The Creator Sons are preceded in universe organization by the power directors and other beings originating in the Third Source and Center. From the energies of space, thus previously organized, Michael, our Creator Son, established the inhabited realms of our local universe of Nebadon and ever since has been painstakingly devoted to their administration. From pre-existent energy these divine Sons materialize visible matter, project living creatures, and with the cooperation of the universe presence of the Infinite Spirit – the Creative Spirit, create a diverse retinue of spirit personalities.
The first completed act of physical creation in Nebadon consisted in the organization of the headquarters world, the architectural sphere of Salvington, with its satellites. From the time of the initial moves of the power centers and physical controllers to the arrival of the living staff on the completed spheres of Salvington, there intervened a little over one billion years of our present planetary time.
Salvington, the headquarters of Nebadon, is situated at the exact energy mass center of the local universe. But our local universe is not a single astronomic system, though a large system does exist at its physical center.
A local universe comprises one hundred constellations, each embracing one hundred systems of inhabited worlds. Each system will eventually contain approximately one thousand inhabited spheres. Thus the construction of Salvington was immediately followed by the creation of the one hundred headquarters worlds of the projected constellations and the ten thousand headquarters spheres of the projected local systems of planetary control and administration, together with their architectural satellites. Such architectural worlds are designed to accommodate both physical and spiritual personalities as well as the intervening morontia or transition stages of being — the immortal being(s), utilized to journey our next life experience(s), prior to our becoming eternal spirit beings.
Salvington is also the personal headquarters of Michael of Nebadon, but he will not always be found there.
While the smooth functioning of our local universe no longer requires the fixed presence of our Creator Son at the capital sphere, this was not true of the earlier epochs of physical organization.
A Creator Son is unable to leave his headquarters world until such a time as gravity stabilization of the realm has been effected through the materialization of sufficient energy to enable the various circuits and systems to counterbalance one another by mutual material attraction.
Presently, the physical plan of a universe is completed, and the Creator Son, in association with the Creative Spirit, projects his plan of life creation; whereupon does this representation of the Infinite Spirit begin her universe function as a distinct creative personality. When this first creative act is formulated and executed, there springs into being the Bright and Morning Star, the personification of this initial creative concept of identity and ideal of divinity. This is the chief executive of the universe – Gabriel, the personal associate of the Creator Son, one like him in all aspects of character, though markedly limited in the attributes of divinity.
And now that the right-hand helper and chief executive of the Creator Son has been provided, there ensues the bringing into existence of a vast and wonderful array of diverse creatures. (Detailed in the Urantia Book).
The sons and daughters of the local universe are forthcoming, and soon thereafter the government of such a creation is provided, extending from the supreme councils of the universe to the fathers of the constellations and the sovereigns of the local systems — the aggregations of those worlds which are designed subsequently to become the homes of the varied mortal races of will creatures; and each of these worlds will be presided over by a Planetary Prince.
The organization of planetary abodes is still progressing in. Nebadon, for this universe is, indeed, a young cluster in the starry and planetary realms of Orvonton, the nomenclature of our 7th Superuniverse in which Nebadon is found. At the last registry there were 3,840,101 inhabited planets in Nebadon, and Satania, the local system of our world Urantia, is fairly typical of other systems.
Satania is not a uniform physical system, a single astronomic unit or organization. Its 619 inhabited worlds, of which our planet Urantia evolved as Number 606, are located in over five hundred different physical systems. Only five have more than two inhabited worlds, and of these only one has four peopled planets, while there are forty-six having two inhabited worlds.
The Satania system of inhabited worlds is far removed from Uversa, the headquarters of Orvonton, and that great sun cluster which functions as the physical or astronomic center of our seventh superuniverse. From Jerusem, the headquarters of Satania, it is over two hundred thousand light-years (at 6 trillion miles per light-year) to the physical center of our superuniverse of Orvonton, far, far away in the dense diameter of the Milky Way. Satania is on the periphery of our local universe Nebadon, and Nebadon is now well out towards the edge of Orvonton. And from the outermost system of inhabited worlds to the center of our superuniverse is a trifle less than two hundred and fifty thousand light-years.
The universe of Nebadon now swings far to the south and east in the superuniverse circuit of Orvonton. The nearest neighboring universes are: Avalon, Henselon, Sanselon, Portalon, Wolvering, Fanoving, and Alvoring.
While the Universal Father most certainly rules over His vast creation, He functions in a local universe administration through the person of the Creator Son. The Father does not otherwise personally function in the administrative affairs of a local universe. These matters are intrusted to the Creator Son and to the local universe Mother Spirit and to their manifold children. The plans, policies, and administrative acts of the local universe are formed and executed by this Son, who, in conjunction with his Spirit associate, delegates executive power to Gabriel and jurisdictional authority to the Constellation Fathers, System Sovereigns, and Planetary Princes.
Thus, although Michael’s headquarters is officially located on Salvington, the capital of Nebadon, he spends much of his time visiting the constellation and system headquarters and even the individual planets. And periodically he journeys to Paradise and often to Uversa, where he counsels with the superuniverse rulers Ancient of Days. When he is away from Salvington, his place is assumed by Gabriel, who then functions as regent of the universe of Nebadon.
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