|1. The Supreme, capital S, refers
to the Supreme Being.
- Example: "God the Supreme
in Havona is the personal spirit reflection of the triune Paradise Deity.
This associative Deity relationship is now creatively expanding outward
in God the Sevenfold and is synthesizing in the experiential power of the
Almighty Supreme in the grand universe.
Paradise Deity, existential as three persons, is thus experientially evolving
in two phases of Supremacy, while these dual phases are power-personality
unifying as one Lord, the Supreme Being."
- Example: "The Supreme is evolutionary-experiential
self." [118:0.5](1294:1- no.4)
2. The supreme, small s, is indicative
of the (impersonal) supreme level, or anything relating to the experiential
finite level, such as: supreme realities.
Also as a generic adjective, as in " From the Universal Father who
inhabits eternity there has gone forth the supreme
mandate, "Be you perfect, even as I am perfect."
3. From the above logically follows the use of Supremacy,
capital S, referring to phenomena associated with the repercussions of
the presence of the Supreme Being in the domains of the finite.
- Example: "Mercy is the justice of Supremacy
adapted to the situations of the evolving finite, the righteousness of
eternity modified to meet the highest interests and universe welfare of
the children of time." [2:4.5](38; 5)
4. The use of supremacy, small s,
refers to attained or attainable value levels within the finite.
- This example illustrates much of the above: "The Supreme
is symmetrically inclusive. The First Source and Center is potential in
the three great Absolutes, is actual in Paradise, in the Son, and in the
Spirit; but the Supreme is both actual
and potential, a being of personal supremacy
and of almighty power, responsive alike to creature effort and Creator
purpose; self-acting upon the universe and self-reactive to the sum total
of the universe; and at one and the same time the supreme
creator and the supreme creature. The
Deity of Supremacy is thus expressive
of the sum total of the entire finite." [117:1.9](1279; 7)
5. The Ultimate, capital U, refers
to the personal time-space transcended Deity, Deity functioning on the
absonite and ultimate levels.
- Example: "The Ultimate is
transcendental-experiential self." [118:0.7](1294:1-no.6)
6. The ultimate, small u, refers
to the impersonal ultimate level or
anything relating to it.
7. The (noun) suffix "cy"
signifies rank, or quality of function. In the Urantia Book "cy"
endings elevate the rank to overcontrol functions of Deity, the
highest in authority.
- Example: Supremacy of Deity: "Deity functioning on the first creature-identificational
level as time-space overcontrollers of the grand universe, sometimes designated
the Supremacy of Deity." [F:I.9]
- Note: an act of Supremacy, capital
S, is not limited to the Supreme Being alone. It concerns an overcontrol
of the finite level by any or all of the Deities or Trinities.
- Example: "...the Trinity is functional on all (total) levels,
including the level of the function of Supremacy".
[115:5.2](1265:2) (See also: Trinity of Supremacy. [10:5.4](113:#5:4)
- Example: "The Deity level of Supremacy
may be conceived as a function in relation to finite existences."
- Example: Ultimacy of Deity. "...this absonite function in the
master universe is tantamount to universal overcontrol and super-sustenance,
sometimes called the Ultimacy of Deity."
- Example: "The Deity level of Ultimacy
connotes a function in relation to absonite realities. No matter in what
part of the master universe, whenever time and space are transcended, such
an absonite phenomenon is an act of the Ultimacy
of Deity." [F:I.12]
- Example: Trinity of Ultimacy. "The Paradise Trinity has regard
for those levels of existence which are more than finite but less than
absolute, and this relationship is sometimes denominated the Trinity of
- The Absolute: the suffix "cy" cannot be applied to the word
'Absolute' so the suffix 'ness' -which has the same connotation (status,
quality of function) is used.
- Example: "...the First Source and Center....achieves expansion
of experiential Deity on the levels of Supremacy, Ultimacy, and Absoluteness.[F:XI.2](l4:l)
The overcontrol on the (experiential) Absolute level (the level of God
the Absolute) could then be referred to as: the Absoluteness of Deity;
and the level of the function as: the Deity level of Absoluteness. This
of course refers to the experiential Deity since the capital A is used.
8. The Paradise Deities may be referred to as: absolute
Deity (small a) but not Absolute Deity,
since capital A connotes infinity potentials. When the personal
reference is used, as in "Absolute Deity", it infers God the
- Example: "The Universal Father is the personal cause of the Absolutes;
he is the absolute of Absolutes"
- Example: "God the Absolute
is the realization-attainment goal of all superabsonite beings, but the
power and personality potential of the Deity Absolute
transcends our concept, and we hesitate to discuss those realities which
are so far removed from experiential actualization." [F:X.2]
9. The Absolutes, capital A refers
to the seven existential phases of total reality, the Seven Absolutes
of Infinity; namely: the First, Second, and Third Sources and Centers,
Paradise Source and Center, and the three potential Absolutes:
the Qualified, Unqualified, and Universal Absolutes.
[105:3.1](1156; section 3)
10. The absolute, small a refers to
the absolute level and Paradise Deity.
- Example: "Whenever wherever, and however the absolute
level of Deity functions, paradise values and meanings are manifest".
- Example: "While absolute Deity
is eternal in nature, the Gods are related to time as an experience in
- The word 'absoluteness', small
a, is used in relation to existential Deity with the connotation of having
the quality of being Absolute.
