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Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

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Paperback 2006 341p. 8.50x5.30x0.90 Book about : Psychiatric, mental processes; spiritual; when is power over, no control, problems and more.

341 pages, Unknown Binding

First published June 1, 1985

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David R. Hawkins

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Sir David Ramon Hawkins, M.D, Ph.D. was a nationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher, spiritual teacher and lecturer.

Founding Director of the Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc. (1983) and Founder of the Path of Devotional Nonduality (2003), Dr. Hawkins lectured widely at such places as Westminster Abbey; Oxford Forum; Universities of Notre Dame, Michigan, Argentina, Fordham and Harvard; University of California (SF) Medical School; Institute of Noetic Sciences; and Agape Spiritual Center (Los Angeles). In addition, he has been an advisor to Catholic, Protestant, and Buddhist monasteries. He conferred with foreign governments on international diplomacy and has been instrumental in resolving long–standing conflicts that were major threats to world peace.

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. As Medical Director of the North Nassau Mental Health Center (1956–1980) and Director of Research at Brunswick Hospital (1968–1979) on Long Island, his clinic was the largest practice in the United States, including a suite of twenty–five offices, two thousand outpatients, and several research laboratories. In 1973, he co–authored the ground–breaking work, Orthomolecular Psychiatry with Nobel Laureate chemist Linus Pauling, initiating a new field within psychiatry.

His clinical breakthroughs brought appearances on The Today Show, The Barbara Walters Show and The Mcneil/Leher News Hour. In the 1970s, he co–founded several psychiatric organizations, including the Editorial Board of the Journal of Schizophrenia and the Attitudinal Healing Center in New York.

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, 50–Year 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. In 1995, in a ceremony officiated by the H.H. Prince Valdemar of Schaumburg–Lippe at the San Anselmo Theological Seminary, he became a knight of the Sovereign Order of the Hospitaliers of St. John of Jerusalem (founded in 1077) in recognition of his contributions to humanity.

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35 reviews
November 20, 2007
This is the most significant book I have read in a long time. Power Vs. Force explains the connection between individual levels of consciousness and human behavior.

This is important because every decision we make and every action we take is driven by our individual level of consciousness.

Dr. David R. Hawkins uses Applied Kinesiology as a tool for doing consciousness research. Using Applied Kinesiology, he developed a map of consciousness that ranges from 1 to 1000. 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.

Everything in our environment has an effect on our individual level of consciousness. TV, Books, People, Places, Objects, Food, Thoughts, etc . . .

The overall message of the book is that we have to avoid at all cost the things, people, places, products that fall below the critical level of 200 because they weaken us and they lower own level of consciousness. At the same time we have align ourselves with everything that is positive, true Power and life sustaining.

But how can know what to avoid and what to align with? Well in this book Dr. Hawkins presents a method for knowing that is so reliable its scary! With this method for calibrating the levels of consciousness of anything and anyone you will know the truth about anything you wish to know.

I highly recommend this book. This world needs for more people to develop a higher level of consciousness such as Jesus and Buddha for the benefit of all mankind.
60 reviews23 followers
November 4, 2012
This book is over-hyped by people who should know better. It supposedly proves that you can tell the truth of something by how much resistance your body puts up ("applied kinesiology") when someone asks you a yes or no question. They say "are you hungry?" and try to push your arm down, and if it holds firm, that means, "yes, time to eat." If your muscles react weakly and your arm falls to your side, that means "dude, I'm stuffed." What?!

Does that sound plausible? No. Common sense says, "this is ridiculous." That is because it is. 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.
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Author 1 book2,379 followers
June 29, 2020

Đọc xong cuốn này thấy mọi thứ rõ như ban ngày tại sao có những người vẫn mãi không thay đổi, người khác lại quá hay thay đổi, hoặc một vài người hài lòng với sự không thay đổi lẫn thay đổi trong cuộc sống.

Mỗi tâm thức tạo ra một trường năng lượng, vậy nên đôi khi mình cho rằng điều gì đó rất hay thì người khác lại không, và ngược lại. Hiểu điều này rồi thì không còn đặt câu hỏi, không còn oán trách điều này điều kia mà tập trung vào mở rộng nhận thức của bản thân.

Sẽ có làm nhiều nội dung và phân tích sâu hơn về cuốn này.

4.75 đầu tiên của năm nay thì phải, thật là đã.
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Author 19 books20 followers
July 31, 2010
This is an excellent book that speaks of the difference between power and force. Power is quiet and requires no explanation. Force is coercive and creates an automatic counterforce.

This has great applicability for couples, parents and bosses. Standing on the side of truth, justice and all that sustains life is power. This is strength of its own merit. Force represents all that is negative and life destructive.

Whenever you attempt to make someone do something that they don't want to do, you are applying force. We do this through any number of behaviors such as manipulating, blaming, guilting, bribing, complaining, criticizing and coercing. This always creates a counterforce. Whenever you attempt to coerce someone else, you create a measure of resistance. This resistance may not show itself in your presence but it will manifest in the world in some way.

People will undermine your authority, talk behind your back, rally other's support or confront you to your face. You cannot win with force. If you think you have, know that it is only temporary. What goes around comes around. Read the book. Its message is powerful!
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159 reviews308 followers
February 19, 2016
Brilliant book. 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 filled with examples, and I could definitely relate to a lot of things being said about the influences of environments and people around us. This is an evergreen piece of material that people will be as fascinated a 100 years from now as I was reading it in today's time. Highly recommended for those who seek to expand their knowledge of human consciousness and really take your life to the next level.
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473 reviews9 followers
December 16, 2016
"One of the worst books I have ever read. On par with The Secret and perhaps worse because this guy has an MD and claims to have a PhD (his PhD was acquired from a university later shutdown by the State of California for literally being a degree factory).

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. There is no correlation. The sections could be in separate books. He basically implies that industrial societies never go to war...or that industries never exploit, etc. The more modern the society the higher the energy level. This must be comedic gold to anyone who has ever had their life destroyed. A fundamental truth of existence is that all people are flawed; some are better at some things than others and some are worse at some things than others and this is not mutually exclusive. He is separating personality traits as if an angry person is just angry all the time or a person who shows compassion is just compassionate all the time, or as if someone who is prideful can't also, in other circumstances, express acceptance or a willingness to act for others.
Energy Level 500 he calls love. But what he appears to be describing isn't love but the human desire for totality/wholeness/integrity/purity/etc. This may be a reasonable thing for an individual to do (though I doubt it, as it can never succeed) but socially and politically, such a quest has led to more death and unhappiness than any other idea/human desire in history. The argument of essence prior to existence underlies every genocidal/democidal regime in history, as well as all the major institutionalized and violent religions. 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? What you are attempting to achieve is far more important than any one person's life. 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. I get that he is advocating this for individuals, but very few people seem to be good at keeping their ideas and beliefs private any more.
To top it all off, he makes a bizarre scientific claim with absolutely no evidence re endorphins (there is no footnote).
Four pages later, he puts himself in the same energy level category as Jesus when he claims he has knowledge of the energy level of Jesus through his own personal experience. The man is not only a snake oil salesman, he is arrogant beyond anything.
I stopped reading around page 100. I NEVER fail to complete a book. But I just can't take this horseshit any longer. Absolutely horrible in every way."
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2,839 reviews393 followers
November 30, 2018
This book was like a person covered in marshmallow fluff wanting to hug you.

