Book Review: Truth vs Falsehood

Written by on September 21, 2005 in Books, Reviews

Truth vs Falsehood Dr. David Hawkins’ newest book, Truth vs Falsehood: How to Tell the Difference, has the power to change the way you see the world—the power to change you. I know this personally; after reading Truth vs Falsehood, I have a much greater understanding of world affairs and a greater appreciation for the US government. World affairs? Government? From a book about Spirituality and integrity?

Dr. Hawkins, as you may know, discovered that applied kinesiology, informally known as muscle testing, is the universe’s supreme lie detector test. Additionally, kinesiology can be used to calibrate the integrity of a person, place, or organization. If you see where this is going, then you’ve guessed that Dr. Hawkins and his team of researchers have examined world affairs and, using kinesiology, have sorted out the age-old problems of humanity: crime, poverty and war.

Dr. Hawkins already reported in his first book, Power vs Force, that in 1987 (Harmonic Convergence) our civilization made the transition from barbarous negativity (force) to positive integrity (power). On the scale of human consciousness, this corresponds to a shift from 187 to 204, where numbers ?200 represent integrity and spiritual power.

Dr. Hawkins’ previous books explain the scale of consciousness in detail. The primary aim of The Eye of the I and I: Reality and Subjectivity were to communicate how human consciousness evolves to levels of awareness that are typically described as mystical or illuminated states. These states of consciousness shared by the great mystics became the foundation for the great religions of the world. Truth vs Falsehood reports the application of the kinesiological technique on the problems of the world: notably crime, terrorism, and the difference between dictatorship and enlightened rule. It’s here that Truth vs Falsehood shines like no other book. In examining the actions and intentions of people driving world affairs, Dr. Hawkins and his researchers calibrated over 500,000 statements of the form: “This ____________ calibrates over 200 on the scale of consciousness.” The muscle responsestrong or weak, reflected the verity of that statement. Further questioning can pinpoint the calibrated number to a decimal point or two of accuracy.

Dr. Hawkins reports that the conditions of worldwide terrorism can be pinpointed to the low calibration of dictators whose stated intentions are to cleanse the world of “infidels”. Dr. Hawkins points out that the downfall of these leaders (some of whom calibrated highly in their youth) is associated with their ego’s misattribution of power (from an external Divine Source to an internal ego source).

Dr. Hawkins points out that the U.S. Constitution is a Divinely inspired document—calibrating at over 700. The United States was founded on spiritual principles by the Founding Fathers who were wise enough to distinguish between spirituality and religion.

The book’s sections “Practical Applications”, & “Truth & The World” deserve to be read over and over. The material on philosophy could fill two semesters of classes. The material on countries and politics should be required reading for all students of political science.

Personally, my greatest gains came in the understanding of situational triage, which is the situation where we must choose between the “lesser of two evils”. Dr. Hawkins points out that Truman’s agonizing decision to drop the A-bombs calibrated at 495 (highly integrous) and saved millions of lives. Analogously, the Patriot Act is highly integrous in times of war (our present times), but not so in peacetime. Also of note, the pre-emptive war in Iraq calibrates integrously at 460. The philosophy of “pacifism” at 185. Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations collectively calibrate disintegrously between 70 and 80.

In this light, my own ideas and judgements about the present adminstration have changed greatly. Our leaders have the heavy responsibility of keeping 300 million people safe in an age where suicidal terrorists fly passenger jets into civilian buildings. Dr. Hawkins points out that the ego often projects negativity onto authority figures. These projections are characteristics that are resisted in oneself.

Dr. Hawkins also shares data from calibrations of over 200 movies. Those movies that depict terror and violence tend to calibrate extremely low, “The Shining”, 45; while movies depicting qualities of the human spirit (love, honor) calibrate highly; even when those films are violent, e.g.,”Lord of the Rings”, 350.

The material in Truth vs Falsehood will illuminate your consciousness with the light of truth, and change the way you experience the world.

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About Tony Cecala

Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.

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  1. Tony Cecala says:

    Dear Sandra,

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Truth vs Falsehood profoundly altered my unquestioned viewpoint on the supremacy of Pacifism as a belief system. Dr. Hawkins suggests that violence may be appropriate for a bully on the schoolyard, a madman with a shotgun, or a messianic megalomaniac. The moment we regard pacifism, or any “-ism” as the determinant of our actions, we relinquish responsibility for our actions. Right action takes place in the present moment, outside of philosophical precepts.

    In a CBC interview, the Dalai Lama refers to the notion that sometimes violence is appropriate for self-defense (when being attacked by a mad dog for instance). If you search the internet for a definitive answer to the Dalai Lama’s view of the Iraq War, you’ll find that he is reluctant to give a direct answer. For the Dalai Lama to opine on the affairs of the world takes away from the primary focus of his life’s work: the cultivation of enlightenment for all sentient beings. The Iraq War and the entire 20th Century are but an eyeblink in the spans of time that encompass that global mission.

  2. Sandra Johnson says:

    I just finished reading your book review of “Truth vs Falsehood”.
    I have to say that I question some of what’s in this book and hope that you and others who read it will apply balance to the important conclusions it draws.

    The Dalai Lama, who is the ultimate Pacifist, clearly is a deeply integrous being….
    truly being in his presence is being in the presence of God….his purity is palpable.
    He has spoken out against the war in Iraq.

    I thought it was interesting that the book implied that Fox network calibrated at a higher level than PBS. Fox has some of the most violent and base programs on TV, while PBS has such speakers as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Joseph Campbell and many other spiritual leaders.

    I do believe that David Hawkins writes beautifully and some of what this book says is truth, while some is not. I suggest that we not “turn off” the inner or outer eyes of our heart while reading it. I suspect the truth lies somewhere in between his version of truth and falsehood…..

    Best Wishes,

    Sandra Johnson
    Longtime Reader of Holistic Networker