THIS BOOK TALKS ABOUT KINESIOLOGY. BUT WHATEVER IS
SO ABOUT KINESIOLOGY IS SO, OF COURSE ABOUT DOWSING. READING THIS BOOK,
YOU WILL GET MUCH MORE POWERFUL IDEAS OF WHAT DOWSING CAN DO FOR YOU AND
HOW TO USE DOWSING IN DIFFERENT WAYS: TO RAISE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS
WHICH LEADS TO A HIGHER MASS CONSCIOUSNESS --- WHICH IS --- IN CASE YOU
DIDN'T REALIZE IT, KIDDO, ---- EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING!!!!
It is now December 2005. A year and a half has passed since the first posting.
I didn't want to put up more at the time because of my affection and admiration for my friends who love the work of DH. I wanted to see if there would be sufficient proof that I erred in what was posted. Nope, no error. Since July 2004, I had received one posting from someone who used an emotional but factless argument to suggest I change my statements, and several more who agreed with what was posted and shared similar experiences.
Having received email recently, from someone who was very ill treated and as this treatment had severe adverse professional consequences, I decided to post this second and final chapter.
I'm far from the only one disenchanted with this cult. It is difficult to uncover disagreement with the DH cult as the group de groupies work hard to suppress any dissent or any seeming criticism of their guru. The guru is also self deluded.
Why does everyone accept David Hawkins' calibrations as cast iron truth? Quite often, he is wrong. Because of certain of his beliefs and judgments, which he has not cleared, he is not able to detect the energetic thought forms surrounding some of those he is attempting to calibrate and he mistakes the thought form calibration for the real thing.
He also does not have permission to do a lot of these calibrations. The private lives of those he is not connected with, despite the fact they may be public figures, are none of his business. You and I also do not have this right to stick our noses in to people's lives if we are not involved with them. Its called Ethics. Which is another reason he gets things wrong.
Too many sought to obtain David's calibration of who they are -- or the calibration of one of his groupies -- without trusting their own opinion of themselves. Is there someone else -- other than yourself and your mom -- who cares so hugely about who you are? Of course not! So why take on someone else's opinion of yourself -- someone who does not know you and does not care about you -- as to who you really are? Why should anyone -- other than his friends -- care what he thinks of them?
Don't you realize this is a cult? If you want to talk with them, you have to converse in their vocabulary, their jargon.
This group seems to think it is the only group on the planet with the right to make decisions and to have opinions.
Judgmentalism runs rampant, however their own mirror is broken.
They are so concerned about their own rights that they stomp on the rights and concerns of others.
When I received the first letter, from the lawyers, I sent an email to the drhawkinsgroup email list on yahoo run by one of David's neighbors. I'd been on it for awhile, hadn't had the time to post, enjoyed many of the exchanges. I let them know the circumstances and asked for advice. It seemed contrary to everything David espoused.
They refused to allow it on the email list.
Instead, without my permission, the moderator passed it on to David Hawkins, which is why I received the letter below.
See additional comments below the letter.
PUBLISHER STATEMENTS AND MY COMMENTS:
The publisher stated they tried to contact me by several means. COMMENT: I had never received any contact whatsoever. Everyone else finds me why can't they? I'm also listed in the white pages of the telephone book. They did not try to contact me previously. That statement of their publisher is not true.
The publisher said this is not personal so please don't take it that way. COMMENT: I am not a legal entity. I am a person, a human being. I am not used to getting threatening lawyer letters. How else am I supposed to take it?
The publisher said they are grateful for my enthusiasm. COMMENT: Does that statement have any meaning? How do they show their gratitude? By threatening me?
The publishers says: "most laymen are unaware of the details of copyright law..." COMMENT: If this is so and they know understand it, then why do they threaten me rather than trying to educate me? A simple phone call, or a personal letter, would be quite sufficient.
The publisher stated "in today's world, unfortunately literacy piracy is rampant..." yatta yatta. COMMENT: Really? I do not agree. This statement is false. Why are they making such a stereotypical statement --- that only serves to create and increase this illusion.
I went to the Toronto June 2005 seminar. Disappointed that David feels he has to disparage Astrology and some of the other fine energetic arts and sciences. And belittle the people who asked questions about these areas in doing so.
The beginning of his first book is hilarious because it starts out asking something like: What if you were to find a simple technique where you could tell truth from falsehood... and he goes on and on, just like an adolescent who thinks he is the first one to discover sex. Guess what David, this technique has been around for thousands of years. Hundreds of people in Arizona practice it, too, as well as thousands across North America and more around the planet. It's called DOWSING!
He pooh pooh's Dowsing, probably because he does not understand it. And does not understand that Dowsing and Kinesiology are virually identical to one another. They use the same source for information. What is different is what is used for interpretation: the body, or, a dowsing device (the body can also be used as a dowsing device).
One could see the love on his face when he talked about his experiences in World War II, i.e., the close relationships among the men. Of course!This happens in every war. It happened in the Civil War, in World War I, in Korea, Viet Nam. It also happens in athletics. This is the only way men have previously been allowed to bond together with one another and form close relationships and show caring for one another: when they are together in time of war. Women do this frequently and are allowed to do so. Women have close relationships. When men discover this, only thru war or sports and usually in their youth, or on "Cheers", they long for it forever after and try to find ways to recreate these feelings of camaraderie..When I walked out of his seminar, I had more questions, about the incongruities and contradictions he brought up, than answers.
Contrary to what he was telling us, being involved in World War II was not the only way to experience that kind of love.
David Hawkins has given us a lot. He has given me a lot, too. He is neither a god nor a guru. Like you, like me, he is a fallible human being.
The problem is he makes himself out to be infallible and those around him put him up on such a high pedestal where its hard to see the warts.
His work is exciting and answers many questions. It is not a complete body of work. He provided many with a very good way to understand the world -- this is a work in progress, its not the final say.
He is prejudiced and very much tied in to his generational view of things.
I compare him to Oskar Schindler. Who was Schindler, was he a saint or a sinner? It depends on what's happening at the moment.
Schindler was looked on as a saint because he saved thousands of Jewish lives in World War II, through his remarkable efforts. Thousands more owe their lives to him.
Yet -- and this is according to the movie which has been said to be realistic -- he was also a huge womanizer, constantly cheating on his wife and having many mistresses simultaneously. And not treating them kindly.
We are all Schindlers. There are parts to each one of us that are wonderful, and, other parts that need improvement. It is hoped that we make use of the wonderful parts and acknowledge and work on improving the parts that are not so wonderful and not deny or suppress them.
Unfortunately I have lost interest in David's work. I have been unable to separate the man from his work. I can't see myself buying Truth vs. Falsehood because the man has demonstrated to me that he is not capable of discerning one from the other.
I am grateful for David's work for having introduced this subject to people.
It is sad that he does not take his own advice and is stuck on and in positions and judgments --- that are not worthy of him. It is sad that he has tried to use Force over Power in many instances, severely alienating and aggravating people, when a kindness --- in the form of a simple question --- rather than a threatened legal suit --- could have been offered instead.
From what I hear, he is creating many enemies with his heavy handed tactics that threaten and use force -- and demonstrate no knowledge of power.