Information For International Prospective Students
Accelerated Metaphysics degrees bestowed by Metaphysical Organizations are religious in nature and are earned solely by the study of metaphysical philosophy. By focusing entirely on one subject - the study of metaphysics - and not including the secular subjects like Calculus, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry etc, a legitimate Metaphysics Institution is able to offer a home study degree program that takes about a year to complete. Anything much less than that and one should exercise extreme caution and deeply research the institution. Because Metaphysics Degrees are religious in nature, the US Department of Education, under US Federal Law, can neither praise, credit, discredit, or accredit metaphysical institutions.
The founding fathers of the Unites States Of America, in order to guarantee a republic based on religious freedom saw fit to create a distinct division between the government and religion. This basic precept is commonly known to most US citizens as “The Separation Of Church And State”, but may not be well known outside the US.. Simply stated, this foremost principle of religious freedom is, “the government will not become involved in matters dealing with religious beliefs, or things of a spiritual nature, and no religion will seek to involve itself in governmental affairs”.
Worldly, or secular things are the domain of the US Government, while the non-secular spiritual realm of individuals and society is off-limits. Since the International Metaphysical Ministry University System of the University Of Metaphysics and the University Of Sedona is legally recognized by the United States Federal Government as a non-secular / spiritual / metaphysical 501(c)3 organization, the US Department of Education in Washington D.C. must adhere to the founding precepts of religious freedom and refrain from ALL comment, opinion, or intrusion.
Information For All Prospective Students
The US Department of Education, by law, can neither praise, credit, discredit, or accredit a non-secular institution of Higher Consciousness / Spiritual Education. Therefore we offer the following list of points for consideration by individuals when choosing an institution in which to pursue their Higher Consciousness Spiritual Education:
What is the history of the Institution / Organization?
We have nearly fifty years of development in research, teaching, and awarding Ministers Diplomas and Degrees. Some others have as little as only 3 years. Dr. Paul Leon Masters, the founder, is still the active president of our University System with a history dating back nearly half a century, to 1959.
Does the Institution / Organization claim accreditation of any kind?
If so, our advice is run away as fast as you can. Why? One word: Integrity! Or rather, lack thereof.
Since valid and recognized accreditation in the real sense does not exist in the spiritual / metaphysical field, some institutions / organizations try to deceive prospective students and the public by attempting to make themselves look more reputable than they really are. They try to cover up their lack of reputation and established history by affiliating with an “accreditation mill”. One has to question the intentions and integrity of an institution or organization that knowingly affiliates with an accreditation mill, or the intelligence behind the institution or organization that unknowingly affiliates with an accreditation mill.
The public is currently quite aware of the term “diploma mill” – but the term “accreditation mill” is something new and is just now beginning to come to the public’s attention. We advise prospective students to avoid any institution accredited through an accreditation mill in choosing where to study and receive a degree. You would not want your reputation to be professionally blemished as such accreditation shams, and the institutions that utilize them, are featured on the nightly news in the future.
Lastly, some metaphysical schools affiliate with an accreditation agency whose focus of professionalism is quite a stretch to include the spiritual or metaphysical. If one is not careful, their degree in metaphysics may be accredited by an agency run out of a Post Office Box that has never even bothered to obtain a business license.
Does the institution / organization have actual experience in the field?
Some operators have had little or no actual experience in teaching, counseling, or ministry in the metaphysical field. So with no hands on real world experience, they have simply opened up to and try to teach others “how to”.
Dr. Masters, head of the I.M.M. University System, has had large followings in his full time metaphysical ministry before some of these operators were even born. With the absence of a legitimate accreditation agency in the spiritual realm, background and long standing experience should be a primary consideration rather than any emphasis on meaningless so-called accreditations.
A metaphysical degree is only as good as the organization with which it is associated. Degrees from the University of Metaphysics and the University of Sedona are granted under the auspices of the International Metaphysical Ministry.
The International Metaphysical Ministry is the largest Holistic, New Thought Metaphysical Ministry in the world with successful and respected ministers, teachers, counselors, and coaches in over sixty five countries. We have graduated far more ordained metaphysical ministers than any other metaphysical denomination or ministry in the world. Our reputation, for nearly a half century, has been, and continues to be, the leader of Higher Consciousness Education in the Metaphysical field.
Our University System does not use “accreditation mills” , or so called accrediting agencies which are not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education because it is a deceptive practice. While others operating in the metaphysical field have chosen to use agencies with names that sound very impressive, even though by their own admission, these are not recognized accrediting agencies, we rely on our unblemished reputation of nearly half a century. In all that time, there has never been one complaint or action filed against any of the University System’s institutions or organizations.
Size, (ministers, teachers, counselors, and coaches in over 120 countries)
Success, (more ordained metaphysical ministers than any metaphysical ministry in the world)
Experience, (Dr. Masters, founder of I.M.M. University System, over 50 years research / teaching)
Longstanding Reputation, (an unblemished history of over half a century)
And Integrity, (we refuse to deceive the public by affiliation with an accreditation mill)
We believe that the University Of Metaphysics or the University Of Sedona is unquestionably the wisest choice for pursuing your non-secular degree and Higher Consciousness Education.
Dr. Paul Leon Masters
University Of Metaphysics
University Of Sedona
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