The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior. An Anatomy of Consciousness by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
It is difficult to present simplicity in a world enamored of complexity.
What if … you had access to a simple yes-or-no answer to any question you wished to ask? You do. Kinesiology is now a well-established science, based on testing of an all-or-none muscle response to stimuli. A positive stimulus provokes a strong muscle response; a negative stimulus results in a demonstrable weakening of the test muscle. Clinical kinesiologic muscle testing has found widespread verification over the last twenty-five years. Goodheart’s original research on the subject was given wider application by Dr. John Diamond, whose books brought the subject to the public. Diamond determined that this positive or negative response occurs with stimuli both physical and mental.
kinesiology: -n. The study of muscles and their movements, esp. as applied to physical conditioning. [Gk. Kinesis, movement (kinein, to move) + -logy.]
By use of the kinesiologic testing procedure described herein, unlimited information about any subject, past or present, is universally available. But the realization that everything is knowable about anything or anyone, anywhere, at any point in time, creates at first a paradigm shock. This reaction arises, generally, from realization of the non-locality, impersonality and universality of consciousness itself; and, specifically, from the realization of the observability of one’s own thoughts and motivations, and their transparency across time. That one’s every thought and action leave an indelible trace forever in the universe can be an unsettling thought.
This subject matter is, in fact, extraordinarily simple, it is difficult to present in a world enamored of complexity. Despite our mistrust of simplification, we may see two general classes of people in the world: believers and nonbelievers. To the nonbelievers, everything is false until proven true; to the believers, everything said in good faith is probably true unless it is proven false. The pessimistic position of cynical skepticism stems from fear. The more optimistic manner of accepting information arises from self-confidence. Either style works and each has its pros and cons. I have been faced, therefore, with the problem of presenting the data in a manner that will satisfy both approaches.
We think we live by forces we control, but in fact we are governed by power from unrevealed sources, power over which we have no control.
About the Book Author
David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc. He is a widely known authority within the field of consciousness research. He writes and teaches from the unique perspective of an experienced clinician, scientist, and teacher. He has been honored worldwide with many titles. His background is detailed in Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Hawkins has lectured widely at universities including Harvard and Oxford and also to spiritual groups from Westminster Abbey and Notre Dame to Catholic, Protestant, and Buddhist monasteries. His life is devoted to the upliftment of mankind. His spiritual evolution is briefly recounted in the “About the Author” summary at the conclusion of this book.