Total fail. I don't know what my brain thought when I saw this and ordered it, but definitely not this. I think some people would categorize this as hippy-dippy, but for me it seemed like a rather disturbing amalgamation from the bits I skimmed. I started with the Preface and went, 'Hmm...'; then moved onto to the Introduction and was like, 'Well, there's that'; and finally, just started reading opening and closing paragraphs of each section, concluding that this was really not a me book. Maybe wayback, like when I was 15.

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460 reviews647 followers
May 6, 2020
القوة مقابل الإكراه
العوامل الخفية خلف السلوك البشري
تأليف : د.ديفيد ر. هاوكينز
طبعة : دار الخيال
عدد الصفحات : 335
نوع الكتاب: تنمية ذاتية
ترجمـة : عاصم ن.علي و أرجوان بنت سليمان
مـراجـعة :
"ليس القبول شكلاً من أشكال اللامبالاة بل هو انخراط في الحياة دون إخضاعها لأجندة ما"
" فأسئلتنا هي مجرد انعكاس لدوافعنا وأهدافنا ومستوى وعينا. ومن المفيد قياس أسئلتنا من حين إلى آخر، وليس الأجوبة فحسب "
يتناول هاوكينز في كتابه هذا مفهوم تاثير الكنسيولىجيا ( علم الحركة ) التطبيقي وعلاقته بسلم الوعي والذي وضع له سلم ما بين 1 إلى 1000 وحيث إن المستوى 200 يمثل أدنى المراحل في سلم الوعي فكيف يتاثر سلم الوعي من خلال علم الحركة؟! وما تاثير الدرجات الدنيا من سلم الوعي على الأشخاص وهل تجاوز او اكتساب نقاط إضافية لرفع مستوى سلم الوعي بالشئ الذي ممكن إكتسابه ام هو موروث جيني لا مناص من تغييره؟!
القوة مقابل الإكراه العنوان للكتاب أين تكمن تلك القوة وماذا تواجه ولماذا ترتبط بمفهوم الإكراه ؟!
كل ذلك وأكثر تجد إجابته باستفاضة من خلال قراءتك للكتاب.
التقييم :

المقدمة الطويلة للكتاب حيث تتجاوز 48 صفحة حتى تبدأ الكتاب بالفعل وبالرغم من ان صفحات الكتاب تصل الى 335 صفحة الا ان الكتاب ينتهي عند الصفحة 264 والبقية عبارة عن مرفقات وتعريفات للمصطلحات والمراجع التي استخدمها المؤلف.
لم أجد إضافة كبيرة عن كتاب السماح بالرحيل حيث انهم يتقاطعون في اهم محور للكتاب وهو سلم الوعي.
الاطالة في بعض الفقرات دون داعي والاستناد الى بعض المعلومات المكررة في صفحات سابقة.
لا انكر بان الكتاب جيد وعزز مفهوم سلم الوعي وأهميته وكيفية الاستفادة منه بعد قراءته مجدداً .. أمنح ما قضيته من وقت مع الكتاب بـ🌟🌟🌟 .
ملاحظـة : التقييم عبارة عن وجهة نظري الشخصية والتي قد تتشابه او تختلف وذلك وارد في أغلب الأحيان.
#القوة_مقابل_الإكراه #ديفيد_هاوكينز #دار_الخيال
المراجعة على حساب الانستقرام 👇🏻😊

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3 reviews14 followers
July 6, 2017
This was an interesting read, it's a terrible book, even a Bad book by several standards, but it was interesting to read as a case study. Having read some of the work of Noam Chomsky, and having become sensitive to what he called "institutional blindness," it was interesting recognize it in a fairly typical fashion in, of all places, a self-help book. Which, in retrospect, is not that surprising considering who this kind of literature is marketed to: middle to upper-class Americans and the perspective of the world that they are fed and live in.

I think there is value in self-help books. Eckart Tolle's "The Power of Now" touched me in different times of my life. Now I can see better the "product" aspect of that book. Just a gander at the main page of Eckart Tolle's website treats you to a heavenly airbrushed picture of Tolle's face à la guru littered with suggestions for buying all kinds of products - pretty much the opposite of the message of the book. But that's how marketing goes in America. That book panders to that audience in subtle ways. When the great evils of the world are demonstrated it's always the communists who are used as examples while western crimes are tactfully omitted. However, there is something in the core message of that book that rings true, and Tolle concedes that whatever is written is merely a guidepost and nothing in it should not be taken as set in stone. In "Power vs Force" though, not only is the pandering ramped up considerably, but in contrast to "The Power of Now," David R. Hawkins is adamant that he is speaking the one unambiguous truth.

You need to look no further than the back cover, where pandering begins by displaying unsourced quotes by spiritual symbol and farce Mother Theresa, and business tycoon Lee Iacocca in praise of the book, suggesting that they both read it and took the time to comment on it, which I find very doubtful.

Flipping the book over we get its title in imposing black and white - Power vs. Force - and what an unfortunate title it is. Anyone who deigns to call himself a scientist, such as the author, billed as M.D., Ph.D., with a pretension to expound a scientific work, as he does, would be reticent to use terminology that already has an established use in science, such as Power (measured in watts) and Force (measured in newtons), but one step further, to cast them in opposition to each other, is even more confusing and idiotic. However, all this makes sense in light of the knowledge that this is a pseudoscientifical book, not actual science, so it works as foreshadowing.
I don't want to insult your intelligence by describing the method of the book but, to put it simply, the author claims that if you press down on the wrist of the extended arm of someone else while asking them a strictly Yes or No type question, regardless of whether the answerer knows the answer, they will either "go weak" if it is false, or "go strong" if it is true, and it is exactly on those vague terms that the book explains it, just matter-of-factly enough that you take this ludicrousness as something self-evident.

