Unchaining The Titan (ebook)


The human mind is a web of stories, and most of those stories are old ones that hold the wisdom you need to improve your thinking and life.

This book is a collection of essays that each make relevant comparisons between modern man and the archetypal characters in old myths, legends, historical events, and even some modern film and literature.

Since 2014 I’ve been examining old stories and picking them apart to determine what relevant wisdom or power they have to share with us modern men. At first, my written works were published on unchainingthetitan.com before I rebranded as WOODKERN.

“Unchaining The Titan” is the collection of the most popular of my written articles, many of which can only be read in this book.

Readers of this book will discover:

  • What can we learn from the story of Prometheus

  • How Nietzsche’s Three Metamorphoses gives us the gift of self-assertiveness

  • How to handle feelings of despair and Katabasis

  • What was Achilles’ weakness (aside from his heel), and how can we avoid falling victim to it like he did

  • How modern technology entrances us like a spell and why we ought to be on our guard

  • Why we ought to emulate Beowulf and slay the metaphorical monsters in our own minds and lives

  • And many other insights besides these few

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to hear a lot of feedback on my written work, including the following few reviews from Amazon:

  • “If you’re looking to get fired up and motivated, this is a great start.”

  • “This book hits all the right buttons. If you’re a man, you need to get this. Paul Begadon breaks down myths of old, and shows, with great clarity, modern applications.”

  • “A superbly written book. The stories are written with a great balance of descriptive writing and layman’s language which makes it really easy to read and take the meaning and metaphors from the stories.”

  • “This book is an example that anyone can throw something together and make a book out of it, even though they clearly shouldn’t.” (Guess you can’t please everyone)

Every time I sit down to write, I do so with the express purpose of clarifying practical information that I can use to be more effective, more intelligent, and more functional in my life, and this is the same approach that I share with readers of my book.

Get a preview of my work by reading some of the articles I’ve published on this site, and if you want to know more, check out the book. It’ll cost you less than a large pizza, but I guarantee you’ll get a lot more out of it.