Urantia Book Fellowship
Urantians are a religious grouping with a Seventh Day Adventist background. Urantia is another title for our planet, Earth. Urantians are split into two competing groups, the Urantia Foundation(a) and the Urantia Book Fellowship(b), both of which accept The Urantia Book as their ‘holy scripture’. This is a 2,000 page tome that makes a Harry Potter book look like a pamphlet. Its contents are claimed to have been channelled through a ‘sleeping subject’ in the early part of the 20th century. This ‘sleeping subject is sometimes identified as having been a member of the eccentric Kellog family.
However, in relation to Atlantis, the Urantians locate it near Cyprus and have partly funded Robert Sarmast’s research, which led to the publication of Discovery of Atlantis. The CEO of Origin Press, the publishers of Sarmast’s book, is the political activist Byron Belitsos a member of the Urantia Brotherhood, while Sarmast himself has published a number of articles on UB websites using his original name, Behzad ‘Behz’ Sarmast. It is therefore worth noting that in his book Sarmast makes no mention of the Urantians or their pre-existing beliefs regarding Cyprus.