It would have been one thing if the author had used this as a study of people's biases to wanting something to be true or false, but what he claims is the opposite: he claims that, independently of the type of person and beliefs, literally any person has knowledge in their consciousness unaware to them extractable by this method. Which would mean that the most ardently patriotic German soldier at the height of the Third Reich would need only to have someone test him for the question "Is the Fuhrer a good guy?" to have his wrist "go weak" and be proved of that falsity. The author goes well beyond that though, claiming we can get the truth for everything ever this way. Alright.

Following the explanation of the method, using a combination of other pseudoscientific theories and simpleminded vague extrapolations from the latest physics discoveries it spend quite a few pages portraying this method as having the usual attributes of a Science: demonstrability, repeatability, success in double-blind experimentation. Only to immediately after warn that, like psychics and fortunetellers, it only works if you believe in it or, as they call it, that the experimenters "calibrate" over 200 on their bogus scale. I won't bore you with how they came upon this scale, so ridiculous that it is. If you really want to waste your time, read the book.

What struck me by this time was that, apparently, these tests and calibrations have been done since the 70s till the present day by different groups, demonstrating an astounding example of mass confirmation bias to rival that of the UFO convention people. Again it reminded me of Chomsky when he was talking about that group of researchers who had convinced themselves they had taught apes human sign language, later shown to be an advanced form of conditioning, not language learning. Yet the researchers were convinced they had succeeded, so strong was their confirmation bias. Funnily enough, later on in "Power vs. Force," Hawkins refers to these experiments unabashedly as true, as well as other classically debunked theories such as Kirlian photography showing the "soul" of objects. Everything is possible, when you want to believe.

He goes on to claim that skepticism and atheism and calibrate under 200, and by his own words, things that calibrate under 200 are "negative". So for a book that makes a big point about people's freedom, clearly their right to doubt when searching for the truth is demeaned. Of course, if I was the author, this is exactly what I'd want because it'd be the only way anyone would swallow the compounded silliness of the ideas of this book - strictly if you had no discernment whatsoever.

What follows after the reversal back into pseudoscience forms the bulk of the book: pages and pages of empty ideas about how in every field Power is good and Force is bad. I can describe all this writing with a Chomsky quote: "That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything." Basically, it boils down to this: Stalin is Force (or Bad), and Gandhi is Power (or Good), so why not call the book Good vs. Bad, you may ask, and it's a good question, I think it was simply to sound more fancy.

You get my point: the book is silly, it's garbage, but looking through it from Chomsky's perspective was interesting. From his analysis of the media he concluded that "The mass media serve as a system for communicating messages and symbols to the general populace. It is their function to amuse, entertain, and inform, and to inculcate individuals with the values, beliefs, and codes of behavior that will integrate them into the institutional structures of the larger society. In a world of concentrated wealth and major conflicts of class interest, to fulfill this role requires systematic propaganda." I see "Power vs. Force" as the end product of this propaganda. The author's views on many aspects seem almost comically aligned with powerful interests, which is bewildering on such a spiritually slanted kind of book.
Here are some examples:

From Chomsky you learn that the current view of labor unions in America as a bad thing is a relatively recent phenomenon, a product of violent repression and effective propaganda in the past. To Hawkins, a product of this, they are as bad as communism, a mere "refuge for petty politicians."
(p. 176) "It is easy to forget that the initial appeal of communism was idealistic humanitarianism, as was that of the union movement in the United States, until it became a refuge of petty politicians."

According to Chomsky, there should be a pandering of the media to powerful people, for they are the ones in control in the background. Surreally we have this section which precludes any comment.
(p. 226) "When we come to know the powerful men of the world, captains of industry, presidents of banks, Nobel Prize winners, and members of legendary American families, it is striking to see how many are open, warm, sincere, and view success as a responsibility, noblesse oblige. These are truly successful people, notably courteous and considerate to all; whether visiting potentates or talking to servants, they treat everyone as an equal."
And yet a scarce few pages later, in defending some failed paper of his about nutrition:
(p. 233) "The paper was largely ignored in the United States because there was still no paradigm to give it credibility. The medical profession has simply been uninterested in nutrition, and organized medicine has traditionally been less than kind to innovators. It is helpful to remember that it is a foible of human nature to stoutly defend an established position despite overwhelming evidence against it."
It is as if Hawkins knows rationally that people are controlled by propaganda, but completely blind that could be a part of that group:
(p. 256) "It seems that society institutionalizes certain self-propagating levels of consciousness that become an ingrained characteristic of various social strata."

It's important to remember that the book was published in 1985, so one would expect, given the record so far, that Hawkins would expound views uncontroversial to middle-class people of the time, which he does, denouncing heavy metal and videogames as corruptors of children, though we can see now in 2017 how what great vehicles for art and expression they came to be. I think that, had the book been written today, seeing the financial success of these things and their impact on society, he'd have a different view: whatever view would be the popular view today.

I have to mention Hawkins' calibrations of religions. Apparently, the original teaching of Jesus, Buddha and Lord Krishna (which I wasn't aware was a real person) are 1000, "the highest attainable on this plane." The calibrations have faded predictably to lesser levels. Original Judaism calibrated at 985. Pretty good, but just so you know inferior than Christianity. Apparently though, "Modern Judaism" is only 499, the upward limit on Hawkins' "Map of Consciousness ®" for the "Reason" stage, but not enough to get into the "Love" stage, as if to say: "Yeah, Jews are good with worldly stuff like money, but they're a far cry from true spirituality like us Christians."
For Islam, apparently Mohamed s teachings calibrate at 700 proving once again that Jesus is the main dog, and following that there is only mention that fundamentalist movements have dropped that figure to between 90 and 130, well below the threshold level of goodness of 200. This last kind of selection of framing opinions and selective omissions conforms to Chomsky's theory. In this case, to the dogma of American government since the Russians stopped being the scapegoat in the 80s to the present day that the Islamic Middle East is Public Enemy No. 1.

The cherry on top for me is that the so-called "Map of Consciousness" table mentioned before is indeed labeled with the "®" trademark symbol just as I wrote above, revealing in the most simplest way what this book, which apparently "calibrates" at 700 is - a product, empty of content and full of bullshit. There are many more contradictions and senseless stuff I could talk about, but it would be a waste to spend one more minute in talking about this book.

