Ultimatons, Electrons and Atoms:
A Study of Paper 42 of The Urantia Book
Ultimatons are the energy particles which make up the electrons, the
PRIME physical units of material existence (472:1); Ultimatons aggregate
into electrons. (475:1)
Ultimatons do not whirl about in circuits within electrons, but they
CLUSTER, - or spread, in accordance with their AXIAL REVOLUTIONARY VELOCITIES,
- a. The differential electronic dimensions
- b. The NEGATIVE or POSITIVE reactions of the several types of
The entire SEGREGATION AND GROUPING of electronic matter, RESULT from
these various functions of the COMPONENT ULTIMATONIC INTERASSOCIATION.
Mutual attraction holds 100 ultimatons together in the constitution
of the electron. There are never more nor less than 100 ultimatons
in a "typical" electron. The loss of one or more ultimatons destroys
typical electronic identity, bringing into existence one of TEN MODIFIED
FORMS of the electron. (476:#6:5)
The ultimaton is derived from, and is dependent on, PARADISE.
It has Paradise as it's NUCLEUS. (476:#1:2)
Ultimatons function by mutual attraction, responding ONLY to the Paradise
gravity pull. Without LINEAR gravity resonse, (the electrical stage,
125:#8:3), they are thus held in the universal space drift. They are capable
of accelerating revolutionary velocity, but cannot, of themselves, deindividuate,
- return to the puissant-energy stage. (476:#6:3)
Many phases of physical activity slow the ultimatons down before they
attain the revolutionary-energy prerequisites to electronic organization,
(organizing into electrons according to certain velocities. (476:LP)
Ultimatons have three varieties of motion:
- a. Mutual resistance to cosmic force.
- b. Individual revolutions of anti-gravity potential.
- c. The intraelectric POSITIONS of the 100 mutually interassociated
Some of the unpredictability of the electron is due to differential
ultimatonic axial revolutionary velocities, and to the unexplained "HUDDLING"
proclivity of ultimatons. Other influences, - physical, electrical, magnetic,
and gravitational also operate to produce VARIABLE electronic behavior.
The ultimaton is the first measurable form of energy, and has Paradise
as its nucleus. It is measurable by the force organizers who initiate
those changes of space-force, which eventuate in energy. (468:3)
There is no measurable linear gravity pull on uncharged electronic energy
particles, or on unassociated ultimatons. (476:#6:2, 3)
Atoms may contain from one to one hundred orbital electrons. ONLY
THE OUTER TEN electrons of the LARGER atoms revolve about the central nucleus
as DISTINCT and DISCRETE bodies, -intactly and compactly swinging
around on precise and definite orbits. These outer ten electrons, (present
in only the TEN HEAVIEST elements), are possessed of the dignity of independence,
and are therefore able to escape more or less freely from the control of
the mother nucleus. With a minimum variation in temperature and pressure,
the members of this fourth and outer-most group of electrons will escape
from the grasp of the central nucleus, - as illustrated by the spontaneous
disruption of uranium and kindred elements. (Ref.:478:2,3,4)
MESOTRON: "Energy carrier" particle at center of nucleus.
NUCLEUS: Charged protons and uncharged neutrons. (479:2)
- FIRST ENERGY ZONE Thirty electrons nearest the center are difficult
of observation or detection as separate and organized bodies.
- SECOND ENERGY ZONE The next thirty electrons are of advancing individuality,
- bodies of matter exerting a more complete control over their attendant
- THIRD ENERGY ZONE The next thirty electrons are still more individualized
and circulate in more distinct and definite orbits.
- OUTER TEN Electronic orbits Electron in orbit This same comparative
ratio of electronic behavior (in relation to nuclear proximity) obtains
in all atoms, regardless of the number of electrons embraced. THE NEARER
THE NUCLEUS, THE LESS THERE IS OF ELECTRONIC INDIVIDUALITY.
The WAVE-LIKE ENERGY EXTENSION of an electron may so spread out, as
to occuply the whole of the lesser atomic orbits, especially those nearest
the nucleus. These thirty innermost electrons DO HAVE individuality, but
their energy systems tend to intermingle, extending from electron to electron,
and well nigh from orbit to orbit.
The formation of all matter is on the order of the solar system.
There is at the center of every minute universe of energy, a RELATIVELY
stable, COMPARATIVELY stationary, nuclear portion of material existence."
(477:#7:1) "Relatively" and "comparatively" - meaning
compared with the unbelievable velocities of the electrons and ultimatons.
This does NOT mean "absolutely" stationary, as Paradise Isle.
(See "relatively stationary": matter example. (472:#10)
Illustrations in science books, aforementioned, show the atom to be
round, like a golf ball. The Urantia Book describes it as having
the solar system pattern, i.e., horizontal. If an atom could be photographed,
it's revolutionary velocity would make it appear round.)
Gravity is one of SEVERAL factors concerned in holding together a tiny
atomic energy system. There is also present IN and AMONG these basic
physical units, a powerful and UNKNOWN energy...the SECRET of their basic
constitution and ultimate BEHAVIOR, an energy not yet discovered on Urantia.
This universal influence permeates ALL the space embraced within this tiny
energy organization. The space between the electrons of an atom IS
NOT EMPTY. It is activated by wave-like manifestations which are
perfectly synchronized with electronic velocity and ultimatonic revolutions.
This force is NOT DOMINATED by our laws of positive and negative attraction;
its behavior is, therefore, sometimes UNPREDICTABLE. This "unnamed"
influence seems to be a SPACE FORCE reaction of the UNQUALIFIED ABSOLUTE.
