President’s Report – Summer 2020

Dear Friends and Readers of The Urantia Book, Firstly, I would like to acknowledge and recognise the original and traditional custodians of this planet, The United Midwayers. This is my first Arena report as President of ANZURA. Our AGM was held virtually via Zoom on 21 November 2020 and elections were held for the positions … read more of President’s Report – Summer 2020.

2020 Annual Conference Report

Last year’s 2020 ANZURA conference, hosted by our New Zealand team was held as a virtual Zoom conference on 10th October. For all the reasons we’re only too familiar with by now, the theme was aptly titled Post COVID Spiritual Life. This was a “first” for ANZURA and while the virtual format is not as … read more of 2020 Annual Conference Report.

Language Matters

A Reflection on ‘Insensitive’ Words in The Urantia Book (Presented at the October 2020 online ANZURA conference) The focus of this article is on language – and specifically on what I am calling ‘insensitive’ language. This labelling is, by definition, subjective and words that might offend one person do not have the same effect on … read more of Language Matters.

Post Covid 19 Spirituality

(Presented at the October 2020 online ANZURA conference) Norman: COVID 19 has put the entire world through a period of great challenge. One of the reasons a virus like this is such a challenge is because it affects peoples’ lives in a very mortal sense. The threat of dying suddenly raises deep anxiety in people. … read more of Post Covid 19 Spirituality.

A Bit of History

Urantia Activities in Australia and New Zealand (Presented at the October 2020 online ANZURA Conference) Much on ANZURA’s website – like other websites – is an archive, and I hope you will agree, a very valuable resource – both for aiding in study and for keeping our memories alive. Good memories can be energizing especially … read more of A Bit of History.

Ancient Orvonton, and a Young Cosmic Web

  Video 4D The Urantia Book presents a cosmology that stirs the soul: a central and perfect universe, fringed by spacetime shallows in which finaliters are born; finaliters, destined to launch from this cosmic continental shelf into oceanic depths, seeding the light and life of personality throughout nested levels of outer space. Soul stirring indeed! … read more of Ancient Orvonton, and a Young Cosmic Web.

Think Alike – Necessary or Unnecessary?

One of the few topics that we are told led to Jesus being stirred within his spirit was the inference that we should all see alike. When asked by James Zebedee Master, how shall we learn to see alike and thereby enjoy more harmony among ourselves? (141:5.1) Jesus replied:  “James, James, when did I teach you … read more of Think Alike – Necessary or Unnecessary?.

Universal Ethics – Concepts from The Urantia Book

In this collection of short papers, the study of ethics is taken to a universal level. They apply to the highest forms of behavior relative to progress for each of us in the realms ahead. They go beyond the application of ethics at the mortal level of functioning where they are the basis of our … read more of Universal Ethics – Concepts from The Urantia Book.

The Mind Arena of Choice

Mining the Archives (Editor’s Note: Mining the Archives is a collection of articles that have been published in various newsletters over the years and have been lying buried in the archives. A team of volunteers have been “mining the archives” for the gems, so now we can bring them into the light of day to share using … read more of The Mind Arena of Choice.

Amarantos

(Robert Venosa (1936 -2011) was an artist and also a Urantia Book reader who lived and worked in Boulder, US and in Spain. This poem was taken from his book, Noospheres 1991) An eternal Light from the infinite source An idea in motion on an infinite course Guided by love and powered by light, One … read more of Amarantos.