Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man

Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man

by David R. Hawkins


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Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man by David R. Hawkins

This is the seventh book in a progressive series based on the revelations of consciousness research. It describes in detail how to discern not only truth from falsehood but also the illusion of appearance from the actual core of reality. The text explains how to differentiate perception from essence, and thereby enables the reader to resolve the ambiguities and classical riddles that have challenged mankind for centuries and baffled the best minds in history. While modern technologies have provided a plethora of new toys and conveniences, the basic problems of daily existence remain. This book provides the tools to survive and regain fundamental autonomy and inner harmony while living with the complexities of the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933391885
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 646,239
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. founded the Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc. He is a widely known authority within the field of consciousness research. He has written and taught from the unique perspective of an experienced clinician, scientist, and teacher. He has been honored worldwide with many titles. His background is detailed in Who's Who in the World. Dr. Hawkins has lectured widely at universities (Harvard, Oxford,) and also to spiritual groups from Westminster Abbey, and Notre Dame to Catholic, Protestant, and Buddhist monasteries. His life has been devoted to the upliftment of mankind.

Table of Contents

Dedication v

Tables and Charts ix

Foreword xi

Preface xvii

Introduction xxi

Map of the Scale of Consciousness xxvii

Note to the Reader xxix

Chapter 1 Overview 31

Chapter 2 The Human Dilemma 43

Chapter 3 Paradigms of Reality 59

Chapter 4 Is Reality Subjective or Objective? 71

Chapter 5 Science and Religion: Levels of Truth 85

Chapter 6 Social Reality and Levels of Truth 105

Chapter 7 What is 'Real'? 133

Chapter 8 Cultural Premises and Truth 151

Chapter 9 Faith 165

Chapter 10 Experiential versus Conceptual 181

Chapter 11 Belief, Trust, and Credibility 201

Chapter 12 God as Hypothesis 225

Chapter 13 Doubt, Skepticism, and Disbelief 255

Chapter 14 Spiritual Pathways 273

Chapter 15 Becoming the Prayer: Contemplation and Meditation 291

Chapter 16 Transcending the World 303

Chapter 17 Morality, Reason, and Faith 315

Chapter 18 Narcissism: Ego Worship 327

Chapter 19 Practicum 343


Appendix A Calibration of the Chapters 365

Appendix B Map of the Scale of Consciousness 367

Appendix C How to Calibrate the Levels 369

Appendix D References 381

About the Author 429

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Beggar-and-Chooser More than 1 year ago
It seems, that in this era, man has mastered the art of appearing intelligent. This and also convincing others that they are intelligent. All of this, without earning the internal merit of personal responsibility. That's the hallmark of the truly intelligent. Who would've guessed? In the days of the Greeks they were called sophists. I'd been afflicted with this dysfunction - and indeed it is a dysfunction. The effect is the "king baby" who can so eloquently malign another person who disagrees with what they believe. Simultaneously, they gain favor from those who are in denial of similar short-comings. Cleverly, the insult may even infer, pointed at the person being scapegoated, as being immature and arrogant. The smug and snickering mob then concedes and basks in the instant gratification of their sedation. This is the socio-political climate of our times. Hate is in vogue, being honest is called arrogant and being humble is called idiocy. This work, to me, has pointed out the self-serving motives underneath my own positions. The positions themselves have been nothing but hypnotic limitations; a fools' gold. Reflecting on the Truth, delivered as such is not always a walk in the park. And yet I am eternally grateful. Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man is an invaluable tool for reflection and self-examination for those willing to be radically honest with themselves. It's also an invaluable tool for those who are curious about discerning essence from appearance. Curious, yes! Have the Truth revealed and see if you're really interested! Many will scurry from the work because... "A good horse runs even from the shadow of the whip!" Signed, Kevin A former slave to popular delusions with an opinionated defense-mechanism. Now, an ordinary man who knows that he does not know anything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never been disappointed with a David Hawkins book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago