AIMS – GOALS – MISSION
To offer spirituality to a world in need of Higher Spiritual Truth
found in conventional, traditional, fundamentalist, or dogmatic religions.
To create a diversity of new approaches to ministry so that Higher
Spirituality may reach the public through various means not confined to
traditional church buildings.
To provide education up to
a Doctoral Degree level in Higher Advanced Holistic, New
Thought, Transpersonal and Metaphysical forms of Spirituality
so that those affiliated professionally with I.M.M. and its
University System are well prepared to teach, counsel, coach,
practice spiritual healing or whatever their chosen ministerial communication.
To conduct research into the nature and source
of consciousness to discover the spiritual mysteries of life and how
such knowledge may be practically applied to the improving of human
life, both individually and collectively.
To explore the possibilities of the
legitimacy of various forms and practices of spiritual healing and health maintenance that
can be complimentary to the practice of traditional allopathic medicine.
To focus on meditation and other
contemplative practices that can lead to the exploration of consciousness for the purpose
of proving the existence of a Supreme Creative Intelligence or God and/or
the continuation of life beyond the physical.
To encourage a movement toward the synthesis
of science, psychology, transcendentalism and mysticism so that
eventually Absolute Spiritual Truth and Absolute Scientific and Psychological
Truth compliment and explain each other as one Reality.
About the University
The University Of Sedona 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. 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 principle difference
between I.M.M. and the other major New Thought denominations is that
I.M.M. ordained ministers are free to choose their own operating
names. I.M.M. ordained ministers can also choose what they teach and
how they operate. The one provision is that the basic metaphysical
teachings of the organization and its founder are still an integral
part of what is shared with the public.
The University Of Sedona is totally focused on a New Thought
Theological Curriculum and legally exists beyond the scope of the
(U.S.) Higher Education Act of 1965. 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.
The University Of Sedona can trace its history as a teaching
institution, with its own unique philosophy over the last fifty years.
The actual University Of Sedona, an independent entity as it exists
today, was founded in 2003 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. level in the various
The International Metaphysical Ministry, which operates the University
Of Sedona, is a worldwide New Thought Metaphysical Ministry having
exposure in the domestic United States along with over seventy
countries world wide. IMM has over fifty years of service in the
private, post secondary religious field.