Illuminatum Preparatory College

Core Studies Details

TKOH 100

The Kingdom of Heaven as God the Supremacy

A study of the means by which the Kingdom emerges from potentials contained within the Absolutes and stabilizes as an enduring universe phenomena as a result of the creative activities of God the Sevenfold, including a description of the cosmological sequence of achievement milestones marking its actualization.

The Kingdom consists of potential realities which are actualized as the religion of Michael is lived. These potentials are derived from the infinite reservoir of the Absolutes. Orchestrated by processes ordained by the Architects of the Master Universe, they emerge into actuality through mechanisms related to the evolution of experiential deity. But the values which are the building blocks of these realities have to be chosen by a personality and integrated into personal patterns of interaction in order to become a permanent feature of actualized reality.

The Urantia Book discussion of the Supreme Being is a conceptual expansion of Jesus’ gospel of the kingdom.”

The first step in this approach to organizing the cosmological and theological content of the text is to appreciate that The Urantia Book discussion of the Supreme Being is an expansion and theological development of Jesus’ gospel of the Kingdom.

An illustration helpful in an attempt to more fully understand the Supreme is to substitute the word “Supreme” for the phrase “kingdom of heaven” in the parables of Jesus.

Doing this we end up with parables which read,

“The Supreme is like a man who sowed good seed in his field…”

“The Supreme is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls…”

“The Supreme is like a sweep net which was cast into the sea…”

But the revelators note that:

“The Supreme Being cannot be fully appreciated without taking into consideration source, function, and destiny: relationship to the originating Trinity, the universe of activity, and the Trinity Ultimate of immediate destiny.” [115:7.7]

This quote describes the full scope of the revelation and its conceptual boundaries. In other words, subsequent to the teachings of Jesus, the next step in revelation about the basic nature of the kingdom is a fuller revelation of the kingdom as the universe domain of God the Supreme. But an understanding of the Supreme requires a revelation of these other levels of experiential deity — and this is what we have in The Urantia Book; a fleshing out of the theological and cosmological implications of Jesus’ gospel of the kingdom.

1. KOT 101

The knowledge of things.

Personal spiritual experience with the Verities and Volitions

The Divine Perfection Plans

The Faith of Jesus

Character Growth and Free Will Development

Michael’s Gospel Teachings

The Indwelling Adjuster

The Seven Adjutant Mind-Spirits and the Experiential Growth of the Soul

Relation of Adjusters to Individual — Circles of Personality

2. ROM 102

The realization of meanings.

Meanings and Values

The Universal Father

Religion in Human Experience

The Spirit of Truth of Michael

Ministering Spirits

The Adjuster and the Soul

Personality Survival

Ascension Scheme

The Supreme Being

3. AOV 103

The appreciation of values.

The Real Nature of Religion

Growing a Personhood Conducive to Intimate Religious Relationship

The Almighty Supreme

Actualization of the Supreme

Actuals and Potentials

Eventuation of the Ultimate

First Experiential Trinity

Quest for God the Absolute

Second Experiential Trinity

The Trinity of Trinities

Core Syllabus

TROM 200

THE RELIGION OF MICHAEL

The religion of Michael is all about how to participate creatively and productively in the actualization of experiential deity — participation in the creation of the cosmos — and the appearance of the kingdom.

  1. NOW 201

The nobility of work — duty.

Personality in the Universe

The Universal Father

Worship and Service

The Father’s Will

The Foundations of Religious Faith

  1. MOG 202

The motivation of goals — morality.

The Great Commandment

The Reality of Religious Experience

The Seven Adjutants of Mind-Spirit

The Evangelical Imperative

Cosmic Citizenship

God the Supreme

  1. LOS 203

The love of service — character.

The Faith of Jesus

Michael’s Gospel Teachings

The Quest for Perfection

Service in Eternity

  1. AHP 204

The Achievement of Higher Purpose — soul.

The Father’s Mandate

Self-Mastery and Circle Attainment

True Faith; Religious, Spiritual and Soul Growth

Cosmic Citizenship, The Supreme, Adjuster Attunement and Being Human

Core Syllabus

WMON 300

WHO IS MICHAEL OF NEBADON?

Context and background information for understanding the life and nature of our Creator, Michael of Nebadon and his bestowal upon our world as Jesus of Nazareth.

  1. CIS 301

Cosmic insight — spiritual discernment.

