David Deida

David Deida is an American author. Deida focuses on his theories about the different ways that men and women grow emotionally and sexually.

Deida has designed and developed a program of practices that addresses his concepts. He is a founding associate of the Integral Institute and has taught and conducted research at the University of California Medical School in San Diego, University of California, Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, the Lexington Institute in Boston and the École Polytechnique in Paris.

Background and Influences

Deida's early development is covered in his highly autobiographical book "Wild Nights." While living in Hawaii in the 1990's he met William Tykanos on the beach of Maui, a long time student of Da Free John, and the resident caretaker of Da Free John's temple on Maui. Today Deida openly acknowledges Tykanos's influence, and in the past has invited him to speak at Deida events.

Criticism

A consistent pattern of criticism leveled against Deida and his writings regularly concerns his qualifications. Lacking a formal degree from an accredited university, reviews of The Way of the Superior Man featured at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com note that 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. Other criticisms point to the fact that instead of depending on the logical merit of his own dialectic, Deida instead relies on his close relationship with Ken Wilber for validation. For these reasons, critics argue that rather than garter respect as an academically rigorous philosopher or licensed counseling professional, Deida, like Jesus Christ, L. Ron Hubbard and Claude Vorilhon, ought to be recognized more so as a cult figure or self-appointed New Age guru.

Bibliography

The Way Of The Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Woman, Work, and Sexual Desire (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1591792574

Dear Lover: A Woman's Guide To Men, Sex, And Love's Deepest Bliss (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1591792604 The Enlightened Sex Manual: Sexual Skills for the Superior Lover (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1591795858

Blue Truth: A Spiritual Guide to Life & Death and Love & Sex (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1591792598 Instant Enlightenment: Fast, Deep and Sexy (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1591795605

Finding God Through Sex: Awakening The One Of Spirit Through The Two Of Flesh (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1591792734 Wild Nights (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1591792338

Intimate Communion (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1558743748 It's A Guy Thing : An Owner's Manual for Women (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1558744646

Audio Cd's:

The Way of the Superior Man: The Teaching Sessions [AUDIOBOOK] (Audio CD) ISBN-13: 978-1591793434 Enlightened Sex: Finding Freedom & Fullness Through Sexual Union [AUDIOBOOK] (Audio CD) ISBN-13: 978-1591790839

DVD:

Function, Flow, & Glow: The Art of Sexual Yoga ASIN: B000CEX3JE

See also

External links

The Official Deida website is:

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