NOTE: The Paper #42 on Energy, Mind and Matter was requested by
Gabriel of Salvington, the Chief Executive of the universe of Nebadon,
and was presented by a Mighty Messenger, ... a perfected mortal who was
either rebellion tested, or in some way passed throuogh some definite test
of universe allegiance. (245:#2) And, so it behooves us to do our
best to understand the energies, so that we understand God and his universes,
and attain worship through comprehension of his greatness; and proceed
intelligently with our PRIME PURPOSE from here to Paradise; of inter-relating
energy and spirit. (See 1,275:#6:2,3; also 638:4,5)
THE ATOMIC NUCLEUS
When atoms perform radioactively, the excess of radiation is derived
from the "breaking up" of the mesotron "energy carrier",
which thereby becomes a MERE ELECTRON. This disintegration is accompanied
by the emission of small uncharged particles. (479:4)
Electronic orbits Charged protons and uncharged neutrons of the nucleus
MESOTRON at center (The "glue" of the atom) weighs 180
times the weight of an electron. Mysterious wave-like manifestations expanding
outward in ever increasing circles of 360 degrees. Our Mighty Messenger
brother thinks that this mysterious manifestation seems to be a reaction
of the Unqualified Absolute.
From these brief explainings of the atom, which are given, could we
not conclude that the mesotron is secretly composed of 100 potential ultimatons
at the beginning; performing at high speed revolutions, (possibly at the
puissant stage), and made stable by the many uncharged particles; but not
yet slowed down to the revolutionary prereequisites to electronic energy;
which maintains order throughout the system...whether the atom consists
of one or one hundred electrons,...the "powerful cohesive integrity"
of the atom.
When a physical change occurs in the atom, as in radioactivity, the
powerful mesotron undergoes a sudden metamorphosis. Through previous
intelligent action of the ultimate and a flash reaction of the delicately
space-concealed bit of the Unqualified Absolute, the "certain uncharged
particles" of the mesotron are released, reducing its weight 180 times
itself, -the revolutionary velocity of the ultimatons is slowed down to
tthe requisite electronic stage,...thus proceeding within the laws of the
"sevenfold electronic organization of prematter". (469:#2)
The 100 mature ultimatons, huddled together, become an electron.
It then goes forth to perform another service. In its wanderings
in space, it may be absorbed by another atom in another universe, but after
countless ages of swinging ever true to the circle of eternity, it returns
to its source, Nether Paradise, where, we assume, it is reduced, or melted
back into space potency (Unqualified Absolute), only to be sent back into
space...where it takes another turn in the evolution of space-force...in
"the circularity of endless existence". One thing is certain
- nothing is destroyed. It merely changes its course and proceeds
through intelligent law. (A reference to "mature ultimaton"
may be found on p.519:#1:2)
THE PHENOMENA OF THE MESOTRON
- a. Causes protons and neutrons constantly to change places.
The mesotron causes the electric charge of the nuclear particles to be
incessantly tossed back and forth between protons and neutrons. At
one infinitesimal part of a second, a given nuclear particle is a charged
proton, and the next, an uncharged neutron.
- b. The integrity of the nucleus is maintained by the reciprocal
function of the mesotron. It HOLDS charged and uncharged particles
- c. It has superior force-mass power, being 180 times as heavy
as the ELECTRON.
- d. Without the mesotron, the electric charge carried by the protons
would be disruptive of the atomic nucleus. Neither electric nor gravitational
forces could hold the nucleus together.
- e. The mesotron functions as an "energy carrier" through
the above described process. The resulting phenomena: It mightily
contributes to the nuclear stability of the atom. But, it does not
account for the cohesion of proton to proton, nor neutron to neutron.
Mesotrons explain CERTAIN cohesive properties, but the PARADOXICAL and
POWERFUL FORCE of ATOMIC COHESIVE INTEGRITY is a form of energy, as yet
UNDISCOVERED ON Urantia. (Other Ref. on "unknown energy":
47:1; 328:2; 467:LP; 472:#4:2; 667:1)
THE PHENOMENON OF THE NUMBER SEVEN IN ATOMIC PHYSICS
The decimal system is inherent in energy, matter, and the material creation.
The number seven is basic to the central universe (Paradise through Havona),
and the spiritual system of transmissions of character (1,242:2-4), but
the number seven also plays a phenomenal part in the physical energies
of our world. The atomic world displays a certain periodic characterization
which RECURS in GROUPS OF SEVEN, a brithmark, carried by this material
world, indivative of its far-distant spiritual origin.
There are seven cycles whereby certain SIMILAR physical and chemical
properties are recurrent in our atomic energy system. If we arrange the
basic elements in a row in the order of their atomic weight, then, "...starting
from ANY ONE ELEMENT, and nothing some ONE property, such a quality or
property will change -- for the following SIX CONSECUTIVE ELEMENTS, but
on reaching the eighth it tends to reappear, that is, the EIGHTH chemical
active element resembles the FIRST, the NINTH the SECOND, and so on."
This PERIODIC change recurs diminishingly, and with variations, down
through the entire chemical weight table, being most observable in the
LIGHTER atomic groupings. This sevenfold persistence of creative
constitution is difficult of comprehension, but this fact of the physical
world points to the "seven-fold constitution of ancestral energy".
(489:#2) Urantians are saddled with a great problem in trying to compute
fixed laws for posterity, because of the inconstancy of the elements; together
with "man's ignorance of the philosophy of the universe; which CANNOT
be predicated on the observations of so-called science". (480:2)
Further complications are analyzed in the last three paragraphs on page
482 of The Urantia Book.