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The Way of the Superior Man

Narrated by: Cecil Archbold
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (835 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the decades since the initial publication of The Way of the Superior Man, society has changed significantly. Issues of gender and sexuality long confined to secrecy have become part of everyday conversation, and rigid ideas about our societal roles have begun to dissolve.

And yet, perhaps now more than at any time, men of all ages still “tussle with the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire.” In this unabridged audiobook of the classic guide to masculine spirituality, David Deida encourages men and women to lean into the conversation and offer their most valuable assets to the world - their authentic heart and depth of presence.

More relevant than ever, The Way of the Superior Man offers a view of a more conscious and embodied masculinity. “It is time to evolve beyond the macho jerk ideal, all spine and no heart”, writes Deida. “It is also time to evolve beyond the sensitive and caring wimp ideal, all heart and no spine.”

Including a new preface written in celebration of the book’s 20th anniversary, The Way of the Superior Man presents the next generation of with the opportunity to grapple with fear, cultivate trust in the moment, and put forth the best versions of themselves in an ever-changing world.

Read by Cecil Archbold.

©2017 David Deida (P)2018 Sounds True

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Spreading "Ocean of love" idea

Valuable if you are a man that is into yoga and spreading "ocean of love" ideas. The pink psychodelic shrink-wrap with a yogic bent, might be a bit too much for a man who tries to find his way between utter and unnatural domestication and the deep urge to rough it out in the great outdoors.

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Too much goodness to verbalize

loved everything. I couldn't stop listening. Helped me understand mechanisms within myself and within my partner. showed me how to straighten a few things out. the book really shed light on the polarization aspect of a relationship and the necessity of union through difference and individualization. highly recommend. make your life better - apply the wisdom in these pages.

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Superior man's handbook

The "Spiritual Guide" part got me sceptical about the content quality of the book. However, make no mistake this book is essential to (almost) every single man.

I mostly read the science-based books, however, this one has profoundly changed my personal life as well as the relation with my wife.

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Everyman should read this book and I mean that every man

At the start it’s a little slow to get going and a little hum drum and then all the sudden for me to book a weekend taught me more about how I need to conduct myself with my woman in my inner thoughts into doing an outer doing how to react to a woman’s challenge because they always challenge and will forever challenge us as men to be who we are born to be this is one of the best books I’ve ever read for personal Development inner and outer it’s a must read gentleman don’t be a pussy. Read the book learn what you’re doing wrong or what you’re doing right and become better for it this book will get you there this book is very honest very to the point and once again I must read man up and do this for yourself and your woman

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Good but redundant

A bit redundant, but a good boost if you lose your way in relationships or career.

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DO IT!!!

I wish I would’ve know this when I was in my relationship. Do the work guys. If you have or not have a woman, it’s time time start listening and doing the work. AWESOME!!!!

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Good Read/Listen

I enjoyed the lessons in the book. I found that some of the verbage was very obscure and indirect which I wasnt a fan of but the book definitely holds some good concepts for the man trying to get his life on track and understand the dynamics of a relationship.

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Incredible insight into sexual escense!

I had no idea what I didn't know about my own masculine energy and role in a relationship! Impeccable insight into the feminine sexual escense and how it dances with the masculine escense! Don't skip the last 5 chapters! Author saved the best for last

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A woman’s thoughts

Even as a woman “sourced within her feminine” , I have found this book having a profound impact on my life and quote it’s author frequently when talking to both my male and female friends. It’s insights are poignant, immensely perceptive, and rooted in realism while maintaining an uplifting and inspiring tone. I share it’s views with my parents who have been married for over 35 years, to my friends struggling to find confidence in new careers and maintaining or starting new relationships. Between this book and it’s teaching sessions which I have also listened to multiple times as well, I have recommended it’s pages and continue to address its views to a very diverse collection of people.

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somebody finally turned on the light.

I finally understand the problem that I have had with relationships with the opposite sex. It is myself. As I listen to this book, I evaluated the different scenarios from my recent relationship. I take 100% ownership in the disconnections that I had. Did you catch the word, "had"?

I also have a better understanding for the position that I have in my life, a better understanding of the feelings of discontentment, and disappointment, in my is as opposed to where it should be, and a better understanding as to why it is that my career has morphed from where it started to where it is now.

I will make this book a continual study. I can see how it's going to change and sculpt my life in so many different areas in so many different ways.

The recording quality dropped dramatically halfway through the book. Seems like it was recorded in two different settings and the second half was a little bit difficult for my aging ears.

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  • Jay
  • 09-13-18

Poor David Deida!

I was first recommended this book by the most toxic, problematic women I’ve ever encountered face to face (she came into my life via work) as you can imagine, I was reluctant to read anything recommended by such an individual! However, fast forward a number of years to today and I noticed it was available on Audible. With a number of credits freshly credited to my account and safe in the knowledge I could return the book should it piece disappointing I decided to pull the trigger and see what it was all about, although I’m very much regretting that decision!

