|About the Book|
Who is the man behind the best-selling Power vs. Force: The Determinants of Human Behavior, and the Map of Consciousness?From fundamentalism to atheism, psychoanalysis to Zen Buddhism, the pits of hell to the infinite presence of God, Dr. David R. Hawkins has dedicated his life to the pursuit of Truth, spending over 50 years as a psychiatrist before becoming a spiritual teacher. During those five decades, Dr. Hawkins helped pioneer a new field of psychiatry, running one of the largest clinics in the United States and treating thousands of “hopeless” cases of schizophrenia, alcoholism, and drug addiction. In the process, he worked closely with brilliant minds like two-time Nobel laureate Linus Pauling- famed psychiatrists Abram Hoffer and Humphrey Osmund- and the charismatic co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson.But among his worldly accomplishments and setbacks, Dr. Hawkins experienced a series of spiritual experiences starting at age three that are similar to those described by many mystics who came before him.From addiction to transformation, black despair to enlightenment, Doctor of Truth takes readers on a fascinating journey through this remarkable man’s life: his childhood and family history, his journey through young adulthood and medical school, his struggles with addiction and his own existential angst, and his foray into the Human Potential Movement and self-healing. Such soaring highs and desperate lows ultimately sent him on a spiritual quest to Sedona, Arizona, where he journeyed deeper within to better-understand his true Self.Doctor of Truth explores what kind of life Dr. Hawkins has led, who influenced his development, and what experiences shaped his understanding of the world around him, and is a must-read for students and fans of one of the world’s most intriguing and brilliant individuals.