Byron Belitsos is an author, journalist, and publisher. He is the founder and CEO of Origin Press, an award-winning book publishing company and co-founder of Shift Books, a division of The Shift Network. Byron has been a student of The Urantia Book for 37 years, and has written and spoken widely on its teachings as well as on the supplemental teachings known as "The Celestial Teaching Mission."
He has a B.A. in intellectual history from the University of Chicago. His graduate studies have embraced history, literature, poetry, philosophy, and religious studies and were conducted at Naropa Institute, at the University of California, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Byron has co-authored and published three books about The Urantia Book: The Center Within: Lessons from the Heart of the Urantia Revelation (1998); The Secret Revelation: Unveiling the Mystery of the Book of Revelation; and most recently The Adventure of Being Human: Lessons on Soulful Living from the Heart of the Urantia Revelation (2012). He was also co-author of A Return To Healing (2009), a Nautilus Gold Prize winner, and One World Democracy (2005). Belitsos was an inaugural member of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute.
In the first half of the show, Hollywood tour guide Stephen Schochet discussed little known facts about favorite holiday movies and specials including It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In the latter half, student of the Urantia Revelation for 37 years, noted author, editor and publisher Byron Belitsos shared details about the life of Jesus that are not depicted in the Bible. ... More »Host: George Noory
Noted author, editor and publisher, Byron Belitsos, discussed revelations from the celestial authors of the mysterious Urantia Book, including newer material transmitted by channels such as Jerry Lane. The original Urantia Book is infused with divine truths like the Bible or the Koran, and contains four sections-- one is about God, theology and the angelic hierarchy, the second is about our local universe with about 4 million inhabited planets. First hour guest, research scientist John Lott expressed concern over a proposed UN 'Arms Trade Treaty' which would impose increased regulation on individual gun ownership. ... More »Host: George Noory
Author Byron Belitsos (website), Thursday's guest for two hours, discussed the legendary "Urantia Book", a 2000-page tome first published in 1955, which many consider an epochal revelation to our planet for science, religion, and history. "It's a gift to humanity," said Belitsos, explaining that one of the book's chief purposes is to find a way to harmonize religious beliefs into a "unity of spirit and feeling." Tracing the start of the book to Chicago in 1910, Belitsos said the text was transmitted to an anonymous "contact personality," from highly spiritual beings or "super angels" who hail from the center of our galaxy. "Urantia" is the name the beings ascribed to our planet, which they delineated as the 606th inhabited world of our local system. Mention is also made of a planet lacking an atmosphere, occupied by "non-breathers," that is near to us (probably in our solar system). Belitsos said that much of the material in the Urantia Book could be considered an "enhancemen ... More »Host: George Noory