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A Sharing Network For All Involved With Celestial Contacts

May 1993 (Vol. l, No.3)



                     FROM THE EDITOR


I want to thank all of you for your letters, calls and contributions. I find myself very excited and enthusiastic as we all come together to make this newsletter a real network for all of us. This is happening because of your input. Each time you come forward to share you can be sure your efforts are of benefit to all of us. What may not seem of great import to you may be just what touches the heart and understanding of another. Often your sharing is what brings confirmation and comfort to one struggling with self doubts. This I know from my own experience.


In putting the newsletter together, I catch myself using the word "we." I fall into this because I do not consider this "my" newsletter. This is "our" newsletter. I am merely a facilitator for sharing. Michael has said to me that it belongs to all who participate. As I hear from you and share with you, I feel a loving bond with all who are participating in this process.


I am trying to coordinate ways in which it will be easier for all groups to have access to the papers from other teachers and groups. This has been one of my main visions for sometime. As our teacher, LorEl, told us it is like a puzzle and we all have pieces of it. The more we can put the pieces together, the more we will see the pattern that is emerging and to better understand the process that is occurring. There are so many similarities among the words of the teachers, however, somethings stand out in each of the papers and catch one's attention. It is my hope that as each of you become more familiar with the other teaching papers, you will see what is new and different in your teachings and send that information to us to share with all.

In this newsletter are ways that you can help in coordinating efforts to make all available information accessible. I hope that each of you will take the time to contribute information on your teachings and any ideas that you may have to speed up this process.


Let us all remain balanced and steadfast in our faith, trust and support of each other keeping ever in mind that all this is new for all of us. Our experiences will not always be the same or similar, but let us remain united in our search for truth. Let us accept what has truth and meaning for us and put anything else aside without judgement. Let us put any defensive ego and intellectual posturings aside to keep our hearts open and united, for, after all, mistakes will be made. We must keep our minds open for our understanding is so limited it would be most fool hardy to decide that we are able to judge the value of what is happening to any of our brothers and sisters. Let us keep in mind that what may seem "way out" at this time, may be a real part of our experience in the future.


Again, I thank all of you for your personal and group participation with the teachers along with all the work and effort that is required to share these experiences. I look forward to hearing from you.


May the blessings of the Father fall upon you in ways that will make clear to you the value of your participation in service to our Father.


Allene Vick



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QUESTIONNAIRE - As you know, Michael Million has volunteered to act as a electronic hub for all the available transcripts. These will be available on electronic files, disks and hard copies for those who do not have access to a computer. This is quite an immense undertaking and I think we should all be most appreciative of his willingness and efforts in making this very generous contribution to all of us. Included is a questionnaire that will greatly help in ascertaining what is available and in what form. Please take the time to complete it and return it to me as soon as possible. The answers will be assimilated and sent to Michael. If you or your group has nothing to share at this time, please let us know that also.


The questionnaire will also be used to up date the lists of groups, contact people and celestials in addition to a listing of available transcripts for which many of you have been asking.


SCANNER - There are teaching papers that are not available on disk as not all have the necessary equipment. It is a very time consuming project to type all of this information onto a computer. A page scanner can quickly scan a page of material and transfer the data onto the computer. Does anyone have access to a full page scanner? If so, would you be in a position to and willing to do this? Does anyone have a full page scanner they would be willing to loan to Michael for this? If not, I would put forth the suggestion that we all contribute towards purchasing a full page scanner for Michael. The cost is around $350.00. At present, there are about 100 on the mailing list and many of these newsletters are shared with others in the groups. If we all contributed a few dollars, this could easily and quickly be accomplished. This is entirely the idea of the Editor. At this point Michael has not received my letter suggesting this possibility. This question is addressed on the questionnaire. Hopefully, by next month we will know how to proceed.


If you would like to include a contribution for Michael along with your questionnaire to speed things up, you can send it to Allene Vick. Please specify any contributions for Michael as separate from any contributions for the newsletter.


"URANTIAL" - Michael continues with the electronic Urantia discussions. Many of you may wish to participate in this and some of you are. See the April issue for more information on how to access this network.


