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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.

© and (P)2006 The Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc., dba Veritas Publishing

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Why Give Up Your True Power by Using Force?

Would you listen to Power vs. Force again? Why?

Yes, in fact I need to. It is so full of profound concepts that I had to back it up frequently to get a second bite at the delicious apple. I know that I wasn't able to absorb everything of value in the book the first time through, and know for sure that even though I backed up a lot, I just couldn't absorb it all.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Using FORCE not only invites resistance and opposition, but especially with men, it demands it. Relying on your innate POWER, while respecting the autonomy of those around you, invites collaboration and cooperation.

Which scene was your favorite?

It brought up visions of a lot of my tragic failures when I though I could get what I wanted from others by trying to force them. That part of the experience was valuable, but not very pleasant.

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

I will try to increase the effectiveness of my true Power by inviting others to collaborate in coming up with shared solutions into which they will be able to provide input.

Any additional comments?

This book provides life altering insight.

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  • 11-18-15

Great Information, Terrible Delivery

Where does Power vs. Force rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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

What do you think your next listen will be?

Chi Running

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

not so monotone and removed...more case studies and application

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

Hopelessness and Helplessness are closer to death and the ranking of energies up to enlightenment

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Helpful.

Wasn't ready for this before but this time it hit home. Going to let it digest and listen again.

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Good book

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

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Knowledge is Power

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.

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  • Diana
  • Antelope Valley, CA, United States
  • 04-14-14

Interesting information that needs a pro-Narrator

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.

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  • mjv
  • Lake Forest, Illinois United States
  • 04-09-13

Possibly the worst book I have listened to.

What disappointed you about Power vs. Force?

This book is mysticism portrayed as science. It is garbage.

Would you ever listen to anything by Dr. David R. Hawkins again?

Never.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger that I had wasted the time listening to this garbage.

Any additional comments?

If someone is considering listening to this book, I highly recommend anything else.

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Good Message, Poorly delivered

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

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!

What did you like best about this story?

David provides many fine details about his core subject

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. David R. Hawkins?

The same guy that Bryce Courtney uses. David has the same monotone, no infliction and toneality differences in his voice and a poor narrator

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

It does have a follow up book, An Eye for an Eye, I havent read it as yet

Any additional comments?

David, if you want ot sell more audio books, get someone else to Narrate!

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  • debra
  • kelowna, BC, Canada
  • 11-01-12

Slurred speech - bad bad bad!

What would have made Power vs. Force better?

Someone else reading it. It is boring - I kept listening but it is a waste of time.

Has Power vs. Force turned you off from other books in this genre?

Perhaps.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. David R. Hawkins?

The lady who does the intro.

Any additional comments?

So hard to follow - so tired of buying these books that are no good but have good ratings!! Sigh....

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  • niQui
  • SLC, UT USA
  • 09-12-12

Must read!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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.

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