Originally Posted by MysteryX
One question I have is how well accepted those Dr. initials would be. The world is currently shifting so spiritual studies will become more and more accepted in the future.
I've been thinking about that since my last post in here too. My initial thought was to compare it to what a doctorate of any other subject involves. Which upon reflection isn't a good comparison.. It's like oil and water.
I personally have some objections to using the term doctor for a spiritual degree. The main reason being it's trying to gain the recognition of a doctor of medicine without the background of credible science and reasoning. Nor the same level of research and adding to human knowledge involved in PhD courses.That's my feelings though so I can set them aside and be a little bit objective
I think a Doctor of Metaphysical Science will not be accepted by academia - see my personal feelings above. However, I'm sure lay people (you and I and everyone else) will accept it easily, if they have an interest in spirituality.
To gain recognition within Metaphysical circles might take a little while, after all there are differences between creeds and beliefs, subtle but they are there. This school is a pioneer of this standard, so perhaps after other schools take on the same approach people will more readily accept a spiritual doctor. For a standard to truly hold weight in the community it must actually meet a set of guidelines, usually set out by a group of "authorities" usually respected peers, within a field. At the moment with one college it's a small pond - I'm sure it'll grow