I have gotten an anonymous tip that a person or persons is attempting to spread a falsehood that my PhD is completely fake and that I am not a real PhD . The tip did not say exactly who it was saying these things so I do not know for sure, but I wanted to post my input since I consider this a very serious issue. To give you an example of how I feel take for instance a political Senatorial race. It is one thing to disagree with your opponent , to poke fun at them, even to get nasty and “sling mud” at them . You would be going to an entirely other level if you made accusations that your opponent was not really a Senator and had faked his/her credentials . I believe anyone who goes to that length and acts in that manner has most definitely crossed a line of ethics and professional conduct. I further believe that anyone who would do this should they themselves fall under careful scrutiny as too their character.
To whoever may be saying these things about me if you are reading this post please see the Wikipedia article below concerning the school that I received my PhD from and please read my 2 posts of Sunday April 11( at MySpacehttp://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll ) where I had cleared this issue and set the record straight about a month ago with someone who previously questioned my credentials . In these blog posts I explain in detail what I did to earn my degree. If the doubt you have is that you feel I did not actually graduate from the University of Metaphysics/Sedona please feel very free to contact them as they have my transcript, Masters Thesis, and Doctoral Dissertation in their files. I graduated Feb. 20, 2007.
To close let me re-assure everyone that I am indeed a real,true,and legal PhD.
Thank you for your time. Please be sure to see the comment section below.
P.S.: To those who may not know what New Thought encompasses it can be any or all of these subjects: Mind/Body/Spirit Healing, Philosophy, Religion, Parapsychology, Mysticism, Yoga, ESP, Dreams, Jungian Psychology, Astrology, Meditation, Self-Help Studies, Positive Thinking, Life After Death, Reincarnation, etc.
Source : Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Metaphysics
The University website is at :http://www.metaphysics.com/prospectus/format-off-campus.htm
The University Of Metaphysics is a private, post secondary, distance learning, theological school operating under the auspices of the International Metaphysical Ministry. IMM is a non-profit, religious exempt organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. The curriculum is strictly non-secular and theological in nature. Students are prepared for Ministerial and other related careers in the holistic, New Thought branch of Metaphysical Theology.
New Thought, as a theological movement, began in the nineteenth century. This movement was thrust forward by a number of spiritual thinkers and philosophers such as Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, Myrtle Fillmore, Charles Fillmore, William Walker Atkinson and Ernest Holmes. From its inception, independence of thought, teachings, and belief has been an important, deeply rooted characteristic of the New Thought Movement. This makes it difficult for academia to categorize New Thought Churches, Ministries, and Organizations into set denominations with explicit boundaries of belief – as they do with other religious movements. Nevertheless, a number of New Thought Denominations, such as Unity Church and Religious Science, have become easily recognizable by main stream society.
The University Of Metaphysics is totally focused on a New Thought Theological Curriculum and legally exists beyond the scope of the (U.S.) Higher Education Act of 1965. The University has been influenced for over fifty years by the deeply rooted tradition of independence of the New Thought Movement. The University has chosen independence rather than joining with a secular type association, organization or agency for accreditation. There is no official accrediting agency governing metaphysical education. Therefore, the IMM voluntarily maintains extensive oversight, quality control, and critical evaluation of the University’s activities, and religious curriculum. Academic standards that are at least equal to that of most secular, accredited, post secondary educational institutions within the United States are strictly maintained. This is accomplished through both exam and Thesis/Dissertation review.
The University Of Metaphysics can trace its history as a teaching institution, with its own unique philosophy over the last fifty years. This would include various educational and research facilities. The actual University Of Metaphysics, an independent entity as it exists today, was founded in 1976 by Dr. Paul Leon Masters. The University of Metaphysics applied for, and was granted, full legal right to award non-secular degrees up to Doctoral or Ph.D. levelin the various ministerial specialties.
The International Metaphysical Ministry, which operates the University Of Metaphysics, is a worldwide New Thought Metaphysical Ministry having exposure in the domestic United States along with over seventy countries internationally. IMM has over fifty years of service in the private, post secondary religious field.