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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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    Hope St Albans, VT, United States 05-13-13
    Hope St Albans, VT, United States 05-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Info -Horrible Narrator"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure-it is a fascinating topic and really deserves to be part of a person's library. I cannot believe that the narration cannot be improved.


    What was most disappointing about Dr. David R. Hawkins’s story?

    The Narrator


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator sounded like he was under a pool of scotch.


    Any additional comments?

    This is truly the only book with this information and it would be great to listen to it with another narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    david 04-19-13
    david 04-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "couldn't get past the first 10minutes"
    Would you try another book from Dr. David R. Hawkins and/or Dr. David R. Hawkins?

    Yes. I like his lectures, but I found this book incredibly dry and unlistenable.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I couldn't make it to the end


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amit United States 03-27-13
    Amit United States 03-27-13

    Endodontist

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    "essential read for any spiritual aspirant"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Dr Hawkins, his use of kinesiology, interpretation of the non linear vs the linear, duality vs non duality and the map of consciousness over which he calibrates almost anything offers a paradigm shift and lays out groundwork in how to do the inner spiritual work and is a true Guru in all that he selflessly explains and outlines in this foundational book for all the rest of his work which dawns a new level of consciousness for an unbiased seeker of truth.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I'm going to study all his work, or at least as much as I can.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    The author has a great sense of humor and points out all that is relevant outlining the many facets of knowledge, causality, ego consciousness and how to transcend it, and an awareness of God through the lens of his work


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Thank you Dr Hawkins, and may God bless you, I wish I could have met Dr Hawkins, though he outlines that the work is more important and did not give much relevance to his own self or importance any more than that which would allow him to do his work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, United States 02-05-13
    Jason ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Very interesting and insightful"

    The author's voice didn't bother me that much as it did other reviewers. I thought the material was well presented, not to overly complicated or new-agey. There is a lot of good insight contained within this book that can serve as a guide post towards elevating ones consciousness. I will likely listen to this book every so often, as I'm sure that I'll absorb more and different lessons each time around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory 01-02-13
    Gregory 01-02-13
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    "An opportunity to understand more of those why's."
    Would you listen to Power vs. Force again? Why?

    Yes, I am, most every day. The why is there is a lot to get and I get something every time.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Understanding!


    What does Dr. David R. Hawkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His want for you to understand life better. That power is available and God wants me to be aware and make choices with that awareness.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Power vs. Force?

    While for one that I have a brain and I can watch it and alter choices to be happy and walking in the Power that God has for us all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elsa 09-25-12
    Elsa 09-25-12
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    "Must be your topic of interest"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Power vs. Force to be better than the print version?

    For me it is much easier to listen to this type of information as though at a lecture than trying to read it.


    Have you listened to any of Dr. David R. Hawkins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This has to be a topic you are interested in for it to be enjoyable and keep your attention. For me - it was quite fascinating and the tone of the author's voice and reading pace was not relevant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 07-23-12
    Amazon Customer United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Paradigm shift required"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, most definitely. While reading the other reviews, there was decidedly negative sense as to the author performing the read. While his voice is a little difficult to become accustomed to, the material is so valuable and the lessons it teaches easily allows one to rise above and appreciate what others seem to have missed.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Learning about the global calibration and the general rise in planetary consciousness.


    Did Dr. David R. Hawkins do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not too many actual characters


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Not yet finished, so I'm digging it all thus far.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve newport beach, ca, United States 07-02-12
    Steve newport beach, ca, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I was so hopefull"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would, if you were to read it, not listen to it. Great content and a lot of information


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Complete distraction. The first persons voice that started the book would have been fantastic. Very engaging. Not Dr Hawkins. He completely ruined the audio. It was hard to not drift. Sometimes authors shouldnt read their own books.


    Did Power vs. Force inspire you to do anything?

    Write a review. 1st ever


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mana 06-13-12
    Mana 06-13-12
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    "monotone"
    What did you like best about Power vs. Force? What did you like least?

    this book has SO much valuable information but the author sounds like, well, it is so monotone I fall asleep,


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?


    the information is so valuable in our lives


    How could the performance have been better?


    a little expression


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

    the information needs to be known. maybe a recap with enthusiasm for the message


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    David Fitchburg, WI, United States 06-11-12
    David Fitchburg, WI, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Topic, narration is a bit hard to digest"
    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The research and the implications of this work are Earth-shattering! I had heard about this work via a Wayne Dyer audio, am I very glad I listened to it. I may read the book when I want to review it, as David Hawkins audio recording left me struggling to understand and follow many times.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The words used were very large and scientific, and having someone like David Hawkins read his own work took much of the feeling behind these big words, leaving much room for improvement. I would love to hear another narrator read this work.


