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The Way of the Superior Man

Written by: David Deida
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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Corey Wayne connected me to this

True tempered Masculinity is a life of learning that I get more excited about each time I come across ideas like these in this book

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Life changing book

Life changing 1000%, if you want to unlock ur Mind about life, love, and sex

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Some gems in a LOT of rough.

A lot of cringey spiritual language, speaking in generalizations and absolutes. Some good motivation though.

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The truth about Enlightening A Superior Man

This book cuts to the chase with no bull.
helped me discovered who AI truely Am as a man where I stand and where I ought to be going.

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Pretty useless

Author is very vague in this book. This leads to the content being very impractical for actual use. He uses repetitive and abstract metaphors consistently, and this makes it unclear on how to decipher any advice that it may or may not even contain. It’s not for me at least!

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Total rubbish

This book makes so many assumptions it's hard to know whether there is any truth to what the author says or if it's just his opinion.

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Real Eye Opener!

This book helped me realise how I have lost my way, and how to get back to where I was in life over a decade ago.

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Although this book is written for men, it can be applied to women

This book claiming that there is a “superior man” is outdated however still had some great points - especially on the masculine and feminine energy. Some of the things said about the superior man is interesting and can be applied for an ambitious women I suppose.

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a must listen

absolutely fantastic. something that sadly should be required "reading" for most men, including myself.

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high reccomend<br />game changer

loved it !
one of those books that change your life forever
I'm sure your into that right ?

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  • Sophia Juarez
  • 2019-03-11

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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  • Pete Bronkie
  • 2019-02-28

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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  • kayleighwllms511
  • 2019-02-10

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-05

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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  • Vashist Reddy
  • 2018-12-08

a book to reclaim your masculinity!

I love this audible. I was listening to it at a time when my own life was at a junction. if you are a man, the insights you will find in this book are indeed phenomenal. I believe the author must have indeed been enlightened to write a book so intuitive to the masculine cause. I am personally blessed to have come across this book and the audible. I could understand myself better now and the dynamic I have with my wife in our relationship. Give this book or the audible a try. it will surely upgrade your perception of life and you can be a better man and a better human being if you are able to put into practice all or mist of the suggestions given. at the end of the day, it always better to be a superior man!

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  • M. Flory
  • 2019-04-05

Good but redundant

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

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  • James
  • 2019-11-06

mostly completely unjustified new age BS

this book had a few good points, but was mostly completely unjustified New Age b******* written in an overconfident tone and aimed at suckers.

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  • Josh
  • 2019-09-03

eye opening and recharging

Helps me see where I went wrong in my past relationships. Hopefully improving me for my future relationships. Good read easy understanding Make sure you listen to it a few times catch the stuff you missed.

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  • thetechjester
  • 2019-08-14

One word changed everything

Numerous sites/self-help gurus & the like say how awe inspiring, miraculous, life changing a similar book, The Way of Men, is. That it was a must read. Wrong!
The Way of the Superior Man is far SUPERIOR in every way possible. Admittedly, at the very beginning of the book I thought "dear God not again. I have to return yet another load of audible garbage and lose precious hours of my life I could never get back" but by the second chapter that had all changed. I literally could not stop listening until I had heard the entire book. Granted not 100% of the message was what I would consider eye-opening and accurate but a good 85-90% was and I've been around the scene for a few minutes.
Definitely recommend this book to all men out there.

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  • dlk2528
  • 2019-08-07

Absolute garbage. Wasted money.

This book is complete brainless trash. I cant even bare to get all the way through. it is so deeply wrong. Bluf: let women walk all over you, then use your manliness to sedate her into love.... WTF, are you high?????!!!!! This book is also archaicly and blatantly sexist, not that i really care about that.

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