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The Way of the Superior Man :  A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire - David Deida

The Way of the Superior Man

A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire


Published: October 2004
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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 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.


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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      This book is essential for anyone choosing to live ecstatically with their partner and selves.

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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

      Introductionp. 1
      A Man's Way
      Stop Hoping for a Completion of Anything in Lifep. 14
      Live With an Open Heart Even If It Hurtsp. 17
      Live As If Your Father Were Deadp. 19
      Know Your Real Edge and Don't Fake Itp. 20
      Always Hold to Your Deepest Realizationp. 23
      Never Change Your Mind Just to Please a Womanp. 25
      Your Purpose Must Come Before Your Relationshipp. 27
      Lean Just Beyond Your Edgep. 29
      Do It for Lovep. 31
      Enjoy Your Friends' Criticismp. 35
      If You Don't Know Your Purpose, Discover It, Nowp. 37
      Be Willing to Change Everything in Your Lifep. 39
      Don't Use Your Family As an Excusep. 44
      Don't Get Lost in Tasks and Dutiesp. 48
      Stop Hoping for Your Woman to Get Easierp. 51
      Dealing with Women
      Women Are Not Liarsp. 58
      Praise Herp. 61
      Tolerating Her Leads to Resenting Herp. 63
      Don't Analyze Your Womanp. 66
      Don't Suggest That a Woman Fix Her Own Emotional Problemp. 69
      Stay with Her Intensity-To a Pointp. 74
      Don't Force the Feminine to Make Decisionsp. 77
      Working with Polarity and Energy
      Your Attraction to the Feminine Is Inevitablep. 82
      Choose a Woman Who Is Your Complementary Oppositep. 86
      Know What Is Important in Your Womanp. 92
      You Will Often Want More Than One Womanp. 96
      Young Women Offer You a Special Energyp. 98
      Each Woman Has a "Temperature" That Can Heal or Irritate Youp. 101
      What Women Really Want
      Choose a Woman Who Chooses Youp. 108
      What She Wants Is Not What She Saysp. 110
      Her Complaint Is Content-Freep. 114
      She Doesn't Really Want to Be Number Onep. 118
      Your Excellent Track Record Is Meaningless to Herp. 121
      She Wants to Relax in the Demonstration of Your Directionp. 123
      Your Dark Side
      You Are Always Searching for Freedomp. 128
      Own Your Darkest Desiresp. 132
      She Wants the "Killer" in Youp. 136
      She Needs Your Consciousness to Match Her Energyp. 139
      Feminine Attractiveness
      The Feminine Is Abundantp. 144
      Allow Older Women Their Magicp. 146
      Turn Your Lust into Giftsp. 149
      Never Allow Your Desire to Become Suppressed or Depolarizedp. 152
      Use Her Attractiveness As a Slingshot Through Appearancep. 157
      Body Practices
      Ejaculation Should Be Converted or Consciously Chosenp. 162
      Breathe Down the Frontp. 168
      Ejaculate Up the Spinep. 173
      Men's and Women's Yoga of Intimacy
      Take into Account the Primary Asymmetryp. 182
      You Are Responsible for the Growth in Intimacyp. 187
      Insist on Practice and Growthp. 191
      Restore Your Purpose in Solitude and with Other Menp. 194
      Practice Dissolvingp. 199
      David Deida Resourcesp. 201
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      ISBN: 9781591792574
      ISBN-10: 1591792576
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 202
      Published: October 2004
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.4  x 1.2
      Weight (kg): 0.27