The person who lent me this book did it because, "since I enjoyed 'The Power of Now,' I'd be sure to like this." I'm as flabbergasted at that opinion as I am about all the positive reviews I see about this book on Goodreads. I'm going to return it today and I honestly don't know what to say when he asks "What did you think of it?"
I think I'll go with: "It didn't speak to me."
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12 reviews23 followers
February 4, 2008
I love delving into the inexplainable and the unseen. My entire life I have been on a search for truth, trying to decipher the good from the bad. This book makes it into the good pile. 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. I must admit it seems absolutely unscientific, the technique itself is very controversial. Through applied kinesiology the author has formulated a ladder of consciousness 0 - 1000. Lower levels of human consciousness register below 200, while levels of consciousness such as unconditional love register around 500. Those who reach enlightenment register between 700 and 1000 - which according to author very few ever reach this level.

Moving beyond the controversial methodology to formulate his theories, there are some ideas that resonated with me. The M pattern - which is described as an attractor pattern for human accomplishment. For example, the 4 minute mile for a long time was considered impossible, however once the goal was reached an attractor pattern was revealed to "human consciousness" and the 4 minute mile came into the realm of possible - others began to replicate and improve upon this feat.

Linear vs non-linear causality. Linear causality would look something like this A > B > C. Non-linear is more organic. Your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs influence the outcome, moreso than an action causing another action. This falls into the realm of The Secret - which many view as quackery. Personally, I think there is truth there but science has not caught up and "proved" it yet.

I've had a lot of personal experiences where I have focused on and attracted certain outcomes and things to my life. If I used these techniques more often I'd probably be living a better life, but I am sometimes thwarted by my own cynicisms.
If anything, this book provides some good food for thought.
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54 reviews37 followers
April 29, 2016

David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. has established a powerful measure of consciousness .

Substantial conceptualization of human behavior .Fresh view on how your body expounds and reacts to people and objects around us . A intellectual description of aggressive behavior .

A challenging read . But worth the endeavor. Looking forward to reading more from this brilliant man and magnificent writer

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89 reviews3 followers
March 15, 2008
This is an amazing book that details, (from subtitle) "The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior". It is engaging to peek into the psychology, both conscious and subconscious, of the underlying behavior patterns and choices made throughout life. Yes, you may find this book on the self help shelves (shudder!), but in this case, it will actually help many of us to overcome negative behaviors, converting them into positives. As I like to say, we can all use less "nega-thought" and more "posi-thought" in our lives, eh?
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790 reviews246 followers
April 11, 2012
This is a unique book - I’ve never read anything like it before.

The book is worth reading for the preface alone. Here Hawkins discloses his various awakening experiences, beginning at the age of three. 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”. This was indistinguishable from his own essence. Later in life he enters a permanent state of bliss. He was “an instrument of the Infinite Presence, and … did as it willed”.

His chronic maladies disappear. He heals incurable catatonics and other desperately ill psychotics in an instant just by “loving” them. 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. He sees that “all pain and suffering arises solely from the ego and not from God”.

This preface is a revelation. Make sure to read it.

But the main content of the book is about the author’s discovery of kinesiology – that the truth or falsehood of any statement can be tested by means of muscle testing. Our bodies in their infinite wisdom know the answer to everything.

Hawking devises a scale of calibration ranging from 0 – 1000. O is presumably death, 700-1000 is enlightenment. Shame, Guilt, Apathy, Grief, Fear, Desire, Anger, Pride range from 20-175. At the 200 level, which is Courage, power first appears.

When subjects are tested at all the energy levels below 200, all go weak. Everyone goes strong at levels above 200.

Neutrality is 250, Willingness is 310, Acceptance is 350, Reason is 400, Love is 500. (The love referred to is “unconditional, unchanging, and permanent”.) Joy is 540, Peace is 600 and, as stated, Enlightenment is 700-1000.

The collective level of consciousness of mankind is currently at 207 (the book first appeared in 1995, so perhaps the average level of consciousness has now increased).

The level of Nobel Prize Winners, great statesmen, Einstein and Freud calibrates at 400. From level 540 up is “the domain of saints --- advanced spiritual students and healers”. The level of 600 is associated with “transcendence, self-realization, and God-consciousness”. “It is extremely rare, attained by only 1 in 10 million people.” Mahatma Gandhi calibrated at 700. Gandhi won in the struggle against the British Empire because his position was one of far greater power. The British Empire represented Force (calibrated at 175) and power always wins against force.

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.

I would thus strongly advise everyone to read this book - it may raise your consciousness!
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August 19, 2022
Đây là một cuốn khô và khó đọc nhất từ trước đến nay với mình...
Như đọc một quyển giáo trình luôn các bạn ơi
Nhưng mà k phủ nhận chủ đề của nó rất hay và life changing nên những bạn nào muốn hiểu về khái niệm trường năng lượng các thứ nhá
Lời khuyên chân thành là các bạn có thể skip tầm 50 trang đầu cuốn này vì nó chỉ như là phần giới thiệu nghiên cứu trước khi vào nội dung í nên đọc khó hiểu lắm =))))

Bổ ích nhưng mà khô quá nên huhu cho 3.75 ...
Kiểu đọc quyển này làm mình suýt sợ đọc sách luôn í các bạn =)))
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144 reviews9 followers
September 30, 2011
Disclaimer: I read this for a friend, and tried very hard to give it a fair read. And in fact, the primary cosmological argument wasn't as crazy as I suspected, although with all the benefit of the doubt, the epistemic and axiological implications are still dumbfounding.
PvF is not really the self-help para-spirituality that it seems on hearing a review. For instance, Hawkins never gets close to explaining how you can use consciousness to financially invest better, giving credence to his purity of the motivation. And knowing my buddy who lives by this stuff, the life-changing capacity is genuine. But anything, drivel or brilliance, about self-introspection and human value has the capacity (shocking) to get people self-introspective and thinking about values, so PvF's specious argument and ridiculous methods here are window dressing on a manequin of high hopes.
Hawkin's cosmological argument is imprecise, incomplete and ultimately flawed, though reasonable enough at a glance--the conclusion to which is that we united mind-body selves are connected to a wholly interconnected universe. The noetic argument is a bigger stretch--the conclusion to which is that our bodies stand in a knowledge-relation to all parts of the conscious universe. The two fundamental flaws are that relation to the univese does not imply relation to all the things of the universe; and that the nature of our relation to consciousness, namely knowledge, is based on an arbitrary equivocation of 'awareness'. That there is awareness (consciousness) and that we have awareness does not imply that for creatures like us awareness is knowledge; as well, consciousness could meet us in any relation, most directly the simple relation of being aware.
But the 'practical' implications take the cake. For, even if we are connected to the universe, and to things of it, and connected in knowledge ways, Hawkins demands (with appeal to science, though no evidence) that your arm (in the right conditions) serves to ascertain knowledge, and that truth knowledge (now abandoning his non-Western concept for an intentionally simple, Western concept) can yield value measurments with the same method! That your arm is the cable to the consciousness internet is just silly (why not little toe, why not intense meditation of some sort?), and that the same test works for such various ontological commitments as propositions and high order values, is just too good to be realistic at all.
So, ignore the mathematical evaluations, ignore the dream of knowing everything with your simple arm, and ignore the noetic argument about your reation to the universe. But by all means, if it helps you to quantify and categorize values, embrace this one more guess at how to live in a world of spiritual consequences and hierarchies.
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889 reviews292 followers
March 23, 2012
Under his scientific kinesiological system (testing muscle reactions to good and bad stimuli), Hawkins rates human traits on a numeric scale. Most of us (85%) are below 200 because we focus on survival and are preoccupied with negative thoughts and feelings. Those that are in the 200-500 range are increasingly humanitarian in orientation. Descartes, Freud, Einstein were rated at 499 - how they were measured, I can't say right off). Hawkins says currenly that only "twelve persons on the planet" calibrate at 700 or above. Only the rarest individuals in history have reached the fully enlightened spot (e.g., Jesus, Buddha, Krishna) where time is timeless and dimensionless, and existence is continuous and beyond duality, and where divinity is experienced within.

In this hierarchical scale, power increases and force recedes. Power is whole, positive and wholesome. Force is partial, selfish, negative energy and unhealthy. Hawkins pulls everything into his system. His theory he believes is verified by quantum physics (non-linear causality). It explains highly successful business people, artists, sports figures. Everything we do generates an energy field and creates a personal record, and "the ripples we create return to us" (karma). Hawkins believes his system reveals the evolution of consciousness and this will lead to the salvation of humankind.

Hawkins has a story to tell and he does a good job at weaving it all together. No doubt there's much to be said about the power of positive thinking. If this helps people, that's a good thing. He references various 12 step programs as kindred to his own. For doubters, there's not much room for discussion when he asserts that the three dimensional universe is conventional, whereas the universe has "higher dimensional realities." With that perspective, whatever is said from the conventional paradigm is dismissed (or can be placed low on his scale) because there's always this higher truth. There's a beauty in faith and also a danger.
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61 reviews31 followers
November 6, 2016
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ نجمات

لم أقرأ في موضوع تطوير الذات منذ فترة جدا طويلة لأَنِّي ما عدت أعبأ بالكلام المكرر و الجمل الرنانة و التمرينات التي لا نفع يأتي منها إما لعدم وصفها بالطريقة الصحيحة او للتنفيذ الذي يفتقر للإشراف .. لكن هذا الكتاب مختلف ، أنا لم أقرأ في الوعي حتى أمسكت هذا الكتاب و هو في الأصل هدية مني لشخص كان يبحث عنه لكن الفضول دفع بي إلى قراءته قبل إعطاءه لصاحبه ... المهم لم أمل من قراءة السطر تلو الآخر و التفكير و استيعاب ما جاء فيه.

هذا الكتاب هو الجزء الأول من سلسلة كتب فلذلك أظن أنه كمقدمة لما بعده ، كانت قراءته خفيفة و ليس به تعقيد كبير و ذلك يرجع إلى عرضه أساسات البحث دون تشعب لكن بشرح موجز و مكثف .. يبدأ بشرح اختبار انقباض العضلات للحصول على إجابة بنعم او لا على أسئلة ثم تأثر الإنسان و جسده بالمؤثرات الخارجية بأنواعها حتى دون وعي منهم ثم شرح مستويات الوعي على سلم من 0-1000 و يقسمها إلى درجات بحسب درجة الوعي و وصفها و الشعور المرتبط بها ثم يشرح بعدها ارتباط درجات الرعي بشتى جوانب الحياة .

رغم أني لم استوعب كثيرا آلية الاختبار الذي أخذ يذكره الكاتب ( انقباض العضلات للمعرفة جواب سؤال معين و تأثر العضلات بالمؤثرات الخارجية ) إلا أن الكتاب في المجمل جيد رغم أني احتاج لرؤية مدى فاعلية هذا الاختبار في الواقع فعلا و كيف يتم قياس نتيجته و نحوها .. وربما ذكر طريقة تحديد درجة الوعي المرتبطة بالأشياء .

انصح بالكتاب لمن يهتم بالوعي و بمن يسكنه الفضول للإطلاع بشكل عام لان الكتاب سيضيف لك بكل تأكيد .
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79 reviews10 followers
October 11, 2021
Kết quả nghiên cứu được ông trình bày trong cuốn sách bán chạy nhất của mình- “Power vs Force – Trường năng lượng và những nhân tố quyết định tinh thần, sức khỏe con người”.

Theo đó, mỗi người có một tần số rung động hay mức năng lượng khác nhau tùy theo cảnh giới tinh thần của họ, nằm trong khoảng từ 1 đến 1000. Ví dụ như:
Vui vẻ, thanh tĩnh: 540
Lý tính, thấu hiểu: 400
Khoan dung độ lượng: 350
Hy vọng lạc quan: 310
Tự cao, khinh thường: 175
Căm ghét, thù hận: 150
Dục vọng, khao khát: 125
Sợ hãi, lo lắng: 100
Đau buồn, tiếc nuối: 75
Thờ ơ, tuyệt vọng: 50
Nhục nhã, hổ thẹn: 20

Cuốn sách này đã đem đến một bước đột phá lớn lao cho tinh thần con người, phác ra những chiều kích ý thức mà trước đây chỉ những người có khả năng thần bí mới biết tới. Những con người có thiên khiếu trực nhận Thực tại (hay cách gọi gì chăng nữa) như thế, luôn luôn khẳng định vai trò trung tâm của cái “vô hình”.
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78 reviews83 followers
August 27, 2021
قرأته اكثر من مرة .. وسؤال ما يتردد كثيرا من أين ابدأ في سلسلة كتب ديفيد هوكنز .. ابدأ من هذا الكتاب لأنه البداية لفهم السماح بالرحيل وتجاوز مستويات
الوعي .. يبدأ فيه هوكنز بتوضيح طريقته بدراسة ووضع سلم الوعي. بالنسبة لي احب ان لديفيد وحتى اني اعيد قراءة الكتب لما تضيفه من قيمة .. الرتجمة سلسة
.وجيدة لكن اذا كنت تتقن الانجليزية فيفضل ان تقرأ النسخة الأصلية من الكتاب
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414 reviews62 followers
April 4, 2020
الكتاب ده محتاج يتبسط
متخصص ياخده و يهذبه و يوصلنا المعلومات بطريقة اسهل و ابسط، ربما في فعلا حد اتكلم فنفس الموضوع وانا معرفش
الكتاب مهم و مميز لكن كمية الصعوبات اللي اخدتها عشان افهم منه جزء بسيط كانت كبيرة وللاسف مقدرتش الم به كله