It would appear to me that David Deida is totally unaware of the many, many mental health issues that affect humans and in particular women.

I can’t help but think David Deida has only ever dated or come across women with notable mental problems for the type of women he consistently refers to are undoubtedly troubled!
Were he to have met some normal, non problematic women I’m sure this book would never have been written in the manner in which it was.

I got to chapter 15 where I felt like waving the white flag, surrendering and returning to normality by getting a swift refund.
In this chapter, he thinks it normal that a women would complain about her husband forgetting the milk after he’d just made 1 million and changing their life’s considerably, to a degree never before experienced! He then proceeds to rant about why a women would act in such a manner as if it was the behaviour of a normal, well functioning human, before going on to advise how a ‘superior man’ should respond, it’s ridiculous and would be laughable were it not for the frightening thought that some men are trapped in such a toxic relationship bubble and it’s further frightening that some men may believe his advice and accept such a dysfunctional, toxic, negative being in their life and all the unhappiness that will follow.

For anyone who is familiar with the traits and behaviours of the likes of depression, bi-polar, borderline personality, sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists etc you will quickly realise these are the type of behaviour the author has been exposed to and thinks are perfectly normal. For any true ‘superior man’ you will see these behaviours and people for what they truly are and not try to appease and accommodate them, you will instead keep your standards high, reject & remove such toxicity from your life and only seek out and accept a partner of equal standing whom you can trust, love, laugh and build something great with.

Do what truly feels right and makes you happy, without any sense of doubt & hesitation. When it’s right it’s right and you will know so. Such times certainly won’t see the prescribe of any of the toxic, dysfunctional behaviours and scenarios described in this book!

Best Wishes to one and all. :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-19-19

Amazing

was amazing thanks definitely recommend the way of the superior man to everyone perfect listen

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  • Matt Ryan
  • 04-10-19

boring narrator and common ense

Ionly made it to chapter 3 and got bored. The suggestions made in this book seem common sense. I'll save you some time. Dont be an arse, be nice and respetfull, make people understand why it benefits them you'll make friends and influence people.

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  • Karago
  • 03-30-19

Historic book

It is not updated to the present world. Mostley applied to American woman only. Not that there isn't interesting points, but it is past and don't apply to every woman.

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  • 03-26-19

great book. extremely enlightening!

loved it.. great narration and an amazing insight into the ways of a superior man

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  • shane
  • 03-01-19

OUTSTANDING

This is a trove of knowledge and wisdom. A must read book that will be read many times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-19

How men can make peace with the feminine.

A detailed and comprehensive explanation of man's connection between spirituality, masculinity, and relationships with women.

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  • Madison Paz
  • 01-15-19

a bit confusing

I didn't struggle to finish it but many statements the author gives we have no idea where they come from.
the idea of masculine and feminine energy send a little outdated

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  • Seb
  • 11-05-18

Awesome

Rarely do I really wish I had read a book a lifetime ago. This is one of those exceptions.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-15-19

Disappointed

I heard many good things about this book so I tried it out. It may be better to read, than to listen to. But, the narrator is very bold and has little emotion when reading. The use of swear words at some points are jarring and seem somewhat unnecessary at times. This is a book to understand the basic principles of being a man. If you already know how to be a man, it’s a bit of a waste of time. Being a superior man, I believe, cannot be taught. It’s a feeling and a confidence you earn through discipline and acting when you need to. In fact, I’d go as far to disagree with a lot of what’s been said in the book. Again, that’s what makes a person superior.

It’s very ambiguous and obnoxious in how it describes that ‘feeling’ you show a woman or your purpose.

It’s worth a read, but go in with caution. Most of life’s lessons and development come from actually living life and making mistakes. Not something that the book mentions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-19

Very powerful words and amazing delivery

Full of rich and deep meaning that may take many re-reads to fully grasp. Perfect for any man (masculine) striving for his best and any woman (feminine) seeking to understand. The narrator conveys each word with a steady pace, befitting of the words at play, drawing in the listener to an understanding and appreciation of the authors intentions.

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  • Michael Lynch
  • 03-26-19

Incredible

Loved this so much. The content was mind blowing and is going to be totally life changing. Can’t wait to listen to it again 😊

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  • Josh Hardy
  • 02-07-19

100% a book to revisit throughout life and study

Definitely need to get the hard copy and study it. there is a wealth of information that will help different people through different stages of life. This is part of my must read books for any man.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-29-19

Must Read for Men and Women

Every man and woman should experience the learnings of this book. Easy to follow, well narrated. Life changing.

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  • Jake
  • 01-06-19

A Must For Every Man

Direct and Powerful. A must read for everyone who identifies as a man (both masculine and feminine men)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-27-18

excellent

is a must read for any man. great insight into the differences between the masculine and feminine.

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  • Andrew
  • 10-28-18

Great book about finding one's purpuse

Great book about finding one's purpose, appreciateting women and their role in world's vitality. Intro to meditation

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-18

Men - read this

Every man should have this as a mandatory read at their 18th birthday. and then as a remind each year