Truth vs Falsehood
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:54 am Post subject:
Hi Gloria and All:
I am halfway through Dr Hawkins’s new book, "Truth vs Falsehood." It is in four sections, of which, I have completed two.
This book must be read with an open mind, as it will be nothing like one might think it is going to be. As per usual, when the good doctor writes, he writes to his colleagues and to the scientific community as a whole. He doesn't play to the cheap seats. He does not want his works to be considered anything less then a legitimate scientific and academic approach to truth. Unless you are well educated with an advanced vocabulary, you might find yourself overwhelmed and lost in translation.
Hawkins spends some time in the first section pointing out that the calibrations that are made in his book are not only his own, but those of a large worldwide group of Applied Kinesiologists. When the calibrations of the whole group were closely related to one another concerning a question, subject, situation, etc., then that calibration was considered correct and publishable.
In the second chapter Hawkins presents "Summary of Essential Principles of the Science of Consciousness." These are 12 statements concerning consciousness, which by my perception, is the ultimate explanation of what consciousness is. Everything you want to know about consciousness is explained in these 12 statements.
Hawkins uses Applied Kinesiology to verify and validate the statements he makes in this book. It should be taken into consideration that AK is not a proven or scientifically accepted approach to truth. It appears that Hawkins is really trying his best to promote AK as a viable tool to obtaining truth in all situations. That being said, Hawkins first compiles calibration list in connection with the subject of each chapter, but then Hawkins goes on to detail the reasons for the calibrations. These detailed descriptions are all Hawkins.
Doctor Hawkins is obviously an extensively educated and well-read man. In his detailed description of the calibrations he sight sources. These sources are highly accepted scientific, academic, and spiritual authorities.
While the first section (What is Truth) starts out strong, the second section (Practical Application) seems somewhat depressing as Dr. Hawkins deals with the downside of society and problematic issues. This reader is looking forward to the next two sections (Truth in the World and Higher Consciousness and Truth) in the hopes that Doctor Hawkins can end his latest book on an up note.