The Full Wiki

More info on David R. Hawkins

David R. Hawkins: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David R. Hawkins, M.D. (born June 3, 1927) is an American psychiatrist, mystic, author and spiritual teacher in Sedona, Arizona.

Hawkins grew up in Wisconsin. He served in WWII, where he was assigned to hazardous duty on a minesweeper.[1] Hawkins received a B.S. in pre-med from Marquette University (1950)[2], an M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin (1953), and a Ph.D. from Columbia Pacific University (1995).[3]

Hawkins teaches that applied kinesiology can distinguish truth or falsity in any statement while applying his "Map of Consciousness" that divides the general areas of force and power.[3]



  • Orthomolecular Psychiatry (coauthored with Linus Pauling) - W.H. Freeman and Company: 1973
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis and Calibration of the Levels of Human Consciousness - VMI, Bell and Howell Col: 1995, republished 1996 by Veritas Publishing
  • Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior - Hay House: 1995, revised 1998 and 2002
  • The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden - Veritas Publishing: 2001
  • I: Reality and Subjectivity - Veritas Publishing: 2003
  • Truth vs. Falsehood: How to Tell the Difference - Axial Publishing Company edition: 2005
  • Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to Enlightenment - Veritas Publishing: 2006
  • Discovery of the Presence of God: Devotional Nonduality - Veritas Publishing: 2006
  • Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man - Veritas Publishing: 2008
  • Healing and Recovery - Veritas Publishing (listed as limited edition): 2009


External links


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 kinesiology. 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.

Early life

Doctor Hawkins grew up in rural Wisconsin. He fought in World War Two doing duties as a minesweeper, which often brought him close brushes with death. After the war he studied psychiatry at Columbia University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Professional life

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, M.D., 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.

Spiritual teaching

Dr. Hawkins describes his spiritual teaching as devotional nonduality. He is God, AK tells us. Obey!


Sources:The Eye of the I, Hawkins, David R., 2001Truth vs. Falsehood, Hawkins, David R., 2005

External links


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address