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I: Reality and Subjectivity

(Power vs. Force #3)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  319 ratings  ·  21 reviews
This work continues the presentation of a long-predicted major advance in critical human knowledge. It explains the very essence of consciousness as it evolved from its primordial appearance as life on earth on up through evolution as the human ego, and to its transcendence as the spiritual Reality of Enlightenment and the Presence of Divinity. Subjects include clarificati ...more
Hardcover, 445 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Veritas Publishing Company
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Brad VanAuken
Sep 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-age
"Hah!" This book transforms the way one views reality. Of the hundreds of religious and spiritual texts that I have read over the past 15 years, this one has influenced me in the most profound ways. My copy of the book is dog-eared and full of highlighted text. Presence, peace, knowingness -- if one could put it into words, these are some of the gifts that this book offers. I am overcome with gratitude. Read this book and you will be richly blessed. Shadows cease to exist in the presence of the ...more
Iona  Stewart
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is another ”enlightening” book by David Hawkins. It is the third of a trilogy, the previous books being “Power versus Force” and “Eye of the I”. It is divided into five sections, respectively entitled The Process, The Realization of Divinity, The Obstacles, The Transcendence and The Recontextualization.

The book is intended to help the “linear mind” understand the “nonlinear reality” of spiritual truth.

It too includes continual references to the Map of the Scale of Consciousness, which runs
Mihai Cotea
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vorbim de un material extrem de complex care, așa cum spune și autorul, caută o evoluție a conștiinței din perspectiva unor cercetări ce se întind pe zeci de ani (Realitate) și pe baza experienței omului David Hawkins (Subiectivitate). În acest sens, celor care n-au mai avut contact cu cărțile lui Hawkins, li se face un scurt rezumat în prolog, antecamera acestei scrieri împărțite în 5 secțiuni și 23 de capitole.

Se stăruie foarte mult pe „eu”, încă din primele pagini, și se continuă la dezasambl
John Cashman
Oct 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Wow....I mean wow!
Oct 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
....May have update once completed, but suffice it to say, this author's work is a complex mixture of physics, spirituality, psychology, and life! Written in easy-to-read (sort of) Q & A format. Content will stretch anyones dendrites and nuronets in their brain, guaranteed! Fascinating.
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy, favorites
Magnificent and beautiful information in it. One of a kind.
Lynn Rossi
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
all his books are reality
Jelle De
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book had a profound impact on me. It touches a wide variety of topics in the form of a Q&A. It explains the different paths of realizing the Truth (non-dualism and the heart), talks about the history of the ego and mankind, gives various descriptions of the experiencing of Reality, and just answers questions one might have. This review does not translate the actual power of the book, but reading it is definitely suggested!
Jeremy Neal
I'm a big fan of Hawkins, he has a take on spiritual matters which is breathtaking in its clarity. That said, this is not (in my view) his best work.

We all understand the fundamental dichotomies inherent in spiritual thinking, which makes for an alluring oxymoron. Descartes got us all into a bad way of thinking with his 'I think therefore I am', which came about because of all 'reality' there could only be one certainty: human thought. We cannot know for sure that we interpret reality correctly,
Mark Austin
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
★ - Most books with this rating I never finish and so don't make this list. This one I probably started speed-reading to get it over with.
★★ - Average. Wasn't terrible, but not a lot to recommend it. Probably skimmed parts of it.
★★★ - Decent. A few good ideas, well-written passages, interesting characters, or the like.
★★★★ - Good. This one had parts that inspired me, impressed me, made me laugh out loud, made me think - it got positive reactions and most of the rest of it was pretty decent too.
Ed Schulte
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For myself this is not only the "benchmark" for all Dr. R. Hawkins works but also the reference by which to monitor all authors who venture into the Subject of "consciousness" . (And yes, that means all other authors too, no matter what subject they chose ) it goes well beyond 5 stars and will eventually by mandatory read for all mankind.
William D Fabian

The simple Truth, well expounded! I have never heard such an eloquent expression! Bravo indeed. Well worth the read and wait.
Caroline Cottom
Jun 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
Hawkins ventures into political discussion, which I found not only unnecessary but hurtful to the greater message about spirituality and divinity that he is writing about.
Jul 17, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Useful spiritual ideas, most non-dogmatic and non-religious. Has a hangup about absolute truth through kinesiology, otherwise has great insights.
Ernie Truman
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
"Power Vs. Force" supplies the measuring stick, "The Eye Of The I" soothes the spirtual questions, and "I" does the cleanup. Simple as that.
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: enlightenment
Holds so many answers...
Aug 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Apr 12, 2011 is currently reading it
A must own.
Angela Meyer
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
And the peace continues.....
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Sir David Ramon Hawkins, M.D, Ph.D. is a nationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher, spiritual teacher and lecturer. The uniqueness of his contribution to humanity comes from the advanced state of spiritual awareness known as " Enlightenment," "Self–Realization," and "Unio Mystica."Rarely, if ever, has this spiritual state occurred in the life of an accomplished scientist and physicia ...more

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“Q:  What is the subjective experience or realization of Allness like? A:  It is an awareness of a condition that has always been present. The novelty of sequential experiencing disappears as do expectation, regret, or the desire to anticipate or control. Existence as Existence is total and complete. All one’s needs are already fulfilled. There is nothing to gain or lose and everything is of equal value. It would be like all movies being equally enjoyable because the pleasure stems from ‘going to the movies’, and the movie that is playing is irrelevant. With the elimination of preference, all form is seen to be equal in value; in fact, its common value is only that it has form. The weed is the same as the diamond—each may differ in appearance but not in intrinsic value. Their beauty is equal because it is innate in all form. Everything is equal by virtue of having existence. Nothing is in the process of ‘becoming’; it already is its own identity, complete and perfect. Existence is never incomplete.” 1 likes
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