About IMHS


  • About IMHS
  • About the Founder
  • About Our Logo


About IMHS


The Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science (IMHS) is an educational program of the International Church of Metaphysical Humanism, Inc. (ICMH) a global, online metaphysical ministry based in North Port, Florida, USA. The Church teaches a human-centered spiritual philosophy called Metaphysical Humanism that is designed to build up and empower people by focusing on and reminding them of the indomitable power of their human spirit.

Since 2010, IMHS has set a new standard in non-academic, metaphysically-based degrees and courses that teach a variety of metaphysical topics as well as valuable life-skills that can be used immediately. Our metaphysical degree program is aimed at those who are looking for a more objective and grounded metaphysical curriculum. We actually go far beyond the more typical metaphysical teachings in that we also focus on practical metaphysical concepts which provide our students with the knowledge they need to remain grounded and successful in their chosen field. We take great care to disseminate quality information that empowers the human spirit and allows individuals to get past the things that hold them back.

A common expression is "You get what you pay for," and while this may be true in most cases, it is, in fact, not true with IMHSyou actually get much more than you pay for. Read the information about our degree program on this site and we think you'll agree that our curriculum is unique and exciting. In short, the IMHS Degree Program changes lives!

Our Mission

To raise the awareness and vibrational level of humanity and to change lives positively by teaching grounded metaphysical concepts and practical life-skills that allow people to get past the things that hold them back thus empowering them to live happier, more enriched, and more enlightened lives with a view to self-completeness and self-actualization.

Our Vision

To become widely recognized as the preeminent educational institution for those seeking a grounded and realistic approach to understanding consciousness, existence, and the human condition. Our vision is a world in which self-acceptance, self-responsibility, respect for free will, and self-completeness lead to an increased awareness and knowledge of the human condition and human potential thereby producing and promoting peaceful coexistence among all peoples. We envision IMHS concepts and principles inspiring students to make a positive difference in their own lives as well as in the lives of those within their sphere of influence thus spreading positive change throughout the planet.

We hope to see you soon as one of our students!



About the Founder


Douglas R. Kelley, PhD, CH, CSL

Founder and President

The Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science Degree Program is administered under the direction and tutelage of Dr. Douglas Kelley who has spent nearly four decades learning, developing, and teaching metaphysical concepts that can be applied to one's life whether secular or spiritual. He has trained, coached, and counseled thousands of people from all walks of life including managers, ministers, and leaders. He has blended ground-breaking metaphysical concepts with practical life and business skills to create the IMHS Metaphysics Degree Program as well as compelling certificate courses at the Thomas Francis University (ICHS). In addition to a PhD in Metaphysical Science, he is a Certified Hypnotist (CH), Certified Seminar Leader (CSL), and an accomplished professional speaker, trainer, life coach, spiritual counselor, minister, and author of numerous published books and courses in the fields of human development, metaphysics, leadership, relationships, and anomalous research. IMHS is the result of his profound universal calling to establish an educational organization to explore, research, and teach the full spectrum of metaphysical  and metapsychological concepts for the potential benefit of all humanity.



About Our Logo


Some have asked about the meaning of the IMHS logo, variations of which are used by IMHS parent International Church of Metaphysical Humanism, the International Metaphysical Practitioners Association (IMPA), and our related schools. The logo was designed with a specific meaning and has evolved over many years. Some have wondered whether it implies some type of secret occult society, however, this could not be further from the truth. Here is an explanation of each part of the logo:

"Triquetra" (tra'kee-tra) basically means "triangle" and has been used by many ancient peoples and belief systems over recorded history including Christianity and Paganism (a pagan is a person who is not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim). This symbol is used in our logo to represent three fundamental skills necessary for one to reach his or her full potential: Self-Acceptance; Self-Responsibility; and Respect for Free Will, and these three are interconnected by a never-ending line. These three elements then synergistically create Self-Completeness. Collectively, this model is known as the Life Leadership ParagonTM and is a fundamental belief system of the International Church of Metaphysical Humanism. These skills are also taught in IMHS Institute courses and it forms the foundation of Life Leadership Coaching--a Transpersonal Approach to Self-Completeness taught in our PhD Degree Program.

Likewise, the pentacle or pentagram in the center can be traced to all forms of religion including Christianity and Paganism. Many Christians incorrectly associate the symbol with Satanism or with the Star of David from Judaism. This symbol is used in our logo to represent Self-Completeness (self-actualization).

Three Arrows
The three arrows graphic represents personal growth, positive evolution, and the freedom of choice for one to pursue his or her individual destiny and purpose. The three arrows point up, but in different directions representing freedom of choice. The lower red arrow represents the beginning of our journey without much enlightenment, but then we gain more and more as we grow, as represented by the green arrow.

Three Circles
The three circles in the background simply represent the mind, body, and spirit, and these three are simply aspects of the whole person.