David Hawkins is a spiritual teacher and author of personal development books on
the subject of enlightenment.
He is a psychiatrist and believes in muscle testing to discern
truth of a situation (applied kinesiology). He has also
developed a method of calibrating the level of spirituality of
a person or thing. His most well known work is "Power vs.
Background of David Hawkins
David Hawkins was born in 1927. He
remembers having a sudden awareness of his existence at age three. He had other
transformative events during his childhood that led him on a spiritual path.
example, when he was 12 he was caught in a blizzard, and when trapped in a snow
bank, he became oblivious of his physical body and connected with his
illuminated Presence. As a result of this experience he lost his fear of death
and worked as a minesweeper without fear during WWII. After the war, Hawkins
entered medical school and specialized in psychiatry.
When he was 38
years old, David Hawkins contracted a fatal illness that responded poorly to
treatment. As he was dying, he called for help from God and felt the illuminated
Presence once again. This time it took over his body and Hawkins attained an
expanded state of awareness. Because of his perceptions and understandings of
reality, he became a very successful psychiatrist and built one of the largest
practices in New York. He was introduced to kinesiology, and incorporated it as
an integral part of his practice.
When David Hawkins was 48 years old, he
left New York and spent the next seven years in reclusive meditation. During
that time, he developed a deepened sense of the Presence. He became frustrated
at the pain and suffering his patients brought on themselves because of their
egos and wished he could heal people on a larger scale rather than one by one.
When he was 68, David Hawkins published his first book, "Power vs. Force.
The Books Of David Hawkins
• "Power Vs. Force: The
Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
" is available as a
Kindle ebook, book, and audio book. This book describes how
muscle testing, also known as kinesiology, can be used to make
decisions and determine when people, things, or systems are
• "The Eye of the I: From Which
Nothing Is Hidden
" is the second book in the trilogy of
personal development books by David Hawkins. This is also
available as an ebook or traditional book. This book is an
in-depth look into spiritual consciousness. It bridges the gap
between religion and science and the ego and spirit. Although
the concepts presented in the book seem difficult to grasp,
the way they are presented make it easy for the reader to
digest and gain an expanded awareness from. Using the
calibration methods developed by David Hawkins, it was
determined that readers of this book scored a higher level of
consciousness than before being exposed to his work.
"I: Reality and Subjectivity
" is considered the third of the
trilogy of personal development books by David Hawkins. This
book explores the relationship between man and God and the
very nature of consciousness. David Hawkins uses this book to
help readers grasp concepts such as karma, emotions, ego,
spirituality, truth, and truth calibrations. This book offers
readers exercises that lead to enlightenment.
"Transcending the Levels of Consciousness
" contains personal
development advice as it pertains to overcoming the
limitations imposed by the ego. This book is more of a
practical guide to enlightenment rather than a theoretical
analysis of the ideas of David Hawkins.
the Ego, Realizing the Self: Contemplations from the Teachings
of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
" is another of the personal
development books by Hawkins available as an ebook on Kindle.
This work contains inspiring passages from Hawkins' other
books. Reading them offers contemplation breaks throughout the
day for an experience of peace and love. It acts to remind
readers the ego is an illusion that can be transcended.
More and more books are also becoming available as ebooks and
• "Healing & Recovery" is a book by David Hawkins that
explores why the body doesn't always respond to medical
treatments. It offers spiritual practices that can facilitate
healing and recovery.
• "Discovery of the Presence of
God-Devotional NonDuality" further explores enlightenment. It
helps readers understand the state and offers instructions on
how to achieve it. The book is written in an easy to
understand and implement style and offers examples from the
experiences of David Hawkins.
• "Truth vs. Falsehood:
How to Tell the Difference" is a detailed look at truth. David
Hawkins explores truth as presented to us by the media and
politicians. He also looks at truth as presented by organized
religion. In addition, Hawkins reveals his test that can help
readers pinpoint truth with great accuracy.
the Path to Enlightenment: 365 Daily Reflections from David R.
Hawkins" is a book that provides spiritual teachings in the
form of daily readings. The daily readings are compiled from
the earlier works of David Hawkins.
Spirituality, and Modern Man" teaches readers how to discern
truth from falsehood and how to tell illusions from reality.
Hawkins tackles such concepts as media manipulation in an
attempt to awaken readers and promote enlightenment.
The Work Of David Hawkins
Although he is in his eighties,
David Hawkins lives an active life as a prolific writer and teacher.
In addition to writing personal development books, Hawkins publishes
articles on the web.
His message is spread through the Consciousness
Project where his spiritual students gather and discuss his work
online. There are also study groups that meet offline in cities
around the world to study his books. Hawkins has given many public
lectures and appeared on prestigious television programs. He also
produces DVDs and CDs of his talks and private interviews.
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