Originally Posted by ethereal
A post in the yahoo groups, might be interesting for any Dr. Hawkins fans:
August 2005, Sedona Lecture Summary
> > He spoke more on moral relativism and how it denies the absolute.
> > the files section there is the handout from the last lecture on
> > subject) The subject is truely one of his hot points as of late,
> > he has said that it will be the downfall of our society. When you
> > give everyone single person an equal vote you open the door to
> > lunatic fringe.
Sounds like what he is saying here is that his truth should be the only truth - he does claim his work calibrates within 1 point of Jesus and Buddah and that only he is a master at calibration. Not sure why this is a good thing? This sets him up as a possible cult leader. He is the only new age teacher who is claiming to have access to ABSOLUTE truth that only he can provide.
I just finished his 6 CD Highest Level of Enlightenment series. Then I spent some time researching the "calibration" process.
He definitely is familiar with Buddhism and most of the new age teachings and has MANY inspiring and interesting things to say.
Although he often mis-uses science like chaos theory and quantum mechanics in a way that I felt was just there to make him sound more convincing.
The calibration process has been proven by experiments several times to be no greater than random chance but he claims that he is the only reliable person to do this and he proves it with calibration!?
I enjoyed the first few cds but by the end I had the definite feeling that he was being dishonest about something.
My take is that it's his central thesis - the calibration.
He showed that it can calibrate any number between 1-1000 yet the dozens of calibrations he mentioned were all on a 100 - (100, 200 etc..) or a 50 (150, 250..) with maybe 2 exceptions.
If you understand base systems in math (ours is base 10) then there is no way random calibrations in nature would keep hitting such rounded numbers.
Plus if it really worked he could prove incredible things. Also it would be SO easy to test - simply test 2 unmarked bottles, one with spring water or vitamin C and one with something toxic. They would always calibrate the same. When all of the experiments actually did this it worked when the bottles were labeled. Once the labels were taken off and doc/patient did not know which substance it was the tests ALWAYS FAIL.
It's simply not real.
But the doctors who practice this choose to say the phenomenon will not work when you are performing a double blind experiment!? It works fine on the first part of the experiment, but once the labels are removed kinesiology suddenly stops? The body can't tell suddenly? It's a huge scam. Not the spirituality the b.s. snake oil cure. People are getting ripped off by kinesiologists. A girl I dated long ago dropped several $100 on it once to help her diabeties. Didn't help. I was in the doctors office in shock at how silly this all was.
Here is an article on possible problems with his messages: The Emperor's New Clothers - Dr. David Hawkins' Absolute Calibration of Truth
Keep in mind if you do not believe in evil, if you think reality is subjective, believe in many paths to God and that sometimes things will seem negative but turn out be be important growth experience or one persons blessing may subjectively seem evil to another, then you do not believe in Hawkings theory. He is an absolutist.
AND he just happens to be a conservatist and calibrates George Bush at 460!!! Most of humanity is at 200. So all these new age liberal spiritualists are wrong about Bush!? Remember you cannot have your own opinion since the calibration system is absolute.