Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
4 Personen fanden diese Informationen hilfreich
A major disappointment
am 10. Januar 2000
I bought this book simply because I saw that Ken Wilber thought highly of it and I consider Mr. Wilber one of the great thinkers of our time. However, what I found in this book was enough to put me off of ever wanting to be in another relationship. Mr. Dieda infers that it is the Masculine that is the healer, the gift-giver etc. However what he is also saying is that the Man does all the work: the man stands like the Rock of Gibralter while his woman rants, raves, and emotionally is all over the map. Men have the responsibility to cut thru, withstand, work with, all that the woman dishes out. And what does the woman provide?: energy? vibrancy? Who's in control here? The man? Is this a balanced, sane relationship that is being described? I don't think so. There is a kind of double-think going on here that is akin to "slavery is freedom". Even if you apply the non-gender specific definition of "masculine" and "feminine" so that those in a same-sex relationship may apply the techniques suggested, there is still something strange going on. There are some vaild and usable points that are brought up, but by and large, any deeper understanding of highly-charged words like 'love', 'spirituality'and even 'gifts' is glossed over in favor of vague New Age generalizations. If you are an independent man or woman, you may want to also read "The Manipulated Man" by Esther Vilar. I provides a good counterpoint to Mr. Deida's spiritual/sexual goulash.