Jesus of Nazareth

Planetary Evolution, Epochal Revelation and Planetary Dispensations

Ordination of the Twelve

Beginning the Public Work — God’s Law and the Father’s Will

First Preaching Tour

The Reality of God

  1. ERM 302

Eternity Relationship with Michael

Michael of Nebadon

The Local Universe

The Sevenfold Bestowal Career

The Universe of Universes

God the Sevenfold

The Paradise Trinity

  1. HCT 303

Michael’s Holy Comforter Spirit of Truth

God’s Relation to the Individual

Existential and Experiential Deity

The Seven Absolutes of Infinity

The Spirit of Truth

Bestowal of the Spirit of Truth

4. UVM 304

The Universe Vine of Michael

God the Sevenfold

Michael and God the Supreme

The Sevenfold Nature of the I AM

The Universal Father

The Universe Son and Spirit

Supreme and Ultimate — Time and Space

The Second Preaching Tour

The Third Preaching Tour

And then, by means of these personality soul achievements, many will ascend to the mortal ultimate of mind attainment, God-consciousness, the divine nature and character…

Mortal man secures three great satisfactions from religious experience, even in the days of his temporal sojourn on earth:

1. Intellectually he acquires the satisfactions of a more unified human consciousness.

2. Philosophically he enjoys the substantiation of his ideals of moral values.

3. Spiritually he thrives in the experience of divine companionship, in the spiritual satisfactions of true worship.

God-consciousness, as it is experienced by an evolving mortal of the realms, must consist of three varying factors, three differential levels of reality realization.

There is first the mind consciousness — the comprehension of the idea of God. Then follows the soul consciousness — the realization of the ideal of God. Last, dawns the spirit consciousness — the realization of the spirit reality of God.

By the unification of these factors of the divine realization, no matter how incomplete, the mortal personality at all times overspreads all conscious levels with a realization of the personality of God.

The actuality of the existence of God is demonstrated in human experience by the indwelling of the divine presence, the spirit Monitor sent from Paradise to live in the mortal mind of man and there to assist in evolving the immortal soul of eternal survival.

The presence of this divine Adjuster in the human mind is disclosed by three experiential phenomena:

1. The intellectual capacity for knowing God — God-consciousness.

2. The spiritual urge to find God — God-seeking.

3. The personality craving to be like God — the wholehearted desire to do the Father’s will.

Education is the business of living; it must continue throughout a lifetime so that mankind may gradually experience the ascending levels of mortal wisdom, which are:

1. The knowledge of things.

2. The realization of meanings.

3. The appreciation of values.

4. The nobility of work — duty.

5. The motivation of goals — morality.

6. The love of service — character.

7. Cosmic insight — spiritual discernment.

And then, by means of these achievements, many will ascend to the mortal ultimate of mind attainment, God-consciousness.” [71:7.5]

Three Primary Conceptual Divisions of The Urantia Book

Everything in The Urantia Book may be placed into one of three categories derived from this understanding.

Three Primary Conceptual Divisions of The Urantia Book

Everything in The Urantia Book may be placed into one of three categories derived from this understanding.

These core categories are:

1. The Kingdom of Heaven

2. The Religion of Jesus Michael

3. Who is Jesus Michael?

In this category we study the following topics (listed in sequence of study and increasing complexity):

1. Personal Spiritual Experience

(Important note: This does not refer to subjective experience — it refers to experience with other personalities, experience and insight acquired in a context of interpersonal relationships, and the way of victorious advancement, the victories of actualization , and the Powers of the Supremacy in advancing into the Kingdom of his Sovereignty.)

2. The Indwelling Adjuster

3. Meanings and Values

4. The Spirit of Truth

5. Ministering Spirits

6. Ascension Scheme

7. Actualization of the Supreme

8. Actuals and Potentials

9. Eventuation of the Ultimate

10. First Experiential Trinity

11. Quest for God the Absolute

12. Second Experiential Trinity

13. The Trinity of Trinities

In this category we study the following topics (listed in sequence of study and increasing complexity):

1. Personality in the Universe

2. The Universal Father

3. Worship and Service

4. The Father’s Will

5. The Great Commandment

6. The Evangelical Imperative

7. Cosmic Citizenship

8. The Quest for Perfection

9. Service in Eternity

In this category we study the following topics (listed in sequence of study and increasing complexity):

1. Jesus of Nazareth

2. Planetary Evolution, Epochal Revelation and Planetary Dispensations

3. Michael of Nebadon

4. The Local Universe

5. The Sevenfold Bestowal Career

6. The Universe of Universes

7. God the Sevenfold

8. The Paradise Trinity

9. Existential and Experiential Deity

10. The Seven Absolutes of Infinity

11. The Sevenfold Nature of the I AM

12. The Universal Father

This schema provides a sequence of study in each of the three categories which gradually increases in conceptual complexity. The study provides a natural review process as each new step expands what was studied in the previous steps. In addition, the material in Category 2 — The Religion of Jesus — may be presented in the context of many different religious perspectives and while it is presented here relative to Urantia Book studies, there is a great deal of room for flexibility in the evangelical presentation of this material.

With this schema one can establish an approach relative to the depth of study desired. That is, a basic study might consist of items 1 and 2 in each category. It is also suggested that one’s study develop each category at the same time — study item 1 in each category and then go to item 2 in each category, and so on.