ELECTRONIC FILES - Michael is putting the T/R News Network on electronic files. If you are accessing the newsletter this way, please let me know as it will save the cost of postage.




COMPUTER INFO- From Thea Hardy in Corvallis, OR comes the following:


"If everyone who uses a computer to transcribe saves their transcriptions,or a separate file of them, in what is called ASCII, or text format, then it is much easier to transfer them to different kinds of computers so all can share. Disks are a lot cheaper and lighter than printouts, and they also save trees! By using this format, we have been able to freely exchange (by modem or having someone do a disk transfer) transcripts amongst IBM, Mac and Amiga computers. There are lots of opportunities ahead for us to use our technology to great advantage in this mission. One of our group members and her husband have started a BBS here called "Morontia HQ" and I would like to see more BBSs established around the country. Bulletin Board Systems/Services are big software programs that you can call with your computer and a modem on the phone lines like a bulletin board, you can leave messages for people. You can also upload and download files (like transcripts). The only large networks that I can afford to be on are GEnie (address: T.Hardy1) and Internet (Address; hardyt@atlantis.cs.orst.edu). On GEnie it is possible to establish a message base that is private (invitation/permission only) where we could meet and leave each other messages and discuss things without public view. If you are in the local telephone prefix zone of a major city (so you can avoid long-distance charges), it only costs $4.95 per month for unlimited hours of evening and weekend use, which is a pretty good deal. I look forward to meeting and talking with anyone interested in using computers more effectively in the teaching mission."


"The teaching mission has brought us all gifts beyond price. I can't imagine anything we could ever do on this planet more thrilling and rewarding and satisfying. Yes, it means a lot of changes, and it means the usual, or even more than the usual, trials and tribulations. Anything worthwhile we strive for may pose human problems for us. But difficulties truly are only opportunities for growth, and as I'm learning to meet the challenges that I personally face and learning to rely ever more firmly on the Father, I really begin to fathom how these things can come to be less painful and more thrilling. I am just so grateful to e a part of all of this, and I look forward to being able to share it more and more in the days to come."


Thanks for your input and sharing, Thea. It may encourage more to reach out to new ways of communicating and connecting with each other. The electronic media ushers in a whole new dimension for many of us and we need to learn to become a part of it. - Editor.


NEWSLETTER FORMAT - A new format is being tried out. All letters directly quoted will be shown in quotes. Words quoted from the teachers will be indented for easier identification.


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                 OF SPECIAL INTEREST


INDEXES AND TOPIC GUIDES - Ron Besser has compiled indexes and topic guides for the Will papers and the Welmek papers. Ron has done a great job on these. They are so well done and extremely helpful in finding information and gleaning the topics covered in these papers. As all of you who have the various papers have discovered, it is impossible to remember all that is in the individual papers not to mention time consuming and frustrating to try and find some information you know you have read. These indexes and guides are something many of you are going to want to add to your collection of teacher papers.


Ron is willing to do this for other teacher papers. I have no idea how he is able to accomplish this so quickly. Any who would like to have indexes and topic guides compiled for the papers from your groups should send hard copies to Ron of your transmission papers. Please include the name, address and phone number of the contact person for this work along with a contribution to cover the cost of the hard copies and postage. As of May 24, Ron's new address will be: 2709 Sunset Lane, York, PA 17404.


The computer equipment Ron has is old and he is only able to make CPM disks. The indexes and guides are on hard copy. Ron is not able to distribute copies to all who would like them. Please refrain from contacting him for copies. Fred Harris can be contacted for the Index and Topic Guides for the Will papers. Robert Busseli can be contacted for the Index and Topic Guides for the Welmek papers. It would greatly simplify the process of distributing these if we could get them on a comuputer system. If anyone is able and willing to convert CPM disks to ASCII, please let Ron know. If not, this is another reason for a page scanner!


RON, WE THANK YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTION and will find a way to see that these are available for wider distribution.


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                        NEWS UPDATE


SPOKANE, WA - Bob Devine has so much to share with us that I am publishing his letter in its entirety:


"Dear Allene,


"Hi my name is Bob Devine (My spiritual name is Simeon, but real name is okay to use). I live in Spokane, Washington, and I am in contact with the teachers named Aaron and Elyon. Elyon is the teacher for the Coeur D'Alene group as you already know, and Aaron is my personal teacher, as well as having designated himself as a group teacher for a Spokane group, which is in the forming stage.


