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Power vs. Force Audiobook

Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

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Publisher's Summary

The publication of Power vs. Force by Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., reveals to the general public secret information heretofore only shared by the author with certain Nobelists and world leaders.

Analyzing the basic nature of human thought and consciousness itself, the author makes available to everyone the key to penetrating the last barrier to the advancement of civilization and science and resolving the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact.

All human endeavors have 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 of 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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

© and (P)2006 The Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc., dba Veritas Publishing

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    Mijin Seoul, Korea (South) 01-28-11
    Mijin Seoul, Korea (South) 01-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Fascinating and extremely educational"

    I only gave a 4 star, because of the narration. Of course it was awesome that the book was read by the author, however it was very hard to concentrate. Apart from that, it was briillant.

    Power VS Force is mostly about Kinesiology ( Muscle testing ), and it contains human consciousness and energy levels, power patterns and etc.
    For me, I was fascinated by his work and this book kind of educated me to see the world differently. From now on I am going to watch my emotions, actions, thoughts and decisions - as I will have to be responsible for every one of them eventually - and I will try not to drop my energy level to below 200. ( level 200 is Courage, according to the book.)
    I will also try to see the world, things,events, circumstances and people with the hightest possible consciousness level.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wilfredo BRONX, NY, USA 03-27-07
    Wilfredo BRONX, NY, USA 03-27-07
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    "Awesome"

    Carl G. Jung stated that "modern man needs a modern language to express religion and or spirituality." Dr. David R. Hawkins books, ( I have read all of them and would like to have them available on Audible )have come the closest to facilitating an understanding of Jung's statement.
    Wil

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BOLIVAR, MO, United States 12-22-09
    Amazon Customer BOLIVAR, MO, United States 12-22-09
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    "My first wasted credit"

    This audiobook taught me to read the reviews before I buy. The narration is difficult, but I kept an open mind and focused on the material instead of the voice. I made it to the three hour point and could go no further. I considered the book because it was referenced in Wayne Dyer's lecture on the "Power of Intention". It makes me doubt Dr. Dyer's choices of reference material.
    To use an old expression, it's a bunch of "hogwash".

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    A. 11-18-15
    A. 11-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Information, Terrible Delivery"
    Where does Power vs. Force rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High on information, dead last on delivery. It's grueling to get through as the author is BORING to listen to...It's like listening to a scientific abstract for five hours! The information in it however is very valuable...I would love a rewrite geared towards the layman


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Chi Running


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    not so monotone and removed...more case studies and application


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Hopelessness and Helplessness are closer to death and the ranking of energies up to enlightenment


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    brett 11-16-15
    brett 11-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Helpful."

    Wasn't ready for this before but this time it hit home. Going to let it digest and listen again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    joanna measer 10-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book"

    I thought that the book is very informative and powerful. Although the narrator wrote the book I think it would have been more powerful having had the woman read the whole book. I will now see if I can purchase a copy on Amazon

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Prestige Industries 07-07-15 Member Since 2014

    Be Positive!

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    "Knowledge is Power"

    Many people complained about the narration of this book however it was not that bad to me. The lessons on different levels of consciousness are powerful and the knowledge I've gained out weighs any concern with the narration of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 04-14-14
    Diana 04-14-14 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Interesting information that needs a pro-Narrator"

    People are becoming more interested in Consciousness and are reading books related to this topic. Power vs Force is a very interesting book, well-written, with findings, sources, and interpretations concentrated without excess wordiness.

    And, after listening to many Audible books that used professional narrators, I got a bit spoiled and have expectations of enunciation, interesting inflection, and no hissing "S" sounds. Some author-read books come out fantastic - like William Shatner's autobiography, or Tom Campbell's My Big TOE trilogy. Others are okay. And some seem to undermine the author's work, like this audiobook.

    I hope this book will be read by a professional Narrator. It is simply too important to be cast aside because listeners can't abide the author's own reading. If the author had been standing at a podium, reading this book in front of an audience, he would have lost the audience. At times he sounds bored or as if he isn't paying attention to the meaning of the words he is reading but is reading automatically.

    With a deep gravelly voice that maintains a slurred monotone, broken only at times with the hissing of words that end in "S" letters, despite my intense interest in the words, I had difficulty getting the meaning of the words due to distraction and frustration. Only by the 20th chapter had I gotten used to the author's voice.

    Yet, I am going to listen to this audiobook at least one more time. The information and findings are fascinating. With the number of people who have been posting feedback with frustration on the reading voice, I hope this book will be re-read professionally and given a greater and more positive exposure to many people. It's a valuable work by the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mjv Lake Forest, Illinois United States 04-09-13
    mjv Lake Forest, Illinois United States 04-09-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Possibly the worst book I have listened to."
    What disappointed you about Power vs. Force?

    This book is mysticism portrayed as science. It is garbage.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dr. David R. Hawkins again?

    Never.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger that I had wasted the time listening to this garbage.


    Any additional comments?

    If someone is considering listening to this book, I highly recommend anything else.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Caylene J. Vincent Ballarat, Australia 03-19-13
    Caylene J. Vincent Ballarat, Australia 03-19-13 Member Since 2012

    UQH

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    "Good Message, Poorly delivered"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    David is a good author, but a lousey narrator. Unless its pitch black and there are no visual distractions, David is very, very hard to listen to! Having bought his audio cassett many years ago, if I had looked and seen he was the narrator, I would have never bought the book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    David provides many fine details about his core subject


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. David R. Hawkins?

    The same guy that Bryce Courtney uses. David has the same monotone, no infliction and toneality differences in his voice and a poor narrator


    Do you think Power vs. Force needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It does have a follow up book, An Eye for an Eye, I havent read it as yet


    Any additional comments?

    David, if you want ot sell more audio books, get someone else to Narrate!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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