Through religious faith the soul of man reveals itself and demonstrates the potential divinity of its emerging nature by the characteristic manner in which it induces the mortal personality to react to certain trying intellectual and testing social situations.

Genuine spiritual faith (true moral consciousness) is revealed in that it:

1. Causes ethics and morals to progress despite inherent and adverse animalistic tendencies. *

2. Produces a sublime trust in the goodness of God even in the face of bitter disappointment and crushing defeat.

3. Generates profound courage and confidence despite natural adversity and physical calamity.

4. Exhibits inexplicable poise and sustaining tranquillity notwithstanding baffling diseases and even acute physical suffering.

5. Maintains a mysterious poise and composure of personality in the face of maltreatment and the rankest injustice.

6. Maintains a divine trust in ultimate victory in spite of the cruelties of seemingly blind fate and the apparent utter indifference of natural forces to human welfare.

7. Persists in the unswerving belief in God despite all contrary demonstrations of logic and successfully withstands all other intellectual

8. Continues to exhibit undaunted faith in the soul’s survival regardless of the deceptive teachings of false science and the persuasive delusions of unsound philosophy.

9. Lives and triumphs irrespective of the crushing overload of the complex and partial civilizations of modern times.

10. Contributes to the continued survival of altruism in spite of human selfishness, social antagonisms, industrial greeds, and political maladjustments.

11. Steadfastly adheres to a sublime belief in universe unity and divine guidance regardless of the perplexing presence of evil and sin.

12. Goes right on worshiping God in spite of anything and everything. Dares to declare, “Even though he slay me, yet will I serve him.”

Endowments of the new life of spiritual liberty:

1. The possession of new courage and augmented spiritual power. The gospel of the kingdom was to set man free and inspire him to dare to hope for eternal life.

2. The gospel carried a message of new confidence and true consolation for all men, even for the poor.

3. It was in itself a new standard of moral values, a new ethical yardstick wherewith to measure human conduct. It portrayed the ideal of a resultant new order of human society.

4. It taught the pre-eminence of the spiritual compared with the material; it glorified spiritual realities and exalted superhuman ideals.

5. This new gospel held up spiritual attainment as the true goal of living. Human life received a new endowment of moral value and divine dignity.

6. Jesus taught that eternal realities were the result (reward) of righteous earthly striving. Man’s mortal sojourn on earth acquired new meanings consequent upon the recognition of a noble destiny.

7. The new gospel affirmed that human salvation is the revelation of a far-reaching divine purpose to be fulfilled and realized in the future destiny of the endless service of the salvaged sons of God.

Core Studies of the Salvington University Colleges

All undergraduates attend one of the twelve wisdom colleges of Salvington wherein the student gets the dual benefits of university-wide resources and educational experience while also gaining the traction of an intimate learning environment in their particular college.

Each college offers the student close-knit instruction in a sincere and intimate setting. Students blossom within the environment which Salvington is dedicated in preserving for future generations and in future millenia.

At Salvington, we invite you to view your university and college experience as a time to heal all divisions and disempowerment, become blessed by your enhancement of receptivity, prosper your life in ways that may surprise you, become more greatly educated and explore our educational fellowship with the divine circuits, enlighten yourself upon the pathways of light and life everlasting, illuminate your mind and heart and even your physical body into the fuller octaves, accelerate your curiosity and exercise your relationship with the Infinite Divine Presence, and discover new ways filled with purpose and right desire in opening to the avenues of higher interest and more godly abilities.

We provide students with an immersive, collaborative, and inspiring collegial environment where they can develop a broadly informed understanding on the laws of life while heightening their sensitivities for those things of the spirit, building a highly disciplined intellect that will help them in completing their evolutionary journey and awakening upon the higher avenues wherein the universe career can blossom and emerge well.

Our students graduate with the values and knowledge they need to pursue a universe career of enlightening expression and emerging gifts bringing prosperity and wellness, wholeness and healing. Meaningful service work emerges in the individual who is wholeheartedly willing to daily deliver themselves to the altar of eternity. Here, you will find your true passion in life-long purpose and greater inner poise regarding the circumstances of your life, and you will be learning the higher ways of evolutionary ascendancy which carry the individual personality beyond the local byways of planetary experience.

You are groomed, at Salvington, for the greater life more prosperous and abundantly benevolent in all ways, and our precepts and divine principles of the Universe Father Son and Universe Spirit Mother will take you into uncharted lands of adventure and fulfillment leading you into successful and purposeful lives.

University Of Salvington
Trustees of the Colleges

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Michael Of Nebadon

Michael Of Nebadon

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Our Creator Son is the personification of the original concept of infinite identity of simultaneous origin in the Universal Father and the Eternal Son.