Doctor of Divinity (DDiv) degree

doctor of divinity

Doctor of Divinity (DDiv; Latin: Doctor Divinitatis) is an advanced or honorary academic degree in divinity. Some institutions use the abbreviation of the designation (DD) or (PhD) for the same.

Prajnaparamita School confers the Doctorate of Divinity (DDiv) degree to spiritual scholars of the divine arts who have satisfied the requirements.

Doctor of Divinity (DDiv), by definition, is absorbed in spirituality, putting to practice the divine art of living, and transformation of the human as it advances the mystical wisdom of the spirit.

In comparison with Master of Divinity that has to illustrate mastery of the subject matter at hand., Doctor of Divinity typically makes unique contributions, adding to the body of knowledge.

Doctor of Divinity (DDiv) is not the same as Doctor of Theology (ThD), which is a research degree awarded by academic institutions. Doctor of Theology studies are by definition not necessarily involved in spirituality, putting in practice the divine arts of living, and transformation of the human as it advances the mystical wisdom of the spirit, which is what the Doctor of Divinity is by definition.

Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree

Masters of Divinity degree

Master of Divinity (MDiv or M.Div) degree is awarded as the first professional degree in Divinity. You will need this degree to teach the spiritual tradition and instruct aspirants in the various aspects of spirituality on this Path.

Master of Divinity typically are ordained by Wayism International in one or more roles within the devotional community.

Those who hold Wayist Master of Divinity train and teach devotees not only in theology and metaphysical laws but also different meditation styles, different sub-paths best suited for the individual (read upaya), and act as lifestyle coach, relationship guidance, and more.

Master of Divinity may specialize or go the general direction. One can specialize in areas such as philosophy, yoga, priesthood, metaphysics, or sangha.

Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) degree

Bachelor of Divinity degree

Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) degrees from Prajnaparamita School of Divinity is awarded after  completion of 600 hours of online studies, exams and papers. This is equivalent to the time spent on a secular Bachelor of Arts degree, but we are a self-paced program.

If credits are transferred from another institution or program (such as Pneumatherapy), at least 200 hours of study must be completed in the BDiv program.

Credits from other institutions are typically awarded for some of the hours spent on religious studies, world religions, philosophy of religion, pneumatherapy, Buddhist studies, Hindu studies, Daoist studies, Yogi Philosophy, Biblical studies, Sanskrit, Koine Greek.

Doctor of Pneumatherapy (Pn.D)

Master of Pneumatherapy degree

Purpose: The purpose of a Doctorate in Pneumatherapy (Pn.D) is either to

  1. illustrate your in-depth knowledge of a particular aspect of Pneumapathy by original research,
  2. or make a ‘unique contribution’ to the field.

Unique contribution: The ‘unique contribution’ of Pn.D can be to flesh out a concept, or describe a concept, that has not been done before. It can be to do research to defend a new or previously stated but undefended hypothesis. It can be to contribute a body of work that will help schools to train students.

Word count:  Doctoral dissertations are usually no less than 40,000 words.

Process: Submit a proposal. The committee will guide you to flesh out the proposal. Write the dissertation. You have three years to complete the project.

Publication: Your final work may be used by IAP for publication and for training purposes. If you plan to have the work published as a book, you will have to make changes to the manuscript (add a foreword, add or subtract content) to make your published work materially different to qualify for an ISBN number in its own right. We have guidelines to help you.

Masters in Pneumatherapy (PnM)

Master of Pneumatherapy degree

Master of Pneumatherapy

Purpose: The purpose of a Masters in Pneumatherapy is to illustrate your in-depth knowledge of various aspects of Pneumatherapy. A Masters in Pneumatherapy prepares one to teach pneumatherapy, and is often required for this purpose.

How: There are two ways to go about earning a Masters in Pneumatherapy.

  1. Do four theses on four different topics over a period of no more than two years, about 6,000 words per paper.
  2. Do one larger thesis on a particular topic that relates to and encompass the wider field of pneumatherapy, about 20,000 words.

