I didn't finish this because it started to be a time waster. I picked some useful info in this book but the majority of the info wasn't great. I completed 80% of the book.
I looked forward to this book after talking to a few people that read the book. The narrator doesn't seem to be in tune with the story he is trying to tell. I don't plan on finishing this one.
Great concepts overall, but often needs more mature narrative.
Definitely on the money in terms of the various levels of intimacy and greater need to reflect on your purpose :)
I liked how there was a push to connect to darkness as a form of love. I think it would have been interesting to hear more about forgiveness and shared effort in that pursuit. I think the woman (energy) is more active.
It was good, maybe even very good on some of the concepts shared. Then the guy ruins his credibility by doing a yoga session. WTF. The principles shared like I said we're good, the rest was crap. Sounds like he needs to spend some time off, sort the chicken from the bones, then republish.
This book has revealed in myself things no one else is able to explain. David has analysed and answered for me the definition of innate masculinity. A great book to listen to when in a quiet place.
Human Secret Foundations
I've taken courses at PAX from Alison Armstrong, done years of Landmark Education, the Sterling Men's weekend, as well as reading David Deida's non-teaching sessions version of this book, amongst countless other books and experiences on men, women, communication, relationships, dating etc. There's nothing that gives a foundation to masculinity and femininity like this recording. If you have not read or experienced other work in the area, it may be difficult to fully appreciate this listening. Probably better to listen to Alison Armstrong first (In Sync with the Opposite Sex) and perhaps read the traditional version of this title.
The masculine seeks freedom, the feminine seeks love. Stage 1, 2, 3 man & woman. Dark side & Light side of humanity in each of the stages. Coming from your deepest purpose. Men and Woman can choose to identify more or less with their inner masculine and feminine. How polarity can be created in the moment for sexual desire.
Knowing what a stage 3 Masculine looks like.
This listening is not the original book by the same title and it sets the foundations for the original book. Listening to Deida speak really brings the information to life. I found the exercises portion to be kind of lame, but others who have not experienced them may find them valuable. Also, if you are in the first stage of your masculine (or feminine), you may find this "book" unpleasant to listen to.
David's work has been fantastic for our marriage.
We had read his books & were hoping to have a copy of The way of the superior man - The teaching sessions, as an MP3 file that we could listen to for ongoing support, however, the file is downloaded as an .aa file & our MP3 player cannot play it!