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Instant Enlightenment: Fast, Deep, and Sexy

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Explore the Other Side of Enlightenment Does enlightenment have a dark side? It does, explains David Deida, but instead of closing to what seems unloving, we can learn to open as what we would rather avoid. In "Instant Enlightenment, "this maverick author and teacher offers a "rude awakening" through a collection of daring exercises and practices intended to provoke, chall ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Sounds True
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Feb 27, 2012 Bill rated it liked it
A very quick read filled with snippets and exercises that become increasingly bizarre.

Deida seeks to push you through taboos and issues that may be holding you back from 'enlightenment' that is essentially a state of loving and appreciating everything around. To be in love with yourself and the world around you.

Here are some of the takeaways I had from the book:

Love everyone and everything - slowly and intensely. Appreciate.

Don't let daily drama expand into your life, move on and enjoy the posi
Feb 22, 2009 Benjamin rated it it was amazing
Teaches you how to be in love, after this book I was in one of my lifes best mood, it teaches you how to fall in love with the door to your room just as you love your lover or parent
Oct 15, 2009 Theodora rated it did not like it
Shelves: hippie-trippie
Oh my god, this book is terrible.
Jul 28, 2016 Barascu rated it it was amazing
This book is for open minded freaks. I think people who can relate to efukt and Fight Club will find it as being one of the most incredible books ever. If you are judgemental with lack of compassion/superficial or simply a delicate snowflake avoid it. (
Mar 17, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing
When this book arrived from the library, I was surprised by how tiny it is--it's a little pocket book packed with exercises designed to expand one's consciousness, if only for a few fleeting moments. Initially, as I was skimming through, I felt myself judging the book rather harshly, because there are a handful of pieces that present sexuality in very blunt, in-your-face terms, and I wasn't so much offended as annoyed, thinking, "Great. He's turned enlightenment into some B.S., bite-sized garbag ...more
May 24, 2015 Yadira rated it it was ok
Didn't really like it. Quite bizarre
Nov 10, 2015 Azamali rated it really liked it

Table of Contents

1. God
2. Shop
3. Oral
4. Movie
5. Mangle

6. Bug
7. Hate
8. Praise
10. Swear
11. Tussle

12. Covet
15. Wear
16. Inside
17. Jaw
18. Dollar

19. Despair
20. Sleep
22. Parents
24. Lazy
25. Outward

26. Speech
27. Romance
28. Radio
29. Chant
30. Hero

31. Better
32. Bulge
33. Age
34. love

Puro Richard
Apr 21, 2014 Puro Richard rated it it was ok
I don't get it.
Gordon Young
Dec 14, 2008 Gordon Young rated it liked it
Shelves: life
When I got the book, a year or more ago - some of the exercises seemed do-able. Now a lot more of it seems beyond me. If nothing else, the book turns out to be a great barometer of how much flex I have in my attitude about life at any given time.

Paul Finch
Jul 29, 2007 Paul Finch rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Ken Wilber fans
Shelves: enlightenment
Excellent self-experiential little book for a taste of enlightenment
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Shelves: translated, psy
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David Deida is an American author who writes about the sexual and spiritual relationship between men and women.[1] His ten books have been published in 25 languages. He conducts spiritual growth and intimacy workshops and is one of the many founding associates at the Integral Institute. He has conducted research and taught classes at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Lexington Institute ...more
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“Instant enlightenment is to give all your happiness away to others.” 4 likes
“Sex and money: the sources of most of our desire and disappointment, our hope and fear.” 2 likes
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