The University Division of the
International Metaphysical Ministry
Founder Dr. Paul Leon Masters

How a Mystic Succeeds

Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.

A true mystic lives in two different worlds simultaneously—the outer physical world, and an inner spiritual world occupied by the Presence of God. A mystic is a person who spends his or her life in pursuit of God’s Presence and Absolute Truth, which is one and the same as God’s Presence. Down through the ages, the primary method used to find God’s Presence has been meditation.

Once a mystic has either come close to, or actually experienced God’s Presence, there arises a different approach to success, and often a redefining of what success is. Success can encompass much more in its definition than merely physical or worldly success. A true mystic sees success as also including spiritual awakening, awareness, and enlightenment in one’s life.

Text taken from Dr. Paul Leon Masters’
“The Theocentric Way of Life,” Volume 4: Module 37.

Founder, Dr. Paul Leon Masters' Weekly Mystical Insights 

In Loving Memory of
Dr. Paul Leon Masters
Founder of the
International Metaphysical Ministry
University of Metaphysics and
University of Sedona
January 1, 1935 – January 10, 2016

Dr. Masters and Graduates at the 2013 Graduation
Graduation day and congratulating graduates in person meant so much
to Dr. Masters and brought him immense joy.

January 10, 2021, marks the fifth anniversary of our beloved Founder Dr. Paul Leon Masters' transition to the light. Every day we feel his loving and guiding presence around us and will never forget his incredible smile, heartfelt laughter, and integrity. We were blessed and honored to have known him and had exposure to his profound words of wisdom and vision for the future and humanity. He continues to make a profound difference in many lives, and his teachings and legacy live on through the loving actions and examples of our devoted students, ministers, and graduates.
Sixty-two years ago, Dr. Masters took the first step in his journey of creating what is now the largest metaphysical distance-learning university system in the world with members in 125 countries. A trailblazer and pioneer, he was passionately committed to bringing credibility and legitimacy to the world of metaphysics and keeping tuition affordable. To facilitate this, he started a Scholarship Program that has made it possible to keep tuition the same for 21 years. Affordable tuition remains a priority for IMM and is part of our Mission Statement. Besides developing the first metaphysical degree programs, Dr. Masters also dedicated 56 years of his life to higher consciousness research, its findings, education, and practical application.
We have the privilege of being the caretakers and guardians of the institutions he created, and we are deeply committed to their growth, preserving his memory, and continuing his incredible legacy. All of this would not be possible without the support of all our IMM members, and for this, we thank you.

\With our gratitude and blessings,
University Staff
In service to God within you, that you may better serve God’s Presence in others.

Dr. Masters and International Graduates at the 2013 Graduation
Dr. Masters has successfully achieved a unique and enormous role in life.
He established common ground between various religious orders and beliefs
and among different cultures across the globe.
–A.F. Egypt

A Tribute to the Life of Dr. Paul Leon Masters

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Paul Leon Masters

Interviews with Dr. Masters
Read an interview with Dr. Masters conducted by Sedona Monthly magazine in 2015

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A gift to our students in honor of Dr. Masters
Free Spiritual Mind Power Affirmations eBook
Practical, Mystical, and Spiritual Inspiration Applied to Your Life
Utilizing this book will help you achieve the most value from Dr. Masters’ Inspirational Lectures. You will find instructions on using the affirmations and finding the corresponding Inspirational Lectures. Within the Table of Contents, each chapter listed is a live link that will take you directly to the affirmation you’ve chosen. The book also contains links for easy access to other spiritual tools and resources.

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This Week's 
Inspirational Broadcast

Each week the University of Metaphysics presents another metaphysical/spiritual Inspirational Lecture featuring Dr. Paul Leon Masters, offering exceptional insights on extraordinary and everyday topics.

This recording is available for purchase
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Dr. Paul Leon Masters' 
"Improve Your Life" 
Daily Audio Message
Each day there is a free 3 to 4-minute "Improve Your Life" audio message and meditation from Dr. Masters offering insights into daily living. Some of the topics include love, happiness, abundance, positive thinking, and navigating daily living during these times. The messages will inspire you to rise above any challenges in your life.

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Higher Consciousness Meditation
by Dr. Paul Leon Masters

For many years, Dr. Paul Leon Masters taught students the practice of higher consciousness, mystical meditation in his classes. Being divinely guided, he brought
forth many new and innovative techniques and practices of meditation.

In everyday life, every physical perception has other vibratory levels that are usually unperceived by your physical senses. There are vibrational frequency energies on a psychic, ethereal, astral, mental, and mystical level. In Dr. Masters’ voice, there are usually undetected frequencies of high spiritual energies transmitted to corresponding energy frequencies in your own higher levels of mind and awareness, stimulating them into activity.

