In The Way of the Superior Man, David Deida explores the most important issues in men's lives, from career and family to women and intimacy to love and spirituality, to offer a practical guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom. Join this best-selling author and internationally renowned expert on sexual spirituality for straightforward advice, empowering skills, body practices, and more to help you realize a life of fulfillment, immediately and without compromise.
"It is time to evolve beyond the macho jerk ideal, all spine and no heart", writes David Deida. "It is also time to evolve beyond the sensitive and caring wimp ideal, all heart and no spine". The Way of the Superior Man presents the ultimate challenge, and reward, for today's man: to discover the "unity of heart and spine" through the full expression of consciousness and love in the infinite openness of the present moment.
©2005 David Deida; (P)2005 Sounds True
I don't usually write reviews, especially negative ones, but I feel compelled to write this one. From the title and description, I was excited to read this book. But the suggestions given on how to treat women were appalling to me. Had to turn it off before finishing. I'd rate this 0 stars if I could. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Audible let me return it! I was blown away that I could get my money back for a book I didn't like. Thanks for the awesome customer service Audible!
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.
I read/listen to books daily have have come across some wonderful ones. This has just moved to the top of them! Understanding the dance of Love is understanding your meaning for life
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!
Yes. It seems a little different from the book, but full of information about the real way men and women work. Deida has really figured out men and especially women. I recommend this book to all couples I know, and tell men if they want to figure out women, they should read this book. Every time I listen, there is something I didn't notice before. It makes me think deeper and has been very helpful in my relationships.
David Deida's book about conscious relationships. Same ideas with more practical day to day applications.
I've seen video of him and it is definitely consistent with his style though adapted for recording. If I had not seen his video, his voice might be a little annoying, but the information is good stuff.
I like the way he explains that men work as opposed to women. Deida really points out how we've been socially trained to fight against our nature as being deeply feminine or deeply masculine. It really helped me to see how I've been my own worst enemy in an effort for equality between men and women. In the bedroom, I want to be a woman, and I want my man to be a man. This information was very freeing and enlightening, and definitely led to improving my love life.
I've been recommending David Deida books for years. I think any smart man or woman who sincerely desires to have a deep relationship would do well to read this book in particular. This book is a secret to be shared.
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