Hawkins is an absolutist, but what kind?
Subjective Absolutism is not the same as objective absolutism. The nondual state is absolute truth by definition. Whereas any objective conception of absolute truth is a form of relative truth. You have subjective awareness which is all there is and encompasses everything according to advaita. Within the awareness, there are concepts which are always relative and dependent on duality. So the scale of consciousness basically measures the distance from the absolute SUBJECTIVE state of Reality. Because this is an "internal" subjective awareness, this is a far cry from fundamentalist absolutism. It's not a belief system.
Just thought I'd clear that up.
Btw, I'm more and more skeptical of the whole calibration technique. But more and more convinced that Hawkins and others are well intentioned about it.
You can either believe everything Hawkins says, you can believe none of it, or do what I do and take the true with the questionable. The guy is utterly clear about advanced states of Englightenment and draws upon heavy life experiences to back everything up. He has lived what he's talking about, and from my visit to Sedona, his Presence is quite profound. Almost everyone in the room was walking on air at the end of the day. If you can't find any value from any of that, it's more a reflection of you than him.