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the approximate number of inhabited or inhabitable planets, for some local uni- verses have more worlds suitable for intelligent life than others. Nor have all pro- jected local universes been organized. Therefore the estimates which I offer are solely for the purpose of affording some idea of the immensity of the material creation. There are seven superuniverses stkuted approximately as follows: in the grand universe, and they are con- . The System. The basic unit of the supergovernment consists of about one thousand inhabited or inhabitable worlds. Blazing suns, cold worlds, planets too near the hot suns, and other spheres not suitable for creature habitation are not included in this group. These one thousand worlds adapted to support life are called a system, but in the younger systems only a comparatively small number of these worlds may be inhabited. Each inhabited planet is presided over by a Planetary Prince, and each local system has an architectural sphere as its headquarters and is ruled by a System Sovereign. . The Constellation. One hundred systems (about oo,ooo inhabitable planets) make up a constellation. Each constellation has an architectural head- quarters sphere and is presided over by three Vorondadek Sons, the Most Highs. Each constellation also has a Faithful of Days in observation, an ambassador of the Paradise Trinity. 3. The Local Universe. One hundred constellations (about x o,ooo,ooo in- habitable planets) constitute a local universe. Each local universe has a magnifi- cent architectural headquarters world and is ruled by one of the co-ordinate Creator Sons of God of the order of Michael. Each universe is blessed by the presence of a Union of Days, a representative of the Paradise Trinity. 4. The Minor Sector. One hundred local universes (about ,ooo,ooo,ooo inhabitable planets) constitute a minor sector of the superuniverse government; it has a wonderful headquarters world, wherefrom its rulers, the Recents of Days, administer the affairs of the minor sector. There are three Recents of Days, Supreme Trinity Personalities, on each minor sector headquarters. 5. The Major Sector. One hundred minor sectors (about too,ooo,ooo, ooo inhabitable worlds) make one major sector. Each major sector is provided with a superb headquarters and is presided over by three Perfections of Days, Supreme Trinity Personalities. 6. The Superuniverse. Ten major sectors (about t,ooo,ooo,ooo, ooo inhab- itable planets) constitute a superuniverse. Each superuniverse is provided with an enormous and glorious headquarters world and is ruled by three Ancients of Days. 7. The Grand Universe. Seven superuniverses make up the present organ- ized grand universe, consisting of approximately seven trillion inhabitable worlds plus the architectural spheres and the one billion inhabited spheres of Havona. The superuniverses are ruled and administered indirectly and reflectively from Paradise by the Seven Master Spirits. The billion worlds of Havona are directly administered by the Eternals of Days, one such Supreme Trinity Personality presiding over each of these perfect spheres.