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The Way of the Superior Man Speech

The Way of the Superior Man: The Teaching Sessions

What is your true purpose in life? What do women really want? What makes a good lover? If you're a man reading this, you've undoubtedly asked yourself these questions, but you may not have had much luck answering them. Until now.
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What is your true purpose in life? What do women really want? What makes a good lover? If you're a man reading this, you've undoubtedly asked yourself these questions, but you may not have had much luck answering them. Until now.

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

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    Amazon Customer 01-29-15
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    "Deepest insight to myself"

    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.

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    Franklin Wise Los Angeles, CA 01-19-15
    Franklin Wise Los Angeles, CA 01-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Life Changing, The Teaching Sessions Are"
    If you could sum up The Way of the Superior Man in three words, what would they be?

    Human Secret Foundations


    What other book might you compare The Way of the Superior Man to and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Knowing what a stage 3 Masculine looks like.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Louise Five Dock, Australia 11-24-13
    Louise Five Dock, Australia 11-24-13
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    "Files CANNOT be saved/played as MP3 files"
    What did you love best about The Way of the Superior Man?

    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!


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    Holly United States 07-12-13
    Holly United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Every Man should read this book. Every woman too."
    Would you listen to The Way of the Superior Man again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The Way of the Superior Man to and why?

    David Deida's book about conscious relationships. Same ideas with more practical day to day applications.


    Have you listened to any of David Deida’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jl MS, USA 07-28-06
    jl MS, USA 07-28-06 Member Since 2006
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    "BS"

    I'm just going to have to throw the b*Sh*t flag on this one. This guy spews hours of illogical pseudo-philosophy babble. Not worth the time.

    7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    William LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 10-21-11
    William LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Makes even an inferior man yawn"

    This took every ounce of strength for me to endure two hours of the author's psycho-garbage. Most men today would never relate to the author's thinking. It may have been ground breaking in the hippie era, but I believe we have moved past that time. Don't waste your time because I believe that anything you do as a man will be superior to hearing this book.

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    Rodney 05-24-06
    Rodney 05-24-06
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    "Garbage"

    Making use of my cold objective masculine, I've decided to utilize my inner feminine and 'gift the world' by helping you avoid this book. I feel better already.

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    Amazon Customer Parlin, NJ United States 02-03-06
    Amazon Customer Parlin, NJ United States 02-03-06 Member Since 2009
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    "Heavy on Rhetoric, Light on Content"

    I was pretty stoked to listen to this program, but it is beyond disappointing. The author basically has one very tenuous theory that he restates over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again over the course of 5 hours. It's touchy-feely psycho-babble at it's worst.

    7 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas C. Bates Boston, MA 03-05-10
    Douglas C. Bates Boston, MA 03-05-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Mixed Bag"

    Deida approaches his topic with a take-my-word-for-it attitude. At lot of what he says is questionable. Much of what he recommends probably works for most people. But why it works is not convincingly supported by his philosophy and likely better understood via other approaches. If you like Deida's opinions, you'll probably like this book. If don't share Deida's opinions, this book is unlikely to change your mind, or be an interesting and enjoyable listen.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Colin JohannesburgSouth Africa 01-19-09
    Colin JohannesburgSouth Africa 01-19-09
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    "Not what I expected"

    Hmm with all due respect the book made some sense but sounds like it was written by either a woman or a homosexual hippy. There is very little masculine in this book. If the great men of the present and past listened to it they would have the author killed. The book added no value and was very hard listening. It was more like a mystical hypnosis tape. I would not recommend this book to anyone with testosterone.

    5 of 14 people found this review helpful

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