After the defeat of his army at the Battle of Red Mountain, Jurgen Windcaller spent seven years pondering his defeat. Jurgen came to the conclusion that the gods had punished him and his army for misuse of the Thu'um.
This creed is still honored by the Greybeards and their leader, Paarthurnax. In the aftermath of the Dragon Crisis in the Fourth Era, Paarthurnax sought to spread the philosophy to the rest of his dragon-kin.
- The Blades are opposed to the Way of the Voice and believe it to be a cultist idea.
- Unlike the pacifist creed taught by the The Greybeards and Jurgen Windcaller, the Imperial College of the Voice established by Emperor Tiber Septim was dedicated to returning the "Way of the Voice" to the ancient and honorable art of war.