- Example: "...when acting alone, each person of Deity is apparently
limited in absoluteness. [10:3.4](111;
- Example: "God's absoluteness
pervades all seven levels of universe reality.(59:2)
- Example: "...the Father has divested himself of all direct manifestations
of absoluteness except absolute fatherhood
and absolute volition." [10:3.6](112)
11. Deity, capital D is used as
a personal, divine, supernal title.
- Example: "DEITY is personalizable as God, is prepersonal and superpersonal
in ways not altogether comprehensible by man. Deity
is characterized by the quality of unity--actual or potential--on all supermaterial
levels of reality; and this unifying quality is best comprehended by creatures
as divinity." [F:I.2]
12. By contrast, deity, small d,
is used in discussion of levels, impersonal acts, etc.
- Example: "The universe of universes presents phenomena of deity
activities on diverse levels of cosmic realities, mind meanings, and spirit
values". [F:2.2] Note also: "DIVINITY is the characteristic,
unifying, and co-ordinating quality of Deity."
[F:I.16] and "Divinity is creature comprehensible as truth, beauty,
and goodness; correlated in personality as love, mercy, and ministry; disclosed
on impersonal levels as justice, power, and sovereignty." [F:I.17]
Given these examples, it might be appropriate to consider that Deity,
capital D, can be personalizable as God, whereas
deity, small d, signifies the characteristic
unifying quality of divinity.
- Example: "No one of the Seven Spirits is organically representative
of the Paradise Trinity, but when they unite as sevenfold Deity,
this union in a deity sense--not in
a personal sense--equivalates to a functional level associable with Trinity
13. When Reality, capital R is used,
it refers to the ORIGIN of reality, the I AM Infinite Father of total Reality.
- Example: "As a time-space creature would view the origin and differentiation
of Reality, the eternal and infinite I AM
achieved Deity liberation from the fetters of unqualified infinity through
the exercise of inherent and eternal free will..."[F:III.14](6;2)
- Example: "The Universal Father is the explanation of universal
unity as it must be supremely, even ultimately, realized in the post-ultimate
unity of absolute values and meanings--- unqualified Reality".
14. When 'reality', small r is used,
it refers to realities after differentiation of existential potentials;
realities on all levels, - absolute, absonite, and finite; they are referred
to as "universe realities".
15. The Infinite, capital I, is
used to denote the fullness -- the finality -- implied by the primacy of
the First Source and Center. [F:III.17](6;4). Small i, infinite,
is a simple adjective used in a variety of contexts.
16. God the Sevenfold, capital S,
is a personal title denominating a sevenfold Deity personalization and
representation in time-space to the seven superuniverses.
- Example: "God the Sevenfold--Deity
personality anywhere actually functioning in time and space. The personal
Paradise Deities and their creative associates functioning in and beyond
the borders of the central universe and power-personalizing as the Supreme
Being on the first creature level of unifying Deity revelation in time
and space." [F:II.13](4; 10 5)
- Example: "God the Sevenfold
is self-distributive divinity." [118:0.6](1294:l, item number 5)
- Example: "God the Sevenfold
represents the personality and divinity revelation of the Universal Father
to creatures of both maximum and submaximum status, but there are other
sevenfold relationships of the First Source and Center which do not pertain
to the manifestation of the divine spiritual ministry of the God who is
- Example: "You have been instructed in the relationship of God
the Sevenfold to the Supreme Being,
and you should now recognize that the Sevenfold
encompasses the controllers as well as the creators of the grand universe."
17. Sevenfold Deity, capital S,
also refers to this personal title.
- Example: "Man, being personal and ascending by spiritual progression,
finds the personal and spiritual divinity of the Sevenfold
Deity; but there are other phases of the Sevenfold
which are not concerned with the progression of personality." [106:1.4](1164;
- Example: "The Supreme is not completely real to universe creatures,
but there are many reasons for deducing that he is quite real to the Sevenfold
Deity, extending from the Universal Father on Paradise to the Creator Sons
and the Creative Spirits of the local universes." [117:7.5](1291;
18. The sevenfold Deity, small s,
refers to functional levels of divinity expressed in two contexts.
- As the coordinate association of the Paradise Deities, the Supreme
Being, and the Supreme Creators.
- Example: "This sevenfold Deity
personalization in time and space and to the seven superuniverses enables
mortal man to attain the presence of God, who is spirit. This sevenfold
Deity, to finite time-space creatures sometime power-personalizing in the
Supreme Being, is the functional Deity of the mortal evolutionary creatures
of the Paradise-ascension career. Such an experiential discovery-career
of the realization of God begins with the recognition of the divinity of
the Creator." [F:VIII.2](11; 13)
- As a description of the appearance of the Seven Master Spirits to the
Example: "No one of the Seven Spirits is organically representative
of the Paradise Trinity, but when they unite as sevenfold
Deity, this union in a deity sense--not in a personal sense--equivalates
to a functional level associable with Trinity functions. In this sense
the "Sevenfold Spirit" is functionally associable with the Paradise
Trinity." [16:3.16](188; 4) Note that "Seven Master Spirits"
is a title whose first S is always capitalized.
The relationship between God the Sevenfold
and the sevenfold Deity of the Seven
Master Spirits might be an interesting topic for further investigation.