مختلف معه في نقاط تخص الاديان؛ انا متعصب لديني

الكنسيولوجيا علم حركة الإنسان، هو الدراسة العلمية للحركة الإنسانية، علم إستجابة الاعضاء للمحفزات

شرح لنظرية خريطة الوعي و مستوايته بين القوة و الإكراه، الزيف و الحقيقة، الصحيح و الخطأ و الحد الفاصل بينهما و هو ٢٠٠
درجات الوعي:
درجه الوعي ٢٠ (العار)
قد جربنا كلنا شعور فقدان ماء الوجه، وشعورنا بالخزي، وبكوننا نكرة للحظة، لكن ما ان يغرق الإنسان لهذا المستوي لن يجد سبيلا الا بقتل نفسه احيانا، عله يزيل كل شيء فيطاول السكينه، ان تكون منبوذا يعني أن تشعر بالعار، وفي المجتمعات البدائية التي انحدرنا منها جميعا، فان الابعاد و النبذ مرادف للموت.
الدرجة ٣٠ (الشعور بالذنب)
الشعور بالذنب يسبب افات نفسية وجسدية وميولا انتحارية، كثير من الناس يصارعون طوال حياتهم هذا الشعور، ومنهم من يحاول الهرب يائسا بنكرانه تماما
الدرجة ٥٠ (اللامبالاة)
الفقر واليأس والقنوت هم سمات هذا المستوي، قد يموتون وحيدين ان لم يجدوا من يعتني بهم، لا يتاثرون لاي محفز، ولا يستجيبون علي اية بارقة امل
الدرجة ٧٥ (الأسى)
مستوي الحزن والخسران والجزع، انها المشاعر التي اختبرتها اغلب الجماعات البشرية، لكن من يبقي بها يحيا حياة ملؤها الندم والحرمان، فيها حداد دائم، فقدان وحس��ة علي الماضي، هي درجة الفاشلين والذين اعتادوا الانهزام كأسلوب حياة، فقدوا حتي عملهم واصدقائهم وعائلاتهم وفرصهم وصحتهم، الخسارات التي تحدث لهم في بدايات حياتهم تجعلهم يعتادون علي الأسى، فهنا يري المرء الحزن في كل زاوية وتفصيل من تفاصيل الوجود
ان احد سمات هذه الحالة هي ان ما تخسره لن تعوضه وستبقي علي حالك ليزيد أساك، بل اذا ما خسرت شخصا تحبه، فانك ستعتبر وكانك خسرت الحب بأكمله، وفي مثل هذه الصدمات العاطفية قد يصل الامر الي احباط مزمن ينتهي بالموت، وعلي الرغم من كون الأسى مقبرة للحياة، الا انه يبقي افضل حالا من اللامبالاة، وعندما يبدا شخص مصدوم مصاب بالاسى بالبكاء سنعرف حينها انه بدا بالتحسن،
الدرجة ١٠٠ (الخوف)
الخوف هو ما يدير جزءا كبيرا من العالم، فهو يشكل دافعا لافعال لا عد لها، الخوف من الاعداء، الخوف من الشيخوخة، الخوف من الموت، الخوف من خسارة محبوبك، الانظمة الديكتاتورية تلعب علي وتيرة الخوف، الاعلام يلعب علي وتيرة الخوف، حالما يلتهمك الخوف ستراه في كل شيء حولك
الدرجه ١٢٥ (الرغبة)
الرغبة هي من تقودنا ببذل عظيم الجهد بغية تحقيق اهدافنا، ونيل ما نستحق، فالرغبة بالمال والمكانة والسلطة هي من تدير حياة الكثير من أولئك الذين تجاوزوا دافع الخوف الذي يقيد الحياة، الرغبة قد تصبح نوعا من الادمان قد لا يدرك صاحبها ذلك، و تصبح الرغبة شغفا اكثر اهمية من الحياة نفسها.
الدرجه ١٥٠ (الغضب)
علي الرغم من كون الغضب يقود للقتل والحروب، الا انه يبتعد عن تعمد قتل الذات كأغلب المستويات التي سبقته، للغضب وجهان احدهما مدمر والاخر معمر، فان الغضب يعتبر نقطة ارتكاز تمكن المضطهدين من الانطلاق للحرية، لكن الغضب يعبر عن نفسه بالاستياء والانتقام لذلك فهو خطير وزائل
الدرجه ١٧٥ (الفخر)
الفخر يفرق بدل ان يجمع، كما انه ينضوي علي نتائج وخيمة، وفي سبيله يموت الكثيرون، وتذبح الجيوش بعضها تحت شعار التفاخر بالوطن او السياسة او الحزب او الدين، مشكلة الفخر الرئيسية الجهل والإنكار، فالشفاء من الادمان مثلا مستحيل في حال انكر المرء لب مشكلته
الدرجه ٢٠٠ (الشجاعة)
انها الدرجه التي تفصل الزيف عن الحقيقة، الايجابي عن السلبي، الاكراه عن القوة، هنا تبدا بادراكها وهنا يبدا عقلك بالتفتح والاستكشاف، كل ماهو ادني من هذه الدرجة يستبصر العالم علي انه ياس وبائس وحزين ومرعب، لكن هنا ستراه تحديا ومحفزا ومثيرا، الشجاعة تعني الاستعداد للخوض في غمار جديدة والرغبة في التعامل مع تقلبات الحياة في تعلم مهارات جديدة في تمنية معارفك، في هذه المرحلة ستمنح طاقة للعالم بقدر ما تستهلك، علي عكس جماعات المستويات الدنيا فانهم يستهلكون طاقات المجتمع ككل بلا مقابل
الدرجه ٢٥٠ (الحياد)
هنا ترتقي فوق الاضداد، تبتعد عن إطلاق الأحكام المتعسفة، وتصبح اكثر مرونة في التفكير والعيش، فان تكون حياديا يتني ان تكون غير مرتبط نسبيا بالنتائج، لا تهتم كثيرا للخوف او الفشل او التوتر، في هذا المستوي يقول المرء مثلا (حسنا ان لم استطع الحصول علي هذه الوظيفة فسأحصل علي غيرها)، انها بداية الثقة بالنفس، حيث يستشعر المرء قوته، ولعذا لا يمكن تهديده بسهولة، فعلامة هذا المستوي هي الثقة ��القدرة علي العيش في هذا العالم، وبهذا فان هذا المستوي يتضح بالتجربة انه مستوي الأمان
الدرجه ٣١٠ (الاستعداد)
الاستعداد يعني ان المرء قد تغلب علي المقاومة الداخلية للحياة، وانه ملتزم بالمشاركة، في حين يميل الناس في المستويات الادني من ٢٠٠ الي ان يكونوا متزمتين فان فاتحة عظيمة تحدث لهم في مستوي ٣١٠
لديهم القدرة علي استعادة توازنهم بعد الشدائد وامكانيتهم التعلم من التجارب، فانهم يميلون الي ان ينموا قدراتهم علي تصحيح اخطائهم ذاتيا، ولأنهم سمحوا برحيل الفخر والكبر فانهم يصبحوا علي استعداد للنظر في عيوبهم الخاصة والتعلم منها ومن الآخرين
الدرجه ٣٥٠ (القبول)
ليس القبول شكلا من أشكال اللامبالاة، بل هو انخراط في الحياة دون اخضاعها لاجندة ما، الشخص في هذا المستوي لا يهتم بتحديد الصحيح من الخطأ، بل يحاول ايجاد حلول للمشاكل الواقعة بالطريقة الأمثل، في هذه المرحلة لا يصبح هناك شيء يسمي (الخارج) ولديه القدرة علي جعل المرء سعيدا، فانه يدرك ان مصدر السعاده تنبع من الداخل، والحب ليس امرا يعطيه الآخرين او يسلبوه بل يخلق من الداخل
الدرجه ٤٠٠ (العقل)
انه مستوي الحاصلين على جوائز نوبل والقادة الكبار وقضاة المحاكم العليا، عيوبه هي الفشل في التفريق بين الرموز وما ترمز اليه حقا، والخلط الحاصل بين عوالم شخصيه وموضوعية تحد من فهم السببيه، ان تري الشجرة و يتم تجاهل الغابة، وهكذا يمكن ان تصبح العقلنه هي الغاية، فالعقل محدود يعجز ان يميز الجوهر و يري ما وراء الاشياء
الدرجه ٥٠٠ (الحب)
الحب هنا ليس هو الشعور العاطفي تجاه الاخرين والذي قد يزيد او ينقص وفقا لتغيرات المحيط، انما هو الحب غير المشروط غير المتبدل والراسخ، وهو ليس عرضة للتذبذب لان مصدره هو داخل الشخص، الحب هو حالة كينونة بها نسمو و نرتقي و نمسي غفورين، في هذه الدرجه نتمكن من رؤية الجوهر و فهمه علي عكس العقل، يركز الحب علي ما هو خير وينمي ما هو ايجابي ويعالج السلبية بدل مهاجمتها انه مستوي السعادة الحقيقية
الدرجه ٥٤٠ (الفرح)
كلما اصبح الحب لا مشروطا كلما قاس المرء فرحا داخليا، وهذا ليس فرحا مفاجئ مؤقت نابع عن عوامل خارجيه، بل شعور دائم يرافق كل افعالك، في اعالي هذا المستوي ستري العالم منارا بالجمال البهي والكمال في كل الموجودات، ستشعر ان كل الامور تحدث دون جهد وبالتزامن بعضها ببعض، ستري كل شيء هو تجل للمحبه والإله، قد يراك الناس كمعجزة بينهم و كأن طاقتك هي طاقة الكون باكمله، ستمتلك رغبة في نفع الحياة باكملها دون اشخاص معينين، القدرة علي محبة الجميع في ان واحد تعود لمعرفة انه كلما احببت اكثر كنت قادرا علي الحب اكثر
الدرجه ٦٠٠ (السلام)
هذه الدرجة يمكن وصفها بالتفوق، عندما نصل اليها يتلاشي الاختلاف بين ماهو شخصي وما هو موضوعي، وفيها يبتعد المرء بشخصه عن العالم الاعتيادي، فمنهم من يكرسه ليصبح معلما روحانيا، ومنهم من يعمل بالظل لمنفعة البشرية جمعاء، وهؤلاء من يطلق عليهم لقب القديسين علي مر الزمن
الدرجه ٧٠٠-١٠٠٠ (الاستنارة)
انه مستوي أكثر الناس رفعة، الذين توحدوا مع المبادئ الروحانية الاسمي وتبعهم البشر علي مر الزمن، انه علي ذروة الوعي البشري القصوي، تعاليمهم ترتفع بوعي الجماعات البشرية عامة، ان تكون في هذا المستوي يعني ان تكون في النعيم في السلام المطلق، فيها يتجاوز وجود المرء الزمان والمكان ولا يعرف ب (انا)، ان اعظم من وصل لهذا المستوي يطلق عليه لقب السيد بأجل معانيه السيد عيسي بن مريم و سيد الخلق محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم
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574 reviews94 followers
March 14, 2020
A different book then I have ever read, yet one with wisdom and a way to determine truth by using muscle testing. Imagine, what if you had access to a simple yes-or-no answer to any question you wished to asked? Any question...think about it. Power is much stronger than force., but 85% of people life by force - fear, anger, shame, guilt, apathy, desire, pride - all these are negative and weaken us. It show how we can overcome this and adopt characteristics like Courage, Willingness, Acceptance, Reason, Love, Joy, Peace, Enlightenment. Want to find out how? Read the book.
October 28, 2014
This idea on p. 108 has transformed the way I see motivation and how to inspire my children.

