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Scientific Measure of Spiritual Consciousness

Spiritual consciousness is that part of the human being that is capable of transcending animal instincts. Every person is resonating at a specific levels of consciousness. Dr. David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD developed a scale of the levels of human consciousness that uses a testing technique called Applied Kinesiology (AK) to measure the state of spirituality. The research was scientifically-validated and published in Dr. Hawkins’ doctorate dissertation titled Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis and Calibrations of the Level of Human Consciousness, an elaborate discussion of the Scale of Consciousness and its significance as outlined in his groundbreaking book, Power vs. Force: The Anatomy of Consciousness (Veritas Publishing, 1995).

Spiritual Consciousness  Levels:

The scale varies from 1 to 1000. Thousand is the Highest Level of pure consciousness humanly possible. Lords Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, and Jesus Christ all calibrate at 1,000. Dr. Hawkins points out that the two greatest spiritual growth barriers seem to be at level 200 and 500.  The state of self-realization has been estimated to calibrate at 700-849. Surprisingly, most of the well known saints, sages, prophets and avataras are at the level of 550 to 650. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi calibrates at 760.


1. Dr. Hawkins Calibration
2.Levels of Consciousness
3. Map of Consciousness
Calibrated Reading List




Kristin Russel

Kristin Russel is a certified yoga teacher, nutritionist, independent medical researcher, natural health consultant and author of many books. She marries the best of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, nutrition science, and western medicine to help people get to the root of their imbalances and find optimal health. She is the author of many holistic health books including Beautiful hair: natural care, Yoga for Hair Growth and Yoga for Glowing Skin. She is a Wellness Specialist, Soul-Coach. She creates personalized packages for corporate and individuals seeking wellness solutions and adventure travel for the soul.