The Genius of the Few--The Story of those who founded the Garden of Eden, by Christian O’Brien,
copyright 1985.

This book interprets Sumerian clay tablet and jives well with the UB's account (copyright 1955) of
events here 500,000 and 37,000 years ago.   Page numbers correspond to quotes from the 1985
book and below them are similar UB quotes.
Paul

P18, The records of these Shining Ones, as we prefer to call them, are taken from three principal
sources: a) Sumerian tablets from the Library at Nippur on which they are referred to as the
Anannage, b) ancient documents from the Hebraic Books of Enoch where they are described as
Angels; and c) a critical interpretation of the biblical Book of Genesis which uses the Hebrew words ha-
elohim.
860§3 77:4.8 The elaborate records left by the Sumerians describe the site of a remarkable
settlement which was located on the Persian Gulf near the earlier city of Dilmun. The Egyptians called
this city of ancient glory Dilmat, while the later Adamized Sumerians confused both the first and
second Nodite cities with Dalamatia and called all three Dilmun. And already have archaeologists
found these ancient Sumerian clay tablets which tell of this earthly paradise "where the Gods first
blessed mankind with the example of civilized and cultured life." And these tablets, descriptive of
Dilmun, the paradise of men and God, are now silently resting on the dusty shelves of many museums.

P18 this agricultural centre--the reality of the Garden of Eden.
825§2 73:5.5 By the time of Adam's arrival most of the plants of that section of the world were growing
in Eden. Already had many of the fruits, cereals, and nuts been greatly improved. Many modern
vegetables and cereals were first cultivated here, but scores of varieties of food plants were
subsequently lost to the world.


P39,40 The particular group of Anannage who founded this Settlement were led by ‘Father Enlil (the
Lord of Cultivation) and included Enlil’s wife-to-be, Ninlil, also referred to as Ninkharsag (Lady of
Kharsag). She appears to have been an agricultural biologist in her own right.
831§5 74:3.8 It greatly surprised those who accompanied Adam on this trip to observe how fully he
understood the nature and function of the thousands upon thousands of animals shown him. The
instant he glanced at an animal, he would indicate its nature and behavior. Adam could give names
descriptive of the origin, nature, and function of all material creatures on sight. Those who conducted
him on this tour of inspection did not know that the world's new ruler was one of the most expert
anatomists of all Satania; and Eve was equally proficient. Adam amazed his associates by describing
hosts of living things too small to be seen by human eyes.


P54 1. A group of alien Sages, referred to as ‘the Shining Ones’ arrived in a mountainous area and
settled in a fertile inter-montane valley. They called the general area Eden-----.
ADAM AND EVE arrived on Urantia, from the year A.D. 1934, 37,848 years ago. It was in midseason
when the Garden was in the height of bloom that they arrived. At high noon and unannounced, the two
seraphic transports, accompanied by the Jerusem personnel intrusted with the transportation of the
biologic uplifters to Urantia, settled slowly to the surface of the revolving planet in the vicinity of the
temple of the Universal Father. All the work of rematerializing the bodies of Adam and Eve was carried
on within the precincts of this newly created shrine. And from the time of their arrival ten days passed
before they were re-created in dual human form for presentation as the world's new rulers. They
regained consciousness simultaneously. The Material Sons and Daughters always serve together. It is
the essence of their service at all times and in all places never to be separated. They are designed to
work in pairs; seldom do they function alone.

P54 3) The aliens ploughed the land; formed enclosed fields; sowed grain of at least three different
kinds; planted fruit-trees and trees for shade; and liberally irrigated them.----7) The aliens built houses
for themselves, including one large, bright, principal dwelling.
834§3 74:6.1 The Adamic family grounds embraced a little over five square miles. Immediately
surrounding this homesite, provision had been made for the care of more than three hundred
thousand of the pure-line offspring. But only the first unit of the projected buildings was ever
constructed. Before the size of the Adamic family outgrew these early provisions, the whole Edenic
plan had been disrupted and the Garden vacated.

P59 The Great Lords were fifty in number;
742§7 66:2.7 Accordingly, fifty males and fifty females of the Andon and Fonta posterity, representing
the survival of the best strains of that unique race, were chosen by the Life Carriers. With one or two
exceptions these Andonite contributors to the advancement of the race were strangers to one
another. They were assembled from widely separated places by co-ordinated Thought Adjuster
direction and seraphic guidance at the threshold of the planetary headquarters of the Prince. Here the
one hundred human subjects were given into the hands of the highly skilled volunteer commission
from Avalon, who directed the material extraction of a portion of the life plasm of these Andon
descendants. This living material was then transferred to the material bodies constructed for the use
of the one hundred Jerusemite members of the Prince's staff. Meantime, these newly arrived citizens
of the system capital were held in the sleep of seraphic transport.

P61 the Anannage, and particularly Ninlil, made hybrids of themselves and the local people---
742§7 66:2.7 Accordingly, fifty males and fifty females of the Andon and Fonta posterity, representing
the survival of the best strains of that unique race, were chosen by the Life Carriers. With one or two
exceptions these Andonite contributors to the advancement of the race were strangers to one
another. They were assembled from widely separated places by co-ordinated Thought Adjuster
direction and seraphic guidance at the threshold of the planetary headquarters of the Prince. Here the
one hundred human subjects were given into the hands of the highly skilled volunteer commission
from Avalon, who directed the material extraction of a portion of the life plasm of these Andon
descendants. This living material was then transferred to the material bodies constructed for the use
of the one hundred Jerusemite members of the Prince's staff. Meantime, these newly arrived citizens
of the system capital were held in the sleep of seraphic transport.

P74 --two very tall men---Their faces shone like the Sun---being purplish--583§2 51:3.3 A Planetary
Adam and Eve are, in potential, the full gift of physical grace to the mortal races. The chief business of
such an imported pair is to multiply and to uplift the children of time. But there is no immediate
interbreeding between the people of the garden and those of the world; for many generations Adam
and Eve remain biologically segregated from the evolutionary mortals while they build up a strong race
of their order. This is the origin of the violet race on the inhabited worlds.

P94 We are able to deduce, therefore, the Shemjaza’s Watchers were very tall humanoids with the
shining faces---
834§7 74:6.5 The bodies of Adam and Eve gave forth a shimmer of light, but they always wore
clothing in conformity with the custom of their associates. Though wearing very little during the day, at
eventide they donned night wraps. The origin of the traditional halo encircling the heads of supposed
pious and holy men dates back to the days of Adam and Eve. Since the light emanations of their
bodies were so largely obscured by clothing, only the radiating glow from their heads was discernible.
The descendants of Adamson always thus portrayed their concept of individuals believed to be
extraordinary in spiritual development.
828§2 74:1.1 The Planetary Adam and Eve of Urantia were members of the senior corps of Material
Sons on Jerusem, being jointly number 14,311. They belonged to the third physical series and were a
little more than eight feet in height.

P97 The groups of ten, into which the Watchers were divided,--
745§7 66:5.1 The one hundred were organized for service in ten autonomous councils of ten
members each.

P98 ---Valley of the Dan----
746§5 #66:5.7        3.        The advisers regarding the conquest of predatory animals. It was not
enough that early man should try to domesticate certain animals, but he must also learn how to protect
himself from destruction by the remainder of the hostile animal world. This group was captained by
Dan.
P103 Enoch’s aerial journey from the Lowlands to the top of Mount Hermon----
831§1 74:3.4 The third day was devoted to an inspection of the Garden. From the large passenger
birds—the fandors—Adam and Eve looked down upon the vast stretches of the Garden while being
carried through the air over this, the most beautiful spot on earth. This day of inspection ended with
an enormous banquet in honor of all who had labored to create this garden of Edenic beauty and
grandeur. And again, late into the night of their third day, the Son and his mate walked in the Garden
and talked about the immensity of their problems.

P137 There are many physical descriptions, in the literature, of the Shining Ones; and all have
features in common--great height, radiant countenances, shining eyes, bronzed skins and deep loud
voices.-------over eight feet tall-----. Clearly the Shining Ones were not of our species.
834§7 74:6.5 The bodies of Adam and Eve gave forth a shimmer of light, but they always wore
clothing in conformity with the custom of their associates. Though wearing very little during the day, at
eventide they donned night wraps. The origin of the traditional halo encircling the heads of supposed
pious and holy men dates back to the days of Adam and Eve. Since the light emanations of their
bodies were so largely obscured by clothing, only the radiating glow from their heads was discernible.
The descendants of Adamson always thus portrayed their concept of individuals believed to be
extraordinary in spiritual development.
828§2 74:1.1 The Planetary Adam and Eve of Urantia were members of the senior corps of Material
Sons on Jerusem, being jointly number 14,311. They belonged to the third physical series and were a
little more than eight feet in height.


By Paul Herrick