Originally Posted by ethereal
I personally don't, but I know many people online who do. It takes years of practice to get consistent results. The reason Dr. Hawkins and his audiences can consistently do calibrations is because of the spiritual energy field emanating from the Doc (similar to those emanating from other spiritual gurus) that, shall we say, "sets up" the conditions necessary for it to work. Those conditions are documented in the appendices of Dr. Hawkins' work, but I'll list some pointers:
1) the intention of the testers/testees with regards to the question at hand must be integrous. This is a biggie, because most "scientific studies" are those trying to either prove or disprove the theory, and by definition the intention behind it is already non-integrous (wanting the outcome to be a certain way). This is why skeptics who try to use it, cannot do so, and they just claim all of it is bunk because they themselves can't do it
Intellectual egotism is pretty rampant all over the world
2) both people must calibrate over 200 (further research shows that for more accurate results, both must be over 480 or so)
This makes it pretty hard for anybody to use it and consistently get results
which is why using scientific studies to "prove" these things is kinda hard. Dr. Hawkins already explained that the basis for the kinesiologic test itself is non-linear and cannot be explained linearly by science.
As for proof, try tracking down one of Dr. Hawkins' lecture videos where he gets the audience to split up into pairs and calibrate things. There is no logical reason why everybody would get the same answer (especially with blind and double-blind tests), yet they still consistently do.
This reminds me of the concepts brought up in the "What the Bleep do we Know" movie. & further discussed in the sections of the book I'm right now reading
when Hawkins talks about how Reason calibration 400 is limited from reaching level 500 Love due to not accepting that science is limited by the cause-effect concept & does not take into consideration the effect of the observer.
I would love to be able to calibrate on my own but taking into consideration the effects of myself on my results.. I do wonder if I could effectively apply kinesiology.
I will say when I first read Power vs. Force I did the same experiment Wayne Dyer did in his lectures. I actually tested my music CDs & utilized both of my parents to conduct my little "experiment". We consistently garnered the same results... regardless of how much I randomized the CDs (my parents had their eyes closed) & I also used sugar vs. aspartame & got consistent results. I do think there are some calibrations that consistently obtain the same results...so I wonder what attempted calibrations the skeptics themselves were unable to consistently have work. Or...if their skepticism (close-mindedness) prevented them from proving the work due to their intense desire to dis-prove the work.
I can definitely second that science has its limits as I've seen it with my own eyes working in a laboratory as a student that many scientific studies can be all over the place with their results...now I believe that the results being so erratic also had to do with the original intentions of the scientists conducting each experiment. Some scientists were definitely searching for the truth whereas others had some personal vendettas they were attempting to fulfill.