Power Vs. Force by
“On examination we will see that power arises from meaning. It has to do with motive and it has to do with principle. Power is always associated with that which supports the significance of life itself and dignifies- ennobles. Force must always be justified, whereas power requires no justification. Force is associated with the partial, power with the whole.
“If we analyze the nature of force it becomes readily apparent why it must always succumb to power; thus is in accordance with one basic lay of physics. Because force automatically creates counter-force, its effect is limited by definition we could say that force is a movement. It goes from here to there, or tries to go from here to there against opposition. Power, on the other hand, is still. It is like a standing field that does not move. Gravity itself, for instance, does not move against anything. Its power moves all objects with its field, but the gravity itself does not move.
“Force always moves against something, whereas power does not move against anything. Force is incomplete and therefore has to constantly be fed energy. Power is total and complete in itself and requires nothing from outside itself. It makes no demands; it has no needs. Because force has an insatiable appetite, it constantly consumes. Power, in contrast, energizes, gives forth, supplies and supports. Power gives life and energy. Force takes these away. We notice that power is associated with compassion and makes us fell positively about ourselves. Force is associated with judgment and makes us feel badly about ourselves.
“Force always creates counter-force; its effect is to polarize rather than unify. Polarization always implies conflict; its cost, therefore, is always high. Because force incites polarization, it’s inevitably produces a win / lose dichotomy, and because somebody always loses, enemies are always created. Constantly faced with enemies, force requires constant defense. Defensiveness is costly…”

Power just is! When we connect with that power, we stand as if in sunshine. When we use force, we step outside that light. The result in the end is something completely different than what we thought the force would do. Force incites the powers of darkness and the results are within that sphere.

This principle is transforming the way that I think and act. Thank you Dr Hawkins!
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Author 41 books7,693 followers
February 14, 2018
Another read by my hubs that is inexplicably linked to my GR account. Some day I’ll figure out how to unlink them. Today is not that day. 😴
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August 30, 2010
At the time of reading this book I appreciate the overall positive ideas and am glad to have had the exposure to all the various concepts and ideas mentioned in the book - especially the informaiton about the great organization Alcoholics Anonomous and various scientific concepts and theories - good karma there. I think, however, the desire to back up the theory and prove it all true through Applied Kinesiology, and a 1-1000 logrithimic based scale, etc. does greatly discredit an otherwise pretty good and seemingly intuitive way of looking at the human condition and life. This book was valuable in that it did cause me to recall that AK was once demonstrated to me, as one exercise of many, during a very impactful and to me valuable leadership training seminar several years ago. It seemed reasonable enough during that ordeal I suppose, but since I forgot it I guess I never bought into it. I do agree with Dr. Hawkins that everything is interconnected, and that the outcomes we all come to know can be and probably are influenced by things nobody realizes.
So the two stars are I suppose because I see myself as a lover of the truth, but this book is a case of the spititual/religious trying to make or use people's ideas of science to prove or validate itself (pseudoscience). And the darn thing about that is much of the writing is so uplifting and good - and as a fan of Bhudism and Christianity I think the basic idea is right - so why does it even need to try and do that. Another strange thing is I can't find out anything about Dr. Hawkins on Wikipedia, even though I know he's a big name out there. Weird.
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Author 3 books1 follower
September 2, 2014
Picking up this book was probably one of the best things I have ever done for my own growth and development. Hawkins was my mentors mentor and was quite prolific in his own right. I found this book to be mentally invigorating and spiritually resonant. My favorite books are the ones that change the mind of the reader, thereby changing the way they view the world. This book took my stagnant lens and turned it around and around until I found myself viewing a world I had glazed over with mis-creations. I did not read it in sequential order, which the author advises in his foreword, and found that to be a revolutionary way to let my spirit guide my learning. It was a faster read this way, my mind never strayed, and for those of us who require scientific rhetoric to explain spiritual experiences this novel rises to the occasion without reading like an outdated textbook.
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144 reviews2 followers
May 3, 2022
Needed a tinfoil hat to digest a lot of the claims in this book. Mainly disappointed
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64 reviews4 followers
September 10, 2021
Simplemente un regalo a la humanidad.

Un trabajo científico que da respuesta a varios de los grandes dilemas que tenemos todos. Una explicación al origen de los porqués de cada uno de nosotros.

Leer este libro e internalizarlo te coloca automáticamente en un nivel que te hace ver el mundo de otra manera.

Niveles de caliiración, cómo manejarse desde el power y evitar el force (fuerza y reacción), cómo se ve esto en los diferentes aspectos de la vida.

Sencillamente magnífico.
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34 reviews1 follower
April 28, 2022
Bất kể mọi thứ tồn tại trong vũ trụ cả những thứ nhìn được và những thứ không nhìn được đều có 1 trường năng lượng, mỗi năng lượng được đánh giá bằng điểm hiệu chỉnh khác nhau từ 20-1000. Trong một bài thử nghiệp lọc bỏ hết những yếu tố khách quan không rõ ràng và gây nhiễu, thì "cơ thể" chúng ta sẽ thử yếu hoặc thử mạnh đối với một vật, một vấn đề ngay cả trước khi tâm trí chúng ta nhận ra điều đó. Điểm hiệu chỉnh của năng lượng tác động đến cơ thể và tinh thần chúng ta mỗi giây mỗi phút và nó quyết định một cá nhân tổ chức thành công hay thất bại, hạnh phúc hay khổ đau, sức khỏe hay bệnh tật.
Cuốn sách này làm mình "tỉnh thức" hơn trong việc quản lí năng lượng mỗi ngày, học được cách đưa những yếu tố có điểm hiệu chỉnh cao vào cuộc sống của bản thân và gia đình. Cuốn này không chứa hết tất cả các yếu tố khiến mình "tỉnh" hơn mà giống như qua quá trình tích lũy từ nhiều thứ, trong mình đã có A, có B bây giờ nhận ra C nữa. Có gì đó trong mình được kết nối với nhau, thêm một mảnh ghép từ cuốn sách giúp mình trong việc mường tượng con đường phía trước được rõ ràng hơn. Trước đây mọi thứ trong mình rời rạc hơn, khi tìm được một mảnh ghép đúng có cái gì đó liên kết được với nhau và à nhiều lần. Mọi thứ thật thuyết phục.
Củng cố thêm một niềm tin là chúng ta mỗi ngày sống và bên cạnh nhau thì luôn trao đổi năng lượng cho nhau. Nên nếu muốn người bên cạnh mình vui và khỏe mạnh thì điều đầu tiên là sống tỉnh thức hơn với tinh thần của chính mình, xem lại những thứ mình ăn, những điều mình nghe mình thấy, cả những thứ đặt bên cạnh mình cũng vậy. Cũng như câu gần mực thì đen gần đèn thì sáng.
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432 reviews13 followers
May 13, 2020
* The rating does not reflect the true value of this book and is the outcome of two vectors:
1) a negative one, ie. the testing by means of behavioral kinesiology, the need to present the findings as scientifically proven, underlying contradictions in the theory, and the attempts to justify his system by quantum theory;
2) a positive one which is a story of a psychiatric doctor, who suffered himself and came up with a value system which helped him to bootstrap his recovery.

If I were to recommend this book, it would be with the following qualification:

Skip chapters 1-3. Seriously. Do not read them. It is mumbo-jumbo and could be dangerous if you believe in the tool that would answer all your questions.

Read chapter 4. Levels of human consciousness could give you some food for thought and help you in understanding human motivations. It could be very useful in life.

You can read chapter 5 with a pinch of salt

Skip chapters 6 & 7. It's delirium and confusion in search of potential markets for the pseudoscience.

As for the rest of the book, you can safely skim and choose the selected chapters which might give you some value, eg. surviving success.

And read with caution. Doctor doctor, as the author used to call himself, is manipulative. He can bring some value to the table but then he can hijack your thoughts, if you are not careful. You have to be very selective in what you will accept. :)
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