Reaching out to Transform the World
Supporting Dr. Masters’ legacy in this endeavor is a qualified, professional administrative staff, each having had many years of experience in various aspects of the metaphysical field. Considering the dedication and experience of Dr. Masters and his staff, you will always be able to say with pride, “I received my doctoral degree from the most prominent, well respected metaphysical universities in the world—the University of Metaphysics and the University of Sedona.”
In 1959, Dr. Masters opened the Institute of Parapsychology in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. The aim of the institute was to research expanded, higher states of consciousness as they relate to spiritual reality and human self-betterment. This goal was accomplished through more Eastern forms of advanced meditation together with adaptable forms of self-hypnotic techniques. He attracted a large following of students and soon had to relocate to the Hollywood area where larger space was available. During the same time period, Dr. Masters trained his first few teachers.
As a follow-up to the research findings amassed in the Institute of Parapsychology, in 1963 Dr. Masters opened a meditation foundation in the Los Angeles area for study and research to focus primarily on the practices and results of meditation. Thousands of research experiences by students were recorded, and the consequential effects on their daily lives and spiritual unfoldment were noted. During this time, Dr. Masters also trained numerous meditation teachers.
In 1965, information gathered from the previous years of research, in the form of printed study materials, began to spread beyond the Southern California area to all parts of the United States. As a result of people from all parts of the country expressing excitement about learning and also teaching the spiritual truths revealed in the study materials, Dr. Masters founded the National Metaphysics Institute. In so doing, he created specific ministerial ordination programs allowing students to study metaphysics and obtain ministerial status through distance learning and home study.
Dr. Masters recorded The Voice of Meditation album which sold in large quantities in various metaphysical organizations, particularly the Unity Church, nationwide.
In 1976, Dr. Masters applied for and gained the legal right to establish the University of Metaphysics and grant non-secular bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. These degrees, up to doctoral degree specialization, were to be granted to those who had been ordained by the National Metaphysics Institute ministry and were desirous of taking more classes to develop their education. Dr. Masters began to advertise the doctoral program in various regional and national magazines related to metaphysics. As if by Divine plan, enrollments came from all over the United States, as well as the entire world.
By 1989, thousands of students from throughout the world had enrolled in the distance–learning doctoral degree programs. To meet the needs of this enormous growth, Dr. Masters incorporated the International Metaphysical Ministry, which exists up to the present day.
In 1996, Dr. Masters produced 31 new meditations for The Voice of Meditation series. These 31 meditations were to answer the spiritual needs of those who had requested guided meditations oriented to mystical union and transpersonal/transcendent awareness.
In 2002, Dr. Masters visited Sedona, Arizona – a place he had heard of for years as having a great deal of metaphysical activity. He had met a number of people who told him of spiritual experiences that occurred for them in the energy vortexes in the area. The spiritual energy and the inspiring beauty of Sedona, combined with inner Higher Guidance, caused him to take steps to create and establish a university there. In 2003, he founded the University of Sedona, under the same non-secular rights as the University of Metaphysics. The University of Sedona awards degrees at the doctoral level.
In 2004, in order to centralize the function of the two university programs, the University of Metaphysics was moved in its entirety (all accumulated records of thousands of students and graduates) to the Sedona area.
2005 – present
The University of Metaphysics and the University of Sedona continue to grow, with a worldwide student population in the thousands. As he always wanted students and graduates to keep current with new developments, the universities continue to offer enrolled students and graduates an opportunity to participate in postgraduate Continuing Education.
Dr. Masters made spiritual tools and resources, including interviews, available worldwide on his websites through his free Improve Your Life Audio Messages, Weekly Inspirational Lectures, and the Mystical Insights teachings.
Dr. Masters formed a new division of the International Metaphysical Ministry called the Theocentric Life Society, dedicated to teaching others how to live a life of higher consciousness with Universal God Guidance at the center.
Dr. Masters made his gentle transition on January 10 2016.
Yet, if the mystical truth be told, everyone already exists in an after-death or astral plane. We exist there all our physical lives, from the time we take our first physical breath – and yes, even before that. We are many lives being lived simultaneously.
—Dr. Paul Leon Masters
Dr. Masters’ vision, teachings, and legacy continue to live on and thrive through the dedication and commitment of his dedicated Board of Directors and staff here in Sedona and through his beloved students and graduates throughout the world.