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The Way of the Superior Man

Narrated by: Cecil Archbold
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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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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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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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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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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excellent

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

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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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Men - read this

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-12-2018

Levels a man up to fucking god status

Yes at times it’s a bit heavy, and times it may be construed as “new-agey” but if you can pull your head out of your own ass little bit and hear the message for what a real MAN is supposed to be and his masculine role to his woman, career, life, trajectory, and energy you already half way they the application is little tricky but well worth the time to understand and implement the practices in this book.

ALL BOYS WHO WANT TO BE MEN AND MEN WHO WANT TO ASCEND NEED to read this book

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  • Bakes
  • 12-12-2018

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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  • Prometheus-on-fire
  • 12-12-2018

unashamed, ancient wisdom of yin/yang energies

In a world where much of pop culture is trying to homogenize men and women, and we are reaching record levels of depression, dissatisfaction in life, and relationships, this book is filled with powerful knowledge that can change your life for the better. It is unashamedly open about the yin/yang polarity of the universe, and the driving forces of divine masculine and feminine.
It uses wisdom of tantra, yoga, and other ancient sources of wisdom that celebrate the essence of masculinity and femininity.
If you think people need to stop using age old expressions like "man up", then your feelings will probably get hurt by this book. If you want to learn the true essence of that expression, how to become a fully realized masculine person, and become powerfully attractive to the feminine, then buy this book.
If you want to understand why many men become angry, frustrated, and continue to be temperamental little boys in mens bodies, then read this book.
The masculine essence must not be repressed, punished, or in any way attempt to be conditioned out of us. Those with a masculine essence cannot be nurtured and fulfilled the way a feminine essence is. That only leads to countless imbalances and unhappiness for everyone. It must be understood, properly directed, and cultivated. This book has changed my life.

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  • J Alzeedi
  • 02-10-2018

too much theory.. too abstract. vague

the book is good but wish the author gave more examples and practical applications for the theory. examples and too little to grasp thr content.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-02-2019

This book is pure bliss!

Wished I came across a guide as this many years ago. David Deida delivers profound principles for every man who is to be regarded as such!

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  • rory m.
  • 11-02-2019

every man should read this.

even if you're a woman, you can benefit from this book as well. perhaps seeing things from this perspective will give you new standards.

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  • Dee
  • 11-02-2019

window into masculine as well as feminine soul

I found this extremely enlightening to be reading this as a woman who hoped to gain a deeper insight into the masculine psyche. it delivered in spades! and also I gained a fair amount of deeper insight into the feminine psyche. I was very amazed by this man's insight into both the masculine and the feminine. And since we each have both inside us it only makes sense to understand both as well as we possibly can. I bought extra copies I gave one to my man and I am reading one. I have listened to the audio three times through now and I use the print copy to go back and look up passages and ponder them more fully, copying and putting up many passages as inspiration.

This could be a sort of Bible for an intimate relationship. The energetic ways he describes to cut through blockages and trouble between a man and his woman seems so direct and simple. Compared to the talk talk talk that really doesn't work so well) this could be the reference book a woman could point to a chapter and passage whenever the trouble she feels towards her man can be fixed when he reads and follows the instructions there.

This book has bounced to the top shelf of my major books of relationships.

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  • kayleighwllms511
  • 10-02-2019

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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  • Lavarr
  • 07-02-2019

Amazing book, would suggest to everyone

I truly enjoyed this book. Puts alot of things into perspective. A must read Men

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  • Alejandro Galindo
  • 06-02-2019

great!

Great book! Simple, a bunch of useful and practical insights. Also, do yourself a favor and turn the speed up to x1.50, way more energy in the narration.

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  • Jay
  • 13-09-2018

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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  • Madison Paz
  • 15-01-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-2019

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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  • Seb
  • 05-11-2018

Awesome

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

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  • Martin
  • 18-10-2018

a Man's bible

I have now read few books on manhood, masculinity etc and from my perception, there is no other book outhere now that would cover sooo much and so clearly. I love the fact that Mr Deida doesn't look at human/man existence only from the standard 3D point of view and goes beyond. Thank you David!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-2018

This book should be mandatory reading

Sometimes a book comes along that just Changes Everything and explains it all this book should be mandatory reading for every teenager husband or man trying to be a better version of himself

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-2018

Best book for Men, how to behave.

Best book for Men, how to behave. How to live your life. Great read, just speed up the narrator.

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  • Matt
  • 03-11-2018

Worth every minute

Clear insight, and advice for living well as a man. I’d recommend it to men at all stages of life. It’s never too late to live more fully.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-2018

One of the Best Books I heard/read

love each sentence, every word made me vibrate. Its an amazing book.
I'm a woman and I benefited from this book.

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  • Claudia
  • 09-10-2018

AMAZING BOOK BUT USELESS WEAK WIMPY READER

WEAK READER, WHY DID YOU CHOOSE A MAN THAT DID NOT FEEL WHAT HE WAS READING... A GIRL WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER...A LITTLE GIRL EVEN

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