Christian Roy is a scholar who studies media and traditional symbolism. We look at how McLuhan’s frightfully accurate vision of the future can help us discern what is happening to us in the internet age.
The rise of parasitic “woke” storytelling is something many have noticed in movie franchises like Star Wars and several others. We examine the process of inversion and look at possible solutions hidden within that process.
The Story of Jonah is a comedy in which the fall of Man is played back in reverse. It exemplifies the “flips” and inversions which happen at the edge and can help us understand the resurrection as well as the end of the World.
Fr. Andrew and Fr. Stephen are hosting a new podcast called Lord of Spirits which explores the reality of gods, angels, demons and spirits. They look at the Bible and Tradition to help modern people understand how the term “monotheism” does not apply to traditional Christianity.
Prince Ivan and The Grey Wolf is one of the most famous Russian fairy tales. In the wake of the new podcast “In a Certain Kingdom” by Nicholas Kotar, where he will tell and discuss these Russian tales, I interpret the Prinve Ivan story in detail, looking at how it maps unto the pattern of reality.
In his book Miracles, C.S. Lewis puts forward a symbolic worldview that provides a rich framework to explain Christ’s miracles. The book is divided...
This is a transcript from a video released in February 2020. Thanks to Heather Lee for the transcription and JP Marceau for the edition. The parable...
Everyone's talking about it. Doubtless you've heard.. This pandemic we're going through... might be the best thing that has happened to us. Now,...
Long ago, a boy grew up so beautiful that he met a terrible death, made worse because everyone said it was his own fault. The myth of Narcissus has...
To complete this analysis, we will look at how the symbols in Batman v. Superman unfold and accomplish the resolution of the character’s inner and outer battle.
This post is a transcript of a video released in July 2018. Thanks to Joshua Grubb for the transcription and to JP Marceau for the edition. One of...
This essay explores the cosmic symbolism of the Supra, a traditional Georgian banquet feast, using Matthieu Pageau’s commentary on the traditional cosmology of Genesis, The Language of Creation.
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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.
Articles on the The Symbolic World are contributed by several writers engaged with Jonathan in the exploration of Symbolism across all fields.