Henry Clifford Kinley (born September 30, 1896 — died February 9, 1976) was Founder and Dean Emeritus
of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research for 45 years. There are currently several branch schools established world-wide.
Kinley is the author of illustrative charts and the book Elohim the Archetype (Original) Pattern of the Universe. The illustrations and book document how Yahweh-Elohim is the archetype pattern by which every aspect of life, law and matter can
be explained and verified. This information has been presented around the world to many of the top scientific, religious and
political leaders of the 20th century, as well as to thousands of laymen around the world.
Students of the Institute study this key of knowledge
in an effort to gain an understanding of the purpose, pattern and plan of Yahweh-Elohim for themselves and to present the
teaching in the simplest manner to others. The principal laws are applied to the various natural sciences, physics, cosmology, ontology, current human events, as well as by what is written within the bible. These fields of study and their co-relationship are made apparent by this archetype providing proof of the existence of
Yahweh, our inseparable relationship with this source, and the operation of a purpose and plan.
Introduction to Divine Metaphysical Philosophy and the Divine Pattern of the Universe by Dr.
Henry Clifford Kinley (from the 1940s)
Where other philosophies
and doctrines tell you to accept their word, believe with unquestioning faith—here you will find the reverse—we
say, 'Let us demand proof. Let us question every concept. For how else can we know when we find the true answers to the
mystery of mysteries than by receiving concrete verification, irrefutable proof, unerring answers that once and forever dispel
all doubt and disbelief?'"
The function and motivating
purpose of the INSTITUTE OF DIVINE METAPHYSICAL RESEARCH—through our written and spoken word—is to provide every
thinking individual everywhere with the ability, the techniques, the methods by which to investigate all evidence, to learn
to correctly interpret the intents and meanings, to cut through the chaos, conflict and disorder (be it physical, mental or
spiritual); to examine, weigh and evaluate every philosophical and theological precept and concept rampant in the Universe—from
whichever pulpit it arises—and measure them against the one, the only Divine Pattern—revealed and manifested and
repeated without variation throughout the Dispensations and Ages of Time.
Henry Clifford Kinley was born in Muhlenberg County, Greenville, Kentucky to Ada
Luvenia Higgins and George Edward Kinley. After moving to Springfield, Ohio, his father worked as a drayman at Wickham
& Chapman Piano Plate Companyon Sheridan Avenue. Clifford left school during the 6th grade to work at Wickham &
Chapman and later became a master molder. During his spare time Clifford became proficient in boxing, training horses with
his father and an accomplished inventor—selling a few of his inventions to his employer.
Henry Clifford entered the Ohio National Guard during World War I. He
also joined the Holiness Church, the Church of God on Innisfallen Ave in Springfield, Ohio and quickly advanced in the ministry
becoming an Assistant Pastor (under Elder Williams) and a member of the General Council. He was appointed over the Healing
Services, the Youth Ministry, and was well-known as a healer, and a preacher. He was called a "walking bible" or
bibliomaniac because of his ability to quote chapter and verse from the Holy Bible. Over the years he became a member of the
Masonic Order (3rd Degree) and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F). On March 27, 1916 Henry Clifford Kinley married
Katie Mae Glenn and from 1917 to 1928 Clifford and Katie bore eight children: Clifford, Jr., Richard, Katie, R.P., Arlena,
Rachel, Glenn and Jack.
14 years of service, Kinley was forced to leaving the church because of a false accusation. His reputation was restored 7
years after the allegation. Subsequently, Henry C. Kinleyreceived a Divine Vision and Revelation from Yahweh-Elohim on the
morning of June 6, 1931 (See References from Kinley Audio and Manuscript Archives). Attempts were made to present the revelation to the congregation of his former ministry, but he received further ridicule
and was unaccepted.
Jude: Earth Going Back to Chaos by Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley (1970)
A year and a half later (nearly two years)
after the revelation of the Divine Pattern of the Universe, a gentleman by the name of Carl Franklin Gross became Kinley's
first student. Shortly thereafter the first chart was completed and the Springfield
Interdenominational Bible Ecclesia was formed in 1932 in Springfield, Ohio. The organization dedicated itself to people of all
colors, nationalities and creeds, from any caste, and regardless of gender and status in an effort to form a “Universal
Brotherhood of Humanity in Yahshua the Messiah”. Small gatherings were held by cottage meetings in the homes of interested family and friends in the community. In
the process of time, the teaching spread and several schools were established in the United States.
After receiving the understanding that Yahweh-Elohim is the Pattern of the
Universe, H.C. Kinley knew that to convey this message he would have to provide verifiable and consistent proof and illustration
to whomever he presented this new philosophy. A series of charts were created describing a simple, scientific method in which to understand this new and revolutionary concept of God.
