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
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First I must say Dr.David R.Hawkins should have passed on to a more experienced narrator. It felt like he was holding onto something to tightly,as this was a precious works. I'm just saying a more experienced narrator with the ability to put a more spirited spring into this book would have been more enjoyable, The context and the information in this book was able to hold my attention. Even though I was drifting away at times. I wanted to hear more of Dr. Hawkins knowledge of the meaning of Power vs Force as it pertains to personal growth, overcoming obstacles such as addiction.and striving to become more awakened people.
I'm an easy to please person. Some of the Audible books that I've read and received poor user ratings based on quality of the reading and I enjoyed them anyways. This was definitely not one of those times.
I could not understand anything the author/reader had to say. In addition, his voice actually made my skin crawl. I could not get passed the 2nd chapter.
I would not recommend this book unless they put a new audio out with a different reader. The woman who announces each chapter would be a much better choice.
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I almost didn't buy this yesterday because of the scathing reviews of Dr. Hawkins' reading...
I'm glad I followed my gut on this one and purchased it. I listen to my audiobooks on my iPhone at triple speed with Audible's app. I can consume voraciously this way. For this book, I had to slow it down to 2x speed not because of Dr. Hawkins' reading but because the information is so dense. But at three times and twice the speed I had no trouble understanding him. I'm just sensing a lot of snobbery in the other reviews.
The information is mind blowing. It's all I can think about and I'm only on Chapter 3. Good luck!
Found out after purchasing this book that the whole theory of applied kinesiology has been pretty widely debunked as a hard science. Which just goes to show you should be pretty damn skeptical about any book that promises "ultimate truth". This should be in religion and spirituality not nonfiction. Aside from these issues on the actual substance of the book, which many would disagree with, everyone seems to agree that the audiobook is incredibly poorly produced, the narration is dry and will bored you to tears.
The Book is a Must for folks seeking answers of Human Potential. This books is the basis for many Self Help Authors. However, although I respect Dr Hawkins, his voice at times can become dull.
The info in this book is interesting the only problem is he should not of read it I actually had to go but this book and read it myself becuase I couldnt stand to hear it.
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.
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...
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.
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