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  • Dominic
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    5/4/11
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    "Great book, poorly read."

    There is no doubt as a book, Power vs. Force is
    brilliant. Sadly the author reads it with the most
    boring monotone mumble. My advice - get the book, not
    the audio book.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Grimsby, United Kingdom
    5/23/13
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    "Great insights but inaccessible to the masses"

    I typically prefer it if the author is the narrator of their audiobook. In this case I make an exception. Given that I am not enlightened and that I do not possess absolute mental discipline, my mind still gets distracted from listening.

    The drone of Hawkins voice doesn't help to keep my mind engaged in the book and so I was left to use will power to keep my mind from wandering. A professional voice actor with a more colourful delivery would have solved this problem and perhaps made the book more acceptable to more people.

    I titled this review inaccessible to the masses because of the intellectual complexity with which it is written.

    I expect readers of this book will have the same complaints as they do about Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra..... too intellectual.

    Surely a spirital teacher who wanted to make the greatest impact would appeal to the lowest common denominator to ensure that readers of all reading and intelligence levels would be able to benefit from the material? That's not what's happening here.

    I can imagine many people who started reading this book up did not finish because the material was too heavy. The ideas are not complex but the delivery, I feel, is.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • L
    LITTLEHAMPTON, United Kingdom
    3/5/12
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    "Respectfully ok (rambling pseudoscience aside)"

    The precept behind this book is both intriguing and inspiring. In essence, the book lays out a scale of consciousness, or as I would put it, awareness. The model is simple, profound and makes complete sense. The book spends much of its time discussing applications and how to test for where people are on this scale solely by use of 'Applied Kinesiology'- for example by way of measuring muscular resistance (at a subconscious level) to pressure applied to an outstretched arm. AK is widely discredited in the scientific community and unfortunately this book serves in the main to endorse such views. Hawkins regularly discusses where people lie on the scale ('calibration') and yet never divulges specifically how such calibrations are attributed. The evidence (scientific, spiritual or whatever basis one uses) is vague and leaves many obvious questions unanswered e.g. how does one ensure consistent pressure is applied, how does one rule out idiomatic motion etc. etc. Hawkins rambles on in a repetitive style, often revisiting unsubstantiated assertions. His voice is also quite slurred which (with much respect) makes this a hard listen. Thanks to Dr. Hawkins for such an interesting hypothesis.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • KM
    Scotland
    4/7/09
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    "Good Content but Dreadful narration"

    I enjoyed the content of this book but found that the voice of the narrator to be really boring, lifeless and not at all clear very slurred in fact so much so that I have not managed to listen to all of it which is a shame as if it had been read with a bit more energy and clarity it would have been most enjoyable, Still really interesting material.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Alastair
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    7/23/13
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    "Inspiring and wondrous - a first class work!"

    This book has enabled me to see the world, people, and spirituality in a completely new way. Dr David Hawkins has managed to explain timeless spiritual reality in a way that can make sense to the modern, thinking, intelligent individual. Having read Power vs. Force I went on to read most of Dr Hawkin's other works and also listened to most of his lectures. I have found his knowledge, experience and skilled teaching to be invaluable and the lectures are often humorous and entertaining as well as inspiring.

    There is a body of work called "The Great Books of the Western World"; I believe Power vs. Force should be number 1 in the list.

    Listening to the author read this masterwork adds to the experience.

    You may wish to hunt around on the internet to get a copy of the scale of consciousness as he refers to this and seeing it helps to make sense of it. You can either Google images for "Hawkins scale of consciousness" and it is possible to order a copy from www.veritaspub.com.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lukasz Gardecki
    8/27/16
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    "beyond words, specially endind, summing it up."

    The whole book is one of the most importance to the world, if we to create peace on earth. It is so mature, vivid and SIMPLE, I think that is the biggest valour of it, simplicity, the siplest distinction between fasle and truth. So insightfull, Inspiring, hope goving -this was my expirience of this book, a good refreshment, an amazing new perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Connie Frost
    8/4/16
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    "Very Informative and educational "

    I learnt a lot about body and mind and the ways they are connected. This will help to understand how this information can help and support in many other ways with other healing practices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alev Haddadieh
    Kent, United Kingdom
    5/31/16
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    "interesting research"

    The topic of this book was rather interesting. I have enjoyed Hawkins scientific approach and measurement of variying power of emotions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vaughan
    Randburg, South Africa
    12/7/12
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    "One of the most important books I have read."

    I have been through this book several times and each brought new insight and awareness. I am grateful for this work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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