Life Reviews During NDEs Reveal the Soul

My personal awareness of the centrality of the soul came early in life, and by sheer happenstance. I started life as both an adventurous and awkward child—I took risks but was prone to freak accidents. I had one such accident on a hot and humid summer day at our...

The Sacred Trinity at the Heart of the Self

I have concluded after four decades of study that the purported celestial authors of the Urantia Revelation performed a colossal feat: they architected a “co-creative” revelatory scripture for the postmodern world that unifies science, philosophy, history, and...

The Gift of the Divine Indwelling

Most human parents shower their children with gifts of love. In a similar way, I believe that our divine parents rain down endless gifts on us, their human children. The Urantia Revelation describes at least four types of such divine gifts, each one corresponding to...

Envisioning God Within

Most human parents shower their children with gifts of love. In the same way, our divine parents rain down endless gifts on us, their human children. The gift of the incarnation of Jesus was followed by the bestowal of the omnipresent Spirit of Truth at Pentecost. The...

The Riddle of Personhood

Long ago, the Buddha declared that the true nature of the self is unknowable. He called it one of the “imponderables.” In a similar sense, the Urantia Revelation would agree that the question of selfhood or personhood unanswerable. It’s imponderable unless and until...

The Rhythms of Epochal Revelation

The Rhythms of Epochal Revelation The dance of evolution and revelation Consider the proposition that divine revelation has a “rhythmic” relationship with natural and cultural evolution. At the largest scale, this relationship has at least “three beats to a measure.”...

Soul-Making

Soul-Making Dynamics: Evolutionary and Revelatory Perspectives on the Human Soul by Byron Belitsos A 28-page white paper on soul evolution, first presented at the Integral Theory Conference, July 2015, Sonoma, CA DOWNLOAD: Soul-MakingDynamics-PDF SECTIONS IN THE...

Soul evolution—a philosophic overview

Friends, please enjoy this brief excerpt from a research paper entitled “Soul-Making Dynamics: The Synthesis, Evolution, and Destiny of the Human Soul.” This is an invited paper that I will be presenting next month at the Integral Theory Conference in...

The Timothy Wyllie inteview: Angelic revelations

The first time I encountered a book authored by Timothy Wyllie was over 20 years ago, when I happened on Dolphins, ETs, and Angels (Bear & Co., 1992)—probably the first book anywhere to provide an in-depth discussion of The Urantia Book. Before long, I came to be...