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Egregores, Mobs and Demons | with Jordan Hall & John Vervaeke

In this conversation with Jordan Hall and John Vervaeke we discuss the meaning and implications of “egregores” as described by the recent two articles on the Symbolic World Blog by Daniel Townhead and Kenneth Florence as well as in the book “Meditations on the Tarot” by Valentin Tomberg.

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Of Saints and Gorgons: Multivalent Aquatic Symbolism in Late Antique Constantinople

Water has been perceived symbolically since ancient times. In other words, from the activity of water in certain circumstances can be inferred certain phenomena.

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Faith, Art, and Symbolism – Boston Talk

February 15, 2020 • 3:00 pm

I will be giving two talks in Boston on Feb. 15th on art and symbolism There will also be an included lunch as well as a tour of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral hosted by myself.  The price is only 15$.

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Egregores, Mobs and Demons | with Jordan Hall & John Vervaeke
Egregores, Mobs and Demons | with Jordan Hall & John Vervaeke

In this conversation with Jordan Hall and John Vervaeke we discuss the meaning and implications of "egregores" as described by the recent two articles on the Symbolic World Blog by Daniel Townhead and Kenneth Florence as well as in the book "Meditations on the Tarot"...

June 2022 Q&A
June 2022 Q&A

Patrons can submit questions in advance at $10/month or more through The Symbolic World website, SubscribeStar or Patreon. Questions are selected by moderators due to time constraints and the livestream is for patrons only. Support — Patreon • PayPal •...

How Christ Saves His Father From the Underworld
How Christ Saves His Father From the Underworld

This video is a response to Jordan Peterson’s analysis of Pinocchio and the notion of saving your father from the underworld. How does this idea fit into Christianity? At first it seems that Christ’s story flips the pattern, where He is saved by the underworld by His...

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The June Q&A will be on the 23rd at 8pm ET. As you might know, the Q&As are now done live only for patrons. For those who are supporting at 10$+, you can ask a question in advance. Put your question in the comment section below. The questions are now moderated to...

The Priority of Mind | with Bernardo Kastrup (More Christ)
The Priority of Mind | with Bernardo Kastrup (More Christ)

This is a repost from my conversation with Bernardo Kastrup on the More Christ podcast and YouTube channel. We discuss dissociation and the problem of unity and multiplicity, how the Western mind approaches the world and what we have lost in modernity, banality,...

May 2022 Q&A
May 2022 Q&A

Patrons can submit questions in advance at $10/month or more through The Symbolic World website, SubscribeStar or Patreon. Questions are selected by moderators due to time constraints and the livestream is for patrons only. Support — Patreon • PayPal •...

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Jonathan Pageau

Jonathan Pageau

Professional Icon Carver

Jonathan Pageau is a professional artist, writer and public speaker, giving workshops and conferences all around North America. He teaches carving, speaks on art, but mostly explores symbolic structures that underlie our experience of the world.

Through his YouTube channel and podcast, The Symbolic World, he also furthers the conversation on symbolism, meaning and patterns in everything from movies, to icons, to social trends.

Articles on the The Symbolic World are contributed by several writers engaged with Jonathan in the exploration of Symbolism across all fields.

To see the Jonathan’s art, please visit his carving website, his Patreon Art page or follow him on social media.