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The Spider-Man Apocalypse

This is a repost of the May 2022 patron-only video about Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and how the multiverse theme not only plays in with postmodernism but also how it can be used to return to a traditional vision.

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Technology and the Return of the Old Gods

At the close of the Millennium, David Noble published a book with Penguin titled, The Religion of Technology, in which he explored the spiritual underpinnings behind the modern technological vision. In the book’s introduction, Noble commented on the strange fusion of rationalism and spirituality that now animates the technocratic impulse:

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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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The Spider-Man Apocalypse
The Spider-Man Apocalypse

This is a repost of the May 2022 patron-only video about Marvel's Spider-Man: No Way Home and how the multiverse theme not only plays in with postmodernism but also how it can be used to return to a traditional vision. Support — Patreon • PayPal • SubscribeStar •...

Esoteric Christianity | with Michael Martin and Nate Hile
Esoteric Christianity | with Michael Martin and Nate Hile

This video is a repost from Nate’s channel, ‘Grail Country’. We discuss Valentin Tomberg’s book ‘Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism’ and Christian esotericism more generally, how different esoteric perspectives unfolded throughout history,...

July 2022 Q&A
July 2022 Q&A

- The Symbolic World website and blog: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com - Merch: http://www.thesymbolicworld.store - The Language of Creation (Matthieu Pageau): https://www.amazon.com/Language-Creat... - Carving workshop: https://jonathanpageau.thinkific.com/......

Proving Ancient Wisdom Through Mathematics | with Prof. Donald Hoffman
Proving Ancient Wisdom Through Mathematics | with Prof. Donald Hoffman

Donald Hoffman is a cognitive psychologist and popular science author. He is a professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, with joint appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Logic and Philosophy of...

The Wages of Sin Is Death
The Wages of Sin Is Death

In this video I discuss the famous passage in Romans 6v23, “ For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” We will explore the larger context of why St. Paul says this, how it relates to a fractal reality rather than...

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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.