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The concept of Level of Consciousness, LOC, and its measurement was introduced by renowned psychiatrist David Hawkins, M.D. in his book on the subject, Power versus Force (1995). In it he discusses the natural power of truth and shows that kinesiology can be reliably used to distinguish truth from falsehood. Briefly, when a person makes a clearly true statement their body produces a strong response as indicated by a muscle test. Stating a falsehood has the opposite, weakening, effect. This basic finding has been substantiated in the published research of Daniel A. Monti, M.D., in a prestigious peer reviewed journal, such publication being the gold standard for science. So that there would not be any element of subjectivity in the demonstration of the effect, a computer driven pressure gage was used in place of the typical procedure of a person checking the strength or weakness of the muscle.

Hawkins Scale

The Scale of Consciousness, SOC, is from 1 to 1000. At the low end it describes the worst of the human states, the most miserable and unhappy. At the high end he places the most saintly and Christ like. The best of the best. All the rest is in between and he has described what the key points are on the SOC. For example, from 100 on down can be found fear, guilt, shame and apathy. At 200 is the beginning of courage to face the truth. This is a crucial point on the SOC, as before reaching that point people are not yet capable of using kinesiology accurately. The LOC 400 begins the range of reason and science, the realm of the great thinkers. At 500 starts the level of love and the critical rite of passage to higher consciousness states such as unconditional love, 540, and more "saintly" states above that. At 600 begins the levels Hawkins refers to as enlightened. Such people may have more than ordinary abilities, perceptions, creativity and additionally may experience great happiness independent of their circumstances.

BRENNER SCALE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

The Hawkins scale is a useful attempt to model and quantify states and qualities of consciousness. It was not the first attempt and it also was not the last one. We had posted the Hawkins scale in the past, but he requested that it be removed. You can see it in his above referenced book. Removing it encouraged me to develop my own scale with somewhat different results, although overall it remains consistent with his general idea.  For your viewing pleasure I have posted what I call a Scale of Unity.

BRENNER’S SCALE OF UNITY

 

A Scale from 1 to 1000 indicating degree of openness to Truth.

It culminates in union with Truth, the Source.

 

 

Characteristics

Scale

 

Moving toward oneness

1000

700-

 

Begins levels of enlightenment, here upward.

Increasingly higher dimensional truths prevail.

600

 

Love without the expectation of getting anything back.

 

540

Becoming more inclusionistic.

500

Using reason and intellect to make sense of the world.

400

Going beyond judgements.

350

Willingness to change increases here gradually.

300

 

Begins openness to know what is true upwards.

Downward are increasingly disabling states

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Below are the Resistance Factors that

block, suppress or distort consciousness.

200

 

The need to validate and project the limited ego.

 

175

The need to hold someone accountable.

150

The endless need to fill up the internal void.

125

The need to avoid.

100

The need to see all as a loss. Negativism.

75

The need to do nothing, change nothing.

50

The need to be punished.

30

The need to hide what we think we are.

20

 

 NOTE:

There is a lot of information embedded in these characterisations of

Levels of Consciousness. The lower levels have much in common with

the concept of Psychological Reversal. As I have explained elswhere,

there are in fact several other types of reversal. Please see the Concepts

page for more information on this topic.

This scale has a different primary assumption than those created by other authors.

 

A person can have more than one of the above characteristics operating at the same time.

Thus the interpretation of scaling the LOC is a very tricky matter.

This scaling is meant to give an idea of the primary driver in a person’s system.

According to my calibrations of many people it is not a be-all identification.

Please use with these cautions in mind.

 Other scaling methods that go into the millions and beyond may not be calibrating the same thing as is intended by this method.

Copyright 2009, Farrell Brenner.

 

ANYONE IS WELCOME TO USE THIS SCALE FOR ANY NON COMMERCIAL PURPOSE. YOU CAN ACCORDINGLY COPY IT FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE.