David R. Hawkins
, M.D, Ph.D is a
psychiatrist, author, mystic and teacher. He is probably best known
for his 1995 book Power Vs Force: The Hidden Determinants
of Human Behaviour
where he presents the findings of
twenty years of studying using a methodology known as applied
. The book's basic thesis is the distinction between
"power" and "force", which are here used with special meanings to
this text. However, his influential 1973 tome, co-authored with
Nobel-prizewinner Linus Pauling
, entitled Orthomolecular
Psychiatry: Treatment of Schizophrenia
is also influential
and has the distinction of apparently being the first psychiatric
text to consider the healing effect of nutritional supplmentation
on patients suffering from mental illness.
Doctor Hawkins grew up in rural Wisconsin. He fought in
doing duties as a minesweeper, which often brought him
close brushes with death. After the war he studied psychiatry at
and received his
medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Soon after beginning professional life, he fell ill of "a
progressive, fatal illness that did not respond to any treatments".
At thirty-eight, he recounts that he gave up on the brink of death,
and reports an enlightenment experience which altered his life
completely. He later resumed clinical practice in New York where
his tremendous success at healing helped grow his practice to more
than fifty therapists and other employees. He remained silent about
his enlightenment throughout this time.
His study of applied kinesiology
began in the
seventies, when he attended a lecture by John Diamond,
, on the subject and observed potentials which he felt had
been previously overlooked by past practicioners for describing and
exactly and scientifically calibrating human consciousness and
behaviour. The initial results of his studies were released in 1995
in Power Vs Force
He received his Ph.D. from Columbia Pacific University
(1995). He has a B.S. from Marquette University (1950) and an M.D.
from the Medical College of Wisconsin (1953).
Dr. Hawkins has been knighted by the Danish crown for his work, and
lectures widely at universities (Harvard, Oxford, et al.) and to
spiritual groups from Westminster Abbey and Notre Dame to Catholic,
Protestant, and Buddhist monasteries.
Dr. Hawkins describes his spiritual teaching as devotional
. He is
God, AK tells us. Obey!
Sources:The Eye of the I
, Hawkins, David R.,
2001Truth vs. Falsehood
, Hawkins, David R.,