From TSL Encyclopedia

The Hebrew word Ur means literally “flame” or “light.” Ur is the name of an ancient city in Sumer and the tone of Uriel the Archangel. The name Uriel means “God is Light” and the Urim and the Thummim worn by the high priest of Israel translate as “Lights” and “Perfections.” The inner meaning of culture is “cult, or cultivation, of light.”

The Angel Deva of the Jade Temple informs us that “the ancient word for light [Ur] embodies in its intonation the vibratory action of that sootless flame, that clean burning flame that composes the power of the ultra-radiance—the ultra-radiance of primal power.”[1]

The power of Ur is the power of the first ray. The sounding of the name “Ur” releases a tone of light that changes the entire chemistry of the elemental kingdom.

Ruins of the ancient city of Ur. The Great Ziggurat of Ur was partially reconstructed in the 1980s

Ur of the Chaldees

Ur of the Chaldees is the ancient city of light, one of the very first cities of light that sprung up in the Fertile Crescent after the sinking of Atlantis.

The city of Ur was located in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) on the Euphrates River near the head of the Persian Gulf. Often known as Ur of the Chaldees, it was the capital of the Third Dynasty of Ur (c. 2112–c. 2004 B.C.), a flourishing cultural, political, and economic center vigorously engaged in international trade. The Sumerian civilization, of which it was the center, was literate and technically advanced.

According to the Book of Genesis, Abraham (an embodiment of El Morya, c. 2100 B.C.) and his nephew Lot (an embodiment of Lanello) left Ur of the Chaldees to go into the land of Canaan. This was one of their first embodiments after Atlantis.

El Morya has revealed that in his life as Abraham, he was a native of Nippur, Sumer’s cultural and religious center, where his father Terah, whose pagan religion he challenged, was a temple priest.

The Goddess of Purity has spoken of the ancient city of Ur as a focus for a previous golden age:

So the light of the ancient city of Ur as that focus of a previous golden age is now released from my own causal body as I ensouled the Mother flame in that golden-age civilization that existed prior to its decline. So the light of Ur comes forth as a coil of light to encircle all who would be pillars of fire and electrodes for the Great Central Sun Magnet.[2]

The master Hilarion has stated:

Ur, [is] the great sound of God’s judgment, the power by which the worlds were framed. The great Ur, the city of light, out of which Abraham came, [was] a city below formed in the image of that which is above, but which, as in other past cases, failed to manifest all that the Divine One intended.[3]


El Morya, Ashram Notes.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, April 20, 1973.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, October 25, 1973.

  1. Angel Deva of the Jade Temple, October 10, 1969.
  2. Goddess of Purity, “Cherish Purity as the Fiery Core of an Identity Yet Unborn,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 62, no. 18, May 8, 2019.
  3. Hilarion, September 25, 1966.