"I have been in contact with Aaron (I first knew him as Pearson, which was later clarified), since early September '92, and with Elyon since November '92. I have been attending the Coeur D'Alene group for nearly a year now, since it is a short distance from Spokane, and have served as an interim T/R for Elyon. This role is destined to change because of circumstances, but I hope to have continued communication with Elyon on a friendly level, which he has confirmed is possible.


"I have been reluctant to go public outside of the group, because of personal worries, but as time has passed I am coming to understand openness and sharing as more positive than any negative circumstance, so I decided to respond.


"It is great to see the work you are doing to bring the network together. Thank you. From your first issue, there were a few things I wanted to respond to.


"First, would gladly like to be on the mailing list. My address is: Robert Devine, N. 422 Locust, #2, Spokane, Washington 99206.

"Second, on the inquires about the adjudication:


On 1/26/93, a question was posed to Elyon about the rebellion being adjudicated. The answer follows:


'(Lucifer) and his associates have all been given every opportunity to repent their actions of rebellion, but they did not choose to repent. In recent times this matter has gone before the Ancients of this universe and their actions were decreed to have been in full rebellion of the Father's will. So the normal response, as has been executed, was to bring them to a state as though they had never existed, and this did occur quite recently. In this occurrence has the spiritual quarantine been put in the process of being lifted...'


Also earlier, on 12/16/92, Elyon also responded to a question someone had asked who was having trouble accepting the status of the adjudication:


'I would like to offer you insight that would be satisfactory, but realize in your own mind when you hear that the rebellion is adjudicated that you have to understand this in your own heart. Truth does not always satisfy curiosity, but also, that does not make it any less true. Much has been hoped for throughout this long rebellion. Repentance would have been glorious, but when one decides a course that is wrong, he has taken a dangerous step. Then by seeing one's own error they can correct that step. Sadly, in the case of Lucifer, Satan, your prince, and many others, this did not happen. So look to this with understanding. Decide on its truth. Move beyond mere facts and work to progress in ways spiritual...'


"This was the extent of any adjudication comments.


"And third, I was quite interested in what Karol presented in the last newsletter about the honoring of Christ Michael on 1/9/93. It was exciting to hear.


"I went back through my transcripts to a 1/6/93 group meeting with Elyon, where he presented a lesson on understanding Christ Michael as the way to the Father. It had struck me when Elyon gave the lesson, that it was quite a beautiful presentation of Jesus, and in hearing Karol's account of January 9th, I think that it might have been Elyon's way of honoring Father Michael, and his way of relating that to us as a group. Either way, I would like to offer Elyon's portrayal of Michael for the newsletter. It goes as follows:


'...Hello I am Elyon, your guide, your friend, here to bring you to further understanding in the ways of the will of your Father. Through Jesus Christ, Michael of Nebadon, the way has been shown clear. It is true in completeness that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. While I guide you personally, it is all a result of Michael's mission to further the consciousness of His brethren and children towards His Father; and our Father in Heaven.


'Then human Jesus was the example of dignity and selflessness. Charity by love was His defining quality. He would give His complete attention to those that most would deem the lowest of low to offer help, to offer them that light which could bring them up and give them the hope to become more than they were. Through His life was lived long ago in human standards, the same message still today brings those who are down and in dire straights--who are in despair--a shining light of hope that things can be better. We can only feel awe and humbleness in the fact that Christ is our Father, as well as our Brother.


'He lived for us; to give guidance to your world which had been mired in many difficulties, but as well as the guide for truth on Urantia also did He give Himself as the guide for an entire universe to see the way. Brethren that you have not dreamed of take solace and inspiration in he message that He gave to you. Planets to the far reaches of this universe have been enlightened to a large extent by the life He lived here. When you think of Jesus Christ, Michael, you should truly think of a friend and a brother and a father.


'My mission here is to continually teach His way, and His truth, an His life, to the extent of my understanding, to those who would hear. I can only hope that the job I do is adequate...'


