THE personalities and other-than-personal entities now functioning on Paradise and in the grand universe constitute a well-nigh limitless number of living beings. Even the number of major orders and types would stagger the human imagination, let alone the countless subtypes and variations. It is, however, desirable to present something of two basic classifications of living beings — a suggestion of the Paradise classification and an abbreviation of the Uversa Personality Register.
It is not possible to formulate comprehensive and entirely consistent classifications of the personalities of the grand universe because all of the groups are not revealed. It would require numerous additional papers to cover the further revelation required to systematically classify all groups. Such conceptual expansion would hardly be desirable as it would deprive the thinking mortals of the next thousand years of that stimulus to creative speculation which these partially revealed concepts supply. It is best that man not have an overrevelation; it stifles imagination.
Sponsored by a Mighty Messenger from Uversa, from The Urantia Papers.
The Paradise Classification of Living Beings
Living beings are classified on Paradise in accordance with inherent and attained relationship to the Paradise Deities.
The Uversa Personality Register
The divine family of living beings is registered on Uversa in seven grand divisions:
The Courtesy Colonies
The seven courtesy colonies sojourn on the architectural spheres for a longer or shorter time while engaged in the furtherance of their missions...
The Ascending Mortals
...the mortal survivors of time and space are denominated ascending pilgrims...