Power vs. Force

Power vs. Force

by David R. Hawkins

David R.

Hawkins details how anyone may resolve the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact.

  • Series: Power vs. Force
  • Language: English
  • Category: Psychology
  • Rating: 4.22
  • Pages: 341
  • Publish Date: March 5th 2002 by Hay House
  • Isbn10: 1561709336
  • Isbn13: 9781561709335

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According to consciousness research, Dr. Hawkins states that anything below 200 level of consciousness is negative, false, weak, Force therefore not life sustaining and anything above 200 is positive, true, Power and life sustaining. At the same time we have align ourselves with everything that is positive, true Power and life sustaining. Well in this book Dr. Hawkins presents a method for knowing that is so reliable its scary!

This is pseudo-science, a waste of time, and not even interesting from the perspective of "hmm some people believe this crap?" I was going to sell mine back to Amazon, but instead I thought, "this book is taking advantage of the weak-minded" and I tossed it in the trash.

This book was like a person covered in marshmallow fluff wanting to hug you.

My entire life I have been on a search for truth, trying to decipher the good from the bad. I'm eagerly waiting to try out kinesiology and see if it works as described in the book. This book focuses on the deciphering what is true and what is false through applied kinesiology. Through applied kinesiology the author has formulated a ladder of consciousness 0 - 1000.

This is an excellent book that speaks of the difference between power and force. Force is coercive and creates an automatic counterforce. Whenever you attempt to coerce someone else, you create a measure of resistance.

It starts a bit slow but then after a couple of chapters it really picks up and unveils absolutely fascinating research on different levels of human consciousness.

The book is worth reading for the preface alone. At one point, when caught in a blizzard, he enters a state of peace beyond all description accompanied by a suffusion of light and a Presence of infinite love. He sees in each patient the shining essence of love and beauty and the patient is healed by his/her own recognition of who he/she really is. (The love referred to is unconditional, unchanging, and permanent.) Joy is 540, Peace is 600 and, as stated, Enlightenment is 700-1000. Hawkins has calibrated each sentence and chapter in the book to check for their truth. The calibrated levels of truth of the chapters are given at the back of the book and range from 710 to 890.

A challenging read .

"One of the worst books I have ever read. Here are some random thoughts because the book makes me too angry to even compose a thoughtful review: He explains the levels of energy in one chapter (never really explaining how he could possibly measure this stuff), then he discusses cultures based on this same scale. Energy Level 500 he calls love. The reason for this - as far as I can figure - is when you prioritize essence (or the whole) over existence (or specific people, places, things) what does it matter if you break a few eggs? And though most people would at least argue that reason leads to the realization of essence over and above existence, he is trying to get us to ignore reason, which is worse.

He is featured in recent documentary films, magazines, and radio interviews (e.g., Oprah Radio and Institute of Noetic Sciences) for his work in the areas of health, healing, recovery, spirituality in modern life, consciousness research, and meditation. Dr. Hawkins entered the field of medicine to alleviate human pain and distress, and his work as a physician was pioneering. Many awards followed, such as The Huxley Award for the "Inestimable Contribution to the Alleviation of Human Suffering," Physicians Recognition Award by the American Medical Association, 50Year Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association, the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame, and a nomination for the prestigious Templeton Prize that honors progress in Science and Religion.