"In your compiling a list of available transcripts I would like to be added to it. I can offer some transcripts for Aaron and Elyon at not cost, finances and time permitting. There are printed transcripts of an understanding nature, about developing spiritually in understanding. On occasion, some special personalities have spoken as well. For information, please contact address already given.


"Anyway, I would like to thank you for all of the good work you are doing in bringing this together. It is a much needed service you are providing. Keep up the good work.



Robert A. Devine


"As a last second thought, I would like to keep the contact for Elyon solely with Rich and Barbara Giles, in case you would want to add me to that list. And in correction, the meetings for Elyon are Sunday afternoon, not evening, if you cold correct that. Thanks.


"I would be the contact for Aaron, as a group teacher in Spokane. At the present time, meetings with him vary, so nothing is set.


"I do not mind being connected to Elyon, but in a secondary way.


"Thank you again, and continue to "fight the good fight of faith."


                 Bob Devine"


WE THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS!!! Several have been asking for information about the adjudication. Karol, will no doubt, be most glad to read your words of Elyon. Please adhere to Bob's wishes and direct any requests for copies of Elyon's teachings to Rick and Barbara Giles.


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                 UPCOMING ACTIVITIES




Place:             Eastlake Hills Resort, Vian, OK


Dates:             May 29 thru 31, 1993


Sponsors:   Marcus, Elisha and Rebecca


This is an open invitation to all our brothers and sisters in the Teaching Mission. We are gathering together on Memorial Weekend at beautiful Lake Tenkiller in Eastern Oklahoma. This gathering is for fellowship, sharing and the opportunity to meet with others involved in the Mission.


The scene is casual with many opportunities for recreation. Activities available range from watersports to golf. There are motels, R.V. hook ups and primitive campgrounds available, as well as group cabins.


The only planned activity is a group cookout on Sunday, for which we need a head count.


Call 918-773-55362 Evenings, K.L. McCreary for further information. (Please R.S.V.P. for the Sunday cookout.) *Make your reservations early for motel or camping.*


Sorry, this was not received in time for the April issue. Wishing all who attend a wonderful weekend of fun and fellowship!


1993 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - Readers of the Urantia Book July 31 - August 5, 1993 in Quebec. Just a reminder for those who still need to make reservations and plans to attend.


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Spokane, Washington Teacher - Aaron

Contact: Robert Devine


Aaron - Personal/Group Teacher, Spokane, WA

Cromek - Personal Teacher, Corvallis, OR

Hocval - Personal Teacher, Corvallis, OR

Landor - Mighty Messenger, Kailua-Kona, HI

Olfana - Personal Teacher, Half Moon Bay, CA

Porshel - Personal Teacher, Corvallis, OR

 PLEASE NOTE: The lists will be updated in the near future. Please look over your copy and send in any additions, changes or corrections. If you would like to have your name, address and phone appear on the contact list, please let this be known. Contact does not mean contact for a group. It means it is listed for any who would like to contact you. Fax numbers can be added to any list - except the celestial list!!! Please list any changes on the questionnaire.


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                                    NETWORK INQUIRIES


Requests have been received for information about the subjects below. If you have any information to share, there is someone waiting to hear from you.


1.         Michael Million asks all T/R's to ask about upcoming weather conditions over the next several months.


2.         Information about the adjudication, the date and source of this information. Bob Devine, we thank you for your response. Does anyone have more to share?


3.         Personal Thought Adjuster contacts and experiences.


4.         Personal contacts and

conversations with Michael.

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The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to create a network for sharing information among all individuals and groups involved in transmitting and receiving information from celestial contacts. All contributions for the newsletter; correspondence; and requests to be included on the mailing list can be sent to:


                             Allene Vick


It is through a sincere desire to be of service in the process that is happening on our planet, Urantia, at this time that this newsletter has come into existence. The success of this network is dependent upon the help of all of you that it is intended to serve. A special thanks to those of you who sent a financial contribution along with your letters. The


continuation of this newsletter will depend upon your interest and sharing. Please let us hear from you. When corresponding, please be sure to mark any information that you do not wish to be share with "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY." Otherwise, it will be assumed that what is received is for sharing in the T/R NEWS NETWORK.