Profile PictureDr. Jordan Goldstein

The Athletic Hero: Transcendence, Freedom, & Flourishing - Volume 1: Emergence

Dr. Jordan Goldstein
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Use history's power to aim at your highest potential

Be the hero in a world of victims

Give back your participation trophies and step into the world of athletic legends

Sport Historian Dr. Goldstein reveals history's secrets to provide powerful lessons you can use to better your life and community 

This isn't your the typical boring academic book

You know the kind where even the author falls asleep after ten pages

Dr. Goldstein's writing is easy to read, entertaining, and actionable

Why bother writing it?

There's a general weakness in our culture today

Weak thinkers, weak bodies, and weak souls

Weakening traditions, weakening communities, and weakening societies 

It's apparent in the cheapening of sport, the obesity epidemic, and the destruction of Western history and tradition

The ideas in this book are the powerful tonic needed to turn weakness into strength 

What's it about?

Inspired by thinkers like Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and curious questioners like Joe Rogan, Dr. Goldstein spent years exploring the meaning of the athlete in Western history 

Did you know that the athlete is actually a mythological idea that aims individuals towards their best selves through uniting body, mind, and spirit?

The Athletic-Hero ideal provides a model for individuals on how to live their best possible life

But it's not just individuals that flourish when they adopt Athletic-Heroism

Dr. Goldstein discovered a connection between Athletic-Heroism and the societal advancement of liberty and individual human flourishing

What's in it for me?

If you need inspiration to start moving your body with purpose

If you have a curious mind that doesn't accept being told how to think 

If you want to find a deeper meaning in your love of exercise

This book has the answers for you

It points you to a life devoted to physical excellence 

It gives you powerful knowledge to defend the individual, athletics, and the West

It aims you toward a meaningful life rooted in ancient wisdom

In Volume 1: Emergence you’ll learn

Why athletics matter for individual development

About the first civilizations who participated in athletic-type behavior

The origins and practices of the Ancient Olympic Festival

The mythological roots of athletics in Greek Culture

How athletics represented a Greek cultural, military, and aesthetic renaissance

Why Herakles (Hercules) is the archetype of the Athletic-Hero

How famous ancient Greek athletes lived out the Athletic-Hero ideal

How the idea of the Athletic-Hero created ancient Greece's greatest poetry

Why even Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle all celebrated athletics and the athlete

The links between athletic celebration, individual flourishing, and the advancement of liberty

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