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)
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.
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.
The story is anti scientific, based on unproven assumptions, false expectations. This is a sort of mythology sold as popular science that should belong to the fantasy list of books. Nothing could make me grant more than 1 star, provided that zero is not an option.
This is not science. This shall stay in the same list with The Secret and the horoscope.
He is a terrible narrator. Only the content of the book is worse than the narrator
I am sorry I bought this book. I shall pay more attention before of buying a book
Yes. I like his lectures, but I found this book incredibly dry and unlistenable.
I couldn't make it to the end
I suspect this may have been Dr. Hawkins first attempt at narrating? It sounded like a first grade reader being forced to read in front of his class. Halting and stiff.
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!
David provides many fine details about his core subject
The same guy that Bryce Courtney uses. David has the same monotone, no infliction and toneality differences in his voice and a poor narrator
It does have a follow up book, An Eye for an Eye, I havent read it as yet
David, if you want ot sell more audio books, get someone else to Narrate!
This book did in fact make me cry. It was the collection of information within this book that solidified what I've been growing to understand about our ultimate purpose and how our most essential thoughts contribute to the collective consciousness. It rang so true to me, and it was written. From a metaphysical scientific perspective. I'm so happy this information was all contained within a book and made available to us. Religious or no, energy interacts as energy does, per universal law. This book explains what that means on an inter-personal level.
Ronda Del Boccio, Award Winning Author
OK here's the thing...I LOVE the book. But I can't listen to more than a few minutes. Please DO yes yes record his other books...but hire a narrator. His voice has a soporific effect on me even though I am VERY interestd.
The ways to verify truth so objectively and accurately are priceless!
I don't know the readers well enough to say, but definitely NOT the author. Sorry! I have HUGE respect for the author!
I really want his other books to be available on Audible so I can read them. I'm mostly blind and print isn't an easy option for me.
Brilliant, complicated, scientific yet somehow the true self while listening has an understanding even if the mind fully cant seem to comprehend it. I learned so much and am so thankful for being given the ears and eyes to hear and see the unseen in understanding. I need to listen again, This is one of those books you have to listen to a couple of times, and I usually never listen to a book a second time. Wonderful, I am thankful
Dr. Hawkins has done himself and his book a disservice by also narrating. His droning voice would not let me continue listening to the material. This book was recommended in books and tapes by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I read the reviews that complained of the narration, but I thought with the interesting material, I could get through it. Sadly, I could not make it through. I wish I could contact the author or his people and suggest that the book be professionally read. He would reach a greater audience as I'm sure the material is very worthwhile.
Dr Hawkins presents a very reasoned and structured set of beliefs based on the premise that applied kinesiology can be used to determine the truth or falsehood of any statement.
While the topic is interesting, the presentation is very dry and the author/narrator is essentially unskilled at enunciation or diction. The material is presented in near monotone, with words running together and sentences interrupted for audible gasps for air.
My perception is that this book would be better experienced in book format so that the content would not be obscured by the faulty presentation.
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