The Way of the Superior Man

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The Ultimate Spiritual Guide for Men

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 and relationships-to...

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Overview

The Ultimate Spiritual Guide for Men

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 and relationships-to offer a practical guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom. Join this bestselling 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.

Contents

Part One: A Man's Way
Part Two: Dealing With Women
Part Three: Working With Polarity and Energy
Part Four: What Women Really Want
Part Five: Your Dark Side
Part Six: Feminine Attractiveness
Part Seven: Body Practices
Part Eight: Men's and Women's Yoga of Intimacy

Excerpt:

This book is a guide for a specific kind of newly evolving man. This man is unabashedly masculine-- he is purposeful, confident, and directed, living his chosen way of life with deep integrity and humor-- and he is sensitive, spontaneous, and spiritually alive, with a heart-commitment to discovering and living his deepest truth.

This newly evolving man is not a scared bully, posturing like some King Kong in charge of the universe. Nor is he a new age wimp, are spineless, smiley, and starry-eyed. He has embraced both his inner masculine and feminine, and he no longer holds onto either of them. He doesn't need to be right all the time, nor does he need to always be safe, cooperative, and sharing, like an androgynous Mr. Nice Guy. He simply lives from his deepest core, fearlessly living his gifts, feeling through the fleeting moment into the openness of existence, totally committed to magnifying love.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I keep giving this book away; I think I've owned 30 different copies already. I tend to pass it out to anybody, man or woman, who has made a commitment to-or even has a passing interest in-the art of loving. David Deida gets it, like no one I've ever read, and he writes about it forcefully, honestly, and downright poetically."
-Michael Tucker, actor and author

"The Way of the Superior Man is quite wonderful. Finally, a guide for the noncastrated male. This book will offend and infuriate some, inspire and test others, but challenge virtually everybody. I found it wise, insightful, occasionally brilliant, and always resourceful. To transcend the body-mind means to transcend and include its sexuality, not transcend and evaporate it. Few are the books that discuss strong sexuality within strong spirituality, instead of tepid sexuality diluted by a mediocre spiritual stance. This book steps straightforwardly into the challenge. Love it or loathe it, it is a shout from the heart of one perspective of the eternal masculine."
-Ken Wilber, author of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality; No Boundary; and Grace and Grit

"At last! A book that explains the heart and soul of a woman to men. As a woman, I've never felt so understood and validated. This book is a key to helping men and women take their relationships one step further. Finally, a clear and brilliant guide to unraveling the mystery of relationships."
-Marci Shimoff, co-author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

"The Way of the Superior Man lays out a challenge before all men to fulfill their true purpose and to be authentically masculine. It will guide you on your journey to a successful and spiritually complete way of life. I invite you to live in the moment, to love openly, and to step up to the plate with this book in your hand."
-Tony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

"David's work speaks to the core of our work as men. He offers a bold view of men, and challenges us to stand up and lay claim to the beauty and power of the masculine. He does not advocate superiority as in 'superiority to women.' He speaks of superiority as the Greeks might. The challenge is strictly internal. The invitation is to rise above our mediocrity, to let go of making excuses for our own laziness, to stop apologizing for who we are, and to stop blaming others or our childhood for how we've become. He asks that we step into the fullness of our being-intense, focused, powerful, clear. And directly connected to our hearts."
-Dennis Mead-Shikaly, Executive Director: The ManKind Project / New Warrior Network

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591792574
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 207
  • Sales rank: 73,491
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

David Deida offers trainings around the world on spiritual growth and sacred intimacy. His books are published in 15 languages, and include The Enlightened Sex Manual (Sounds True, 2004) and The Way of the Superior Man (Sounds True, 2004).
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Read an Excerpt

This book is a guide for a specific kind of newly evolving man. This man is unabashedly masculine-- he is purposeful, confident, and directed, living his chosen way of life with deep integrity and humor-- and he is sensitive, spontaneous, and spiritually alive, with a heart-commitment to discovering and living his deepest truth.

This newly evolving man is not a scared bully, posturing like some King Kong in charge of the universe. Nor is he a new age wimp, are spineless, smiley, and starry-eyed. He has embraced both his inner masculine and feminine, and he no longer holds onto either of them. He doesn't need to be right all the time, nor does he need to always be safe, cooperative, and sharing, like an androgynous Mr. Nice Guy. He simply lives from his deepest core, fearlessly living his gifts, feeling through the fleeting moment into the openness of existence, totally committed to magnifying love.

