Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

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Overview

Imagine—what if you had access to a simple yes-or-no answer to any question you wished to ask? A demonstrably true answer. Any question . . . think about it.
— from the Foreword
Man thinks he lives by virtue of the forces he can control, but in fact, he’s governed by power from unrevealed sources, power over which he has no control.
from the Introduction
 “ . . . particularly timely . . . a significant contribution to understanding and dealing with the problems we face today.”
Lee Iacocca
“I especially appreciate [the] research and presentation on the attractor patterns of business . . .”
Sam Walton
“[A] beautiful gift of writing . . . [You] spread joy, love, and compassion through what you write. The fruit of these three is peace, as you know . . .”
Mother Teresa
“Overwhelming! A masterpiece! A lifetime work!”
Sheldon Deal, president, International College of Applied Kinesiology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401941697
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. David R. Hawkins is a renowned lecturer and expert on mental processes whose national TV appearances include The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour and the Today show. A lifetime member of the American Psychiatric Association, he began work in psychiatry in 1952. Since relinquishing his extensive New York practice for a life of research, he continues spiritual teaching.

Dr. Hawkins is the author of numerous scientific papers and videotapes; in 1973 he co-authored the innovative work Orthomolecular Psychiatry with Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling. Dr. Hawkins’s extensive background as a therapist and teacher is noted in his biographical listing in Who’s Who in America.

Dr. Hawkins is currently the director of The Institute for Advanced Theoretical Research.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Preface 9

Introduction 25

Part I Tools

Chapter 1 Critical Advances in Knowledge 41

Chapter 2 History and Methodology 55

Chapter 3 Test Results and Interpretation 71

Chapter 4 Levels of Human Consciousness 79

Chapter 5 Social Distribution of 297

Chapter 6 New Horizons in Research 107

Chapter 7 Everyday Critical Point Analysis 119

Chapter 8 The Source of Power 135

Part II Work

Chapter 9 Power Patterns in Human Attitudes 149

Chapter 10 Power in Politics 155

Chapter 11 Power in the Marketplace 165

Chapter 12 Power and Sports 175

Chapter 13 Social Power and the Human Spirit 185

Chapter 14 Power in the Arts 195

Chapter 15 Genius and the Power of Creativity 201

Chapter 16 Surviving Success 209

Chapter 17 Physical Health and Power 213

Chapter 18 Wellness and the Disease Process 219

Part III Meaning

Chapter 19 The Database of Consciousness 231

Chapter 20 The Evolution of Consciousness 239

Chapter 21 The Study of Pure Consciousness 253

Chapter 22 Spiritual Struggle 265

Chapter 23 The Search for Truth 275

Chapter 24 Resolution 289

Appendix A Calibrated Levels of Truth of the Chapters 297

Appendix B Details of Kinesiological Testing 299

Appendix C How to Calibrate the Levels of Consciousness 305

Notes 319

Glossary 335

Bibliography 345

Index 359

About the Author 369

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2005

    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, 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?

    6 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    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 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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    Measuring & Raising Energy Levels of Human Consciousness

    You exist in a field of energy that is inextricably intertwined with everyone and everything else. Your energy field can serve to uplift those around you, or it can have the opposite effect and tend to weaken those you encounter. Since most people are unaware of these energy fields and their significance in bringing about miraculous changes in the world, they do not realize how they can measurably raise their consciousness, and see the world more clearly as it truly is. POWER VS FORCE helps to solve the problems of confusion and negative patterns of behavior by presenting a crystal-clear model of consciousness along with a useful tool for measuring the energy levels of fields of consciousness around us. Hawkins describes how we can measure the frequencies of the fields surrounding people, ideas, and things with Kinesiology, sometimes referred to as "muscle testing." When we ask questions about things that we consciously do not know the answers to, we can find out the truth that is known to the collective unconscious. As author David Hawkins explains, "Everything in the universe constantly gives off an energy pattern of a specific frequency that remains for all time and can be read by those who know how. Every word, deed, and intention creates a permanent record. Every thought is known and recorded forever. There are no secrets; nothing is hidden, nor can it be." The main idea in POWER VS FORCE is that when you raise the level of energy of your field, you will experience more joy and peace in your life, which in turn will help to improve the quality of life for everyone. You can learn to use Kinesiology to determine truth from falsehood, and to improve your life in every meaningful way. After years of study, Hawkins used Kinesiology to make millions of calibrations of human consciousness that follow a logarithmic progression from zero to 1,000. The title of Hawkins' book comes from the energy field where force finally yields itself to power, at 200, which also happens to be the most typical energy level currently found in most societies on Earth. What I love most about POWER VS FORCE is the feeling I get as I read it that "Here is a book that speaks the truth." From the very beginning, in which Hawkins describes his own spiritual experiences with miraculous healings and synchronicities, all the way to the final chapter, POWER VS FORCE presents a view of reality which consistently describes the way our consciousness effects the physical world. I give this book my very highest recommendation!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2007

    Amazing work

    I will start by saying that if you are searching for absolute truth you will not find it in anything that is written down. This book has changed my life for the better. I recommend you experience it for yourself. The calibration numbers are not a 'foundation of judgment' of anything external or internal for that matter. If you read the book carefully you will see that Dr. Hawkings says the same thing. I think everyone has experienced the lower levels that he writes about. Hopefully it is ones goal to experience the higher levels of consciousness that are able to be obtained by anyone that has the will. If you are angry at Dr Hawkings that is great because you are one step away from something constructive. If you see a void in the way something is done, fill it. If you are a seeker then please don't hesitate. It will change the way you look at things.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2006

    Excellent Work!

    Hawkins work is truly pioneering and incredibly interesting. When learning about the map of consciousness, any individual who has experienced personal growth can quickly understand their journey. Furthermore, the reader can understand their history with more clarity and their future with more guidance and optimism. This is the first of four incredible books, and I've read each one at least twice. All deserve the highest praise. Also, it's worth mentioning, that if you enjoy this work, you might also enjoy The Lucifer Principle by Howard Bloom. Thanks Dr. Hawkins for this book, it's a contribution to the world. jm

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2005

    The best book I've ever read

    If you're intent on exploring spirituality; Power vs. Force is an intense and practical introduction. David Hawkins is a psychiatrist by training, what he teaches has great value as a business tool, as acknowledged by Lee Iacocca and Sam Walton, but also is true spirituality without sugar coating needed for mass market appeal. Mother Teresa reviewed it very favorably and Wayne Dyer said it is the most important book he's read in 10 years. Undoubtedly the most important book I've EVER read. Power vs. Force is about discovering the ability to distinguish truth from falsehood, by tapping into the collective consciousness through muscle testing. On a scale of consciousness between 1-1000, mapped out by muscle testing over 28 years, Truth, Integrity and Power begin at 200, and although the average for all humanity is now 207, only 15% are above that critical 200 level and counter-balance the rest. Power is the power of Gandhi to liberate India without blood-shed; Force is personified by Stalin. A single person like Mother Teresa, or Gandhi, who calibrated in the 700's counter-balances the negativity of 7 million. Reading the book will raise your own consciousness 35 points, the equivalent of 7 lifetimes. The greatest contribution we can make to humanity is to raise our own level of awareness, which in turn improves life for everyone on the Planet.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    TOO MUCH INFORMATION TO READ IN ORDER TO THE LITTLE PEARLS OF WISDOM

    The concepts were interesting but I ended up scanning through many pages until something looked interesting. If I want to read something this heavy I'll go back to college and get a masters in philosophy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Amazing book. Amazing minds that can write it or read it. Plow through the first part and once that foundation is laid, you will resist setting down the book. It changed my life. Changed my thinking. I read it for the first time 10 years ago and am rereading it on my nook.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2004

    Interesting ideas but not very convincing

    I really like the ideas presented in this book. With various types of research, Hawkin's discusses the mysterious side of our psyche in a 'scientific' manner. The conclusions he makes are very interesting but not completely convincing. For a better and more convincing explanation of our how our mind works, I'd suggest, 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato. The ideas are not the same although there is some overlap. But Sato has a knack for explaining these things in a way that makes a lot of sense to a wider variety of people. This book is definitely worth a read though!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2003

    Spirituality for Engineers

    What a fantastic book that further supports the works of many others in Spirituality. The common threads of Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and many others are found throughout this historic book. As an engineer I appreciate the first section of the book which establishes the scientific methodology utilized and outlines the theory. For those of us in this field, you will surely recognize the approach. Beyond that the book is phenomenal and raises your consciousness as you read it. Further, Hawkins puts into perspective many historical events relative to the 'simple' testing that establishes the goodness or level of consciousness of those events. Enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2014

    An exceptional spiritual book empowering and you experience a le

    An exceptional spiritual book empowering and you experience a learning curve when you read this book. Enlightenment,
    psychology, human behaviour and life in general. This book touches on everything, and that by raising our level of
    consciousness our thoughts and influences add to our life power. It you want to know and learn about self this this is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    A must read for everyone!!!

    David Hawkins' work is referenced in innumerable books. Some people have actually built careers on his work. This book not only explains his work, but gives you step by step instruction on how to incorporate into your own life...& it really works. Absolutely amazing.
    TM49

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Brilliant and helpful

    Got to be one of the best spiritual books of all time

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

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    Fascinating

    Do you want to know the truth? Not the supposed truth but a real to goodness TRUTH. The book explains it and tells how to use it for your own enlightened life.

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    A must read for anyone who is interesting in understanding vibrations of people, of our planet.

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    Posted November 8, 2012

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    Very enlightening

    I loved the book, and used it as a book of answers to questions I had on business, the quantitative nature of enlightenment, and how that can correlate with where we are as an individual.

    The only issue that I had, which is why I gave it 4 stars, is that there were some issues I had on the calibration component and its measurement. I think it might be possible to test someone's level of enlightenment by touch, but the way that it was presented, it was not completely convincing.

    Generally though, I believe that it was a fantastic book with great insight, and the ability to move you to a higher level of consciousness about the world around you and how you are interacting with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2006

    I recommend this to all open-minded people.

    You don't have to believe in gravity for it to work. Same here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2004

    It really is true!

    This book is really true. Many of my friends and even people I have never met before tried and its true. It does work and for people that say it doesnt it says in the book the reason why you say it doesnt

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