
A Tale of Two Orvontons
by Dick Bain
pdf Urantia, 606 of Satania
by Israel Dix
A.A. Zachow, Revelation Worker
and his article in Cosmic Frontiers, April 1977
Jesus the Boatbuilder and the Ancient Boat by Saskia Praamsma
pdf Ancient Cyprus
by Stefan Tallqvist
pdf India: Lost Cities Found
Compiled by Saskia Praamsma
pdf Did the Jews Really Not Bury Their Dead? by Charles Arterburn  
Atlantis/Urantia Book Parallels
by Robert Sarmast
pdf First Atlantis/Eden Expedition Analysis
by Commodore Robert Staney Bates
urantia community
Building a Temple to the Father
by Fred Harris
Celestial Nights 2003
at Cape San Blas
CN 2004 - A New Spirit of Unity
by Al Wolf
Celestial Nights 2008
at St. George Island
A Voice from the Garden
by Meredith Tenney
URANTIA outreach 
pdf Sowing Urantia Seeds in India
by Bhagavan Buritz
pdf The Dauntless Norman Ingram
(1999) by Saskia Raevouri
pdf Norman Ingram's Venice Beach Booth
by Richard Omura
pdf Outreach 2000
Various projects undertaken by readers
pdf The Revelation in Capetown
1999 Parliament of the World's Religions
Joys of Service - Urantia Book Prison Ministry by Joy Brandt (2003)
The Kenya Sewing Machine Project
by Meredith Tenney
Pipeline of Light
by Michelle Klimesh
South African Book Seeding Mission
Mark Bloomfield's reports
Here and Now
by Mark Bloomfield
A Letter of Gratitude from South Africa
by Simone Cox
India: The 2008 World Book Fair in Delhi
by Paula Thompson
Operation Reach Back
by Pamela Burr and Paula Thompson
Mission to Patagonia
by Pradhana Fuchs


Atacama Mission: "Seeding the Desert"
by Jon DeToy [2011]
Mission to South Africa
by Buck Weimer and Charlene Morrow
Mind, Body and Spirit Church of Tallahassee by Fred Harris
Pato Banton in Santa Fe NM 2009
by John Wilcox
Pato Banton's Outreach Ministry
The 2010 Cosmic Road Show
by Andrea Barnes
book reviews and articles   
The Amazing Gerdean Saskia Praamsma reports on The Zo'oid Mission
 pdf Birth of a Divine Revelation
reviewed by Matthew Rapaport
pdf Secondary Works - What Works?
by Saskia Raevouri
 Gardner, Moyer and Mullins: Three Histories by Matthew Rapaport  
pdf Secondary Works
Reviews and Descriptions, 2002
The Urantia Book and OAHSPE
compared by Harold Sherman
pdf Larry Mullins Reports
on The Sherman Diaries
Spirits of Promise
by GerdeanO'Dell
God's Orchestra
by Saskia Praamsma
teaching mission  
Correcting Time
by Fred Harris
online Welcome to Change
by Bob Slagle
The Second Revelatory Commission
Related Transcripts
spiritual travel  
Our Visit to Findhorn 1985
by Saskia Raevouri (1985)
Mediterranean Adventure 1998
with Joy Brandt and Saskia Raevouri (1998)
pdf A Visit to Russia
by Cathy Jones
Journeys to FreeSchools in India
A cause supported by Urantia Book readers
cartoons and more

Celestial Nights 2004 - A New Spirit of Unity

The seventh annual "Celestial Nights" retreat gathering was once again held at Cape San Blas, FL, in mid-February this year.  A five-day event, each year it has expanded and grown in both numbers and in diversity of participants, attracting spirit-led people of many different backgrounds to come share their inner lives in God with each other, in this setting of beauty and peace on the Gulf coast.

This year there were 65 attendees, including Urantia Book readers of many orientations: those who work in close association with The Foundation and IUA, The Fellowship, The Teaching Mission, The RetreatNetwork, Rob Cricket International Ministries, Square Circles, the Association for Light and Life, and, of course, unaffiliated readers and those who try to be supportive of all.  And yes, we were --and are-- all family!  About a third of this years' participants had not attended a Celestial Nights gathering before, so there were many wonderful opportunities for everyone there to meet and get to know personally new faith brothers and sisters in God's love, as well as to connect with old friends from far away.

The basic format this year was a mix of times for group stillness and centering/inner worship/communing with God within; for group prayer and worshipful singing of songs of love and praise to God; for presentations of ongoing projects of service by various individuals attending; and for socialization/getting to know each other better through sharing of our inner lives with God.  Also, this year we started out with a wonderful worship and communion service dedicating a newly built Temple to The Father in the woods outside of Tallahassee; and we also celebrated the third marriage ceremony to take place at a CN gathering, that of Peri Best and Sonny Schneider!  The entire retreat gathering was supported and interwoven by the wonderful interfaith spiritual live music of Richard Knox.

This year's CN theme was "People Get Ready" for a Magisterial Mission, and emphasized throughout the five days was the importance for each of us individually, for us all as a UB community, and for us as a whole human family, worldwide, to prepare for the sometime coming of our new Paradise Son, Michael's brother --whether tomorrow or during the lives of our grandchildren-- by going moment to moment into and with the love and understanding presence of God within, recognizing that same God presence in each other, and coming to a point of known unity with each other through our growing experiential relationships of unity with our One Universal God within.  It's through living day by day--and even breath by breath--in concert with the experienced reality, love will of God our Father, Who lives right within every person on Earth, that we prepare for our finding out together as a world family what Jesus taught us so well when He was here, and what His brother will also be teaching and working with us all worldwide to help us realize more-- that even now we can know the joy and fullness of being intimately related integral parts of God's loving kingdom, of living Light and Life moment to moment in true spirit unity with each other and God.  

Though there were many poignant moments of deeply shared love, group worship, personal growth of understanding and healing, and numerous wonderful presentations by participants ranging in age from 20 to 70, on such topics as ministering to the homeless, in the military, to youth, to those in prison, etc...  To me the essence of Celestial Nights this year was an experienced, palpable and very real new Spirit of Unity connecting all attending--  A wonderful, gracious presence of love and light stemming from our One Source and Center, God our Father, but flowing directly from our Universal Mother and Infinite Spirit combined, through and with Michael/Jesus and Mom, on into and through each one of us, leading all to experience, if only for a little while, the reality of us all being truly one family, in through and with God.

What more could one want out of a retreat experience, but to realize deeply (even if just for awhile, in a progression of eternal moments of love fully presenting) our unity with each other, through God's unity within?!
May all of our family--God's children, worldwide--be blessed with just such a joyous experience!

With many thanks to the Tallahassee group of UB readers who put together such a wonderful gathering-- yet again!

"This sky we live in, it's no place to lose our wings-- So love, love, love!" (Hafiz)  

---Al Wolf