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Truth vs. Falsehood: How to Tell the Difference

In today’s world of ‘spin doctors,’ controversial news reporting, and outrageous advertising claims, we finally have a way to know what is true and what is false. In his landmark book, Truth vs. Falsehood: How to Tell the Difference, Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., describes a simple technique that, like litmus paper, quickly differentiates true from false and is applicable to all aspects of the human experience.
Can the reader test a stock tip? No. Can the reader test the integrity level of the company selling the stock? Yes. Is a politician being truthful? Is this diet plan or drug safe for me? A pioneer in consciousness research, Dr. Hawkins reveals there are no longer any secrets.
Having explored every aspect of the human experience and the evolution of consciousness and spirituality from the beginning of time, Truth vs. Falsehood, using the now-famous Scale of Consciousness, calibrates a vast cross-section of daily life. From Costco, Wal-Mart and Home Depot to Jesus, Buddha and Muhammad, reading this book will profoundly affect how you look at life and the world.
David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D is a nationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher, and lecturer. He co-authored Orthomolecular Psychiatry with Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, which helped revolutionize psychiatry. His national television appearances include The MacNeil /Lehrer News Hour, The Barbara Walters Show, and The Today Show. Winner of the Huxley Award, knighted by the Danish Crown, nominated for the Templeton Prize, and honored in the East with the title “Tae Ryoung Sun Kak Tosa” (Foremost Teacher of the Way to Enlightenment), Dr. Hawkins’ honors are vast. His background is detailed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World, and his work has been acclaimed by many world leaders and Nobelists, including Mother Teresa.
Dr. Hawkins has lectured at Westminster Abbey, the Oxford Forum, and the Universities of Argentina, Notre Dame, Stanford, and Harvard. In addition, he has been an advisor to Catholic, Protestant and Buddhist monasteries. He has conferred with foreign governments on international diplomacy and has been instrumental in resolving long-standing conflicts that were major threats to world peace.
He is the author of the best-selling trilogy, Power vs. Force (Published in 17 languages), The Eye of the I, and I: Reality and Subjectivity. His life is devoted to the spiritual evolution of mankind.
All people are looking for the core essence of truth. Dr. Hawkins, in Truth vs. Falsehood: How to tell the Difference, gives them this gift.


Media projects in development include a film/documentary with British film director, Guy Ritchie, a new release from Nightingale-Conant (the world’s leader in Personal Development products) and the long-awaited Power vs. Force read by David R. Hawkins for compact disc.


“A beautiful gift of writing… (You) spread joy, love and compassion through what you write. The fruit of these three is peace, as you know…”
-Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, canonized Blessed Teresa

“… particularly timely… a significant contribution to understanding and dealing with the problems we face today.”
-Lee Iacocca, Former CEO of the Chrysler Corporation

“Perhaps the most important and significant book I’ve read in the past ten years.”
-Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Motivational speaker and prolific best-selling author.

“I especially appreciate the research and presentation on the attractor patterns of business…”
-Sam Walton, Founder/CEO of Wal-Mart

“Overwhelming! A masterpiece! A lifetime work!”
-Sheldon Deal, President International College of Applied Kinesiology

  • Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior (Published in 17 languages)
  • The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden
  • I: Reality and Subjectivity
  • Truth vs. Falsehood: How to Tell The Difference
  • Dialogues on Consciousness and Spirituality
  • Orthomolecular Psychiatry w/ Nobelist Linus Pauling
  • American Journal of Psychiatry ? Published numerous scientific papers from 1953 to present
  • Alcoholic’s Anonymous ? Published articles w/ cofounder Bill W.
  • Numerous lectures and all-day workshops ? Available on DVD, VHS and Compact Disc
  • Inducted into the 2006 American Psychiatric Association 50-Year Distinguished Life Fellows honor
  • Inducted into the 2006 Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame
  • Knighted by H.H. Prince Waldemar of Denmark in recognition of his contributions to humanity
  • Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association
  • Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World
  • Huxley Award for “Inestimable Contribution to the Alleviation of Human Suffering”
  • North Nassau Mental Health Center Award for “Dedication to the Alleviation of Human Suffering”
  • Honored with the title “Tae Ryoung Sun Kak Dosa” (Teacher of the Way to Enlightenment) ?Seoul, Korea, 2000
I am deeply familiar with Dr. Hawkins' work. I've read all the books, attended many of the lectures and listened to most of the tapes. It was with this background that I eagerly devoured this newest book. Even with this familiarity, the book far exceeded my expectations. There are those who mouth the aphorism: "The Truth will set you free" and those who try to live it. Since it has been impossible until now to know what is and what is not true, it has been difficult to distinguish the talkers from the doers. No more. The wheat can easily be separated from the chaff. Only those interested in the wheat will get what this book is all about. This is a "must read" for every statesman, jurist, policy maker, diplomat and university president. This book lays the groundwork for the development of a true science of diplomacy that will allow us to develop laws, policies and programs that are likely to be constructive rather than destructive. As a result we can avoid the blunders of the past that have cost so much in human life and suffering. This is a "must read" for physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists. A more compassionate understanding of the human condition will allow us to reclaim our role as healers rather than technicians. Our patients will benefit. This is a "must read" for religious leaders with one caveat. This book resolves ages old spiritual conundrums that have served to separate rather than unite the world's major religions. If you are an avid religionist with inflexible religious beliefs, then you had best avoid this book. If you are a part of a religion that emphasizes guilt, shame, hell, and damnation but somehow find this oppressive, then this will be a truly liberating experience - for you and for all you serve I am convinced that we are at a major branch point in human history. Very often this is only realized in hindsight. It could take generations before the impact of Dr. Hawkins' work is truly appreciated. I hope it happens faster than that, however. Buy it. Read it. The sooner you're set free, the sooner we all benefit.
When I first read Dr. Hawkins' first book, "Power Vs Force", it changed my life. I had been using Applied Kinesiology techniques in a clinical setting, but the calibration of truth that was demonstrated expanded my paradigm. Ever since then there has been less guesswork and wrong turns in my life because as often as possible I now use kinesiological testing to point me in the direction of my highest possible choice and truth. "Truth Vs Falsehood" is a continuation and expansion of "Power Vs Force". Dr. Hawkins touches on many subjects and lists their calibrated numbers right in tables in the book with explanations in the following paragraphs. Topics that are covered include social structures and problems, countries and politics, war, spirituality and religion, as well as a history of man's evolution of consciousness to the present day. Anyone who picks up this book and reads it with interest and an open mind will have some points of view changed. As always, I am impressed with Dr. Hawkins' level of scientific and spiritual knowledge, wisdom and creativity. This book, like his others, shifted my outlook on many aspects of life. I was surprised how thoroughly I enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to make a difference in their life or the life of others.
Awesome and astonishing are my reactions to this large undertaking, comprehensive and infinite in scope. Truth vs Falsehood goes even farther in describing consciousness and the illusions of appearance and perception than in the previous books. Man's history has been governed by the unconscious ego manifesting as duality and the belief in causality. The science of truth emerged with Power vs Force in 1995, the first book of the trilogy. Those books are stepping stones to the magnificent TvsF. Sections I & IV are an ever expanding & illuminating discourse on truth and higher consciousness which streams effortlessly from Dr. Hawkins. Sections II & III pertain to all the aspects of daily life of society and America & the condition of the World. Included are many illustrations and the guidelines to the muscle testing method and as each chapter is calibrated, the book is self audited. Also, calibrations are listed for art, music, science, over 200 movies, places, politics, philosophies, schools, industries, organizations and events from antiquity to the present. The values of the listed calibrations themselves are not the author's own opinions but are the results of the research. His concepts of truth and consciousness arise from his own inner Knowingness, and kinesiology only served to confirm his realizations. To avoid confusion, all information is presented in context. This book has been eagerly awaited but surpasses all expectations. Yet those new to this subject may be skeptical and taken aback but I am very impressed with how every consideration has been tactfully made to avoid offending the sensitivities of readers. This big research has now been accomplished which eliminates the need for others to do it, however kinesiology can be learned although not mastered in a fortnight. This book can serve as a reference to almost every facet of life except for personal matters and research projects. Truth is no longer elusive and for those open to this subject matter, Enjoy!
Everyone has had an intuitive moment...the gut feeling about something, a sense, knowingness without words. For those who, like myself, have sought to understand the process of intuition, consciousness, life force, Dr. David Hawkins' first book, "Power vs Force," elucidated the link between the unseen, non-linear, with modern science. From that basis, Hawkins now lucidly brings forth the link between consciousness and the world in his new book, "Truth vs Falsehood." Hawkins presents a synthesis of the coherence of the multi-faceted world that surrounds us, i.e. the hard sciences, medicine, geopolitics, history, economics, religion, the arts, etc. The framework, the underlying thread is consciousness, from which springs forth the world as we see it. Hawkins looks at the nature of life itself, traces life from before the protozoa to modern times. The process of the expression of consciousness in its infinite variations is explained, from a fleeting semi-conscious thought, intention, the purr of a kitty cat, to the more palpable expressions such as the stock market, internet search engines, suicide bombers, political agendas. As the book unfolds, it dawns upon the reader that Hawkins' synthesis is all encompassing in scope, yet ultimately simple and elegant. For this reader, the elegance of Hawkins' synthesis is breathtaking. It is as if one is reading and seeing ourselves through the eyes of Divinity. There are no more issues, no more questions. All issues, controversies become subsumed in the field of consciousness. Life is explained. Dr. Hawkins' link between the linear, five-senses-physicality of the human body to the non-linear realm of consciousness is the phenomenon of the kinesiologic response. Our everyday "gut feeling" is a kinesiologic response. For readers who do not understand kinesiology, who do not accept it, or have never even heard of it, the ideas in this book stand on their own- even if kinesiologic testing was not used. Hawkins' description of the dynamics of our world simply resonates with our own intuitive sense of what is real and true, which in itself is a positive kinesiologic response. What is read is truth. For those who have been seeking a "unified theory of everything", this is it. It is not "theory", it is Truth.
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