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The Garden of Gethsemane

This is a short video that was recorded during my time in Jerusalem with Jordan Peterson. I discuss the moment where Christ prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane and what it meant in the larger context of the crucifixion.

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Is Work Symbolic? Jonathan & JP

The following is a translated and transcribed version of a french podcast recorded in November 2022 by Jonathan Pageau and Jean-Philippe Marceau. JP: Welcome everyone to this new episode of the Symbolic Life with Jonathan Pageau and JP Marceau

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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 Garden of Gethsemane
The Garden of Gethsemane

This is a short video that was recorded during my time in Jerusalem with Jordan Peterson. I discuss the moment where Christ prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane and what it meant in the larger context of the crucifixion. Support — Patreon • PayPal • SubscribeStar •...

Slaves in Egypt – Exodus 1-2
Slaves in Egypt – Exodus 1-2

In light of my recent participation in Jordan Peterson's Exodus Seminar, I thought I would do a commentary on Exodus for those who are looking for more content on the subject. Support — Patreon • PayPal • SubscribeStar • BitChute Follow — YouTube • Facebook •...

The Crisis in Masculinity | with Fr. Hans Jacobse
The Crisis in Masculinity | with Fr. Hans Jacobse

Fr. Hans Jacobse has been an Orthodox Christian priest for over thirty years. We discussed the masculinity crisis in our current culture and how Fr. Hans’ work is aimed at helping men find security in their masculine identity. Support — Patreon • PayPal •...

The Son of Man | with Fr. Stephen De Young
The Son of Man | with Fr. Stephen De Young

In this conversation with Fr. Stephen De Young we talk about the agency and nature of the angels and how they differ from us, the idea of the Son of Man, the reason for creation and the hierarchy of being (the counsel of God), re-enchantment, demons and rituals....

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The Cosmic Chiasmus

The Cosmic Chiasmus

In this article, Cormac Jones uncovers a deep and important pattern. It has restructured the way I see narratives, and I can only compare the...

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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.