As an explanation of my personal status, I note herewith my current professsional/spiritual status, which is: I am an Ordained Christian Priest of the OA/OWB, the worldwide Christian Spiritual Order (which is herein identified further, for those unfamiliar with the Order, in subsequent Notes), and I do hold two Doctorate degrees, which are fully accredited by the OA/OWB and are detailed further in subsequent Notes.
The OA/OWB is the one and same ancient Christian spiritual Order, which has existed in perpetuity for over 46,000 years, and which currently has a total worldwide Membership of over 135 million Members, in almost every country/area of the world.
The last 5 years of my life has been spent primarily in service with OA/OWB functions and activities. Such life and work was, of course, within the non-secular/spiritual society of the worldwide OA/OWB; a world in which money does NOT exist; where everyone abides by the Golden Rule, "Do Unto Others, as you would have Them Do Unto You!", from the heart and Soul of one's Being; GIVING, of one's talents and abilities, to others and society and all in need thereof; and likewise RECEIVING, from others and society, whatever one might have need thereof; with NO money, whatsoever, involved!
In reference to my OA/OWB graduate degrees, I am authorized by the OA/OWB to provide the following limited description of the nature of such awards. Although my 2 Doctoral degrees are fully accredited within the OA/OWB, they are NOT accredited in, or by, secular society, in any way, and they do NOT have equivalence to any secular awards of such similar name. By definition, the Doctorate degree is the first, and lowest, degree awarded by OA/OWB graduate institutes, there being only two levels of degrees to be awarded. Most OA/OWB graduates have one or more Doctorates, in their specific fields of study. The second level, and the highest degree, is the Masters degree.
However, in the current history of humanity, during the present era of civilization (the current epoch, since 9,644 B.C.) there have been only 27 Masters degrees awarded, and only to those individuals who have achieved special recognition within the OA/OWB. Christ (Jesus) was a Master, and almost all of the others were either founders or leaders of the extant secular religions of today (Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius, Lao Tzu, Abraham, etc.)
So, to allay any concern of accreditation equivalency, there is NO correlation TO secular degrees or their requirements. OA/OWB degrees are recognition of achievements of wisdom and consciousness having no official or direct relationship to the requirements of secular academia. They DO, however, contribute to, and enable, the totality of Being of the individual possessing such.
YES, the OA/OWB IS the fabled and mythic Ancient Order, which has been written about many times in many secular texts throughout the ages, lionizing the Order as the fountainhead and wellspring of ALL modern secular religions, worldwide, AND the spiritual inspiration for all the founders thereof. Well, the truth of the matter is that all such secular writings are merely the passed-down hearsay of ancient legends and oral histories. In reality, the only true and relatively complete historical manuscripts about the OA/OWB existing in secularity are located in three very private libraries - one on Malta, one in Greece, and one in Tibet.
Of course the OA/OWB and its worldwide Members have always felt that the only real writings and history of the OA/OWB that are needed are those which have been known variously as the Akashic Records and the Hall of Records, and which exist within the spiritual dimensionality of the OA/OWB itself in the Collective Consciousness of humanity, which are accessible BY ANYONE of mature Mind, who can appreciate the wealth of information and knowledge contained therein and who can be trusted not to abuse such knowing by, or through, any selfish or immature action or use thereof, but ONLY to use such knowing for, and to the benefit of, ALL of mankind and the cosmos.