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5.0 out of 5 stars Excepcional
Este libro es, sin lugar a dudas, uno de los mejores libros publicados jamás sobre la consciencia. La fuente de mucha de la información proporcionada ha sido extraida de sesiones de kinesiología y está basada en los descubrimientos de investigadores como el Dr. John Diamond, un visionario y una maravillosa persona con quien he tenido la suerte...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pseudoscientific New Religious Movement
"The International College of Applied Kinesiology and its current and past two presidents, John Diamond and applied kinesiologists in general, as well as scientists and scientific skeptics, do not accept as workable Hawkins applied kinesiology." -Arjuna Aletheia, Secrets of David R. Hawkins: Hawkins Applied Kinesiology

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2.0 out of 5 stars Pseudoscientific New Religious Movement, 18 Sept. 2013
This review is from: El Poder Contra La Fuerza (Power vs. Force) (Paperback)
"The International College of Applied Kinesiology and its current and past two presidents, John Diamond and applied kinesiologists in general, as well as scientists and scientific skeptics, do not accept as workable Hawkins applied kinesiology." -Arjuna Aletheia, Secrets of David R. Hawkins: Hawkins Applied Kinesiology

"L. Ron Hubbard's emotional tone scale...may be considered as the most proper genesis of Hawkins' map..." -Arjuna Aletheia, Secrets of David R. Hawkins: Map of Consciousness

"Lee Iacocca, Sam Walton, and Mother Teresa...replied to having received the manuscript [of Power vs. Force]--they did not offer endorsements of it...Hawkins twisted the replies of Walton, Iacocca, and Mother Teresa to make them appear to be endorsements...[T]his was untruthful and unethical...After being introduced to Hawkins' work, many of his students (including myself) stopped questioning. We came to the conclusion that Hawkins had the truth, putting our faith in his calibration method...[Be cautious of] the destructive side of the Devotional Nonduality cult." -Scott Jeffrey, Power vs. Truth: Peering Behind the Teachings of David R. Hawkins (pp. 20-22, 196-97)

"It seems David's not interested in details and the accuracy of his statements...He has a tendency to exaggerate and a flair for the dramatic." -Scott Jeffrey, Doctor of Truth, The Life of David R. Hawkins (p. xiv)

"Terrifically interesting ideas, but caught in subtle reductionism and the myth of the given. All the `hidden determinants' [Hawkins] mentions in the subtitle are monological instead of tetra-logical." -Ken Wilber, Integral Spirituality: A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern World (p. 286)

"One of the things [Hawkins] does is use [applied] kinesiology, which is muscle testing, to test the truthfulness of statements...making a kind of lie-detector test out of it...The hidden ego hook is that now the student's attention is being put on the wrong place, focused on an illusory test of an illusory thing in an illusory world...[Hawkins] calibrates different teachings at various levels, from 1 to 1,000. People love it...[But] the Course [says]...'Spirit has no levels, and all conflict arises from the concept of levels.'...Enlightenment has no levels...things like tests and calibrations distract the student...and all it really leads to is a lot of wasted time...Add the lie-detector test to the mix and you have a lifetime's worth of distractions...Don't be discouraged by those who borrow from the Course instead of teaching it." -Gary Renard (fellow controversial, Wayne Dyer-endorsed Hay House author), Your Immortal Reality: How to Break the Cycle of Birth and Death (pp. 196-98)

"There is a heavy use of pseudoscience when it fits and leaping to spirituality to fill in the gaps. If you are cautious about the leap, then you just are not sufficiently spiritual. Try a dab of appeal to authority combined with ad hominem to fill in the holes, i.e., the enlightened master has spoken and who are you to challenge these words?" -"Dr. Doctor David Hawkins's AK Quackery," The Skeptic's Dictionary Newsletter 58, August 23, 2005

"Dr. Hawkins has apparently taken a grandiose road less traveled, and...may have morphed into a malignant pied piper." -Peter Olsson, M.D., author, Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time: A Psychological Study of Destructive Cult Leaders

"Special Thanks to...My spiritual teacher & Lord, Dr. David R. Hawkins...Literally growing up in a community which was deeply routed [sic] on a blind faith of the God of Kinesiology...At one point people would calibrate to form a cult, at another to commit to immoral or even illegal activities because their muscle testing would tell them to do so...[including testing] unlawful things like killing somebody." -Jakob Merchant, Hawkins student, CommunionWithLove.com

Muscle testing (applied kinesiology) "is no more useful than random guessing." -PubMed.gov

