I just wanted to say that one shouldn't let doubts about kinesiology detract from the value of Hawkins' spiritual teachings. His teachings are one of the clearest I've ever found, and I definitely consider him as being highly enlightened. I've seen him in lecture twice, and the spiritual energy / transmission was very strong. My life completely changed for the better after finding his teachings and meeting him in person.
In my earlier posts a few years ago, I believed in Hawkins 100%, because his teachings highly resonated with me and I had faith in him that he was telling the Absolute truth. But now, while I still trust the teachings, I also have doubts about kinesiology. He also states that 98% of his calibrations are correct. I've found that many of his calibrations of teachers, living and dead, are way off base, in my humble opinion. Also, he calibrates that only 6 or so people are above 600 that are currently living. In my experience, there are tons of great enlightened teachers out there.
A lot of students blindly stick to his calibrations without checking their own personal experience, and basically shun all other living teachers which "calibrate low" or which are not calibrated at all, because "only 6 are above 600." They also shun dead teachers who calibrate "low" (which is not the case, if you check their reports or teachings on their spiritual experiences). This is very sad to me, because there are many great teachers and teachings which are overlooked because of their supposed calibration.
I don't know the truth of his other calibrations because it is out of my field of expertise. And personally, I think they don't matter that much -- who cares what he thinks politically? Just trust the teachings, as long as they help you spiritually evolve.
Having said all this, however, there is one thing I want to say about Hawkins, based on my experiences of being a spiritual seeker for 3 years: I haven't heard many reports of students' experiences of waking up or enlightening. He has many students too, making the odds even worse. The questions he gets also reflect the states of his students. Many of them are about intellectual understanding, or about worldly affairs. I find this very immature -- if you have a chance to ask an enlightened being one question, wouldn't you ask something really important, like how to quickly end all of your suffering?
Compare this situation to someone like Adyashanti, whom I've heard many reports of deep awakening experiences. I've read that in one retreat with Adya, over 50% of the participants had a significant awakening experience. The questions he gets on his live radio broadcasts often talk about deep spiritual topics like the Void or no-self.
I've noticed that listening to Hawkins' lectures or reading his books made me lighter and happier for awhile, but that effect doesn't last. I've been working with a different teacher who's not calibrated by Hawkins, and I've made significantly more progress and had some permanent awareness shifts.
So in the end, if Hawkins resonates for you, go for it, I support him whole-heartedly. But if you've studied his material and you're looking for something more, try finding a personal enlightened teacher who can guide you 1 on 1. That would be my advice