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Table of Contents

Part One: A Man's Way

Part Two: Dealing With Women

Part Three: Working With Polarity and Energy

Part Four: What Women Really Want

Part Five: Your Dark Side

Part Six: Feminine Attractiveness

Part Seven: Body Practices

Part Eight: Men's and Women's Yoga of Intimacy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    New Age Dimentia for the New Millennia

    Way of the Superior Man is a tour de force of meaningless fluff, sentimental drivel, rhetorical devices and logical fallacies. My primary criticism with Deida concerns his qualifications. Lacking a formal degree from an accredited university, Deida routinely fails to cite his sources in his work, makes counterintuitive/metaphysical claims without a basis in scientific research, and in text directly resorts to various ad hominem attacks in defense of his suppositions. Instead of depending on the logical merit of his own dialectic, Deida relies on his close relationship with Ken Wilber for validation. For these reasons, rather than garter consideration as an academically rigorous, formally respected philosopher or self-help professional, Deida, like L. Ron Hubbard and Claude Vorilhon, deserves recognition more so as an occultist or New Age writer. However, for undergraduate students interested in reading a chronicle of the internal workings of a narcissistic personality complex afflicted with overtones of a dissociative disorder, Way of the Superior Man does manage to find some relevance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    this book is amust read for every man who is in relationship or

    this book is amust read for every man who is in relationship or married.

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  • Posted June 1, 2010

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    Must read for men and women

    This is a book that I highly recommend to my female friends who are having difficulties with their mates. David empowers men with this book and he has an incredible in depth understanding of male and female psychology and what men really need to grow in order to throw off their mother complex and be the kind of men they were meant to be. He also explains to men where they should draw the line when with women who have failed to mature themselves into a deeply loving relationship that has room for both male and female ways of relating to the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2009

    A different kids of guide on how to relate to women

    Inspiring book for a man to learn how to take control of his life, get in touch with his mission in life, and take charge of his relationship with his woman. Very readable.

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

    Very Good Book, not Great but Good

    I purchased the book after watching the David D. Angelo program "On How to be a Man". David D. makes references to this book. The book talks about how woman will normally test a man during a relationship, to see whether a man is quite capable of passing the tests or whether he will fail. If a man fail the tests that a woman put him through, then both respect and attraction are lost. I wish that the author would of used more examples in his writing. Overall it is a good book, not a great one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    I have read the book several times

    David Deida prepared not a scientific essay, but a collection of thoughts about the masculine identity of today. The book gives you the option to see a different perspective in some things, knowledge that cannot be easily found today. Let's admit it, there is a way of giving information and the other person to get it and there is a way of giving information and the other person to ignore it. Deida does the first thing. I have enjoyed the reading of the book very much. I gave the book to a person which fits the description of a narcissist personality with dissociative disorder and commented what The Super Goddamnit wrote. I suggest going for the Audio series because it looks that Deida explains things much better there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2008

    Can't stop talking about it

    Any man alive will benefit from this read. Why? I am 44 and read lots of self improvement books. At 26 until now have found the bible without compare! It has everything a real man could need yet the bible can be conise. The way of the superior man puts some every day flesh to the way princples in the bible for men can be handled. A CAVEAT Bible belivers, there are a few attitudes in the book that are not in harmony with the requirements of God as noted in the Bible. Side step those and reap a happier relationship with your wife, children and others. It will help you be a more complete insightful man as to his core design in the design. Enjoy. We as men have to apply it to reap the rewards. Keep at it you'll get better at noticing the details behind the everyday events like the examples he gives and managing yourself in them. The fact that I would even write a review for something outside the Bible is extrordinary! If you could only see and hear my enthusiasm!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is definitely a must-read book. Deida stresses the importance of the polarity between masculine and feminine roles in love and relationships. Reading this book is like getting advice from a good friend. I bought this book two weeks ago, and I have already read it twice. Now I'm going to go purchase some more of his work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2006

    Noncastrated Man

    This is a valuable, insightful book into how the noncastrated man can relate to women. Instead of the macho male or spineless whimp, Deida gives us a new model to live by. His belief that women will only respect us if we put our life's purpose first really resonated with me. Now every time I see a man criticize or loose patience with his woman, I think, 'he's not a superior man.' One thing lacking in this book is deep spiritual insight. It's full of practical tips and tools, but it lacks insight into the truly superior nature of our being: the soul. Afterall, the subtitle is 'A Spiritual Guide to Mastering . . .' I wanted more than gathering in the woods with other men and singing and dancing. I want to know the way of the 'Superior and Spiritual Man.' A good complement to this book, which offers insights into being both a superior man and a spiritual man is 'This Side of the Gate' by John P. Johnston. It's the first spiritual book that speaks to the 'superior man.' I like the idea that we can be spiritual without giving up our masculinity. Afterall, how can we be superior men if we have no concept of the soul?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2006

    The REAL deal!

    Ever wonder what your woman, your boss, the world, wants from you? A clear, concise answer is offered here. To effectively deal with life, we must understand our daily challenges. Deida illuminates possibility within all areas of life in this incredible work. 'Way of the Superior Man' is to the true man as 'Brief History of Time' is to unitarian physics. Short, to the point, and very deep. Nothing short of greatness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2006

    Best book on relationships EVER written

    This was the best book I have ever read on relationships. It turned my life around and taught me how women think. Truly inspired by God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2006

    Awesome Book!

    This is one of the best books I have ever read that explains many of the differences between men and women. Its a close look at masculine and feminine differences and how you can be more attractive to the opposite sex. I recommend this book to anyone who is in a relationship and wants to stay in one.

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