"Hawkins uses applied kinesiology, a New Age pseudoscience, to calibrate everyone and everything's level of consciousness in the universe. Jesus is at 1000 in his system, and Hawkins himself calibrates one of his books at 999.8. He believes he is God." -Cults.co.nz

"Hawkins Ph.D...was earned from Columbia Pacific University, an unaccredited diploma mill that was shut down by court order." -Dr. Robert Todd Carroll

"Hawkins...assertion that what he does is AK [applied kinesiology] is akin to suggesting that lancing boils is total medical practice. This type of testing is not part of any `approved AK material'..." -Eric Pierotti, President, International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK)

"Hawkins should certainly be able to use his arm-pressing technique to win our million-dollar prize!...But will he apply? No, of course not. Why? The answer is obvious." -James Randi, James Randi Educational Foundation

"Dr. Hawkins refers to the `absolute replicability of test results,' yet makes no mention that [applied] kinesiology has never been verified by [authentic] double-blind studies..." -Spiritualteachers.org

"David Hawkins attended one seminar of my husband's [John Diamond, M.D.] way back in the mid 1970's and that is it...Hawkins has had no training in Applied Kinesiology..." -Susan Diamond

"[A]ll [experts] consider Dr. Hawkins' version of applied kinesiology to not be true...[Offers] nothing more than his own personal delusions as your objective spiritual truth." -Guruphiliac

"When I heard that Hawkins was claiming to be able to use AK/muscle testing to discern the Truth of A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G, I could instantly find a few major holes in such a proposition." -David Portney, AK expert

"Hawkins...has leaned rather too heavily on what turns out to be a thin stick...and [utilizes] a classic cult invalidation tactic..." -Sarlo's Guru Rating Service

"Hawkins...is a cult [leader] masquerading as a 'scientist' and making a lot of money in the process on his false claims." -quoted by International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)

"I'm far from the only one disenchanted with this cult." -Marilyn Gang, Dowsers.info

"[A] truly twisted theory...cleverly [removes] the foundation on which we normally stand to detect deception..." -Mary-Sue Haliburton, PESWiki.com

"Most other cult leaders don't even pretend to be scientific and so they cannot be falsified by science...This is a cynical exploitation of science..." -John Smith

"I would caution against book [sic] as a tool of judgement to 'measure' the consciousness level of other people..." -Ilchi Lee (fellow controversial New Age practitioner, who was endorsed by David Hawkins)

"Hawkins of course is not a cult expert, so finding himself to not be a cult leader while actual cult experts do is a bit self-supporting." -from "David R. Hawkins" at Cult Education Institute Forum

"The New England Institute of Religious Research (NEIRR)...has applied [to Hawkins] Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Robert J. Lifton's cult and mind control criteria outlined in his book Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism." -Rev. Robert Pardon (Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary), NEIRR (paraphrased)

"I have not been as interested in following Dr. Hawkins work...[due to] the more personality oriented following he seems to have developed." -Dr. Jonathan Reams, Gonzaga University

"Whatever use [applied] kinesiology may or may not have, it's [obvious] that it is useless for testing and calibrating historical figures, political documents, and I suspect anything else." -Reverend Keith, PathsToKnowledge.com

"Hawkins... has a way of pulling the Truth out of everything and everybody. Or maybe just pulling his own 'truth' out of his...oh, never mind." -Cosmic Connie, Whirled Musings

"[C]lassic fundamentalism...[A] rejection of Hawkins' philosophy is an affirmation of true spirituality." -EnergyGrid Magazine

"It is proper to doubt in things that are doubtful." -The Buddha

"You are already and eternally That." -Sri Ramana Maharshi

[Updated 20 April 2014]
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excepcional, 6 Feb. 2005
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Carlos Mena (Madrid, Madrid Spain) - See all my reviews
This review is from: El Poder Contra La Fuerza (Power vs. Force) (Paperback)
Este libro es, sin lugar a dudas, uno de los mejores libros publicados jamás sobre la consciencia. La fuente de mucha de la información proporcionada ha sido extraida de sesiones de kinesiología y está basada en los descubrimientos de investigadores como el Dr. John Diamond, un visionario y una maravillosa persona con quien he tenido la suerte de compartir grandes momentos. El Mapa de la Consciencia, proporcionado en el libro, plasma de forma diáfana y extremadamente exacta lo que las grandes tradiciones místicas han venido diciéndonos durante milenios. Este mapa me ha permitido, además, evaluar con precisión la naturaleza energética de muchas situaciones, decisiones y cosas en mi vida cotidiana. No deje de leer este libro. Entenderá, entre otras cosas, porqué el poder no procede de la fuerza.
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