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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Discovery of a lifetime

Dr. Hawkins introduces a tremendous opportunity in learning to assess the truth of anything, and he clearly explains the simple technique and why it works. One of the greatest gifts of learning Dr. Hawkins¿ discovery in evaluating truth is in instantly determining the a...
Dr. Hawkins introduces a tremendous opportunity in learning to assess the truth of anything, and he clearly explains the simple technique and why it works. One of the greatest gifts of learning Dr. Hawkins¿ discovery in evaluating truth is in instantly determining the authenticity and integrity of spiritual teachings, as well as spiritual teachers and their own levels of integrity. The correct application of Dr. Hawkins¿ `consciousness research¿ technique provides the reader with an impeccable method of separating the fallacious teachers (regardless of their appeal, glamorization or even ¿celebrity status¿) from those that truly provide spiritual guidance with the utmost integrity, love and compassion. Furthermore, readers actually seeking truth realize an expanded level of consciousness and a significant leap in spiritual development, as well as a greater psychological understanding of ordinary yet often confusing human behavior. However, readers that are immersed in self-centeredness, trapped within the confines of their own egos, are severely irritated and can be prone to elaborate ranting upon reading the book. It is not for everyone, as not everyone is earnestly seeking truth. The spiritual devotee awakens upon reading Power vs. Force. This book was the cornerstone of my own spiritual awakening and development.

posted by Anonymous on May 29, 2008

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6 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

WORST BOOK I'VE EVER READ

Someone once said, 'Don't argue with an idiot. People watching might not be able to tell the difference.' I'm sure the same applies to raving lunatics like Dr. Hawkins and his devotees. The problem with criticizing this book, or any doctrine on the paranormal, i...
Someone once said, 'Don't argue with an idiot. People watching might not be able to tell the difference.' I'm sure the same applies to raving lunatics like Dr. Hawkins and his devotees. The problem with criticizing this book, or any doctrine on the paranormal, is that it's completely ad- hoc. That is, if it doesn't work, it's because there's something wrong with you. Most advocates of the paranormal retort with 'you have to believe' or 'you have bad energy.' But Dr. Hawkins is more sophisticated. His 'science' combines distortions of chaos theory with an arbirary and mathematically flawed scale for measuring consciousness to explain why you can't replicate his testing -- you calibrate below 200 on the scale of consciousness. Cute, huh? By the way, good luck finding even one published article substantiating any of his claims. What kills me is that he knows the vast majority of his readers have no knowledge of advanced mathematics, physics, or scientific methods in general. Ironically, he doesn't seem to have a strong grasp of these things either. Like his logarithmic scale of consciousness -- it's actually exponential. Consequently, you'll see ridiculous numbers like 10^300. That's a trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion... you get the idea. His application of the scale is just as outrageous. In his applied kinesiology -- not to be confused with the real science of kinesiology -- you ascertain absolute truth via muscle testing. Well, what are we waiting for? Hold out your arm and we'll solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict once and for all! Remove the whole applied kinesiology hoax and you're left with rambling and sometimes insulting prose on common-sense. Compassion defeats resentment. Sure, no problem. This book calibrates higher than Albert Einstein himself!!!??? Oh, but wait. Einstein was just a scientist. Dr. Hawkins reveals eternal and absolute truth, right?

posted by Anonymous on October 2, 2005

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