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The Center Within:
Lessons from the Heart of the Urantia Revelation

Compiled and edited by Fred Harris and Byron Belitsos

The Center Within

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Origin Press
290 pages
Trade paper 6" x 9"
ISBN 1-57983-003-X

Finally, the spiritual essence of an extraordinary revelation -- made easily accessible. The Center Within presents teachings heretofore known to few on this planet -- lessons that are based on the legendary twentieth-century revelatory document known as The Urantia Book.

These exercises bring the Urantia revelation to life, unveiling for the first time the spiritual essence of this underground masterpiece in a series of practical lessons that simplify and amplify its majestic teachings. This unusual book of celestial wisdom shows that the spiritual path must eventually lead to the divine center within, the indwelling light that corresponds with the transcendent light of God. The Center Within provides 130 lessons that restate the original teachings of Jesus -- as presented in The Urantia Book-- within a startling new cosmological framework.

The Center Within is also the first of a series of books based on the Teaching Mission, a unique movement initiated by an organized corps of celestial teachers linked to the Urantia revelation. Their lessons are designed to be a helpful and practical companion to the complex Urantia text, as each instruction is matched with a pertinent quote from The Urantia Book itself. In this first volume, readers will discover a new cosmic spirituality that locates the love of our Father-Mother-Creator at the center of a vast universe of inhabited planets -- and at the heart-center of each one of us.

Fred Harris and Byron Belitsos are long-time students of The Urantia Book and were participants in the Teaching Mission from its inception in 1992. Harris is an attorney and father of two; Belitsos is the publisher of Origin Press and is an author, journalist, and poet.


"This book offers a series of celestial teachings designed to awaken our awareness to a love-based, God-centered cosmos. The original source material, an underground tome called The Urantia Book, contains 2097 pages of information transmitted by a specially selected and trained corps of ascended mortals from other planets within our galaxy who are linked to study groups around the world. This book matches select quotations from that work with clarifying teachings channeled by an advanced being named Will. The material reaffirms the Christ-consciousness and gives a more advanced presentation of the life and purpose of Jesus. The 131 inspiring passages in this distillation celebrate compassion, forgiveness, and unity, while they stress personal responsibility for our collective future. Most important, they honor the spiritual quality of a loving God. These teachings offer a wonderful daily guide for right living whose aim is emotional healing, personal enlightenment, and planetary transformation."

-- NAPRA Review: Vol. 10, No. 2

Praise for The Center Within

"The Urantia Book is a fascinating and inspiring spiritual classic, not only for its cosmological breadth, but also for its original perspective on the life and teachings of Jesus. The Center Within provides a long-awaited introduction and explanation to some of the profound wisdom inherent within the Urantia revelation. If you're reluctant to tackle the two thousand page Urantia tome, this is the next best thing. I recommend The Center Within to all true spiritual seekers."
-- Michael Toms, cofounder of New Dimensions Radio and coauthor of True Work: The Sacred Dimension of Earning a Living

"The Center Within comes from the very heart of the teachings of the numinous Urantia revelation. This awe-inspiring book shows us how to live a loving and purposeful life according to the essence of Jesus' demonstration -- and of others who, behind the scenes, have always guided our precious mother earth, Urantia. This book should be on everyone's bedside table, to help keep us steady as we enter this vortex of rapid transformation now occurring on our planet. A 'spiritual springtime' is near! May many ears and hearts be open to receive this message."
-- Jacquelyn Small, LMSW, founder of Eupsychia Institute and author of Awakening in Time and Becoming a Practical Mystic

"The Center Within can form the basis of a new and more personal understanding of The Urantia Book. The 'channeled' writings that it contains ring true and contain a wisdom and a spirituality similar to what can be found in the Urantia revelation. As a longtime lover of The Urantia Book, I hope this book will restore vitality and a sense of purpose to this great, but still largely unknown, vision. The Center Within is a powerful new tool for spiritual growth. I will value it."
-- Timothy Wyllie, author of Dolphins, ETs, and Angels and coauthor of Ask Your Angels

"The Center Within offers satisfying and positive answers to the key questions of life on this planet, while providing eminently practical advice and exercises useful to people in all walks of life. It's like a user's manual for applying the superb teachings of The Urantia Book to your everyday life. This book will satisfy the soul-hunger of even the most skeptical and critical truth seeker."
-- David G. Schlundt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University

"I continue to be drawn again and again to The Center Within. You can open it to any page and find mind and soul-stimulating inspiration. These teachings of Will strike the clarion that quickens a reader's hunger for spiritual destiny. Teacher Will is pure, punchy and profound. Belitsos and Harris have opened a new portal to the sacred."
-- Bob Slagle, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, California State University at Sonoma

Table of Contents


1. Jesus's Life Was a Disclosure of Love

2. Realizations of the Father's Love

3. The Indwelling Spirit: Infinite Gift of Love

4. Stillness: The Technique of Centering

5. The Meaning and Purpose of Stillness Practice


6. Discerning the Divine Will

7. Prayer in a New Light

8. Living in Sincere Faith

9. Dealing with Negative Emotions

10. Living Love: The Currency of the Universe

11. Artistic Living: Simplicity and Balance

12. God-Centered Family Life


13. The 1-2-3 Exercise: The Basis of Sharing

14. Baring Your Soul to Others

15. Listening: A Key to Sharing

16. Soulful Service

17. Sharing the Living Gospel

18. Transforming the Planet One Person at a Time

19. Getting Into Action

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