Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

by David R. Hawkins M.D., Ph.D


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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

We think we live by forces we control, but in fact we are governed by power from unrevealed sources, power over which we have no control.— from the author’s Preface

The universe holds its breath as we choose, instant by instant, which pathway to follow; for the universe, the very essence of life itself, is highly conscious. Every act, thought, and choice adds to a permanent mosaic; our decisions ripple through the universe of consciousness to affect the lives of all.— from Power vs. Force

"[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

". . . 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

"Overwhelming! A masterpiece! A lifetime work!"— Sheldon Deal, President, International College of Applied Kinesiology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401945077
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 01/30/2014
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,072
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc. He is a widely known authority within the field of consciousness research. He writes and teaches 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 including Harvard and Oxford and also to spiritual groups from Westminster Abbey and Notre Dame to Catholic, Protestant, and Buddhist monasteries. His life is devoted to the upliftment of mankind. His spiritual evolution is briefly recounted in the "About the Author" summary at the conclusion of this book.

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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Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
CynthiaSueLarson More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book and ideology great series I've read them all with or without the applied kinesiology his books deal in depth of enlightenment forgiveness and understanding our self in this world the book does explain the levels of consciousness and anyone under a level of 200 cannot use it and kinesiolgy so they would think it was garbage POI
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
BLUEFISH99 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
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cosmicvibe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An important read for anyone. Difficult to sort through but you can really open up and read any section. A keeper.
vigormortis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are very few books I have read which I have hurled across the room in disgust. The author apparently is hoping that none of his readers remember their high school mathematics. If they did, they would find co-opted terminology and faulty mathematical reasoning leading to ludicrous conclusions. I take no issue with spiritual or "new age" books which attempt to make their case using evidence from inner experience. But intentionally dressing it up with bad math in hopes that the layman will swallow this hogwash as science is unconscionable.
just_that_fast on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent book that is a great starting point for an exploration of spirituality.
nhimmelrich on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not an easy book to read if you attempt to understand it with your conscious, rational mind. I found immense pleasure and insight in the understanding that happened 'beyond the mind' and found myself in unexplainable lightness and joy at times. Hawkins description of consciousness is very interesting and thought provoking. At what level of consciousness are you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book helped me a lot eith my science experiment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are drawn to this book and have experience discerning the various patterns inherent in non-linear dynamics', it will change everything. If you areba tool, then you will see pseudo science and snake oil. One must Fool the Emperor to cross the Ocean. (36 strategems)
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screenwryter More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone who is interesting in understanding vibrations of people, of our planet.
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