Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinations of Human Behaviour Paperback – Mar 1 2002
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One of the most interesting self-help type books I've ever read. It's packed with advice on how to stay in good physical, mental and spiritual shape. It's like a toolkit with all sorts of good advice on how to live your life. Stephanie Beacham 20101126
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All human endeavor has the common goal of understanding or influencing human experience. To this end, man has developed numerous descriptive and analytical disciplines: Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, and so on....Regardless what branch of inquiry one starts from-philosophy, political theory, theology-all avenues of investigation eventually converge at a common meeting point: the quest for an organized understanding of the nature of pure consciousness....To explain that which is simple can be difficult indeed. Much of this book is devoted to the process of making the simple obvious. If we can understand even one simple thing in depth, we will have greatly expanded our capacity for comprehending the nature of the universe and life itself. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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If you are looking to change yourself to become an even greater gift to the world, then I can recommend no greater books than the ones written by Dr. David R. Hawkins. And yes, I have read Chopra, Dyer, Myss, Ruiz, Tolle, Walsch, Williamson, et al. and found them wonderfully helpful, as well as "A Course In Miracles" (which Hawkins highly recommends).
The greatest gift we can give the world is to raise our own level of consciousness. In an average lifetime, a person will raise their level of consciousness about 5 points. Simply by being exposed to this material, a person's level of consciousness will raise on average about 35 points. This is equivalent to 7 lifetimes of personal growth.
My own subjective experience of this is that it is true. My family members and friends have shared with me feedback indicating that they see the difference in me of the positive shifts that have happened since I started working with this material.
"Power vs Force" is difficult to get through in places, as I and some of my family members and friends have found. "The Eye of the I" had a great positive effect on me and I have read it a number of times. I very rarely read a book more than once. "I" had a hugely positive effect on me and I have read it many times. "Truth vs Falsehood" is an interesting book, helping me put the world and "everything outside of me" into perspective.Read more ›
Dr. Hawkins introduces a number of issues in his book, Power vs. Force. He deals with ascending levels of consciousness and then introduces Kinesiology as a means for testing the relative value or usefulness of products, activities, philosophies, opinions, and emotions.
The inherent problem with writing a book on ascending levels of consciousness is that language, the medium of books, is located within the left hemisphere of the brain. Ascending consciousness occurs specifically by transcending the language center, that is, learning to use divergent parts of the brain other than the language center or conceptual self located within the left hemisphere of the brain.
That being said, Dr. Hawkins equates levels of conscious to us in story form i.e. how these levels of consciousness appear to manifest themselves in experiential reality, rather than how to manifest them. To learn to use the various centers of the brain is conceptually, rather simple. How to consciously use the frontal lobes, both hemispheres of the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum and the brain stem can be explained in 20 or 30 minutes, but actually learning to use these various parts of the brain and intentionally connecting the conscious and unconscious mind can constitute a life long pursuit.
Dr. Hawkins appears to be combining Abraham Maslows hierarchy of needs theory with Social Darwinism and asserting that aspiring to higher levels of consciousness is a developmental process or evolutionary process. I would tend to disagree with that understanding. Having learned to use all my brain consciously, I would say it has nothing to do with social conditioning, and that in fact social conditioning tends to impede human development in the interest of conformity.Read more ›
And mad at society for not having the answers.
And sad that I didn't understand.
And frustrated that nobody seemed to be able to accurately put the pieces together.
Then I was given this book.
I read. I read in awe. Because it coresponded with my own experiences. And rang true.
It drew me, and helped me.
And then to my great joy, I found out that he was still alive!
And that Eye of the I had been released! A sequel to the most satisfying book I had ever read.
And it was in another league all together.
If you read this, or any other of hawkins books. Or see tapes, or read any other writings of a true sage. How blessed you are.
And the best part is, you don't have to get it.
The getting it happens of its own.
I am so gratefull for Dr. Hawkins and his wife Susan who urged him to publish and everyone around him and the infinitely complex circumstances that lead to this trilogy. It has transformed my life for the better and is just the most wonderfull thing.
God bless you,
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Anyone interested in David Hawkins' books would be well-advised to check out the many critiques posted on various internet sites. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr Sherry Beaumont
This book can be a difficult read at first...I recommend reading Truth vs Flasehood before attempting to grasp the deep concepts of this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by KC
Great book, I am new to these books so this one was good but I think a bit advanced for where I am at. I think one book leads to another.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book, definitely expanded my understanding on the different levels of consciousness.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
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