David Hawkins, MD, PhD is a world-famous author, spiritual teacher and consciousness researcher, whose books have won wide acclaim and readership. His work represents the leading edge of consciousness research and the verification of spiritual realities, such as the author’s own major subjective realizations and transformation. David is the author of Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior.
His prior background includes 50 years as a practicing psychiatrist, during which time he ran the largest psychiatric practice in the United States. He is a life member of the American Psychiatric Association and numerous other professional organizations. His national television appearances include The McNeil/Leher News Hour, The Barbara Walters Show, The Today Show, and science documentaries, to name a few. Radio interviews include Oprah Radio. He is in high demand for interviews in film, teleconferences, and magazines, and speaking engagements around the world.
He has authored numerous scientific and spiritual publications, and books, and regularly presents spiritual lectures and seminars. He is co-author of the groundbreaking, landmark book, Orthomolecular Psychiatry, along with Nobelist Linus Pauling. Dr. Hawkins’ diverse background as researcher and teacher is noted in his biographic listings in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He was a consultant for many years to Episcopal and Catholic Dioceses, The Monastery, monastic orders, and the Zen Monastery.
Dr. Hawkins has lectured widely, with appearances at Westminster Abbey, the Universities of Argentina, Notre Dame, Michigan; and Fordham and Harvard Universities. He gave the annual Landsberg Lecture at the University of California Medical School at San Francisco. He has also been a consultant to foreign governments on international diplomacy, and has been instrumental in resolving long-standing conflicts that were major threats to world peace.
In recognition of his contributions to humanity, he has been Knighted by the Sovereign Order of St. John’s of Jerusalem of Denmark. This ceremony was officiated by Crown Prince Waldemar of Denmark at the San Anselmo theological Seminary in 1995. He has also been nominated for the John Templeton Award.