David Deida


Acknowledged as one of the world's most insightful and provocative spiritual teachers of our time, best-selling author David Deida continues to revolutionize the way that men and women grow spiritually and sexually. His teachings and writings on a radically practical spirituality for our time have been hailed as among the most original and authentic contributions to personal and spiritual growth currently available.

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 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.

Deida is known worldwide as the author of hundreds of essays, audiotapes, videotapes, articles, and books that bring to light an integral approach to spirituality. His books include the best-selling underground classic, The Way of the Superior Man; several practical texts on authentic sexual spirituality, including Finding God Through Sex and Blue Truth; and the autobiographical novel about highly unconventional spiritual training, Wild Nights.

David Deida's books are published in more than twenty languages worldwide and are required reading in university, church, and spiritual center courses, source texts used in men's and women's groups around the world, and are considered important resources for spiritual transformation and sacred sexuality by everyone from achievement coach Tony Robbins to philosopher Ken Wilber to minister and spiritual spokeswoman Marianne Williamson.

David's Body of Work:

(2007) The Enlightened Sex Manual (also available as an audio cd)
(2007) Instant Enlightenment
(2005) Function, Flow, & Glow (dvd)
(2005) Dear Lover
(2005) Finding God Through Sex
(2005) Blue Truth
(2005) Wild Nights
(2004) The Way Of The Superior Man (also available as an audio cd)
(2002) Naked Buddhism
(2002) Living Sacred Intimacy (audio cd)
(2001) Waiting to Love
(1997) It's A Guy Thing
(1995) Intimate Communion
(1993) The Nuts & Bolts of Men


Contributions

Mon, 07/07/2008
Audio

A founding pioneer in Integral forms of law, politics, and federal regulation shares how he got his start applying the concepts of Ralph Nader consumer protection to all areas of our society. He offers a fascinating glimpse into 18th-century American political history, and suggests how an Integral Politics can illuminate and enlighten even the realm of bureaucracy....

Mon, 03/07/2005
Video

David Deida - celebrated spiritual teacher and best-selling author - goes deep into the meaning of sexuality as art in this video series. The question is not just, how do I have better sex? Or, how do I overcome my sexual inhibitions? David teaches sexuality as a radical expression of your deepest consciousness and bliss - as an art-form like the work of Picasso, combined with the spiritual realization demonstrated by beings such as Ramana Maharshi. To get to the place where you can freely flow with the light of sexual love requires a kind of yoga or practice of sexual love. We hope you enjoy this video series on Conscious Sexuality.

Mon, 05/26/2003
Audio

In this two-part series David Deida gives one of the finest summaries of his work ever recorded, offering a provocative and insightful exploration of the intersection between sex and spirituality....