The first chart was successfully created on a bed sheet
in 1932. The chart was named by Kinley as the Chart on the Pattern
or Plan of Salvation, otherwise known to the school’s students as the “Elementary
Chart”, and was illustrated according to a three-fold pattern containing 10 principle laws and several concurrant
cycles. The second chart that was made was entitled the same as the book Kinley authored Series
No. 1 - Elohim the Archetype (Original) Pattern of the Universe, otherwise known as the “Moses
Chart”. A third chart was created in the early 1940s, entitled "Series No. 2 - The Divine Pattern of the
Universe", otherwise known as the "40-Plate or 40-Foot" chart. These illustrations display the pattern's operation in the universe
or the “greater and more perfect tabernacle” Apostle Saul. (See King James Version of Hebrews 8th and Hebrews 9th Chapters.) Additional charts on chronology, religious and political history,
and how man is made in the image and likeness of Elohim were created. All of these charts (and others) are similar to the
ones copied and used in all of the schools today.
On October 11, 1935 the Kinley Divinity School was legally incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Ohio, County
of Clark, City of Springfield for a $25 filing fee. The Articles of Incorporation listed several trustees and a purpose:
...is not for profit but
to promote the cause of the Christian religion; to operate a school to prepare students for the ministry and laymen for scientific
study to better understand and serve both God and their fellowmen...
Another name change for the school came in the 1940s while
the founder was living in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school was renamed the Kinley
Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, Incorporated and the duties
of headquarters was held between those in Springfield and Cincinnati. Several years later, in 1958, after the migration to
Los Angeles, California, headquarters was moved once again. The school was legally established as a separate organization
and renamed the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research.
The Kinley Institute was then dissolved in Ohio and all schools became branches of the Institute in California.
419 W. 7th
Cincinnati, OhioJuly 10, 1939
Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt,
President of the United States of America,
Fully realizing that this important matter in which I am about to approach you with, is altogether
out of harmony with your daily occupation and present course of public political duties, I humbly request that you kindly
accept my apology in advance for this brief interruption. Briefly stated, about seven years ago, I discovered the actual presence
of the "Pattern of the Universe". There is a "Divine Law" embracing ten fundamental principles embodied
in this Pattern. A polytechnic cosmographical investigation of this Pattern and the functions of this Universal Divine Law
was conducted, which extended over a period of five years. The final results disclosed the birth of a New Divine, Scientific
System of proving with unerring accuracy the origin and timely methodical development and perpetual operations of the finished
I have in my possession an illustrative
Chart, displaying the "Pattern" and the operations of the "Divine Law" which necessitated the use of over
one hundred and twenty hand painted pictures, symmetrically arranged in perfect harmonious relationship and fully explaining
the feasibility of the same in utter simplicity. Free lectures given from this Chart in both public and private places have
actually convinced many people that none of the above mentioned is a mere hallucination or some kind of a high class modern
philosophical, psychological myth, but truly is endorsed by supreme authentication.
Several eminent authorities who have been permitted to review this work have expressed the opinion
that it is a sure cure for skeptics, atheists, agnostics and infidels and would lend a helping hand towards reconciling scientists
and religionists, providing each figure on the Chart and the analogical and symbolical relationship of one plate (thing) to
the other was thoroughly explained in both pictorial and printed book form. This would require the services of several persons
who possessed sufficient academic training and far more capable and efficiently prepared than I to accomplish such a great
task. A very prominent local businessman suggests that this work be put on the screen in moving pictures, while another I
judge to possess equal intelligence thinks that it should be repainted so as to enlarge and beautify the pictures and placed
in the art museum.
Since I am a poor man with a large family
and a limited income, I am not in a financial position to further promote or advance this work in any direction. However,
I believe that it is my duty to seek someone who is in a position to supply the help that I am so much in need of. If there
is no Practical and Occult Scientific Research Department under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government that you can request,
if you so desire, to give attention and determine the value of my work and give me some assistance, I am fully confident that
upon your approval and intercession some philanthropic institution established for such purposes will accept a work of his
nature and properly use it for the mutual benefit of all mankind. Due to the fact that this work, reaching through seven ages
cannot be explained by correspondence and must be seen to be appreciated, I assure you that I would feel greatly honored and
rejoice at the opportunity to meet and explain it to you at your convenience or to any person or persons whom you suggest
or appoint for this occasion.
Thanking you in advance for
your kind attention and any assistance you are in position to render, and earnestly awaiting your reply, I remainYours Truly,