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Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior | [Dr. David R. Hawkins]

Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

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.
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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 09-01-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Might Be A Good Book"

    Would like to have listened to the book; but the narrator’s (author) voice was simply awful.

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    Cynthia 08-31-10
    Cynthia 08-31-10 Member Since 2008
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    This is one powerful book, life changing. However I only wish Dr. Hawkins had chosen someone else to narrate. His voice puts me to sleep as it rather drones on and on. I recommend purchasing the book in print as well.

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    Marcos Camuy, Puerto Rico 07-04-10
    Marcos Camuy, Puerto Rico 07-04-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Is that a kind of choking therapy to avoid...?"

    Another ‘narrator’ (an excellent one) is needed to match this superb book.

    Dr. Hawkins, you can be excellent, prominent, endowed, blessed, ... in other matters, but obviously aren’t in that of narrating.

    Do you a favor and empower, or let other(s) do this job. The ‘Presence’ (in you) seems drunk to me...

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    Jean Southlake, TX, USA 06-24-10
    Jean Southlake, TX, USA 06-24-10
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    "My Favorite!"

    After years of enjoying Power vs Force in book form I was excited to have the convenience of the audio format but was disappointed with Dr. Hawkins monotone delivery. I made up he did not want to influence anyones experience or something. About 15 minutes was all I could handle and I am still unable to listen to it. I often check to see if a knew reading has come out.I have purchased around 20 copies of this book to give away and have 4 copies around the house. i travel with this book. PLEASE DR. HAWKINS - PLEASE, RELEASE ANOTHER READING TO THIS GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO MANKIND.

    SINCERELY, JML

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    Elder Statesman Doctor 04-17-10 Member Since 2015

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    "Some good buried in horrible boredom !"

    Dr. Dyer recommended this book. Perhaps if I read it in a physical form I'd appreciate it. It seems like there may be some interesting material in it, however, it is virtually impossible to get to. It starts out with a woman with an excellent narration voice reading it, then for what can only be assumed to be purely ego reasons, the author takes over, completely ruining it!!
    His voice and inflection are Perfect for using to teach people in a Speech or drama class Exactly How NOT to speak or narrate. He has a relatively deep sleep invoking voice made Much worse by the absolutely Perfect Monotone that is guaranteed to lose your attention.
    He also says at the beginning that he will simplify things verbally so everyone can understand his points. Then he goes out of his way to blow his own vocabulary horn to prove how many big words he knows. I am a physician with a very large vocabulary, and I understood every word he used, but he certainly did not try to do anything other than sound pedantic (and use words like that!) and every few sentences he would "name drop" another big word to prove how important his discoveries were.
    He really needs to have this book re-recorded with the woman's voice that started it, and to re-write it so that it is simplified, not in concept, but into using 'normal' vocabulary, rather than trying to show off how much like a professor he can sound.
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    I'm sorry, but I found this to be virtually worthless due to his totally boring voice making me fade out repeatedly every few minutes. It might serve as a great cure for insomnia for those needing that! Best wishes. Wish I could have gotten to the gems without sleeping through them!

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    marlinr 12-06-06
    marlinr 12-06-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Mind numbingly dull"

    Poor narration
    Completely oversold
    Makes me doubt the description of books I read on this website.

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    Charles Fernandina Beach, FL, USA 10-29-07
    Charles Fernandina Beach, FL, USA 10-29-07
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    "mumbo jumbo"

    This is mostly new age mumbo jumbo that poses as science. Very interesting and well presented, but not well supported by fact or logic. However, it will stir up the brain cells.

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    David Slaugh 12-26-07 Listener Since 2007
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    "What was the score?"

    I wonder what the score was for the decision to have the author read this?

    He should have at least let the oral anesthetic wear off first. Which begs the question, Why would he schedule a dentist appointment so close to his reading?

    I digress.

    Really though, was Steven Wright busy or something?

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    Christopher Riverside, CA, USA 08-31-09
    Christopher Riverside, CA, USA 08-31-09
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    "LIfe Changing"

    This book was an answer to prayer.

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    James 06-03-14 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy audio books and blogging.

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Power vs. Force to be better than the print version?

    I prefer the audio edition because I can work while listening. I also enjoy listening to Dr. Hawkins' narration because it is not typical, and I can hear the understanding of the material in his tone.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The explanation that weakness/strength in the body responds to external stimuli. For example artificial sweetener and negative thoughts such as envy, weaken the muscles.


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

    I have listened to several Hawkins' works, and this one has been the best one. It is organized very well, and presented clearly.


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

    Mere study of the positive -vs- negative patterns of thought/behavior will instantly improve consciousness.


    Any additional comments?

    Dr. Hawkins' calibration concept teaches about the deceit of appearances, and offers a useful tool of empowerment.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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