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.
© and (P)2006 The Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc., dba Veritas Publishing
"A beautiful gift of writing...[You] spread joy, love, and compassion through what you write. The fruit of these three is peace." (Mother Teresa)
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".
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.
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.
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
not so monotone and removed...more case studies and application
Hopelessness and Helplessness are closer to death and the ranking of energies up to enlightenment
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
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.
Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
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.
This book is mysticism portrayed as science. It is garbage.
Anger that I had wasted the time listening to this garbage.
If someone is considering listening to this book, I highly recommend anything else.
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