About Us


Our Approach

The International Metaphysical Academy provides a safe, down-to-earth, and supportive environment without dogma or doctrine. The material studied comes from a broad range of sources and offers an opportunity for self-evaluation and development. It is based on the belief in an overall spiritual power or intelligence.

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions just because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything just because it is found in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers or elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live to it." - Buddha

We Believe

We believe in a singular essence which evolved into the creation of the Universe(s) and all life, visible and invisible. We use the term 'GOD', which may be replaced by The Divine, Spirit, Father/Mother God, All That Is, Source, Creator. or any other term one chooses. This God is pure spirit energy, God's light, humility, love, and truth. This God is eternal. non-material, unique, and the sovereign of good and justice. God created the laws of the universe.

What is the Metaphysical Academy?
It is a fast-growing educational facility offering cutting-edge advanced metaphysical education and universal knowledge world-wide. Students of all religious denominations and spiritual orientations are welcome.
The Academy offers metaphysical mentoring, counselling, consulting and coaching services for individuals and groups, customized workshops, keynote speakers and private study opportunities. In addition, we provide education for parents and teachers who work with specially gifted children, or otherwise 'unusual' children.

The Metaphysical Academy had its early beginnings in Victoria, BC, in 1995 and was formally established in 2009.

Our goals?
We support, educate and facilitate the personal and spiritual advancement of all individuals who sincerely seek knowledge, inner contentment and meaning in their life. We encourage critical thinking and personal accountability.

One of our key goals is to strengthen an individual's ability to discern between spiritual hype and information that is of real value. Our work is not based upon fortune-telling, sensationalism, exploitation or currently popular, superficial spirit entertainment. Rather, it is practical with hands-on application to meet everyday challenges.

How we Accomplish these Goals
We provide public lectures, seminars, individual spiritual coaching and a comprehensive Metaphysical curriculum which provides insight into much-needed knowledge of the understanding of life, our role on this planet and in the Universe at large. Topics include Spirit Phenomena, Mediums, God and Life in the Universe, Man as Body/Soul/Spirit entity, Research on Instrumental Trans-Communication, New Aspects of Medicine, Health, Consciousness, Spiritual Leadership, Global Concerns (World Peace, Environment, etc.), Near-Death Experiences, the Dying process, Karma and Reincarnation, and much more.

For more details go to the link: Curriculum

From where do we get our Knowledge?
We share and compare spiritual knowledge from a wide range of sources, inviting and including credible metaphysical scholars, philosophers, scientists and new medially transmitted information from the Spiritual World. New spiritual information from the Beyond is provided by 'Theobald', a Spiritual Teacher in the Beyond, channeled through his exclusive Medium Manuela.

How are we different?
We provide a safe, supportive environment without dogma, doctrine or rituals. Study texts include everything from ancient scriptures, current publications and scientific reports to medially transmitted information. We do not represent any religion, cult or sect but rather offers quality education, self-evaluation and self-development.

We support anyone who is genuinely searching for truth and are committed to ethical principles and based upon the belief in one God, one overall spiritual power or intelligence. Members of the Metaphysical Academy are encouraged to maintain their personal involvement with their Church or any other religious or spiritual practice.

When and where?
Academy classes are held live on Saturdays in Victoria BC, on a monthly basis. The curriculum consists of five modules, each with twelve parts, constituting one year of study.


Dr. Anneli Driessen at anneli@metaphysicalacademy.com for more information. Tel. 250-472-0909


Roy E. Chitwood, President and CEO of Max Sacks International: "Nothing is as powerful as a closed mind…"

Ralph Waldo Trine, "In Tune With the Infinite", first published in 1899 "... Prejudices, preconceived opinions and beliefs always stand in the way of true wisdom. Conceited opinions are always suicidal in their influences. They bar the door to the entrance of truth ..."

Theobald: "The future is the science about the Universe. God’s teachings .... are meant to be used for the future of man. This future is spiritual and its leadership comes from God and his helpers. In today’s times it has become necessary to lead the people of tomorrow through correct teachings into the Spiritual World so that eternal life will be open to all."