Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I contact other readers?
Check the Study Group Directory website. If you can't find anything local, call us at 303-467-7858 in the USA or Email Us.
2. Is this a cult?
No. There are no charismatic leaders, group-held beliefs, rituals or requirements. Small groups of readers gather locally around the world to study the book together. Two organizations exist to publish and distribute books. The United States and many countries have independent social organizations which work locally to facilitate study and the socialization of readers. The Urantia Book Fellowship is one of these.
3. Is this a new religion?
No. The Urantia Book in its 14 translations is read by people of many religions around the world—as well as by individuals with no religious affiliation—to enrich their personal spiritual experience.
4. What is its relationship to the Bible?
The Urantia Book illuminates the Biblical narrative by expanding the context in which its great stories are understood--from Adam and Eve, through Melchizedek, to Jesus and the New Testament period.
5. What is The Urantia Book Fellowship?
It is the original reader organization dating back to the time of the publication of The Urantia Book in 1955. Its purpose is to promote the study of the book and to interest sincere religionists of all faiths in exploring its magnificent treasures. More about the organization and its history may be found on our "About Us," "Mission," and "History" pages.
6. What is the Urantia Book?
It is a book about our world. It describes the origin, history and destiny of human beings in a friendly and well-ordered universe that is sustained and upheld by a loving God.
7. What is the meaning of the word Urantia?
Urantia: Pronounced U – Ran – Cha The word is derived from our own ancient languages and it means, “Your Place in the Heavens.” Quite simply, it is another name for Earth.
9. Where can I get more information?
You can contact The Urantia Book Fellowship at 303-467-7858 or Email Us.
10. Who wrote The Urantia Book?
The Urantia Book was compiled by a group of superhuman authors and editors who worked with material collected from more than 1,000 human sources in the fields of science, history, philosophy and religion.
See also, "Who Wrote The Urantia Book?"
11. How many pages is the Urantia Book?
The double column indexed version has 1814 pages. The original single column version has 2,097 pages.
12. Who started the Urantia Foundation?
Doctor William Sadler started the Urantia Foundation with his close associates. They created the foundation to publish and protect The Urantia Book.
13. How long does it take to read the Urantia Book?
It depends on the person reading the book. Some people can read it in a few months while others take a few years. However long it takes someone to read it the first time, it tends to become a lifelong study after that.
14. What is a thought adjuster?
Thought Adjusters, also referred to as the Divine Indweller and the Mystery Monitor, are fragments of the infinite and perfect God. They dwell within the human mind and help each human being find God and true spiritual values. They are our internal homing instinct, an internal compass that faithfully guides us back to our source. The concept of a soul and of an indwelling spirit is not new to us; it has frequently appeared in the various belief systems of humankind. Many of the Oriental as well as some of the Occidental faiths have perceived that man is divine in heritage and human in inheritance. The feeling of the inner presence of the divine has long been recognized by religions. Human beings have long believed that there is something growing within human nature, something vital that is destined to endure beyond the short span of temporal life. For instance, in the conception of the atman the Hindu teachers show an appreciation of the nature and presence of the Thought Adjuster. The Hebrews called attention to the “still small voice.” The Chinese also recognized two aspects of a human being, the yang and the yin, the soul and the spirit. The Egyptians and many African tribes also believed in two factors, the ka and the ba. Thought Adjusters are saturated with the beautiful and self-bestowing love of God, the Creator of spirits. They truly and divinely love human beings and long to deliver us from the limitations of material existence and the habiliments of time.
15. What is morontia?
Morontia is a term designating a vast level intervening between the material and the spiritual. It may designate personal or impersonal realities, living or nonliving energies. The warp of morontia is spiritual; its woof is physical. There is a reason we find it difficult to come to a more harmonious coordination between science and religion. It is due to our ignorance of the intervening domain of morontia. The universe actually consists of three degrees, or stages, of reality: matter, morontia, and spirit. Morontia (meaning akin to matter) creates a bridge between the physical sciences and the spirit functions of religion. Many human beings have recognized the need to reconcile the interplay between the widely separated domains of science and religion; and metaphysics has been the result. However, metaphysics cannot bridge that gulf like an understanding of morontia does.
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