Where to start:

  1. Start by thinking about the topic(s) you want to study and write.
  2. Write a proposal (we have proposal guidelines available once subscribed to the program) about your topic(s). If the topic(s) is accepted, the committee will give you guidance and feedback to flesh out the proposal.
  3. Your final proposal will end up being about 80% of the work needed to complete the thesis. At this point you may be required to meet online with peers and teachers to defend your thesis.
  4. After final acceptance of the proposal by the committee, you write the thesis.
  5. Your final work belongs to the IAP and may be published with full credit to you. Your work may also be used for training purposes in the future.


licensed pneumatherapist

Certified Pneumatherapist (PnT) licensed to practice

You worked so hard for this, and now it all came to pass.

This Unit takes you through the steps to Licensing. All of this happens at your place of Internship.

You will have access to your Practitioner Portal on the IAP website  where you will record your client files, generate reports, consult symptom/cause/treatment database, know your karma and more.

This is the very end in the process of becoming a Certified Pneumatherapist. You have earned the designation (PnT).


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Unit 6 – (PnT) Theoretical Exam

This unit helps the student to prepare for the exams. The unit ends with taking of the exams.

There are two main exam units, the Online Theoretical Exam and the Pre-Practicum Exam.

Online Theoretical Exam

Online Theoretical Exam is a two-part exam.

  • Part 1 is a written assignment. You will have 5 days to prepare for and submit the assignment.
  • Part 2 is an open book, time sensitive, online exam that covers all work from Introduction to Pneumatherapy through Unit 5. This exam takes about 3 hours to complete.

More information about how to go about receiving your assignment instructions and how to schedule the online exam are dealt with in lessons 1 and 2.

Pre-Practicum Exam

By law, and by IAP regulations, we need to have a solid system in place to make sure that the person who studied the material and passed the exams is the same person who graduates and is licensed. How do we do that?

After you arrive for the Practicum your ID is verified. Your passport will have the same name and date of birth and citizenship than your online student profile.

The next day, you sit for the 30-minute written Pre-Practicum Exam section and participate in the 30-minute oral exam section. The exam covers any of the work you had done to date.

How to prepare for this exam is covered in lesson 3. The short of it is, if you are the person who studied the material and passed the Online Theoretical Exam, you will pass the Pre-Practicum Exam.

Introduction to Wayism

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Authors: Teacher +Yajn (Jean du Plessis)

Teachers: Teacher +Yajn

Time: 40 hours

Price: $20

Text Books: none

Brief: Overview of Wayism as a philosophy, lifestyle, spiritual practice and mystical personal religion

CLOSED: This course is temporarily closed for new enrollments. Please stay in touch for when a new seat is available


After this course you will own a very good overview of the place of Wayism in the world of spiritual traditions. As you read the materials and brief discussions, without thinking, your dharma will make your soul jump when a truth resonates in your soul. Those are your truths, the truth your soul recognizes as truth because it already knows it. When those feeling happen, you will know why other traditions never really made your soul happy–it was waiting for this. Initially, when the soul reaches out and grabs at its truths, there may be just a few and you will know that in time your soul will mature and you will grow into enlightenment and more, deeper truths will become you.

On the contrary, when you read the material and brief discussions and nothing jumps out at you, your soul does not be moved by the content and the mind gets stuck on things–then Wayism is not your truth. There are many path and our souls keep searching to find its Path. It is a joyous, emotional thing when the soul finds its Path. It is something that drives us to celebrate and it brings inner-transformation. If these things do not happen to you when working through this course, then Wayism is not yet for you–maybe another day.

You will find that wisdom is not something of which you have to become convinced by rational thinking. Wisdom comes from within, as if the soul minds are fascinated by the concept, the soul minds embrace it, loves it, and your body mind seems to know it and own it. That is your wisdom, your soul owns it and it cannot be taken from you.