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Obadiah Harris


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Obadiah Harris is the founder and president of the University of Philosophical Research (, an accredited distance-learning college that grants graduate and undergraduate degrees in consciousness studies, transformational psychology, and liberal arts. The school is built upon the intellectual traditions of independent scholar of religion Manly P. Hall (1901-1990), who founded its landmark Los Angeles campus, the Philosophical Research Society.  Also president of the Philosophical Research Society, Harris has a long and storied career in both mainstream academia and the American metaphysical culture.  He holds a Ph.D. in education administration and supervision from the University of Michigan and an MA in education from Arizona State University, where he was an associate professor of education and director of community education. For almost two decades at Arizona State he designed programs in community outreach and in adult and continuing education. Harris has held numerous ministerial pulpits and collaborated with figures of major influence in contemporary spirituality, including Ernest Holmes (1887-1960). Born in northeastern Oklahoma, he lives in Los Angeles.

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