posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:28 PM
per the urantia book:
1. The Superuniverse Space Level
(164.4) 15:1.1 Within the limited range of the records, observations, and memories of the generations of a million or a billion of your short years,
to all practical intents and purposes, Urantia and the universe to which it belongs are experiencing the adventure of one long and uncharted plunge
into new space; but according to the records of Uversa, in accordance with older observations, in harmony with the more extensive experience and
calculations of our order, and as a result of conclusions based on these and other findings, we know that the universes are engaged in an orderly,
well-understood, and perfectly controlled processional, swinging in majestic grandeur around the First Great Source and Center and his residential
(165.1) 15:1.2 We have long since discovered that the seven superuniverses traverse a great ellipse, a gigantic and elongated circle. Your solar
system and other worlds of time are not plunging headlong, without chart and compass, into unmapped space. The local universe to which your system
belongs is pursuing a definite and well-understood counterclockwise course around the vast swing that encircles the central universe. This cosmic path
is well charted and is just as thoroughly known to the superuniverse star observers as the orbits of the planets constituting your solar system are
known to Urantia astronomers.
(165.2) 15:1.3 Urantia is situated in a local universe and a superuniverse not fully organized, and your local universe is in immediate proximity to
numerous partially completed physical creations. You belong to one of the relatively recent universes. But you are not, today, plunging on wildly into
uncharted space nor swinging out blindly into unknown regions. You are following the orderly and predetermined path of the superuniverse space level.
You are now passing through the very same space that your planetary system, or its predecessors, traversed ages ago; and some day in the remote future
your system, or its successors, will again traverse the identical space through which you are now so swiftly plunging.
(165.3) 15:1.4 In this age and as direction is regarded on Urantia, superuniverse number one swings almost due north, approximately opposite, in an
easterly direction, to the Paradise residence of the Great Sources and Centers and the central universe of Havona. This position, with the
corresponding one to the west, represents the nearest physical approach of the spheres of time to the eternal Isle. Superuniverse number two is in the
north, preparing for the westward swing, while number three now holds the northernmost segment of the great space path, having already turned into the
bend leading to the southerly plunge. Number four is on the comparatively straightaway southerly flight, the advance regions now approaching
opposition to the Great Centers. Number five has about left its position opposite the Center of Centers while continuing on the direct southerly
course just preceding the eastward swing; number six occupies most of the southern curve, the segment from which your superuniverse has nearly
(165.4) 15:1.5 Your local universe of Nebadon belongs to Orvonton, the seventh superuniverse, which swings on between superuniverses one and six,
having not long since (as we reckon time) turned the southeastern bend of the superuniverse space level. Today, the solar system to which Urantia
belongs is a few billion years past the swing around the southern curvature so that you are just now advancing beyond the southeastern bend and are
moving swiftly through the long and comparatively straightaway northern path. For untold ages Orvonton will pursue this almost direct northerly
(165.5) 15:1.6 Urantia belongs to a system which is well out towards the borderland of your local universe; and your local universe is at present
traversing the periphery of Orvonton. Beyond you there are still others, but you are far removed in space from those physical systems which swing
around the great circle in comparative proximity to the Great Source and Center.
2. Organization of the Superuniverses
(165.6) 15:2.1 Only the Universal Father knows the location and actual number of inhabited worlds in space; he calls them all by name and number. I
can give only the approximate number of inhabited or inhabitable planets, for some local universes have more worlds suitable for intelligent life than
others. Nor have all projected local universes been organized. Therefore the estimates which I offer are solely for the purpose of affording some idea
of the immensity of the material creation.
(166.1) 15:2.2 There are seven superuniverses in the grand universe, and they are constituted approximately as follows:
(166.2) 15:2.3 1. The System. The basic unit of the supergovernment consists of about one thousand inhabited or inhabitable worlds. Blazing suns, cold
worlds, planets too near the hot suns, and other spheres not suitable for creature habitation are not included in this group. These one thousand
worlds adapted to support life are called a system, but in the younger systems only a comparatively small number of these worlds may be inhabited.
Each inhabited planet is presided over by a Planetary Prince, and each local system has an architectural sphere as its headquarters and is ruled by a
(166.3) 15:2.4 2. The Constellation. One hundred systems (about 100,000 inhabitable planets) make up a constellation. Each constellation has an
architectural headquarters sphere and is presided over by three Vorondadek Sons, the Most Highs. Each constellation also has a Faithful of Days in
observation, an ambassador of the Paradise Trinity.
(166.4) 15:2.5 3. The Local Universe. One hundred constellations (about 10,000,000 inhabitable planets) constitute a local universe. Each local
universe has a magnificent architectural headquarters world and is ruled by one of the co-ordinate Creator Sons of God of the order of Michael. Each
universe is blessed by the presence of a Union of Days, a representative of the Paradise Trinity.
(166.5) 15:2.6 4. The Minor Sector. One hundred local universes (about 1,000,000,000 inhabitable planets) constitute a minor sector of the
superuniverse government; it has a wonderful headquarters world, wherefrom its rulers, the Recents of Days, administer the affairs of the minor
sector. There are three Recents of Days, Supreme Trinity Personalities, on each minor sector headquarters.
(166.6) 15:2.7 5. The Major Sector. One hundred minor sectors (about 100,000,000,000 inhabitable worlds) make one major sector. Each major sector is
provided with a superb headquarters and is presided over by three Perfections of Days, Supreme Trinity Personalities.
(166.7) 15:2.8 6. The Superuniverse. Ten major sectors (about 1,000,000,000,000 inhabitable planets) constitute a superuniverse. Each superuniverse is
provided with an enormous and glorious headquarters world and is ruled by three Ancients of Days.
(166.8) 15:2.9 7. The Grand Universe. Seven superuniverses make up the present organized grand universe, consisting of approximately seven trillion
inhabitable worlds plus the architectural spheres and the one billion inhabited spheres of Havona. The superuniverses are ruled and administered
indirectly and reflectively from Paradise by the Seven Master Spirits. The billion worlds of Havona are directly administered by the Eternals of Days,
one such Supreme Trinity Personality presiding over each of these perfect spheres.
(167.1) 15:2.10 Excluding the Paradise-Havona spheres, the plan of universe organization provides for the following units:
(167.2) 15:2.11 Superuniverses. . . . . . . . . . . . 7
(167.3) 15:2.12 Major sectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
(167.4) 15:2.13 Minor sectors. . . . . . . . . . . . 7,000
(167.5) 15:2.14 Local universes . . . . . . . . . 700,000
(167.6) 15:2.15 Constellations . . . . . . . . .70,000,000
(167.7) 15:2.16 Local systems. . . . . . . . 7,000,000,000
(167.8) 15:2.17 Inhabitable planets . . 7,000,000,000,000
(167.9) 15:2.18 Each of the seven superuniverses is constituted, approximately, as follows:
(167.10) 15:2.19 One system embraces, approximately. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 worlds
(167.11) 15:2.20 One constellation (100 systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 worlds
(167.12) 15:2.21 One universe (100 constellations) . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000,000 worlds
(167.13) 15:2.22 One minor sector (100 universes) . . . . . . . . . 1,000,000,000 worlds
(167.14) 15:2.23 One major sector (100 minor sectors) . . . . 100,000,000,000 worlds
(167.15) 15:2.24 One superuniverse (10 major sectors) . . .1,000,000,000,000 worlds
(167.16) 15:2.25 All such estimates are approximations at best, for new systems are constantly evolving while other organizations are temporarily
passing out of material existence.