The term Urantia is used by our celestial associates as the name for Earth. Our planet is also known, throughout our universe, as The World of the Cross. These recent revelations, in light of a greater fertile crescent geography and the final walk of Jesus to a cross on the horizon, also serve to unveil the ancient Chinese symbol for Earth as a highly prophetic icon.
In contemporary usage, the word symbol Urantia is equally charged with meaning. The Latin term Urania maps precisely to one prominently featured in the Ancient Greek. These languages, together with others, were studied by our beloved Sovereign during his seventh sojourn. Ourania; meaning 'heavenly' or 'of heaven' was, in Greek mythology, the muse of astronomy and a daughter of Zeus. She appears with a celestial globe, to which she points, with a small staff or compass. She is able to foretell the future by the arrangement of the stars. She is infused with the divine quality of universal love and and maintains a close association with our Divine Mother, the Holy Spirit. The eldest of the divine sisters, Urania inherited Zeus' majesty and power along with the beauty and grace of her mother Mnemosyne.
Urania's cloak is embroidered with stars. She keeps her eyes and full attention focused on the Heavens. It is said, those who are most concerned with philosophy and the heavens are dearest to her. And those who have been instructed by her, she raises aloft to heaven, for it is a fact that imagination and the power of thought lift men's souls to heavenly heights. During the Renaissance, Urania was clearly the favorite Muse for Christian poets. Her name has been used to name astronomical observatories including the Urania in Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Vienna, Zurich, Antwerp and Uraniborg on the island of Hven. The official seal of the U.S. Naval Observatory portrays Urania. The logo for the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, at the University of São Paulo, also bears an image Urania.
Urania was one of the nine Mousai collectively known as the goddesses of music, song and dance. Portraits of the nine Mousai depict Kalliope with scroll, Euterpe with flute, Thaleia with a comic mask, Melpomene with a tragic mask, Terpsikhore with a lyre, Erato with a lyre, Kleio with a writing block, Ourania with a globe, and Polymnia without attributes.
||"Hesiod even gives their [the Muses'] names when he writes: 'Kleio, Euterpe, and Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsikhore and Erato, and Polymnia, Ourania, Kalliope too, of them all the most comely.' To each of the Mousai (Muses) men assign her special aptitude for one of the branches of the liberal arts, such as poetry, song, pantomimic dancing, the round dance with music, the study of the stars, and the other liberal arts . . . For the name of each Mousa (Muse), they say, men have found a reason appropriate to her: . . . Ourania (Urania), because men who have been instructed by her she raises aloft to heaven (ouranos), for it is a fact that imagination and the power of thought lift men's souls to heavenly heights." — Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4. 7. 1 (trans. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.)
In contemporary usage Urania clearly means the Heavenly One. This is derived from the word element uran, meaning heavenly, and ia, meaning one. By combining uran with another element tia (place), the meaning is changed to denote a heavenly place. And by capitalizing the U, we may reasonably infer that Urantia is being used to depict our heavenly place within the cosmos.
The Gospel of Jesus also makes it clear that Heaven is to be found within us. A circumscribed language of the realm may indeed make it difficult to convey meaning. Especially when people or groups, each with a diverse and often divergent set of values, tend to go their own way. Understanding the Jesusonian Gospel requires a concerted effort to consider the way others think. And much of their thinking is embodied in language. Consider this: "Language is human kind's greatest and most serviceable thinking tool." — Robert H. Kalk ~ Christmas 2012