The higher vibrational frequencies in Dr. Masters’ voice come as the result of years of going into the higher levels of his consciousness during meditation in which he has personally experienced practically all states of meditative consciousness, which you may have heard or read about in various schools of thought, such as Yoga, Alchemy, Theosophy, Self-Realization, Vedanta, Religious Science, Unity, and Mysticism.

We invite you to listen to a 6-minute meditation.

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View One of Our Recent Graduates in Action Listings:

Dr. David T. Howard, Ph.D.
from Ohio

Dr. David T. Howard, Ph.D., Holistic Life Coaching UOS

Dr. Howard published his dissertation: Understanding One’s Spiritual Nature when Working with the Law of Attraction, in 2017. He has since gone on to write two published books; The Path to Higher Consciousness: Creating and Healing Our Lives by Awakening to Our Greater Reality and his second book Spiritual Pride: We are All Divine! 

Dr. Howard created the company Transcendent Lifestyle LLC in 2019 which offers holistic coaching and metaphysical guidance—specializing in energy healing techniques such as the metaphysical mind treatment, Reiki, and EFT/TFT tapping (The emotional freedom technique and Thought Field Therapy). 

Dr. Howard has discovered through his metaphysical education and ...

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"My definition of metaphysics would be the search for absolute reality. The search for: Who am I? What am I? Where have I been? Where am I going? What is the relationship of man, mind and the Universe? If you can answer those questions, you can find your place in life. If you can't, then it doesn't matter, you're just a wanderer." 
—Dr. Paul Leon Masters

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The people here truly care about you, your studies and your journey!
I am so happy that I made the decision to study here!

This is the best place to get the truth of who you really are! While I wish I would have met Dr. Masters in person, this team is dedicated to preserving the quality and truth of his work. I am truly honored this is now part of my foundation.

Downloads and Books by Dr. Paul Leon Masters
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During this time, we are unable to ship hard copy products.
CDs and DVDs are not available.

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Timeless Wisdom
mp3 Downloads
Since 1959, Dr. Masters had conducted full time research and teaching into the exploration of consciousness, synthesizing results from research experience with science, psychology and the mystical teachings of Christ and others. This is the basis and foundation of the life improvement instruction and consciousness exploration practice that he shared with those seeking a more enlightened spirituality with which to live their lives.

Inspirational Lectures
mp3 Downloads

Over the course of his lifetime of service, Dr. Masters presented a large number of inspirational lectures during his Sunday services. Presented here are those given between 2006 and 2008. Almost all of them began with a meditation or healing treatment, after which he presented a teaching and included an affirmation.
Mystical Insights
- Knowing the Unknown

Dr. Masters dedicated over five decades of full-time professional work involving the research and application of his findings to improve human lives. His soul's fulfillment was to share how Universal Mystical Presence and psychic/mystical energy factors influence every aspect of our lives. 

Dr. Masters explores these concepts and shares his realizations and wisdom with Mystical Insights.

Spiritual Mind Power

Affirmations to Be Used Together with the Inspirational Lecture Series

Affirmations are a cornerstone of Dr. Masters' teachings. The collection of affirmations within this book stand as a testament to Dr. Masters' belief in the power of positive thinking, and using affirmations to advance and enlighten all areas of the human experience and to elevate human potential.

Touch the Spirit of Infinite Love, Life, Wisdom, and Peace through Meditation

Dr. Masters' new and improved version of Meditation Dynamics includes an abundance of practical meditation exercises that will assist you in opening to higher levels of self-realization, inner happiness, and outer success. 
Meditation Dynamics is a how-to book with emphasis on the actual practice of meditation, self-hypnosis, and related metaphysical disciplines.

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Powered by the University of Sedona, KUOS FM plays a wide variety of music and talk designed to uplift and inspire you. The music is chosen with love by professional radio personnel who have 50 years of radio experience. 

You can listen to KUOS 92.1 FM live on the radio or on the Internet at, or download the Tune In Radio App on your smart phone and listen in your car using a carjack to your phone.
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Dr. Paul Masters’ Inspiring Daily Improve Your Life Messages:
Three times every day at KUOS 92.1 FM
Every Sunday: 2 hour “Metaphysical Talk”
Interviews conducted by Rev. Cindy Paulos, B.Msc. in Hawaii

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During these uncharted times you have the opportunity to empower yourself and others and to make a difference towards the betterment of humanity. We thank you for your intention to make the world a better place for all of us.
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