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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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    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 8 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy 04-14-07
    Nancy 04-14-07
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    "Highly recommended!"

    This audiobook is fascinating. It's highly technical, so one must be willing to really focus on the content to truly 'get' what the author is talking about... If you are willing to do that...you will surely enjoy it. Great work!

    3 of 3 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 6 people found this review helpful
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    Eric brooklyn, NY, United States 02-06-13
    Eric brooklyn, NY, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Pseudoscience at its finest"

    This book begins by talking about how you can find the ultimate truth through a very special 'scientific' method: You have someone hold his arms up and try to push down on his arm. If you say something positive to him while you do this, he is stronger. If you say something negative, he is weaker. Now you can test out other things in the same way. From this the author extrapolates that the secrets of the universe are unfolded, all of us connected by a hidden consciousness, mystics, gurus, blah blah blah. Of course, all the scientific 'studies' he provides are vague and non-descript.

    This pseudoscience is reminiscent of the Scientologists who give an electromagnetic stress test and tell you all kinds of deep truths about your psyche. When someone tries to bring such deep and all-encompassing 'truths' through unverified simple biological tests, you know you should be skeptical.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    Natasha los angeles, CA, USA 07-13-07
    Natasha los angeles, CA, USA 07-13-07
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    "help"

    i heard this was a great book but geez i can't get past the reading of it. authors should be banned from reading their own material if this is what it is going to sound like. it is quite awful. if you want to read this book PLEASE i beg you to get the hard copy. believe it or not it will make your life a lot easier.

    5 of 6 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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    A. 11-18-15
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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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