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Doctor of Truth: The Life of David R. Hawkins

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Who is the man behind the best-selling Power vs. Force: The Determinants of Human Behavior and the Map of Consciousness? From fundamentalism to atheism, psychoanalysis to Zen Buddhism, the pits of hell to the infinite presence of God, Dr. David R. Hawkins has dedicated his life to the pursuit of Truth, spending over fifty years as a psychiatrist before becoming a spiritual teacher after the publication of Power vs. Force. As a psychiatrist, Hawkins helped pioneer a new field of psychiatry, running one of the ...

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Overview

Who is the man behind the best-selling Power vs. Force: The Determinants of Human Behavior and the Map of Consciousness? From fundamentalism to atheism, psychoanalysis to Zen Buddhism, the pits of hell to the infinite presence of God, Dr. David R. Hawkins has dedicated his life to the pursuit of Truth, spending over fifty years as a psychiatrist before becoming a spiritual teacher after the publication of Power vs. Force. As a psychiatrist, Hawkins helped pioneer a new field of psychiatry, running one of the largest clinics in the United States and treating thousands of "hopeless" cases of schizophrenia, alcoholism, and drug addiction. He worked closely with some of the world's leading minds, including two-time Nobel laureate Linus Pauling; famed psychiatrists Abram Hoffer and Humphrey Osmund; and the charismatic co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson. Doctor of Truth explores what kind of life Hawkins led, who influenced his development, and what experiences shaped his understanding of the world around him, as well as the influences that informed his Map of Consciousness and the writing of Power vs. Force.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938557002
  • Publisher: Creative Crayon, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 978,057
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Prologue: The Dilemma of Existence 1

Part I Early Years (1927-1946) 3

Chapter 1 The Beautiful, the Good, and the True 5

Socialite Elopes with Musician 5

Art, Morals, and Science 7

Spirituality and Religion 17

Bullies and Girls 22

Chapter 2 Early Spiritual Experiences 27

An Entrepreneurial Spirit 27

The Infinite Presence 30

From Religionist to Atheist 33

Early Escapades and His First Drink 36

Chapter 3 Second World War 40

Aboard the Minesweeper 40

On the Streets of Shanghai 50

Part II Doctor of the Mind (1946-1965) 53

Chapter 4 Psychoanalysis 54

Debunking the Proof of God 54

Medical School 58

Freud, Rado, and the Lion 63

Chapter 5 Early Influences 75

Bill W. and Alcoholics Anonymous 75

Tiebout's Ego and the Process of Surrender 79

Chapter 6 Hell 85

The Addict's Mind 85

Zen 89

Descent into Hell 92

Chapter 7 Transformation 94

Spiritual Conversion 94

Psychic Powers 97

Part III Healer (1965-1979) 103

Chapter 8 New Psychiatry 104

North Nassau Clinic 104

A Brief History in Mental Health Treatment 108

Orthomolecular Psychiatry 114

Chapter 9 Clinical Success 123

A Community for Recovery 123

Notoriety 129

Chapter 10 The Healer and his Critics 136

The Healer's Way 136

Perils of Innovation 143

Chapter 11 Many Lives 155

Mill River Estate 155

Dancing, Death, and Dying 160

Chapter 12 A Constant Quest 168

Woodstock and Psychedelics 168

The Human Potential Movement 174

Chapter 13 Self-Healing 178

Physician, Heal Thyself 178

Letting Go of Negative Emotions 183

A Course in Healing 190

Part IV Transitions (1979-1995) 205

Chapter 14 Out West 206

Sedona 206

Monastery for One 214

A Reclusive Yet Active Life 220

The Miraculous Countinues 225

Chapter 15 Temptations 233

A Teacher's Shadow 233

The Void 236

High Pass 242

Chapter 16 New Beginnings 245

A Miraculous Tragedy 245

Creative Mind 249

The Physician Returns 255

Luck of the Third Adventure 258

Part V Teacher (1995-Present) 265

Chapter 17 Map of Consciousness 266

Strong or Week 266

Creating the Map 269

Power versus Force 275

Chapter 18 A Teacher Emerges 280

Final Doorway 280

A Huge Spiritual Mountain 282

Bulwark of Knowledge 287

His Community 292

Chapter 19 A Closer Look at David R. Hawkins 296

Notes 307

Bibliography 318

Acknowledgements 329

About the Author 331

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