A Study of the Master Universe

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A Study of the Master Universe

A Development of Concepts of The Urantia Book
William S. Sadler, Jr.

Library of Congress Catalog Card No 68-58958
Dedicated to T A B A M A N T I A
For reasons the author believes to be good and sufficient

"There is a great and glorious purpose in the march of the universe through space."
– The Urantia Book, (364.3) 32:5.1.

After many years of dedicated study and contemplation of the Urantia Papers, William S. Sadler, Jr. wrote A Study of the Master Universe in which he develops concepts of The Urantia Book. His untimely death November 22, 1963, prevented him from seeing the fruits of his labor in print, whereby he could share his deep insight with all who might be interested. No major change was made in his original work, only minor editing.


  1. Stages in the Transition of Reality from Static, to Potential, to Associative
  2. Summary: A Three-Way Classification of the Seven Absolutes of Infinity
  3. A Simplified Chart of the Central Universe
  4. A Simplified Chart of the Master Universe
  5. Seven Superuniverses in Relation to Havona
  6. Summary: A Functional Presentation of God the Sevenfold
  7. A Symbolic Portraiture of the Seven Master Spirits
  8. Relationships of Adjacent Space Levels
  9. Summary: The Seven Levels of Total Deity Function



First Prologue - Before the Beginning of Beginnings

Second Prologue - The Zero Age

1. Before the Times of Havona
Source Relationships in Eternity
2. An Exploration of Past Eternity
Static Deity
Potential Deity
Associative Deity
The pre-Father becomes the Father
3. Existential Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis
Third Prologue - The First Universe Age
1. The Dawn of Eternity – the Beginning of the First Age
Trinitization at the dawn of the First Age
2. An Inventory of Existential (Eternal) Realities
3. The Existential Trinity
What is trinity?
A comparison of functions
Why is a trinity?
God's escape from infinity
The Paradise Trinity as the eternal thesis
4. The Uniqueness of Havona
5. The Architects of the Master Universe
1. The Uses of the Word "Universe"
2. Universe Space Levels
3. The Universe Ages
4. The Scheme of this Inquiry


Chapter I.  The Creative Thesis of Perfection

1. The Dawn of Time: Beginning of the Second Age
Experiential Beings
2. God the Sevenfold: Creative Deity
Creative Deity
3. Havona in the Second Age: The Thesis of Perfection
Coming events cast their shadows
Chapter II. The Evolutionary Antithesis
1. The Challenge of Imperfection
2. God the Sevenfold: Evolutional Deity
Evolutional Deity
Interaction of Levels
3. The Emptiness of Imperfection: Growth Capacity
4. The Challenge of Power-Personality Unification
5. Challenge and Response
Chapter III. First Synthesis: God the Supreme
1. The Emergence of the Supreme Being
Supreme Deity
2. Synthesis on the Creature Level of Existence
3. The Completed Grand Universe
Divergence and Convergence
4. Creative Associations of Dual-Deity
5. Son and Spirit in the Second Universe Age
The evolution of Creator Sons
The evolution of Creative Spirits
The Son-Spirit Union


Chapter IV. Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Universes

1. Havona, the Nucleus of the Grand Universe
2. The Grand Universe as the Nucleus of the Master Universe
3. The Outer Space Levels are Cytoplasmic Universes
Chapter V. The Transformation of Synthesis
1. The First Cycle of Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis
2. The Transformation of Synthesis
3. The Second Cycle of Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis
Chapter VI. The Second Creative Thesis
1. New Factors Appearing on the Absonite Level
The First Experiential Trinity
The Supreme Being
The Corps of Supreme Creators
Post-finite Creatures
2. The First Experiential Trinity
The Deity of the Corps of the Master Architects
The Deity of the Corps of Supreme Creators
The Deity of the Supreme Being
3. Nature of the Trinity Ultimate
The two trinities
Relationship to God the Sevenfold
4. The Second Nuclear Universe
New Growth in the grand universe
5. Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Characteristics
6. Mobilization, and the Invasion of Outer Space
Chapter VII. The Second Antithesis
1. Cytoplasmic Need Expands Nuclear Function
The change in cosmic growth potential
The lack of finite experience
2. The Challenge of the Ultimate Adventure
3. Administration of the First Outer Space Level
Present administration of the Primary Space Level
The Master Spirits
Son-Spirit Creative Trios
Third-Age Sons and Spirits
4. The Spirit and the Supreme: Dual-Deity in Outer Space
The outer space activities of the Supreme
The Spirit in outer space
5. Stages in the Emergence of the Ultimate
Chapter VIII. Master Universe Magnitudes
1. Space Magnitudes of the Master Universe
2. Mass Magnitudes of the Master Universe
3. Time Magnitudes of the Master Universe
Chapter IX. Second Synthesis: God the Ultimate
1. Unification of the First Experiential Trinity
Second Synthesis
2. Emergence of God the Ultimate
Ultimate Deity
3. The Completed Master Universe
The central universe
The grand universe
The master universe
The Master Architects


Chapter X. The Final Creative Thesis

1. The Final Nuclear Universe
The Havona nucleus
The nuclear grand universe
The nuclear master universe
2. The Final Creative Thesis: The Trinity Absolute
The Supreme Being
God the Ultimate
The Consummator of Universe Destiny
3. The Last Mobilization
Chapter XI. Beginning of the Final Antithesis
1. The Post-Ultimate Age
Post-Ultimate epochs
2. The Adjustment to Eternity
3. Post-Ultimate Growth: The Transcendence of Old Limits
Post-Havona Needs
Post-Supreme Needs
Post-Ultimate Needs
4. The Capacities of Finaliters
5. The Concept of the Cosmos Infinite: The Unending Cytoplasm
6. The Adjustment to Infinity: An Analogy
Chapter XII. The Impossible Synthesis
1. The Basis for Experiential Deity and Trinity
Existential synthesis of potentials
Non-synthesis of actuals
Thesis upon thesis
Sub-absolute reality
Experiential reality
The synthesis of power and personality
Absonite power-personality synthesis
Absolute power-personality synthesis
2. The Barrier of Infinity, the Impasse of the Absolutes
3. The Incompletion of the Trinity of Trinities
1. The Purpose of the Master Universe
2. The Answers to Seven Questions
3. Themes, Principles, and Patterns


First Epilogue - The Final Universe Age

1. Quality and Quantity
2. Experiential Deity Trinitization
Trinitization at the dawn of the First Age
Trinitization at the dawn of the Final Age
A symbolic picture
3. A New Transformation of Synthesis
4. Beginning of the Cosmos Infinite
5. Formation of the Trinity of Trinities
Second Epilogue - The Depths of the Final Age
1. The Third Experiential Trinity
2. The Experiential Growth of God the Absolute
The Trinity Absolute
The Supreme-Ultimate
The Deity Absolute
3. The Final Associations of Dual-Deity
The Supreme-Ultimate
The Ultimate-Absolute
The First and Last Partnership
4. The Final Levels of Total Deity Function
5. The mirror images of the first and the final levels
The Reassociative Level
The Actualizing Potential Level
The Static-Dynamic Level
Third Epilogue - After the Ending of Endings
We end, as we began, with the Infinite

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