Dn. Henok Elias is an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian and has a YouTube channel called Philosophy of Art & Science. Many listeners recommended I talk with him for an insider perspective on the particulars of Ethiopian Orthodox traditions.
One of the big problems people face today regarding religion or the notion of God, is the problem of what I would call the reality of God VS the reality of the world. This might seem abstract at first, but it ends up manifesting itself in everybody’s life, whether they’re religious or not.
In this video I interview Gauthier Pierozak about the amazing work he’s done to rediscover and share the lost work of the 20th century French symbolist, Louis Charbonneau-Lassay.
Taken from my supporter only videos, this video looks at what it is about the inverted pentagram which has made it associated with Satanism, but also why we find it in some churches.
The last episode of Marvel’s Loki series took a surprisingly thoughtful look at the problem of opposites. The entire series was about the challenges and opportunities of two extremes, unlimited variability on one side and absolute control and linearity on the other.
Logos without mythos is itself the great myth of modernity, the Cosmos itself is communication, Being is communion. As such, there are no other means to access truth other than narrative, imagination, emotion, and rhetoric.
Near my home lies a fairy forest. It started in the winter of 2020 and has gradually grown through the spring of 2021. At first blush, this folk...
Now that almost everyone accepts the use of contraception, the continued opposition of traditional Christians can seem stubborn. And since many...
This article takes a look at the symbolism of the mountain in order to eludicate the meaning behind the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor. To do this, it uses symbolism of the mountain across the globe (Asia, Indo-Europeans, Mesopotamia) and looks into the biblical symbolism of those higher realities.
The Vulnerary of Christ-The Mysterious Emblems of the Wounds in the Body and Heart of Jesus Christ has recently been published after a near century...
The cyclopes are commonly thought of as a race of one-eyed giants. This description, however, can be doubly misleading. Firstly, the cyclopes do not...
In which we explore the powerful new online hierarchies, their significance, potential and dangers.
Imagine being a member of a people, taken captive by a hostile, foreign state, having the fabric of one’s life shredded, one’s family, friends, sports clubs, associations, political parties, all other intermediary institutions forbidden from meeting, and then forced to live under the bureaucratic control of the alien power….
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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.