Self-Mastery, Circle Attainment, and True Faith

 Begins:  Sunday, March 1, 2020

 Ends:     Saturday, April 25, 2020

               (8 weeks)


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About the Class


This course is designed to refresh and renew the spiritual aspirations of Urantia Book readers who have by faith, entered the kingdom of God and therein set for themselves the goal of achieving of the fullness of mortal life through the conquest of their psychic circles and attainment of Adjuster attunement so as to be of better and more joyful service to their fellows in this world and the next. 


Outline

The 8-week course will consist of 4 periods, each 2 weeks in length. Students can visit the online classroom at their convenience, 24/7, to read, post and have written discussions with their peers and instructor.

The first week of each period is devoted to Reading, Reflecting, and Responding:  

  • It begins on a Sunday with a preparatory video, a written introduction, assigned reading from The Urantia Book, and reflection questions. 
  • During the first week students will read the assigned text and post their responses to at least three of the reflection questions.
  • The class week ends on a Saturday. 

The second week of each period is devoted to Discussion: 

  • Students will read and respond to other students' responses, and in turn reply to posts they receive on their own answers from other students.  
  • The Discussion week will end with a 90-minute online class, using Zoom, on Saturdays at 9:00 am Pacific Time, during which the students and Instructor will discuss the week's topics and reflection questions. 

Zoom online class meetings:  

The course will feature a total of 4 online, real-time, class discussions in the Zoom meeting room or the course.

  • Saturday, March 14 at 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific time
  • Saturday, March 28 at 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific time
  • Saturday, April 11 at 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific time
  • Saturday, April 25 at 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific time

Attendance is not mandatory. The Zoom sessions will be recorded for the benefit of those students who miss the live event. 


The titles for the four Periods of the course point to the subject matter that we will be deeply exploring during this course: 

  1. The Father's Mandate
  2. Self-Mastery and Circle Attainment
  3. True Faith; Religious, Spiritual and Soul Growth
  4. Cosmic Citizenship, The Supreme, Adjuster Attunement and Being Human

One of the goals for any in-depth study

of The Urantia Book at UUI is for students to experience expanded cosmic consciousness

and enhanced spiritual perception.

FAQ 

Can I audit this class?

Due to the nature of the study, this class is open only to Participants and not to Auditors. 

Participants are expected to make an effort to complete the weekly reading and discussion questions and engage in the online webinars as often as possible. 

Will I get a grade for this class? 

At this time, no grades are given for completing UUI classes. This class has been designed chiefly for personal enrichment.



Course Format 

Time frame:  8 weeks

Effort:  Minimum of 3 hours/week

Level:  Intermediate

Class Format:

  • Instructional videos 
  • Assigned readings from The Urantia Book
  • Learning exercises
  • Discussion forums in the online classroom
  • Bi-weekly webinars (live, interactive discussions in an online meeting room with fellow students and UUI instructor)
Language:  English

Recommended Background

This course is intended for serious students of The Urantia Book who are familiar with its theology, philosophy, and conceptual framework.  However, students of all levels may benefit from it. 


After I enroll, what happens next?

  1. Upon enrolling in the class you will receive a confirmation email. 
  2. Around one week before the class starts, you will receive a reminder email about the start of class.  
  3. A third email with specific login information for the class will be sent to enrolled students the night before the start date of the class. 




Instructor: Michael Hill

Michael has been reading and studying the Urantia Book since 1965 when he purchased his first edition off the shelf in a book store in Santa Monica. Its teachings have formed and continue to form the foundation of his life.

He was active in the Urantia movement in the 70s, 80s and early 90s and gave several presentations at ICs and regional conferences during those years. He currently attends a study group in nearby Corvallis, OR, coordinates the Fellowship’s Inmate Correspondence Program and is chair of the Urantian Communities Northwest (UCNOW), a regional group serving the Urantia brotherhood in the Pacific Northwest.  He has also other online Urantia Book courses.

He was born and lived almost all of his life along Santa Monica Bay in California, where he played an active community role until he retired in 2010. He moved to Oregon where he and his partner of 32 years, Greg (also a reader), started a small, gentlemen’s farm off a gravel road, two miles outside of a town with a population of 164 (Alsea, OR), in the Coast Range of Oregon. They raise hay, berries (which they sell as jam at the local mercantile), fruits and the usual range of vegetables. 

He is a retired high school teacher, licensed Marriage and Family Counselor and Educational Consultant on Land Use.




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