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Product Details

  • Paperback: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated (March 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591795605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591795605
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 3.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #497,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Deida offers trainings around the world on spiritual growth and sacred intimacy. He has taught at the University of CaliforniaSan Diego School of Medicine, the University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz, Lexington Institute in Boston, and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France. His many books are published in more than 20 languages, and include The Way of the Superior Man (Sounds True, 2004) Blue Truth (Sounds True, 2004), and Finding God Through Sex (Sounds True, 2005). For more information, visit www.deida.info.

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Known internationally for his unique workshops on spiritual growth and sacred intimacy, Deida has designed and developed a remarkably effective program of transformative practices that fully addresses spiritual awakening in mind, body, and heart. He is a founding associate of 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; Lexington Institute, Boston; and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France.

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So my soul was resonating with this…..
Rudi Zimmerer
The way to read this book is by randomly dipping into any chapter, reading it slowly and contemplating its content.
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This book has changed my life as has his other books, read them all.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
David Deida is best known for "bringing sexy back" to contemporary spirituality, and now in his latest offering he's bringing real life back. Instant Enlightenment contains a vast array of subjects that other `spiritual' teachings fear to touch - oral sex, swearing, car crashes, death, masturbation, to name a few. These taboo areas get the much-needed shot in the arm they deserve. Each chapter is poetically precise, humorous, and challenges the reader to bring their awareness to life experiences that would ordinarily make us contract and shut down. It is in these moments that our separation to what is gets easily forgotten. Can you remember to stay open and loving in the midst of extreme suffering - and banality? This is the core of Deida's teaching: feel open to what you resist, deny and recoil from. What could simply look like a throwaway, aphoristic pocket book, turns out to be a whole lot deeper. The way to read this book is by randomly dipping into any chapter, reading it slowly and contemplating its content. Deida's words and enlightenment will undo you - instantly.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Izaguirre on May 20, 2007
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Sometimes shocking, sometimes radical, but always humorous and entertaining, this little yellow book by David Deida contains very profound insights for dealing with many foibles of mundane existence. Quoting or describing it would only dilute the experience. I recommend a non-linear approach to reading this tome: scan the table of contents for a relevant topic and devote yourself only to that section for the duration of one sitting. It will work wonders!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Nelson on May 20, 2007
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Since the 'Way of the Superior Man' I think this is my favourite of Davids books. A series of very practical, short and simple observations and exercises expanding ones perception of realtiy. Fun and easy, it is a great book to carry with you to read an exercise on the train, during a pause at work or any time you have a spare moment during the day. If you are looking to open to and move into something larger than yourself in your everyday life this book is for you. Recomended for anyone of any spiritual inclination including fatalists and athiests.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 12, 2007
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In this book Deida reminds us that there is nothing outside of the sacred. Truly, in any moment and any situation, we can choose to be fully present, and thus, more fully alive.

Loved this book. An easy read with powerful, cut to the core exercises.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Archer on May 19, 2010
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I'd recommend the superior man. I'm a huge fan of deida, but this one is basically the superior man, condensed and vulgar. It has certain appeal to those who like small, quick readings, but in the long run you'd be much better off with superior man.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Help on June 9, 2007
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This very fun & useful book by an extraordinary author, skips over the garbage and gets down to key aspects of reality. Its title is a bit flashy but its apt. Stands out among many (quite a few perhaps overly basic ones) from this prolific psychologist.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Kerri Knox - The Immune System Queen! on December 11, 2007
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I'm a big Deida fan and I've really loved all of his other stuff. There was a period of time where I carried "Blue Truth" around in my purse or pocket and read a line or two here and there on a constant basis- and this from a bookaholic who reads a book and gets rid of it in order to move on to the next one. But this was uninspiring and far from his best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jordan Gray on February 16, 2014
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Honestly, it's far far my favourite of Deida's.

I'm a huge fan of his work but "Way of the Superior Man" and "Wild Nights" are just SO much better.

This book does have some interesting, actionable advice but it's few and far between.

If you're looking to devour his entire body of work, by all means, go for it. There is definitely some value in here. But if you are looking to dip your toe in the ocean of Deida, I'd strongly recommend that you don't start your journey with this book.
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